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In Topic: Annoyances

27 June 2019 - 02:22 AM

A thrilling end to the mosquito event. As I was walking out of my room, the mosquito presented itself and flew into an open closet by the door. I closed the closet on my way out.

Do realize that she may live there for, like, forever.    I have a mosquito who has taken up permanent residency in an off-bedroom closet.   Gone for days, then....ZAP!


In Topic: Annoyances

18 June 2019 - 03:08 AM

 

To annoy Mongo even more, let me tell three stories about responses to the New York branch of Indian Accent that really annoyed me.

 

First, I dropped in once when I had time to kill before a concert at either Carnegie or City Center.  I was sitting at the bar having a cocktail and a snack when, to my surprise, a bunch of my friends passed by on their way to a table.  I couldn't join them because, as I said, I was on my way to a concert.

 

I was surprised to see them there because these are people who don't usually do fine dining.  The person who chose the restaurant is a sort Chowhound follower.  When I subsequently asked him how he had liked it, he said, "It wasn't what I expected.  I chose it off Yelp because it got high grades and said it was Indian.  I wasn't expecting that.  It's sort of misleading."

 

Second, I once ran into someone I know at a Carnegie Hall matinée.  It turned out we both had an evening show at City Center.  She suggested we grab a drink together in between.  I suggested Indian Accent.

 

We sat at the bar.  I looked at the list and ordered a cocktail.  The cocktails there look very good -- and, in fact, are very good:  some of the better restaurant cocktails in New York, to my mind.  She didn't even open the list and ordered a Kingfisher.

 

Our drinks came.  She looked at mine.  "That looks very good," she said.  "Can I have a taste?"  She had a taste.  "Oh, that's delicious!" she exclaimed.

 

"I was surprised you didn't even look at the beverage menu," I said.

 

"This is an Indian place," she said.  "I thought all you could order was beer."

 

Third, that person then tried to take a friend of hers to Indian Accent after another Carnegie Hall concert.  "I don't want an Indian place," her friend snapped when they got there.  "I want a restaurant."

sounds like you need new friends.

 

Am reminded of the NYLIfe motto.  


In Topic: The farmers market thread

08 June 2019 - 01:50 AM

 

 

Adding that I think paper bags are also good for 'shrooms.

 

Mandatory for shrooms, unless you're carrying cloth.


In Topic: The farmers market thread

06 June 2019 - 02:45 AM

Bring your own reusables.

 

https://www.amazon.c...s/dp/B005E2QRPG


In Topic: Supper

05 June 2019 - 08:28 PM

bánh tráng nướng are at a lot of places these days.   Sorry, Minnesota didn't invent   :P   It seems like this article is giving her credit for it.  It's sort of a coincidence that her kids named it the same thing that all of vietnam happens to call it. 

Yeh, it's fake news.