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Giveaway: Win A Limited Edition "Zelda Collection" from Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams

Bake the Book: Home Made Summer

pie! any kind. and watermelon and peaches :)

Win the Valentine's Day Collection from Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams

Red velvet cake with cream cheese ribbons!

36 Hours in New York for a Delicious Birthday-Please Help!

Char no 4 and abc kitchen are my favorite brunch spots in the city. Abc can sometimes be hard to get a resv. They take walkins at the bar. As far as Saturday after dinner, are y'all into comedy? The comedy cellar is a fun spot and you can buy tickets in advance. Have fun!

36 Hours in New York for a Delicious Birthday-Please Help!

There is an awesome place for whiskey lovers in brooklyn that has an amzing brunch. Char No. 4 It's in cobble hill and right off the F train at the Bergen St Stop (3 stops into brooklyn). Brooklyn is not as scary as it sounds to get to! It's worth it and pretty cheap!

Announcing the Serious Eats All-Star Sandwich Festival, July 23 on Governors Island

will dumpling be there!?

Ethnic Eats Ideas

Yes, the South has fantastic restaurants and covers many cultures, and I know the city I'm moving to well. I was born and raised there and love it, so I'm moving back! Thank you for all your enthusiasm!

But in the meantime...i'm still in New York! And I want to try the ethnic must have snacks/treats before I move!

Ethnic Eats Ideas

I'm moving to the south, so I'll just skip fried chicken for the next two months :)

I really am interested in any culture's food. I'd like to try more in Chinatown and also more noodle shops. South American cultures, Ethiopian food, really anything!

ABC Kitchen Alternative

ABC Kitchen is my favorite...I couldn't get a dinner resv for my birthday, so I endd up doing brunch there which was great.

The Fat Radish on the lower east side is a close second to ABC for me.

There's also Torrisi, Balaboosta, Red Rooster, Fedora, and Imperial No. 9

Get Ready for Serious Eats NY Bakery Week

One Girl Cookies in Cobble Hill!!! I love the pumpkin whoopie pies and cupcakes, especially the banana and red velvet!! yum yum doesn't hurt either that the employees are so sweet and the place has such a positive and pleasant vibe!

Sugar Sweet Sunshine...I love their cupcakes, especially the bob and the sunshine. Their cupcakes are so great because they are sloppy...there's too much perfectionism in this world :)

NYC Outside Space

Immaculate Infatuation is one of my favorite food review sites...these guys are hilarious and you can search their reviews by neighborhood, places around specific music venues, and then "certain for" is the link for Outdoor/Patio Situation. enjoy![]=129

Win Tickets to the James Beard Foundation Book, Broadcast & Journalism Awards Dinner, Friday, May 6

Duff those fancy cakes :)

Win Tickets to the James Beard Foundation Book, Broadcast & Journalism Awards Dinner, Friday, May 6

Win Tickets to the James Beard Foundation Awards, Monday, May 9, in NYC

26th birthday recommendations

Well, I just turned 27th. My friends and I went to Mr. Chow in Tribeca for the 2nd year in a row to celebrate. It's so much fun...they make you feel beautiful and important. The food is delish and very sharable.

And then I went to brunch the next day with some other friends at ABC Kitchen. Also wonderful and amazing.

happy birthday!

trestle on 10th or Red Cat????

Red Cat...this shouldn't even be debated. I'm sure (well, not really but the person before me says so) that trestle on tenth is great. But the Red connection.

Friend coming into town, where should we eat?

momofuku noodle bar

Italian restaurant near West Village

Bianca! It's in Noho and inexpensive. They don't take reservations, but there are some great bars near it where you can hang out before.

What do I do with grits?

who are you people!? Grits are NEVER sweet. That's fine if you prefer them that way, but then you can't call them grits. They would be "northern's grainy treat" or something of that nature.

Being from the south, grits are eaten with lots of butter and some salt. As mentioned, they are great with shrimp and also cheese...add in some bacon and scallions. yum. Grits are poor people food (but they are so great even the wealthy enjoy them!), so being too fancy with them is a no no. Add milk to the water that you are cooking them in...this will bring on the fluff! I'm sure Paula Dean has some ridiculous fatty recipe for them that would be great. They are used in breakfast casseroles as well.

Birthday brunch reservations

thanks y'all! great ideas

Downtown'ish NYC restaurant recommendations for a group

Commerce in the west village. Could probably get a resv.

Inexpensive Baking Classes?

One Girl Cookies in Cobble Hill. There classes are usually a one night thing focusing on one project, like apple pie. They are usually $50-60. But I think they are even doing some kind of gift certificate for classes for the holidays. This is their website, but you may want to call, they don't always update :) It's a great place.

What's Your Favorite Bakery In New York?

One Girl Cookies in Cobble Hill!

Now Accepting Nominations for the Second Annual Serious Eats People's Choice Awards

Best barbecue restaurant- Char No. 4
Best fried chicken- Pies n' Thighs
Best all-around sandwich shop- Mile's End
Best cupcake-Sugar Sweet Sunshine (but i want to say one girl cookies but not enough people know of their greatness and thus it's sadly a throw away vote)
Best ice cream or gelato- Blue Marble
Best chocolate shop- The Chocolate Shop
Best all-around bakery- Baked
Best cocktails- Clover Club
Best coffee shop- Ecopolis

Updating the Ol' Queue

The Meatball Shop is delish...I always have a good time there...maybe because I've usually waited at least an hour for my tiny table :) They typically have great specials in addition to the regular menu. If you don't save room for an ice cream sandwich, you greatly miss out.

I've recently been to Northern Spy Foods in the east village and loved it. Highly recommend. Especially the kale salad!

I've also recently been loving on Pure Food and Wine which isn't new but new to me...the ravioli and lagasna!

I live in Brooklyn and have recently enjoyed Char No. 4 (cornbread and cheese curds) and Buttermilk Channel (duck meatloaf) in Cobble Hill...I had anticipated both of these trips and both didn't disappoint! Fantastic and fun.

Also, I went to the Red Cat in Chelsea which has been around for a while, but I had never tried it. Terrific restaurant to have in your back pocket!

I dying to go to...of course most are very expensive :(
ABC Kitchen
Blue Hill
Locanda Verde
Al Di La in Brooklyn

Also wanting to try and much more feasible :)
The Smith
Momofuku Ssam Bar
The Fat Radish

Ethnic Eats Ideas

Hi! So I'm sadly moving from NYC in about two months. During my time here, I've really enjoyed trying different restaurants and treats, but I haven't tried too much of the fantastic ethnic eats NYC has to offer. Sad I know, but better late than never!

I was wondering if y'all could suggest some favorites. I'm open to traveling all over the city and food from any culture. I probably won't be daring enough to eat unusual animal organs (haha), but I know that still leaves plenty. Thanks!

PS...You're welcome to add to my bucket list in any way!

Birthday brunch reservations

Hi! I'm trying to find a place to have a small 4 person birthday brunch. The birthday girl will be 27 and appreciates delish and thought out food. A vegetarian will be in the group. I hoping for a place where I can make a reservation just to avoid the dreading 2 hour wait. Price isn't really an issue, and I really open to any type of food. Thanks!

Girls' Night Dinner

Hi y'all! So my best friend is coming to visit, and I am trying to think of a fun dinner for she and I and another friend, preferably downtown somewhere. I'm looking for a place that can just be a long dinner with good food and wine. We already have plans for italian and sushi on other nights. We can't do anything too expensive but can certainly slurge a little. Does anyone have places they love going to with their girlfriends?

Wedding Cookies Help

Hi! My sister is getting married in two weeks in the carribean. I would love to take some kind of treat from nyc for her the week we are down there. It needs to obviously be portable, and I was hoping for maybe a wedding-ish theme (cheesy I know, but she's only getting married once...they are a great match :) ). I know Eleni's has decorative wedding cookies, but I've heard they are just over priced and not very tasty. Any ideas? Thanks everyone!

Drinks near Gramercy

Hi! My sister is coming to town for work and is staying in Gramercy. She will be really busy while she is here, so I want to take advantage of her after work "i need a drink" weaknesses :) Does anyone know of good places for drinks (think wine over beer) around gramercy? A nice cheese plate certainly wouldn't hurt either. Thanks!

Kid Friendly Foodie Restaurants

Hi! My sister and my two nieces are coming to town in a few weeks. My sister and I both love going to restaurants that are the buzz and enjoying delicious eats and interesting atmospheres. Her girls are only 8 and 10 though. While they are well mannered and fairly adventurous in their eating, I don't want to take them any where that it would be "too much" for them. They are great kids and I don't want to leave them at home. Any ideas of places we all might enjoy? Price and location isn't too much of an issue. Thanks!

Best Sweets Below 14th

I loooove sweets...especially cake and cupcakes (which I pretend is a slice of cake because I don't want to be a part of the annoying craze...but they are still good :) ). My birthday is this weekend. I know some spots I love downtown, but it never hurts to ask other opinions! What are your must have sweets below 14th?

26th Birthday Dinner...and maybe next day brunch!

Okay, I know, I know...people are always asking "where to go for my birthday?!" I've been trying to read other posts about this but just get overwhelmed! So I'm starting yet another birthday questionnaire. I and some other friends are turning 26...5 of us are going out to celebrate together. I'm not really wanting sushi or french and price doesn't really matter. We want good food, more downtownish, good wine (but we aren't snobby), young and fun but maybe not headbanging loud (I know we may have to give a little!) and a thought out atmosphere. Thank you!

Also, any post day delish brunch spots are welcome too!

Needed: Quiet Dinner Spot for my 62-year-old visiting Dad!

I'm in some severe need. I love living in ny and trying all the restaurants, but I realize most of my favorite spots are typically either are really loud, really small, or really unique food. My Dad is visiting soon (which is a huge deal that he is finally making the trip!) He has a horrible back so truly can't really function too well in tiny spots. He also doesn't understand ny volume. So I know he is visiting ny, so he will just have to give a little but I would love to try to find a spot that is a little easier for him to handle. He's more of a steak or spagetti kind of guy. Price isn't an issue thankfully. Thanks!

30th Brithday Dinner! Where to go?!

My sister is coming to visit for her 30th birthday. Of course, we want to go all out and have some delish eats. We aren't really looking for tasting/prix fixe menus and desserts are VERY important to us :) We tend to lean towards downtown too. Thanks for any help you can pass along!

Cobble Hill Eats...

I have recently moved to Cobble Hill all the way from Alabama. The neighborhood is great with a lot of restaurants, etc. There's lots of buzz around certain eateries, but I was wondering what are the good staples in the neighborhood. I'm a student but am willing to spend a little more money on a nice meal every once in a while. I'm also a big fan of sweets. Can you share any info?

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