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Uncle Julio's coming to Plymouth Meeting Mall

I finally got to Uncle Julio's for dinner this week - what the HECK took me so long???

The tableside quac was so good, generous and totally hit a craving I didn't know I was having. :) My friend and I both ordered the fajitas - I had the "original" chicken which does not come with cheese, peppers or sour cream. Perfect for me, as I don't do dairy and I don't love peppers! the chicken was well seasoned, perfectly cooked and the tortillas were awesome. My friend really enjoyed her "especial" mixed fajitas of beef and chicken altho to me the beef looked a little tough. Our waiter was very good, giving us time to catch up over our sangria, and checking back to make sure we had enough tortillas. he even provided fresh tortillas, and chips and salsa to go with our leftovers. very nice. we'll be back.

Oct 09, 2014
jujuthomas in Philadelphia

Bbq Pulled Pork Sandwich at Wendys?

my hubby would make me sleep in the garage if I did, haha!

Oct 09, 2014
jujuthomas in Chains

Best sushi in the 'burbs?

We are also big fans of Vic, especially now that East Cuisine has changed hands and gone downhill. I think there's also now a Vic in Willow Grove???? not sure if it's the same owner or now but it could be very confusing! :)

Oct 08, 2014
jujuthomas in Philadelphia

So I just complained to the manager of the montgomeryville wegmans

Can't express an opinion on the Montgomeryville Wegmans as I haven't been. that being said, I've was very impressed recently by Wegmans customer service - I recently found out that they carry a new favorite of my ours - tile fish. But they've been out the last few times I stopped in the KOP store. I sent an email just to the general customer service email address, asking if they were not going to carry it anymore or if the season was over. I got a call the next day from the manager of the fish department saying that they are going to continue carrying the fish, that he was sorry they'd been out the few times I'd looked and if I wanted to call the store before I planned to come in, he'd try to make sure they had some on hand. sweet!

Oct 07, 2014
jujuthomas in Philadelphia

So I just complained to the manager of the montgomeryville wegmans

+1 on the produce and meat being better quality! Also, Giant has, on a number of occasions, stopped carrying products I purchase. I'm making the trip from blue bell to the KOP Wegmans a lot more often lately.

Oct 07, 2014
jujuthomas in Philadelphia

Breakroom Freezer

I had someone open and use a brand new bottle of salad dressing from our office fridge. No matter what I did... notes, wrapping the dressing in bags and stashing it in a drawer, they found it and used it. I finally took it home and now bring a little in on days when I want a salad.

A bemused coworker came to me the other day holding her carton of half and half to which someone had attached a dollar bill using a rubber band. She said "i guess someone suddenly realized this wasn't communal property!" She hadn't even noticed someone using it. lol

Oct 07, 2014
jujuthomas in Not About Food

Need new Drip Coffee Maker, under $75

I've had mine 3-4 years, I think.

Oct 03, 2014
jujuthomas in Cookware

Need new Drip Coffee Maker, under $75

Based on recommendations here on chow, I replaced my old Mr Coffee with a Zojirushi and I love it. best coffee maker I've had.

Oct 02, 2014
jujuthomas in Cookware

venison?

just keep your small pets and children inside!

Oct 01, 2014
jujuthomas in Philadelphia
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venison?

We have just over an acre, in a development. While we frequently see deer, they aren't much of an issue for us at this time. but this is a very interesting idea!

Sep 30, 2014
jujuthomas in Philadelphia

Ray’s Diner in East Norriton to close Sunday

I don't know that I agree with you... I think diners still have a place and frankly I'd rather go to a diner on the weekend than many other places.
Tigers II in Center Square PA does a brisk business with their traditional diner menu and their 6am-2pm hours. There are times on Sat and Sun where there's a line inside and folks standing outside waiting for a table.

Sep 29, 2014
jujuthomas in Philadelphia

Food-related allergies to non-food items?

I get itchy arms when picking green beans.

venison?

Thanks for that info! Maybe I can wheedle some out of a cousin or uncle next time we visit my family in upstate NY. :)

Sep 29, 2014
jujuthomas in Philadelphia

venison?

I'm in blue bell... Anyone know where I can buy venison nearby? I've never seen it at Carl Valenza but maybe I never looked closely enough.

Sep 27, 2014
jujuthomas in Philadelphia

Ray’s Diner in East Norriton to close Sunday

So disappointed that yet another diner is closing.

Sep 26, 2014
jujuthomas in Philadelphia

Restaurants near the Hotel Palomar at 17th & Sansom

I've had a couple great lunches at Devon Seafood, right on Rittenhouse Square - next to the also fabulous and aforementioned Parc. :)

great burgers at Village Wiskey

Sep 25, 2014
jujuthomas in Philadelphia
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Foldable grocery "tote box"

I saw that after I posted it. they are still pretty cool for the regular store. :)

Sep 24, 2014
jujuthomas in Not About Food

Foldable grocery "tote box"

I got two of these for friends of mine who shopped at Costco a lot

http://www.reuseit.com/totes-and-mark...

Burger King Introduces a Burger with Black Bun, Sauce, and Cheese in Japan

oh that makes sense. thanks.

Sep 12, 2014
jujuthomas in Chains

Burger King Introduces a Burger with Black Bun, Sauce, and Cheese in Japan

beyond the fact that I don't eat at Burger King, I find the idea of the black bun and cheese extremely unappealing. Do the articles say HOW it's made black?

Sep 12, 2014
jujuthomas in Chains

The Perils of Shaming Bad Tippers

In my opinion, shaming a low tipper just makes the person who posts the image look like a vindictive whiner. Yes, the tipper may be an ass, or perhaps the bad tip was justified and the poster is unaware of the full circumstances. But what the HECK ever happened to giving a shrug and a mental "well that sux" and moving on with our lives???

Wheat/Dairy Free Wedding Guest Ettiquette

well then they need to just deal with it. :)

Sep 11, 2014
jujuthomas in Not About Food

Wheat/Dairy Free Wedding Guest Ettiquette

I agree with everyone who says eat what you can and carry on. The OP doesn't say why they don't eat dairy or wheat - but if it's a life threatening issue causing the avoidance - then I don't believe calling the caterer to inquire about the dishes/ingredients would be out of line. I have food allergies - a couple life threatening ones - I admit I can be a pain in the butt asking "what's in it" all the time. If you say you don't know, or if I don't believe you know you can bet I'm not going to eat it!
I do believe suggesting solutions is out of line.

Sep 11, 2014
jujuthomas in Not About Food

We are going to dinner at a Jain believing household

I see the comments below about not giving them a beeswax candle, there are vendors who make soy candles - if you really want to give them one. :)

Sep 09, 2014
jujuthomas in Not About Food

Crocheting and food

a-freaking-dorable! I recently started crocheting, haven't gotten yet into anything that needs to be shaped - so far just afghans, scarves... etc.

Aug 27, 2014
jujuthomas in Not About Food

Commercial Spice Rubs

We got a sample pack of Dizzy Pig rubs - we haven't tried them all yet but have really enjoyed the "Shaking the tree" rub on fish.
we tried one of the others on pulled pork - decided we like our usual rub better.

preparing for a real dietary challenge

Good news... I had a consult with the Orthodontist last week and everything has moved as needed with braces! No surgery!!! thanks so much all for your helpful comments, I hope someone else will find them useful. :)

Any Update on Zina's in Ambler?

A post on the Ambler 19002 facebook page indicates a restaurant called Ambler FeedStore will be taking over the Zina's space. When I drove by this week there appeared to be lights on inside, but no signs outside or indication that it will be opening soon. amblerfeedstore.com

Aug 22, 2014
jujuthomas in Philadelphia

Next Food Network Star -finale (spoilers)

I started watching the finale, then remembered how boring they are so I switched the channel figuring I'd just watch the last 5 minutes. Needless to say I got distracted... so.
hm.
durn.
not that I was really rooting for anyone, but in light of the posts below... which indicate some really disgusting behavior... um. durn. ;)

Aug 14, 2014
jujuthomas in Food Media & News

Food Network Star - 8/4

yeah, I'm not really excited to watch any of their shows, and didn't bother to go online and vote.

when does top chef start? sigh

Aug 06, 2014
jujuthomas in Food Media & News