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Best ice cream in CT

sounds like an abundance of good ice cream out there ! I have relatives near Shady Glen so I always look forward to adding on a visit to the original one out on the Turnpike! good ice cream and a classic atmosphere that makes it more special.

Kara Brooks after Still River Cafe ?

It's been a few years since I last visited family & friends in CT - last time we were thrilled to go to the Still River Cafe. But now they are no longer open ....... anyone have an idea if Kara Brooks ( the chef ) is still in the area and cooking ?

Advice for making Bo Ssam (Aka Korean pork shoulder)

yes, it will help somewhat. I would recommend draining off the pan juices if they are also very salty and not letting the pork sit in those salty juices for hours on end. once you break into the piece of pork and mix the outside salty pieces in with the interior meat - the result will be more palatable. that being said ..... i cut back on the salt when I made it the second and third times : ~ )

Aug 25, 2015
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live spot prawns in the East Bay

I saw quite a few live spot prawns today at 99 Ranch Market in Richmond -
$19.99 a pound.

Another piece of history departs... North Beach Bakery closes.

I think the papered over windows mention the coming of a soon to be "bakery concept" ...... not sure what to make of that ?

Another piece of history departs... North Beach Bakery closes.

whenever I walked by I used to love looking into the working area (open door ) and seeing the old ovens and work area ....... a lot of bread was baked there over many years!

Another piece of history departs... North Beach Bakery closes.

Grocery Outlet, August 2015

at the Richmond GO ....... got some Steve's Salted Caramel ice cream - 2.99 for a pint. it's very rich and flavorful! there was also a Bourbon Vanilla.

King Tsin Under New New Management - CV Chef - Berkeley

http://www.eastbayexpress.com/oakland...
Here is Luke Tsai's take on the new King Tsin experience.

Nabolom Bakery to close on Sunday Aug 2nd

http://www.berkeleyside.com/2015/07/3...

last chance this weekend to partake ...... blueberry danish - one last time.

Pho Ao Sen to open in Albany

driving down San Pablo Avenue in Albany - I noticed that the old Sizzler building is papered over and there is a sign on it that reads Pho Ao Sen. not sure when the opening date is ...... like the E. 12th St location so I'm looking forward to having one closer to where I live!

Ice Cream Day - Celebrate in Trinidad,CA

yes, winter hours up there are definitely limited. I was bummed we didn't get to have dinner at the Requa Inn where we were staying - no dinners served on Monday nights in the off season...... especially after having a very good breakfast. would like to see what they come up with for dinner.

Jul 21, 2015
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Ice Cream Day - Celebrate in Trinidad,CA

I did try the fish n chips ..... the fish was very fresh but the batter was falling off in big pieces and not that crisp .... probably wouldn't recommend it because of that.

Jul 21, 2015
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Ice Cream Day - Celebrate in Trinidad,CA

http://trinidadlighthousegrill.com/menu/

I had an amazing Butter Brickle Ice Cream in a still warm waffle cone at the Lighthouse Grill in Trinidad. This is ice cream worth stopping for!

June's Cafe. Sacramento. Home style Japanese American Comfort Food

I went back yesterday with a friend who wanted to give June's a try ....... we ordered the loco moco and the bacon Royal. The loco moco has a heaping base of rice and a nicely browned hamburger patty ( with onions ), gravy and then two fried eggs and then more gravy. very generous portion ..... meat was tasty - gravy was a bit too thickened with cornstarch and not quite as tasty as some of the other sauces. eggs were perfect. the Bacon Royal was also a large portion of rice with a delicious mix of bacon, carmelized onions, and eggs - prefer this to the hot dog Royal I had on a prior visit. the macaroni salad and soup were a nice starter ..... good tofu as Melanie mentioned. June's Cafe is part of the last vestiges of Sacramento's JapanTown. Afterward we walked a block away to get some shaved ice(with Gunther's ice cream) at Osaka Ya on 2215 - 10th St. Also bought some mochi there......

Jul 08, 2015
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Terrapin Creek Cafe - Bodega Bay

a few images from a recent dinner at Terrapin Creek ....... they were quite full and the level of cooking is still high. service is professional yet relaxed .....

Queen's Louisiana Po Boy Cafe [San Francisco]

I really enjoyed the gumbo ......as you said: deep, rich, complex flavors! My first visit to Queen's - I was quite impressed. I also had the oyster po boy - every element worked together very well. Oysters were crunchy on the outside but creamy and tasty on the inside. The fried chicken was crunchy where it was supposed to be and steaming hot and juicy. Finished with some beignets - a nice way to end. Fries were a bit mealy inside - stick with the coleslaw .......enough fried food in any event. Nice folks behind the counter ...... I'll be back.

Mi Pueblo Home Style Chips ( Estilo Casero )

they're pretty crunchy ..... because of their thickness the affect ( effect ? ) is pronounced ..... they won't sog out fast if you're making chilaquiles with them or if you crumble some into a tortilla soup.

Mi Pueblo Home Style Chips ( Estilo Casero )

do any of the various colored tortilla chips have any flavor ?

Mi Pueblo Home Style Chips ( Estilo Casero )

those do look good !

Mi Pueblo Home Style Chips ( Estilo Casero )

was wandering through the Mi Pueblo food center in Vallejo ...... picked up a bag of Mi Pueblo Home Style Chips ( Estilo Casero ) and then went to the deli counter to get some of the chunky guacamole...... made for a great snack. the chips are large thick pieces that are rich and satisfying - the oil in the bag is evidence that these are not of the light, baked variety. the chunky guacamole has a definite kick. there isn't a
Mi Pueblo close to my house so it was interesting to walk through the store - very similar to the Las Montanas Store that is close to me in San Pablo.....both big markets with prepared food dine in areas, juice bars, seafood counters, cheese counters, in house tortilla production, good looking produce sections .......

Hippie history? Seeking info on 1970's SF restaurant where no talking was allowed!

I think it was on Folsom ? further down than Howard St. I think. And concerning the price ..... I'm pretty sure they lowered the price at some point because they weren't really trying to make money and were doing well.

Catered Dinner by Chef Thomas Wortman of Klamath's Historic Requa Inn

tasty looking meal! plus the screening ..... a good night.

May 15, 2015
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Stop for Indian Food in Mount Shasta ...... Maruti Restaurant.

go to their website for exact hours: I think they're closed on Tuesdays. On Monday, Wed, Thurs and Friday they offer lunch boxes to go - only.....no sit down service until dinner hours. Mon, Wed, Thur & Friday, Sat and Sun - dinner hours are 5 - 9:00pm I think.

May 06, 2015
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Stop for Indian Food in Mount Shasta ...... Maruti Restaurant.

stopped in for dinner and was pleasantly surprised by the level of cooking at this Indian restaurant just a bit off of the main street. ( 531 Chestnut St ) you're greeted with some pappadam and dishes holding 4 sauces - all delicious. you're offered a taste of the wines of the day ( by the glass ) I'm not much of an imbiber but the Saved Red Wine 2012 was easy to like: a blend of 10 grapes IIRC - deep notes of berries and chocolate - zinfandel is the predominate component. very smooth with some nuance. we started with the Bhel Puri - a puffed rice salad with potato, tomato, red onion, etc and dressed with a tamarind/cilantro chutney. amazing play of textures and flavors. Lots going on. One order was enough to share. Then we decided on the special biryani of the day - a combination of mushrooms, sliced almonds and various vegetables. A raita featuring their own yoghurt accompanied the biryani. It was served in a deep bowl and was a reasonably large portion ..... we barely finished it. The seasoning is well balanced ..... tasty - not too hot for my taste but not bland either. a mango lassi was made with their house made yoghurt is a nice foil for the many flavors they feature. We were very satisfied at this point but decided to go for some dessert anyways. The mango sorbet and the donuts with rosewater syrup - were a bit of a let down for us. The mango sorbet is made from the mango lassi but it's very hard and a bit difficult to tackle ..... also not as tasty as the lassi. The donuts in syrup were too sweet for my taste .... I'll order another mango lassi to finish off the meal next time? The host and service was very friendly ...... the meal went very smoothly. Got to chat with the chef as well ..... she delivered one of the dishes. She used to work at Dosa in SF - think they've been in business for a bit over a year? I'm glad to have them there and will look forward to going back.

Bubbie's Love Jewish Deli - Citrus Heights - Sacramento

thanks for the detailed report ..... sounds worth a detour!

May 06, 2015
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Redding: Greek Shack; Champa Garden; Yaadgar Restaurant - Reviews w/ PICS

good report, thanks! the lamb gyro looks good!

May 06, 2015
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Coast from San Fran to the Oregon Border - road trip food along the way?

I just got back from the Redwoods and beyond ( Oregon Coast/Bend/Ashland ). Our first night was at the Requa Inn ...... end of April is off season for them: No dinners on Monday night but did have breakfast on Tuesday AM. And I believe that I read that they now are open to the public concerning their dining room ( call to confirm ). The breakfast was superb: started with a green smoothie ( fruit with some spinach for color but tasted more fruity than vegetable. the main plate consisted of two large pecan pancakes ( batter studded with pecans ) topped with pecans and served with a caramel/toffee sauce & butter - an egg cooked as requested and some seriously smokey bacon cooked nicely crisp. the pancakes were light and fluffy and the bacon was some of the best I've ever had. Perfect way to start the day! I can only imagine what we missed at dinner? I'd definitely go back.

May 06, 2015
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Driving Oakland to Klamath

we just got back from an Oregon Coast trip ...... on our first night we stayed at the Requa Inn ...... at the end of April it's still quite slow and they do not have dinner on Monday nights yet. But the breakfast on Tuesday was excellent: toasted pecan pancakes .....lots in the batter and on top ....light fluffy pancakes - 2 large ones with a caramel/toffee sauce. plus an egg and some seriously smokey bacon cooked crisp. this was a great breakfast ...... makes me wonder what we missed for dinner? I understand that you don't have to be staying there to dine there ..... I'd definitely recommend it.

May 06, 2015
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Mazzetti's Bakery / Pacifica

pamf .... thanks for mentioning Galli's Sanitary Bakery .... should have known there would be an Italian Bakery in SSF. I'll look in next time I'm down that way.