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Costco Frozen Shrimp (Bagged) from Vietnam

Where can i get them in NYC? Fish market recently told me their shrimp are from panama, anyone have an opinion?

Jul 21, 2014
janie in Chains

Costco Frozen Shrimp (Bagged) from Vietnam

Interesting how Costco farmed shrimp is so dangerous but gulf shrimp safe? Too many people I know who used to fish in the gulf won't ever eat any seafood from there since the spill and dumping of toxic chemicals, shrimp and fish are deformed, testing is a joke, I'd rather eat farmed anything then gulf anything.

Jul 20, 2014
janie in Chains

bayside bay terrace whitestone

thanks for the suggestions, read scathing reviews for thai 101, i find med grill much better than avli, don't really care for durso's thought it was very overpriced and quality wasn't anything special that I couldn't get elsewhere..years ago i tried the cheesecake place, didn't like it as much as miss grimble in the bronx, and I find malverne bakery out in long island to be tops for so many things that I save my calories for there..lol....will check out kmart, and I've never had the chance to get over to bkny, i always found that it looks so depressing from the outside..and I'm often not on that side...i couldn't find the indian menu online..

Jul 07, 2014
janie in Outer Boroughs

bayside bay terrace whitestone

What is good these days, takeout, sit down ..any good food markets?..must be clean..over in this area often all summer..passed many places on bell, new Indian...thanks for any sure bets..know about utopiabagels, med Greek on willets, Paris Asian bakery on northern, ...how is the fish Market blue water on bell?

Jul 06, 2014
janie in Outer Boroughs

Lunch near JFK airport?

tu casa in kew gardens is good if you want peruvian chicken their hot sauce is better than pio pio, and they are way nicer also...you'll see alot of pilots and airline personell there all the time..quick cab ride to jfk from there--via van wyck

May 24, 2014
janie in Outer Boroughs

help asap sat nite picky eater

Apps 12 and under mains under 20, I am in queens where restaurants are often less expensive, it's just gotten very expensive for me to afford to eat in the city for comp food in queens..didn't used to be like that,,,, honestly if the kid ate falafel I'd take them out to taim because I like their food and it's cheap..Indian or Thai that we could share thought might work,,, I've been to szecz gourmet don't think it will work with them, they didn't like spicy tasty or little pepper in queens ...thanks for the suggestions,,,..I'm trying to check out a lot of options..

May 16, 2014
janie in Manhattan

help asap sat nite picky eater

Need idea for dinner probably around 8 30 or so, 3 adults and 1, 9 year old..will have car most likely parked near moma 53rd 5th..so can drive anywhere but dropping off dinner guests after dinner upper west side so prefer midtown and higher and west..one of the guests is mostly macrobiotic eats fish send no gluten etc,, another guest trying not to eat gluten,child loves neat hates salad and chickpeas..was thinking veg Indian but didny think child would like it at all but he does like chicken tikka, rice etc...Thai could work..as long as there are some not spicy options, also please check doh site only "a" places will be ok, and not "a" with bad history,, seems this is getting tougher to find,, thank you for any help you can offer,,, an all veg place might be ok depends on menu...also moderate price pleases, thanks

May 16, 2014
janie in Manhattan

best open late weekday restaurants takeout or sitdown in queens?

flushing is a bit out of the way, as headed back to kew gardens area--but a stop off of expressway near bayside would work ok..white castle definitely not...looking for good spots, not junk food...the chicken place might be good, my son loves wings...

Apr 26, 2014
janie in Outer Boroughs

best open late weekday restaurants takeout or sitdown in queens?

Anywhere in queens but prefer central queens or eastern queens as often shopping in long island carle place area can end late and only option are shake shack open till 11 most other spots there close at 10 to 10 30,,,, thanks

Apr 26, 2014
janie in Outer Boroughs

Awesome Arepas and Pupusas hit Commack!

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?.this place has been gone for awhile

Mar 13, 2014
janie in New York State (exc. NYC)

Brooklyn bagel Astoria

This place looks great and clean with ton of spreads and spelt bagels too? Would like to try which location is best in Astoria will be driving and need to park.and on sat is there place to sit there?

Mar 13, 2014
janie in Outer Boroughs

de Mole.. in Astoria.

ate at astoria location recently, and it was absolutely perfect, better than the sunnyside location which i frequent regularly...and the atmosphere is very open and comfortable....if i lived in astoria, i'd eat there all the time...they have the best shrimp tacos, stuffed with shrimp...

Mar 10, 2014
janie in Outer Boroughs

best Indian long island

Looking for best Indian long island like really good tandoori not to into saucy Indian love a great mint chutney..is chili curry in Hicks vill e great as reviews suggest..what is the best and clean place

Feb 15, 2014
janie in New York State (exc. NYC)

best Thai long island

Don't like srip in williston, read good things about sarin and sopah in glen cove anybody been to both that can compare and comment, see they have squid scallops at sarin,, how do the prices vary no prices online menu sarin

Feb 15, 2014
janie in New York State (exc. NYC)

Meatballs - Long Island

The meatballs at Luigi s on Jericho turnpike next to panera are superb,, in thecshopping center with chipotle panera and Harmon..think that's garden city park mineol a

Feb 15, 2014
janie in New York State (exc. NYC)

Sripraphai Williston Park

I had 2 very subpar meals at Williston and bad service both times so have stayed away and frankly I have found many negative yelp reviews to be righ on the money More so than glowing reviews on yelp..it helps to look at other places a yelper likes to get an idea if review sounds legit..I have also noticed variances in Woodside especially on thursdays..also disappointed that the old man who used to make the noodles at spicy tasty in front has been gone for awhile and they are nowhere near as good as they once were...

Feb 15, 2014
janie in New York State (exc. NYC)

La Flor Bakery and Cafe, in Queens, still around, still decent to pretty good ???? and cheap ?

I find their menu so tired and old..the shrimp tacos at demole are 1000% better and and have a ton of shrimp in them...also there are other reasons I'm not crazy about L.A. flor I used to eat there a lot but stopped

Feb 13, 2014
janie in Outer Boroughs

Hand Sliced Nova/Really Good Jewish Appetizing

I thought bagel cove was just awful--there ain't no russ and daughters in miami, sorry. -- but the russ and daughters bagels are lousy...what goes on them however is outstanding. Epicure used to be good for that sort of thing, but when I was there few weeks ago, everything look old and awful,,and I was quite shocked.

Feb 09, 2014
janie in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Seeking eggplant parmigiana for take out/eat-in in South Florida

the best is at anthony's coal oven pizzarea, their eggplant app is delcicous, made in the pizza oven

Feb 09, 2014
janie in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Manhattan Clam Chowder on Long Island

Hale hearty has it in Carle place

Feb 06, 2014
janie in New York State (exc. NYC)
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Take-out between FLL and Sunny Isles?

Epi cure prepared foods were gross looking tuna ok, ..takeout that is either sandwich like to eat later or something you can reheat..you will tired getting in late ..I suggest you forego the takeout which will be subpar
by the time you eat it, and get some sit down hot food to relax at yakko san right in Sunny isles where they are open till 3 thirty am..

Feb 06, 2014
janie in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Suggestions for Italian reataurant in Forest Hills?

you should complain--fill out that card at end of meal and tell your waiter..they would bring you something else if you didn't like it...they have another chef there besides the main one--maybe he was cooking..LOL....that is unusual, the only times I have had subpar meals is on a busy weekend, I generally try to go weekday evening and I eat in the cheaper pizzarea section rather than the fancier restaurant as you can get the kids menu there--and it's same food and you can get specials there...sometimes we'll eat in the other space if we're with a larger group of friends..they happen to make the best linguine with garlic with grilled chicken, it's outstanding...so much garlic in there...

Feb 04, 2014
janie in Outer Boroughs

Suggestions for Italian reataurant in Forest Hills?

that's the place I was thinking of on corner, but heard very mixed things about it, good friend of mine didn't care for it, and service was not good either...there is also the other italain place on metropolitan on corner, Il Poeta, my husband ate there couple times, thought it was average and overpriced--what do you order at La Vigna? whatever you do don't go to sarabella or I think they call it villa Isabella, I'll say no more because of the rules here on chowhound--

Feb 03, 2014
janie in Outer Boroughs

Suggestions for Italian reataurant in Forest Hills?

there are no outstanding restaurants in forest hills, period. unfortunately. There are however, some pretty good ones in the vicinity. my husband went to many office xmas parties at alberto's on metropolit and said the food was consistently very good and atmosphere works for party..I don't know how dee's is these days, but that is a possibility, stay away from the family restaurant on queens blvd, it's vile, and Portofino also awful. --there is another place further down on queens blvd, which is pricier and it's received mixed reviews from people that have been there that I know and their service is not friendly at all from what I hear..sorry blanking on the name at the moment, but it's on a corner...I can recommend King Umberto's for a party it's in Elmont, the food is always great and the service is great--I eat here all the time..parking can be a bit difficult, but I think they have valet at night...and their specials as well as regular menu always great.http://www.kingumberto.com/index.php?...

Feb 03, 2014
janie in Outer Boroughs

aventura, hollywood, hallandale--south beach--reasonable--fresh--

forgot to mention ran into burger fi to just grab a vanilla milkshake for my son and I gotta tell it was vile we both took some sips and then walked and dumped it into garbage..they made it with half and half and thats exactly what it tasted like chemical half half, nothing at all like shake shack it turned US off completely as we go to shake shack all the time in NYC

Feb 02, 2014
janie in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

aventura, hollywood, hallandale--south beach--reasonable--fresh--

-jimmy z's wynwood, very good greek salad, grilled chicken just ok, coconut flan not as good as I remembered, jerk chicken salad, also, ok--good spot for lunch--very very nice service there, too...

-was goign to go to sakaya kitchen at the mall area in wynwood, but i was vetoed--very ecletic menu although when asked where their shrimp come from, no idea was answer they said they get their food from cisco....ugghhh, doesn't sound very artisan to me...

Jan 30, 2014
janie in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

aventura, hollywood, hallandale--south beach--reasonable--fresh--

quick follow up report, back home in cold nyc brrr...
-latino barrio in waterways, usually great, but this time, chicken was overcooked and cold (my pet peeve in restaurants is food temp, cold food should be cold and hot food better be hot!), 2 steaks tough as nails--bananas and rice not hot either...dissapointment to usually a very dependable meal

-miami juice, consistent, fast, and fresh, love this place--best tuna, too! looking for healthy, head there

-epicure takeout, tuna and rolls, rolls were stale! this was on a sunday, and tuna is expensive there $12 a lb, and my son loves it because it's plain, but the other prepared foods looked pretty disgusting, not fresh, and not appetizing at all, what's happened to that place???

-Hiro's in sunny isles, --the sushi japanese place that is not associated with Yakko san, in the next plaza over--got sushi there 2x, vegetable, cannot be near raw fish, have health reasons, and guy was very very kind to wash his hands clean off counter and put new gloves on and very careful, and it was excellent and very fresh--very very nice and accomodating there...appreciated it ALOT

-Yakko San, went 3x, first 2 were great, last visit, noodle dish i ordered which i got previously did not come out right at all, complained and they very kindly replaced it and made it correctly--some highlights, squid in spicy sauce, yakisoba with shrimp, sashimi my friend got she loved with hot pepper I think, fried bok choy, oh man, I'm gonna dream of that!, banana tempura dessert, chicken katsu, spaghetti bolognese (FANTASTIC), eggplant fried, beware, it has bonita flakes which freaked my son out, they were moving and he thought they were alien worms!! service excellent special shoutout to our 2x waiter wowee open to 3:30am every night, wowee is right!

-Captain Jim's, this place is a gem, I'd eat here everyday if I lived there!! freshest snapper ever, freshest and beautiful looking stone crabs, got selects, grouper special, shrimp scampi, plantains are even great! and super nice people there!! it's dumpy atmosphere, but food is served clean, fresh and delicious, with plastic utensils\--oh, and guess what their key lime pie, BETTER than Joe's!!

-A La Turca in Hollywood, I didn't go because my son was feeling ill, but my husb and his father went, they said it was a lovely place, good service, served beautiful,,good portions and tasty, falafel platter and doner kebab--so, reliable spot

-original pancake house in aventura, gotta tell you, it was excellent!! pancakes, waffles, omelets...etc...

-anthony's coal over pizza, everything great as usual, we have them now in ny in long island, too!

-joes stone crabs, snapper not nearly as good as capt jims and 3x more expensive lol, salmon with brown sugar shallots though was excellent, and big portion, however, the spinach and lyonnaise potatoes were cold, this is unacceptable, and it happened last trip down also...key lime pie too sweet and crust too hard and crumbly--stone crabs better this year than last not sicking to shell--service use to be more professional there, lacking care where there should be more given the prices--the takeout shop though was cool, think i'd rather eat there!

-jet runway cafe at executive airport ft lauderdale great place to meet up someone between aventura and boca, food was not your average pancake house at all, prepared with total care and excellent ingredients, fabulous almond french toast, omelet, applewood bacon, blueberry pancakes, potatoes..all good, location fantastic you can see runway from windows and see small planes land and takeoff, great for kids! bathroom spotless, too! only open till 2pm, lunch starts at 11am, so for breakfast get there before 11am...can't understand why they don't do dinner there, seems like a great little spot....

--btw, the whole foods in aventura is just awful, prepared foods so unappetizing looking, and such nasty people working there, my goodness..the whole foods in nyc are so much better...

-missed going to josh's deli, not really around there during their limited hours of operation...and some other spots wanted to try, next time...thanks for the help! hope this info will be useful for someone...

Jan 30, 2014
janie in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

aventura, hollywood, hallandale--south beach--reasonable--fresh--

have you ever had shrimp curry at yakko san? how is it prepared?

--my son wasn't feeling well (said hewould only eat epicure's plain tuna, so got that for him--he said I was the "best mom ever"...
so, sent my husb and father in law to a la turca in hollywood

...don't laugh but when they get back I might head over to yakko san again!! It's just so fresh and quick over there, and the food comes steaming hot which I appreciate...and they are open late, which is such a rarity in this area! my husband went back to capta jim's today to get fried calamari he said it was great...a real gem that place, and they said they have a special now on stone crabs because they are plentiful, I thought that the season was a bust again, if i lived here, would definitely buy stone crabs from them, their prices were good, and the people there are just super nice

Jan 26, 2014
janie in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Best Pervian, talking hot green sauce and rotisserie chicken? Aventura vicinity

anyone know from personal experience best Peruvian not looking for ceviche, but best rotisserie chicken, green hot sauce,--in Aventura vicinity, or north Miami beach, north Miami...thanks!! looking for tonight

Jan 26, 2014
janie in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

aventura, hollywood, hallandale--south beach--reasonable--fresh--

thank you, was looking for inexpensive, casual, and in the Aventura vicinity.

..Breakfast this morning at Jet Runway Café in ft Lauderdale was exceptional, I was really surprised, this place is terrific---delicious French toast with almonds, perfect blueberry pancakes, banana bread pudding, applewood bacon, omelet--good quality ingredients, someone knows what they are doing there...wonder why they don't stay open for dinner..or later in day...anyway, this is perfect for a meetup between Aventura and boca raton.

Jan 25, 2014
janie in Miami - Fort Lauderdale