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Where to Drink Beer in the Hudson Valley

C'mon, the Hudson Valley goes much farther north than that. Crossroads Brewery in Athens, Chatham Brewery in Chatham, CH Evans at the Albany Pump Station, and Brown's Brewery in Troy are all before you hit the Mohawk River. I'd venture so far as to add the Olde Saratoga Brewing Company to that list, as well.

Drinking the Bottom Shelf: Booth's London Dry Gin

I recommend New Amsterdam Gin. Tastes like Tanqueray, but a hell of a lot cheaper.

What Are Your Soda Alternatives?

I recommend beer. Good beer. Perhaps some homebrew beer.

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: The Sriracha Lover's Ultimate Gift Pack

I love sriracha on practically everything, but especially eggs. Fried egg sandwich (runny yolks, of course) with plenty of sriracha on the bread.

Two-Minute Mayonnaise

All I get is a watery mess and oily dishes in my sink

Father's Day Book Giveaway: 'Eat Like a Man: The Only Cookbook a Man Will Ever Need'

Anything my dad cooks is a MANLY MEAL, because if you're not a MANLY MAN it'll straight up and kill you with it's vile taste.

5 Herb-Infused Cocktails from Craftbar (And How to Make Them At Home)

Question: where would I find verjus? Any substitutes that would suffice?

How Do You Split the Restaurant Tab with a Big Group?

All my friends can do the simple math it takes to figure out how much they owe. Either that, or we ask to split the checks up front and then (at least I) tip well. The one thing I find I knock off tip percentage for is when the waiter says they'll split the check, no problem, but then doesn't and says he can't. It's one thing if you can't, it's another to say you will and then don't.

The Burger Lab: The Ins-n-Outs of an In-N-Out Double-Double, Animal-Style

I miss the west coast for In 'N Out and In 'N Out alone.

Now, 5 Guys has good burgers, but I would not compare them with In 'N Out. Neither is superior to the other, b/c they are different.

[Just had 5 Guys yesterday for lunch]

Cook the Book: 'Fiesta at Rick's'

Jose Andres from Made in Spain with Jose Andres! That guy is crazy, in the good sense. Would be fun to hang out with him, and he's always making unusual dishes, not the normal standard American fair. We get a lot of Latin American influences, but Spain's another delicious story.

Cook the Book: 'The Boozy Baker'

Not at all unique, but Captain Morgan spiced rum cakes...mmmmm. Get a food syringe and inject the glaze directly into the cake. That's right: directly into the meat of the cake. Better make sure to use two or three times the recommended amount of booze, as well. :-D

Time to go to the store and pick up some ingredients.

I wonder if I can add rum to pancakes and make that work...



vodka does not belong anywhere near a martini

that is all.

The recipe in the post above is how I like [love] my martinis.

California Mayor Charged with Stealing Industrial Mixer for Homemade Pizza

YES!!! Hometown news ftw. Yea, it has more to do with politics than with actual theft, but I like a politician who will let nothing get in the way of some good homemade pizza!

Poll: Do You Make Ham or Lamb on Easter?

My parent's usually made a roast, or something.

In college I can't ever remember doing anything special, but I wouldn't put it past us to use Easter as an excuse to make ribs, or chili or something.

Reality Check: Red Baron By the Slice Frozen Pizza

I'm a fan of frozen pizzas, but I've never microwaved on. Sure, frozen pizzas aren't exactly gourmet, but after a nine hour work day sometimes tossing a pizza into the oven and waiting 20 minutes is just what you need. Little work, decent taste. Easier on the wallet, too, than ordering out all the time.
Anyway, I don't think I'll be trying these. If I need a "by-the-slice" I'll just get a Celeste personal pizza or something.

Chain Burger Brackets: Wendy's vs. Culver's

Never even heard of Culver's before. *Checks website* There's why: no locations in any of the state's I've lived in.
I guess Wendy's has to get the vote, then.
And why is Hardee's and Carl's Jr. both on the roster? Aren't they one and the same, just different locals?

New Hot Dog of the Week Prints for Sale

going to wait for the Troy mini dogs to get a print. Only real hotdogs that mean anything to me.

Doctors Propose 18% 'Pizza Tax' to Fight Obesity, Offset Health-Care Costs

Does this mean that the cheaper the food, the healthier it is? Time to head out to Taco Bell. bbl!

Doctors Propose 18% 'Pizza Tax' to Fight Obesity, Offset Health-Care Costs

How 'bout they just stop subsidizing corn? That would make putting HFC in everything not as economical as it is now. That would definitely save the government some green.

Mushroom broth expired 9/09 - use or lose?

Toss it, it's gone.

That's what I give my parent's for a rule of thumb: one day past the expiration date, toss it. Otherwise they try to serve burgers with ground beef that expired a year ago.

What's The Worst Restaurant Name You've Ever Heard?

Phucket Thai Cuisine in Seattle, WA. Saw it when I visited and went to Dick's Burgers near the Space Needle.


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