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provocative post re food world

nope and nope

Jan 12, 2013
lifeasbinge in Food Media & News

Eventide Oyster Bar/Portland, Maine

I had a fabulous meal at Eventide. I had oysters and a glass of crisp white wine. The kimchi ice for oysters is genius.

Jan 12, 2013
lifeasbinge in Northern New England

Portland Area Restaurants of Days Gone By....

me too!

Jan 12, 2013
lifeasbinge in Northern New England

"Polynesian" style Chinese restaurants

Yeah, the Polynesian style used to be pretty widespread in Maine, and I loved it. Flaming Ambrosia!!! Thanks for posting!

Jan 12, 2013
lifeasbinge in Northern New England

guests not offering to do dishes, is it rude?

no, it is not rude for guests to not offer to do dishes - it's nice if they offer, but I'd always refuse.

Dec 05, 2012
lifeasbinge in Not About Food

Please explain a preference for a not-too-sweet dessert

thank you

Oct 21, 2012
lifeasbinge in Not About Food

absinthe type liquor for sazerac

an excellent argument for trying the cocktail before purchasing a large and expensive bottle of booze.

Oct 19, 2012
lifeasbinge in Spirits

Old Fashioned: Muddled Fruit or Garnish?

muddled, definitely, and it most certainly IS an Old-Fashioned.

Oct 19, 2012
lifeasbinge in Spirits

Keeping kitchen utensils clean

me too

Oct 19, 2012
lifeasbinge in Not About Food

Is it Fair for Chefs to Cook Other Cultures’ Foods?

Yup, I'd missed your earlier post saying exactly that.

Oct 10, 2012
lifeasbinge in Food Media & News

"But You'll Like Our..."

I'd begin with "no thank you" - if pursued further, I'd resort to Seussisms "I will not like it with some Spam, I will not like it with grape jam..." until they give up

Oct 10, 2012
lifeasbinge in General Topics

Nectresse - new sweetener

what's a "monk fruit"?

Oct 10, 2012
lifeasbinge in General Topics

Pork shortage? Say it ain't so.

simplest answer in the world - buy locally produced pork, or buy what's good and in decent supply locally

Oct 10, 2012
lifeasbinge in Food Media & News

Best Chefs in Canada

very much agree about the Montreal chefs

Oct 10, 2012
lifeasbinge in Food Media & News

Is it Fair for Chefs to Cook Other Cultures’ Foods?

I'm somewhat astounded that the OP would throw out such a topic, ostensibly for discussion, and then vanish from the thread without even bothering to express an opinion. Hello?

Oct 10, 2012
lifeasbinge in Food Media & News

Macleans

absolutely disgraceful to not include Joe Beef and APdC

Oct 01, 2012
lifeasbinge in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Lobster pound dinner on/near MDI, early fall weekend?

If you find Thruston's "meh" I'm afraid that I can't help you. Curious what brought you to that conclusion. I like Down East, but am reluctant to recommend as I'm unclear about yout expectations.

Sep 30, 2012
lifeasbinge in Northern New England

GREAT dinner Freeport ME

Jameson is the first and only restaurant where I was ever served MOLDY rolls in a bread basket. This was easily twenty years ago and it still makes me queasy to consider.

Sep 30, 2012
lifeasbinge in Northern New England

Farmington, ME nice selection for small downtown

I do indeed hear good reports, and I need to check it out. Thanks for your mention!

Sep 30, 2012
lifeasbinge in Northern New England

Tipping a bartender on an absolute, bare minimum, to the drop pour.

where exactly is it "common" to expect something for nothing?

Sep 21, 2012
lifeasbinge in Not About Food

Tipping a bartender on an absolute, bare minimum, to the drop pour.

gee, I wonder why?

Sep 21, 2012
lifeasbinge in Not About Food

Tipping a bartender on an absolute, bare minimum, to the drop pour.

precisely, and if someone doesn't know that a half-decent wine needs a little room to grow, well...

Sep 21, 2012
lifeasbinge in Not About Food

Tipping a bartender on an absolute, bare minimum, to the drop pour.

"Rosés are lifeless and plain" seriously? white zinfandel has been passe for quite some time.

"I watched her eyeball the pour to maybe, maybe 4 and a half oz" um, really? 4-5 oz is a typical, expected and reasonable glass of wine. I would absolutely expect to pay $9 for a decent 4-5 oz glass of wine
Am I understanding you to say that this 4-5 oz pour was a SAMPLE? or was it a glass that you purchased?

it is not "less than the bare minimum"
she is not a "terrible, terrible bartender"
you should tip adequately

"I feel like a schmuck"

Sep 21, 2012
lifeasbinge in Not About Food

Everything in Farmington, ME is horrible.

Tim Pond Camps

Sep 21, 2012
lifeasbinge in Northern New England

Everything in Farmington, ME is horrible.

nothing worthwhile in Rangeley either, I gather?

Sep 21, 2012
lifeasbinge in Northern New England

Everything in Farmington, ME is horrible.

little roadside stand - Country Delight? - just north of Strong?

Sep 21, 2012
lifeasbinge in Northern New England

Everything in Farmington, ME is horrible.

oh hell, I'll bite. One Stanley Avenue.

Sep 21, 2012
lifeasbinge in Northern New England

Two people ordering the same dish; ok?

I guess what's obvious to me at this point is that this is your husband's issue and honestly, you should order what you want.

Sep 19, 2012
lifeasbinge in Not About Food

Would you ever give unsolicited advice to a stranger at a restaurant?

No, mother tells the waiter about junior's allergy, waiter says there's shrimp in that there paella, ma'am.

Sep 12, 2012
lifeasbinge in Not About Food

Cullen Skink Anyone? Unappetizing and strange foreign food names!!

"bangers and mash" - would just sound scary and/or revolting if I didn't know it was often yummy

Sep 12, 2012
lifeasbinge in Not About Food