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Good Eggs NOLA - kfizzle85
I searched and found a couple of random posts, but I just wanted to give this place some love since I hadn't seen much discussion about it. I've ordered groceries off of here twice in the last 3 weeks and think its great. For those that don't know, it is basically an online farmer's market, and...


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Fishing Bucktown jetties - kfizzle85
So I just moved back from Houston to nola, and I'll be unoccupied for at least a week before starting a new job. I was hoping to get some fishing in, but I've got no boat and have always gone with buddies. My parents live in bucktown, and in the past few years they've built those jetties out there b...


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Basin Seafood (Magazine/Louisiana) opens this weekend - kfizzle85
[link=(http://nola.eater.com/archives/2013/05/01/basin-seafood-spirits-opens-this-weekend.php)][LINK][/link] First I'd heard about this one. [quote]The restaurant features an oyster bar, a boiler room in the courtyard, and full bar with a glitzy Peace Y'all sign and an array of local beers. P...


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Does anyone commute from Uptown NOLA to Covington? - kfizzle85
How long is that drive typically? Say leaving Uptown (Magazine/Louisiana area) around 7 AM and leaving Covington around 6:15-6:30 PM coming back. 45 min?...


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Murray Hill area NYC - kfizzle85
Will be looking to kill time tomorrow before my friends get off work. Would like to find a stereotypical NYC breakfast place (bagels and whatnot), some ethnic food (pretty much everywhere around here, just looking for suggestions if possible), then a bar or a cafe preferably with outdoor seating (wo...


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Sara's NOLA - new chef - kfizzle85
Article sounded promising/interesting, not living there at the moment and hoping someone will go check out the new deal and see if its just a chef following fads or if there is some legit execution here. [link=(http://www.bestofneworleans.com/gambit/new-chef-at-saras-bistro/Content?oid=2079518)]L...


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Team behind Cure purchases Pravda - kfizzle85
http://www.nola.com/drink/index.ssf/2012/09/team_behind_cure_purchases_pra.html This part might be interesting to some of the beer people: [quote]They're improving the beer list by exiling mainstream brews in favor of Eastern European, and possible Russian, pilsners. And they're working on a m...


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Bars open early in Houston - kfizzle85
Cross-posted from the soccer board. Anyone know of any bars that open early (9 am) in Houston on Saturdays? Trying to find a place to go to watch opening weekend for premier league. TIA. :cheers:...


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Where to watch early games in Houston on Sat - kfizzle85
Anyone have any suggestions on places in Houston to catch the early games this weekend? Completely clueless on what, if anything, is open that early here. TIA. :cheers:...


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Seafood Restaurants (or restaurants with seafood options) in Houston - kfizzle85
Looking for upscale/semi-upscale places in Houston that have seafood, but more than just a few apps. I'm thinking of places like Underbelly, so any other places that come to mind (inside loop and preferably south of I-10 around downtown/midtown/Montrose/Kirby) that anyone can suggest? Not necessaril...


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Pork Ribeye - kfizzle85
I don't remember ever seeing this before in a store, so while I realize microwaving steaks is the hot item these days, I thought I'd share for the poors out there. Came across this at Whole Foods yesterday while randomly perusing thinking of what I might cook this week: [img]http://oi47.tinyp...


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Spanish bailout a go - kfizzle85
Here's some details: [link=(http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-06-10/spanish-bondholders-to-rank-behind-official-loans-after-bailout.html)][LINK][/link] The bidding starts at ~$125B. The good news is, should you decide to pony up, you're first in the queue if shite gets really bad. The bad news ...


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Restaurants in downtown Houston with TVs - kfizzle85
Myself and another guy have to take a candidate to lunch, but I would like to be able to have the game on in the background if at all possible. Does anyone have any suggestions other than Flying Saucer (which is a no go) for places that have a bunch of TVs?...


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Cooking Croatian: Lamb "stew" from No Reservations - kfizzle85
*Highlighted the questions for the tl;dr. I have trawled the internets for for hours the past few days, used google translate to translate websites in Croatian, and I've come up with a fat goose egg here. So I come to the last bastion of hope, the F&D Board. [b]Did anyone see this episode las...


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Case Shiller: U.S. home prices fall to nearly decade low - kfizzle85
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/us-home-prices-fall-to-nearly-decade-low-2012-04-24 If you read the report, it really reflects what was being said here in the last housing thread. Mainly, housing prices nationally might be bottoming/turning, but depending on where you are, there's still lots of ...


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YPF, Respol subsidiary [finally] nationalized - kfizzle85
More proof positive that you should never ever ever ever listen to what politicians say. [link=(http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304299304577349480301243796.html?mod=WSJ_business_whatsNews)][LINK][/link] [img]http://cdn.memegenerator.net/instances/400x/18775405.jpg width = 300 [/i...


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Tempur Pedic = yay or nay - kfizzle85
On the MB because I feel like I'll get some half serious responses and these aren't the cheapest things in the world. So any thoughts appreciated on the brand in general, specific lines, or other mattresses....


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Facebook buys Instagram for $1B - kfizzle85
http://www.forbes.com/sites/bruceupbin/2012/04/09/facebook-buys-instagram-for-1-billion-wheres-the-revenue/ Thoughts? Best use that valuation to the best of your advantage while its there. Party like its 1999? ...


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Herbsaint Review - kfizzle85
In town for a wedding and went today with my mom and sat outside. Thought I'd share a review since its an excellent place that doesn't get as much hype as it used to with the proliferation of new places the past few years, lest people forget that this is the creation of a Link-Spicer partnership and...


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Case-Shiller: Home prices fall in January - kfizzle85
Index records fifth straight decline; prices lowest in nine years [link=(http://www.marketwatch.com/story/case-shiller-home-prices-fall-in-january-2012-03-27)][LINK][/link] There's some green shoots in that article though....


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Brigsten's - kfizzle85
eta: I accidentally hit enter hold on I'm typing. etaa: Went there tonight with my parents. Sweetbreads and mushroom appetizer was fantastic, paneed rabbit as well. Sheepshead and speckled trout were both great. Sheepshead had a classic thick butter sauce while the speckled trout came with ...


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Toups' Meatery Headed for Mid-City (nola) - kfizzle85
http://www.bestofneworleans.com/gambit/toups-meatery-headed-for-mid-city/Content?oid=1912670 [quote]A new contemporary Cajun restaurant in the works in Mid-City promises raw oysters, cocktails by the pitcher and a great variety of butcher shop specialties. Amanda and Isaac Toups plan to open...


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Nice shoes (for work) - kfizzle85
These are about done. Can someone give me some brands (or place in Houston)? Price doesn't matter, I'll figure out how much I want to spend after I weigh my options....


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MF Global Files for bk - kfizzle85
[link=(http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2011/10/30/mf-global-in-deal-talks-with-interactive-brokers/?nl=business&emc=dlbka8)][LINK][/link] Bank run, complete. Have any Greek banks even filed yet? Pretty interesting that a huge Euro bank (albeit a crippled one) and a US B/D get blown up because of Gree...


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Beer/Liquor stores - Houston - Washington area - kfizzle85
Are there any? Or like mini-mart type places with decent beer selection? Trying to avoid driving to midtown to Specs every time I feel like picking up something. Google was unhelpful....


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Economy faces new recession: ECRI - kfizzle85
[link=(http://www.marketwatch.com/story/economy-faces-new-recession-ecri-2011-09-30?link=MW_home_latest_news)][LINK][/link] Not exactly the BDI we're talking about here. Thoughts/comments?...


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UBS hit by $2 billion loss from rogue trader - kfizzle85
[link=(http://www.marketwatch.com/story/ubs-hit-by-2-billion-loss-from-rogue-trader-2011-09-15)][LINK][/link] [quote] The Wall Street Journal identified him as Kweku Adoboli, an employee in the firm’s exchange-traded funds unit.[/quote] Not quite as cool as Kerviel IMHO. [quote]According to...


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Houston Restaurant "Week" - kfizzle85
Which is apparently now a month. My friends were talking about it this weekend, came across [link=(http://www.houstonrestaurantweeks.com/infostore/Restaurants.asp)]this[/link] today. So, I come to the F&D Board for recs on which places are the best to hit, since there are so many. TIA. ...


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Takeout in Houston around Memorial City Mall - kfizzle85
So, I don't get home until like 8 or 9, and I really don't feel like cooking most of the time at that point. Does anyone know or have any suggestions for places I can roll through and get takeout/slightly above average "fast food" (like a burrito or whatever) in this area? Urbanspoon is pretty much ...


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Houston Downtown Tunnel Eats - kfizzle85
Just started working down here, tunnels be crazy. I saw some "cajun" place, but I feel like I'm just setting myself up for heartbreak/homesickness/disappointment with that, as well as a bunch of Subway-type places (not opposed, but I know what I'm getting there already), in my walk to/from garage. P...


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