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Slow Cooker Steel-Cut Oatmeal

Jan 22, 2015
Alfred G in Recipes

BBQ PBC

Wasn't happy with the reviews on either so did not go. Did not want to subject out of town guests to mediocrity, which is most of the cue in PBC. Will try Smoke next time BBQ comes up. Many thanks.

BBQ PBC

I know Troy's and it is good. Looking for a sit down resto. Going with a couple from out of town. Thanks.

BBQ PBC

Still on a quest for BBQ in PBC. Going on Friday to either Tom's Place or Blue Front. Any opinions? Will try Smoke another time.

Punjab Boca

Smartie, Have you been to taste of India yet on Okeechobee in West Palm Beach?

Miami mega list: feel free to comment! (wall of text!)

WTF?

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - January 2015

$4.99 lb in Florida

Jan 09, 2015
Alfred G in Chains

Visiting hound needs Boca / Delray help

Had dinner at Nick's New Haven Abeetz last night and it was excellent. Party of 4 and all loved it. We had real food and not pizza (except for me, I had the clam pizza. Good but not as good as Frank Pepe's).

really good Chinese food West Palm Beach and north

Grand Lake on Okeechobee in WPB. Really good stuff.

Duck King in Boca Raton

Well, I finally had the opportunity to go to Duck King. I had a 5 o'clock reservation for Jewish Christmas dinner. When we arrived, we were the only ones there. However, that changed very quickly and within a short period of time the restaurant was jammed. Although I had a reservation my name was not on the list when I arrived. However, this did not present a problem. I had a reservation for Peking duck and we ordered additionally wonton soup and hot and sour soup. The wonton soup was acceptable with very good broth but no greens or pork in it. The hot and sour soup was exceptional. The Peking duck arrived and it was presented beautifully. A half duck on either side of the tray and sliced. I was really looking forward to digging in. It came with the requisite hoisin sauce, sliced scallions, cucumbers and pancakes. Unfortunately, the skin was flaccid and rubbery. The duck itself had very little flavor. I mentioned this to the server and she said that she would tell the chef with no attempt at any correction. This was very disappointing for a restaurant that claims Peking duck as a specialty. You would think that it would be made to perfection. Regrettably, this was not. I will probably try them again because I thought the menu looked interesting. For sure, I will not order the Peking duck.

Chinese on Xmas day

Check out Rainbow Palace on Oakland. A little pricey but very good.

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - December 2014 [OLD]

It's still available in South Florida.

Dec 16, 2014
Alfred G in Chains

Costco Food Finds - 4th Quarter 2014

No truffle oil is worth buying.

Nov 30, 2014
Alfred G in Chains
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I don't like Tilapia. Do you?

Farm-raised tilapia is a popular source for fish, not only because it is widely available in the US, but it is also very inexpensive. Almost all tilapia served in the U.S. is from China and the orient. Before you stock up on Tilapia, you may want to know about its correlation to inflammation. Recent studies have concluded that eating Tilapia may worsen inflammation that can lead to heart disease, arthritis, asthma and a world of other serious health problems. People who resort to eating more fish as a way to get their dose of omega-3-fatty-acids and lessen their risk of heart attacks may want to hold off on the tilapia. In fact, scientists have found that the inflammatory potential of tilapia is far greater than that of a hamburger or pork bacon!

Tilapia is also the lowest bottom feeder. Fish farmers rely upon tilapia to keep the fish tanks clean; the tilapia are added to tanks of farm raised fish to eat the droppings of other fish in the tank. Tilapia can also tolerate grossly over crowded conditions. Fish farmers in China (where 90% of U.S. consumed tilapia come from) will often harvest the primary stock and add thousands of tilapia afterwards to Clean the tank and maximize the farm's yield.

Fish farmers want all male tilapia because they grow larger and are less aggressive. Production of all male tilapia can be accomplished by artificial sex reversal. To artificially create sex reversal, the physical sex direction of the fish is manipulated by the feeding of methyltestosterone prior to and during the early sexless stage of the baby fish, called fingerlings. This technique was first developed in Japan in the 1950s for sex reversal of aquarium fish and species of carp. It was demonstrated as commercially feasible in the 1970s. Fish raised in this manner grow bigger quicker because they do not need to expend energy in developing reproductive organs and require less feed. If properly applied, the sex reversal treatment can be 98 to 100% effective.

Treatment with methyltestosterone is now the chosen method of producing tilapia in fish farms worldwide. Virtually all tilapia sold in traditional American supermarkets and grocery stores is tilapia fed with methyltestosterone.

17 alpha-methyltestosterone is highly toxic to the human liver and linked to cancer.

Nov 25, 2014
Alfred G in General Topics

SoFla Thanksgiving and Fruit Pies

Can't top Costco for a great apple pie.

Looking for a Nice Dinner Spot in the Fort Lauderdale Beach Area

I have dined at 3030 Ocean and it is excellent. Highly recommended.

Naples Waterfront

You might want to post this on the Florida Board which covers Naples.

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - October 2014 [old]

I had the same problem. They were supposed to be U15 which is a nice sized shrimp (under 15 to a pound). I noticed that the size varied from very large to medium. I counted the shrimp and was surprised to discover that there were 20 shrimp in a one pound bag that should have held no more than 15. Your picture is very accurate. Will not buy again and I might mention it the next time I am in TJ's.

Nov 02, 2014
Alfred G in Chains

Lamb Shanks in the Slow Cooker?

Just came across your excellent recipe. One question . . . what size can of diced tomatoes?

Oct 23, 2014
Alfred G in Home Cooking

Blue Willie's BBQ

LIL - Many thanks for your opinion. Since I live in Boynton Beach I think I will stick with Zinger's. I agree about the total package.

Blue Willie's BBQ

Many thanks.

Blue Willie's BBQ

I would love to know how it compares to Zingers. Does anyone know?

Attention all Trader Joe Shoppers!

Great list . . . thanks for the insight.

Sep 03, 2014
Alfred G in Chains

Attention all Trader Joe Shoppers!

That's funny, I found the choco raspberry jelly bars to be completely tasteless. To each his own, I guess.

Sep 03, 2014
Alfred G in Chains

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - July 2014 [OLD]

I spent 35 years in the restaurant industry in very high positions. Our chefs would always encourage patrons to return food if it wasn't to their liking. Much better to solve the problem at the restaurant than to have it appear on Yelp after the fact when you cannot correct what was perceived to be wrong. ALWAYS SEND FOOD BACK IF YOU ARE NOT SATISFIED!

Jul 29, 2014
Alfred G in Chains
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FLL to West Palm

Bay Bay's on Okeechobee. The best fried chicken you will ever eat.

Kapow! Noodle Bar in Boca's Mizner Park

Check out China Dumpling in Boynton. http://chinadumplings.com/

Desperately Seeking Indian Food In PBC

There's a relatively new place at 1516 North Dixie Hwy in Lake Worth that deserves a mention. Check out www.flavorofindiafl.com Great menu.

Also check out http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9720...

Blue Willie's BBQ

No question about it, they handled it improperly. I say this having recently retired from a very senior position in the hospitality industry. My restos had a simple rule . . . if the customer had a strange, off the menu request, and we had it in stock, we served it. And this is for a lot more complicated operation than Blue Willie's.

Where on US 1 is your place?

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - June 2014 [OLD]

Nay to the choco covered raspberry gells. Absolutely no raspberry flavor.

Jun 17, 2014
Alfred G in Chains