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Need recs: GREAT bbq cocktails to serve in bulk?

Cucumber infused lemonade (don't make it sweet) with gin, poured over lots of ice in mason jars, ah refreshing. Toss in a sprig of mint or maybe tarragon to froufrou it out if you must

Jul 23, 2013
Gatogrande in Spirits
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Why do you stop going to restaurants? Let's start with UMAMI Burger... [Moved from Los Angeles board]

Hmmm...I kinda like when the bartender gives away drinks, and the when the waitress touches me

Oct 31, 2011
Gatogrande in Not About Food

Best corn farmers & corn chefs in New England?

Using chow for your story prep, huh? Always a good ear to be found at Zentec in Cheshire, CT and Gotta Farms in Portland, CT. As for the cooking, a minute or 2 in boiling water, simply grilled or raw, no more than a couple hours off the stalk. Seems very wrong, contradictory and anti New England to wolfgangpuckicize something like corn on the cob

Channeling Anna Nicole on the Food Network

It can't be a mistake this lady has cultivated the anna nichole look. At least she appears to enjoy her products. And isn't anna nichole the poor mans anna nichole?!!

Apr 20, 2011
Gatogrande in Food Media & News

those crazy upside down containers

Gadget, fad, nonsense. If anyone else is inclined, they can be made without buying the kit

Apr 13, 2011
Gatogrande in Gardening

Kitchen Boss utensils

The boss uses a garlic press? Really? How sad...maybe it's purely for product placement purposes

Apr 13, 2011
Gatogrande in Cookware

Licking the Knife..

better things in this world to lick than knives

Mar 08, 2011
Gatogrande in Not About Food

My KomodoKamado needs a buddy...

I'm a huge admirer of the kk. Why not a simple webber kettle to sear off items? Viking grills are of dubious quality, and the bluestar just screams "look at me." I'd spend the saved cashola on a few summertime bashes, and maybe a new Kia!

Feb 18, 2011
Gatogrande in Cookware

Caja China vs. Caja Asadora???

Wow, read about these contraptions years ago...never knew people really found them useful

Feb 15, 2011
Gatogrande in Cookware

Pasta Cosi

I used to go often....then it moved, had an experience similar to yours, and haven't been back. Lots of competition for my food $$$ in that area

Would you have eaten it?

Monte crisco? Is that the resto's name for monte cristo? If the rings weren't cold, I would have eaten'em, but I'm not too picky. Lord knows what the kitchen would have done, given what they already may have tried to pull....so did you send it back?

Jan 05, 2011
Gatogrande in Not About Food

Near Wesleyan

In Middletown, Tuscany Grille and Luce are very nice, and not overly spendy. Up the road a bit in Glastonbury, J Gilbert makes a hell of steak, and across the streetish is a contemporary Italian place, Max Amore. Maybe ask what the lady what she prefers in the area

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Max Amore
140 Glastonbury Blvd Ste 2, Glastonbury, CT 06033

Dropped (and now dented) cusinart food processor blade - safe to use?

That sucker is rotating pretty damn fast inside that machine. Any lost mass on one side is going to cause an imbalance. Like hill said, give a dry run with old bread or something. Depending on the motor and bearing it may work fine. If it were me, I'd spring for a new blade

Dec 16, 2010
Gatogrande in Cookware

Appetizer for drunk people on a boat....with a christmas theme.

I think I should be onboard as a consultant! How about stuffed breads wrapped first in plastic, then foil....reheated on the manifold. Roast beef or turkey, lettuce, tomato, horseradish mayo wrapped up in flour tortilla or lavash, then cut into slices for a nice pinwheel effect. Cold, grilled chicken wings. Premade crostini topped with tapenade, or a niced pesto spread

Dec 16, 2010
Gatogrande in Home Cooking

Modern Apizza-- is the rest of the food any good?

Ah, Modern, quality pie without the attitude and touristy nonsense of wooster st. They have other food?!! Seriously, I've had their grinders and antipasto, and both are good. Can't comment on the pasta, as I've never had it. Don't care for clams on my abeets, but I hear pepes does a better one

The Perfect Bar...

Okay, maybe I have cliques mixed up. I was thinking trendy urbanites who glom onto the latest thing, the latest places to see and be seen, and then onto the next "look at me", driveby, affectation of the day. The kind of jerk who'd be escorted out of passa's bar immediately

Nov 05, 2010
Gatogrande in General Topics

The Perfect Bar...

Ooorah! And Barack keeps an eye on my F250 while I'm inside

Nov 04, 2010
Gatogrande in General Topics

The Perfect Bar...

Hmmmm.....I'll be pulling my barstool closer to yours

Nov 03, 2010
Gatogrande in General Topics

The Perfect Bar...

In mine, the bar is non-smoking, bartenders are female, with open collared shirts. Nix the hipster cask conditioned stuff for at least one domestic beer, and never a prepackaged mix for margaritas. The dispensers must pour real Ginger ale, sprite, and coke, not the soda company's overly sweetened approximations. Oh, and cell signals are blocked

Nov 01, 2010
Gatogrande in General Topics

New bumpy cast iron pan

Yes! Sand that rascal, but you're going to need at least 60 grit and a sander. You will remove any factory seasoning, but once smooth, you can always season it yourself...and season it immediately after sanding

Nov 01, 2010
Gatogrande in Cookware

When to "winterize" my baby fig tree?

Now! Don't let these mild days fool you. Pot and all in the ground, make a teepee out of plastic, fill it with leaves, and uncover In the spring. Did it this way with my grandfather for 15 years, zone 5 in CT.

Oct 28, 2010
Gatogrande in Gardening

Guy Fieri's Shirts

Just saw that episode too...I think it was just the pattern of the shirt

Oct 22, 2010
Gatogrande in Food Media & News

What hounds should know- International Edition

If you can't drink the country's water, stay away from the ice!

Oct 12, 2010
Gatogrande in General Topics

Grated cheese

Bleah! Then again, I like coolwhip

Oct 12, 2010
Gatogrande in General Topics

Have you ever had a "Mc10:35" at McDonald's?

The mcgangbang sounds outrageous, but some sites have it listed as just the chicken patty between the burgers...doesn't sound bad. There's also the mcwhitey (a bit racist, true) I learned about on 'eat me daily' - fish and chicken together

Oct 12, 2010
Gatogrande in Chains

A Chowhound trying to cook in a "Bachelor's Kitchen"

Wasn't that a line in movie, something to the effect that there are those who know how to fix things, and those who know who to call. A little survival of the fittest, kinda too. Getrdone

Sep 20, 2010
Gatogrande in Not About Food

avoiding blight for next year

remove all traces of stems, leaders, foliage, etc, or in my case, I build a little brush fire in my beds. Nice way to spend a fall afternoon, depending where you live

Sep 17, 2010
Gatogrande in Gardening

Any Booze Experts Here?

Unopened, no worries....kept somewhere out of direct light, even better. No extra "aging" however with distilled spirits

Sep 17, 2010
Gatogrande in Spirits

Can I use a wok on the side-burner of my new gas grill?

Six qt capacity...Are you really going to stir fry 6 qts of stuff?!!! I too have a ceramic cooktop and use my wok on my grill sideburner. Works great. Discolored on the outside from the flames, but it doesn't bother me. Splatter and such stays outside too

Sep 09, 2010
Gatogrande in Cookware

Jfood visits Lake Zoar Drive-In (Monroe, CT) for a burger and fries

Love the zoar drive in. Steak and eggs, hash brown on top, a once a month treat for me