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FARMSHOP charging .30 for paper bag. Every other market in area charging 10 cents

Awesome! More places should do this. Think how many people will be less likely to forget their bags?

Honestly? When I forget my bags I don't bag them. Leave them in cart, put in the back seat, drive home. In your case you could suck it up and pay the thirty cents as "punishment" for forgetting your bags.

about 9 hours ago
foodieX2 in Los Angeles Area
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On the road

Fabulous James C.

about 9 hours ago
foodieX2 in Not About Food
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Introducing New Conversation Types

wait, whoa…you ARENT a lunatic???

<really big grin>

about 10 hours ago
foodieX2 in Site Talk
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What's for dinner #315 - Summertime... and the living is easy.

What a great day! Met a fellow 'hound and did a good faith trade for a Griswold CI pan I had been searching for all over. Got to try a bacon glazed donut and have brunch at an old haunt.

Came home to a bounty of tomatoes so another garden feast. I sautéed farm share onion and garlic in olive oil and butter. Added a ton of steamed and shredded collards and some red pepper flakes and freshly ground pepper. Turned off the heat and added sunglold tomatoes and lots of fresh basil. Served it all over angel hair with grated parm. Bonus there are leftovers for tomorrow's lunch!

about 10 hours ago
foodieX2 in Home Cooking
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What's for dinner #315 - Summertime... and the living is easy.

oh my, that looks amazing!

about 10 hours ago
foodieX2 in Home Cooking

What's for dinner #315 - Summertime... and the living is easy.

Nice LW! totally a +1 <grin>

about 10 hours ago
foodieX2 in Home Cooking

Corner Stop in Cohasset? Other South Shore ideas?

We really enjoy tapas which is why I thought it would be good choice-we are more food focused than ambiance buts its nice to have both. I had originally suggested Hola (another local favorite), but was voted down as too far so after this thread thought Brisa might fit the bill. Have not heard back but I am hoping her mom might have tried it recently, she seems to be the first and last everywhere, LOL. I can't keep up.

about 10 hours ago
foodieX2 in Greater Boston Area

Corner Stop in Cohasset? Other South Shore ideas?

I had no idea Brisa had been open for years!!! First time I heard of it was last summer. I live 10 minutes away and since I know no one who has eaten there I just ASSumed it was a new venture. Thanks for the info as I just texted my friend about it as a possible option but it doesn't bode well that it has been open that long and I haven't heard word one about it.

Totally agree about the Salt House prices. Its pretty much in line with the Red Parrot and Barefoot Bobs which are other post Sandy Beach cocktail places but the Salt House is so much easier to get into and its on our way home to boot.

Thanks for the update!

about 14 hours ago
foodieX2 in Greater Boston Area

Horrible iPhone presentation

I was just going to post that the fonts keep changing, even within the same thread

about 14 hours ago
foodieX2 in Site Talk

Introducing New Conversation Types

MelanieWong also asked Pat to start a spin off thread focused on the Q&A format and to recap his updates on this one so there would be one place for folks to see updates and call outs as this thread was way too big and his updates were lost. Unless MW heard privately there is no indication that will happen.

about 14 hours ago
foodieX2 in Site Talk

Corner Stop in Cohasset? Other South Shore ideas?

I interested to hear you had some good meals there. It resoundingly gets bad reviews from the locals for dining. It gets markedly better reviews for private parties-wakes, baby/bridal showers, engagement parties etc. We haven't eaten dinner there in years. The last private party we went to (wake) I would say the passed apps were quite good and the bartender was outstanding.

The view is fine if you enjoying looking at the Roy's, better if you are seated facing off to the right.

We do enjoy a quick cocktail at the Olde Salt House next door after work or the beach.

I haven't tried their newest venture, Brisa ,which is open only when they don't have a wedding or other private event at the hotel. Assuming all the food comes from the same kitchen so don't have high hopes. I completely forgot about it until now and know no one who has tried it.

about 15 hours ago
foodieX2 in Greater Boston Area

Corner Stop in Cohasset? Other South Shore ideas?

Gretchen-just saw on Hingham Foodies FB page that the Corner Stop was the featured Chef at the Holly Hill "farm to table" dinner last night. Probably best you skipped yesterday as it would have been the C-team in the kitchen.

She also noted that the Quarry started offering Sunday Brunch today with a bloody mary cart and housemade bacon.

https://www.facebook.com/HinghamFoodie

Lastly- my BFF's inlaws moved to Linden Ponds just about 2 years ago and I know both she and them have been very happy with the place. About once a month they join them for dinner and said the food is better than expected too!

about 15 hours ago
foodieX2 in Greater Boston Area

Introducing New Conversation Types

So now I am getting spanked by the Mods for trying to keep the Q&A format clean and used as intended as outlined above.

Instead of removing posts that are discussion based, questions that are open ended or answers that fly in the face of the OPs question my suggestions to move their post to a discussion format while directing them to this post to read the descriptions have been removed.

I have even tried flagging posts thinking the mods might move them to the correct format. Nope they remain with posts in random order, little to no votes and off topic discussions.

So what's a hound to do? Stupid me took them at face value regarding the purpose for the new format in their explanations. It has nothing to with streamlining etc. it's obviously for generating the most amount of unique visators to the site. Guidelines be damned.

about 17 hours ago
foodieX2 in Site Talk
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What's for dinner #315 - Summertime... and the living is easy.

Everything sounds wonderful but that dessert is my kind of one! Nice save

about 20 hours ago
foodieX2 in Home Cooking
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What's for dinner #315 - Summertime... and the living is easy.

One of my favorite things about WFD is that so many of the clean out the freezer/pantry meals are as good if not better than ones that are planned! Nice meal Fld!

about 21 hours ago
foodieX2 in Home Cooking

What's for dinner #315 - Summertime... and the living is easy.

I just woke up and I still WANT!

about 21 hours ago
foodieX2 in Home Cooking
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What's for dinner #315 - Summertime... and the living is easy.

I am going to hide this post from husband. He is itching to get back to NO and dreams of muffalettas. I make a good one but its just not the same

about 21 hours ago
foodieX2 in Home Cooking

What's for dinner #315 - Summertime... and the living is easy.

Nice Meatn3!!

about 21 hours ago
foodieX2 in Home Cooking

Corner Stop in Cohasset? Other South Shore ideas?

Thanks Gretchen. Thats no good that they were empty. Yesterday was not much of a beach day so that doesn't bode well for them. It was for DiNeros for something like 30 years, maybe their regulars don't like the changes?

In all honestly we have avoided Alma Nova for the past year or so. The food was always OK but the FOH left a lot to be desired as did the bar staff. After our last disaster, saved only by an amazing waitress we decided that for the money we were happy to lose the view and stick to Tosca. What is interesting is that I work very close to the Shipyard and when Alma Nove first opened it started to become a regular place for taking visiting corporate, after work get togethers and celebratory lunches but over the past year I have noticed that slowly the allegiance has gone back to Tosca for dinner and Square Cafe, Tosca Cafe or Beerworks for lunch. I have never been Alma for lunch so maybe Ill grab so coworkers and give them another try.

Still in quandary for dinner. Have you tried the Quarry (the old Ninos chop house?)

about 21 hours ago
foodieX2 in Greater Boston Area

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Ok now Im spewing!!

1 day ago
foodieX2 in Site Talk

Wellfleet & Other Towns on the Cape

Hopefully capecodguy will weigh in. He's a wealth of info. Check out this post:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9002...

1 day ago
foodieX2 in Southern New England

How much is too much to spend on a craft cocktail?

SInce we have basically abandoned the Q&A I thought I would post this link. It's a Serious Eats article titled "Where do cocktail prices come from"

http://seriouseats.com/2014/07/how-co...

1 day ago
foodieX2 in Spirits
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Introducing New Conversation Types

Removing the down vote removes the ability for us to self moderate. I didn't like it either and thought it would have easily been abused by those posters who seem to have personal vendettas against others but at least it would push the random posts down

Flagging doesn't seem to work as I flagged a post that was a pure disregard to the question the OP asked. When I responded as such both posts remained but when I pointed to this thread and explained why the thread should be removed I was promptly deleted so I guess they really don't want self moderation except when it suits them.

<For someone on mobile, the sorting will be an attractive feature to be directed to the best answer without having to scroll through a lot of posts>

But that assumes the votes are legit and accurate. So many of the Q&A posts to date have lots of responses with little to no votes. When on a mobile, since the already read threads don't collapse, you have to wade thru all of them every.single.time. I avoid opening any of them on my phone, even more so since that awful jumpy action is back with a vengeance.

If they don't have the time, money or resources to moderate than spend that time, money and resources moderating that jackass of a format. Come down hard with hammer and stop all the so called chit chat, remove the unrelated posts, take down a Q&A post all together if its too vague and make it a discussion. Better yet lock the damn thread as soon as the OP votes the "best" answer or 30 days whichever comes first.

1 day ago
foodieX2 in Site Talk

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I keep hearing that woman from the insurance company saying "I unfriend you" after she taped pictures to her wall. LMAO

Maybe it's a regional thing? I only hear it from the tweens around here. So far my son has not picked it up!

1 day ago
foodieX2 in Site Talk

Need New Pizza Topping Combos

Ok I am sorry but what is revolting Chris G? I routinely make my own pizza with many, if not all of those ingredients, with the exception being the sauces. Those are usually limited to a variety of red sauces, variations of pesto and on rare occasion a kind of take on béchamel.

OP- don't sweat trying to come up with crazy combinations. Instead take your list and highlight the sauces, cheeses, meats and veggies you like. From there decide what you are craving that night and order what suits you.

The other option is go on line and google "gourmet pizza toppings" and you will find a wealth of sites to give you ideas on interesting combos to spark your creativity. This one is particularly good:
http://www.kitchenproject.com/pizza/P...

1 day ago
foodieX2 in General Topics

Deep frying mars bars

While not specifically Mars Bars when we were at some state fair in MD 2 summers ago my son and his cousin got fried snickers and oreos. The gal at the booth told me they froze the candy bars and refrigerated the cookies.

1 day ago
foodieX2 in Home Cooking

What's for dinner #315 - Summertime... and the living is easy.

indeed it does!

1 day ago
foodieX2 in Home Cooking

What's for dinner #315 - Summertime... and the living is easy.

I finally made the summer squash gratin and I have to say it was damn good! Even my squash hating son tried it. No he didn't eat anymore but trying a big bite is progress, lol. Along side we had grilled burgers and some quick pickles I made earlier. All in all a good dinner.

Now Sam Cooke is on the stereo, some rose has been poured and I am sitting on the porch getting ready to read Delicious. I loved Garlic and Saphires, hoping this novel is as enjoyable,

1 day ago
foodieX2 in Home Cooking
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While Emperor is nice what about Queen? I look so damn good in a tiara!

Ooops, chit chat. And to apologize in honor of that cutsie little heart I will quote my 13 year old niece by saying "my bad"

1 day ago
foodieX2 in Site Talk

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Here is another prime example. The question in its most simple form requires only a single $ amount, at its most complex, a possible $ range.

Yet, check out the paragraph long answers full of chatter, qualifiers and details. One post is even directed at another poster as if, god forbid, they want to have a conversation. And you know what? There is plenty of good info in the chat that just might make the OP go, hmmmm I hadn't taken that into consideration and want to discuss in detail. What to do you do?

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9836...

Hounds gotta be hounds. And while the esteemed Jim Leff hated chit chat he was all for passionate dialogue about chow. Would he hate the WFD threads, yes and would have forbid it but since then the management here somehow managed to operate for years letting that series thrive while keeping the lid on it elsewhere. Maybe they need to take a hard look in the mirror, get a pair and run the site how they want it run instead of random changes for formatting and cutsie little hearts.

Changing formats is not going change how posters operate and instead, as we can see, it just creates confusion and frustration. Why not come up with their own manifesto and, gasp, enforce it. Of course it could just be they don't want the fall out. With that kind of enforced moderation the site could get a heck of a lot smaller.

1 day ago
foodieX2 in Site Talk
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