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vodka pokeballs gone wrong

Might I suggest eat them, wait till tomorrow to make another batch, not sure I want you playing with alcohol and fire after eating the first batch!

1 day ago
jrvedivici in Home Cooking

New Mcloone's to open in Red Bank.

Let me see if I can contain my excitement. Yep, I can.

2 days ago
jrvedivici in New Jersey

Hot Pepper Jelly

Yes that is one thing I will give them credit for.

Apr 19, 2014
jrvedivici in General Topics

How To Eat An Apple

Hahahaha I think waxing is a safer alternative when dealing with that area!

Love it Lingua great response!

Apr 18, 2014
jrvedivici in General Topics

Do you wonder why the Chow site stinks?

Really? I would think I had 100 total posts in a week, not just 15? Gosh entertaining you folks is exhausting!

Apr 18, 2014
jrvedivici in Site Talk

How To Eat An Apple

I'm sorry but I can't bring myself to eat that lil apple asshole thing on the bottom.

Apr 18, 2014
jrvedivici in General Topics

Best Italian Hot Dogs in NJ??

20 years ago they were very good, but we stopped going there for some reason, don't recall the exact reason why though.

Apr 18, 2014
jrvedivici in New Jersey

Do you wonder why the Chow site stinks?

I don't disagree, but in purchasing a "distressed" asset, simply assuming debt can be the value exchanged. Hey, I'm a dreamer what can I say, when I see or smell a potential opportunity I inquire. I've made and lost a lot of money this way over the years.

Apr 18, 2014
jrvedivici in Site Talk

Do you wonder why the Chow site stinks?

Thanks so much for the info. I'll have to look it over more closely when I'm in front of a computer rather than my phone.

From my initial review it seems that first link is showing both how people find chow, what site the are coming here from, then where they are leaving here and going to. Is that correct?

The second link looks fairly interesting as well. I noticed I'm the 3rd most active author!?!?! Hahaha I'm assuming that is strictly for threads started within a week, not total contributions or posts within a week, correct?

Thanks again, good stuff!

Apr 18, 2014
jrvedivici in Site Talk

Do you wonder why the Chow site stinks?

I would tend to agree with you if it wasn't for some of the speculation in this thread that CBS might let this just die on the vine or just pull the plug. Perhaps that was the expectation for the Chow vs Chowhound side of things, but regardless it just got my wheels spinning. If CBS were to consider just letting this, us, die a premature death, why not inquire a little bit.

Apr 18, 2014
jrvedivici in Site Talk

Do you wonder why the Chow site stinks?

So I asked this questions somewhere in here but I'm going to ask it again, with my reason for asking it included.

Somewhere I had read that at one point, in the past, Chow had 800,0000 unique users. Does anyone know what the current amount of "unique users" are? (Also how do they define that term? 800k usernames issued? 800k hit's per month? What is a unique user)

Follow up question for those wiser than I, (that means all of you) when evaluating a value for a website, for example let's say this site is Chow, strictly for example purposes of course, the value I would assume is in the user count I inquired about above. I know in my world, commercial real estate, traffic count is selling factor especially for retail. I'm assuming your traffic count for web sites is tied into the number I'm inquiring about above.

Next valuation consideration would be advert revenue? A simple P&L of your revenue minus your expenses will give you a good idea of what if any profit your site is running at.

Again from what I have read the Chow vs. Chowhound was an arranged marriage of two separate entities rather than an evolution of one to the other. How many people here think Chowhound would suffer from the complete loss of Chow?

Your feedback is appreciated while I consider my master plan to take over Chow.....then the rest of the world!!! Bwahahahahhahahahah (Evil mad scientist / 70's villain laugh)

Apr 18, 2014
jrvedivici in Site Talk
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Corn Casserole?

I confirmed with my wife, that is the recipe she uses, it's very good. Good luck please report back.

Apr 17, 2014
jrvedivici in Home Cooking

back issues of chow magazine

Just out of curiosity, this inquiry was made 7 years ago, how old are the magazines you have?

Apr 17, 2014
jrvedivici in Site Talk

Fascinating food blog about re-growing romaine lettuce...........

Did you do it with a store bought head of lettuce, or was it fresh picked from your garden?

Apr 17, 2014
jrvedivici in Gardening

Fascinating food blog about re-growing romaine lettuce...........

Excellent! Do tell some more....did you get a full head of romaine? How long did it take?

Apr 17, 2014
jrvedivici in Gardening

Cutting Sambucca with water............

I'm going to buy another bottle of the same brand this weekend and check it out. I'll take a picture if it happens again.

Apr 17, 2014
jrvedivici in Spirits

Fascinating food blog about re-growing romaine lettuce...........

I'm going to corner the romaine lettuce market now!! This is pretty crazy anyone have any experience actually doing this? Looks easy enough.

http://lessonsinfarming.wordpress.com...

Apr 17, 2014
jrvedivici in Gardening
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Do you wonder why the Chow site stinks?

Thank you for taking the time to clarify things.

Apr 16, 2014
jrvedivici in Site Talk
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Do you wonder why the Chow site stinks?

I went to check eGullet out based on reading about it on this site. I was very unimpressed with the site from an aesthetic stand point and over all found it to be fairly un-user friendly.

(I did see a few familiar faces/names over there.......you know who you are you dirty stay out cheaters!!)

Apr 16, 2014
jrvedivici in Site Talk
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Enough with the schmeer. The 80's are over.

I hate to admit this but I frequently get the "bagels" at Dunkin Donuts which really are an abomination to bagels everywhere. Recently they have a new bagel, jalapeno/cheddar which is an awesome combination. I imagined that the jalapeno's and cheddar would be baked into the bagel..............no instead it was all melted on top, like a pizza without sauce. It was horrible and the "bagel" itself was even more cake-ish than their normal soft skinned bagels. It was truly is stretch calling this latest creation on their behalf a bagel.

Apr 16, 2014
jrvedivici in General Topics

Livoti's Old World Market coming to Marlboro

I've never cared for Taste of Italy. There is a good place that opened recently in Eatontown, next door to Far East Taste. Sorry but the name escapes me. There is also Aleo's in Lincroft which is very good, hands down the best fresh mozzerella around.

None of those places are nearly as good as Livoti's in price or selection, which is why I've never found taking the trip up to Aberdeen to be objectionable.

Apr 16, 2014
jrvedivici in New Jersey

Do you wonder why the Chow site stinks?

Ahhhhhhhh............that explains a few things. That makes a lot more sense......so CBS inherited Chow as part of another acquisition is what you are telling me. That makes all the sense in the world then, Chow was just a bonus to something much larger. I couldn't figure out why or how a company like CBS would "buy" a struggling food community, blog, etc.

Don't worry, no matter what goes down you will always be my dog, Dawg !!

Apr 16, 2014
jrvedivici in Site Talk

Do you wonder why the Chow site stinks?

How long has CBS owned the site?

Apr 16, 2014
jrvedivici in Site Talk

Do you wonder why the Chow site stinks?

Really? Fear not, I'm planning a hostile take over!!!

Apr 16, 2014
jrvedivici in Site Talk

Enough with the schmeer. The 80's are over.

Wouldn't you agree a proper bagel has a nice "crunch" when it comes right out of the oven, toasted or not? (not trying to counter your personal preference, just asking if you agree the sign of a good bagel is a firm crunchy skin)

Apr 16, 2014
jrvedivici in General Topics
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Online food reviews reveal inner self, Stanford researcher finds

Oh shit......after reading that.....then reflecting on my reviews I think I have some self hate issues. I mean I know my hips are too big for my stature, but I think it goes much deeper now.

Apr 16, 2014
jrvedivici in Food Media & News

Do you wonder why the Chow site stinks?

With all due respect, I like to think of myself as the most brilliant feature on Chowhound. The graying of posts will have to settle for the second most brilliant.

Apr 16, 2014
jrvedivici in Site Talk
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Do you wonder why the Chow site stinks?

"I wasn't around back then"......I thought you were on Chow when it was still DOS based?

"I couldn't support itself".......really? How expensive can a site like the "old chow" really cost to operate? If it couldn't support itself how did it get purchased by CBS? I would assume it has some form of positive cash flow to demand a purchase price, rather than CBS just replicating it from scratch.

Things that make you go hmmmmmmm..........

Apr 16, 2014
jrvedivici in Site Talk

Dominos' pizza making pizza with a fried chicken crust

Whew....that was a close one!! Always remember who had your back!!

Apr 16, 2014
jrvedivici in Chains

Do you wonder why the Chow site stinks?

I'm not sure anyone was talking to you Servorg! :-p

Apr 16, 2014
jrvedivici in Site Talk