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Feedback on the Redesign? Let us know here.

Some quick thoughts from a casual user suffering no shortage of opinions:

Some emphasis on content gets a little drowned out in all the white and bright, colorful ads sometimes. Giving users control over the darkness and size of default fonts would be a great touch. A high-contrast version(i.e. dark background, light text, larger fonts) might save some with vision problems a lot of trouble. Taking current styles from the video section seems like a good start for something like that.

The font and spacing changes are generally a win. I love a good serif. :) The new default user icon is very classy. ;P The home page really pops, but the latest from Chowhound there feels like even more of an afterthought than before.

All in all, a step in a better direction. Nice job, everyone.

Sep 25, 2008
loincloth in Site Talk

Destination: Twin Cities Crawl

Scandalous!

Aug 29, 2008
loincloth in Features

Destination: Twin Cities Crawl

There is a lot of great in many different areas of culture in Minneapolis.

Al's Breakfast is indeed fantastic, but I almost don't even want to give Chino Latino the attention it takes to suggest that they suck horribly. I guess if you are into overpriced, overdressed and forgettable, then it's all right.

For a good bar/restaurant I would suggest Matt's Bar on Cedar for the Jucy Lucy, or the Chatterbox Pub on E 35th St for the video/board games and variety of furniture including things like a couch or two. As I recall the food was well, and I think they also have a unique sake they only make there, but I can't remember details at the moment..

One of my favorite sandwiches in the entire universe is the #7 aka Hot Shot Italian at Caffrey's deli right near Lake and Lyndale.

http://www.mattsbar.com/
http://www.chatterboxpub.net/
http://www.twincitiesfun.com/Caffreys...

<3 MPLS

Aug 23, 2008
loincloth in Features

Vote for Your Favorite Fake Fruit

LOL at "Dewmocracy" and your analysis of the colored, fake-fruity beverages. I don't even care what is in the left column. I am fulfilled.

Jun 17, 2008
loincloth in Features

Board Not Refreshing Correctly

lulz

May 31, 2008
loincloth in Site Talk

In response to Rachel Ray thread

fine

Apr 25, 2008
loincloth in Not About Food

Salt and Pepper Shakers

Hehe.. I have the Hug ones, but they are blue and green and have slightly different head shapes. I think it's probably the same designer, though I'm not sure.

They have a dark, dual nature to them, as well. If you turn one of the figures away from the other, it appears as if one is chasing the other which is running away..

Apr 11, 2008
loincloth in Features

Drinking Moose Drool

Mmm.. yummy, yes.

Nov 19, 2007
loincloth in Features

Typeface Issue

Pretty much all browsers give users preference for this kind of thing. Check your settings or preferences.

Aug 27, 2007
loincloth in Site Talk

PDAs

Jul 17, 2007
loincloth in Site Talk

found: cute little coffee shop in Astoria

Great place.

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Freeze Peach
22-00 29th St, Queens, NY 11105

Jul 14, 2007
loincloth in Outer Boroughs

MSP Recommendations

Golooney's for some choice pizza, not to mention some tasty sandwiches. Galactic Pizza is a lot of fun. Caffrey's Deli has one of the most amazing sandwiches I've had in my entire life.

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Caffrey's Deli & Subs
3008 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408

Galactic Pizza
2917 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408

Golooney's East Coast Pizza [CLOSED 2009]
2329 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55405

Places: Problems, bugs and suggestions

Any contemporary browser will provide you the option to open a link in a new window or tab. I like it when this decision is left in my hands.

Jul 03, 2007
loincloth in Site Talk

Search: Problems, bugs and suggestions

I use Adblock for Firefox to get rid of ads. I'd recommend something similar if you cannot tolerate them.

Jun 30, 2007
loincloth in Site Talk

A Cheeseburger By Any Other Name ...

Oh man, yes.. looooooove the Jucy Lucy. They are quite responsible about their cheese temperatures, though! In my experience, they always remembered to warn people. :)

Jun 27, 2007
loincloth in Features

MSP--- Pizza by the Slice? ?

Golooney's was one of my favorites when I was in Minneapolis. One of the reasons for this was that they let you select your toppings when you order by the slice. You're not relegated to somebody else's limited selection, sliced from pies that have been sitting under a heat lamp for who knows how long.