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Read threads vs. unread threads

Wait - you're seeing a difference in *background* color between read and unread threads on a board page? I am DEFINITELY not seeing that at all, and I don't seen any such in either of the screenshots. I am only seeing subtle differences in the type.

about 11 hours ago
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Read threads vs. unread threads

Here's what I'm seeing. Weirdly enough, in the screenshot there is more contrast than my tired old eyes are actually seeing on the screen. Unfortunately, I don't know of any way to provide a screenshot of my visual perception, but please take my word that the distinction is hard for me to see, and that the "non-bold" font doesn't look significantly less bold than the bold font.

about 15 hours ago
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John Crow Farm CSA - What Happened to Them?

Got it. Thanks for the inside scoop!

1 day ago
Allstonian in Greater Boston Area

Read threads vs. unread threads

See my original post. Things look fine on Android phone and tablet. On my desktop it's very difficult to see the difference between read and unread threads.

1 day ago
Allstonian in Site Talk

There are so many changes afoot in Davis we need a thread...

Four in the Boston area already (besides Allston, there are locations in Chinatown and at Symphony, plus one in Malden), as well as many others from NY to Honolulu.
http://kfteausa.com/

1 day ago
Allstonian in Greater Boston Area

John Crow Farm CSA - What Happened to Them?

Now I'm completely confused. Adams Farm is a completely different operation. They are one of the two licensed slaughterhouses in MA (the other being Blood Farm. Ironically, when I first started doing business with Blood, they were the only active operation in MA because Adams Farm was closed due to a fire.) Was Aidan working for Adams Farm as well?

http://adamsfarm.biz/

1 day ago
Allstonian in Greater Boston Area

Read threads vs. unread threads

Thanks for chiming in, LindaWhit. I've been trying to formulate a response to patsully's comment, but "we feel like there's a lot of contrast...." feels like a slap in the face and I've been too upset by that to be able to argue the point coherently.

For the record, the "bold font" for unread posts is NOT as distinct from the read-posts font (which, to me, also appears to be bold) as the designers seem to believe it is.

1 day ago
Allstonian in Site Talk

John Crow Farm CSA - What Happened to Them?

Thanks for the clarification. There's a world of difference between small farmers buying "boxed beef" (presumably this implies CAFO) and selling it as small farm raised, and what you're describing, which is one small farmer with a CSA buying from other small farmers (presumably without CSAs of their own) in order to provide continuity of supply.

Still, very sorry to hear that you had problems in your business dealings with Aidan - I used to know him (as a Stillman's CSA member, back when he was part of that family) and it's really disappointing to hear that he wasn't completely square in his dealings with you.

1 day ago
Allstonian in Greater Boston Area

John Crow Farm CSA - What Happened to Them?

For some reason this thread has attracted a high number of one-and-done posters, and the person who made that unsubstantiated claim was one of them. I doubt you'll hear anything more.

1 day ago
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Anywhere Similar to Rendezvous?

Arlen? That name doesn't ring a bell.

Aug 18, 2014
Allstonian in Greater Boston Area

Shaw's > Star

The Allston Star, at Packard's Corner, has a small separately operated liquor store within the market, which is the traditional method for getting around the law (which, I believe has been changed - isn't it now 5 stores per chain and being gradually expanded in future years?)

Also, the self check lines have NOT been eliminated at that location, and I hope they never are. I prefer self-checkout whenever possible.

Aug 18, 2014
Allstonian in Greater Boston Area

Read threads vs. unread threads

The lack of visual contrast between read and unread threads (in desktop view) is still an issue. I know that folks have brought this up in the larger "feedback" threads about the redesign, but I don't think there's an independent thread about it. After a week of reading CH on my tablet and phone, I'm back on the desktop and having a terrible time distinguishing threads I've read from those with new posts. PLEASE make sure that this is on the list to correct. Thanks!

Aug 18, 2014
Allstonian in Site Talk

three nights in boston -- please help, lots of questions! (warning--long post)

The Ontario board, which covers Toronto, is pretty active, and afong56 posts there frequently. It would probably be better to keep any discussion of Toronto restaurants on that board, where they will be of more use to all interested readers.

Aug 16, 2014
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Inviting Professional Voices to the Community

There is a popular misconception that the moderators are Chow staff. To the best of my understanding this is not accurate.

Aug 13, 2014
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With Hilltop almost gone, what is now the most Iconic Boston Area Restaurant?

Jenny Ondioline and I had lunch at Cabot's today. I searched the printed menu through and through, and fish cakes do not appear there at all. BUT - a fish cake plate with baked beans and brown bread was one of the daily specials. So there you go.

Aug 13, 2014
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Snappy Patty's West Medford: An early report

Per their website, patty melts are their signature dish: "Our signature ground beef patty melts are served on house baked Olive Oil Brioche." One would hope that they understood what a patty melt should be, even if they are ringing changes on the form.

http://www.snappypattys.com/home.html

Aug 11, 2014
Allstonian in Greater Boston Area

"Back" button, still not working right.

Same here, on both phone and tablet (both Android, both Chrome, no ad blocking.) It's really annoying.

Aug 11, 2014
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Oh please Arby's...

Way way WAY once upon a time there was a Jack in the Box in Union Square Allston, behind Twin Donut.

Aug 11, 2014
Allstonian in Greater Boston Area

Oh please Arby's...

Where on Main Street?

Aug 11, 2014
Allstonian in Greater Boston Area

Glenville Stops?

The B line (Green Line) will get you right there - get off at the Griggs Street/Long Ave. stop.

Aug 09, 2014
Allstonian in Greater Boston Area

ISO: half sheet pan sized parchment paper, NOT rolled, but layed flat

Thank you, yes - they do fold it, but I've never had a problem with the creasing.

I visit the store every November as part of a VT road trip, but also keep an eye out for their free-shipping specials.

Aug 08, 2014
Allstonian in Greater Boston Area

ISO: half sheet pan sized parchment paper, NOT rolled, but layed flat

I feel your pain - I cannot recommend strongly enough getting some of the precut sheets. Even when stored rolled, it is WORLDS easier to manage.

Besides the half-sheet size, I've also bought 8-inch and 9-inch rounds, and some startlingly useful 6-inch squares that I use for separating pre-formed hamburger patties, portions of prosciutto or bacon, and suchlike, when wrapping for freezing.

Aug 08, 2014
Allstonian in Greater Boston Area

ISO: half sheet pan sized parchment paper, NOT rolled, but layed flat

I admit that I store my pre-cut half-sheet sized parchment rolled (and I don't usually have too much trouble getting it to settle into the pan - the trick is to place it with the "convex" side up, then the first thing you set on the parchment will hold it down flat.)

Not anything like local, but if you ever get the chance to visit the King Arthur Flour store in Norwich, VT, they sell the half-sheet sized parchment flat. Unfortunately, I believe that if you mail-order it they do roll it to fit in a tube, but you might call them to check. Now that I think about it, I think I have gotten it shipped flat as part of an order big enough to need a box that it could fit into.

Aug 08, 2014
Allstonian in Greater Boston Area

Deuxave or Puritan and Company?

My search skills seem to be failing me - I can't find your reviews of either Deuxave or Puritan. Can you link? Thanks!

Aug 08, 2014
Allstonian in Greater Boston Area

Inviting Professional Voices to the Community

For that matter, does this mean that Joanie will be allowed to post on the Greater Boston Area board again? My understanding is that she was banned for having personal relationships with too many industry folks, even though she herself was not professionally affiliated.

Aug 08, 2014
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"Recommended" Graphics Weirdness

Yep, I'm seeing the same thing this morning.

Aug 07, 2014
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Low-carb lunch options downtown

Erwin, but yes, if he's not in the kitchen the food is nowhere near as good.

Aug 05, 2014
Allstonian in Greater Boston Area

Ice Cream Soda

Weirdly enough, while Cabot's continues to make excellent ice cream sodas, their lime and raspberry lime rickies are vile.

Aug 05, 2014
Allstonian in Greater Boston Area

August 2014 Openings and Closings

I want to know what "Heart-broken Bean Jelly" is!

Hmm - looks like a Chengdu specialty:
http://www.24en.com/subject/luodai/fo...

Aug 04, 2014
Allstonian in Greater Boston Area

Feature Request - Add Date & Time Sorting to Q&A Topics

No, she's asking for a "button" that will re-sort all of the replies in chronological order.

Aug 04, 2014
Allstonian in Site Talk