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Need Restaurant for tonight- Red Sauce Italian, Dressy

Hi,

One of the members of our group is really wishing for Italian tonight. We had a reservation at Daniel, so $$ isn't a factor since we were planning to spend bucks, a reservation may be an issue anywhere really nice. We would like somewhere we can dress up.

We are willing to go anywhere in Manhattan and eat as early as 6:30 and as late as 8:45.

The key- fresh pasta, good red sauce and great bread.

Suggestions??

Oct 05, 2009
cookbooknola in Manhattan

Quality Cocktails- Midtown

We are traveling from New Orleans, so it is a special occasion- vacation. Perhaps only one drink at each place :)

Sep 27, 2009
cookbooknola in Manhattan

Quality Cocktails- Midtown

Thank you all!! We have a reservation at Milk & Honey one night, dinner and drinks at Daniel another night and plan to hit as many on this list while we are there! Thanks to all and special thanks to chorosch for finding us some near the hotel!

Sep 27, 2009
cookbooknola in Manhattan

Quality Cocktails- Midtown

We are open to anything except wild and crazy dance clubs. Somewhere that allows for conversation and a nice drink. We do have a reservation at Milk and Honey because someone recommended it, but it is not in our hotel area...so other places closer would be great.

Sep 22, 2009
cookbooknola in Manhattan

Quality Cocktails- Midtown

Hi,

Anyone have recommendations for quality cocktails in midtown? We are staying at the Warwick, so somewhere nearby would be great-
Fresh Ingredients are a must!
I'm looking for interesting infusions, creative drinks and new twists on old classics in a sophisticated setting.
Open to suggestions!
Thanks!

Sep 21, 2009
cookbooknola in Manhattan

Three Favorite Melt in Your Mouth Entrees in All of New Orleans (Mine, so far)

Love that place- the frog legs in Jalapeno Hollandaise sauce is great! Also the chef's feed me menu. He makes excellent sauces!

Sep 20, 2009
cookbooknola in New Orleans

Cheateau Bourbon or Iberville Suites?

The iberville suites are nice, and a great deal.

Sep 20, 2009
cookbooknola in New Orleans

Cookeville/Smithville TN local spots?

Evans Mill is in the area, they have a really nice restaurant.

Eats across Lake Ponchartrain?

Yep, thanks! That is it. Crab Trap...

Sep 14, 2009
cookbooknola in New Orleans

Indian Food-Is Nirvana it?

I highly recommend Saffron on the westbank. They do takeout on the weekends and it is a limited menu because they do mostly catering. I guarantee it is some of the best and most authentic around.

Sep 14, 2009
cookbooknola in New Orleans

New Orleans Trip Report! Big Mistake…………….

We would be happy to have em! Glad you had a great trip.

Sep 10, 2009
cookbooknola in New Orleans

Best Catering In NOLA Area?

Superior Grill can usually do a mexican bar for about $12 pp, but I'm sure they'd have a nice delivery fee for going that far. I'll keep my eyes open for a better option! Good Luck

Sep 10, 2009
cookbooknola in New Orleans

Eats across Lake Ponchartrain?

Dakota is pretty nice and very reliable. Juniper is pretty good too for a nice lunch. If you want to go to go to Manchac try Middendorf's for fried catfish. There is also another place in Laplace on the lake but the name escapes me right now. Hope it helps!

Sep 10, 2009
cookbooknola in New Orleans

Rate These Restaurants

Yes! to Bon Ton, try the crabmeat au gratin, Cochon- boudin balls and dumplings, Breakfast- try Elizabeth's in the Marigny or Stanley in the square. If you want just a typical breakfast, try Betsy's Pancakes on Canal St. Have a great trip!

Sep 10, 2009
cookbooknola in New Orleans

Breakfast and Lunch stops between New Orleans and Natchez

I do this trip all the time. Stop in St. Francisville if you go 10 through Baton Rouge (this provides a bit of a scenic drive from St. Franville to Nachez) On the way up Hwy 61, stop at either Varnado's at the Myrtles or The Oxbow. The oxbow has a fried oyster dish that is great, it has an asian twist. Probably the nicest place in town. Hope that helps.

Sep 10, 2009
cookbooknola in New Orleans

New Orleans - 3 Days - 9 Meals suggestions?

Hope you have a great trip. Skip Mother's, nothing special. Try Elizabeth's in the Marigny for Breakfast. The praline bacon is YUMMY!, You can also try Stanley in the quarter for breakfast, a few weeks ago I had the soft shell crab poboy- perfect.
I'd also skip Acme. I personally love the oysters at Bourbon House, they are really nice and cold. August is awesome but expect to drop some serious cash. Try the oysters with blue cheese and bacon (appetizer). Bayona and Fins are great choices. You may also want to add Muriels for the goat cheese crepe and Arnaud's for the turtle soup.

Have Fun!

Sep 10, 2009
cookbooknola in New Orleans

Foodies looking for the ultimate day of food and tasting

Thank you all, I will review those items. We are looking into a tour with Enthusiastic Gourmet in the Lower East Side. But we are open to expanded suggestions for our meals-
Guidelines-
No Cajun, yes to ethnic and international food, easy access to subway, hole in the wall places that tourists don't go, sophisticated cocktails a plus, not necessarily high star rating ($$$$) but rather good tasting food, chocolates and desserts,
Hope that helps!

Sep 10, 2009
cookbooknola in Manhattan

Foodies looking for the ultimate day of food and tasting

Hi,

I am a New Orleans chowhound who will be visiting New York in October. Since I live in a food city, I'm obsessed with food! Because I'm spoiled in my home town, I don't need 5 star dining. Great quality, interesting and yummy food! We will plan to have one knock out meal during our trip (I have a reservation at Daniel, but am open to alternatives)

I'd like to make the rounds and do my own food tasting tour in the city- exotic/ethnic, pastries, meats, specialty foods, and of course desserts.

If you had 3-4 hours and wanted to try your favorites around Manhattan, a $100-200 budget, what would they be?

We are open to taking subways and cabs and to experiencing hole in the wall places that many tourists don't visit. I'm also open to a progressive meal in one neighborhood. My mom, a history teacher will be joining me so a historic/cultural location would be a plus.

I look forward to your creative ideas!

Sep 09, 2009
cookbooknola in Manhattan