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Delicious Cheap Dinners for the Budget Gourmet

If you, like so many, are currently on an even tighter budget than usual right now, you can still eat well. These cheap dinners are not only affordable, they're easy to prepare. Win-win-win (the third...

What's For Dinner #459 (January 2022) - Happy New Year!

by Amandarama 20 days ago

Happy New Year! I can't believe it is already January 1st! Here's where we help each other decide "What's for Dinner,” celebrate (or commiserate about) our nightly dinner results, and share rec...


Home-Cooked Special Occasion, Romantic Dinners

by masha 18 hours ago

I cooked a "special occasion" dinner for my husband last evening to celebrate his birthday at home, which got me thinking about the topic in general. I'm not referring to family, holiday meals tha...

2021 Retrospective - The Best New-to-You Recipes made in 2021

by masha 26 days ago

What recipes did you make for the first time during 2021 that were a hit? Links to the recipe and/or to your earlier CH report on it are encouraged. I'll kick off the discussion: Epicurious's...

What are your favorite Holiday Venues in metro NY?

by gutreactions 2 years ago

Whether you've been naughty or nice, it's time to gather with friends and family and enjoy the Holiday Season. What are your favorite venues for dining & cocktails this time of the year? Places tha...

Port Costa's Bull Valley Roadhouse offering free delivery to Oakland TODAY

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 22 days ago

Dinner reservations across the SF Bay Area are being cancelled as omicron spreads. Today Bull Valley Roadhouse in Port Costa posted that is it offering delivery to Oakland (and points in between) -...

Your favorite soup recipe

pistachio peas
by pistachio peas 3 months ago

When the weather starts getting colder, I tend to make soup for dinner once per week and I try to make it on Sunday nights so that the leftovers can be a component of my lunches through the work we...

Monterey County Community Thanksgiving Dinner, Nov 24 (free)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Everyone deserves to eat. The no-cost Community Thanksgiving Dinner is available for pick up via drive-through or walk-up at Dennis the Menace parking lot in Monterey on Wednesday, November 24....

San Francisco Restaurant Week, October 15 - 24, 2021

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

San Francisco is doing a second restaurant week, starting today, October 14 through 24. Many of the small Chinatown spots that took part for the first time in April's event continued to partici...

What’s an oven for?

by saacnmama 4 months ago

Still designing my fantasy kitchen here in Berlin for an apartment I don’t have yet. We are looking for a pre-war apartment with no built-in kitchen. I’m looking forward to making my kitchen just t...

sunday dinner in the delta? - moved from San Francisco board

by essvee 13 years ago

Going to drive to Galt to walk in the Cosumnes River Preserve this Sunday. Any recommendations on a decent joint for dinner? Been to Al's Place in Locke, which was not good. Thanking you!

Chowhound Group dinner at Thai Ghang Waan in Springfield, VA

by souvac 7 years ago

Last Saturday, six of us gathered for a dinner at Thai Ghang Waan in Springfield. On my two previous visits, I was greeted with two menus. One was a one pager written in Thai and a folded menu wi...

Corned beef -- no spice packet and it's salty but flavorless

by mushroomaffairs 5 months ago

Even with all the vegetables and carrots I added, the broth doesn't have the spicy sweetness. I just looked up recipes for a spice mix and 1) most of the stuff I don't have 2) most of the mix is v...

Dinner in Quincy, IL?

by mpollmann 15 years ago

okay, i posted a couple days ago trying to find places to eat in Hannibal, MO. i'm finding that may not have many options...how about Quincy, IL? i've heard there are a few places, namely Busy Bi...

What Can I Make in A Car?

by CaliPenguin 2 years ago

Ok, so I live in my car. I need things that are cheap, but can be made and stored in a car. I have a few things I can employ, like a rice cooker, self heating kettle, instapot (that I'm afraid to u...

Tony's DiNapoli, UES, took good care of our crowd...

by gutreactions 3 years ago

It was our annual birthday/Father's Day gathering and this year we brought it to Tony's DiNapoli on 3rd & 64th. We were 8 all together and we had a reservations at 5:30 p.m. It took about a half ho...

Best New-to-You Recipes for 2020

by masha 1 year ago

What recipes did you make for the first time during 2020 that were a hit? Links to the recipe and/or to your earlier CH report on it are encouraged. For myself, I would note that I made many ...

San Francisco Restaurant Week, April 9 to 18, 2021

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 months ago

Spring SF Restaurant Week starts today. Prix-fixe menu price points are $10, $15 or $25 Lunch and $25, $40 or $65 Dinner. For the first time the roster of 150 participating businesses includes 24 C...

2/18 Drive-thru BBQ Chicken Dinner, California Rodeo - Salinas

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 months ago

"Date: Feb 18, 2021 Time: 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM Cost: $45.00 Location(s): Rabobank Stadium at the Salinas Sports Complex Take the night off from cooking on Thursday, February 18th and pick up a...

Your Top Recipe

by Proud4life 1 year ago

Everybody has that one dish they are known for- what’s yours? Mine is chicken tikka masala using this recipe (https://cafedelites.com/chicken-tikka-masala/) I practically have it memorized at th...

COOK90 2021

by flaky_salt 1 year ago

A brief search of the forums showed that some CH members have participated in the COOK90 challenge hosted by Epicurious every January. For those unfamiliar, it's a challenge to cook three meals a ...