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visiting finger lakes, end Sept 2013, restaurant suggestions please

If you are at all into the outdoors, don't miss the hike through Watkins Glen (not the racetrack!). Amazing scenery and you'll work up an appetite. Try Moosewood in Ithaca for truly original vegetarian cooking that even omnivores like.

Sep 06, 2013
mommydoh in New York State (exc. NYC)

Re supermarkets not being candid about what foods have been frzen

You can thank your friendly federal government, which approves "chilling" to 26 degrees and says that is not frozen! Most chicken in markets comes from an outside vendor pre-packaged. Even the natural and organic ones "chill" the product and most butchers don't kill the chickens. They just buy bulk boxes of chicken and put it out for sale. If you live in a fairly large metropolitan area, look for a kosher or halal butcher for truly fresh meat.

Sep 06, 2013
mommydoh in General Topics
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Decent pickles in the US? None of that hyper-dilled or crazy sweet stuff, please.

Nathan's makes some really good pickles. Their half sours are as close to my Mom's sun picles as any I've had. It's their horseradish slices that are addictive. Sweet slices with a horseradish kick. I think they're distributed nation wide. Look in the refrigerated deli cases.

Aug 16, 2012
mommydoh in General Topics

heading to Detroit

Thank you all. We ended up at Steve & Rocky's. Nice ambiance, top notch service (thank you, Michael), and fresh, delicious food. Who knew oysters would be this good in Detroit! Very reasonably priced for food this good and this interesting. We will return.

Apr 18, 2012
mommydoh in Great Lakes

heading to Detroit

Anyone had the spring menu at forest grill? I checked the reviews and got excited about the duck and the bread pudding, 2 of my favorite foods! The reviews are almost uniformly positive,too. So I look at the new menu and the pudding is gone and the duck is now that old chestnut "duck a l'orange" with duck confit and fennel confit and carrot batons. "confit" does not say "spring" to me. It says french farmhouse comfort food. Someone tell me I'm reading it wrong and it's really fabulous! If we're going to spend that kind of money, I need confirmation that the breast is pink and the skin is crispy! Also, no mention of a prix fixe menu, as some of the reviewers indicateded. Is that gone too?

Apr 11, 2012
mommydoh in Great Lakes

heading to Detroit

Thank you all! Checked out all the restaurants' web sites for menu, etc. Will come back with choice and thoughts next week. You chowhounds are the best!

Apr 11, 2012
mommydoh in Great Lakes

heading to Detroit

Must be in Detroit area (Novi) for our thirtieth anniversary. Any thoughts on a nice, not ridiculously pricey, place to have dinner on a Tuesday night? Don't want to drive too far (not downtown). Husband is not into Asian cuisine of any kind. Thanks for any help!

Apr 10, 2012
mommydoh in Great Lakes

Akron/Cleveland trip report

I think vegiterranean has folded.

Apr 10, 2012
mommydoh in Great Lakes