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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread - July 2015

Gee at least it was in keeping with the 4th and Bastille day!...lol

about 15 hours ago
FriedClamFanatic in Chains

Our New Favorite Fried Clams on the "North Shore":Funky Park Lunch in Glorious Newburyport!

nice report.......ty

What food or snacks do you have hidden ?

choc covered fruit....all mine

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread - July 2015

boom

2 days ago
FriedClamFanatic in Chains

Where to eat in Portsmouth, NH?

If you have a car or maybe boat, try Chauncey"s (sp?) Lobster house over in Kittery area. A unique experience. Local families come with table cloths, wine, starters etc.

Definitely BYOB,but with great NH liquor stores near, np! Bring Bug spray!

Emphasis is on Lobster! You pick your own.Cooked your way. Great view!

For great fried clams and lobster rolls, Bob's on Rte 1 near the outlets is tops!

is there a place where I can find some reliable Sonoma wineries itineraries?

for something different, I like old downtown Sonoma Nice old fort too. Nearby is Buena Vista Winery. Not the best wines, but filled with history and a pretty spot for a picnic. I think this is theguy who also started the wine thing and CA and helped save the French wine business

Grit in my clams - and what didn't work to clean it out

yeah i use a dble whammy......super briny water and cornmeal.for about an hour with one change of water....rinse therm at the end. Seems to work both on hardshell clams (what you had) and Steamers soft shells (my fav)

BTW..clams that are "open" before this treatment are often dead. Clams that are still closed tight after cooking are also dead and should be pitched

Jun 27, 2015
FriedClamFanatic in Home Cooking

Your Absolute Favorite Weeknight Recipe

takeout Chinese.............spareribs, garlic beef and veg or chicken with veg, good pork fried rice

Jun 26, 2015
FriedClamFanatic in Home Cooking

big big, fat, over-stuffed fridge/freezer!?!

latest "tornado" and the resulting no power has made the decision for me.........out itemize for insurance............bye

Please share your recommendations for restaurants near Baltimore Inner Harbor or Roland Park neighborhoods

hope you report back! Thanks!

big big, fat, over-stuffed fridge/freezer!?!

Good on ya!!!!!! I'm the same way. For 6 mos I have been promising to clean out the back freezer. Tomorrow, thanks to something Storm Bill, would be a good day to do it.............OTOH......watching it rain is sooooooooooooooooooooo interesting! LOL...We'll see

Food for a full day of boating

since you should have the room.......All sorts of cold cuts with lettuce and Tomato. Kaiser rolls or Hoagie style rolls or both. A knife to spread Mayo (small jar.....pitch at days end(?))some cheese like provolone......make it yourself sandwiches

Potato salad, chips, some cut up veggies. small thing of pickles Cut up watermelon, some cookies

Liquid smoke...or not?

I use it.sometimes..does not bother me. I also own an Epson "Pressure Smoker" that I find handy...although my wife makes me use it outside.When using Cold Smoke on it, there is a slight smoke that escapes the unit and is whisked off by the exhaust fan on my stove, but some smell lingers.

Jun 16, 2015
FriedClamFanatic in Home Cooking

Fantasy Question for Boston Old Timers

I used to there for snacks and drinks in late afternoon, early evening liked the revolving look

They used to have a good Chinese place in there too

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread-June 2015 [OLD]

yes..they are good...along with their buttery lace cookie

Jun 04, 2015
FriedClamFanatic in Chains

Fantasy Question for Boston Old Timers

In Falmouth..just before you enterd the town proper.....old Ice Cream place next to Goodwill Park

Fantasy Question for Boston Old Timers

I am surprised that no one has mentioned Elsies in Cambridge or summers on Cape Cod. I only visited the Cape place.........Great RB sandwich with a slice of Bermuda onion and some sort of sauce on a Kaiser type roll. Add in her lemonade and usually served by a cute gal at the counter and It was nirvana. The Turkey was also good, but the RB reigned supreme!

Fantasy Question for Boston Old Timers

true.but still a fun place! Thanks!

A no-knead bread question

Absolutely GREAT!

Jun 03, 2015
FriedClamFanatic in Home Cooking

Updates from the Shore - Summer 2015

yes.that is where I would go....LBI

Jun 03, 2015
FriedClamFanatic in New Jersey

Best way to enjoy brie

go for it! It all sounds god!

Jun 03, 2015
FriedClamFanatic in Cheese
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Best way to enjoy brie

Lots of good ideas here.

I'll add two more

Get a bottle of Major Greys chutney..lather it n. Top with some crisp bacon bits and heat for about 10 mins at 300.......you want to soften it, not melt it! Spread on baguettes or crackers.

OR
Instead of the above, pour just a tiny amount of Kahlua on....maybe a pinch of brown sugar and maybe some cinnamon. Again, heat to soften, not melt! Good on Baguettes or plain crackers or on slices of fruit (eg. pears, apples, etc)

Jun 03, 2015
FriedClamFanatic in Cheese
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Discontinued at Trader Joe's: January 2015 - June 2015

oh.that sounds good

Jun 02, 2015
FriedClamFanatic in Chains

Fantasy Question for Boston Old Timers

Nah......but there was a place out that way.....Frank(Jack?) and Marion's or something like that. Good old fashion diner type with a good diner type of clientele

Fantasy Question for Boston Old Timers

oh yeah......forgot about those pre-pay days at Legal.....and their stuff was really really good! And the No-name before it "discovered"

Fantasy Question for Boston Old Timers

Yep.think it was Hampshire House who owned upstairs back then.

Fun place to hangout in an evening......either solo or with friends or run into friends there

Updates from the Shore - Summer 2015

sorry....it is still a dream to get over to long beach island. only been there once in 20 years...had a good time

Remember hearing about the names.....never tried them.......yet

Jun 02, 2015
FriedClamFanatic in New Jersey

(long) trip review from early May - incredible food!

I am soooooooo Glad you had a good time and reported back! Thanks!!!

Folks know my feelings on Philly...the City that has a lot going for it, but "it" never seems to get well organized.

You hit a few of the fun spots.Come back some time and we'll "uncover" a few more for you!

Seriously..the feedback is almost more important than the original suggestions

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread-June 2015 [OLD]

I have tried those and liked them..they are "good" for me.....not great...but I do re-buy them!

Jun 02, 2015
FriedClamFanatic in Chains

Fantasy Question for Boston Old Timers

that may be the place I was describing in my posting! Dantes!