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Carmen Anthony's Waterbury & New Haven Closed

You're right--there were always lots of options on Chase Ave. Speaking of memories on Chase Ave., there was an excellent dine-in Chinese place we loved back in the 80s. Do you remember? I want to say it was in a red building.

Then again, there's always San Marino. :)

20 minutes ago
kattyeyes in Southern New England

Carmen Anthony's Waterbury & New Haven Closed

"Finally, as always for any business, but especially restaurants, the minimum wage increase, paid sick leave, higher taxes, exorbitant increase in medical benefits, utilities and the overall general cost of goods and operations all factor into our current situation."

YES! So grateful members of my family were able to operate their mom and pop shops (deli/grocery, restaurant and card shop) long before current policies were in effect. They are anathema to small business. My heart goes out to small business owners of all stripes in this day and age.

And, though I didn't go to Carmen Anthony's often, nor have I been recently, I did enjoy their Waterbury location.

Glass food storage: Luminarc vs Pyrex vs GlassLock?

I must look into this unless you have info handy how to do this. Thanks in advance if you do!

ETA: Nevermind--got it! Here we go!
http://www.glasslockusa.com/contact-us

"Replacement lids are provided FREE. Your only cost will be the shipping fee. Orders for replacement lids can be placed through our Online Shop. Simply choose the shape and model numbers from the options listed. Model numbers are located on the bottom of your glass container."

Starting off Monday on the right foot. WOOOOOO!

Apr 06, 2015
kattyeyes in Cookware

Locally Made Pepperoni

There you go, thank you. But I'll bet you'll agree the two I named are far superior. :)

Locally Made Pepperoni

Does anyone in the Southern New England area make their own pepperoni? I'm not aware of any local purveyors, thus I named one I can buy locally I think is standout.

ETA: Fiorucci is the best pepperoni I've ever eaten. Also not local.
http://www.fioruccifoods.com/where-to...

But if there's a locally made pepperoni that's even better (and this is doubtful), I'd be curious to know where, too.

Locally Made Pepperoni

Not sure where "local" is for you, nor whether it's OK if it's not in driving distance. Columbus makes fine products--from pepperoni to salame and so on, and so on, and scooby-dooby-doo. Their pepper salami is fanFREAKIN'tastic:
http://www.columbussalame.com/product...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Jvka...

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

Color--Le Creuset is definitely banana; Staub is not as brightly hued in the yellow category. I totally love my Staub dutch oven--I have the grenadine one with the rooster on top. And recently bought a Staub grill pan, too. On sale. WOOOOO!

Apr 01, 2015
kattyeyes in General Topics

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

Much as I love Staub, it's LeCreuset all the way as the poster child for your banana collection!

THEY say "Soleil;" I say "BANANA!"
http://www.cutleryandmore.com/le-creu...

Apr 01, 2015
kattyeyes in General Topics

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

Yet I don't have a leg (a peel) to stand on!

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

No, I know that. But I know it because of him and he cracks me up every time he goes into it. :)

ETA: Because, let's face it, Mr. Roker is a bit bananas himself. And I mean that as a compliment. He's great!

Apr 01, 2015
kattyeyes in General Topics
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Anyone else have an odd craving for bananas today? Just curious.

And at that price, it bloody well should!

Apr 01, 2015
kattyeyes in General Topics

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

See what I said about brain damage?! All those beautiful meals you post and now this. ;) I mean, it's as if I eat dinner with you nightly. You think you know a person.

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

AH HA HA HA HA! I didn't know Al Roker posted here. :D Inch by inch ...

Apr 01, 2015
kattyeyes in General Topics

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

Uh-oh, expect trouble if you start picking before your friends get there!

Apr 01, 2015
kattyeyes in General Topics

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

Hear, hear!

Apr 01, 2015
kattyeyes in General Topics

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

And probably brain damage. ;) Actually, not funny, probably true.

Apr 01, 2015
kattyeyes in General Topics

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

So much for "organic," huh? You are such a fraud. Please insert your CH badge into the handy "cred return" slot as you exit the turnstile.

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

I think they picked the wrong fruit to highlight here. What do you think?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mj7rZ...

Apr 01, 2015
kattyeyes in General Topics

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

See also: "Is it time to stop buying/eating bananas?"

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

Indeed, with cherries on top!

Apr 01, 2015
kattyeyes in General Topics

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

There's one rotten banana in every bunch, isn't there?!

Apr 01, 2015
kattyeyes in General Topics

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

So I've heard!

Apr 01, 2015
kattyeyes in General Topics

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

Serve him some Tide bread and see what bubbles up from there. Men! Can't live with 'em, can't send 'em to the grocery store ...

Apr 01, 2015
kattyeyes in General Topics
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Anyone else have an odd craving for bananas today? Just curious.

Based on something I read here recently, I think you should have a private conversation, however awkward, with your SIL. Then, you should calculate the cost of making your homemade bananas and SPLIT IT (yeah, that's right) with her. And otherwise, if she's just not good enough for your homemade bananas, you should probably not include her at holiday dinners anymore. CHEERS! :P

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

Maybe you have a mango?

Apr 01, 2015
kattyeyes in General Topics

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

In seriousness, I had fried bananas the other day and would swear it was a combo of banana and MANGO. So I asked our server, but she insisted it was just bananas. It was even more golden yellow in color as you'd guess a mango would be. Did anyone ever have a fried banana that tasted like a mango?

Apr 01, 2015
kattyeyes in General Topics

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

:)

The best of Connecticut?

Being a "hybrid" myself, I'm rather fond of the mix. You know, the mutt is often the most lovable dog. Happy taste testing.

The best of Connecticut?

I think our local Stew Leonard's (Newington) sells Martin Rosol's. Maybe try the one down by you? You're right--Rachael's. Hard to keep track of all the name changes. How can you not love a hot dog wearing a top hat? :)
http://rachaelsfoodcorp.com/muckes/

The best of Connecticut?

It separates the locals from the "imports." ;)