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1950s Atrocities

Heading there now.

about 2 hours ago
Motosport in Home Cooking

Ever tip the bagger who helps you out to your car?

Of course! I take my cue from Thornton Melon and tip everyone. Before my last surgery I gave the surgeon 1/2 of a $100 bill. Told him if he didn't kill me he'd get the other half.

about 2 hours ago
Motosport in Not About Food

1950s Atrocities

Neither Costco or BJ's carry Velveeta any more. WTH??

about 2 hours ago
Motosport in Home Cooking

Quick lunch on North Fork

At the ferry is Orient By the Sea, one of the best locations for a meal. It's not a gourmet place but if you keep it simple you will be happy.
Otherwise: I had an early dinner at Pepi's in Southold last night. Waterfront dining and excellent food and service. They also run Red Rooster which is very good but not on the water.
On Love Lane you have Lombardi's market and Amirati's. Both excellent.

about 4 hours ago
Motosport in New York State (exc. NYC)

Costco pork ribs and GMO feed

I often wonder what that is all about. The noble pig is tasty especially that meat candy known as bacon.
If a person does not want to eat meat so be it but excluding red meat or pork has no logic.
These people will eat soy products that are definitely GMO. Back in the day my vegetarian gal loved tofu products that looked and tasted (she thought) like the real thing, Pork chop, turkey bacon etc.. I never understood it.

about 4 hours ago
Motosport in General Topics

Costco pork ribs and GMO feed

What if the peanuts were GMO? The fruit for the jelly? The wheat for the bread?

about 4 hours ago
Motosport in General Topics

Sprouting avocado pit

So, as I understand it, if you nail an avocado tree it will produce fruit. I'll report back.

about 5 hours ago
Motosport in Gardening

Looking for some good pizza or Italian

Keste for truffle burrata and pizza. Great salads too!
Carmine's is Carmine's people knock it for being a tourist trap but it is not bad, just not great.

1 day ago
Motosport in Manhattan

Sprouting avocado pit

All female on one plant!! Now that is complicated. I'll stick with my geranium.

1 day ago
Motosport in Gardening

Smoked fish and bagels in SoHo

Black Seed

Aug 31, 2015
Motosport in Manhattan

Chinatown with kids?

It would be hard to find a restaurant in Chinatown that did not welcome children.
When Lin's Garden was still around I'd stop in at 2-3 AM at the end of my taxi shift. Whole families of Gypsies (sorry if that term is not P.C.) including pre teens would come in for dinner. Children would run around the place delighting staff and clients.
One C-Town restaurant recognizes my friend as "Jessica's father." He's a regular and they love his daughter.
As for authentic, take your pick. Lots of different cuisines.

Aug 31, 2015
Motosport in Manhattan

1950s Atrocities

With a garnish of French's canned fried onions on top. My 90 year old god mother still makes this as her gourmet treat.

Aug 31, 2015
Motosport in Home Cooking

Please return your shopping carts, you lazy bum

You will find this phenomenon in the inner cities. Some stores have barriers that prohibit carts from leaving the area around the front of the store. They will have attendants watch your cart while you get your car to load up.

Aug 31, 2015
Motosport in Not About Food

Sprouting avocado pit

Do both plants flower? I've never seen a flower.

Aug 31, 2015
Motosport in Gardening

Sprouting avocado pit

How do I tell which is female or male? Do they need quiet time with low light and music?

Aug 31, 2015
Motosport in Gardening

Sprouting avocado pit

I pulled my last one out of the compost pile, planted it and it grew about 10 feet. I pruned it down to about 4 feet and it still thrived. At some point it must have died. I don't have it any more.
They won't bear fruit.

Aug 31, 2015
Motosport in Gardening

New Beta Format

I'm smarter than the average bear and could not easily figure it out. I opted out.

What to look for choosing a propane grill?

In my many years of grilling experience I have found that the more expensive grills, Ducane, Weber, do not last much more than the inexpensive grills. They may have a longer warranty BUT never include labor. Just try replacing rusted out burners on any grill. It's close to impossible.
I just bought a 5 burner Home Depot brand grill with a side burner which I never use. $299 on sale. I am sure it will last 3-4 years and then I'll get another one just like it. Comparable Weber is more than twice as much.
It's got high heat for searing and a large cooking surface which works great for a party.
FYI: Now is the time to get great deals at the big box stores.

Aug 31, 2015
Motosport in Cookware

Unique NYC bakeries

Kossar's for the best bialys.

Aug 31, 2015
Motosport in Manhattan

Best dim sum in Chinatown?

Jin Fong is where we go.

Aug 28, 2015
Motosport in Manhattan

Supermarket scores lately?

Our local Best Yet market has "Manager specials" on perishables. $1-2 off. I always look for these since I shop for dinner the same day. Cook the meat for dinner and the baked goods don't last long in my home.

Aug 28, 2015
Motosport in General Topics

Want a dishwasher that not only washes,but dries the dishes thoroughly

My 20 year old dishwasher was on its last legs, took way too long and also made a racket.
I bought a Bosch which is amazing and almost silent. Dries well too!! Sorry, I don't know the model but it was not the most expensive, $599 or so.
So quiet that you can sit at the counter and have a conversation while it runs under the counter.

Aug 27, 2015
Motosport in Cookware

Best Food Films - any new additions?

Chef was great fun!

Aug 25, 2015
Motosport in Food Media & News

Aldi Vs. Costco

My gift!

Aug 25, 2015
Motosport in Chains
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Aldi Vs. Costco

That happens a lot with me.

Aug 24, 2015
Motosport in Chains

Lost in Translation?

and miss sucking on chicken toes???

Aug 20, 2015
Motosport in General Topics

Lost in Translation?

Whenever I order chicken soup I ask them to "Hold the beaks."

Aug 20, 2015
Motosport in General Topics

Didn't need it but I bought it

I'll send you some of mine.

Aug 20, 2015
Motosport in Cookware

Who's next ?

I'm a regular at the local VERY busy bagel shop in the morning: I waited on line and placed my order for the office then went to use the men's room. Told the counter person "I'll be back" channeling my best "Arnold."
When I cam back I went to grab my order and heard: "I am next!!" in a very belligerent and forceful, assertive tone.
I turned to the woman to explain and got out: "I was......" before she said: "Don't try to bully your way ahead of me!"
I asked: "You're taking assertiveness training. Please don't practice on me." The counter people were rolling with laughter.

Didn't need it but I bought it

Or the cheap bamboo chopsticks you get with Chinese take out!!

Aug 19, 2015
Motosport in Cookware