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Not too salty beef jerky ??

This product is pretty low in sodium, compared to most others:
https://www.jerkysgourmet.com/ I love the BBQ Mesquite flavor.
Probably the best jerky I've ever had.

How many stores do you try before you give up and Amazon?

Like others here, I often purchase at Amazon, and do pay attention to the reviews. Peripherally, I've recently noticed that Amazon (when using free shipping) deliberately delays shipments so that they take a full week to arrive. Based on discussions I see on other forums, it appears this is a regular practice, and they're doing this to try to get us to fork over the $100 per year for Prime. This leaves a bad taste in my mouth, and I'm starting to look elsewhere for many things -- food items included.

Feb 02, 2015
Steve Green in General Topics
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Lunch @ The Joint, 12/27

zin1953 said: "there are a couple of places here in California I like better, I think"

Sounds great! Could you name them please, just as a standard for comparison?

Jan 14, 2015
Steve Green in New Orleans

what do you put on your cottage cheese?

Those cubes bothered me when I first noticed them as well, since I grew up on Knudsen's small curd, which looked more "natural". But (at least where we live) compared to all the others, Daisy has the best ingredients: milk, cream, salt, and Vitamin A. The other brands have all kinds of additives -- including the ones at Whole Foods.

For me, pepper and onion powder if I want savory -- for sweet, fresh pineapple if I have it, otherwise canned pears or pineapple. I'll have to try the BBQ chips though -- sounds right up my alley.

Jan 12, 2015
Steve Green in General Topics

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - January 2015 [Old]

Really salty and sweet, but damn good.

Jan 09, 2015
Steve Green in Chains

Anybody like meatloaf?

"I thought everyone knew that fresh meatloaf is merely the larval stage of the meatloaf sandwich"
-- Will Owen, on CH, back in 2007.

Where to eat in Tampa?

Big second on the Columbia Restaurant -- I especially like the black bean soup, Chorizo Espanola (chorizo in onions), gazpacho, and their Snapper Alicante. Don't forget the key lime pie -- their version is excellent! I like the Columbia so much I rarely go anywhere else when I'm in Tampa.

Also, if you're staying in the Riverwalk/Convention Center area, they have a small cafe outpost right on the Riverwalk -- easy walking distance from the CC hotels. No substitute for the real deal at Ybor City, but a great place for a lunch of gazpacho and a Cuban sandwich.

There's a vintage streetcar that runs between the CC area and Ybor City.

Dec 28, 2014
Steve Green in Florida
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A Faster Chowhound: Pagination for Longer Threads (Part 2)

"Bottom line, I'd be amazed if, over time, this gives you the kind of increased click rate you think it will."

In this case, maybe a senior manager pounded his/her fist on the table and said something like "I want a higher click rate by the end of the week or heads will roll", so the implementers "did something", without regard to the long term effects. Corporations do that sort of thing all the time -- stupid changes that temporarily improve the bottom line, but are bad for the company in the long run.

Dec 25, 2014
Steve Green in Site Talk
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Carnegie Deli or Katz's?

Not my intention to do anything of the sort; I profusely apologize. I was just agreeing with dineomatic about the superiority of Langer's pastrami, but yeah, not relevant on the Manhattan board. Carry on.

Dec 25, 2014
Steve Green in Manhattan
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Carnegie Deli or Katz's?

No argument about Nora, or the L. A. bagel situation, but there's nothing dead about Langer's. Pastrami is at least the equal of Katz's, IMO, and the bread is infinitely better. Altogether a far better sandwich.

Dec 24, 2014
Steve Green in Manhattan
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A Faster Chowhound: Pagination for Longer Threads (Part 2)

I think it's become quite clear that management doesn't care one bit about what we, the content providers, think. Actions speak louder than words.

threads not condensing

It's not you. Chowhound management, in their infinite wisdom, has made this the default mode. Here's a link to their belated post, explaining how to change things back to the way they were before:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9995...

They've really pissed off a lot of people by doing this, but apparently they get better page hits with the new default.

Dec 24, 2014
Steve Green in Site Talk
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Where Are All the "Holiday" Cooking Shows???

Yeah, she was pretty hard to take. I don't think the other participants were exactly crazy about her behavior either.

FQ Crabcakes

Thanks, TaTee. I was looking at Mr. B's menu, and saw that crabcake photo -- it's what prompted me to post the query. That one does look great!

And thank you hazelhurst -- although I didn't ask, I was hoping someone would weigh in on whether local crabs are actually in season. I guess they aren't.

Dec 22, 2014
Steve Green in New Orleans

Zam Zam market closing in Culver City

Deck the halals with boughs of hallah...

Dec 21, 2014
Steve Green in Los Angeles Area

Where Are All the "Holiday" Cooking Shows???

After last year's Cooking Channel fiasco, i.e. The Giada Show, I imagine the Food Network isn't eager to try anything similar for a while.

Dec 21, 2014
Steve Green in Food Media & News

Let's bring back Jim Leff as a Senior Consultant for Chowhound

Not to speak for Jim, but I've read his 23-part-and-counting hilarious blog about the sale of Chowhound, and I'm guessing there isn't enough money in the world to lure him back.

A Faster Chowhound: Pagination for Longer Threads

Except then, someone would have to admit they made a mistake, rather than continue to dig their heels in. Not going to happen. Besides, I'm sure TPTB feel it's the right way to go. Increased views and all that, despite all their disingenuous denials.

Dec 21, 2014
Steve Green in Site Talk

Via Brasil: a disappointment

How was the meat?

Dec 19, 2014
Steve Green in Manhattan

FQ Crabcakes

Visiting your fair city in January for the first time in years. Can't wait. Any votes for the best crabcakes, preferably in or near the Quarter (no car)?

BTW, we have tentative plans to visit Galatoire's, Mr. B's, Bon Ton, Bayona, and Palace Cafe.

Dec 19, 2014
Steve Green in New Orleans

A Faster Chowhound: Pagination for Longer Threads

That was a well-written post that summed up the current situation quite nicely. Too bad they locked the thread. I think Pat misspelled "Thank you for your input, but as usual, we're going to do exactly what we want, and couldn't care less how you or the rest of the regular posters feel about it."

A Faster Chowhound: Pagination for Longer Threads

"Easily fixed. They could swallow their pride..."

Has that _ever_ happened?

Dec 18, 2014
Steve Green in Site Talk

Chowhound: How About Working WITH Us Rather Than TO Us?

"How about including a few of us into beta testing to see how it works for the active 'hounds?"

Trouble with that is, they would do what they felt like after the beta test, just like last time.

As has been noted in other threads, it's all about clicks. However, once they drive away all the great long-time contributors, there won't be much real content to click on. TPTB: Shortsighted gits.

A Faster Chowhound: Pagination for Longer Threads

Oh, I think CHOW is paying attention. To the click count, and not much else.

A Faster Chowhound: Pagination for Longer Threads

I don't think he made it past the first _clause_.

Starbucks crumb topped coffee cake - what happened???

Typical. "New! Improved!" Um, not.

Dec 17, 2014
Steve Green in Chains

Cheap Eats for Teen Foodies

Note that Art of Flavors is next door to Viva Las Arepas.

Dec 16, 2014
Steve Green in Las Vegas

Christmas Dinner: in charge of turkey and ham and mashed potato -- but traveling 5 hours to get there, arriving just 2 hours before scheduled dinner time

"I assume traveling with cooked turkey and ham in car should be fine with outside temp around 40 F"

I wouldn't assume that at all. Anything above 40° is in the danger zone, so unless it's colder than that, and you're planning to drive with coats on and windows open, your food is going to get too warm. I'd get it very cold, and transport it in a cooler with bagged ice.

The best thing your school cafeteria served

In the sixties at our small town elementary school, we had great homemade chili, apple brown betty, and fantastic peanut butter cookies. I checked with one of my classmates (whose late mother and grandmother both worked in the cafeteria) but she didn't get any of the recipes.

In high school, "pizza buns", which were Italian-spiced sloppy joes draped with cheese.

Dec 13, 2014
Steve Green in General Topics

Cheap Eats for Teen Foodies

Viva Las Arepas. http://www.vivalasarepas.com/#!menu
I really like the Wood Fire Beef arepas.

Dec 13, 2014
Steve Green in Las Vegas