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west village cocktails

anybody had drinks at the Marlton?

Feb 27, 2014
penick_99 in Manhattan

west village cocktails

looking for an upscale type of cocktail bar for apps and drinks before taking a cheese making course at Murrays at 254 bleeker...it seems that many of them, like Little Branch do not open til 6 or 7 ...we need to start around 5...any ideas? thanks

Feb 27, 2014
penick_99 in Manhattan

Anson mills pop corn

Hi, I love anson mills products, but they require some technique sometimes and some pre planning....soaking over night etc..so I bought the pop corn expecting some great movie munchies...but they came out very chewy and hard kernels..most anson mills products come with no instructions so you need to surf their web site for recipes..anyway..has anybody has success with the pop corn? I just cooked it like normal popcorn...

Feb 20, 2014
penick_99 in Home Cooking
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ramen in midtown east

hi, I am going to be in the city tomorrow and am interested in finding a good ramen noodle shop for lunch..midtown east would be best as i am going through grand central. thanks

Jan 27, 2014
penick_99 in Manhattan

white truffles

hi, my wife got me a white truffle for xmas and thru a shipping mishap and a vacation, it still has not been used. the purveyor has indicated that they will send a new one, so not a big problem…i was wondering though if this one could still be used in some way..it is about 10 days old and does not seem too funky, but i don't want to get sick either…maybe put in oil and infuse? any ideas or experience in this situation would be appreciated. ps, we had a friend store in in paper then plastic bag in fridge while we were gone.

Jan 03, 2014
penick_99 in Home Cooking

West 30's

thanks for all the responses…i should be more explicit…4-6 people..agree 20's holds better options…by super fancy i meant to exclude places which would be considered very formal and quiet…my wife has eaten at the cooks shop after walking the Hl..which she liked, cost is not a major concern…friends in from San Fran, we are going to 9/11 memorial and then a cruise on HL then drinks then dinner…actually a cool bar for drinks would also be appreciated…thanks for the advice.

Dec 11, 2013
penick_99 in Manhattan

West 30's

Hi, after a little hike on the high line some friends are going to dinner...any recommendations for that area would be great...anything but supr fancy would be great

Dec 11, 2013
penick_99 in Manhattan

BBQ

Best BBQ near Pinehurst nc?

Nov 20, 2013
penick_99 in Southeast

Lincoln center

Hi, looking for restaurant pre war horse, playing at 150 w 65th.....hopefully within walking distance...anything that is high quality and decent atmosphere...thx

Apr 30, 2012
penick_99 in Manhattan

Palm Beach

Buccan - great tapas rest......chez jean Pierre, classic French, .....palm beach grill, (which is ahoustons in disguise) but has good fresh fish, other American cuisine and pretty good people watching.....those are all on the island...also, echo, Japanese...used to be better than it is now, but is a fun scene.

Mar 29, 2012
penick_99 in Florida

dinners in Scotland

Thanks for the responses.

Oct 25, 2011
penick_99 in U.K./Ireland

dinners in Scotland

Hi, I am going to be in St. Boswell's , near Kelso and Melrose, in the borders area and would love to get some reccomendations for restaurants. Primarily for dinner, price is not a factor in the decision, but don;t need fancy wither. High quality food and good atmosphere.

Thanks

Oct 24, 2011
penick_99 in U.K./Ireland

Restaurant for tonight - Union SQ

thx for the reccomendation, I just found out that the people we are going with have booked a table at Veritas..not cheap, but looks like a good menu.

Sep 26, 2011
penick_99 in Manhattan

Restaurant for tonight - Union SQ

Looking for a place to eat around union sq tonight. The Union Square Cafe is a possible, but looking for something a little more casual and less pricey, but great food...going to theater so early dinner...could even be a great bar scene with tapas. Thanks for any suggestions.

Sep 26, 2011
penick_99 in Manhattan

peeling black truffles

not truffle peelings but to peel truffle...if what they mean is to slice then i get it...I was reading it as having to remove the outer layer or skin ..which I have never heard of before

Mar 29, 2011
penick_99 in Home Cooking

peeling black truffles

a recipe I was looking at suggested peeling black truffles, is this necessary? I thought you could just thinly shave it like a white truffle. If you do need to peel it, what is the best method? regular vegatable peeler?

Mar 29, 2011
penick_99 in Home Cooking

German/Austrian

Hi, looking for a good German/Austrian place in NYC...some place fun, lively and with a good beer selection..any thoughts? Thanks...

Dec 02, 2010
penick_99 in Manhattan

restaurant near Carpentras

Thx, your blog is also very helpful.

Sep 27, 2010
penick_99 in France

restaurant near Carpentras

Hi, my wife and I are staying in Crilllon le Brave, near Carpentras, and I am looking for a reccomendation for a restaurant somewhat near there. I would prefer not to drive longer than about 10 miles after dark. Price is not a major concern, but quality is...ie happy to pay for a great meal but not really looking to add stars to my resume and would be happy local if setting and food are great. I looked into le mas des vignes, which sounded perfect but they are closing before we arrive....any help would be great...Thanks

Sep 23, 2010
penick_99 in France