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Best BBQ in NYC

Did I make a comment on how they prepare their food? I think your comment belongs on the thread about Georgia BBQ. Also, they make plenty of other food.

I find their food delightful--but as I wrote in my message, I wouldn't go out of my geographical way to eat there. But I've been known to bring multiple containers of their cheese grits into music venues that allow people to bring food. :)

1 day ago
Elisa515 in Manhattan

Best BBQ in NYC

I like Georgia BBQ, but I wouldn't consider it a destination place. It's a little hole in the wall that's perfect for when you're already on the LES going to live music. You'd have trouble finding space there for your party of 5.

Mighty Quinn is more of a restaurant.

If you want food and music--and an easy place for your larger group--Hill Country BBQ is terrific.

1 day ago
Elisa515 in Manhattan

Ny wedding restaurant 125 people

Then she definitely should check it out! Is Abigail Kirsch still the caterer?

Aug 11, 2014
Elisa515 in New York State (exc. NYC)

Ny wedding restaurant 125 people

Can't imagine that place would fit the OP's budget. I think the prices were higher than her budget 23 years ago when my brother got married (and that was before alcohol).

Aug 11, 2014
Elisa515 in New York State (exc. NYC)

Rare date tonight -- need recs for dinner LES

Pala, on Allen (right by Rockwood--is that where you're going?). You can sit in or out, food is great, nice for sharing. No cocktails, but a pleasant wine list.

Black Tree, on Orchard, is also fun and reasonably priced.

Aug 11, 2014
Elisa515 in Manhattan

Hudson Valley Restaurant Recommendations

Look for the recent thread about places between Wappingers and Poughkeepsie. Loads of recommendations on that one for the areas you mention.

Aug 08, 2014
Elisa515 in New York State (exc. NYC)

looking for a place to host a baby shower [Westchester]

Can you give some more information about what you're looking for? Time of day, how many people, will there be adults and children or just adults, what do you consider "reasonable," what sort of food do you want, do you want alcohol served?

Aug 06, 2014
Elisa515 in New York State (exc. NYC)

Kneaded Bread in Port Chester

They no longer have self-service bread slicing. The slicer is behind the counter now.

Aug 05, 2014
Elisa515 in New York State (exc. NYC)

Georgia's Eastside - Most Underrated Ribs in NYC?

Did you have the wings? Make sure you go back for them.

And the cheese grits.

Aug 04, 2014
Elisa515 in Manhattan

Where to get fresh key limes

Trader Joe's sells key limes--and quite inexpensively.

Aug 02, 2014
Elisa515 in Manhattan

Rte. 9 between Wappingers & Poughkeepsie

Rte. 9 is worse, but it's a long drive no matter what--and 55 has construction. To get to CIA would mean Rte. 9 for some of the way. "Only 5 minutes north" when you go would be a minimum of an extra 20 minutes round trip on a weeknight between 5 and 6.

Meanwhile, I was looking for take out, not a sit down meal, at least for before class. After class, I can attest, nothing is open except fast food (and not even all of that). It's also possible there are places that are closed on Mondays entirely.

clearly, I need to move class to one of the restaurants Bob Gaj mentioned. :)

Jul 29, 2014
Elisa515 in New York State (exc. NYC)

Rte. 9 between Wappingers & Poughkeepsie

Considering I have to get to Marist by around 6 pm on a weeknight, there is no way I'd want to spend another minute on Route 9. :) It should be an hour's drive, but I have to give myself almost 2 hours to be sure. And that's whether I take Rte. 9 or Taconic.

I gather you don't drive up there on weeknights at rush hour.

Meanwhile, I know this thread is helpful for other people, including those who might be visiting Marist for a college visit. Since their parameters are less strict than mine, your recommendations are important.

Jul 29, 2014
Elisa515 in New York State (exc. NYC)

Rte. 9 between Wappingers & Poughkeepsie

Clearly, I need to arrange for a Sunday afternoon class sometime, so I can hit the places you mention afterwards.

These are also great options when coming south from the Adirondacks--nice and convenient to the Mid-Hudson Bridge.

Jul 28, 2014
Elisa515 in New York State (exc. NYC)

Rte. 9 between Wappingers & Poughkeepsie

In case anyone is wondering why I haven't let you know where I've been eating...I haven't. Your recommendations are all still appreciated and welcome, but my work (and driving) circumstances have made the logistics of getting food before or after class simply impossible.

I pass Crave and Lola's now that I take the Taconic rather than Rte. 9, so I know how to find them. Would like to try them someday. There's also a diner close to Marist a mile or so down from Crave; can't remember the name, but a billboard advertising it at least suggests it's got an eye on healthy food. Any word about that?

No way would I get to CIA, though! It's already quite a shlep to get to Marist.

(Now, if anyone knows a place that has good WiFi, that info would be really helpful. All the Panera locations in the area have terrible speeds, like slower than any dial-up I remember. Chow irrelevant except I certainly always make a purchase.)

Jul 28, 2014
Elisa515 in New York State (exc. NYC)

Flatbread in Westchester

Since Melt is just a few blocks from Iron Tomato, maybe next time you're there you can see if they'll sell you the grilled flatbread. Or call ahead.

You're in Golden's Bridge, right? What's that pizza place near the A&P? I bet they'd sell you pizza dough.

Jul 26, 2014
Elisa515 in New York State (exc. NYC)

Long Island/Queens diners?

We recently ate at the Triple Crown Diner. It's right on the LI/Queens border--I really don't know on which side of the line.

Highly recommend.

Jul 26, 2014
Elisa515 in New York State (exc. NYC)

Flatbread in Westchester

You can buy pizza dough and then stretch out smaller pieces and grill them, then put on your toppings.

Stew Leonard's sells pizza dough, as will just about any pizzeria.

If you have time to stop by MELT in White Plains, see the way they make the flatbread for their sandwiches and pizzas. They make it right on the open grill. I bet if you ask they'd sell you the flatbread for your own grilled pizza.

Jul 26, 2014
Elisa515 in New York State (exc. NYC)

Inexpensive, good restaurant in the midtown area?

Hill Country BBQ or Hill Country Chicken could work for you. They're both near Madison Square.

Jul 24, 2014
Elisa515 in Manhattan

30th Shindig

Cowgirl at 519 Hudson Street could work well for you. There's a semi-private room off the main bar.

Here's their party menu, with a variety of per person price points and menu/drink options: http://www.cowgirlnyc.com/party-menus...

Jul 22, 2014
Elisa515 in Manhattan

Locked discussion?

Thanks everyone. Answer clarified.

I asked here, without a pointer, rather than asking via flag, because I wondered if there was a general rule and thought others might be interested in the policy & application.

Thanks, though, for putting the explanation and pointer into the original thread.

Jul 22, 2014
Elisa515 in Site Talk

Locked discussion?

1. There was no explanation.
2. There wasn't anything in the discussion that I haven't seen many times before (notice I'm not giving any indication what thread this was, since we're not supposed to do that).
3. This was not a duplication of another thread.

Any other ideas why this might happen?

Jul 21, 2014
Elisa515 in Site Talk

Locked discussion?

Just saw a discussion that was started before I left for work and it's already locked (without anything that I can see to make it any different from other discussions). Pretty innocuous and typical discussion.

I'm just wondering what causes a discussion to be locked with only a few answers and within fewer than 12 hours of it starting.

(Clarification: I had nothing to do with the discussion referenced. I did have a reply I wanted to make, which is how I noticed it was locked.)

Jul 21, 2014
Elisa515 in Site Talk

The Parlor- new restaurant in Dobbs Ferry

No, haven't been there. But I think someone wrote it up here within the last few months.

Definitely looks worth checking out! There is so much turnover in restaurants in that spot (many of which I've liked), it's been hard to keep up over the years.

Update: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9752...

Jul 19, 2014
Elisa515 in New York State (exc. NYC)

The Parlor- new restaurant in Dobbs Ferry

To make the trip less annoying, get to the Saw Mill Parkway rather than taking 9 all the way there.

Signed--voice of experience

Jul 19, 2014
Elisa515 in New York State (exc. NYC)

Not so happening places near Hilton Midtown

Oh boy, how disappointing!

A lot of people underestimate how much time and effort it can take to get around town, especially midtown.

I haven't made it to the Plaza food hall yet, will have to check it out.

Jul 17, 2014
Elisa515 in Manhattan

Cortlandt Manor Area

Gleason's in Peekskill is a good choice. Casual, good food, pleasant atmosphere where you can hang out without feeling rushed.

If you like Indian food, India House in Montrose is a nice option.

A bit further south, in Croton, I recommend Umami and Memphis Mae's BBQ. The Tavern is also a good option but it can be hard to get into.

All these places are easily accessible from Route 9.

Jul 17, 2014
Elisa515 in New York State (exc. NYC)

Cortlandt Manor Area

Cortlandt Manor covers a big area. Will your friend be coming south on Rte. 9 or the Taconic?

Jul 17, 2014
Elisa515 in New York State (exc. NYC)

Costco in Yorktown Heights?

I'm in Croton, and it's convenient for me sometimes. :)

Jul 16, 2014
Elisa515 in New York State (exc. NYC)

Birthday Chinese... in Westchester?

So glad you liked Imperial Wok! That's quite a varied and interesting menu, isn't it?

Jul 16, 2014
Elisa515 in New York State (exc. NYC)

Fantasy Cuisine [Central Ave, Hartsdale]

For future reference, all you have to do is click Flag (whether it's your post or someone else's) and ask the moderators to change a subject line.

Now, as for another Asian fusion place...at this point, if I'm heading to Central Ave. for Asian food, I pretty much go H-Mart's food court. No fusion there, but plenty of options at good value. Definitely not "fine dining" though. :)

Jul 15, 2014
Elisa515 in New York State (exc. NYC)
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