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Eugene??

Can anyone elaborate on Chanterelle?

Feb 14, 2008
KP_4532 in Pacific Northwest

Blue Hill or Annisa?

Blue Hill. Absolutely. I had a birthday dinner at Annisa recently, and it was fine, but really only just fine. Nice wine list, and the three tuna starter was amazing, but the main courses were really only just, again, fine. Pleasant but not as special as Blue Hill, nor as pleasant an atmosphere. Blue Hill is ultimately a better value.

Feb 02, 2008
KP_4532 in Manhattan

Eugene??

I just ate for the first time at Marche. I was reluctant because of its location--that mall thing sort of creeps me out--but the food was fabulous, the room comfortable and interesting, and the service was impeccable. I wish I had been eating here the entire I've lived here.

Jan 31, 2008
KP_4532 in Pacific Northwest

WXOU Radio

Thanks, Deb--that was exactly what I wanted to hear.

Jan 03, 2008
KP_4532 in Manhattan

WXOU Radio

Can anyone advise me about this bar? I am in town briefly next week for a birthday (30) dinner and drinks with a handful of people. Is this a good place to hang and have cocktails while seeing people who may come and go? or is it super-crowed?
Any advice at all would be great. Eating at Blue Hill or Annisa; so, need a bar in that area.
THANKS!

Jan 03, 2008
KP_4532 in Manhattan

Reasonable Tasting Menu

I totally forgot about Blue Hill. Thank you! I think that might be the winner.

Dec 19, 2007
KP_4532 in Manhattan

Reasonable Tasting Menu

Great to hear! Bouley is on my list of options.

Dec 18, 2007
KP_4532 in Manhattan

Reasonable Tasting Menu

Thanks for the suggestions. The menus both look wonderful.

Dec 18, 2007
KP_4532 in Manhattan

Reasonable Tasting Menu

I am having dinner in the city for my birthday next month with my parents and an Aunt and Uncle, and possible another guest. I'd like to go somewhere with a tasting menu as I am terribly indecisive, and nothing is more pleasant to me than having my dinner decided before I arrive. I've had the marvelous tasting menus at Babbo and Felidia and Le Bernadin and other spots, but I am hoping to find something a little less costly since I am not paying. I am not looking for an inexpensive meal, but I'd prefer not to exceed 150$ per person.
French or Italian and idea, but I am open to pretty much anything.
Thanks!

Dec 17, 2007
KP_4532 in Manhattan

Eugene??

That all sounds amazing. How does one get in on these dinners?

Dec 15, 2007
KP_4532 in Pacific Northwest

Eugene??

Woah, that sounds awesome--sorry I missed it. I am going to try and find out about the next one. Thanks!

Nov 29, 2007
KP_4532 in Pacific Northwest

Turducken Advice?

Wow, thanks for all the advice and link, y'all. I am, despite warnings, very excited. And although I had been leaning toward ordering one pre-prepared, after seeing ElizabethS's pictures, I am leaving toward make it myself. Thanks for those--it looks amazing.
Thanks so much!

Oct 07, 2007
KP_4532 in Home Cooking

Turducken Advice?

Hi
We are going to have Turducken for Thanksgiving this year (first time---so excited), and I am wonderiing which was to go...Order one from one of the many Cajun companies who will ship them overnight OR Have a butcher debone the birds and do the rest myself.
Any thoughts? Advice? Recommendations?
Thanks!

Oct 06, 2007
KP_4532 in Home Cooking

Overwhelmed by Union Sq greenmarket. Recommendations?

It all depends, of course, on what you need, but I know that the market often makes my list go right out of my head--particularly this time of year--it's huge and amazing.
I recommend Paffenroth (not sure of the spelling) for veggies, particularly potatoes and onions and squash. Gorzinsky has cool harder to find roots. Deep Mountain has the best maple in the universe--they are the ones from Vermont, don't go to the other guy, not as good. Beth's Farm Kitchen makes fantastic jams, and she got me into chutney--does great sweet and spicy ones. Ted Blu--north side of the park, not sure of the name of his farm--has great stuff, pancake mix and peppers and all kinds of fresh herb plants, but also he has High Hopes Hogs--great bacon and sausages.
You can't go wrong with Ronnybrook's milk, and there are several farms up from the Amish country with great fresh goat cheeses.
There is so much more, but those are my primary recommendations.
Oh, the farmers from New Jersey are awesome--might be called Cherry Hill, something like that--not Cheerful Cherry, but located near them, west side of the park only on Saturdays--anyway, they have great selection, and the best tomatoes, but are only around in the spring through early fall.
Have fun!

Sep 15, 2007
KP_4532 in Manhattan

Butcher in Eugene

Does anyone know a good butcher in Eugene?

Sep 15, 2007
KP_4532 in Pacific Northwest

Ideas for last night in the city, please

Not sure what the prices are like these days (reasonable from my recollection), but if you want to go in another direction altogether, Momafuko in the east village was fabulous and inventive last time I went there. The NYT review was glowing.

Aug 06, 2007
KP_4532 in Manhattan

Why can't NY understand the croissant?

Wow, that is sad. I have not had one from City Bakery in a while, but they did use to be good. Oh well. ceci Cela it is!

Aug 06, 2007
KP_4532 in Manhattan

Ideas for last night in the city, please

Another idea is Stanton Social in the Lower East side--can be a bit of a "scene" but shouldn't be on a Sunday night. Lots of small and amazing tapas-style dishes. Fun and delicious.

Aug 04, 2007
KP_4532 in Manhattan

Why can't NY understand the croissant?

I like Ceci Cela...also, City Bakery does a good job, but you have to hit them in the morning to get a quality croissant. And make sure not to get the pretzel croissant, which is fine and seems to be a favorite with people, but not what we're talking about.

Aug 04, 2007
KP_4532 in Manhattan

Ideas for last night in the city, please

You could have a memorable meal and an enjoyable time at Babbo--shouldn't be too hard during post-matinee hours to get a table up front near the bar. The wait is never too long, and the service is great. For that matter, eating at the bar is fun there, too.

Aug 04, 2007
KP_4532 in Manhattan