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How to Make Perfect Fish Tacos

These look amazing. Nice job John and Chris. I will let my wife know you are the reason I am going out and buying a deep fryer.

Jul 22, 2014
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Absinthe Drip

This is actually a pretty tasty drink. Glad that they finally relaxed the ban on Absinthe in the US so I could try this.

Jul 01, 2014
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Testing Thread Part 7

testing again,testing

May 02, 2014
hamburger_helper in Site Talk

Testing Thread Part 7

test

May 02, 2014
hamburger_helper in Site Talk

Testing Thread Part 7

just testing also

May 02, 2014
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Testing Thread Part 7

another reply, this time to root level reply

May 02, 2014
hamburger_helper in Site Talk

Testing Thread Part 7

testing another reply

May 02, 2014
hamburger_helper in Site Talk

Testing Thread Part 7

testing reply on mavericks safari

May 02, 2014
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We Tried Purple Donuts. How’s Your Day Going?

Engineer approved.

Mar 20, 2014
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We Tried Purple Donuts. How’s Your Day Going?

* yes
* hard
* doable

Mar 20, 2014
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Smoky Bloody Mary

This is amazing. The smoky tone of the chipotles perfectly compliments the classic bloody mary flavor. This is going in my book of gotos.

Mar 10, 2014
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How do I start making my own bitters?

Ah, that's a good thing to note. I never realized that there was variance, but it makes sense due to wear and tear, etc. Compound that by 100x, even with the law of averages saying it should be very close it wouldn't be close enough or instill any degree of confidence about being accurate.

Feb 25, 2014
hamburger_helper in Spirits

How do I start making my own bitters?

Just to note if you don't want to spend $10 on a calibration weight nickels weigh 5 grams each.

Feb 25, 2014
hamburger_helper in Spirits

The pizza shop (24th St., Mission) [San Francisco]

I went to the Pizza Shop tonight with tempered expectations. It exceeded them. When I walked in, I assume it was the owners hanging out and chatting (I was in pretty late on a Tuesday night, around 9pm). Immediately their attention was mine when I walked through the door. I didn't see cheese in their offering, but upon asking they had a whole cheese pie waiting in the wings. They were super friendly about getting my slices ready while I hit the head.

My slices looked about what I expected, twice baked thin new york slices. They were decent size, but perfectly heated. The sauce and cheese were perfect for each other, neither overwhelming the other, but both very contributing to the overall slice. The crust was pretty typical for a twice baked pizza, maybe a bit less charred than the slices I have bought at gioia as hyperbowler mentioned. The cheese/sauce balance made the slice though.

If the owners keep the attention to detail this is a pretty hard pizza slice to beat. Every other east coast style slice place I have been I feel that the attention to detail is lacking, either an underwarmed slice or an overdone one. The slices I got here were perfect. I would recommend it to anyone if the same attention to detail is paid for all slices. I would like to go back and try some of their other offerings, they all looked pretty tasty. I hope this place gains traction.

Feb 18, 2014
hamburger_helper in San Francisco Bay Area
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Beefy Macaroni Casserole

This is an amazing dish for a rainy night. Very creamy, nicely balanced herb and richness. Makes a lot though. I think I could feed a party of 8.

Oct 09, 2013
hamburger_helper in Recipes

Cousins Maine Lobster in Pasadena just opened today 9/21/12

Just went to a food truck fair last night to get a cousin's maine roll, and it definitely didn't disappoint! The lobster was very fresh and the roll was extremely balanced. It was a very good blend of flavors, and none of them took away from the focus, gobs of fresh maine lobster meat. I also got a cup of the bisque, which was also absolutely delicious. I would go again in a heartbeat.

Oct 17, 2012
hamburger_helper in Los Angeles Area

Your Favorite McDonald item(s)

When I worked there as a 15 year old there was a caulking gun with mayo... Not sure if that is still the case, but you can custom order mayo on a burger if you want and they used to blot it with the mayo gun.

Aug 08, 2012
hamburger_helper in Chains
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Your Favorite McDonald item(s)

<Another little secret, if you want fresh hot fries, order them with no salt.>

Ha.. I thought I was the only one who did this...

Aug 08, 2012
hamburger_helper in Chains

Trying to post a reply to a video on CHOW

It worked for me on Chrome. We will take a look at this. Thanks for the heads up.

Jason
CHOW Eng

Jul 29, 2012
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Maple-Mustard Grilled Salmon

This is the best salmon recipe I think I have ever had. The tart of the glaze balances perfectly with the meaty flavor of the fish, all with the smoky notes from the grill. Pair this with some grilled artichokes and you have a winner!

Jun 19, 2012
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Ruchi - South Indian in SOMA [San Francisco] - Report

I was also there (disclosure) and I must say the dessert looked like a petri dish.

May 15, 2012
hamburger_helper in San Francisco Bay Area

Ruchi - South Indian in SOMA [San Francisco] - Report

I thought the chicken tikka masala had a very good spicy element to it (like you mentioned). The tandoor chicken was a great addition to it, I would really like to try it in some of the other dishes that were available with it.

May 15, 2012
hamburger_helper in San Francisco Bay Area

The Testing Thread

Nice egg thing...

Mar 15, 2012
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Smoked Beer Can Chicken

This was bomb. I think we will be cooking chicken this way from here on out. We hickory smoked it, as per the chow tips for smoking with a weber grill. Delicious.

Mar 04, 2012
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Chiles Rellenos

We made this last night and it was excellent. The red sauce is especially delicious.

Dec 21, 2011
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Monte Cristo Sandwich

This sandwich is great great great! I grew up with them prepared deep fried, but this way is much less of a stomach ache!

Dec 15, 2011
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The Basics: How to Make a Philly Cheesesteak

Substitute wizz for the provolone and you have a winner.

Feb 11, 2011
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This Literally IS Your Grandfather's Whiskey

Probably tastes like a liquid splinter.. Like any whiskey that sits in an oak barrel for 70 years.

Mar 22, 2010
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This Year's Beercast

Here here! To good beer! I can't wait to try these! This should be amazing!

Mar 09, 2010
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