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Fancy Food Show-next week

I last time I went there were several tequila tastings available.

Jun 25, 2014
was_bk in Manhattan

Fancy Food Show-next week

Stuffed is putting it mildly!

Just an FYI, be forewarned that the extent of your fullness won't really hit you until you leave & walk outside into what is usually, extremely hot & humid weather. Every year like clockwork, the FF shows falls on days that are scorchers.

No joke, grazing for miles is all well & good in an air conditioned space but your stomach will not be happy once you leave and especially if your next stop is a crowded bus or subway.

Jun 25, 2014
was_bk in Manhattan

First Ave Pierogi Deli - Soon to be a Manhattan Memory

I froze a cheese blintz last week and cooked it up yesterday. While not as good as fresh and certainly, not indicitive of a longer deep freeze, the blintz held up better than I would have imagined.

While I used to stick to the blintzes, In an effort to stave off total withdrawal, I also bought some pierogi, both fresh and the ones they sell frozen. I'm curious if I'll notice any difference between the two.

Jun 25, 2014
was_bk in Manhattan

First Ave Pierogi Deli - Soon to be a Manhattan Memory

What options remain as a source of fresh blintzes to prepare at home?

Years ago, I once purchased cold blintzes to go at an EV Polish/Ukranian restaurant but can't recall which one. Even if I could recall its name, odds are that place is long gone too.

I will be very sad come early July, that this neighborhood shop will be history. That said, I was pleasantly shocked when the shop actually reopened after sporting a sign that it was "closed for construction" a few years ago.

I wish the owners a very happy retirement but doubt my blintz withdrawal will be easily remedied.

Jun 20, 2014
was_bk in Manhattan

Where do you buy ground coffee in Manhattan to brew at home?

Monsoon Malabar is my favorite bean (as noted in an earlier post) so I appreciate the heads up about Porto Rico!

While I still enjoy the MM as well as the house blend from Raging Sage, having a backup is always a good thing.

Jun 15, 2014
was_bk in Manhattan

Where can I get zeppoles?

You may be thinking of Led Zeppole, located a few storefronts east of Artichoke. A few years ago, Led Zeppole was replaced by Chubby Mary (Italian hero shop) that may have also served zeppoles.

However, Chubby Mary recently closed.

May 15, 2014
was_bk in Manhattan

Tim Tams and other Australian foods in NY?

Holy Land Market on St. Marks (btwn 1st & A) carries Tim Tams.

I know that the movie theatre (Sunshine?) on Houston did sell Tim Tams but I can't confirm that they still do..

Finally, there is an online Australian food site located in Arkansas that ships To NYC.

Apr 30, 2014
was_bk in Manhattan

Black Hound Closing

The most memorable & beautiful birthday cake I ever received was made by Black Hound.

The top was decorated with fresh flowers. That was back when the shop was located on First Ave. & sadly they stopped offering those years ago.

I always enjoyed the variety of small cakes, especially their carrot, which was spicier than the typically bland offerings of other bakeries. BH also offers a tasty selection of savories

I do hope they reopen elsewhere. While I don't eat desserts much these days, I appreciate the niche they fill.

Mar 08, 2014
was_bk in Manhattan

Where do you buy ground coffee in Manhattan to brew at home?

Blue Bottle in Brooklyn emphatically refused to grind beans on principle, despite my reasoned request.

fwiw, if you like a rich/bold coffee order up some Monsoon Malabar from Raging a Sage Coffee Roasters (Tucson, AZ) and yes they do grind beans upon request.

Mar 03, 2014
was_bk in Manhattan

Trying to recall name of barbecue place where you buy "shares" to use later

Yes. There are periodic opportunities to pre-order brisket. Best bet is to get on the email list & watch for an announcement.

That said, buying too much brisket may impede your ability to enjoy the pork ribs or other meats & sides offered.

Dec 25, 2013
was_bk in Manhattan

Trying to recall name of barbecue place where you buy "shares" to use later

Delaney BBQ aka BrisketTown


btw, the restaurant is in Brooklyn though they sometimes run additional stand/pop-up outlets in Manhattan Also, prepurchased shares are not required but do provide some benefits.

Also, if you're visiting on your birthday, sign up on their website for some free meat. Enjoy!

Dec 24, 2013
was_bk in Manhattan

Discontinued at Trader Joe's (started 6/19/2011) [old]

Organic Valencia Crunchy Peanut Butter is history.

After reading all the raves on Chowhound I finally tried it & really liked it much better than Smuckers or the other brands I've tried here in NYC.

If anyone has any info on this product or something similar, I'd appreciate it.

fwiw, I don't really care that it was organic, it just tasted better than TJ's regular crunchy.

Sep 12, 2011
was_bk in Chains

Where to buy Beurre Bordier?

I've brought butter back to the US from France & London (btw, Bordier can be found at Fortnum & Mason) several times.

All I've ever done is put it in a ziplock bag (two if I have an extra) and it travels just fine.

Having transported it in both checked bags & carryon, if possible, I prefer to place the butter in a checked bag as the butter remains more stationary & therefore retains its shape better.

When in a carryon, the other items in the bag tend to shift & jostle causing the butter to get a bit misshapen, perfectly edible but a little less attractive.

fwiw, I always declare the butter and have never had an issue with US Customs.

Aug 28, 2011
was_bk in France

Best Butter- European or American ? [Moved from The Best board]

Lurpak is my favorite widely available butter.

On a recent trip to London, I was thrilled to find Bordier butter in the food dept at Fortnum & Mason. I brought a few bars back home to NYC and have yet to decide whether I prefer it to Pascal Bellavaire's butter.

Jul 12, 2011
was_bk in General Topics

Bakery for Philadelphia Butter Cake? (moved from PA board)

Can anyone recommend a great place @ 18th & Callowhill for butter cake?

After going without for over 25 years I recently visited my old neighborhood bakery butter cake source (Danish Bakers in Rockledge) & am now craving more.

Next trip, I'll only be in Center City and was hoping to pick up a worthy substitute.


Jul 12, 2011
was_bk in Philadelphia

Anchor butter

Have there been any recent sightings of Anchor butter?

Zabar's has been out for a few months now.

Mar 17, 2011
was_bk in Manhattan

Best Butter- European or American ? [Moved from The Best board]

Bumping this thread in hopes that someone knows ANYWHERE in the US where Le Beurre Bordier can be bought?

That's no. 1 on my butter wish list.

fwiw, I know Echire also from France has many fans and I've noticed it has become more widely available in the US. In NYC, I've seen it at Food Emporium as well as Dean & DeLuca.

At the recent Fancy Food Show I tasted what is a butter is from Belgium (made w/sea salt from Normandy) that was AMAZING.

Sadly, its name escapes me but if anyone has a clue what it might be , please let me know.

Sep 30, 2010
was_bk in General Topics

ISO a GREAT White Pizza topped with

ok so another summer is almost about to come to an end and STILL I've yet to find my white pie w.fresh tomato sklices, spinach & garlic.

Here's hoping an overdue thread bump will result in some new thoughts or suggestions.

Aug 29, 2010
was_bk in Manhattan

Is there such a thing as "beef bacon"?

I realize this is an old post but thought I'd add a recent mail order link to some Beef Fry


I know this brand name, but don't think that's what we had growing up in Philly. Most likely, we used Hebrew National.

IMO, while beef fry may have looked similar and served the same purpose, it never quite achieved the crispiness that makes bacon..well bacon.

For recreating, treif like breakfast meats, I always thought that fried thick cut kosher beef salami (from a chub) was closer to kielbasa than beef fry ever was to bacon.

Apr 25, 2010
was_bk in General Topics

Tim-Tams in NY?

Holy Land Market at 122 St. Marks Place (btwn 1st & Ave A - south side of street) is the most reliable source of Tim Tams that I've found in NYC.

Dec 18, 2009
was_bk in Manhattan

Where to Buy Marinara Sauce in Little Italy (Manhattan)

I'm a fan of Piemonte's bolognese sauce.

fyi, it is a bit on the sweeter side buth that's how i like it.

Aug 31, 2009
was_bk in Manhattan

Where to find good root beer?

shake shack serves abita root beer

Jun 18, 2009
was_bk in Manhattan

Delicious Flatiron takeout soup?

3rd this!

imo, Cafe Medina blows 5th Ave Epicure away

Mar 28, 2009
was_bk in Manhattan

Does Redhead offer takeout?

If they were open in the morning/now I would have ;O)

I was hoping someone here might know so I could plan accordingly

Feb 27, 2009
was_bk in Manhattan

Does Redhead offer takeout?

Their website is silent on the topic.

I emailed the restaurant but am afraid they won't see it/be able to reply until after I need the answer.


Feb 27, 2009
was_bk in Manhattan

Sufganiyot (Israeli Jelly Donuts for Chanukah) in NYC

Pretty sure they can be had at the Holy Land Market on St. Mark's (btwn 1st Ave & Ave. A - south side of street, closer to A) but I'd call first to ensure they haven't sold out.

Dec 17, 2008
was_bk in Manhattan

Are 8 oz. Dr Pepper


Hmmm......I just checked that D'ag's online store and only saw Coke in 8 oz cans.

Maybe I'll go up there but was wondering if you can recall where else you might've seen any Dr Pepper?

Nov 02, 2008
was_bk in Manhattan

Are 8 oz. Dr Pepper

cans or bottles available for sale anywhere in NYC or maybe even NJ or So CT?

I know there are online stores that ship soda (including Dublin Dr Pepper) but I'd rather save on that added expense if possible.


Nov 01, 2008
was_bk in Manhattan

Arnott's Mint Slice Cookie

Perhaps the places that carry Tim Tams also stock Mint Slice?

The ones I'm aware of (though you should call to ensure its in stock) are:

Tuck's - there are 2 locations but the EV spot on 1st Street off of 1st Ave seems to stock a larger selection of Arnott's.

Holyland Market - 122 St. Marks Place 212-477-4440 They are usually the most consistent source

Landmark Sunshine Movie Theatre on Houston at the snack counter

and of course there's always the mail order option such as http://tinyurl.com/3lb23y

good luck and hth

Sep 24, 2008
was_bk in Manhattan

Where to find good root beer?

IBC is one of my favorite root beers.

Surprisingly enough I saw IBC for sale at the KMart in Astor Place.

Also, the Shake Shake sells Abita and while they only serve it in cups, maybe they'll be kind enough to sell ya some bottles.

good luck

Jul 23, 2008
was_bk in Manhattan