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Sadness

pruning, genocide, sanitize - it's all removing all evidence that something was there that is now gone. and the stepford posters like it.

34 minutes ago
Bellachefa in Site Talk

Sadness

and when people overcook pasta

37 minutes ago
Bellachefa in Site Talk

Sadness

I guess you're neutral with preconceived expectations.

39 minutes ago
Bellachefa in Site Talk

Sadness

So you wanted this thread sanitized?

about 1 hour ago
Bellachefa in Site Talk

Sadness

Sadness is the dozens of posts on this thread that were vaporized and sucked into the vortex leaving no evidence that they ever existed.

about 1 hour ago
Bellachefa in Site Talk

Dining on Maui and Lanai

Mr Larry has given me another reason to not return. He recently bought the Hotel Lanai, which sounded like a good idea. However implemented recently is a new policy that Hotel Lanai guests can no longer use the Koele to Manele shuttle. Makes no sense to me. Wouldn't you want those guests to come and dine and spend money at the two resorts? I'm feeling less and less optimistic that Mr Larry has the islands best interest. I think many people are not returning due to this seperation of the classes of their guests. He bought the island dirt cheap in a fire sale. The island relies on tourism now. I'm also not impressed with his leadership in Island Air.

Why is this relevant? Because taking the shuttle down for a meal is no longer a viable option, even though all three lodging options are owned by Mr Larry

about 1 hour ago
Bellachefa in Hawaii

Row 34 Sadly Disappoints on Return Visit

Not understanding the whole Lineage/Restaurant Week/Clam thing.

A bad fry job is a bad fry job. RW should not be a factor in this. And how can a fish and chips be 'worse than what I get at a local pub"? Do you often go to local pubs for crappy fish and chips? And why?

about 2 hours ago
Bellachefa in Greater Boston Area

Sadness

What would this poster who left on their own want? If they wanted a dialogue they would have stayed and participated in that dialogue. They chose to leave. Get over it.

about 15 hours ago
Bellachefa in Site Talk

Why oh why did you not use my host(ess) gift at your dinner party?

perhaps you could take a couple of napkins and make origami cranes and give them to her as a thankyou. take what you like about your friend, and leave the rest

about 15 hours ago
Bellachefa in Not About Food
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N.Y.C. visit

Bkeats - self appointed spokesperson for all NYers. I must have missed the election.

" None of the NYers here is interested in looking at a list of 50 different places and jotting down notes about them."

about 15 hours ago
Bellachefa in Manhattan

Why oh why did you not use my host(ess) gift at your dinner party?

Are there cliff notes for the Roz saga?

about 16 hours ago
Bellachefa in Not About Food
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Looking forward to our Boston visit

Have fun! Consider strolling the Commonwealth Ave Mall to Kenmore. Lots of great statuary and architecture and trees to take in, rather then congested Newbury and Boylston

about 17 hours ago
Bellachefa in Greater Boston Area

Sadness

ooooor peeerhaaaps theeey weeere siiiimply tryyyying to reeeeach ooout to youuuuu

about 18 hours ago
Bellachefa in Site Talk
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Sadness

Or perhaps, they were simply trying to kindly reach out to you

about 18 hours ago
Bellachefa in Site Talk
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1 Secret Ingredient for Better Pasta?

Richard Simmons Sweating to the Oldies Gluten Free Pasta Water

about 18 hours ago
Bellachefa in General Topics

I really like <fill in chain> and I look forward to returning

Bonchon - chicken half and half sauced drumsticks and wings

Maggianos - Rigatoni D and chopped salad

Panera Bread - Spinach/Artichoke/Cheese Souflee

Au Bon Pain - Southwest Jalapeno Cornbread

all will clog your arteries and kill you

about 18 hours ago
Bellachefa in Chains

Sadness

it was biblical

about 19 hours ago
Bellachefa in Site Talk

Top Chef Duels, 8/27, Stefan vs CJ, SPOILERS, an ever more profane and surly recap

Well you could have had the decency for a spoiler alert!!!! I only watched the smoke and butt part.

This is the funniest Top Chef recap I've ever read. I've been scolded off of other threads.

You owe me a new keyboard very early in your report......as I was sipping on grain alcohol and spit it out.

"- CJ is tall like redwood. Stefan short like Christmas tree.
- Stefan seems like a huge asshole when he's onscreen, but slowly over time becomes more likable. CJ seems likable at first and slowly becomes more of an asshole."

Well done!!!

1 Secret Ingredient for Better Pasta?

I just sautéed some broccoli rabe sausage, pulled it from the pan, added garlic and red pepper flakes, cooked fresh rabe in pasta water tossed it and the sausage back in the pan. Now I have a nicely tinted and flavored broccoli rabe pasta water, once I cook the orecchiette I'll have some great artisanal green pasta water ready to bottle.

about 20 hours ago
Bellachefa in General Topics

Sadness

about 20 hours ago
Bellachefa in Site Talk

N.Y.C. visit

I'd scratch #1 off your list. Never been a fan of Angelo's. But clearly they are still in business, so some people like it.

City Island is a bit of a trek. Every couple of years we take my Mom for lunch, but we go to Seashore Restaurant. We like the old school continental vibe and the view. This is where I discovered the joy of a properly executed Shrimp Parm. I usually order an app and share the main with my husband. They have this retro bread, pickled veggie board, soup, salad, pedestrian dessert. It's a great time machine meal. We haven't made it to Arties, but I have noticed they have that Shrimp Parm too. A guilty pleasure I have never seen anywhere but City Island.

about 21 hours ago
Bellachefa in Manhattan

Chowhound now allowing advertising posts?

And why is the Michelin man allowed to troll the boards, but we can't question their motives?

1 day ago
Bellachefa in Site Talk

1 Secret Ingredient for Better Pasta?

with hand harvested organic pink himalayan salt

1 day ago
Bellachefa in General Topics

Market Basket

I really don't shop there often, but look forward to doing a short road trip and shopping there soon. We'll be visiting the Brockton branch.

Abe & Louie's or Grill 23

Grill 23

A&L is passed it's prime imho

or for a different experience, you might consider the back room Bogey's Place, an intimate speakeasy room.

User profile: would you like to see more/different questions and/or mandatory info?

is there a special brand of file you like to use in your prison cake?

Looking forward to our visit to Boston

There's a concert at Fenway on saturday night. You might catch a table or seats at the bar during the show, as things often clear out showtime on game days and concerts.

I do love the mussels at Eastern Standard if you land there.

Have fun!

Sadness

Might I suggest a sumo wrestling body suit.

1 day ago
Bellachefa in Site Talk

Sadness

Better to exit stage right then to be pulled off stage left by cane or hook. No?

1 day ago
Bellachefa in Site Talk

Sadness

what happened to the poster you mention?

1 day ago
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