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SR Rib Roast

So, what happened?

Dec 26, 2011
jimingso in General Topics

Cocktail Parties

When you're invited to a cocktail party, do you expect cocktails (liquor) to be served? We went to one recently where beer and wine only were served. My feeling is that it is OK to not serve liquor but please don't put "Cocktail Party" on the invitation. I'm sure you'll let me know if I'm wrong. Cheers!

Dec 04, 2011
jimingso in Spirits

Any Montreal foods, restaraunt places in manhattan?

Mussels from Prince Edward Island

Apr 01, 2011
jimingso in Manhattan

How to eat fresh tomatoes?

I had to refrigerate some leftover tomato slices after a cookout Monday. Tonight I took them out to sit on the counter for an hour. Added salt, pepper, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar. Very tasty and a good way to serve tomatoes if they've had to be refrigerated.

Have any of you old-timers ever had a tomato sandwich made with salt rising (risen) bread? It's one of my favorite childhood memories. Yummy!

Aug 04, 2010
jimingso in General Topics

How to eat fresh tomatoes?

I've lived in NC more than 60 years and I've never heard of anyone putting sugar on a tomato slice.

Aug 04, 2010
jimingso in General Topics

BEST CHEESEBURGER IN GREENSBORO?

Graffiti's Bistro, Southern Lights, and Liberty Oak all have good cheeseburgers. For fast food, Cookout's is very good, and 5 Guys has opened in Friendly Center.

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Liberty Oak
100 W Washington St, Greensboro, NC 27401

Jul 22, 2010
jimingso in Southeast

Here's another rule on how to be a good customer I read about last night

So if I order a glass of water my waiter will spit in my food? Where do you live?

Jun 23, 2010
jimingso in Not About Food

Why is "Pours a strong drink" considered such a positive bar review comment?

"Pours a strong drink" is important to anyone, such as myself, who only orders scotch (or any other liquor) on the rocks. In this situation, one is most interested in getting one's money's worth, not in how deftly a bartender mixes a "girlie" drink.

Jun 09, 2010
jimingso in General Topics

Gate City Chop House closed?

Yes, Chop House Grill on Pisgah Church Rd. is now Graffiti's Bistro. We've eaten there several times, including last night.

The menu is similar to Chop House Grill...less expensive than Gate City Chop House. They appear to be doing a good business, and Larry is always there, at least during dinner hours.

May 28, 2010
jimingso in Southeast

Best BBQ in Charlotte

To confuse things even more, Lexington-style is pork shoulder, Eastern-style is whole hog.

May 24, 2010
jimingso in Southeast

Ice cream and ___________ = a winning combination

Kahlua

May 24, 2010
jimingso in General Topics

what do you want me to do about it?

One possible explanation: the rude counter lady was the wife of the manager.

May 23, 2010
jimingso in Not About Food

Gate City Chop House closed?

Yes, sadly they're all gone in Greensboro: Gate City Chop House, Laddie and Dukes, and Chop House Grill.

May 23, 2010
jimingso in Southeast

Lexington BBQ near I-95

I've never heard of one. You want Eastern NC style if you're close to I-95.

Mar 15, 2010
jimingso in Southeast

Peanuts in soda?

I put salted peanuts in RC colas decades ago. If I did it now, it would be dry roasted peanuts in a Diet Coke. Doubt if it would be as tasty.

Mar 12, 2010
jimingso in General Topics

Have been in Greensboro for 2.5 years - still can't find the unique?

This is really a great place:

http://www.thedogs.com/

Feb 22, 2010
jimingso in Southeast

Have been in Greensboro for 2.5 years - still can't find the unique?

Have you tried any of these non-chains?

Salvino's (Italian) and New York Deli- on Battleground Ave. across from Brassfield.

1618 West Seafood Grille- Friendly Ave.

Southern Lights is supposed to reopen soon near Target on Lawndale Dr.

Basil & Co.- across from Lucky 32.

You would be comfortable eating alone at any of these places, at the bar or at a table.

What are you doing in Greensboro? Could you eat out with co-workers or co-students?

Feb 22, 2010
jimingso in Southeast

Good BBQ along 95

If you don't mind a brief detour, take I-40 W to 210 W to 50 N. Stephenson's BBQ will be about 2 miles on your right. A plate of excellent Eastern NC bbq, slaw, great fresh-cut fries, hushpuppies and iced tea will cost less than $8. Should be about 30 minutes R/T from I-95.

Jan 31, 2010
jimingso in Southeast

anything decent in Burlington NC?

Chop House Grille in Greensboro closed. Not sure about the one in Burlington.

Jan 12, 2010
jimingso in Southeast

anything decent in Burlington NC?

George's Garage closed several months ago.

Jan 12, 2010
jimingso in Southeast

Greensboro, NC for two nights

Two changes to my May, 2008 list:

Southern Lights has closed, unfortunately.

Add Madison Park Cafe, which is across from Lucky 32.

Sep 30, 2009
jimingso in Southeast

Mr. Bartley's Burgers, Cambridge

I knew there were no facilities, so we washed our hands before we got there . But several other diners wanted to wash theirs and were uncomfortable. What's creepy is eating burgers with dirty hands. So Mass. has no such law?

BTW, I saw a couple of people pull out their own sanitizers.

Jim

Sep 19, 2009
jimingso in Greater Boston Area

Mr. Bartley's Burgers, Cambridge

My wife and I really enjoyed our burgers there yesterday but were wondering: Doesn't Massachusetts require sit down restaurants to have restrooms? At the very least, it would be nice of them to put bottles of hand sanitizer on the tables with the ketchup and mustard. Sorry if this has been covered elsewhere.

Jim

Sep 19, 2009
jimingso in Greater Boston Area

Rare Burgers in Durham?

Any restaurant in NC that grinds their own meat can cook their burgers to any temperature they wish.

Aug 30, 2009
jimingso in Southeast

Chapel Hill/Durham Birthday Dinner Suggestions

Seven of us dined at Nana's for the first time last night. Food and service were excellent. Yukon gold and vidalia onion vichisoisse...yum! As you know, they have a great wine list, but I enjoyed a Belgian beer on draft.

None of us had room for dessert.

Aug 21, 2009
jimingso in General South Archive

Storing cut tomatoes

Keep it in the fridge, loosely wrapped in foil. One hour prior to next use, place on kitchen counter.

Aug 19, 2009
jimingso in General Topics

Angus Beef (It's only a marketing term)

I tried one of McDonald's new "Angus" burgers recently. Oh well, back to the drawing board!

Aug 09, 2009
jimingso in General Topics

Angus Beef (It's only a marketing term)

At our local Fresh Market, the Certified Angus Beef is clearly marked USDA Choice.

Aug 05, 2009
jimingso in General Topics

Dining-in in Wrightsville Beach

BTW, besides excellent seafood, Mott's has a nice supply of local vegetables--but no blue crabs.

Jul 27, 2009
jimingso in General South Archive

Dining-in in Wrightsville Beach

Robert's Market has delicious chicken salad. It is now also available at all local Harris-Teeters.

Jul 27, 2009
jimingso in General South Archive