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Marble Arch questions (also Cambridge and Salisbury)

That sounds wonderful. We're going for Stonehenge, but figured we'd also see the cathedral and other Salisbury sights. Unfortunately, we're taking the train, not driving, so I don't think we'll be able to go anywhere in between. But thanks for the idea.

Apr 06, 2014
gnosh in U.K./Ireland

Marble Arch questions (also Cambridge and Salisbury)

Wow. That sounds remarkably terrible (albeit amusing to read about). I will definitely avoid it!

Apr 06, 2014
gnosh in U.K./Ireland

Marble Arch questions (also Cambridge and Salisbury)

Thanks. That sounds great. Even if it isn't warm enough to eat outside, we can buy some things to bring back. The cheddar sounds especially fabulous.

Apr 06, 2014
gnosh in U.K./Ireland

Marble Arch questions (also Cambridge and Salisbury)

That sounds great. Is it obvious where it is once you're on Marylebone High Street? Thanks.

Apr 04, 2014
gnosh in U.K./Ireland

Marble Arch questions (also Cambridge and Salisbury)

Hi, Gareth. I guess I was having a bad day. Sorry (in French) for misinterpreting, and many thanks for the advice!

Apr 04, 2014
gnosh in U.K./Ireland

Marble Arch questions (also Cambridge and Salisbury)

Thanks. Luckily, we'll be there just before that!

Apr 04, 2014
gnosh in U.K./Ireland

Marble Arch questions (also Cambridge and Salisbury)

Thank you. That is really helpful. I was just trying to get a sense of the neighborhood, and where people who live there like food tend to shop/eat—since we'll be staying there. But definitely do not intend to limit our eating to that area! Cannot wait to explore. Thanks again.

Apr 03, 2014
gnosh in U.K./Ireland

Marble Arch questions (also Cambridge and Salisbury)

Great. I will do. They do sound great.

Apr 03, 2014
gnosh in U.K./Ireland

Marble Arch questions (also Cambridge and Salisbury)

Helpful how? Because it's help I'm looking for!

Apr 03, 2014
gnosh in U.K./Ireland

Marble Arch questions (also Cambridge and Salisbury)

I just didn't understand the reply. Perhaps someone will enlighten me. I'm going to err on the side of charity and assume that no insult was intended; I've never understood those who patronize boards like this one then disparage people who attempt to use said boards for their intended purpose. Hard to imagine that a person couldn't come up with a better way of passing the time, particularly if one had the rare privilege of living in a thriving metropolis such as London.

Apr 03, 2014
gnosh in U.K./Ireland

Marble Arch questions (also Cambridge and Salisbury)

Thanks! That all sounds great.

Apr 03, 2014
gnosh in U.K./Ireland

Marble Arch questions (also Cambridge and Salisbury)

I don't understand this reply.

Apr 03, 2014
gnosh in U.K./Ireland

Marble Arch questions (also Cambridge and Salisbury)

Thanks! I did do that. Looking for some further info, if any is on offer.

Apr 03, 2014
gnosh in U.K./Ireland

Marble Arch questions (also Cambridge and Salisbury)

I'll be visiting London (from New York City) in a couple of weeks, and staying in the Marble Arch area (Seymour Place). I'm looking for ideas of places in the general area for inexpensive and casual (yet interesting) dinner and maybe breakfast. Also, good markets etc. for food shopping, as we will have a kitchen and enjoy cooking. I will be traveling with my husband and our 14-year-old son, who likes food.

Also, we will be in Cambridge, just touring around seeing the university, and Salisbury just for the day. Ideas for interesting lunch in both those places would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks, everyone.

Apr 03, 2014
gnosh in U.K./Ireland

Discontinued at Trader Joe's: January 2014-June 2014

They had some crispy chocolate chip cookies that were good (kind of like Tate's--in fact we called them Fate's, for Fake Tate's). Haven't seen them in about 4-5 months. Not quite as good as Tate's, but cheaper.

Jan 23, 2014
gnosh in Chains

Recommendation near convention center

Oh, that's great to hear! I made a reservation at Serpico, not knowing much about it, mainly because it was on some good-restaurant list and they had a table on Sunday night. So many places were booked (or closed). Thanks. On Saturday, maybe we'll try Rangoon or something like that that doesn't take/need reservations.
Thank you everyone.

Jan 16, 2014
gnosh in Philadelphia
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Recommendation near convention center

Thanks--yes, I do mean the 25th and the 26th. I will check out sbarga.

Jan 15, 2014
gnosh in Philadelphia

Recommendation near convention center

Looking for recommendations for dinner for Saturday and Sunday night--2 weeks from now. Would like something funky, with interesting food, not too loud. There ought to be something a vegetarian can eat. We'll be in town from New York for a convention. Of course, we'll need to be able to get a reservation. I've looked at a couple of places, but no availability (for example, Zahav).
Thanks everyone.

Jan 14, 2014
gnosh in Philadelphia

Recommendations from the freezer section of Trader Joe's???

Paneer tikka masala,

Oct 26, 2013
gnosh in Chains
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Pok Pok lines and plan of action

Agree--have been twice and didn't enjoy much --especially given the price. I just don't understand the raves.

Oct 26, 2013
gnosh in Outer Boroughs

Sports bar/restaurant near 92nd Street Y

Does anyone know of a sports bar restaurant or burger place with good food near the 92nd St. Y? It needs to be a restaurant, not just a bar, because I'll be with teenagers.
Thanks...

Oct 06, 2013
gnosh in Manhattan

West Bank Cafe vs. Marseille?

Thank you for your research! We will be there at brunch time -- around 12:30, so it could be a little quieter. During my own obsessive scrolling, I found some people complaining about noise at West Bank Cafe, but I have to assume that was at night. I don't understand why people like overly-loud restaurants. I will let you know where we wind up and what the sound level is like. (Depending on how we get there, I'll try to observe/listen to both places!)

Sep 07, 2013
gnosh in Manhattan

West Bank Cafe vs. Marseille?

Trying to decide between these two places for pre-Signature Theater brunch tomorrow. I haven't been to either. Considerations: volume level (i.e. not too loud for conversation), good food, general cheeriness. Price too, but it looks like cost at the two places are almost identical. Any thoughts? Not a momentous decision either way, I know, but want to do the right thing.

Sep 07, 2013
gnosh in Manhattan

Trader Joe's Yay/Nay Thread - August 2013 [old]

I didn't like the cornbread mix. It tasted like vanilla cake to me. Jiffy is 1/3 the price and much better.

Aug 19, 2013
gnosh in Chains

What about Franny's, or...?

Thanks. If Franny's we'd go early to avoid the long wait. Any neighborhood in Bklyn is fine--we'll be driving from Ditmas Park. Aside from Savoia (which was a OK, as I recall, but didn't love) haven't been to your suggested places. Will look them up! Cocktails are essential.

Jun 03, 2013
gnosh in Outer Boroughs

What about Franny's, or...?

I read the Roberta's thread below just after looking at the Yelp reviews for Franny's. I want some upscale delicious pizza on Saturday (with cocktails, but without marijuana) and was thinking of Franny's, which I really enjoyed the one time I went there a year ago or so, though it did seem pricey (and annoying that they don't cut the pizza, but, whatever). The reviews on Yelp now are so damning (portion sizes ridiculous, prices high, burned pizza, etc.) that I am having second thoughts. Went to Roberta's once, and it was way too loud for me. Loved Motorino, but it's gone. (Really remembering their brussels sprouts pie with that hot oil on the side.) What to do? Pizza, cocktails, Brooklyn, where?

Jun 03, 2013
gnosh in Outer Boroughs

good restaurants on Smith Street, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn

Take Root--I just checked the web site--appears to have one dining option for dinner, an $85 tasting menu serve at 8 p.m. Yikes. Could that possibly be worth it?

Jun 03, 2013
gnosh in Outer Boroughs

chicken kiev to go? where?

Thanks all. I will try and report back!

May 13, 2013
gnosh in Outer Boroughs

chicken kiev to go? where?

Does anybody know where I can buy chicken kiev to go--either as prepared food (i.e. in a deli case) or frozen?

I would have thought M&I INternational FOods in Brighton Beach, but apparently it's closed.

May 12, 2013
gnosh in Outer Boroughs

Best New Brunch in Brooklyn?

Ha. I am old. I think of those places as new.

May 11, 2013
gnosh in Outer Boroughs