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re: 10-14 days in Italy and France - hungryone
Some great points raised upthread--but I'll add: know thyself. Some regular posters & frequent travelers on this board are quick-visit, easily bored folks who aren't interested in a deep dive, don't speak the local languages, and are content to simply "look" at a monument/church/castle/scene and c...
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re: FL info: Ozello trail, Crystal River, Homosassa - hungryone
Thanks, y’all. Just booked an inexpensive camp type place on the Ozello trail. Looking forward to fishing for snook off the back deck, and likely doing a charter trip while there. Just looking for a change in scenery after a long year of Covid. House comes with kayaks, and we can rent elsewhere i...
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FL info: Ozello trail, Crystal River, Homosassa - hungryone
Anyone have some recent info on the Ozello, FL area? Just booked plane tickets to Tampa and looking to drive to Homosassa/Crystal Springs area for 5 days/4 nights. Ozello Trail seems interesting & out of the way....if you've been in that area, I appreciate your sharing info. TIA...
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re: Spin off expensive food would you pay $20+ for a pineapple - hungryone
I bought a damned delicious, huge Dole pineapple for $2.19 a week ago. So no, I wouldn't pay $20 for a fruit simply because it is pink. I did buy a basket of Driskill's "rose" strawberries (a white strawberry) at Central Market bc they looked cool, but they only cost $1 more than the red strawbe...
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re: Baum's Bakery on Florida - hungryone
The Hungarian dobos (dobosh) torte was the inspiration for NO baker Beulah Ledner, who was of Hungarian descent. Her "doberge" cakes are a direct descendant of dobos/dobosh torte. Read about Mrs. Ledner here: [link=(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beulah_Levy_Ledner)]LINK[/link] And about the do...
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re: Baum's Bakery on Florida - hungryone
25 years ago, the products were tasty. Not so much anymore. Dunno if they're substituting margarine for butter, or cutting corners on ingredients, but the quality has gone downhill dramatically. I also don't get the love for Ambrosia. It has a wide array of pastries/sweets, but somehow everyth...
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re: Will an incorrect name on a domestic airline ticket cause problems? - hungryone
Get it fixed; the mismatch will definitely cause problems, starting with the TSA person at the podium who checks your boarding pass. My better half is a "third" who usually uses a shortened form of his first name. All will cause problems, so he spells it all out and includes the suffix on every ...
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re: New construction: what would you change - hungryone
1)auto-on lights in my hall storage closets--the kind that turn themselves on when you open the door. 2)more sound-dampening material in interior bedroom walls, esp those containing plumbing. My home office backs up to the master bath's shower stall, and it sounds like Niagra Falls when it's turne...
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re: Should we build are buy an Remodel - hungryone
Have owned & lived in older, extensively remodded houses--both turn of the 20th century built with amazing materials and plaster walls, and semi-crappy midcentury tract housing redone so many times not much original was left...currently living in a custom built. Will try like hell never to go back ...
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re: Most accurate digital food scale that can handle small amounts? - hungryone
I have & use heavily a My Weigh Maestro: it has a large platform accurate to a gram, with a side pull-out mini platform accurate to a tenth of a gram. (I'm a baker who routinely measures small quantities of yeast, salt, etc) Big platform can handle up to 17 lbs, so it is an extremely versatile un...
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re: Ben's burgers, onion rings - hungryone
OK, now I'm putting Desi Vega burgers' rings on the list. And Lee's hamburgers, too. I always forget about Lee's. They're not especially convenient to any of my regular routes.......
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re: Looking for a solid Grillades and Grits recipe - hungryone
The one in Leon Soniat's La Bouche Creole cookbook is a good solid recipe....
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re: Had 2 give up your fav food...... - hungryone
bread....I'd have real trouble if I couldn't have it. I don't eat it to excess, but I bake mountains of it, and it's a foundation food for me. Whole grain, multigrain, seeded, oat, rye, I love em all, and there are few greater culinary pleasures than a warm baguette spread with salted french butte...
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Ben's burgers, onion rings - hungryone
In my semi regular quest for good, scratch, battered onion rings that aren't thick cut or underdone, I tried Ben's Burgers on Clearview (Metairie). Score! A solid rendition. Check 'em out, fellow O-ring devotees....
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re: Golden Nugget LC Pool Restrictions - hungryone
This thread made me laugh, 'cause I'm envisioning wet, dripping, sunburned people at the check-in desk who have spent their morning/lunch at the pool, without room access. You aren't signing your room number for drinks, or towels, or food....because you don't have a room number. LOL....
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re: Masks/testing for flying — here to stay forever? - hungryone
Within the US? They're going away as rates decrease and vaccinations increase. Internationally? That will depend on the destination and carrier. Not all places around the world are in the same position right now regarding vaccine access....
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re: Favorite "lowkey" Florida - Gulf of Mexico beaches? - hungryone
Yes to that whole area, but Boca Grande is a bit too "society" to me. Englewood and Manasota Key are less uppity and even manage to retain some old FL vestiges. I also like the stretch between Ponte Vedra and Vilano Beach/St Augustine. Most of it is a national preserve/wildlife reserve, but the...
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re: Airline question: Are you able to carry on an unopened bottle of liquor these days? - hungryone
I’ve hauled home beaucoup booze and wine from international trips......you just need to put it in your checked bags. It is perfectly legal and won’t be confiscated. You just can’t have it in your hand baggage. No distillery or winery is telling you that you can have it in a carry on bag.......
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re: Airline question: Are you able to carry on an unopened bottle of liquor these days? - hungryone
It depends: you cannot get an unopened full sized bottle of liquor through TSA security, as the liquid volume is too large. BUT, if you purchase the alcohol (or any other liquids) after you've passed through security (like from a duty free shop), you can have it with you on the plane. But you can...
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re: Lebanon Cafe vs Monas - hungryone
Falafel King is my go-to. Those flatbreads are so tasty. ...
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