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Peanut puffs at Aldi's!

If you're playing poker and eating Cheetos, how do you keep the cards from turning orange?

Oct 18, 2014
Tripeler in Chains

Cholesterol in restaurant ramen?

Keep in mind that there is really no such thing as "tonkatsu ramen".
People who make this mistake are thinking of "tonKOTSU ramen," which is ramen made with soup from pork bones (ton = pork, kotsu = bones).

Tonkatsu is a fried pork cutlet (katsu = cutlet)

Oct 17, 2014
Tripeler in General Topics

ABV on Bottles? Your thoughts.

An Obvious Right is a great way to put it. I say put the ABV on the label, and if I don't want to know it, I will avoid looking.

Oct 17, 2014
Tripeler in Beer

Search for Everyday-Drinking Pale Ales

TS -- Great job again, the selection is excellent and your descriptions are simple and to-the-point.

Oct 17, 2014
Tripeler in Beer

Grassroots petition for menu item

The concept fries my brain.

Oct 15, 2014
Tripeler in Chains
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Seasonal Eats: Matsutake Mushrooms

Great photo, Portos. Lovely composition. Good view of the goodies.

Oct 15, 2014
Tripeler in Los Angeles Area

Beer Theme Ideas

That was my first reaction, and a very good idea.
Be sure to look into Christmas Beers from Belgium. Quite a few are exceptional.

Oct 12, 2014
Tripeler in Beer

Jimmy John's

As an aside and not anything to do with the food, I find the name "Jimmy John's" too deliberate. Typical two-name pattern, two-syllable name followed by one-syllable name. If the place served pastrami it would be either "Manny Joe's" or "Bernie Sol's". Sort of the Disneylandization of food culture, if you will.

Oct 11, 2014
Tripeler in Chains

black burgers and other limited-edition and novelty items at fast-food establishments

Unfortunately, not. Have no interest in eating fast food gimmicks, but they are fun to report on.

Oct 10, 2014
Tripeler in Japan

black burgers and other limited-edition and novelty items at fast-food establishments

McDonalds Japan just pub this "ikasumi" (squid ink) burger on its website.
The bun is coloured with squid ink. Looks like a ghost in a weird way.

Oct 10, 2014
Tripeler in Japan

Bludso's For White People™- first visit.

No way! I have seen over twice as many in a two-line post.

But Kevin, we love it!

Oct 10, 2014
Tripeler in Los Angeles Area

Snow food??

Chili is always loved by hungry men. I make chili with tough stew beef, hand-carved into cubes about 1/2 inches square, sautéed in the beef fat rendered from the meat scraps, then add diced onion, cumin powder, chipotle powder and ancho chill powder, followed by chopped tomatoes from the can. finally, I add pure chili powder and a good stout for liquid. Then simmer slowly for two hours. After it cools, refrigerate for two days. By then, the beef is tender and the seasoning has permeated the beef. For garnishes, have bowls of cooked pinto beans, diced onions, and grated sharp cheddar. My recommendation for an after snow-work meal.

Oct 10, 2014
Tripeler in General Topics

beer stores how to find good beer...

I find the OP particularly baffling.

Oct 08, 2014
Tripeler in Beer
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Best brand of Natto

They are all pretty much the same. Pick the brand that moves in the highest quantity. Or try several and pick the one you think tastes best.

Oct 08, 2014
Tripeler in General Topics

Japanese blue beer rolled out worldwide

I believe that brewery has also made a lager using scallops. In any case, I have had several of their brews and the, well, give me the blues. Expensive, and not at all worth it.

Oct 07, 2014
Tripeler in Beer

Santa Monica Vegan Oktoberfest

I wonder if most vegans consider yeast to be part of the animal kingdom...

Tacos al pastor at Street Taco (Upper Haight, San Francisco)

In any case, let's just hope that the owner of Chilango is not billed as Mexico City street food.

The first sentence of your post was a little scary.

black burgers and other limited-edition and novelty items at fast-food establishments

I a McDonalds in Tokyo I saw a poster for a black hamburger having a bun coloured black with squid ink. Sorry, I don't have any details, and can find no mention of it on McD's Japan website.

These seem to be popular and a way to keep McD's in the "black" in the Japanese market.

Oct 05, 2014
Tripeler in Japan

beer stores how to find good beer...

The video is based on a pre-engineered agenda, with little regard for facts. He flunks beer geography in a really massive way.

Oct 04, 2014
Tripeler in Beer
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Who's familiar with 'old' San Diego restaurants?

A: Practice, boy, practice.

Oct 03, 2014
Tripeler in San Diego

Chuan's Chinese Restaurant (Temple City)

Thanks, it was hard to see.

Oct 02, 2014
Tripeler in Los Angeles Area

Do hops smell like hops before they're in beer?

Dr.C,
Thanks for the response. Among homebrewers there is a huge range of meanings for the same word, while also a huge range of terms for the same meaning. I have trouble keeping it all straight.
Still, thanks to craft brewing/home brewing, a lot of interesting approaches are being taken. What I miss are the little vials of pure hop oil which you can carry around and add a few drops of "aroma" to ordinary beers.

Oct 02, 2014
Tripeler in Beer

Good vs. Bad Pizza: Is there such a huge difference?

On this topic, I am reminded of a famous quote by Woody Allen.

"Pizza is a lot like sex. When it's good, it's really good.
When it's bad, it's still pretty good."

Oct 02, 2014
Tripeler in General Topics

Who's familiar with 'old' San Diego restaurants?

Q: How do I get to Carnegie Hall?

Oct 02, 2014
Tripeler in San Diego
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Do hops smell like hops before they're in beer?

Oct 02, 2014
Tripeler in Beer

Do you like Nelson Sauvignon hops?

Dr. Chow,
It is a like a cross between Citra and Kent Goldings, maybe a bit like Centennial. But not at all like the Pine and Grapefruit of hops popular these days.

Oct 01, 2014
Tripeler in Beer

Signs of a NOT Authentic Chinese Restaurant

Saw this and it reminded me of this thread

Gusto

If you are curious, there is a very cheap restaurant chain in Japan named Gusto, and it is like a super-bargain Denny's. Locations practically everywhere.

Oct 01, 2014
Tripeler in Los Angeles Area

Authentic Sichuanese in Tokyo?

Not really in this century, I would expect.

Oct 01, 2014
Tripeler in Japan

Ramen Yokocho in Bay Area! (San Jose)

Why does this poster remind me so much of those for Pro Wrestling events?