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What's your favorite Little Wisco restaurant?

I've never been to any of the Little Wisco spots and am thinking of taking a friend (if I can get us a reservation) to one this Friday night. Which are the best of them?

1 day ago
luckiestduck in Manhattan

cooking for yet another party of mixed food needs

Yes! It was a hit! I made a delicious pulled pork, simple pan seared fish, beans from scratch, quinoa with herbs and garlic, pico de gallo, guacamole, plain avocado and tomato for non-onion eaters, corn/tomato/jalapeño succotash, Asian pickles, pickled jalapeño, kale/mango/jicama/cucumber/avocado/hearts of Palm salad, with lots of different hot sauces,fresh cilantro, cheese and crema. Everybody raved and went back for thirds. The only thing that I wished was better was the tortillas. I didn't have time to hunt down really good ones, so I had to go with some generic and too dense super market tortillas. But nobody seemed to mind and we had a great time. Loved this thread in preparing for the party!

Aug 06, 2014
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cooking for yet another party of mixed food needs

Ha!

Aug 05, 2014
luckiestduck in Home Cooking

where can i buy shishito peppers?

They didn't have them at Union Sq WF.

Aug 05, 2014
luckiestduck in Manhattan

where can i buy shishito peppers?

Good lord, that looks good.

Aug 05, 2014
luckiestduck in Manhattan

where can i buy shishito peppers?

I think it was Lani's at the Jackson Heights market where I got them last week. Do they offer a lot of varieties of greens? No pesticides? Run by Asian people? That's my favorite farm stand at the Jax H market for sure. Lovely produce and people.

Aug 05, 2014
luckiestduck in Manhattan

where can i buy shishito peppers?

Thanks for the suggestions. Sunrise Mart seems like it should be my first trip.
I don't know about their season, but I'm totally obsessed at the moment. I'm thinking putting seared shishitos out with martinis for an easy cocktail party.

Aug 05, 2014
luckiestduck in Manhattan

where can i buy shishito peppers?

I bought some shishito peepers at the greenmarket last Sunday and put them in a breakfast burrito. Oh my lord, that was good. Now I want them every day and don't want to wait until next Sunday to get them. Any ideas about where they're sold regularly?

Aug 05, 2014
luckiestduck in Manhattan

best fresh corn and flour tortillas in Jackson Heights?

Thank you!

Jul 31, 2014
luckiestduck in Outer Boroughs

need a crock pot roast recipe (beef or pork) with no onion

Hm… well I already got the 4 1/2 lb bone-in shoulder. I've got it marinating in that delicious smelling paste for tomorrow. The original recipe says to cook it for 3 hours in a 350 degree oven. That seems like a high heat to me, no?

Jul 31, 2014
luckiestduck in Home Cooking

cooking for yet another party of mixed food needs

Me too regarding the onions! Hard to do without them!

Jul 31, 2014
luckiestduck in Home Cooking

cooking for yet another party of mixed food needs

Thanks for all the suggestions! I love the conversation this started!

I'm going with a sort fusion taco bar. I'm making this pulled pork recipe:

http://relish.com/recipes/garlic-pork...

Fillings:
-black beans
-guac (plus some plain avocado slices for the non-onion eaters
)-salsa
-spicy asian pickles
-some sort of quinoa salad, undecided on recipe
-queso
-cilantro

Salad:
-kale, mango, jicama, avocado, cucumber with lime dressing

A guest is bringing dessert, but I'll also have some watermelon slices.

If you have a brilliant addition; let me know!

Jul 31, 2014
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need a crock pot roast recipe (beef or pork) with no onion

Thank you! I think I'm going to make this, though I've managed to juggle my schedule and will be hone to cook it in the oven if that's a better method.

Jul 31, 2014
luckiestduck in Home Cooking

need a crock pot roast recipe (beef or pork) with no onion

Thanks! I'm not as experienced a cook, so I associate garlic and onion really differently. I'm concerned that the sweetness from the onion will be missed. But I'll give it a try. I'd rather not go for the crock pot, but I'll be away all day and the crock pot seems like it's a safer bet unattended.

Jul 29, 2014
luckiestduck in Home Cooking

best fresh corn and flour tortillas in Jackson Heights?

Any suggestions for excellent fresh tortillas in Jackson Heights or near by?

Jul 29, 2014
luckiestduck in Outer Boroughs

need a crock pot roast recipe (beef or pork) with no onion

I'm making dinner for several people with all sorts of food allergies and have decided on doing a taco bar. (Thanks to a suggestion in an earlier thread!) I want to do some kind of slow cooked meat- either a pulled pork or a beef pot roast- in a crock pot. The only thing is that I have to avoid onions. Seeing as onions are in just about every recipe I've looked at, I'm nervous to omit them. I have to say, I find not cooking with onions to be the hardest work around. They 're what make things taste good! Any thoughts?

Jul 29, 2014
luckiestduck in Home Cooking

cooking for yet another party of mixed food needs

Thanks, I'll check it out. Though I'm definitely doing all the cooking for this one.

Jul 28, 2014
luckiestduck in Home Cooking

cooking for yet another party of mixed food needs

Wish I could, but I live in NYC. No BBQ capabilities!

Jul 28, 2014
luckiestduck in Home Cooking

cooking for yet another party of mixed food needs

Thank you all for your suggestions and sympathies!

I'm really liking the taco idea. That affords me the ability to make all kinds of interesting choices, mixing ethnic influences, that nobody is locked into. That's a real contender!

Jul 28, 2014
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cooking for yet another party of mixed food needs

I'm having a small dinner party for a group of people who have some overlapping but different needs and preferences. 8 people total. One is a dairy and gluten free pescatarian, one is allergic to onions and dairy, one eats everything but fish (just doesn't like it), one is allergic to shellfish. I want the meal to be summery, but feel special for a party. I don't feel that every dish has to be consumed by every person if I have three or four dishes. Any ideas are appreciated!

Jul 28, 2014
luckiestduck in Home Cooking

moderate dinner for out of towner Wednesday night

We intended to go to Montmartre. I couldn't get a reservation, but they assured me they'd have a walk in available for us. The wait was two hours. We strolled down to the West Village and wound up at Blenheim on 12th Street. We had a wonderful time sitting outside and watching the sunset, and it was a perfect spot for an out of towner, with all of the charm of the West Village. The food was pretty ridiculous, though. We had a great night, but the food had nothing to do with it and I wouldn't return or recommend the restaurant, though the staff was very sweet and clearly trying to establish the place gracefully.

Jul 23, 2014
luckiestduck in Manhattan

moderate dinner for out of towner Wednesday night

I've never been to the Chelsea Westville. Is it itty bitty? But that's a solid idea.

Jul 16, 2014
luckiestduck in Manhattan

Chelsea dinner tonight, entrees in the $20's

Any thoughts on Le Zie?

Jul 16, 2014
luckiestduck in Manhattan

Chelsea dinner tonight, entrees in the $20's

Can anyone suggest a Chelsea spot for three people tonight at around 7 or 7:30? Preferable for entrees in the low 20's. I'm looking at Montmartre, but would appreciate any other suggestions. Thank you!

Jul 16, 2014
luckiestduck in Manhattan

moderate dinner for out of towner Wednesday night

True. I don't necessarily want to go super cheap, and perhaps I'm too modest, but suggesting a place where most of the entrees are in the 30's feels like too much. I'd be more comfortable if there were more options in the low 20's and not so many in the high 30's and up.

Jul 16, 2014
luckiestduck in Manhattan

moderate dinner for out of towner Wednesday night

Update- something close to the Rubin Museum at 7:15ish is what we're looking for!

Jul 16, 2014
luckiestduck in Manhattan

moderate dinner for out of towner Wednesday night

Yeah, the Tap Room has a few entrees in the 20's and go up from there. Feels a bit much when someone else is treating.

Jul 16, 2014
luckiestduck in Manhattan

moderate dinner for out of towner Wednesday night

Any slightly lower range suggestions to add?

Jul 15, 2014
luckiestduck in Manhattan

moderate dinner for out of towner Wednesday night

Colliccio & Sons seems a bit expensive, but I can suggest it on the higher end. I'd like to give her a range of suggestions.

Jul 15, 2014
luckiestduck in Manhattan

moderate dinner for out of towner Wednesday night

Yes, tomorrow night. I think she wants to meet at 8.

The front room of Gramercy Tavern looks like a good idea!

Jul 15, 2014
luckiestduck in Manhattan