Jan 21st 2007 1:05PM Yes, Valentine's Day always brings out the Luxury Travel Packages, doesn't it? How about one which is *only* half the price of your package? At $50,000, this spa package in Chicago is called "Propose" and includes a Van Cleef & Arpels Engagement Ring. Just in case you didn't have time to shop.
Nov 22nd 2006 8:52PM You don't get gastric bypass surgery to "keep your college figure." You get it to assist you in overcoming morbid obesity, when other means have failed and your health requires it. Keeping your college figure something that requires a life time of work -- using the techniques you outline -- not a few hours under the surgeon's blade.
Nov 10th 2006 4:20AM Let's see ... we don't use a regular coffee pot on a stove top, because the auto drip coffee maker is more convenient.
We stop using the auto drip coffee maker, because we want to make individual servings, rather than a whole pot.
We get a pod-based system so that we can buy individually wrapped pods of coffee and save time, and not have to buy pounds of loose coffee for one person.
We get a pod-based system so that we can have a variety of pod flavors or types of coffee or tea. We get a pod-based system because we don't have to measure.
Then, we get a pod maker. We get this pod maker so that we can return to buying coffee in bulk, and grinding it ourselves, or, storing it in the freezer and making up a few pods at a time. We get this pod maker so we can go back to scooping coffee. We get this pod maker so that we can make a variety of different coffee and tea pods.
We get this pod maker so that we can buy higher quality coffees or beans, and grind and use them as we go along.
So. We've gotten rid of the coffee pot, gotten rid of the auto drip maker, gotten rid of the French Press, and now we have a Pod based coffee machine, a Pod maker, a supply of paper for the pod maker, a supply of coffee for the pods, and ...
a lot less counter space.
Stop this madness!
Jun 19th 2006 10:48PM Red @ #2 states it best. Never thought I'd dig this dish, but, had a huge mound of crispy salty, skinny fries served to me at Jack's Urban Eats in Sacramento, California. The mound was drizzled with bleu cheese dressing, and then, drizzled with hot chili oil (like you'd use for pot stickers). The whole vile looking mess is then liberally sprinkled with parseley. The flavor sensation was simply outstanding -- and I don't like buffalo wings, so that's saying something. Bring on the Urban Fries!
Jun 19th 2006 5:47PM How country fair am I ... that I'd be ALL OVER that entree? You can take the girl out of the fair ...
Jun 19th 2006 12:39PM What I like about this pan is less the fact of even baking -- everyone gets an edge piece, my favorite! Who wants that center square with less crust?!
Jun 17th 2006 1:22AM I read it when first posted and the link was valid. Took me to a newstation story. Young man cooked from an expired box of mix and went into anaphalytic shock and perished. Later, the link wasn't valid. But I did read the story.
Jun 15th 2006 7:58PM It isn't "pan fried anything" because that doesn't convey the peppery breading that one would find on fried chicken.
As a girl who grew up with Virginia style cooking, Chicken Fried Steak was as common as dirt. The term was coined, as I understood it, because it was similar to fried chicken in its flavor and coating, but was cooked with a steak instead. So, you bread and fry the steak, and top it with cream gravy. Always. You never said "with gravy" because it was like saying "I'll coffee, please ... the grounds brewed in water."
Chicken Fried Chicken is just boneless chicken breast served breaded, with gravy. Heck, even the horrible "Chili's" chain calls it that!
It's Chicken Fried Steak, and that's that!
Jun 14th 2006 2:47PM If it isn't full of Asian diners, it isn't a premier Asian dining complex. The best Japanese food or Chinese inspired food I've ever had was when I was the only non-Asian in the restaurant. From the description above, however, sounds like it needs to be an episode of South Park.
Jun 14th 2006 1:50AM The band isn't lame. The fans are not lame. We all have our fan bases and we all have our preferences. KISS isn't one of mine. What IS lame, and that a group of aged rockers are setting out to make the same mistake models and actors have made in the past. What, they think they have a formula that works? Planet Hollywood Anyone? Sucks. Models Cafe? Sucked. Make music, not food. Get your sympathy cards out now. I give it one year, two tops, before it closes quietly.