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1st time to LA, toddler in tow

We will be visiting LA for the first time next week, staying in Valley Village area. Please recommend some delicious restaurants in adjacent areas that either have carry-out or are casual enough to take a toddler to. Open to any suggestions, but husband is not wild about fish. Many tks.

Apr 28, 2013
Kauainut in Los Angeles Area

Relatively New Mom Needs Suggestions

OP here. Thanks so much for the wonderful suggestions. I just ordered a crockpot from Amazon and will check out the recipes and links you mentioned here. I try to cook a bit on weekends, but I work Sunday nights and rotating shifts 3 nights a week, in addition to taking care of our child, so I find it hard to get into a rhythm. I will just have to buckle down or I soon won't be able to buckle my pants! Thanks again.

Oct 29, 2012
Kauainut in Home Cooking

Relatively New Mom Needs Suggestions

Eighteen months ago I had my first child. My life has been turned upside down in the most wonderful way, but due to the new responsibilities, lack of sleep and no family in the area or hired help, my diet and my waistline have gotten completely out of control. I used to spend down time at work lurking on Chow, but I'm ashamed to admit I haven't truly cooked a damn thing in 18 months. Any suggestions for relatively quick, fairly healthy entrees? We don't eat beef or much fish. Thanks in advance for the help.

Oct 27, 2012
Kauainut in Home Cooking

Food Tourism in NYC

Years ago we took a Foods of New York walking and tasting tour, which we loved. We did the original Greenwich village tour, which was a great intro to NY for us. The neighborhood has changed a bit but we still go back to Bleeker St whenever we are in New York for Prosciutto balls at Faicco's. If you go on that tour, stop by Amy's Bread afterward for my favorite chocolate cake. The tour leader used to give out a list of great shops (fresh yogurt place, bread shop) and restaurants in the village and soho but I don't know if they still do that. Enjoy!

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Faicco's
260 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014

Amy's Bread
250 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014

Oct 13, 2011
Kauainut in Manhattan

Baby-friendly on/near 9th ave in the 50s

This weekend we are making our first trip to NY as parents (infant in tow). I have a meeting on 9th ave in the 50s and we are looking for a place to grab dinner, preferably someplace big enough to accommodate a stroller so we don't have to take the baby out if he is asleep. Any cuisine is fine except places that serve only seafood. Thanks

Oct 13, 2011
Kauainut in Manhattan

Searching for cheesecake place we

Yes!! Thank you very much.

Sep 13, 2011
Kauainut in Manhattan

Searching for cheesecake place we

While visiting NY a few years ago we had amazing cheesecake at a place somewhere in the 30s (perhaps off of 9th Ave?) It was a shop that had been around for decadesRAnd I think it was owned by an Italian family. I think the name of the shop was a woman's name or the family name. I had to drop dairy from my diet for a few months (long boring story), but now that the restriction is about to be lifted I would like to celebrate with some of that fabulous cheesecake. Please help! Thanks

Sep 12, 2011
Kauainut in Manhattan

Can I freeze pulled pork?

Thanks to everyone for the input and suggestions. Fingers crossed the kiddo will stay put for a few more weeks so I can complete this project.

Jan 07, 2011
Kauainut in Home Cooking

Can I freeze pulled pork?

I'm due to give birth to our first child in a few weeks and I am cooking and freezing some meals in advance.

Can I freeze pulled pork? If so, should I freeze it in any remaining cooking liquid or chicken stock? I don't want to add any sauce to it before I freeze it because I want to use the pork in a number of ways (with BBQ sauce, in carnitas, etc).

Bonus question: any recommendations for cook-and-freeze meals beyond the usual soups and pastas?

Thanks in advance

Jan 05, 2011
Kauainut in Home Cooking

Organic market near San Juan, Puerto Rico?

Thanks for the information. It has been a couple of years since I last went to La Placita, but I still remember the delicious mango we purchased there and made into batidas. Time to go back.

Organic market near San Juan, Puerto Rico?

I will be visiting my in-laws in Puerto Rico on Thursday and would like to know if there are any markets near San Juan that carry organic fruits and vegetables. My in-laws live in Guaynabo, which is a suburb of San Juan. Thanks.