Sorry for the typo ... that should (of course) say "occasional" ... oops!
With the exception of the occasionaly Big Gay Ice Cream Salty Pimp, I'll only eat ice cream cones from Doumar's in Norfolk, VA. It's an absolute must stop every time we visit my in-laws, and earlier this year, we brought back a big container of them, which we're eating slowly.
Del Posto for a week-day lunch. I've seen both Mario Batali and Lidia Bastianich there on different occasions, and the food and service for the price price are a great deal.
Could a can of pineapple in juice be substituted? The kind in syrup is way too sweet for me. Thanks!
The best Italian combo is at Casa della Mozzarella on Arthur Avenue!
The problem (which, I've had) with Don Antonio pre-theater is that they don't take reservations, and get crowded very quickly. We got there at 6 thinking that should have been plenty of time for dinner, but had to wait 40 minutes for a table for 2. Our waiter worked with us to get us out the door in time for an 8pm show, but we had to wolf down our food to do it.
Thank you for the recipe for my favorite item from the Hot Truck, a WGC (Wet Garlic Bread with Cheese!)
Zabaglione and pignoli tarts (with marzapan filling).
I second Two Little Red Hens.
Doumar's in Norfolk, VA. Yummy!
My first "Cheeseburger in Paradise" actually in paradise ... at Margaritaville in Montego Bay, out on the deck overlooking the bay. Unfortunately, I didn't realize the sun was on my back until I had a wicked sunburn, but it was still my best burger memory!
Thank you, thank you for a Bronx column!
Is the soy flour necessary? It's such a small amount of something that I'm not sure I'd use frequently, so I'm not sure I'd want to buy it. Can anything else be substituted that might be more common?
Entenmann's Ultimate Cinnamon Buns!
I just made croissants for the first time this weekend, and I'm hooked. I'd love to master them.
Southland BBQ, Moyock, NC
Daily, with milk and splenda. If it's good quality coffee (like the blue mountain I brought back from Jamaica), then just milk.
I make 3-color (rainbow cookies), chocolate chip, double chocolate hazelnut biscotti, peanut butter blossoms, pecan crescents, cherry almond shortbread, and gingerbread (all together, its about 50 dozen cookies.) These go to the landlord, the neighbors, the mailman, the dry cleaner, the guy that cuts my hair, and I bring a big tray to work.
I love skirt steak, grilled. yum!
milk and splenda (horrid, I know, but I can't have sugar, and I need it a little sweetened.)
oops. That should say "searching"...
Friends and Family.
Torrisi has the only rainbow cookies that I like. All others that I've tried have been too dry, or the flavor has been cardboard-like.
For the record, I make my own every Chrismas, and my co-workers and neighbors start hounding me about them at the end of November, so I'm hard to please.