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back issues of chow magazine

The magazine hasn't been in print since 2005. And I think there were only four issues in total, so jallenby almost has 'em all!

Apr 17, 2014
davina in Site Talk

Lunch near 45th and 5th?

Thanks all for the recommendations! In the end, the weather had other plans for us on Friday... but I'll use these ideas in the future when I'm back in town.

Feb 11, 2013
davina in Manhattan

Lunch near 45th and 5th?

Good questions, sorry I wasn't more specific.

I'm looking for a casual place, about $20 per person. If I were in San Francisco, I would take someone to the Ferry Building. (That's my frame of reference, not sure whether it's of help!)

DB Bistro Moderne and Aureole look a little too formal. I'd guess about 10 blocks' radius? I don't know her food interests. And I think she's bringing a baby along.

Is Piccolo Cafe any good? I walked by it, seems perhaps a little TOO casual but I liked the vibe.

Feb 06, 2013
davina in Manhattan

Lunch near 45th and 5th?

In town for work, and I need to take someone out to lunch on Friday, near our office on 45th St. between 5th and 6th.

I'm not at all familiar with the area, and haven't had much luck finding anything great. All I see is low-end delis and a few hotel restaurants. What am I missing?

Feb 06, 2013
davina in Manhattan

Dinner options for Monterey - Help w/ itinerary and questions about Passionfish?

Oh, and another recent discovery: Persian Grill, on Lighthouse in New Monterey. Not a cuisine I expected to see there, but the food was delicious.

Feb 06, 2013
davina in California

Dinner options for Monterey - Help w/ itinerary and questions about Passionfish?

We discovered Happy Girl Kitchen in PG last time we were there (though they've been there a while). Blue Bottle coffee and good light cafe fare (salads, sandwiches, pastries).

And you might see if the menu at Lokal suits you for dinner. I haven't had dinner there, but brunch was nice. It's a pretty spot, in Carmel Valley village.

Feb 06, 2013
davina in California

New weekly recipes newsletter

We just launched a new newsletter last week, it's a weekly roundup of great recipes. I want to make sure that it's getting to all the people who might want it!

So now we have two options for people who want fresh recipes delivered via newsletter. The Recipe of the Day sends one recipe, uh, daily. Pretty self-explanatory. (Other than the fact that "daily" means weekdays. But I'm splitting hairs.)

The new newsletter sends 7 recipes on Thursdays. So if you want great CHOW recipes but don't want them every single weekday, then 7 recipes in one fell swoop might work for you.

You can sign up in the newsletters tab in your profile.

http://www.chow.com/newsletters

Jul 11, 2011
davina in Site Talk

Win $2000 for your best recipe using beer!

Any recipe counts, drink or food!

Jul 06, 2011
davina in Home Cooking

Win $2000 for your best recipe using beer!

That's a bug, we're fixing it.

Jul 06, 2011
davina in Home Cooking

Win $2000 for your best recipe using beer!

Thanks, Breadcrumbs. I added that note at the end.

Jul 01, 2011
davina in Home Cooking

New recipe contest: win $2000 for your best recipe using beer!

[cross-posting with home cooking board]

Calling all home cooks and beer lovers and home beer-cooking lovers: we've got a sponsored recipe contest starting today that calls for your best recipe using Blue Moon beer. Check it out: http://www.chow.com/contests/blue-moo...

The main exciting thing is that the contest winner will win $2000, and runners up (three of them) get $1000 each. Nothing to sneeze at.

The second exciting thing is that we've revamped our recipe upload tool, it's MUCH easier to use -- just three simple steps and then you're done. So try it out -- go to the contest page, upload your recipe, and tell us how you like it.

And good luck!

[edited to add: contest rules require that entrants are over 21 and live in the US, but not in California.]

Jul 01, 2011
davina in Site Talk

Win $2000 for your best recipe using beer!

Calling all home cooks and beer lovers and home beer-cooking lovers: we've got a sponsored recipe contest starting today that calls for your best recipe using Blue Moon beer. Check it out: http://www.chow.com/contests/blue-moo...

The main exciting thing is that the contest winner will win $2000, and runners up (three of them) get $1000 each. Nothing to sneeze at.

The second exciting thing is that we've revamped our recipe upload tool, it's MUCH easier to use -- just three simple steps and then you're done. So try it out -- go to the contest page, upload your recipe, and tell us how you like it.

And good luck!

[edited to add: contest rules require that entrants are over 21 and live in the US, but not in California.]

Jul 01, 2011
davina in Home Cooking

"Ask the Expert" on topical boards

It's fair to say that every day on Chowhound is an ask-the-experts day. There will be times that outside experts who aren't normally on Chowhound may be asked to donate some of their expertise for hounds who want to participate, and ask questions of them. This doesn't denigrate the existing experts in any way.

May 19, 2011
davina in Site Talk

daily e-mails from "Chow Recipe"

So happy to hear that!

May 10, 2011
davina in Site Talk

Suggestion

Great ideas, thank you!

May 09, 2011
davina in Site Talk

Suggestion

HillJ -- every once in a while the people being profiled in the Obsessives might jump into the comments section, but we don't have anything formal in place.

But in general I love the idea of having expert threads. Bill and Nicolette Niman participated last year, too. And so did Michael Ruhlman. I'm glad people are bringing it up, it's definitely something we'd like to do again. And those are good suggestions, Hank Hanover.

May 09, 2011
davina in Site Talk

Site needs more new content

Jacquilynne's right, we on the editorial side do read these boards, and thanks for the feedback. We're a small team, trying to get content out, and it's great to know that it's appreciated! Or not!

May 05, 2011
davina in Site Talk

NO! I don't want to participate in the CHOW survey!

Yikes! Users with cookies enabled should never see a survey invite more than once. We had the sampling rate set at 1%, so only a small percentage should have seen it at all.

Our research manager looked into the problem and didn't see anything wrong in the way the survey was set up. If cookies are turned off, we have no way to control how many times users will see the offer.

Apr 28, 2011
davina in Site Talk

Feedback Wanted on New Feature Coming Soon

I agree about the digest and I'm on a crusade to get it greater prominence in the right column or somewhere on the site.

Apr 26, 2011
davina in Site Talk

Friday Night at Tendejon de la Calle - Hudson Street Winery - Healdsburg

Inside Scoop reports that Mateo Granados is opening a permanent space in Healdsburg, late July. http://insidescoopsf.sfgate.com/blog/...

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Mateo Granados
399 Business Park Dr, Windsor, CA

Apr 26, 2011
davina in San Francisco Bay Area

Feedback Wanted on New Feature Coming Soon

That's actually really not what it's intended to do: we want it to encourage great information about food, not necessarily promote the people who are spreading that info. That's why we're attaching it to posts, not to posters.

Apr 25, 2011
davina in Site Talk

Printing Recipes

We made the decision to not include the image on the print page because of the space and ink it requires. We found that most people prefer to not have to print the image.

Apr 22, 2011
davina in Site Talk

Unwanted "Chow" link on my facebook profile page

What sort of link is it? Are CHOW posts showing on your wall, or is it a link to some activity you did on Chowhound?

You might have clicked a "Like" button here on the site, which would have made you a fan of the CHOW Facebook page, and would then feed the posts we put there onto your FB wall.

They don't make it obvious to unlike a page -- but if you look down at the bottom of the left column on our Facebook page here: http://www.facebook.com/Chow
You'll see a little "unlike" link.

Apr 20, 2011
davina in Site Talk

CHOW Recipe Challenge: Your Best Muffin Recipe!

This has turned into a perfect storm of legal confusion and holiday goofs. The upshot: you will be able to submit recipes until May 16! I've edited the original post to reflect the new dates. So if you're not feeling muffin-friendly this week, perhaps you will the week after, or even the week after that?

Apr 20, 2011
davina in Home Cooking

"Ask the Expert" on topical boards

I'm happy to help facilitate expert threads. Feel free to suggest people and/or topics and I can look into who's available and willing.

Apr 19, 2011
davina in Site Talk

CHOW Recipe Challenge: Your Best Muffin Recipe!

We are indeed sorry about the Passover oversight. This solidifies my status as a bad Jew and tunnel-visioned lover of muffins. Our legal team says that we can't extend the challenge once it's already started. So creative, unleavened muffin recipes will be heartily accepted and if we don't get enough submissions we'll do the contest over.

Apr 19, 2011
davina in Home Cooking

Sonoma - how to fit it all in?

If you're sticking around the Russian River area for winetasting on Saturday, Iron Horse has a beautiful tasting room (not really a room -- it's an outdoor bar). And for food, barndiva is somewhat of a trek unless you're going to taste up Westside Rd in Healdsburg or something. I like the Underwood in Graton for lunch (and bocce ball).

Apr 15, 2011
davina in San Francisco Bay Area

Where should I eat my first big guilty free meal after losing 30 lbs ?

I suspect you could ingest a lot of calories at Suppenkuche, or the new Austrian place Leopold's. But for pure fat and carbs, Perbacco is a good choice. Though Barbacco is a more fun atmosphere (and cheaper).

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Perbacco
230 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111

Suppenkuche
525 Laguna St, San Francisco, CA 94102

Barbacco
230 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111

Apr 13, 2011
davina in San Francisco Bay Area

Dal Porto Ranch Lamb

Anyone know any contact info for Dal Porto? All I can find is a horse ranch in Brentwood -- not the same place, right?

Apr 13, 2011
davina in San Francisco Bay Area

Zare at Fly Trap open for weekday lunch

It's a bit of a thrill to have a new lunch option near the office, especially one that is touted as healthy, and extra-especially one that's different from the mobbed (mobd) Mixt Greens.

You order at the counter and can either take food to go or eat there. I had the azeri bulgur salad with skirt steak, and the steak seemed cooked to order, medium rare, warm, and juicy. The bulgur had cherry tomatoes, garbanzos, peas, and slivers of almond. No sign of the favas that were promised on the menu but delicious nonetheless. And a piece of grilled mango. It was $12, so more expensive than a basic Mixt greens salad but also a very welcome change.

They also have wraps and soups on the menu. More of the menu on SFGate: http://insidescoopsf.sfgate.com/blog/...

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Zare at Fly Trap
606 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

Mixt Greens
114 Sansome St Ste 120, San Francisco, CA 94104

Apr 13, 2011
davina in San Francisco Bay Area