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Feb 23, 2014
Kantarell in Manhattan

Maine Shrimp 2012... Can't wait!

At WF in NYC today they were $5.99/lb, like last year, and pretty much the same size as last year.

I know that Newton is upscale but I wouldn't expect that price differential from Manhattan, hardly known for grocery bargains.

Jan 05, 2012
Kantarell in Greater Boston Area

Help -- moved to Scarsdale

Totally right - and I can't find a likely MetroNorth station on Google Maps. But I did have fabulous sushi across from some station in SW Westchester...just a heads-up that there are enough Japanese professionals living in the area to support not only Japanese after-school programs but good Japanese food. It's out there somewhere...

Maine Shrimp 2012... Can't wait!

Whole Foods has carried them the last few years, though that's in NYC, not Boston. Glad to be forewarned about the limited supply.

Jan 03, 2012
Kantarell in Greater Boston Area

Help -- moved to Scarsdale

Malabar Hill in Elmsford has been recommended for Indian -- they're part of the same group as Dhaba and Chola in Manhattan. A bit upscalish but Dhaba at least is always full of Indian people and it's yummy.

There used to be a good sushi place across from the Ardsley train station (can that be right?). Also one in a strip mall in Hartsdale, but that's gone. Since getting rid of my car I've lost track, but it seems that there are a lot of Japanese ex-pats in the area, so you should be covered there.

Also, unless you abstain from alcohol, I assume you've found Zachy's, the destination wine store.

Trader Joe's Yea/Nay Thread - 1st quarter 2012 [old]

Yay: TJ plain kefir, 72% Belgian dark chocolate (made by Callebaut), Raisin Rosemary crisps (brilliiant with goat cheese as others have mentioned), Blenheim dried apricots, 6-pack of potato chips (SOME of us need help with portion control), everything pretzel crisps, rack of lamb, both frozen and heat-and-serve, nuts, Vienna and Bock beers, some of the wines, and more of the candies than I care to admit to.

Nay: much of the frozen prepared foods I've tried, coffee (canned can never be fresh enough) unannounced disappearance of stuff I like...

Trader Joe's has added a lot to the NYC food scene. When I first discovered the store while visiting in Tucson in the 90s I was blown away by the choice and quality. It's an interesting marketing model. It's not for everyone but the quality tends to be good and the prices better than most stores in the city. And it's funny how much nicer the cashiers in one neighborhood became when a TJs opened up!

Jan 02, 2012
Kantarell in Chains