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Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:21 am Post

Siren wrote:
devinganger wrote:I wonder if maple syrup with sea urchin might not work...

Don't mock!


I wasn't! Although I am not a foodie, I have been watching Food Network somewhat religiously the past couple of years in an attempt to educate myself past, or at least up to, some of the food taste/texture issues I have that stem from my Aspergers. I will never be one of those people who can eat anything -- too many allergies of various scopes for that, plus food issues that take more energy to combat than I am willing to spend -- but my scope has been slowly expanding and I have been able to successfully try and enjoy foods I never could before.

Since I've never had sea urchin, that was an honest question. From what I understand, the urchin has a rich salt and umami flavor, and the maple syrup sweetness and mild taste might be a really good contrast for that.
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Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:28 pm Post

xiamenese wrote:[1] except that from what I have gathered, there aren't too many restaurants, pretentious or otherwise, near you!

Depends on the day of the week. Weekdays Mrs and I are in Charleston SC... which is one of the pretentious food capitals of the South East (I capitalize this as a artistic liberty indicating a solidarity once targeted as "not the North East" (which is often capitalized) but now is more "keep your danged politicswhere all the unhappy people live!!!"

On weekends we are in what even the rednecks consider 'middle of east-jesus-no-where SC'. I much prefer the weekend location.
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Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:16 am Post

Charleston has fantastic restaurants. A particular highlight was brunch at 82 Queen. Fried green tomatoes, followed by bbq shrimp and grits, washed down with a lovingly constructed Bloody Mary.
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Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:23 am Post

Hanks was also lovely. Blackened bream with a champagne and blood orange beurre blanc sauce and a bottle of Chardonnay. Sauv Blanc probably would have gone better, but Mrs P isn’t a fan.
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Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:43 pm Post

pigfender wrote:Mrs P
This still surprises me. Surprises me almost as much as waking up and finding Mrs J and all her stuff still in the house every morning.

We haven't really explored the culinary culture here too much. The "good" places are at a price point made ... difficult ... carrying two homes, kid stuff and life in general. Not that I'm complaining. There's some pretty dang good "redneck" food to be found.

And to compare the two areas we are talking about here... St Helena Island SC is the weekends, Daniel Island SC for weekdays. Look at the home listings to see the $$ difference in the areas.
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Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:56 pm Post

Are you in Charleston, now, Pigfender?
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Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:59 pm Post

garpu wrote:Are you in Charleston, now, Pigfender?

With all the pork BBQ around here it might be dangerous for him :)

If I recall Piggy did a holiday or two in these parts prior to my habitation in these parts. I'm pretty sure he's still hangin' around London trying to keep tabs on Mr X. Hopefully he'll oink out an answer before too long...
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Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:59 pm Post

The South does have good BBQ, literature, and music. :D I had a layover on Amtrak once in Kansas City (arguable if it's "the South" or not), but I found myself a BBQ joint that was open late. It was heaven. :)
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Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:47 am Post

garpu wrote:Are you in Charleston, now, Pigfender?

Sadly, no. As J says, I went there on vacation a while back. Very memorable, though, and I’ll definitely be returning at some point.
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Fri May 18, 2018 1:33 pm Post

pigfender wrote:
garpu wrote:Are you in Charleston, now, Pigfender?

Sadly, no. As J says, I went there on vacation a while back. Very memorable, though, and I’ll definitely be returning at some point.

On weekend or weekday? :twisted:
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Fri May 18, 2018 4:15 pm Post

hahaha!
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Fri May 18, 2018 4:54 pm Post

Good BBQ takes time. No matter when Piggy shows up I'm sure someone will fire up the pit so we can all enjoy his visit in the following days.

Think about it...

Think a little harder...

There you go!
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Sat May 19, 2018 7:28 pm Post

Awh, that’s nic... hang on! :shock:
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Sun May 20, 2018 7:20 am Post

Barbequed piggies? Nahh ... sorry, but that don't gell.
But spit-roasting :twisted: ... that's a different slow turn/rotate altogether... init?
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Sun May 20, 2018 12:43 pm Post

Piggy roasts and/or BBQ ... both can be whole on spit, whole on hang, whole on grate, or various states of "un-whole". All about the heat, the time, and the adult beverages.

Now, if we all want to roast Mr Piggy, I say we skip the flame, grab a room in a place that serves nice pig roasted and focus on the adult beverages and incredulous comments regarding the existence of Mrs Piggy.

Has anyone actually seen any REAL evidence of said female's existence?
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