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About dracisk

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  1. I grew up in Rhode Island, and, even though I didn't recognize many of the places in "The Sopranos" (other than the DRIVE SAFELY gas tank just outside of NYC), I recognized a lot of the culture. The other day my daughter came home from preschool saying "capisce" (as in "cah-peesh"), which caused me and some of my friends to discuss the Italian-American Italian we grew up hearing, including moozarell, pro-shoot, and GABAGOOL (which in Rhode Island was more like "cap-uh-coal").
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    The Cake Thread

    Second this about Woodmoor Pastry Shop. We've gotten a bunch of delicious birthday cakes and other delights from them since moving to Silver Spring in 2014. I've also seen many recommendations for JennyCakes in Kensington, but I haven't tried them.
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    What Are Your Kids Eating Tonight?

    My 4-year-old had "beans and cheese" tonight -- canned black beans (well rinsed) with shredded cheddar on top. Cold. A bit odd, but she likes it and I figure it's protein and calcium.
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    What Are Your Kids Eating Tonight?

    My 4-year-old (and I) ate Fisher's caramel and cheese combo popcorn for dinner tonight. We just back from Ocean City. :-)
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    To Whom Are You Drinking Right Now?

    I didn’t know him, but one of my friends was a close friend of his. Seems he touched the lives of many.
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    Conch Fritters

    Totally what I was thinking, too! I love clam cakes. Whenever I order some there’s a discussion of how much clam is in the cake.
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    Conch Fritters

    Funny, I just had conch fritters last night in Ocean City, but they were far from great — I didn’t even detect seafood, never mind conch.
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    What Are Your Kids Eating Tonight?

    Wow! Not sure if you're referring to my husband or me, but I'll let my husband know. 😉
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    What Are Your Kids Eating Tonight?

    My husband is out of town and made a big dish of cheese, black bean, and veggie crumble enchiladas before he left. I got 4-year-old to eat those a couple of nights, but last night all she wanted was applesauce. I was afraid she'd be hungry in the middle of the night, so I also tried to round out her dinner with ice cream (sherbet), which she ate. :-)
  10. I'm going to Buena Vida for brunch tomorrow. I neglected to post, but I went for lunch on their first day of service and greatly enjoyed myself. They were offering their unlimited small plates for like $12.50 or something absurdly cheap like that, which made it very easy to excuse the expected service hiccups. I don't remember a ton of details from May, but I remember enjoying the vast majority of the dishes we tried -- and my friend and I tried a LOT. I remember a corn dish that was a bit bland, but that was my only criticism when one of the manager types came by our table to ask for feedback. The guacamole with mango and goat cheese stands out in my memory as something I enjoyed. I also remember enjoying the chips and salsa that soapy mentioned above.
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    What Are Your Kids Eating Tonight?

    I'm not looking forward to when I need to start packing my daughter's lunch again (in a year when she starts kindergarten). I'm pretty sure her lunches won't be as impressively elaborate as this! When I had to pack her lunches at her in home daycare she ate a LOT of cheese sandwiches with cut up fruit (which she still loves).
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    What Are Your Kids Eating Tonight?

    Today we went to a late afternoon kid birthday party, so ... pizza and cake.
  13. Samos is around the corner. I only went once a long time ago, but I believe it's also highly regarded. I need to get back there or try Ikaros!