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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.

about 8 hours ago
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.)

about 8 hours ago
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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Costco in Yorktown Heights?

And don't forget the Danbury Costco, down the street from Stew's.

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

Fantasy Cuisine [Central Ave, Hartsdale]

Thanks. I've put in a request to have the header changed.

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

Fantasy Cuisine [Central Ave, Hartsdale]

In which town is this?

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

Yellow (or Ataulfo or champagne) mangoes--H-Mart Hartsdale

Yellow mangoes have a short season, and this is it! I picked up a case of 14 of them at H-Mart in Hartsdale on Sunday for $11.95.

Plump, delicious, perfect! I got a case last year at BJ's. Those mangos were good but not nearly as meaty.

H-Mart was also selling them individually for $1 each, but they looked a bit smaller to me than the ones in the case.

If you think 14 mangoes are too many, remember they do keep in the refrigerator.

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

Not so happening places near Hilton Midtown

Where did you end up going?

Jul 14, 2014
Elisa515 in Manhattan

"Who do you follow?" threads [split from Manhattan]

Yes

Jul 11, 2014
Elisa515 in Site Talk

Christmas lunch/dinner and NYE in NYC - 2014

Ah, I thought all the people replying earlier were saying that the OP had to wait until later November for the reservations. That's for Christmas, not NYE?

Believe me, I would not be going to any of those places! But I've learned that out-of-towners, especially ones from other countries, are almost always glad they've done NYE in Times Square and environs.

Jul 11, 2014
Elisa515 in Manhattan

Christmas lunch/dinner and NYE in NYC - 2014

Wow, lots of killjoys here :) (not maligning anyone personally)

Although the locals stay away from Times Square, many visitors love going there on NYE. We had loads of foreign visitors, especially when we had au pairs, who insisted over our crowd-averse objections on going to Times Square for the festivities. They all, universally, found the entire experience thrilling.

Do check back in November to find out which places with views will be open and taking reservations, so you can find out your options while perhaps avoiding the outdoor crowds.

Jul 10, 2014
Elisa515 in Manhattan

Who do you follow on the Manhattan Board?

Even a group-acknowledged "expert" may not have opinions that are helpful to you personally.

Are there specific questions you have about cuisines that interest you? How about asking one of those questions, then weighing the advice you get--especially about places where you already have opinions.

Then you can assemble your own stable of experts.

Jul 10, 2014
Elisa515 in Manhattan
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Lunch place in White Plains area

Sam's of Gedney Way would probably work for you.

On Mamaroneck Avenue, Ron Black's Beer Hall is quiet at lunch and has a good choice of salads and sandwiches. I've had quite a few business meetings there at lunch. We're usually four or five in our group. There's plenty of (muni-meter, but not too expensive) parking in the lot by the back entrance.

A short drive for them is Imperial Wok, which is in North White Plains. Loads of parking (free), with both Chinese and Japanese food. It's another favorite for my colleagues for group work meetings, both for lunch and dinner.

Jul 09, 2014
Elisa515 in New York State (exc. NYC)

Not so happening places near Hilton Midtown

That's not a neighborhood with a lot of diners.

If you don't want to go to La Bonne Soupe, check out Cafe Europa at the northwest corner of 7th and 57th (diagonally across from Carnegie Hall). There are other places in the same chain that are just take out counter service, but this one also has a sit down area where you can get wine with your meal, too. Reasonably priced good food, and great people watching if you can sit by a window.

Jul 08, 2014
Elisa515 in Manhattan

Not so happening places near Hilton Midtown

Thanks--glad we cleared that up! :)

Jul 08, 2014
Elisa515 in Manhattan