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What happened to Burger King's chicken sandwich?

I had the chicken parmesan sandwich and it was just OK, there was very little of the marinara sauce. I ordered the chicken breast that was broiled it had sinew, nasty. The original version with the melting cheese and the generous marinara was better.

Sep 21, 2012
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Food Network Star: "Finale: A Star is Born" (July 22, 2012) [**SPOILERS**]

There is a NYT review

www.nytimes.com/2011/09/14/dining/rev...

It all seems very novelty to me.

Jul 23, 2012
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The Candy Store at the Shops at Target

So in other words it's just a lot of ordinary run of the mill candy from a supermarket re-packaged in nicer containers. Why not go to Europe and search out those great candies from Italy, France and Belgium. You can probably get better candy from Cost Plus or Trader Joe's.

May 20, 2012
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Apple Brown Betty, a Race-Based Dessert

Who cares! If that's the biggest problem in your life consider yourself lucky.

Feb 24, 2012
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Who's familiar with old San Francisco restaurants?

I remember Orsi's, that was considered quite swank, the Basque restaurant The Obero Hotel near Broadway, and loved Ristorante Ciao on Jackson with it's sister restaurant MacArthur Park around the corner. Both restaurants were ahead of their time when it came to interior. Does anyone remember Square One? Vanessi's was wonderful too. La Pantera was fun with the communal dining tables.

Mar 18, 2011
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Did anyone see the glazed donut burger with bacon and fried egg?

It was on you guessed it, Paula Deen. It was a repeat but new to me. Not my taste actually I found it awful. I am surprised she didn't slather it with mayo, bread it and deep fry it, the gag reflex would have kicked in.

Sep 15, 2010
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Chocolate Pudding Cake

Where's the flour??? LMAO

Aug 03, 2010
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Has anyone ever been to The Gourmet Corner in San Mateo?

I get their e mails all the time, is it worth making the trip to San Mateo from walnut Creek?

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The Gourmet Corner
873 N San Mateo Drive, San Mateo, CA 94401

Apr 30, 2010
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Does anyone know where I can find Gourmandise cheese in the Bay Area?

When I was a kid in the 70's I loved this cheese from France called Gourmandise flavored with kirsch, as far as I can see it still exists but anywhere in the Bay Area?

Mar 05, 2010
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Trueburger (Oakland) - any reports yet?

The menu says that the burgers are served with a "garlic sauce"? I'm not sure about that, garlic and a burger doesn't sound good to me, but then the only condiments I like are mustard, ketchup.

Feb 08, 2010
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Huge Cheeseburger from Costco food court

It must be a local thing, it doesn't exist by me in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Nov 28, 2009
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Double Homicide at Burger King

Where i live the bun is flush with the burger patties. I try not to eat fast food much, but i have to admit I enjoyed it. I wish they would bring back the chicken Italiano or whatever they call it.

Nov 28, 2009
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Has anyone tried the chicken parmesan sandwich at Carl's Jr.?

OK but is the sandwich any good?

Nov 04, 2009
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Yays and nays from Trader Joe's, lately [OLD]

The canned refried beans that are suppose to be spicy are awful, they might as well be soup they are so watery, I didn't find a single bean.

The thin crust frozen pizza from Italy is terrible, it reminded me of those Appian Way pizzas that came in a box with a can of tomato sauce and the bag of flour when I was a child in the 70's. Just because it's from Italy doesn't guarantee it's going to be any good.

Oct 29, 2009
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Has anyone tried the chicken parmesan sandwich at Carl's Jr.?

I rarely eat at Carl's Jr. mostly because there is only two in the entire central county where I live and i loathe their TV commercials and i am watching my weight but the chicken parm sandwich looked good. I actually laughed at the commercial with the two wise guys taking a break munching on their sandwich with some guy locked up in the car trunk. I thought it was funny in a stereotypical way, I am waiting for some anti defamation Italian-American group to start complaining.

Oct 27, 2009
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Italian Deli Blowout Sandwich

Euwwww! Mayonnaise? Mayo should never be near sopressat' or any Italian meats.

Oct 10, 2009
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McDonalds "Angus" burger

Everything is subjective I know, but for me the patty has enough grease but when lots of cheese is added and then the intense richness of mayonnaise on top I think I would wretch lol,. A burger like that needs the acidity of pickles or some kind of mustard to counteract all that fat, otherwise it's too one dimensional. I had a filet o'fish once and they must have put the mayo on with a spatula, it was disgusting.

Sep 13, 2009
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Fatburger

For whatever reason the Fat Burger by me in Pleasant Hill California didn't last more than 10 months and it closed, I tried it and thought it was pretty good.

Jun 06, 2009
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New Trader Joe's items [old]

I am not sure if the Sun Chips copy is very new but I just tried them last night, the French Onion Flavor BLEH, Sun Chips has nothing to worry about. The chips had this weird spongy texture and I didn't have much of a whole grain flavor like Sun Chips. I also bought the Black Bean dip, didn't care for that much either, it was too vinegary for me.
I love those thin almond cookies from Belgium and the "waffley ones".

Jun 01, 2009
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No more orange drink at Mcdonalds :(

Well since I live in the States I hope they keep it. I always liked it because it was kind of watery at least where I live, it cut the richness of the Quarter Pounder and fries and wasn't very sweet.

Jun 01, 2009
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Are there any places that still make a Monte Cristo Sandwich?

When I was in high school back in the early 80's there was this restaurant called Jojo's in Pleasant Hill that made a great Monte Cristo. I haven't seen one on a menu in years do any restaurants still make them and in the East Bay?

May 13, 2009
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First Visit to Chipotle's

I went a couple times I found the barbacoa burrito really salty. When I read on Yahoo that the chicken burrito was something like 2000 calories that did it for me. Mexican food I find is very easy to do badly one is better off making it at home instead.

Apr 03, 2009
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Haven't been to a McDonald's in awhile and I won't ever again.

It's been over a year since I've been to a McDonald's I was pressed for time, didn't have breakfast or lunch and it's 3pm. Never again. The Big Mac couldn't have been more than 3'' across, stone cold, wilted lettuce and no special sauce, the patties were so thin it was as if they took a teaspoon of beef and used a rolling pin several times but contained it within a 3'' circle. I've never like those big honkin' 1/2 behemoths but man this was a joke. Things have changed a lot in a year I guess. Next time I will wait the hour and go home and have a peanut butter sandwich instead. When one uses the drive thru it's kind of hard to go back and try to get something fresher. I used to say that McDonald's was better than the competition not anymore.

Apr 03, 2009
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Why do most people like Dunkin Donuts or Krispy Kreme Donuts

Krispy Kreeme is one of those you either love or hate products. They seem to have closed up shop in the Bay Area. I thought they were vile. I've never eaten anything so sweet in my life. I ate one actually half a donut and threw it in the garbage, my 11 year old niece did the same. It was the worst donut I've ever eaten. Obviously the rest of the Bay Area thought the same because they closed after two years.

Jan 22, 2009
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The New Mcdonalds "McDouble"?

Where I live the Double Cheese burger is $1.39. I really don't need or miss the extra cheese myself. I had a Big Mac a few months back, have they gotten smaller? It didn't seem bigger than 3 inches in diameter. It was still delicious as a twice a year indulgence with an ice cold slightly watery ( just how I like it) orange drink.

Jan 22, 2009
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Taco Bell quality

I like their crunchy taco with the fire sauce but at 89 cents it seems overpriced. A tablespoon of ground beef and sprinkle of cheese and lots of head lettuce it's not very filling. I ended up buying 4 of them and a bean burrito and a drink that ends up being over 6 dollars. I don't see much value in Taco Bell.
I haven't been to a Taco Bell in over a year.

Jan 22, 2009
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Question about Golden Corral

They advertise a lot in the Bay Area yet there is only one and that's in Sacramento the other two are in Southern Ca. I've never heard of them until two weeks ago.

Jan 22, 2009
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Five Guys - eh

I just tried 5 Guys a week ago in Pewaukee Wisconsin, I had never heard of them before and i thought it was a very good cheeseburger I had no idea they were a chain until today.

Dec 14, 2008
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What products at Trader Joes to avoid?

I have had the same thing happen to me when it comes to the pitas, after one day the are moldy. The Quattro Formaggio frozen pizza from Italy is awful, it reminds me of the old Appian Way boxed pizza mixes when I was a child with the paper bag of flour, can of tomato paste and packet of cheese. Their pizza was completely tasteless.

Dec 14, 2008
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