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Middletown CT comings & goings

Awesome!

Apr 14, 2014
AdamD in Southern New England

Middletown CT comings & goings

Never stopped to eat there, just remember mom taking me there to buy jeans and sneakers out of bins!

Apr 08, 2014
AdamD in Southern New England

Middletown CT comings & goings

Home of the original Bob's surplus?

Apr 08, 2014
AdamD in Southern New England

Where can I get the best Chirashi?

hatsuhana chirashi special

Apr 07, 2014
AdamD in Manhattan

Best accessories for a gas grill?

I find the flat bottom smoker boxes work better than the V shaped ones. Make sure you get a stainless steel one or it wont last very long.

Apr 07, 2014
AdamD in BBQ, Smoking, & Grilling

BEST SPORTS BARS IN CT. TO WATCH HUSKY MEN AND WOMEN BB?

+1 hahahaha

Apr 05, 2014
AdamD in Southern New England

Help with an Old Restaurant Name in Downtown Hartford

First on farmington then later at bishop's corner.
Gotta be the place. Chopped liver sandwiches served by waiters in tuxedos. I don't think is was kosher because I seem to remember having baked stuffed shrimp there in the early 80s. You can still see the sign for the place on farmington.

Apr 05, 2014
AdamD in Southern New England

Sun Ming Jan, Inc. for Lop Cheong/Chinese Sausage and Zhongzi/Joong

No doubt! I walked away with lots of great stuff for less than $15.

Mar 17, 2014
AdamD in Manhattan

Sun Ming Jan, Inc. for Lop Cheong/Chinese Sausage and Zhongzi/Joong

I was there yesterday and the price was $6.25/lb for both the pork and duck liver sausages

Mar 16, 2014
AdamD in Manhattan

Would you wait 2 hours for a table at a restaurant?

That card probably gets you a table in less than an hour, even without a reservation!

Feb 09, 2014
AdamD in Not About Food

Anybody on this board seen or done a WHOLE SWORD FISH over fire?

Never attempted such a feat, but I would think a rotisserie would be great.

And I agree with the commenter that mentioned the tail end will cook much faster.

I think the idea of a spit roasted whole swordfish is awesome! Maybe wrap it in bacon to give it a little extra fat.

Good luck and cant wait to see the pics.

Feb 09, 2014
AdamD in BBQ, Smoking, & Grilling
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Would you wait 2 hours for a table at a restaurant?

Yes if it was peter luger's and I showed up without a reservation.

Otherwise no.

Feb 09, 2014
AdamD in Not About Food

What says NYC to you?

YES YES YES.

A martini, champagne or a bloody mary with oysters at the GCOB. Stick to the oysters, some appetizers or the pan roasts. Skip the entrees and the $30 salads. :)

Jan 06, 2014
AdamD in Manhattan

How to word invitation- not paying for drinks

Please join us to celebrate Chinese New Year!
We are hosting a party at ABC and hope you can make it. A wonderful feast of Chinese dishes is planned.
Cash bar.
We look forward to seeing you!

Really not a big deal. You can be a good host and not provide alcohol.

Dec 26, 2013
AdamD in Not About Food
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What is proper if Im paying for drinks and invites are paying for their own dinner?

Please join us for a cocktail party to celebrate ABC's birthday!
We are not hosting dinner and guests are free to make reservations if desired. Hope to see you there for a few drinks to celebrate!

PS no gifts!

Dec 07, 2013
AdamD in Not About Food
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alternatives to hosting Thanksgiving?

Indeed! I guess I should have made that a larger part of my coping method.

Nov 24, 2013
AdamD in Not About Food

alternatives to hosting Thanksgiving?

Ok so old thread, but here goes.

I have a crazy cousin that just HAS to host TG every year.
Truthfully, its the only gathering where most of us get together each year.

The food is mediocre, the gravy is from a jar and the pies store bought.

And every year she asks me to buy the wine for 12 guests that like to drink. I like good beverages so it always ends up costing me a lot more than it should. Cant show up with cheap wine now can i? :)

I figure once a year I can get past the pettiness and the need for properly cooked food in the interest of just getting the family in the same house. Family, it is what it is!

Nov 23, 2013
AdamD in Not About Food
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Favorite Thanksgiving Side Dish?

Gladly!
I cant have thanksgiving without it.
I tend to add a bit less sour cream and sugar and a bit more horseradish and gelatin.

If you try it please let me know if you enjoyed it!

Nov 14, 2013
AdamD in General Topics
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Favorite Thanksgiving Side Dish?

I love it all but my favorite is a cranberry horseradish mousse that has been in our family for many years.

It really cuts through all the savory elements and makes a stellar sandwich spread the next day.

Nov 13, 2013
AdamD in General Topics

Favorite Drunk Munchies

Back in the day it would be a truckstopper and a blue raspberry slurpee!

Nov 13, 2013
AdamD in General Topics

Favorite Drunk Munchies

Domino's pizza with bacon and onions dipped in ranch dressing

Nov 13, 2013
AdamD in General Topics

hudson valley wedding - help!

le chateau in south salem

one stop shopping except for music and photographer

given the short notice, you might have better luck with a luncheon

Nov 12, 2013
AdamD in New York State (exc. NYC)

frying shrimp

coconut!

Nov 10, 2013
AdamD in Home Cooking

Stamford CT chicken wings

old thread but dinosaur BBQ jumbo wings are great

Nov 01, 2013
AdamD in Southern New England

Best sushi in Manhattan

I like it!

Oct 23, 2013
AdamD in Manhattan

Best sushi in Manhattan

For a tourist or anyone that just thinks its a cool experience.

Oct 23, 2013
AdamD in Manhattan

Best sushi in Manhattan

YEP. One of the quintessential Tokyo experiences IMHO.

Oct 23, 2013
AdamD in Manhattan

Halibut sauce

A light curry sauce or a drizzle of curry oil is very nice with halibut

Oct 16, 2013
AdamD in Home Cooking

What do you think of the pellet bbq grills ?

It is my understanding that the traegers used be fantastic until they outsourced manufacturing.

A buddy of mine has one that is about 8 years old and it works perfectly and delivers high quality smoked meats.

He recently went to the same place to get a new one and he was very disappointed with the quality.

Oct 13, 2013
AdamD in BBQ, Smoking, & Grilling

What's the most useful wedding gift that you have received?

A set of high quality stainless steel bowls. I think it was from Williams and Sonoma and it was six pieces. Still heavily used 16 years later.

http://www.williams-sonoma.com/produc...

not these but similar

the gift included some wooden utensils, but those didn't last due to my wife's proclivity towards resting them on the stove!

Oct 03, 2013
AdamD in Not About Food