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Seeking recommendations Staunton, Charlottesville, Harrisonburg VA

This needs to be on the Mid Atlantic board, not the DC board.

1 day ago
Janet from Richmond in Mid-Atlantic

richmond vs charlottesville, va

What part of town? That is a big variable. Any type of ethnic cuisine?

Jul 20, 2014
Janet from Richmond in Mid-Atlantic

richmond vs charlottesville, va

Actually Richmond has quite the reputation as a food centric city for its size.

What time of day and what route will you be taking and what are you interested in? How many people and what ages will be with you?

Jul 20, 2014
Janet from Richmond in Mid-Atlantic

food tv show called the kitchen?

I agree they are trying too hard to be like The Chew. Chew got off to a rough start (they were strangers aside from Batali and Symon) but it clear now they are friends off the set as well and have developed a good chemistry between themselves and with the audience.

I watch The Kitchen on occasion because it's an opportunity to see Geoffrey Zacharian at work.

Jul 17, 2014
Janet from Richmond in Food Media & News

What's your favorite way to cook?

Braising. Clean as I go. All day with no distractions.

Jul 14, 2014
Janet from Richmond in Not About Food

Hair found in the food...

People slay me and not in a good way.

I have long, curly hair and no matter how careful I am (especially when cooking for others, I wear my hair up in a pony tail) it seems on occasion I will find my own hair in my own food.

It happens...doesn't mean someone is negligent.

Also, chances are no one will die or get sick from hair.

The restaurant accepted responsibility and acted fairly.

Jul 14, 2014
Janet from Richmond in Not About Food
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Headed to Richmond Help

Special occasion....Lemaire at the Jefferson Hotel.

Casual...Comfort on Broad Street, Black Sheep, Edo's Squid or Millie's.

Outdoor dining is not common in the RVA area.

Jul 13, 2014
Janet from Richmond in Mid-Atlantic

Rotel Velveeta Dip

No draining of the tomatoes.

I love it and have since I was a little girl.

I love the classic (just Velveeta and Rotel) but also like it mixed with browned ground beef. When all bets are off, I brown a pound of spicy breakfast sausage (Bob Evans or Jimmy Dean) and add to it.

Jun 30, 2014
Janet from Richmond in Home Cooking
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"Proper Pie Co." Richmond Va

I love Proper Pie. Unfortunately I am not able to get there as often as I would like.

Jun 30, 2014
Janet from Richmond in Mid-Atlantic

Wedding Dinner for 20

Azzurro is the first place that came to mind for me. Ask for Wes and he will take care of you.

Jun 29, 2014
Janet from Richmond in Mid-Atlantic

How goes Mrs. Rowe's?

I have only been for breakfast and it is unchanged, IMO. We also always have to bring home a pie.

Jun 25, 2014
Janet from Richmond in Mid-Atlantic

Riverstead Inn Opens This Weekend! [Chilhowie, VA]

Thanks......Town House was fabulous!

Jun 24, 2014
Janet from Richmond in Mid-Atlantic

Riverstead Inn Opens This Weekend! [Chilhowie, VA]

Where is this?

Jun 23, 2014
Janet from Richmond in Mid-Atlantic
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Whichwich?

Thanks josephnl for this thread. We are getting one close to home and am curious as well.

Jun 09, 2014
Janet from Richmond in Chains

Is alcohol almost always a part of your meals/get togethers?

We always have alcohol at gatherings. Nothing dry about us...lol. Our bar is stocked better than a lot of restaurants.

Jun 05, 2014
Janet from Richmond in Not About Food
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The Next Great Food Network Star - 2014

Yep....really weird.

Jun 05, 2014
Janet from Richmond in Food Media & News
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The Next Great Food Network Star - 2014

When she was leaving the podium at the red carpet event and made that very strange face and did the weird things with the hands, my reaction was "Please let her be the first to go."

Jun 05, 2014
Janet from Richmond in Food Media & News
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What reasonably healthy options have you found in the fast food chain world?

Chick-fil-a grilled chicken sandwich or wrap. Side of fruit.

Jun 03, 2014
Janet from Richmond in Chains

The Next Great Food Network Star - 2014

I watched it and think it could be an interesting season. I like the butcher girl (at this point I am sketchy with names) and am sooooooo glad that obnoxious Donna woman is gone.

I watched Star Salvation on line as well and it's not bad.

Jun 03, 2014
Janet from Richmond in Food Media & News

Review - The 39th Annual Greek Festival - Richmond Va.

Stella's, Greek 4U, Greek Cuisine.

Jun 02, 2014
Janet from Richmond in Mid-Atlantic

Review - The 39th Annual Greek Festival - Richmond Va.

I haven't been to the Greek festival in many years and it is no longer about the food, IMO. For the food, I'd rather go to one of RVA's Greek restaurants and have a meal that has not been in the freezer for months and get to sit and enjoy it rather than battling, parking, crowds, etc.

Jun 01, 2014
Janet from Richmond in Mid-Atlantic

Sad to report the passing of Veggo

I am so very sorry for your loss. Your brother was a wonderful contributor here.

May 29, 2014
Janet from Richmond in Site Talk
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So annoyed with dinner guest

No, it is not...bahaha. This one is a pain, but neither a cheapskate nor a lush :-)

May 27, 2014
Janet from Richmond in Not About Food
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So annoyed with dinner guest

Because I have known her since we were both 5 years old (45 years).

May 26, 2014
Janet from Richmond in Not About Food

So annoyed with dinner guest

Trying to change him will be a waste of energy. He is married to your BFF, which makes the situation tricky. I'd make the quesadilla and vent to us.

I go to dinner with a bunch of girlfriends every month or so and there is one woman who always complains about the food, the service, something and if she doesn't choose the place, it's even worse. We ignore her and vent to each other about her.

May 25, 2014
Janet from Richmond in Not About Food

Who should pay for the dinner in this scenario

I am not getting that is was the friend who suggested dinner. It as easily could have been the wife. Either way, I'm not getting the perceived obligation that the friend should have paid the wife's way.

May 23, 2014
Janet from Richmond in Not About Food

Who should pay for the dinner in this scenario

It sounds like you don't like these people (not a criticism, an observation) and that may be the source of your frustration.

It also sounds like you don't know exactly how it went down between your wife and her friend (again, observation).

May 23, 2014
Janet from Richmond in Not About Food

Who should pay for the dinner in this scenario

Not sure what your own plans for a nice dinner later that week has to do with this dinner. I guess you are upset you are paying for TWO birthday dinners for your wife?

May 23, 2014
Janet from Richmond in Not About Food
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Eating Cupcakes

Since most cupcakes have thick frosting these days, I take a bite of frosting from the top, then peel off the liner and eat the cupcake and remaining frosting in the traditional way.

May 22, 2014
Janet from Richmond in General Topics

Pre-teen birthday dinner in Richmond?

The El Paso on Cox Road does a good job with groups and is inexpensive.

May 22, 2014
Janet from Richmond in Mid-Atlantic