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Fine brisket at Memphis Minnie's (SF)

Inexplicably, Trail Dust was only serving brisket on weekends, when I stopped by midweek (not sure if that's still the case). So armed with the knowledge imparted to this board by Melanie W., I instead went to their sister restaurant, Salinas City BBQ -- I was heading that way anyway. I've returned since, and IMO it compares favorably with Black's in Lockhart, TX, and was much better than Smitty's. IOW, probably the best BBQ I've had. I've only had the 'Q from Black's and Smitty's once though, and have yet to make it to Franklin or Snow's, so I'm not claiming to be an expert on Texas Q.

It's been a long time since my visits to Minnie's, but IME, it's good but not great. Inconsistent of course, like all BBQ. Although I usually eat BBQ sans sauce, I do enjoy a bit of sauce occasionally. MM's sauces are nasty to me.

about 22 hours ago
Steve Green in San Francisco Bay Area

"Back" button, still not working right.

That would be OK, except that sometimes threads don't grey out to indicate they've been read. But sometimes they do. Yet another inconsistency.

Aug 10, 2014
Steve Green in Site Talk
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"Back" button, still not working right.

No browser extensions here. I know you're aware of it, and I understand that intermittent problems can be difficult to correct. Still, considering the amount of time this bug has been around (first reported in early June, I believe), I'm surprised it hasn't been fixed yet.

Aug 06, 2014
Steve Green in Site Talk

"Back" button, still not working right.

Still no fix. It's been months now. Getting a bit old, to have to click the back button sometimes five times or more. Clearly a low priority.

Aug 06, 2014
Steve Green in Site Talk

Wedding Rehersal Dinner in Vegas - Any GOOD BBQ Buffets/Restos?

uhockey: Did you try the brisket at the places you mentioned? Just asking because that's my benchmark for BBQ (and is, I believe, the general standard of comparison for Texas 'Q).

Jul 28, 2014
Steve Green in Las Vegas

An Open Letter to Chowhound re: the new format

+1

Jul 28, 2014
Steve Green in Site Talk

Gentrification of Los Angeles Chinatown Continues--Little Jewel

That sounds great to me!

Jul 27, 2014
Steve Green in Los Angeles Area

An Open Letter to Chowhound re: the new format

+3

Jul 27, 2014
Steve Green in Site Talk

Sorry, another I-5 and Hwy 99 question!

Skip Willow Ranch. I tried their brisket and it seemed like it was oven-baked, with no perceptible smoke flavor and a cloyingly sweet sauce. They claimed to use a "wood fired smoker", and referred to "deep-pit" elsewhere on the menu, but it didn't even taste like real BBQ to me.

Jul 27, 2014
Steve Green in California

Here's What Every Trendy Restaurant Menu Looks Like

+1

Jul 26, 2014
Steve Green in Food Media & News

Cilantro and Stinkbugs

"...or Tree of Heaven (ailanthus) in your yard, then you have a stinkbug magnet. Get rid of them - they are non-native invasives anyway."

Good luck with that. Ailanthus is one of the most tenacious species around.

Jul 26, 2014
Steve Green in General Topics

Do you like or dislike the new format ?

Loathe.

Jul 26, 2014
Steve Green in Site Talk
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Introducing New Conversation Types

+1. Is it that much to ask?

New! Improved! Feh. I guess the engineers have been too busy rolling out brilliant "improvements" such as the heart, so no time to fix ongoing problems like the "back button" issue. Priorities.

Jul 25, 2014
Steve Green in Site Talk

Wedding Rehersal Dinner in Vegas - Any GOOD BBQ Buffets/Restos?

You can request the brisket be sliced instead of chopped.

Jul 23, 2014
Steve Green in Las Vegas

An additional "back button" problem

FWIW, it just happened to me with a single click to the back button, in case anyone thought it was directly related to multiple clicks.

Jul 11, 2014
Steve Green in Site Talk

An additional "back button" problem

Apart from the "back" button usually requiring multiple clicks, there's another issue: Sometimes when the "back" button finally works, I find myself semi-logged-out -- as in, I have to re-click the "sign in" link, which then puts me back in "signed in" mode (without having to re-enter my userid and password). Not a huge deal, but another annoyance.

Jul 11, 2014
Steve Green in Site Talk

Best ice cream bar is at the Costco food court

If you mean outside, as in outside the building, the only one I've ever seen like that was in Temecula, CA.

Jul 07, 2014
Steve Green in Los Angeles Area

"Back" button, still not working right.

There was a thread on this previously, but has it ever been fixed? I sometimes have to click on the "back" button three or more times to return to the previous page. Only happens on CH.

FF, current version; W7.

Jul 07, 2014
Steve Green in Site Talk
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best crab cakes in maryland - any suggestions?

Heh. See below -- it's happened already.

I liked Duda's as well, but was less impressed on my last visit. Also, at that point I was comparing them to the 'cakes I'd had at The Narrows. I really liked the ones at Pierpoint. Which are your favorites in Baltimore, Roland?

Jul 07, 2014
Steve Green in Washington DC & Baltimore

Cornish Pasty Co.

I think it's been up and running for some time. I looked at the menu online, and it's interesting, but if I'm that close to Lotus, there's no contest. Same reason I haven't been to the Eureka Casino coffee shop. Supposed to be great, but Lotus is just another couple of blocks further.

Speaking of Lotus, when are they closed for remodelling?

Jun 29, 2014
Steve Green in Las Vegas
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Copper River salmon at Costco

ISTR reading that the Copper River definition has broadened so much, it's become almost meaningless. Sorry, no details on that. I'm with you on the Ivory King though. Great fish.

Jun 28, 2014
Steve Green in Los Angeles Area

best crab cakes in maryland - any suggestions?

My two favorites, by a good margin, are the 'cakes at The Narrows in Grasonville, and the ones at Pierpoint in B'more. Others I've had include Faidley's, Duda's, and Obrycki's (which apparently is now only at BWI).

Jun 27, 2014
Steve Green in Washington DC & Baltimore

10 Best Places For Smoked Fish In LA

Unlike Langer's, Katz's bread is very forgettable.

Jun 27, 2014
Steve Green in Los Angeles Area

Sheraton near Hynes Convention Center

I love Brasserie Jo's onion soup. Their croques, breakfasts, and steak frites are great as well. Too bad they don't serve the Hansi's Onion Tarte any more, as that was the star of the menu, IMO.

Jun 27, 2014
Steve Green in Greater Boston Area

Strawberries have no flavor anymore. Agree or disagree?

I agree that berries (and much produce in general) are bred for appearance and shelf longevity, rather than flavor. Not to mention being picked green. Same story with stone fruit.

To expand, my understanding is that black-seeded strawberry varietals are the best-tasting, but are rarely grown due to a consumer perception that they are spoiled.

Jun 26, 2014
Steve Green in General Topics

Sheraton near Hynes Convention Center

Last few times I've been in Boston, my clients have put me up at the Sheraton, so I was always looking for nearby food between or after conference sessions at Hynes.

It's not especially loved on this board, but I like Summer Shack, which is on Dalton, right across the street from the Sheraton. Great fresh seafood, simply prepared. Just a couple of blocks down the street (at Belvidere and Huntington -- look left as you come out of the Sheraton and you'll see the Colonnade Hotel) is Brasserie Jo -- it's been pretty reliable for me over the years.

Jun 26, 2014
Steve Green in Greater Boston Area

Alton Brown is Nasty to Contestants!!!

Probably the same crowd that reads National Enquirer.

Jun 07, 2014
Steve Green in Food Media & News
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Costco Food Finds - 2nd Quarter 2014

You can't go by color at all. Salmon farmers get feed that has dye in it -- they can raise the salmon to have flesh colored anyway they choose.

Jun 05, 2014
Steve Green in Chains

Back page no longer working

Not fixed for me, at least on the laptop I'm currently using. Back button usually works, but often has to be pressed several times. Sometimes it doesn't work at all.

FF on W8.

Jun 01, 2014
Steve Green in Site Talk

Sad to report the passing of Veggo

So very sorry, Peter. We'll really miss him on the boards. He made a huge contribution to the community here.

May 31, 2014
Steve Green in Site Talk