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Denver Airport, where would you eat?

We have a 3.5 hour layover, and I'm sure we'll be starving despite the free peanuts on Southwest. We're linking up with United, I have no idea which terminals these two are in.

I saw a recommendation for Elways steakhouse on another post, but I was thinking Mexican? Wolfgang Puck, but I don't know, we're coming from NY so pizza wouldn't be a thrill. Either way, something to hold us over to dinner in Wyoming, with drinks to match ;-)

about 3 hours ago
coll in Mountain States

the end-times are upon us. repent.

Oh yeah, nothing to lose. My husband actually likes White Castle burgers so we go but I don't eat anything, this could work out swell.

about 3 hours ago
coll in Chains

the end-times are upon us. repent.

That actually sounds pretty good, but I'm a big Dr Praeger fan.

about 4 hours ago
coll in Chains

Costco Frozen Shrimp (Bagged) from Vietnam

I always sought out the pure shrimp, believe it or not Restaurant Depot used to be a reliable source. Pretty sure it was gulf though. I get my shrimp at Trader Joe now, it's wild and pure. So far!

about 10 hours ago
coll in Chains

Costco Frozen Shrimp (Bagged) from Vietnam

Where I am, they have to note if it is previously frozen. It's the law. Although they get creative and say things like, thawed for your convenience.

about 10 hours ago
coll in Chains

Costco Frozen Shrimp (Bagged) from Vietnam

If they are pumped, they have to say sodium tripoly phosphate on the label, so it's very easy to know before buying.

about 10 hours ago
coll in Chains

On the road

Yow, I'm not totally fluent in French but does this say what I think it does? Can't believe Dad let me see this show.....guess it made up for the shared sleeping space.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1969-FRANK-ZA...

about 14 hours ago
coll in Not About Food

On the road

We did a tour in the family station wagon of Thousand Lakes and Quebec during the Worlds Fair in the late '60s. What I remember most is we kids had to share beds, even though we were getting a little too old for that! And there was some band playing at the Expo, I want to say Frank Zappa but I could be dreaming there!

about 14 hours ago
coll in Not About Food

"thin" cooked egg yolks.. what could they be doing?

Cool, I'll be watching just in case.

about 15 hours ago
coll in Home Cooking

HELP!!!! Does anyone know where I can get great TEX-MEX? [Long Island]

I'm still missing Jack in the Box myself! Went to Taco Bell for the first time about a year ago (I sort of thought it was Jack in the Box, that's how much I know, wondered why the taco wasn't right) anyway couldn't figure out what all the fuss was about. Yuck more than YUM. On that we can agree!

Meson Ole is the one I think of when I think a giant platter of refried beans and rice, and a cheese covered entrée. Although I always got the mole poblano myself. Not sure if it gets any better than that in these parts.

about 17 hours ago
coll in New York State (exc. NYC)

Canning Question...

I would can, or I would freeze; not both. Waste of time canning something that will be preserved in another way.

about 17 hours ago
coll in Home Cooking
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Should I get a Costco membership?

Maybe the stores are different but I've never had a complaint with my BJs Well except for the long lines. When they discontinue something, they always bring in something else equally interesting. And they have cheerfully refunded anything I brought back, sometimes even giving me cash even though I charged it.

The only complaint is sometimes I fall in love with something and then it's gone, but I think these kind of stores are all like that as far as their loyalty to their manufacturers. They are a lot more desirable a client than a regular grocery store, and can afford to pick and choose!

about 18 hours ago
coll in Chains

Should I get a Costco membership?

So does BJs.....not that I've been to Costco since when they were Price Club.

about 20 hours ago
coll in Chains

Is this tacky?

Once, long ago, I made my stroganoff for a friend (before she became vegan!) She complimented me saying, that is so much better than mine, so I though wow even though she wasn't really into cooking, and then she laughed and admitted that, well, hers was Hamburger Helper. I still appreciated the compliment though!

about 20 hours ago
coll in General Topics

Should I get a Costco membership?

I like to use my Visa almost all the time, I get back 5% on gas and restaurants. And I get it however I want it every month, once it goes over $20. I have an Amex and it was great way back when; they used to give you 1% back on everything that went into a high yield savings account, but that disappeared during the crash. Now I still have it but only use it for automatic stuff like EZPass.

My friend is taking me into the new Riverhead store this weekend to check it out, but it's going to be a hard sell for me with the credit card issue. Not that I won't have my Amex on hand, just in case! Bjs is 7 minutes away and Costco is 3, not enough difference to even care.

about 20 hours ago
coll in Chains

HELP!!!! Does anyone know where I can get great TEX-MEX? [Long Island]

Don't want to sound argumentative, but this is Long Island, not Texas. There is lots of authentic Mexican and home made style Guatamalan or Honduran food to be had; and just saying, but more cheese than food doesn't sound like something I would want to dig into myself. I can't be the only one? It's probably been tried and the idea discarded, except at chain places. If it was a money maker, everyone and his brother would be doing it!

about 23 hours ago
coll in New York State (exc. NYC)

When was the last time you cleaned your fridge?

They worth a bit of money now, apparently. Makes a nice decoration I guess.

1 day ago
coll in General Topics

NoFo Tomatoes Are Ripe and Ready...

I know what you mean! I got razzed once at Skippers for wearing an Easthampton T shirt. Once they found out we lived on the north side, all was fine. I try not to wear shirts with sayings on them anymore ;-)

1 day ago
coll in New York State (exc. NYC)

"thin" cooked egg yolks.. what could they be doing?

Not sure where your info paste is from, but check out Suffolk County's exact specs someday when you have the time (it's PDF so I can't link)...and we're not even getting into HAACP here. They are covering themselves from all angles unfortunately.

But the little sliver of yellow says something more to me that just well done. Something is not right.

1 day ago
coll in Home Cooking

"thin" cooked egg yolks.. what could they be doing?

I think you should name this place, so I never darken their doorstep!

1 day ago
coll in Home Cooking

To much pork belly!

Thanks, I will adjust as necessary.

1 day ago
coll in Home Cooking

East End ...local whitefish?

Try after New Years, you may have better luck.

1 day ago
coll in New York State (exc. NYC)
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East End ...local whitefish?

Probably out of season, I like it enough to buy frozen (one of the very few). I think they're more of a winter fish.

1 day ago
coll in New York State (exc. NYC)

To much pork belly!

Bingo! Thank you.

1 day ago
coll in Home Cooking

East End ...local whitefish?

Thanks, I have a thing for cod even though it's not really local.

1 day ago
coll in New York State (exc. NYC)

East End ...local whitefish?

When did cod become undesirable ;-)? I wouldn't hesitate to engage the staff in this question, and if their answer was too vague I'd vote with my shoes.

1 day ago
coll in New York State (exc. NYC)

NoFo Tomatoes Are Ripe and Ready...

Ah, now I see where you guys are messing up.....they really are the king of corn as far as I'm concerned. I would never buy mine anywhere else.

And they are always closed Tuesday and Weds, because they are major wholesalers of corn to local restaurants and fellow farm stands; so they concentrate on that midweek.

1 day ago
coll in New York State (exc. NYC)

Costco Frozen Shrimp (Bagged) from Vietnam

I used to get them from a wholesale vendor, not sure they sell them at the big box stores as customers might not be familiar with them? But most suppliers have cash and carry.

2 days ago
coll in Chains

Costco Frozen Shrimp (Bagged) from Vietnam

The tiny shrimp are so cheap, compared to the usual. If you see some, grab it for future consideration. They are tender and flavorful.

2 days ago
coll in Chains

Costco Frozen Shrimp (Bagged) from Vietnam

I buy the shrimp packaged whole, they really are tiny shrimp, good for sandwiches and salads. I can't remember the last time I bought lobster or shrimp salad premade, I worked in the business too long and know better ;-) Some menu items are obvious dumping grounds for leftovers.

2 days ago
coll in Chains