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Best restaurants in NYC for Bone Marrow?

Minetta Tavern.

about 20 hours ago
meatme in Manhattan

What happened to East River Bread and their lovely bagels?

1 day ago
meatme in Outer Boroughs

Searching for Crabmeat Au Gratin in NYC or NJ

menupages.com has a Find-a-Food search, which might help if you don't get any first-hand recommendations here.

Mar 20, 2014
meatme in Manhattan

Run, Don't Walk -- Orwasher's Corn Rye, Only Available in March

Mar 15, 2014
meatme in Manhattan

Chef Christian Delouvrier at La Mangeoire

That sounds really promising. Is Chef Delouvrier actually in the kitchen, or does he just design the menu and consult? If the answer is that he's there sometimes, is there any noticeable difference in the quality of the food?

Mar 05, 2014
meatme in Manhattan

The Arepa Lady Moves Indoors

<<Agreed. But that was the other son.>>

At the time, wasn't the Manhattan place reported to be the daughter's project? For example, from New York Magazine:

"Fortunately, in the case of Dominick De Marco, proprietor of Brooklyn’s celebrated Di Fara Pizza in Midwood, his daughter Maggie's move to Manhattan means extending the family tradition, not leaving it...Papa is surely quite proud of his daughter's debut."

http://nymag.com/listings/restaurant/...

I thought of that because I remember wanting to try her lasagna, but it wasn't available the couple of times I stopped in.

Feb 19, 2014
meatme in Outer Boroughs

Food Quests Board

If voting cause replies to move up or down on the page, then the fact that already-read replies aren't collapsed will mean much rereading (per the OP's point "A," above). Very not good.

Feb 15, 2014
meatme in Site Talk

Food Quests Board

It's Chow's implementation of the much-requested "ignore" feature, only the results are, in a way, made public.

Feb 15, 2014
meatme in Site Talk

Seeking Babka - non-chocolate

Yesterday's special was cinnamon-raisin.

Dec 14, 2013
meatme in Outer Boroughs

A CT BBQ comparison (weigh in with your favorites!)

Have you ever visited the Pig Trip site? It has a directory of pretty much every BBQ place in the Northeast and detailed reviews of most.

http://www.pigtrip.net
http://www.pigtrip.net/Directory-main...

Dec 11, 2013
meatme in Southern New England
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Seeking Babka - non-chocolate

No cinnamon. The current special is pumpkin.

Dec 06, 2013
meatme in Outer Boroughs

Seeking Babka - non-chocolate

I've had it only once, but the babka at Strauss's, 5115 13th Ave, in Brooklyn, reminded me two years ago of the babka of my youth.

Nov 30, 2013
meatme in Outer Boroughs

Funny font appearance

Here too, and really annoying. MSIE 8, 10, and 11.

Nov 17, 2013
meatme in Site Talk

What happened to the Outer Boroughs board?

<<The only reason I did not report it here is that the error message specifically says
" The CHOW team has been notified and will check it out."

If that message is not accurate, someone might want to reconsider that auto-response.>>

+1 to that and still waiting for the board to reappear.

Aug 12, 2013
meatme in Site Talk

Best everyday pan?

"Being anti-Made in China seems so chic in some circles."

As I recall, these were complaints about the quality of the Chinese-made version of a specific pan.

Condescension about attitudes "in some circles" wouln't seem to be a pertinent response.

Jul 11, 2013
meatme in Cookware

Collapsed post blurbs are not text

Same here.

Using MSIE 10 on a collapsed version of this thread, a Ctrl+F search for:

- "Jacquilynne" or "about" or "hours" -- that is, the user name or the date/time of collapsed posts -- highlights all occurrences and skips to them in proper sequence.

- "frequently" or "browsers" -- that is, text in the collapsed posts -- neither highlights nor skips to them.

Can you get this fixed ASAP? Thanks.

Jul 09, 2013
meatme in Site Talk

Perkins Pies (roadside pie lady) in Bar Harbor/Mt. Desert Island, Maine

You'll find many posts on this board praising Amy's pies above all others.

Jun 29, 2013
meatme in Northern New England

Amy's Pies

2013 sighting confirmed at Fresh off the Farm in Rockport per their Facebook page:

Amy just delivered some fresh Amy's homemade PIES!
Large and single serving!
plus cake and muffins

Jun 07, 2013
meatme in Northern New England

Amy's Pies

Bumping this for the 2013 season...

Does anyone have additional current sources of Amy's pies, especially places that might serve them by the slice?

Jun 05, 2013
meatme in Northern New England

JOE'S DAIRY CLOSED for retail.

Thanks.

It's shown currently on the Ideal web site, though it will be sad to see it suffocating in plastic wrap in a cold case.

http://www.idealcheese.com/smokedmozz...

May 14, 2013
meatme in Manhattan

JOE'S DAIRY CLOSED for retail.

The article states that their wholesale business will remain open. Does anyone know of a store that sells Joe's mozzarella, in particular the smoked?

May 13, 2013
meatme in Manhattan

Accidental burning in Caphalon pot/how to clean

Mar 16, 2013
meatme in Cookware

Avatar change released Tuesday, Feb 5

Microsoft continues to provide security updates for IE8, and (tens of?) millions of Windows XP users, particularly in corporate environments, have no alternative browser available.

<<It's only good sense to use updated software/browsers that have the latest fixes when you're maintaining a site with hundreds of thousands of peoples' data.>>

This refer to corporations that doggedly stick with XP/IE8 and not to Chow's decision to drop IE8 support, right?

Feb 06, 2013
meatme in Site Talk

Avatar change released Tuesday, Feb 5

Thanks for the thoughtful, detailed reply.

I suppose I'd ask whether that 6% is specifically of desktop/laptop-computer visitors (i.e., page hits?), or whether it includes portable devices, none of which run IE8 at all. Chowhound interaction is still more suited to machines with larger screens and keyboards.

I'd also ask whether there were other browsers you continue to support that represent less than IE8's share of your visitors, and if so, whether it would make more sense to support the most popular eight (or ten, or however many) browsers overall, rather than arbitrarily the two most recent versions of each.

I'd also point out that Google has an incentive to drop support for IE8, as they push--and push and push and push--the use of their own Chrome browser. I'd imagine that you guys are more agnostic.

But I won't ask or point out these things, because the deed is done.

In any case, I've noticed only minor formatting differences between my IE8 and IE9 machines, also including the shape of the boxes surrounding entries in the "Replies" column of board pages. Things like that are certainly livable, causing no loss of functionality, at least not so far.

Again, thanks for the response.

Feb 06, 2013
meatme in Site Talk

Avatar change released Tuesday, Feb 5

<<Wait, you do realize it's 2013, right?>>

Had you read the article--or read my post with greater care--rather than gone for easy snark, you'd have realized that I committed a minor typo.

As I said, it's the market share as of *last September*, just four months ago.

Thanks for catching this. I've edited the original post to correct the typo.

Feb 06, 2013
meatme in Site Talk

Avatar change released Tuesday, Feb 5

<<unfortunately we no longer support IE8, only the two most recent versions of all browsers, so in this case IE9 and IE10>>

Does this strike anyone else as arbitrary, bordering on silly?

According to http://arstechnica.com/information-te... , which is the first hit in a Google search for "web browser market share 2012," as of last September:

- IE had the largest desktop browser market share, at around 54%.
- IE8 accounted for the lion's share of this 54%, well ahead of IE9. Unless I misread the graphs, that made it the single most popular desktop browser.
- IE6 and IE7 still saw substantial usage.

NB: Windows 8 and IE10 were about to be released.

Since Windows XP doesn't support IE9 or IE10, Chowhound no longer supports any Microsoft browser on that operating system, thereby disenfranchising all XP users, especially in corporate environments, who are not able to or choose not to install a third-party browser.

Does anyone else find this disturbing?

Edited to correct typo. (Was mistyped as "web browser market share 2010.")

Feb 06, 2013
meatme in Site Talk

Horn and Hardart's Rice Pudding, Chocolate Pudding, Egg Custard

A number of H&H recipe cards were available when I visited the Lunch Hour NYC exhibit at the NYPL main branch. It runs through mid-February.

http://exhibitions.nypl.org/lunchhour...

Jan 21, 2013
meatme in Manhattan

Narrow Column Width And Small Type Worse Than It's Ever Been

Same here with IE8 (fully updated). All material, including "Discussions You Might Also Like...," "Trending Now," etc. are loading in a single column. This began with the last batch of fixes a week or so, before the holiday. It does not happen on my IE9 machine.

Jan 04, 2013
meatme in Site Talk

Brighton Beach and Sheepshead Bay Notes

Ah, now 'tis clear but ominous-sounding. Thanks, Mike and Jen.

Dec 29, 2012
meatme in Outer Boroughs

Brighton Beach and Sheepshead Bay Notes

Yelp and MenuPages say that it's the 63rd St. store that closed and that 65th St. remains open.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/royal-crown-panino-magnifico-brooklyn

http://www.menupages.com/restaurants/...

So what's the real scoop?

Dec 29, 2012
meatme in Outer Boroughs