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Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers Review

Freddys PhatPhood Review WTI

Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers PhatPhood Review: Finally there is a Freddy’s Custard & Steakburger in Minnesota! Conveniently located within walking distance of my home in Savage.

As I walked in today (Tuesday August 5th) to their soft opening I was surprised how much smaller it looked inside than it did on the outside. The kitchen and dining room look to be a 50/50 split of the building located in the Cub parking lot off of Highway 13.

Freddys Custard and Steakburgers WTI

The decor was mainly red, white and black with an old school diner meets Dairy Queen vibe to it. Even their slogan on the side of the soft drink cup reads “The taste that brings you back” as modern day pop hits blare throughout the entire establishment making it a little difficult to hear the order callers voice. I don’t mind any type of music playing, I actually enjoy it. I just wish the selection brought me back as they imply with their food.

Aaaaah food, yes, that is what I’m here for…let’s get to it!

Freddys Steakburger PhatPhood Review

Number 6. Double Steak Burger California Style with fries and a side of Freddy’s Fry Sauce. 4/5. Not bad for a cooked-to-order fast food joint. Beats Culver’s. Comparable to Smashburger. Seasoning is great! The onion on top was really fresh which made it very potent, almost overpowered everything else. Oh, the cheese on the double steakburger is melted to perfection.

The shoestring fries are meh. With a signature sauce I need a big fry to dip in it. Had to fist 4-6 fries to do some major dipping. Not a big fan of the sauce. Which I was disappointed in because I was hoping for a sauce to come back for again and again. Will definitely be back for another steak burger, probably hold the onion. $7.49.

Freddys Review

Number 3. Chicago Dog Freddy’s Style. 3/5. This was a pretty decent dog for a fast food joint. Definitely beats out Sonic. Finally a place to grab a dog on the run that has some flavor and not a soggy bun. Substituted the regular fries with the chili cheese fries, $7.89 total.

Freddys Frozen Custard and Steakburgers

Chili cheese fries. Not a fan. 1/5. They weren’t horrible, but they weren’t that good either. Others will probably disagree. The chili tastes exactly like Hormel canned chili. The cheese was decent. Yea.

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The fry sauce was a typical mixture of mayo, ketchup and some zesty spices. Nothing too brilliant that will have you Googling the recipe. They have a self-serve fry sauce station at the order pick up counter. Their signature seasoning is readily available near the soft drink station, it added a good flavoring to their scrawny shoestring fries. Ask for unsalted fries or try them before adding the seasoning.

I will try their custard on my next visit. After all, it is mentioned first in their title so I assume it’s the star of the show. The burger clearly is the best thing thus far, coming back to try a patty melt for sure! Culver’s fries are better, but the hot dogs stomp out the only competition I can think of, Sonic. (Please don’t even bring Dairy Queens hot dog into this). Welcome to Minnesota Freddy’s…can’t wait to hear/see what others think.

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CHips Review

Lay’s Potato Chips 4 Flavor Finalists Review

Lays 4 flavor finalists

Lay’s Potato Chips 4 Flavor Finalists Review by PhatPhood: Lay’s done did it again. Fans submitted flavor ideas and they were bagged in crispy potato chip form.

From left to right of the screen that is facing you:

Lays Chips

Wasabi & Ginger ~ Best out of the four! The flavor is spot on and it’s not overbearing. I could snack on these anytime I don’t have sushi and I want to get rid of that craving. 4/5 (I gave the Wasabi & Ginger a 4/5 because it comes in a 8.5oz while the others come in 9.5oz. It is the only one kettle fried while the mango is “wavy” or rippled.)

Second was the Cappuccino ~ Surprisingly this is my second favorite flavor. You want to dislike it because you’re like “Coffee!? Potato chip?!” Yes, it works. As an excellent dessert chip…that’s right, I’ll be crushing this over some vanilla bean ice cream later this evening. It has a great mocha/coffee flavor to it. If it actually had caffeine, I would have it for breakfast! 4/5

Next up, Mango Salsa ~ Too much fruity mango tasting crystals added. First time trying, it hit me harder than I had expected. A little kick with the salsa flavor as well. I tasted this one again after I had tried all four and I swear I got a hint of Fruity Pebbles. So it’s either inconsistent or my pallet is out of whack tonight. 3/5

Lastly, Bacon Mac n Cheese ~ I really wanted this to be my favorite. It just tastes like cheesy Lay’s but salter with all the flavor taken out. This is the last one I would get. Darn you, this was my pick before the tasting! 2/5

Oh well, Wasabi & Ginger it is! If you have tried the finalists be sure to vote for your favorite.

What should PhatPhood review next? Leave us a comment below. Don’t forget to follow @PhatPhood on Instagram (unless you don’t like food then don’t bother.)

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DJ Phat All-Star Game Menu Review

DJ Phat Target Center All Star Game

DJ Phat All-Star Game Menu Review: If you pay attention at all to Minnesota sports then you have heard about the four new meaty food items that are being added specially just for the All-Star Game menu.

Our food expert DJ Phat tried out each of these new menu items last night. If you are on Instagram be sure to follow DJ Phat @phatphood – you won’t believe what this guys eats!

DJ Phat Target Center

• The Double Header: A brat and a Polish sausage with all the fixings, served on a foot-long bun and branded with the All-Star Game logo. (At all Kramarczuk locations)

Price: $16.50

Chef Royal Salmon

One Minute Cooking Videos with Chef Royal

Chef Royal Salmon

One Minute Cooking Videos with Chef Royal: During our cooking lessons we asked our Facebook followers if they could ask a chef one question, what would it be.

1. How can I keep my chicken breasts juicy? Great question! This is an issue for us too. I can tell you after hearing the answer we have been doing it wrong all along.

2. How to get a good crust on a filet and other great steaks? Ever eat out and order a blue cheese crusted filet and wonder how you can do that at home? Chef Royal tells us…

Being a chef you would think that Royal would eat pretty much anything. One of our followers asked: What is one thing Royal will not eat. Take a guess before watching the video, we were shocked at the answer.

Weve Tried It has really enjoyed our cooking series with Chef Royal and guest DJ Phat. The amount of information we learned was huge, cooking the perfect ribeye, cooking on a Himalayan salt block, preparing exotic meats.

Hopefully we remember all of his tips and if not we can always go back and watch the videos as a reference. Other cooking videos: Perfect Ribeye and Salt Block Salmon by Chef Royal and Exotic Meats.

Don’t forget to follow Chef Royal on Facebook and DJ Phat on Instagram @PhatPhood.

Chef Royal

Perfect Ribeye and Salt Block Salmon by Chef Royal

Perfect Ribeye and Salt Block Salmon by Chef Royal – The title says it all, Chef Royal is back and this time he prepares the perfect ribeye steak in a cast iron skillet and fresh Copper River salmon on a Himalayan salt block.

There is so much great information was in this video, it is worth taking 14 minutes of your day to watch. We couldn’t believe how much we have been doing wrong in the kitchen.

Joining us once again is food connoisseur DJ Phat. You can find him on Instagram @PhatPhood – we should warn you, you will get hungry if you follow him.

Follow Chef Royal on Facebook to keep up-to-date on the classes that he teaches at Kitchen Window. You can also check out his website ChefRoyal.com. If you have ever thought of having an in-home cooking class you really should give Royal a call!

In our next Chef Royal segment we will be learning what oils to use for cooking. If you missed our first cooking segment: Exotic Meats – you can view it below.

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Exotic Meats

Exotic Meats with Chef Royal

Exotic Meats with Chef Royal: Round 2 of trying out exotic meats from Specialty Meats and Gourmet. This time around we brought in award winning Chef Royal Dahlstrom and food connoisseur DJ Phat.

We wish you all could have been with us to taste the amazing meats and sauces that Chef Royal prepared; Bison Rocky Mountain Oysters, Maple Glazed Quail, Kangaroo Loins and Wild Boar Medallions.

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The meats all tasted great without any sauce, but the sauces used brought everything to another level of goodness.

Royal is the creative force behind Chef Royal, a full-service catering and culinary instruction company. He can also be found at the Kitchen Window teaching – you can get the class schedule here.

Royal has 22 years of industry expertise honed at venues including: Lake Elmo Inn, Ristorante Luci, Goodfellows, The California Café, La Toscana and The Napa Valley Grille, to a diverse roster of both individual and corporate clients, staging spectacular and customized dining events.

Specialty Meats and Gourmet is located in Hudson, WI. No worries if you aren’t close by, you can order everything at smgfoods.com. Be sure to order some Bison Rocky Mountain Oysters, they were excellent!

Tell us in the comment section below what the most exotic meat you have tried is and what you thought.