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Glass or Plastic Jars

I know there is a big thing going on with the BPA scare that could be in plastic jars... I have always considered glass to be associated with a bit higher quality of product, and the fact you can reuse the glass jar for basically an eternity is excellent.

Do you guys prefer products in glass over plastic? Also for what reasons? I usually reuse my glass jars for granola, beans, brown rice, etc...

Jun 07, 2011
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Indian food at Whole Foods: Columbus Circle

Thanks, Simon! Appreciate the response very much... The food that I tried was amazing, and I remember I sampled a bit of a noodle dish, a little bit of rice, a bit of some pale green sauced dish, and some naan... overall it was excellent and I loved all of the flavors so I wanted to try and make it at home. I will look up some recipes for the chana masala and saag paneer you mentioned. Thanks again!

Apr 12, 2011
sabergin in Manhattan

Indian food at Whole Foods: Columbus Circle

On a trip this weekend to NYC, I stopped at whole foods to grab a quick bite and tried a little bit of each of the vegetarian options that were all Indian cuisines. I know that I tried the potato samosa, but other than that I can't remember what the other offerings were. It was the first time i've had indian cuisine and thought it was great, but I can't remember what I had besides the samosa and I want to make some of the stuff I tried at home. If anyone can tell me what the indian cuisine line-up was from Whole foods hot bar over the weekend, that would be amazing.

Thanks

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Whole Foods
10 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10019

Apr 12, 2011
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Candle 79 Dress Code

Is there a dress code for candle 79? or any type of "appropriate" attire required?

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Candle 79
154 East 79th Street, New York, NY 10021

Apr 05, 2011
sabergin in Manhattan

Can't choose between these 4 restaurants!

Awesome suggestion, I think Candle 79 just moved to the top of the list as of right mow... Menu, Atmosphere, and food all look amazing.

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Candle 79
154 East 79th Street, New York, NY 10021

Apr 04, 2011
sabergin in Manhattan

Can't choose between these 4 restaurants!

Hey everyone, My girlfriend and I are going to NYC for 3 days and want to have one memorable night out as far as eating goes. We are both casual and trendy in personality and in dress... I can't decide between Locanda Verda, Maialino, Scarpetta, or Blossom. We are both vegetarians so we most likely will only be getting one course and a couple of cocktails if we were to eat at LV, Maialino, or Scarpetta.

We live in upstate NY, where fine dining is a far cry from our small pizza stops and traditional bar fair. Help a fellow foodie out for some recommendations.

Thanks!

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Scarpetta
355 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10014

Maialino
2 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10010

Apr 04, 2011
sabergin in Manhattan

Young 20's Couple looking for GOOD eats in Manhattan

Actually, the average meal at Scarpetta is around 25 dollars, and very few choices at USC or Maialino are over 25 dollars... I know there are some that are a lot more than that, but as I said we are vegetarians, so that will save us some dollars.

Also, I said give or take 100 dollars, and judging by the math you used it wouldn't be MUCH more than 100 dollars, it would actually by quite a bit less. I wasn't stating all the places we were going to eat pizza, but more or less listing some of the places I heard were good and wanted some feedback on.

I do appreciate your feedback though, and will most likely be doing pizza at Johns on bleeker, and motorino... We will definitely be stopping by the roasting plant, and the doughnut plant. I am sure Scarpetta or Union Square Cafe will be our nice night out stops and other places will be stops along the way.

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Scarpetta
355 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10014

Maialino
2 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10010

Apr 04, 2011
sabergin in Manhattan

Young 20's Couple looking for GOOD eats in Manhattan

Hey everyone! My girlfriend and I are taking a trip to Manhattan to visit some museums for a few days. We are looking for some wonderful places to eat. Everyone's opinion matters, and price is not really an issue. We both like most types of foods, but we are vegetarians and are looking for ONE upscale dinner in the 3 days we are there, and all of our other meals could be small places, food trucks, etc... If people can give some feedback on the places I have looked at so far, that would be great!

For Pizza:
A few places I have heard are amazing are John's on bleeker, Motorino, Luzzo's, Grupo, Capizzi and Artichoke Basille...

Baked goods and sweets:
We both have quite a sweet tooth... so I have been looking as some places such as Bouchon Bakery, Doughnut Plant, Phileo Yogurt, Cafe 2 (I am a big fan of Danny Meyer and this is the only place of his I have eaten, but the Pumpkin Cheesecake and Brownies were to die for), Jacques Torres, and Coffee Plant (for the cookies)

Nice Dinner:
We both enjoy Italian more than any other types of food, but I finally turned my girlfriend onto Mexican a year or so ago but I cannot seem to find any REALLY good mexican joints just by searching. A few places I have considered is Mialino, Scarpetta, Union Square Cafe, and Craft... After drinks and tip we would like to spend somewhere around 100 dollars, give or take.

Some suggestions would be great, as being a serious foodie it is so hard to pick from so many amazing places. Don't hesitate to give us choices in Brooklyn, as I would be willing to travel any distance for something amazing.

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Bouchon Bakery
10 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10019

Luzzo's
211 1st Ave, New York, NY 10003

Scarpetta
355 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10014

Cafe 2
9 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019

Motorino
349 E 12th St, New York, NY 10003

Doughnut Plant
220 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011

Apr 04, 2011
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