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Minimum Wage Impact on Restaurant (especially FF) Prices

"A major problem with minimum wage jobs is they are often on a rotating schedule of 32 hours per week so employer can avoid paying benefits because it's only part time work. The changing schedule makes getting a second job hard"

And therein lies the rub..
Good point of view.

Sep 05, 2014
miss_belle in Not About Food

Ad taking up screen

Yeah, tell me about it. Like I said I'm fed up. If they don't want you logging off a site I consider that a problem.

Sep 05, 2014
miss_belle in Site Talk
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Ad taking up screen

Anyone else on this site who cannot Log Off? I'm about fed up.

Sep 04, 2014
miss_belle in Site Talk

New Chow.com Homepage

I've never considered myself a Chowhound even though I post here and like the place for the most part.
Funny word if you ask me and nothing I want to be called in polite company.

Sep 04, 2014
miss_belle in Site Talk

Healthy Popcorn

When we were growing up our grandparents used one of those old timey wire screen type poppers..no oil. Something along the lines of this but not quite. Can't find the real deal on line:

http://m.ebay.com/itm/161413341361?na...

Popped perfectly every time and you could salt and add melted butter as you please or not later in the bowl.

And then I believe Jiffy-Pop came along..

Sep 04, 2014
miss_belle in Home Cooking

3% healthcare charge: coming to more receipts near you

This is probably the biggest bunch of bs I've read so far on this thread. And I actually read the whole post. If I received that email from a resto I frequented I would email them right back and tell them to take a damn hike.

A Question About Chilling A Martini Glass

Talk about making a mountain out of a molehill. But if you absolutely need specifics I guess this is the place to ask.

Sep 01, 2014
miss_belle in Spirits

Feedback on recent CHOW feature stories

I can't wait to see what else he has to say next.

Aug 31, 2014
miss_belle in Site Talk

Feedback on recent CHOW feature stories

You can flag them all you want to but they're not going anywhere any time soon. But our posts probably will as usual:-)

Aug 31, 2014
miss_belle in Site Talk
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Feedback on recent CHOW feature stories

[Note: This was split from a thread discussing recent changes in site policy, because it focuses on CHOW editorial content -- The Chowhound Team]

ETA: Thanks CH team. But just in case you didn't make it perfectly clear. I didn't actually start this thread myself and to be honest with you I'm not too crazy about what happened here. But like I said before: This place is something else.

I think TPTB told JB to stir things up here. I can't think of any other
reason why he would have started threads about Anthony Bourdain scaring kids/and the Gay thing along with Ferguson thread. Don't know if they are trying bring new posters in on a google search on these subjects or what. But I think that might be it.

Aug 31, 2014
miss_belle in Site Talk

Why oh why did you not use my host(ess) gift at your dinner party?

I why didn't you just say it was Roz in your original post. Now I think you're making these stories up.

Aug 28, 2014
miss_belle in Not About Food

Sadness

Yes, but Servorg replied on the other thread and gave a detailed announcement. Same thing in my book.

Aug 28, 2014
miss_belle in Site Talk

Sadness

I'm no stranger to internet discussion boards. It always seems when someone feels the need to announce that they are leaving forever and why, 8 out of 10 times they are back before you know it. When I criticized people for doing it I was told they needed "closure".

When I left I left - no announcement.
And no looking back.

Aug 28, 2014
miss_belle in Site Talk

Iconic CT foods

Stonington scallops if they actually are SS are unrivaled in my opinion.

And as far as CT grinders go. Finely shredded cabbage has a fresh clean refreshing taste and crispness. Unlike lettuce. But you have to ask for it specially at pizza/grinder places.

I have never eaten at _______ and I never will!

Since you mentioned a candy machine and nothing else I took it to mean there nothing else available. You Should have mentioned this to the concierge service and 24 hour room service at your hotel.

Aug 20, 2014
miss_belle in Chains

I have never eaten at _______ and I never will!

So I have a question for you. What will you do if the candy machine says "out of order" and the guy at the front desk won't give in to your demands for the next day crummy bagels? Then there is an Olive Garden next door with snow falling - the "open" light is on and the cozy lights look inviting. Servers are there. Are you going to starve yourself out of principle for the night or what?

Service Dogs Get Couple Kicked Out of Restaurant

Ever since that radio shows hoax about the woman handing out letters for parents of overweight children instead of Halloween candy I've noticed the major networks hold off now. They all jumped on the bandwagon that night like there was no tomorrow. Then complete silence after that. So many scams and hoaxes since then I've lost track. Glad they finally got the word.

Aug 20, 2014
miss_belle in Food Media & News

Service Dogs Get Couple Kicked Out of Restaurant

I really like that bit about the French HC parking signs. Of course if anyone tried that here can you imagine the viral uproar and lawsuits that would ensue.

Aug 20, 2014
miss_belle in Food Media & News

Picky eaters are the bane of my existence...and now I live with them

First off, I don't envy you:-( In addition to keeping her favorites in stock that she can fix herself. Maybe you should also fix enough dinner for her too. That way she can't pull a "Well, I would have eaten with you guys but She didn't fix enough" act. You or your husband can have it for lunch the next day so it won't go the waste. Just a thought.

Return "sweet" fruit that isn't sweet?

The only reason I don't return most things I'm less than satisfied with is because of the inconvenience. Stores count on this. But if I had plenty of time on my hands and 80% of the cherries were sour, sure I'd take them back. Why put up with substandard produce if you don't have to.

Aug 20, 2014
miss_belle in General Topics

Dock and Dine Closing-Rebuilding

I can remember when John Kodama and Steve Rubell were struggling with the Steak Loft in Mystic many years ago. John certainly has come a long way since then has he not.

As to what I think about state financing and private sources. Well, that's something else.

Service Dogs Get Couple Kicked Out of Restaurant

A few months ago I was behind a couple at the airport check in counter and she had a small "service dog" in a carryon tote. The agent jokingly asked if the dog bit and she said oh no he was tranquilized because he was afraid of flying. Two hours later I ran into her walking out of the ladies room with the dog on a leash. I guarantee you ten to one she brought the dog in there to pee/poop in a back corner before the flight.

What does this have to do with this thread? Absolutely nothing.

Leave Guy Fieri alone: Why he has nothing to do with the Food Network’s decline

So they brought in the person who was instrumental in developing Marriage Boot Camp along with the highly anticipated pilots Sex Box:

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/...

And Charlie Sheen's Bad Influence. The "super enthusiasts" are more than welcome to the new FN as far as I'm concerned.

Okay... I gotta ask, if anyones attempted this.

Some of the news sites I frequent have a category called Strange News. On the off chance the OP is on the up and up, I'll be keeping an eye out..

Aug 14, 2014
miss_belle in Cookware

Okay... I gotta ask, if anyones attempted this.

I find the super high heat and burning off smell with my self clean oven scary enough as is. I can't imagine adding Teflon coated pans to the mix.

And will they be safe to cook with afterwards? I honestly don't know.

NY Times Review of Giada's Las Vegas restaurant. Ouch

That's what I'm talking about. What does it matter.

Aug 13, 2014
miss_belle in Food Media & News

NY Times Review of Giada's Las Vegas restaurant. Ouch

Since Giada is a 'regular contributor' on NBC I wonder if Dr. Phil will feel the need to go to bat for her in the upcoming days like he did Guy that time. Only time will tell I guess.

Aug 13, 2014
miss_belle in Food Media & News

NY Times Review of Giada's Las Vegas restaurant. Ouch

I'll let you do the looking:-) but I too remember hearing/reading somewhere that she was very much hands on with this venture from start to finish. After watching Thanksgiving Live last year I don't doubt that for a minute.

Aug 13, 2014
miss_belle in Food Media & News

NY Times Review of Giada's Las Vegas restaurant. Ouch

To you and everyone else who commented on the pasta guide, thanks. I zipped right by and missed it. What on earth was she thinking?

Aug 13, 2014
miss_belle in Food Media & News

NY Times Review of Giada's Las Vegas restaurant. Ouch

Did anyone else notice this at the bottom of the menu:

* Giada Classics
** Raffy favorites
*** Dino favorites

http://www.thecromwell.com/content/da...

Who the heck cares which dishes are her Aunt Raffy's favorites.

Aug 13, 2014
miss_belle in Food Media & News