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Re: Food and How You Cook/Eat It (2020)
« Reply #350: December 22, 2020, 05:04:24 PM »
https://boston.com/food/restaurants/2020/12/22/legal-sea-foods-sold

to ppx, an outfit that owns smith and wollensky's.  I remember eating at the original in Inman Square.  The flagship used to be in Chestnut Hill.

About once a year I used to attend a conference around the corner from their test kitchen on the Boston waterfront in the seaport district.  It closed earlier this year and they just announced that it won't be reopening. :(

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Re: Food and How You Cook/Eat It (2020)
« Reply #351: December 22, 2020, 06:25:50 PM »
Used to love LSF, but their quality and selection kept going downhill over the last 6-7 or so years...haven't been back for maybe 2-3 years, so maybe it picked up.  Their shrimp cocktail, wedge salad and rolls were top notch at one time...
I wonder if they have the same quality control in the VA/DC as they did when the fish used to land in Boston.  Of course now all their fish is flown in other than shellfish up there.  Rolls, of course, were great.  They do some nice fish with Asian sauces, and veggies are terrific.  I used to love their bluefish pate, which you don't get down here.  I'll go to clam shacks (or outlets of clam shacks) rather than Legals for fried clams.  I'd often end up with trout.  It's been a long time.

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Re: Food and How You Cook/Eat It (2020)
« Reply #352: December 22, 2020, 06:31:51 PM »
I wonder if they have the same quality control in the VA/DC as they did when the fish used to land in Boston.  Of course now all their fish is flown in other than shellfish up there.  Rolls, of course, were great.  They do some nice fish with Asian sauces, and veggies are terrific.  I used to love their bluefish pate, which you don't get down here.  I'll go to clam shacks (or outlets of clam shacks) rather than Legals for fried clams.  I'd often end up with trout.  It's been a long time.

They built a nice travel-friendly place inside Logan Airport in the United Terminal. I frequented it back in the days when business travel was a thing.

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Re: Food and How You Cook/Eat It (2020)
« Reply #353: December 22, 2020, 08:57:28 PM »
They built a nice travel-friendly place inside Logan Airport in the United Terminal. I frequented it back in the days when business travel was a thing.
and one at the end of terminal B around gate 9 or so. But, if you just want fried clams, go to Kelly's right around gate 15. Kelly's is Kelly's Roast Beef, but they are known for their clams. They are opposite the Potbelly and Wolfgang Puck place near the TSA that serves the first set of American gates. My regular route when I'd visit my Dad.

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Re: Food and How You Cook/Eat It (2020)
« Reply #354: December 22, 2020, 10:08:06 PM »
and one at the end of terminal B around gate 9 or so. But, if you just want fried clams, go to Kelly's right around gate 15. Kelly's is Kelly's Roast Beef, but they are known for their clams. They are opposite the Potbelly and Wolfgang Puck place near the TSA that serves the first set of American gates. My regular route when I'd visit my Dad.

I’ll keep that in mind if i ever fly again. Boston is one of my favorite destinations.

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Re: Food and How You Cook/Eat It (2020)
« Reply #355: December 23, 2020, 01:26:40 AM »
Used to love LSF, but their quality and selection kept going downhill over the last 6-7 or so years...haven't been back for maybe 2-3 years, so maybe it picked up.  Their shrimp cocktail, wedge salad and rolls were top notch at one time...

It hasn’t picked back up.

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Re: Food and How You Cook/Eat It (2020)
« Reply #356: December 23, 2020, 01:40:19 AM »
It hasn’t picked back up.

Bummer...

We last ate at the one across the street from the Capital One Arena a couple of years ago, and that pretty well closed the book for us...


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Re: Food and How You Cook/Eat It (2020)
« Reply #357: December 23, 2020, 08:23:46 AM »
Bummer...

We last ate at the one across the street from the Capital One Arena a couple of years ago, and that pretty well closed the book for us...

That’s the one I ate at, and came to the same conclusion.

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Re: Food and How You Cook/Eat It (2020)
« Reply #358: December 23, 2020, 09:18:45 AM »
too bad.  I had OK luck at the one in Crystal City, but that's departed.

Mentioning "departed" and a Boston fish place reminds me of Jack Nicholson dining in the movie.

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Re: Food and How You Cook/Eat It (2020)
« Reply #359: December 23, 2020, 09:22:38 AM »
too bad.  I had OK luck at the one in Crystal City, but that's departed.

Mentioning "departed" and a Boston fish place reminds me of Jack Nicholson dining in the movie.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0407887/mediaviewer/rm661106688/?ft0=name&fv0=nm0000197&ft1=image_type&fv1=still_frame

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Re: Food and How You Cook/Eat It (2020)
« Reply #360: December 27, 2020, 10:45:16 AM »
Bought the wife an espresso maker for Christmas and set it up this morning. All went well, and as we enjoyed our first cup of cappuccino I couldn't figure out why the cup smelled and tasted like chili.

Then I discovered that the ground cinnamon I sprinkle on the top of the foam was actually ground cumin.

The second batch was much better.

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Re: Food and How You Cook/Eat It (2020)
« Reply #361: December 27, 2020, 10:50:42 AM »
Bought the wife an espresso maker for Christmas and set it up this morning. All went well, and as we enjoyed our first cup of cappuccino I couldn't figure out why the cup smelled and tasted like chili.

Then I discovered that the ground cinnamon I sprinkle on the top of the foam was actually ground cumin.

The second batch was much better.
Cumin is good for you!

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Re: Food and How You Cook/Eat It (2020)
« Reply #362: December 27, 2020, 11:48:02 AM »
Cumin is good for you!

Yes and we use it in lots of recipes including chili and most cuban dishes.

However, it doesn't go very well in coffee. :)

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Re: Food and How You Cook/Eat It (2020)
« Reply #363: December 27, 2020, 11:49:11 AM »
Yes and we use it in lots of recipes including chili and most cuban dishes.

However, it doesn't go very well in coffee. :)
Who would have thunk that?

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Re: Food and How You Cook/Eat It (2020)
« Reply #365: December 28, 2020, 08:48:49 PM »
Tonight’s dinner: Mustard-baked chicken with a pretzel crust. Get some thick Snyder's pretzels and pulverize them in a food processor, then make a mustard-based oil and vinegar dressing and use half of that to coat the chicken before dredging it in the pretzels and baking it for 25 minutes. The rest of the dressing goes on the chicken when serving. This was really good and we'll make it again. The chicken had a nice crunch sort of like fried chicken without frying it.

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Re: Food and How You Cook/Eat It (2020)
« Reply #366: December 28, 2020, 08:58:31 PM »
Tonight’s dinner: Mustard-baked chicken with a pretzel crust. Get some thick Snyder's pretzels and pulverize them in a food processor, then make a mustard-based oil and vinegar dressing and use half of that to coat the chicken before dredging it in the pretzels and baking it for 25 minutes. The rest of the dressing goes on the chicken when serving. This was really good and we'll make it again. The chicken had a nice crunch sort of like fried chicken without frying it.

The mustard and onion pretzel bites might be interesting to try with that recipe

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Re: Food and How You Cook/Eat It (2020)
« Reply #367: December 31, 2020, 12:13:20 AM »
Very interesting article on food store trends - many have come from experiences over this past year:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/road-to-recovery/grocery-supermarket-trends-food-2021/2020/12/23/6bd06636-43d8-11eb-b0e4-0f182923a025_story.html

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Re: Food and How You Cook/Eat It (2020)
« Reply #368: December 31, 2020, 05:29:43 PM »
https://www.mainelobsterrollco.com/

Our dinner for this evening. ;)

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Re: Food and How You Cook/Eat It (2020)
« Reply #369: December 31, 2020, 05:44:25 PM »
https://www.mainelobsterrollco.com/

Our dinner for this evening. ;)
I don't eat lobster rolls unless I'm northeast of the Piscataqua.

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Re: Food and How You Cook/Eat It (2020)
« Reply #370: December 31, 2020, 05:50:19 PM »
I got some bacon-wrapped quail appetizers and some thin-cut veal, so we'll have veal piccata.

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Re: Food and How You Cook/Eat It (2020)
« Reply #371: December 31, 2020, 06:09:52 PM »
Chinese tonight

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Re: Food and How You Cook/Eat It (2020)
« Reply #372: December 31, 2020, 06:39:04 PM »
https://www.mainelobsterrollco.com/

Our dinner for this evening. ;)

Looks good.  I prefer them Connecticut style, so looks like the Stonington on their menu would be what I'd order. 

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Re: Food and How You Cook/Eat It (2020)
« Reply #373: December 31, 2020, 09:11:47 PM »
Good for you !  We had lobsters for Christmas Eve and they were wonderful

https://www.mainelobsterrollco.com/

Our dinner for this evening. ;)

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Re: Food and How You Cook/Eat It (2020)
« Reply #374: January 01, 2021, 08:54:51 AM »
I got some bacon-wrapped quail appetizers and some thin-cut veal, so we'll have veal piccata.

The piccata tasted right, but since the veal pieces were already thin I didn’t pound them. That may have been a mistake. A couple of them were slightly chewier than others. Just means room for improvement next time.