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Food or food related magazines?

This is an amazing site with a list of food journals/publications. I wish I could subscribe to them all!

http://foodieodicals.com/publications/

Nov 13, 2014
Bunson in Food Media & News

Chickens have gotten ridiculously large since the 1950s

I'm sure these things are force fed and stuffed full of "supplements" to make them grow faster and bigger, but, when I pick out my Foster Farms rotisserie chicken at Costco I still look for the one with the biggest slabs of breast meat, since they're all sold by unit instead of weight.

Oct 13, 2014
Bunson in Food Media & News

Ramen Yokocho in Bay Area! (San Jose)

Thanks for the report. How was it later in the day on Saturday? Did the lines get any longer or was it fairly reasonable the whole time you were there?

Oct 04, 2014
Bunson in San Francisco Bay Area

Ramen Yokocho in Bay Area! (San Jose)

Did anyone go to this on opening day Friday? How was the setup/lines? Any tips if I plan to go one of the days?

Oct 04, 2014
Bunson in San Francisco Bay Area

The food's terrible...and such large portions

If you want to exclude buffets, I'm inclined to mention Cheesecake Factory. I like their cheesecake, but I find a lot of their entrees overly salty that try to impress you with portion/presentation.

Oct 01, 2014
Bunson in Chains

The food's terrible...and such large portions

+1 for Golden Corral - just a salty greasy carb and fat filled wasteland.

Sep 30, 2014
Bunson in Chains

Hell's Kitchen-it was never good but now it is so bad

Hell's Kitchen is a guilty pleasure. My favorite parts are the little snippets the contestants make in their "confessional" clips where they talk into the camera. They're probably scripted but some of the contestants have great delivery of those lines, and, the accompanying sound effects are perfect. Total crack up for me lol

Sep 30, 2014
Bunson in Food Media & News

Best dessert at Costco?

Their carrot cake is awesome, but deadly! Also, the brownie brittle (plain or even better over vanilla ice cream) is hard to control once you eat one piece.

Aug 05, 2014
Bunson in Chains

Joes Crab Shack

I was born and raised in California and after college went to St Louis/Atlanta for jobs. I had not eaten my beloved dungeness crab in years, saw a Joe's Crab Shack in Atlanta. Decided to get some dungeness crab there, 1/10. Tasted nothing like the sweet savory dungeness crab I grew up eating, was just completely flavorless crab meat. It was as if the crab was cooked, frozen, thawed (where all the flavor thawed out), then steamed to re-heat which removed any last traces of crab flavor. By the time I ate it, it tasted like nothing. It also cost an arm and a leg, would never ever ever ever go back.

Aug 05, 2014
Bunson in Chains

Restaurant Patrons

Sweet, thanks! I'll go check out those other threads.

Sorry for the extra post, haven't been on this site in a few weeks.

Jul 29, 2014
Bunson in Food Media & News

Restaurant Patrons

http://themetapicture.com/people-kept...

Not sure if this was posted already, or if the above is even true, but reading it makes sense as I see it pretty much everytime/everywhere I go out to eat nowadays. Where would you draw the line, as either a) a customer or b) a chef/owner?

Jul 29, 2014
Bunson in Food Media & News

How many SF 49ers football fans really want Vegan food?

Being that the stadium is in the middle of Silicon Valley, there are thousands of Indian people in the tech industry, the majority of them being vegetarian. I'm not sure what their attendance is like for football games but I'm sure a good amount will have tickets and will appreciate the vegan options.

Jul 29, 2014
Bunson in San Francisco Bay Area

best cioppinno?

I've never been, but how about Phil's Fish House? He beat Bobby Flay on Throwdown so that should kind of win SOME points, no!?

Jul 29, 2014
Bunson in San Francisco Bay Area

What would you do to fix the Food Network

Being a "foodie" is something a lot(way to many actually) of people put down as a hobby.

Jul 29, 2014
Bunson in Food Media & News

Memorable Quotes about booze

This was actually back around 1999-2001! I had recently moved there from California for work!

Jul 28, 2014
Bunson in Food Media & News

What NOT to buy at Costco's

The Everybody's Nuts pistachios are fantastic, those are the ones I buy. I tried the plain Kirkland Pistachios, but those were the ones that had the chlorine taste.

Jul 28, 2014
Bunson in Chains

Role of Critics

Does anyone really even read newspaper critic write ups anymore? Unless it comes up on the front page of a Google search, I'd say no.

Jul 22, 2014
Bunson in Food Media & News

Three dinners in San Francisco.

Been to GD once a few years ago and still memorable because it was some of the best service I've ever had. People might suggest places with better food but the service plays such a big role in the entire experience and memories of the meal.

Jul 22, 2014
Bunson in San Francisco Bay Area

What NOT to buy at Costco's

Hands down it's the chia pods in the refrigerated section. Disgusting taste/texture. Another item are the Kirkland brand pistachios - they have a chemical/chlorine taste to them that was very off putting.

Jul 22, 2014
Bunson in Chains

Memorable Quotes about booze

In St. Louis late one night I saw a local TV spot from a drive through liquor store with the tag line "If she doesn't look good, you haven't had enough to drink!" or "If you don't look , she hasn't had enough to drink!" It was one of those two, I forget exactly which variant but couldn't believe that aired.

Jul 22, 2014
Bunson in Food Media & News

What would you do to fix the Food Network

Their "Into The Fire" series I thought was very compelling, especially for an industry outsider like me with no insight into what goes into a restaurant. It's akin to that show NY Med.

Jul 17, 2014
Bunson in Food Media & News

Cherry Season 2014 - Prices seen in the SF Bay Area?

Cherries are still $6/lb at the local farmers markets. Costco had Lapin cherries from Oregon at $7.99 for a 2lb clamshell.

Jun 17, 2014
Bunson in San Francisco Bay Area

What reasonably healthy options have you found in the fast food chain world?

+1 to Trader Joe's Beet Salad...never liked beets until I tried this.

Jun 03, 2014
Bunson in Chains

What reasonably healthy options have you found in the fast food chain world?

Subway turkey footlong, the Taco Bell Cantina Menu (Cantina Bowl, though it's been a while and I'm not sure if they still have it), and In N Out Hamburgers with mustard/ketchup instead of spread. My three go-tos.

Jun 02, 2014
Bunson in Chains

Birthday Cake ideas wanted!

If there's a lot of smoked meats and rich sides I'd go with something fruity/bright on the palate. The orange chiffon with lemon curd filling sounds AMAZING! Or how about lemon cake with a blueberry filling?

May 27, 2014
Bunson in Home Cooking

What stores/chains would you drive long distances for?

I've never drove more than a few miles just for a chain place, and I'd like to say I never would, but if the nearby In N Out ever closed down I might need to make a 15 mile drive now and then for a burger.

May 27, 2014
Bunson in Chains

TJ's Stilton Cheese with Apricot--NO MORE :( ???

I have a giant brick of Stilton with apricot that I got from Costco (Almaden/San Jose), but haven't opened it yet.

May 27, 2014
Bunson in Chains

Best Sandwich at Subway?

My favorite has always been the meatball (with just added onions), and the cold cut combo (no jalapenos or banana peppers).

I once did see some guy order a "pizza sub" off menu, which is basically a meatball sub where they substitute pepperoni for the meatballs. I tried it once was just okay, not very filling either because it's just a thin layer of pepperoni.

May 27, 2014
Bunson in Chains

Costco Food Finds - 2nd Quarter 2014

Costco Almaden(San Jose) has 10 bar boxes of Core Warrior Meal (Raw Banana Walnut) for i believe $28.99, which is a big savings from the $3.99/bar that Whole Foods sells them for.

May 27, 2014
Bunson in Chains

Costco "KerryGold" Irish Butter

KerryGold is made from grass fed cows, so it's yellower and richer than other butter from grain fed. Good stuff.

May 27, 2014
Bunson in Chains