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Jim Thurman: SGV's "spicy food maven"

raytamsgv Dec 4, 2012 04:27 PM

It appears that Jim Thurman has achieved another title in addition to being a "chowhound": "Spicy-Food Maven." From Jonathan Gold's latest article:

"...the San Gabriel Valley spicy-food maven Jim Thurman, whom I suspect has been the first customer at more than one Rosemead dan dan mian establishment."

Jim, we are unworthy.... :-)


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    JThur01 RE: raytamsgv Dec 8, 2012 02:49 PM

    I'm both flattered and greatly embarrassed!

    I owe a lot to the knowledge of the Chowhound folks here. Thanks again for all your tips, suggestions and the like.

    I'm still trying to figure out what sort of attire goes with being a "Spicy-Food Maven". Do I have to wear an ascot?

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      Tripeler RE: JThur01 Dec 8, 2012 03:42 PM

      Ascot? No, that would be a turban.

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        J.L. RE: Tripeler Dec 8, 2012 08:07 PM

        ... and a bib. All. The. Time.

      2. re: JThur01
        Chandavkl RE: JThur01 Dec 8, 2012 10:07 PM

        All the more amazing giving the number of zip codes you have to travel through to get to the SGV.

        1. re: Chandavkl
          JThur01 RE: Chandavkl Dec 12, 2012 10:26 AM

          That distance does make it more difficult, particularly when gas prices shoot up. I consider it a great accomplishment when I've managed to scoop CHers about a new place, or the details of a new place. Particularly on the rare occasion when I've scooped you or TonyC.

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          linus RE: JThur01 Dec 9, 2012 05:24 AM

          hazmat suit. ascot optional.

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