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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) blog about the sale of Chowhound, and I'm guessing there isn't enough money in the world to lure him back.

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Steve Green in Site Talk

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.

8 minutes ago
Steve Green in Site Talk

Via Brasil: a disappointment

How was the meat?

1 day ago
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.

1 day ago
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

Favorite off-menu In-N-Out orders

Double-double, onions both ways (extra-extra grilled onions), extra toast.

Or for variety, double-double, ketchup and onions ONLY (onions both ways). Sort of "McD's double-cheese style", but of course way better, since McD doesn't make decent burgers any more.

Dec 11, 2014
Steve Green in Chains

Nutcracker recommendations?

Really? No nutcracker recommendations, aside from a $40 artisan hammer?

Dec 09, 2014
Steve Green in Cookware

Nutcracker recommendations?

We're tired of those standard grocery-store nutcrackers that just don't work well. Tried a different kind -- can't remember the brand, but it looked about like this: http://www.amazon.com/OXO-Good-Grips-...
Completely worthless -- it would slip and send the nut flying across the room. Then I checked out Williams-Sonoma, who had a similar model, but at $35.

Any suggestions at a more reasonable price? TIA!

Dec 03, 2014
Steve Green in Cookware

Galatoires

"...but from opening to mid-afternoon it is stuffed to the fan blades with regulars..."

Perfect line.

Dec 03, 2014
Steve Green in New Orleans

Stuck at Claim Jumper for Thanksgiving - Please Advise

She was never on Chowhound, but it seemed like she was on Ed Sullivan practically every week.

Dec 03, 2014
Steve Green in Chains

Wackiest, craziest, most interesting restaurant that you have ever been to

Delgadillo's Sno-Cap Drive-In , Seligman, AZ. Founded by Juan Delgadillo (1916-2004), this Route 66 landmark is loads of fun for the whole family. We wandered into this place not knowing anything about it, and ended up with some great memories. Juan was quite the prankster. First, we were greeted by the neon sign saying "Sorry, We're Open", then when we tried to open the front door, the "main" doorknob was a dummy that was on the hinge side of the door -- you had use the smaller knob on the other side. If you ordered a cheeseburger, Juan would ask if you wanted cheese on it. You get the idea. Now run by his son and daughter in a similar manner. Better-than-usual drive-in food, but you should go here just for the experience.

Here's a Wikipedia article that covers it pretty well: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delgadil...

Nov 28, 2014
Steve Green in General Topics

The Great Sardine Taste-off – best canned sardines – Next 7

jimb0: That list was written over 8 years ago, so I imagine the price has gone up somewhat. Also, the OP (rworange) left Chowhound some years back.

Nov 28, 2014
Steve Green in General Topics

new yorkers annual trip to san diego

Although for some reason it doesn't get much love on this board, Fish House Vera Cruz (right in Carlsbad) fits your low-key non-tourist description just fine. Great fresh fish, simply prepared.

Nov 28, 2014
Steve Green in San Diego

First food thought this morning

Eggs Benedict. Since I'm meeting friends and family for breakfast in Paris tomorrow (Paris Las Vegas), it'll have to wait till then.

Nov 24, 2014
Steve Green in General Topics

Cheddar price insanity at WF

Spotted at Whole Foods yesterday: Hooks 15-year aged cheddar, @ $92.99/lb (no, I didn't mistype that). I've tasted their 10-year version (which is now up to $44.99/lb), and it was very good -- but to my taste, not that much better than the 4-year Black Diamond I usually get from Sam's at $9.99/lb.

The cheesemonger said the 15-year is much better than the 10-year, and pointed out that it had lots of crystals. I told her unless she wanted to offer me a taste, that I'd just have to take her word on how much better it is. She said, "sorry, no tastes". I wasn't curious enough to spend $8 on a snack-sized piece. Is it me, or is this just crazy pricing?

Nov 23, 2014
Steve Green in Cheese

When a favorite restaurant is ruined - what do you do?

Wow. If it were me, I would have _insisted_ to see the owner, and if necessary would have raised my voice until I caught the owner's attention. But that's just me. Sounds like that manager was just covering for himself, and the owner might not be aware of the decline.

Nov 08, 2014
Steve Green in Not About Food

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - November 2014 [Old]

Just today I saw another Red Leicester at Costco -- don't remember the name, but it was something else ending in "hoe". Looked exactly like the Sparkenhoe, so I gave it a pass.

Nov 07, 2014
Steve Green in Chains

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - November 2014 [Old]

Speaking of the Red Fox (we loved it too), I saw that WF had a Neal's Yard Red Leicester called Sparkenhoe that looked much the same so I got all excited. Ick -- big expensive disappointment.

Nov 07, 2014
Steve Green in Chains

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - November 2014 [Old]

No mildew taste to us, but we both thought it had a "green" taste. It's going back.

Nov 07, 2014
Steve Green in Chains

Interesting thing I heard about super-aged Gouda

I'm working on a wedge right now, and it has a few crystals. It's one of my favorite aged Goudas, and is especially great for the price ($11/lb at TJ's). No mention of age on the label.

Nov 06, 2014
Steve Green in Cheese

Lanzes candies

I'd completely forgotten about that treat, and how great it was. ISTR recall buying it in the early 70's. It might have been available in candy-bar-sized packages, as well as in boxes.

Nov 06, 2014
Steve Green in General Topics