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  1. Gringal...sorry just couldn’t let that one pass on a rainy Sunday....and what pray tell makes you think for a moment that you could possibly hava a clue what” a very qualified Chef “ is .Oh..he must have told you so , what was I thinking ? Perhaps a little research is necessary try “So you wanna be a Chef “ by Anthony Bourdain may he Rest In Peace or the “The making of a Chef “ by Rhulman.Both will explain why it takes a Chef to know a Chef .I could count the real Chefs in our town on one hand and have fingers to spare .
    5 points
  2. Ian: Perhaps you did not see, among the booths at the border, the "Border Promotion Booth" it is right next to the bumper sticker booth. Anyway, there are expensive promotions and the very, very cheap ones like "restaurant critic"....that one sells like crazy.....some of the posters on here purchased those like crazy
    4 points
  3. O.K.....l give up.....”let em all eat cake “ ...just make sure it’s well done and nice and dry ! As for my border promotion to quote Angus MacTavish ask mr.google.....Ian Greenwood Chef...Florida /Vero Beach ,Superbowls ,Olympics and much more "....it does get a little boring though..fix a sandwich..make a drink....thank you and goodnight.
    3 points
  4. Gringal....the lady doth protest too much me thinks....I don’t consider the remarks put downs ,but more “ tongue in cheek commentaries “ My wife however does tend to agree with you . After thousands of posts I’m somewhat surprised you take them personally . I prefer to call it indirect sarcasm...the product of my English sense of humour plus over fifty years in international kitchens.You have however achieved your desired result....I am far too busy to participate in back and forth meaningless banrter so in the future I will probably only address absolute idiocies and post the odd positive
    3 points
  5. Some wear that restaurant critic medal too high up on their moo moos, eh!
    2 points
  6. It’s a shame...you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make it drink...most of you probably don’t eat sushi ,wonderful ceviche , octopus...not to mention the wonderful Mexican tongue . I could go on but....move to Mexico and eat chicken fried steak and well done burgers just remember you are what you eat .
    2 points
  7. There was a couple that was scamming people Lakeside and in PV. I do nont want to post their names, but there was a lot of information on them. Does anyone remember them? Thanks.
    1 point
  8. The Tax Perks of Charitable Giving To Have Hammers Will Travel Carpentry School. Donating cash by credit card to charity can save you a bundle on your taxes for 2018 Charitable giving is good for more than just your soul and helping Have Hammers Will Travel Carpentry School. Play your cards right and it can be good for your wallet, too. Here's a crib sheet on how to make sure your good deeds get properly rewarded. Stepping Up to the Plate You probably know you can claim write-offs for contributions of cash to IRS-approved charitable organizations like United Way and Goodwill. But wha
    1 point
  9. Every so often, I buy CostCo's pre-made XLarge pizza. Good price (99.9p) although very boring in terms of flavour. Some months ago, Walmart started selling the same kind of boxed pizzed under the name "MarketPlace", but not as big, and for more money, $169. I avoided it until last week, because of the price, but finally thought I would give it a try. The all-cheese had two surprises: one, it went through at $99p, not so bad. Two, it was just awful. One of the worst I've had. I don't think they use the same dough that you can buy at the bakery counter; doughy and tasteless, no sweetness. A
    1 point
  10. Hahaha, always enjoyed the food but the cig smoke was impossible to take.
    1 point
  11. Plus you can always cook with propane when the elec goes out.
    1 point
  12. If you're not picky about amenities you should be able to find at least something in that price range. Good luck.
    1 point
  13. I feel like I just saw that dog recently in a post where they were looking for a home for her. I will search a bit.
    1 point
  14. We had an electric oven with option of convection installed in our first home here. Our cook top was propane. When we moved and installed a propane oven our electricity bill went from $3500 every 2 months to $500 on average (I am talking pesos of course). It won't matter much if you have solar.
    1 point
  15. I guess it's all a matter of what you're used to or what you grew up with. I remember ordering a pizza with green peppers on it when in Detroit as a teen. Wow. They looked at me like I was from Mars. In the opinion of my humble taste buds, the only frozen pizza that's any good is Red Baron. Dress it up as you like. Even better than Costco which is not frozen.
    1 point
  16. You can probably get one from Tio Sams.
    1 point
  17. We are looking for a rental in Ajiic Centro. We need either a house with two bedrooms which will allow a small pet for under$1000/month or a house with a casita for under $1400/month.
    1 point
  18. I'm sorry, but I'm actually going to go back to the subject...Southern Sisters restaurant. We have an appointment at 9:15 this morning so, after reading the review on their breakfast and that they open at 8, we thought we can have our breakfast and still be on time! WRONG! We got there at 8:05, doors closed, no lights so, once again dissappointment. I don't think they have a clue about running a business! One of the owners said they will be open 8-8 every day. Maybe they meant Mexican time!
    1 point
  19. https://ftw.usatoday.com/2018/06/2018-world-cup-mexico-germany-highlights-goal-reaction-earthquake/amp
    1 point
  20. Bandol. Apart from your impeccable judgement I’m intrigued by your nom de plume , I was kinda hoping you have some sort of affinity or love of Bandol wines a little known appellation in the Provence which produces probably one of the most powerful and tannic wines in France. If not you ought to find one in the States ...not easy....but worth it..let it sit and then let it kick your ### .
    1 point
  21. I'm okay with anyone's reviews until they claim "expertise".
    1 point
  22. GG - he just isn't going to let this go until you cry "uncle" and choke down that rare organ meat. And bow.
    1 point
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  24. "There is nothing (nothing!) that makes me grumpier and more prone to tears in the kitchen than overcooking liver. Liver, when cooked rare to medium rare, is so sweet and creamy, you could eat the leftovers cold, like pâté. But overcooked liver is so disappointing, so grainy and tough." https://www.seriouseats.com/2012/06/the-nasty-bis-on-not-overcooking-liver.html
    1 point
  25. Humm - the Hannibal Lechter special please, with a nice chiante.
    1 point
  26. For a higher valued item I would select the store in west ajijic across the road from the french bakery. A popular spot for more affuent tapatíos. Second choice would be Barbara’s for me.
    1 point
  27. Even more of the "put down" nonsense. You can lead a man to reason, but you can't make him think. "Most of us probably" don't eat chicken fried steak and well done burgers or there wouldn't be such a variety of restaurants in business here.
    1 point
  28. You will use a lot of expensive electricity. I have only seen one electric stove here. The house renters had to move out as their CFE bill was so high. Propane is quite cheap in comparison.
    1 point
  29. Gringal"..........I have to laugh at the phrases “ southern style “ and “not ever” ,I presume you’re referring more to the diner /Cracker Barrel style restaurants . Most of the restaurants I’ve worked ,owned and dined at in New Orleans , Charleston, Savanna and Florida serve mid-rare calves liver and onions unless specified ...but there again I could be comparing apples to oranges.
    1 point
  30. I have yet to buy anything at Barbara's Bazaar because the parking is awful and I find their prices much higher than the other stores. Even Todo Bueno could use some serious organization and marketing. My current favourite is "It's kinda Bazaar..and kinda not"... on the lakeside of the highway in Riberas. Stuff in there seems to move very quickly. Easy to park, easy to walk around and logically displayed. YMMV.
    1 point
  31. I apologize Wookiee if my post made you feel “ lowly and uncivilized “ that was not my intention.Traveling extensively around the world as a chef with food and wine being my main interest I have learned to check my Chefs ego at the door and enjoy the experience for where and what it is .....if it’s really bad I tend to order another bottle of wine ,that seems to help erase some of the negatives and make the experience a little more enjoyable..” Carpe Diem “...... P S raftterbr , the idea of serving any quality liver product well done should be abhorrent to a chef..perhaps however that’s the w
    1 point
  32. Personally as a professional chef and restaurant owner I feel that right or wrong Wookiee’s review was way out of line . The idea that anyone who eats well done steer liver and “ country fried steak “is in a position to give a kiss of death review to a restaurant that has only been open a few days is not only a joke but is just plain wrong . By all means visit a new restaurant in it’s infancy if you must but don’t write a scathing review ...your review will have prevented others from giving it a chance.Just remember someone is putting their heart ,soul and finances into this endeavor . Taste
    1 point
  33. Ah, Mexico. Where entitled expats come to do what they couldn't back home: break laws.
    1 point
  34. We ate breakfast in this restaurant this morning. We did so in spite of the negative reviews and comments about the staff and the food preparation. My wife was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia....I admit that doesn't make her an expert but she has certainly prepared and eaten a lot of southern cooking...both good and bad. We arrived and were greeted, immediately and EVERY one of the staff and the owner spoke english....good english. The place is clean and bright and you have your choice of inside or garden location. The food came quickly and it was as ordered....there was no chees
    1 point
  35. They have also been banned from and a warning to members issued about them on more than one local FB site.
    1 point
  36. I am appalled when I see a dog's bottom resting on a chair seat or cushion which is meant for a person. The dog's owner may think its bottom is clean; I beg to differ. I don't want a naked human bottom on the seat, either. Both instances are unhygienic. I vote with my pocket book and my feet. There is no point complaining - nothing has changed in the 16 years I've lived here and it looks like nothing is likely to change. Owners who bring their dogs to restaurants think not only is their dog their best friend, it's their only friend. It's a sad situation for these owners and I feel sorry for th
    1 point
  37. I want to be delicate here...are they a mixed race couple? If yes are they the same people that I started the thread about?
    1 point
  38. The woman is renewed her stalking of me. Sent me a "gift" this morning. Geez... And they are NOT Mexicans - a 450 lb. white woman with 2-tone hair & her bearded Afro-American husband.
    1 point
  39. Computer Guy why always negative. Breakfast - Moms has more than adequate service. Several lunch places but the best would be Paninos. Dinner - there are several depending on the style of service you want - Adelitias, Tango, Elegante, Pale, Remy, Tecomintle. The consistently best service around for us is Goshas. If a server hasn't had the experience of sitdown middle-priced restaurant meals that are both good and bad experiences they haven't any frame of reference for the timing and flow of waiting table.
    1 point
  40. All this obsessive tracking of the peso exchange rate strikes me funny as I live here full time all the time. I have to buy pesos no matter the rate, sometimes it's better, other times not so much, who cares? Those ups and downs are just part of living here. I consider anything over 15 gravy as the peso was 10 or 11/USD when I moved here 11 years ago. The peso devaluation has been a bonanza for those of us that live here. However, not so for the Mexicans. Remember, the devaluations are very inflationary for them. Many struggle to buy things we think are so "cheap." So be generous i
    1 point
  41. There's a broader swing away from emerging market currencies. Brazilian real, Turkish Lira, South African Rand, and many others have been notably weak in recent months. Eurodollar liquidity is drying up (e.g. it's harder for foreigners to borrow USD) and at this point in the cycle, global investors are beginning to be concerned about emerging markets. I have no idea where the peso is going, but my guess is that broader emerging market currencies could continue to weaken, and this will continue to pressure the peso. As for Mexico specifically, it is at the mercy of the Trump administratio
    1 point
  42. My Canadian vet recommended the following. Dilute a small amount of antiseptic mouth wash to about 20 %. Pour some in each ear and then massage each ear. Wipe the ears out with cotton balls. I been doing this for years and it works well.
    1 point
  43. Really, Pappy? I know the rental market here is out of whack, but that sounds really crazy.
    0 points
  44. 😉 You think?? Chances of???😄🙄
    0 points
  45. The difference is that British humour is amusing and produces a positive reaction. Doesn't look like that happened.😉 I had brunch today at a place with a very qualified chef and I asked him what he thought about serving bloody liver. He was appalled.
    0 points
  46. With a Lechter liver, I'd prefer a cabernet.
    0 points
  47. I need some scissors, so I read all the reviews on Amazon: "Sharptest I've ever had" "Cuts better than anything in my whole life" "I've been searching forever, and this is it". Mixed in with "These things can't cut for a darn" "Talk about dull blades" "Blades are too far apart" "Would never buy from these guys again". This restaurant has had reviews of its biscuits that called them both "unrisen muffins" and "outstanding". So once again, we'll have to find out for ourselves. Nothing wrong with that, of course.
    0 points
  48. I am not going to mince words here. Yes, they are active again (or still ) in this area. After having a LONG visit (7 months) with my son nob, I have been back less than a week. Yesterday, in my Inbox on my private email was a "gift" from her... They must have seen me in the Avenida in Chapala or perhaps in the mall in Ajijic. She began posting here as 'Denise.' Then changed to 'Paschall1964', then to 'Peanut1964." Her gmail is Paschall 1964@gmail.com. She has a FB page, but I don't do FB. They arrived down here last July/August - she posting ahead looking for a cheap place fo
    0 points
  49. It is very civilized and reasonable to see dogs in restaurants. Usually they are better behaved than many of the people (and maybe cleaner).
    0 points
  50. No, it's always parked way out in the open. I housesit at the Lake and try to be considerate of all involved.
    0 points
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