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What did Y'all Grill this Weekend?

I cooked a whole brisket in the Big Green Egg Sunday (started it Saturday night and cooked it overnight.) It wasn't the best I've done, but it was okay. The flat was kind of dry but the point turned out very jiucy.

about 7 hours ago
4X4 in BBQ, Smoking, & Grilling

Country Style Ribs Help (need to cook tomorrow or they will go bad)

I like to cut them into cubes, marinate them overnight (or a few hours), put them on skewers and grill them. It's a great, cheap cut of met for pork kebabs.

May 21, 2015
4X4 in BBQ, Smoking, & Grilling

NYC Street Vendor Selling $30 Hot Dogs?

More importantly, did he call what he was selling a sandwich?

Apple pie with cheese? Really?

"May 26th. Four o'clock p.m. I took Betsy to Charles Coffee Shop on Columbus Circle. I had black coffee and apple pie with a slice of melted yellow cheese. I think that was a good selection. Betsy had coffee and a fruit salad dish. She could have had anything she wanted."

-Travis Bickle, Taxi Driver

May 20, 2015
4X4 in General Topics
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Rail Drinks: what in tarnation is it?

This reminds me of an old joke:

A giraffe, a skunk, and a deer go into a bar. The Bartender comes over and takes their order, comes back and says, "Okay, which one of you is paying?" The skunk says, "I've only got one cent on me." And the deer says, "I've only had a buck on me since last Thursday." So the giraffe says, "I guess Highballs are on me!"

May 18, 2015
4X4 in General Topics

Barbecuing - Does ANYONE Think Of Food Safety When Grilling?

That's how I do it too. I only have one set of tongs and I have never gotten sick from eating anything I've grilled.

May 18, 2015
4X4 in General Topics

Do any cultures eat owl?

I think a more appropriate topic would be "WHO eats owl?"

May 13, 2015
4X4 in General Topics

Is it ok to eat many eggs?

Am I the only one here who saw the discussiobn topic and immediately thought of Cool Hand Luke?

May 13, 2015
4X4 in General Topics

Acme to phase out self checkout

I never knew they had self checkout. I assumed from the Roadrunner cartoons that they only did mail orders. :)

May 11, 2015
4X4 in Chains
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McDonald's back to deep frying their Apple pies!

A waist is a terrible thing to mind.

Apr 28, 2015
4X4 in Chains

Your favorite junk food or guilty pleasure?

There were some recent discussions here about not being able to get Cadbury in the US (or maybe not getting real UK Cadbury, I'm not sure) and how much Hershey's sucks. I disagree with that. :)

Apr 27, 2015
4X4 in General Topics

LIGHT sides with ribs

Black bean salad. It's really easy to make. Drain and rinse a large can of black beans and pour it into a bowl. Add some chopped red bell pepper and onions (scallions work well too.) Make a dressing from fresh lime juice, olive oil salt and pepper. You can also add some cilantro and other diced vegetables if you want to. Add the dressing, stir it in, and let it chill for a couple of hours before serving.

Apr 23, 2015
4X4 in Home Cooking
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Your favorite junk food or guilty pleasure?

Hershey's chocolate. I don't care what the chocolate snobs say about it, Hershey's taste fine to me. And it doesn't make me thirsy, like Cadbury does.

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. :)

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
4X4 in Food Media & News
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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
4X4 in Food Media & News

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
4X4 in General Topics

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
4X4 in Food Media & News

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
4X4 in Not About Food
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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.