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Boooooo McDonald's

You are 100% correct which is I'm sure why they were limiting it to one day and one location. I just think Mc Donalds could have taken a bit of a warmer approach to BK's attempt.

Aug 26, 2015
jrvedivici in Food Media & News

Boooooo McDonald's

Well in the last format when you submitted a link it showed you a preview of the article. So people knew at least the title or what it was about without having to click the link. That is what I was wondering.

Aug 26, 2015
jrvedivici in Food Media & News

Boooooo McDonald's

Ok Mod's or people, am I doing something wrong when submitting or creating a new thread with a link?

Aug 26, 2015
jrvedivici in Food Media & News

Boooooo McDonald's

Well according to McDonald's there is no hope for world peace.

http://time.com/4011090/burger-king-m...

Aug 26, 2015
jrvedivici in Food Media & News

MJ's pizza bar and grill.

So based on the majority of the comments here the place is "average" at best. So can someone explain to me how they are enjoying the success that they are? I believe they have been in business for about 5 years and have added a new location each of those years, how? Why?

Please someone educate me.

Aug 26, 2015
jrvedivici in New Jersey

Enzo's Caffe Italia Toms River New Jersey

Hahaha..........I see I posted a "luke-warm" review of this place a year and a half ago, the last time I was there. Well I'm here to report that a year and a half later the place went from luke-warm to ice cold.

Was there Saturday night (again because we couldn't get reservations at Giardinello's or Villa Almafi) and honestly both the service and the food were bad. As an example of how bad, one person ordered Shrimp Fra'Diable and received the Zuppa Di Pesce, after 5 minutes of failed attempts to get someones attention the person just decided to keep the dish and started to eat it. When the waiter finally came over and we explained she received the wrong dish his explanation was; "Yes you are correct that's not Shrimp Fra'Diablo, just think of it as Shrimp Fra' Diablo with a bonus!! (referring to the other seafood in the dish) he then returned with hot pepper seeds to help spice it up. This seriously happened.

Service was slow.....all 6 dishes were average at best. Yet the place was pretty packed most of the night. It saddens me to see a place like this continue to grind out average at best food with poor service.

My suggestion, avoid.

Aug 24, 2015
jrvedivici in New Jersey

Using access roads to get into/out of a Turnpike rest area

I would say if there's no signage you are fine. Keep in mind I'm far more criminal than lawyer so take my advice for what it's worth.

Aug 20, 2015
jrvedivici in New Jersey

KFC - The Colonel's Comeback !!

I wrote an email to the CEO of Comcast Cable company because one say while visiting the lobby of their office was a framed poster which read:

" 4 out of 10 people who left Comcast for another provider wound up coming back to Comcast"

Great advertising!!!! So 60%, over half, preferred the other company(s) more!

Aug 18, 2015
jrvedivici in Food Media & News

Police raid home of Subway pitchman Jared Fogle

Well looks like my hopes were in vain. F'ck this guy, if he serves time I mean that literally.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2...

KFC - The Colonel's Comeback !!

Aug 17, 2015
jrvedivici in Food Media & News

Daughters 20th Birthday Gala......

A good time was had by all except the help. (Me!) lol

Aug 14, 2015
jrvedivici in Home Cooking

Daughters 20th Birthday Gala......

Next year she's 21 it's a liquid meal!

Daughters 20th Birthday Gala......

I don't do much contributing here but yesterday was my daughters 20th birthday and she had a group of friends over. She wanted a "tapa's" style menu so she decided on the following:

Homemade Guacamole served on Endive (normally I like to put chopped tomato and onion/bruchetta style with my avocado, but she wanted the more traditional version sans tomato)

Individual Shrimp Cocktail(s). Nothing too special here except for the labor, because you know, a platter of shrimp is just soooooo impersonal.

Next we have a variety of sushi rolls: Philadelphia Roll, Salmon with scallion and cream cheese with red caviar. Spicy Philadelphia Roll, same interior spicy crab top. Snow Crab & Spicy Crab Roll. California Roll.

Egg Rolls; a new favorite of mine originally stolen from on of my favorite restaurants. Here I have two varieties, the original Italian Egg Roll, stuffed with broccoli rabe - hot Italian sausage - sharp provolone. The other is a Rueben Egg Roll, stuffed with corned beef, swiss cheese and sauerkraut. Served with tomato gravy (sauce) and russian dressing.

Cold Antipasti: mozzarella, prosciutto, salami, sweet roasted peppers and olives.

Crab Meltaways: toasted french bread slices topped with a cheesy crab sauce and baked. Crab sauce = processed cheese product like velveeta, melted with finely chopped sauteed onions, chopped pimentos, salt & pepper, cayenne pepper, artificial crab.

Potato skins: I kind of cheated on this one, I microwaved the potatos first instead of baking. Hollowed the skins, fried in crisco and butter. Stuffed with a combination of bacon and pork roll which was processed fine, topped with 3 cheese "mexican" blend cheese. (I ran out of stuffing so the others are just plain, or as I explained in case there were any vegetarians. wink wink)

Seared Ahi Tuna Bites. Ahi tuna coated in tuxedo sesame seeds and quickly pan seared, served with wasabi.

The reward for all the hard work, the Happy Birthday Girl!

Chowhound hates me!!!

I just opted out because I don't have the patience to sit here and play with it on my phone. Plus I've learned my lesson trying to help you already, I'm not signing in and getting stuck again, I'm old chow and I'm happy!! (Sorry)

Is not tipping illegal?

Assuming you are paid at least the state minimum wage as a hostess it's not illegal for them to take your tips. Unethical yes, illegal no. Sorry get a new job!

Aug 12, 2015
jrvedivici in Not About Food

Chowhound hates me!!!

Just a follow up, the "hamburger" (is that literally a tech term?) button worked for me finally. A large selection of options became available, including an "opt out" option which I selected and the site has reverted!

So far so good, thanks!

Aug 12, 2015
jrvedivici in Site Talk

Asbury Park-2 nights around Labor Day

No water view, but you will see a few dozen full moons!

Aug 12, 2015
jrvedivici in New Jersey
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The Shrimp Box?

Now that's a good tid-bit of info because my opinion was very much the same as yours, established well before Sandy. Time to revisit it seems.

Aug 11, 2015
jrvedivici in New Jersey

Chowhound hates me!!!

You hear the voices too!?!?!?!?!?

Chowhound hates me!!!

For the record as I have posted on here somewhere, the "hamburger" button is not functioning on my mobile device. I can click it but no drop down or anything happens. (Can't speak for everyone else)

Aug 11, 2015
jrvedivici in Site Talk
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This Salad Is Outta This World: Astronauts Eat Greens Grown In Space

I heard the astronaut said the salad was excellent, the only thing his dining experience lacked was a little atmosphere.

Popcorn & Truffle Oil & Truffle Salt

Can't believe I just stumbled on this thread. There is a steakhouse I enjoy here in New Brunswick, NJ (Steak 85) and while it is an excellent restaurant, one of the biggest draws for me was the popcorn at the bar. This is an upscale/high end steakhouse, not your Ground-Round of the 70's so popcorn was a somewhat odd choice when I first saw it being served in porcelain bowls on the bar.

Well after I took my first handful tossed it into my mouth I was hooked. Some kind of garlicy, parmesan, olive oil, salt pepper and parsley combination brought this popcorn to a whole new level. Always a little embarrassed to ask "How do you make your popcorn", I just silently enjoyed for several years now.

On a recent trip I brought my 20 year old daughter with me, and I had her try the pop corn, not being very shy she asked the waitress how they made it, much to my surprise this was the secret recipe;

Bacon Grease
Truffle Oil
Salt & Pepper
Parsley

That's it. I don't have measurements and I have since been diagnosed with diabetes, although I did buy some truffle oil just for this purpose. It is absolutely delicious!! Give it a try!

Aug 11, 2015
jrvedivici in General Topics

Q. What do you get after 25 years of a glutinous diet and alcohol abuse?

Few people know that was the origin of parsley as a garnish on dinner plates, to chew and cleanse your palate after a meal!

Aug 11, 2015
jrvedivici in Special Diets

Q. What do you get after 25 years of a glutinous diet and alcohol abuse?

I have the small sugar free altoids, while they have to do for now, they are no where near as "curiously strong" as their full sugar cousins.

Aug 11, 2015
jrvedivici in Special Diets
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Q. What do you get after 25 years of a glutinous diet and alcohol abuse?

Don't they wash it down with beer in Germany? (wink wink)

Aug 10, 2015
jrvedivici in Special Diets

Chowhound hates me!!!

I think the only prudent solution at this point is you owe me a new Iphone Midlife, I'll just take a 5s to be fair about it.

Just a FYI for anyone paying attention, I have the opt out on my PC, however when you scroll to the bottom of the page, the page repopulates new threads resulting in you getting bounced from the bottom of the screen. This happened both on my phone and on my PC. Very annoying as it's next to impossible to stay at the bottom of the page.

Aug 10, 2015
jrvedivici in Site Talk
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Q. What do you get after 25 years of a glutinous diet and alcohol abuse?

I've only purchased the bars for two reasons, 1.) Breakfast, I just can't have eggs, egg beaters, egg whites etc. every day.

2.) Perhaps a snack before bed. I've done this maybe 5x's in the past 3-4 weeks.

Aug 10, 2015
jrvedivici in Special Diets

Chowhound hates me!!!

Nope, this is the bottom of my beta screen.

Aug 10, 2015
jrvedivici in Site Talk

Q. What do you get after 25 years of a glutinous diet and alcohol abuse?

Well I was prone towards doing more Atkins, than paleo, but when I told my Dr. that he pushed me more towards doing the paleo diet. I don't remember his exact reasoning for doing so, the primary difference I see in the two diets are fruit consumption.

Aug 10, 2015
jrvedivici in Special Diets

Q. What do you get after 25 years of a glutinous diet and alcohol abuse?

My diet has mostly been consisting of the following foods, in a variety of forms.

Meat; Steak & Chicken

Misc. Protein: Eggs. (maybe 6 total per week)

Vegetables: Broccoli (raw and cooked), Cauliflower (raw and mashed with cream cheese), Carrots, Lettuce/Salad etc. Tomato's.

Fish: Flounder, Tilapia, Shrimp, Scallop

Fruit: Strawberries, Cherries, Peaches & Plumbs. (maybe I've had 3-4 of each over the past month) Banana's.

Snacks: Almond butter (I'm quickly becoming addicted to this. Carrots and almond butter!! Yummmmm!!!!) Rice cakes (maybe 2-3 per week). Atkins Snack Bars (this has become my breakfast, I just bought Atkins protein shake/drink, haven't tried them yet). Almonds. Mostly fruit and veggies as snacks. Avocado/Guac.

Which are the more sugary fruits, should I be avoiding them?

Aug 10, 2015
jrvedivici in Special Diets