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METS/LaGuardia

You sound knowledgeable about the area, maybe you could add some places that you have experienced...no not sarcastic at all...If you look upstream, I did mention to the OP that they themselves checking out all the places on alternate sites...

Aug 25, 2015
PHREDDY in Outer Boroughs

Need idea about finger food... Any review or comment will be of great help...

"Meat balls"..made of either chicken, beef, pork, lamb or turkey.
On a skewer..mozzarella balls, fresh basil and cherry tomatoes, Thai grilled shrimp, or Satay chicken (peanut sauce)
Deviled eggs
Miny blini filled with smoked salmon and crème fraiche.
Deep fried mini red potatoes cut in half and topped with sour cream and bacon bits.

Aug 25, 2015
PHREDDY in General Topics

Phrases You Don't Hear Anymore

all food related...very nice!

Aug 25, 2015
PHREDDY in Not About Food

Phrases You Don't Hear Anymore

At least some are food related

Aug 25, 2015
PHREDDY in Not About Food

METS/LaGuardia

That is all good, since the OP has settled on Astoria area, do you have any suggestions, without a wait for four persons about 8:30PM on a Saturday night in the summer?

Aug 25, 2015
PHREDDY in Outer Boroughs

METS/LaGuardia

The "group" consists of four persons..
And yes I did suggest the OP check out the places an do a little research first..I really don't see any problems here...

Aug 25, 2015
PHREDDY in Outer Boroughs

Favorite discontinued food items

I grew up on Long Island in NY, and used to go to the factory store on Saturday with my dad, and that was some 50 years ago...Yeah, I miss there products as I noted upthread...

Aug 25, 2015
PHREDDY in General Topics

METS/LaGuardia

Another suggestion for a diner is Jackson Hole...on Astoria Blvd,, which is the north side of the Grand Central Parkway about 2 miles from the hotel, Great for their Outrageous burger combinations, especially after you have had a few...if you stay over also great for breakfast.

Aug 25, 2015
PHREDDY in Outer Boroughs

Phrases You Don't Hear Anymore

Not my cup of Tea.
(food related)

Aug 25, 2015
PHREDDY in Not About Food

METS/LaGuardia

Perhaps, but within 4 or 5 blocks in either direction, where thay can park their car and stroll are some great places, such as L'incontro, MP Taverna, Buba's Bistro,
Family Corner Restaurant, Tru Astoria...to name a few.

Aug 25, 2015
PHREDDY in Outer Boroughs

METS/LaGuardia

If you want to you can almost walk to the Buccaneer Diner on 94th street and Astoria Blvd from the hotel...See my other comments...

Aug 25, 2015
PHREDDY in Outer Boroughs

METS/LaGuardia

I live in the area, and I suggest you park with your friends at the hotel and cab it both ways...much easier. That said it is a 5 minute car ride to Ditmars Blvd (their hotel is on Ditmars Blvd.)or Broadway, 31st avenue area near Steinway street, areas in Astoria, with tons of restaurants with sidewalk cafes, and the type of restaurants you are looking for. Check out yelp for suggestions.
Kycalades, one of my favorites, especially fresh whole grilled fish. They don't take reservations though.
If you have any other questions about other places, let me know.

Aug 25, 2015
PHREDDY in Outer Boroughs

Help with husband's birthday dinner menu.

I am only elaborating on the OP's comment above.

Aug 25, 2015
PHREDDY in Home Cooking

Help with husband's birthday dinner menu.

I have a daughter who does not eat red meat or pork, and is not a vegan or vegetarian.

Aug 25, 2015
PHREDDY in Home Cooking

Let's Do Something Different for the Holidays

Having lost my spouse 3 yeas ago, nothing will ever be the same at the holiday table, but change is inevitable and we must move forward for our children and others who need us. So that brings to say, you still want to have the holiday table in your home, and at least this year you should.
If you need a new menu, first ask your family what they can't live without...that is your legacy, secondly I would take some of those dishes that are too heavy, and lighten them up; thirdly ask them for suggestions, and as you have done here.
About how many guests? How much do you want to reduce your budget?
Looking forward to your response.

Aug 25, 2015
PHREDDY in Home Cooking
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Dinner and a movie

TV dinners and watch re-runs of Lassie an Sky King...I did that as a kid in the late 50's

Aug 24, 2015
PHREDDY in General Topics

Help with husband's birthday dinner menu.

Keeping in the theme..roasted: red potatoes, carrots, parsnip, and whole onions (if you make the pot roast braised in the oven,,, you can use the same pot)
More modern perhaps a cauliflower/broccoli soufflé . simple grilled or roasted veggies..
If you have a barbecue you might want to add some Spatchcocked whole grilled chickens, to take care of the rest of the crowd.
Sometimes I make some wings for the not the meat people..

Aug 24, 2015
PHREDDY in Home Cooking

Mouth watering appetizer and light dessert recipes please!

You are getting fried here, just because you asked a question..I don't quite get it, but here are three suggestions of tried and true appys:
Deviled eggs (I can send you 50 versions if you want)
Bacon wrapped Chicken Livers roasted in the oven
Mini Sweet Potato Latkes with crème fraiche.

Light desert
Simple store bought or homemade pound cake, along side serve fresh berries and fresh whipped cream.
A white chocolate tart topped with fresh raspberries..
Almond cookies dipped in milk chocolate

Aug 24, 2015
PHREDDY in Home Cooking

Canned Shrimp - whats your opinion?

Sent you a message on FB.

Aug 24, 2015
PHREDDY in General Topics

Canned Shrimp - whats your opinion?

If you had enough fish...try some good olde Spam...there is much to be said on these boards (of Spam ) lol...take a look...
Another miracle here in the states, is if you can get to Costco...there is one in Harlem...pick up one of their roasted chickens @ $5 it will feed you for at least 4 meals, and it is good... lots of fresh fish in China town markets...
PS...Welcome to the Big Apple...

Aug 24, 2015
PHREDDY in General Topics
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Canned Shrimp - whats your opinion?

I do agree with those who say it is really awful. If I am correct you are in NYC?..So for what it is worth, almost all shrimp sold in markets in the NYC area sell frozen shrimp defrosted. Therefore it would seem you would get much better results buying a frozen package of the size and cleaned or un-cleaned, cooked or uncooked.
We make a lot of Ceviche and I could not imagine using some canned shrimp...

Aug 24, 2015
PHREDDY in General Topics

Restaurant staff self-grooming

It seems that we have strayed here a bit...the OP's point is not about paid sick leave for anyone..but what do you do when you witness unsanitary behavior by persons serving you food.
BTW...I am sure that even in hospitals with liberal sick leave policies, there are persons serving food to patients that scratch, pick, , sick infected themselves, etc. and uses the same gloves that they served the food with as when they removed the trays.

Aug 24, 2015
PHREDDY in Not About Food

Restaurant staff self-grooming

I just others read your story and pleased you shared it here, and know that theses things happen.
It seems to me that you provided all the reasons we all have an obligation to report such incidents to the establishment and possibly to the local authority.
One might want to say video the behavior and post it on social media and /or send it to the establishment it self and "single out that employee for the sake of my own and perhaps other lives...
BTW..How long was that incident with your mother?...and were there at the time specific food handling guidelines in place?

Aug 23, 2015
PHREDDY in Not About Food

Dinner and a movie

I think it was on Broadway more like the early 80's, none the less a great performance by him.

Aug 23, 2015
PHREDDY in General Topics

Dinner and a movie

Mama Mia.. Swedish smorgasbord including smoked fish, herring, mini sausages, Swedish meatballs, lingonberries, crispbread..

Aug 22, 2015
PHREDDY in General Topics

Restaurant staff self-grooming

Cresyd,
Are you aware that most municipalities in the USA have standards that are established for the safe consumption of foods in restaurants and those establishments serving food?..there is strong , definitive evidence that certain diseases can be transmitted by people handling food. Such as one where human fecal matter, body fluids contaminates food..people do get sick.
I would definitely single out that person to management...if you don't would you want to see others get sick, because you did not say anything?

Aug 22, 2015
PHREDDY in Not About Food

Yet another request for lunch ideas (but a little different)

Look at this ,

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/708880

still active thread from 5 years ago

Aug 20, 2015
PHREDDY in Home Cooking
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Yet another request for lunch ideas (but a little different)

+1..
Left over fish or chicken, works well with this, but you can uses just use plain flour tacos. Pack everything separately.
One of my favorites are stuffed red , yellow or green peppers...I stuff them with vegetarian chilly that I usually make a big pot of, top them off with some good cheddar or gruyere, bake them off in the oven. I usually make at least 8 portions (4 large peppers) and freeze them for later consumption. I find these are very good room temperature with a dash of Siriacha on top.

Aug 20, 2015
PHREDDY in Home Cooking
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General Soup Question...

The same would go for say shrimp, a white fish or other shell fish...

Aug 20, 2015
PHREDDY in Home Cooking

Phrases You Don't Hear Anymore

Pretty good...
Or..(phonetically of course) Kishmen Tuchas!
You explain!

Aug 20, 2015
PHREDDY in Not About Food