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Sriracha: Is it a Hype?

It may be overhyped, but it's hype with some pretty strong legs on it. I can remember in 2007 or so Chowhound was suddenly full of endless discussions about how people were eating it. In terms of fads it's outlasted macarons, cupcakes, and cronuts and will probably still be around when everyone has forgotten abour ramen too. Of course there are better chili sauces but the red rooster plastic bottle is now available everywhere. The last time I had it it tasted sort of hot and not much else, I'm kind of over it.

May 19, 2015
Samalicious in General Topics

Will Chowhound ever be a major player in food reviews and discussion

Thanks for the update Morpheus.

May 18, 2015
Samalicious in Site Talk

Skor Bits Bars? Help with question on Ritz Crackers in it.

So is spelled.

Forbes: Why We All Talk About McDonald's


May 08, 2015
Samalicious in Chains

Why do almost all chicken and turkey sausages have pork casings??

It is not difficult to find sausage without pork casings. The Halal store a mile away from here carries beef, chicken, and Italian sausage, and that's here in a flyover state.

May 07, 2015
Samalicious in General Topics

Two BIG annoyances

I do not use AdBlock Pro and don't run across any ad issues of any kind, on a PC or a iPad or a Kindle Fire or an iPhone 5. I'm not directing this at the OP, but many of the problems here seem to be related to outdated and hijacked browsers and adware picked up somewhere else.

May 05, 2015
Samalicious in Site Talk

Percentage off sales vs actual sale price

Hmm, haven't noticed that trend in the middle third of the country. I've attached ad for Kansas City/Des Moines for this week.

May 04, 2015
Samalicious in General Topics

Q & A Format -- Horrible

Asked and answered by community manager:

"We're aware that not all members feel the Q&A format is useful, but we've found that it is actually helping some members who want a quick, simple answer rather than a more wide-ranging discussion. We hope that members will respect a user's choice in selecting the Q&A format going forward, and we feel that this type of feedback has been well covered here and in other threads, so we're going to lock this, and future threads, on this topic."

May 04, 2015
Samalicious in Site Talk

Political ads on CH

Only 554 days until the election.


When I lived in Oklahoma I was introduced to BBQ Baloney as one of the meats offered at barbecue places. Damn good.

Apr 25, 2015
Samalicious in General Topics

Don't let your Debit/Credit Card out of your sight when dining. .

<<chip&PIN cards issued to US people come with the standard magnetic stripe because so few places have the chip reader equipment.>>

That will begin to change after October of this year, when liability for fraud shifts to the merchants if they don't have chip card readers.

Apr 15, 2015
Samalicious in Not About Food

Charleston Dining Dress Code

I can speak for Hank's ... anything from business casual to nice jeans is fine.

Apr 13, 2015
Samalicious in Southeast

How is gumbo supposed to taste/be prepared?

No, seafood goes in during the last 5 minutes or so, so it was overcooked.
I'm kind of weirded out you're asking other people how a dish should taste so you can review it though.

Should this party have been canceled?

Agree, it could have been a lot worse. These things happen. The only guarantee against a little social awkwardness now and then is declining all invitations and staying home.

Apr 08, 2015
Samalicious in Not About Food

Is there still hope for these seedlings?

No. They didn't get enough light. If they live long enough to plant in the ground they will die when you do so.

Apr 03, 2015
Samalicious in Gardening

Anyone else have an odd craving for bananas today? Just curious.

Heck yeah, the bananarista wrote my name on it.

Anyone else have an odd craving for bananas today? Just curious.

I bought a banana at Starbucks and left it on the counter overnight. Is it still good?

Your automobile as dining room!

I don't either, but I find the interior of my Ford smells better without the addition of sausage biscuits.

Mar 29, 2015
Samalicious in General Topics

Carded in our Mid 50s!

I am a year older than you and would rather just show my ID than waste time with a manager and hold up people behind me. I do not see the point of fighting a battle I will never win and need to get home as quickly as possible in case there are kids on my lawn.

Van de Kamp Cookie Recipe

You might want to look through this thread:

Mar 25, 2015
Samalicious in General Topics

Is it safe to let my chicken stock simmer on the stove overnight while I sleep?

Do not leave cooking processes unattended. Ask a fireman.

Price Chopper Grocery from Missouri

The Price Chopper in our neighborhood (KC suburb) was recently remodeled into a grocery fantasia with a grill, hot bar, sushi bar, salad and olive bar, and a deli and speciality area that is half as big as the old store was. They have bulk grain, cereal, and candy; a large meat and seafood counter; a whole section dedicated to organic/gluten free/"health" stuff; a large regular/organic produce section, a bakery, and a pharmacy along with the regular grocery items. I would suggest checking the online weekly ads for an idea of grocery prices. Other than some of the bakery items being kind of squicky we love it. No telling what their plans are in your town, but they do know how to throw down.

Mar 20, 2015
Samalicious in Chains

Costco Food Finds - 1st Quarter 2015

UDI's is gluten-free bread, my partner buys it. I've never seen the holes. I would address those quality concerns straight to UDI's. That stuff is expensive.

Mar 19, 2015
Samalicious in Chains

Do You Bother With Q&A Posts?

Yeah. I do think that if the responders had not ignored the fact that it was a Q&A and started asking questions anyway, it would have not turned into a discussion. I have the feeling that this point is an eternal Möbius strip, so I'm done.

Mar 17, 2015
Samalicious in Site Talk

Do You Bother With Q&A Posts?

Are you talking about the "affordable shower" thread? It appears to be a perfect example for using Q&A. The OP laid out the necessary criteria for the shower (day, number of people, price point, no alcohol, location) and appears to want suggestions, not more questions or discussions. Q&A would work in many scenarios; the underlying problem is some people do not want to change their habits.

Mar 17, 2015
Samalicious in Site Talk

Martin Yan new show on PBS. Vietnamese cooking

What you wrote was that it would be better to have a Russian chef leading a Russian cooking show than an American, which was the reason for my comment. Clearly you don't think Martin Yan is qualified to host a Vietnamese cooking show; I don't agree with you but your opinion is as valid as mine.

Mar 11, 2015
Samalicious in Food Media & News

Martin Yan new show on PBS. Vietnamese cooking

Julia Child wasn't French.

Kenji Lopez-Alt vegan experience

Kenji is a "him." :)

I eat it my way


Mar 02, 2015
Samalicious in General Topics

What is approx. useful life of jar of soup base after opening?

April 21, 2525.

Feb 28, 2015
Samalicious in General Topics