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bagel recs

I have been going there since 1972 and now I visit there outpost on Glades Road in Boca!

about 1 hour ago
PHREDDY in Outer Boroughs

Best Ecuadorian cuisine in NYC

Second Puntillia,
Barsola, 37th % 93rd
Panorama, Astoria Blvd,& 88th street
Food trucks , carts are really hit or miss...

about 1 hour ago
PHREDDY in Outer Boroughs

Long Gone But Not Forgotten! Outer Borough Memories

What year?...I graduated Queens College in 1975...so interpolate back..
Utopia bagels? Pastrami King in Kew gardens?
Lums in Flushing?...Saravan Diner?
I was hanging out in Queens in 1971...and you?

Sep 13, 2014
PHREDDY in Outer Boroughs
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STUFFED VEGETABLES! Home Cooking Dish of the Month (September 2014)

They left 5 lbs heavier!!!! LOL..and a bit tipsy!

Long Gone But Not Forgotten! Outer Borough Memories

I then hope not Queens College?

Sep 13, 2014
PHREDDY in Outer Boroughs

Long Gone But Not Forgotten! Outer Borough Memories

Didn't know you were a Queens girl!

Sep 12, 2014
PHREDDY in Outer Boroughs

STUFFED VEGETABLES! Home Cooking Dish of the Month (September 2014)

The nibbles were for Happy Hour at 4:30! Dinner was pot roast,red beans, brown rice, a salad of beets, carrots and corn with a lime and red onion marmalade.
But the nibbles were great!

Sep 12, 2014
PHREDDY in Home Cooking

STUFFED VEGETABLES! Home Cooking Dish of the Month (September 2014)

Actually the only tweaks were the bacon fat, the parmesan, and the elimination of some salt..beyond that I used 1/2 white mushrooms and 1/2 baby bella (small portabella mushrooms)
You inspiration for the bacon really put it over the top.
I actually made 40 mushrooms for 8 people, along with a crockpot of Swedish meatballs, about 24 pieces, and a plate of some toasted baguette with a garlic rub for the "Happy Hour"...everything was consumed and they the had diner!!!!(and finished 2 - 1 1/2 litre bottles of white and one of a Malbec, red wine!)
Thanks again !

Should a chain comp an item (or offer some other compensation) if an entree is prepared wrong?

Thanks! That is how I operate my plumbing business. If a return trip does happen, for work that we did that failed , we always say we are sorry for the inconvenience.

Sep 12, 2014
PHREDDY in Chains

STUFFED VEGETABLES! Home Cooking Dish of the Month (September 2014)

The food processor was used to grind up the stems, onions and garlic. A little Parmesean cheese was sprinkled in , about 1/4 cup, and about a cup of seasoned bread crumbs. To help bind the mixture I normally use some evoo, but since I cooked off about 5 slices of bacon, I used the bacon fat and eliminated the salt....I did not separately uses S&P in the mushrooms themselves.....all who came enjoyed!

Sep 12, 2014
PHREDDY in Home Cooking
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STUFFED VEGETABLES! Home Cooking Dish of the Month (September 2014)

Here they are in the oven!

STUFFED VEGETABLES! Home Cooking Dish of the Month (September 2014)

Makin'em tonight for happy hour for guests....I generally make them the same way, but never with the bacon...I am goin' to bacon'em up ....will let you know...

Should a chain comp an item (or offer some other compensation) if an entree is prepared wrong?

Agree with you refined point. In some cases they are responsible and as the OP says ...."if an entrée is prepared wrong"...so we are not only talking about temperature of a hamburger. Someone should be checking the order as it goes out to the tables.
Thus, something should be done, and in their case they did get an apology, which should suffice.

Sep 11, 2014
PHREDDY in Chains

Should a chain comp an item (or offer some other compensation) if an entree is prepared wrong?

We do live in a free market society...
Do you remember Ronald Regan?...He said to all the air traffic controllers, members of "Patco"...you are fired, if you do not return to work...and they were...

If a restaurant consistently fails and does not include that cost in their "free market" formula...guess what?...they are out of business!

Sep 10, 2014
PHREDDY in Chains

Should a chain comp an item (or offer some other compensation) if an entree is prepared wrong?

....and everyone else at the table was just about finished with their meal, or it was cold out of respect of waiting until all at this table were properly served at the table

Sep 10, 2014
PHREDDY in Chains

Should a chain comp an item (or offer some other compensation) if an entree is prepared wrong?

Shouldn't your tip reflect it?
After all does the server have any culpability?
Sounds more like the server did not check the order after they were given the food for their customer...

Sep 10, 2014
PHREDDY in Chains

Cooking for one with limited left overs

It is called "Cooking for Two"..
BTW, the cooking is not hard , it is the purchasing for fresh ingredients. I actually will pay more to buy less, so that I do not end up with a freezer full of things that need to be used in a scientific experiment.
If there is something I want to make new most recipes are for 4 to 6 portions. I too do not care for eating left overs or repurposing chicken for three days in a row. It is not easy, but I do have a plan when I shop. I am fortunate to have a butcher shop and a fish monger nearby where I can buy smaller amounts.

One of my favorite things to buy is Top sirloin sliced thin and then rolled up with some chopped shrimp, bread crumbs and cilantro, grilled in a small pan w/evoo) and then into the oven to be finished with some white wine and butter. I will bake one sweet potato to serve with it...I but 1/2 lb. of meat. Fine for two or for one with a large appetite, and some for the dog.

Sep 10, 2014
PHREDDY in Home Cooking

Long Gone But Not Forgotten! Outer Borough Memories

Additionally in that shopping center, Bell Appetizing, and the Bay Terrace Kosher Deli.

Sep 09, 2014
PHREDDY in Outer Boroughs

$100 for All You Can Eat During 7 Weeks at Olive Garden

Not even for free, unless I could buy the pass and donate it at a charity auction!
Insofar as the sales tax required to pay, it is only on the $100 cost, as OG is effectively saying the cost of this meal(s) is only $100 ...the gratuity is another question for another discussion...

Sep 09, 2014
PHREDDY in Chains

What's Best for Cutting Pizza?

If you look a little further on your link, they have plenty of wheeled cutters, from a few bucks to about $15, some with nice ergonomic handles and some with replaceable blades too. Good resource..

Sep 09, 2014
PHREDDY in Cookware

What's Best for Cutting Pizza?

If you can find a commercial kitchen supply, I usually buy 2 at a time. They are no more than 10 bucks each. When the dull out then into the garbage.

I do use them for than just pizza. any kind of baking of course, but I use it when cutting strip of chicken or beef for a stir fry.

Sep 04, 2014
PHREDDY in Cookware

STUFFED VEGETABLES! Home Cooking Dish of the Month (September 2014)

Have a ton of Roma tomatoes from the garden...Thinking about some Quinoa, yellow onion and diced baby portabella mushrooms in the scooped out tomato and then baked with an ad hoc sauce of the tomato inards, evoo, garlic, basil, S&P..some feta to top them off when baking.
I think tomorrow...too busy at work right now..

Is a hot dog a sandwich?

And Jacques Pepin was their executive chef!

Sep 03, 2014
PHREDDY in General Topics

PRISON CUSINE ... What is a typical menu?

In God's light I guess he should have requested the Kosher cuisine!

Sep 03, 2014
PHREDDY in General Topics

Is a hot dog a sandwich?

So then the question here is ...What is a "Frankfort"...A sandwich?

Sep 03, 2014
PHREDDY in General Topics

Is Russ & Daughters Cafe everything l hoped it would be? Yes.

When I was a kid in the 1950's it was cheap and plentiful. It was still reasonably here in NYC until the 1980's...

Sep 03, 2014
PHREDDY in Manhattan

Is a hot dog a sandwich?

Does anybody remember what it was called at Howard Johnsons?

A "Frankfort"

Sep 03, 2014
PHREDDY in General Topics

What's for Dinner #323 - The Labor Day Edition! [through Sept 3, 2014]

John,
What ever you do don't tell anyone about how good the flatrib meat is. Before you know it the demand will be up and so will the price...What is the cost over there?

Aug 31, 2014
PHREDDY in Home Cooking

Your Cost For Ingredients To Make The Day's Dinner?

I kinda agree with both of you and Foodie..We are three adults and we average $15 to $20 per meal..that is average for the month. We also tend to make a little extra sometimes as one of us will take lunch about 2 or 3 times a week from the leftovers.
My example above was an actual meal, on a special night, perhaps once a month. We also eat out 4 to 6 times a month, thus not included in the average.

We eat very well, and shop at four or five different venues to keep our budget in balance, but as noted CherylPTW a noodle dish with a cost of 2.29 is almost impossible for us. The cost of a can of condensed cream of chicken soup is about $1.59 (generic)the 16 oz of frozen peas is $2.49, (not a 10oz box,) a full pound, noodles $1.29... (so assume $.65 on sale) $.65 for noodles +$1.59 for the soup + $2.49 for the peas =$4.73 for the dish. Our cost for the dish would be a lot more than her's $3.49. about 30% higher plus we almost never see chicken @$.59 / lb even on sale...more like $.99 / lb.

Aug 29, 2014
PHREDDY in General Topics

Is a hot dog a sandwich?

You got it! and it is a sandwich! but then again if you were to put some mustard and sauerkraut on it some purist still might not call it a sandwich!

Aug 27, 2014
PHREDDY in General Topics