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New Nigella Lawson show on TLC

It is - but hopefully, people in the states will ask for it and it might find it's way here (fingers crossed)

Most delicious seafood restaurant?

GW Fins has great seafood http://www.gwfins.com/nola/

Jul 31, 2011
Gastro Travels in New Orleans

Dinner for Six Girls in Uptown

Boucherie is what I'd consider casual gourmet - great service and creative dishes. Seemed pretty popular with the younger crowd when I was there.

http://www.boucherie-nola.com/

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Boucherie
8115 Jeannette St, New Orleans, LA 70118

Jul 31, 2011
Gastro Travels in New Orleans

New Nigella Lawson show on TLC

Nigella Lawson returns to TLC with NIGELLA KITCHEN, a new series simmering over with fast, feel-good food for every occasion. NIGELLA KITCHEN is not just for people who love to cook but for everyone to experience a new level of eating and cooking. NIGELLA KITCHEN will air every night at 10 p.m. in August.

http://www.dishtracking.com/blog/2011...

Travel Channel greenlights production for “The Layover” hosted by Anthony Bourdain

Travel Channel has greenlit production for “The Layover,” a new original travel series hosted by Anthony Bourdain, the host of the Network’s Emmy award-winning travel series “Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations”. Travel Channel has partnered with Zero Point Zero to produce this ten episode, one-hour weekly series. Chris Collins, Lydia Tenaglia and Anthony Bourdain will serve as executive producers for Zero Point Zero, and Stone Roberts will serve as the executive producer for the Travel Channel. This marks the second original series the award-winning production company will produce for the Network. It produced Travel Channel’s seventh season of ‘No Reservations’, which recently earned four 2011 Emmy nominations. “The Layover” is slated to premiere in fourth quarter 2011.

http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news/20...

Haitian food in New Jersey

Saveur Creole in Montclair is delicious and I believe the owner is from Haiti.

http://saveurcreolerestaurant.com/
From their site:
Our Restaurant Menu is comprised not only of a delectable and traditional Haitian Creole delights, but also it celebrates Cajun Creole, Spanish Creole, Dutch and Portuguese Creole. Make sure to tell us your spice level. Bon Bini!

Jul 31, 2011
Gastro Travels in New Jersey

Fernandez is open

Perfect! I've been meaning to go :)

Jul 31, 2011
Gastro Travels in New Jersey

Prune Brunch: Always good and comforting

I hear such great things about Prune but every time I think of trying the place, I look at their menu and wonder why it's so popular - so far haven't seen anything I would like to eat there but I'll continue to keep an open mind...

Jul 31, 2011
Gastro Travels in Manhattan

My Friends Are All Give and No Take

I have friends that are compulsive hosts and have cat hair covering everything - I once had to wash pet hair off the hot sause bottle! I have OCD so this is worse for me than the average person BUT not having to clean up after dinner is a major plus especially since my dishwasher doesn't work so I'm torn!

Jun 23, 2011
Gastro Travels in Features

Need Blog Name

I see some liked campusfoodie.com - it's now gone :(

what is the most useless gadget in your kitchen

my most useless was the oxo goodgrips Rolling Herb Mincer http://amzn.to/1jpOtjO - the plastic cover was permanently attached so you couldn't clean behind it - I threw it out.

now I think the most useless is a garlic peeler I have - I just smash my cloves to get the skin off.

May 12, 2011
Gastro Travels in Cookware

Hell's Kitchen International Food Festival This Weekend

http://www.hellskitchen.bz/informatio...

Who's going??? I'll be there noshing away - faves from last year were the dosas and Greek pastries from Poseidon Bakery. If you've been before, what recs can you offer that I should not miss?

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Poseidon Bakery
629 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036

May 12, 2011
Gastro Travels in Manhattan

Qba Cuban Kitchen / Montclair

Went in to try their cuban sandwich - it was tiny and expensive. Three bites worth of food and I was left starving. Would not recommend :(

May 12, 2011
Gastro Travels in New Jersey

Indian in Montclair

Aroma has seriously gone downhill since their move to Montclair. They've dumbed down the flavors and nothing tastes like what it use to. They tend to focus more on their catering business than the restaurant. I'm holding out hope for Brick Lane which is suppose to open soon.

May 12, 2011
Gastro Travels in New Jersey

Pho (Vietnamese noodles) in New Jersey?

Huong Viet in Nutley http://www.yelp.com/biz/huong-viet-nu... is much better - they also have a version of pho with chargrilled pork that is to die for! Yes, the service can be a little slow depending on who's working and the given night - but their food is really good and I like the atmosphere better than the place on Belleville Ave.

http://www.baristanet.com/2010/03/thi...

May 12, 2011
Gastro Travels in New Jersey

Best Food Blogs?

cakewrecks is insanely hilarious but not technically a food blog I think

http://www.offalgood.com/chris-blog by Chris Cosentino is very interesting

http://www.youtube.com/user/BitchinKi... is Bitchin Kitchen's youtube channel which has many great videos - they don't have a blog :(

Need Blog Name

I have a little experince in running a foodie blog ;) and suggest you keep the name short, simple and catchy. collegefoodie.com is taken but campusfoodie is avail and is broad enough so that you can include campus area eatery/bar reviews and maybe even a behind the scenes at the cafeteria or student foodie cookoff to benefit a charity/school organization. And don't forget to link to all appropriate social media platforms.

good luck and feel free to send me a message if you need any advice!

The Big Cheese, new on The Cooking Channel

still haven't caught this show - considering all the comments, I will def try to dvr it next time it airs so I can see for myself!!! I hope it doesn't turn out to be similar to the Urban Grocer - great concept...God awful annoying host.

Le Creuset stores: May sale 20%, 25%, 30% off

pooh :( no stores near me, wish they had an online discount!

May 06, 2011
Gastro Travels in Cookware

I Can't Believe I'm Posting About A Commercial, But...

love the snickers commercial with the sharks - Steve was delicious!!

http://youtu.be/6e0Gsn4khss

Sake

has anyone tried sushi lounge - they have a few locations http://www.sushilounge.com/

May 05, 2011
Gastro Travels in New Jersey

Breville mixer

no experience with the breville - but you can't go wrong with KA, I have one with tons of attachements and it's awesome plus they come in some great colors!

May 05, 2011
Gastro Travels in Cookware

Le Creuset stores: May sale 20%, 25%, 30% off

tempting...very tempting :)

May 05, 2011
Gastro Travels in Cookware

First Cinco de Mayo in NYC. Where should we go?

how about Dos Caminos, there's one in midtown and in soho, also the general area around NYU would be good too.

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Dos Caminos
475 West Broadway, New York, NY 10012

Dos Caminos
825 3rd Avenue, New York, NY 10022

May 05, 2011
Gastro Travels in Manhattan

Husband in NOLA...what ingredients/foods should I have him bring back for me?

olive salad is VERY easy to make at home, it's just spanish olives, pepperoncini and giardiniera chopped up (I don't even add the kalamattas) with evoo and I think lemon juice.

May 05, 2011
Gastro Travels in New Orleans

Husband in NOLA...what ingredients/foods should I have him bring back for me?

I always bring back Louisiana Crawfish Boil (powder not liquid) I like to boil veggies in it. Louisiana BBQ Shrimp seasoning mix, Louisiana Gold Horseradish pepper sauce, community coffee, pepper jelly.

Just don't shop at the French Quarter Market - prices are insane there, find a grocery store instead, Rouses is good.

May 05, 2011
Gastro Travels in New Orleans

Etxebarri review

Thanks Linda! Etxebarri is most definately on my list - a very looong list.

And I know about all the work that goes into a blog, me gots one too!

BTW, do you have a twitter or facebook profile - would love to follow.

May 05, 2011
Gastro Travels in Spain/Portugal

BEST of St. Maarten?

I'd recommend:

L'Auberge Du Gormand - super nummy
Calmos Beach Bar - my #1 fave
Waikiki Orient Beach - awesome for people watching
Le Cottage - solid good food and great service
Sky's the Limit Lolo - very tasty and affordable
Le Ti Coin Creole - so underrated

Would not recommend:
L'Pressoir (too stuffy)
Sunset Cafe (great the first time but only so so the second) OK for dessert and drinks

BTW, not sure if they still do it regularly but Waikiki has their 'dancing girls' come out and dance on the customer's tables - here's a video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFCd2X...

Best place to stay - Grand Case Beach Club (but not if you like to party)

New Food + Travel Show?

She does talk about wine but can't pronounce som·me·lier - she says so·ma·lee·er

New Food + Travel Show?

Great concept - the food in Argentina and all of South America for that matter is super tasty BUT...too bad about the host. Caitlin seems like a nice girl but something about her manner of speaking is soooo annoying I couldn't stand to watch another episode. Hope they turn this into a series but with another host, sorry Caitlin but the others I watch the show with also had the same thoughts :(