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I had an irate business owner threaten to sue me over what he claimed was a falsified review, so it's relevant to my interests.

Same here. (Sorry for the thread drift V-Tail Smile)

I visited a local independent coffee shop that had rave reviews. Not only was the coffee mediocre, the "wonderful", "charming", "cozy", cafe was a former garage that sat next to some busy train tracks. Not exactly the epitome of bohemian ambience.

It seemed obvious that the rave reviews were suspect (fake or solicited by the owner), and my negative review was not appreciated. The owner threatened to sue me, he complained to Yelp about me, and he and his friends sent me a bunch of nasty messages through the Yelp site.


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I google a lot when I'm on the road to find food. I usually call when I pick a destination to confirm they are open, have sit down dining and have what I was looking for in the first place.


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The owner threatened to sue me, he complained to Yelp about me, and he and his friends sent me a bunch of nasty messages through the Yelp site.


Report them to Yelp and then post up their threats in your updated review.

I taught a couple that lesson.


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The never ending education of Sig Forum--whay is a Bialys...


I learned something new today and in the process, found a bakery in Minneapolis we're going to have to try the next time we're in that general area. Smile
 
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Report them to Yelp and then post up their threats in your updated review.


Yep. Did both of these. I edited my review and responded to his threats so everyone could see what a jackass he was.

But, my complaint to Yelp came to nothing. They didn't even respond for about a month, and their response was some lame "sorry for your trouble" bs. At that time, I'd done a couple of hundred Yelp reviews. You'd think they'd be interested in looking out for the people who basically make their site worth visiting, but nope. I stopped writing Yelp reviews after that.


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I live in Houston, the fourth largest city in the U.S. But there are surprisingly few good bagels here, and even fewer (if any) bialys.

My wife doesn't even like good bagels - "too chewy," she says.




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You'd think they'd be interested in looking out for the people who basically make their site worth visiting, but nope. I stopped writing Yelp reviews after that.


That's license for me to be even more of a jackass with truthful reviews.

I think of it as a hobby.


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As I was leaving my Physical Therapy session today, I received a message from The UPS Store where I receive all my business mail and small package delivery. They had received a Priority Mail package for me. Confused I was not expecting anything.

It turns out that I have a Secret Santa (it took a bit of head scratching, but I figured out which one of you guys it is), who sent me a surprise karma.



Picked up the package, got home and had to make some executive decisions:
  • Coffee or tea? I went with tea this time, will opt for coffee in the morning.

  • Butter or cream cheese? Butter seemed like the right choice this afternoon.
A fresh buttered bialy, warmed up a bit in the toaster, cup of tea, life does not get much better, especially at my age. Way better than the frozen Ray's product!

Thank you, my benefactor! Thank you, thank you, thank you.

One thing really puzzles me though. My memory might be failing, but I do not recall that you and I have had any previous interaction other than a brief email exchange about P220 magazines in August 2019, which did have my name but I'm pretty sure not my address, so how in the world did you uncover my mailing address?
 
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Originally posted by V-Tail:
As I was leaving my Physical Therapy session today, I received a message from The UPS Store where I receive all my business mail and small package delivery. They had received a Priority Mail package for me. Confused I was not expecting anything.

It turns out that I have a Secret Santa (it took a bit of head scratching, but I figured out which one of you guys it is), who sent me a surprise karma.



Picked up the package, got home and had to make some executive decisions:
  • Coffee or tea? I went with tea this time, will opt for coffee in the morning.

  • Butter or cream cheese? Butter seemed like the right choice this afternoon.
A fresh buttered bialy, warmed up a bit in the toaster, cup of tea, life does not get much better, especially at my age. Way better than the frozen Ray's product!

Thank you, my benefactor! Thank you, thank you, thank you.

One thing really puzzles me though. My memory might be failing, but I do not recall that you and I have had any previous interaction other than a brief email exchange about P220 magazines in August 2019, which did have my name but I'm pretty sure not my address, so how in the world did you uncover my mailing address?
I had a little help from some local(to me) friends. I had never heard of bialy until you had posted, enjoyed them warm and fresh and hatched the plan to surprise you .I'm curious how "authentic" the taste, freshness on arrival? I had placed them in the freezer almost immediately ,then vacuumed sealed them after an overnight in the freezer. I then put the bag back into the freezer until I could get to the post office Monday after work. And after all this forum has done for many,many folks this seemed like a great karma. I'd be happy to do it again,next time the craving hits.



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I'm curious how "authentic" the taste, freshness on arrival?
Absolutely GREAT!

My wife will be surprised when she sees her breakfast plate in the morning.
 
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Can't get higher praise than that Smile

alinc100 is a good soul!




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Can't get higher praise than that Smile

alinc100 is a good soul!


Indeed! Checked his source https://www.newyorkbagel-detroit.com/
they don't ship so he did. :thumbsup:

LOL he's still being cagey about how he got the mailing address. Big Grin



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Or make your own:

Onion & Poppy Seed Bialys

(Makes 1 dozen)
For the sponge:
2¼ cups warm water (105° – 115°F)
2¼ tsp. active dry yeast
2 tsp. malt extract or sugar
2 TBSP. vegetable shortening
⅓ cup minced yellow onion
1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper (optional)
3 cups bread flour

1. Pour ¼ cup of the water into a small bowl, add the yeast and a pinch of the sugar and whisk to combine. Allow the mixture to rest until the yeast dissolves and turns creamy, about 5 minutes.
2. Meanwhile melt the shortening in a small skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and sauté until softened, about 3 minutes. Scrape the onions and the melted shortening into the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Add the remaining 2 cups of water and sugar, and the black pepper if you are using it.
3. Add the creamy yeast to the mixing bowl, making certain that the temperature of the ingredients already in the bowl does NOT exceed 110°F; if the mixture is too hot, give it a few minutes to cool to 110°F. With the mixer on low speed, add the flour in a steady stream, mixing until the flour is incorporated. Increase the speed to medium and beat for 3 minutes. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and paddle with a rubber spatula and remove the bowl from the mixer.
4. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let the sponge rise at room temperature for 1¼ hours.

For the topping and the dough:
2 TBSP. vegetable oil
1 cup minced yellow onions
2 tsp. poppy seeds
--- --- freshly ground pepper to taste

2 TBSP. unsalted butter, melted
--- --- The sponge from above
1 TBSP salt
3 cups bread flour

For baking the bialys:
--- --- cooking spray
--- --- cornmeal

1. Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat and sauté the onions and the poppy seeds until the onions are soft, 3 to 5 minutes. Season with pepper and let cool.
2. Brush the inside of a large mixing bowl with some of the melted butter, set aside. Reserve the remaining melted butter for coating the top of the dough.
3. When the sponge is fully risen, return the bowl to the mixer. On low speed, working with the paddle or the dough hook, beat in the salt and as much flour as needed to make a dough that cleans the sides of the bowl. Increase the speed to medium and knead for 3 to 5 minutes. Turn the dough out onto a floured work surface and knead briskly until the dough is smooth and elastic. Alternatively, you can continue kneading in the machine for another 4 to 5 minutes. Form the dough into a ball and transfer it to the buttered mixing bowl. Brush the top of the dough with a little melted butter, cover the bowl with buttered plastic wrap and top the bowl with a towel. Let the dough rise at room temperature for about 1½ hours, or until doubled in bulk.
4. Position the rack in the lower third of the oven and preheat the oven to 500°F. If you will be baking the bialys on a baking stone, preheat it too. Put a heavy skillet or roasting pan on the very lowest rack, or on the floor of the oven if possible, and preheat it as well. If you are using a baking stone, generously dust a peel with cornmeal; set aside. If you are baking on baking sheets, spray the sheets with cooking spray and dust them with cornmeal.
5. Divide the risen dough in half; keep the second half covered while working with the first. Cut the dough into 6 equal pieces. Work with one piece of dough at a time, keeping the others covered with a towel. Shape the dough into a round and flatten the center to create a ½ inch-wide rim. Prick the center of the bialy with the tines of a fork and transfer it to a cornmeal-dusted towel; cover with another towel while you shape the other five bialys.
6. Prick the center of each shaped bialy again and transfer it to a pizza peel dusted with cornmeal or a prepared baking sheet. Spoon a little of the onion-poppy seed filling into the center of each bialy and prick it again to flatten.
7. Put 4 ice cubes and ¼ cup ice water in a small measuring cup. Put the bialys in the oven and immediately toss the ice cubes and water into the preheated pan on the lowest level of the oven. Immediately close the oven door to trap the steam. Bake the bialys for 10 minutes, turn the oven down to 450°F and continue baking for 5 minutes more. Transfer bialys to a rack to cool, and increase the oven temperature to 500°F for the second batch of bialys.
8. While the first batch is baking, cut and shape the remaining bialys, bake as you did for the first batch.

Note: Bialys are best the day they are made. To freeze them, cut them in half and wrap airtight. They will keep for a month and they are great toasted directly from the freezer.

Recipe: Lauren Groveman in Baking with Julia


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