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Whither Servorg?

Go with cheese.

The other is "vaya con dios."

9 minutes ago
c oliver in Site Talk

Whither Servorg?

I haven't totally bailed but have taken some of my "wisdom" to eGullet and Yelp, Best of luck, bud.

about 9 hours ago
c oliver in Site Talk

Chowhound now allowing advertising posts?

Whatever. You're losing us one by one. I'm now posting restaurant reviews on Yelp and home cooking of eGullet. I encourage others to look outside of CH.

about 9 hours ago
c oliver in Site Talk

How I Wrote an Entire Book on Banh Mi

You are evil! I'm really hungry and reading and looking at that is torture.

about 11 hours ago
c oliver in Home Cooking

Chowhound now allowing advertising posts?

IIRC, the 'rollout' said that professionals could post as such or as individuals.

Also, what about that dollar sign idea? I think that's superb.

about 11 hours ago
c oliver in Site Talk

Earthquake

Yeah, I know that but was just wondering about commercial loans. Don't have the answer.

about 11 hours ago
c oliver in Wine

I need a baked egg dish

We're on our way to Bloomington if that's on the menu :)

about 11 hours ago
c oliver in Home Cooking

Help - no-chew diabetic foods?

He eats 20 grams of carbs at every meal.

about 11 hours ago
c oliver in Special Diets

Help - no-chew diabetic foods?

He's eating 20grams of carbs per meal, so can include some. Some rice, some potato aren't out of the question at all.

about 20 hours ago
c oliver in Special Diets

I need a baked egg dish

Big enough for 20 eggs??? That would be MY problem...and I have some pretty large diameter skillets. I like the quiche/strata idea. Even room temp it's still good.

about 21 hours ago
c oliver in Home Cooking

Looking for ideas for a Sunday Supper for 30

I wasn't trying to "yuck your yum" and Sherri's very accomplished entertainer but perhaps others might think 'oh, cool' and then get in way over their heads.

about 22 hours ago
c oliver in Home Cooking

Inviting Professional Voices to the Community

I'll just tack this on here - whoever mentioned the idea of a $ sign after the screen name has a great idea. If we see a post that needs one, we can flag it and the mods can go from there.

about 23 hours ago
c oliver in Site Talk

Cheap Beef Meals

They didn't have them at the Tahoe/Kings Beach one the other day. They had,IIRC,a store brand organic one for much more money. I'm going to talk to the meat manager next time I'm in. I've found that they have a list of things they CAN order but don't always stock.

about 23 hours ago
c oliver in Home Cooking

Dim Sum Club -- XLB worth seeking out? [San Francisco]

I've been there easily a dozen times over about five years.

So what DO you do with the sauce?

Dim Sum Club -- XLB worth seeking out? [San Francisco]

Oh, I made a different assumption.

Dim Sum Club -- XLB worth seeking out? [San Francisco]

I agree. For those for whom English is a second language then we should all be more understanding and patient. Mea culpa. (Oops fell into Latin!)

Dim Sum Club -- XLB worth seeking out? [San Francisco]

What do you do with the sauce then? Just drink it?

Your post:

"Shanghai Bund @640 Jackson St. has excellent XLB. amongst the best in s.f."

Two unrelated questions -- grammar and photos

Why should they? Different terms for the same thing.

This is REALLY sounding like FB.

1 day ago
c oliver in Site Talk

With Jacq gone, who are the mods 'reporting to'?

That it is, s :)

1 day ago
c oliver in Site Talk

With Jacq gone, who are the mods 'reporting to'?

I get what you're saying. But who gets the final word, cause eventually the buck stops somewhere, doesn't it?

1 day ago
c oliver in Site Talk

Dim Sum Club (Russian Hill, San Francisco)

Neither, dear. I pay a huge amount of attention and respect to your posts. And the things you wrote about this place were no different. I said everyone's entitled to their opinion but I'll stick with your rec , who I've followed for years, vs. someone I've only just come across. If that came across as demeaning to shanhaikid that wasn't my intention.

Dim Sum Club (Russian Hill, San Francisco)

Where please?

With Jacq gone, who are the mods 'reporting to'?

Well, Jacq's presence was known. Why not her successor? There are those who have wondered who's guiding the mods in these changing times.

I didn't sense any snark on your part.

1 day ago
c oliver in Site Talk

Looking for ideas for a Sunday Supper for 30

Cool. Fifteen sandwiches.

And to me (we have panina pretty much every week) the crispiness is a big part of its appeal.

1 day ago
c oliver in Home Cooking

Dim Sum Club (Russian Hill, San Francisco)

"a person who enjoys eating and often eats too much.
synonyms: glutton, overeater, big eater, gobbler, gorger

Dim Sum Club -- XLB worth seeking out? [San Francisco]

I'm talking about the dipping sauce at Bund Shanghai. Sorry if I wasn't clear about that. Theirs is.

Looking for ideas for a Sunday Supper for 30

I just think that banh mi made many hours before aren't going to be all that good. There's enough stuff in it to make it soggy pretty quickly.

Two unrelated questions -- grammar and photos

It's offset by the fact that you didn't capitalize your sentences :)

1 day ago
c oliver in Site Talk

Why Phase Out "Chowhound" Brand?

Thanks, M.

1 day ago
c oliver in Site Talk

Earthquake

I was crossing a street at Union Square in '89 and felt nothing. But we were far from the epicenter.

1 day ago
c oliver in Wine