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  1. I tried roller and ice skating for the first time...

    I tried roller and ice skating for the first time in 25 years a couple of years ago. If you can ski then you can do them, you'll pick them up fast. Took me maybe 2 times before I was comfortable...
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    You need one of these...

    You need one of these. A friend got one and loves it. It's only around 55K BTU, but seems to work well (true restaurant wok burners are like 150K BTU, which is silly). My understanding is that...
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    Hmm. That doesn't bode well. It's one of the...

    Hmm. That doesn't bode well. It's one of the extra-low simmer burners that failed, and nothing happens when you turn the knob (there's a spark, but no gas coming out). Though it's just the one...
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    You people are killing me with the Blue Star talk...

    You people are killing me with the Blue Star talk here. One of the burners on my 15 year old 36" Thermador cooktop just stopped working and the first repair guy I called said he couldn't fix it. ...
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    I don't know where you're going that hotels are...

    I don't know where you're going that hotels are cheaper than Air BNBs, but it's definitely not the places I go. I can consistently get a nice place with a separate bedroom for the kids for less than...
  6. Thread: Back in Tuscany

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    Brings back memories of a trip I did a couple of...

    Brings back memories of a trip I did a couple of years ago. Stayed in Lucca, probably my favorite Italian city. So chill and friendly, with so much history.
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    Sorry but these are the best salt n vinegar...

    Sorry but these are the best salt n vinegar chips. The malt vinegar is so much more interesting tasting than your standard vinegar chip.

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    On a recent trip to H Mart I picked up some Z...

    On a recent trip to H Mart I picked up some Z Roll Farm Potato Stick Wrapped in Seaweed Fried Shrimp with Salad Cream Flavor. I do not recommend them.
  9. Thread: Lobster

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    Reds has the reputation of having one of, if not...

    Reds has the reputation of having one of, if not the, best lobster rolls in Maine. I've had it a couple of times, and I'd definitely put it up there - tons of meat, freshly picked and made, nicely...
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    Huh. Well, I'm a year late, but I played guitar...

    Huh. Well, I'm a year late, but I played guitar professionally for a decade, put it down for a few years, and then picked up the dobro. I will say that it's much harder than guitar, and it doesn't...
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    Pro tip: If you don't have homemade stock and...

    Pro tip: If you don't have homemade stock and have to use storebought, sprinkle a packet of powdered unflavored gelatin over the top of the soup near the end and stir it in once it's all hydrated...
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    Just made kale, white bean and Italian sausage...

    Just made kale, white bean and Italian sausage soup last night. Cheap, filling, super tasty, and reasonably healthy.

    I use this recipe as my basis, but I revise it a bit by sauteeing some tomato...
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    Haven't made it to Corrida yet, but Stupendous...

    Haven't made it to Corrida yet, but Stupendous Man described it as a "wallet-emptying" experience. I'm looking for an opportunity to have a client dinner there...

    And I totally forgot about...
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    My Boulder recommendations for eating: High...

    My Boulder recommendations for eating:

    High end: Kitchen, Frasca, Oak, Brasserie Ten-Ten, Riff's, Salt, Blackbelly, Arcana
    Mid range: Centro, Kitchen Next Door, The Post, Under the Sun, Mojo...
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    Update: I ended up getting some flat speaker wire...

    Update: I ended up getting some flat speaker wire from Best Buy and fishing it under my carpet 17' across the room to behind the couch (which was annoying, but not as bad as I'd thought). I was able...
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    I looked at the Rocketfish stuff but the reviews...

    I looked at the Rocketfish stuff but the reviews on Amazon are scaring me off, lots of talk of hum and interference with wifi and units just stopping working after a few months. Sounds like their QC...
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    Yeah, the problem with Cordmate is that the only...

    Yeah, the problem with Cordmate is that the only available wall to run the wires on has a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace. No easy place to run wires across it, and a Cordmate would actually be...
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    Wireless surround speakers?

    I'm trying to figure out if there's anything out there that would allow me to run my current wired Left/Center/Right/Sub speakers (powered by a Denon receiver) with a pair of wireless surround...
  19. Thread: BBQ

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    I don't get this. Wood fired pizza and cooking...

    I don't get this. Wood fired pizza and cooking is all the rage these days, a new wood-fired pizza place opens every couple of weeks around here. Why would they not have trouble getting insurance,...
  20. Thread: Watcha cookin'?

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    Did some pork char siu on the smoker yesterday. ...

    Did some pork char siu on the smoker yesterday. 8 lbs of pork butt, rubbed with salt, brown sugar and Chinese five spice powder overnight, then smoked at 225 degrees for about 6 hours and finally...
  21. Thread: Watcha cookin'?

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    I'm not a sous vide fanatic, but there are...

    I'm not a sous vide fanatic, but there are certain things it's really good for. Pork tenderloin is one of them - you can get it perfectly pink and tender edge to edge every time, with a nice sear in...
  22. Thread: Watcha cookin'?

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    High quality raw wahoo, cherry tomatoes,...

    High quality raw wahoo, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, fresh herbs, good olive oil, and salt, it would appear.
  23. Thread: Kauai Questions

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    Not for the haoles.

    Not for the haoles.
  24. Thread: Kauai Questions

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    Get used to saying that. It's a small island...

    Get used to saying that. It's a small island with captive visitors. Nothing is cheap.
  25. Thread: Watcha cookin'?

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    That's a pretty solid explanation. I didn't like...

    That's a pretty solid explanation. I didn't like corn tortillas for a long time as a kid either. Someday they'll come around.
  26. Thread: Watcha cookin'?

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    I'm sure they're tasty, but I'm curious - why do...

    I'm sure they're tasty, but I'm curious - why do flour tortillas? Do you like them better than corn? Corn tortillas are a key part of enchiladas for me, the corn flavor and the way they soak up...
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    That's the beauty of the skillet-broiler method;...

    That's the beauty of the skillet-broiler method; you're not heating up all the air in the oven. You're putting the pizza 1" below the broiler and just getting the direct blast of heat to the top...
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    I've gotten pies pretty close to Neopolitan style...

    I've gotten pies pretty close to Neopolitan style by using the skillet-broiler method (use cast iron pizza pan, preheat it over burner until screaming hot, put the pizza on it then immediately put it...
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    That has to be one of the worst covers of any...

    That has to be one of the worst covers of any song by any band ever. I appreciate some of what Phish does, but holy shit cover songs are not their strength.
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    I think this criticism can be applied to any band...

    I think this criticism can be applied to any band you don't like. I feel this way about a lot of other bands, but I recognize that the people that like those bands can hear and appreciate the...
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    I don't always go see Grateful Dead music...

    I don't always go see Grateful Dead music performed live, but when I do, it's Joe Russo's Almost Dead. Good god, that man can play the drums.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IxTno9Qncc
  32. Yeah, the main issue is whether I can keep them...

    Yeah, the main issue is whether I can keep them frozen from Sunday through Weds in a cooler. May have to borrow a separate cooler and put some dry ice in there.
  33. This is probably the best answer. I suppose I...

    This is probably the best answer. I suppose I should do this, to be sure.
  34. Cooking question: parboil whole Yukon gold potatoes several days in advance?

    I'm headed to a weeklong music camp on Sunday, and I've been tasked with preparing crispy potatoes for 70 people on Wednesday night. I'd love to parboil the potatoes (whole, with skin on) before I...
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    I don't get the hate on pineapple pizza. ...

    I don't get the hate on pineapple pizza. Toppings are all about balancing flavors. Pineapple adds sweet and tangy, which goes really well with rich and fatty (cheese, meats). There's a reason that...
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    Thanks! I also found the Brood Maxtion 24x2.3...

    Thanks! I also found the Brood Maxtion 24x2.3 (sold by Spawn bikes), which looks awesome but it's only available through Spawn and they charge a flat $40 to ship (!!!), which brings the price to $65...
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    24" MTB tire options - 2.4 or 2.5

    Just got my daughter her first 24" MTB and she's into it. But the tires it came with are 1.9" wide and not great for trails. A friend rode with us yesterday on her 24" bike with Specialized Big...
  38. Scroll down to the very bottom of the feed and...

    Scroll down to the very bottom of the feed and start with her oldest pics, then scroll up and watch as her Insta feed slowly progresses from normal happy teenager stuff to basically softcore porn. ...
  39. Thread: Watcha cookin'?

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    QFT. Once you go with a real Thermapen, you...

    QFT. Once you go with a real Thermapen, you can't go back. I thought it was ridiculous to pay that much for a thermometer, my $15 one from the restaurant supply store worked fine. Then I got a...
  40. Thread: Watcha cookin'?

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    Slightly off topic: Does anyone have a...

    Slightly off topic: Does anyone have a recommendation for a type of dried red chile that's got good flavor but isn't spicy at all? I have a friend with stomach issues that can't eat anything spicy,...
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    Seems like they need new tires, they keep...

    Seems like they need new tires, they keep skidding out.

    Purty mountains.
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    I'm looking for a 24" MTB for my daughter. ...

    I'm looking for a 24" MTB for my daughter. Weight is my biggest concern; her current 20" Specialized Hot Rock is a boat anchor, and it's holding her back. Also price - not really looking to invest...
  43. Thread: Watcha cookin'?

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    Another batch of homemade spicy chili crisp...

    Another batch of homemade spicy chili crisp (based on the Laoganma sauce you can buy at Asian markets). I go through this stuff at an alarming rate.

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    You guys all know the secret to corn tortillas,...

    You guys all know the secret to corn tortillas, right? Get a cast iron pan or griddle super hot, dip the tortillas individually in water, and throw them on the pan/griddle until they get little...
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    I understand you don't want Sonos, but this issue...

    I understand you don't want Sonos, but this issue is pretty much why they exist. Bluetooth is unreliable, poor-quality sound, and limited in range. It's much better if you can do it over the wifi...
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    Anyone tried Joseph Magnus Cigar Blend bourbon? ...

    Anyone tried Joseph Magnus Cigar Blend bourbon? A local bar that specializes in whiskeys had it as a special at $17 for a 1.5oz pour and the waiter wouldn't stop talking about how it was the...
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    I hear you on this. I have the same thing; it...

    I hear you on this. I have the same thing; it always sounds like fun, but it just doesn't affect me like it used to. Either I just feel dull and tired, or I get - not quite paranoid, but more like...
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    Have you tried Punt e Mes? It's the same recipe...

    Have you tried Punt e Mes? It's the same recipe as Carpano but less sweet and more bitter. I like it better, honestly. Cheaper too.

    Vya is pretty good as well. There are a bunch of new craft...
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    My house cocktail, simple and delicious: 2 oz...

    My house cocktail, simple and delicious:

    2 oz Rittenhouse Bottled-in-Bond Rye
    1 oz Cynar
    Mix, serve with large cube and orange peel
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    Been a long time since I made pizza at home, so...

    Been a long time since I made pizza at home, so last night I decided it was time. Sausage and radicchio is my favorite combo (the radicchio gets all nutty and delicious when it's charred). Snapped...
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