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Brownies: Edgers vs Insiders

www.sugardaddys.com

All of their brownies are round and cut from the inside of the pan. They use the edges to make brownie biscotti. Pure delicious-ness! While I'm lucky enough to live local to them (though my waist doesn't feel so lucky...), they ship, too.

Dec 13, 2012
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Leftover cheese! (What to do with it?)

I somehow wound up with a cheese tray from Thanksgiving and I don't know what to do with it. DH asked that I make some macaroni and cheese, but it seems like there has to be something else to do with it. The tray has Cremont, Gruyere, Morbier and Sarvecchio cheeses on it. They seem to be decent quality and all were pretty tasty, but the pound or so of cheese that's left is way too much for the two of us to finish by just snacking on it. Any ideas for what I can do with these cheeses so they don't go to waste? And could I freeze them?

Nov 25, 2012
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Mexican in Columbus/Dublin?

Casa Hacienda Grill has recently opened up on the North Side of Columbus. At first glance, it's another nondescript Mexican restaurant. Once you get inside, though, it's another story. They make all of their tortillas, both corn and flour, fresh, and have lots of great choices. The Mole, especially, is wonderful. Definitely not Dona Maria from a jar. It's obvious the amount of pride the owners take in the place and I'd easily recommend it over Cuco's or La Casita any day.

Dec 21, 2011
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Mexican in Columbus/Dublin?

The best Mexican in Columbus is generally tucked inside the Mexican grocery stores. Check out www.alteatscolumbus.com for recommendations other than trucks. It's run by the same people as the TacoTrucks website. There is alot of great, authentic Mexican food in Columbus, but you have to dig to find it.

Jul 09, 2011
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Supermarket near downtown Columbus

There's also a huge new Kroger in the Brewery district at 150 W. Sycamore. It has a large prepared foods and deli section.

Mar 19, 2011
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Indianapolis restaurant.com?

It was a great mini-vacation! Definitely recommended for a weekend. Priceline's "name your own price" hotel, couple of hour drive, overall very good. Foodwise, here's what we did:
-Tamale Place and Mug 'n Bun on Saturday after getting into town around lunch time. We split a couple of tamales. Decent, the husband LOVED how huge they were. At the Mug 'n Bun we split a tenderloin sandwich, fries, and a root beer. Their root beer is definitely worth the trip. Very smooth and caramel-y
-Attempted to visit Trader's Point Creamery for some ice cream/snacks. We drove through the snow and got briefly stuck a couple of times before getting there only to find out it was closed until 4:00 pm for a private event. Serves me right for just assuming they'd be open on a Saturday afternoon and not calling first. We tried to hit up an antique Toy Museum, too, and which was also closed.
-Fogo de Chao for late late dinner. I was very impressed with the overall quality of the meat as well as the salad bar. Much better than anything similar we have around Columbus. Restaurant week included desserts too, all for $30/pp.
-Sunday breakfast at Cafe Patachou. Husband had the croissant french toast and was thoroughly impressed, and I took it easy with some fruit and yogurt. The cinnamon toast was so simple yet so delicious. There's a small chain in Columbus called "Northstar" and the two seem like twins.
-Sunday Lunch: Maxine's Chicken and Waffles. I'd heard about it before the trip and happened to find a groupon before we left, so that's where we went. The food was amazingly wonderful, but the service was slower than molasses. For the two of us, it took a good two hours for pretty standard orders of wings and waffles with a couple of sides. The service was friendly, but very slow. It was inexplicable as well because there looked to be more employees than customers and the place was full of customers.

Overall, we had a great time in Indy. I was really impressed with how "walkable" it is. We trekked all over downtown and visited the Rhythm Experience, tried to visit the Zoo, spent some time in the other museums, and really just enjoyed being outside in the snow. It was a great break from normal stuff here at home. Thanks for all of your help in figuring out different places to consider.

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Cafe Patachou
4733 E 126th St, Carmel, IN 46033

Mar 16, 2011
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Indianapolis restaurant.com?

Thanks so much, huiray and nsxtasy. You've been great! We'll be leaving tomorrow morning and I'll check in after I get back.

Feb 04, 2011
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Indianapolis restaurant.com?

Thanks! I saw that it was extended and will definitely be checking it out further.

My husband is not really a foodie and this is his valentine's day trip, so the restaurant chocies are more focused on him than I would normally prefer. We're doing either the Mug 'n bun, Maxine's Chicken and Waffles, or Tamale Place for lunch on Saturday, Fogo de Chao for dinner, Cafe Patachou for breakfast, somewhere from the previous list for lunch, and may stop at a bakery or for ice cream or somewhere before heading home Sunday afternoon. Any other suggestions or ideas? Or, where's some really good ice cream? So far I'm thinking Trader's Point, but we may also check out the toy museum with attached ice cream parlor.

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Cafe Patachou
4733 E 126th St, Carmel, IN 46033

Tamale Place
5242 Rockville Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46224

Feb 04, 2011
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Indianapolis restaurant.com?

Thanks for the reply. That's kind of how it is in Columbus, and if I hadn't received the GC for Christmas, I probably wouldn't have even considered it. We're doing Fogo de Chao through Devour Downtown but probably won't hit any others because we won't be getting in until later on Saturday afternoon.

Jan 30, 2011
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Indianapolis restaurant.com?

Hubby and I are heading to Indy next weekend for a mini-vacation from Columbus, OH. We were given restaurant.com money for Christmas and I was wondering if any of the restaurants on it in Indianapolis are worth it. I know in Columbus it can be really hit or miss with some questionable business practices, so I figured I'd check it out on the boards first to see if anyone had any insight. So far, we're planning on (and I know these wouldn't necessarily be the choices of others) either the mug n bun or the Tamale Place on Saturday afternoon, Fogo de Chao on Saturday night b/c my husband loves meat and the $30 devour downtown deal is pretty great, along with not having this option in Columbus, breakfast at Cafe Patachou, lunch somewhere (maybe whichever of the first two we didn't hit), and dinner somewhere, probably on the way home. Any other ideas or recs? Columbus's local, innovative food scene is taking off pretty well lately, so we're really looking to try places that are unlike those available here.

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Cafe Patachou
4911 N Pennsylvania St, Indianapolis, IN 46205

Tamale Place
5242 Rockville Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46224

Jan 30, 2011
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