I was at the Southern Artisan Cheese Festival this year and alsthough I enjoyed the offerings at most of the booth, my only complaint is the venue. I did expect actual restrooms for this kind of event - not port-a-potties - especially after paying $80 for a ticket. I will say that it was well worth the extra fee for the VIP benefits, though. I never stood in line at the VIP wine table for more than a minute or two, while the other wine booths usually had very long lines.
If they keep it in the same place next year, I'm not sure I'll go again. I'd rather see it someplace with air-conditioning and real restrooms. The heat in that garage was sweltering. It would probably have been better to be outside where we'd have had a breeze.
And yet they have photos of people wearing some of the things they prohibit on the front page of their site. McFadden's doesn't sound like a place I would care to visit. There are plenty of less hypocritical restaurants in Nashville.
If you cook with fresh herbs, a multi-blade rotary herb mincer will make mincing them so much easier.
I use kitchen scissors for a lot. They are especially great for cutting raw bacon, but it also works really well for 'crumbling' crispy bacon. I buy scissors made for the kitchen and only use them on food.
Reheat pastas with cream sauce in a sauce pan on the stove. Add a little butter and a little milk or cream to heat it and the sauce won't break like it would in the microwave.
Pizza reheated in the oven (or toaster oven) will keep a good crust instead of a chewy one like the microwave produces. Fried chicken reheated in the oven stays crispy.
Stir your eggs while boiling them to keep the yolks centered, making for prettier deviled eggs.
I like to throw my corn on the cob on the grill, still in the husk. I've done it in the oven when I couldn't grill and it is almost as good, but the grill is my preference.
It seems to be more and more common these days for servers to carry drinks to customers by holding the glasses against their bodies, sometimes even close to their armpits. I don't return to restaurants that do this. I'm going to put my mouth on that glass after they've been holding it against their body? Don't think so.
The last time I went to Jersey Mike's on Thompson Lane, the man making my sandwich was sweating profusely. I canceled my order after I watched sweat drip from his brow into my sandwich as he made it. I haven't returned to any Jersey Mike's since then.
Actually, this is a very popular liqueur back in my home town in Florida. I'm from the Destin area and many bars there stock this to make Key Lime Pie shooters with. I've actually found it in a Nashville area liquor store before, but it has been a while and I don't remember which one I got it at.
If you do have some and you want to make a Key Lime Pie shooter with it, here's the recipe:
Pour equal parts of milk, Roses Sweetened Lime Juice, and Liquor 43 in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until frothy and then strain into glasses. Enjoy!
They dropped a menu off at our office recently, and I was very interested in the menu - until I saw they don't open until noon. My lunch hour is at 11:00. No way I'm switching my lunch hour to accommodate them - if you wait until noon to go to lunch in this area, it takes far longer to get lunch. Maybe they'll wise up and stop alienating the 11:00 lunchers sometime soon.
I'm honestly surprised this restaurant is still in business. Every time I see a health inspection for them, they've scored very poorly and the reasons I even looked up their health inspection scores was because I finally put it together that every time I ate there, I was sick to my stomach within hours.
So, I won't be voting for anyone who takes so little care with their customers' health. I warn people I know about this place whenever it comes up.
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