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New California law allows dogs to dine out

True, law or not. Just, no ashtrays on the tables, please!

about 12 hours ago
treb in Not About Food
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What do you think about 'mandatory' Valet Parking?

Never heard of mandatory valet. If I were to park myself, I'd avoid the valet line and valet marked spaces.

about 12 hours ago
treb in Not About Food

Mashed potatoes, heated milk question

2nd that! The same goes for melted butter vs cold butter.

Late lunch options near Coolidge Corner (Today)?

I like the lobster sandwich as A and K.

1 day ago
treb in Greater Boston Area

$1000 mandatory minimum bill for a large group?

Maybe you should work out a menu list and drink options with the establishment. It would allow them to set a price for you.

1 day ago
treb in Greater Boston Area

paella: fish sauce

The Paella might end up very salty tasting with fish sauce cooking into the rice. Also, it could be an overpowering flavor which will mask the safforon.

1 day ago
treb in Home Cooking
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Bite on one or both sides?

I bite on my dominant side. I guess that's what we all do.

1 day ago
treb in Not About Food

Pay by Check no more!

Yes, you judged as well, that's the point. I wrote that to get a rise out of you.

1 day ago
treb in Greater Boston Area

My love affair with Watermelon.

I've been known to polish off a watermelon in 2 days. I still miss the ones with seeds, taste much better than the hybrids of today.

Aug 20, 2014
treb in General Topics
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Are You Still Licking the Spoon and Egg Beaters

Oh yah, that crusty rice on the bottom, hopefully a bit charred, is all mine! Burnt ends of any kind are a delicacy. I become a pot scrapper.

Aug 20, 2014
treb in General Topics

Pay by Check no more!

I do not write checks, it has been my goal to completely eliminate writing checks for years. I only occasionally use online banking where I have the bank create a check and the only reason is that there are a few companies that still will not allow an EFT to be set up.

That said, some folks are not comfortable with credit/debit cards etc. So, as long as they pay with their own money and are not on the government dole for EBT and all that, I'm OK with waiting for their transaction to be processed. Maybe what... 2 minutes.

Lastly, I wish I can be a fly on the wall when Blumie is hutched over, old and wrinkled, failing memory, eye sight, hearing etc and someone blasts them for not having their credit/debit card out fast enough as to not hold up that younger generation customer. HA...there I said it!

Aug 20, 2014
treb in Greater Boston Area

Have you ever left a Restaurant...

Maybe your friend, who suggested this dessert, over hyped it and in turn your expectations were set very high.

Aug 20, 2014
treb in Not About Food

Are You Still Licking the Spoon and Egg Beaters

Glad to hear you're catching up from your childhood.

Aug 20, 2014
treb in General Topics

Have you ever left a Restaurant...

I once left a restaurant after ants crawled out from the bread basket and when fruit flies swarmed the bottle of wine the server just opened. I let the server know and I was out of there. Both were signs of an unclean establishment.

Aug 19, 2014
treb in Not About Food
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It's Christmas in August!

You probably passed by the winter parka's, gloves and coats before seeing the trees. They also have snow shovels out as well.

Aug 19, 2014
treb in Not About Food

Substitute for vegetable shortening in CAKE? *Momofuku Funfetti Cake*

I just checked my recipe, it doesn't call for shortening. What part calls for shortening in your recipe.

Aug 19, 2014
treb in Home Cooking

I'm a Professional, But Not a Chef. How About You?

I do well with most recipes, frying, braising, grilling, smoking, baking etc, it just takes me longer to get there.

Aug 19, 2014
treb in General Topics

Other options at Ruth's Chris?

I'd suggest their prix fixe dinner option and be very specific when ordering. When ordering steak at RC's, I always order it under cooked ex. If I want a medium steak, I'll order it medium rare mainly because the plate it is served on is screaming hot and the steak will continue to cook. I also ask for no butter on the steak.

Aug 19, 2014
treb in Chains

Pay by Check no more!

An event like yours is very different than a local customer shopping at the same place every week.

Aug 19, 2014
treb in Greater Boston Area

Are You Still Licking the Spoon and Egg Beaters

Lucky dogs, great treat.

Aug 19, 2014
treb in General Topics

Are You Still Licking the Spoon and Egg Beaters

Great pic, no one is sad licking a spoon or beater!

Aug 19, 2014
treb in General Topics
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Are You Still Licking the Spoon and Egg Beaters

OK, I get it, my male mind was not grinding fast enough to grasp your situation. After delivering, have at it!

Aug 19, 2014
treb in General Topics

How long will mustard keep in the fridge?

Mustard has a long life, still using a bottle from a couple of years ago.

Aug 19, 2014
treb in General Topics
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Best lobster roll on Boston's Northshore?

No but, they're are located close to the daily fresh catch.

Aug 19, 2014
treb in Greater Boston Area

Pay by Check no more!

What happens when your that person. How would you feel then.

Aug 19, 2014
treb in Greater Boston Area

Are You Still Licking the Spoon and Egg Beaters

Why stop. Not like you're smoking or drinking, just indulging!

Aug 19, 2014
treb in General Topics

I'm a Professional, But Not a Chef. How About You?

I'm a cook not a chef, I enjoy cooking but, not at a professional level.

Aug 19, 2014
treb in General Topics

Costco Food Finds - 3rd Quarter 2014

Hard to compare home made to commercial, I can say the same for my pies crust. They do a good job compared to other commercial pies.

Aug 19, 2014
treb in Chains

ISO a *good* organic balsamic vinegar

Here's a good website for reference.

http://lovebalsamicvinegar.com/balsam...

Most of the stuff in the super markets are crap. A good aged balsamic will cost you.

Aug 19, 2014
treb in General Topics

DIrty Family Secrets

Canned chicken, that's a deal breaker.