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Manner Matters: Can I Bring My Own Tonic Water?

I think it's a great idea. We pay a premium to enjoy drinks at these places, why not enjoy them?

Manner Matters: How To Dine Out With Kids

Molly, your final paragraph really gets to the heart of the matter. It seems like DWT has success when it is just the 3 of them. The toddler senses that less attention is being paid when another family joins them. If the parents want to socialize with adult friends over dinner, it's best to hire a sitter.

Deviled eggs

Instead of pickle relish, I pat dry and chop a few slices of pickled jalapeno. Mix in with the usual mayo and mustard. But now that I see horseradish, I want to try that.

Grilled Mojo-Marinated Skirt Steak

Onejolie, that's how I have done it many times. I brush oil on the steak first.

Culinary land mines

I agree about cilantro and sweet pickles. Raw onions are the worse.

Anyone check out the new Food and Wine site FWx?

It's no SE, but this Baby Boomer might visit occasionally.

Have you ever been just a little sneaky?

My homemade 3 hour Texas all meat chili is greatly enhanced by a can of Amy's Spicy Vegetarian Chili.

I'm quitting the site

This site is unique, and a pleasure to read every day (sometimes twice a day). Whatever it is they are doing right, I hope they keep doing it. Extreme diets annoy me too, and any meatless diet is extreme in my opinion. But emotional outbursts of anger do not belong here, so thank you for keeping this site rational.

Cool Soda + Surprising Booze: How to Make Trick Dog's Awesome Highballs at Home

Lately I've set aside the Beam-n-coke of my namesake for Apperol and Grapefruit soda (San Pellogrino's).

favorite easter candy

Fresh Peeps are nasty. You must poke a hole in the plastic and let them dry a bit before eating.

Introducing Our New Etiquette Column, Manner Matters

Brilliant Ryan Aslett. How did I miss that episode?

Dinner Tonight?

SE's Mustard Roasted Red Snapper, with quinoa. Your coconut curry chicken sounds good for tomorrow.

Counter top Combi Oven?

I love my Breville SmartOven. Especially during the Houston summertime, and for holiday cooking.

Beanless Chili - love or hate it?

For my chili recipe, I use one can of pintos, but only add half the beans to my chili. The other half gets the stick blender treatment in the can, then add the puree to the chili.

Introducing Our New Etiquette Column, Manner Matters

Great. I'm glad you're doing this. I can't think of any questions right now, but I look forward to reading others'. I love this stuff!

Super Bowl Party Giveaway: 17th Street BBQ Baby Back Ribs and Pulled Pork

Honeymooned in the Hill Country in order to pig out at Salt Lick.

Cold Weather Comfort Food

Corned beef with potatoes and butter braised cabbage.

Silly Question... Double Yolk Eggs

Lemonfair, I think the chickens were doing the chasing and torturing.

Open Thread: What's Your Burger Breaking Point?

Not that I've ever seen this, but I think any kind of "surf and turf" burger would be a bad idea.

Your favorite etouffee recipe

I made jedd's etouffee last night, and the flavor was very good. I added andouille sausage to the mix. Next time I would cook the veg longer before adding liquid.

Your favorite etouffee recipe

That looks good, jedd, I'll try that tonight.

Poll: Do You Cut Your Burger in Half Before You Eat It?

I often find that restaurant burgers are too big for me to eat in one sitting. If I cut it in half first, then I have a clean half to take home.