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'Substitute' dinner needed for next week Wednesday

Back in your lovely city next week. Have a rez for Vernick on Tuesday, and also had a rez for Matyson, but their upcoming tasting menu doesn't appeal, so I'm trying to figure out where to go on Wednesday night.

Doesn't have to be a tasting menu or anything crazy fancy. Staying near the 5th St. SEPTA stop, so travel is possible, though walking distance would be preferred.

No Chinese/other Asian suggestions, as I get plenty of that at home. BYOB would be nice.

Grazie mille.

6 minutes ago
linguafood in Philadelphia

What's for dinner #315 - Summertime... and the living is easy.

Thank you for asking, suzi! I've not wanted to hijack the WFD thread, plus it's difficult to really say at the moment. He has good days and bad - today he ate more than in the last few days, and yesterday he got up on the couch to lie on his favorite blanket (after days spent pretty much in the same spot under our coffee table, barely sniffing at food).... so that's an improvement. I really hope we get him well again. We're now down to FF appetizers and.... baby food (grain-free meat).

15 minutes ago
linguafood in Home Cooking

Help me expand my grilling repertoire

Whole trout, zucchini & eggplant slices, lamb shish kebab... and of course, one of my favorite recipes: http://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/10.... It calls for the chicken to be fried, but I've only grilled & oven-roasted it so far, with fantastic results.

about 1 hour ago
linguafood in BBQ, Smoking, & Grilling

What's for dinner #315 - Summertime... and the living is easy.

As for myself - my band's playing a 50th birfday party tonight, and despite the hostess' generous offer to have tamales and 'other things' before the show, I may just have some tomato salad w/red onions & feta at home beforehand with a lovely mix of heirloom tomatoes I got at the farmers market yesterday. We also still have a bit of the smoked pork shoulder leftover. I'm just not much of a tamales fan.

It's a relatively early gig, so we may grab a nightcap / late night snack at our local cocktail purveyor - after all, it's been at least 12 hours since we were last there :-)

about 1 hour ago
linguafood in Home Cooking
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What's for Dinner #314 - Lazing on a Sunny Afternoon Edition

I've started a new thread here: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/983748

about 1 hour ago
linguafood in Home Cooking

What's for dinner #315 - Summertime... and the living is easy.

Are fish jumping? Is the cotton high? Do you have a rich mommy and a good-looking daddy?

Even if none of these apply to you, you're still cookin' something, right? Share your summer bounty with the rest of us cats!

about 1 hour ago
linguafood in Home Cooking
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What's for Dinner #314 - Lazing on a Sunny Afternoon Edition

Love it. Kinda like kamikaze karaoke with food....

about 20 hours ago
linguafood in Home Cooking
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There's a kale shortage and you can blame hipsters

The newest trend: blaming hipsters for everything.

1 day ago
linguafood in Food Media & News
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - July 2014

The ideal way to forget traumatizing events is to focus on other things.... like the thread topic '-D

1 day ago
linguafood in Chains

How good is your flavor imagination?

That basically describes my way of cooking, save for very few exceptions.

I hardly ever follow recipes, but instead just "throw stuff together". I'm pretty happy with 95% of the results.

1 day ago
linguafood in General Topics

Here's What Every Trendy Restaurant Menu Looks Like

It's missing a ramen-kimchi-burger and the list of the mixologist's creations.

1 day ago
linguafood in Food Media & News

Need New Pizza Topping Combos

Coconut curry, formaggio blend, meatballs, wild pink shrimp, pineapple and green olives.

Just to take one for the team (sadly, tuna doesn't seem to be an option)....

2 days ago
linguafood in General Topics
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What's for Dinner #314 - Lazing on a Sunny Afternoon Edition

Hahahahaha. No, not at all.

2 days ago
linguafood in Home Cooking
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What's for Dinner #314 - Lazing on a Sunny Afternoon Edition

I hafta say, PN - totally dig your table set-up. Always so neatly arranged (that's why I only ever take a pic of the plate itself.... our kitchen counter just ain't that photogenic, never mind flowers, etc.)!!

2 days ago
linguafood in Home Cooking
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What's for Dinner #314 - Lazing on a Sunny Afternoon Edition

We consider ourselves lucky to have a good 2-3 lbs. of pork shoulder leftover, thanks to all the wonderful dishes our guests contributed to last night's feast:
caprese and summer rolls for starters, a corn salad, a green salad w/gorgonzola & walnuts, spicy roasted cauliflower, carrot ribbons with toasted sesame seeds and TJ's key lime pie, which is indeed quite tasty for a store-bought dessert. People were screaming for ice cream sammiches, so we cut a couple up into bite-size pieces that were inhaled. Such a simple pleasure.

So... some of the piggy will be the main event for our dinner tonight, more corn on the side and farmers market tomato salad with red onion & curly parsley, just dressed with olive oil and a teensy splash of rwv.

A friend of ours is coming over later this eve to *finally* watch The Grand Budapest Hotel.

2 days ago
linguafood in Home Cooking
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What's for Dinner #314 - Lazing on a Sunny Afternoon Edition

Oh, my bad. It wasn't clear to me since your post pretty much focused on the food aspect - i.e. including something in a dish (or not) - and this board being about food and all.

You make a valid point, of course, about the www. Everyone's got an opinion about something, dontcha know.

2 days ago
linguafood in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #314 - Lazing on a Sunny Afternoon Edition

Your memory ain't fading, JL:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sylvia_(...

Good catch.

2 days ago
linguafood in Home Cooking

this is a good idea?

Do it and report back.

2 days ago
linguafood in Home Cooking
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What's for Dinner #314 - Lazing on a Sunny Afternoon Edition

Well... this is a forum on which we (total strangers) exchange ideas, and toasted fennel seed is definitely not a 'traditional' ingredient for most bbq rubs.

That said, I didn't really take it as criticism, even if coming from our very own bbq god '-D

2 days ago
linguafood in Home Cooking
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Avatars -- describe? u/l a pic?

Well, as everyone who knows me would agree: I'm as sensitive (and nutritious) as a raw egg '-D

So obvious, too!

Jul 24, 2014
linguafood in Site Talk
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‘Food is Meant to Nourish, Not Entertain’

Not if it's vegan. Then it can't do either.

Jul 24, 2014
linguafood in Food Media & News

What's for Dinner #314 - Lazing on a Sunny Afternoon Edition

Niiiiiiiice.

Jul 24, 2014
linguafood in Home Cooking
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What's for Dinner #314 - Lazing on a Sunny Afternoon Edition

I love to inspire :-D

I never mentioned I served the hot eyetalians (which weren't hot anymore and kinda tasted like crap: probably too long of a vacay in the freezer), onions & peppers over a bed of scallion-cream cheese-mashed cauli with a good dash of cayenne.

I could totally see this - the cauli mash, that is - as a great side for steak. Very rich & creamy.

Jul 24, 2014
linguafood in Home Cooking
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What's for Dinner #314 - Lazing on a Sunny Afternoon Edition

It's the biggest one I have & sits right next to the 'why do you care, anyway' file :-D

Jul 23, 2014
linguafood in Home Cooking
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What's for Dinner #314 - Lazing on a Sunny Afternoon Edition

I wish we were eating earlier than 9 PM. Two of our guests have prior obligations.... we may just have to dig in a little sooner than that.

Jul 23, 2014
linguafood in Home Cooking
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How can I use up massive quantities of alcohol in cooking?

Not being a fan of homemade bread, brownies or rhubarb pie, I'd much prefer an interestingly infused vodka.

That's what's so great -- people like different things.

Jul 23, 2014
linguafood in Home Cooking
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What's for Dinner #314 - Lazing on a Sunny Afternoon Edition

Both options sound great. That *is* a hot one. Here, it's only 90s, but killer humidity. Might still try the pool, tho....

Jul 23, 2014
linguafood in Home Cooking
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"Starbucks Demands Barista Remove Tattoo or Resign"

That would be subjective -- but likely in the eyes of the balding man.

Jul 23, 2014
linguafood in Food Media & News

"Starbucks Demands Barista Remove Tattoo or Resign"

Too soon.

Jul 23, 2014
linguafood in Food Media & News

What's for Dinner #314 - Lazing on a Sunny Afternoon Edition

Drawer? I have an entire room set aside for that.

Jul 23, 2014
linguafood in Home Cooking
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