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

You can request the brisket be sliced instead of chopped.

about 16 hours ago
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

Back page no longer working

Inconsistent. When it happens, I have to click the back button several times for it to work. The last time it happened, there was no slide show running (but I have Flash disabled).

W7; latest FF.

May 28, 2014
Steve Green in Site Talk

"America’s 20 Best Barbecue Cities"

Any mention of "Best" along with Kansas City BBQ, makes that article, IMO, not worth reading. And as noted, Phil's isn't even real BBQ, just grilled meat.

May 27, 2014
Steve Green in San Diego

Good Parmesan cheese in N Cal stores?

I've found that with Parm Regg, aside from price, there are two factors to consider:
1. How recently was the wheel cracked open? I happened to be at Whole Foods right when they cracked a new wheel open, and got to try a hunk right out of the middle. Best I've ever had. That intense, super-fresh taste disappears after a week or so, in my experience.
2. Not all Parm Regg is equal. They all meet minimum specifications to carry the stamp, but they do vary somewhat from producer to producer. Some are better than others.

May 27, 2014
Steve Green in California

Costco "KerryGold" Irish Butter

Great flavor, but yeah, I wish it were less salty.

May 26, 2014
Steve Green in Chains

Breakfast more or less near the Ferry Building [San Francisco]

"interesting environment", in this case, means on Skid Row. Cafe de la Presse, 352 Grant (at Bush, across from the Chinatown Gate) should fit the OP's requirements, and he/she won't have to dodge derelicts or walk on urine-soaked sidewalks to get there.

May 19, 2014
Steve Green in San Francisco Bay Area

Help!!!! Onion from HELL breath & aftertaste day after eating..................

Maybe this is an obvious question, but have you tried flossing?

(alliums are my absolute favorite thing, so I sympathize...)

May 15, 2014
Steve Green in General Topics

Trader Joe's YAY/NAY - April 2014 [OLD]

Definitely return them -- TJ has a liberal return policy, and they actually encourage customers to return items if dissatisfied.

Apr 29, 2014
Steve Green in Chains

Trader Joe's YAY/NAY - April 2014 [OLD]

They're seasonal -- they've disappeared for several months at least a couple of times now.

Apr 29, 2014
Steve Green in Chains

French Service Anecdote - Any Others?

Merci! So in the chair story, with the help of Google Translate, I get it.

histoire drôle.

Apr 27, 2014
Steve Green in France

French Service Anecdote - Any Others?

Except that it would be a lot better if the bilingual storytellers provided an English translation -- without that, these anecdotes don't mean much to people who don't already understand French.

Apr 27, 2014
Steve Green in France
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What is your favorite store bought cookie ?

Good news about the revival -- I hope Leaf Brands pulls it off. The closest-to-Hydrox of the current bunch of clones, are the 365 sandwich cookies -- Whole Foods house brand.

Apr 24, 2014
Steve Green in General Topics

What is your favorite store bought cookie ?

The best isn't always the most successful -- there are other factors, such as marketing. Beta vs VHS, for example.

I knew a few people who preferred Oreos, but the great majority of my discerning friends in the 70's liked Hydrox better. FWIW,

Apr 23, 2014
Steve Green in General Topics
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Trader Joe's YAY/NAY - April 2014 [OLD]

That's mainly statins, right?

Apr 21, 2014
Steve Green in Chains