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In Which We Make Stuffing Waffles

Well, now I know what I'm doing Thanksgiving weekend. Sheer genius, Kenji, thank you!

Poll: Eggs on Burgers: Way or No Way?

I'm one of those weird people that doesn't like runny egg yolks, No me gusta.

Chain Reaction: We Try the New Chicken Waffle Tenders From Popeyes

I don't understand sweat tea either!

I haven't been to a Popeye's in a while...wouldn't mind trying these guys next time I find myself at one.

Rum and Rye: Returning to Roots, Stepping Into the Future

I was barely cognizant in 1980, let alone anywhere near drinking age, and I call 750 ml bottles fifths. It's...economical.
I also call 1.75 L bottles "handles", for what it's worth. No idea where these notions came from.

Pizza Capital of the World: Tasting Our Way Through Old Forge, PA

@Truffle Shuffle and carriebwc: Pretty sure 80 is her age, not her net effect on the town's population. :P
And this is interesting, I'm only about 2 hours outside of Scranton and have never heard of Old Forge. Worth a stop next time I'm up in that area.

Ask a Cicerone: What's Your Least Favorite Style of Beer?

Glad to see I'm not the only one that isn't a fan of the fruity esters in Belgian beers. It doesn't show up in all of them, but whatever yeast strains give that banana-y flavor (strangely, often described as bubble-gum flavor, too), I stay as far away from as possible.

How to Make Gloriously Fatty Pork Roll Rachel Sandwiches

A Rachel? Strange, I've always heard that sandwich called a "special". Usually a corned beef special, but you can get it with pastrami too.

Oddball Liquor Laws Around the U.S.A.

CA definitely has permissive liquor laws, it was easier to do liquor shopping than MD or NJ, the other two states I've lived in. MD is one of many states (it seems) where you can't buy beer/wine and liquor in the same store - state-run liquor stores handle the hard stuff, while beer and wine can be found in grocery stores or convenience stores. I think they even do "package goods" sales of 6-packs from bars much like NJ and PA.
NJ's liquor laws, while better than PA's, are confusing, but they seem to be relaxing. You can buy beer, wine, and liquor in the same liquor stores and now in certain grocery stores (has to be in a section of the store that can be closed off, though, from what I hear). Growler fills are allowed at brewpubs or some liquor stores, but only until 10 PM (strange because you can still get 6-packs to go from a bar up until closing time). Sales are permitted on Sunday but liquor stores tend to close early (6 PM or so). Bar closing time is almost always 2 AM, but there are some after-hours locations and I don't believe the casinos in Atlantic City are ever required to stop serving alcohol. Also, we have a number of dry towns with no liquor licenses at all, but those are disappearing as towns realize liquor licenses are a solid source of revenue and help their businesses stay competitive.

Know Your Sweets: Shoofly Pie

I don't care if it's wet-bottom or dry-bottom, as long as it's in my mouth!

Open Thread: What's Your Preferred Pop-Tart?

There's no contest. It's all about the frosted brown sugar cinnamon. Preferably toasted, but they're still tasty right out of the package.

Celebrate Ham Independence, Win La Quercia Pork!

Definitely getting some pulled pork at some point this weekend!

The Burger Lab's Toppings Week 2013: Poutine Burger

Cheese curds are easy to make, eh? I wouldn't mind seeing an article on that at some point. Or is this something I should just google?

Open Thread: How Do You Say These Food Words?

@greenteajunkie: oh thank god, I thought I was the only one who pronounced pecan that way (although the dialect option "Pick-ann" is close to the way I say it)
and @ryuthrowsstuff: Really? I've never heard the word grinder used here in the Philly/S. Jersey area. Everything's either a hoagie or a sandwich.

Open Thread: What's One Food You Wish You Liked?

Funky cheeses. Most bleu cheeses, some brie, some goat cheese are just too much for me. Which is weird, I LOVE many cheeses...just some varieties are too funky on the nose/palate for me.
I also can't stand tomato juice, so much so that I don't even wish I liked it.

Cocktail Overhaul: Mind Eraser

@Cennet Tatil is right, a Mind Eraser is supposed to be layered (somehow) and taken in one shot through a straw. This new recipe sounds delicious though, and even more dangerous than the original (and you just had to go with Kahlua Midnight to further up the punch, huh?)

Ask a Bartender: What Cocktail Should Disappear Forever?

God, I used to love putting Sour Apple Pucker in things...but back then it was new, I was in college, and I had no idea what I was doing.
That said, I'm now curious what kind of "appletini"-type drink could be made with Calvados or Applejack...
Oh, and I absolutely agree on the Vodka-Red Bull hate, but mainly because Red Bull itself is a vile concoction.

JalapeƱo Popper Grilled Cheese

When in doubt, look at the item in question. Does this look like a grilled cheese sandwich? In other words, does it meet the expectations set by the phrase "grilled cheese"? I say yes (although the exterior looks a little dry, the bread could have had a smidgen more butter or bacon fat on it during the griddling...)
I'm definitely going to have to give this a try, just as soon as I'm buried in jalapenos from my garden this summer.

Chain Reaction: Little Caesar's Deep!Deep! Dish Pizza

@monkeyrotica: By "pelletized" sausage, I think what you mean to say is "rabbit dropping" sausage ;)
And to everyone...Detroit-style pizza? I had no idea there was such a thing. What differentiates it from other square pizzas? Does it always use Muenster?

How to Make Koolickles, Kool-Aid Soaked Pickles

To quote the philosopher Mark Wahlberg...

First Look: Pizzeria Beddia, Philadelphia

That pizza looks delicious, and it's nice to see a business close to home. I'll be stopping in next time I'm in Fishtown. (and what do you know, Philly Science Festival with a ton of events at Frankford Hall is right around the corner...)


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