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Fungi a la pasta, anyone?

I once had this in a restaurant (specifics: benny's in brooklyn ave. m and e18). it was mushrooms and penne in a creamy white wine reduction sauce with wild mushrooms. does anyone have a similar recipe?

Jul 11, 2007
BPfatso in Home Cooking

Where is the Coca Cola?

Is there a fairway around? they're selling it as is pathmark

Apr 01, 2007
BPfatso in Kosher

Phenomenal Kosher Pizza? Does it Exist?

as a fan of anything oozing cheese and tomato sauce, and as someone who has eaten kosher all my life, i got to say that yes, phenomenal pizza exists:
benny's on ave m and east 18th is by far the most mature slice of pizza you'll find out there: thin crispy crust with a mix of cheeses, homemade tomato sauce and fancy shmancy toppings such as portobello mushrooms and ethnic olives. the result is delicious but very different from a standard pizza parlor.
to get the best pizza experience, but not the best pizza (i'm talking hangout atmosphere) amnon's on 13th and 49th is the place to be. alway's happenin' always hoppin' and is consistently decent.
milk and honey on 10th and 50th in boro park: very underrated- really good pizza but not always are they consistent.(had their share of flops) they have fantastic calzones and heimishe foods
pizza time: everyone cared to mention it. i've been there a few times and found that although their pizza is good, it's not the best and they are relatively overpriced.
out of the ny area: in LA- pizza world has the best pizza experience (see amnon's) as well as fantastic pizza and mexican food, which i have yet to see anywhere in new york. for anyone that can make it there, i highly recommend it.

Jan 27, 2007
BPfatso in Kosher

KOSHER SUBWAY

it's funny, cuz the point of chowhound is to review restaurants that aren't franchised (i.e. unique, previously unheard of places that happen to make good food as opposed to cookie cutter entrees). nevertheless, a chain restaurant is a novelty in the american kosher world. what we need now is the opinion of a non-kosher subway frequenter who can give us a comparison

Jan 10, 2007
BPfatso in Kosher

kosher weddings - not outrageously priced or an outrageous amount of food

the trouble is that if it's about a wedding and you're looking for a jewish wedding hall, they come along with the caterer. the cheaper they are, the worse the food. (torah v'yirah used to be an exception but alas they are no longer cheap and their food... well...). i think your best bet is v'yoel moshe in williamsburg: nice simple and affordable

Jan 04, 2007
BPfatso in Kosher

KOSHER SUBWAY

it's completely unnecessary as i cant see how it can be better than subsational (except maybe in terms of bread). nonetheless, it's good that major franchises are looking to go kosher and if anyone can pull it off, i think it might work

Jan 04, 2007
BPfatso in Kosher

Kosher Parmesan Cheese

Fairway definitely has it. as for other stores, i'd say that friedman's on 13th avenue is doing a great job on expanding their cheese section (beyond sliced american cheese) so they probably have it too as would shoprite on ave i and mcdonald.

Dec 25, 2006
BPfatso in Kosher

Falafel Spot, on Ave J, Brooklyn

J and the corner of east 16th, they are an annex off of the "quik-e-mart."

Dec 20, 2006
BPfatso in Kosher

Best Falafel in Brooklyn

what hechsher?

Oct 25, 2006
BPfatso in Kosher

Venison - Retail

fairway.

Oct 25, 2006
BPfatso in Kosher

Kosher Fast Food

fast food isnt supposed to be decent!!! if you want authentic, horrible fast food, kd is the way to go (though i wouldnt call them fast). dougie's express is another option though you have to know what youre ordering, only a limited number of their foods are actually good. sub express on thirteenth is very decent and equally expensive, Chap-a-nosh: great pigout place. subsational: superslow except if you call in and pick up. then that's probably the way to go.

Oct 25, 2006
BPfatso in Kosher

Best Falafel in Brooklyn

tov taam on avenue p bet. 5 & ocean pkwy has the crispiest, spiciest (and oiliest) falafel balls, which is why they're awesome. speaking of falafel, i noticed that they annexed off the quik-e-mart on j and e16 and put up a huge sign "FALAFEL STOP" coming soon. anyone know what that is? will it be kosher?

Oct 19, 2006
BPfatso in Kosher

Best Kosher Supermarket in Brooklyn, NY?

rosners in boro park (fourteenth ave corner 45th street) is probably the cheapest. they also opened a new location on ave f and mcdonald which is probably less packed and bigger. for aesthetically pleasing, i found hatzluche supermarket in williamsburg to be nice, clean and airy. shoprite on ave I and mcdonald has a tremendous kosher selection as does fairway in red hook. friedmans is probably the all around best in boropark, dont know much about the flatbush supermarkets, an fairway is probably the all around best in brooklyn, at least for kosher and probably for nonkosher too

Sep 27, 2006
BPfatso in Kosher

New fruit for Rosh Hashonnah

if you havent had lychees yet this year, that's an excellent choice. you'll find them in chinese type stores everywhere and likely in "3 guys from brooklyn" on fort hamilton and 65th street. if you live in brooklyn, monsey, lakewood or other heavily populated jewish areas, every fruit store will have some sort of exotic fruit. you might get lucky at "the orchard"- a high end fruit store on coney island ave. theyre likely to have something worth your while. the most interesting thing i've tried on rosh hashana is a fruit shaped like a banana that has a patchy skin which pops off one piece at a time. if you can find it (and name it), this fruit is worth your while. also, fairway advertised that they're bringing in exotic fruits, check their website to see which ones theyre selling.

Sep 20, 2006
BPfatso in General Topics

King David's Garden on Avenue J

I think it's probably a fruit store, that's what was in the original location.

Aug 27, 2006
BPfatso in Kosher

Kosher frozen gnocchi?

does anyone know if there is kosher frozen gnocchi that is ready for boiling?
also, while we're on the topic, which restaurant do you think sells the best gnocchi? i've tried cafe k and it's very good, i'm wondering if it can get any better.

Aug 02, 2006
BPfatso in Kosher

Kosher All You Can eat

china glatt and bertolini's have buffets i think on tuesday and wednesday afternoons. and here's a definite as well as a must go: orchidea has a lunch buffet every day for 15 dollars

Jul 17, 2006
BPfatso in Kosher

Kosher Restaurants/ Stores in Boro Park

Deli is a tough one, probably schicks although many people might argue against that (cuz meisners is a close second). schicks is on 12th ave bet 49 and 50. Challah: best heimishe challah by far is shloime's on new utrecht bet 50 and 51. they're in the neighborhood of schicks which is convenient, and they also have very decent bakery goods (cookies, RUGALACH!!! and most notably, their citrus cakes are very nice for a simcha). but for fancy cookies the winner is definitely podrigal's bakery, 13th ave and corner 56th street. they have very pretty miniatures and their stuff is delicious. between shloime's and podrigal's rugalach, podrigal wins but only cuz of their flaky dough. for milchige catering, try milk and honey on tenth avenue bet 50 and 51. they're very good but i dont have the authority to say they're the best (havent tried enough dairy places). gl!

Jul 17, 2006
BPfatso in Kosher

pareve baking chocolate

Alprose can be found in any kosher supermarket and is clearly labelled parve. shufra's is also pretty decent, paskesz is more junky. can't say that i've tried liebers, alprose is a definite winner.

Jun 29, 2006
BPfatso in Kosher