Casual restaurant goer? Favorite item from one of the big named fast-food/cafeteria chains? Street stalls fan? A budding/professional chef? A non-professional who wants to share or seek advice on good cooking? Watch Gordon Ramsey raging away and have things to say?
Say no more folks, I just noticed that the forums doesn't have a dedicated food thread (or if it did, can't find it) and thought it might make sense that the topic deserves it's own thread for discussion.
I'll start, made and tried Italian hot chocolate for the first time today, wasn't a fan I'm afraid. That first sip was great, but drink a whole cup and the bitter and heavy flavor, combined with the thick consistency, proved to be too much. I'd recommend it only if you're used to hard cacao laced chocolate, and if you don't mind a thick soup/pudding quality; but not for me.
Post by Princess Viola on Jul 27, 2021 0:58:11 GMT
Well today I went to a local Italian restaurant with my grandpa for dinner, mostly because we had to be at home pretty much all damn day and it was like 90 degrees here today (and we still don't have the window ACs installed yet, probably gonna do that tomorrow or Wednesday), so we wanted to get out of our hot house for a bit.
And for about $30 I got: - A glass of ginger ale - A huge plate of fried calamari - A cup of turkey and rice soup - A salad - A pretty big lasagna - A dish of butterscotch pudding
And lemme tell y'all, it was really damn good and I got a ton of food for my $30, so much that I literally brought home half the lasagna and a third of the calamari. But hey, who cares, means I'm getting a second meal out of it in a couple days. Only thing I wasn't a huge fan of was the salad, not because it was bad or anything, but it was like 75% lettuce.
Honestly, it took me some time to decide what to even have because it all sounded so tasty (and there was some stuff on the menu that I knew I liked like lobster bisque, but I decided to have the calamari instead because I hadn't had calamari in a few years), but hey, maybe I'll go there again this summer, going to be up here till the end of October, after all.
What a great deal! Especially with some places being so expensive. Where you live has such an impact as well. Based on prices alone you can guess where someone is roughly. Which makes it all the more impressive if the place is somewhere in NYC or LA.
MrMilkDuctor: Most of them are hit era which I don’t mind since this is the I grew up on
Sept 21, 2021 19:07:34 GMT
aspiegurl: IDK where you are but it aired first the year I was born and in reruns until '98. It's on Youtube and there's a wikia for it.
Sept 21, 2021 21:20:27 GMT
MrMilkDuctor: I was born in the 2000s so i I didn’t even watch the reruns from 1993 - 1998, as I said the only time I watch shining time STS was probably on a unknown channel but hey that’s cool to hear
Sept 21, 2021 22:02:48 GMT
dtchapman1: I suppose that is one thing we do have to consider on this forum now. We are pretty much at a point that new members are going to have grown up largely with the HiT era.
Sept 21, 2021 22:26:37 GMT
Two Red Engines: Me, I was born in '96. I didn't really see the episodes when they were first broadcast (Dad's job took us overseas), but I had several VHS tapes from S1-8 - including the AUS releases of Thomas & Gordon, Percy & Harold, Trust Thomas,...
Sept 21, 2021 23:22:57 GMT
Two Red Engines: Story & Song Collection, and Thomas & The Special Letter!
Sept 21, 2021 23:23:27 GMT
MrMilkDuctor: The hit era is actually decent compare to what we have now also the merchandise was just incredible
Sept 21, 2021 23:33:57 GMT
MrMilkDuctor: Two red engines i had only Like 5 DVD’s when I was young sadly I lost 3 of them hopefully you kept all of your VHS tapes
Sept 21, 2021 23:37:21 GMT
Two Red Engines: Thanks! I think I managed to keep most of them (mainly the individual S1-4 releases, as well as my Series 5 box set), as well as two DVDs, an S1-5 compilation ('Truck Loads of Fun') and a Series 6 release, ('The Chocolate Crunch')...
Sept 21, 2021 23:41:07 GMT
Two Red Engines: ...but some were lost to time, and others (mainly the S8 releases!) were just simply given away. Still have about 5 VHS releases (6 if you count the fact that my S5 box set came with two tapes) and those two DVDs, though, so not too bad in my opinion.
Sept 21, 2021 23:42:55 GMT
Two Red Engines: Say, anyone still got copies of their Railway Series books? Me, I've still got my 1997 edition of 'The Complete Collection' (the Gawdry version!), as well as RWS volumes 31, 32 and 40 (along with some stories from RWS 28 and 30 from the TTTE Book Club).
Sept 21, 2021 23:45:44 GMT
MrMilkDuctor: Solid collection right there!
Sept 22, 2021 0:05:56 GMT
MrMilkDuctor: I have the complete first series of the classic collection DVD from 2003 the one that has a menu option,I might post that later and a another one from the hit era a steam team DVD these are the only ones I still have .
Sept 22, 2021 0:06:33 GMT
MrMilkDuctor: Classic Thomas is gonna come back?
Sept 22, 2021 10:15:53 GMT
MrMilkDuctor: Or did I just read that in a wrong way
Sept 22, 2021 10:19:38 GMT
whosgeoffrey: I'm personally inclined to think of it as just another one of Allcroft's very heart-warming messages to the adult fanbase. If she is doing something new with Thomas, I doubt it'll be new episodes, though — maybe the biography she mentioned some time ago?
Sept 22, 2021 12:36:14 GMT
MrMilkDuctor: Yeah that could be true
Sept 22, 2021 13:17:21 GMT