Lived in Paris for a year, and now I can't stand French food except for bread and pastries. Other than that, I will eat nearly anything.
Holstein's is delicious, but the service there could really use help. I've been several times, and I only had decent service the first time, which was right after the place had opened. It's really too bad, I love their milkshakes and the burgers are amazing.
Hooray! Now I won't have to figure out how to cook turkey for my Thanksgiving alone!! (Of course, I'll have leftovers, but that's the best part!) Thank you SE!!!
I personally don't like Carolina Gold Rice, it tends to be, for lack of a better term, mushy.
I really like the one from Peets. It's an all-around better beverage.
I usually sub bourbon for scotch in a blood & sand. I also really enjoy a good old fashioned or a manhattan. Ah hell, I like pretty much anything with bourbon, honestly.
Blood & sand ice cream would be amazing.
Mount Gay makes a pretty decent silver rum, which I like best in a classic mojito. It honestly works really well when mixed with lemonade as well. Maybe a berry lemonade for some extra flavor? Honestly, white/silver rum is versatile, and you can mix it almost the same way you'd mix vodka.
Thank you so much for these!!! I love the taste of Pimm's, but I'm a bit wary about experimenting on my own. I can't wait to try them!
I found a pint of hokey pokey ice cream one time in San Francisco. I ate the whole thing in the car, without any shame. I need to have it again.
No problem!! I also second the worthiness of owning the book. It's worth it just for David Chang's commentary about his restaurants, not to mention the amazing recipes.
The blogs are completely wrong! It says in the cookbook, "Remove and discard the spent bones and vegetables".
Inexpensive does not equal bad in France! Go ahead and try a supermarket wine for 5€. Experimentation is great, and if you have a good handle on French, just ask someone who works in a wine shop for some help.
I second the jambon beurre! Also, tuna sandwiches with various veggies are also quite popular in France (sometimes, oddly enough, with slices of hard-boiled egg tucked inside as well!)
I really like Napa Farms Market, I will have to try this pizza next time I fly out of SFO!