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Tapas or other shared small plates on the UWS

Maybe try the lounge at Cafe Tallulah.

about 5 hours ago
LNG212 in Manhattan

How does Fairway coffee compare?

As far as I know, Fairway roasts for all it's city stores out in Red Hook. They used to roast up at Harlem but I don't know if they do that anymore (Brooklyn has a lot of space I guess). They do move a lot of product which is good because it means a lot of turnover. We buy Sumatra from them and I've not noticed a difference (buying from UWS location).

Feb 28, 2015
LNG212 in Manhattan

Serious Eats Pan Pizza Recipe

I saw that on serious eats and gave it a whirl. Well, that's not accurate - I had some leftover dough and other ingredients so I gave the *technique* a whirl. It's really does work great. I let the dough come to temp in an oiled cast iron and it filled nicely to the edges. I lifted it to release air as suggested. I used more sauce than I usually would and fresh mozzarella. I probably should have been sure to go all the way to the edges in all the spots because those pieces were definitely delicious with the charred cheese bits in the edges. And I did the sprinkle of parm after it came out. Nice - I'd not done that before.

The crust got beautiful color on the bottom and it was just as described - crunchy bottom, airy middle, small layer of soft/wet-ish under the sauce. And it came out of the pan all on its own. Slid right out - no need to even cut it in the pan (mine was small enough).

I found that it really needed a drizzle of olive oil on top when it came out too. But that could just be me. :-) overall, it was tasty and so easy to do. I'd certainly do it again.

Feb 10, 2015
LNG212 in Home Cooking

Bustan UWS

We enjoy the food there as well. Their freekah (sp?) is amazingly delicious. They also have a lovely back garden / outdoor space when the weather is nice.

Feb 09, 2015
LNG212 in Manhattan

need a meat substitute,but not beans or lentils

What kind of recipe are you doing? Sometimes a good "meaty" mushroom like portobello will work.

Jan 30, 2015
LNG212 in General Topics

Good brunch for group near Central Park 102nd Street transverse?

The Ellington on 106 and Amsterdam might work for you. I'm not sure if they take reservations. They have some interesting tap selections. I like the eggs florentine a lot. (Note I've only been there twice.)

Jan 20, 2015
LNG212 in Manhattan

Harlem NYC Restaurants

Second Zoma - it's delicious. Further up is Abyssinia (135?) but I haven't been yet so can't compare to Zoma, which is my favorite.

Jan 09, 2015
LNG212 in Manhattan
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Vegan caramels

I wanted to report back that I finally made these coconut caramels. The directions are screwy so for anyone using the recipe, use your regular caramel directions/process. But the final results are amazing. These are truly delicious!!

Kid-friendly but interesting near Museum of Natural History

So glad it worked out! Thanks for reporting back. Hope your day was a lot of fun.

Dec 24, 2014
LNG212 in Manhattan

Vegan caramels

Thanks, yes I know about sugar. These actually aren't for a vegan but for someone who can't have milk/cream. But good to keep in mind for the future. I'm hoping these come out as good as the regular ones I made. Thanks.

Dec 17, 2014
LNG212 in Vegetarian & Vegan

Kid-friendly but interesting near Museum of Natural History

Getting the meatballs with the egg on top is always good and I've had some of their seasonal vegetable sides that I've enjoyed. Also, don't miss the ice cream sandwiches - choose your cookie flavor and ice cream flavor. I'm partial to the mint ice cream.

Dec 17, 2014
LNG212 in Manhattan

Kid-friendly but interesting near Museum of Natural History

Even my husband (a child at heart haha) likes the ordering system at the meatball shop - he asked to keep the special meatball shop marker after he finished marking up his menu. :-)

Dec 17, 2014
LNG212 in Manhattan

Vegan caramels

Here's the recipe:
Www.saveur.com/article/recipes/coconut-milk-caramels

Vegan caramels

Does anyone have any experience making vegan caramels? I've nade regular caramels for my friends but I have one friend with a dairy allergy. I found this recipe for coco-mels since she does like coconut milk. But just looking to see if anyone has made them or something like them - are they tasty?? Thanks.

Sorry - can't seem to paste the link. I'll do so in a reply.

Dec 17, 2014
LNG212 in Vegetarian & Vegan

Kid-friendly but interesting near Museum of Natural History

Interesting. I'm vegetarian and I thought the veg meatballs at Meatball Shop were better than the eggplant meatballs at Polpette. I like the atmosphere better at Polpette but for kids the volume and pace of Meatball Shop probably work better (my opinion of course, and as one w/o kids).

Dec 16, 2014
LNG212 in Manhattan

Kid-friendly but interesting near Museum of Natural History

I'll second Jacob's Pickles and Kefi. I love Bustan but it might not suit the "conservative" older diner. I'll add - and highly recommend- The Meatball Shop (UWS) , though they don't take reservations. Have fun!

Dec 16, 2014
LNG212 in Manhattan

Moving to 129th and Lenox-and I'm vegetarian...

My friend just moved up there too. I haven't tried too much there yet. I'm veg too and want to go try Abyssinia which looks delicious. Ethiopian on 135, I think. Good luck and I hope you get more suggestions as I'll be watching this thread too. :-)

Dec 14, 2014
LNG212 in Manhattan
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cheesecake

I prefer S&S. You can sometimes find them frozen which would then defrost on your trip and sounds perfect. I sometimes travel up to their location in the Bronx but they can also be found (usually) at Zabars.

Dec 12, 2014
LNG212 in Manhattan

Latin American Desserts?

Tres leeches cake? Alfajores (not sure I'm spelling that right)? For the former, Cafe Frida in 98th used to be great but they are sadly gone. For the latter, I only had them once at a street fair. Sorry not more helpful.

Dec 04, 2014
LNG212 in Manhattan

hopefully a different tipping post- recommended tip on split check

This happened to us recently too. A friend and I had dinner and split the check as usual. When we were signing the cc slip we both noticed that the "suggestions" seemed off / high. It took us a minute to figure out that those numbers were for the entire bill not our halves. We assumed it was something in the cc process computing system. But we had never noticed that before either and we split checks all the time. So I'm not sure if it's new, just the system that particular place was using, or our own lack of being observant. :-)

ETA: I'm in NYC.

Dec 01, 2014
LNG212 in Not About Food

Heirloom apples, NYC?

Locust Grove has had Newton Pippins at the W97th St market too (Fridays). They also have other unusual varieties like Black Twig (one of my favorites).

Good luck.

Nov 18, 2014
LNG212 in Manhattan

Jamming, canning and preserving 2014

This came out great! Thanks for the recipe. It tastes so good. Can't wait for DH to try it.

Nov 05, 2014
LNG212 in Home Cooking

Jamming, canning and preserving 2014

Wow that sounds really great! I've been looking for something else to try this year and I think this is it. Thank you.

Nov 02, 2014
LNG212 in Home Cooking

Jamming, canning and preserving 2014

That looks terrific! Would you mind posting a recipe for the pear jalapeƱo? Thanks. It sounds delicious.

Nov 01, 2014
LNG212 in Home Cooking
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Diners

There's still Big Nick's (Too, I think) on 71st (or 70th?), near Columbus.

Oct 29, 2014
LNG212 in Manhattan

Jamming, canning and preserving 2014

That sounds lovely. I love blackberries too but I hadn't frozen any this time. How difficult is it to make syrup? Do you strain it?

Oct 24, 2014
LNG212 in Home Cooking

Jamming, canning and preserving 2014

I decided to empty out the fruit in the freezer that I bought when it was beautifully in season - blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries. So I made Very Berry Jam - 9 half-pints. It's delicious!

Oct 24, 2014
LNG212 in Home Cooking

Jamming, canning and preserving 2014

Interesting. Thanks for the info. We have one farmer at our market (comes from upstate NY) who has them every fall. He charges 2$/lb. he usually has them for a few weeks, maybe a month, before they're gone again.

Oct 23, 2014
LNG212 in Home Cooking

Jamming, canning and preserving 2014

Until being here on Chowhound, I'd never thought that quince were hard to find. We get them every fall in the farmers market. Now I read about people not finding them. Growing your own sounds cool!

Oct 23, 2014
LNG212 in Home Cooking

Jamming, canning and preserving 2014

I too end up with a lot - this made 8 1/2pint jars. But I give them away for the holidays. I have a friend who is obsessed with quince and manchego. She'll get two jars. ;-)

Oct 23, 2014
LNG212 in Home Cooking