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May 2015 Openings and Closings

Where Lyndells use to be or somewhere else?

May 20, 2015
viperlush in Greater Boston Area

Table Hogs and Coffee House Etiquette

It's not the conversing that I find inconsiderate. It's plopping down and continuing a conversation without as much as a do you mind if we sit here? Like I said if you want/ need quiet wear head phones or suck it up.

May 20, 2015
viperlush in Not About Food

Table Hogs and Coffee House Etiquette

Unless I read it wrong, the older lady and her friend were still able to sit. It's not like they were standing and hovering looking for a place to sit.

May 20, 2015
viperlush in Not About Food

Who owns the doggy bag in a host's refrigerator?

The OP had mentioned it in another thread.

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/1011171

May 19, 2015
viperlush in Not About Food

Who owns the doggy bag in a host's refrigerator?

If it really bothers you, is it possible to stop treating your children to dinner? or maybe for that one meal either order less and eat it all, or just not take home the left overs.

May 18, 2015
viperlush in Not About Food

Who owns the leftovers?

Daughter in law

May 18, 2015
viperlush in Not About Food

Who owns the leftovers?

I'd say the opposite. I wouldn't eat off plate of my bf's parents or their left overs. But I wouldn't hesitate to eat off the plate of my parents or their leftovers. But I would stop of they asked me to.

Anyone seen white asparagus?

Still have them. Right by some giant artichoke hearts.

May 18, 2015
viperlush in Greater Boston Area

Milk Stout Beer

Where are you located?

May 13, 2015
viperlush in Beer

bakery, patisserie in boston, seriously??

People on yelp love it. I had a mixed experience with the macarons. I'd love more CH feedback.

May 13, 2015
viperlush in Greater Boston Area

If you were invited to a birthday party (for someone else) on the day of your birthday... what would be a nice touch for you?

My bf's grandmother's shared the same birthday. One loves having a party and the attention. The other hated it. So only the attention loving grandmother got a party. The other was happy with just being considered a guest at it.

I don't like sharing my birthday. So if it was me I'd either decline the invitation and do my own thing, or attend but not want any recognition.

May 07, 2015
viperlush in Not About Food

Are you going to toss it . Or just hold onto it forever ?

I have a jar of home made sauerkraut from the fall? Late summer? Dried out and lingering in the fridge. Also a couple jars of home made hot sauce from a couple summers ago that the bf is holding tight to. and I have a can of mushy peas that I got as a xmas gift 5+years that I'm still holding onto.

May 07, 2015
viperlush in General Topics

First sip of the day

Relief maybe, but not a surge of pleasure.

May 04, 2015
viperlush in Not About Food

Shanghai Jade yet again: Great Dim Sum in Brookline

Thanks. I've been looking for dim sum options outside of Chinatown. I'll put this on my list of places to try.

May 04, 2015
viperlush in Greater Boston Area

When do you eat your salad?

All the above. At home I serve it in a separate bowl. So I eat it when I decide to eat it. But I do make sure I finish my salad before taking a second helping of anything.

At a restaurant I just eat it when is served.

May 03, 2015
viperlush in General Topics
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What should I know about flax seed ?

Anytime I use flour or bread crumbs I throw some in. Also add to my oatmeal. I do the same with wheat germ.

May 03, 2015
viperlush in General Topics

Strip T's is going Izakaya

Interesting all this fiddling about with the dinner menu. But, for them to be a better dinner option for me they need to stay open until 10 pm and be open on Sundays.

tea/coffee

But how active are those boards? How many different hounds are posting?

And in these great discussions are all voices being heard or are "experts" just drowning them out?

Apr 29, 2015
viperlush in Site Talk

tea/coffee

Isn't that snippiness kind of like what I'm referring to? you might not mean any offense, but maybe your snippiness here and someone else's snippiness there might all add up to someone not feeling welcome.

Apr 29, 2015
viperlush in Site Talk

How do you split the bill and tip evenly?

Those paying credit card figure out their cost and write their name or first 4 digits of cc on the bill. Those paying with cash will either give their money to a cc holder (adding their cost to the cc) or toss cash in. Unless tip is already added people tip individually. If a member of the group leaves early they throw down a 10 or 20, which usual ends up more than they owe.

Apr 29, 2015
viperlush in Not About Food

Breading without eggs?

Someone posted a recipe on Chowhound for chicken legs marinaded in soy sauce, garlic, and (I can't remember what else). Then dipped in a dijon dry vermouth mixture before breading and baking. It worked well.

Apr 28, 2015
viperlush in Home Cooking

tea/coffee

I agree. Before they spun off I read or posted on cheese, special diet and vegetarian threads. Now unless a search or updated thread leads me to those boards, I don't go to them. Individual threads may interest me, but not enough to go to multiple boards to find them.

And I do wonder if separating out these threads will produce cliques and create an unwelcoming environment for newbies or non "experts". I kind of remember reading a couple threads on the V&V board were a hound told another hound that they shouldn't be posting or their opinion had less value because they aren't a vegetarian.

Tea bag turns cheap lager into craft brew

What about for those who drink non alcoholic beer? Would this give them more variety?

Apr 24, 2015
viperlush in Beer

Sunday brunch: Coppa or Aquitane?

Also in my experience with brunch at Coppa, they serve the dishes as they they are ready. So for us there was an quite a lag between the serving of the sandwich and the baked egg dish. The meal was great and fortunately the hangry person got served first and the least hungry got served last. But next time we will either ask for everything to come out together, or maybe order a couple things to share.

Apr 24, 2015
viperlush in Greater Boston Area

Who owns the leftovers?

I'd prefer feeding to the dog. "You fed my $50 dry aged steak to the dog?!".

Apr 24, 2015
viperlush in Not About Food

Please interpret this menu pricing....

The waiters explanation does make sense ( but not to a reasonable person), or at least well practiced (like any good deception should be). When ever I see pricing like that on a menu I think full portion /half portion (salads and pasta). And I can see that the 1 skewer/2 skewers could mean that some dishes come with one, others two (but really, why would one think that 1/2 a skewer is even an option?). And that maybe you should have confirmed the prices when ordering since in hindsight there are multiple ways to interpret the pricing (shrimp at market price does seem odd).

However, you couldn't have been the first and only party to be confused about the prices and shocked by their bill. Any reasonable person would be as surprised and upset as you.

Creativity belongs in the kitchen or behind the bar, not in the billing.

Who owns the leftovers?

It's mine.

Apr 20, 2015
viperlush in Not About Food

One of the tastiest sandwiches in Boston got even better!!

Ah, I always look at the little sign.

Apr 20, 2015
viperlush in Greater Boston Area

One of the tastiest sandwiches in Boston got even better!!

I like it, just wish that they put paté on the sandwich. I find bon me sandwiches more filling and interesting.

Apr 20, 2015
viperlush in Greater Boston Area

Wedding reception food/questions. Professional input welcome....

Sounds pretty awesome to me. Relaxing and personalized. Throw in some yard games, cotton candy, shaved ice and umbrellas (or some other sort of shade).

Apr 19, 2015
viperlush in General Topics
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