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Molly Maguire's Lansdale, owners filing bankruptcy

they were open Thursday last week, a friend of mine went (and promptly left after being seated and waiting twenty minutes without even a drink order placed)
it's no wonder!

1 day ago
cgarner in Philadelphia

Molly Maguire's Lansdale, owners filing bankruptcy

http://thealternativepress.com/towns/...

I don't think there's been a Molly's post here in a while

The food went downhill along with the service and (no big surprise) it's been pretty empty there for a while

Our last experience was repeated over and over by many of my friends who LOVE the atmosphere, but couldn't tolerate the slow and borderline rude service, coupled with mediocre food.

My daughter got the fish and chips, the fish was slimy and smelled funny, totally greasy, literally inedible. Our waitress abandoned us, she wasn't even the one to deliver the food.
I got up and went over to another waitress to ask for assistance with the bad fish and by the time anyone else came to the table, I was just so "done" with the whole situation

I shared my meal with my daughter while we were waiting (a reuben which was soggy and barely warm in the middle

)

the fish was never taken off the check and I wasn't about to argue, we just wanted OUT!

I don't know what to think about the bankruptcy filing. it's a beautiful building and I really felt that Lansdale needed something "like this" but you can't have this type of a business and survive with bad food and bad service.

1 day ago
cgarner in Philadelphia

Mainland Inn

I'm in!
Whenever the date is set... I'm there!

Jul 09, 2014
cgarner in Philadelphia

Fresh burrata in western suburbs?

DiBruno makes their own burrata and they have a spot at the Ardmore Farmers' Market in Suburban Square

Jul 08, 2014
cgarner in Philadelphia

Pholicous in the Plaza @ KOP

http://www.pholiciousinc.com/

so, apparently this is a chain... I tried the one in the food court in Montgomery Mall and was SEVERELY disappointed
I work in KOP and a coworker (who loves good food as much as I do) came back with the menu from the store in KOP
Naturally, I was skeptical but I was having a hankering (in nearly 100* heat, go figure) I knew hubby would NOT be in for a trip to one of our usual spots
Close to home, I am happy with the Pho at Pho and more and Saigon2. I am by no means a Pho expert... I like the beef deluxe pho and Pho and more gives me more of the tendon that I love so much, but the tripe has a better texture at Saigon2... the broths at both are a little different but I think both are tasty
anyway... I have to say I'm pleasantly surprise
the broth at Pholcious in KOP is good
I went for the choice that had 'everything' in it
meatball, fish ball, eyeround and shrimp
the fishballs were tasty and a little sweet
the meatballs were a little on the bland side, but had a nice texture
the eyeround is cooked to tender, (they do not throw the raw beef into the soup, or put it on the side for you to add on your own) however it had a nice beefy flavor
the shrimp was a bit disappointing. tastes and looks like frozen/cooked shrimp
They did pack a little baggie with beansprouts, a wedge of lime and a few jalapeno slices (would have LOVED some basil, mint or cilantro to go with that

)

Since I was sharing, I also got the summer roll
not the BEST summer roll I've ever had but still very fresh, tasty, the herbs and lettuces were bright green the peanut dipping sauce is very good.
somehow the shrimp on the summer roll had a much better flavor and texture than the shrimp in the soup.
Rounding out the meal, a perfectly average Vietnamese Iced Coffee
Not bad, not great... nothing I would rush back for especially

overall impression
bright, clean, friendly staff

since KOP is a Pho Desert, I can say that if I get another hankerin' for Pho while at work, I'll be back

Jul 08, 2014
cgarner in Philadelphia

Anyone been to Maple Acres this summer?

how are the tomatoes and is the corn in?
(Thinking of buying a bushel of tomatoes for canning)

Jul 08, 2014
cgarner in Philadelphia

Cheap Foods that Become Popular

http://sqirlla.com/
this place and they just had a write up in Bon Appetit Magazine
http://www.bonappetit.com/tag/sqirl-r...

(ugh, waiting in line for a $7 slice of toast with jam... really?)

Jul 08, 2014
cgarner in General Topics

Leave the gun, take the cannoli...

Jul 07, 2014
cgarner in Food Media & News
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Help! Great Resto in 'burbs

really? wow! It's been just over a year since I've had dinner there, the lamb was tender, perfectly cooked succulent the chicken liver pate for appetizer was excellent... (it's my favorite)
creme brulee, perfect cup of coffee

Jul 03, 2014
cgarner in Philadelphia

live crabs

Probably close to it
http://anastasiseafood.com/crabs.html

the #1's and #2's are at "market price" so goodness only knows what they're selling as a bushel

Jul 03, 2014
cgarner in Philadelphia

I'm so over...

Black Gold
Texas Tea
well the first thing you know old Jed's a millionaire
(sorry!)

Jul 03, 2014
cgarner in General Topics

live crabs

One Year Later... Resurrecting an old conversation

Anastasi 9th an Washington (any good?)
$35 for a bushel of cooked crabs

anything closer to the Montgomery/Bucks burbs that is comparable in price?
(I'm hankering for a crab pickin' session... anyone else?)

Jul 03, 2014
cgarner in Philadelphia

I'm so over...

I thought Southerners pronounced it "awl"
??

Jul 03, 2014
cgarner in General Topics
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I'm so over...

+1 c oliver~ (p.s. love my tripe, love my lengua!)

Jul 03, 2014
cgarner in General Topics
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Costco Food Finds - 3rd Quarter 2014

the flavors are "new" to our local Costco this year
zesty pomegranate (which is the lemon/pomegranate)
passionate mango (mango/orange/passion in an orange shell)
coconut and pineapple seem to be the same

Jul 03, 2014
cgarner in Chains

Costco Food Finds - 3rd Quarter 2014

Island Way Sorbets in Natural Fruit Shells

AWESOME! the flavors are bright, they're not too sweet and the coconut is heavenly!

There are two varieties
the one we had, included a pomegranate/lemon which was my favorite
the pineapple was a close second

all served in half 'shells' of the natural fruit!
Love it!

Jul 03, 2014
cgarner in Chains

Leave the gun, take the cannoli...

My last one (for now_
Meet Joe Black
- Yes, what is it?
- Cold lamb sandwich with cilantro. A little Coleman's mustard.

It's, uh, splendid.

Glad you like it.

My wife turned me on to cold lamb sandwiches.

- Joan... was my wife.

- Mm-hmm.

Yeah. Cold lamb sandwiches.

Not as chewy as roast beef,

not as boring as chicken.

She knew stuff like that.

Jul 02, 2014
cgarner in Food Media & News

Why do people like sea urchin?

Okay, you've convinced ME to give it another try
(every flavor and texture you describe is something which I adore!)

Jul 02, 2014
cgarner in General Topics

Philadelphia area coffee roasters who sell their beans retail?

you can order online from Old City Coffee

http://www.oldcitycoffee.com/

(I am not a fan of Cafe Excellence coffees, I'm not a total coffee snob, but what I've had from them just wan't to my liking

)

I am loathe to point anyone in the direction of the "Y" site, but to FIND something you can type in Coffee Roasters and your zip code and find places near you that roast their own beans

Jul 02, 2014
cgarner in Philadelphia

Why do people like sea urchin?

Okay, this is interesting to me... I tried uni once and...well, just.didn't.like.it
not one bit
(I love most things, except uni and lima beans)
I love every bit of the tomalley inside of a lobster
I may have to give uni a try again
(wondering if as others have said, I didn't have a very fresh piece)

Jul 02, 2014
cgarner in General Topics

cooking forums moving to facebook??

it's already happened (basically)
when you sign up for most recipe sites, you're giving up your "rights" to that recipe.
They can take it, use it, make money from it, whatever they want

when you join, you have to agree to their Terms of Service, (which I didn't read)
the TOS state that ALL content on the website, even user submitted, becomes the intellectual property of the site owner

Jul 02, 2014
cgarner in Food Media & News

Regrets -- I've had a few.

eating at TGI Friday's in Times Square because we were short on time (David Letterman tickets) and didn't THINK (Doh) to grab a slice of pizza somewhere

Jul 02, 2014
cgarner in General Topics

I'm so over...

jpc, you took the words right out of my mouth!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-bl...

Love this from Huff Post

Jul 02, 2014
cgarner in General Topics

cooking forums moving to facebook??

I have all mine there too... I've heard good things about pepperplate but the way you import is to copy/paste a URL so if something happens to that recipe on that site, (or something happens to the site itself) I wonder what would happen to the recipe?

I know members who have physically printed out all of their own recipes and recipes that they use often for this reason. (I can't imagine printing out all of mine AND the ones I love from that site, I'd have STACKS Of paper)

Jul 02, 2014
cgarner in Food Media & News

Warminster, PA local & family-friendly for dinner?

jroach, so glad you had a good time and some good food.
the chorizo mac and cheese is relatively new on the menu at Iron Abbey I haven't had it yet, but you've inspired me to give it a try our next time there

Jul 02, 2014
cgarner in Philadelphia

Tommy DiNic's... disappointed! What happened?

SteveK I'm not going to call you nuts, we all have different likes and dislikes
I like the meat at DiNic's but I do like the roll at John's better (Sarcone's roll maybe?)

I never knew Tony Luke for cheesesteaks by the way, I always knew TL's for either chicken cutlet (my fave) or the pork (which is good...)

Jul 02, 2014
cgarner in Philadelphia

Tommy DiNic's... disappointed! What happened?

I'm going to derail my own thread, but what ever happened to those little taverns in the Northeast that used to sell RALLY GOOD roast beef sandwiches at the bar?

Jul 02, 2014
cgarner in Philadelphia

Leave the gun, take the cannoli...

Maria: What is it? Harriet Miller: Its a bundt. M: A bun? H:A bundT.M A bondt? H: BUNDT BUUNDT!! M: I know, its a cake-y!....(to friend) there's a hole in this cake!
(Maria returns later with the bundt cake and has a potted flower in the middle of it)

Jul 02, 2014
cgarner in Food Media & News
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Tommy DiNic's... disappointed! What happened?

My memory (outside of home) was a window on the Italian Market
I don't recall the rabe being sold on the pork at the Italian Market, but I think they did have provolone
I have no idea whose sandwich shop it was, but I do remember them being delicious :-) and I think they also had soffrito and tripe there too

Jul 01, 2014
cgarner in Philadelphia

Leave the gun, take the cannoli...

Eduardo: You gonna eat a lot with us tonight, now?
Julia: What do you recommend, Eduardo?
Eduardo: You like pasta?
Julia: Very much.
Eduardo: I gonna bring you three pounds of it, the best you ever tasted. You gonna love it.
Eduardo: [to Daniel] What about you, my friend? You like, eh, shrimp?
Daniel Miller: Um, yeah.
Eduardo: We can make it so fresh they crawl up and put it in your plate themselves.
Daniel Miller: Aren't they high in cholesterol?
Eduardo: I don't know what you're talking about, but they high in everything. Don't worry about it.
same movie

"I likea you. I'ma gonna makea you nine pies!!"

Jul 01, 2014
cgarner in Food Media & News
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