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Grub Burger Bar montgomeryville

Wait in line, order at the counter, then someone escorts you to a seat. You wait at your table & the food is brought to you. Twice when we went, the line was very long, moved very slowly, and service to the table was not particularly fast. We also had issues getting drink orders. Standing in line for such a long period of time was not great because we had several large families with kids, in line in front of us. Kids were hungry, tired, irritable, whining - not really their fault, but not something that made standing in the line with them particularly pleasant. Other two times, everything worked smoothly and fairly quickly. I think the food was very good.

Grub Burger Bar montgomeryville

I have been to the one in Willow Grove several times. Good burgers and some over-the-top milk shakes. I am not entirely fond of their format for ordering and being seated, however.

Aug 14, 2015
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Dosa cooking problems

You might try posting this on the Cookware board.

Aug 12, 2015
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Great office coffee machine?

yes, kind of like the ice maker in your fridge.

Aug 11, 2015
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Great office coffee machine?

Thanks, glad someone has my back!

Aug 11, 2015
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Great office coffee machine?

We had plumbed Keurigs for several years at work. The pilferage shut them down. I used to order my own pods directly from Keurig because I like oddball flavors, and kept them at my desk, but the company-provided ones disappeared by the dozens. We now have something called Essellensa Cafe, an enormous plumbed machine, that needs to be loaded with coffee beans, and makes latte, cappuccino, & etc, at the push of a button. We have 2 machines per floor, with maybe 150-200 people/floor. In most respects, my company is not particularly attuned to the needs of its employees, but this is a great perk (no pun intended).

Aug 11, 2015
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Please return your shopping carts, you lazy bum

I usually try to grab a cart on my way in from someone who has just finished unloading theirs. Helps me & helps them.

Has Anyone Had A Dinner Party Guest Pass Gas At Your Table?

So much better when the chairs have vinyl-covered seats.

Aug 07, 2015
PattiCakes in Not About Food

Coke, soda, pop,.....????

I just visited some friends in Missouri (I am from Philly), and this very subject came up. In the Eastern half of Pennsylvania, we call carbonated beverages "soda". Once you get out towards Pittsburgh, it's called "pop". The ladies from Missouri told be that they always called it "coke". That's with a lower-case "c", and they called it that no matter what type of carbonated soft drink it was.

Aug 07, 2015
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Do you pray before a meal?

We do not ordinarily say grace, but will participate when my son or daughter's family say the "Bless oh Lord..." pre-meal prayer. On special occasions, and for large family gatherings, my husband, who is of Scottish descent, will say Robert Burn's Selkirk Grace:

Some hae meat and canna eat,
And some wad eat that want it;
But we hae meat and we can eat,
And sae the Lord be thanket.

Jul 30, 2015
PattiCakes in Not About Food

Help with "baby" themed dinner--NOT a baby shower

And each dish served following a pregnant pause.

Jul 16, 2015
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Humpty's Dumplings, Glenside

UPDATE: I just posted this review on Yelp.

I have been a fan of HD's for a while, but last night was the first time I've been in their new space on Keswick Ave. The space is nice, if still a bit raw, and does not have much seating. If there is something going on at the Keswick Theater, you will need to be prepared to hunt for parking. I was there early, so I parked in the lot behind the theater; as soon as I began walking back to my car, the parking space vultures were circling for my spot!

I did takeout. I got two orders (5 @)) of the cheese steak dumplings and one of the specials, spinach ricotta. Both were excellent, especially the spinach. I ordered 2 noodle bowls, buffalo chicken and roast pork. Excellent as well, but a little on the oily side. One noodle bowl and some dumplings would be a good meal to share; as a matter of fact, there was a cute couple doing just that while I waited for my order - one bowl, two sets of chopsticks, sigh. The buffalo chicken was spicy and topped with bleu cheese. The roast pork was even better, with nice chunks of meat, broccoli rabe, and sharp Parmesan on top. All it needed was some roasted peppers. AND, I decided to get some bao at the last minute: the traditional pork and a BBQ Chicken. Both were a good size and well-filled with a flavorful filling, I was disappointed in the BBQ chicken, however, because the wrapper/dumpling was undercooked and doughy; the pork was just fine.

The owners like to experiment, so the specials change often even though the core offerings remain the same. They are planning on expanding their offerings gradually, and I look forward to their Pho as the chillier weather approaches. I tried it at the Primex Garden Center market this past winter, and it was wonderful! I have not tried a sweet dumpling yet - that's on the list for next time. The owners and staff are great people, and are certainly excited to share their products. Please give them a try - just don't take my parking space!!

Jul 10, 2015
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A Gem in Jenkintown

Robert's Block is moving along ever so s-l-o-w-l-y. I park at Glenside train station and have been watching it creep along. The owners have spared no expense in rehabbing that building, and it needed MAJOR rehabbing. Jingletown is a bit problematic because of parking issues, but that has improved - you just need to know where to go.

Jul 07, 2015
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Matyson closed?!

Last day of service was July 3rd; employees were told yesterday (Monday, 7/6). The son says his dad, the owner, has wanted to retire for a while. hmmm. Replaced by a grilled cheese & milkshake shop? Oh the inhumanity!

Jul 07, 2015
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Restaurants and credit card fraud

I agree. I would would make it clear that you are not looking for anything from them personally, but you just wanted them to know that it is likely that one of their employees was culpable. Let them take that for what it's worth and figure out what they want to do.

Is it okay to ask guests at a suprise party to pay to attend?

THE best reply to date!

George Washington Cake?

Do you know if Weinrich's still has it?

Jun 30, 2015
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Hidden, but are they gems?

Me too. We have had our office holiday party there 2 years in a row. All fluff and no substance. The Art Institute's student restaurant, Petite Passion, right next door, is so much better.

Jun 10, 2015
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The Beet - So Long Brussel Sprouts and Kale, The Beet Is The New Veg.

Google "spiralize" or "spiralizer". here's a whole new gadgety thing out there.

Jun 03, 2015
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zuchinni noodle maker

Paderno 4 blade. LOVE it!! Williams Sonoma has it, but I got mine from Amazon. Well engineered, compact storage, easy clean up. Tons of recipes out there as well - just hit up Pinterest.

http://www.amazon.com/Paderno-World-C...

Jun 02, 2015
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The Beet - So Long Brussel Sprouts and Kale, The Beet Is The New Veg.

Spiralized beets are what's REALLY happening! Just made a spiralized beet salad with kale, bleu cheese, walnuts and a honey balsamic dressing.

Jun 02, 2015
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What is proper if Im paying for drinks and invites are paying for their own dinner?

I am sorry, but this comes off as an attempt to get away with as little as possible financially while appearing to be doing something big. One does drinks only in a bar, not a restaurant with a bar. Everyone has a few drinks, then what? They are hungry and are kind of a captive audience for a dinner they will be paying for? You could say "please join us for drinks", but you are still putting your guests in the position of finding something else to do for diner. You also say nothing about providing some sort of apps for your guests. If I were a guest, I'd be annoyed.

May 26, 2015
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Savory Snack - no wheat

I kind of winged it on the quantities because I used larger bags of frozen spinach instead of boxes. I did not squeeze it out as much as I should have, but the results were very good. This is a recipe I will play with because it's going to be a "regular". The one substitution I made that worked out well was Mrs. Dash's Lemon Pepper for the s & P. I don't use salt very much, so the lemon pepper is my go-to sub. The lemon in the background really brightened the taste.

May 21, 2015
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Savory Snack - no wheat

Thanks all! I went with the "Jibin", and with cherry tomato, moz and basil leaf toothpick skewers. Made for a very pretty presentation and got rave reviews. Now I need to write up that Jibin recipe because everyone wants it! IO think I may actually try the Jibin in muffin tins then freeze. they would make a nice, quick breakfast!

May 21, 2015
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Table Hogs and Coffee House Etiquette

I find it interesting that you felt entitled to use Starbucks as you would a library -- to sit for an extended period of time and study.

Glenside, PA [moved from PA board]

There is a dinner cafe opening next to the Keswick. It will serve dinner, but also have entertainment. A local purveyor of interesting dumplings, Humptie's Dumplings, is opening an eat-in/take-out place a little further down that strip. Roberts Block is in a building that once housed a few stores and some apartments upstairs. It was in appalling condition. It has been gutted and re-done, with no expense spared. The original building was called Roberts Block because it was a block of stores at the foot of Roberts Ave.

May 15, 2015
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Weekday Lunch: Parking and Quiet Necessary

Take a look at Chima.

May 15, 2015
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Glenside, PA [moved from PA board]

This is an elderly thread, and there have been a number of changes in Glenside in the intervening years. A number of new places are set to open up soon. I think they are trying to give "Glenside Village" a vibe kind of like Main Street Ambler, and play to the crowds the Keswick Theater brings in.

Graduation Open House - How much to make?

Make more than you think you'll need, especially if teenagers are involved. Yes, make as much ahead as you can. Will this be an open house that is one of a number of open houses that guests might be going to? That could also factor in on how much they eat. For instance, when my kids graduated from HS, they were many parties on any given Saturday or Sunday, and it was SOP for the kids, at least, to go from one to the other, grazing as they went.

Consider serving in a crock pot and/or something like a Nesco roaster. How about a side, like an Asian cabbage slaw?

May 15, 2015
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Savory Snack - no wheat

Do you think I could make the jibin in a 9.5 x 11 pan, cool, then cut into squares? Sounds like a crustless quiche of sorts.

May 14, 2015
PattiCakes in Home Cooking