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by dubsola
Fri Mar 02, 2012 1:12 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14353
Views: 1222827

Re: Boy Thread: All Roads Got Back

SecondTalon wrote:That's the fanciest looking barbeque I've ever seen.

Yeah, but where this place is located, they have to dress it up a little bit - it's in a pretty touristy area with loads of restaurants. They also do a roaming wagon operation which is much more low key.
by dubsola
Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:59 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: eReader Owners Thread (Kindle, Nook, Kobo etc)
Replies: 51
Views: 15327

Re: eReader Owners Thread (Kindle, Nook, Kobo etc)

Zamfir wrote:EDIT: apologies on the mild necroing, I didn't watch the dates properly

Not at all, that was a good post. Along with the VAT increase I can totally see why they're priced the way they are.
by dubsola
Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:35 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14353
Views: 1222827

Re: Boy Thread: All Roads Got Back

by dubsola
Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:13 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Favorite Place to Get a Burger?
Replies: 139
Views: 68921

Re: Favorite Place to Get a Burger?

Yep, McD's fries are pretty good. I've been smashing some gourmet burgers lately: Bar Bouloud 's Yankee (beef patty with pulled pork and slaw on top) and Frenchie (beef patty with pork confit and salad with dijon on top), both excellent - cooked medium rare, perfect meat, and the extras were great a...
by dubsola
Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:48 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1264
Views: 247174

Re: The Liquor Thread

Went to a tequila bar last night. I've been keen, lately, to learn at least *something* about this drink. The bartenders were incredibly helpful, giving me an overview and letting me taste / smell a few. I quite liked what I tried: Started with a Sieta Leguas reposado, which was pretty smooth, then ...
by dubsola
Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:03 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14353
Views: 1222827

Re: Boy Thread: All Roads Got Back

The cordless drill I snaffled from an old job (I was allowed to snaffle it, I didn't steal it!) was good, but not especially powerful. Have you considered rigging some sort of V8 engine attachment?

What are you planning to build?
by dubsola
Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:24 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1264
Views: 247174

Re: The Liquor Thread

Just one required drink in the cabinet: sipping rum. At the moment I'm drinking XM's Millenium. I do like having a few other drinks around and so at the moment I have some interesting Scotch Whiskey, some Campari, some vodka and two other kinds of rum. I never considered Jager especially expensive, ...
by dubsola
Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: New York, New York
Replies: 18
Views: 3085

Re: New York, New York

I would say that the empire state platform can be just as busy as Grand Central. In fact I found Grand Central to be not *that* busy, certainly no busier than Victoria or London Bridge station in London. Plus, you could climb up the steps at one end and look out and have a good chance of seeing the ...
by dubsola
Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:55 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Replies: 1738
Views: 313080

Re: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy

Guinness Extra Stout (Original): What you get at a decent bar in the US, or the 'right' bottles. It's typically considered a solid mid-quality and rates fairly evenly with the Murphy's we get over here. Guinness Foreign Extra Stout: This is the real stuff, and is widely considered world-class. But ...
by dubsola
Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:22 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Replies: 1738
Views: 313080

Re: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy

Deuchars is a macro? I was going to mention Budvar but it's not really western Europe, is it? I forgot about Guinness. A good Guinness is a joy. http://www.independent.ie/national-news/obama-and-queen-elizabeth-visits-to-guinness-storehouse-helped-boost-visitor-numbers-by-10pc-2981198.html
by dubsola
Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:04 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Uncockable Alfredo Ree-cype
Replies: 5
Views: 4242

Re: Uncockable Alfredo Ree-cype

I made this last night, it turned out very, very well. It tastes like the way sex feels. Being a person who treats recipes as a guideline, I made a few modifications: Firstly, I reduced the amounts drastically. I used 300ml of cream for four large servings, and about 80 grams of butter. I could have...
by dubsola
Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:26 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: eReader Owners Thread (Kindle, Nook, Kobo etc)
Replies: 51
Views: 15327

Re: eReader Owners Thread (Kindle, Nook, Kobo etc)

maybeagnostic wrote:So organizing books on the kindle is a nightmare.

I agree with this.

I also can't help but feel that kindle books could be a bit cheaper. They cost about the same price as a physical book, or maybe 10% cheaper at best. It's turning me off impulse buys.
by dubsola
Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:38 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14353
Views: 1222827

Re: Boy Thread: All Roads Got Back

Felstaff wrote:nhân con ngông bay sriracha hot chilli sauce (??)

This stuff is liquid awesome.
by dubsola
Fri Jan 13, 2012 2:33 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Android phone recommendation
Replies: 21
Views: 11210

Re: Android phone recommendation

I've got an HTC Desire HD, and am very happy with it. Fast, nice screen, excellent camera, pretty great microphone, very few bugs that I've noticed. Only downside is, like the other phones being recommended, the battery life. I charge it once a day, but I use it all the time for music, browsing, and...
by dubsola
Fri Jan 13, 2012 2:24 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Replies: 1738
Views: 313080

Re: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy

Brew Dog really know how to open a pub. I'm slightly annoyed in that I used to work around the corner from this place. I have always found Camden a barren wasteland for food and drink, and now that I no longer work there or have any reason to go there Brewdog have opened this pub up. Guess I'll hav...
by dubsola
Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:04 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27382
Views: 2927787

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Angua wrote:Anyway, apparently you should make sure you're looking down when someone takes a photo of you - just a slight tilt downwards so you're below the plain of the camera

My wife always tells me to hold the camera higher so that it's looking slightly down on the subject. Seems reasonable.
by dubsola
Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:02 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Groooovy
Replies: 16
Views: 5849

Re: Groooovy

I like lots of grooooovy music. Starting off slow, I recently bought this compilation of New Orleans funk , one of the standouts is this ridiculously funky song - The Meters - Just Kissed My Baby . It is impossible not to strut to this song. If you want something a bit faster: Curtis Mayfield - Move...
by dubsola
Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:17 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Tea Snobbery
Replies: 351
Views: 118398

Re: Tea Snobbery

I had so much chai in India. I didn't like it before then, but it's a soothing balm for a dusty traveller. It's served up on the roadside, they simmer up milk, water, tea, spices and sugar in a pot, and serve it in small terracotta type cups, which are then discarded. Key things to note: lots and lo...
by dubsola
Wed Jan 11, 2012 4:55 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Breaking Bard
Replies: 209
Views: 70878

Re: Breaking Bard

Yeah.

Gus was on Reddit today.
I am Giancarlo Esposito. I've had a few people tell me reddit would be a great place to have a discussion with fans. And what does a man do? A man provides.
by dubsola
Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:02 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: What am I supposed to do with *this*?
Replies: 98
Views: 23240

Re: What am I supposed to do with *this*?

Very similar.
by dubsola
Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:56 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: What am I supposed to do with *this*?
Replies: 98
Views: 23240

Re: What am I supposed to do with *this*?

Whatever you do, obsessively rinse them. Lentils can tend to come out gritty tasting. Hmm... I never rinse my lentils and haven't noticed any grittiness. Strange. They cook up easily in about 20 minutes or less, in about their own volume of water or a bit more. They tend to become an undifferentiat...
by dubsola
Sun Jan 08, 2012 11:30 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Occupy Wall Street - Spreading. Check your town.
Replies: 2511
Views: 207757

Re: Occupy Wall Street - Spreading. Check your town.

I found it interesting. Back on topic, Occupy London seems to be petering out a bit. I went there a couple of days ago and there are a lot less people about. But one really great thing to come out of this movement is the bank of ideas . I really want to go check it out, it seems really cool. The Ban...
by dubsola
Fri Jan 06, 2012 9:59 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Tea Snobbery
Replies: 351
Views: 118398

Re: Tea Snobbery

At the moment I am just using a teapot. Pouring very carefully I don't get many leaves until the bottom of the pot.
by dubsola
Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:18 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Interesting Recipes
Replies: 5
Views: 2876

Re: Interesting Recipes

I have a delicious, fluffy cake recipe that uses mayonnaise. And a brisket recipe made up of a cane of Coca Cola, a can of enchilada sauce, a packet of onion soup mix, and some other stuff. It's probably my favorite recipe for brisket. Bakemaster (another forumite) has spoken of this mayonaisse cak...
by dubsola
Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:13 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Tea Snobbery
Replies: 351
Views: 118398

Re: Tea Snobbery

I got the medium: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000I68NCS/ The mugs I use it in are about 12oz (355ml). This cursed thing! Amazon.co.uk don't stock it, Amazon.com won't ship it, there's a couple of tea shops in the UK that list it, one is sold out, the other wants me to buy £15 worth of stuff b...
by dubsola
Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:56 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Replies: 1738
Views: 313080

Re: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy

There's so many really and truly dry ciders in the UK, and it's so hard to find it outside of the UK. I've no idea why. I love Westons for exporting that stuff, but I wish it was easier to find flagons of dry and sour ciders all around the world. Lately I've tried some rum cask and whisky cask cider...
by dubsola
Tue Jan 03, 2012 1:41 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Cocktails
Replies: 356
Views: 161215

Re: Cocktails

Bakemaster wrote:Spiced cider, citrus juices, spiced rum, angostura bitters and a little nutmeg. So easy, so tasty.

Did you slice the spider yourself?
by dubsola
Tue Jan 03, 2012 9:42 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Non-alcoholic Cocktails
Replies: 11
Views: 3766

Re: Non-alcoholic Cocktails

The EGE wrote:
Izawwlgood wrote:I've always been a fan of mixing orange juice and cranberry juice. But I mix ALL the drinks.


This has been my regular dinner drink since about age ten.

I also really like this. Good with a squirt of lime juice as well.
by dubsola
Thu Dec 22, 2011 2:20 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books you never finished
Replies: 280
Views: 164240

Re: Books you never finished

I almost didn't finish A Confederacy of Dunces , but the sense that I had to be missing something forced me to keep trudging onward. I should have just gone with my instinct. I hated the book. I was more interested in the story of how it was published, to be honest. Too bad that "story" e...
by dubsola
Wed Dec 21, 2011 9:47 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food help, please. :(
Replies: 11
Views: 4695

Re: Food help, please. :(

In the US the term entree refers to your main course. Horse doovers we call appetizers or starters, and for some reason I don't understand, we have the salad before the entree. The reason for this is that eating entrees as lunch meals became pretty common in the mid 20th, and the habit of serving e...
by dubsola
Wed Dec 21, 2011 9:45 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Hippo's Thrice-Damned Chili
Replies: 46
Views: 10485

Re: Hippo's Thrice-Damned Chili

I have some reservations about using beer mostly because I really don't like the flavor of alcohol, but I assume that the taste changes radically when used as a cooking ingredient. It really does. Oh, on a side note, I finely diced a green pepper and used that in addition to my usual ingredients (a...
by dubsola
Tue Dec 20, 2011 5:32 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food help, please. :(
Replies: 11
Views: 4695

Re: Food help, please. :(

philth wrote:The other two entrees are Lasagna and Pulled Pork.

Entrees... Lasagne... Pulled pork...

As delicious as these foods are... how are they entrees?
by dubsola
Tue Dec 20, 2011 5:28 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Hippo's Thrice-Damned Chili
Replies: 46
Views: 10485

Re: Hippo's Thrice-Damned Chili

How would you describe the flavor that paprika brings to a dish? My understanding of the word umami makes it seem appropriate but I'm open to my own misunderstanding. I think umami is not too far away, also a smokiness. I guess it depends on the paprika. I only ever use the good stuff from Spain an...
by dubsola
Fri Dec 16, 2011 11:21 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Hippo's Thrice-Damned Chili
Replies: 46
Views: 10485

Re: Hippo's Thrice-Damned Chili

This is absolutely my favourite paprika . It comes in sweet (dulce) or hot (picante). Both are excellent. I've never had any Hungarian stuff. I never add paprika to chilli as it has such a strong flavour that I believe overwhelms the mixture of the other flavours. But then I suppose someone up ther...
by dubsola
Thu Dec 15, 2011 11:05 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Replies: 1738
Views: 313080

Re: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy

Sure is. I ordered a glass of wine before realising that it was £18. Bloody good glass of wine (it was Danish wine!), mind you.

One thing I did notice was that real estate seems to be quite a bit cheaper, is that the case?
by dubsola
Thu Dec 15, 2011 10:47 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Replies: 1738
Views: 313080

Re: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy

I had another of those last night at home, and it just tasted like a fruity wheat beer. I wasn't into it. Beer is strange like that. Just about everything a tourist might buy in Copenhagen is wincingly expensive (and I live in London, remember). I think pints are about 40% more there. That said, the...
by dubsola
Thu Dec 15, 2011 10:25 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Tea Snobbery
Replies: 351
Views: 118398

Re: Tea Snobbery

I wish masala chai was readily available on the streets of London, especially this time of year. Brr!
by dubsola
Wed Dec 14, 2011 5:25 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Hippo's Thrice-Damned Chili
Replies: 46
Views: 10485

Re: Hippo's Thrice-Damned Chili

Ah. I should really buy a spice grinder. I do have a small blender I could use.
by dubsola
Wed Dec 14, 2011 1:18 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Hippo's Thrice-Damned Chili
Replies: 46
Views: 10485

Re: Hippo's Thrice-Damned Chili

So here's one thing I haven't worked out yet: what is the difference between chilli powder and chilli flakes / crushed red peppers? Surely chilli powder is dried chillis, powdered?
by dubsola
Wed Dec 14, 2011 9:28 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Hippo's Thrice-Damned Chili
Replies: 46
Views: 10485

Re: Hippo's Thrice-Damned Chili

Most of the bad vegetarian dishes I've eaten were crippled imitations of meat dishes. This is how people who miss meat cook, and it's unfortunate. It's why I rarely bother ordering vegetarian food in the US. I get your broader point, there are plenty of great dishes that have never involved meat, s...

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