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New Tapas in SoNo?

I'm not sure if it's because I've been in hibernation all winter, but I noticed a tapas place on the main drag in SoNo when I was walking around on Saturday. I don't recall the name (helpful, I know) - has anyone been there yet?

Mar 31, 2009
AndreaB in General Tristate Archive

Pittsburgh this weekend

Thanks for the recommendations. I looked into the inclines - that's now a definite to-do on my list. Any thoughts on which restaurants to hit up there?

Nov 06, 2008
AndreaB in Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh this weekend

I am heading to Pittsburgh this weekend and was looking for some recommendations for lunch, dinner and bars/pubs. Any cuisine and price point is fine, just nothing overly dressy or formal. Sorry to be vague; I've never been and was just hoping for a few top picks. Thanks!

Nov 03, 2008
AndreaB in Pennsylvania

Butterfield 8 in Stamford

I'm not sure, actually. I know there's a Butterfield 8 in Manhattan but I'm not sure if they're related.

Aug 06, 2008
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Butterfield 8 in Stamford

On the Stamford Downtown website, it says that Butterfield 8 is coming soon - it looks like it's going into the old Temple Bar. Anyone have more info?

Aug 06, 2008
AndreaB in General Tristate Archive

For all the Stamford foodies:

What's interesting to me is that the Trump Parc website is touting Houlihan's as a "fine dining restaurant"

Jun 03, 2008
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For all the Stamford foodies:

Looks like Barcelona, among others, are confirmed:

http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/ci_94...

Jun 03, 2008
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Done Eating, Not Dining

Is there a way to send this article to every restaurant in the New-York metro area? I am always the last to finish, and I find it to be such an intrusion when waiters take others' plates while I am still eating, not to mention the fact that I feel rushed and self-conscious, like I'm taking too long because I'm overeating Even the "fork-hover" trick isn't foolproof - on several occasions I've had a server ask if I was finished while I was practically mid-bite (at which point I am so put off that I simply let him take it).

May 21, 2008
AndreaB in Features

Pollo alla Valdostana (Chicken with Prosciutto and Fontina Cheese)

nursedeb - I actually adjusted the recipe this way when i made it a couple weeks ago - it turned out great.

May 20, 2008
AndreaB in Recipes

Drunken Watermelon Pops

Can anyone suggest other fruits that may work with this recipe?

http://www.chow.com/recipes/11883

May 13, 2008
AndreaB in Home Cooking

Drunken Watermelon Pops

Anyone have thoughts on other fruits that would work with this recipe?

May 13, 2008
AndreaB in Recipes

Best Brunch in Fairfield County

On a related note, does anyone know if Winfield's at the Hyatt has unlimited mimosas/bloodys (like Restaurant X)?

Apr 23, 2008
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Good waterfront restaurant in Fairfield Cty?

I'm looking for a good waterfront restaurant for Saturday night between Greenwich and Westport. Any cuisine is fine, and price is not an issue. Upscale but not stuffy would be ideal.

Apr 18, 2008
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Good margaritas in Ffd. Cty.

I agree - Vivas has great ones - fresh lime juice, and you can actually taste the tequila. Fonda's, in my experience, have been weak.

Apr 10, 2008
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Good margaritas in Ffd. Cty.

I'm finding a dearth of decent margaritas in the Stamford area - anyone have any suggestions? The type of restaurant/bar doesn't make a difference - holes-in-the-wall are great, as are more upscale places.

Apr 09, 2008
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Zinc Closed?

I agree, to an extent - while these projects are great for the city, how many high-priced condos does Stamford need? Yes, I understand RBS is coming to town, but really - how many people are going to shell out over $1MM for a Highgrove condo?

Mar 18, 2008
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Zinc Closed?

Here's a Stamford Advocate article from last week on the subject:

http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/busin...

Mar 18, 2008
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Sabatiello's in Stamford

Just as an FYI, I stopped and checked out the menu this morning - it looks VERY similar to the old one, although there may be fewer items. Also, does anyone know when that episode of "Kitchen Nightmares" will air? I'd be very curious to check it out.

Mar 18, 2008
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Sabatiello's in Stamford

No kidding? Huh, I had no idea. This is really interesting - the sign that's been out there for a few days (I walk past every day to and from work) states that it's "Celebrity Chef Gordon Ramsey's favorite Italian in Fairfield County"!

Mar 13, 2008
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Lunch in West Nyack

We're heading to West Nyack on Sunday, and I was looking for a good lunch (or possibly brunch) place in the area. Any cuisine is fine, aside from Japanese, and price isn't really an issue. The only constraint is that we don't want anything too "dressy" (i.e. jeans would be fine).

Mar 13, 2008
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Sabatiello's in Stamford

Does anyone know what happened? They had a sign out front that it's under new management, and the new awning they put up today is touting it as "Sabatiello's Italian Steakhouse," with a piano bar. Any insight? Also, I'd love to hear some reviews if anyone's up for being the guinea pig.

Mar 13, 2008
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Columbus Park/Tarantino

Columbus Park is my favorite Italian in Stamford - I've been many times, and it has never disappointed. Can anyone tell me if Tarantino in Westport (same owners) is comparable?

Mar 11, 2008
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Williams Sonoma cooking classes

Has anyone ever been to one? My local store is offering a series of them for $65 each. Is it enjoyable enough to be worth the time (3 hrs.) and money?

Feb 28, 2008
AndreaB in Chains

Sausage maker

I'm interested in purchasing a sausage maker or some sort of meat grinder/sausage filler combo. I do not want anything professional-grade or for very large volumes, just something relatively easy to use (and, perhaps more importantly, easy to clean) and that performs well.

Feb 25, 2008
AndreaB in Cookware

New York Wine Expo

You are correct - I was getting ahead of myself! I've also heard good things about the one in Boston.

Where exactly is the restaurant food show going to be held? That sounds fantastic!

Feb 25, 2008
AndreaB in Wine

New York Wine Expo

At the Javits Center in NYC next weekend. Has anyone been in the past? Is it worth the time/money/trip?

Feb 25, 2008
AndreaB in Wine

Dunn's Loft in Stamford?

Has anyone tried it? It's the relatively new steakhouse above Ocean 211.

Feb 22, 2008
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Heading to Boston this weekend - need recommendations

I'm going to Boston with my boyfriend for two nights. I'm fairly familiar with the city but was hoping for some recommendations for dinners and bars. I'm looking for something semi-upscale but still fun - not stuffy at all. Prices aren't really an issue, so long as they're not out-of-control expensive.

Jan 15, 2008
AndreaB in Greater Boston Area

Dinner with the In-Laws: Stamford, Greenwich, Norwalk, or?

Columbus Park is fantastic. You could also try Bennett's Steak & Fish - a little pricier, but nice, quiet atmosphere and great food.

Aug 26, 2007
AndreaB in General Tristate Archive

Fairfield County Martinis?

Any suggestions on where to find a strawberry-basil martini in Fairfield County?

Aug 25, 2007
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