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Visiting from Baltimore for a couple days - Odd request

Great! Thanks for the suggestion!

Aug 11, 2011
bebop102007 in Manhattan

Visiting from Baltimore for a couple days - Odd request

I love pork buns, but unfortunately the dough complicates things for BF. When they removed the left half of his tongue, the reconstructed it using tissue from his thigh and tethered that portion to the base of his mouth (sorry if that was too much info), so there's limited range of movement - to the strictest sense. All that dough would make chewing more of a chore.

Jamba Juice may do him some good. We have Smoothie Kings here in MD. They have one shake that was made specifically for cancer patients - basically a meal replacement with 2070 calories total.

Thanks for the suggestions!

Aug 10, 2011
bebop102007 in Manhattan

Visiting from Baltimore for a couple days - Odd request

Ah, figures. Thanks for the tip, Kurtis & Kathryn. We'll have to save the BBQ venture for closer to home when we have a few more people.

Aug 10, 2011
bebop102007 in Manhattan

Visiting from Baltimore for a couple days - Odd request

Would you happen to know if either of the Korean places you listed do tabletop BBQ? It would be awesome for him to enjoy some noodle soup while I devoured some Korean BBQ. He'd be able to eat some too - so long as it's tender enough.

Aug 10, 2011
bebop102007 in Manhattan

Visiting from Baltimore for a couple days - Odd request

Shakes have been one of the greater sources of calories for BF. This will work nicely as an "in between" meal. And Good Enough to Eat sounds ideal - stuff for me and him. Thanks so much :)

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Good Enough to Eat
483 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10024

Aug 10, 2011
bebop102007 in Manhattan

Visiting from Baltimore for a couple days - Odd request

Great! I'll definitely look into these ramen joints. Thank you :)

Aug 10, 2011
bebop102007 in Manhattan

Visiting from Baltimore for a couple days - Odd request

Thanks for the suggestions, especially the soup place. I already planned on stopping by Zabar's - a friend of mine wants me to bring home some bagels. Just checked out Gennaro on the web and as far as price goes, that's totally doable.

Aug 09, 2011
bebop102007 in Manhattan

Visiting from Baltimore for a couple days - Odd request

As much as it pains me to admit it, this is right up his alley. We may have to swing by this place just for him and go elsewhere to grab me something more... palatable. Thank you!

Aug 09, 2011
bebop102007 in Manhattan

Visiting from Baltimore for a couple days - Odd request

To be completely honest we haven't sat down and discussed what we're going to spend on food. The numbers I gave you were off the top of my head, so you can just throw them out the window. We were just going to wing it. I guess I didn't realize how expensive eating out everyday would be. And it only crossed my mind to ask you folks today. That being said (budget out the window), I guess we'd be looking to eat a cheap lunch and have a sit down dinner 2 out of the 3 days. We are arriving late on the 22nd, so that would just be dinner. Please list the other ramen places, if you would.

Yeah, I meant American Museum of Natural History. My brain is fried. I just got off of work. Haha ;)

Aug 09, 2011
bebop102007 in Manhattan

Visiting from Baltimore for a couple days - Odd request

Hi Kathryn,

Thanks for responding and being so thorough!

We are on a bit of a budget - I guess we're looking to spend $50 - $75 (maybe more depending on what we've already spent) a day between the two of us for food. We don't have to have 3 square meals and we'll be packing some bottles of Ensure to tide him over for breakfast/snacks.

As far as sight seeing, I'm thinking: All of Central Park, MoMa, Guggenheim, Museum of Nat History, the Met, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, Times Square, Chinatown, Little Italy, Brooklyn Bridge, site of the Twin Towers... I'm not sure what else. But I think we're scratching the Statue of Liberty. Any suggestions? We'll be doing a LOT of walking so we're up for anything. We'll be doing the Comedy Cellar on the 23rd.

He's basically a mac n' cheese/meat and potatoes kinda guy. Sadly, he's not much for ethnic foods even though I'm Thai, so no Indian or Thai - BUT he does love ramen. Soups work. Pancakes are great. Pastas are a must - the more sauce the better (he could probably eat it everyday). Strong foods are okay but spicy food is out. He'll eat Chinese (because I LOVE IT) but his idea of Chinese is lo mein.

Aug 09, 2011
bebop102007 in Manhattan

Visiting from Baltimore for a couple days - Odd request

Hi Manhattan Board,

My boyfriend and I will be visiting on August 22, 23, 24 and leaving on the 25th. Neither of us has been to New York in over a decade. We'll be staying at the Riverside Tower Hotel (80 Riverside Drive & 80th Street).

I'm a foodie. He's not - but for good reason. He has cancer and had to have part of his tongue removed last year because of it. He's eating again but it's a slow process and the food has to be moist. Things he usually eats are: pasta, cassaroles, breakfast foods, shakes and basically anything that doesn't have hard or dry components to it. Sandwiches are out.

So here's what I'm asking: Can anyone recommend some nice (but not fancy) places to eat? We'd like some places around the hotel but are not limited to the area as we will be sight seeing too.

I'd really appreciate your help. I just don't want him to starve and lose more weight!

Thank you in advance.

Aug 09, 2011
bebop102007 in Manhattan

Smith Island Cakes for sale in Baltimore area?

I drove by S.DiPaula & Sons Seafood on Route 40 East on Thanksgiving. They have a sign up that says that they HAVE Smith Island Cakes. Further investigation (aka their website) reveals that they do have them, but they are frozen. From their website:

Smith Island Cakes for Thanksgiving
Pumpkin · Apple Pie · Gingerbread
Original · Red Velvet · Strawberry & Cream
Coconut · Boston Cream · Chocolate Peanut Butter
Cookies & Cream · Raspberry Truffle

Smith Island Cakes come in frozen and can stay frozen until Thanksgiving. You may pick your Smith Island Cakes up before the Thanksgiving week rush.

Ingredients (Spices) for Pho in Baltimore

Mine too. I usually don't mind driving all over God's creation for great food or ingredients - but it's good to know that our local grocery store has those things. I went to the Giant at the Rotunda right before Superfresh because they usually have a better selection of Asian goodies (at outrageous prices) but they didn't have the star anise.

I realize that I could have gone to Asia Food and gotten things a lot cheaper - but I was a mile from home, being lazy and didn't want to chance them not having what I needed ;)

Ingredients (Spices) for Pho in Baltimore

Yeah, I ended up going to the Superfresh in Hampden and found them both. Go figure.

Thanks everybody :)

Ingredients (Spices) for Pho in Baltimore

I will be making homemade Pho for the first time ever this weekend :)

I drove out to the good old H-Mart last night thinking I'd be able to find all of the ingredients, but was surprised to find that they didn't have whole star anise (just ground) or cardamom pods.

Can anyone tell me where to find these spices? I live in Baltimore City.

Thanks in advance!

Chef Mac's Louisiana Cuisine, on Harford Road

I'm assuming that this is a sit down sorta place. Do you know if they do carry out?

Baltimore: need recommendation for two nights near the Harbor

Maybe it's too late to chime in, but I'd recommend Sotto Sopra for Italian.

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Sotto Sopra Restaurant
405 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

Good falafel in Baltimore?

FYI - There was a recent post that Cypriana's has closed their Calvert Street location and will be using the Baltimore Street location (inside UMMC) as their mainstay. Though their falafel is great and they are open late, it is not convenient unless you are an employee of UMMC or a patient (or are visiting a patient). I was lucky enough (said tongue in cheek) to have been visiting someone there for 13 straight days. Needless to say, I had my fill.

If you don't want to deal with the hospital traffic (and I wouldn't blame you), I'd try Shapiro's Cafe in Mt. Vernon.

Cypriana

Well that sucks. They've sort of always had the location at 22 S. Greene Street (aka inside of the University of Maryland Medical Center) but it's a pain in the butt to have to deal with the hospital just to get to the food. Thanks for the head's up.

Thai Recs. North of Towson?

My family is from Thailand. Sometime in the past year we went to Fuji San in Cockeysville. The food was decent and fairly authentic. The family that owns Fuji San also owns San Sushi, San Sushi Too/Thai One On, and Sushi-San/Thai Jai Dee (one of my favs for sushi).

To satisfy our Thai taste buds we travel to Columbia to Bangkok Garden. It's obviously not in Towson but I thought it was worth mentioning :)

If you don't mind me asking, what dish(es) do you use to judge a "good" Thai place?

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Bangkok Garden
5810 Robert Oliver Pl, Columbia, MD 21045

sandwiches in baltimore

Taneytown Deli. They have a great sandwich menu. My favorite is "The Jawbreaker." It's corned beef, turkey breast, roast beef, coleslaw and russian dressing on four slices of bread. I also always get a side of their broccoli salad.

There are two locations: Catonsville and Hunt Valley. Even though I live closer to the one in Hunt Valley, I go to the Catonsville location because it gives me an excuse to go to the H-Mart.

Menu is on the web.