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Food storage Russian roulette: what's your riskiest food safety gamble that went okay?

Ski trip in college. One of the mothers made us a giant pot of stew. The pot survived the drive from NY to Mt Tremblant and 4 days of sitting on the stove at the rental. Don't think we ever refrigerated it or really heated it.

Feb 26, 2015
viperlush in General Topics

do you return items to Trader Joe's?

Yes, I always return what I don't like or want. It can be annoying when they don't ask or don't seem to care why I'm returning an item. unless I'm in a hurry I do end up buying something else.

Feb 25, 2015
viperlush in Chains

The best first date spot, especially for foodies: the Sushi Bar. Agree or Disagree?

If you are shy and find it hard to come up with something to talk, then by all means do what makes you comfortable. But recognize that your date might be the opposite and feel uncomfortable. And both of you might leave a bad/wrong first impression.

Maybe a double date with the right couple might be a better option to help keep the conversation going.

Feb 23, 2015
viperlush in General Topics

Where You Go as Opposed to Where you are Supposed to Go?

Service issues and distance have kept us from Atwoods and Meadhall. It's just easier to stay at 1 Kendall. Burger, fries, fish and chips, nachos, and pizza are all good at CBC. We just stay away from the more expensive dishes on the menu. I do appreciate how CBC tries to source their ingredients locally.

Feb 20, 2015
viperlush in Greater Boston Area

Where You Go as Opposed to Where you are Supposed to Go?

Where I go: CBC, Friendly Toast, Flat Tops

Where I should go: State Park, Atwoods, Meadhall, Westbridge

Feb 20, 2015
viperlush in Greater Boston Area

The best first date spot, especially for foodies: the Sushi Bar. Agree or Disagree?

Sure it's s great spot if it's something that both of you are into it. But a horrible surprise. Allergies, special diets, cost, etc are all reasons why someone wouldn't enjoy the experience. By simply conversing you can "test compatibility".

Feb 20, 2015
viperlush in General Topics

ISO grocery delivery in Cambridge other than PeaPod

I've never used them, but what about Boston Organics? They do the fresh veggies and fruit add well as other grocery items. My neighbor gets a weekly box from them and I've seen their trucks out this past week so I assume that the weather isn't affecting them too much.

http://www.bostonorganics.com/fresh/w...

Feb 17, 2015
viperlush in Greater Boston Area

How Top Chef could be "fixed" - according to Grantland

I like the mentor idea. Tim Gunn on Project Runway and the guy on Top Model. Someone to taste the dishes,review menus, or bounce ideas off of.

Feb 13, 2015
viperlush in Food Media & News

Does the snow keep you close to home?

By now to tired after shoveling to cook or read, the tivo and on demand pickings are slim, and too much snow to easily go any where. I just feel bad for my downstairs neighbors who have been dealing with a 6 month old and 2 yr old while working from home.

Feb 10, 2015
viperlush in Greater Boston Area

Health care surcharge...what do you think?

Could it be that the trucks also travel into VA and MD, so it might be easier not to list the sales price.

Feb 09, 2015
viperlush in Not About Food

Drinking establishment to GSD!

What about the Harpoon beer hall? Only beer and pretzels, but probably not crowded during a week day.

Feb 06, 2015
viperlush in Greater Boston Area

Do you make dining decisions based on coupons or discounts?

We've used groupon, living social and grocery store receipt coupons. Places that mainly get positive reviews on Chowhound that I'm interested in try. Most we enjoyed. A few we have returned to. All are still in business.

BF's parents buy their local Entertainment Book. Mainly for the coupons for car washes (got to love love bug season in Florida), but they do get some use out of the restaurant deals.

Feb 06, 2015
viperlush in General Topics

I eat it my way

That's part of the reason why I started ordering chirashi. That way I can choose to eat the fish with some rice or no rice.

Bud's Super Bowl Anti Craft Beer Commercial

Should probably stick to horses and puppies.

Feb 01, 2015
viperlush in Beer
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Why are people slaves to a date, say February 14?

Um, what are you doing sitting around? Shouldn't you be cleaning and cooking dinner?

Coppa: No Wonder Everyone Loves It !

Took my bf's parents they're for brunch after a trip to SoWa. Food and drinks were good, but the dishes all arrived at different times (fisted served finished before the last dish got served). I get that when you are sharing the small plates, or when staggering makes sense. But when it's only 4 people, and one dishes each, it a little uncomfortable. Luckily the person paying and most likely to get hangry was the first served.

Jan 26, 2015
viperlush in Greater Boston Area

Oh my!!! Blizzard coming....what to do....

Stone Enjoy by 12/14/15. Not a super hard to find beer, just a limited released one. It's a double ipa.

Jan 26, 2015
viperlush in General Topics

Oh my!!! Blizzard coming....what to do....

Ran to Costco yesterday to pick up contacts and didn't see the hoard that I expected (historically bad snow storm!! Pats Superbowl next sun), but we did get there early. Today stopped at library (books and Breaking Bad season 5) and Trader Joe's for a hard to find beer (Enjoy by 12/14). Last thing to do is take trash and recycling out before the storm hits.

Jan 26, 2015
viperlush in General Topics

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

I'd use plan old email or a phone call. I hate evites so I am inclined to just respond maybe. My mom doesn't like Facebook and refused to open an account or go to Facebook for info.

Why are people slaves to a date, say February 14?

Are you implying that Valentines Day equivalent to a national holiday?

Jan 22, 2015
viperlush in Not About Food

Why are people slaves to a date, say February 14?

I like the "its a way to express our selves en masse".

Why are people slaves to a date, say February 14?

Yeah but there are 364 other days in the year to do it. Why do people need a specific day to do so? Same with Mother's day and Father's day. Why let others tell you when you should celebrate your love and appreciation.

Why are people slaves to a date, say February 14?

Well this year it is also a Saturday night. So for most out is the most convienent night of the week to go or to plan a weekend away.

Jan 22, 2015
viperlush in Not About Food

McDonald's walks fine line with 'Signs' commercial

Keep the focus on the local feel good signs. Maybe show the people mentioned in the signs or the employees.

Jan 22, 2015
viperlush in Food Media & News

Washington DC

Stateline is our standard stop going between NoVa and Boston. Always a good selection of taps to fill growlers. Southern Tier, Lagunitas, Troeg, Smuttymose, New Belgian etc. If you are interested in local east coast belgian style beers I suggest looking at the 22oz bottles from Brewers Art in Baltimore. There is also a Wawa up the road that we will stop at for gas and such. Another benefit is it a nice way to avoid a toll heading south on 95 and some of the traffic.

Jan 16, 2015
viperlush in Beer

The plague of clueless bartenders

Yup. It was quite ridiculous. What made it worse was it was the 4th beer that my bf tried to order.

Jan 16, 2015
viperlush in Beer

The plague of clueless bartenders

But they also has to be willing to serve the beer in the "wrong" glass when all the "right" glasses are in use. Its one thing to take their beer seriously, but you also need to serve the customers.

Jan 16, 2015
viperlush in Beer

Rude guests

What if they then cleaned it up. Are they still rude or are they now polite?

Jan 15, 2015
viperlush in Not About Food

Help QUICK

Or try gripping with a rubber band

Jan 14, 2015
viperlush in Not About Food

Meatless Meals

I forgot stuffed eggplants and stir fry.

Jan 14, 2015
viperlush in Home Cooking