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Bologna, Trieste, Milan--Report

Fantastic - thank you! I'm on it.

Mar 21, 2015
tonmeister in Italy

Making a great pastrami sandwich

Dress the inside of pita bread halves with hummus or tahini. Add sliced pastrami, then salad of lettuce and cucumber and sliced onions. A little yogurt sauce might be nice too. Enjoy!

This is best with lebanese style pastrami but works with any kind you have lying around. I would skip cheese, mayo, or other things that mask the pastrami's flavor.

Garnish with side of olives and have a middle-eastern sandwich combo!

May 30, 2011
tonmeister in Home Cooking

Eats in Central Mississippi?

Route changed a bit. No Hattiesburg, rather straight from Gulf Coast up to Jackson and then Natchez Trace to Port Gibson.

May 04, 2011
tonmeister in Central South

Eats in Central Mississippi?

Going to drive from the coast up through Hattiesburg, Jackson, and Port Gibson via Natchez Trace. Anybody know where we should eat? I'll get plenty of seafood on the coast - Interested in knowing about BBQ, HOT TAMALES, and HOME COOKING ... any rec's??

Apr 21, 2011
tonmeister in Central South

Recommendations in Biloxi, Ocean Springs, D'Iberville, Gulfport area.

The white cap! Does it still exist? I went there with my grandparents when it was at the Gulfport smallcraft harbor, this must be 25 years ago...

Apr 21, 2011
tonmeister in Central South

Recommendations in Biloxi, Ocean Springs, D'Iberville, Gulfport area.

This is an old thread but I appreciate these tips!

I grew up in this area and will be back soon, so I wanted to get a sense of where things stand.

Mary Mahoney's was pretty good for certain things, but I can't remember if I was there post-K or not. Shrimp were good. I recall Peach Cobbler and Bread Puddin' to be pretty good, but who knows, this may have been 2003 or 4...

Any other recommendations? What's food at the Blo Fly like? I remember eating there as a child in the 80s and the ribs were memorable!

Apr 19, 2011
tonmeister in Central South

Smoked Swabian bacon in NYC?

MAYBE at Schaller und Weber, but I dunno. I can't find any real Austria Speck either.

Sep 18, 2010
tonmeister in Manhattan

UWS rejoice! Grand Sichuan coming to Amsterdam


The Grand Sich folks are pretty variable though, so it will be very interesting to see what chefs are working at the UWS location. Very promising, though! I can already taste the little pickled black beans...

Sep 18, 2010
tonmeister in Manhattan

Why does Whole Foods' Seafood Dept Suck?

I'm in Manhattan too and the seafood at 59th Street AND 96th has been severely disappointing. We got some great gulf shrimp there back last summer (pre Oil scare) and they were to die for. But recently we've sunk serious cash into shrimp and fish that was called "Wild Caught" but honestly, mehhh, I beg to differ.

I wonder if anyone else has the impression they are lying about the seafoods' point of origin? Because the "Wild Caught" shrimp from "USA" tasted a whole lot like farm shrimp from thailand in my opinion.

Sep 11, 2010
tonmeister in Chains


I KNOW OF ANOTHER PLACE! as of 2008, you can get them at the coffee bar of the New York Philharmonic at lincoln center, and they're amazing.

You dont' need concert tickets, but you do have to go in or near concert time.

Jul 30, 2009
tonmeister in Manhattan