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Let's ban these tomatoes!

All tomatoes except real vine ripe don't cut the mustard in my book.
What is the point of having a tomato that doesn't taste tomato-ey?

May 30, 2014
cringle22 in General Topics

$54. Starbucks cup of coffee...........................

yeah... hold the coffee

May 30, 2014
cringle22 in Chains

Who should pay for the dinner in this scenario

Friend offered "fro yo or something fun at your house"

Instead, you did something other than what your friend offered.

Something more expensive for them than what they offered, even just paying for themselves.

May 22, 2014
cringle22 in Not About Food

Salem, NH - Methuen, MA Food News

Wow! between Red Robin and Popeyes, Salem NH is becoming a food DESTINATION!

May 20, 2014
cringle22 in Northern New England
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polar seltzer seasonal sorcery continues

Polar is actually quite a giant. USAs largest indy bottler, plus, they own:

Adirondack, Waist Watcher and Clear ‘n’ Natural and National brands 7Up, A&W, Sunkist, Seagrams (sodas), Royal Crown and Diet Rite along with new-age brands Snapple, AriZona, Fiji Water, O Water, HyDrive and Nantucket Nectars in addition to retailer private-label brands (e.g supermarket brands) and finally home and office water.

I love that they're so creative with all those flavas.

Where else can you easily get Birch Beer these days?

And their Dry Orange is the best Orange on the market... it's even got pulp in it!

May 19, 2014
cringle22 in Greater Boston Area

Shaws Fenway getting beer and wine!

Congratulations on the Nanny State allowing you an additional grownup privilege.

May 19, 2014
cringle22 in Greater Boston Area

El Centro: Awful. Boston, terrible food city.

The poster isn't asking for suggestions, the poster is making a pretty deliberate rant.
Kinda unfair to penalize those who react to a rant designed to provoke reaction, and not the provocateurs themselves.

May 19, 2014
cringle22 in Greater Boston Area

Tipping on wine

LOL... it's not 'nonsense' ... it's the inarguable reality.

The 'nonsense' is that our imperfect, lazy custom of determining a fair service charge by simply using a flat percentage of a dinner bill, regardless of merit - is skewed out of whack in the case of tipping for wine.

Sorry waitrons, but opening a bottle of Petrus vs opening a bottle of whatev isn't the same thing as spending 12 hours rebuilding a transmission, or seeing a patient and diagnosing a medical condition, or waiting tables for a month at a lesser restaurant - although you might get paid the same. It's just a WINDFALL, so just be thankful for it.

And yeah, waitrons would all use the reverse logic as to why discounted drinks should be tipped the same as full price drinks. ... because after all, same labor went into the serving of the discount-price drink!

May 19, 2014
cringle22 in Not About Food

lunch in the weston, VT area

Look into nearby Ludlow ... lots of cool indy restaurants and shops

May 19, 2014
cringle22 in Northern New England

Non-celiac gluten sensitivity does NOT exist.

Having non-celiac wheat/gluten sensitivity doesn't make anyone feel 'special', I can tell you that for sure.

Unless your idea of 'special' is waking up in the middle of the night with nausea so severe, when you try to run to the bathroom, you get two steps before getting so dizzy you fall to the floor, and you can barely even lift your head off the floor as you get sick from both ends... and you've ended up in the emergency room a couple times and admitted once....

The existence of media hysteria and "trendiness" and the rush to exploit/profit from same does not disprove the legitimacy of the real thing, which is not the least bit glamorous or "hip"

May 19, 2014
cringle22 in General Topics
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Non-celiac gluten sensitivity does NOT exist.

so what. you can make the same individual small scope anectodal worthless strawman observation here.

May 19, 2014
cringle22 in General Topics
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Non-celiac gluten sensitivity does NOT exist.

Here's a quote from an article your article links to, from a better source than some random, self-admitted quite small but self-proclaimed "still sound" clinical trial.

Dr. Alessio Fasano echoed the point that celiac disease and other possible causes of symptoms must be ruled out before a person is diagnosed with non-celiac gluten sensitivity.

He directs the Center for Celiac Research at Massachusetts General Hospital for Children in Boston and was not involved in the study.

“The question is what really triggers this - and because we don’t have a clear definition with diagnosis of the disease, there’s been tremendous confusion,” Fasano told Reuters Health.

He said the symptoms of non-celiac gluten sensitivity aren’t limited to digestive issues.

“We’re talking about skin rash, headaches, foggy minds, joint (pain), anemia and diarrhea - not just irritable bowel syndrome,” he said.

Mass General Hospital operates under the mindset that non-celiac gluten sensitivity does exist, and they diagnose patients with it.

May 19, 2014
cringle22 in General Topics
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Non-celiac gluten sensitivity does NOT exist.

I'll rely on my doctor's diagnosis instead. Thanks

May 19, 2014
cringle22 in General Topics
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Tipping on wine

Do you just tip a straight % no matter how expensive the wine?

Or do you flat tip? or % with a cap?

If the former ... why, if the wine service ritual is the exactly the same whether the bottle is $100 or $4000?

May 15, 2014
cringle22 in Not About Food

Tipping delivery or take out. Do you? How much?

Hah... 40% .... no doubt from a current/former waitron.

Delivery: @ 20%, more if there are special circumstances

I was a delivery driver and I would be thrilled to get 20%+. And no - aint nobody else sharing in the delivery driver tip.

Take Out: @ 10% tops. You do NOT tip the same as eat-in, because there is no hostess maintaining a seating matrix and seating you, no waitron catering to you for an hour plus, nobody prepping or clearing your table, nobody washing your dishes.

May 15, 2014
cringle22 in Not About Food

A Non-Offensive Universally Acceptable Meal

I find it much less absurd than expending more fossil fuels/middlemen/cost to truck in chicken from some Big Chicken megaplant somewhere far away.

And the local source 'trend' isn't just a 'hipster' thing.. I live in farm country and the local joints list the local sources of their eggs, sausage, bacon, chickens, cheese, maple syrup, etc. and these places are as far from 'hipster' as you can get.

May 15, 2014
cringle22 in General Topics
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Interesting thoughts/laws re: BYOB

Remember the 90s when 2 liter bottles of Purple Passion grain alcohol came out?

We'd bring those into our neighborhood BYOB restaurant ... it kinda freaked them out.

May 15, 2014
cringle22 in Wine

Wine to go with an omelet?

SPARKLING

May 15, 2014
cringle22 in Wine

The Last Great Bastion of Racism

I'm white and I love authentic Jamaican jerk chicken, popeyes, and Mr Bojangles. If we removed the 'negroes' from this equation, would the food suddenly become as inauthentic as a women's haircut from a straight guy?

May 14, 2014
cringle22 in Food Media & News

A Non-Offensive Universally Acceptable Meal

cocaine has gluten ... models wont touch it

May 14, 2014
cringle22 in General Topics

Fire Code bans use of barbecues on decks of apts. and condos - HELP

"I feel we are being discriminated against as a class"

<facepalm

May 14, 2014
cringle22 in Not About Food

some market research...

"Buy"? a "guidebook"?

Not in this day and age, sunflower.

May 14, 2014
cringle22 in General Topics
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When only SALT will do?

I reach for a lime instead. It's the new salt.

And smoked paprika is the next new salt.

May 14, 2014
cringle22 in General Topics

A Non-Offensive Universally Acceptable Meal

sparkling water and cigarettes

my 15 closest friends are all supermodels

May 14, 2014
cringle22 in General Topics
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Wheat industry is behind effort to label gluten intolerance a fad

I don't doubt it

May 14, 2014
cringle22 in Food Media & News

Wheat industry is behind effort to label gluten intolerance a fad

and for every 100,000 hipsters, there are 1,000,000 underinformed internet snarksters

May 14, 2014
cringle22 in Food Media & News

Wheat industry is behind effort to label gluten intolerance a fad

I've got a cousin who thinks she's dieting because she now avoids gluten ... this after formerly thinking she was dieting because she replaced meals with smoothies....

But, I've also got a wife who can be sent to the emergency room by eating gluten ... gets sick from both ends and gets so weak and faint she can't lift her head off the floor.

After a couple hospital stays, many specialists and tests, she's diagnosed with acid reflux, and certain foods (e.g. gluten, soda, other), and certain eating habits, like eating too late in the evening, can set her off

Trust me ... nobody WANTS to have to deny themselves the gluttonous glutenous gloriousness of real bread, pasta, pizza, etc. for real, for life.

May 14, 2014
cringle22 in Food Media & News
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Cherry Blossom Milford, now "Aden China" Post Reviews Here.

Thought the sign said opening today... but that seems a little quick.

May 05, 2014
cringle22 in Northern New England

Meat House Amherst - now "Flying Butcher"

Nothing inside the store has changed, just the name. Was a MH franchisee, so fortunately it dodged the bullet and hopefully continues to. After all, they put a nearby butcher out of business, it would be a waste to do so only to founder yourself after one year. Popped in this weekend and steak quality was (back?) up to expectations.

May 05, 2014
cringle22 in Northern New England

Nashua area news?

It's a chain. I've been there. Good mac-n-chee, but the ethnic noodles are the same innauthentic 'safe' stuff you'd find in supermarkets.

May 02, 2014
cringle22 in Northern New England