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A few things to get off my chest ...

min-pin-hua-huas need attention, but they are pretty cool on the scale.

1 day ago
hill food in General Topics

A few things to get off my chest ...

I am fortunate, as mine removes himself into the treeline for his (ahem) expressions.

he even leaves the porch to go scratch. who'd have thought such refined behavior from a stray?

1 day ago
hill food in General Topics

What types of restaurants does DC need now?

Lori and jim: have you tried the 'special diets' board? that one like some others know no specific geography, but range all over.

What types of restaurants does DC need now?

while I do not need to be gluten-free, I do thank the heavens the recipes have advanced so much farther than my first 'adventure' 20 years ago, and I now have no reservations in joining in, but good lord that was awful back then. I suspected some ate it out a feeling of some strange obligation back then. (granted it was gluten, fat and dairy free vegan fare among a bunch of art-school types - so yeah it all seemed a lump of flavor-free play-doh except play-doh does have gluten)

Whither Servorg?

ok in a private message to a poster I sorta said I'd stop being flippant, but remember in 'The Exorcist' when the possessed Regan (as voiced by Mercedes McCambridge - tragic RL story there) will only admit to this: http://www.metacafe.com/watch/an-wOw1...

well it's kinda like that with those suspected of 'mod' status (and we ain't talkin' 'Quadrophenia' here). the knowledge of the identity carries power. in any case it distracts from the real issues (and off-screen concerns) at hand.

1 day ago
hill food in Site Talk
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Good Cuban Sandwich in DC?

finally a reason to hit G'town.

Whither Servorg?

mmm.

2 days ago
hill food in Site Talk
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What I Learned After Taking a Homeless Mother Grocery Shopping

Ruth - yes. I've never been homeless, but I have been a member of the working dirt-poor.

poverty is indeed soul-crushing and makes it difficult to see ones options even with a working kitchen and bathroom.

Best way to box up cookbooks for long-term (2-3 years) storage?

wow, and I thought I had epic bad luck with vacations coinciding with political upheaval or environmental disasters...

2 days ago
hill food in Not About Food

I really like <fill in chain> and I look forward to returning

"BUT I WANT TO DIE!"

- Edina Monsoon, upon being warned about diet pills

2 days ago
hill food in Chains

I really like <fill in chain> and I look forward to returning

I think they sell a mix for home-use and they certainly would sell you a box of cooked ones to go (the raspberry jam would be up to you)

personally I think I'd find lemon curd more appealing, but this is your trip down Biscuit Lane.

2 days ago
hill food in Chains

What types of restaurants does DC need now?

but there ought to be more than one or 2 completely across town from the customer and/or each other and/or requiring a car or extensive Metro transfers.

Anyone know where I can get some finger limes and ficoïde glaciale/crystalline ice plant in DC area?

for growing you might give these folks a call
http://ginkgogardens.com/

What types of restaurants does DC need now?

lunchy-brunchy? get some good cheap dim sum back within the District borders. why is BBQ such a problem? why is it so hard to find a good Banh Mi or a Cubano or a Muffaletta w/o a food truck nearby? any of these should be a no-brainer.

Whither Servorg?

"wisdom" yeah. I guess that's what you kids are calling it these days.

this all is just a slight change in interface and a few relaxed standards. so: who cares? it's the posting names who I've come to trust that make the difference and give the place meaning. the new names are good and valued too and just have yet to find their voices. it will all settle out.

ain't bust yet.

That Time Anthony Bourdain Scared Kids with the Gay, and I Laughed

while Kinsey got a lot of people talking and considering things in ways they hadn't before, his methodology is considered highly flawed.

but a drag-punk-acapella group in SF did get a great name out of his work "The Kinsey Sicks"

Aug 26, 2014
hill food in Features

Whither Servorg?

I heard Servorg ran off with Jacquelynne to attend law school together and plans to focus on chemical patent torts.

That Time Anthony Bourdain Scared Kids with the Gay, and I Laughed

I'm a 'virtual' gay guy (hey at the moment it's all academic anyway...) and I found it funny. he was riffing on their fears, nothing more.

and I am ok with homophones. especially talented ones. can you do "Droopy Dawg"?

Aug 26, 2014
hill food in Features
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First date in Arlington area...

oh Jaleo's branches often get ding-y comments, though
usually about service.

StL -- Late-Night from the Airport to Clayton

so after baggage claim or car p/u the earliest you could possibly be out would be 11...

Pointer's serves pretty good pizza on Big Bend at Clayton and is open for p/u or delivery until 2 am.

Mission Taco in the Loop is open until 1 AM, I had a burrito there a few months ago and it wasn't bad (I got spoiled during my years in CA so I'm not fair).

Aug 26, 2014
hill food in Great Plains

What's the differences between BBQ sauces...

oh yeah they are good and not just BBQ but for all things grilled, the website takes a little poking around to reveal its secrets, but there is a lot to be found there.

DC recommendations in the K Street Area

well OK - now that sounds pretty good and something to watch for

Best way to box up cookbooks for long-term (2-3 years) storage?

that punch recipe HAS to be scanned 'in situ' and reproduced either on church envelopes or clearly scanned from one!

I can probably boost some.

Aug 26, 2014
hill food in Not About Food
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DC recommendations in the K Street Area

ipse is one of the voices I trust. although it has come at a price (feuds, restraining orders, changed phone #'s etc.) but this helluva ride has been worth it.

"water boiled beef" I'm skeptical, sounds like some awful thing my mother would inflict. please give details.

What do you serve people when you invite them over after dinner?

at your nearest Asian grocer get Japanese rice crackers (the assorted kind with lots of seaweed bits) and make a big batch of what otherwise would have been chex-mix to just have around, using a bit of sesame oil with the butter, unusual enough to not seem thoughtless, yet easy enough to not seem trouble.

Aug 26, 2014
hill food in General Topics

A Question About Stirring Martinis

today's honkin' big ones - shaken, precisely for the ice shards.

old-school tiny ones - stirred, so they don't get all watered down.

ice first or later seems a matter of form, although I would tend towards ice first.

Aug 26, 2014
hill food in Spirits

Best way to box up cookbooks for long-term (2-3 years) storage?

in your own personal twin-talk type language, right?

I know, I spent a week scanning my grandma's handwritten cookbook, partly for the notes, partly for the handwriting.

Worst Cooking show Buzzwords

yeah almost nobody considers treble or reverb anymore.

Aug 25, 2014
hill food in Food Media & News

What's the differences between BBQ sauces...

try them all and the only 'right' sauce is the one you like. (I skew STL/Memphis but it's all good if the base dry-rubbed and slow-cooked meat is right)

Best way to box up cookbooks for long-term (2-3 years) storage?

at the very least put them up on blocks (or some kind of slats) not for fear of flooding as much as to just keep some air circulating underneath, nothing horrifies a bibliophile as much as seeing wood pulp (box or book) in direct contact with a concrete floor.