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Comment Archives: stories: Restaurants: Bites

Re: “What'd You Eat This Weekend? Chinese Food, Homemade Pizza and Coleslaw-Topped Hotdogs

Only good use for pine nuts are for pignoli cookies.

Posted by Corrado Savarino on 12/09/2014 at 8:19 AM

Re: “What'd You Eat This Weekend? Chinese Food, Homemade Pizza and Coleslaw-Topped Hotdogs

+1 on the pine nut aversion. Pine nuts are terrible when they're not toasted, and only marginally better when they are. I use sunflower seeds in pesto instead.

Posted by Nicki P Wood on 12/08/2014 at 9:26 PM

Re: “Celebrate National Cookie Day and Get a Free Christie Cookie

I used to love these but I find they are way to buttery and seem undercooked?

Posted by Westendrail on 12/08/2014 at 10:19 AM

Re: “Bread & Company Acquired by Florida-Based First Watch Restaurants Inc.

I spoke to an employee and she said it might be for the best to have new owners. Although I didn't get any idea of how much they're going to change the food. Don't change the tea or that wonderful fountain that keeps it ice cold please!

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Posted by B & Company Regular on 12/07/2014 at 10:41 PM

Re: “Weekly Open Thread: What Are Your Favorite Holiday Cookies?

Christmas cookies and candy are right up there with cinema popcorn on my guilty pleasure list. My favorite cookies are probably brightly colored spritz cookies. I believe that is 25% buttery goodness and 75% nostalgia. My dear friend makes a closely guarded secret recipe ginger molasses cookie that is another seasonal favorite. I also love chocolate oatmeal no-bake cookies this time of year..though last year I learned the hard way that coconut oil is not a good substitute for butter in these...

My mom and I get together and make Christmas candy every year. We usually stick with the basics: Butterscotch haystacks, rocky road fudge, assorted barks. I really want to try my grandmother's potato candy recipe. That stuff is heavenly.

Posted by Jamie Adams on 12/07/2014 at 11:38 AM

Re: “Weekly Open Thread: What Are Your Favorite Holiday Cookies?

My current go-to recipe is the one for the Salted Caramel Brownies from Amelie's in Charlotte (NC): http://www.ameliesfrenchbakery.com/#!recip…
There's a collection of "OMG!"s in my cell phone archive from pleased recipients.

Posted by Peg Duthie on 12/07/2014 at 10:35 AM

Re: “Weekly Open Thread: What Are Your Favorite Holiday Cookies?

Hey, does anybody know where a guy could make some money working at home? Damn spammers!

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Posted by Chris Chamberlain on 12/07/2014 at 9:26 AM

Re: “Weekly Open Thread: What Are Your Favorite Holiday Cookies?

My grandmother made all the traditional Italian cookies at Christmas- pizzelles with anise and dried orange peel with dusted powdered sugar cookies.

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Posted by Trish Nutrisha on 12/06/2014 at 7:13 PM

Re: “Weekly Open Thread: What Are Your Favorite Holiday Cookies?

My mom's molasses cookies at Christmas.

Posted by JohntheRevelator on 12/05/2014 at 11:20 PM

Re: “Another Shake-Up on the East Side: The Edgefield Sports Bar's Building Is for Sale

Has anyone ever been to
SISTER LOUISA'S CHURCH
OF THE LIVING ROOM
& PING PONG EMPORIUM
in Atlanta, Georgia?
Seems like a nice spot
for a CHURCH in Nashville.

Posted by Grant Henry on 12/05/2014 at 6:06 PM

Re: “Bread & Company Acquired by Florida-Based First Watch Restaurants Inc.

I did look at First Watch's menu and the omelet selection was interesting. Add the omelets and don't change anything else. Much. Especially the tea. And the scones. Or the bacon. Or the croissant. And keep all the front of house staff. Particularly the cute, short order breakfast cook/girl/hottie.

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Posted by JohntheRevelator on 12/05/2014 at 5:48 PM

Re: “Weekly Open Thread: What Are Your Favorite Holiday Cookies?

@bellenic - yup! The almond flavoring is one reason I like them so much. I plan to make a batch soon for my blog.

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Posted by TL Ferrell on 12/05/2014 at 5:26 PM

Re: “Weekly Open Thread: What Are Your Favorite Holiday Cookies?

TL- I also use an old recipe that asks for powdered sugar - it was my grandmother's recipe and they are the best (do you use almond extract too?). I usually become a baking crazy woman during the holidays. White chocolate, macadamia nut cherry cookies, fudge, gluten free peanut butter cookies, salted chocolate chip toffee cookies, sugar cookies, shortbread, various brownie versions but my I don't actually make my favorite cookies. I think we called them Mexican Wedding cookies- powdery pecan goodness. I can only eat my mom's.

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Posted by BelleNic on 12/05/2014 at 4:16 PM

Re: “Weekly Open Thread: What Are Your Favorite Holiday Cookies?

My dearly departed great-aunt made the world's greatest divinity. I tried making it once with my Mother - words cannot describe the disaster. I will pay cash money for some. Point me in the right direction, I need a fix!

Posted by MissBeth on 12/05/2014 at 1:13 PM

Re: “Weekly Open Thread: What Are Your Favorite Holiday Cookies?

When I was a kid I loved making Spritz cookies — any kind of food that allows me to use a caulking gun contraption is A+ in my book. But these days, when trying to do something a little more impressive, I opt for Martha Stewart's Striped Icebox Cookies. The recipe appeared in her special edition Holiday Cookies magazine years ago. They take a little time — you have to make a filling as well as chill, roll out, and layer the dough — but you can do a lot of the prep ahead of time, then slice and bake when you're ready. Their crispy cornmeal based dough tastes a little custardy and the tart cherry filling gets chewy once baked. They're so awesome. They also have a long self-life, about 2 weeks. The recipe is here: http://www.marthastewart.com/340207/stripe…

Posted by Megan Seling on 12/05/2014 at 1:00 PM

Re: “Weekly Open Thread: What Are Your Favorite Holiday Cookies?

My mother made some Date Pecan Bars (which include candied fruit) from Southern Living in the '70s - that says Christmas in my family. The other family standard is a cutout sugar cookie (made with powdered sugar rather than granulated) from a '70s Tupperware cookbook. They are still my favorite sugar cookie.

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Posted by TL Ferrell on 12/05/2014 at 12:34 PM

Re: “Sylvan Park Lands New Restaurant From Chef Deb Paquette of Etch

Looking forward to having this restaurant in the area. Going to be a great addition.

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by iknead on 12/05/2014 at 10:44 AM

Re: “Bread & Company Acquired by Florida-Based First Watch Restaurants Inc.

I'm with ya @JohntheRevelator! I hope the fruit tea, curry chicken salad, and oatmeal chocolate chunk cookies stay the same. Great spot for lunch!

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by So, How's It Taste? on 12/05/2014 at 7:44 AM

Re: “Bread & Company Acquired by Florida-Based First Watch Restaurants Inc.

I spent many years working at Bread and Company .I am very proud to say we were the best in Nashville, and I'm thankful to have been a part of that team .Bread and Company will always hold special memories.The Clay family are great people.I was very proud to see John'O build such an amazing company so fast .We were the best .I would do it all over again

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Posted by sheila on 12/05/2014 at 5:56 AM

Re: “Bread & Company Acquired by Florida-Based First Watch Restaurants Inc.

Oh lord, this scares the crap out of me. If they change the fruit tea, I may have a come-apart. I love the coffee (BJRC) THE APRICOT SCONES!, the peanut butter - chocolate chunk cookies, the Babka at Christmas, their bacon, the salads, and the chicken salads. The employees are so nice. Remember when they made potato dill rolls? Oi! I think their croissant is the best too. Yes, better than Provence! It's a Nashville institution that should not be monkey'd with. Much. First Watch - we're watching you...

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Posted by JohntheRevelator on 12/04/2014 at 10:46 PM

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