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April 12, 2018

I love grilled cheese

Filed under: Dining,General — dknights @ 1:08 pm
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Not modeling related at all, but I love grilled cheese.  A nice article here on the best cheeses to use for grilled cheese.  Mmmmm. I’m hungry now.

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October 19, 2015

Yelp

Filed under: Dining,Family,General — dknights @ 11:19 am
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Yes, I use it and find it helpful.  No, I don’t generally take photos of my food and don’t review a restaurant while I am there. Story here.

November 28, 2014

Now that is funny!

Filed under: Dining,General — dknights @ 4:22 pm
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A Cthulhu themed Thanksgiving turkey.  Dang, that is scary to look at, much less consider eating.  (h/t @Iowahawkblog)

June 16, 2012

It never ceases to amaze me…

Filed under: Dining — dknights @ 1:02 pm
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how dumb government functionaries can be.  At least the story has a happy ending.  Read here.

And here is her blog which should start having posts again.

November 10, 2011

Honey

Filed under: Dining — dknights @ 12:44 pm
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An interesting story about the honey you get at the store.  I think that if you buy local honey you are probably going to avoid this problem.  I suspect this isn’t the only food product coming in from China thru the back door.

May 9, 2011

Derby party

Filed under: Dining,Family,Kentucky — dknights @ 4:21 pm
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This past weekend was the Kentucky Derby.  As is traditional we attended a Derby party.  Further, as is traditional, much food and drink was consumed.  Mmm.

April 1, 2011

Restaurant review: Crabby Bill’s

Filed under: Dining,Family — dknights @ 7:59 am
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The family vacation this year was in South Florida.  After a day on Clearwater Beach we ate at Crabby Bill’s.  This is a small seafood chain restaurant.  The family was craving seafood and the place was recommended by the local visitor’s center across the street.

It was great.  I had raw oysters and a crab cake.  The oysters were fresh and wonderful.  The wife had king crab and a cocktail.  While the food wasn’t cheap, it wasn’t overly expensive either.  If you are in South Florida, I recommend stopping by for a meal.

We sat on the outside poarch area and got to listen to some music as well as enjoy the VCU/Kansas NCAA basketball tournament game.

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July 24, 2010

Restaurant review: Lucy’s

Filed under: Dining,Family — dknights @ 6:40 am
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Lucy’s, on Shamain Island in the Pearl river in Guangzhou China, is an American style diner, located just down the street from the White Swan Hotel.

Map of Shamain Island

Lucy’s is a godsend for American’s traveling in China.  At any time of the day, the patrons found in the restaurant are almost all Americans and most are adoptive parents staying at the White Swan Hotel down the street.

By normal standards, Lucy’s would be an average resaurant at best.  Its prices are normal by American standards, but expensive compared to most restaurants in China.  The reason that Lucy’s exists is to supply familiar “American” food to travellers who have endured a week or more of sometimes strange asian fare.

On our first trip to China the modelwife and I ate at Lucy’s several times since we were staying in the White Swan.  This last time, since we were at a different hotel, not on the island, we only ate there once.  I had the fish and chips and it was good.  Not great, but good.  The modelmoppet enjoyed her onion rings and Gnat continued her love affair with french fries.

If you are in Guangzhou and hungry for food from home, Lucy’s is one of the places you must visit.

Modelfamily at Lucy's in Guangzhou

February 24, 2010

Stop the insanity!

Filed under: Dining,General — dknights @ 8:32 pm
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If we’ve gotten to the point where we are paying people in the state education apparatus to spend their time on this, then maybe we need to rethink how we spend “education” money.

December 9, 2009

Restaurant review: Yang Kee Noodle

Filed under: Dining — dknights @ 6:25 am
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While out over the weekend getting the modeldaughter’s annual photo with Santa, the family ducked into the Yang Kee Noodle in the mall for dinner.  I had dined at this place once before and was unimpressed.  However, since it was the modelwife’s first choice, I did not object.

First things first.  The prices were pretty steep.  It costs the three of us over $30 for dinner, which isn’t cheap considering that the place is nearly fast-food chinese.  The food itself was good.  I had the Firecracker Chicken.  It was good, but spicy.   I generally like spicy, but this stuff made you sweat.  The modelwife had a green curry dish that was similarly spicy.  Good food, not cheap, and not for those prone to having their stomach upset by spicy food.

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