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Alaskan King Crab Legs

Sounds like you steamed them in the oven.

about 22 hours ago
Philly Ray in Home Cooking

Pan Fried Steak

If the weather prevents me from grilling, I use Alton Brown's method...

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/al...

May 22, 2015
Philly Ray in General Topics

Family Friendly in DC (Near Capitol Hill/Union Station)

My wife just found out that she's going to DC for work for a week in June. My 8 year old daughter finishes school the week before, so we'll be tagging along. We're staying at the Liaison Capitol Hill Hotel on 415 New Jersey Avenue.

I'm looking for all types of restaurants in the area for breakfast/lunch/dinner, but first...Can anyone tell me if the restaurant in the hotel is any good? I don't want to have every meal there, but it would help if we had that to fall back on in a pinch.

Otherwise, we'll take any type of cuisine.

Thanks!!

Recommendation for a Grill and Where to buy it?

I'm a Weber fan, so if it's in your budget, go for the Genesis. If not, the Spirit will do.

I would do Amazon because they will deliver it for free. Unless you have a truck and a friend (or two) to help carry it, you don't want to lug it home from Lowe's or Home Depot.

May 21, 2015
Philly Ray in Philadelphia

Soft shell crabs?

Noord

May 21, 2015
Philly Ray in Philadelphia

Shun Sharpening Service or "Hey, That's Not My Knife!"

I don't plan on calling about it because I really doubt anything will come of it. I can't see them being able to find the knife I sent.

The handle thickness is the only thing I noticed. As soon as I unpacked it and picked it up, I could just feel the difference.

May 20, 2015
Philly Ray in Cookware

Shun Sharpening Service or "Hey, That's Not My Knife!"

I sent my 8" Chef's knife to Shun to be sharpened. I received it back today and I'm pretty sure it isn't the same knife I sent to them. It's the same model number and everything, but it's not the *same* knife. It feels to me like the handle is a bit thicker.

I'm not exactly sure what their procedure is when a knife is sent in, but I'm assuming they just replaced mine with one that was already sharp and will eventually sharpen mine and replace someone else's with that one (unless mine was somehow damaged when they attempted to sharpen it...but anyway, I think you get the point).

Lastly, I did not check the "Sentimental Value" box when filling out the form to send in with the knife, so maybe that had something to do with it as well.

I guess my point in all of this is if you are sending your knife to Shun for sharpening, and you want that *exact* knife back, either check the "Sentimental Value" box or call ahead to verify what the procedure is.

May 20, 2015
Philly Ray in Cookware

Lunch Between Penn Station and the Barrymore Theater

Bumping this up because I was doing some poking around and saw Marseille on 9th Ave. Any good??

May 18, 2015
Philly Ray in Manhattan

Near Lincoln Field for NCAA Lacrosse May 23-25

If you want to do Mexican, try Los Gallos on 10th & Wolf. It's much closer to the stadium complex.

Near Lincoln Field for NCAA Lacrosse May 23-25

An inside out is kind of like a big Totino's pizza roll (just with better ingredients). Just be aware that Pastificio is mainly an Italian deli with a sandwich counter, so you'll be doing take-out there.

May 18, 2015
Philly Ray in Philadelphia

Near Lincoln Field for NCAA Lacrosse May 23-25

For lunch, head to Pastificio for hoagies. They are on 15th & Packer in a shopping center.

May 17, 2015
Philly Ray in Philadelphia
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Starting to plan a trip to Philly in July, seeking recommendations!

Pat's does use sliced ribeye.

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x12i...

May 15, 2015
Philly Ray in Philadelphia

Need inspiration for vegetarian, company-worthy dinner

Maybe some kind of stuffed portobello mushroom cap?

May 15, 2015
Philly Ray in Vegetarian & Vegan

Weekday Lunch: Parking and Quiet Necessary

Try a.kitchen. They do a $25 fixed price lunch (you choose one app and one sandwich/plate). The burger is really good, but the fries that come with it are AWESOME.

http://www.akitchenandbar.com/

May 14, 2015
Philly Ray in Philadelphia
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Victory Brewing Co. Kennett Square...

Isn't that how Buddakan serves its plates? That was the first sign that I knew I wouldn't like it there. Then I received the food and I was proven right.

May 09, 2015
Philly Ray in Philadelphia
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If you've been to Laurel, how did you get a reservation?

The first (and only) time we went was a night or two before the Top Chef finale. I had heard the buzz and had a feeling he might win, so I made the reservation (on Open Table) a few weeks beforehand. I knew it would be an impossible table after the finale, especially if he won. I guess I was right.

This doesn't help you now, but that's how we got our reservation.

May 09, 2015
Philly Ray in Philadelphia

Starting to plan a trip to Philly in July, seeking recommendations!

And here's an older article about the tripe sandwich...

http://www.grubstreet.com/2009/09/eac...

Starting to plan a trip to Philly in July, seeking recommendations!

Water ice and Italian ice are the same thing. Just a regional name for it.

May 04, 2015
Philly Ray in Philadelphia

Starting to plan a trip to Philly in July, seeking recommendations!

Others will tell you to stay away, but you can go to Pat's just to say you did it. Doing Geno's too would just be redundant. Save room for Paesano's or George's (especially if you like tripe) for sandwiches in the Italian Market. After that, hit John's Water Ice on 7th & Christian for real deal water ice. Avoid Rita's.

Can we talk about kitchen lighting?

Do you know what the CRI was on those?

May 02, 2015
Philly Ray in Cookware

Eggplant parm and.....

You could also do asparagus in most of the preparations already recommended.

Apr 27, 2015
Philly Ray in Home Cooking

Lunch Between Penn Station and the Barrymore Theater

That name sounds familiar. I really think that's where we got it the last time.

We have over an hour from when the show ends to when our train leaves. Timing should be perfect if we call ahead.

Thanks.

Apr 24, 2015
Philly Ray in Manhattan
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Lunch Between Penn Station and the Barrymore Theater

We just changed our train for the 10:49 arrival. Thanks for all of the suggestions so far. I'm not sure how "fancy" we want to go at this point, so keep the ideas coming.

Here's another question for the return trip home. A few years back we did a show and then grabbed some takeout sushi for the train ride home. I honestly don't remember where we picked it up, so if there are any recs for sushi-to-go between the theater and the station, we'll take those too.

Thanks again.

Apr 24, 2015
Philly Ray in Manhattan

Ever had Mancuso's Ricotta

I live 2 blocks away and I feel like I'm not in that store enough.

Apr 23, 2015
Philly Ray in Philadelphia
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Ever had Mancuso's Ricotta

It's really good. It's much drier and thicker than the supermarket stuff. But if you really want a treat, get some of their baked ricotta.

Apr 23, 2015
Philly Ray in Philadelphia
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Bagels and/or pastries in Center City

There's a Termini's outpost in the Reading Terminal.

Apr 22, 2015
Philly Ray in Philadelphia

Can we talk about kitchen lighting?

Are the four you will be testing on their own switch? If you mix the CFL and LED light, you might not get a true read on the LEDs.

Apr 22, 2015
Philly Ray in Cookware

Lunch now, not dinner...

I had lunch at a.kitchen recently and didn't find it too noisy.

Apr 21, 2015
Philly Ray in Philadelphia

Visiting from Boston and seeking feedback/suggestions on where to eat and drink

Philly is definitely a great beer city. Come back at the end of May for Beer Week.

http://www.phillybeerweek.org/

Can we talk about kitchen lighting?

I saw those but they are $19.97 each where the ones I bought were on sale for $29.99 for 2. I do wonder if the 90 CRI would make that much of a difference, but I'm happy with the ones I bought.

Apr 20, 2015
Philly Ray in Cookware