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How important are online menus to you?

For sure. You can't update every day but you can definitely give an idea about what's going on at the restaurant. That's certainly the case, as it should be.

Jan 12, 2013
majormajor22 in General Topics

Is it possible to dislike an entire country's worth of food?

Very hard to find good Mexican/taqueria food in many places. I lived in San Francisco and it was amazing. Now I live in Memphis and I just don't eat Mexican or taqueria food. Now whenever I visit the family I just destroy tacos and burritos.

Jan 12, 2013
majormajor22 in General Topics

How important are online menus to you?

Hahahaha. Tongue in cheek I hope

Jan 12, 2013
majormajor22 in General Topics

How important are online menus to you?

But doesn't that mean that they change their menu at least seasonally if not daily?

Jan 12, 2013
majormajor22 in General Topics

How important are online menus to you?

Great point. Looking at a menu really helps you understand the concept of a place, even if the menu changes a lot and isn't up to date.

Jan 12, 2013
majormajor22 in General Topics

How important are online menus to you?

What about a restaurant that changes its menu daily?

Jan 12, 2013
majormajor22 in General Topics

Food to have on hand for the boyfriend

This topic has been well-covered, but as a man who always ends up doing the cooking I thought I'd weigh in on some easy things that I wouldn't mind showing up to. I do have a rather large appetite so I know that things like portions are important.

I love roasted rotisserie chicken from the store. There is nothing like grilling chicken thighs that you've brined yourself but we are talking about easy, informal here. Roasted chickens tend to be inexpensive and delicious.

Pasta with sauce from a jar is the easiest. Quick, simple, classic. I either get an organic sauce or just revert to Classico (not spectacular but consistently acceptable across the board). Grate a little fresh parm and you have a solid base to a meal. One of the best things is that you can make huge portions for no added effort and little extra capital. Turn things up a bit by cooking some seasoned ground beef or sausage while the pasta boils, finishing it with the sauce while the pasta strains.

Pasta, chicken, salad is a delicious, low-impact full dinner.

Another super easy and hearty meal that I love is roast chicken thighs with potato, sweet potato, onion, shallot, sausage, zuchini, squash, whatever....really anything. Ten minutes of cutting up the vegetables, coating everything with olive oil, sprinkle a little salt, season with as many herbs as you might like, then 45 minutes to an hour in the oven. This requires more time to cool but is a real set and forget meal.

Speaking of sausage, talk about an easy, quick, delicious, macho man-approved item. Yum.

Though I do make my own, I'm definitely not opposed to canned chili as a fallback as long as it's good. Stagg is good. I'm not a big sandwich for dinner guy but having the materials around can't hurt. Even a burger is pretty quick and easy if you have good ground beef.

Ravioli or tortelloni are always delicious, easy, and quick (unless you're making them by scratch. Gnocchi too.

Fish is probably the most healthy and can be easy to defrost when frozen.

These are just some of the lower-impact items I like to cook, by no means an exhaustive list. It's always nice to share a meal after a long day, even if you can't let the soup simmer for 4 hours (ha).

Jan 12, 2013
majormajor22 in General Topics