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Football during Thanksgiving dinner - am I a snob?

And I don't know when your location or meal timing is, but the Seattle game isn't on until 8:30pm est. Maybe timing wise things will work out in your favor.

about 9 hours ago
viperlush in Not About Food

Etiquette on anniversary dinner

Of course not, the way you and your siblings handle payment sounds reasonable and nature.

Plenty of 24/7 atms out there.

about 11 hours ago
viperlush in Not About Food

Etiquette on anniversary dinner

Or any foreign currency that may be lying around.

about 11 hours ago
viperlush in Not About Food

Football during Thanksgiving dinner - am I a snob?

It's going to be interesting this year. There will be a group of Eagles fans and Packers fans. Both games will actually mean something to the vast majority of guests. My bet is it will still be the parade or dog show on the tv.

about 18 hours ago
viperlush in Not About Food

Football during Thanksgiving dinner - am I a snob?

Not a snob, just a difference in the way of spending the holiday. You were caught off guard. I'd just enjoy the time with your guests. Mute the tv during dinner, but let the guy watch or check score. As a football fan, I would be disappointed if I couldn't. And if I was a fan of one of the teams playing I would be tempted to just stay home.

Where I spend Thanksgiving the tv is tuned to either the parade or dog show. On repeat. No one watching. The majority of the group is checking football scores on phones.

about 18 hours ago
viperlush in Not About Food
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Dedicated Sous Vide Board?

Simple. It's more clicking. Instead of just clicking on Home Cooking and seeing it all I now have to click on each individual. I don't care enough about any of the split off boards to want to do it.

1 day ago
viperlush in Site Talk

Etiquette on anniversary dinner

Way to be the bigger person. I'd make sure to get on the same page as your husband to prevent something like this from happening again. And hopefully one of the other siblings will check the bills to make sure that the $260 was the correct amount.

1 day ago
viperlush in Not About Food

Himalayan Salt Experience? Anyone?

Sounds like the Food Network version of Breaking Bad.

1 day ago
viperlush in General Topics

Etiquette on anniversary dinner

I agree with that. If its (b) then it was probably a bad idea to decide on an expensive meal to be split evenly. The discussion of how to pay should have happened at the planning stage, not last minute.

1 day ago
viperlush in Not About Food

Etiquette on anniversary dinner

Then why can't he (or a different sibling) pay for the whole meal on a credit card and then collect money from the other siblings after the party? Is there a trust issue or does he just want to be in control? Because what if the bill is <\> than the $260?

Rainbow carrots and Turnips

Russo's usually has rainbow carrots.

First food thought this morning

Damn it's cold, I hope those fuckers rose.

I had put a couple frozen Trader Joes pastries in the warmed oven last night to rise. They hadn't, or if they did it wasn't by much.

Nov 23, 2014
viperlush in General Topics

Dedicated Sous Vide Board?

No. So I should probably want there to be a seperate Sous Vide board to clear up the Home Cooking.

Nov 23, 2014
viperlush in Site Talk

Dedicated Sous Vide Board?

I'm one if those who hates the break off and creating new boards. Vegan/Vegetarian, Special Diet, Cheese, etc. were topics that I enjoyed reading on Home Cooking. Now that they are their own boards I rarely, if ever read them.

I need some help with a trip to your city around Dec 5th

Please do. I think most people find it easier to make suggestions when they have more details to work with.

To help get you started:

Another visitors looking for help: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/996392
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http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9765...

Best of Boston: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/996158

Fort Point Beer: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/973249

Craft beer selection: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9665...

SweetCheeks: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8870...

Nov 21, 2014
viperlush in Greater Boston Area

I need some help with a trip to your city around Dec 5th

Probably be best then to just read some of the more recent threads.

Nov 21, 2014
viperlush in Greater Boston Area

Let's ban the word GUYS!!!

Then you get into the age thing. Is it "Madam" or "Miss"? And what about androgynous people? Do you risk misidentifying a person's gender and insulting them? And maybe it sound too subservient?

Nov 21, 2014
viperlush in Not About Food

Let's ban the word GUYS!!!

That could be why it annoys me. If formality calls for "ladies and/or gentlemen" it's ok. But in a situation where "gentlemen" is too formal (bar, diner, etc.) then "ladies" seems too much for me.

Nov 21, 2014
viperlush in Not About Food

Are there any good veggie burgers to be found in chain burger joints? [in the Boston area]

My former SIL and her sister like the veggie burgers at Wild Willy's. But I don't know if I would consider them veggie burger connoisseurs.

Nov 21, 2014
viperlush in Greater Boston Area

Nominate your favorite restaurants in the Boston area for "Best of 2014."

Strip T's. Might not be the great/unique dinner destination that it once was, but those sandwiches are still great. And I do respect the way that they have dealt with customer disappointment in the changes made.

Rule #1...always...

And always remember that just because the burner is turned off, it doesn't mean that it is cooled off.

Cookies are an ANYTIME FOOD

Maybe more pastry than cookie, but those little pistachio nest like things from Arax.

Nov 21, 2014
viperlush in Greater Boston Area

Let's ban the word GUYS!!!

I'm more annoyed by "ladies" and "girls" than "guys".

Thanksgiving Guests! What are you bringing?

Can you please share the recipe for your squash puree? It sounds like the perfect cold weather dish.

Nov 21, 2014
viperlush in General Topics

Rule #1...always...

Always make sure the kettle lid is firmly on before pouring out the boiling water.

Sunday Brunch/Lunch for 10 in Boston or Cambridge

Perfect except doesn't take reservations. Tupelo might be a good alternative.

http://tupelo02139.com/menus/brunch-2/

Nov 20, 2014
viperlush in Greater Boston Area

Sunday Brunch/Lunch for 10 in Boston or Cambridge

We haven't done brunch there in a awhile, but we have never had problems with the food or service at lunch or dinner. Fried food crispy, pizzas not soggy and with ample toppings, mussels plump, etc.

Nov 20, 2014
viperlush in Greater Boston Area

Sunday Brunch/Lunch for 10 in Boston or Cambridge

Cambridge Brewing Company in Kendall Square. Leans more towards breakfast than lunch, but does serve a burger and theit great beer. Takes reservations.

Nov 20, 2014
viperlush in Greater Boston Area

Best Korean in Allston?

BF and I were wondering the same thing last night. I'd also Iike to know which have the best banchan selection.

Nov 20, 2014
viperlush in Greater Boston Area

Thanksgiving Guests! What are you bringing?

If I get forced to do Thanksgiving with the family it will be a can of chocolate cover dried cranberries and a bag of mixed nuts. Both from specialty stores in my area, both greatly appreciated in the past. And most inportantly, easy to transport 6+ hours.

Nov 20, 2014
viperlush in General Topics