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Ladies your favorite date spots

Decibel on 9th st/3rd Ave, sake bar. It's kind of hidden so you'll seem very "in the know." Also, it's quiet so it's perfect for conversation. Or Angel's Share down the street if you want fancier cocktails.

Dinner Party

otto is pretty great for large groups if you don't mind the noise. they do a group dining package where you can create a prix fixe/family style menu and there's the option of adding a beverage package as well.

Dinner in East Village?

paprika on st marks b/w 1st and A for yummy italian
la palapa between 1st and 2nd for mexican.. or cheaper and still delicious: benny's burrito's on Ave A and 6th St.
go sushi (i think this is what it's called) on st marks b/w 2nd and 3rd has good, cheap sushi. it's under a red awning and has a little outdoor seating area.
khyber pass for afghan food a few doors down..
acme on great jones b/w lafayette and broadway has an awesome brunch deal.
village yokocho on stuyvesant st. @ 3rd avenue, 2nd floor. and if you want drinks, go to angel's share behind the wood door to the left when you walk in.

The Great New York Fancy-Pants Fried Chicken Roundup

zenkichi's fried chicken is the best. not very traditional, but they put almonds in the batter and serve it with a lemon wedge. so delicious.

No Oven Cassoulet?

i'm ok with cooking it for longer than 30 minutes, i just want to know if i can finish it on a stove and if so, how long that will take?

No Oven Cassoulet?

woops, sorry. i'll repost in cooking and baking.

Green cherries?

i think they're related to tomatillos, but they're a lot smaller. the size of a cranberry.

Green cherries?

they ARE ground cherries. they have so many names! i just tasted it and it was like a very sweet, delicious little tomato. i've found a lot of pie/jam recipes using them, can anyone suggest a savory recipe?

Green cherries?

oh sorry the photo didn't post. but i think we figured out that it's a Japanese Lantern Cherry!

best spots for nyc restaurant week?

bondst is great. not a lot of selection but definitely a lot of really good food (the menu is on also, they ran out of one of the desserts so they let us choose one off the menu.

and speaking of onions .....

mujadara! i got the recipe from carmelize two medium onions in 1/4 c of olive oil. meanwhile, cover 1 c green or yellow lentils with water, bring to boil and reduce to simmer for 20 minutes. drain lentils and set aside. when onions are nice and amber colored, add 1/2 c basmati rice, drained lentils, 1 t of salt, and 2 c water. bring to boil, reduce to simmer. cover and cook until rice is tender. delicious and healthy.

Nutrition Info for recipes

The Whole Foods website has some great recipes on it and they always include nutrition info:

Trying to use less butter

some people substitute apple sauce


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