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  1. Not sure if it fits firmly into your business plan, but a selection of some of the harder to find hot-sauces it something that always drags me into a place. First off, if it is carried by Safeway/Acme/Genaurdi's/Publix/Win-Dixie/et-al, don't bother. However, there are hundreds and hundreds of great sauces on the market, and usually only availible by mail order. I know I personally hate ordering anything that has to be shipped by mail, and will pay more if I can get that instant satisfaction of having it right away when I pay for it. If you have the equipment, even try making your own sauce, bottling it, and selling it. The Datil pepper (which is cultivated in the St. Augustine region of Florida) is a great base for a sauce, yet outside of that area, it is hard to find sauces based on it.
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    Florida Golden Crab

    Wow, for that price I am going to definately have to seek some of those out. Alas, I seem to be on the wrong coast of Florida (Ft. Myers on the Gulf Coast, exiled from Delaware as it happens no less... and planning to return as soon as this lease runs out in half a year or so, but I digress...). For that price and that quality of meat, I can't see how one would say no. Plus, after watching the Andrew Zimmern 'Bizzare Foods' episode on Spain and learning that the 'mustard' of the crab (the part you show in your fourth picture) is apparently quite tasty (with bluecrabs we always called them crabgut, and I never had the nerve to try it) it looks like a real treat. There are a few big seafood shops around here, and while I think they deal mostly with Gulf Coast products, I am going to have to ask them about these crabs.
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    Beer Advertisements

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  4. I think the key word here is free. To cause a stampede in any workplace food doesn't have to be spectacular, good, or in many cases even completely edible, as long as it is free.
  5. Eh, I would never write someone off because of their taste in restaurants. I like Olive Garden, but I also like South Philly Red Gravey Joints, random PA/NJ/DE Italian steak-sub-pizza joints, high end real Italian, and everything in between. In general, I'm just not particularly picky. I mean, hey, I appreciate the good stuff, and I like it when others do to, but life is so much more enjoyable if you just dig the simple pleasures as much as the exclusive ones. Maybe it is just me, but thinking someone is no good just because they would like to eat at Olive Garden instead of the local really nice French joint sounds similar to the girls who won't date guys who drive Cavaliers instead of BMWs.
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    New York to Lancaster

    I love the Good 'n Plenty. It is like Hometown buffet, but a lot less ghetto, and a lot fresher.
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    "Pig Pickin" signature drink

    This wouldn't make a good primary drink, but for an alternate option - Shot of vodka Couple dashes of cayenne/vinegar hot sauce dash of liquid smoke dash of vinegar itty bit of mustard swirled in Call it the liquid BBQ, would make a tasty shot/shooter.
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    Fast Food Fusion

    For a while Taco Bell has the Chicken Club Burrito (OK, only two languages there). It was (I think) chicken, bacon, tomato, lettuce, onion, and sour cream or mayo wrapped up in a burrito tortilla. It was also really, really good.
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    Rachael Ray

    I like Rachel Ray, well, at least the cooking show. I don't watch $40 a day or the talk show simply because I dislike dumbed-down travel shows and have never much enjoyed talk shows. You know what would be entertaining? Having Rachel do a guest spot with Bourdain on his new travel/cooking type show... I have watched the Sandra Lee show a few times, eh, a bit dessert-heavy for my tastes. Some of the stuff looks tasty though, but her personality and presence don't really jive with me. They don't annoy the living hell out of me either, but, I'm not compelled to watch. Actually, the only FnTV host who really bugs me is Giadia. Which is a shame, because the food she cooks looks really good. Well, that and those awful weird camera angles and cooking sound effects...
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    Ranges/Cooktops/Ovens

    My parents have a Viking Range (four gas burners plus grill/griddle). I have loved it every time I have used it, the burners are very high heat, the grill is very convenient (though I will admit that the grill heats rather unevenly), and they have had no reliability issues whatsoever with it. I can't comment on Viking ovens, as they went with seperate Jenn-Air units.
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    Asian chili garlic paste & sauce

    It is great mixed in with scrambled eggs for breakfast. I also love a hearty dollop in a bowl of egg-drop or miso soup. Mix some in with the beef next time you make burgers, should give a bit of extra flavor. Top salads with it (chili sauce and blue cheese dressing go very well together). Use some when you make chili, or beef stew. Slice some cheese, and spread some overtop. Eat it by the spoonfull from the jar (works great to satisfy those midnight hunger cravings). Really, anything you would do with fresh chiles, or pepper sauce, you can do with that paste.
  12. Most bottled waters taste pretty much the same to me. Back to back I can tell the difference from tap water, but I have no problem drinking tap water in general. In fact, I've sort of become accustomed to the mineraly slightly cloudy tap water that comes out of my school's water fountains... When I do go for bottled I like Dasani a lot, though it might be because the bottle has a cool texture... Then again, the folks at Coke who bottle it apparently add some minerals and whatnot back in before bottling, so maybe that is why I like it.
  13. Rincon Latino is the preferred restaurant of most Hispanic restaurant workers I know. I have yet to work up the motivation to make it down there, but it must be good for these guys to take up so much of their precious free time to go there when they could do the Golden Mile or Washington Ave. ← It is very good. I have no idea how it stays in business, as every time I have been I have been the only customer in the place, but hey, as long as it stays around I won't complain. They do have an odd fascination with putting fried eggs on lots of dishes, but maybe this is an authentic south american thing I'm not used to. They have a great plate with is a steak, some fried yucca root, some crazy good rice and beans thing, with a couple fried eggs on top of it all and a little bowl of this awesome oniony/orangey/vinegary hot sauce. ← How far is this place from the city? ← It's in Bear, DE in the Fox Run shopping center right off of route 40(if you want to do a mapquest). So, I am guessing like 30 - 45 mins depending on how fast you drive (though I will warn you that the signs on I-95 have been warning about 'enhanced police patrols statewide' lately.... not really sure what makes them enhanced). In the same shopping center is a very good liquor store with a great wine selection and cheapish prices though.
  14. Is North African food the same as middle eastern, or are there important differences? There is a big morroccan place around here (which oddly enough is right next to the North, DE strip club district, and they apparently used the same decorator) called Casablancas, which is what has been mentioned before, belly dancers, big show made of the meal, etc. I have, however, been generally impressed by the food there, then again, I am pretty easy to please. But at only $20 per person for a seven course meal and entertainment, it is hard to beat. My favorite is a place that just calls itself 'Middle Eastern' though The decor is the same half opium den/half house of ill-repute style, but it is fun. The food is actually very very good, and the prices are incredibly (ridiculously) cheap. They have the full array of cous-cous dishes, kebabs, hummus, etc, but some more adventurous things as well. I love the middle-eastern salads, the morrocan chicken, and this great slow-cooked eggplant in tomato and spices dish (the name of which I can't recall). It used to be one of the few places I would go to which didn't accept plastic (though I thought the sign in the front window that read "I do not recognize the credit card" was cute). Since then they have wised up to the fact that 99% of the people in Newark only carry plastic, and I don't even have to worry about that anymore. When I was in L.A. a while ago (staying with a friend in West Hollywood) I really wanted to eat at this Ethiopian place we walked passed nearly every day. Unfortunately the person I had gone out there with seems to share the generic 'I won't want to risk anything new' boring attitude. So, instead of African cuisine we went for African-American cuisine at Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles (which I don't consider to be a biased comment as every time I have been there I have been there my party has been the only group of white-folk in the establishment). I can't really complain about Roscoe's, as it is some incredibly good food, and I'd look like Paul Prudehomme if one opened up around here, but still, I would openly embrace more North African/Middle-Eastern restaurants in this area.
  15. Rincon Latino is the preferred restaurant of most Hispanic restaurant workers I know. I have yet to work up the motivation to make it down there, but it must be good for these guys to take up so much of their precious free time to go there when they could do the Golden Mile or Washington Ave. ← It is very good. I have no idea how it stays in business, as every time I have been I have been the only customer in the place, but hey, as long as it stays around I won't complain. They do have an odd fascination with putting fried eggs on lots of dishes, but maybe this is an authentic south american thing I'm not used to. They have a great plate with is a steak, some fried yucca root, some crazy good rice and beans thing, with a couple fried eggs on top of it all and a little bowl of this awesome oniony/orangey/vinegary hot sauce.
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