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Near Bar Pitti, Film Forum?

Follow up:

We had a lovely time Saturday. Quick lunch at the street fair that was going on in the West Houston area. EXCELLENT empanadas and jerk chicken!

The Third Man - fantastic!

Drinks at Blue Ribbon Downing Street Bar. Decent, but average. Next time I'm springing for the $20 coconut shell place. This place was almost as much.

Dinner at Bar Pitti - Very good! Especially the Pappardelle Alla Fiesolana: Flat, large, homemade pasta with smoked bacon, cream, tomatoes & parmigiano. My husband ordered it, but my daughter was not-so-secretly stealing bites of it.

Her cheese/spinach ravioli was fine, but run of the mill. Eggplant Parmigiana was excellent, succulently rich! Very generous wine pours.

Some people have complained on various boards about the service at Bar Pitti. We found it friendly and helpful. Zero complaints. My daughter insists we come back again so she can explore more pasta dishes. I said, yes as long as we go to the coconut shell bar first.

Dessert at Dessert Club By ChickaLicious - Good. It's always fun to watch dessert being made. Happy-go-lucky server. The Ice Cream Sandwich my daughter ordered was the size of a baby's head! Rich, sweet, she couldn't finish it.

The raspberry dessert my husband and I shared was light, and the vanilla mint ice cream was especially good with just the right amount of mint flavor. Cappuccino could have been a tad hotter, but was otherwise fine, and I liked that it was served in an actual china cup. We got a creme brulee cream puff to go and it was FABULOUS the next day.

Overall, just a really, really nice time in the city!

1. Cocktail, can't remember the name - Blue Ribbon Downing Street Bar
2. Wine Pour - BR
3. Papardelle - Bar Pitti
4. Ice Cream Sandwich - ChickaLicious
5. Raspberry Dessert - ChickaLicious

Jun 29, 2015
TrishUntrapped in Manhattan
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27 Rainbow Recipes To Make With Pride

So sorry, I think I misunderstood what you were saying. It's a Rainbow Ribbon Jello Mold. Layers of jello, interspersed with layers of jello that have vanilla yogurt mixed in. It's time consuming, but pretty and people like it.

27 Rainbow Recipes To Make With Pride

No explanation, just something fun I like to make on occasion.

27 Rainbow Recipes To Make With Pride

As a straight person, just showing my support for the Supreme Court's decision.

27 Rainbow Recipes To Make With Pride

My contribution.

Whole Foods overcharging NYers

Yeah, that's why they do it. It's all about money.

Jun 26, 2015
TrishUntrapped in Chains

Whole Foods overcharging NYers

Whole Foods is the latest to be caught shortweighting and cheating customers.

Other markets have done it too, including Stew Leonard's: http://www.nytimes.com/1993/07/24/nyr...

With stiff penalties in place for such unlawful activity, Whole Foods should have kept tabs on this practice. Since they didn't, I believe someone knew what was going on, it wasn't accidental.

Jun 25, 2015
TrishUntrapped in Chains

Ah So sauce...Am I the only one

Great for you!!! Good to know it has made it to Florida!!! Hope you enjoy it!

Jun 24, 2015
TrishUntrapped in Home Cooking

Near Bar Pitti, Film Forum?

I have to admit this film made me more than a little obsessed with the zither. Did ya know The Beatles did a Third Man cover?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f88pC...

Jun 23, 2015
TrishUntrapped in Manhattan

What Is YOUR Buffalo Wings Recipe?

I like them hot, husband likes them a bit milder.

Hers: Frank's, Butter, a sprinkle of Vulcan's Fire Salt.

His: Franks, Butter, Heinz Chili Sauce.

http://www.thespicehouse.com/spices/V...

Jun 23, 2015
TrishUntrapped in Home Cooking

Near Bar Pitti, Film Forum?

MiFamilia and Davy, thanks good to know!

Jun 23, 2015
TrishUntrapped in Manhattan

Near Bar Pitti, Film Forum?

Thanks so much Kathryn, that coconut drink and its presentation is singing my song! But hubby said ZZ's is too pricey for this trip, so we'll wait for a "Girls Day In NYC" trip to go there!

Jun 23, 2015
TrishUntrapped in Manhattan

Near Bar Pitti, Film Forum?

Haven't been to The Pegu Club in a few years. Excellent cocktails! Great that we have such good choices!

Jun 22, 2015
TrishUntrapped in Manhattan

Near Bar Pitti, Film Forum?

Good rec's, thanks!

Jun 22, 2015
TrishUntrapped in Manhattan

Near Bar Pitti, Film Forum?

Next Saturday I am going to the Film Forum to see my favorite film, The Third Man, on the big screen.

I was looking for a place to have dinner afterwards, and saw that Bar Pitti is nearby. Never been there before, but would like to try it. There are three of us and I understand that Bar Pitti doesn't accept reservations. But it will be early so that's not an issue.

It would be nice to have a cocktail though right after the film and before dinner. Does anyone have any recommendations for that area for a place that makes great cocktails?

Also, Bar Pitti, still a good spot? Thanks!

Jun 22, 2015
TrishUntrapped in Manhattan

CANOLA OIL -- do you detect any "fishiness" or funky smell/taste? YEA OR NAY?

A chacun son gout.

Jun 17, 2015
TrishUntrapped in General Topics

Map: The most uniquely popular cuisine in every state

Not a lot of Spanish there.

Next Food Network Star - latest and greatest?

Ha GirlOfTheWorld! Great premise for a pilot! My husband says though that bacon can't be the secret ingredient for that show.

I should add, he's still trying to peddle his pilot, So You Think You Can Strip.

Yeah.

Map: The most uniquely popular cuisine in every state

While Latin cuisine is popular in Connecticut, I wouldn't classify it predominantly as Spanish.

Next Food Network Star - latest and greatest?

That's why "bold" is in quotation marks... 'tain't nothin' new.

Next Food Network Star - latest and greatest?

Sadly, this "bold" new philosophy may be just cutting edge different enough for Susie and Bob to greenlight someone who is completely manic, rude and unlikeable.

Best frosting for a chocolate birthday cake?

Since your frosting experience is limited, I think a few of the suggestions on this thread might be tricky.

Whipped Chocolate Ganache Icing is great on chocolate cake, it is luxurious yet lighter than regular ganache, and it is SUPER easy.

http://www.stoplookingetcookin.com/20...

May 12, 2015
TrishUntrapped in Home Cooking

RIP Josh Ozersky

Ooops, I posted a link right after you, I will delete my post. I'm absolutely shocked. I have been corresponding with "Mr. Cutlets" for years.

sky-found-dead-in-chicago-hotel-room/697252/

David Leite reads emotional essay, plus JFood, Chowhound shoutout

On yesterday's podcast of Stir Crazy, a new food chat show, David Leite of Leite's Culinaria was the special guest. He read his highly personal essay, Yeast are Never Depressed. Also on the show was JFood and a shoutout to Chowhound.

Listen to the show here: http://www.hanradio.com/99934-food-ch...

Narrowing down some of the highlights:

David Leite gets emotional discussing his upcoming memoir: 35:48
David Leite reads his essay: 41:26
Intro to JFood, and Chowhound shout out: 25:49

Recipes from the show: http://arts.hersamacorn.com/stir-craz...

Recreate recipe? (Rhubarb Upside Down Cake)

Here's a link to a recipe that calls for egg whites folded into the batter. Never made it. Just the previous one I linked to.

http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/ho...

Apr 27, 2015
TrishUntrapped in Home Cooking

Just looked at Wo Hop on Menupages.

No, but that's how I'd describe most of the dishes I've had there.

Apr 27, 2015
TrishUntrapped in Manhattan
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Recreate recipe? (Rhubarb Upside Down Cake)

This doesn't quite match your description. But this recipe for Rhubarb Upside Down Crumb Cake, is very nice. Recipe and slideshow:
https://patriciagay.wordpress.com/201...

Apr 27, 2015
TrishUntrapped in Home Cooking

Rachael Ray, Bobby Flay, Guy Fieri Return In New Food Network Series

Chopped and Cutthroat are game shows with food in them. But you knew that.

Rachael Ray, Bobby Flay, Guy Fieri Return In New Food Network Series

I was going to say "just a bunch more crap on a plate." GMTA.

Anyone thought about selling their homemade dishes or pastry? Does it need any license?

There are rules that govern food sold at flea markets and street fairs. My best advice is to ask the person running it what the rules are.

For example, in Connecticut health departments have strict rules about food sold at events. One example, a local grange holds a weekly farmer's market with vendors, food trucks and such. They asked me to do a grilled cheese cooking demo. They explained they have a health department (commercial) permit that allows me to cook there. But, I was not allowed to bring anything in that was pre-made in a non-commercial licensed facility. I wanted to bring in some parmesan crisps I made at home. But my home kitchen isn't licensed by the health dept. so that was a no go. I made the crisps at the grange instead.

Vendors selling things like homemade jelly, breads, baked goods at the grange made those items in facilities with a health department permit. When a vendor signs the paperwork to sell at the grange they acknowledge their products are made in a duly licensed facility.

So, check with who is running the event to see what the rules are.