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An Open Letter to Serious Eaters

Not happy with losing Talk to the social media. Please reconsider. Sorry...

Spring trip to Kennebunkport, Maine...

The Hurricane and Fore Street are already on our list, and we heard that Red's in Wiscasset has reopened so that's a must for their lobster rolls. Thanks for the recs, any others?

Charleston SC Ideas?

The dining scene in Charleston is exploding. Wish I was returning with you...
As of our last visit there I would suggest walking the flowered old city, walking The Battery facing Fort Sumter in the distance, promenade down King Street with all its shops and eateries, and visit the big Market at the piers. The Museum of Charleston is also interesting. Restaurant wise, you have made some good choices and I would add Martha Lou's, just outside of town, for her great fried chicken and real low country atmosphere, and the popular Hominy Grill.
Have a great time and report back...

Ask a Bartender: How Do You Prevent a Hangover?

So I guess there is no real answer to this age old problem, just abstinence...dread the thought!

What's With the Gas Mask? Time to Grind the Horseradish

Someone bring me some matzo and a couple of pieces of gefilte fish to go with it, please!

What do you think about Yelp/Foursquare?

I find much of the input on Yelp to be infantile...too bad for the "serious" Yelpers, there is just too much of the other.

I'm quitting the site

Come back meatntaters, you added a unique ingredient to SE, a little controversy. As you can see, it does liven up the boards...

Anyone else over the love affair with all things Asian-inspired?

Where restaurants are concerned, there has been an explosion of so-called 'Asian fusion' spots with elaborate décor and odd menus. Where you're really not sure where you are geographically. While some of the concoctions can be good, I refer to this phenomenon as 'Asian confusion"...

New mexican cuisine in NYC

you may be right, Lorenzo...Thanks!

New mexican cuisine in NYC

You might try Toloache at 166 E. 82 St, Manhattan. It may fit your specifications. They have other locations as well. Our last experience there was very good but pricey. There is a new Mole on upper 2nd. Ave. near 89th that also has some modern touches...

Let's talk about Portland, Maine!

Put a visit to Fore Street on your list. One of the best restaurants in the region, along with the bakery downstairs behind it. Duckfat can be fun, but I wish they would put more product in their sandwiches. And, though good, I don't quite get what makes the duck fat fries so special...

Pantry Essentials: All About Ssämjang

Panty essentials? This site is getting pretty sexy lately...

Mario Batali / Joe Bastianich Settle Waiter Suit

Anyone who has been involved in the food service business knows that one thing left out of Bourdain's Kitchen Confidential, which explored the underbelly of the culinary world, is its ongoing bad business office behavior. It remains rampant, and is far from the pictures you get in those glossy magazines...

Cholent!

guycooking, check out the history on Wikipedia. It can be said that Cholent is a variation of Cassoulet...

Cholent!

Ah, Cholent! One of my favorite dishes growing up. Mamma, who was of Eastern European origin, made a great hearty version of it. A comfort dish like no other. That said, you do not hear much about it these days but for certain ethnic restaurants in New York City and other large urban areas, ethnic cookbooks, even Wikipedia has an interesting definition and history.
There is one restaurant along upper 2nd. Ave. in Manhattan (I wish I could remember the name of it) that has a sign in the window: 'Cholent every Wednesday'
If Kenji takes a stab at it, I would be happy to join in the tasting just for authenticity sake, of course...

Old Pizza Memories

It's ok, ok, ok, ok, ok, ok, ok, ok. Like the post and welcome...
Years ago, there was a restaurant in the Bronx called Amerigo's that was formal thru dinner until 10 pm when the owner would add his delicious pizza to the menu. People used to come late just to indulge in it...

Croatia- Split and Dubrovnik- where/what to eat?

Enjoy your honeymoon! Don't know where you are from, but if you like your experience in Croatia you should visit Dubrovnik Restaurant in New Rochelle, N.Y. I believe it is the first restaurant to showcase the cuisine of Croatia in the metro New York area, and it has been creating quite a stir in these parts. They have a website...

Alinea and 'Babygate:' Should Babies Be Allowed in Fine Dining?

I will not blame the baby. The parents could have been a little more pro-active, yes. But what really came in to play here was the restaurant's restrictive reservation policy and the restaurant management and staff. There should be a back door plan that allows for a way out or around what is essentially a human situation...

Watch Jon Stewart Tear Into de Blasio's Pizza-Fork Faux-Pas

The other day I finished a great if unruly corned beef Reuben with a knife and fork, and on a previous occasion I used a knife and fork to knock off a juicy if unruly hamburger with the works. And guess what, certain pizzas I prefer to eat with a knife and fork, too. So what!
I don't always carry wipe & dries around...
P.S. I do enjoy Jon Stewart, but he does not tell me how to eat.

What's your take on restaurants charging for splitting a dish?

Perhaps there is some justification for a sharing charge, however one restaurant we like to frequent serves pizza as part of their menu and it is certainly more than one person can consume. No sharing charge for extra plates and utensils. No extra charge for condiments. No charge for extra seats. And the last time I was there, no extra charge for splitting a Branzino...
They are pretty successful, too.

low-mid range restaurants for two girls in east village

Check out Mighty Quinn if you are in to BBQ, and Vaselka...both reasonably priced.

About those sponsored posts...

By the way, so far we have not heard a response from the moderators at SE about this thread...

About those sponsored posts...

Lorenzo, although I most enjoy all the 'artisanal' input on seriouseats.com we should not deny the large food companies their due. You are wrong when you say: "This isn't the kind of food most of are interested in anyway". In fact, it is the food that helps feed millions of people daily around the world. Whatever you want to call it: processed food, canned goods etc...It is a wonder!
I do agree on allowing comments to the sponsored posts, though...

My new favorite word

I wish all Serious Eaters a Happy Turducken and Thanksgivukkah, too!

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