Do you have a food project for 2010?

I think this sounds like a great idea! My project is to spend more time in the kitchen. I LOVE eating, but am not as well versed in the cooking aspect. Good luck with your project!


Hi, thanks for your help. I googled it and found someone on yelp (I think) that said it ran about $3K for four people, including drinks and everything. I think the least you could spend was something like $370/person. Anyways, good to know. I'll start saving my pennies.

Any Web Designers out there?

Thanks so much. I have definitely been making much use of the help ticket system. I just don't want people over there to hate me :) because I keep sending tickets. Thanks again, I will check out that link and email you directly if I have any questions!

Any Web Designers out there?

I initially set my blog up on blogger but recently switched it to Typepad. I liked my template and everything on blogger but had heard from a number of people that typepad is more user-friendly and offers more options. Currently I am just frustrated with it, but I am sure that's because I don't really understand how to use it. I want to do certain things with the formatting but am struggling to figure out how. I thought maybe someone here would be more familiar with it and would be able to lend a helping hand.

Freaking Out, Can't Find Blog

Hi, Thanks so much for your responses. Luckily I was able to get my blogger account back and am now discussing with the people at typepad about how to more efficiently move over to typepad. Do you suggest typepad ovet blogger? I am new the the blogging world. My current url is I look forward to hearing frm you. Thanks again for your help!

Got a Per Se reservation- have questions

yes, definitely see if they'll give you a tour. The kitchen is awesome and has a live video of the French Laundry.

Dinner in East Village?

I would try Supper (2nd and A), Caracas (7th btwn 1st and A), Max (B btwn 3rd and 4th), Veselka, Criff Dogs (yum!).... there are soo many!

Halloween Punch & Other Treats

Thanks for your responses. I was thinking more like appetizers and sweet treats, ie, dips and cookies, etc. Hope that is helpful. Thanks again!

Bagels & Pizza in the East Village

For food on the go, I usually go to Nicky's (Bahn Mi on 2nd St/Ave A), Snack Dragon (3rd St/Ave B), Solo Pizza (Ave B btwn B and C), Piada (Clinton/Houston), Cafe Rhaka (Ave B/3rd St and one on St. Marks), Caracas on 7th btwn 1st and A has a to go part I think. Sorry, those are a little further Southeast but still very good. Ohh, also, Puebla and Downtown Bakery (two different mexican place with the same menu about a block a part) on 1st Ave around 4th.

Halloween Punch & Other Treats

My apologies for not including this in the initial post... it's an adult party. Thanks!

Blanking on Dinner

I love ham and cheese, but unfortunately, it's not kosher (the whole meat and dairy thing, on top of ham being pig). I saw a recipe on SE last year for a pretzel crusted chicken. I made it and it was delicious! I would try that. Good luck!

7th Street and 1st Ave

This block is amazing. I second everyone's feeling about Pylos, Caracas, 7A, Porchetta, and now Luke's. Also, we shouldn't forget Desnuda, with they're delicious ceviche and truffle oil popcorn.

Book Giveaway: Mike Colameco's Food Lover's Guide to NYC

I would go with Puebla or Downtown Bakery (basically the same place). I also really like Piada in the LES, although that may not be "of the radar". Nicky's is awesome for Bahn Mi.

Crab Boils/Bakes in NYC

Anyone Interested in Starting an Underground Supper Club in NYC?

@ fieryfudge - great! email me at to discuss.

So far there haven't been a lot of responses via email and I'd like to get the email group going so please email if you're interested.

Anyone Interested in Starting an Underground Supper Club in NYC?

@FeliciaLovesFood - I hope you're still interested in developing this. After all, you started the post! Shoot me an email. Hope to hear from you soon!

Anyone Interested in Starting an Underground Supper Club in NYC?

Nope, not just 7. At that point only 7 had responded. Feel free to send me an email at and tell me a little about your food taste. The group is still developing and it would be neat to have people with different backgrounds. Look forward to hearing from you.

Anyone Interested in Starting an Underground Supper Club in NYC?

I found a clip about the segment in Seattle....
"I sent the following e-mail to Tony Bourdain's people:

"Flying under the radar of the authorities...this (underground restaurant) is where Seattle chefs come to play! The clientele is sophisticated foodies who appreciate all the chef's creativity--no worrying about profit margins or what will sell. Two nights a month, this crowd gathers, underground at an undisclosed location, for pure culinary magic! "

Anyone Interested in Starting an Underground Supper Club in NYC?

Additionally, I think the idea would be to get an small email group (I started one on gmail) outside of seriouseasts to keep this a more exclusive/small/private group. Thoughts?

Anyone Interested in Starting an Underground Supper Club in NYC?

That is an option that I'd consider. I really enjoyed the concept in the Bourdain No Reservations Pacific Northwest episode. I wish I could locate a good description of it online, but I can't. Basically it was a group with a varied background who met occassionally to eat and present different concepts. They fix an elaborate dinner that everyone contributes to one way or another.

This group could meet at underground restaurants, restaurants in general, etc etc.

I think the main idea is to get a small group together of people in NYC who are interested in exploring the foodie scene here, but in a more "underground" fashion.

Is that correct, FeliciaLoveFood?

Anyone Interested in Starting an Underground Supper Club in NYC?

Email me at and we can discuss limitations, size of the group, etc. Since we are still only 7 members we should be able to shape this however we want.

Eating Fruit for Dinner

@ dbcurrie - Yeah it's not the most comfortable/enjoyable thing I've put myself through, but ohh well. What's 7 days?!

I love beans, but unfortunately the diet requires you avoid them because they tend to be high in calories, even though they're good for you.

Being someone who truly enjoyes eating almost anything, this is tough, but day one is almost over.

Thanks for the help!

Anyone Interested in Starting an Underground Supper Club in NYC?

@ FeliciaLovesFood, alainakunin, simon, Lorenzo -

If you're interested, should we set up an email for our small group. One of us, I can volunteer, can provide their email address, you can email me and I will set up an email group of the 2, 3, 4 + of us who are interested and we can go from there, rather than on this public post. Let me know what you think and I'll send my email in my next post to this chain.

Eating Fruit for Dinner

@ dbcurrie - Yeah, I'm definitely going to be hungry. Good idea with the potato. I forgot, I'm actually allowed a backed potato with a "pat" of butter. Sounds delightul (NOT).

Anyways, thanks for the suggestions, and yes, corn is allowed =)

Anyone Interested in Starting an Underground Supper Club in NYC?

@ simon, @ Lorenzo - I agree


This sounds like the Seattle Bourdain episode and the group I was so jealous of. Let me know how you'd like to implement this.


Hi, Has anyone eaten at Masa? If so, what should I expect to pay for two people for dinner, including drinks and wine? Please let me know. Thanks!

Bars with NFL Network open on X-mas

Does anyone know of any bars with the NFL network that are open on X-mas day? Actually, any bars that are open will do, I can call them to see if they have the NFL Network. Let me know. Happy Holidays!

Freaking Out, Can't Find Blog

Hi, I just tried to switch my blog from blogger to typepad. Now when I go to my blogs website, my blog shows up blank. So, when people go to what they thought was my blog they aren't being redirected to my new site. I am freaking out. I feel like I just lost everything.

Please Help!

Pork Tenderloin from the New Amsterdam Market

So I went down to the New Amsterdam Market today to watch Josh Applestone and Tom Mylan take apart a side of a pig. After purchasing some raffle tickets, my boyfriend and I were the lucky winners of the pork tenderloin bag. When is the latest we can cook this? Also, any cooking suggestions? Look forward to hearing from you!

Inside of a Pumpkin

Hi, I am carving pumpkins this weekend. I was wondering if there was anything I could bake/cook with the insides. I know I can make pumpkin seeds, but what about the inside stringy stuff. Please let me know. Thanks!

Happy Halloween!

Eating Fruit for Dinner

Hi, I am partaking in the Cabbage Soup Diet (I know it's not the healthiest, but bear with me). I am on day one, which is fruit ONLY. Does anyone have any fruit suggestions for dinner? Typically I prefer savory dishes rather than sweet, so this is particularly difficult for me.

Furthermore, tomorrow is the veggies only day. I would love more suggestions for breakfast for that day.

I'd appreciate any input. Thanks!

Eating Adventures

My boyfriend and I are looking to do something different/adventurous this weekend. Initially we were talking about maybe going to Sandy Hook for the day, but it just ocurred to me that it could be fun to do something involving food/drink. Do you have any suggestions for day trip ideas either in the city or not too far out side, ie. wine tasting, etc. I look forward to hearing your thoughts. Thanks!

Food for a Party

I am having a party on Saturday afternoon and am trying to figure out what to do about food. I could get a fruit and veggie platter, but would prefer to get the most bang for my buck. I was thinking about maybe making a bunch of guacamole and chip dip and having that. Any other ideas? Know of an inexpensive catering company? I'd love to hear your thoughts and suggestions. Thanks.

Dinner with what's in my kitchen

Alright, so I am hoping to save money and make dinner at home tonight. This is what I remember seeing in there this morning when I left for work: one small can of corn, 1 can of lentil soup, 1 avocado, one box of whole wheat pasta, 1 lime, some grape tomatoes, 1/2 a yellow pepper, reduced fat feta cheese, and a six pack of pacificos. Suggestions?

Emotional Eater

Are you an emotional eater? I don't really have a reason for this post, except for the fact that I'm in an awful mood, and thus have absolutely NO appetite. Do you over-induldge when you are upset/sad (ice cream, chocolate, etc) or find it hard to eat anything? Just curious who else is in my boat.

grocery shopping at trader joes

So, it's Sunday evening and I am hoping to go grocery shopping at Trader Joe's for the week. I want to buy enough food for lunch and dinner to last me through Friday and ideally I would like to keep the cost down. I would also like to enjoy what I am eating. Does anyone have a grocery list they think would fit the bill? Let me know. Thanks! (this is not to be a repeat of the previous TJ's posts about favorite items, I am more concerned with bang for you buck at this point)

Zaytinya in DC

I have eaten here twice in the past 2 months and both times I have enjoyed my meal but the hostess and waiter were both awful. Has anyone else had this experience? Should I call and complain?

Delicatessen, LES, NYC?

I kept reading reviews about Delicatessen, which just opened in the LES. I was really excited to try it, and although nothing sparked my interest on the menu, I love soup so I decided to call to find out what their soup of the day was. Maybe that was a mistake, because I will never eat there in the future. I called and was put on hold by the hostess. When she returned I kindly asked if she could tell me what the soup of the day was. She said "I don't know." I replied, "do you think you could find out," and she said "no." Mmmm... how's that for customer service?! So, I was wondering if anyone had been there and could tell me how it was?

Pork Chops

I am making pork chops for dinner tomorrow and was wondering if anyone had any suggestions (ie., marinades, how to cook, etc.)?

Ici in the Sofitel in D.C.

If you live and work in D.C. and would like to go to a delicious and reasonably priced (sort of reasonably priced) lunch, I highly recommend the Sofitel. Although I feel like I might pop right now, the bernaise sauce was delicious and well worth it =)

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