Jamie Feldmar is a noodle aficionado, barbecue lover, and the managing editor of Serious Eats. You can follow her on Twitter at @jfeldmar.
I'm sorry, I just don't understand the concept of "leftover condensed milk," because I lick that can clean every single time.
@zorazen I *love* Guelaguetza and actually am kicking myself for not including it here —what's wrong with me? Their much-heralded mole is fantastic, but I actually love their chilaquiles, too. Good stuff. @inkybrain Adding to my list for next time!
@cotejona Ha! Whoops. Should be fixed in a second. Happened last time, too--I think our CMS system has a one-track mind.
As a native Chicagoan and one of Max's dining companions during this review dinner, I'm throwing my hat into the ring. This wasn't just a bad replica of a true Chicago-style pie; it was a bad pizza, period, to say nothing of the subpar service before and throughout the meal. A few of the individual elements (the cheese, the sauce) held their own, but in the grand scheme of a pizza, they were overwhelmed by the amateur-level dough and inferior toppings (or...lack thereof).
@Chico I've never refrigerated Sriracha! I just checked the bottle to be sure, and it doesn't say "Refrigerate After Opening" anywhere. Here's an old Talk thread on this very issue — at the end of the day, I can't find any scientific reason to keep it cold, so I think it's a matter of preference. Let us know if you like it better room temp!
@BostonAdam wasn't a direct route! We swung down to Charleston after Tennessee and drove up the coast after that. @everyone with grain tips--yes, good idea!
@Ghostly I SHALL REVEAL THE CONTENTS OF MY CRISPER: some very stale herbs, a tube of Olympic Provisions salami, apples, half an onion, gremlins.
@zorazen, I know that in Burma, students eat tea leaf salad as a stimulant to stay up late and cram. I never noticed a particularly strong effect while I was there, but people with a caffeine sensitivity might feel it more.
@Ivelisse thank you for the intel!
@Currigirl, yes, Vegan Month at SE is pretty strict--no refined sugar because it may be filtered with animal bone char.
Also, not not so much vegetarian, but Gregory's has some of the best grilled octopus I've had in the 'hood. Simple, meaty, and juicy--worth seeking out for sure!
I am not afraid; just bitterly angry that the desiccated Tim remains did not seem to make it to the office from a proper burial [in my stomach].
By next Sunday, we mean 2/2! We consider 1/26 this Sunday.
This is great, and the king cake looks killer, but I still want to know why the cops crashed the rehearsal dinner.
Way to use THE most unflattering photo of me and my doughnut cake. Thanks.
@Giannis: Thanks for posting all of this! I'll fix those factoids asap--glad to have the Nicosia/Lefkosia issue clarified, as it was (obviously) slightly unclear to me while I was there. And thank you for ID'ing the bread! Now I just have to find someplace in NYC that makes it...
@Autumn, soutzoukos were definitely more like grape-almond gummy bears--pretty firm, with a hard chew, if that makes sense!
@Hungry Dan: As @ccots says, Cyprus is on the Euro, and most of our sit-down restaurant meals were around 20 euro per person. Given that we were there during the off-season, however, we got some great deals on lodging and car rental that would have otherwise made this trip prohibitively expensive.
A few people have asked, so I'll spill the beans: the Italian restaurant I referenced in my eating alone article was Porsena, though as I wrote, I'll eat alone just about anywhere.
Oh, wow. I don't make up to that neighborhood too often, but now...I might have to make a special trip.
I meant to add, "I want to go to there."
This is so amazing.
Wow, guys, thanks for all the love! I'm glad to know there are plenty of dining solo supporters out there, whether for work or pleasure. I just hope this piece encourages anyone who's on the fence about eating alone to at least give it a whirl.
@PaulCline, forget sitting cross-legged and let your body accept the squat. It's mind over matter.
I henceforth declare this to be the best picture of our fair overlord in the history of SE.
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