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  1. Great Blog. I was wondering if you could answer a question about life after gastric bypass. It seems from the food that you eat and cook that you do not eat low fat or even count calories. Do you simply eat smaller portions and not care about things like fat, or is this a particularly high calorie/high fat week because of the blog?
  2. My family back home in Toledo, Ohio always has "Swamp-Romp" in the back yeard once a year. What makes it "swampy" is the cajun food that is made by my dad who has a fascination with all things cajun, most especially music and language. What makes it "romp-y" is the pool, hot tub, and the keg of Burning River Pale Ale made by the Great Lakes Brewing Company.
  3. As a cancer survivor myself I can attest to the lack of appetite issue. I had radiation treatment in the mantel field (right below my ears to the top of my stomach) and by the end of my treatment I was unable to swallow most things. But god damn a frosty from Wendy's was the best thing that I had ever tasted back then. One thing that I found was that there were may foods that I considered "favorites" that I would eat during treatment that only to find that now I cannot bear to eat them because the thought of it makes me feel sick. I guess because I never felt good after I ate them when having treatment. Anyway, hope you feel better and best of luck. Cancer sucks.
  4. Too bad that they won a cheap eats award...they have been out of fries the past few nights
  5. I adore Bon A and Cooking Light. I cook out of both. But I have to say that Gourmet has been really good for cakes.
  6. Target employees that work in the store are not union. However there are places where their warehouse workers are in a union. I would start at this website http://www.coastalalliance.com/area_wage_d...s_insurance.pdf for a quick and dirty about the disparity in benefits, but I will look around to get a more precise answer to your question.
  7. I would argue that the workers at Costco at least earn a living wage. They recieve health care benefits and when they retire, they can count on a retirement benefit that will help them take care of themselves and their family when they get older. In addition, when Costco builds in a new community they have project labor agreements that make sure that workers are being paid a decent wage and have health benefits, unlike many construction jobs for other big box employers.
  8. Tonic in Mount Pleasant is a great place with a cool atmosphere that has pretty cheap food. I love the wings and they have a wonderful grilled portabella with pesto that I order a lot. They get pretty crowded on the weekends and when there is a game on the flat screen tv's, but it is worth checking out. My man and I went to Radius a couple of nights ago. This is also in Mt. P and took over the old Red Bean space. It is italian and they have a wood fired pizza among other things. You can get out of there spending 20 clams a person I am sure.
  9. One of the best posts I have ever read in YEARS of reading message boards..... Perhaps a script writer for Deadwood? ← Not a script writer for Deadwood, but I am a Teamster. That kind of explains it...I think.
  10. Go on and hate me bitches: I have a reservation tonight. I am dreaming of the cream sauce all over my filet. Damn, that sounded dirty.
  11. If you are going to my hometown of Toledo, you have to stop at Tony Packo's and have some Hungarian hot dogs and chicken paprikas. You will not be disappointed. Don't miss the hot pickels and peppers! Edited to add: If you like Lebanese food we have some of the best in the country. Make sure that you stop at the Beruit as well. There are some great bars near the new Mud Hen's stadium. My favorite is the Bronze Boar which is a kind of martini and wine bar. Also near downtown is my favorite bar in Toledo which is Mickey Finn's, a great old Irish bar with live music on the weekends. Our downtown has gone through a recent revitilization with a section of more high end restuarants added on the Maumee River. It is called the docks. There you will find Navy Bistro (high end French inspired sea food), Real Seafood Company (chain), an Italian place, a cajun place, and a Mexican place (sorry can't remember the names). These places are worth going to because of the view. you can sit right on the water and watch the great lakes freighters go by with a back drop of downtown.
  12. This may be one of the most pretentious things that I have heard all day. So I guess that Jaleo has no soul? Whatever
  13. Man you are missing out, then. Those are my absolute favorite. It is the sweet/salty thing. I will never ever eat hotdogs that are sold from the rolling cart outside my office on The Hill. Lysteria anyone?
  14. ok, I will play: conch. As in conch chowder and fritters. it is pronounced Konk, right?
  15. Thanks for the info. Actually, I am going there for an anniversary so I want to bring a bottle of champagne that has some sentimental value. So as good as the bottles on the list at Ray's are, I wanna bring my own.
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