Came up with a new one the other night. It was at one of our dinners that we have a couple time a month, when we cook, drink wine, and listen to some great music on Vinyl .. Vinyle Records that is, and some great music, not like any of the crap they make today, but great artist of the 20th Century like; Frank Sinatra , Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Winter, Albert King, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and greats like Chet Baker. What's that? You never heard of Chet Baker? You're forgiven, many have not.
Chet Baker was one of the 20th Cenury's greatest and most unique Jazz Artist. He played Trumpet and had a positively unique singing style that was Super Cool and all his own. Baker played with Jazz Greats Charlie Parker and Jerry Mulligan before forming his own band and going out on his own in 1953, when he recorded and released Chet baker Sings ...
Chet Bakers most famous recordings are; My Funny Valentine and Let's Get Lost ...
OK, back to the Chciken & Chet Dinner ... So my friends and I were having one of our little dinner parties at Chris's place on Thompson Street (Greenwich Village) .. As we usually do, we decide what we are gonign to eat, we buy the food, get some wine and cook dinner. As always the elements of our little dinner parties are; the food, some very good wine, and lots of great music, some on vinyl, some on CDs ... No matter what we make, we usually always have some nice cheese to start the meal, we decide on some music, and crack open our first bottle of wine. This night, Chris had already decided on chicken, which we all agreed would be great. He made some buttered carrots and Couscous to accompany the Chicken. Chris picked up a nice bottle of Au Bon Climant Pinot Noir from Santa Barbara that was quite nice, and I brought a bottle of Fausto Maculans Brentino ...
Chris was cooking the chicken, and we were listening to Eric Clapton, Ron Wood, and Pete Towsend's Raibow Concert LP .. A great album that's a bit obscure, but can you imagine, Clapton, Pete twonsend and Ron Wood all playing together? Friggin amazing. I myself had never heard of this concert and live recording album until Chris turned me on to it. It's awesome. Chris had some Zeppelin playing when we sat down to dinner, and I told him we had to tone the music down while eating. Like most civilized people I can't listen to loud music when eating so I requested a slow down. Chris asked what I wanted? He had been playing some Chet Baker when I arrived at his apartment, so I said I could go for some more Chet. He obliged.
The chicken was quite tasty, the wine was flowing and Chet Baker sounded just fine.
The next day I sent Chris a Text thanking him for the CHICKEN & CHET , and so it's been coined. Everytime we have a Chicken Dinner now, we must also have some Chet, Chicken & Chet, it's our latest thing .. A dinner theme to add to our already famous Chianti Rolling Stones & Newport Steaks (dinner), as well Pork Chops Vino & Soul ...
Oh and by the way, dessert is always Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and all is well with; Chianti Steak or Chicken, The Rollign Stones and Rock N Roll, R&B, Chet Baker and Peanut Butter Cups .. What more could one ever ask for?
The reviewer taste the New Popeyes Chicken Sandwich side-by-side Taste Test against the reigning Chicken Sandwich King "CHICK-FIL-A"
He shows both Sandwiches, holding them up for the viewers to get a close look at first Popeyes Chicken Sandwich then the Chick-Fila-A Sandwich. He notes that the POPEYES CHICKEN SANDWICH is very big, bigger than Chick-Fil-A 's sandwich. He notes that they both have a slice of Pickle, and that Popeyes Sandwich is slathered with a Mayonnaise based sauce. He notes that he is not a big fan of mayonnaise.
Popeyes Sandwich was $4.7o (a Bigger Sandwich), and Chick-Fil-A was $3.20 (smaller sandwich) . In his final analysis, he says that they both were Good Tasting Chicken Sandwiches. In his review, rating on a 10 Point Scale, he gave the POPEYE'S Chicken Sandwich 6.7 out of 10, and he gave the Chick-Fil-A Sandwich a 7.3 out of 10 ... He said he thought that the Chick-Fil-A Sandwich was a "Little Better," but he liked them both, with a slight edge to Chick-Fil-A.
Nice review, good video, and thanks for that. I myself have not been lucky enough to have tasted the Popeye's Chicken Sandwich as by the time I heard about the latest Viral Craze and Chicken Sandwich Wars, the Popeye's Sandwich was already SOLD OUT Nationwide. I have been monitoring the News and internet, and I'm waiting with baited breath for the day that Popey'es Chicken Sandwich is Back.
1 Chicken, cut up, the breast pieces cut in half for more even frying
1) Mix the flour in a bowl with all the herbs and spices; set aside.
2) Mix the buttermilk and egg together in a separate bowl until combined. Soak the chicken in the buttermilk mixture at room temperature, 20-30 minutes.
3) Remove chicken from the buttermilk, allowing excess to drip off. Dip the chicken pieces in the herb-spice-flour mixture to coat all sides, shaking off excess. Allow to sit on a rack over a baking sheet, 20 minutes.
4) Meanwhile, heat about 3 inches of the oil in a large Dutch oven (or similar heavy pot with high sides) over medium-high heat to 350 degrees. (Use a deep-frying thermometer to check the temperature.) When temperature is reached, lower the heat to medium to maintain it at 350. Fry 3 or 4 pieces at a time, being careful not to crowd the pot. Fry until medium golden brown, turning once, 15-18 minutes. Transfer chicken pieces to a baking sheet covered with paper towels. Allow the oil to return to temperature before adding more chicken. Repeat with remaining chicken.
The sandwich that started the Chicken Sandwich Wars of 2019
It looks as the though Popeye's Louisiana Kitchen is drawing a more affluent client, ever since they released their hugely popular Fried Chicken Sandwich in the Summer of 2019. So popular in fact, that it went viral, created quite a Hulabaloo, sold out in a couple weeks, and started what is now known as The Chicken Sandwich Wars of 2019.
It all began when Popeye's came out with this super tasty new Fried Chicken Sandwiches. People went to Popeye's, got the new Popeye's Chicken Sandwich, and just "Love it." They began Tweeting about it on Twitter, stating how much they loved it, and many saying that it was way better than Chick-fil-A's chicken sandwich, which is adored all over the country, and has been more-or-less considered The King of The Chicken Sandwich in America. That is all until now, and the advent of Popeyes Chicken Sandwich, which most who have been lucky enough to have eaten one, say that it taste way better than Chick-fil-A's.
The people got on social media, and Tweeted on Twitter, that they are the original, no doubt their pride has been hurt. Then Wendy's tried to get in on the action, Tweeting about their chicken sandwich, "which Sucks," and so the Chicken Sandwich Wars began.
Oh so, now let me get back with a interesting little tidbit of info. I came across an article in Forbes Magazine, written by Micheline Maynard, where she points out that Popeye's Chicken Sandwich has a wealthier, younger demographic than who usually eat at Popeye's, with Maynard noting that she noticed Cadillac's, Mini-Coopers, and Mercedes Benz cars in the parking lot at Popeye's.
Numerator stats have showed that Millinials and Gen Xers make up two-thirds of the customers who purchased the chicken sandwich, while Baby Boomers who make up Popeye's biggest demographic with 42% of Popeye's business coming from them.
This is all very interesting, and we will see what happens coming up. But all I really care about, is when is Popeyes Chicken Sandwich coming back, and when will I finally get my chance to taste one for myself?
In 1908, a Hershey candy bar cost just 2 cents. That's only 51 cents in 2016 dollars, if you adjust for inflation.
A Hershey bar today costs you three times as much -- $1.59 on Target's web site. (Thanks to Food Timeline and Oregon State University political science professor Robert Sahr for the data! Official government inflation numbers only go back to 1914!)
A box of Kellogg's Corn Flakes was only 10 cents, 108 years ago. That's $2.56 in today's dollars. A 24-ounce box now costs $3.45 on Jet.com, the e-commerce site being bought by Walmart. So it looks like cocoa has been a hotter commodity than corn!
Baseball players also weren't making nearly as much money in 1908 as they are now.
An Average AMERICAN HOUSE
The average price of a home like this would have been about $3,845 with average wages being $1,970 annual Wages, or about two years annual wages to buy a house in 1930.
This same house would cost about $315,000 in 2019. Average annual income in 2019 is about $46,800 ... The price of an average price home cost about 6.7 years annual income in 2019, as opposed to 2 years average income in 1930, or 3 1/2 times more Expensive than in 1930.
Some of the above can be explained due to the inflation over 80 years , but there are also many other reasons why some prices increased dramatically ( Housing Bubbles. Middle East Wars, Weather problems causing food price inflation, Population explosion, ) it also can work the other way due to improvements in technology offering much cheaper goods for example TV's, Calculators, Computers ETC.
MLB BASEBALL PLAYERS Average Annual Salary
2019 4. 6 MILLION DOLLARS, which is ridiculous and totally out of whack and the reason that it cost so much money to go to a Baseball Game these days, with the average price of a ticket is $53 to attend a MLB BAseball Game, with the highest price tickets, with premium box seats at Yankkee Stadium
going for $525 per seat, up to $2,600 for front row seats. When I was a kid, and my brither Jimmy and I went to 8 or 10 Met games a year, the most expensive seat (box seats) cost just $6.00. Yankee tickets were basically the same price. This was back around 1972 to 1976 when we were going quite a bit to Shea and Yankee Stadiums.
Hank Greenberg, left feilder, great Home Run Hitter for the Detroit Tigers. He was the first player to make $100,000 in 147 playing then for the Pittsburgh Pirates. In 1938, he hit 58 home runs. Hank hit 331 career home runs.
"The GREATEST BASEBALL PLAYER of ALL-TIME"
For many people, and certainly for this guy, without question George Herman "Babe" Ruth was easily the greatest baseball player of all-time. Ruth hit 60 Home Runs in the 1927 MLB Season, and went on to hit 714 career home runs, most in major league history, and a record that stood until Hank Aaron broke Ruth all-time home run record years later.
After the 1927 baseball season, when a reporter bawled that Ruth made more money ($70,000 a year) than the President of the United States, Ruth ansered "I Had a better Year than He did," which the reporter couldn't deny, with Ruth hitting a staggering, record setting 60 Home Runs, with a batting average of .356 and 164 RBI 's. His on Slugging Percentage that year was .772 with a .486 OBP.
Babe Ruth made $80,000 a year in 1930.
Babe Ruth had an astonishing lifetime batting average of .342 and hit 2,213 career RBIs.
Ruth was a starting pitcher for a little over 5 years before transitioning away from pitching and becoming an everyday player. His win loss record was a very impressive 95 Wins and 46 Lost, with an amazing 2.28 career ERA.
Players Salaries : 1958 - $16,353 1960 - $17.934 1970 - $29, 303 1975 - $44,341 1980 - $143,756 1985 - $371,531 2000 - $1,895,000 2019 - 4.6 Million Dollars a Year "This is Insane" !!!
1953 Topps BB Card
Mickey Mantle was a true Baseball Great. Yes Mickey Mantle played for the New York Yankees for 18 years from 1951 when he replace the great Joe DiMaggio in Center Field, until 1968. Mantle was considered The Greatest Switch Hitter in Major League Baseball History, with a lifetime batting average of .298, with 536 Home Runs, and a career 1,509 RBIs and 2,415 career Hits. "The Mick" as he was called, Won The Triple Crown for Batting in 1956 with 52 Home Runs, a Batting Average of .353 and 130 RBIs.
Mickey Mantle made $7,500 a year in 1951, and his salary in his final playing years was $125,000 per year. In 2019 the highest played MLB Players are making 30 Million Dollars or more (up to 37 Million, Max Scherzer). I myself am always talking about the absurd amounts of money that Professional Athletes make these days, "it's just Crazy," and I don't agree with it and I feel that many pro ball player are grossly over-paid and don't deserve money like that (anything over 15 Million is way too much)> I'm all for people making good money. What's wrong with making somewhere in-between 6 to 15 Million a Year? "Nothing I'd say. Hell, I'd be Happy just to make 1 million.
So as I've said many times, in comparison to the insane money these guys make today, 20 Million a year or more. If Mickey Mantle was playing today and Scherzer is making 37 Million a year, Mickey Mantle would have to command at least 60 Million Dollars a Year. And in comparison, I'd have to give the great Babe Ruth "The Sultan of Swat" 95 Million a Year.
1964 Ford Mustang
1965 Ford Mustang Fastback
A Cup of COFFEE at STARBUCKS
1968 just 15 CENTS
A GALLON of GAS
BEST DEAL of ALL
In Comparison to how much Money people made in 1968
and what they make in 2019, it's far cheaper to buy a TV now, than it was in 1968
The only other thing I can think of that has gotten cheaper, is the price of a Long Distance Telephone Call.
One problem. Most people pay insane amounts of money to watch TV (Cable) these days, with average cable bills at $50 a month, as compare to being FREE in 1968.
Actually, you can get a pair of Wrangler Jeans for about $25
So let's say the average price in 2019 is about $29