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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!

about 1 hour ago
luckiestduck in Home Cooking

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!

about 2 hours ago
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

moderate dinner for out of towner Wednesday night

Hi hounds- I have an old friend coming n from out of town and she's taking me and another friend out for dinner on her expense account. I don't wish to be greedy or take advantage, but want to go somewhere that's nice where we can enjoy sitting for a while. I don't really know what her tastes are like. I'd like to go somewhere downtown. I'm not sure what price range would feel right and not like a tacky grab at her expense account! Any thoughts?

Jul 15, 2014
luckiestduck in Manhattan

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.

Apr 15, 2014
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