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Chardonnay in corn chowder?

This is what I believe, too, although I don't know where I got the idea. Not all potato soups are chowders, but all chowders are potato soups. Case in point:

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ba...

about 7 hours ago
small h in Home Cooking
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Humble Suggestion--Rethinking Linked Stories' Proper Location

Here are two link threads, one of them created by yours truly, which have (correctly) stayed put on their regional board:

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/1001657
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/1002303

Is there a particular link thread that you think has been inappropriately moved?

about 10 hours ago
small h in Site Talk

Is the Super Bowl a good time for restaurants that don't take reservations in NYC?

Huh. We often have people over, but I didn't think we were the norm, because we rarely get invited to any Superbowl get-togethers. Maybe we're just unpopular.

1 day ago
small h in Manhattan

need a meat substitute,but not beans or lentils

Yes, or eggplant.

1 day ago
small h in General Topics

Is the Super Bowl a good time for restaurants that don't take reservations in NYC?

I don't think you'll see much of a difference between Superbowl Sunday and any given Sunday. Especially since neither team is from New York.

2 days ago
small h in Manhattan

Need help with edible conference favor

Very good. I'm glad I only had a small amount, 'cause I would've binged. And I don't even like chocolate all that much.

Jan 30, 2015
small h in Home Cooking

Need help with edible conference favor

I recently got this stuff:

http://www.funkychunkyinc.com/chocola...

in a gift bag. Pretzels are probably not much more expensive than popcorn - could you trick up something similar?

Jan 29, 2015
small h in Home Cooking

How many different types of fish have you tried?

It has served me well, because I thrive on novelty*. Any new fish I encounter might turn out to be my favorite fish, so I better try it.

*Except at breakfast, when I eat the same damn thing every damn day. Morning is not the time to experiment.

Jan 29, 2015
small h in General Topics

How many different types of fish have you tried?

I couldn't say for sure, but whenever I see a fish I haven't tried on a menu, I order it. So, a lot of different types of fish.

Hibachi

I'm not sure if Gyu-Kaku meets the exact definition of hibachi (they refer to themselves as a yakiniku restaurant), but I think your husband would like it. If he doesn't mind DIY grilling.

http://www.gyu-kaku.com/#!about/c7bu

Jan 28, 2015
small h in Manhattan

Drinks for group of 20 on LES?

Try 151 Bar on Rivington. You might not even need a reservation.

https://www.facebook.com/151nyc

Jan 28, 2015
small h in Manhattan

Great Restaurant for Group of 18 in NYC

Candied yams are made with butter. Waffles are made with milk. And it's very likely that both the black-eyed peas and the collards are prepared with ham hocks or something similar. Many vegans don't eat honey.

But more to the point, why send people to a place with such limited choices for them, when there are much better options?

Jan 28, 2015
small h in Manhattan

Great Restaurant for Group of 18 in NYC

<It sounds like great fun.>

Unless you're a vegan, in which case it sounds like an entire menu of food you don't eat, like cheese, butter, cream, honey...

Jan 28, 2015
small h in Manhattan

pie plate mystery, please help me solve

Do you drape the crust over top of the pie plate edge? If so, I think it's possible that some fat is melting onto the outside of the pie plate.

What is the best way to invite guests online to casual gatherings at your home? Evite, Facebook, or some other way?

It's an herbal liqueur. I hated it. And I'll drink pretty much anything.

Jan 24, 2015
small h in Not About Food

What is the best way to invite guests online to casual gatherings at your home? Evite, Facebook, or some other way?

Yes, it does make you feel as if the bride and groom really want you to come. But then they serve Unicum at the reception. Gak.

Jan 24, 2015
small h in Not About Food

What is the best way to invite guests online to casual gatherings at your home? Evite, Facebook, or some other way?

In 2001, I went to a wedding in Budapest. The bride (my co-worker's girlfriend) told me that it is the custom in Hungary for the happy couple to visit each person on the guest list to hand-deliver the wedding invitations. So that's what they did. I wonder if that's still in practice, or whether you're allowed to mail the invitations now.

Jan 24, 2015
small h in Not About Food
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Favorable review of new Olive Garden in Grand Forks, ND

Jan 24, 2015
small h in Food Media & News

What is the best way to invite guests online to casual gatherings at your home? Evite, Facebook, or some other way?

Are the Facebook invites customizable? Different themes, fonts, an animated envelope that opens? If so, I will withdraw my "half-assed" assessment and back slowly into my antisocial media lair.

Jan 24, 2015
small h in Not About Food
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What is the best way to invite guests online to casual gatherings at your home? Evite, Facebook, or some other way?

I am dimly aware of that. I guess if everyone you want to invite is on Facebook, it's the way to go. But it still feels half-assed to me. I'm probably in the rapidly shrinking minority.

Jan 24, 2015
small h in Not About Food
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What is the best way to invite guests online to casual gatherings at your home? Evite, Facebook, or some other way?

In my opinion, Evite is an invitation - you are actively asking people to attend your event. Facebook feels more like hoping they'll hear about it through the grapevine. (Also, I'm not on Facebook, so if you don't want me at your party, definitely go the Facebook route.)

Jan 24, 2015
small h in Not About Food

Burrata

I have very fond memories of the burrata at Scarpetta.

Jan 23, 2015
small h in Manhattan

pre 90's before automation

I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say that "technology" and "automation" did not magically spring into being in 1991, nor was that the year that corporations decided profits were cool.

I miss old school Chinese restaurants.

There was a restaurant like this on Avenue B in Manhattan. It opened in 2004. I don't think it lasted very long. Good concept, bad execution.

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/05/21/din...

Jan 23, 2015
small h in General Topics

Red & Gold Boil on St. Marks

I think you'll like it. It's hard not to. I'd be interested to know if any of the sides are worth getting. The boil was just enough for the two of us, meaning I could have eaten more, but it's probably just as well that I didn't. And the food mysteriously stays quite hot for the duration of the meal, despite just sitting there in a plastic bag on the table.

Jan 21, 2015
small h in Manhattan

Red & Gold Boil on St. Marks

I support this new trendlet of bag-o'-seafood places (the other one I know of is The Boil on Chrystie), even if it's not the most elegant way to dine. We had a pre-theater meal of the Florida Golden Crab Boil with Old Bay, which serves two and was only $22.50 - all the boils are half-off for "the winter." So what's in the bag?

One excellent impressively large crab
About a half dozen very good head-on shrimp
A couple of sizable, but tough-ish, mussels
A handful of okay squid
Potato wedges
Corn, out of season and cooked to death, so pretty lousy
And about a half pound of spaghetti, who knows why

I like a long, leisurely meal, and this is definitely that, because it's a fair amount of work. Don't go in a rush, or with people whose company you don't enjoy. The staff is very friendly, and they provide the necessary hazmat materials: gloves, bibs, assorted plastic weaponry for tackling the crabs. If I could change anything about the place, I'd tell them to swap out the spaghetti for some bread, and ditch the godawful music.

http://www.redandgoldboil.com/

Jan 21, 2015
small h in Manhattan

The Word-Snobs can bite me!!!!

<I explained that insulting the idea is no different than insulting the person- assuming there is no explanation.>

But it is different. That's my point. You can keep repeating yourself, but it doesn't make you right. The presence or absence of an explanation has no bearing on whether I am "insulting" a person (you) or a thing (your idea). You can choose to be insulted either way, as it seems you quite enjoy doing, but as jrvedivici points out upthread, that's on you.

Jan 21, 2015
small h in Not About Food

The Word-Snobs can bite me!!!!

I've already explained myself in my two previous posts: you've invented your own definition of "argumentum ad hominem," in which "to the man" means the same thing as "to what the man says." Except it doesn't. For more about this, you can turn to the posts relevant to this point by Indy 67, Harters, and GH1618. And I'll just kick it over to Lewis Carroll:

'I don't know what you mean by "glory,"' Alice said.

Humpty Dumpty smiled contemptuously. 'Of course you don't—till I tell you. I meant "there's a nice knock-down argument for you!"'

'But "glory" doesn't mean "a nice knock-down argument,"' Alice objected.

'When I use a word,' Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, 'it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less.'

Jan 21, 2015
small h in Not About Food
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The Word-Snobs can bite me!!!!

Yes, an example of judging the deed, not the doer. As was (and is) my point.

Jan 20, 2015
small h in Not About Food

The Word-Snobs can bite me!!!!

It really seems like you're arguing that any insult of any thing created by a person is by extension an insult to that person (rather than of that thing). If so, that's nuts.

Jan 20, 2015
small h in Not About Food
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