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A few recent meals in London - coolpapaboze
I spent some time in London recently and had some notable meals. Hawksmoor This is a sort of chain of steakhouses in London, there are a handlful of locations. I went to the one in Guildhall as it was near the hotel I stayed in for part of the week. It was fantastic. It's a big place, with ve...


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PSA: Attention Beer Lovers who travel to Destin - coolpapaboze
Chans, the wine store in the shopping center at 98 and the road that turns into the trans bay bridge, has opened a gastro pub, CraftBar, that has some ridiculous number of beers on tap. It's right next to Chans, on the back side of the building. I went tonight to check out the menu, and it looks p...


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Another cool way to poach an egg - Wylie Dufresne - coolpapaboze
Within this video Wylie Dufresne provides a technique for poaching an egg in the shell that is simple and delivers fantastic results. The video is long, so if you're not interested in watching the whole thing, here's a summary: Add two tablespoons of baking soda to the water, boil it, when the wate...


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Political Talk
Is Weiner's wife standing by him because.. - coolpapaboze
...she is a lesbian and if she doesn't support him, he will admit that he is constantly on the prowl for arse because he is her beard and isn't getting any at home?...


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Outdoor Board
Just returned from Argentina... - coolpapaboze
..and i think it's probably ruined me for any other type of hunting. Was in the Entre Rios province, on the Parana river. Shot dove and perdiz over five days. Not quite the volume of birds as Cordoba, but plenty enough birds for me, and I really like the area as it is more diverse in terms of thi...


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A Practical Guide To Sous Vide Cooking - coolpapaboze
Great website with lots of charts, pics, and equations!!!!! [link=(http://www.douglasbaldwin.com/sous-vide.html#Pasteurized_in_Shell_Egg)]LINK[/link]...


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New Orleans Saints Talk
LOL at ESPN - coolpapaboze
Characterizing the game last night as a "franchise defining win" for the Falcons. If having the other team give you the game after kicking your arse up and down the field for three quarters is franchise defining, well ok then :lol:...


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Political Talk
Goverment is the only thing we all belong to - true or false? - coolpapaboze
This was a video shown Tuesday night at the DNC. I think it's bold that they led with this and are not hiding their liberalism. [link=(http://www.buzzfeed.com/buzzfeedpolitics/government-is-the-only-thing-we-all-belong-to)]LINK[/link] Romney tweeted a response: we don't belong to government, ...


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A sample of NYC tasting menu prices - coolpapaboze
Thought it was interesting to see the price range across popular restaurants offering tasting menus. Per Se $235* Restaurant Daniel $195 Eleven Madison Park $195 Le Bernardin $190 Brooklyn Fare $185 Roberta's (Blanca) $180 Bouley $175 Jean-Georges $168 Corton $155 Jung Sik $155 The Mod...


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O-T Lounge
Alec Baldwin assaults another photographer - coolpapaboze
[quote]The “30 Rock” actor unleashed on a photographer who was blocking the entrance to his apartment building, yelling, “I want you to shut the f**k up and get out of here. Leave my neighbor alone.” After a few more “shut ups,” he sneered at the photog, called him a “little girl,” [b]and stormed of...


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Interview with Donald Link on Eater.com - coolpapaboze
Really impressed with him and he really articulates how his approach translates to exceptional food. I really enjoy his simple straightforward take on country food, done with fresh ingredients dictated by the seasons. I wish more restaurants in LA took this approach. [link=(http://eater.com/arc...


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Any big recruits we've lost in recent years that panned out? - coolpapaboze
Seems like a lot of the kids from LA that went elsewhere, or who switched didn't live up to expectations. I don't follow recruiting as closely as a lot of you, but are there any who went elsewhere and really blew up? ...


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Cochon Lafayette: is this place going to make it? - coolpapaboze
I moved before they opened and this is the first time I have been back to Lafayette since. I have been twice this week and I really like it. I like the short menu, the wine list is well edited and reasonably priced, and I thought the food was also relatively inexpensive for the quality. The only ...


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Money Talk
Realtors: We Overcounted Home Sales for Five Years - coolpapaboze
[quote]"All the sales and inventory data that have been reported since January 2007 are being downwardly revised. Sales were weaker than people thought," NAR spokesman Walter Malony told Reuters. [/quote][link=(http://www.cnbc.com/id/45659547)]LINK[/link]...


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Is anybody else watching Boss? - coolpapaboze
Original series on Starz? It's pretty good. If you like corrupt politics, this should be right up your alley. Plus, there are hot women, often naked. ...


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A few SF and NY restaurant impressions - coolpapaboze
Spent the last week in San Francisco and had some good meals. Prospect - from the folks who own/run Boulevard, really light space, appealing menu, that at least on my visit was well executed. Had a beautiful plate of burrata and cherry tomatoes to start, followed by goat five ways, which was wond...


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Political Talk
Do famous homosexuals have a responsibility to come out of the closet? - coolpapaboze
I read the recent interview Rachel Maddow gave with the Guardian in which she says closeted news anchors have a responsibility to come out of the closet. The reader comments are strongly in favor of a responsibility/obligation of prominent gays to come out. I think their private life is their priv...


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Restaurant concepts that don't work in NYC: NOLA #10 - coolpapaboze
[link=(http://ny.eater.com/archives/2011/03/10_kissofdeath_restaurant_concepts_for_new_york.php#more)]LINK[/link] Interesting as I've always maintained Creole/Cajun isn't a food genre people outside of LA are interested in eating regularly. ...


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Money Talk
CALPERS holds expected return rate at 7.75% - coolpapaboze
[quote]The committee of the California Public Employees' Retirement System decided to recommend maintaining the rate at 7.75%, instead of adopting the recommendation by Calpers's chief actuary to lower the rate to 7.5%.[/quote] [link=(http://pensionpulse.blogspot.com/2011/03/calpers-holds-assumed-r...


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Movie/TV Board
American Dad 100th episode - coolpapaboze
How the frick has this shitshow been on the air for 100 episodes? I weep for my country. ...


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