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About NolaCaine

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    Spicy Crawfish
  • Birthday 11/24/1973

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    I enjoy eating, cooking, and shopping at grocery stores. I also, hike, bike, and walk a lot. At any one time, I am reading two or three books. I garden in good weather but forget to water...Diagnosed with food allergies at 40 (milk protein, nuts). EOE is aka Eosinophilic esophagitis AKA allergic oesophagitis, is an allergic inflammatory condition of the esophagus that involves eosinophils, a type of white blood cell, narrowing the esophagus. Symptoms are swallowing difficulty, food impaction, and vomiting.
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  1. I had a double set of belly aches and found some candy hidden in very odd places...all eggs gone by end of Easter day. (that's a good thing)
  2. And the image was captured by a woman. The image of her on twitter the moment the image was captured is priceless. It portrays that absolute delight we all feel when we discover something for the first time. I bet she felt downright euphoric. Katie Bouman
  3. Cape May Over this last beautiful weekend, I escaped responsibility to read lots of books and walked around Cape May. Exit Zero: Usually, I love this place. This weekend the food servings seemed smaller than usual and my curry soup was so salty and thick, it was almost inedible (and I love salt). Pro Tip: They now have a liquor license and their whites by the glass are not that good (pinot gris and sauvignon blanc) Black Duck: I love this place and it delivered on Saturday night. For the first time the table ordered the pupu platter and while I liked and enjoyed the appetizers, I loved the salads/veggie slaw stuff that was under the actual appetizers. At $32, it's a high price to pay for apps but then again, they BYOB so maybe it's okay in the end. I also think my wonderful delicious scallops were $32. On other nights I've enjoyed duck and lamb dishes, especially if they are on special. Shamone: $35 tasting and BYOB? Yes, thank you. Run by the guy who runs George's (yummy breakfast, big fresh salads...everything's good), this is a weird little place. I love the tasting menu but of the 15 courses, 14 were quite small. Twice I have been and they've dealt with my food allergies without complaint which is impressive for a tasting menu. Blue Pig: No. Don't go eat at Congress Hall. Just don't. George's: Love for breakfast and lunch. Pro Tip: Get there at odd times like 11am for lunch or 2pm. It's tiny and busy.
  4. WTF with the not liking chicken. I call BS on that.
  5. So Ballston Quarter...is it going to make it? I realize that it's not fully open but there's something off about it. Maybe it's just that it's not fully open. I don't know. I have been to Mi & Yu noodles twice. The first time miso ramen was bland and beef way overcooked. This time dashi ramen was way over salty (and I love salt) but the duck and egg were nice. Hubby and kids at new barbeque down in the belly of the beast and said it was bland. To quote husband it "tasted like reheated catered food." 5 yr old girl child did eat all of my extra noodles so there's that upside.
  6. Update: I have the two lunch boxes back and for the record, the 5 yr old has no trouble bringing them back but the 8 yr old can't seem to remember. is it weird that I'm considering a ball lunch or ball dinner? I"m inspired!
  7. Quick note to say that I've enjoyed both recent trips which happened to be on two consecutive days. The menu is confusing but i really enjoyed both meals. All good: cauliflower side boc choy side eel lunch bowl shrimp/sweet potato/squash thing on the lunch menu
  8. How Do I GET the Lunch Boxes Back From The School without going to Fetch Them Myself? !! ???
  9. I've been twice in the last two years. Both times those bastards "poisoned" me, AKA exposed me to food allergens that I declared. The food is forgetable and service old-school good. Expensive IMO, considering the bla-ness of the food. All that said, my review is skewed by the inability to swallow at the end of both meals. It sort of ruins an evening.
  10. Dinner: Salmon with soy+stuff glaze, rice, broccoli at the request of Big J. Little J will eat anything. (I'm trying out different code names to see what works) Feeling oddly proud of my school lunch box game recently. Tomorrow will be chef salad with the left over grilled chicken from last night and lots of other random stuff. My kids like a lot of little things and I think the end up eating more when I prep this type of lunch. I tried "warm" food once but too much of a PIA to be worth trying to master it.
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