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Ample HIlls Creamery Hype overwhelms reality

I agree entirely, although they win geographically due to their proximity to the playgrounds in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Boring, but fine.

Has anyone tried Hay Rosie yet? I found the consistency to be great -- super creamy, perfect temperature -- but the flavors frankly underwhelmed (lemon bar was good, but not strong enough, and I can't even remember what the other one we got was since the jimmies on top masked any flavor the ice cream may have had). That said, I was impressed enough by technique to give another shot and I've heard raves about the sage chocolate chip.

about 11 hours ago
lambretta76 in Outer Boroughs

27 foods you can find in Tulsa but NOT New York. Am I wrong?

I was just trying to make a joke about the pronunciation (and emphasis) of dah-mah-NEE-kan versus dah-MINH-ah-can. I failed. Misérable. ;) (I swear I'm done.)

Nope, no food from Dominica hear that I know of. (We do have some from their neighbor Guadeloupe, but not the same.)

I think Acadia Parish in Brooklyn had at one time been good, but by the time I got here in the late 90s it was on a downhill slide and I believe closed shortly thereafter. Heard good about Jacques-Imo's when it first opened, but never made it before it, too, went downhill and closed.

Apr 20, 2014
lambretta76 in Outer Boroughs

27 foods you can find in Tulsa but NOT New York. Am I wrong?

Disagree with most, save for the cajun. Why can't we have good cajun here? Huntsville, AL, has two cajun restaurants that are 10x better than anything here (and a third that's on par or better). Sure, it's geographically closer, but ...

And we have tons of Dominican, it's just our emphasis is slightly different ;)

Apr 18, 2014
lambretta76 in Outer Boroughs

Randazzo's update

Has anyone tried the sauces that they're selling at Duane Reade? And what's up with the lack of the "hot sauce" being sold there?

Apr 16, 2014
lambretta76 in Outer Boroughs

Where can I find churros in Brooklyn around Park Slope or anywhere

I'm not sure how these would travel, but that all depends on how quickly you can get them to him.

That said, should you want the Spanish version (versus the Latin American versions) there's a place dedicated to them in Manhattan: http://socarratrestaurants.com/la-chu...

Apr 16, 2014
lambretta76 in Outer Boroughs

What happened to East River Bread and their lovely bagels?

Wow, thanks! Hopefully they'll do takeaway (and won't compete pricewise with Barney Greengrass).

Apr 16, 2014
lambretta76 in Outer Boroughs

What happened to East River Bread and their lovely bagels?

At last year's Smorgasburg there was a purveyor of delicious bagels and cream cheese called East River Bread. They received a ton of hype, and in my opinion deservedly so -- these were old school style bagels made with high quality ingredients. (Think Bagel Hole, but more better.)

And then ... gone. Stopped attending Smorgasburg, cut back on press, and by November stopped updating social media.

Does anyone have news about them -- are they still around, are they going to be attending any of the food fairs this season, anything?

Apr 15, 2014
lambretta76 in Outer Boroughs

Do you wonder why the Chow site stinks?

The longer this is up, the more it seems like the OP is on to something ...

Apr 15, 2014
lambretta76 in Site Talk

Pad Se Ew noodles in Queens?

I just asked the same question -- here's some answers:

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/970790

and some specific to Queens:

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/572311

Apr 15, 2014
lambretta76 in Outer Boroughs

Forgotten Fast Foods

Was definitely veal. Here's some comments about it on an 80s forum: http://www.inthe80s.com/food/burgerki...

and a video from the late 80s (although I don't remember having it then): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMAHXI...

Apr 08, 2014
lambretta76 in Chains
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Forgotten Fast Foods

I can't even begin to imagine how bad these were in the 80s (and how much worse they'd be now) but I was rather partial to Burger King's veal parmigiana sandwiches. (At least when I was 5 years old.)

Apr 07, 2014
lambretta76 in Chains

Noodles for pad see ew (phat si io) in NYC?

Awesome -- thanks!

Apr 03, 2014
lambretta76 in Outer Boroughs

Noodles for pad see ew (phat si io) in NYC?

Wow -- I've been looking in the wrong place all this time. So they're fresh, but not dried. Do you happen to know what they're called in Mandarin (or Cantonese, whichever is more appropriate in this instance).

Apr 03, 2014
lambretta76 in Outer Boroughs

Noodles for pad see ew (phat si io) in NYC?

Are they dried or fresh? (Not that it matters, I just want to look in the correct place.)

Mar 31, 2014
lambretta76 in Outer Boroughs

Noodles for pad see ew (phat si io) in NYC?

Does anyone have a source for the long, wide noodles that most establishments use for pad see ew in NYC? Been to a couple of the larger Asian markets (and the Thai grocer in Chinatown) and haven't seen anything but the dried, square noodles (which turn into noodle roll-ups when cooked) and then ones that are more appropriate to pad thai.

Mar 31, 2014
lambretta76 in Outer Boroughs

Belizean food in NYC?

It's killing me that I don't remember, but I know somewhere in the city is (was?) selling Marie Sharps hot sauce. My wife had brought back some from a trip to Belize and while on an errand (in South Brooklyn, mind you -- this wasn't a Caribbean neighborhood) we saw a store selling a few varieties. I really, really wish I could remember (this was probably 2 years ago) but it was a Court Street Grocers / Stinky Brooklyn -type store (but I don't think either of those).

Wow, that wasn't helpful at all!

Mar 10, 2014
lambretta76 in Outer Boroughs

M. Wells Steakhouse

Yeah -- I don't think they're supposed to be cold, but I don't feel that they shouldn't be melty. From my experience at many of the better poutine joints in Montreal they should be toothsome and have that "squeak".

To each their own, it sounds like their version would be more to my liking than the disco fries many places in the US pass off as poutine.

And let's face it -- fries + gravy + cheese no matter how it's done is pretty darned tasty.

Jan 24, 2014
lambretta76 in Outer Boroughs

Henry's End - Which End to Try?

I kind of agree. Grew up in Western PA with turtle soup (minus the sherry until I was older) and while it was a "taste of home", it was nowhere as good as what I remember from childhood or even the chain restaurants that serve it now. Everything else has been very good, just wasn't impressed by the soup.

Jan 17, 2014
lambretta76 in Outer Boroughs

Coffee shops with an Alpha Dominche Steampunk?

Whole Foods in Gowanus (Brooklyn) has one.

Jan 01, 2014
lambretta76 in Manhattan

School me on Trinidadian food, please!

Have you been back since your initial report?

Also, interesting to note that they have an "All You Can Eat" option for $10 http://caribbeansurinamerestaurant.com/

Jan 01, 2014
lambretta76 in Outer Boroughs

Anyone baking up tourtiere this year?

I haven't had one since the Diner closed but they were not frozen then. Are they frozen this year?

Also, any idea what meats they're using?

(Thanks for the info, BTW!)

Dec 21, 2013
lambretta76 in Outer Boroughs

Anyone baking up tourtiere this year?

They both have their merits, but the "deep-dish" one usually has more ingredients and hence deeper flavors.

Dec 18, 2013
lambretta76 in Outer Boroughs

Anyone baking up tourtiere this year?

Another year, another tourtiere request. (Although this year I won't be too bent out of shape as I scored the APDC Cabane au Sucre cookbook on my last trip to Montreal and plan on making a lighter version of theirs at some point this winter.)

Dec 18, 2013
lambretta76 in Outer Boroughs

best samosa chaat?

Any update to the best samosa chaat in Manhattan?

Dec 13, 2013
lambretta76 in Manhattan

Lutefisk and lefse

Are there any places in NYC (aside from Nordic Delicacies, which is very difficult for me to get to easily) that sell lutefisk and lefse without advance orders? I'm hoping to procure some for a dinner this weekend.

Dec 09, 2013
lambretta76 in Outer Boroughs

Yemenite Cafe

What is the name of the place on Court St. these days? I think they've gone through 5 or 6 name changes since 2002.

Nov 30, 2013
lambretta76 in Outer Boroughs

Ukrainian dessert?

Are they similar to Lithuanian Chruscik? (Sounds similar.) Those are available lots of places in the NYC area -- most Polish stores will carry them and even some local places do -- they have pretty good distribution. (Key Food on Atlantic in Brooklyn Heights has had them in the past.)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angel_wings

Nov 18, 2013
lambretta76 in Outer Boroughs

M. Wells Steakhouse

Or the tourtiere! Or the foie gras grilled cheese. (I shouldn't have liked that, but I really did.) Or the ... OK, I just miss the old M.Wells Diner.

Nov 16, 2013
lambretta76 in Outer Boroughs

M. Wells Steakhouse

Great review and the exact meal I'd order there. (Of would have ordered -- I'd have been disappointed that it wasn't the excellent smoked mackerel Caesar served at the Diner.)

Nov 15, 2013
lambretta76 in Outer Boroughs

School me on Trinidadian food, please!

The nearby A&A Bake & Doubles is also good for doubles. Be sure to get it with tamarind and pepper.

In fact, my usual order at Ali's is a "potato and channa roti with tamarind and pepper" (ordered just like that) -- the combo of the sweet/sour tamarind sauce and spicy scotch bonnet hot sauce is outstanding. (Channa is just chickpeas.)

Wash it down with a Peardrax (but avoid Cydrax unless you like carbonated apple vinegar).

Nov 03, 2013
lambretta76 in Outer Boroughs