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Cafe Glechik and Pelmeni Noir. Coney Island Ave

A loose fitting henley hoodie only.

about 23 hours ago
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Cafe Glechik and Pelmeni Noir. Coney Island Ave

I can't enjoy my food wearing a constricting scarf like that.

2 days ago
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Holiday Party Queens/Manhattan: Spanish food

Jen, I concur. A friend from Montserrat has issues with red meats.

Nov 20, 2014
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Holiday Party Queens/Manhattan: Spanish food

That could be a bit tricky because the cuisines can vary fairly widely. I guess it's best to start with foods that are universal to all of them. Rice, chicken, and seafood are what immediately come to mind. (Beans, maybe, just maybe.)

If I were doing something like this, I'd start somewhere in Corona. Hopefully somebody can chime in with a good caterer from there. That should satisfy your Central and South American tastes. Now all you have left is Caribbean. I'd have a separate caterer take
care of that. I wouldn't want my Caribbean employees feeling slighted.

Nov 20, 2014
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Breyers Gelato: 4 Flavors

Shockingly BAD for a product that is imported from Italy. The TIRAMISU gelato had the mouthfeel of cooled melted marshmallows, and the savoiardi in it where way way way too dry. The whole thing just didn't meld -- it didn't meld at all. The packaging was real nice though, I remember that.

Nov 19, 2014
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Istambul. If You May Want to Go...think twice...and get twice the size....Kebabs Chunks....

Pumpkin Schmumpkin: What About Cranberries?

Wow, a lovely ingredient list ... it might be a keeper. ~ Thanks.

Nov 18, 2014
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Pumpkin Schmumpkin: What About Cranberries?

Nov 18, 2014
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Pumpkin Schmumpkin: What About Cranberries?

Cranberry orange pound cake
Cranberry pistachio biscotti dipped in chocolate

Nov 17, 2014
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What type of cuisine do you NOT like?

Ethiopian isn't a favorite, but they did turn me on to chilled mead.

Scandinavian recipes are healthy, but those flavors aren't appealing to me.

Nov 17, 2014
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Red wine vinegar: Mengazzoli?

Mengazzoli is a quality product. I've used their WHITE wine vinegar and really enjoyed it. I remember finding Mengazzoli in Howard Beach at the produce market all the way at the end of Cross Bay Blvd before the bridge (right hand side)... Tutta Frutta or Bella Frutta (718) 848-9178. Rosario's in Astoria might still have it, he used to stock it regularly (718) 728-2920. Buonitalia in Manhattan will probably have it too, try them (212) 633-9090.

** Remember to specify RED wine vinegar when you inquire.

Nov 13, 2014
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what to do with russet potatoes

Potato pizza
Potatoes, peppers, and eggs
Steak fries
Rosemary garlic baked potatoes
Potato frittata
Potato croquettes
Salted cod and potatoes

Nov 12, 2014
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It's 11:00 pm, and a craving attacks...Do you fight it or...

Ah yes, the big spoon from the hanging kitchen utensil set.
Those spoons can usually extract about half a pint with each plunge.
They're very effective if you're counting spoonfuls and not calories.

Nov 12, 2014
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New Golden Szechuan in Flushing

Thanks for writing this up for us Scoop. There's a lot to choose from.

Nov 10, 2014
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It's 11:00 pm, and a craving attacks...Do you fight it or...

This is exactly why my freezer is stocked with Rocky Road.
You've go to steer those cravings towards something frozen !!! Less cleanup.

Nov 09, 2014
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New Golden Szechuan in Flushing

Sample away with their lunch boxes for $4.50. Great deal.

Nov 08, 2014
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Wild Caught Whiting from China?

Whiting and Cod both like the cold waters of the Atlantic.
We can't make any assumptions any more. Always read those labels.

Nov 07, 2014
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Wild Caught Whiting from China?

The Cod would likely have been from China also. I know for a fact that the cheaper salted cod (pollock) is definitely from China. The blue packages (in the pic provided here) would be those.

Nov 07, 2014
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Coconut Substitute?

Some possibilities might be:

Brazil nuts
Ginger
Bamboo shoots

Nov 07, 2014
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Canned Chili Craving

WOLF Brand canned chili is what I use and what I recommend. I use it over noodles, with fries and cheese, just plain in a bowl, over nachos or tostadas, on the side with rice, etc.

http://www.wolfbrandchili.com/our-pro...

Nov 07, 2014
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Illicit indulgences

Chantilly cream on anything. (More accurately, it's Chantilly cream on everything).

Nov 06, 2014
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Benny's Pizza Very Good. Avenue J Brooklyn

Looks like the local teenagers loosened the lids on the spice jars again, huh?
I hate when they do that.

Bronx Restaurant Week: Nov. 3rd. thru 15th!

You don't have to commit to spending that much. Bronxites are used to spending less, so BRW must have left the Prix fixe option to the owner's discretion. I've enjoyed lunches during BRW for $11.95 all inclusive (NOT
at Xochimilco though). I think ultimately it's up to the owners if they want to
follow the pricing guidelines (or not). _ JMO _

Nov 05, 2014
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Pasta/noodles in soups

THIS. A good deli will know to do this every time.

Nov 04, 2014
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I've lived in Southern Westchester for close to 2 years...some observations

I've lived in Southern Westchester for close to 2 years...some observations

Port Chester has a diversity of restaurants and *something* there is bound to appeal to you.

Ridiculously Downhill Alert: Damascus Bakery

The sesame seeds could have been rancid.

All I can say is it's like anything else nowadays, ALL a crapshoot. There's uncertainty everywhere -- unfortunately. Jim, bring your complaint to the owner and see how he/she responds.

Nov 04, 2014
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Bronx Restaurant Week: Nov. 3rd. thru 15th!

FWIW, Xochimilco Family Restaurant will be my choice.

Nov 04, 2014
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Why drink chicken soup when you are sick? What so special?

Trying to explain pho to a Jewish mother or grandmother must be comical.
I'd love to be there and hear them say Sriracha or chuckle at fish balls.

Nov 01, 2014
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Battle of the Slaws: Mayo vs Vinegar based

Any idea what vinegar she used in her slaw?

Nov 01, 2014
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