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New Mexican Chili Powder

I would look for any of the mail order companies that list a physical address of Hatch, NM.

Apr 24, 2015
SP1 in Southwest

looking for "real NEW Mexican" in Santa Fe

As a former resident: http://tomasitas.com/

Apr 24, 2015
SP1 in Southwest

Ever had Mancuso's Ricotta

I should have been more clear. When I meant I wouldn't go out my way, I meant making a trip into the city just for the ricotta. If you're in Center City, or South Philly, yes, a trip just for it is warranted.

Apr 23, 2015
SP1 in Philadelphia

Mob hits

How did forget? The Melrose Diner: http://articles.philly.com/1993-09-18...

Apr 23, 2015
SP1 in Philadelphia
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Ever had Mancuso's Ricotta

It is very good, as is his mozzarella, but I'm not sure I would go way out my way to get some. Ricotta is pretty easy to make at home.

Apr 23, 2015
SP1 in Philadelphia

Newport, RI lunch spots needed

Gary's Handy Lunch is a classic lunch counter place on Thames St. Nothing fancy, just standard fare, but fun. Very local.

Apr 21, 2015
SP1 in Southern New England

Visiting from Boston and seeking feedback/suggestions on where to eat and drink

Mr. Pickypants, the beer afficionado, will definitely want to go to http://www.monkscafe.com/. While it is common to find a bar that has dozens of great beers available, Monk's is in a class by itself. There are dozens of beers that you will find no where else. The selection is truly world-class.

Apr 20, 2015
SP1 in Philadelphia
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Mob hits

Not a restaurant, but "Restaurant Row": Salvatore Testa was assassinated inside 1613 E. Passyunk. It was a candy store at the time, now a bridal shop.

Apr 16, 2015
SP1 in Philadelphia

Recommendations for fancy Italian restaurant

I'll second this. If you wife like less formal and more open, that's Le Virtu. And for you, the food is delicious and can be bold.

Apr 15, 2015
SP1 in Philadelphia

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

Are you saying the prices on the menu are not accurate? Tax on $28 is $2.52.

Apr 14, 2015
SP1 in Northern New England

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

Did you check the bill? According to the menu, pizza + 1 topping = $18, eggplant parm = $10. Total of $28 seems quite fair.

Apr 13, 2015
SP1 in Northern New England

Elysian Brewing Is About to Sell its Soul to Anheuser-Busch

Red Hook is the perfect example.

Apr 02, 2015
SP1 in Beer

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

Do you know what kind of oven they're using (i.e. wood/gas/etc)?

Apr 01, 2015
SP1 in Northern New England

Elysian Brewing Is About to Sell its Soul to Anheuser-Busch

The big brewers have a proven history. They're beholden to the the stock holders, maximize profits is the only goal. Just as in the past, consume your rivals, then when the time is right, you liquidate them. The profit margin on craft beers will never be as fat as on AAL's. Profit margins will always be maximized when you reduce the number of variables.

Apr 01, 2015
SP1 in Beer
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Falafel

Anyone know what happened to the Israeili guy's falafel cart that used to be on the SW corner of 17th & Market?

Mar 31, 2015
SP1 in Philadelphia

South Philly April

This is authentic South Philly: http://bombbombphilly.com/

Mar 27, 2015
SP1 in Philadelphia

Elysian Brewing Is About to Sell its Soul to Anheuser-Busch

Yep, and that point they will stop offering things like BCBS.

Mar 26, 2015
SP1 in Beer

South Philly April

Ramayana (11th & More) is another Indonesian place I like. If the OP likes "traditional" South Philly, try Stoagie Joe's (Passyunk & Moore) for old-school meatball sandwiches and a beer.

Mar 26, 2015
SP1 in Philadelphia
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South Philly April

Take a look at East Passyunk Ave. There are so many new places, it's hard to keep up. Personally, I like Noord, but you'll have to look at the options.

http://www.visiteastpassyunk.com/

Mar 25, 2015
SP1 in Philadelphia

Ulivo Closing

SEPTA.

Mar 23, 2015
SP1 in Philadelphia

Pig Roast in southeastern chester county

Mar 20, 2015
SP1 in Philadelphia
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3 dinners - Fond, Vetri, Morimoto. Thoughts?

Since your are staying near the Italian Market, and dining at Fond, there's lots to do on Passyunk Ave: http://www.visiteastpassyunk.com/

Mar 18, 2015
SP1 in Philadelphia
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Logical Outcome of Bud's Super Bowl ad? Man shoots friend in Bud vs Busch beer row

Bud should look at Pabst for direction. Cease all advertising. That's the only way they will ever become "cool" again.

Mar 16, 2015
SP1 in Beer

Where can I find an Original 'Old School' Italian Hoagies?

Add Ricci's to the list. Cosmi's, Chickey's, and Ricci's. That's the neighborhood trifecta.

As to the OP's question, I don't get the "no Primo's" comment. They're not my favorite, but the certainly do make an authentic Italian hoagie. I mean, it's a made to order sandwich, how could it be made incorrectly??

Mar 16, 2015
SP1 in Philadelphia

Please, for the love of God STOP BRUNCH ON SATURDAYS

Add this from Portlandia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzMci...

Mar 10, 2015
SP1 in Philadelphia
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Please, for the love of God STOP BRUNCH ON SATURDAYS

Yes, my thought exactly. Reminds of the Seinfeld episode about the Early Bird Special.

Seriously, this whole rant sounds like someone screaming "you kids, get off my lawn!". And I'm pushing 50.

Mar 10, 2015
SP1 in Philadelphia

Pliny the Younger Sightings 2015

It should have been $20 for 6 oz. There were people lined up for two blocks willing to pay $15.

Mar 06, 2015
SP1 in Beer

Four key beer trends for 2015

Just my opinions:

1) I don't believe "peak" is an issue. Craft beer has grown exponentially, but it is still a very small piece of the pie.
2)"Speers" seem to pop-up every few years, and quickly disappear. Nothing new about them (Tequiza).
3)Last years trend. Think session IPA's, shandys, and radlers.
4) I used to homebrew (20+ years ago). The main reason I stopped? Too easy to get good beers at my local pub and/or store.

Mar 03, 2015
SP1 in Beer
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What to do with Gosling's 151 Rum?

How does Gosling's make 80 proof rum? They dilute 195 proof rum with water.

So add 35.5% water to the 151 and you have the regular rum.

Feb 27, 2015
SP1 in Spirits

Pliny the Younger Sightings 2015

I can see Monk's Cafe from my office. Can't wait to see the people standing out there all day on Monday. I'll probably stop by that evening, hours after the PtY is gone, and enjoy a Blind Pig with no waiting and a seat at the bar!

Feb 27, 2015
SP1 in Beer
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