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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

In Greenpoint, a Situation Ripe for a Doughnut War

i've been going to Peter Pan for decades based on their superiority on all three of those counts. the novelty of three dollar manhattan donuts is fine, but PP is the best bet in the five boroughs.

Sep 02, 2014
debinqueens in Outer Boroughs

Continued Feedback on Moderation Changes, and More Guidance for Bloggers

the main difference, from the outside, is that there now seems to be a tiered moderation policy. where the boards (not the features) were formerly forums where everyone was on equal footing, there are now content providers (advertisers and their staunch supporters -- steering clear of that other "s" word) and "posters," the latter of whom seem more likely to be moderated with a heavy hand.

Sep 01, 2014
debinqueens in Site Talk
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Continued Feedback on Moderation Changes, and More Guidance for Bloggers

taking a step back for a broad look? the latter.

Sep 01, 2014
debinqueens in Site Talk
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Is It Finally Cool to Like the Frugal Gourmet?

whew!

Sep 01, 2014
debinqueens in Features

Continued Feedback on Moderation Changes, and More Guidance for Bloggers

it's not less moderation, it's the same amount of moderation applied in different places.

Continued Feedback on Moderation Changes, and More Guidance for Bloggers

salmon crotch? excellent in miso glaze.

Aug 30, 2014
debinqueens in Site Talk

Continued Feedback on Moderation Changes, and More Guidance for Bloggers

i see it. my profile apparently indicates that i want to find the best crab cakes in maryland (a state i last visited in 1996), discover where to buy Muna tea and need to know "chowhoundish use of food sites."

well, on the bright side, Cialis isn't there...yet.

Aug 30, 2014
debinqueens in Site Talk

ISO a tasty Holstein Schnitzel?

Heidelberg serves an excellent version. and i always start with their liver dumpling soup. a very light broth to counteract the richness of the liver dumpling. needs to be at least 20 degrees cooler for me to order it though.

Aug 30, 2014
debinqueens in Manhattan
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Continued Feedback on Moderation Changes, and More Guidance for Bloggers

the out of office holiday reply makes sense to me, but i have had the same experience since the purge - got an e-mail (politely) scolding me for making comments about the authenticity of certain posts in another thread. i wrote a response and got an "undeliverable" message -- even though the email was signed by someone else, it was sent from jacq's deactivated account.

Aug 30, 2014
debinqueens in Site Talk
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Continued Feedback on Moderation Changes, and More Guidance for Bloggers

It is valid. When I replied, my email was returned as undeliverable.

Aug 29, 2014
debinqueens in Site Talk
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Continued Feedback on Moderation Changes, and More Guidance for Bloggers

it could be. unless i am misdirecting my posts, it feels like i've had a couple removed - sans scolding - and there was nothing inflammatory. a bit of snark, perhaps, but no ad hominem attacks or anything like that.

Aug 29, 2014
debinqueens in Site Talk

Continued Feedback on Moderation Changes, and More Guidance for Bloggers

and some posts critical of CH decisions are also being deleted as well. not surprising.

Aug 29, 2014
debinqueens in Site Talk

Continued Feedback on Moderation Changes, and More Guidance for Bloggers

barry has been here for ages. i had a different screen name back in the '90s, when i was introduced to the site - and its founder in person. i loved the initial iteration, just because it was small, informal, filled with people who were excited to share and to meet like minded hounds (the original chowhound manifesto made a clear delineation between chowhounds and foodies). that changed as it grew, but it was still person-to-person.

this revamp is a one way street. they throw it out there, you eat it, like it or not.

Aug 29, 2014
debinqueens in Site Talk

Continued Feedback on Moderation Changes, and More Guidance for Bloggers

for free for now.

Aug 29, 2014
debinqueens in Site Talk

Continued Feedback on Moderation Changes, and More Guidance for Bloggers

good point. it's kind of hilarious that the executives are pushing the word "community" while getting rid of what was a very vibrant community already. kind of like the vietnam war era "destroying a village in order to save it."