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General Mills - "No Sue"

I do like how fast the backlash happens, allowing me and my short attention span to immediately begin searching for the next outrage.

about 3 hours ago
small h in Food Media & News

General Mills - "No Sue"

I didn't realize it was up to me, but sure, you have my permission. Go forth and consume the GM foods of your choice.

about 3 hours ago
small h in Food Media & News

Dimes Makes a Very Good Breakfast Sandwich

Is Dimes the place for you? Yes, if you want a very satisfying breakfast sandwich, with perfectly scrambled eggs, cheddar, avocado and pickled peppers. Also very good hot sauce, if you like your hot sauce on the sweet side and not all that hot, as I sometimes do. But you also have to enjoy being thisclose to the table next to you, and not mind paying $5 for a thimble of (admittedly excellent) juice, or being served by women who appear to be sleepwalking.

about 4 hours ago
small h in Manhattan

General Mills - "No Sue"

General Mills says, "Never mind."

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/20/bus...

That was quick.

about 9 hours ago
small h in Food Media & News

"Just eat it, you'll like it"

There's a mainstream part? I have much to learn.

Apr 17, 2014
small h in Not About Food
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"Just eat it, you'll like it"

My point - which I'm sure you got, I just feel the need to make it again - is that what we do with our bodies is our business and no one else's (obviously I'm not planning to run on the Republican ticket any time soon).

Apr 17, 2014
small h in Not About Food
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"Just eat it, you'll like it"

I wonder how you would respond to someone who described herself as sex-venturous and wanted to help you be that way, too. Someone who enjoyed listening to you explain why you can't/don't engage in a certain sex act, or why you decline to have sex with a particular person. Someone who insisted on learning the "real reason" why, because after all, you might SAY you're monogamous, but people cheat all the time. And you might SAY you only have sex with people of the opposite gender, but maybe that's because you've never tried having sex with people of your gender. Would you acquiesce, as you seem to hope others will to your food-venturous doggedness?

Apr 17, 2014
small h in Not About Food
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How To Eat An Apple

Maybe in my next life, if I come back as a horse. In my current human form, I'm going to continue not eating the core and the seeds.

Apr 16, 2014
small h in General Topics

kossar's

They're open on Saturday now, and the quality is a little better, I think.

Apr 13, 2014
small h in Manhattan

Tomatoes 2014

I plant in 3" peat pots, 2 seeds per pot. I start hardening off at the beginning of May, and a couple of weeks later I put them outside, some in containers on my balcony, and some in the ground at our weekend place. I'm only about 70% as successful at growing things as I'd like to be, but I'm also not willing to do much more work to get better.

@gilmlis1mum: Glad to know that the Bloody Butchers are productive. I could definitely use a better yield from my full size tomatoes. I got about a million grape tomatoes last year, so no problem in that department.

Apr 10, 2014
small h in Gardening

Is anyone taking this course with the old NY times restaurant critic ????

I don't know. Can you remember that far back?

Bruni's point isn't really about youth. It's about nichification, and that affects all ages. You weren't nichified in the '60s, 'cause there weren't as many niches.

Apr 09, 2014
small h in Manhattan
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UES Ramen with kids

A couple of years back, someone I don't see on the boards anymore recommended Tatany for its cooked dishes. One of these days I'll check it out. Discussion here:

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7635...

Apr 09, 2014
small h in Manhattan

UES Ramen with kids

I haven't found a really good noodle soup place on the UES (Tatany's ramen is pretty lousy). Vermicelli and Tang Pavilion both have noodle soups, and they're both alright. Neither is Japanese, though. I think you can watch the cooks make dumplings at Tang's.

http://vermicellinyc.com/index.html
http://www.menupages.com/restaurants/...

Apr 09, 2014
small h in Manhattan

pet peeves for other 'foodies'

Not a pet peeve, exactly, but I'm mystified by people who refuse to eat certain foods because they're trendy. To me, that's no different from insisting on eating certain foods because they're trendy. Either way, those people are letting someone else limit their choices.

Apr 09, 2014
small h in Not About Food
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Is anyone taking this course with the old NY times restaurant critic ????

Maybe not. Here he is being all old and stuff, bitching about these kids today and their crazy inability to understand his references.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/08/opi...

Apr 09, 2014
small h in Manhattan

Sales tax on food consumed at the bar

The tax is the same at the bar as it is at a table. I have been asked to settle bar tabs before moving to the dining room, which I assume is to ensure that the bartender gets tipped, as you said. But it's rare.

Apr 09, 2014
small h in Manhattan

Online Menus...How often should they be updated?

Is there a correct answer other than "whenever the menu changes"?

Apr 08, 2014
small h in Food Media & News
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Enough with the schmeer. The 80's are over.

A bagel with a schmear ain't going anywhere. And I don't mind the thing you're talking about, either. It's just sauce on the bottom instead of the top. If you don't like it, drag your food through the sauce and then flip it over. Problem solved.

Apr 05, 2014
small h in General Topics
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Tomatoes 2014

My tomatoes fly out of the ground in 5-7 days, but the eggplant takes 2 weeks, and the peppers take 3-4. Hang in there.

Apr 05, 2014
small h in Gardening

Estela, a New Restaurant in Nolita

Very nice dinner at Estela last night. I started with a Rosemary Society cocktail, about which I have nothing but good things to say, and moved on to a few glasses of the Domaine Du Cros ‘Lo Sang Del Païs’, which I liked a lot (but my companion didn't). We shared the mussels escabeche, the endive with walnuts, and the ricotta dumplings. All were very well-executed and left us wanting more, but I found the endive a bit ordinary, except for the nice bitter citrus oil with which it was dressed. I also couldn't figure out why the dumplings were so much more expensive than the other two dishes, when all three were pretty much the same size. I look forward to going back once the menu changes.

Apr 05, 2014
small h in Manhattan

Kung Fu Little Steamed Buns Ramen (Midtown West)

I tried the seafood ramen the other day. It was serviceable, but I don't think I'd get it again. The noodles were pretty good (and it was cool to see someone making them in the back), but the shrimp and squid were way overcooked. The ramen came with bok choy, scallions and parsley; a couple of mushrooms or bamboo shoots would've been nice. Also, the broth tasted of star anise, which was really weird. The place was packed solid, though, so they must be doing something right.

Apr 05, 2014
small h in Manhattan

Tomatoes 2014

I planted 18 tomatoes on March 5th: Black Krim & Honey Bunch grape, both of which did well last year; and Bloody Butcher, which is new to me, so I'd be interested in hearing from anyone who's had experience with it. All but one of the seeds have sprouted and the seedlings are 2-4" tall. This is my favorite part of the growing season, the hopeful part.

Apr 05, 2014
small h in Gardening

two vegans and a picky eater

I think you mean Caravan of Dreams. The OP would know better than I, but I doubt the picky eater will be happy there at all. Spice all over the damn place. Maybe Josie's?

http://www.josiesnyc.com/josie_west/josie_west.html

or Spring Street Natural?

http://www.springstreetnatural.com/me...

Apr 03, 2014
small h in Manhattan

How often do you drink alcoholic drinks?

More than you, and I'm 27 lbs lighter. Nothing wrong with my liver last time I checked, but I'll keep you posted if you want - I can be your canary in the coal mine.

Apr 03, 2014
small h in General Topics
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Study: Vegetarians Less Healthy, Lower Quality Of Life Than Meat-Eaters

Well, I clicked through, and I read the comments, and now I've lost all faith in humanity (again). So thanks!

signed,

a mostly vegetarian who has a very nice quality of life and is healthy, maybe because I don't live in Austria but who knows.

Apr 02, 2014
small h in Food Media & News
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Would you eat sans bathroom?

NYC law sez:

"All food service establishments with a seating capacity of 20 or more except those in operation on or before December 5, 1977 must provide appropriately identified and maintained toilet facilities for their patrons. Employee toilet facilities may be used by patrons only if they do not pass through a food preparation or utensil washing area to access them and there are separate facilities for each sex."

I've been in a fair number restaurants that don't obey the second sentence, but I don't think I've ever seen a place with 20+ seats that had no bathroom at all. You have?

Apr 01, 2014
small h in Not About Food

Misleading Names of Certain Preparations

No, I'm East Coastern. College roommate was from Mpls, though. Her mother gave me a recipe for tuna hot dish that involved lemon slices and Bisquick. I made it once; it was pretty good.

Mar 31, 2014
small h in General Topics

Misleading Names of Certain Preparations

Hot dish is way too vague. An awful lot of things can be served hot in a dish, but most of them are not hot dish.

Mar 30, 2014
small h in General Topics

What goes with olives?

Roasted red peppers, and dry salty cheese. But bread + olives is awesome, and should not be avoided, according to me.

Mar 28, 2014
small h in General Topics

Calibrating Yelp reviews for Manhattan/NYC

Mar 28, 2014
small h in Manhattan