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Rustic Inn Crab House

It's in Anglers Avenue, Fort Lauderdale. Thanks for sharing your find. We'll have to try that on our next visit.

Jul 28, 2011
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Rustic Inn Crab House

We have been deceived by seafood restaurants so many times it's like a treasure hunt. On our last night in Miami, my family took us to Rustic Inn. If you're a shellfish foodie, this is your heaven. We started with raw oysters, clams and just for kicks, deep fried frog legs and gator tails. The oysters were firm, sweet and salty, like how fresh raw oysters should be. The steamed clams were simple, not hidden in sauce to mask anything. We had double shots of the crab sampler...it was crustacean heaven. Between fresh good food and a great server named Bryan who did everything to satisfy a very needy table of five, we had a blast. This place is a definite must go to. Again and again and again. See you next summer Bryan.

Jul 27, 2011
red tequila in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

tarry tavern dinner

They do have good food. We had the sweetbreads and marrow for appetizers and they were amazing. I would have preferred the marrow bone whole so you could suck the fatty goodness with a straw but I guess it was prettier cut in half. The sweetbreads were crunchy outside and melt in your mouth inside. The scallops with risotto and grilled octopus salad were great too...cooked but gooey soft. Owner Henry is ever present, working as a staff member. Great restaurant and staff. I hope they do well.

Aug 12, 2010
red tequila in New York State (exc. NYC)

BRIDGE VIEW TAVERN, SLEEPY HOLLOW NY

If your usual dining experiences are in five star restaurants, I guess you could consider Bridge View's food average. Otherwise, their food is definitely not diner food.

Jun 25, 2010
red tequila in New York State (exc. NYC)

BRIDGE VIEW TAVERN, SLEEPY HOLLOW NY

There are three things you should know about Chris' new digs... good food, amazing drinks and great staff. Bridge View Tavern is a find located in Sleepy Hollow. We have been here a couple of times and the food is always great. From the appetizers (mussels, empanadas, chicken wings, nachos stacked with everything) to the entrees (bacon blue cheeseburger, shrimp po boy, barbequed meats) they were all great. I should also add that everything goes well with their wide selection of draught beers. You walk in to an inviting parlor and most of the time, you're greeted by owner Chris Maceyak. His presence emits comfort to the patrons. It's like a warm, bear huggy kind of a way. And no matter how busy they are, his people are never too busy to cater. This place is just simply wonderful. You don't find a gem like this very often. People never stop coming and I hope they never do...but not when I want my side of the bar.

Jun 20, 2010
red tequila in New York State (exc. NYC)

New Peruvian Restaurant on Central Ave, Yonkers?

Would you mind posting the menu? I cannot find a phone number for Viru and a website isn't available yet. Sounds very interesting since we have never tried Peruvian cuisine.

Apr 12, 2010
red tequila in New York State (exc. NYC)

TYRYNDA THAI RESTAURANT

When you get a chance wpfoodie, i hope you get to eat in the restaurant. Although, their food gets better after a day or two, i guess the flavors just blend well together with age. :)

Apr 07, 2010
red tequila in New York State (exc. NYC)

TYRYNDA THAI RESTAURANT

We're back from a 2-month hiatus and Tyrynda keeps getting better. We were greeted by Sonny and met his son John for the first time. We went for dinner this time. We started with the Papaya Salad (served spicy with nuts, lettuce and tomatoes) and combo house (a crab cake, fried shrimps, chicken wontons and thai crepes). We missed the Thai crepes the first time because they ran out. Sonny said the crepes are made one at a time in a clay pot so when they're gone, you're out of luck!. The filling was really tasty but not heavy or fatty. I could taste the nuts and spices they mixed in it. The crab cake was real crab. None of that fake KRAB crap. The green papaya salad was a perfect start also... fresh, crunchy and light. Our entrees were Duck Tamarind and a whole red snapper (Pla Gra Prow-Fried fish, onions, bell peppers & chili w/ basil sauce). When I tell you the fish was fresh and fried to a crunchy perfection, I am not overreacting. I was crunching on the tail and fins, they were like potato chips! When we went the first time, Sonny said we should try the Duck Tamarind when we go back. So we did. The duck was fried but not oily. Crunchy but amazingly enough, for duck, not that fatty. The tamarind sauce it was served with was perfect. Mildly sour, sweet and salty. Nothing was overpowering or overstated.
We're so happy we went back. The Soncharoens know good food. We will spread the word, again.

Apr 06, 2010
red tequila in New York State (exc. NYC)

price points for milonga and meson los espanoles?

I hosted a 40th birthday party at meson about 5 years ago and i do have a copy of their menu...5 years ago! if you are planning around $40/head, and you all love to drink, it might not work out. it's definitely a great restaurant, good food, great service, attentive staff. it was reasonable, for a birthday party. i haven't been milonga. the average appetizer at meson then was about $10 each and the entrees were in the mid $20's. it's the drinking that will kill you. believe me, i know. we love to drink! if i think of another place, i'll let you know. are you strictly limited to the white plains area? how far will you and your company travel to? good luck!

Feb 23, 2010
red tequila in New York State (exc. NYC)

SOL MAR RESTAURANT, TARRYTOWN NY

Doca's have good food too. Particularly the clams.

Feb 10, 2010
red tequila in New York State (exc. NYC)

SOL MAR RESTAURANT, TARRYTOWN NY

We have gone twice and both times we were pleased. That's why I'm kind of surprised with the experiences you and Marge had. Our penne was great, wasn't sweet at all. Our stew was great, tasty. I don't know the owner, I have no vested interest.

Feb 10, 2010
red tequila in New York State (exc. NYC)

SOL MAR RESTAURANT, TARRYTOWN NY

We never start fights here *wink*. I don't own the place. It was that good for us. It was that perfect. Sorry you didn't enjoy it

Feb 09, 2010
red tequila in New York State (exc. NYC)

SOL MAR RESTAURANT, TARRYTOWN NY

I'm sorry you all had a bad experience when you went, we just happened to love the place and liked the food. "Professional fish eater"? Hehe! That just means we eat all of the fish, head, bones, etc. :)

Feb 09, 2010
red tequila in New York State (exc. NYC)

SOL MAR RESTAURANT, TARRYTOWN NY

This quaint restaurant located on Main Street intrigued us from the beginning. It was always packed with patrons that looked to me like they found their way home. Inside was cozy, softly lit with warm colors everywhere. They brought olives and cheese to the table along with warm, freshly baked bread. We had the Prince Edward Mussels (Cooked in White Wine with Sausage and Tomatoes) and the Steamed Clams Bulhão Pato (Sauteed in White Wine with Garlic, Cilantro and Dijon Mustard). If you are planning to order these, you need to save your bread, or let them know you would need more. These are bread sopping starters and there’s nothing more you would want to be than a sopper. We also had the Grilled Calamari (with Olive Oil and Sundried Tomato). This is really good. Fresh and pretty. The bread was put to good use again. I found the chopped sundried tomatoes taste better that the julienne cut. The flavor seemed to pop out more.
Our entrees consisted of: Feijoada Completa (Brazil’s National Dish; Black Bean Pork and Sausage Stew) – this is really a comfort food. Rich, thick, and meaty, served with condiments that only made the dish better. Penne A Cachaça (Proprietor’s Specialty - with Shrimp, Scallops and Cachaça Sauce) – I was actually surprised to have liked this pasta dish. I didn’t want to order pasta in a non-Italian restaurant but the sauce was unique and delicious. Grilled Sardines (Portuguese Style with Roasted Peppers and Baked Potatoes) – an untrained fish eater might be turned off by this. The sardines were served whole, innards and all. Luckily, I’m a professional fish eater. They were wise not to take anything out. The flavors of the fish along with whatever they used to grill it with just made it perfect. The taste and texture were a delight. Camarão A Baiana (Sauteed Shrimp in Tomato Sauce, Palm Oil and Coconut Milk) – you cannot go wrong with shrimp. This was great on its own but eating it with the rice and beans (which accompanied all entrees except the pasta) made it better.
Sol Mar knows how to do their food heritage justice. Their vision is to make good, hearty dishes even better, which makes me a very happy eater.

Feb 05, 2010
red tequila in New York State (exc. NYC)

TYRYNDA THAI RESTAURANT

I forgot to attach the pix!

Jan 31, 2010
red tequila in New York State (exc. NYC)

TYRYNDA THAI RESTAURANT

Not all asian restaurants are chinese...in the heart of Sleepy Hollow NY lies what i consider to be in the dead of winter, a warm, cozy and the best asian foodie place around. Owners Sonny and Anne Soncharoen, along with their broods Val and John and granddaughter Lauryn make up what is known as Tyrynda Thai. My husband and I went there for our 13th wedding anniversary brunch and found the experience unbelievably well worth it. We walked into a brightly lit and inviting dining area, walls hung with Thai inspired art. A life-sized Buddha stands next to the bar, to which Sonny took complete control of, mixing every drink imaginable to a perfect tee. We started off with appetizers...duck rolls, curry puffs and grilled beef. I was adamant about the grilled beef since it didn't sound very Thai-ish to me.Val explained how it is cooked and gently persisted i get it, so i did. It was the best beef ever. Nothing was overdone and all ingredients including the dipping sauces married well. Our entrees consisted of Pad Prig Khing (String beans & kaffir lime leaves w/ spicy chili paste) which we added beef, chicken and shrimp.The vegetables along with the meats that came with it which soaked up all the spices were fabulous. Next was Lamb Massaman Curry (Lamb, avocado & onions, w/ massaman curry) If you've never had lamb before, this is the perfect introduction. Sonny said the lamb shanks takes six hours to prepare BEFORE COOKING. The masaman curry with avocado chunks and the falling off the bone lamb meat was like heaven on earth And of course, Pad Thai with tofu. Clean, simple, authentic, the way pad thai should be. Our gracious hosts made our day even more special by sharing stories about life, family and cooking. Did it end there? No way. We were pleasantly surprised by dessert! Fried Ice Cream w/ Raspberry Sauce and Flan (on the house along with drinks of our choice). We have found a new favorite spot. This unassuming place tucked in the corner of college and cortlandt street is made special by the vision and warm spirit of its owners and staff. They know how cook. They know how to please and quite simply, they have very, very good food.

Jan 31, 2010
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