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Shorts! - And Reservation Timing Help

If you are flying from Calgary, you will do US Pre-clearance before your departure, not upon arrival in the US.

Jun 24, 2015
quof in Manhattan

Best ice cream in manhattan

I have had the lemon meringue pie and also the toasted coconut with chocolate flakes at Oddfellows, both delicious. They tend to have 8 flavors at a time. The last time I visited, they had Ants on a Log - celery ice cream with raisins. Ugh.

Jun 22, 2015
quof in Manhattan

Best ice cream in manhattan

Morgenstern and Oddfellows ARE ice cream shops. Had you said gelato, frozen yogurt or frozen custard, I would have a whole other set of recommendations. I don't mess with my frozen desserts.

Jun 21, 2015
quof in Manhattan
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Best ice cream in manhattan

I like Morgensterns, but have recently discovered Oddfellows. Both awesome.

Jun 21, 2015
quof in Manhattan
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Dominique Ansel Kitchen (not bakery)

I tried 4 items in two visits. (What, is there something wrong with that????)
The lemon tart was delicious, but puzzling to eat. It's too large to eat by hand, the filling is too runny for a fork, but the crust is too crunchy to eat with a spoon...
The Pain Au Chocolat 2.0 was also delicious, but also couldn't be eaten as served, or the chocolate shards go up your nose, so you have to take them off.
The brown sugar DKA was okay, I'm not a fan of straight sugar desserts, and prefer mine with chocolate or fruit.
The warm chocolate madelines, which they were handing out to customers in line, were my favourite.
I was there Mothers' Day weekend, and didn't wait long, although there were about 6-8 people in line Sunday morning (don't know if that's a Sunday, or a Mothers' Day, thing), and Dominique himself was expediting orders behind the counter. The stadium seating is fun for watching the kitchen.

Jun 01, 2015
quof in Manhattan

How frugal can they be??

My local Dairy Queen doesn't give out napkins at the drive-thru. I'm buying an ice cream cone, while driving my car. They don't even hand over one napkin unless you ask.

May 28, 2015
quof in Not About Food

Near B & H Photo

Skylight Diner.

May 28, 2015
quof in Manhattan

Market Shoppers: Get out of the quick check out line. You have too many items...

You don't think produce takes a long time to key in? I make a point of selecting produce with stickers so the cashier doesn't have to look up the code, but it still takes them forever, especially if they make a mistake keying it in and have to fix it. My cart full of produce takes a lot longer than a cart full of boxes and cans.

Apr 08, 2015
quof in Not About Food

Market Shoppers: Get out of the quick check out line. You have too many items...

Why did you ask her to stop?? I TELL people not to hit me.

Apr 06, 2015
quof in Not About Food

Market Shoppers: Get out of the quick check out line. You have too many items...

Last week, the customer in front of me at Walmart had 96 cans of identical cat food, and 48 identical cans of a different type. The cashier rang them in individually. Yes, they were exactly the same can. The customer pointed it out to her, the cashier agreed, and I had lots of time to verify for myself while she was scanning them one at a time. Her name tag said she had worked there for 5 years, can't imagine she didn't know to use the quantity button. That's what I get for going to Walmart.

Apr 04, 2015
quof in Not About Food

Market Shoppers: Get out of the quick check out line. You have too many items...

Exactly. The speed of the express line is a myth. One transaction of 20 items is a lot faster than 4 transactions of 5 items. I'd rather get behind one person with a full cart. Unless it is full of produce, which all has to be keyed in.

Apr 03, 2015
quof in Not About Food

Bring your shopping cart back where it belongs, please!

Sockii said responsibility FOR, not responsibility TO. Surely you can see the difference.

Mar 24, 2015
quof in Not About Food
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Additional charges that seem unjustified that the establishment might think twice about

Exactly, and each additional thing they do - handle my luggage, provide me with food - I pay for. If I don't want it, I shouldn't have to pay for it just to subsidize those who do want it.

Mar 22, 2015
quof in Not About Food

Additional charges that seem unjustified that the establishment might think twice about

I don't want to watch you eat without cutlery or napkins.

Mar 22, 2015
quof in Not About Food

Additional charges that seem unjustified that the establishment might think twice about

No, as long as I comply with the airline's rules, I can take a bag in the cabin that weighs the same as a bag other people check. I don't pay the airline to handle it for me, because they're not providing a service.

Mar 22, 2015
quof in Not About Food

Additional charges that seem unjustified that the establishment might think twice about

Well that's descending into the ridiculous. There are basic things that go into the item purchased - like cutlery, and a seat on the plane. You can't eat (or fly) without them. You can fly without luggage, so why pay for it if you don't use it?

Mar 22, 2015
quof in Not About Food
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Additional charges that seem unjustified that the establishment might think twice about

And people who don't want them would prefer not to pay for them. It's like a la carte pricing on airlines. I don't check luggage, so why should it be included in my ticket price?

Mar 22, 2015
quof in Not About Food

Bring your shopping cart back where it belongs, please!

This was how every store did it in my childhood; have you seriously never seen this before?

Mar 21, 2015
quof in Not About Food
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Bring your shopping cart back where it belongs, please!

So who is bringing the carts from the corral into the store?

Mar 20, 2015
quof in Not About Food

Cronuts at Dunkin' Donuts?

I won't stand in line, either, but I was able to pre-order one a few weeks ago, and OMG was it delicious. Check out the DA website for instructions on pre-ordering.

Jan 29, 2015
quof in Chains

Real Italian Coffee in Halifax - Best Espresso

The Smiling Goat. Locations on South Park by the Lord Nelson, or in Bishops Landing.

Jan 26, 2015
quof in Atlantic Canada

What are you baking these days? December 2014 edition! [old]

Another endorsement for Martha's chocolate gingerbread cookie. Yummy.

Dec 06, 2014
quof in Home Cooking

Anyone here follow the Eat Right For Your Blood Type diet?

My hippy former stepson said he felt so much better after going on the Blood Type Diet. I pointed out that the Diet recommends "If you are this blood type, eat broccoli" "If you are this blood type, eat lean meat". Of course he felt better; none of the blood types are advised to eat potato chips.

Bareburger East Coast chain

My one trip to Bareburger left me unimpressed. Expensive, as noted. And they butter the buns inside and out before toasting, so you end up with greasy fingers, yet they bring you only one paper napkin.

Nov 25, 2014
quof in Chains
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Best Seasonal/Holiday Trader Joe's Items.... for 2014

What do you use for the coating?

Nov 13, 2014
quof in Chains

Grub Street Food Festival

Sadly, I started my vacation with a stomach bug, or maybe food poisoning, so I was slowly regaining my appetite and didn't want to attempt anything highly spiced. I wanted Mac 'n Cheese, so circled the vendors to see who was offering it, then chose Delaney. (Another vendor had Lobster Mac 'n Cheese, a no go for me even when healthy). I expect a BBQ joint to offer side dishes that are equal to their meat, not simply as an after thought.

Oct 07, 2014
quof in Manhattan

Grub Street Food Festival

Delaney Barbecue - absolutely awful mac and cheese. Grainy, watery sauce, and barely lukewarm. Little tiny cup for $7. I wish I had spent the cash and calories on something else.

Oct 06, 2014
quof in Manhattan

Trader Joe's YAY/MEY/NAY - September 2014 [OLD]

That's why you just eat the whole thing at once.

Sep 25, 2014
quof in Chains
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Trader Joes return - Do I need a receipt?

Yet another reason to love TJ's. Thanks, guys, they'll go in my suitcase for my next trip to NYC.

Sep 06, 2014
quof in Chains

Trader Joes return - Do I need a receipt?

A well meaning friend gave me sugar free chocolate almonds from TJ. Seems a shame to throw them away, but I know without opening them that I won't enjoy. Can I take them back to get some real chocolate : ) ? They're Timothy's Confection, rather than TJ's brand, if that makes a difference in showing that they were purchased there.

Sep 06, 2014
quof in Chains