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Ushiwakamaru to reopen in Chelsea by Aug 7

Found on Yelp:
362 W 23rd St
New York, NY 10011
b/t 9th Ave & 8th Ave
Chelsea
Phone number (917) 639-3940

http://www.yelp.com/biz/ushiwakamaru-...

(Note: I didn't try the number - figure it'll be a local call for one of you.)

about 6 hours ago
ElsieDee in Manhattan

Looking for the best pizza in Pasadena

If this is takeout, I don't know how well the Settebello pies will hold up.

1 day ago
ElsieDee in Los Angeles Area

Chowhound Beta Site Part V

Thank you. I'm having a bad technology week (the latest Windows 10 update killed my laptop spacebar and several numbers, so I can't log into my mail.) Will read when I can. I do appreciate your looking into these issues. Were I in the Bay Area, I'd let you futz around on my phone.

Aug 28, 2015
ElsieDee in Site Talk

Chowhound Beta Site Part V

Unfortunately not, marssy. My carrier is not offering the upgrade to 8.1, for this phone, at this time.

Aug 28, 2015
ElsieDee in Site Talk

Chowhound Beta Site Part V

Windows Phone, 8. Still can't log into beta.

Another issue: when I click on a post and scroll down to read the comments, I see the "Show Comments" box / button. Clicking anywhere in that box merely highlights one or both words. It does not show the comments. (Have a screenshot, but still can't upload via the phone - not a new issue.)

Aug 28, 2015
ElsieDee in Site Talk

Good Vegetarian?

Always wanted to try the vegetarian and vegan dishes at Masa of Echo Park. Any feedback on those?

Aug 28, 2015
ElsieDee in Los Angeles Area

L.A. Dish of the Month, September 2015 -- Voting

POTATOES

Aug 27, 2015
ElsieDee in Los Angeles Area

L.A. Dish of the Month, September 2015 -- Nominations

Glad to have you back with us, nosh!

I must go with POTATOES as my plus-whatevernumberwe'reat.

Aug 26, 2015
ElsieDee in Los Angeles Area

Chowhound Beta Site Part V

Is there a reason for not making the start date / timestamp visible on all posts? Just having it apoear only on our "Followed Discussions" (where, presumably, we already have an idea about when the post started) doesn't really help.

Having it appear for new-to-reader posts does help, as it lets us know if we want to open / read the post or not.

Flour Tortillas - What do You do With Them ?

Flour tortilla spread with peanut / nut butter. Take a banana, peel it, and slice lengthwise into slivers. Place on tortilla, all facing the same direction, with a bit of space between each. Drizzle with honey. (Can also use apples it firm pears.) Roll up and eat carefully, as the honey will ooze out.

Aug 25, 2015
ElsieDee in Home Cooking

Chinese Buffet Coconut Chicken

This link should take you to a recipe (it's referenced unthread): http://yireservation.com/recipes/chin...

Aug 24, 2015
ElsieDee in Home Cooking

Los Angeles Area Abbreviations

I vaguely recall one - and I kind of recall either that one being resurrected or a new one started; but...I can't find either. Guess I should google to see if I can find it / them.

Aug 24, 2015
ElsieDee in Los Angeles Area

Best Fried Zucchini and Fried Asparagus in Los Angeles and surrounding areas.

Are you referring to the Tops Burgers on Walnut/Foothill (http://www.topsburger.com/home.html) or the The Original Tops on Colorado (http://www.theoriginaltops.com/)? If the latter, I agree (haven't had the fried zucchini at the one on Walnut/Foothill).

Los Angeles Area Abbreviations

TBFTiE - The Best Fish Tacos in Ensanada

A good list for the SGV here:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/1019...

Aug 22, 2015
ElsieDee in Los Angeles Area

Los Angeles Area Abbreviations

RFT - Ricky's Fish Tacos

Aug 22, 2015
ElsieDee in Los Angeles Area

Los Angeles Area Abbreviations

One of the challenges I faced, when moving to the LA area and reading the LA board, was figuring out all the abbreviations being thrown around. Some I determined on my own, many I waited until someone else asked or I came across a reference and made the connection. (And I still stumble across new ones that leave me feeling puzzled *sigh*.)

I know I'm not the only one to encounter the abundance of abbreviations and was thinking it'd be nice to provide a master list (that would be added to / expanded / clarified as needed) for newcomers, visitors, and some of us that still get confused. Thinking about both location and restaurants.

To get started:
LOCATIONS
L.A. - Los Angeles
SFV - San Fernando Valley (encompasses many cities / areas)
SGV - San Gabriel Valley (encompasses many cities / areas, home to great Chinese and other Asian restaurants)
ELA - East Lost Angeles (some discussion of where this region begins)
CC - Culver City

Aug 22, 2015
ElsieDee in Los Angeles Area
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Chowhound Beta Site Part V

I am in agreement about "b" - it does scream as something that's come from the top down and been imposed, so that marssy and others on the CH Team likely are attempting to make the best of a lousy decision.

(Btw, I probably fit into the "douchebaggy" description - I'm incredibly frustrated and find the beta site to be non-intuitive and not user friendly. And I'm angry that many legitimate usability concerns are being ignored or we're told "not on the table for discussion.")

Chowhound Beta Site Part V

It was one of the reasons I restarted AdBlock Plus on my computer: the pop-up kept reappearing.

I'm guessing, depending on your settings with the ad blocking program, you might not have seen it.

Aug 22, 2015
ElsieDee in Site Talk

Pasadena - North of 210 dining options?

Ugh. I did. And too late for me to edit now. Sorry about that!

Aug 22, 2015
ElsieDee in Los Angeles Area

Pasadena - North of 210 dining options?

On Lake:
* Slaw Dogs (haven't tried)
* Orean Health Express (vegan, drive thru)
* A Salvadoran place I've yet to try
* Coffee Gallery Backstage (decent coffee, some incredible music - saw a female Iranian guitarist there)
* Pinocchio's for Italian (haven't tried)

Aug 22, 2015
ElsieDee in Los Angeles Area

Pasadena - North of 210 dining options?

On Washington, all west of Lake:
* Connal's Burgers (east of Hill, north side of street)
* Lark Cake Shop (Washington and Hill, just north of the intersection on west side of Hill)
* Deluxe Cafe & Lounge (a bit west of Allen, north side of street) for Lebanese
* Sarki's for baklava (just west of Allen, south side of the street
* Domenico's Italian (west of Altadena, past Carmela Ice Cream, on north side of street for red-sauce Italian)
* Mint Leaf Indian Cuisine (northeast corner of Altadena and Washington, very good Indian but a bit pricey)

* Old Sassoon Bakery on Allen
* Claud & Co Eatery on Allen

Aug 21, 2015
ElsieDee in Los Angeles Area
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Chowhound Beta Site Part V

Too many colors, and not intuitive.

Aug 21, 2015
ElsieDee in Site Talk
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Chowhound Beta Site Part V

I went to log into the beta site and noticed I was able to tab from the "username" field to the "password" field; thank you for fixing that!

Aug 21, 2015
ElsieDee in Site Talk
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Chowhound Beta Site Part V

I have visual impairment and beta doesn't work for me. From the struggle to determine read / unread posts to the boxes around the tags, to the various font sizes and colors, the beta is pretty much impossible for me to see / scan. Add in all the scrolling, and it's become a chore rather than a site to enjoy.

Aug 21, 2015
ElsieDee in Site Talk

Looking for the perfect cobbler crust

What's the name of this restaurant? I'm wondering if there might be photos of the cobbler on Yelp or on the restaurant's website (if it has one, of course).

Aug 20, 2015
ElsieDee in Home Cooking

Chowhound Beta Site Part V

Unfortunately, it appears my carrier has not yet made Windows 8.1 available for my phone.

So while I inadvertently found a way to log into the beta site, I probably won't be able to use / explore all the features (like the sideways scroll at the top of the page). And so it goes. Thank you for looking into the issue.

Aug 20, 2015
ElsieDee in Site Talk

Help! How do I opt out of Beta

If on a mobile, clicking on the three lines (the hamburger) in the upper left corner of the screen will take you to your profile. If you scroll all the way down one of the options will be to Opt Out.

Aug 20, 2015
ElsieDee in Site Talk

Chowhound Beta Site Part V

The swiping isn't working for me: when I swipe the whole page shifts to the left and I have white space on the right. I will see if marssy's recommendation of upgrading to 8.1 helps.

Aug 20, 2015
ElsieDee in Site Talk

Chowhound Beta Site Part V

It's a Samsung ATIV Odyssey
Model: SAMSUNG SCH-1930
Software: Windows(R) Phone 8.0

Aug 20, 2015
ElsieDee in Site Talk

Chowhound Beta Site Part V

I am still unable to log into the beta site via my Windows phone using the hamburger option. Issue, with screen shot, detailed here:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/1021...

However...if I go to the beta site and into one of the posts (first photo) and attempt to do something there (either add a comment or "heart" a post), I get a login screen (second photo). I can then log into the beta site...but it bumps me back to the main landing page at beta.chowhound.com rather than keeping me on the page / thread where I was.

And...the beta.chowhound.com page doesn't fully display the images at the top; whatever is to the right of "Restaurants & Bars" image is cut off (third photo).

Aug 20, 2015
ElsieDee in Site Talk