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The Best Holiday Seasonal Beers of 2010

There can be no discussion of holiday beer without mentioning Great Lakes Christmas Ale. It is the nectar of gods and helps me get through many an in-law event.

Dec 20, 2010
sosyrmm in Features

Citrus–Poppy Seed Muffins

Good recipe! I used 2% milk and they were still light and fluffy. I don't know if I had full tablespoons of the zest, but used zest from one large orange and one lemon.

Dec 15, 2008
sosyrmm in Recipes

Buffalo Chicken Tenders with Blue Cheese Coleslaw

great recipe. love it. used green apples instead of celery, made it a little sweet and tart.

Apr 07, 2008
sosyrmm in Recipes

Wedding Reception Deposit - 50%????

I just got a wedding reception contract from a restaurant and they require a 50% deposit of the total bill (including service, tax, gratuity, etc).

I guess I'm shocked because most of the catering halls we have talked to have anything from a "anything you can pay" (older owner of a hall) to $2,000, but with a max of $5,000.

Is it normal to slap down $15k as a deposit for a wedding in late 2009?????

Is there anything I can do if it isn't normal?

Apr 03, 2008
sosyrmm in Not About Food

Gender and the City

With a chef-friend who has battled her way through many kitchens, the stories that I have heard from her experience make me want to hire a lawyer and file a sexual harassment suit on her behalf. It is disgusting.
She's finally found a positive kitchen to work in and it has made her life so much happier.
I can only wonder at the number of women who experience that and turn away from the profession immediately...

Oct 26, 2007
sosyrmm in Features

Chicken Parm

Am looking for a place for a sit down casual fun dinner that serves amazing chicken parm for a pregnant friend who has been craving it 24/7. She usually gets the fix in Jersey, but is coming into the city for the night.

I know it isn't high class, but it's an itch that we all need to scratch every once in a while.

Oct 25, 2007
sosyrmm in Manhattan

10 people bday restaurant - not prix fix

depends on what and how much you drink. i don't think it was over 40 per person.

Oct 25, 2007
sosyrmm in Manhattan

10 people bday restaurant - not prix fix

no prix fix. they will take reservations. they have two balcony sections that they will probably put you in, if not the big long table in the middle of the restaurant. gotta get the potato pancake dish. yum. service is good and quick, in general.

Oct 25, 2007
sosyrmm in Manhattan

10 people bday restaurant - not prix fix

I did a ten person birthday dinner at Essex restaurant on essex and rivington. It went well, everyone was happy, affordable food in an interesting space.

Oct 24, 2007
sosyrmm in Manhattan

Best Chicken Parm?

Am looking for a place for a sit down casual fun dinner that serves amazing chicken parm for a pregnant friend who has been craving it 24/7. She usually gets the fix in Jersey, but is coming into the city for the night.

I know it isn't high class, but it is an itch that we all need to scratch every once in a while.

Oct 23, 2007
sosyrmm in Manhattan

Fun, Cheap, LES restaurant

love kuma inn, but it is usually booked and crowded
like inoteca, same on the crowded
like essex restaurant, usually makes everyone happy and is never a wait
clinton street baking company
les enfantes terribles
freeman's

Jul 10, 2007
sosyrmm in Manhattan