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

Thanks for all the kind words. Another snack I adore is seasonal and not TJ's.....It is Meduri Chocolate Covered Fruit Mix. They have a website but won't ship chocolate stuff in the summer months. Gave them out as gifts to all the folks helping me along and got rave reviews

about 8 hours ago
FriedClamFanatic in Chains
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So many burger chains

Not sure where in S. FL you are, but when I lived in FTL back in the late 90's to 2000's there were a lot of independents that still made a good burger....mostly down by the boating community or on A1A. Often I'd have conch or seafood, but when in the moosd for a good burger, they were there too.

about 8 hours ago
FriedClamFanatic in Chains

Nice article in Washington Post about Philly's food scene

It is a shame that powers to be just never get it together about Philly. It has Food, history, a old town equal to anything in the US and a great huge park Boston and NYC and DC seem to shoulder it by.........such a shame

Aug 02, 2015
FriedClamFanatic in Philadelphia

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

Sorry you guys don't like them. I'm undergoing Chemotherapy and lots of transfusions and I love them as a snack. just something to help the time move along.....with a bit of "taste"

Aug 02, 2015
FriedClamFanatic in Chains

Taking a break from "new American" "French tavern" & "farm to table"

Nice1.the pork with orange sounds like a great hit!

Aug 02, 2015
FriedClamFanatic in Philadelphia

Bad experience Legal Seafood King of Prussia

WOW.thanks!

Aug 02, 2015
FriedClamFanatic in Philadelphia

Trip Report- July 23-27

Wonderful report.Glad you had a good time!

Aug 02, 2015
FriedClamFanatic in New Orleans

SE Mass: New Bedford, Fall River, Fairhaven, Westport...nearby RI

Hope you had fun.thanks for reporting back. So often folks don't.

Ever considered writing a cookbook?

I did it.handwritten, over the years..copied down who was there that night/time and what was happening. Gave it as a Christmas Present to all that were there (over about an 18 mos - 2 yr period)

Taking a break from "new American" "French tavern" & "farm to table"

I did forget the Sansome St Oyster House...Never been unhappy there

Aug 01, 2015
FriedClamFanatic in Philadelphia

Bad experience Legal Seafood King of Prussia

Pop-up 5 years later. Went there for Sat Lunch. Sadly, the clams are now small, almost no bellies, over breaded and rubbery. Service was wonderful. My Summer Maine-iac wife ( since the 50's) still loved their lobster roll, but my beloved clams are no longer. Fries were excellent. Hope the Philly airport location still has nice ones since whole bellied clams are few and far between in the Philly area.

Aug 01, 2015
FriedClamFanatic in Philadelphia

Snows clam chowder tragedy

I am laughing.but you are so right!.And legal seafood has finally let me down on my fried clams!

Taking a break from "new American" "French tavern" & "farm to table"

Another thread mentioned a tea house for great Dim-sum. Sad that there are no Polish or German restaurants anymore. And my love of Linguica is only found in the far corners of NE Philly in the Brazilian places.

Aug 01, 2015
FriedClamFanatic in Philadelphia

SE Mass: New Bedford, Fall River, Fairhaven, Westport...nearby RI

BTW.I'm Cape Cod born and bred, but my brother who now lives in Framingham and in a wheelchair loves Horseneck beach and Sakonnet Vineyards..you may want to try them.

Where are the WATERMELONS?!!!?!?

I find "Improved or Novel" Watermelons to lack flavor. Same with seedless. Wish more growers would go for flavor over size, color, etc

SE Mass: New Bedford, Fall River, Fairhaven, Westport...nearby RI

been too long to comment on places. but as to food...of course, my beloved clams...and for Portuguese, a linguica pizza or sandwich or Caldo Verde, available in several places in my day.

Fall River is also famous for it's chowmein sandwich, which, unless you are die hard foodie, I'd pass on in favor of some of the other stuff.

Where are the WATERMELONS?!!!?!?

No shortage here in PA.....although the taste seems minimal. Lots of wetness, not much taste.

Foods you refuse to eat as leftovers?

My beloved clams are not only a disaster as a leftover, but even as takeout, you better be walking away eating them since cold or lukewarm clams are the pits

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

always out of stock in Delaware

Jul 14, 2015
FriedClamFanatic in Chains

Eating Alone

I agree.cooking, like sailing, allows me to be brain-active but relaxed at the same time

Eating Alone

yes!.and let me add...frozen vegs are your buddy! Most of us alone do not get enough veg and all that frozen stuff is the only way to add it!

Ways to use up hard ciders

Pork Chops with onions and maybe some sliced apple simmered for 30 mins in cider after being browned is good

Jul 08, 2015
FriedClamFanatic in Home Cooking

Wyebrook Farm in Honey Brook

looks good

Jul 07, 2015
FriedClamFanatic in Philadelphia

Dining in West Chester/Brandywine area of PA...

is it a coffee shop or coffee shop/bakery? I'd love to get some takeout from there

Jul 07, 2015
FriedClamFanatic in Philadelphia

Matyson closed?!

What a shame! I loved that place!

Jul 07, 2015
FriedClamFanatic in Philadelphia

A Gem in Jenkintown

sounds great!.thanks

Jul 05, 2015
FriedClamFanatic in Philadelphia

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

oh.thanks

Jul 04, 2015
FriedClamFanatic in Chains
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Our New Favorite Fried Clams on the "North Shore": Funky Park Lunch in Glorious Newburyport!

yeah.i tried it once.......no way

Where to eat in Portsmouth, NH?

good to know!

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

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

Jul 04, 2015
FriedClamFanatic in Chains