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Open the Yuletide spigot

It's fine over here. Did you have something to do with the Sony hack? The US might be retaliating against you.

Best time to visit Katz's and Russ & Daughters

Unfortunately, I am both Jewish and a Christmas shopper: the perfect salmon-storm. I did meet some nice people in the crush, though.

Dec 22, 2014
small h in Manhattan
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Best time to visit Katz's and Russ & Daughters

Can't say about Katz's, but Russ & Daughters looked like this at 10:45am today. I need to remember to either a) call ahead for pickup or b) bring Valium.

Dec 22, 2014
small h in Manhattan

How do you Elvis?

And shooting holes in the shower curtain.

Dec 22, 2014
small h in Home Cooking

Separate Veggies in Roast Pan

<...if the kids have a problem with it they can eat more rolls.>

It's not even noon, but I already have a favorite internet quote for the day.

Dec 22, 2014
small h in Home Cooking
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Why It's Impossible To Have A Christmas Party In 2014. This Is Gold.

Eh. It reads like something Glenn Beck or Bill O'Reilly would invent in order to squawk about it.

Why It's Impossible To Have A Christmas Party In 2014. This Is Gold.

I'm a little concerned that a few posters on this thread seem to think these are actual emails from an actual person, rather than a dopey parody that has been around for over a decade.

http://www.snopes.com/holidays/christ...

Where's a good place to meet in Chinatown?

If you're like me, you can keep busy for ages at New Kam Man (Canal & Mulberry) gazing at shelves full of hot bean sauce, Bee & Flower soap sets, and all things Hello Kitty.

http://www.newkamman.com/

Dec 20, 2014
small h in Manhattan

Saltwater taffy, by the pound

Dec 20, 2014
small h in Manhattan
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Fancy Bloody Marys

Well, that's true. But the stuff I use (pictured below) tastes different from Gold's.

Dec 19, 2014
small h in Spirits

Fancy Bloody Marys

Wasabi is a nice substitute for horseradish. For garnishes, I like poached shrimp, and pickled vegetables (okra, string beans, cucumbers, green grape tomatoes).

Dec 19, 2014
small h in Spirits
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A Faster Chowhound: Pagination for Longer Threads

<Displaying all comments as unread on an individual page helps it load much faster.>

And you'll need all that extra time to figure out what you've already read, which makes the whole exercise (at best) a wash.

Maille Mustard Boutique

If you're thinking of Maxilla and Mandible, it's tiny and famous and closed, as of 2011. I used to live at 79th & Amsterdam, and I was in there all the time.

http://maxillaandmandible.com/the-store/

Dec 18, 2014
small h in Manhattan

Restaurants that make their own almond milk...

Dec 18, 2014
small h in Manhattan

A Faster Chowhound: Pagination for Longer Threads

If the goal here is to cut down on page-loading time, why not simply split long threads into several parts? I've seen portions of threads moved from one board to another, so it's obviously possible. Here's an example:

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/981956

In my experience, it's not until a thread surpasses 200 responses that its load time noticeably slows. So once a thread reaches 150 posts, call it "part one" and start a "part two." People will be able to see whether anything new has been added to the "old" part and to continue a conversation in progress there, if they choose to.

Of course, if the goal of pagination is not to improve the user experience, but rather to create more opportunities to look at ads, then my idea won't help.

Dec 18, 2014
small h in Site Talk
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A Faster Chowhound: Pagination for Longer Threads

Yes. "Posts" is a single page. "My Followed Discussions" is all of them. That hasn't changed.

Dec 18, 2014
small h in Site Talk
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A Faster Chowhound: Pagination for Longer Threads

I have Chrome on my phone, and the site is fine.

Dec 17, 2014
small h in Site Talk

A Faster Chowhound: Pagination for Longer Threads

The settings changed on my phone as soon as I changed them on my laptop.

Dec 17, 2014
small h in Site Talk

A holiday "gift" to supermarket shoppers

A flash mob that actually flashes!

Dec 17, 2014
small h in Not About Food

William Sonoma's 2014 Haters' Guide

< wasn't sure if i should post it in food media...>

It's already there.

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9988...

Dec 17, 2014
small h in Not About Food

A Faster Chowhound: Pagination for Longer Threads

Changed my settings & everything is fine. But it would have been nice to know about this IN ADVANCE so that I didn't spend time signing in and out and deleting my cookies and my history in an attempt to fix what looked like a big problem.

Cheese Board

I'm not suggesting that his primary aim was promotion, just that he didn't leave the door open for further discussion.* Upthread, you expressed disappointment that no one had acknowledged him - that's why (for me, anyway).

But thanks very much for letting me know when the cheese is likely to be available. I just had an online chat with Murray's, to ask whether they carried the cheese and could perhaps alert me by email when it was in stock. The answer was "very rarely" and "no, but keep checking back," and "try Challerhocker, it's pretty close." So I will!

*For a shining example of an author participating actively in Chowhound discussions, look no further than Maureen Fant (mbfant), who's co-written numerous books on Italian food and often chimes in with advice and information.

Dec 17, 2014
small h in Site Talk

Cheese Board

<Several weeks ago, someone asked about Alp Dr├Ąckloch, an excellent Alpine cheese from Switzerland...>

That was me. Following is McCalman's post in response to my question, which was where to find the cheese in Manhattan:

"Amazing cheese, limited prodiction (sic), one of my all-time faves, one producer only, hermit. Mentioned in my book - Mastering Cheese. Limited availability."

With all due respect to him, and to you, he didn't answer me. He provided his - brief - opinion of the cheese (valuable), a bit of trivia about it (cool), and what sounded like a plug for his book (totally understandable, but also kind of a conversation stopper). I would have been very interested to read a more detailed and informative post from him, perhaps a relevant quote from said book, perhaps some recommendations for similar cheeses, but...that's not what I got. So there wasn't much for me to respond to.

Dec 16, 2014
small h in Site Talk
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2014 Omakase Odyssey

I went to Kanoyama last night and shared the bluefin rib with two companions. It's quite an impressive, Flintstones-esque presentation, and it comes with nori and scallions, so you can wrap the fish after you scrape it. By the time the grilled bones got to us at meal's end, we were all pretty stuffed, so I wasn't that into it (and I prefer raw tuna to cooked, anyway). But again, quite spectacular, visually - it looked like a macabre candelabra. And I was very interested to try the marrow, which haven't had since I stopped eating mammals three decades ago. It reminded me of gefilte fish gel, only not as good.

Dec 16, 2014
small h in Manhattan

Servers who pick up dishes but not flatware between courses: was I rude to bring this up?

Because you have taken the high road, I'd like to offer you this clean fork for your next course.

Servers who pick up dishes but not flatware between courses: was I rude to bring this up?

<Oh, that idyllic "girl in the back of a flat bed ford.">

She's not in the back of the Ford. She's driving it. Otherwise she couldn't slow down to take a look.

Dec 16, 2014
small h in Not About Food

Lunch near Penn Station?

Thanks, I'm sure you're right. Socks it is!

Dec 12, 2014
small h in Manhattan

Oysters

<...the smell of what most of us think is the ocean is the smell of sex.>

You say that like it's a bad thing.

Dec 11, 2014
small h in General Topics

Oysters

I wish people (not just you, all people) would stop saying this. Have you ever tasted ocean? I have. I grew up on the Jersey shore, and I'm a lousy swimmer, so I can say with authority that ocean tastes gross. If ocean ended up in your mouth, you'd spit it right out. If oysters tasted like the ocean, no one would eat them, not even seagulls.

Oysters taste a little bit like the ocean smells (which is so, so different from the way the ocean tastes). Some oysters will remind you of mushrooms - they have that weird back of the palate thing, like a soft-boiled egg yolk. Some of them are slightly lemon-y, even before you spritz them with lemon. Some of them are astringent and bracing, while others are soft and mild. You can have 6 oysters of the same type, but they may not all taste the same, because each oyster has lived its own life, in its own little patch of sand. Thus, no oyster tastes exactly like any other oyster.

Lunch near Penn Station?

<Socks are forever!>

If socks were forever, I would not need socks. Socks are not forever. But neither is pizza. Decisions, decisions.

Dec 10, 2014
small h in Manhattan
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