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Best sandwiches in Boston?

Just finished a Dom's special - fantastic. Between this and Moody's how will I decide.

The people were great, food was great, bread was great.

The guy in front of me asked for a req between chicken and eatable parm - apparently you can get 1/2 and 1/2. Who knew - I'll need that this winter for sure.

Off to Pizzi for dessert!

(And Russo's subs for the car ride up to Maine tonight).

Such helpful threads recently - thanks all.

about 16 hours ago
thimes in Greater Boston Area

Venison/rabbit ragu

Just trying to highlight how available cuts may impact what you cook. Trying to turn a nice dainty loin into ragu won't work … and where I shop for game meats, what cuts I can get is a crap shoot - so just keep that in mind while planning. I think the OP understood.

about 17 hours ago
thimes in Home Cooking

Fondant for Eclairs

All true. I still think a white chocolate glaze (or ganache) is a better starting point here than a fondant icing.

White chocolate is definitely a different beast, can't be subbed one to one for dark, and I don't recommend the chips - go for a bar and chop.

A few google searches should easily give you a starting point. I might go for a ganache and add some corn syrup if I were experimenting.

about 17 hours ago
thimes in Home Cooking

Venison/rabbit ragu

Before you commit mentally - make sure you know what cuts of venison you can get (or maybe you hunt for it so have it all, what do I know). If you're doing a slow braise you'll need something like a shoulder (as mentioned above) - I can't always get them.

about 17 hours ago
thimes in Home Cooking

How Useful And Trustworthy Is Yelp??

I often feel (with no data to back it up) that yelp only reflects the views of 18-24 year old poor entitled twits.

(Sorry to the other 18-24 yo out there)

about 18 hours ago
thimes in Food Media & News
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Lunch - Boston Public Market

I have only been once so far, noodle lab was on my list to try but when I was there it was honestly the only place with no one in line. So I skipped it. How is it?

about 19 hours ago
thimes in Greater Boston Area

Best sandwiches in Boston?

I need to get to Dom's. Thanks all for the reminder! Dinner tonight I think.

Pizzi's (?) came up for soft serve ice cream in Waltham on a different CH thread. Some of their press talks about their sandwiches - anyone been there for them?

about 19 hours ago
thimes in Greater Boston Area

Fondant for Eclairs

Haven't tried it on eclairs but you could make a white chocolate glaze - just swap chocolate, it would color well and white chocolate plays well with a lot of flavors (berry and citrus especially).

about 20 hours ago
thimes in Home Cooking

Soft Serve - 2014 Edition

And Amuleto just opened on Moody (haven't been yet) - I'm glad I know Carvel is inside now though! I'm not a fan of the Waltham ice cream scene yet. . . still exploring (hadn't heard of Pizzi until this thread, still have to get there).

Do you always cool/skim your stock?

I can't tell if you're asking about pressure canning (as some responses are talking about) or if you just like to make your stock in a pressure cooker . . . . .

Right after cooking, even if you just pull off the top 2-3 inches of stock, you won't get all the fat. It will continue to separate as the stock cools.

Stock gelling is a function of the stock, not the jars. If you have enough collagen from the carcasses it should gel. From one post above - if you're talking about pressure canning that may change things (I don't pressure can my stocks).

I always cool my stock before packaging it to remove the fat, even large batches. I usually do a pot inside another pot filled with ice water. It brings down the temp pretty quickly.

1 day ago
thimes in General Topics

Soft Serve - 2014 Edition

It is a big national chain. I went to one once years ago - it wasn't awful but definitely chain food that wasn't memorable.

Honestly I would never have found the Carvel mentioned because, like you it seems, I would never have gone into Moe's to eat.

Soft Serve - 2014 Edition

Seriously? Carvel's is IN Moe's? I'm serious. I saw carvel's come up on a web search, did a drive by and figured it was what was in the space before Moe's so never gave it a second thought.

I grew up on east coast and was looking for a cookie puss (if they still exist) to share for nostalgia sake.

Vietnamese Fried Chicken and Waffles

This post has made me hungry Here is a link to the kafir fried chicken. She also suggested a coconut waffle which could be great with this.

http://www.vietworldkitchen.com/blog/...

Sep 01, 2015
thimes in Home Cooking

Washington Post: How it feels when white people shame your culture’s food — then make it trendy

I wish it was as simple as just the uneducated … while that may indeed be a contributing factor I know plenty of college educated people that have just never ventured too far out of their comfort zone.

Sep 01, 2015
thimes in Food Media & News

Washington Post: How it feels when white people shame your culture’s food — then make it trendy

I loved that part of the story too - that is some serious commitment to fish!

Sep 01, 2015
thimes in Food Media & News

Vietnamese Fried Chicken and Waffles

While I don't have a definitive answer for you, two blogs and one recipe came to mind immediately. . . both blogs also have several other fried chicken recipes that might give you some ideas and starting points as well.

This recipe came to mind immediately, it has many of the ingredients you mentioned (and tastes great, I've made it several times). It is for grilled chicken but should be adaptable for fried . . .

http://shesimmers.com/2015/03/lemongr...

And here is the other blog - I've made several recipes and they have all worked for me so far . . .

http://www.vietworldkitchen.com/blog/

One of them has a recipe for kaffir lime fried chicken that I've been meaning to try as well (haven't yet) as I think that flavor in fried chicken would be awesome.

Sep 01, 2015
thimes in Home Cooking

Rick Bayless | A Sad Day in Mexico

It would be nice if that were the case. More likely will be the increased production of "industrial" corn (for ethonol, corn syrup, etc) instead of "food" corn. So we most likely won't see that happen.

Sep 01, 2015
thimes in Food Media & News

Washington Post: How it feels when white people shame your culture’s food — then make it trendy

Interesting article. I'm going to need more time to process how I feel about it. Part of it makes me want to agree but something in the back of my mind makes me question the premise. Haven't quite figured it all out yet.

Sep 01, 2015
thimes in Food Media & News

The Clam Box, Woodman's or Farnham's - which one to choose?

Ahhhh thanks. I was wondering why it kept poping up on people's posts.

Still confusing years later but at least I know to ignore it now!

Thanks
;)

Aug 30, 2015
thimes in Greater Boston Area

One-day foodie road trip from Boston

Since it was so perfect this weekend - we did a convertible outing and took the advice to head south to The Red Dory - little Compton and the Westport Winery (can't remember the exact name right now). I highly recommend that area for a convertible drive - the best part of convertible driving are the side streets, not the interstates.

Thanks all for that recommendation.

The Red Dory was good. We had great oysters, a great tomato salad (great balance with the vinaigrette). The meatballs with oricchiette was very good. The lobster risotto was a miss - just not good, soupy, not a good balance in the broth which completely overpowered any lobster flavor. . And a nice bottle of rosé. ($102). We'd go again.

But driving around before and after was great too. Interesting to avoid Evelyn's (posted earlier) because it was packed and the smell was good. We noted it for a possible return trip but now maybe not ;)

The Clam Box, Woodman's or Farnham's - which one to choose?

I know these posts are from years ago but why oh why do people on this thread keep posting the address for clam box in Quincy? This post is about being north/Salem … isn't it clear they are referring to clam box Ipswich?

For a visitor (or newbie to the area) this is confusing. When people praise Clam Box are these locations "related" with same quality? Who on earth would drive to Quincy if they were up north?

Aug 30, 2015
thimes in Greater Boston Area

Chowhound Beta Site Part V

Couple new things happening after this new push

- clicking on # posts no longer links to new posts in my followed list (loved that feature)

- from a list of collapsed responses (like on this one) the names now link to their profiles instead of opening that post. If it did that before it's strange that it hadn't happens before today and has happened 3 times to me while looking at posts just now.

All on iPhone 6, 8.4.1, safari

Aug 27, 2015
thimes in Site Talk

Chowhound Beta Site Part V

Best I can show with screen shots. First if before hitting delete - second is after, you can see the autocorrect suggestion for "invisible text" covered up by "upload photo". The sentence is still there once I start typing again.

Aug 27, 2015
thimes in Site Talk

Chowhound Beta Site Part V

Hmm. Keeps happening to me every time. Sorry there isn't an easy way to screen capt video on iPhone to show you.

Aug 27, 2015
thimes in Site Talk

Chowhound Beta Site Part V

iPhone 6, not sure OS but upgraded (painfully) last week so latest and greatest, Safari

Thanks!

Sorry not as helpful as I could be. OS 8.4.1

Aug 27, 2015
thimes in Site Talk

Chowhound Beta Site Part V

Thanks. This is slightly different issue - though I thought it might be associated which is why I was looking for that area.

I get the "done" aspect with the keyboard - this is happening solely in the text box itself. On a longer post if I notice a typo and click the back/delete button it "looks" like the "upload photo" area slides up to cover the last few rows of text.

It's an interactive issue (happening on this post) so not sure how to "show you" - screen shot won't demonstrate.

Aug 27, 2015
thimes in Site Talk

"fear of frying"

Lots of people have a fear of frying, even without a horrible incident like you had. So no shame in that. And frying is "dangerous" and hot oil needs to be respected.

Regarding your question though - no your wok ring won't catch fire. However it is very hot, so don't carelessly allow paper towels, kitchen towels, wooden utensils etc rest on the hot metal.

Aug 27, 2015
thimes in Home Cooking

Chowhound Beta Site Part V

Sorry I can't find the part in here where people were reporting about text disappearing behind the keyboard.

But as a bug - when I'm typing on my iPhone and I create a long post … when I press the delete button the last few lines of text disappear - they return when I start typing again but not while hitting the back button. Makes correcting very difficult since you can't see what you're deleting anymore.

Aug 27, 2015
thimes in Site Talk

One-day foodie road trip from Boston

This may not be as glamorous as a coastal destination - but as a convertible driver myself you could do a very nice drive just around the Boston "burbs" to a huge number of food destinations and pick up a tremendous amount of great stuff along the way (bring a cooler and a check book) ;)

I've only been here for a few weeks driving around and I've found

Wilsons farm
Verrill farm
Land's Sake
Kimball's ice cream
Pete and Jen's backyard birds (and pork)
Blue heron organic farm

DeCordova sculpture garden (haven't been yet but it's on my list)

Mass Audubon (also haven't been yet but it's on the list too every time I drive by)

Aug 27, 2015
thimes in Greater Boston Area

One-day foodie road trip from Boston

My parent's have always tried to get me to stop at Robert's in Kittery. Never been - anyone else been?

Following this thread for options when I have to drive north.

Aug 26, 2015
thimes in Greater Boston Area