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restaurant with vegan options near BAM

I'm seeing a film at BAM Friday night and will have dinner with some vegan friends as well. Can anyone suggest a place in the area with entrees around $20 that will have some good vegan options? Any type of cuisine is welcome.

1 day ago
luckiestduck in Outer Boroughs

Any thoughts on La Lunchonette?

thanks everyone! i plan on checking it out!

Apr 13, 2014
luckiestduck in Manhattan

Any thoughts on La Lunchonette?

I've never been to La Luncheonette. I've been meaning to go for years but always seem to forget about it. All the posts are quite a few years old. Has anyone been recently? ANy updated thoughts? Many thanks.

Apr 03, 2014
luckiestduck in Manhattan

Fort Greene coffee shop for Sunday meeting?

Hello Hounds! Can anyone recommend a coffee shop somewhere around BAM where I can have a brief meeting today, Sunday, in the afternoon? I don't know the area well. Thanks!

Mar 23, 2014
luckiestduck in Outer Boroughs

Rounding out a vegan, gluten free dinner party

My cup runneth over! Thanks for all of the suggestions! I like the idea of the baked squash with wild rice. I sort of wanted to avoid quinoa, just because it's become so ubiquitous, but I do like the idea of something mushroomy. Wonderful ideas, thank you!

Mar 07, 2014
luckiestduck in Home Cooking

Rounding out a vegan, gluten free dinner party

I'm having a gathering for guests with mixed dietary needs, and am just going vegan and gluten free to include everyone in all the of the dishes. I'm thinking of making a kale salad with avocado, apple, pomegranate seeds, and pistachio nuts, and a cauliflower/Jerusalem artichoke soup. Does anyone have any ideas for a third dish that would elegantly round out the meal?
Dessert suggestions are welcome, too!
Thanks!

Mar 07, 2014
luckiestduck in Home Cooking

Hell's Kitchen burger

Thanks, everyone! I like Burger Joint in Le Parker Meridien as a fun spot, but don't love the burgers.

So far my two favorite burgers in the city have been Paul's on 1st Ave, and I actually love the burger at Prune.

I'll check some of these out!

Mar 04, 2014
luckiestduck in Manhattan

Hell's Kitchen burger

Going to a play all the west between 10th and 11th on 52nd St. Best burger in the few blocks vicinity?

Mar 03, 2014
luckiestduck in Manhattan

Last minute rec for coffee/ drink today at 1... Help!

Thanks for the recs!

Feb 09, 2014
luckiestduck in Manhattan

Last minute rec for coffee/ drink today at 1... Help!

Looking for an east village spot to go on an internet date. We had some confusion and my date chose McSorleys. I'm not drinking, so I want to suggest an alternative spot where he can get a drink and I can get a tea or something not booze. Also thought McSorleys was not such a nice place for a first meeting. Any suggestions much appreciated!!

Feb 08, 2014
luckiestduck in Manhattan

Best "not-so-well-known" Fine-Dining-Restaurants in Manhattan?

It's far from not so well known, but I would include Union Square Cafe.

Feb 03, 2014
luckiestduck in Manhattan

early saturday night cheap eats

We wound up at Quartino on Bleecker, and it was ok. The food was under salted to the point of bland, especially the pizza. Too bad, it's a cute little spot.

Jan 21, 2014
luckiestduck in Manhattan

internet dating... eek! help with bars and cafes

You're the tops... thank you!

Jan 17, 2014
luckiestduck in Manhattan

internet dating... eek! help with bars and cafes

I'm not really looking for restaurants at this point. Just cafes for tea and coffee. Dinner seems like date #2 for the internet!

Jan 17, 2014
luckiestduck in Manhattan

internet dating... eek! help with bars and cafes

Thanks loratiff! Any thoughts on cafes? Mogador is a good one. Any in the West Village?

Jan 16, 2014
luckiestduck in Manhattan

early saturday night cheap eats

Hanging with a couple friends I rarely see for an early dinner on Saturday. We're looking for a fun, comfy place to have a great, cheap meal. Thai, Mexican, Italian. One is a vegetarian. EV, WV, LES is preferable. Entrees in the $15ish range. Thanks for your thoughts!

Jan 16, 2014
luckiestduck in Manhattan

internet dating... eek! help with bars and cafes

Also, if folks have cafe spots to recommend, that would be great. I'm thinking that's more my speed for a blind internet date.

Jan 16, 2014
luckiestduck in Manhattan

internet dating... eek! help with bars and cafes

Thanks for the recs and the sympathetic joy/fear!

Jan 16, 2014
luckiestduck in Manhattan

internet dating... eek! help with bars and cafes

Can folks recommend good bars and cafes to recommend for internet dates? I'm mostly interested in downtown spots (EV, WV, LES, Chelsea) but open to all areas. I'm thinking cozy with atmosphere, but not too pretentious and not overtly romantic. I guess having a range of choices depending on the vibe of the person is a good thing. Thanks, hounds!

Jan 11, 2014
luckiestduck in Manhattan

seeking nice and quiet village restaurant rec

Thanks, peter j, I'll check it out.

Jan 03, 2014
luckiestduck in Manhattan

seeking nice and quiet village restaurant rec

I have a very special guest coming in from Europe next week. She's a refined and sophisticated older woman, but not one for pretension. I want to take her somewhere nice and quiet in the Village somewhere. Around $30 entree price point. Does anyone have suggestions?

I hope you're all enjoying this beautiful snow!

Jan 03, 2014
luckiestduck in Manhattan

best light meals

When I was a younger foodie I really had an enormous appetite. I woke up hungry every morning and would eat a large breakfast first thing, and would be hungry for big meals every 3 or 4 hours throughout the day. I was one of those awful people who frequently got the question: "where do you put it?" Oh, times have changed. It's not so much the slowing metabolism that I mind; I've never been obsessed with weight or looking a certain way. But my body just really can't handle big, heavy meals any more. If I decide to push myself, I wind up with a stomach ache and not able to sleep well. No, these days it's salads and light meals for me, and even the occasional indulgence feels less and less doable. I don't mind so much, but it makes eating out a little tricky. I can't drag everyone I know to any number of health food restaurants to accommodate my new and unfortunate intolerance for great meals. So... what are your favorite light meals in restaurants that other foodies would like to go to? I'm looking more for somewhat casual places that are easy to pop into, but I'd be curious to hear any suggestions. Many thanks from an aging foodie!

Nov 07, 2013
luckiestduck in Manhattan

Can I fix a bitter chicken broth?

Aha! Thank you for this tip! I had, indeed, simmered the stock and left it in the fridge overnight fully loaded. When I simmered it, I turned the flame down and then went about my evening. When I returned to the kitchen hours later, the heat had been so low that there wasn't any movement in the broth at all. I was worried that it hadn't really simmered, so I put it in the fridge and then resumed the process in the morning. Lesson learned! BTW, I wound up using the broth in a curry, and it was fine since there were so many other overwhelming flavors.

Nov 03, 2013
luckiestduck in Home Cooking

Can I fix a bitter chicken broth?

I made a bone broth from a roasted chicken carcass and threw in all of what was left over that was roasted with the chicken- onion, fennel, carrots, thyme, lemon and some juniper berries. I've made this broth many times and it usually has just a touch of brightness from the lemon, but is still rich and delicious. This time it went just a touch past bright and tastes a little bitter. Any suggestions for ways to fix it? Should I just simmer it with more carrots and onions? I'd appreciate any suggestions! Thanks!

Oct 29, 2013
luckiestduck in Home Cooking

midtown east lunch this Friday

Thank you all! We were planning on Soba Totto, but my lunch companion got sick and had to cancel. I'm looking forward to trying it soon!

Oct 14, 2013
luckiestduck in Manhattan

last minute rec needed for out of the loop foodie!

Oh, well. We win some, we lose some. It's interesting to lose touch with what's going on for a while and re-enter the scene. I feel less in love with eating out. I used to love to run to the latest and had lots of favorites. Now, I just love cooking and sharing food in a home.

Oct 13, 2013
luckiestduck in Manhattan

last minute rec needed for out of the loop foodie!

Oh gosh. I hate to be that scroogy person. Eating at Acme has made me realize that I'm not at all interested in a certain kind of food. It was too innovative for me, and I actually felt embarrassed to have taken my out of town friend there. The food was nice. We had the smoked fish tacos. Lovely flavors, presented with far too much importance. The sea urchin eggs were ridiculous. All of my favorite things... whipped up into an inconsequential foam. The pork entree was delicious and made me wish that the rest of the meal had supported the entrée with more... heft. The kind of meal that makes you want to go get a real meal after having eaten it. I do appreciate the craft and skill that this chef has. Not my thing. $150 later, I feel like a chump.

Oct 08, 2013
luckiestduck in Manhattan

midtown east lunch this Friday

Hello Hounds- I'm looking for a place in the East 40s for a nice lunch on Friday. It should be relatively close to 44th and 2nd Ave. My lunch date has some health issues and has requested anything that feels "clean." So, no heavy sauces or major indulgence going on, but should still be a lovely meal. No booze, so that's not an issue. $25-30 pp all inclusive, max. Thanks!

Oct 08, 2013
luckiestduck in Manhattan

last minute rec needed for out of the loop foodie!

Thank you! We're going to Acme. Any must try dishes? I haven't been since it was a dive-themed restaurant. The menu looks amazing, but also confusing in terms of portions. I'm drooling already!

Oct 08, 2013
luckiestduck in Manhattan

last minute rec needed for out of the loop foodie!

Thanks, Kathryn! Joseph Leonard and Fedora look fun... though they seem so tiny I'd be worried about getting a table at 8P.

Oct 08, 2013
luckiestduck in Manhattan