Road trip food help: Savannah to Baltimore

Faidley's crab cakes in lexington market in Baltimore.

Let's Get Drunk Watching: Game of Thrones

1 sip anyone makes fun of Varys for being a eunuch.
Slam it anytime a dragon kills someone, bonus shot if they do it with fire.
1 sip anyone says green seer
3 sips every time something bad happens to Theon

Win Two Tickets to the Lucky Rice Grand Feast, May 3rd

Woorjip, after a good night's entertainment, sweet sweet bbq.
Also, Sushi of Gari UES, the tomato tuna piece is amazing.

Daily Slice: Mimi's Pizza & Restaurant, Upper East Side

I grew up with Mimi's and second many of the sentiments expressed here.
That being said, anyone remember the short lived Mimi's outpost on 92nd and Madison? Tweens rubbing the grease off of puffy northface jackets and practicing gang signs while pushing up their glasses. Those were the days.

What to Eat Near the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Clarification: Serafina only for Pizza

What to Eat Near the Metropolitan Museum of Art

I second Melon's and Beyoglu.
I find Shalazeh super greasy, Ravagh on 67th far superior (and the one on 30th more so)

Would like to nominate Serafina on 79th and Mad, for the best food to least distance walked ratio in regards to the Met.

13 of the Wackiest, Tastiest Hot Dogs in America

Congrats to Seth at DD

Cook the Book: Roast Beef on Marrow Bones

This will be mine, oh yes, it will be mine.

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

So, if a person were to buy a ticket, does that entitle them to all they can eat of the aforementioned items?

Same question for VIP ticket?

Where to Eat a Pre- or Post-Theater Dinner in NYC

Todd English in the hotel on 44th and 8th is decent.

Also I like that new fancy pants Thai place Qi around 45th and 8th. It looks like you stepped into south beach. The drinks are small and overpriced, but the food and service were good. Also, fyi, the front of the menu is modern fusion reinterpretation style fare, if you keep going to the back of the menu they have regular thai food.

West Palm Beach, Fla. What to eat?

Thanks Neko,
Is Don Ramon's the 24 hour place on Clematis? If so, had their empanadas, decent.

What about that street coming in from the airport, what is it, Bellevue, or Bellcourt, or Belvedere, something like that, I saw a whole strip of Central Americans and Mexican places. Any top picks?

Ron de Jeremy Rum: Celebrity-label Booze Takes a Weird Turn

Love to Paul, but agreed, we want Will!

Help! Need (food) recipe to impress date

@ all, went well. Thanks so much for the help.

Help! Need (food) recipe to impress date

@ all- Thanks for the help everybody
@ joyyy- I just moved from the SE
@ Greta- if you're in the NY area, could be fun
@ souffle thanks

btw, the planned after dinner activity is flashlight tag in a museum after closing time. (I have a plan to get in) So if you don't here from me for awhile, please organize to posse to bail me out.

Cook the Book: 'River Cottage Every Day'

Help! Need (food) recipe to impress date

@ JR Goat cheese souffle sounds amazing, could you share recipe?

Help! Need (food) recipe to impress date

@ CJ- ok, I ask because I know a CJ from where I used to live, and Techno was a mutual friend.

Grand Marnier makes everything better, maybe even Cointreau ;)

Help! Need (food) recipe to impress date

Wow, thanks for the ideas everybody.
@ teachertalk- good spot
@ CJ- liking the champagne idea. Also, you wouldn't happen to know Techno would you?
@ Joy- that would be great, but I don't really like mushrooms. I like that pork recipe, and even more that it is with boneless chops. I always get bone in chops and spaced on that. I think boneless looks a bit more refined.
@Karma- sounds delish but I don't have a crepe pan.

For dessert, am thinking macerated strawberries (or whatever looks good at the market) with whipped (by me) cream. Though if I go with Joy's pork that would be a lot of cream.

Help! Need (food) recipe to impress date

BTW- I'm a guy cooking for a girl

Help! Need (food) recipe to impress date

Thanks- I was thinking maybe pork loin, but I always end up with so much leftovers. I know this could be a silly question, but is it possible to get half a pound to a pound of pork loin?

The ribs article had the idea about flanken cut short ribs Argentinan style w/ chimichurri, but not sure what sides go with that. Maybe with twice baked sweet potatoes, and something green.

@ Wilma -Individual bread puddings!? That sounds like a great idea, thanks, do you have a recipe?

@joyyy- Yes, impressive sophistication. But also don't want it to look like I tried too hard. Which I clearly am ;)

Dinner Tonight: Senegalese Rice and Peas

Blake- I've found Palm or Dende oil at Brazilian grocery stores, like Buzio's in NY, not sure if they ship though.

Scallion Pancakes + Cheddar Cheese = Awesome

What if you sautee'd the scallions/shallots whatever first to get some caramelization out of them, then used the oil they were cooked for the pancakes instead of neutral/sesame?
I'm imagining delicious, but would it work?

Also- Cabot Horseradish Cheddar will be going in mine.

Dinner For Unwanted Guests

@Potato: has happened to me many times in RI, then again RI is generally a special case

Dinner For Unwanted Guests

I just serve them whatever I'm eating but make it more insanely spicy than usual, knowing I can handle it and they can't. Plus since I don't drink milk there is nothing for them to kill the burn with.

Important note on this method, get them out of the house before the meal is, how shall we say, "recycled" ;)

Drinking the Bottom Shelf: American Regional Lagers

I second Natty Boh and Lone Star.

I know it isn't a lager, but I'd also like to suggest a Shiner Bock from Texas and Zeigenbock. Which, to my knowledge, was developed by Anheuser-Busch to compete with Shiner in TX. For my money is is probably the best cheapest thing I've ever filled a keg with.

West Palm Beach, Fla. What to eat?

Will be on a limited engagement (3 months or so) for work in West Palm this summer.

I know Clematis Street and the farmer's market from a couple weekends, but does anyone have any foodie picks?

I am half remembering a middle eastern place allegedly run by the former police chief of Haifa around 45th, and also a Jamaican place in that mini antiques district around 45th. Anyone know what I'm talking about?


I don't mean to brag, and I don't mean to boast,

But I'm intercontinental when I eat french toast.
(Or in this case, my Christmas Eve dinner)

So I know a lot of us on here will be going all out. I wanted to give people a straight up opportunity to brag about their holiday meals.

I'll get it started
Delicious Christmas Items- in order
Pommery Champagne
Smoked Salmon
Argyle Oregon Pinot Noir
Red Cabbage w/ bacon
Tom Keller's Pearl Onions
Mashed Potato's
dacquoise Cake
Plum Pudding with Hard Sauce
'77 Fonseca's Vintage Port


Help, I have water in my Stand Mixer ice cream maker attachment

Hi all,
Short version: Is there supposed to be liquid inside a stand mixer ice cream maker attachment?
If not, what should I do about getting it out?

I Just got the ice cream maker attachment to my stand mixer. I used it for the first time to make some strawberry vanilla ice cream this weekend.
I left the freezer bowl in the sink to wash later, and ran some water into it to wash some of the cream out, and left the water sitting in the bowl of the ice cream atachment for a few hours (or a day) while I did things other than cleaning my dishes.
I pulled the ice cream bowl and I now hear liquid sloshing around on the inside. I really can't remember if I felt liquid when I pulled it out of the box, but I don't think so. Is there supposed to be liquid inside a stand mixer ice cream maker attachment?
If not, what should I do about getting it out?


Need New York (Manhattan) birthday dinner suggestion

So I learned today I am supposed to take my gf out for dinner on her birthday and not cook as I'd planned. I suggested Prune, she said the menu was too short and weird.
What does the communal wisdom of SE suggest, keeping in mind
-She doesn't eat fish
-wants "romantic"

and hopefully something that won't break the bank for me.

What do you think of Frozen Meat?

Hi all,

I have never cooked frozen meat before and wanted to get opinions and advice.

I was at my friend's place over the weekend and wanted to cook breakfast. The only meat they had was frozen andouille sausage. I defrosted in the microwave, and browned it in a pan and it was darn tasty.

Growing up my family never used frozen meat as we had a great butcher downstairs. As I started cooking, I just never got into it. I guess I always thought that frozen meat was kind of gross.

Now I am thinking that I should broaden my horizons. What do you all think of frozen meats? Are there any rules you need to follow with it? What are the best brands (esp. in the North East)? I guess I am primarily looking at chicken and sausage.

Next question, I had a bunch of raw meat that I didn't want to cook on valentines, so I attempted to freeze it, still in the marinade bowl, filled with marinade. I am now thinking I probably should have drained and rinsed the meat before freezing. What do you think?


Movie Bacon

I know bacon has kind of jumped the shark recently so bare with me.
I was just watching "Giant", with James Dean, Rock Hudson and Elizabeth Taylor.
All I have to say is, wow. The breakfast scene in Maryland when Elisabeth Taylor coquettishly eats her bacon is fantastic.
If only she could have stopped while she was ahead.
Does anyone else have any favorite bacon movie moments?

Last Ditch Attempt to Eat the Best of Austin

So, I have been in Austin for the past two years in grad school. It has been a great experience, I have learned a lot, made great friends and eaten A LOT of great food.
I just got a job (take that economy) and will be leaving ATX in a month. I was hoping for your suggestions on must eat places before I leave.
I have done a lot of the go-to's, so would appreciate any hints on hidden gems or which splurge restaurants are worth it.
So far my favorite places have been:
Enchildadas y Mas
Texas Chili Parlor
34th St. Cafe
and more


Alert: Julia Child Video Available on PBS.ORG

I just wanted to alert all the readers that you can now watch Julia Child's show on

You can search by food type or technical lessons and it will give you very good and focused results.

Good stuff.

What kind of coffee to use in a Knockoff Bialetti Moka Express?

I just bought a sweet faux Moka Express from Marshall's for $6! I have used the real thing in Italy before, but I just used the coffee that was in the apartment. Now that I own my own, I am curious what the best kind of coffee to use is for this particular kind of process. Does anyone have any insights?


Bacon War-need help

So I am in a competition to make my own bacon against a friend. I am basing my recipe off Ruhlman, but have some questions, I hope y'all can answer.

1. My local market told me they only have frozen pork belly, is this ok or do I really need fresh?
2. Spices, I was thinking the usual plus mustard. Do I go with mustard seeds or mustard powder?
3. What cooking method for the challenge?
4. Brine?

Need a fancy vegetarian friendly date spot in Austin

I am looking to take the gal I have been dating out for a special night. I am a vegetarian so looking for places that do that well, but I do eat fish.
Doesn't have to be super fancy, but def should be romantic/cozy/fun. Any thoughts on Wink, Jefferies, Driskoll, 4 seasons?
Or could be way more laid back then that.
I don't want to head out to Fredericksburg because we are both swamped with work right now, that is something I would consider in the future.
BTW I am in North central, so would be nice if the places were downtown or north.

Banh mi in Austin, where can I get one?

I am a NY transplant to Austin. I want a banh mi, badly. Know anywhere I could get one? I haven't tried cruising the Anderson area yet, because I don't want to cause a 5 car pileup when I pop a Uie when I catch a sniff. So a real address or at least a name would be appreciated.

Artichoke heart, horseradish and hot sauce sandwich.

I am a bachelor, that being said my fridge is filled with condiments, but never any food.
I was hungry, so I just looked in my fridge, discovered I had bread (which is rare) and not much else.
I made a sandwich with:
(two chopped quarter) artichoke hearts,
(a lot of) horseradish
(a few shakes) of crystal hot sauce.

The sandwich was tasty and filling. I am just not sure what this says about me as a human to create comething like this. I could envision eating it again.

Alfonsos in America! Where can I get some?

The times anounced today that Indian Alfonsos are finally coming into America. After eating a real, ripe, Alfonso in Mumbai a few weeks ago, I can't get it out of my head. The flavor was much more intense and lush than any mango I have ever had. In general I don't even like mangos. But these Alfonsos had an almost buttery mouth feel. I want them, I need them, and I need them now.
Where can I get them in New York?

Best tamales in NYC? (Closer to UES the better)

Does anyone know of spots for good tamales in the city? I went to one restaurant in in Murray Hill recently that was asking $6 for ONE tamale! Not one order, but a single tamale. Mind boggling. I'm not saying they need to be cheap, I just wanted to vent about that.


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