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U Penn area takeout

You just brought back the most pleasant college memory. My sister and I commuted at Drexel during the 80s and early 90s. When I was in high school she'd bring us home dinner from her favorite truck a Chinese food truck. When I started it became my favorite as well and I did the same bringing dinner home for myself and mom and dad on occasion.
But IIRC I would wait until later in the day to go get it. I mean I didn't have a frig on campus to keep it in and I wouldn't have carried a dinner's worth of Chinese food around w/ me from class to class after lunch. So I think this truck was open later. I'd buy it and was off to catch train. It would still be warm when I got it home.
Thanks

about 20 hours ago
Chinon00 in Philadelphia

Buns for Lobster Roll

Not from Boston but I lived there for awhile. Aren't they just toasted hot dog buns?

vegan uses for left over wine

I'm reconstituting dried figs in red wine right now. Serving on crostini w/ Gorgonzola.

Jan 25, 2015
Chinon00 in Vegetarian & Vegan
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Reverend Jonkyo's conclusions Craft Beer in the USA. winners...is it the winds from the Atlantic?

What exactly about the flavor profile was a turn off to you? I like it but it's not my favorite pils either.

Jan 21, 2015
Chinon00 in Beer

Superbowl 2015

I always like having craft beer representing the regions where the SB teams are from. This year is a real goodie w/ New England and the Pacific NW.

Jan 21, 2015
Chinon00 in Home Cooking
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Reverend Jonkyo's conclusions Craft Beer in the USA. winners...is it the winds from the Atlantic?

Victory Prima Pils was what too hoppy? Lots of pilsner lovers don't go for it for this reason.

Jan 20, 2015
Chinon00 in Beer

do they have any good belgium dark beers

And a stateside alternative (in Jack2's neck of the woods) is Black Bavarian by Sprecher Brewing Company. Good black bier and should be more affordable.

Jan 20, 2015
Chinon00 in Beer

do they have any good belgium dark beers

Yeah you can check out them along w/ Stilwater, New Glarus, and Goose Island (all do a number of Belgians and should be widely distributed in your area).
I've had Goose Island "Père Jacques" (Belgian dark ale) before. Good stuff. In a large format bottle (25oz) it'll run you about 8-9 bucks, however it is 8%abv.
Cheers

Edit: Père Jacques is a dubbel.

Jan 19, 2015
Chinon00 in Beer

do they have any good belgium dark beers

Jack2 - I don't know where you live but many American breweries brew Belgian style beers. This could be a more affordable option.
Where you from?

Jan 19, 2015
Chinon00 in Beer
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do they have any good belgium dark beers

The use of candied sugar also pushes the abv of many Belgian beers up.

Jan 19, 2015
Chinon00 in Beer
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do they have any good belgium dark beers

How did you deduce that Jack2 was after dark lager? The Stella reference?

Jan 19, 2015
Chinon00 in Beer

do they have any good belgium dark beers

If by dark you mean imperial stouts I believe that there aren't that many of those from Belgium. There are a host of strong dark ales but they lack the pronounced hop bitterness and roasted coffee and chocolate taste you get from imperial stouts.

Jan 18, 2015
Chinon00 in Beer

Wine Pairing with Lobster Bisque?

You suggested one or two styles of sherry versus another one or two styles for the pairing. Just was interested in the logic.

Jan 10, 2015
Chinon00 in Wine

Wine Pairing with Lobster Bisque?

How do they differ?

Jan 09, 2015
Chinon00 in Wine

Brewery apologises for Gandhi-bot beer

Ok so what's the point of making Ghandi into a robot on the label?

Jan 05, 2015
Chinon00 in Beer

New Year's Disaster at Mica Chestnut Hill

What did you have to eat and what didn't you like and not like about it?

Jan 04, 2015
Chinon00 in Philadelphia

New Year's Disaster at Mica Chestnut Hill

From my experience going out for NYE dinner can often be a disappointment. You're locked into their set menu, you'll feel rushed; and all the while having very high expectations for the evening. So I tend to avoid it.
So Lord knows if I'm concerned about price and have 3 hungry teens w/ me I'm absolutely avoiding NYE dinner and particularly at a place like Mica; which when it comes to price and portion you gotta know isn't gonna be Maggiano's Little Italy.

Jan 04, 2015
Chinon00 in Philadelphia
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Recipe for brisket recommends a dark beer like Guinness or Samuel Smith. Not sure what to buy.

I can't think of any savory dishes which include a coffee element. Can you?

Jan 02, 2015
Chinon00 in Beer

Is Chowhound dead?

Maybe the younger foodie demographic has found other social media to discuss food. I don't post as much as I did 5-7 years ago.

Dec 28, 2014
Chinon00 in Site Talk

If You Had to Leave USA. for good...would beer determine you choice.

Great Britain

Dec 26, 2014
Chinon00 in Beer
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Need help pairing wine with a entree that has many flavors!

Due to the scale of the ingredients (glaze, bacon, nuts, cheese) I'd fear that a drier leaner white wine would get blown away. Therefore, if I had to choose a white I'd go w/ a fuller bodied riesling.

Dec 25, 2014
Chinon00 in Wine

Recipe for brisket recommends a dark beer like Guinness or Samuel Smith. Not sure what to buy.

Or an imperial stout.

Dec 23, 2014
Chinon00 in Beer

Recipe for brisket recommends a dark beer like Guinness or Samuel Smith. Not sure what to buy.

I'd go w/ the Oatmeal Stout. No worries about concentrating any bitterness.

Dec 23, 2014
Chinon00 in Beer

Recipe for brisket recommends a dark beer like Guinness or Samuel Smith. Not sure what to buy.

Is the beer for a marinade?

Dec 23, 2014
Chinon00 in Beer

Philly Food For The Afterlife

Victory Brewing Co. Uncle Teddy's Bitter on cask.

Dec 16, 2014
Chinon00 in Philadelphia
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Philly Food For The Afterlife

Amish scrapple

Dec 16, 2014
Chinon00 in Philadelphia

Truth Be Told... Further Evidence Local Brews Superiority Over... Port Jeff

Like this ...

Dec 13, 2014
Chinon00 in Beer

Delta Wants to Get You Drunk on Craft Beer

I'm in coach;]

Dec 13, 2014
Chinon00 in Beer

Truth Be Told... Further Evidence Local Brews Superiority Over... Port Jeff

There are plenty of wacky beer names and labels from Belgium. e.g. Delerium Tremons w/ pink elephants on the label?

Dec 10, 2014
Chinon00 in Beer

Best Turnip Cake (Law Bock Gow)

Thanks.
Ever try the ones at Dim Sum
Garden on Race St? Haven't gotten them there and everything else they serve is noticeably different from the more standard dim sum restaurants in Chinatown.

Dec 10, 2014
Chinon00 in Philadelphia