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Hounds, help us decide

and this is why chowhound is dead. food and only food. stuff my face, ignore the world. die of a stroke. bye.

Lebanon bologna in NYC?

i asked this a few months back, and this was the result:

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9835...

Jan 27, 2015
debinqueens in Manhattan

Filipino restaurant near 53rd and Sixth

jeepney is great. if you can, look into a quick trip to woodside queens. about 25-30 minutes via subway (7 to 61st/69th). a bunch of choices there as there is a large Filipino population. outer boroughs board could provide suggestions.

Jan 25, 2015
debinqueens in Manhattan

McDonald's walks fine line with 'Signs' commercial

i found the "sorry about that marathon bombing, please enjoy a filet o' fish" subtext a little offputting.

How Would YOU Revive Chowhound?

it just strikes me as very strange that the pace has picked up so much when it comes to first-time/new posters seizing upon ancient topics. as i said earlier, i've been around Chowhound for 17 or so years, and seen a lot of people/iterations come and go. but this sort of thing never happened before. i'm not *bothered* by most of the revivals, just curious as to WHY it's happening now, when it rarely happened before.

Jan 13, 2015
debinqueens in Site Talk
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How Would YOU Revive Chowhound?

i wasn't talking about board posters. i was talking about the providers of "content' that falls under the "articles" banner, or elsewhere in the general universe. it seems as if there's more effort to encourage reading created content than to participate in discussions (once the sole purpose of the site). sorry if i was unclear on that.

Jan 12, 2015
debinqueens in Site Talk
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How Would YOU Revive Chowhound?

the devil is not in the details here, he's in the atmosphere.

as someone who has been a participant in chowhound since the 90s, i've seen the attitude from "above" change multiple times. when it was a real mom and pop shop, the site was purely person-to-person, sharing information, often with people you came to know.there was excitement, there were meet-ups. there were get togethers. organized and improvised alike.

then it was sold to CNET, and the center got a little less solid. fewer direct connections, but still a sense that this was a place where people came to talk to each other about something they were passionate about. many of the old timers hung on, newcomers joined. it worked.

this new iteration is totally different. we're being talked to. we're being guided. we're being offered information by experts and being moved to the fringes. the mods and the paid providers are the show, we're the disinterested viewers. it's like the food network, but no one is as sexy as Robert Irvine (as far as i can tell).

Jan 11, 2015
debinqueens in Site Talk
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chicken feet for stock/soup

thanks, all. this is great advice. i hadn't considered the gelatinous nature, so i'll likely use this bag of feet (the farmer's market purveyor has just started bringing them) along with some wings and necks. much appreciated!

Jan 11, 2015
debinqueens in Home Cooking

chicken feet for stock/soup

my grandmother often used them as soup base when we were in belt tightening mode, but i was too young to really pay attention to detail (other than to realize how much i liked the taste). wondering if anyone had a notion as to the general proportion i'd need (compared to backs/necks/wings) to make a good base using feet alone, or if i needed to mix in other parts as well.

Jan 11, 2015
debinqueens in Home Cooking

Where can I get an onion board?

this is iron clad proof that i've rounded the corner into old age - which makes sense, since i turned 50 a few months ago. i loved these growing up, and continue to, although they are harder and harder to find. same with salt sticks ... which are not batons of pure sea salt. :)

Jan 11, 2015
debinqueens in Manhattan

A Faster Chowhound: Pagination for Longer Threads

surely you realize that consultants who know nothing about a product are far more qualified to shape it than people who have years of experience with it.

A Faster Chowhound: Pagination for Longer Threads

the condescending attitude is so pervasive at this point, i'm surprised we're not asked to sing the company loyalty song with each log in

Pie Face "downsizing"

In what sure looks like a waving of the surrender flag, Pie Face is shutting five of its six locations, leaving only the original 53rd street location. Wasn't a huge fan of the place, but sometimes those little pies were comforting.
http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/...

Oct 16, 2014
debinqueens in Manhattan

What's with the irrelevant photos in the "recommended" section?

i think that's called subtle editorial commentary.

Meta Discussion on Trader Joe's Threads

the onion dip? no radical departures, but i like it in a baked potato. it also adds a really nice counterpoint to a beef stew (a stroganoff-ish layer, almost).

Oct 06, 2014
debinqueens in Site Talk

Pureeing the Myth of Sriracha Sauce

and if a great number of people like it, it has to be bad. right?

look, I am not saying sriracha is the best hot sauce extant - or even the best chili garlic sauce extant - but it is a good product. so is Heinz ketchup. so is tabasco. popularity does not always equate to evil.

Microwave oven at Pylos

agreed. i doubt that they've got individual portions of dishes cry-o-vaced and ready to reheat....

Sep 11, 2014
debinqueens in Manhattan

Looks like El Sitio in Woodside is done?

i go back to '89 or so with them, if i recall correctly....some of those years are a little hazy.....

Sep 09, 2014
debinqueens in Outer Boroughs
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What? No Chicken Parm!! [moved from Italy board]

Hope you've recovered ...

Sep 07, 2014
debinqueens in Food Media & News

What? No Chicken Parm!! [moved from Italy board]

BBQ chicken pizza = one part shredded chicken, one part open pit on a pre made crust

Sep 07, 2014
debinqueens in Food Media & News

Wine bar or French brasserie-near Grand Central?

agreed about oyster bar. nice for wine, oysters, smaller plates (not so fond of their entrees). artisanal, at 32nd and park is also nice.

Sep 07, 2014
debinqueens in Manhattan

ISO great empanadas for takeout -- Brooklyn or Queens

they only use the flour in baked. it seems thicker to me, but I may be wrong. have never sampled the offerings in sunnyside... maybe i'm just partial to the frying prep? since they have quite a few locations, I wonder if they make in house, or in a central location.....

Sep 07, 2014
debinqueens in Outer Boroughs

What? No Chicken Parm!! [moved from Italy board]

no Hawaiian pizza? the horror! ;)

Sep 07, 2014
debinqueens in Food Media & News

ISO great empanadas for takeout -- Brooklyn or Queens

i'm a big fan of Mama's - numerous locations, I know the one on Roosevelt in Jackson heights the best, since it's around the corner from my house. they do both fried and baked - the dough in the former is more to my liking, the baked can be a bit on the thick side. one big plus is the sheer variety -- traditional and left-field choices like reuben, cheeseburger, even the dessert-ish "Elvis."

Pureeing the Myth of Sriracha Sauce

Sriracha red? ;)

Sep 07, 2014
debinqueens in General Topics

Pureeing the Myth of Sriracha Sauce

I was being silly and sarcastic about promo scope. Neither of those actually happened ( as far as I know). Sorry!

Sep 07, 2014
debinqueens in General Topics

Pureeing the Myth of Sriracha Sauce

you missed the full-car subway ad buys and the Sriracha giveaway night that the Yankees had when Chen pitched for the Orioles here last year?

Sep 06, 2014
debinqueens in General Topics

Looks like El Sitio in Woodside is done?

bummer. i really loved their chicarron de pollo...and their cuban sandwiches.

Sep 05, 2014
debinqueens in Outer Boroughs

Exploring Jackson Heights--recommendations?

and kitchen 79, in the old arunee space, is very good. some southern thai dishes that i don't see very often. sour curries, some interesting use of fish, especially mackerel and unusual suspects.

Sep 03, 2014
debinqueens in Outer Boroughs

Exploring Jackson Heights--recommendations?

thirded. i really like the one the ladies run in front of the chase bank - and i never remember the name!

Sep 03, 2014
debinqueens in Outer Boroughs