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Favorite discontinued food items

You're right, i haven't seen the coffee cake for a while. Now I'm craving it. We, too, always had it on the counter.

Fairway going downhill?

When I wrote that it's depressing, I meant the decline of the store. I was living on Claremont Avenue when that Fairway opened, and it was revolutionary. So I've been an avid shopper there since the beginning. It was heaven to me. So, yes, it's depressing that it's no longer a beautiful, inexpensive store with incredible produce and dry goods. It's completely average now.

Aug 17, 2015
hamiltonheights in Manhattan

Fairway going downhill?

I went to the Harlem location today (it's my local one) and, ugh, it's so depressing! It's basically a ShopRite at this point. I'm bummed.

Aug 16, 2015
hamiltonheights in Manhattan

Favorite discontinued food items

What are some great discontinued food items that come to mind? I used to love Pepperidge Farm Capri cookies, and they aren't made any more. I'm wondering about others.

Fairway going downhill?

Their cheese department has always been bad, imho. The cheese is expensive and usually too old.

Aug 13, 2015
hamiltonheights in Manhattan

Best tomatoes

good price! i went yesterday to Union Square and did find a lot of good vendors. The Green Markets uptown are not as good, i guess i'll have to take my lunch hours to go to US during tomato season.

Aug 11, 2015
hamiltonheights in Manhattan

Best tomatoes

good to know. i'll try wednesday. thanks.

Aug 08, 2015
hamiltonheights in Manhattan

Best tomatoes

Yeah, I've seen them there. Usually they are upstate NY, but I have seen NJ ones too. My problem is the tomatoes still aren't ripe enough. I will try Union Square again Monday though!

Aug 08, 2015
hamiltonheights in Manhattan

Fairway going downhill?

Wow, thanks for all that info. I knew they had public investors now and chalked a lot of this up to that. But it's really sad nonetheless to see a once great place turn into nothing special, might as well be a D'Agostino.
I have queried some workers there and they were upset about the manager change. I didn't know about the olive and meat people though.

Aug 08, 2015
hamiltonheights in Manhattan
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Greenmarket Rant

It's cheaper in Lyon I think. Tomorrow I'll ask my uncle to get a few prices.

Aug 08, 2015
hamiltonheights in Manhattan

Fairway going downhill?

I actually disagree, for instance the meat department is so lame now that WF has cheaper prices and better cuts!

Aug 08, 2015
hamiltonheights in Manhattan
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Fairway going downhill?

oh yes, i forgot that part, the prices HAVE gone up. It used to be really reasonable.

Aug 08, 2015
hamiltonheights in Manhattan
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Fairway going downhill?

The Harlem Fairway seems to be a shell of it's former self. Has anyone else noticed this? I know they got rid of their long-time manager recently. It seems like they carry fewer specialty items, the produce is not as good,and the butcher is just average at this point. And long lines.

Aug 08, 2015
hamiltonheights in Manhattan
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Best tomatoes

Honestly, i've been disappointed so far at the Farmer's markets too. I'm a NJ native, so I'm searching for something as good here as I can get when I go visit my family across the river.
Maybe this weekend fully ripe tomatoes will show up. Or maybe the FM uptown are inferior? I don't get to Union Square much.

Aug 08, 2015
hamiltonheights in Manhattan

Greenmarket Rant

I agree, it's gotten out of hand. I just got back from visiting family in France and the farmer's market near one relative's apartment in Lyon is cheap comparably. (And the fruit is perfectly ripe.)

Aug 08, 2015
hamiltonheights in Manhattan

Best tomatoes

Hi, what store has the best tomatoes? Fairway so far has disappointed.

Aug 07, 2015
hamiltonheights in Manhattan

soaked beans, but i can't use them today

Can i store them in the fridge, drained, until tomorrow?

Jan 24, 2015
hamiltonheights in Home Cooking

Where to buy a fresh goose in Manhattan?

I'd love to make a goose for New Year's dinner. Is it possible to get a fresh one somewhere?
Many thanks!

Dec 27, 2014
hamiltonheights in Manhattan

Best inexpensive dinner party main course for foodies?

Made shrimp and grits and the Frenchies loved it. Thanks everyone for your excellent advice!
Also made this salted caramel chocolate mousse for dessert:
http://www.foodrepublic.com/2014/06/2...

Best inexpensive dinner party main course for foodies?

Ah! I happen to have some amazing grits at home from a recent trip to Charleston.

Nov 30, 2014
hamiltonheights in Home Cooking

Best inexpensive dinner party main course for foodies?

paella is normally a great idea, but one guest is spanish!

Nov 28, 2014
hamiltonheights in Home Cooking

Best inexpensive dinner party main course for foodies?

love this idea. thanks.

Nov 28, 2014
hamiltonheights in Home Cooking

Best inexpensive dinner party main course for foodies?

sounds great. thanks.

Nov 28, 2014
hamiltonheights in Home Cooking

Best inexpensive dinner party main course for foodies?

Hi, got any advice for what to serve a dinner party of six discriminating palates that won't break the bank?
thanks!

Nov 28, 2014
hamiltonheights in Home Cooking

Best mole in Manhattan?

Hi, I'd love to get some recommendations for great Mexican mole in Manhattan, hoping to bring some visiting European relatives.

Nov 25, 2013
hamiltonheights in Manhattan

Where is the tastiest dim sum these days?

sounds delicious!

Sep 30, 2013
hamiltonheights in Manhattan

Where is the tastiest dim sum these days?

Hi, i'm the original poster on this. I think my use of the word "nice" has caused confusion, what i really meant was "most delicious," didn't mean it as a judgment or "upscale."
Thanks everyone for the excellent tips!!

Sep 30, 2013
hamiltonheights in Manhattan

Where is the tastiest dim sum these days?

Hi, i want to bring some out of towners to a nice dim sum restaurants. Any suggestions?

Sep 28, 2013
hamiltonheights in Manhattan

Best Baltimore restaurants?

This weekend. Not sure yet where we are staying!

Best Baltimore restaurants?

Hi, I've never been to Baltimore, would love some recommendations for good places to eat with child. Seafood especially.
Thanks.