My wife and I are spending the night in Philly on a saturday in July, and looking for someplace cool/fun to eat dinner. any suggestions?
Both of us enjoy well made cocktails, and are very adventurous in terms of food.
Any recommendations? price is not a constraint, but we'd prefer a more casual experience to fine dining.
We're taking a trip to vietnam for 2 weeks, and looking forward to checking out some of the places we've found on seriouseats (egg coffee in hanoi!).
Does anyone have any "must-try" places or dishes? We plan on mostly eating on the street and in the markets, although we're open to any suggestions.
I'm going to new orleans next week for the french quarter festival. Wife can't make it, so I'll be there by myself. Any recommendations?
Places I've got on the list:
- willie mae's scotch house
Places I've been:
- galatoire's (had kind of a bad experience)
- commander's palace
my wife and I went to red egg for dinner last night, got there at 7:15, fairly early by nyc standards. despite the place seeming half empty, the hostess asked if we had a reservation, we said no, and she said sorry, fully booked.
we went outside, and while I was looking around for other places to eat, my wife got on opentable and made a reservation for 7:45. we walked around the block, came back in, gave her our name and.... she seated us immediately. wtf?
that aside, we had some dim sum for appetizers and then shared the mushu pork. steamed pork buns were excellent, seafood dumplings were good, the red egg puffs were too sweet for my taste, I got the feeling they may be more of a dessert-ty thing that we inadverdently ordered.
mushu pork was very good also, my first time having it. solid cocktails, and everyone other than the hostess was really friendly.
planning on going to shopsins this week, usually only go a couple times a year. I've tried the mac and cheese pancake egg sandwich, the sneaky pete, and the croque monsieur.
any recommendations on what to try next?
my wife and I have rented a car for the day, and are going to be driving to fort totten, followed by astoria for lunch. we'd like to stop for breakfast somewhere cool in queens.
where's the best breakfast in queens?
We're going to be in new orleans this week on vacation, with reservations at Galatoire's, Brigsten's and Cochon. planning on going to Stella and Ruby Slipper for breakfast, and Boucherie for lunch. Also, central grocery because we've never been.
what else should be on the list?
anyone know if the LES doughnut plant is serving the new flavors that the chelsea one has? mainly, I'm thinking of the oatmeal doughnut, because boy do I love me some oatmeal. and the LES location is a lot easier for me to get to in the morning.
tried the oatmeal at bouley this morning, based on the awesome article from last week.
totally not my thing, took 2 bites, realized I was going to be sick if I ate the whole thing, and went to whole foods for bacon and eggs instead. the review was a good description, as it's basically a cupful of cream, but there felt like there were not very many oats, which made the texture jellylike and just weird. there also just wasn't a lot of flavor to it, apart from the whole "hot cream" thing. also, at 6.50, it was really overpriced.
I'm looking forward to trying some of the other places in the article, as I really like oatmeal, but bouley just wasn't for me.
My wife and I are biking along the hudson from the brooklyn bridge to inwood on saturday. any recommendations for seriously delicious places to stop for breakfast, lunch, or a snack? Stay in or To go, doesn't matter. We'll be riding along the water and don't want to go too far in town until we get to inwood, where anything is fair game.
I'm going to make some mushroom barley soup with cremini and hen of the woods mushrooms. what does everyone think, saute the mushrooms in butter first, or just throw them in with the stock?
kenny shopsin's recipe doesn't saute first. so, what I am really asking is, should I trust kenny?
for the past 3 years I have made steel cut oats by cooking them in a 1.5 quart chefmate slow cooker. this worked pretty well, although the oats would stick to the bottom sometimes and cleaning the porcelain pot was kind of a pain, I had to leave it to soak all day.
a few weeks ago the slow cooker started to run hot and I couldn't include dried fruit anymore without it burning somewhat, so I decided to spring for a zojirushi rice cooker, to use mainly for oatmeal.
this morning, I woke up to the most perfect oatmeal I have ever made, and cleaning the bowl consisted of rinsing it out. I used a water:oats ratio of 3:1 rather the 4:1 I had been using in the slow cooker, and the results were just perfect.
I highly recommend one of these fuzzy logic rice cookers if you have oatmeal everyday like me.
I have used a small chefmate slow cooker to make oatmeal overnight for the last 3 years. lately, it has started to run a bit hot and I think it's time for a new one.
anyone have any recommendations for a small, programmable slow cooker?
we have a larger slow cooker that I use for dinners, the only thing I use the small one for is 1/2c steel cuts + 2c water + dried fruit, which I have for breakfast everyday.
thanks for your help!
I have most of a bottle of red sitting at home, neither my wife and I like it enough to drink it straight. I used a little of it for a wonderful slow cooker pot roast from cook's illustrated, which was fantastic. but I don't know what to do with the rest! any good cooking with wine ideas?
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