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Wedding venue for 100-140 people

we are looking for a wedding venue that holds about 120 people. We'd like to be under $175 per person but we'd consider up to $200. Most of the guests are in their late 20's. Any suggestion are appreciated!

Oct 16, 2011
mccaffrey32 in Manhattan

Nice Lunch Restaurant for 25-30 Financial Advisors in SOMA/Financial District/Union Sq?

I'm looking for a recomendation for a nice restaurant in the Financial District/SOMA/Union Sq for a lunch with about 25-30 people during the week. It will be a group of financial advisors and we'd prefer to be in a private room. I don't want to spend more than $2,000. All types of food will work. We are really just looking for a comfortable place with good food at the right price.

Philly Cheesesteaks

Jess321 is right. Wogies and 99 Miles to Philly are both good. Do not trust anyone that says Carls. Carls is not a good cheesesteak.

99 Miles to Philly
94 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10003

39 Greenwich Ave, New York, NY 10014

Dec 05, 2010
mccaffrey32 in Manhattan

need crab cake recipe

This recipe is from:

They are tasty!

Crab Cakes

Ingredients:2 tablespoons unsalted butter
3/4 cup diced onion
1/2 cup small diced red or green bell pepper
1/4 cup minced fresh flat-leaf parsley
1 teaspoon hot sauce
1 teaspoon
Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons Old Bay
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground
black pepper
1 pound lump crab meat, drained and picked to remove shells
1/2 cup plain dry bread crumbs (or crushed saltine crackers or a mix
)1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1 large eggs, lightly beaten
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/4 scant cup olive oil or vegetable oil

Preheat oven to 350. Place 1-2 tablespoons butter, onion, bell pepper, parsley, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, Old Bay seasoning, and pepper in a large saute pan over medium-low heat and cook until the vegetables are soft, approximately 8-10 minutes. Cool to room temperature. In a large bowl, add the lump crab meat (careful not to break up lumps too much) and fold with bread crumbs (or saltines), mayonnaise, mustard, and egg. Add the cooked mixture and gently fold. Carefully shape into desired sized portions keeping integrity of the jumbo lump.

Heat the butter and olive oil in frying pan over medium heat in a large saute pan. Carefully add crab cakes and fry for 4 to 5 minutes on each side (for smaller cakes like the ones shown here 2-3 min each side),until browned. Drain on paper towels or brown bags. Place them on a pan in the oven for approx. 7-10 mins and then, turn off oven and keep them in the warm oven to keep hot until ready to serve. Serve with classic homemade cocktail or tarter sauce and wedge of lemon.

Dec 02, 2010
mccaffrey32 in Home Cooking