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Chambersburg, PA

Trick-or-treat nights scheduled this year

What neighborhood should I be in for those treats? Agree all around circus peanuts are made of the devil. I have no control around those creme pumpkins though.(Mallow creme? Little hard candy corn-like pumpkins --- you can feel your teeth start to rot when you look at them.)  (Oct 31, 2011 | post #42)

Chambersburg, PA

Chambersburg man charged with assaulting wife

I hope you're wrong. We need to take these seriously, no matter if the victim is a man or a woman.  (Oct 29, 2011 | post #5)

Chambersburg, PA

Best dining in Chambersburg area

** I meant DH did NOT eat his shrimp or oyster --- because he's a wuss.  (Oct 29, 2011 | post #181)

Chambersburg, PA

Best dining in Chambersburg area

I actually came to talk about a visit to Chic's I had recently. (Virginia Avenue, Hagerstown) On Former Chambersburg Girl's experience we tried them a while back and they were mostly pleasant. We've since explored other seafood (non-sushi/sashimi , love them, but not what we were looking for) in the area --- like the other popular seafood place over by HCC, the name escapes me, but they are far too proud of their bland, overly oiled food. Plus, it was noisy and service wasn't much of anything. Back to Chic's. Good stuff. Prices are pretty standard for fish and crab. Very casual atmosphere. Appetizers were crab stuffed mushrooms and potato skins. The mushrooms were button, firm and hot. Good, but we probably won't order them again. My guys fought over the potato skins. Generous portion overloaded with crumbled bacon and cheese topped with thick sour cream. That will definitely be ordered again. I ordered swordfish with baked beans and green beans. The swordfish had been ever so lightly overcooked on one corner, but was a generous, thick portion (using the deck of cards measurement it was a little over two decks thick and 1.5 across.) The baked beans were... weird. Not bad, but odd flavors. It was sweet, but more than a bit of brown sugar sweet and I think I tasted a bit of cinnamon(!?) maybe. The green beans were firm, not seasoned much. DH had one of the smaller combo plates, fried white fish, two scallops, a portion of clam strips and some butterflied shrimp and one fried oyster that he did eat (because he's a wuss.) He stuffed himself before he even made it to the sides of corn and slaw, so I can't tell you what he thought of them, but the marine life he did eat, he enjoyed. The Boy had shrimp and fries. He ate the shrimp, couldn't finish all the fries and didn't complain. (Did I mention he's a teen, so no complaining is kind of a big deal? I'm pretty sure I wasn't that cranky as a teenager but my Mom just laughs.) Dessert. Dear heaven dessert! The desserts we enjoyed were not on the menu, because it's old (I guess.) Fresh peanut butter pie and made that day pumpkin cheesecake. They also had apple fritter, but DH had tapped out at that point, unable to ingest a wafer thin mint, so The Boy and I went it alone. Oh, we fought over those two pieces. He mostly won on account of being scrawny and needing to pack on some pounds, but those desserts were good enough that I seriously considered letting him starve. I have never had any variation of peanut butter pie or pumpkin cheesecake, so I don't know how they normally taste and the cheesecake didn't ~seem~ like cheesecake to me -- almost six inches high, creamy, but light, too, like a whipped mousse. I ~can~ tell you they were good. I craved them for the rest of the night (mostly the peanut butter pie, but I love pumpkin) and since then, have wistfully imagined devouring a whole pie by myself. Good stuff. The waitress, was also very helpful and friendly and it was just a good over all experience. But those desserts --- Mmmmmmmm  (Oct 29, 2011 | post #180)

Chambersburg, PA

Best dining in Chambersburg area

Hey y'all. Qwerty, you dear of sweetness and light, FBT means Flame-Baiting Troll from what I can decipher. (Loved your suggestion on how to 'handle' on the Mexicans!) Whatever our qualms with the PO and their misguided subscription plans, they did try to protect some of the longer running threads from garbage. (Incidentally, clearing your cookies, or not allowing them in the first place will take care of that subscription thing. jus'sayin) For those unaware, Bulgogi House has a Facebook page, with photos of their menu. They have other types of kimchi listed, but I have not tried them. Thank you Effington and food critic, for your reviews of Ping's. I'm hoping to get over there soon. I went to John Allison Public House a few weeks ago and found our waiter to be very professional, courteous and generally helpful, but the food wasn't a stand out. There were some music performances that night, so maybe that contributed to the lack of selection and substance, so I will go there again. For the record, it has been Effington's comments that convinced me to give it a go in the first place and they are the reason I'm going to give them another try.  (Oct 29, 2011 | post #179)

Chambersburg, PA

buds mgmt sucks

Why, thank you. It's a rare occurrence on my part.  (Aug 27, 2011 | post #143)

Chambersburg, PA

buds mgmt sucks

I thought it was more of a rant than a lecture. I started as nothing more than a curious bystander, I had no intention of getting involved with this thread (well, I did intend to shout out to Qwerty, but that's more threadjack than contribution) so perhaps we aren't seeing the same thing. I see one man angered by his wife's pain and humiliation. He has watched her suffer through these slights and slowly heal, only to recently witness the scabs being ripped off. He probably felt helpless. I'm sure he felt his wife was in the right, therefore *he* is in the right. Now,(this is where he reminds me of Topix and the old gang --even you, Dan) people that are sure they're right feel like other people will come around to their way of seeing things; those 'lost souls' just need their eyes opened. Protestor thinks that someone is lying and others are acting stubborn & foolish. He found no recourse, so he demanded public exposure. (We all know publicity can change things.) The fact remains, he is one man peacefully standing against many and, misguided or not, he's doing it to honor and protect his wife. Qwerty has already noted the wife's absence in this and there is a very good chance she *IS* embarrassed. (Some of us feel her pain.) He is making a spectacle and he is stubborn and embarrassing and I am not at all qualified to judge his spirituality, but I don't doubt he loves his wife. Then you have these jokers that came in recently. They're mad, angry at their inconvenience, ticked off at their embarrassment, their inability to make him stop. They want the upper hand. They want to take their power back. The law won't do it for them, because he is legally allowed to do what he's doing. They ridicule his character. He is unfazed; might I point out here that the man is standing on a busy street with a confusing sign, he's not real worried about what anyone thinks of him. Then, these upstanding members of society decide the best course of action is to allude to abuse and neglect by his wife and threaten her new job. That is jerky behavior. It's more than jerky; it's a lot of ugly words I'm trying to cut back on. Again, I am not qualified to judge their spirituality, but I would never want to be associated with a church that had members that felt that kind of behavior was okay.(Which is a little sad, because a former poster to Topix had me thinking that the Mennonite church was one of the few 'good denominations'left . He let his (online) life speak. These brats have ruined my fantasy and I'm a little irritated by that.) We all can be off the cuff, insensitive and, in the case of my associates, irreverent, but these threats were posted multiple times publicly. At least two people associated with that daycare and/or church thought there actions were righteous enough to threaten the man's wife... because it was the best way to hurt him.  (Aug 27, 2011 | post #142)

Chambersburg, PA

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No matter what side of an argument you're on, you always find some people on your side that wish you were on the other side. ~~ Jascha Heifetz  (Aug 26, 2011 | post #19)

Chambersburg, PA

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Effington's new avatar appears to be one of the "Poison; do not ingest" warning labels. If you consider most of his activity has to do with local dining, it makes sense.  (Aug 26, 2011 | post #46)

Chambersburg, PA

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People's minds are changed through observation and not through argument. ~~Will Rogers  (Aug 26, 2011 | post #18)

Chambersburg, PA

buds mgmt sucks

Wow. I just went from "This poor guy has some issues he needs to work through" to being spitting mad at some 'God-fearing' religious bullies. Protestor, get thee to a lawyer posthaste. If 'they' show up at your wife's work she could be a very wealthy woman and you will be free and clear to run their hineys into the ground. I will be more than happy give you tips on aggravation. These fine upstanding BoP associates are implying grievances not in her record and are threatening to make those grievances public, despite Labor Department guidelines (oh these bullies will be truly sunk if they actually ARE management or board members!) I suggest you also check into Topix policy of releasing information regarding ISP and identity of posters during lawsuits, they have already set precedence by releasing identifiable information in a prior libel lawsuit. It doesn't matter if they are actually parents, employees or friends of friends. Seriously, Protestor, talk to the Dept of Labor regarding the rights of employees and what information employers are allowed to release and actions they are allowed to take. Then talk to a lawyer about what rights YOU have and what actions you are legally allowed, as well as what recourse you have when people try to retaliate. Yes, you will probably have to pay a consultation fee, but it's worth it. Dan, siding with jerks and condoning their behavior (openly or by silence) because they're picking on someone you dislike, too --- it's not a good thing. I remember you calling someone on that before; accusing you of ugly behavior and ignoring the folks on 'their team' that did the same thing. Looks like the pagans (I prefer heathen, really) win this round when it comes to reasonableness. **Hi, Qwerty! Sent you a message! Smoochies!  (Aug 26, 2011 | post #132)

Chambersburg, PA

Soft Drink Names - Chambersburg, PA

I'm from Jawja, I think that's the only explanation necessary.  (Aug 20, 2011 | post #4)

Chambersburg, PA

Best dining in Chambersburg area

We've been twice this week; this first time we arrived, it was less than an hour before closing. Despite running low due to a busy day (yay) every effort was made to fill our tummies. It reminded me of mothers of friends who would make sure no one left their house hungry. The quesadillas are awesome and huge. Served on those rimless metal pizza pans, I would guess they're ~12". We received a small cup of... pickled onions (I think they were pickled) that you can put on your slices before eating if you wish. The Boy wasn't fond of it, but I didn't mind. You will have to wait a few minutes for the quesadillas, since they are made fresh. As were the dumplings (pot stickers.)Fried, not steamed, the meat filling had good flavor. The Boy had also ordered a plate of BBQ chicken, Bulgogi and noodles and enjoyed those later in the evening. The second time around, we went earlier in the day. We were given samples: a Korean roll, which is different -- a veggie roll, really, with crunchy carrot. It would make a very good light meal. A second sample was sprouts, I'm not sure how they were prepared, it wasn't on the menu and while it wasn't unpleasant, I can't, for the life of me, recall the flavor. I probably would not order it. Tried the spicy ginger pork this time, too spicy for The Boy, but as Kim Chee has already stated, it was pretty good. Some bites had more heat than others. I really enjoy the BBQ chicken. The friend rice had a nice flavor, The Husband and I both enjoyed it, but it did have a little more oil than I was used to. The items for the 'choose your own' plate are kept in warmers, allowing you to view them through the glass, but they were busy preparing refills in the back. Lots of stuff not listed on the menu. I hope to try the spicy mushroom dish when I venture back. The service and friendliness is phenomenalsnip There was only cabbage, but the owner seems receptive to suggestions; perhaps she might consider taking a special order?  (Aug 20, 2011 | post #41)

Chambersburg, PA

Business profile: Town & Country Cafe

Well, here's to hoping the rent is more reasonable, because I love Town & Country Cafe!  (Aug 17, 2011 | post #30)

Chambersburg, PA

Best dining in Chambersburg area

Uh, it appears not to have published my first post, perhaps because I posted the phone number Bulgogi House just opened today, actually. I went by when they were still closed and the lovely woman I spoke to gave us a few menus. If she is any indication of future service, I'm really looking forward to stopping by. Open Monday-Saturday 10:30 am to 9:00 pm Closed Sunday * The menu reads: Prices subject to change House Specials: Ribbon Fry $2.50 Korean Roll $3.50 Spice Ra- Myun $4.50 Bulgogi Quesadilla $4.50 (I have a feeling this will be popular. Bulgogi, for those that don't know, is a Korean version of BBQ and it is delish! Adding cheese and wrapping it up could just be OMGee good!) Korean Ho Ho Chicken $4.50 (for 3-- extra pieces $0.75 each) Kimchi Stew $5.50 __I LOVE KIMCHI!!__(It's a cabbage, usually spicy and an acquired taste.) Then there are 7 varieties of wrap at $5.99 each And a create your own plate option (sides, entree, etc.) Beverages are pretty basic, but completely acceptable, imnsho. Ice Coffee, Ice Green Tea, Soda, Hot Korean Tea, Hot Coffee and Hot chocolate. I wish the location were better. There is parallel parking at the exit (maybe the entrance, too - we accidentally used the exit to enter the parking lot) and more parking in the back. The first time we went looking for it, we missed it several times -- if I'm coming from downtown C-burg I just try to remember to use the road next to Sheetz to turn around and I'm set (I'm bad with directions, don't judge.)  (Aug 17, 2011 | post #33)

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