View Poll Results: Mt. Rushmore of food combos - Select only 4
Apple pie & cheddar 2 1.65%
Bacon & eggs 49 40.50%
Bangers & mash 7 5.79%
Beans & cornbread 8 6.61%
Beans & rice 12 9.92%
Beer & pizza 14 11.57%
Beer & wings 8 6.61%
Biscuits & gravy 21 17.36%
Burger & fries 55 45.45%
Burger & onion rings 7 5.79%
Cake & ice cream 11 9.09%
Champagne & caviar 0 0%
Champagne & strawberries 0 0%
Chicken & waffles 5 4.13%
Chicken fried steak & gravy 10 8.26%
Chicken paprikash & galuska 2 1.65%
Chips & dip 11 9.09%
Chips & salsa 19 15.70%
Coffee & doughnut 5 4.13%
Corned beef & cabbage 9 7.44%
Corned beef & rye 8 6.61%
Corned beef hash & over easy eggs 5 4.13%
Eggs & toast 11 9.09%
Fish & chips 27 22.31%
Fried chicken & cole slaw 2 1.65%
Fried chicken & mashed potatoes 14 11.57%
Geschneltze leber zurcher art mit rosti 1 0.83%
Grilled cheese & potato chips 1 0.83%
Grilled cheese & tomato soup 23 19.01%
Ham & eggs 5 4.13%
Hash browns & eggs 6 4.96%
Hot dog & fries 6 4.96%
Hummus and tahini 3 2.48%
Kielbasa & sauerkraut 4 3.31%
Liver & onions 5 4.13%
Lox & cream cheese on bagel 8 6.61%
Meatloaf & mashed potatoes 8 6.61%
Milk & cookies 19 15.70%
PBJ sandwich & cold milk 3 2.48%
Peanut butter & bananas 3 2.48%
Peanut butter & chocolate 7 5.79%
Peanut butter & jelly 33 27.27%
Pie & ice cream 11 9.09%
Pierogi and kielbasa 1 0.83%
Pretzels & beer 4 3.31%
Pulled pork & cole slaw 7 5.79%
Root beer & ice cream 12 9.92%
Sausage & eggs 7 5.79%
Shrimp & grits 6 4.96%
Soup & crackers 9 7.44%
Soup & salad 1 0.83%
Spaghetti & meatballs 22 18.18%
Steak & baked potato 18 14.88%
Steak & eggs 5 4.13%
Steak & lobster 7 5.79%
Steak & zinfandel 1 0.83%
Strawberries & cream 5 4.13%
Sushi & miso soup 6 4.96%
Turkey & stuffing 17 14.05%
Watermelon & feta 1 0.83%
Wine & cheese 9 7.44%
Other 8 6.61%
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Old 12-26-2018, 09:51 PM
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Mt. Rushmore of food combos - Please select only 4

I am erecting a Mr. Rushmore of food combos (location TBD). Help me select the honorees.

Please limit your choices to 4 selections only.


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what is a Mt Rushmore of food combos?
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Too late to edit....

I've re-thought my OP.

What the heck, SELECT AS MANY AS YOU LIKE.


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what is a Mt Rushmore of food combos?
See this thread.


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Old 12-26-2018, 10:19 PM
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By voting, you owe us a promise that you'll be buying a mountain and carving sculptures of food into the face of it.

I do happen to be a professional bacon sculptor, but I would require airfare, 5-star lodging, and three meals a day (from your list!) for as long as the project takes.
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Old 12-26-2018, 10:39 PM
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My criteria were combos whose constituents I rarely eat any other way. Thus, though I like bacon and eggs, I also like sausage and eggs equally well. But I rarely eat peanut butter without jelly, even though I like bacon and eggs better. It is about combos that are exclusive for me.

So I chose:

Burger and fries
Corned beef & cabbage
Grilled cheese & tomato soup
Peanut butter & jelly
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By voting, you owe us a promise that you'll be buying a mountain and carving sculptures of food into the face of it.
Nah, not a mountain. He should create the scupture out of mashed potatoes ala Close Encounters.

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Mashed potatoes and gravy.
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I voted before seeing the "select as many as you like" post, but In keeping with the Mt. Rushmore spirit, I would have limited my selections to four regardless. I picked one which I eat almost every day (soup & crackers), one I order frequently (fish & chips), one I eat only rarely (bacon & eggs, although I like bacon both as a breakfast meat and a BLT ingredient), and one I never eat (burger & fries). I like fries well enough, but can't stand ground beef in any form.

Had I gone with personal favorites, I'd have replaced the final two with cake & ice cream and turkey & stuffing.
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Old 12-27-2018, 12:42 AM
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Nominations were closed pretty fast, not that it matters I suppose.

Burgers & fries
Spaghetti & meatball (though I prefer meat sauce)
Fish & chips
Turkey & stuffing (and gravy)
Grilled Cheese and tomato soup. I wish Progresso hadn't stopped making gluten-free tomato soup, it was so good I'd have continued eating it even if I didn't have to.

I like wings and fries, which isn't on the list. When I get the bbq or butter/garlic or cajun wings, the sauce is good for dipping.
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I do applaud your intentions, so please don't take this post the wrong way. But, I find it impossible to vote, because nearly ALL of the nominees sound delicious and delightful to me! But good luck, I hope it works out.
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I picked a lot, but had to choose an "other":mmm, good smoked brisket and just about anything. I had it with hatch chile mac+cheese this week, but I can't think of any food it wouldn't pair well with. It even goes well with breakfast cereal.
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Nominations were closed pretty fast, not that it matters I suppose...
Yeah, sorry about that. It was already getting unwieldy at 60+ entries.

(I wanted to keep it wieldy)


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Cake and ice cream? Really?
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I know a guy who worked at a Tomato Soup & Grilled Cheese Sandwich cafe. Stressed out execs would flock there on their lunch hour for comfort food.

So, all you need to make your first million is pick a pair from this list (that isn't already done to death), find a storefront, and open up shop!



Watch for mine... GivingThanks: the 'Nothing But Turkey & Stuffing' restaurant...

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I have one "other", which is pastrami & rye.
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Oh, I picked four. Now, these are my personal faves, though not necessarily how I would vote if I were voting for what I thought the iconic four combos would be:

Corned beef hash & over easy eggs
Shrimp & grits
Chicken paprikash & galuska
Burger & fries

I'm actually a bit hesitant about the last one, as I almost never order fries with my burgers (or at least haven't regularly in about 15-20 years--too much food for me), but it's classic enough that it has to be on there.
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I'm the only one who loves liver & onions? More for me I guess.
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I picked “Watermelon and feta” four times.

Um, REALLY? Who eats watermelon with feta?
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I knew there was one I was forgetting; pierogies and fried fish sandwich. Traditional Lent fare.
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I am shocked beyond belief that kielbasa and sauerkraut received but one vote (mine).


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I picked “Watermelon and feta” four times.

Um, REALLY? Who eats watermelon with feta?
Watermelon & feta salad

Not my favorite, but it is good.
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Chili on a baked potato.

Burger & fries

Bacon & eggs

Ham & cheese sandwich with soup
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OK, folks, I'm going to start carving soon.

Unless things change, this is what our monument will look like:

Burger and fries
Bacon and eggs
Peanut butter and jelly
Fish and chips


Looks perfect to me.


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You forgot my favorite, chicken and dumplings.
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I voted shrimp and grits, burger and onion rings, something else and other, which was seasoned, seared foie gras perched atop a brioche and glazed with pineapple gastrique and served with a Sauternes.

Didn't see that one on there.
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Cake and ice cream? Really?
Two terrible things made even worse by being paired.
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I picked “Watermelon and feta” four times.

Um, REALLY? Who eats watermelon with feta?
Greeks and Bulgarians, for one. I was introduced to it by my wife's family. There's nothing like nibbling cubes of watermelon and feta cheese and drinking ouzo, on a warm Mediterranean summer afternoon.
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Voted in the poll.

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Voted other for chili & baked potato.

I learned about it here a few years ago. It was a life changing moment. I would have never thought to pair those together.

Add some shredded cheese and sour cream. Yum

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I am surprised at the hate for cake and ice cream. Double yum.

Also, I missed baked potato and sour cream, another classic pairing.


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Apples & peanut butter is my favorite.
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We need some enchiladas & refried beans on this list. And churros & chocolate.
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Have you ever put baked beans on fried chicken? Or put BBQ sauce on rice, or put sour cream on meatloaf?

This list is not comprehensive.
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Looks like pulykamell and I are the only ones so far who picked "chicken paprikash and galuska". I am pretty sure that this is only because none of the rest of you have ever had chicken paprikash and galuska. Otherwise it would be leading the poll by a huge margin.
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Looks like pulykamell and I are the only ones so far who picked "chicken paprikash and galuska". I am pretty sure that this is only because none of the rest of you have ever had chicken paprikash and galuska. Otherwise it would be leading the poll by a huge margin.
I wanted to select that and only didn't because I'm vegetarian. One of my favorite treats is paprikás made with Quorn naked "chik'n" cutlets and homemade nökedli. Even though making nökedli is a serious PITA because I lack the proper equipment. But yeah, I've really been going to town on Hungarian tofu goulash and Quorn paprikás lately. I usually make homemade egg pasta to go with the goulash, but last time made it with nökedli and that was sooooo good.
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Geschneltze leber zurcher art mit rosti
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All of them except chicken fried steak and fish and chips.
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