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#501 Fishinnards

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 06:57 PM

Serious Eats just published the results of their Sriracha taste test. They agreed with you about Shark (came in second to another Thai brand named Polar), but disagreed concerning Sriraja Panich. I am sure that if the rankings were done by someone who is Thai or steeped in Thai food the results might be different.

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That's funny. AFAIK Sriraja Panich is the original brand. I would be hard pressed to taste a difference between it and Shark. I alternate brands and they both taste almost exactly the same to me.  Both shark and Panich come in various heat levels, with "strong" being the hottest. It sounds like they got the mild one, because their tasters said it wasn't spicy. I only buy "strong". Notice how all the others have crap in them (sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate etc.) including Huy Fong (rooster).



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Posted 29 June 2013 - 09:27 AM

Slushies and pickled vegetables. I had a strawberry slushie at Radius a few weeks ago that was horrendous. And those damn pickled veggies are everywhere.
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Posted 29 June 2013 - 09:43 AM

Slushies and pickled vegetables. I had a strawberry slushie at Radius a few weeks ago that was horrendous. And those damn pickled veggies are everywhere.

 

Yes to both, and it's rare when mega-restaurants *start* trends, which both 7-11 and Fat Tuesdays did with their slushies; usually, by the time something gets to TGIFriday's, it's made the rounds of every independent restaurant in the country.

 

And chefs: the pickles just aren't *that* good. I mean, they're okay, but we have nothing special here.

 

Despite the criticism of the article, small plates are post-trite; "small plates for sharing" are post-post-trite. It's one thing to offer them; it's another altogether to capitalize on them as your marketing plan. This is not Spain, nor will it ever be. Or, if it is, how about some Txakoli for $2 a glass?


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Posted 01 July 2013 - 09:24 AM

mmmm "Tasty of Italy Small Plates" coming soon to Olive Garden


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Posted 02 July 2013 - 06:53 AM

Hazelnuts.  They're everywhere.  Is there a World Hazelnut Consortium or something that went on a major marketing campaign?


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Posted 02 July 2013 - 12:01 PM

Hazelnuts.  They're everywhere.  Is there a World Hazelnut Consortium or something that went on a major marketing campaign?

 

Could it be related to the Nutella obcession?  Every pastry chef has something Nutella on the menu.


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Posted 02 July 2013 - 03:37 PM

I like hazelnuts, so I'm going to vote for anything containing one or more of the granoly trinity of flax, chia, and/or hemp seeds.  Extra points if they are "meal."



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Posted 02 August 2013 - 01:19 PM

I may not be the first to have said this, but I fear we have reached the point where all food is trite.

 

My bag of Lays "limon"-flavored potato chips says (with emphasis in the original): "It all starts with farm-grown potatoes -"


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Posted 02 August 2013 - 06:00 PM

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You mean to tell me that chickens didn't lay them there potatoes? :blink:


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Posted 02 August 2013 - 07:17 PM

I may not be the first to have said this, but I fear we have reached the point where all food is trite.

 

My bag of Lays "limon"-flavored potato chips says (with emphasis in the original): "It all starts with farm-grown potatoes -"

 

We might need a whole separate thread on trite phrases.  Artisan and artisanal are ones that became trite long ago.  They come to mind because an hour ago I saw some advertising for "artisan dentistry". :huh:


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Posted 02 August 2013 - 07:18 PM

^ I have a nominee! Cooked to, grilled to, whatever to... perfection!

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Posted 02 August 2013 - 07:22 PM

We might need a whole separate thread on trite phrases.  Artisan and artisanal are ones that became trite long ago.  They come to mind because an hour ago I saw some advertising for "artisan dentistry". :huh:

 

Does the dentist paint little Mona Lisas on your chicklets?



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Posted 02 August 2013 - 10:10 PM

^ I have a nominee! Cooked to, grilled to, whatever to... perfection!

 

I forget where this comes from, probably from an English-language menu in a non-English-speaking country quite a long time ago, but there's a laugh line in my family: "Grilled to the perfection of your choice."


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Posted 02 August 2013 - 10:30 PM

..."It all starts with farm-grown potatoes -"

 

That’s greenwashing, which, aside from being trite, is deliberately misleading, flirts with fraud and is consistent with much of the deceptive labeling that plagues this nation’s food culture.  Like Clyde’s “grass-fed” hamburgers, which are nothing more than grain-finished steers, like 97.5% of all other beef out there, suckers.



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Posted 06 August 2013 - 12:40 PM

Does the dentist paint little Mona Lisas on your chicklets?

 

I recall someone from a newsgroup I used to frequent who has an image tattooed on a tooth.  Just sayin'...



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Posted 09 September 2013 - 04:37 PM

I like hazelnuts, so I'm going to vote for anything containing one or more of the granoly trinity of flax, chia, and/or hemp seeds.  Extra points if they are "meal."

Chobani hit 2/3 of your trinity:


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Posted 13 October 2013 - 01:50 PM

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 03:37 PM

Trader Joe's flyer had pumpkin products on 15 of the 24 pages.  Yes.  I counted. 


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Posted 08 November 2013 - 09:21 AM

Lobster mac and cheese. Now availabe at longhorn steakhouse and at every shitty sysco supplied restaurant in Maine.. and, based on my recent experiences, hummus, and feta cheese.. bit of a culinary waste land around here..

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Posted 02 April 2014 - 07:45 AM

When M&M Mars makes this April Fools' Day joke on their Facebook page...

 

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Posted 28 May 2014 - 07:50 PM

Kale caesar salad


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Posted 24 July 2014 - 04:12 PM

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 04:30 PM

This is good - they missed "blistered" for the shishito peppers. :)

 

They say the best satire is rooted in truth, and that's why this is so on the mark.


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Posted 25 July 2014 - 12:00 AM

I only have 3 on my menu {at an average of $2 less per}  Not Trendy here, but I could have told you that.  


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Posted 25 July 2014 - 11:20 AM

I only have 3 on my menu {at an average of $2 less per}  Not Trendy here, but I could have told you that.  

 

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 08:28 AM

Restaurant names that are three capital letters make the Buddha sad.


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Posted 30 July 2014 - 08:44 PM

Restaurant names that are three capital letters make the Buddha sad.

 

So says JPW :D

 

In other three-letter news, this place near Dallas just closed.  Sad boo-da mango.


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Posted 12 August 2014 - 05:56 AM

Trite dishes have now become the subject of scientific analysis.

 

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Posted 30 August 2014 - 06:11 AM

The naming convention DCX, for any value of X.  Especially when the logo incorporates the three stars and/or two bars.  Yeah, we get it.


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Posted 30 August 2014 - 07:04 AM

The naming convention DCX, for any value of X.  Especially when the logo incorporates the three stars and/or two bars.  Yeah, we get it.

 

What about DCDining? :(

 

I had lunch yesterday at a restaurant with white tablecloths. I fear that if too many more of these open, tablecloths will become trite.


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Posted 01 September 2014 - 07:53 AM

What about DCDining? :(

 

your use of the name "DCDining" predates the current naming convention, therefore it is not trite.


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Posted 01 September 2014 - 12:06 PM

The fastest move from "non-existent" to "trite" in history:

 

Quick-serve pizza is trite.


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Posted 14 October 2014 - 09:44 AM

When seared (or roasted or whatever) cauliflower "steak" served as a vegetarian main has reached Ocean City, MD it's time to pick a new "it" vegetable.  It was never a good trend in the first place. 


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