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Dog friendly in Asheville area

With or without the dog are there restaurants or dishes not to be missed? Is Curate as good as the hype? Dough?

Aug 11, 2013
torym in Southeast

Dog friendly in Asheville area

Thank you so much! You have a bunch I didn't know about. I can hardly wait to go!

Aug 11, 2013
torym in Southeast

Dog friendly in Asheville area

I'll be in Asheville for a week, mid-Sept. with a group of 10 foodies and a small well behaved hypoallergenic dog. Can anyone recommend really good dog tolerant or friendly restaurants. I've cross ref'd bringfido dot com with chowhound, but suspect bringfido is mainly for non foodies desperate for anyplace that accept dogs.

I'm hoping to create a list of places that the foodies will like, not just places that take dogs and serve slop.

Aug 11, 2013
torym in Southeast

Slow Cooker Questions

i can recommend "not your mother's slow cooker" http://www.amazon.com/Your-Mothers-Sl... for more modern, less "add a can of condensed soup and cook the c**p out of it" recipes.

Slow cookers are well worth the cost in Florida, for keeping the kitchen cool and using WAY less energy. I think that all-clad model is amazing looking, but you can spend $50 and get a perfectly serviceable slow cooker. I prefer oval. Cook's Illustrated recommends "Crock-Pot Touchscreen Slow Cooker." You don't need a Mercedez to get to the grocery store. A Sonata will get you there for less money.

Pressure cookers create pressure inside the (sealed) pan, lowering the boiling point, cooking food faster. You can make a lamb stew or beef broth that would take all day on the stove top, in just an hour in a pressure cooker. Don't buy a cheap one, and never fill above the "fill line." for safety sake.

Slow cookers are slow. Pressure cookers are fast. I have both, but I use the slow cooker more often.

Oct 06, 2010
torym in Cookware

Best food in or near Eagan?

I'll be in Eagan for business for two separate weeks, one in Oct. and one in Nov. I don't need super-fancy food or sky-high prices, but I appreciate good food and I'm not cheap.

Need I rent a car, or are public transport/taxis good for getting to M/SP? I love light, hot, fresh yeast rolls, and would like to leave the area feeling like I've tried some of the best local food.

Oct 06, 2010
torym in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Sir Woody's BBQ in Homestead

WOW. Just had Sir Woody's tender, smokey ribs on 3/20 en route to RF Orchids and Robert is Here produce stand/tropical milkshake haven. Amazing day and perfect look at the best of Homestead.

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Robert is Here
19200 SW 344th Street, Homestead, FL

Mar 22, 2010
torym in Florida

Sprecher's Root Beer

I'm looking for a souce of the Sprecher xxx, which is root beer with a very low alcohol content. (Not xxx root beer from Texas)

Anyone? Anyone?

Aug 09, 2009
torym in Manhattan

Boca/Boynton-Superbowl, great food, not a sports pub

I suggest eating at Snapper's on Congress Ave. in Boynton, then driving to Duffy's for drinks/tvs/festive atmosphere. Duffy's food is fine, but very casual: wings, burgers, etc.

Jan 31, 2009
torym in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Shot glass desserts

I know who sells them. I'm looking for someone who likes them, to tell me why they like them: lower price, fewer calories, etc.

Sep 07, 2008
torym in Florida

Shot glass desserts

are you from pbcounty, martin or st. lucie? I'm seeking a diner to quote on why they are popular (calories, price, etc.). I'd need 5-10 mins on phone with you.

Sep 07, 2008
torym in Florida

Shot glass desserts

Do you make or order in restaurants tiny shot glass or 2-bite desserts? Newspaper and online reporter needs source from Palm Beach County for food story on this trend. Contact tmalmer at pbpost.com or 561-820-4516. Preferably a consumer, but a local chef's ok too. thanks!

Sep 02, 2008
torym in Florida

Do u buy, eat, make tiny desserts in PB Co?

Pringle, are you in PBCo? If so, pls email me contact info. I'd like to speak to your briefly by phone and quote you in a newspaper food article. I'm going to split the email in hopes of it not being harvested by spammers. @gmail.com is the end and the front part is flavors2go. thanks!

Aug 30, 2008
torym in Florida

Do u buy, eat, make tiny desserts in PB Co?

Pringle, are you in PBCo? If so, pls email me contact info. I'd like to speak to your briefly and quote you in a newspaper food article. I'm going to split the email in hopes of it not being harvested by spammers. @gmail.com and the front part is flavors2go. thanks!

Aug 30, 2008
torym in Florida

Do u buy, eat, make tiny desserts in PB Co?

Writer looking for source: a home cook or restaurant patron who buys/eats/makes mini or shot glass desserts in Palm Beach County. Just want to ask a few questions: where to buy good ones, what's the appeal (price, calories?), etc.

Aug 24, 2008
torym in Florida

Do u buy, eat, make tiny desserts in PB Co?

Writer looking for source: a home cook or restaurant patron who buys/eats/makes mini or shot glass desserts in Palm Beach County. Just want to ask a few questions: where to buy good ones, what's the appeal (price, calories?), etc.

Aug 24, 2008
torym in Florida

Rural Alaska, suggestions, prices?

I'll be driving through rural Alaska next July. Possible itinerary: Anchorage, Talkeetna, Denali Park vicinity, Healy, Fairbanks, Delta Junction, Tok, Beaver Creek, Destruction Bay, White Horse, Skagway. Looking for suggestions for b&bs and meals near those places (on en route), and need some idea of prices for restaurant meals. thanks!

Dec 11, 2007
torym in Pacific Northwest

Slow Cooker Questions

I covet the model you mention. Browning meat adds caramelization, and therefore flavor. Think of the difference betweeen crispy browned bits of, say, an oven roasted ham combared with deli ham. I don't know of another model you can brown in, except a weirdly shaped black one called rival versaware, that a friend owns and dislikes. I used a combo steamer, fryer, slow cooker. I wish I'd gotten a larger oval model that would accommodate, say, a pork butt. I love mine. I suggest you invest in a rival smart module, that will switch the slow cooker to a safe "low/warm" because most meats don't need to cook 8-10 hours, in my experience. Amazon has a module for less than $10. Some slow cookers have that capability built in. my favorite slow cooker cookbook is "not your mothers' slow cooker." but your braise recipes can be adapted. good luck!

Aug 13, 2007
torym in Cookware

weeki wachee hernando county eats?

We're visiting the Hernando County area in July 07. Any good food there? Is is all chains? BBQ? Breakfast? Whatever's good. also looking for a b&b or place to stay like... la quinta or nicer. thanks.

Apr 30, 2007
torym in Florida