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  1. This was a recent find also, well under $5. Due to the condition of the accumulated years of crust it was impossible to determine the maker, but it sure felt correct, and familiar in my hand. Couldn't lose for the price. The bottom is dead flat. A little paint remover soak under a plastic sheet I was able to wire brush through the crud. Appears to be a Griswold from mid-century? Not great pics, but they'll give an idea.
  2. Recent find at local Goodwill here in Central Massachusetts, for the princely sum of $6.99. Dualit toaster, what looks to be called a "bun warmer". A little damage on the top, but I may be able to pound that out or get a replacement panel. These look to be highly repairable, easy parts availability. Shined up nicely. Works perfectly. Red switch to designate 2 slot or four slot use, and a real tic-tic-tic mechanical timer. Does anyone know how to decipher the Model and Serial Number to determine age? ::EDIT:: Just saw the reflection in the toaster. Shined up nicely, eh? Good thing I had clothes on. ::And another EDIT:: After extensive Googling I believe the toaster was manufactured in the 42nd week of 2006. I have an email inquiry into the company to see if the damaged panel is available, and also verification of the date.
  3. Looks like ""The Original French Chef Omelette Pan", or a knock-off. If the former it will have that info on the base. Heavy aluminum, wood handle, end of the handle has a metal hanger that'll leave scars if you happen to touch it after it's been on the burner for some time. Ask me how I know. I found one at a Habitat ReStore a few years ago for about the same price you paid. Used it a couple of times, found I prefer carbon over aluminum. Still available I think: https://www.potshopofboston.com/collections/omelette eBay always has some listed at wildly varying prices. Or, I could be wrong. Quick edit: Julia kind of dissing this style. Seems at one point she had a falling out with the manufacturer.
  4. What? Pastrami crepes? Crepe carts? Oh my. https://www.telegram.com/news/20190318/weintraubs-worcesters-last-jewish-deli-to-close-french-creperie-moving-in
  5. Ran across this (forgotten) thread while looking for another on eGullet. Sorry for not responding earlier. Business is not mine, just thought it would be of interest to the eGullet community. The area of the city where the the deli sits was heavily populated by the Jewish community in past years. From wiki: "The congregation, which was incorporated on January 1, 1904, held daily worship services for two years in a cottage they had purchased at 32 Providence Street in the heart of Worcester's east side Union Hill neighborhood, where most Jewish immigrants to Worcester lived. " Water Street was predominately small businesses. Delis, bakeries, clothing stores, restaurants, all catering to the local population. Like most of these enclaves in cities, populations change. The area now supports a wide range of ethnicities. Boston Globe reported this back in August: "Following more than 12 months of rumored interest, the Red Sox Triple-A affiliate officially announced plans Friday to relocate to New England’s second biggest city beginning in 2021. The move includes a 10,000-seat new stadium in the city’s burgeoning Canal District and a new name — The Worcester Red Sox." The deli location is less than a 5 minute walk from where the stadium will be built. The stadium is expected to support more than just the seasonal baseball team. Rallies, concerts, other sports. It should provide a boost to the city and the Kelly Square area especially. And Worcester an unsafe city? Sure. Aren't all cities? I've heard New York City isn't the safest place to be either. Or Boston. Or Providence. I'm not sure what has happened with the deli at this point. Maybe I'll do a reconnaissance and report back. If you don't hear from me in a week or so alert the authorities, have them check the alleys and catch basins. 'Cuz it's Worcester, ya know?
  6. Still looking for for someone to take over the business... Things are happening in the immediate area of this establishment. PawSox (Providence RI) relocating to Worcester, a stone's throw from this location. Hotels, condos, apartments, businesses being newly built. http://www.telegram.com/news/20180829/weintraubs-sale-provides-new-lease-on-life-for-worcesters-last-jewish-deli
  7. Ran across this in the news recently, eventually decided to pass along the info here. Last true Jewish Delicatessen in Worcester (and maybe Central Massachusetts) nearing the end of it's days. Landlord is looking for someone to carry it forward. "The building and business assets are being acquired by local developer Ed Murphy who is looking for an operator to lease the space and operate the business. Owner David Mizrahi is committed to the future success of Weintraub's and is happy to assist a new operator. This is a great opportunity with the established Weintraub's brand that offers a low barrier to entry into the restaurant business. " www.weintraubsdeli.com http://www.telegram.com/news/20180720/weintraubs-landmark-jewish-deli-in-worcester-may-be-only-memory-by-end-of-summer Anyone here crazy enough to jump into the deep end feet first?
  8. If your husband is going in regularly for STD screening my feeling is that the titanium dioxide possibility is the least of your (and his) worries. Sorry. Couldn't resist.
  9. Ever consider setting up an indoor red wiggler bin? I've found that the time for finished compost is shortened. No odors, easy to maintain, and it creates thousands of pets. Hard to name them all, or really know who is who, but it works. As a bonus it gets most kids real excited and most adults wondering about your sanity. The worms are also good food for aquatics in the home. https://www.epa.gov/recycle/how-create-and-maintain-indoor-worm-composting-bin
  10. Estate sale not far from my home, started at 8:00AM, I didn't get there until 11:00AM. Was unaware it was going to happen. Found these though, total of $4.50. The knives are Henckles, older handle style. 5.5" boning, appears to have never been used, and a 160mm (6") chefs utility, needs some work. The julep spoon is nothing special, stainless, but I don't have one in my bar arsenal. And the bottle opener is stainless with embossing and a sleek teak backside. Imprinted "PLAYBOY" on the head. I couldn't resist. Thinking of visiting the knife lady in the Boston area next week to get it back in shape, and to see if my retirement has a knife sharpening business in it's future. Should be $10 well spent, and I've got a couple of 50 year old Sabatier carbon steel knives that need severe attention that I can bring along also. http://www.ontheedgeknifesharpening.com
  11. Yeah, Life of Pi. And now that I've thought longer on this I guess there was some dining that may have gone on while the boat was adrift. Maybe it was shelved correctly.
  12. I was at one of our local thrift stores that shelves their books as a bookstore would. Found this. Try as I could I wasn't able to find a recipe anywhere between the covers.
  13. Greetings. I've a 50+ year old Kitchen Aid K45 that's been sitting in the basement unused for the past 20 years or so. Was purchased new by my mother. Plugged it in to assess the device, in order to pass it along to my youngest. The machine makes a progressively louder grinding/clattering noise, under no load, no attachments, as the speed is increased. I've spent some time on the web looking at videos showing replacement part installs, cleaning and re-greasing, general troubleshooting. The brushes appear to be at 70% new. It appears pretty straight forward to disassemble and maintain...but does anyone have a real life scenario (or horror stories)? Or does anyone have a recommended mom and pop appliance repair shop in the Central Massachusetts area? I'm willing to travel a reasonable distance. All help and replies much appreciated.
  14. If you'd like some education on the background of the ways of cocktails you'd be best to do a quick search on YouTube for "New Olreans Best Cocktails", the dozen or so videos showing Chris McMillian at work. Each segment details the ingredients and the build of a classic cocktail. Save the Mint Julep one for last. It's as good as a Burns night offering the haggis. This link will get you there: https://tinyurl.com/NOLAChrisMcMillian
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    Aldi

    My local Aldi's is opening up for the first time tomorrow after a 2 month modernization. I've been jonesing....
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