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Ants in kitchen--Four methods have not worked! Help!

Two simple and nontoxic solutions: a line of chalk, or a line of baking soda. We have used baking soda successfully in previous years.

Apr 23, 2015
backatcha in Not About Food

North Shore recommendations needed, please

Bluegrass is nice:

Oct 01, 2013
backatcha in Chicago Area

Loop or north side location for up to 50 with private room

I'm looking for suggestions for a restaurant (I'm thinking in the Loop or on the north side,but I'm open to other suggestions) for 25-50 people, with a private room that could be used to show a presentation. The budget is not big, $500, so it would have to be something casual like pizza. Any ideas?

Jun 11, 2013
backatcha in Chicago Area

Is it rude to comment on other people's food?

Polite curiosity, as in, "do you mind if I ask what that is that you ordered?" seems fine to me, as long as it's not intrusive in the circumstances.

Commentary? ("Why do you add salt?" "You know that stuff's not good for you, don't you?" "That stuff will kill you." "I don't know how you can stand to eat/drink that..." etc.) No. It is always impolite to comment on the eating and drinking habits of others. I'm confident that Miss Manners is with me on this, since I'm pretty sure I learned it from her.

Jan 29, 2011
backatcha in Not About Food