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Why are people slaves to a date, say February 14?

If you're married to me every day is sweeter than the next. What are we suppose to do? Celebrate everyday? Well I guess I kind of already do! I'll drink to that!!!

Wolfgang's in Somerville has opened...

I agree completely about Sammy's, it's not a traditional steakhouse, and their steaks are good, but not great. To me it's a bit of a different experience and a walk down memory lane, since my parents first brought me there 30+ years ago.

about 12 hours ago
jrvedivici in New Jersey

Wolfgang's in Somerville has opened...

Exact same thing for Ruth's Chris, there are some truly bad ones out there.

about 12 hours ago
jrvedivici in New Jersey

Wolfgang's in Somerville has opened...

Lol......thanks!

about 14 hours ago
jrvedivici in New Jersey

Catching CATCH in Red Bank again.

Lambo yes, I didn't take notice to the other(s) but there were 2 or 3 others with it.

about 17 hours ago
jrvedivici in New Jersey

Wolfgang's in Somerville has opened...

That's always been there MO as long as I've been going there. I'll agree about there being better steaks out there, but I still enjoy the Sammy experience.

about 19 hours ago
jrvedivici in New Jersey

Catching CATCH in Red Bank again.

Excellent review! Nice to read someone who enjoys, or appreciates, all the details of a dining experience. I passed Catch on my way to Char this past Thurs night (another sub-par Char experience, I've honestly gotten tired writting about then) I couldn't help but notice the lack of difference between the look and feel of Catch and Blue Water Seafood who occupied the spot previously. Is there any connection between the two restaurants? New incarnation by same owner/management?

The other reason I'm asking is because there were a few high end exotic cars parked out front. That's not unusual for Red Bank in general, but the pretentious owner of Blue Water was known for parking his fleet of exotic cars out front for the perceived "wow" factor he felt they generated.

about 20 hours ago
jrvedivici in New Jersey

Some questions for my NJ friends about our home board...

I'm sorry I don't remember seeing you post about it, where exactly is it? Can use somewhere to go besides Il Giardinello when I visit my father.

about 21 hours ago
jrvedivici in New Jersey

Some questions for my NJ friends about our home board...

So Chow use to have private messaging, "upgraded", then dropped private messaging? Really? Hmmm never knew that.

1 day ago
jrvedivici in New Jersey

Some questions for my NJ friends about our home board...

MGZ!?!?!?! (he's pretty mean too)

Some questions for my NJ friends about our home board...

I've noticed many threads and posts on the Site Talk board from many people around the Country/Canada complaining about the deterioration of their local boards.

As many of you may -or- may not know, I've only been around a few years....I do not have the wealth of experience as so many of you do. (I know you can look up when I first posted on my profile, I forget how to do it so I'm sure one of you will let me know) So my question for my neighbors here, has the New Jersey Board suffered like so many other people say their local boards have?

I have personally noticed a few well known posters fade away during my tenure...Bghut(?)....RGR....HillJ, to name a few, but overall I haven't noticed much of a change in the tone or quality of the information found here.

How about the rest of you? Has the NJ board suffered like some of the others or have we held our own? I'm curious to read your opinions.

Thanks in advance for sharing.

What Is Chowhound Now

Gastro, thank you for the kind words and the courtesy of responding. Which board to you consider your "home board", I thought I've seen you on the NJ board (my home board) but I see you list your location as New York on your profile. I find this particularly interesting....I see so many people complain about their local boards, all across the country and Canada. Personally I don't think there has been much change on the NJ board (I'm on my way over there in a few to start a thread on this question)...but perhaps by the time I joined the site the winds of change were already blowing.

Interesting....very interesting. Thanks again.....try to hang in there....I still think Chow has plenty to offer. Your participation has always been very entertaining as well.

Peace

1 day ago
jrvedivici in Site Talk

What Is Chowhound Now

Gastro.....I've enjoyed many exchanges with you on the boards during my tenure here.....which is only a few years. I have great respect for your opinion, so if you would indulge me by telling me where/how is it lacking so much from it's previous self.

Thanks.

1 day ago
jrvedivici in Site Talk

What Is Chowhound Now

"BTW, my waistline is only 1 inch larger than 1978 when i graduated."

Nobody likes a braggart jfood!!! (joke) For the record mine is closer to 4-6 inches larger. My varsity jacket is much snugger. lol

1 day ago
jrvedivici in Site Talk

What Is Chowhound Now

"My home territory, Southeastern CT has been like crickets. Where it was once a vibrant look at the great chefs and food"

I liked your post...and thanks for coming back to share it. My question about the above is.....why not try to turn the tide on your home board? If you miss those discussions have you started on lately? There could be many more people like yourself longing for the great conversations you use to have at your table, but they are intimidated by the new atmosphere......

jfood.....go upstairs into the guest room closet. Dig in the back there and take out your old varsity jacket.....dust it off and put it on! I know....it's a little snugger in the mid section....but it still fits, look in the mirror....remember the big game.....taking Mary Sue behind the bleachers after Home Coming? Yeah.......c'mon jfood.....you've got one more scoring drive in you....get back in the game!!

2-4-6-8 Who do we appreciate!?!?!?! JFOOD !!!!!!!!! GOOOOOOOOO!!!!

1 day ago
jrvedivici in Site Talk
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Why are people slaves to a date, say February 14?

I practice Non-Orthodox Christianity

2 days ago
jrvedivici in Not About Food

Search is not working

IF you do a search on this board you will find many topics on the search function. (yes, I'm just kidding) Google is a long standing favorite back up, or primary search alternative to the Chow search. I find it fairly easy to search Google for any topic I'm interested in, then add "Chow" to the end of my search and have great success finding Chow matches. Good Luck.

2 days ago
jrvedivici in Site Talk

Why are people slaves to a date, say February 14?

Hallmark

Wolfgang's in Somerville has opened...

Yes, exactly that is why I was asking. I've been to Sammy's many times over the years, although probably not in the last 5+. I'm surprised they have a web site, my last time there they still didn't have a road sign identifying themselves. For whatever reason when he mentioned Sammy's it just didn't seem to me like Wolfgang's would be geographic competition for Sammy's.

I'm laughing at the web site; " A traditional steak house". It's probably the least traditional steak house -or- restaurant for that matter.

Jan 22, 2015
jrvedivici in New Jersey

Wolfgang's in Somerville has opened...

Really??? (Just out of curiosity...what Sammy's are you referring to?) I'm planning to take the trip soon, any other details you care to share with us?

Jan 22, 2015
jrvedivici in New Jersey

DQ that serves burgers?

We have to compromise on T-Tops...... OMG Smokey and the Bandit meets Harold and Kumar!! We are on to entertainment ratings GOLD !!!

CBS have your people call my and joon's people we need to get this show on the road ASAP !!

Jr and Joon Goes to Dairy Queen.....coming to a CBS station summer of 2015

Jan 22, 2015
jrvedivici in New Jersey

Let's bring back Jim Leff as a Senior Consultant for Chowhound

pualj, as I said somewhere in one of the posts above, I'm fine with things. My suggestion of a mission statement or vision is an attempt to appease all those who have ruffled feathers over Chow's recent changes and lack of communication. That's all......

Jan 22, 2015
jrvedivici in Site Talk

Let's bring back Jim Leff as a Senior Consultant for Chowhound

But what is the source of this underlying sense of discontent from many long time members? All this angst being spewed towards Mods/Chow/TPTB about the lack of consideration of their feelings? It's got me scratching my head.

Jan 22, 2015
jrvedivici in Site Talk

Let's bring back Jim Leff as a Senior Consultant for Chowhound

Bob, you would certainly know better than I. Can you explain where this "outrage" stems from when "established" members complain about the lack of consideration given to them when Chow makes changes? Seems to be if Leff had the same MO then everyone should be use to this.

Jan 22, 2015
jrvedivici in Site Talk

Small things I can't stand at chains or other......

That's what my brother would say when Mom told him to take me outside to play.

Jan 22, 2015
jrvedivici in Chains
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McDonald's walks fine line with 'Signs' commercial

"but they are locally owned and operated by people who shop at the local stores and whose kids go to the local schools, they hire local people and support local communities."

Jan 22, 2015
jrvedivici in Food Media & News

Small things I can't stand at chains or other......

That's what I use to tell my mom about my brother.

Jan 22, 2015
jrvedivici in Chains
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Let's bring back Jim Leff as a Senior Consultant for Chowhound

Uh oh.....I'm not allowed sharp objects.

Small things I can't stand at chains or other......

Well that's when it's time to scratch that place off your list of possibly returning to.

Jan 22, 2015
jrvedivici in Chains
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Let's bring back Jim Leff as a Senior Consultant for Chowhound

It's become like a self fulfilling prophecy at this point. Everyone complains about these new "fly by" one time posters etc. Well if I were new to the site, I would check it out, but especially Site Talk, let's learn a little bit about the site.

Well I go to site talk and half the page are threads about how everyone sucks.....The Chow Team Sucks, The Mods Suck, Newbies Suck, Pagenation Sucks, Old Members Suck, Sticklers Suck, who would really want to join this environment? I don't think people really consider how hostile they make the boards look to newbies. But hey...what do I know.......