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#1 mktye

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Posted 27 April 2005 - 08:31 AM

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Posted 27 April 2005 - 11:04 AM

Thanx for the link!

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Posted 27 April 2005 - 11:15 AM

Bronxville, NY: You guys did a wonderful job highlighting eateries in New York City. Now where can a tourist get the best eats in Washington DC?

Tom Sietsema: It all depends on what you're looking for. Give me some perimeters.

One perimeter is the ring road around Atlanta. :lol: ;)
Sorry, just feeling goofy today.

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Posted 27 April 2005 - 12:36 PM

Bronxville, NY: You guys did a wonderful job highlighting eateries in New York City. Now where can a tourist get the best eats in Washington DC?

Tom Sietsema: It all depends on what you're looking for. Give me some perimeters.

One perimeter is the ring road around Atlanta. :lol:   ;)
Sorry, just feeling goofy today.

I am not so sure that perscription is unfilled...

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Posted 28 April 2005 - 09:28 AM

I'm so glad Tom kind of lost his cool and pointed people towards his postcards. I was really getting sick of the "well if you'd just read my postcard from... " refrain.

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Posted 04 May 2005 - 08:35 AM

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Posted 04 May 2005 - 09:06 AM

Rocks, for a moment there, I confess the thought seriously occurred to me that you were so plugged in you got advance transcripts of live chats that haven't happened yet. :lol:
Andrew Clark.

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Posted 04 May 2005 - 10:13 AM

Anyone else not getting the chat at 11:13?

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Posted 04 May 2005 - 10:16 AM

Anyone else not getting the chat at 11:13?


Yep. I was going to switch browsers to see if that helped.

Using Netscape right now.

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Posted 04 May 2005 - 11:03 AM

Mark, posting to the Tom chat again? :lol:

Sommelier is Superb: I know you're totally on board about the sommelier at Citronelle, but i just wanted to share briefly. Everyone always seems to complain about service there. And although the waiters can be a bit crusty, we were there a few weeks ago, drinking not particularly expensive wine. The sommelier really made our meal fun and memorable. He visited several times (it WAS saturday night) and ended up making menu suggestions, even brought out our cheese plate to us with a special addition. Awesome time - due mainly to him

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Posted 04 May 2005 - 12:19 PM

<insert obligatory "Tom's chat was really whiny today" post here>

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Posted 04 May 2005 - 01:11 PM

Not just whiny, downright scary!

"Washington, DC: Hi Tom!;

PLEASE AT LEAST ANSWER QUESTION 1!;

We're leaving for Ocho Rios in 3 days and we're trying to find out the "must not miss" dining experiences you or the chatters have had. I did my homework and didn't see any postcards, so PLEASE POST THIS!;

Second, does DC have any 'raw food' scene? A friend who's coming to town is interested in trying this together.

Thank you VERY much!;"

Ya mon, go to Jamaica and maybe ya find a little mellow, now...
Andrew Clark.

"A thick layer of beef fat and cabernet obscures my memories of the evening. It's possible I was raped by a bull."

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Posted 04 May 2005 - 01:35 PM

Mark, posting to the Tom chat again? smile.gif

Sommelier is Superb: I know you're totally on board about the sommelier at Citronelle, but i just wanted to share briefly. Everyone always seems to complain about service there. And although the waiters can be a bit crusty, we were there a few weeks ago, drinking not particularly expensive wine. The sommelier really made our meal fun and memorable. He visited several times (it WAS saturday night) and ended up making menu suggestions, even brought out our cheese plate to us with a special addition. Awesome time - due mainly to him

Tom Sietsema: You hear that, Mr. Slater?

That was pretty cool! wub.gif

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Posted 04 May 2005 - 02:02 PM

"I've not heard anything bad about the cooking at Le Paradou, but judging from reader feedback, the service is just as inept as it was when the haute French restaurant opened. What a shame."
Whenwas the last time he dropped inept ,on a chat? scathing really scathing

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Posted 04 May 2005 - 02:31 PM

That was pretty cool! wub.gif

If you're not careful Mark, it won't be long before they start describing you as "dreamy".

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Posted 04 May 2005 - 02:56 PM

If you're not careful Mark, it won't be long before they start describing you as "dreamy".

:lol:


That will NEVER happen.

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Posted 05 May 2005 - 02:42 PM

Mark,  posting to the Tom chat again?  ;)

Sommelier is Superb: I know you're totally on board about the sommelier at Citronelle, but i just wanted to share briefly. Everyone always seems to complain about service there. And although the waiters can be a bit crusty, we were there a few weeks ago, drinking not particularly expensive wine. The sommelier really made our meal fun and memorable. He visited several times (it WAS saturday night) and ended up making menu suggestions, even brought out our cheese plate to us with a special addition. Awesome time - due mainly to him

Tom Sietsema: You hear that, Mr. Slater?

That's certainly the Mark Slater I know! :lol:

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Posted 11 May 2005 - 10:05 AM

The May 11th chat.

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Posted 11 May 2005 - 11:10 AM

I'd like to say "thanks" for a great chat today. Tom's comments were expanded, informative and fun. The kvetching was markedly lessened while the really useful information was flowing. It inspired me to get out of my own kitchen and try some of the restaurants discussed today.

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Posted 11 May 2005 - 11:12 AM

I'd like to say "thanks" for a great chat today. Tom's comments were expanded, informative and fun. The kvetching was markedly lessened while the really useful information was flowing. It inspired me to get out of my own kitchen and try some of the restaurants discussed today.

And this has got to the submission of the year so far:

"Dining with Fetishes: Tom,

I'm not sure I've seen this question asked before, but do any restaurants in town cater to people who are into plumpers?"

:lol:

"Mmmm ... floor pie ...." - Homer Simpson


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Posted 11 May 2005 - 11:15 AM

Yes! I recall that one! The screeners need to expand thier fetish vernacular , as do I. I had no idea..........oh my. :lol:

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Posted 11 May 2005 - 11:21 AM

And this has got to the submission of the year so far....

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Posted 11 May 2005 - 11:43 AM

"Dining with Fetishes: Tom,

I'm not sure I've seen this question asked before, but do any restaurants in town cater to people who are into plumpers?"

My immediate -- and snarky -- reaction to that question: Go outside the beltway... you can find Horn & Horns, Old Country Buffets, and Cracker Barrels aplenty if you look hard enough. Also, the TGI Fridays by GW....

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Posted 11 May 2005 - 01:22 PM

And this has got to the submission of the year so far:

"Dining with Fetishes: Tom,

I'm not sure I've seen this question asked before, but do any restaurants in town cater to people who are into plumpers?"

:lol:

Wow. (Plump Her? Hardly know her..)

Do you think what the poster was looking for was a recommendation of places with chairs that can accommodate a tarmac-sized badonkadonk? That's actually a somewhat fair question because many places I know, especially bistro-style, are definitely designed for a (American) standard-issue bottom.

But then again standard-issue size people are more comfortable everywhere. And I say this having just gotten off a transatlantic flight, mind ya.

My 3-year old could either learn English or Brie.  I've made my choice.


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Posted 11 May 2005 - 01:29 PM

I'll admit it...the question made me think twice or three times. "What's a plumper?" Couldn't REALLY mean what I thought it meant, could it?! :lol:

Perhaps someone should open a restaurant with troughs instead of plates.

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Posted 11 May 2005 - 01:51 PM

Perhaps someone should open a restaurant with troughs instead of plates.

"Saturday Night Live" did a skit on that topic years ago: "The Trough and Brew." Every hour or so it would close for a "15-minute hosedown." Given the direction some of these TGIF-like places are going, it's only a matter of time before life begins to imitate art.

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Posted 11 May 2005 - 02:19 PM

People!!! Read the smilie!!!

:lol:


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Posted 11 May 2005 - 02:44 PM

I'll admit it...the question made me think twice or three times. "What's a plumper?" Couldn't REALLY mean what I thought it meant, could it?! unsure.gif

I'm just wondering how many people reading the chat naively typed "plumper" into Google while at work, followed by frantic mouse-clicking of pop-ups if they happened to click through on one of the results ...

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Posted 11 May 2005 - 02:54 PM

I'm just wondering how many people reading the chat naively typed "plumper" into Google while at work, followed by frantic mouse-clicking of pop-ups if they happened to click through on one of the results ...

Check, please.
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Posted 11 May 2005 - 03:39 PM

People!!! Read the smilie!!!

Oh, Rocks! You didn't!! :lol:

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Posted 11 May 2005 - 03:41 PM

Next week's chat will feature questions about Plumper-friendly restaurants. That ought to be fun.

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Posted 11 May 2005 - 03:51 PM

People!!! Read the smilie!!!

Read the similie.

I read it the first time and was sure it said plumber...

:lol:

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Posted 11 May 2005 - 03:59 PM

Plump and Plumperer.

Who should star in THIS movie?

My 3-year old could either learn English or Brie.  I've made my choice.


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Posted 11 May 2005 - 04:49 PM

Plump and Plumperer.

Who should star in THIS movie?

Please do not answer this question... :lol:

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Posted 11 May 2005 - 05:13 PM

I am almost afraid to ask, but here goes...

WTF are you people talking about? I read the chat and still don't get it.

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Posted 11 May 2005 - 06:05 PM

Make sure children are not in room.
Go to google. Type in plumper.
Be prepared to close numerous unwanted ads.

Wish you hadn't asked......
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Posted 11 May 2005 - 06:54 PM

Make sure children are not in room.
Go to google.  Type in plumper. 
Be prepared to close numerous unwanted ads. 

Wish you hadn't asked......


or download firefox, which automatically blocks pop-ups and has several other benefits.

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Posted 11 May 2005 - 07:50 PM

Firefox AND Linux AND Tor w/Privoxy

....and perfectly willing to live in ignorance (Or an unconfirmed 'pretty good idea', at least)! :lol:
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Posted 11 May 2005 - 10:06 PM

Ai yi yi. Never mind.

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Posted 12 May 2005 - 06:57 AM

So there I was on the beltway this morning listening to WTOP. Every Thursday Sietsema has a little piece. Today he was talking about Merkado and its "fusion" cuisine. --

"Sometimes it seems more like CONfusion food."

Hmmmm... where have I heard that line before?

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Posted 12 May 2005 - 09:44 AM

So there I was on the beltway this morning listening to WTOP. Every Thursday Sietsema has a little piece. Today he was talking about Merkado and its "fusion" cuisine. --

"Sometimes it seems more like CONfusion food."

Hmmmm... where have I heard that line before?

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Posted 12 May 2005 - 10:07 AM

Google search fusion cuisine confusion: 49,200 results

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Posted 12 May 2005 - 10:24 AM

Google search fusion cuisine confusion: 49,200 results

Post #9.
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Posted 12 May 2005 - 10:32 AM

I know, I'm just saying I'm willing to give him the benefit of the doubt here.

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Posted 12 May 2005 - 10:50 AM

Funny thing is, in yesterday's chat he recommended the place at least once.

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Posted 18 May 2005 - 08:33 AM

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Posted 18 May 2005 - 11:37 AM

Rocks, not again:

Washington, DC: Good Morning Tom,

Wine tasters often carry their own spitoons into wineries in order to avoid becoming intoxicated while tasting through a producer's portfolio.

Have you ever thought of doing a similar thing in restaurants to keep your weight in check?

DR

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Posted 18 May 2005 - 12:17 PM

(Guilty as charged) :lol:

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Posted 24 May 2005 - 09:02 PM

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Posted 24 May 2005 - 10:32 PM

The May 25th chat

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