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Hell's Kitchen starts again tonight-does anyone care?

I've never watched it, but I'm watching Daredevil on Netflix and that show takes place in Hell's Kitchen. :)

Apr 15, 2015
4X4 in Food Media & News

Horrible Restaurant Names

I drive by this place every time I go to Baltimore Blues Society events in Rosedale. I really should stop in for a beer there some time.

Apr 14, 2015
4X4 in Not About Food

What's your ??????????

When a clerk asks me for my phone number, I like to tell him or her that it's 867-5309.

Disney's $115 Steak.

Sounds kinda Goofy to me.

Apr 10, 2015
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Cutlery creatures

I have a friend who makes jewelry from antique silverware:

http://www.forkman.com/index.html

Apr 03, 2015
4X4 in Not About Food

Anyone else have an odd craving for bananas today? Just curious.

Were they regular bananas or gluten-free?

Apr 02, 2015
4X4 in General Topics

Why Jell-O Could Disappear Forever

And lawyers like Jimmy McGill, who use jello cups for advertising purposes.

Apr 02, 2015
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Anyone else have an odd craving for bananas today? Just curious.

It's too bad I'm at work. If I wasn't, I could post a link to Chris Elliott (as Marlon Brando) doing the Banana Dance. Classic Late Night bit, back when Letterman was still funny.

Apr 01, 2015
4X4 in General Topics

Anyone else have an odd craving for bananas today? Just curious.

A gentleman took a train from Cambridge to London. He took a seat and became aware that the man on the opposite seat had a banana in his ear.

The gentleman hesitated over whether to point the man out that a banana was in his ear. If he was not aware of that, it was kind to tell him it. But if he knew it, it was interfering to do so.

The gentleman hesitated for about an hour. The guard announced that the train would arrive at London shortly. The gentleman made up his mind and talked to the man,"Excuse me. A banana is in your ear."

"What?" The man asked him back.

He said again with louder voice,"A ba-na-na is in your ear!"

"What? Sorry, I cannot hear you since I have a banana in my ear."

Apr 01, 2015
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Anyone else have an odd craving for bananas today? Just curious.

"There's always money in the banana stand."

-George Bluth

McDonald’s Clothing Line Gives New Meaning to ‘Wearing a Mac’

That would be appropriate for McNuggets as well.

Mar 27, 2015
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Snake oil . Or are supplements necessary in your diet ?

No, I haven't heard that. Maybe I'll switch back to pills, but not until months from now, when I finish the two Costco sized bottles of gummies.

Mar 20, 2015
4X4 in Not About Food

Snake oil . Or are supplements necessary in your diet ?

I take a daily multi-vitamin. I don't know if it helps, but I doubt it can hurt. And since I take the gummy vitamins (bought them because they were on sale at Costco) it's like eating candy first thing in the morning! :)

I've always had fairly dry eyes and had LASIK surgery two weeks ago. The surgery has made my dry eyes worse (a normal side effect). One of the doctors I saw for a post-op checkup recommended taking fish oil pills. He said that they (along with eye drops) should help. I started taking fish eye pills after that. I don't know if they are helping my eyes, but I doubt they can hurt. They're also supposed to be good for your heart, so that's a bonus.

Mar 19, 2015
4X4 in Not About Food

What 'Race Together' Means for Starbucks Partners and Customers | Starbucks Newsroom

Or, "Sorry, but I'm not a NASCAR fan."

Mar 18, 2015
4X4 in Chains

$15 hr min. wage x zero hours =?

Drones

Mar 16, 2015
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Rudest grocery checker remark

I used to shop at a grocery store where one of the checkout guys thought he was a comedian. He wasn't rude, but his jokes were always horrible.

One time I asked him for a book of stamps. He handed me one, and said, "That's a pretty short book!" Another time, right before Christmas, he said, "Have a great Christmas! Or, if you're an atheist like me, have a great Thursday!" I always wanted to tell him don't quit the day job, but instead I just ignored him.

Mar 04, 2015
4X4 in Not About Food

Do you use your stove for storage ?

I keep my pizza stone and my cast iron dutch oven in the oven.

Restaurant Gives Totally Unwanted Twist To Mexican Cuisine

Feb 26, 2015
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Jewish meal

Wait until Christmas Day and go out for Chinese food. :)

good rub for beef

I use Dizzy Pig Cow Lick for steak, pulled beef and brisket.

Feb 23, 2015
4X4 in BBQ, Smoking, & Grilling

The Food Babe Says There’s Beaver Butt in Your Ice Cream

I've heard that some food companies are putting sodium chloride in their products! Sodium and chlorine are dangerous chemicals. Imagine how bad the results would be if you mixed them and ate the resulting compound!

Feb 20, 2015
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Is Costco Making Us Fat?

The DC Costco (only local one that sells booze) is making me an alcoholic! They keep forcing me to buy and drink their discounted, oversized bottles of bourbon and vodka!

Feb 12, 2015
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Is Costco Making Us Fat?

This discussion reminds me of the old joke:

A woman goes up to her husband wearing a new outfit and asks, "Does this dress make me look fat?"

He replies, "No, all of those cookies, cakes, pies and candy bars you eat make you look fat!"

Feb 12, 2015
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Only in America...

I wouldn't beat all surprised if this story turns out to be a hoax.

Feb 12, 2015
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I eat it my way

This probably isn't unique but it's the way I almost always eat ice cream at home.

I take the container (usually a pint), open it and add some caramel or butterscotch sauce too the top. I let it sit for a few minutes to soften some and eat it right out of the container. Whip cream (if I have it on hand) adds a lot to this method.

I probably eat less ice cream this way because I usually stop eating it and put it away when I get past the toppings. A pint usually lasts at least a week or two in my freezer.

Feb 06, 2015
4X4 in General Topics

Ideas for a Molecular Gastronomy Store Name {prize}

La Molecule. (Not my original idea - it was a restaurant in the David Cross show, The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret).

Feb 06, 2015
4X4 in Not About Food

Petworth/Georgia Ave

Check out www.popville.com. There's lots there about local food and other topics.

Feb 05, 2015
4X4 in Washington DC & Baltimore

Too much hassle to bother with foods

Pho. I've been curious about making it, and I've read some recipes. It just seems too involved. First you have to make the broth, then cook the noodles, then slice the meat, then get all of the side additives together. It's so much easier to just go to my local pho place and spend $7.25 on a bowl.

I have considered making the broth and freezing most of it to use in a less authentic (but still tasty version) - heat up some broth, add some beef and cooked noodles and eat it with some hoison sauce and sriracha.

Too much hassle to bother with foods

Jan 29, 2015
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Did anybody grill post blizzard?

Five years ago in the DC area we had "Snowmageddon" - two blizzards and over two feet of snow. I cleared a path in my patio to my Big Green Egg and grilled some chicken to eat while watching the Superbowl.

Jan 29, 2015
4X4 in BBQ, Smoking, & Grilling