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Dominos' pizza making pizza with a fried chicken crust

The other day, after a new Pizza Hut flavor, I told the wifeacita that somewhere the big three had somebody cooking up the next concoction. It never stops and never will. I demand an oyster stuffed crust pizza!

Apr 16, 2014
James Cristinian in Chains

What new flavor of M&Ms would you like to see?

Old reply, but I've heard mind you that chocolate helps kick start LSD.

Apr 16, 2014
James Cristinian in General Topics

Kitchen Nightmares .... back to Amy's Baking Company

It was on FOX in my market.

Apr 14, 2014
James Cristinian in Food Media & News

Food Franchises That Don't Suck

Did you get the Jack tacos? If not you haven't been to Jack in the Box.

Apr 13, 2014
James Cristinian in Chains

Houston Must Haves

Must have, maybe the handmade tamales from Alamo Tamales, Navigation.

https://search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt=ArxKKrQPD1GQGlcaNj6FSXSbvZx4?fr=yfp-t-287-s&toggle=1&cop=mss&ei=UTF-8&p=alamo%20tamale%20houston

He can go to Specs Liquor for a huge selection of specialty food items.

http://www.specsonline.com/storeindex...

Houston is a huge city with a diverse food culture, just not sure how much translates to a long plane trip. Specs is a must see/do certainly.

Apr 13, 2014
James Cristinian in Houston

OK - Crawfish!

Rudeboy, don't do it. Twenty bucks a pound, they better also have buckets of wine and beer. Houston HEB and Fiesta both advertise on TV, 2.49 and 1.99 a pound respectively. If they're down here, you should have them up there, but Houston is a huge crawfish market, all the hipsters crave them and many of the numerous Vietnamese places do their spin on them.

Apr 12, 2014
James Cristinian in Austin

My list of Less Than Famous Central TX BBQ - Which ones?

I've never had any bad food at City Market.

Apr 11, 2014
James Cristinian in Austin
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Small things I can't stand at chains or other......

How about this one? " A small coke please." " We only have medium and large." Oh.

Apr 11, 2014
James Cristinian in Chains
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I cannot eat "strangers'" food

Nancy, ever eat on a train in Mexico, "coach" not first class. I think the chicken sandwich did me in, but the 10 days in Mexico by train and bus, and a couple of days across beautiful West Texas were some of the best in my life. The volcanic eruption coming out of my rear was a price to pay, but a price I'd gladly pay again. Mescal, Tequila and beer probably didn't help, but then again it didn't hurt.

Apr 09, 2014
James Cristinian in Not About Food

Crawfish Boil Tricks

Number 1A, do not cook any dead ones.

Apr 09, 2014
James Cristinian in Home Cooking

Kitchen Nightmares .... back to Amy's Baking Company

According to my DVR, it's going to be a 2 hour show. The recording is locked and loaded.

Apr 09, 2014
James Cristinian in Food Media & News
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Crawfish Boil Tricks

I'm looking at a seven pound flounder on my wall. It was like hauling in a boat anchor that put up a fight. Some good sausage is always a plus with the crawfish.

Apr 07, 2014
James Cristinian in Home Cooking
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Forgotten Fast Foods

"Nobody goes there anymore, it's too crowded."-- Yogi Berra.

Apr 06, 2014
James Cristinian in Chains

Single Men Who Cook

Forget the beer!

Apr 06, 2014
James Cristinian in Not About Food

What food or foods is your town known for ?

Old reply, but I'm guessing the first job for the new person was making hushpuppies.

Apr 06, 2014
James Cristinian in General Topics

Top 100 restaurants

Chick-fil-a

Apr 04, 2014
James Cristinian in General Topics

Good Pizza Place That Delivers Near Town & Country/ Memorial Area

Brother's is one of my favorite pizzas in Houston.

http://brotherspizzeriahouston.com/

Apr 03, 2014
James Cristinian in Houston
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What to make my picky boyfriend?

Buy a cookbook like Joy of Cooking and help him learn how to cook something he, or both of you like. I always thought anyone can cook with a little trial and error, desire, and reading comprehension. Also, watch some of the simpler cooking shows, like 30 minute meals, Kelsey Nixon's shows etc. Also check out PBS and the internet, a little desire goes a long way, get him involved.

Apr 02, 2014
James Cristinian in Home Cooking

Unisex bathrooms in restaurants

Here are post op instructions in large and larger letters.

Do NOT lean forward when sitting

Do NOT cross your legs

Do NOT turn your knee/toes in

Then there are others for leg positioning while sleeping, getting in and out of bed, etc.

Plus, on topic sorta, a couple of hours ago I got a call from the raised toilet with handles company saying I owe 59 bucks because the insurance won't cover it. A side note, if I try peeing sitting down on this thing it would make a huge mess and since I'm still not supposed to bend over my wife would have to clean it all up. The poor, loving, and beautiful woman has suffered enough!!! Again, thanks latindancer.

Apr 02, 2014
James Cristinian in Not About Food

Unisex bathrooms in restaurants

Thank-you very much sunshine. I've got a new knee on the horizon. I beat my body up playing lots of sports at a younger age, but I had a heck of a lot fun doing it and wouldn't change anything. Everyone's heard the saying, youth is wasted on the young, but I played hard and loved every bit, 57 for the record, and pee standing as long as I can.

Apr 02, 2014
James Cristinian in Not About Food

Unisex bathrooms in restaurants

I meant to say for weeks after the surgery, poor proof reading on my behalf. It is a very real possibility, that's why precautions have been drilled into my head by my surgeon and the physical therapists. I apologize for the misinformation.

http://orthopedics.about.com/od/repla...

Apr 02, 2014
James Cristinian in Not About Food

Chick-fil-A kickin' the Colonels butt

You and others might be happy to work Sundays, but others who do not want to work Sundays are scheduled whether they care or not. I've worked retail for over 30 years and I like two days off with the wifeacita. Now, when I was single I enjoyed a day off during the week, as the fishing is much better.

Apr 02, 2014
James Cristinian in Chains

Chick-fil-A kickin' the Colonels butt

My first and only other wife and I both worked retail during the blue laws, and after a quick and furious house cleaning, Sunday was beach day!!!

Apr 02, 2014
James Cristinian in Chains

Unisex bathrooms in restaurants

I've heard that, mine fell out in the night and I guess I was so high I didn't feel it.

Apr 02, 2014
James Cristinian in Not About Food

Chick-fil-A kickin' the Colonels butt

Veg, can you please explain to me and the distinguished audience assembled what you really, really thought.

Apr 02, 2014
James Cristinian in Chains
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Unisex bathrooms in restaurants

I never would have thunk it until it happened to me. The last day I stopped just short of begging until they took it. I was really filling that bag up, the weird thing is you don't even know it's happening.

Apr 02, 2014
James Cristinian in Not About Food

Unisex bathrooms in restaurants

I don't have a fancy grabber, but a looong shoehorn and backscratcher can pretty much get anything as one learns to adapt pretty quickly. I shopped for and fried up a mess of fish, lent, for my wifeacita 2 weeks post op, I really use her for an emergency, like the remote. Seriously, she's been a great trooper and has done hundreds of things for me. A bit on topic, I enjoyed my catheter for the two days they left it in at the hospital, lots of pain meds and copious amounts of water plus a bitch getting out of bed made it worthwhile.

Apr 02, 2014
James Cristinian in Not About Food

Unisex bathrooms in restaurants

Good luck, hope they got it. I had the hip, see above, can't bend over and now it's (dear sweet) wife, I dropped the remote, I need my left shoe and sock put on, need water, food, sponge bath, etc. She's great and in fact will be out of town this weekend, and it's been a month so I can spread my wings and fly, I mean limp.

Apr 02, 2014
James Cristinian in Not About Food

Unisex bathrooms in restaurants

Yes the immediate pain lasts a couple of days, but extreme care must be taken in movements of the affected leg risking the ball from hopping out of the socket for weeks, so far, after it. The day of the surgery was pure bliss, starting with an epidural and increasing amounts of drugs til you pass out, and then more up to morphine. Being a 70's teen/college type and all that went along with that for some of us it was a throwback and I rather enjoyed it, sounds crazy I know. Then rehab next day 9 am, but each day is better.

Apr 02, 2014
James Cristinian in Not About Food

Good Pizza Place That Delivers Near Town & Country/ Memorial Area

Russo's Coal Fired Pizza or New York Pizzeria are franchises much better than chains, both from the same company. Fewer toppings are better at the coal fired location.

http://nypizzeria.com/menu.php?storei...

Apr 01, 2014
James Cristinian in Houston