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Where to buy lobster tails in Park Slope?

thank you!

Oct 07, 2010
HumanUnit in Outer Boroughs

Where to buy lobster tails in Park Slope?

I was just at Fairway in Red Hook today and the only lobster tails they had were frozen, and I couldn't tell if they were cold or warm water. Can anyone recommend a grocery store or specialty food store where I can get decent lobster tails, preferably NOT frozen, and preferably cold water? Thank you!

Oct 06, 2010
HumanUnit in Outer Boroughs

Your "last meal" in New York - special but not necessarily "foodie"?

Thanks everyone! The NYTimes just printed an article on Eleven Madison Park and now I'm really intrigued - maybe we'll go there if we can get in!

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Eleven Madison Park
11 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10010

Sep 09, 2010
HumanUnit in Manhattan

Your "last meal" in New York - special but not necessarily "foodie"?

Hello everyone!

My husband and I are celebrating our 10th anniversary this year! I'd like to surprise him with dinner out somewhere really special; not only because of the occasion, but because it'll be our first night out together after the birth of our second child. We, quite literally, never go anywhere anymore! Also, we are leaving New York early next year, so I want us to have had at least one really special, memorable evening before then.

Here are the considerations:

- we both love food, but aren't what you would likely call "foodies" in the sense that we don't really care for foams and froths or the use of gases in cooking or organ meat. I guess we're not on the cutting edge of food, but we love nice, fresh ingredients prepared well. We used to really like Gotham, but it started to get a little spotty in terms of service over the last few years, we found.

- I'm a vegetarian, my husband is not.

- price isn't really a consideration. I'd like to spend around $500ish max, but would pay more if there was something really incredible available.

We're very much out of the loop with what's new and exciting on the food scene, so we'd appreciate any of your thoughts. I was thinking Gramercy Tavern (we've only been for lunch before), Eleven Madison Park (never been), Daniel (never been, might not be affordable anyway?), Il Mulino (I've been for lunch - we both love Italian food), or Babbo (I worry there may not be sufficient vegetarian options, though).

Thanks in advance!

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Eleven Madison Park
11 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10010

Gramercy Tavern
42 E 20th St, New York, NY 10003

Babbo
110 Waverly Pl, New York, NY 10011

Il Mulino
86 W 3rd St, New York, NY 10012

Sep 03, 2010
HumanUnit in Manhattan

Indian grocery store in Brooklyn?

Thanks so much for that quick response! My mom is Gujarati so this is totally perfect :). Really appreciate it.

Jun 07, 2010
HumanUnit in Outer Boroughs

Indian grocery store in Brooklyn?

Hello all! My mom is visiting from out of town and I'd like to take her somewhere in the area to pick up some groceries. It doesn't have to be an Indian grocery store necessarily - maybe just a regular store with a good ethnic food selection? We are on the border of Boerum Hill and park Slope. The only stores I know are in Queens so something closer to home would be great. We have a car and are willing to drive! Thanks!

Jun 07, 2010
HumanUnit in Outer Boroughs

Vegetarian uses for the KitchenAid food grinder attachment!?

Thank you, that's as I suspected. I think I only read of two things that you could use the grinder for: applesauce and breadcrumbs. Neither are the type of thing I make often enough to really justify the need for a whole separate attachment!

So, I will try to return it and put the refunded money to an ice cream maker just in time for summer ;).

Jan 16, 2010
HumanUnit in Cookware

Vegetarian uses for the KitchenAid food grinder attachment!?

Much appreciated, thank you. I should have noted that the item hasn't even arrived yet - so no, definitely not used! I have the worst timing, haha. Hopefully it doesn't cost anything ridiculous to try to ship it back. Maybe I'll see if I can sell it locally instead.

Thanks again!

Jan 16, 2010
HumanUnit in Cookware

Vegetarian uses for the KitchenAid food grinder attachment!?

Hello all! This is my first post! What a great site :).

I feel a bit silly asking this, but I can't seem to get anything by Googling. Long story short, I was starting to get a bit freaked out about commercially ground meat, and so I purchased, via Amazon, a food grinder attachment for my mixer. Well, a couple days after I ordered it, my family decided to cut out meat entirely.

Now, the conundrum is whether I should keep or return the grinder. It's not super expensive - like $40? - but if there's not much that you can do with it that doesn't involve meat, then it's a lot of money to pay for a useless gadget!

What are your thoughts? What can you do with a grinder that doesn't involve meat? Is it pretty much the same thing as a food mill, or not quite?

Jan 16, 2010
HumanUnit in Cookware