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Lexington Market and Trinacria

Hi all,

We are headed to Bmore this Friday, and after doing my foodie research, I was thinking about maybe hitting up these spots for lunch. Maybe stopping at Faidleys for a crab cake and then heading up to Trinacria for some sandwiches. Let us know if you have favorites, please!

My familiarity with the area is nill, but I have read lots of negative reviews on the area... mainly mentioning it is dangerous. I just wanted to check and see what y'all thought and what would be the best way to get to these locations from our hotel, near Camden Yards.

Thanks so much!

In need of 2 Dinner Recs for our first trip to the Bay Area

Hi All,

Gearing up for a trip to San Fran in May. We will be visiting friends that live in Sausalito. We need your help with the following recs:

Thurs. night dinner- Our flight (SFO) doesn't get in until around 8, so would love to go straight to dinner from there. This dinner should be fun and easygoing, with good drink options.

Saturday night- We would like to treat our hosts to dinner. So either in the city or in Sausalito. Middle of the road, price wise ($15-$30 per entrée). A few restrictions here: 1 picky eater with seafood allergies and 1 pregnant lady.

Thanks in advance for all recs! Looking forward to our visit!

$ 1.00 oyster happy hour in NYC.....Any such thing??

Is this special M-F? Would love to find one for Saturday in Brooklyn,

Nov 05, 2012
aphayes in Manhattan

Mileageplus Dining, Skymiles Dining and Open Table restaurants worth eating at

Nov 05, 2012
aphayes in Manhattan

Mileageplus and Skymiles Dining, Open Table Restaurants in Brooklyn worth checking out

Looking for some restaurants for my upcoming trip that I can double dip and get great food and earn miles/points. Would love to hear any that y'all can endorse.

Many thanks in advance!

Nov 05, 2012
aphayes in Outer Boroughs

Mileageplus Dining, Skymiles Dining and Open Table restaurants worth eating at

Looking for some restaurants for my upcoming trip that I can double dip and get great food and earn miles/points. Would love to hear any that y'all can endorse.

Many thanks in advance!

Nov 05, 2012
aphayes in Manhattan

Mexican Iced Coffee in Downtown??

Hey all... Headed to Austin next week and so looking forward to our trip. Was in Boston a few weeks back and had the most AMAZING Mexican Iced Coffee (had choc, chili and cinnamon in it). Do you think I might be able to find something similar down there? We are staying at the W, so would prefer a fairly close proximity to the hotel.

Thanks!

Sep 26, 2012
aphayes in Austin

Hilton Head Restaurant Hop

Hey all! Headed to HHI the week of Labor Day and need some suggestions for our dining options. One option we are considering is a restaurant hop one night. Thinking of starting at Wise Guys for happy hour and then stop somewhere mid island for small plates/apps/cocktails and finish up in Sea Pines where we are staying. Would love to hear your ideas!

Thanks in advance!

Aug 23, 2012
aphayes in Southeast

App & Ales tour of Boston- Tell me your best bites and drinks!!

Thanks so much for all of these suggestions! Can't wait to eat and drink through Boston. By place to go out for 20s-30s, I mean a place that will have that age group. Our preference would be somewhere that plays great music or bonus for live music! Not a club, though.

Aug 01, 2012
aphayes in Greater Boston Area

App & Ales tour of Boston- Tell me your best bites and drinks!!

Hey y'all,

Two Southern girls headed to Boston in September. We've not booked our hotel yet, but will likely stay in the Copley Square area. I think our plan is going to do an apps & ales tour, rather than a standard dinner on Saturday night. We would like to plan 4-5 stops, where we can get great drinks and appetizers/small plates. If it is all walkable, that is great, but if we have to do so cabs or whatnot, that is fine. Bonus points if final destination lands us near a good place to go out for 20s-30s.

I realize it might be harder to advise without a home base, but your recs will greatly influence where we stay.

Thanks in advance! Can't wait to spend the weekend in your city!

Jul 31, 2012
aphayes in Greater Boston Area

Tierra Verde & Surrounding Areas

Headed back to TV for the first time since 2008. In need of some dinner/lunch spots (nothing fancy... fresh and local a plus!!!). Last time we were there I remember eating the cuban salad at Billy's and the crab cakes at Backfin Blue.

Anxious to hear what you suggest. Many thanks in advance!

Jan 11, 2012
aphayes in Florida

Tailgating JIMMY BUFFETT Style

These all sound delish!! Thanks so much for the great ideas :)

Apr 18, 2011
aphayes in Home Cooking

Tailgating JIMMY BUFFETT Style

Putting together a tailgate for the Jimmy Buffett concert tomorrow. So far we are going to do shrimp and cheeseburgers (in paradise?) on the grill. Im gonna mix up some margs and maybe do key lime tarts for dessert, but need some other ideas... especially for the sides. Was thinking GA caviar would be a good light one, but any other ideas would be greatly appreciated!

Apr 18, 2011
aphayes in Home Cooking

Coleslaw at Blackbear in Morgantown, WV

Does anyone know how to make this delish coleslaw? It is probably the best I have ever had!!!

Apr 13, 2011
aphayes in Mid-Atlantic

What are your favorite Southern Living recipes?

Thanks! It looks great, and I love the ramekin idea.

Apr 10, 2011
aphayes in Home Cooking

What are your favorite Southern Living recipes?

I am interested in trying some new recipes and have a few SL cookbooks, so my question for you is what to make?! I'm looking to expand my file of tried and true, so I'd love to have your suggestions :)

TIA

Apr 09, 2011
aphayes in Home Cooking

America's Test Kitchen / Cook's Illustrated Warehouse Clearance Sale

Did you order any? Is this directly from their website? I didn't recognize the address. Good deals... Guess I'm just a little hesitant.

Apr 03, 2011
aphayes in Home Cooking

paraffin?

My Mother always made these at Christmas time and used Gulf wax. My Dad was a big chocolate fan, so he always requested they be double dipped! Yum!

Apr 03, 2011
aphayes in Home Cooking

Dinner FAIL... Thai Corn Fritters/Cakes

Would you be willing to share the recipe? They sound delish! Is the dipping sauce straight Sirracha or a combo?

Mar 25, 2011
aphayes in Home Cooking

Dinner FAIL... Thai Corn Fritters/Cakes

I will absolutely try this one! Looks pretty similar with less flour and egg. Thanks so much!

Mar 25, 2011
aphayes in Home Cooking

Dinner FAIL... Thai Corn Fritters/Cakes

Of course!

Corn Fritters
3 ears of corn, 9oz (I used an 110z. can of Green Giant summer crisp)
1 garlic clove, crushed
Small bunch fresh cilantro, chopped
1 small red or green chilli, finely chopped (used a jalepeno)
1 scallion, finely chopped
1 T soy sauce
3/4 cup AP flour
2 eggs, lightly beaten
4 T water
Salt & Pepper

Was going for a crisp (both in veggie and fried texture). I wanted almost all corn, but this ended up being at least have paste like batter :(

Mar 24, 2011
aphayes in Home Cooking

Dinner FAIL... Thai Corn Fritters/Cakes

1T soy sauce

Mar 24, 2011
aphayes in Home Cooking

Dinner FAIL... Thai Corn Fritters/Cakes

I am sad to report that half of tonight's dinner went in the trash. I made sweet chili salmon with corn fritters and wasabi mashed potatoes. The corn fritters were just AWFUL. First of all, when fried, they looked like they were held together with brown paste rather than being all veggie like the pic in my cookbook. I think it was just way to much binder (3/4 cup AP flour, 2 eggs). Anyone have any good ideas on these? I think it could have been a nice meal with a little recipe tweaking, but I just do not have a lot of experience with these!

Mar 24, 2011
aphayes in Home Cooking

Lunch Deals in Raleigh

Found another good one... Person Street Pharmacy has 2 hotdogs for $1 on Wednesdays! Great deal and they have great service. You might even luck out post lunch and find the Krispy Kreme HOT sign on :)

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Person Street Pharmacy
Raleigh, NC, Raleigh, NC

Krispy Kreme
2706 Watson Blvd Ste A, Warner Robins, GA 31093

Mar 16, 2011
aphayes in Southeast

What are your easy no fail Asian recipes?

Fried rice... I usually do it with spicy shrimp and then save the leftover shrimp for tacos the next day. Can't wait to hear others favs :)

Mar 16, 2011
aphayes in Home Cooking

Cook Yourself Thin

Have any of y'all seen this show? Tried any of the recipes? I am hesitant... They did do Mac and Cheese in individual ramekins for portion control, which I thought was a good idea and made for a nice presentation. Anxious to hear what y'all think!

Mar 14, 2011
aphayes in Food Media & News

Do you grow your own herbs?

I had not even thought of Lemongrass, but that is a fantastic idea! Thai food is one of my absolute favorites! Thank you all so much for the comments and ideas! It is greatly appreciated :)

Mar 11, 2011
aphayes in Gardening

Do you grow your own herbs?

Wow! I am so impressed and inspired :). Thanks for the tip on the mint! I was thinking of adding it next, although I will probably have to start that from a plant rather than seed if I want it in time for the Derby! Into it's own pot it will go!

Mar 11, 2011
aphayes in Gardening

Do you grow your own herbs?

Hello All... I have just ventured into the world of growing your own herbs after getting tired of paying $4 for fresh basil, so a few questions: What do you grow? What do you find essential for a fresh herb garden (so far I have a Rosemary plant and my basil and parsley seeds are starting to sprout)? When you go to replant seedlings, do you plant in the biodegradable cups? Lastly, what is your favorite use of fresh herbs? Thanks!!

Mar 11, 2011
aphayes in Gardening

How do I make a sweet, moist cornbread!?

I hadn't thought of soaking the meal. Thanks so much for the tip!

Mar 11, 2011
aphayes in Home Cooking