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late night Baltimore

The Double-T Diner on US 40W in Catonsville, near 695. They're open late on weekends. Not the greatest, but not bad.

Joe's Noodle House (and Sichuan Jin RIver): Downhill concerns?

I was there again last week. The SP squid was great, as always. The home style Kung pao was smoky and spicy, but decided more oily than usual. The chopped leek stems were great and the yang chow rice was loaded with shrimp, beef and chicken. There was enough of everything for three more meals. So, I thought the quality was still there, but there was so much oil in the Kung pao that it soaked through the carton and filled the bag on the way home. Still very tasty, but the preparation is usually much drier. Haven't had the baby smelts for a while, but your description certainly doesn't sound the way I remember them. Audrey was not around, but it was early afternoon on a Tuesday.

What Is America's Worst Restaurant Chain?

We still have Roy's in Maryland. Okay, but not as good as I recall back in the day. Marijuana might be the missing link.

Sep 23, 2014
flavrmeistr in Features

what to do with country style pork ribs?

Brown and put them a crock pot with enchilada sauce. Simmer all day on low setting. Make tacos for dinner. Oustanding.

Sep 16, 2014
flavrmeistr in Home Cooking

The Best Way to Reheat Cold Mashed Potatoes

Stir in a little milk and heat them in the microwave. Works like a champ.

Sep 16, 2014
flavrmeistr in Features

Southern Ingredients: What should I pick up when I'm in NC/VA next week

Mt. Pisgah Pale Ale.

Sep 12, 2014
flavrmeistr in Southeast

Southern Ingredients: What should I pick up when I'm in NC/VA next week

As with all things fromage (kase?), it's big in Wisconsin. Actually, I think it's big everywhere.

Sep 12, 2014
flavrmeistr in Southeast

Tackling the dreaded Beef wellington. What's your preference on cut?

Pretty much the same thing, but they're fool-proof. You can even cut out little decorative shapes and apply glaze them with a little egg white. Comes out real purty.

Sep 12, 2014
flavrmeistr in Home Cooking

Chipotle Workers Quit, Shut Down Store, Because That Job Sucks

I'm all for collective action on the part of employees to redress grievances in the workplace. But, what makes this a little different is labor and management walking out together. That speaks volumes.

Chipotle Workers Quit, Shut Down Store, Because That Job Sucks

Of course it's "never the case"! I was being sarcastic. They'll get the mistreatment they deserve for being the worms they are.

Chipotle Workers Quit, Shut Down Store, Because That Job Sucks

What, indeed.

Sep 11, 2014
flavrmeistr in Food Media & News

Sat wedding rehearsal lunch near Vienna, VA

The Vienna Inn. That's about as local as it gets.

Chipotle Workers Quit, Shut Down Store, Because That Job Sucks

Yes, and I'm sure the "ambitious few" will be richly rewarded.

Tackling the dreaded Beef wellington. What's your preference on cut?

Frozen phyllo dough sheets work well in a pinch.

Sep 11, 2014
flavrmeistr in Home Cooking

Chipotle Workers Quit, Shut Down Store, Because That Job Sucks

"The Revolution starts...now!"---Steve Earle

Tackling the dreaded Beef wellington. What's your preference on cut?

I would suggest half a tenderloin prepared in the traditional fashion for a nice rare center.

Sep 10, 2014
flavrmeistr in Home Cooking

Tackling the dreaded Beef wellington. What's your preference on cut?

Chateaubriand, filet mignon and tenderloin are all the same thing. Despite what you may have heard, Beef Wellington is not that difficult. Don't forget the bearnaise.

Sep 10, 2014
flavrmeistr in Home Cooking

Palm Beach County openings 2014

BJ's poke appetizer is really good, but the rest of the menu pretty much blows.

would you sue for this?

No.

Sep 08, 2014
flavrmeistr in Not About Food

Transporting wine and spirits in car for 6 hours

Liquor is liquor. It'll be fine. Beer or wine should be kept in a cooler.

Sep 08, 2014
flavrmeistr in Wine

Seafood and Cuban / Maimi Lakes area

Casa Romeu on Miami Lakes Blvd. Excellent food, full bar.

What's the Origin of the Phrase "Dive Bar"?

That's right. The term also impugns the lowering of one's standards in the paying of custom to a "disreputable" establishment, i.e. "taking a dive".

Sep 08, 2014
flavrmeistr in Features

30th birthday dinner in DC?

Bourbon Steak. No small plates there.

What do dirt-poor French people eat?

When I was poor, I ate mostly rice and beans. I didn't live in France, though.

Sep 08, 2014
flavrmeistr in France

Return to TECC

Yep. Still high on my list. Those folks have a way with goat.

Weekday Lunch - DC, Arlington, Alexandria

People's Republic of Glover Park?

Best crab cakes in or near Hyattsville, MD?

The original Jerry's is in Lanham, which is probably closer to Hyattsville.

Pizza in DC

Airy, crispy crust, feta, kalamatas, sliced tomatoes. Probably.

Two L.A. Hounds for Five Days. Food and Sights Itinerary?

What could be better than cheap, fresh oysters and half-price Johnnie Red? A block from the White House? Suit off.

Pizza in DC

That's because it's only recently that most of these higher-quality pizza joints have sprung up. The DC area has a long and well-deserved reputation for sorry-ass pizza. Hopefully, the best of these can hang on long enough to change that.