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Anchovies on your pizza?

A friend of mine would always order a pizza with anchovies and other toppings figuring that nobody else would eat it.
Until he ran into me.......

Jul 12, 2015
zippypinhead in General Topics

The Next PBR: 22 Old Beers Ready for a Rebrand

A lot of those beers, including PBR, are labels run under contract or outright by MillerCoors. If any of these decide to throw a bunch of cash at promotion/advertising, they could easily become the next hipster beer....

Jun 25, 2015
zippypinhead in Beer

Just Go! The 10 Essential Rules of Drive-Thru Etiquette

I haven't used a drive through in over thirty years.
But, this about sums up the experience...

The Etiquette of Bringing Your Own Meal on a Plane

I also cannot access the WSJ article without the pay to play...
But, I beg of you, do not bring Subway on board. It smells like a$$.
One time at Memphis, I had purchased a pulled pork sandwich from Interstate BBQ. Not quite as good as the restaurant food but passable for airport BBQ.
They announced a 1hour ground stop so I pulled the sandwich out. Probably could've gotten ten times what I paid for it. But, then I would've been hungry...

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Photo taken 7 years ago while tearing apart a silly old British car for rebuilding.

Jun 17, 2015
zippypinhead in Site Talk

Biggest, most expensive bullshit at a fine dining restaurant.

Way off topic but reminds me that the author of the best headline ever passed away recently.

"Headless Body in Topless Bar"

Subway made 2 mistakes that are destroying its business

We have a local Italian deli that's right next door to a Subway.
He bakes wonderful rolls. Crispy crust and nice, chewy inside. All the meats/cheeses are cut to order and he slathers on an outstanding olive spread. Also has salads, pasta, and excellent pizza by the slice. The shop is only open from 6:00am till 2:00pm as he caters to the blue collar workers in the area.
I've asked him how the hell the Subway next door stays in business.

What did Y'all Grill this Weekend?

First smoke of the year. Baby back ribs for a few hours then finished on the grill. Baked beans & a pork butt also came out of the smoker. With all the sides, this past weekend kicked my butt. I'm getting too old to be the family caterer.

Are you THE cook in your family?

Yeah, I'm the one usually cooking. My wife can only cook a few things... That I don't like. So, it's more of a survival thing.
We always seem to host events with her side of the family. And, I get nothing but complements. On the rare occasion one of them hosts, it's usually take out chicken 'n pizza.

MillerCoors sued for marketing Blue Moon as craft

It's all marketing.
How about a nice Foster's oil can? After all, "It's Australian for beer." Proudly produce in a SAB MillerCoors plant.
Same for Killians, Leinenkugel, and Smith & Forge to name a few.
How about a good old Rolling Rock? Now brewed/packaged & distributed from Anheuser-Busch Inbev.
Or a nice "imported" Bass, Bodingtons or Kirin? Made right here in the good old USA.
Okay, maybe a Red Stripe to take me back to the island.... Brewed and packaged in Latrobe in the old Rolling Rock plant...

May 06, 2015
zippypinhead in Beer

MillerCoors sued for marketing Blue Moon as craft

I'm just wondering who Evan Parent is going to sue when someone tells him Santa Claus isn't "real"....

Kroger's response to my letter re: plumping meat:

Me? I would save the receipts for meat you purchased elsewhere for about a year. Send 'em to corporate along with the original emails.
Most likely wouldn't change anything but I would feel better.

"Can I transfer these drinks to my table"?

This has created a problem in the past for me.
When I'm traveling for work, it's awkward having to explain two credit card receipts for dinner....

Apr 20, 2015
zippypinhead in Not About Food

Will Chowhound ever be a major player in food reviews and discussion

Will Chowhound ever be a major player in food reviews and discussion?
Maybe. If they can manage to cut back on the ads that keep freezing my computer. It's gotten frustrating enough that I don't open this site very often.
And, no, my computer doesn't freeze up on other web sites/message boreds.

Apr 11, 2015
zippypinhead in Site Talk

Food as a drug: Which foods are most addictive? | get fast

Same here. Salt is my kryptonite. A jar of pickles "might" last a day.
Unfortunately, I'm very sensitive to salt due to heart issues.... sigh... so, no pickles in the house. :-(

Apr 09, 2015
zippypinhead in General Topics

Market Shoppers: Get out of the quick check out line. You have too many items...

Market Shoppers: Get out of the quick check out line. You have too many items...

Was the baby paying cash or debit card?

Market Shoppers: Get out of the quick check out line. You have too many items...

I've always felt that the stores should have a "guy line"
It's for only buying beer, protein and maybe some buns to stick 'em in. Paying cash and not fooling with any loyalty card.

Bring your shopping cart back where it belongs, please!

Years ago, a friend asked to renegotiate a contract for plowing a supermarket lot. The owner of the shopping center came out one night to see why he needed more money. When he saw my friend gathering up shopping carts and moving them to the front of the store he said, "I'm paying you to plow, not move shopping carts! Those carts belong to the store not me. I could care less what happens to them..."

Mar 20, 2015
zippypinhead in Not About Food

So, what's the average Chowhounder's weight?

Every time this thread bumps up to the top, I am humbled by what I started here.
In the past couple of years, my weight has stayed the same... just re-distributed due to other health issues.
I just wish I had the appetite from a few years ago.

Mar 09, 2015
zippypinhead in Not About Food

Unconscious Motives and Beer

One way or another ALL beer sales are due to marketing. Part of whether you actually like the beer or not also has a lot to do with marketing.

Dec 19, 2014
zippypinhead in Beer

Budweiser loses out to craft beer in US

After the take over, I don't think there's anyone left at Anheuser-Busch old enough to remember when Schlitz was the #1 beer in America.
Schlitz went from #1 to a label that SAB MillerCoors brews and packages under contract in less than ten years.
A lot of the decline was self-inflicted but the American consumer is a fickle bunch.

Dec 19, 2014
zippypinhead in Beer

Help me plan an impressive and romantic dinner menu featuring California Spiny Lobster?

You're planning this on the assumption that you'll actually catch something while lobstering.... I hope you have a back up plan. ;-)

Dec 12, 2014
zippypinhead in Home Cooking


You could try a smaller version of a "Milk-can supper" from the PBS show America's Test Kitchen.

Nov 13, 2014
zippypinhead in Home Cooking

Seahawks Stadium Kegs Watered Down?

Bottles/kegs could come from any one of the AB plants depending on sales/production. But, most likely, Fort Collins CO, Fairfield CA, or Van Nuys save on transportation costs.
Can you start to see a logistical nightmare?
I have no idea who might be the distributor up there. I'm on the packaging side. Don't care once it's past the filler/capper.

Nov 13, 2014
zippypinhead in Greater Seattle

Seahawks Stadium Kegs Watered Down?

I've been around major breweries in the packaging area for over 40 years. You wouldn't be able to make a "special" short run of bottles or kegs without most of the plant knowing about it. I've never even heard a whisper of anything like that.
Then, the distributor would have to track each keg and case to make sure it didn't get into the retail chain.
And, if you think that a distributor is going to tamper with a keg and run the risk of losing his rights to distribute, you're delusional.

Nov 13, 2014
zippypinhead in Greater Seattle

Best/worst Thanksgiving ever...

Four years ago both the best and worst.
Had family and friends over for the feast. Good time had by all.
The next morning my dad passed away. I at least had the honor of serving his last dinner.
Just be thankful for family and friends. Whether you're having the traditional turkey 'n fixings or pizza take out.

Supermarket relabels "choice" and "select" USDA meat grades as just "USDA-graded"

Sarc is my second favorite 'asm...

Ads That Play Automatically

I'm using a work supplied laptop. Anything like that has to be downloaded at the home office. 600 miles away & the last time I showed up there was over two years ago.(great trick if you can get away with it)
My simple solution? As soon as the ad fires up, I go to another site.

Oct 06, 2014
zippypinhead in Site Talk

Does fresh apple cider exist in the UK?

Stayed with friends a couple of months ago in the Taunton area. Didn't ask what was in the scrumpy (as they called it) and didn't really care. Delicious stuff.

Oct 05, 2014
zippypinhead in General Topics