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Trader Joe's Yay/Nay Thread - February 2013 [OLD]

Yea Tagliatelle with mascarpone and mushrooms
Nea chicken fettucicine alfredo

Feb 01, 2013
LAC06488 in Chains

[Connecticut] Northern Fairfield County / Southern Litchfield County-Area Butcher, Fishmonger, Produce Vendor and Other Good Eats? (New Milford, Sherman, New Fairfield, northern Danbury)

Hey Hounds - The fish truck will be in Woodbury no more. The new tenant (a former Good News Cafe employee) is opening a restaurant and has decided that the taco truck every day at lunch is OK but the fish truck on Thursday is not. It's really a shame. I know nothing about the new restaurant but rest assured I will protest. They're not getting my business.

Oct 08, 2012
LAC06488 in Southern New England

Comments on Figs Wood Fired Bistro in Newtown?

Update on Figs - Fish Taco appetizer with slaw is entree size - made with spicy sea bass. The veal chop appetizer special with gnocchi is alos recommnended. Could be an entree.

Oct 05, 2012
LAC06488 in Southern New England

Chesire/Waterbury CT

La Tavola remains a standout. we tried a new menu item: homemade butternut squash ravioli with apples and celery - delicious- decent size portion. As always the sausage with broccoli rabe was delicious. we also tried a thick pasta noodle with chicken and sun dried tomatoes. You can't go wrong here

Oct 05, 2012
LAC06488 in Southern New England

Wednesday night dinner midway between Waterbury & New Haven

Any suggestions for a nice meal in a fairly quiet place - I am getting together with a girlfriend to discuss her upcoming trip to Rome. Up to $50/pp. We are adventurous in terms of cuisine. Neither of us is big on red meat.

Oct 01, 2012
LAC06488 in Southern New England

Dinner at La Tavola in Waterbury on Weds

I have not been here in a year - any new menu items that are worth a try?

Oct 01, 2012
LAC06488 in Southern New England

83 1/2 -New place on Upper East -between 1st and York-Review

We had dinner there Sat night. I agree - the bucatini with sea urchin is a winner. I had the chicken dish which was delish but not as unique as the bucatini. What is great is that you get lots of sea urchin so it's not a heaping portion of pasta with a sprinkling of sea urchin. It's better described as sea urchin with buccatini. The fluke crude appetizer was tasty. I tried the fried pig's ears with potatoes, greens, and a poached egg - a la mario Batali.

They don't have mixed drinks.

Oct 01, 2012
LAC06488 in Manhattan

Community Table, Washington, CT

It is fabulous - I can speak for the stonington scallops with kale, the braised rabbit and the bibb salad. The food is beautiful prepared and features combinations of flavors, textures and colors. The service and the wine list are terrific.

Sep 13, 2012
LAC06488 in Southern New England

Special dinners in Provincetown - recs requested

Agreed - get a table in the room on the water. I personally would stick with fish n chips or the fried fish platter--- a generous portion of crispy lightly fried cod, clams, scallops and shrimp over french fries - all reasonably priced.

Sep 13, 2012
LAC06488 in Southern New England

Special dinners in Provincetown - recs requested

Red Inn is a fabulous experience - service food and location - sit in an Adirondack chair on the deck and have a drink - I had rainbow trout with mascarpone grits. My hubby had a lighter dish : swordfish over greens.

Sep 13, 2012
LAC06488 in Southern New England

Lay it on me, hounds--best dining on Outer Cape

Flying Fish Cafe is a great breakfast option althoughth eordering is a bit chaotic - I recommend the Cape Cod cranberry scone at an outside table.

Sep 13, 2012
LAC06488 in Southern New England

Lay it on me, hounds--best dining on Outer Cape

Try the baquettes with pull-off portions - we had these on the beach with cheese - perfect summer lunch

Sep 13, 2012
LAC06488 in Southern New England

Lay it on me, hounds--best dining on Outer Cape

Wicked Oyster in the summer is like an oven - probably very cozy dinner in the winter. I had duck fritters with a peach apricot sauce - excellent as were the fried oysters but it was so uncomfortable - no A/C.

Sep 13, 2012
LAC06488 in Southern New England

[Connecticut] Northern Fairfield County / Southern Litchfield County-Area Butcher, Fishmonger, Produce Vendor and Other Good Eats? (New Milford, Sherman, New Fairfield, northern Danbury)

I have only tried one fish truck. Lucia does not have a regional specialty but I think their speciality is the homemade pasta's - we ate there since I last posted - fazzolina ( flat thin empanada's) stuffed with ground chicken, pheasant and veal with a touch of cream - to die for. My hubby had veal bracciole with gnocchi- a bit heavier but excellent. My son had angel hair pasta with pea's and pancetta - another winner. They had a special appetizers - zucchini flowers which I was really excited about - a soggy eggy disappointment. You can't go wrong with salad and pasta here. I'd be interested to hear what you try

We also tried CT at long last - fabulous - it will run about $75/pp including tax, tip, wine, dessert. The flavors and textures stand out : a generous portion of sweet crispy Stonington scallops with local kale - delicious but obviously quite different than Lucia. I tried the watermelon appetizer which was OK - not a substantial portion. My hubby had the bib salad which was generous - enough to share.

Sep 13, 2012
LAC06488 in Southern New England

[Connecticut] Northern Fairfield County / Southern Litchfield County-Area Butcher, Fishmonger, Produce Vendor and Other Good Eats? (New Milford, Sherman, New Fairfield, northern Danbury)

Stan Elliott's fish truck is in Woodbury on Thursday, NM on Friday and Ridgefield on Saturday. It is fabulous. I particularly like the swordfish, scallops, salmon, clams, mussels and lobsters. I am not fond of the chowders or fishcakes. Oliva is a great option- try to get an outside table. They have squid stuffed with raisins and pignoli nuts as well as some unique ice cream for dessert. Bridgewater General Store has wonderful pies but you need to reserve ahead. Bantam Bread is available at several retail markets including New Morning in Woodbury. The bakery hours at the Bantam bread location are limited. I don't know how far you can travel but Ovens of France (Woodbury) has croissants and the Southbury Bakery has fabulous carrot cake. I have not tried CT but it's on my list. Oh - also try Lucia in NM for homemade pasta and really good Italian food.

Sep 07, 2012
LAC06488 in Southern New England

Mossuto's Market, Wall NJ

Any guidance on cooking broccoli rabe at home would be appreciated. I've tried it a few times - can't get right

Jul 17, 2012
LAC06488 in New Jersey

Mossuto's Market, Wall NJ

For me it was the stuffed bread with broccoli rabe and provolone. And I mean stuffed - more like a pie..not too bready not too cheesy...so fresh with that bitter taste. firm but not mushy.

Jul 17, 2012
LAC06488 in New Jersey

Brick: where's the 'good' stuff??

Pt lobster is a winner- you cannot beat the two pound lobster cooked and cracked- on the deck - looking at the water.

Jul 17, 2012
LAC06488 in New Jersey

Where to dine in Seaside?

I agree- just got back from a long weekend in PPB. We had 2-lb lobsters from Point Seafood on enight. The next night we tried the broiled seafood - floubder, crabcake, shrimp and scallops - yum. Pass on the mussels - most were empty and others were tiny. Joe Leone's never fails to disappoint.. picked up a loaf of bread, fontina cheese and provolone cheese - the best. Also trird the broccoli rabe provolone stuffed bread- actually more like a broccoli rable pie than bread - stuffed with flavor and not too bready or cheesy.

Jul 17, 2012
LAC06488 in New Jersey

WOW - what a Treat

Had dinner at Daniel's Trattoria Monday night. The salad was mediocre although priced right at $7. I expected better than marinated pears from a jar. My entree was very good - shrimp, scallops, and rice with crabmeat in a demiglace sauce. It was supposed to be served with roasted red peppers but we got haricort verts instead (mistake?) My husband has a half order of pasta bolognese which was rich and tasty with meat and sausage. Personnally, I'm not up for this type of dinner at the shore - I much prefer the takeout 2-lb lobster from Shore Point seafood. All in all, daniuel's was a pleasant experience and is an excellent option if you want a formal dinner.

Jul 17, 2012
LAC06488 in New Jersey

Felice 83 on the UES- has anyone tried it yet?

Felice 64 -- Another vote for the grilled octopus . I was a bit put off by the price but the octopus was tender, juicy and tasty and alot of octopus to boot...I agree with you on the potatoes - what a great combo. For my entree, I ordered a 1/2 order of black squid linguine with lobster and asparagus. What a treat - the 1/2 portion is $14 and you get more than enough pasta and a nice chunk of lobster claw. What they don't say on the menu is that a few of the pasta's (including the ink squid linguine and the ravioli) are housemade. I was not as impressed with the Porchetta Crostini with Apricot spread. I would describe it as a high end deli treat. Very good but not what I expected. The service is terrific. The atmosphere is a bit loud for my taste but I would definitely go back for the food.

Jun 29, 2012
LAC06488 in Manhattan

Dinner in 10022 - moderately priced

I consider Felidia and Morso pricey. I would say $40: nice enough to be a night out but better than the chains. Neighborhood pubs are of interest as are places with substantial appetizers.

Jun 12, 2012
LAC06488 in Manhattan

Sheep's milk products in CT

Abbey of Regina Laudis in Bethlehem. They make cheese and yogurt from sheep on their farm. Limited supply call ahead. Try Town Plot IGA on Fairfield Avenue in Waterbury

Jun 11, 2012
LAC06488 in Southern New England

Dinner in 10022 - moderately priced

My husband and I purchased a coop at 57th and 1st. Any recommendations for moderately priced dinners? We are familiar with the high end restaurant scene but since we will be in town regularly, We need the basics in walking distance for now. My tastes are adventurous/eclectic. My husband favors Italian.

Jun 11, 2012
LAC06488 in Manhattan

Best Italian in NYC that doesn't over-stuff?

Morso at the 59th bridge. Morso means "bite" in Italian. Most of the selections come in two sizes: morso and tutto, morso being a bit larger than tapa's although definitely big enough for sharing and tutto being on the smaller side of entree size. Just about everything comes in morso size which is especially nice for sampling pasta. The food is reasonably priced but we had sticker shock with wines by the glass (we had the specials -$14-$16 per glass). Sit on the terrace - you'll be outside but not on the sidewalk. I recommend any pasta or the scallops with farro and pork belly.

Jun 11, 2012
LAC06488 in Manhattan

Tarry Lodge - any recent experiences?

UPDATE - I met a friend for dinner at TL this past Friday night. We were seated in the terrace at 6:00. It was lovely and relaxing. The dipping oil with really fresh rosemary was great. They need a new bartender - my cocktail was pure juice. we split the guanciale pizza...good but I don't get the rave. The vegetable misto appetizer was a generous portion: standouts were farro with ricotta salada...the saltiness was balanced by the sweet eggplant caponata and the sweet roasted red peppers which had a slight vinegary (good) taste. The beets were outstanding - fresh white beets in a marinade. For dessert we had biscotti and pignoli cookies - very generous serving. At $48 pp including tax and tip, I would go back. The service was good.

Coals - new restaurant in Port Chester

Tried the guanciale pizza Friday night at Tarry Lodge. I have to say I was not bowled over ..although the cheese with the pork was quite tasty. I prefer eggs for breakfast rather than dinner

best restaurants for a small wedding celebration in new england?

Crabtree's Kittle House in Chappaqua, Westchester

Jun 10, 2012
LAC06488 in Northern New England

Restaurants recs in Newport, RI?

The recommmendations are good but may not fit a grad school budget (except for Perro Salado), at least as I remember grad school. Zelda's and Sala's are budget options as is Salvation Cafe. Flo's Clam Shack is good. YOu could go to the Black Pearl and have clam chowder and appetizers.

Jun 08, 2012
LAC06488 in Southern New England

Jason Hawkins & Carole Pecks Good News Cafe on NBC30 this morning

I have eaten there a dozen times - some dishes are standouts but I agree with you - I don't understand the raves as there are other restaurants that are on par if not better (e.g. The Woodward House in Bethlehem has killer mac and cheese with foie gras) This good shrimp - it's good but really on TV?

Jun 07, 2012
LAC06488 in Southern New England