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Home beer brewing recs

Ditto. It should be the REQUIRED first read for anyone interested in home brew.

Jun 27, 2015
SP1 in Beer
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The Next PBR: 22 Old Beers Ready for a Rebrand

A "good thing" as far as Pabst is concerned. I just think it would be a smart business move. They own the labels, already buy contract brew, and already have products in distribution.
I'm also highly skeptical of the intent to bring back, or establish, quality. They'd loose their price point.

Jun 27, 2015
SP1 in Beer

The Next PBR: 22 Old Beers Ready for a Rebrand

I wonder why PBR doesn't just market all there "old" brewery labels in their original markets. Sell Hams in Chicago, Ballantine in NY/NJ, Schmidt's in PA/NJ.
Use the same beer for all of them, just put it in different labels.

Jun 26, 2015
SP1 in Beer

Porters & Stouts - Their Place in the Craft Beer Pantheon

Also worth noting that most of the original Craft Brewers (i.e. Anchor, Grant's, Sierra Nevada) all offered a Porter and Stout as part of the core line up.

Jun 24, 2015
SP1 in Beer

Chiarella's and Zocalo on Kitchen Nightmares

Apparently the "fix" didn't work. Supposedly Chiarella's is done at the end of the month.

Should be interesting to see what happens to the spot, prime location.

Jun 24, 2015
SP1 in Philadelphia

Santa Fe and Albuquerque

As for Santa Fe, unfortunately, you're about 3 months too late: http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news...
Bert's was the standard by which to judge all others.

Santa Fe Bite (former Bobcat Bite) would be a good choice: http://santafebite.com/index.html

Jun 19, 2015
SP1 in Southwest
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Why Americans have such bad taste in beer

Jun 18, 2015
SP1 in Beer

If you've been to Laurel, how did you get a reservation?

Follow them on Twitter. I eat there about once a month.

Jun 18, 2015
SP1 in Philadelphia
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Looking for Recommendation for South Philly Italian Restaurants after seeing The Lion King - with KIDS!

Seems some have confused Chowhound with Yelp. That being said, I've had many meals there, with children in tow, and it's always been fine. It's South Philly Italian; nothing more, nothing less.
Most of the complaints seem to ring of the "I went to South Philly and the bumper on my Bimmer got scratched!" tune.

Jun 18, 2015
SP1 in Philadelphia
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Looking for Recommendation for South Philly Italian Restaurants after seeing The Lion King - with KIDS!

Can you elaborate on why you believe Le Virtu does not qualify as "real" Italian?
Also, I need some help understanding your statement that East Passyunk Ave is not "South Philly".

Jun 10, 2015
SP1 in Philadelphia
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Looking for Recommendation for South Philly Italian Restaurants after seeing The Lion King - with KIDS!

@CW I'm sure you enjoy the Cherry Hill Olive Garden. Plenty of parking....

Jun 08, 2015
SP1 in Philadelphia
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Pennsylvania Foods

Seriously, make them yourself. You'll never go back to store bought. They are super easy to make, plus you can tailor the sugar-vinegar rate to your own taste. Eat up a batch, re-use the liquid for the next.

Jun 05, 2015
SP1 in Pennsylvania

Summer of Shandy?

The grapefruit varieties (radlers) have been my favorite. Still on the sweet side, but I like to have one, just not two.

Jun 05, 2015
SP1 in Beer

Looking for Recommendation for South Philly Italian Restaurants after seeing The Lion King - with KIDS!

If the OP is requesting "traditional South Philly" Italian, then I must assume they mean Ralph's, Villa di Roman, Tres Scalini, Criniti's, etc...

For real Italian food I hardly find Le Virtu, Paladino's, or Brigantessa to be "horribly overrated". Just my opinion. But that's not the type of place the OP asked about.

Jun 05, 2015
SP1 in Philadelphia
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Pennsylvania Foods

Amazing! This thread is from 2004, it took 11 years for RED BEET EGGS to be mentioned?!
That being said, I just made about 2 dozen and can't wait to have one.

Jun 04, 2015
SP1 in Pennsylvania
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Seeking food adventure in VT (not Burlington)

Whetsone is decent. It does have a very "polished" feel, unlike most places in town. But definitely a local establishment. I generally go for the beer. The deck is a great place to spend an afternoon around this time of year.

Overseas Highway trip

Kojin looks quite tasty! Though, I live in area with a large Vietnamese & Cambodian population, so no shortages there.
I didn't know shrimp season is ending, guess I focus on the fish!

Edit: Yikes! I just took a look at Kojin's menu. Literally double the price of what is the norm here (Philadelphia).

Jun 03, 2015
SP1 in Florida

MillerCoors sued for marketing Blue Moon as craft

I don't find BeerAdvocate very useful. It seems to be an adolescent circle-jerk.

Jun 03, 2015
SP1 in Beer

Summer of Shandy?

I find the Narragansett lemon to be too sweet (but I enjoy one now and then). But that seems to be the trend across the board. Maybe there is a technical challenge to using just real fruit juice?

Jun 03, 2015
SP1 in Beer

Overseas Highway trip

Thanks! Any favorite places for Gulf shrimp?

Jun 03, 2015
SP1 in Florida

Looking for Recommendation for South Philly Italian Restaurants after seeing The Lion King - with KIDS!

Villa di Roma.

Jun 03, 2015
SP1 in Philadelphia
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Summer of Shandy?

Now Narragansett is releasing a second flavor of Del's shandy, black cherry: http://www.providencejournal.com/arti...

Also, I've seen a more radler's showing up on the shelve's. Is this the big trend for the summer?

Jun 02, 2015
SP1 in Beer

Overseas Highway trip

Hi all, I looked through some previous discussions, but didn't see anything very current, and the way business's change/turn over in the Keys I'm hoping for some recent feedback.
This summer I'll taking a road trip to KW. I've been there a bunch of times, but not in the past 10 years. Plan on picking up a car in Miami, then heading down Rt. 1. May drive all the way to KW, or may spend a night somewhere if it strikes my fancy. Also will probably explore the Lower/Middle Keys while in KW. We will have a full house while in KW, so probably not too much eating out there, other than B.O.'s Fish Truck, which I hope is still there! I am most interested in spots to stop, or visit later, in the Upper/Middle/Lower Keys. Looking mainly for fresh seafood, nothing fancy, just fish-shack fair. TY.

May 28, 2015
SP1 in Florida

36 hours in Philly.

Most certainly, Philadelphia. The 19th & Walnut location was the first, 1994.

May 27, 2015
SP1 in Philadelphia
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Starting to plan a trip to Philly in July, seeking recommendations!

Try the tamales at Prima Pizza (on 9th, below Washington). I know, tamales at a pizza place?! It's been taken over by some Mexican folks, they just didn't change the name. I know several Mexican ex-pats who get their tamales there.

May 15, 2015
SP1 in Philadelphia
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New Mexican Chili Powder

Buying Chimayo chile powder on-line is not a sure thing. Even in Santa Fe, you may not be getting the real product. Unfortunately it has become too common to label chile powder as "Chimayo", just for the markup.

Hatch IS well known for it's green chiles. And the best green chiles, make the best red chiles.

May 14, 2015
SP1 in Southwest

Don't Miss In New Mexico/Arizona?

As finlero mentioned, Hatch, NM is the epicenter of NM chile. Try Valley Cafe and/or B&E Burritos.

p.s. Don't worry too much about icy roads, it's not bad, unless you've only driven in Florida.

May 14, 2015
SP1 in Southwest
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Seeking food adventure in VT (not Burlington)

Just remembered another quirky place, Wahoo's, in Wilmington. Right on Rt. 9, fun hamburger stand. Picnic benches along a small brook, nice place to dip your toes.

http://www.wahooseatery.com/

May 13, 2015
SP1 in Northern New England

Maine-style red dogs?

Anyone know of any places outside of Maine selling Red Snappers?

May 12, 2015
SP1 in Northern New England

Hazel Pizza in Brattleboro, VT- you want to go!

Finally gave it a try, very pleasantly satisfied. Split the Addie pie (large). Buffalo mozzarella and fennel sausage worked well together. I'd like to try the poutine sometime. As for the rest of the menu, too many chicken-pizzas for my taste. All in all a nice addition to the town, I'll be back.

May 12, 2015
SP1 in Northern New England