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Maple Danish Coffee Cake

----- Original Message ----- 
From: terri 
Sent: Sunday, August 21, 2011 12:09 PM
Subject: need a recipe

I'm looking for a recipe for the maple Danish coffeecakes sold by 
MacArthur's Bakery in St Louis area.  I don't live close and would 
love to be able to make them for my family and friends.



Hi Terri,

Sorry, I had no success finding a recipe or a copycat recipe for this.


Alaskan Tacos

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Kyle 
Sent: Tuesday, August 23, 2011 1:55 PM
Subject: Mema's Alaskan Taco Recipe

Hey there,

I am trying to figure out how Mema's Alaskan Tacos (Ybor City, FL) makes their tacos.

On paper, it seems simple enough- they are "puffy tacos", but with a twist.

The meat and such is cooked along with the shell in the frying pan. So, I can't figure 
out how it is the meat gets cooked without the shell itself burning first. 

But somehow, they put ground beef in the raw tortilla dough, and cook it all and it all 
comes out done at one time. The beef inside comes out more like a patty than it does 
crumbles like you would see in a regular taco. 

Any insight you have would be appreciated!



Hello Kyle,

Sorry, I had no success finding any information more than what you already know. They keep their recipe and their method secret, and I imagine it will stay that way until either an employee/former employee of Mema's spills the beans or until one of the recipe cloning experts comes up with a copycat recipe.


Dobbs House Luau Hawaiian Chicken

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Shelby 
Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2011 1:01 PM
Subject: Dobbs Luau Restaurant Hawaiian Chicken Recipe

Hello. I am Shelby Wilson and I am looking for:

A recipe for Hawaiian Chicken that was made at Dobbs House Luau Restaurant in 
Memphis, TN. The place closed in the 70's but was also in some other major 
cities. The Luau served Polynesian foods and I believe Hawaiian Chicken had ham 
in it along with a sauce.

If you can not come up with a recipe I would be happy with a description from 
the menu and I can take it from there.

I have looked for the recipe online at google and bing but the only thing I can 
find is a copy of the menu where I can see the title "Hawaiian Chicken" but am 
unable to read anything else.

Thank you so much for your time and I look forward to hearing from you. My high 
school class voted this as their favorite food and I have been appointed to find 
the recipe so we can have it at a reunion.  They are betting I can't find it and 
I and going to collect on that bet!!


Hello Shelby,

Sorry, I did no better than you in locating a recipe or a description of the dish.
I suggest:

1) Post a request for the recipe or description on some of the message boards that cover Tiki Bars such as this one. Several folks say they have menus. They might send you the description:
Tiki Room

2) I saw several offers of menus from Dobbs House Luau for sale. You might buy one to get the description. E-Bay has had them in the past, but they don't seem to have one at the moment. You might want to ask if the Hawaiian Chicken is on a particular menu before you purchase it - that particular dish might not be on every menu from Dobbs House Luau. Here are some, but these sites may be out of date:

Tiki Room

Worthpoint 1

Worthpoint 2

I will post your request on my site. Perhaps a reader will have a menu with a description. I wouldn't count on anyone having the recipe, but it's always possible.


Budge's Drive-In Coney Island Hot Dog Sauce

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Linda 
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2011 11:39 PM
Subject: chili/coney sauce

Hi Uncle Phaedrus, great website by the way.

This is a chili sauce for hot dogs, made at a small ice cream shop in 
Lafayette Indiana called Budge's.  Its ground beef but thats all i know for sure.  

simple american small town restaurant food. Its a little spicy but very flavorful.  

any luck with that one, and if you find the recipe try it you'll absolutely love it. 


Hi Linda,

Sorry, I had no success with this.


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