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Coming to a Wendy's Near You

nope. i'd be upset that my salary, after years of experience and earning raises and promotions, has become the new minimum wage and that my salary remains the same $15/hr as the minimum wage, inexperienced new hire, that my loyalty and hard work mean nothing. as prices are, more likely than not, to increase, my salary has stagnated so what my paycheck could buy before the $15 minimum wage now buys less.

or, if everyone's pay is increased by the same $7.75/ hour to cover the minimum wage increase, well, then, we're still in the same place. minimum wage increases, everyone else's salaries increase, prices increase, making it a draw.

ours is neither a socialist nor communist economy, but a capitalist one. education, experience, specialization have always been a personal choice which dictated income.

so, to throw your question back to you, you'd be jealous of people making more because they've gotten an education, have gained years of experience or have acquired a specialization which garner them a higher income?

about 4 hours ago
Vidute in Food Media & News

Coming to a Wendy's Near You

just to play devil's advocate, if the minimum wage goes to $15/hr, does that mean that everyone else who has been making above minimum wage get the same $7.75/hour raise in their paycheck? or is someone who's been working at the same place for years and makes $15/hr after multiple raises held at that same $15/hr?

about 6 hours ago
Vidute in Food Media & News

ISO restaurant for latish Friday night near BWI

Royal Taj in Columbia has some excellent Indian dishes. They're open until 11:00 on Fridays. It's about a 10-15 minute drive from the airport.

about 7 hours ago
Vidute in Washington DC & Baltimore

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread - May 2015

well, then, let me rephrase. tofu is not an ingredient used in original, traditional, european babkas and neither is margarine, which was invented in the early 1800's. i see the tj's babka as a variation, an interpretation on the traditional, babka. kind of like the "authentic" new york bagels sold outside of new york, or "authentic" philly cheesesteaks found here in baltimore.

i understand wanting to create delicious foods while maintaining religious/dietary guidelines.
as i wrote, it's tasty...a fusion, east-meets-west babka.

May 22, 2015
Vidute in Chains

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread - May 2015

although it may be tasty, authentic it isn't. tofu, which is in the babka, is definitely not an eastern european ingredient.

May 21, 2015
Vidute in Chains

No cheap corned beef this year?

99ยข/lb for point cut at harris teeter, yesterday.

May 20, 2015
Vidute in General Topics

Ideas for bingo potluck

deviled eggs/egg salad
cherry tomatoes stuffed with tuna salad
cherry tomatoes stuffed with crumbled bacon, shredded cheddar cheese and mayo
cucumber slices topped with cream cheese, smoked salmon, fresh dill
deli meat/salami, cheese, celery/tomato kabobs
fruit and cheese kabobs
pitted prunes stuffed with walnuts and simmered in red wine
jello mold
dill pickles stuffed with pimento cheese/cream cheese, chilled and cut into slices

i know that you said that there were no bowls, but if there are paper cups for coffee, you could serve soups in the paper cups

May 11, 2015
Vidute in General Topics

What items do you wish Trader Joe's would make/stock?

the elkridge md and owings mills md tj have the bananas in bunches and not broken down singles.

May 03, 2015
Vidute in Chains

Costco Food Finds - 2nd Quarter 2015

harris teeter carries challenge butter

May 03, 2015
Vidute in Chains

no-bake dessert challenge

krustai/kruschiki/bowties- deep-fried dough covered with powdered sugar.

http://recipes.wikia.com/wiki/Zagareliai

or how about paczki/ponchiki - jelly/fruit-filled donuts

or a croque-en-bouche

or cream puffs made with pate a choux

Apr 29, 2015
Vidute in Home Cooking
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bologna..?

depends on the brand. most are awful. only bologna that i eat is kunzler's.

Apr 23, 2015
Vidute in General Topics

FORK and/or SPOON for DESSERT?

good cake = no crumbs left on plate. just moisten back of fork and press down on the crumbs. :)

Apr 23, 2015
Vidute in Not About Food

FORK and/or SPOON for DESSERT?

i've learned. i always have a wrapped plastic spoon in my purse. comes in handy, especially at medieval times!

Apr 23, 2015
Vidute in Not About Food

Lithuanian Festival Baltimore May 9 and 10

The 43rd Baltimore Lithuanian Festival will take place on May 9-10, 2015 at the
Catonsville Armory, 130 Mellor Avenue, Catonsville, MD
Saturday and Sunday 11am-6pm
Traditional crafts, folk dancing. Lithuanian food and drinks, and so much more.

Lithuanian Festival 2015 - Baltimore May 9 and 10

it's a fun festival. the crowds start to roll in after noon and sometimes the place seems ready to burst! along with the food, there's music, dancing, crafts, books, and a military history display.

Lithuanian Festival 2015 - Baltimore May 9 and 10

the potato pancakes are good. if the athletic club is selling cold beet soup, try it. it's very refreshing. just don't be put off by the "pepto pink" color! cepelinai, which are potato dumplings stuffed with meat are the national dish. to quench your thirst, there is lithuanian beer. and finish this all off with a shot (or two, three, four) of virytas. this is a honey liqueur.

Wedding reception food/questions. Professional input welcome....

congratulations on your son's wedding, janet! just a few suggestions for some japanese foods. how about a crockpot of miso soup in addition to your veg chili. also, in keeping with the picnic/bbq theme, how about chicken yakitori. everyone loves, kabobs, right? for the desert table, mochi might be nice. and a final suggestion, add saki to your list of alcoholic beverages. hope the reception is a blast!

Apr 18, 2015
Vidute in General Topics

Lithuanian Festival 2015 - Baltimore May 9 and 10

The 43rd Baltimore Lithuanian Festival will take place on May 9-10, 2015 at the
Catonsville Armory, 130 Mellor Avenue, Catonsville, MD
Saturday and Sunday 11am-6pm
Traditional crafts, folk dancing. Lithuanian food and drinks, and so much more.

Best seafood in Baltimore Harbour?

if you're willing to take a walk on the "wild side" (aka the block) on fridays, crazy john's on baltimore st. has a decent crab cake at a very decent price. yes, you have the strip clubs, but you, also, have city hall one block up and over and police hq one block down.

http://www.crazyjohnsbaltimore.com/

Do you hold Grudges against Restaurants? And for how long?

have you ordered fried rice since then?

Apr 14, 2015
Vidute in Not About Food

Horrible Restaurant Names

dick's halfway inn, rosedale md. would you believe parents of students attending the school across the street from this bar/pub were upset with the name so made them make a change to the name?

Do you hold Grudges against Restaurants? And for how long?

2nd visit to this restaurant. nothing fancy, just old-fashioned, comfort food. first time that i went, i enjoyed the food and the memories it brought back.

2nd time, i'm sitting in a corner booth and had just started enjoying my meal, when a cockroach climbs up over the back of the seat, onto the wall's ledge, down onto the table and starts walking across the table toward my plate. there are other people in the restaurant, so i don't want to cause a commotion so i quietly start waving my hand and calling for an employee. by the time a busboy finally arrived and asked what the matter was, i'd already gotten out of my seat. i pointed to the roach on the table at which point he squashed it on the table. a moment later, the waitress hurried over and asked what the problem was. i told her about the roach and said that i'd be leaving because of it. she asked me if i wanted to take the food with me. (really??!!) i politely told her no, walked out the door and haven't been back since.

got the impression that a cockroach appearing on a diner's table was a regular occurrence.

Apr 10, 2015
Vidute in Not About Food
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Wat Thai Songkran Festival 2015

thanks for this info, bmore!

Your automobile as dining room!

ah...but you eat the softshells whole, no need to break them down. and they are tasty!

Apr 03, 2015
Vidute in General Topics

A fancy-pants single-cup coffee maker.

according to this c-net article, price and availability haven't been announced.

http://www.cnet.com/products/poppy-po...

Apr 02, 2015
Vidute in Cookware

A fancy-pants single-cup coffee maker.

but, can you take it with you like the cafflano?

http://www.thefowndry.com/products/ca...

Apr 02, 2015
Vidute in Cookware

Your automobile as dining room!

my mother could not be trusted to be left alone with steamed crabs in the car. it took two occasions for me returning to the car from a run into convenience store after first picking up an order of steamed crabs to find my mother cracking and picking away on a crab to learn that steamed crabs had to be the final stop.

Apr 02, 2015
Vidute in General Topics

restaurant for Easter dinner

just a heads-up...if you're taking I-95, there's major construction, both northbound and southbound, between caton ave and the tunnel.

and...do you have any particular foods you want for easter?

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread - April 2015 [OLD]

but jerry and elaine wait "forever" in a bakery to purchase a chocolate babka to take to a dinner party only to have the last chocolate babka sold to the people just before them. they wind up settling for a disappointing cinnamon babka.

Mar 31, 2015
Vidute in Chains
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Food storage Russian roulette: what's your riskiest food safety gamble that went okay?

thanks for the info, joe, but, even though i'm increasing my protein intake, i think i'll pass on this particular source!

Mar 31, 2015
Vidute in General Topics
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