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Pork Stock

Posted this in the wrong forum! Reposting it here:

I recently bought myself a large pork shoulder and used the skin and bones to make about 4 qt's of pork stock. I immediately though of making a split pea soup, but I've had that a thousand times and wanted to try something different. Anyone have any suggestions for what I could make out of my pork stock?

Mar 30, 2012
doperry in Home Cooking

Graduation in Baltimore. Rec's for restaurant with a view of harbor?

McCormick and Schmicks is a decent (not great) place. It's mainly seafood, but Grandma can get some pretty good steak there too. The problem with trying to find a place with a Harbor view (thats also not seafood restaurant) is that almost all the restaurants with a harbor view are tourist traps and seafood restaurants (that's "Baltimore food" after all).
If you want something a little less formal you could try Little Havana. They've got Cuban inspired food (mainly sandwiches) and a fantastic view of the harbor too. The only drawback to the place is that it can quickly become more bar and less restaurant on the weekends.

ex-DC chowhound returns. to Baltimore.

Canton is one of the nicest neighborhoods in the city (also one of the most expensive) and has a pretty good mix of stuff going on for it. There's your standard pub grub, some decent take out places, Eastern Ave (an easy walk from anywhere in the neighborhood) is a hodgepodge of various Latin American places, we've got one or two fancier places (Jacks Bistro as previously mentioned, Blue Hill Tavern is another). The only draw back to the place is the influx of idiots every Friday and Saturday night that head this way for the bars (of which there is plenty; both people and bars).

If you're looking for easier access to a larger variety of places then I then Mt. Vernon is probably the place to be. Charles St is as close as Baltimore gets to a Restaurant Alley. There's a ton of great ones along that road.

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Blue Hill Tavern
938 S Conkling Street, Baltimore, MD 21087

Place to eat in Hells Kitchen

"Empanada Mama isn't a Mexican restaurant."

Sorry, I should have been less specific and said we have a lot of Latin/South American food here. We've got a gauntlet of Restaurants in my neighborhood (Mexican, Salvadorian, Peruvian, Brazilian, etc) and I eat it quite frequently so I'm searching for something different.

Apr 22, 2011
doperry in Manhattan

where's the street food?

I work off of Security Blvd. There are no street food places besides the aforementioned Pioneer Pit Beef. Get there early though because you can end up waiting for over an hour to get food during the work week.

Place to eat in Hells Kitchen

@michelleats -> I think I can handle that (I live in Baltimore after all).

As for food I like, if I'm going for a fancier meal, I prefer rustic French, but that's usually a bit more then $35/plate (though I'll be honest La Silhouette has caught my eye). Outside of that, I'm not looking for anything in particular. I eat a lot of Mexican cuisine already due to the area of Baltimore I live in so I'd like to avoid that (I'll probably hit Empanada Mama for lunch). Thai and Indian food is also a big favorite of mine. This one will be a bit "out there", but we've got a fantastic Ethiopian restaurant here in Baltimore. A quick search of Yelp shows a couple of them in New York too. Does anyone have a favorite they'd suggest?

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Empanada Mama
763 9th Ave, New York, NY 10019

La Silhouette
362 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019

Apr 21, 2011
doperry in Manhattan

Place to eat in Hells Kitchen

No eye contact is generally the best approach for any city! I figured it was an okay area, but you immediatly think "bad" when you hear "Hell's Kitchen".

Apr 20, 2011
doperry in Manhattan

Place to eat in Hells Kitchen

I was being goofy with the "fancy" Italian. For me (I had an Italian Grandmother) the joy and beauty of Italian cooking is the simplicity of it all. It's really fresh, great tasting, simple foods - something I can make at home and so I'm not a big fan of eating out Italian. I hope this makes sense.

Apr 20, 2011
doperry in Manhattan

Place to eat in Hells Kitchen

Yeah, $25 - $35 for main course only is what I meant. I know I'll sound like a total tourist with this one, but how safe is it to walk around that area at night? Honestly, all I know about the area I learned from Taxi Driver and Bringing out the Dead.

Apr 20, 2011
doperry in Manhattan

quintessential baltimore?

I think we're just going to have to disagree on this one. Chaps is my favorite pit beef place in the city. Where else can you get a half-n-half, pit beef sandwhich, and gravy fries that even comes close?

quintessential baltimore?

If you're shooting for "quintessential" Baltimore pit beef then you have to hit up Chaps. It's a little pit beef shop in the parking lot of a strip club. Best pit beef in the city. If you want a crabcake then (as previously mentioned) Faidleys is a good spot. You could also drive a bit outside the city and hit up G&M's. It's not Baltimore at that point but their crabcakes are killer.

Please help me get out of the Inner Harbor for lunch

There's a place a little off the harbor called Alewife, it's just up Eutaw St across from the Hippodrome. I've not grabbed lunch there yet, but they've got a bar area and they cater to the hippodrome crowd, so you should be able to get something quick. If you're really pressed they've got a fantastic Kobe beef hot dog that comes in a pretzel roll that you could probably get and eat on the way.

Place to eat in Hells Kitchen

Hi everyone,

I'm going to New York this summer for a weekend and I'm looking for a good place to grab dinner. I'm staying in Hells Kitchen (Skyline Hotel on 49th and 10th) but I don't mind traveling for grub. I'm looking to spend around $25 - $35/plate preferably in a restaurant that doesn't require anything fancier then business casual (dress shirt and slacks, etc). I'm not particularly picky when it comes to the type of food. I'm not a big fan of "fancy" italian so I'd like to avoid that, but otherwise I'm open to anything. I appreciate any help you can give.

Apr 20, 2011
doperry in Manhattan