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A Faster Chowhound: Pagination for Longer Threads

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

about 8 hours ago
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.

about 8 hours ago
small h in Site Talk

A holiday "gift" to supermarket shoppers

A flash mob that actually flashes!

about 9 hours ago
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...

about 9 hours ago
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.

about 14 hours ago
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.

1 day ago
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.

1 day ago
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.

1 day ago
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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Lunch near Penn Station?

Do you know whether Stella take Macy's gift cards? I've got a $50 one burning a hole in my pocket. Trying to decide which I need more: socks or pizza.

Dec 10, 2014
small h in Manhattan

Ben Edelman, Harvard Business School Professor, Goes to War Over $4 Worth of Chinese Food

Ran Duan sounds like an incredibly decent human being. Possibly a saint.

Manhattan Bars for Local Beers

Oh, true. Okay, Jimmy's 43, then. Has Gun Hill, Other Half, Ommegang, Rocky Point, Grimm & Kelso on tap.

Dec 10, 2014
small h in Manhattan

Manhattan Bars for Local Beers

Little Town's beers are all from New York State.

http://littletown.com/unionsq/menu/

Dec 10, 2014
small h in Manhattan

Soba-ya or SobaKoh?

Koh. Food's better, space is prettier, atmosphere is more serene. Here's an old thread on the topic:

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/614243

Dec 09, 2014
small h in Manhattan

What makes a Diner special?

I do mean the alcoholic drink, and I am lucky enough to live in a town where many (don't know about most) diners have a full bar. Here's a shot of the wine and liquor selection at the Market Diner on 11th Avenue in Manhattan. Prefer a cold beer? They also have $4 drafts at happy hour.

Dec 09, 2014
small h in General Topics

Italian Sandwich Shop-Deli from the 1890s?

Glad I could help! Enjoy your sandwich.

Dec 08, 2014
small h in Manhattan

Italian Sandwich Shop-Deli from the 1890s?

Well, I'm stumped. But here are some more suggestions:

http://newyork.seriouseats.com/2013/0...

Dec 08, 2014
small h in Manhattan

Italian Sandwich Shop-Deli from the 1890s?

Dec 08, 2014
small h in Manhattan

Address our concerns, please

Occupy Chowhound!

Dec 07, 2014
small h in Site Talk

Let's ban the word GUYS!!!

<I particularly hate it when females are in the group of "guys.">

And I particularly hate it* when women are referred to as "females." I don't like to repeat myself, but I do want to note that the whole "guys" mishegas has already been extensively debated (along with my violent opposition to being called a female). So I'll just leave this here:

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9123...

*but not enough to start a new thread

Dec 03, 2014
small h in Not About Food

Let's ban the word GUYS!!!

I don't know how it's gender neutral. I just know that it is.

Dec 03, 2014
small h in Not About Food
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very quick ramen near MoMA

I concur. I'm drawn like a magnet to the menchanko at Katsuhama, but I'd hate to rush through it. Not least 'cause it's hot.

Dec 02, 2014
small h in Manhattan

How can we say no to a dinner invitation? We don't want to appear ungracious even though we don't really like the boyfriend!

Yep, saw that. You were asked what she sees in him and responded by listing all the things you don't like about him. Well, you're not dating him, so lucky you.

If you want to keep your friend, you need to suck it up and wait it out.

Dec 02, 2014
small h in Not About Food

How can we say no to a dinner invitation? We don't want to appear ungracious even though we don't really like the boyfriend!

I understand that you're concerned about your friend, but unless she or her boyfriend is asking you for money, I really don't see how his finances are your business.

How can we say no to a dinner invitation? We don't want to appear ungracious even though we don't really like the boyfriend!

Yes, I found this sentence confusing: "He doesn't have a job and instead draws pictures of cars (which people apparently pay him for)."

Being paid to do something = having a job