Tennis Warehouse-Mid Atlantic Chapter

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  1. sapient007

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    At Cvs across from kabob palace. That joint is worse than the return section of ikea. The number they are on is 52 and my number is 81. Top it off I threw away my number by accident.. Oops. I suppose I'll
    Just sit in Cvs for the next 20mins
     
  2. TheJRK

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    It's Ramadan.
     
  3. sapient007

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    review. chick with bone is good. lamb was decent. sides were good. almost lost a tooth eating the salad.. same thing happened to thumber.. they dress their salad with rocks.

    overall place is jannal.. but i'm still a fan of wheel of meat and like driving 5 blocks.
     
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    sap: dang ur fast! told u not to get them salad. never ask kabob palace for salad. Cardinal rule #2. #1 is never ask for anything that goes oink.

    which side did u pick? Jannal is good too. But tell them their friends at KP says hi! =P

    Yep, drives to work alot recently. Metro is not bad, but their train schedule is really inconsistent nowadays. I can stand taking longer, but I can't stand being late 10 min's one day and early for 15 the next. Really throws my schedule off after work to prepare for family dinner and getting kids.

    Usually I just order ahead and take back. Really only takes 20 mins roundtrip, and usually if it's before 11:45pm. 14th street bridge is not that bad. Yes, like TC, me fed too.

    Oh yeah, i forgot to mention, the later it is, the more business they get. Plus it's Ramadian. Hope your food came out within 3 hours.
     
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    nothing really stands out. I always like spices that put hair on my chest. Not many other things can prove my manihood otherwise. Believe me I know, I was on the tennis courts today at Clarksburg. I tweaked my right knee. Signs of Senior Citizen 3.5 league is not too far in my future.

    I usually just goto Minvera. Although if you feel like veggie only, Madra's Palace is not bad either. Their owner is from a part of Indian that uses Coconut in many dishes. You can find many dishes from anywhere else there.

    i wanted to try this Indian Buffet place in College Plaza. Where the Magruder's is on Rockville Pike. There's a KFC there. Suppose to have really good grub there. Oh yeah, I also like Mem Shahib (off of Nicholson Lane; near White Flint; next to a Jewish Supermarket). Can't find any $7.99 places anymore that serves goat curry and really good Puri. (fried leafen bread) Our very own Giggle's Sandbagger loves Butter Chicken from there. And he's a harsh critic of Butter Chicken.

    If anyone really likes authentic Choley Bhatori (sorry probably spelled it wrong). But it's this chickpea dish served with two Puri's. One of my co-workers (whom lived all his life in Delhi swears by this place). It's at the Chantilly Lotte's instead the food court there. I've had it once and its good. Also, I heard at least 3 Indian folks claimed that if that place opens in Delhi, they will pay for it there.
     
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    Hmmm, just wanted to run a menu by ya'll. I'm the chef-in-charge for next Friday night's dinner at our Legion Post. We typically have three entrees: a "special" and fish and shrimp (lotta Catholics and Southern folks weened on "(fried seafood) on Friday"). They usually clamor for a grilled chicken I do (with a nice dijon/cilantro sauce) but I'm ready to try something different. I'm thinking...beef fajitas.

    Won't have the opportunity to do it on an outdoor grill but the commercial setup inside is an amateur-wannabees dream. I've also got an 80-yr old former Marine who, cheerfully!!!, does all the KP. That stainless steel sparkles!

    We typically serve about 20-25 "specials" and another dozen each of the seafood items. I'll have an assistant chef and expediter who'll handle the deep-fryer so I really only have to concentrate on the grill/main entree, sides and dessert.

    So...typically, I'd grill the entire skirt (or flank...or whatever cut of meat we can afford and is available) and, after resting, slice it up for our family to "make their own." Here, obviously, I'll have to make some logistically accommodations: before marinading, divide the flank into 2- or 3- portion sizes (so I can grill to order) and have the peppers/onions/mushrooms all sliced to grill to order as well. A little more intensive than standard fare but I think it could work.

    Fresh guac and salsa...and a key lime pie.

    Other than "spanish" rice, any other "seasonal" or "cultural" side suggestions?

    Entree, 2-sides, tea/lemonade/coffee & a dessert for $8. Not a bad deal (but it means I can't go $$$ wild with ingredients). Veteran members and their "guests" always welcome. :)

    Lotta work on the prep side, but I'll have plenty of "help" for the three real hours of dinner service. Labor of Love, to be sure.
     
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    Hi AQ. I was in a similar situation at my work's fundraiser.
    I wasn't the project manager for it. But I know that instead of flank steak (which runs about $6.99/lb), we used flap meat ($4.99/lb @ costco) and did faita's. You can't tell the difference once it's cut. You can put whatever marinate you want the night before bcz it'll soak through the meat because it's alittle thinner.

    If you have a rice cooker, you can always cook some rice and throw in some mixed veggies and spices for a quick seasoned rice side.

    Speaking of grilled chicken breast. I tried ATK's. it's came out really well. Almost forgot to wash the brine off and pat it down before grilling.
     
  8. zapvor

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    wow! the food network needs you on their show!
     
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    anyone has any solutions for tendinitis in the knee? can't push off of it during groundies w/o hurting.
     
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    May I ask what tennis shoes you use?
     
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    I have these custom orthotics which I think help me. Maybe a foot doctor could take a look at you?
     
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    Thanks for that heads up on what Costco might have. I've already priced out the Sam's Club offerings (no flank or skirt...but plenty of other suitable cuts) at ~$4/lb. I'll check at Costco first and if they've nothing...I'll head over to Wally's Wigwam. Lucky to have memberships at both and that they're within blocks of each other. :)

    Thanks, Zap...but I'm nowhere near any of those folks (on the talent or personality side...just as HW...remember, I'm the FnB...oh wait, I'd fit right in with Gordon!). What amazes me is that our little Post can pull this off every Friday night with nothing but volunteer labor. It says a lot about that Generation (no kidding, the average age of our members is over 75 and that "avg" includes several "younger" couples/families like ours). We're hanging on by a thread but still hangin' on!
     
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rog8ou-ZepE

    Quick, funny story to go with this. Went to a buddy's 40th party on Friday night (after our Legion dinner LOL). We know each other from Friday night country bar dancing (where I also happen to have met my dearest...sigh)....and his (3rd?) wife blew it out: rented their neighborhood's clubhouse, hired a DJ with a decent country music collection, pushed back all the furniture, emailed/invited all his old "dance" buddies...and threw one heck of a bash. After line dancin' and two-steppin' ourselves silly, the birthday boy had the DJ fire up this song...to which...he karaoked himself onto someone's FB page, I'm sure. Actually wasn't half bad and really fit his personality. A fit 40 YO cowboy rappin' it out in front of some of the biggest money bags in town (he's also the CFO of a major cancer foundation here in town...and some of his business "associates" showed...they left before the double-digit hours, though :p ). Really nice time. Gives me something to shoot at for my hubs' 50th.
     
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    Wife treated me to a night on Bourbon Street on my 50th - and it was a loooooong night, what I remember of it. :shock:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9M05P31IZx8

    Planning to do the same thing on my 70th. Can't let you young whippersnappers have all the fun. :)
     
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    yes yes, I am using these green and white barricades. terrible shoes. not made for wide feet.

    foot doc had made so much money from me.. I am wondering if I will.get those cool stickers that the pros use
    need to find tennis courts with a diamond surface so my shoes will wear out faster.
     
  16. TheJRK

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    I had tendonitis in my knee from doing crossfit (box jumps, running etc.) and it sucked. It hurt just trying to sit down and hurt like hell when trying to stand up from a sitting position.

    I stopped doing crossfit and running (and any other exercise that used my legs) for about 2 months to help it heal.

    Tendonitis in any body part sucks and is mainly from overuse... meaning the only the way to get better is to stop doing whatever it is you are doing.
     
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    Trigger point therapy and ultrasound can be used after you rest and find the proper shoes.
     
  18. datsveryinterestin

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    I lost today. :(
    Played ok, just couldnt break opponents serve. He hit 2.first serves and never double faulted. Lost 6-7, 4-6. Fark
    Apparently spending the previous day drinking tons of beer and eating massive amounts of something called buffalo chicken dip and bacon wrapped hotdogs is NOT good for my game!
    I also blame Wilson regular duty tennis balls. Instead of fluffing up as the match goes on these things get smaller and have no fuzz. Great for JRK ace/df game but not good for spinny rallies. I knew I was in trouble as soon as opponent popped the can open on me. Hate those balls!
     
  19. coolblue123

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    Thanks for advice. I think it came from doing lateral movement with my newborn. Takes a toll after 10th night of doing monster squats. Only way to get her to sleep recently at night.

    Pretty bad on the courts today. Couldn't even last 15 minutes. Man, I didn't know that so much power is from the legs during groundies.
     
  20. TheJRK

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    When I'm serving I always look for the least fuzzy ball for my 1st serve and the fuzzier one for my 2nd serve. I don't know why, it's the same service motion for both, haha.

    I lost my match on Saturday. Guy was just too big and heavy, I just couldn't find a way to hurt him or submit him. I felt like Dhalsim fighting E. Honda.
     
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    You were playing spinny rallies???? No go for broke winners with scissor kick celebrations???????
     
  22. datsveryinterestin

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    I wanted to... But we mostly just served and changed ends. I wanted long rallues but my confidence wasnt Quite there esp on the backhand side. Bah, the more i think about the.match the more.disappointed im getting so i just gotta move on.
     
  23. zapvor

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    where did you play dats?
     
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    well....in that case i have room in my kitchen :p
     
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    Its tough playing dudes like that. The offer no rythym and if you are not on at the start you probably wont pick it up.

    Ive enver been a fan of the regular wilson balls. They are a tad better tan Penn Championships. But I dont understand why matches use those balls. The cans are inconsistent. They shuold use US Opens, Grand Prixs, or Penn ATP's.


    I was hitting with a guy this weekend that has a couple old Radical Mid plus, and an old Radical Tour OS. All were about as new as could be asked for old rackets. Al three were made in Austria. I know one of midplus was a Ti. Not sure about the other two.
     
  26. downs_chris

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    What's for lunch? I'll be driving for 7+ hours today back from the southern part of north Carolina. Fun?

    True story- Paulman decides to make a Vietnamese sandwich for the first time ever. He gave me a sample sandwich and it was better than my favorite ones from Eden center. That's just how he rolls!! He touches racquets they turn to gold. I guess it applies to food too haha
     
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    paulman cured my leprosy. true story.

    what's for lunch people?

    i'll be at citi open tonight if anyone wants to be amazed at my 80 mph serve or my ability to eat 10 hot dogs or get drunk off 2 beers.
     
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    Haha y'alls crazy! Just quit it! The wife is the kitchen talent, not me - I only eat with the best of them...haha

    EDIT: Secret to great sammiches is the homemade aoli. So easy to make but so good...
     
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    ok ill admit it. i like fluffy balls. :oops:

    p.s. - do NOT eat this. it will KILL your tennis game:

    Buffalo Chicken Dip:
    Ingredients

    2 (10 ounce) cans chunk chicken, drained
    2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
    1 cup Ranch dressing
    3/4 cup pepper sauce (such as Frank's Red Hot®)
    1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese

    1 bunch celery, cleaned and cut into 4 inch pieces
    1 (8 ounce) box chicken-flavored crackers

    and definitely don't add a bacon cheeseburger and a bacon wrapped hot dog to your plate.
    and please, please don't wash it all down with 8-10 beers. oooof
     
  31. coolblue123

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    wow... to a lactose intolerant player. It'll certainly "propel," their game to a new level. You forgot to add a stick of dynamite (in case you don't have a big enough explosion)
     
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    I just decided that I am quitting drinking
     
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    We mourn for your loss, tc. :oops:
     
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    I think I'm going to go Friday, after I take my final for my summer class. Let me know if you'll be there and you want to buy me a celebratory drink!
     
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    Balls with no fuzz rule. Tennis balls I'm talking about...
     
  36. coolblue123

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    water and beer doesn't count...

    btw, how do I know I didn't tear my acl or mcl since its on my knee?
     
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    Unless you have X-ray vision, you probably won't know. If it's hurting that bad you should probably go see the doc.
     
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    dang it. shouldn't of spiked tmonk's drink with some green rocks last time.
     
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    just rub some tussin on it...

    side question. thinking about going clamming.. that's right clamming.. any secret spots? email me.
     
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    What kind of clamming? =)

    But I remembered going once to Dickerson, Maryland. It's by a Non-Nuclear Power Plant. Given that the water is always kinda warm, it makes the clams really big. Yes, I have eaten it multiple times and I don't have the complexition of a tennis ball. The place is like an hour drive from my house. Up Route 28 in Maryland. Upper Montgomery County.

    But it's really back breaking work. Are you sure you want to do this?

    As a side note. I have to congrad myself. I have surpassed tmonk's number of post. Next active poster: Paulman.
    Zap: Does this mean you'll upgrade me to gold status? I get Hebrew National now instead of Ball Park franks?
     
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    oh hai. what's for lunch?
     
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    LOL! I like that pic! Are you happy to see us? =)
    Royal Gyros and Chicken Food Truck. Has anyone tried before?
     
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    these are all olympians competing in the 2012 london games. 3 are legal while 1 is a jail bait. spot the jail bait

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    CB, you don't get anything until you surpass tfm's post count.

    May he RIP.
     
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    sap: my answer is E. None of the Above. They are all evil FemBots from France. Either that or one of them is the girl from China that broke all sorts of records on the 200m.
     
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    It took me 6 years to reach 1400 posts. I guess I'll claiming my prize in 2018.
     
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    Jailbait is second from the left.
     
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    sappy, what's the correct answer?
     
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    2nd from the left. Brittney Spears lookalike for the win.
     
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    Eloise Amberger , 25

    Olga Burtaev , 16
     

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