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Cleanup advice / solution: Barbecue / BBQ

Learn to make soap from the fat...

9 minutes ago
Tripeler in Not About Food

Copycat Carraba's Pomodoro recipe?

Chances are the real flavour of their restaurant version is due to higher amounts of salt and fat than the posted recipe would indicate.

11 minutes ago
Tripeler in Chains

Tabelog . . . now in English!!

Still, for good and well-edited restaurant information in English, NObody beats the Tokyo Food Page at www.bento.com

Apr 14, 2015
Tripeler in Japan

Jackalope Ranch -- Palm Springs Area. Filthy Bar, Bad Service, Long Wait

Every time I see the name Jackalope Ranch I get the feeling that it just can't be REAL!

Apr 14, 2015
Tripeler in California

If You Could Only Drink One Beer Forever...

That's why I am Tripeler and not Tripler. Good observation, RB Hound!

Apr 14, 2015
Tripeler in Beer

Biscuits are not Tacos: Taco Bell's New Biscuit Taco | BiteClub Wine Country Dining

Thanks for the clarification; for some reason I assumed you wrote that (maybe it was the simple text in black). Still, sounds like an abomination anyway! (Next week, Tokyo will be getting its first Taco Bell since the 1980s. I wonder if they will serve this...)

Apr 12, 2015
Tripeler in Chains

Gendering of Food

Linguafood,
Thank you SO much for this link "women laughing alone with salad" -- right away I am send it to my 26-year-old daughter who will certainly delight in it to no end.

Apr 12, 2015
Tripeler in General Topics
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Biscuits are not Tacos: Taco Bell's New Biscuit Taco | BiteClub Wine Country Dining

Now I am confused by these two comments. Will Owen is certainly the polar opposite of what I imagine a stoner to be, and I am also certain there were no stoners in his group of fifth graders.

But, yeah, it does sort of seem like some sort of stoner food, but I think Melanie in the original post nailed it perfectly as an "abomination."

Interestingly, I once read an article about a famous chef from Mexico (whose name escapes me now) who referred to food from Taco Bell as being the "abomination of abominations."

Apr 12, 2015
Tripeler in Chains

Interesting new list of America's best food cities.

Maybe a Barbecue Ban was in effect.

Apr 12, 2015
Tripeler in San Diego

What's new with Brian Malarkey?

Horrible! I can't read "Magnifico Giornatta flavored champagne" without imagining mass suicides in the Champagne region.

Apr 12, 2015
Tripeler in San Diego

If You Could Only Drink One Beer Forever...

Quite possibly the very best answer to what this thread asks. I came back today to give my answer -- Westmalle Tripel.

Apr 12, 2015
Tripeler in Beer

Top Beer Brands Soon to List Calories

Almost ALL Japanese beers sold in Japan list calories per 100 ml on the label. Is this one reason why so few Japanese are overweight? Well, no...

Apr 12, 2015
Tripeler in Beer

When did Heineken go to 12 oz. bottle? (Bottle size, in general).

Good question, Jim. From what I know of Greek food, very little of it would match well with popular US craft beer styles. With Greek food I'll be happy to stick with Retsina and Ouzo. However, the Italians have done some great things with craft beer these days.

Apr 12, 2015
Tripeler in Beer
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What's new with Brian Malarkey?

Green Acre is kind of a hoot. Perhaps he is naming restaurants after silly 1960s TV sitcoms?

Apr 10, 2015
Tripeler in San Diego

What's new with Brian Malarkey?

Thank you. Is he still naming restaurants after the names of fabrics?

Apr 10, 2015
Tripeler in San Diego

The SGV sucks

"Stop spilling your boba drinks on my lawn..."

What's new with Brian Malarkey?

Anything new from this celeb chef in San Diego?
A few years ago he was big in the news, but these days I hear little about him and his new projects.

Apr 10, 2015
Tripeler in San Diego

When did Heineken go to 12 oz. bottle? (Bottle size, in general).

When I visited Greece in the early 90s I recall that Heineken was brewed there by a local brewery. I didn't have any, but instead concentrated on Greek wine flavoured with some kind of tree sap, and the lovely brand of Ouzo called Sans Rival, which despite the name, was Greek and not French.

Apr 10, 2015
Tripeler in Beer
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dim sum

The Dim Sum at Mama Ji's in the Castro is pretty darn good, but the selection is small. The big feature here is the top-quality beer list that is mostly Belgian Beers with a few good US Craft Beers for good measure. Highly recommended for their Szechuan dishes as well.

Restaurant closings outnumber openings

Ipse,
Chowhound wouldn't be as interesting without you here.

Apr 10, 2015
Tripeler in San Diego

When did Heineken go to 12 oz. bottle? (Bottle size, in general).

In Japan, the standard bottle size is 350 ml, but recently Kirin and now Suntory have been selling super-premium lagers in smaller bottles; the Kirin is 330 ml but the Suntory is only 305 ml. Both have very rich flavors and are about 6% alcohol.

Apr 07, 2015
Tripeler in Beer

Sacramento Dim Sum Update

There is a small Chinese market on 11th and U street (approximately) I used to go to in college in the early 1970s. In the back there is a small kitchen making dim sum for takeout. It is quite good and surprisingly cheap. In recent years I have discovered it is still there. I usually get BBQ Pork Bow (baked), Haa Gow (shrimp dumplings) and Radish Cake (lo bak goh). They also have long fried crullers (called You Tell). Worth a look for...but no dining space. Still surprisingly cheap.

Mar 25, 2015
Tripeler in California

Has anyone tried Quilmes?

I have had Quilmes in Tokyo and was far from impressed. It is imported and sold by Hanamasa, a chain of meat retailers who also have a lot of imported food. Slightly cheaper than ordinary Japanese beer, it was fairly priced, but seemed like a 2nd rate copy of a typical international lager.

Mar 20, 2015
Tripeler in Beer

Master List of Beers Owned/Destroyed by Anheuser Busch/InBev

I have heard that the wedge of lime helps keep flies from getting into the bottle.

Mar 11, 2015
Tripeler in Beer
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6 a.m. bars in L.A . What's left ?

That's fine, too. In order to get unemployment, you need to work first to pay into it. Good luck getting your next job.

Georgian wine

The Beatles were right when they sang that "Georgia is always on my-my-my-my-mind."

There was a terrific Georgian restaurant in Tokyo about five years ago, run by two men from Georgia. Great red wines. About a year or two later, the place disappeared without a trace.

Mar 07, 2015
Tripeler in Wine

6 a.m. bars in L.A . What's left ?

I don't know emglow either, but from what I have read of his posts he seems like a nice and interesting guy. Certainly someone who works for a living...

Mar 07, 2015
Tripeler in Los Angeles Area

Fermented Bean Curd

I live in Tokyo and natto is part of our regular diet. We usually have it twice a week, once with breakfast and the other time in fried rice. WSG, I am not surprised that you eat it regularly.

Mar 07, 2015
Tripeler in General Topics

Parochial Question: Condensed Milk Squeeze Bottle

The squeeze containers of sweetened condensed milk are the norm in Japan, where one of the most common uses is to squeeze over strawberries, which are often picked unripe and need the sweetness that the condensed milk provides.

Tepito in Shimokitazawa -- Good Mexican food?

I think the years you lived in San Francisco certainly count for something as far as knowledge of Mexican food. But it is the entirety of Tokyo Food Page (bento.com) that reflects best on you.

Feb 25, 2015
Tripeler in Japan