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NutmegCT
03-03-2010, 07:02 AM
... you understand all the dialogue:


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Took me awhile too (what's a packey???). Guess that's because I was born in Texas!

Tom
PS - tomatoes in my chowder? never!

coldplugs
03-03-2010, 07:17 AM
... ...
PS - tomatoes in my chowder? never!



Agreed. Chowda's white. Ayup.

drooartz
03-03-2010, 07:22 AM
Took me awhile too (what's a packey???). Guess that's because I was born in Texas
Packey = package store, otherwise known as a liquor store.

Born and raised in RI, though I left at 17 for college. I didn't have any trouble with the dialog at all -- guess some skills just stay with us. <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/grin.gif

aerog
03-03-2010, 07:44 AM
... ...
PS - tomatoes in my chowder? never!



Agreed. Chowda's white. Ayup.


Yup. That other stuff is disgusting.

I understood everything, but nobody in my family ever said "packey", just "package store". Movie theaters are always cinemas, and a few other things I can't remember :smile:

NutmegCT
03-03-2010, 07:57 AM
Scott - I've lived in Connecticut for nearly 20 years. Still never heard anyone say "packey" for package store.

Another one that puzzled me for a while was "Newyorkachusetts". I thought the guy was asking where the other guy was from: New York or Massachusetts? Then I figured out that Connecticut is the team-less no-man's land between Yankees and Red Sox.

But it's the Island Queen that's my favorite. Been there, done that, heard the horn.

T.

PAUL161
03-03-2010, 08:23 AM
I never could understand why someone would like the red chowder. Too much of a tomato taste and kills the clams! Nothing like the white creamy kind, which I love! Even though it's morning, talking about it, makes me hungery for some. I like Trenton crackers with mine. https://i816.photobucket.com/albums/zz87/PJ161/Icons/thhappy0148.gif

DrEntropy
03-03-2010, 10:45 AM
erster crackahs fer me.

I miss real chowdah. :frown:

aerog
03-03-2010, 10:47 AM
Sam's Club has Legal Seafood chowder, pricey treat though...and occasionally the oyster crackers have been hard to get locally.

DrEntropy
03-03-2010, 10:54 AM
Looks like now I gotta dust off th' Sam's Club card.

aerog
03-03-2010, 01:12 PM
It doesn't show up on their website anymore.

They've had a lot of "grab it now or never get it" stuff lately.

NutmegCT
03-03-2010, 01:17 PM
Gentlemen - it's not as good as my next door neighbor's recipe, but you can order it by the quart or by the gallon:


https://shop.legalseafoods.com/New-England-Clam-Chowder

https://shop.legalseafoods.com/images/images/ClamChowder.jpg

coldplugs
03-03-2010, 02:27 PM
Just went back and looked at the video again. The only part I understood is the chowder comment. Probably wrecked the coffee deal for us up here.

DrEntropy
03-03-2010, 02:28 PM
Nothin' can beat made next door. But if the canned version is made "up there" it'd be a much better substitute than what's around here!

Guest
03-03-2010, 04:16 PM
I never could understand why someone would like the red chowder. Too much of a tomato taste and kills the clams!


Too far north to know proper tomato use w/ seafood.

p.s, the clams are already dead. :jester:


I have to admit, northern talk is more elegant than "yat".

I don't prefer the way yat sounds, but ~OH~ it's ~SO~ much fun to talk that way. I finaly got back to "normal" speak today w/ the new job an'nat.

aerog
03-03-2010, 04:51 PM
Too far north to know proper tomato use w/ seafood.

To me it isn't a New England thing anyway. I don't consider Manhattan "New England".

Aside from that the only decent seafood is in New England anyway. Tomatoes or not. And for the record, I'm a native southerner.

DrEntropy
03-03-2010, 05:29 PM
I think it has much more to do with authenticity than where the "consumer" comes from, Scott. :wink:

I'm from up north originally, but I LOVE regional foods from about anywhere, when authentically made. Must be somethin' about th' local water. :jester:


I grew up HATIN' rice and chili... Once I'd had regional Texas chili and rice cooked &amp; prepped by Asians I was enlightened... my mother didn't know how to MAKE either one. But her Italian cooking was the real deal.

Olive Garden is about as authentically Italian as my cat, Merlyn. Mebbe less, as HE wuz rized right. :devilgrin:

NutmegCT
03-03-2010, 06:03 PM
"regional foods from about anywhere, when authentically made"

Amen to that.

Altho' dad was a dam' yankee, mom was born and raised in Maryland. Her fried chicken, cole slaw, blackeyes and biscuits were to die for. And when dad lost his job, she made the best meals of beans and cornbread you could imagine.

And if we were *real* good that week, she might just make us some gingerbread with lemon sauce.

memories ... memories ...

aerog
03-03-2010, 07:22 PM
I think it has much more to do with authenticity than where the "consumer" comes from, Scott. :wink:

That's true too. A local place that sells gator as an appetizer has pretty decent stuff. On the other hand I can't stand the sight or smell of most fish so my taste is kind of narrow minded to begin with.

Silverghost
03-03-2010, 08:58 PM
This has to be one of THE funniest routines - it's my favorite!! :laugh:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CK2X--p9smg

NutmegCT
03-03-2010, 09:17 PM
This has to be one of THE funniest routines - it's my favorite!! :laugh:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CK2X--p9smg

Curly: "Are these oysters fresh?"
Cook: "Yeah - we just dropped 'em in."

Hysterical!

Guest
03-04-2010, 10:05 PM
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Too far north to know proper tomato use w/ seafood.

To me it isn't a New England thing anyway. I don't consider Manhattan "New England".

Aside from that the only decent seafood is in New England anyway. Tomatoes or not. And for the record, I'm a native southerner.

So the NY stuff is red?

We'll have to disagree 'bout the location of decent seafood. MOst stuff here hits the stores only a coulple of hours after floppin' 'round on the deck.

Nuthin' like meetin' the boat when it comes in !!!

aerog
03-04-2010, 11:03 PM
What with much of New England being bordered by the Atlantic, boat-fresh seafood is pretty common. Y'know, the Gloucester fishermen, and all that? You'll find fishing boats making port from NY to Maine. The best is getting lobsters right off the boat in Maine and into the pot ready to eat a few minutes later. Some restaurants literally carry them off the boat to the kitchen. There's a reason they have <span style="font-style: italic">New England</span> Clam Chowder too - they've got the clams to make it with, not to mention the traditional New England Clam Bake. :smile:

AngliaGT
03-05-2010, 01:09 AM
I remember staying in Bar Harbor,Maine,in 1979.
We went to a resturaunt.They had $10 lobster dinners.
I didn't want to be a "tourist",so I passed.- BIG
mistake!
Their lobsters are Large.

- Doug

JPSmit
03-05-2010, 07:37 AM
I remember staying in Bar Harbor,Maine,in 1979.
We went to a resturaunt.They had $10 lobster dinners.
I didn't want to be a "tourist",so I passed.- BIG
mistake!
Their lobsters are Large.

- Doug

Oooo - BIG mistake, I ate there, we were in Bar Harbor July 4th - it was a blast!

Don_R
03-05-2010, 08:46 AM
Not a mistake in my mind. Vacationed there back about 82, went fishing for mackrel while mom was picking mussels. we were camping down by the water and by the time things were ready to eat we had several visitors checking out the fine smells that made there way through the camp.

aerog
03-05-2010, 09:06 AM
We went to a resturaunt.They had $10 lobster dinners.
I didn't want to be a "tourist",so I passed.- BIG
mistake!

That's one big reason to go there. Off the boat, in the pot, on your plate. :smile:

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DrEntropy
03-05-2010, 09:32 AM
And now you can get 'em fresh from the water at $3 a pound! Not good for the lobstermen but great for any tourist.

aerog
03-05-2010, 09:56 AM
Yeah. I don't think the local guys are making a killing doing it. I know some of them have deals with the restaurants so it's not necessarily purely "by the pound" for everyone.

These guys in Hyannis though. Different story. Big bucks just in the boats, they go hundreds of miles out for big catches.

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coldplugs
03-05-2010, 09:56 AM
And now you can get 'em fresh from the water at $3 a pound! Not good for the lobstermen but great for any tourist.

$5 per bug last time I stopped for some. By coincidence today we're headed over to get some for supper. Hint: Avoid any larger than about 1.5 lbs. The small ones taste better - especially "chix" if you don't mind the work involved.

Tough business. Notice that 99.9% of lobstering is done by small businessmen. No big outfits. The other .1% are individuals on old recreational licenses.

A couple of good videos...

A day in the life...


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Races. Best scenes about 5:15 into it.


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aerog
03-05-2010, 10:32 AM
I love the races but what's with the car on the boat? :smile:

MadRiver
03-05-2010, 11:39 AM
That's wicked pissah!

coldplugs
03-05-2010, 12:21 PM
That's wicked pissah!

Proof that you can take the guy out of Vermont but ya' can't take Vermont out of the guy... :cheers:

Re the car on the boat - it was the fellow's cabin! (This is not common on lobster boats).

There are some references to it in the bangor newspaper. (https://www.bangordailynews.com/detail/109010.html) (Note - the "Long Island" they refer to is just off the coast of Portland ME. It's not the place down south in NY.)

DrEntropy
03-05-2010, 09:24 PM
:lol:

I wanna hear a screamin' lobstah in my kitchen...

Check th' docks, John. I hear lobstermen are sellin' 'em off th' boat fer cheap just now.

BTW: My Mainah pal is comin' up Saturday so's we can go kick tires on some LBC'c an' Alfas at a local show.

coldplugs
03-06-2010, 01:53 PM
:lol:

I wanna hear a screamin' lobstah in my kitchen...

Check th' docks, John. I hear lobstermen are sellin' 'em off th' boat fer cheap just now.

BTW: My Mainah pal is comin' up Saturday so's we can go kick tires on some LBC'c an' Alfas at a local show.

By coincidence (I presume) there's a lobsterman's convention going on near here. Average price at the boat last year to dealers was about $2.83.

Say hi &amp; tell your pal we had almost no winter. We did, however, have the usual power outages. He'll understand if you tell him that "CMP" is now vying w/ Lucas for the "Prince of Darkness" title.