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The best chili cheese fries

Good to know, thanks!

about 7 hours ago
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Where to "wow" a visitor with "do NOT miss this place" recommendations

No Korean OP said.....

about 7 hours ago
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Where to "wow" a visitor with "do NOT miss this place" recommendations

Good to know re polenta. I'll get there sometime, but I hate that I can't reserve a table in advance....it's not very often at all as parents we have spontaneously been able to just go out at the last minute...

about 7 hours ago
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I'm in the mood for chicken drumsticks...

I completely concur with your adobo & tandoori suggestions! We had both recently and they were delicious.... Pic of the tandoori chicken we made.

about 7 hours ago
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Mashed potatoes, heated milk question

I used to heat the milk.... Now I just leave it out to come up to about room temp while the potatoes are boiling. And I have heated it and added spices or aromatics to it, but usually I just add garlic to the potatoes or a head of roasted garlic, my family prefers those flavors better in their mashed potatoes.

about 8 hours ago
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What would be your signature dish?

That's really hard to narrow down for me....

I guess I would have to go with Roast Chicken with lemon & thyme and roasted vegetables Provençal.

about 8 hours ago
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My love affair with Watermelon.

Just made a watermelon granita today.... Very refreshing!

about 8 hours ago
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What "typical American Foods" would you serve to foreigners?

I wouldn't vary what I. Made whether they were French, Chinese or Italian.....as long as they were open to Americanized food, I'd make:
Meatloaf
Thanksgiving dinner
BBQ pork sandwiches
My moms RI chowder and clam cakes
Lobster rolls
Crab cakes
Macaroni & cheese - homemade w four cheeses
Roast leg of lamb dinner
Beef brisket
Homemade chili
Tex mex like fajitas
Plus some all American pies like apple, cherry, peach, strawberry

about 8 hours ago
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things you put ketchup on

I do meatloaf that way also.....
Burgers, except turkey ones. Onion rings and fries. But I can use subs for those. But I absolutely have to use it in making my meatloaf, and for topping my pork pie....cannot have pork pie without ketchup.

about 8 hours ago
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Where to "wow" a visitor with "do NOT miss this place" recommendations

JJ is Chosun more expensive than Parks? I'd like to try Chosun....

about 8 hours ago
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Where to "wow" a visitor with "do NOT miss this place" recommendations

http://badmaashla.com/

Good call on WP24 for drink and apps

OP says he doesn't do Korean....

Ive gotta get over to Bucato...

about 8 hours ago
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Huaraches.

Are those those funny Mexican sandals?

about 11 hours ago
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Calling Sevrog where you at?

Maybe he's finally off his bike and on a vacation or something..... I wouldn't worry too much about it kev, but you're sweet to be concerned..... I was kinda wondering the same thing myself. I guess twisted minds think alike.... ;)

about 11 hours ago
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Where to "wow" a visitor with "do NOT miss this place" recommendations

Don't listen to Tony.... He's the grumpy one in the family....and he doesn't like people in general.

about 11 hours ago
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Where to "wow" a visitor with "do NOT miss this place" recommendations

Don't think urasawa will work for him, he doesn't eat/want sushi....

about 11 hours ago
Dirtywextraolives in Los Angeles Area

Where to "wow" a visitor with "do NOT miss this place" recommendations

Gjelina
Nobu Malibu
Tasting Kitchen
Chi Spacca
Maude
Melisse
Zengo - brunch
Eveleigh - brunch
Guisado's
Badmaash
Saddle Peak Ranch - brunch
Son of a Gun

about 14 hours ago
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What do you eat when you don't know what you want?

Cereal
Greek yogurt w flax seed
Cookies
Fresh fruit
Carrots and hummus
I hate that feeling though, when I am truly very hungry, and I don't know what I want...I get real cranky and my husband hates that.....in that case I juts want someone else to decide, cook or get it, and put it in front of me....

Aug 18, 2014
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Ravioli filling ideas please

I find leftover meats make great ravioli filling, like braised beef or slow cooked pork like ribs. It should be tender, whatever the meat is....

Other ideas like:
Braised chicken thigh, leeks and bacon
Pork shoulder and caramelized onion
Oil poached tuna and capers

Aug 18, 2014
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Mexican near Bergamot: Juquila, Tacomiendo or Monte Alban?

Gotcha. :)

Aug 18, 2014
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Mexican near Bergamot: Juquila, Tacomiendo or Monte Alban?

Ah, thanks. Too bad the reseda one is closer to us than Noho....

Aug 18, 2014
Dirtywextraolives in Los Angeles Area

Mexican near Bergamot: Juquila, Tacomiendo or Monte Alban?

You've never been to TPF?? I like them better than TPC.... Next time you're up for it or in the area let me know, I'm due for some al pastor red sauce & try that chorizo y papas taco.....

Aug 18, 2014
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Mexican near Bergamot: Juquila, Tacomiendo or Monte Alban?

Which is the one on White Oak? I think that's the one we went to, in the reseda area...

Aug 18, 2014
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Help! Refrigerator FULL of shredded cheese! What now?

But still a resource for those looking for ideas on what to do with a ton of cheese....,

Aug 17, 2014
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A few things to get off my chest ...

I kind of agree with this....

Aug 17, 2014
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A few things to get off my chest ...

I make such a great version out here in LA, I don't even bother to go to Wooster street anymore when I visit. I really like Modern now when I go.

Aug 17, 2014
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L.A. Dish of the Month, August 2014: COCKTAILS and Bar Food

Wow it's been there that long?? Why haven't I gone, hmmmm.....

Aug 16, 2014
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Help! Refrigerator FULL of shredded cheese! What now?

Plus one on soufflé
Make a bunch of cheese pizzas for the teenagers or gradeschoolers you know
Au gratin potatoes, broccoli, cauliflower
Macaroni & cheese, natch
Cheese soup
Omelets, frittatas

Aug 16, 2014
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A few things to get off my chest ...

Modern rocks.

Aug 16, 2014
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A few things to get off my chest ...

I won't get into the Sally's-Pepe's debate (I happen to have grown up on Pepe's) but we can agree that it's a NH tradition and it's damn delicious.

Here's my homemade pie:

Aug 16, 2014
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A few things to get off my chest ...

You finally got around to a bacon clam pie, huh? Good job, ipse.

Aug 16, 2014
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