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Service Dogs Get Couple Kicked Out of Restaurant

I related the TSA story. The animal in question turned out to be an emotional support animal, not an actual service animal, as he told the airline AND TSA as he transited the checkpoint. Animals traveling as 'paid passengers' are required to be in approved crates. Once police arrived to question the gentleman, he told them the truth about the dog's status and a friend picked up the dog for quarantine, as required by city ordinance.

Sadly, there is a financial incentive for folks who wish to travel with pets to lie about their status. One, the airline cannot charge the usual in-cabin fee of $75, $100, or $150 each way and they are guaranteed a spot in the cabin.

I certainly didn't mean to imply fraud or that it was a just a theory of mine. It was genuine deception, though this person's true motive is unknown to me.

about 4 hours ago
Susangria in Food Media & News

Service Dogs Get Couple Kicked Out of Restaurant

These conversations go on every single day because there are no shortages of perfectly abled people willing to exploit laws designed to assist the disabled for their own benefit. Sadly, it makes it more difficult for those with legitimate disabilities and trained service animals.

Little Italy Al Fresco Short Date Ideas

If it's early enough in the afternoon... Grab and Go subs on the corner of Hawthorne and India. It has new outdoor seating, very good sandwiches, its own parking lot and it's across the street from Starbucks if you feel the desire to extend the date. You can even plane spot.

1 day ago
Susangria in San Diego

Mistakes, I've made a few

Every time I feel the need to clean out the kitchen this is my fear. Hence why I still have the Veg-o-Matic.

1 day ago
Susangria in Cookware

Service Dogs Get Couple Kicked Out of Restaurant

Perhaps this guide published by the US Department of Justice will help. It clearly states businesses may ask what task an animal has been trained to perform.

http://www.ada.gov/svcabrpt.pdf

Even civil rights attorneys can be mistaken... though it's rather incredulous. I can't imagine how many times it took him to pass the bar.

I realized the guide above is a bit dated. Below is another link to the updated guide with the information confirmed

http://www.ada.gov/service_animals_20...

I have never eaten at _______ and I never will!

Cracker Barrel. One night we pulled into Williamsburg late and our motel was smack dab between Hooters and Cracker Barrel. Worse and worse. We picked Hooters and actually enjoyed the fried pickles.

1 day ago
Susangria in Chains

Service Dogs Get Couple Kicked Out of Restaurant

Some good points in this post.

*Edited to clarify: Some good points in Sunshine842's post. I fear the threading in this forum makes it appear I was commenting on another's post.

Bundt cake

Nordicware makes the very best bundt pans. You will love yours. The cast aluminum is durable and provides even heating. I use bundt-specific recipes but that's just my preference. I think you can use anything you like.

Aug 20, 2014
Susangria in Home Cooking

Supermarket caramelized onions?

My kitchen can get hot in the summer if I have a lot of cooking to do. My favorite vessel for cooking CO is a 2.75 qt Le Creuset 'soup' pot. The rounded sides send condensed vapor right back down to the bottom of the pan... rather self-basting. I use a gas stove but I wonder if using an induction burner would speed/cool the process.

Aug 20, 2014
Susangria in General Topics

A few things to get off my chest ...

Fritos dipped in cottage cheese. AMAZING. That is all.

Aug 20, 2014
Susangria in General Topics

UPDATE: Magimix Food Processor -- I regret buying.

I do know that W-S has stopped carrying Magimix but they have lots of existing stock to sell. I know they are offering the creative disk set for the Magimix at a discounted price right now. It includes two julienne disks, fine and larger, and a third wavy disk in their own storage case. I bought a mash and puree kit there last week for my Magimix and with all the discounts applied it rung up at $15.98, down from $99 or so. Certainly worth a shot.

Aug 20, 2014
Susangria in Cookware

NM Hatch Chile Roastings in SD

I found this link to the OCWeekly which has a schedule for So Cal roastings:

http://blogs.ocweekly.com/stickaforki...

Aug 20, 2014
Susangria in San Diego

What do you eat when you don't know what you want?

Totally the ritual in our house. Started when I had to return to the workforce and the kids would be hungry while I was still cooking dinner. We made a point to have a fruit and cheese mini-platter ready to pair with some whole grain crackers, mustard and sparkling water (for them) and coffee or wine (for me) the minute I got home. If I was going to be late, they could start without me. Rule was we had to discuss our days or future plans during our little respite. If I had to boil water for dinner prep, I would start that beforehand. Just a few bites each. Nothing to spoil the evening meal but enough to keep the kids focused on homework until it was served. We would sometimes vary the fare and call it high tea, but Happy Hour is what my kids typically refer to it as. Not a horrible habit. Good memories, too.

Aug 20, 2014
Susangria in General Topics

Coming from LA - what to eat in San Diego?

+1

Aug 20, 2014
Susangria in San Diego

Service Dogs Get Couple Kicked Out of Restaurant

It happened at San Diego International Airport approximately 3 weeks ago. Possibly a month.

Aug 20, 2014
Susangria in Food Media & News

Service Dogs Get Couple Kicked Out of Restaurant

People claim animals are service animals all the time in order to avoid airline fees and keep their pet with them in the cabin of aircraft. Two weeks ago a man's 'service' animal bit a TSA employee in the face as he was being screened. Naturally, his friend came to collect the dog and the passenger continued his travels without his 'necessary at all times' service animal. It's RIDICULOUS.

Laws need to change in order to keep pace with the biggest disability I've encountered so far, acute hyperentitlement.

you go away for a week, and the food you miss most is....

Super Duper Burger. Real sourdough. Blue Bottle.

The Never-Ending Food Processor Debate

Just bought the 16-cup version from Chef's Catalog on sale @ $359 with an additional 20% from a coupon I was emailed. It came with both the creative disk set and the juicer/smoothie attachment. I bought the dicing kit from Gourmet Depot ($49) and the mash/puree attachment from my local Williams Sonoma the other day on clearance for $15.98.

Very high quality. Still haven't used all the attachments yet but I plan to tomorrow.

Aug 16, 2014
Susangria in Cookware

Newly single chow-dude and his crockpot

The Taco Soup recipe on her blog is a family fave. My kids crush tortilla chips in a bowl and ladle the taco soup on top... then add avocado or sour cream. Huge hit.

Aug 16, 2014
Susangria in Home Cooking
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Accidentally refrigerated tomatoes 24 hours. Now what?

Take them out and use them this weekend, if you can. If there are a lot, process them for sauce. Personally, I love a good tomato/mayo sandwich on toasted bread in the summer.

Aug 16, 2014
Susangria in Home Cooking
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San Diego New Places Opening Thread Numero Tres.

I tried the Sports Arena location of Pieology a couple of weeks back. I was not as impressed as I was with Project Pie, a similar type of build-your-own, in Hillcrest.

Aug 16, 2014
Susangria in San Diego

NM Hatch Chile Roastings in SD

Sprouts/Henry's in Chula Vista have roastings scheduled. In old Chula Vista off J Street, it's tomorrow and Sunday. Next weekend, they are roasting at the Eastlake location.

Aug 15, 2014
Susangria in San Diego

1970s cocktail?

Harvey Wallbanger

ETA: Sorry, I totally missed it in your post!

Aug 12, 2014
Susangria in Spirits

SD: Places to go if your having an affair. .

The Galley at the Chula Vista Marina

The Hob Knob Hill

Old Trieste

Also, thanks for the walk down Baja memory lane. SENTRI is a must if you make even one trip across and back each year. Plus, you'll be enrolled automatically in Global Entry and TSA Pre-check.

Aug 12, 2014
Susangria in San Diego

Real dairy frozen custard in San Diego?

I loved that coffee shop. I tried the Rita's in Eastlake/Chula Vista and it was very good. I had a combo of vanilla custard and Lemonade italian ice. I think I'll stick with all custard next time. And yes, there will be a next time. I preferred the taste of the custard to Culver's although, to be fair, I tend to get dip cones from DQ when I am in the midwest over custard.

Aug 12, 2014
Susangria in San Diego

Vitamix Creations Turbo vs. Vitamix 5200 Super Package

Like another poster wrote... I can't believe they even make a two-speeder. You'll use the high speed all the time. I have no idea what the other speed does, but there are likely more things it's not designed for.

Return it and get the variable. Some variables are designed to fit under cabinets. I love mine.

Aug 09, 2014
Susangria in Cookware
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rice cooker or crock pot or pressure cooker

An electric pressure cooker can also be a rice cooker and a slow cooker.

Aug 09, 2014
Susangria in Cookware

Should I stop baking with pyrex?

Coincidental aside: I actually saw a pinto in a TJ's parking lot yesterday. Carry on.

Aug 08, 2014
Susangria in Cookware

PASTRAMI DIP IN SD

Gus's Subs and Pizza has a location in La Mesa on Baltimore. Closer to SD proper is The Market Deli on the corner of 5th and Maple.

Aug 07, 2014
Susangria in San Diego

KitchenAid for the cook -ISO Innovative stand mixer uses (savory)

I use mine to gently shred cooked meats (chicken breasts, pork butt, roasts) using the paddle. After shredding chicken breasts I add the rest of the ingredients and mix chicken salad.

The meat grinder is ok. You can buy some fabulous plates on Amazon that really make it work like a charm.

I use my pasta rollers and cutters frequently. They are much easier than the manual variety. I recently bought the new pasta extruder and it works well, too.

Aug 07, 2014
Susangria in Cookware