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  1. the corn is in full force, lots of tomatoes, good looking peaches -- basically, the abundance of summer produce has arrived. Also noticed lots of beautiful lisianthus today, mostly purples & whites, and a few pinks.
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    Burnsville, NC

    It wasn't worth starting a new thread for Burnsville, NC, which is about 30 miles from Asheville, the county seat for Yancey County. There are not a whole lot of options, but if you happen to be there, Rio is passable Mexican food -- except the chips are meh, from a bag -- and choose Bubba's Good Eats (go for anything pig, plus excellent pork rinds) over Pig & Grits (no smoke in the pulled pork and mushy, so probably braised or sous vide). Garden Deli on the town square has serviceable food, not high end, but potato wedges are fried crispy & not greasy, and the portions are generous for the price, friendly service, kid friendly. Since the last time I was there, Yancey Co. now allows alcoholic beverages, so there's beer & wine in the grocery stores and there's a liquor store and a wine shop in town. --- Charlotte, NC (DonRocks)
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    Dining in Springfield

    I'll vote for Taco Bamba -- except on a Saturday.
  4. from your own fingertips: although as I'm sure you're aware the only one even remotely correct is "Nope". ;)
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    DR Summer picnic -7/29/18 Noon to 5ish

    Well, it's just an idea. I'm still going to be making some stuff -- not sure quite what, yet -- and the chicken was going to be an add-on. I guess we'd only discover which chicken tastes best 2-3 hours later
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    DR Summer picnic -7/29/18 Noon to 5ish

    Compare & contrast? I don't know if any more people are interested in the idea.
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    DR Summer picnic -7/29/18 Noon to 5ish

    A thought crossed my mind over the weekend. Since folks are coming from all over the area, does anyone want to do a Peruvian chicken comparison? anyone who wants to participate can pick up a bird or two from their local favorite and then we can do a side-by-side to see how they stack up against each other.
  8. Management is purportedly looking into bringing Orpik back at a much reduced rate now that his contract has been purchased and they would be negotiating from scratch. With the cap limit increase and after signing Carlson, there's about $13.5M of room left for negotiation, so Kempny and Wilson are top on the list to keep. There's been some contact with Beags' agents from other teams; haven't heard if DSP is being courted yet.
  9. Toigo has the very last of the strawberries today, but blueberries are everywhere. Two farmers had corn -- still looks pretty scrawny, but it's corn! One sighting of Roma beans, three of okra. Lots of onions and beets and rhubarb and kale, a few garlic scapes still around, basil now showing up in big bundles.
  10. It's official -- Trotz to the Islanders, 5 years ~$20M contract. It's likely Lambert & Korn will go with him, and scuttlebutt is that that's where Grubauer will land, too, when he's traded soon.
  11. An ownership possibility seems remote unless it's in the tenths-of-a-percent range. Teams are owned by groups of billionaires or hundred-millionaires. It's very unlikely Trotz has the amount of money in his pocket to get into the office side as anything other than a paid employee. There was a photo of him on Twitter yesterday deplaning in Seattle, FWIW.
  12. I saw that a little earlier. I don't know how much I agree with his assessment, but my opinion wouldn't change the outcome. I think the 5-year/$5M ask was definitely stretching it, but it could have been done with the knowledge that Trotz wouldn't get it from the Caps and signaling what someone else needs to bring to the table to sign him up. There's a lot of coaching turnover in the NHL with only one having a 9-year tenure at this time.