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Amish Food

Thank you centralpadiner and brookquarry for your detailed recommendations and your open heart in providing help in this area. I truly don't mean to offend those that this cuisine affects in a personal way either from memories or from a heritage perspective. I will revisit Oregon Dairy in our next outing and try out the pork and sauerkraut, smoked sausage, and meatloaves that sound more to my taste-buds. So when is shad season? Shad roe and bacon with the salad and house celery seed dressing or even hot bacon dressing! Now you are speaking my language. For that I may make the trek out to Country Table 1 more time...

By the way, if you hadn't noticed, I am a food nut. I plan my vacations around meals... I spent literally hours reading about Yoders versus Dienners versus Shady Maple versus Family Cupboard, etc... I have a fond memory of Good and Plenty, when I came up to Lancaster as a child for a school field trip. All you can eat anything was a god send back then... I guess I tried to relive the experience and share it with my family. Hopefully try number two will be better.

Jun 04, 2012
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Amish Food

Clearly, the Dutch farmer's markets in my local area cater to outsider's tastes. The rotiserrie is flavorful and buttery, the ribs are rich and flavorful, and the roast beef melts in your mouth. Especially with the extra au jus. This was the kind of thing that I was expecting... The folks behind the counter all seem to be authentic Amish though... Not that I can tell the difference. I basically grew up with the burtonsville one.

http://lcdutchmarket.com/

http://www.burtonsvilledutchmarket.com/

Jun 04, 2012
CheapEats in Pennsylvania

Amish Food

I love vinegar being of Chinese decent in particular a specific region of china that likes the use of many types of vinegar, black, red, white, etc... Pickling sounds delectable! Ham hock sounds great too! Where do I find these treats?!? I went off of a few of the chowhounder's recommendations off this board and went to Country Table in Mount Joy. (Drove 20 minutes out of town) I ended up having a water logged "Honey Chicken" breast that was horrible... The most popular dish it seemed with the clientele was the daily special "spaghetti and meatballs"... Oregon Dairy was a bit better, but I was only able to purchase pre-made groceries that I later prepared at home. Ham loaf was good and the olive egg salad was okay. (just finished it) The baked goods did sing, but the other food didn't do it for me. Also got some breakfast at the Central Market downtown Lancaster. Good egg and sausage sandwich until I crunched on what I hope was an egg shell... Sorry I hope I didn't offend. Please let me know if you can provide me with some up-to-date advice.

Jun 02, 2012
CheapEats in Pennsylvania

Amish Food

Just wanted to put my two cents in after my road trip through lancaster and philly. For those looking for the transcendant Amish food experience, there is a reason there isnt too much traffic on the boards about it... In fact I would say that the Dutch country farmer's market in my local town of germantown md and laurel md put the food in the restaurants to shame. The real highlights are the baked goods. Yummy breads and pies are the highlight. Sorry to burst anyones bubble but this is for the good of other chowhounders out there to set expectations. As i said on my yelp reviews, i would say the local fare is more geared towards bland country cooking than lard based soul food. For example most restaurants only had oven baked chicken breast.... pls excuse the typos and grammar. Trying to squeeze this post in from my phone in between carting kids here and there. If locals have a diff in opinion, pls prove me wrong as i am sure we will.be making the trip to dutch wonderland again in the future. All my best.

Jun 02, 2012
CheapEats in Pennsylvania

Looking for great food Sydney & Melbourne but . . .

Ciao,

Thank you so much for the information. My family (with 1 year old) and I will be visiting Melbourne and Sydney in a couple weeks from DC. Any other tidbits we should look out for

Melbourne and Sydney Child Friendly with Great Food?!?

Hello Foodies,

First of all to all the Aussies on the board I wanted to express my heartfelt best wishes to all who are impacted by the terrible wild fires north of Melbourne. It is very sad to hear that 200 have already passed and I feel horrible about traveling to visit when you are going through such a crisis.

My wife is going to be in a wedding in Melbourne, so we will be visiting for a couple weeks in Sydney and Melbourne. Would you be so kind as to recommend any child friendly treats? I am open to everything from hole-in-the-walls to gourmet. My number 1 is palate and kid-friendly (I have a 1 year old traveling with us).

Thank you so much for your help and best wishes.

CheapEats

Favorite Restaurants in Manhattan

Thanks ALL!

I am going to try Blue Hill, Lupa (again), Little Owl, Ninja (for 4th of july fun), Shanghai Cafe (favorite soup dumpling!), and Ramen Setagaya. Wish me luck!

Jun 21, 2007
CheapEats in Manhattan

Healthy/Tasty Lunches in Times Square for Prego

Thanks Twiggles!

Jun 19, 2007
CheapEats in Manhattan

Healthy/Tasty Lunches in Times Square for Prego

Thanks Avae =) I will look into it.

Jun 19, 2007
CheapEats in Manhattan

Healthy/Tasty Lunches in Times Square for Prego

Hi Twiggles,

I am actually okay with any price range, but don't like a "stuffy" atmosphere. Food - I love all kinds, Italian, Japanese, American, Southern, Spanish... Sorry to not be specific, but if you could eat lunch right now in Times Square. Where would you go?

Jun 19, 2007
CheapEats in Manhattan

Favorite Restaurants in Manhattan

Hello all,

I know there are thousands of restaurants in Manhattan, so why is it so hard to choose my ideal dinner spots?

My idea dinner includes:

Great natural ingredients
Classy Casual Dining
Warm friendly wait staff
Cooked just right!
Not overly salty or bland. I like TASTE!

I really liked Lupa, which is a good example of what I look for in a restaurant. Also if you have been to places in SF, even the nicest places over there are pretty laid back with GREAT food.

I am from DC, which values stuffy service...

I have looked at the James Beard listings and found the following: Any good?

Terrance Brennan
Picholine
New York, NY

Floyd Cardoz
Tabla
New York, NY

Wylie Dufresne
WD-50
New York, NY

Gabriel Kreuther
The Modern
New York, NY

David Waltuck
Chanterelle
New York, NY

A Voce
Chef: Andrew Carmellini
Owner: Marlon Abela
New York, NY

Momofuku Ssäm Bar
Chefs/Owners: David Chang and Joaquin Baca
New York, NY

L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon
Chef/Owner: Joël Robuchon
New York, NY

Tom Colicchio
Craft
New York, NY

Michael Laiskonis
Le Bernardin
New York, NY

Thanks for the help.

http://www.jamesbeard.org/awards/awar...

Jun 19, 2007
CheapEats in Manhattan

Healthy/Tasty Lunches in Times Square for Prego

Hi all,

My wife and I are visiting NYC the week of July 4th and need a few favorites that are local to our hotel that are great tasting and somewhat healthy. No MSG, Preservatives, Deli Meats (She is with child) Any ideas?

Jun 19, 2007
CheapEats in Manhattan