So I'm turning 21, and unfortunately, as literally ALL of my friends are involved in a show right now, I seem to be planning my own party. Here's where you Serious Eater's come in. I need some NYC suggestions! I don't know what I'm doing for sure, but I need suggestions in these realms:
1. A fun place to spend a 21st evening. Not super expensive (we are college students), but not a total dive. Somewhere people can drop in and drop out as they please without disrupting the party. A place where I may have to have a drink on my own and that would be okay.
2. Ideas for a nice birthday dinner for myself, a pescetarian student foodie. Somwhere I could potetially eat alone... like maybe a place with a great (yet affordable) tasting menu?
3. Any other suggestions! I'm also thinking of maybe forcing all my friends to eat my favorite food with me (lobster-- like a true New Englander) and making them bring the booze. Basically I'm just looking for ways to make my birthday not stressful for any of us busy people, but insanely fun.
Suggest away! Thanks so much.
So with the Valentine's Holiday coming up and some birthday money to burn, I want to take myself out for a really good meal in New York (not necessarily on Valentine's Day). I'm looking to go into debt here, but I'm willing to spend a little more than a college student. :)
So, what are some of the best restaurants that would be good for a solo diner looking to experience something delicious?
So I'm going to a very casual party and want to bring something to share. Something nibbly, maybe a sweet treat, as most other people will probably be bringing beer or chips and salsa or something. Problem is, I'm on a very tight budget and can't really go out and buy any ingredients (or many).
I'm thinking shortbread or biscotti, maybe some other cookie recipe that requires very little except the basics. Does anyone have any good recipes for simple, yummy treats?
If you could only stock your fridge with one ore two types of cheese, what would they be?This cheese would probably fulfill all your cheese purposes, like on sandwiches, in main dishes, as a snack, etc.
As an alternate look at this question, what cheeses do you always have on hand for each of those "cheese purposes"?
I'm a student that recently moved off-campus (I go to school in NYC). I'm thrilled, but also am realizing that work, classes, and rehearsals will keep me at school Mon-Fri from 10am to 10pm. If I don't want to eat out all the time, I will need to be able to pack enough food to satisfy me for lunch and dinner five days a week.
I'm looking for suggestions for yummy meals that can be packed and brought with me to school. I have microwave capabilities, but not refrigerator. I don't want to have to eat PB&Js for the next year and a half! (also, I'm a pescetarian...)
This Sunday, I'm taking my family down to BAM to see closing night of Streetcar. We'll either eat before (brunch) or after (dinner), and I don't know the neighborhood at all. We have a moderate budget, but I definitely want my Idahoan family to get a taste of something that feels very "Brooklyn", whatever that means to you. Thanks!
I'm going to a casual party Friday night that's a bit of a potluck. I love to cook so I want to bring something, but I am really pressed for time.
1. Must use mostly pantry items (not much time to shop)
2. I have to make it during the day for a night-time party-- should keep well.
3. Also, I have to be able to transport it easily on (I'll be on the subway from Manhattan to Brooklyn).
I'm making a meal for one (me!) and I want a delicious roasted butternut squash with rosemary and balsamic to be the center of the meal. What's a good, light side so I'm not just gorging on squash tonight?
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