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Nothing, makes me cringe more than when my mom or grandma (both from Omaha) randomly add r's to words like wash. It was especially annoying during my first year at George WaRshington.
I appreciated the option to add cilantro (although it wasn't as strong a cilantro taste as Chipotle's rice), the queso, and the salsa bar. I generally don't eat many chips given the ridiculous size of a loaded burrito, but the free chips were a nice gesture.
#212 - Since this thread is now hopelessly meandering in multiple directions, who remembers Eddie Leonard's Sandwich Shops?
Plus they moved to freakin Newark. It wasn't like they moved the plant to China or something. They ended up creating jobs for a downtrodden city. what horrible human beings they must be.
And Ledo's closed its original Adelphi restaurant on University Blvd. several years ago. AFAIC that was the only one worth going to, but I do admit that that one was pretty good.
That said, I always liked the 7oz pony bottles. More brewers should do that.
I don't see any superiority of one over the other. You're both waiting, not literally in or on a line.
I ate at a PF Chang's once, in Birmingham, about 2 years ago. Most memorable thing about the experience was that a passing waiter managed to dump a glass of water all over my dining partner. He provided her with a towel but never bothered to follow up to show any kind of solicitousness or anything. I guess he was embarassed, but still.
You drank Old Vienna "OV" Splits before you left wherever it was you lived before Manhattan, didn't you?
You think I could open a scotch bar?
One thing Little Rock has that nobody else does is Hot Dog Mike. Its not even a food truck, its basically a grill welded to a trailer, but it is awesome.
I don't understand this at all, although, to be fair, I've heard that the quality control outside of DC stinks.
Nice narrative but it doesn't mean squat. Bud bought Rolling Rock for 82 million dollars and they didn't sneak around to do it. If Rolling Rock meant so much to Latrobe then Latrobe should have bought Rolling Rock. They had the chance to do it and didn't do it.
As for locals buying beer or working for the company that is what is called a trade off. Rolling Rock paid people to work at the plant and they offered a good (the beer) at a price and people bought it. End of story. Budweiser doesn't owe them squat and Latrobe is full of a bunch of idiots if they thought they were entitled to a Rolling Rock brewery forever.
Selling slick, trendy crap to other strangers is just plain weird of a stance to take. Bud, now InBev, didn't change the bottle and didn't change the recipe. So if you think RR is slick and trendy crap then it was always slick and trendy crap. Plus nobody outside of Latrobe is allowed to drink it or something?
Is Your Mama's Good Food still downtown? Loved that place. I have no idea how they managed to make something as pedestrian as creamed corn so wondrous, but they invariably did.
Ditto for Iriana's -- one of my favorite pizza places ever.
A friend of mine opened a restaurant in Minneapolis that has received a lot of positive press: The Bachelor Farmer
How about a Gin bar? With no sign.
some good small local (to me) distilleries making it
So then they didn't sneak in like a thief in the night?
Rolling Rock was owned by InBev before Bud bought it. The 33, the green bottles, the small town kitsch has all been a marketing ploy for a long long time.
But I will be going to Nationals' games because they are easy to get to and should be good.
So you are saying that Budweiser snuck in then.
Difference in what?
Now City Brewing Co owns the brewery and they continue to make beer there so that the grandsons and great-grandsons of the men who made beer since the Prohibition ended continue to make beer in Latrobe and funny enough one of the beers that City Brewery brews is Rolling Rock.
I don't really get your point here. The Cubs, the Mets, the Cardinals, et al don't owe me a thing. I am a Cubs fan because of geography. the Cubs playing in Chicago isn't my birthright nor am I forced to pledge allegiance to them every season. The Cubs are going to suck this year and suck badly. Consequently I probably won't watch a good deal of their games.
You know this because?
What exactly was the town going to do and why couldn't they do it once it was announced that Rolling Rock was going to be moved?
What wasn't true? The bottles says "To honor the tradition of this great brand, we quote from the original pledge of quality".
The really odd thing is you're bashing Bud for actually trying to make the brand more respectable.
So are you complaining that Bud did't treat the brand like Old Style or Schlitz or something?
Despicable? They legally bought a company from another company and then legally manufactured it. How despicable.
You can't legally steal something.
You left out the part where they stole Rolling Rock from Latrobe. Just because something is legal doesn't mean that it's right, in a moral or ethical sense. I would not have thought that was a particularly difficult distinction to grasp.
Why should I give a flaming #### about whether or not it's "respectable"? That doesn't do Latrobe any good, does it?
No. I'm not your definition of the word "fan". Fortunately the world isn't ruled by you and your whims.
An active citizenry and government could have been making arrangements with Budweiser to ensure Rolling Rock was made in Latrobe...
I'd say trying to make cheap beer at cheap prices is honoring the tradition of a cheap beer.
And why should I or Budweiser give a flaming #### about what does Latrobe any good?
Except they didn't steal it. They bought it fair and square.
By purchasing the brand and moving it the new owners continue to try and cash in on its kitsch value (which is derived solely from the community of Latrobe) without giving Latrobe the reciprocal benefit of manufacturing it there.
Anyway, aside from the lost jobs, most of which were replaced by another brewer, what good was Rolling Rock doing for Latrobe when it was brewed there?
The only thing that's really changed is how Latrobians FEEL about Rolling Rock.
I'm only me and I have no dog in this hunt but I think his point is that Rolling Rock is a product which derives its value from its association with Latrobe and its history there. By purchasing the brand and moving it the new owners continue to try and cash in on its kitsch value (which is derived solely from the community of Latrobe) without giving Latrobe the reciprocal benefit of manufacturing it there. This is highlighted by how the association with Latrobe continues to be part of its marketing scheme.
I really love the original Calphalon with the straight, flat handles (not that horrid non-stick junk) from the 90's. Again, a great second hand buy - I'm a pretty serious amateur cook, and that stuff is just awesome.
The only thing that's really changed is how Latrobians FEEL about Rolling Rock.
And how people from Latrobe feel about themselves. A matter of no small import to people from Latrobe.
Rolling Rock signs and merchandise, which once covered the bar's walls, were also taken down and given away, Fred Palombo said. After about a year, he brought the beer back and still serves it - just not as much.
"There are definitely people who won't drink it because of what happened," he said.
Jim Benedict, warehouse manager at Rosa's Beer Distributor, said sales of Rolling Rock took a big hit at his Latrobe distributor after the announcement.
"Sales went down pretty good, pretty quickly," Benedict said. "Local people didn't want the business to move out, so they didn't buy it."
Latrobe 30 Beverage owner Jeff McIlmay said sales of the beer are good, but not great.
"It'll never do what it did before in terms of sales because of the loyalty people have to the brewery," McIlmay said. "It's made a bit of a comeback for us the past couple of years, but that's because they put a better price on it."
You just have to think of it as "pre-scuffed". Short of copper, which is awesome but brutally expensive and a beeyotch to keep clean, good aluminum cookware is the best lightweight option in the kitchen. I love my enameled and plain cast iron, but they weigh a ton.
Watching the latest Walking Dead episode and I'm just wondering how it is possible that zombies have a higher population density per square mile than the humans they replaced.
The thing that bothers me the most is that absolute horrible decisions the writers are forcing the characters to make. People are making some downright not a chance in hell stupid decisions just because it appears the writers are not very good at what they are doing. Someone needs to pull Kirkman and his ego aside so they can get a decent showrunner to do this show.
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