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How The Coffee Shop Has Ruined Customer Service

This duscussion reminds me of Jackie Mason's bit/rant about Starbucks. I can't provide a link, but Im sure it's on Youtube and other video sites.

about 7 hours ago
4X4 in Not About Food

Narrowly averted checkout line scam?

And when he goes to the checkout line, he has to go back, and to the left, back, and to the left, back, and to the left...

about 7 hours ago
4X4 in Not About Food

Narrowly averted checkout line scam?

If it was "The Dude" he would have been buying half and half.

about 7 hours ago
4X4 in Not About Food

Guiltiest Guilty Pleasures

Powdered parmesean cheese in a can. I don't care what anyone says, it tastes fine to me on pizza, Italian food and salads.

Sep 19, 2014
4X4 in General Topics
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IKEA, a recent visit to their marketplace

I was at IKEA last night and was happy to discover that Daim bars are back! Daim is like Heath or Skor, but much better. They stopped selling them at IKEA (or maybe just my local one stopped) a couple of years ago, and I could only get them when my sister in law brought them back from Denmark. I bought two bags last night and I'm considering going back for a few more (in case they stop selling them again.)

Sep 17, 2014
4X4 in Chains

Guiltiest Guilty Pleasures

Grilled cheese sandwiches, made with white bread, American cheese and Country Crock (spread on the outside of the bread - works better than butter for grilled cheese.)

Sep 11, 2014
4X4 in General Topics
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Two L.A. Hounds for Five Days. Food and Sights Itinerary?

The one I posted about is in DC, right by Verizon Center. Looks like the one at Mark Center also has the raw bar happy hour.

Why You Should Never, Ever Go to a Food Festival

I like going to them (and wine festivals) when my band gets paid to play them. We usually don't get many (if any) free samples, but we get paid well to play for an hour. I think we're doing Taste of Bethesda (Maryland) this year.

Two L.A. Hounds for Five Days. Food and Sights Itinerary?

I think so.I work closer to Clyde's than OEG. When I want oysters after work, that's usually where I go.

Sep 09, 2014
4X4 in Washington DC & Baltimore

Two L.A. Hounds for Five Days. Food and Sights Itinerary?

Clyde's in Gallery Place has the same happy hour specials.

Best crab cakes in or near Hyattsville, MD?

Franklin's in Hyattsville has crab cakes on their menu. I've never had them there (not a big fan of crab cakes) but my girlfriend has and thinks they're great.

http://www.franklinsbrewery.com/

Sep 04, 2014
4X4 in Washington DC & Baltimore

Favorite summer cocktails?

BLT - bourbon lemon and tonic.

Aug 29, 2014
4X4 in General Topics

ISO Oak wood chunks for smoking - NoVA/DC area

There are online vendors who sell oak chunks. Do a search on amazon.

Aug 29, 2014
4X4 in Washington DC & Baltimore

ISO Oak wood chunks for smoking - NoVA/DC area

Try Bass Pro shops. If you're near Manassas, Dizzy Pig probably has oak chunks for sale.

Aug 27, 2014
4X4 in Washington DC & Baltimore

your favorite food movie..

Diner

Aug 26, 2014
4X4 in Not About Food

Worst thing you ate before working-out.

I once drank a lot of bourbon the night before a boxing class. My partner (one of the instructors) told me at one point, "Stop blowing that alcohol breath in my face!" I felt kind of embarrased and worried that he thought that I came to class drunk. As hungover as I as, I still go though the whole class. In fact, the intense workout probably made me sweat a lot of the bad stuff out.

Aug 25, 2014
4X4 in General Topics

What "typical American Foods" would you serve to foreigners?

My mother's matzoh ball soup.

Aug 21, 2014
4X4 in General Topics
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Charles County Barbecue?

I ended up going to Johnny Boy's. I had the rib and chicken combo, with baked beans and greens. The meat was kind of disappointing. It was cooked right (smokey and tender) but too salty. Sides were decent, not great.

Next time I'll try Dale's.

Aug 11, 2014
4X4 in Washington DC & Baltimore

music to chowhound by

Eat It by Weird Al Yankovich

Aug 08, 2014
4X4 in Not About Food

Charles County Barbecue?

I'm going to be in the Indian Head area pretty much all day tomorrow. Driving from College Park to Pomonkey with plenty of time to stop for lunch. I want to find some good barbecue on the way.

I've driven past Johnny Boy's a few times but have never eaten there. I've read mixed recent reviews. Anyone eaten there lately? What about some of the other ones in the area like Dale's or Texas Ribs & BBQ? Any suggestionsw?

Aug 08, 2014
4X4 in Washington DC & Baltimore

Products That Have Surprised You

Costco pizza - the slices (or whole pies) they sell at the snack bar. Very good and cheap.

Aug 07, 2014
4X4 in General Topics
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Food Humor in Cartoons

Not a cartoon, but speaking of bake sales:

http://www.theonion.com/articles/defe...

Aug 06, 2014
4X4 in Food Media & News

Spicey Shelf..

Reminds me of the Bag Hutch from Mr. Show.

Aug 05, 2014
4X4 in Cookware

Food related television commercial failures

Aug 01, 2014
4X4 in Food Media & News

Here's what every trendy restaurant menu looks like

Jul 25, 2014
4X4 in Food Media & News
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Do you grill with aluminum foil (and no, it's not what you're thinking of)

I never have and don't see any reason to. My Big Green Egg gas a cast-iron grid. It's very easy to clean with a few minutes of high heat from the grill and a little brushing wtith a wire brush.

Jul 23, 2014
4X4 in BBQ, Smoking, & Grilling

What's your favorite way to cook?

When I'm in the kitchen, I usually listen to Pandora (set to shuffle, and I have probably 30 or more channels - lots of variety) on my tv via Roku.

I do most of the cooking, but sometimes when my girlfriend is over she'll help with some of the prep work.

Jul 22, 2014
4X4 in Not About Food

Worst Cooking show Buzzwords

"Bring [ingredient] to the party." I love Good Eats, but AB used that phrase way too much.

Jul 22, 2014
4X4 in Food Media & News

"Starbucks Demands Barista Remove Tattoo or Resign"

Maybe someone looked at it from the wrong angle and thought it was a butt. :)

Jul 21, 2014
4X4 in Food Media & News

Memorable Quotes about booze

Yeah, I could easily list 10-20 classic Blues and Country songs about drinking (including "Swinging Doors" by Merle Haggard and "Drunken Spree" by Skip James) just off the top of my head. :)

Jul 17, 2014
4X4 in Food Media & News