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Store bought crust for Steak & Stilton pie?

Tried the Dufour and it was excellent. Thanks again for the reco.

Sep 15, 2014
EaterBen in General Topics

Store bought crust for Steak & Stilton pie?

Hi All,

Does anyone have a preferred store-bought pie crust? No matter how hard I try, I always screw it up so I'm taking the easy way out this time.

Thanks!

Sep 03, 2014
EaterBen in General Topics

Etxebarri - location

Thanks for the responses.

It seems that we are going for lunch (dinner is only served on Saturdays, interestingly), so I guess that we can just explore and then head back to Bilbao.

Aug 22, 2014
EaterBen in Spain/Portugal

Etxebarri - location

Hi All,

My wife and I will be checking out Etxebarri in October and were thinking of staying nearby so we didn't have to worry about driving after dinner. Wondering if there are any other local spots to try for breakfast or lunch in the surrounding area (we will have a car). Thanks!

Aug 21, 2014
EaterBen in Spain/Portugal

Does anyone own a vacuum sealer?

Wow .. great responses. I think we will mainly be using for freezing portions, leftovers, etc. so this is very, very helpful. Thanks everyone!

Aug 05, 2014
EaterBen in Cookware

Does anyone own a vacuum sealer?

Is it worth the investment for a home cook? If so, what makes/models are recommended?

Thanks!

Aug 05, 2014
EaterBen in Cookware
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Seafood in Manhattan?

Quick update - we ended up trying Upstate. Turned out to be a great pick. Perfect for a low key bday or date night. I always feel like oysters in Manhattan can be hit or miss, so I'm happy to report that Upstate really knocked it out of the park. Raw dishes were all fantastic. Thanks again for the reco.

Jul 31, 2014
EaterBen in Manhattan
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Seafood in Manhattan?

This is very helpful. Thanks a lot, everyone. Will report back on where we end up.

Jul 25, 2014
EaterBen in Manhattan

Seafood in Manhattan?

It's been awhile since I've sought out seafood specifically in New York, but have a birthday request from my wife for just that. Would love to hear recos from the board, especially anywhere new. Doesn't have to be Le Bernardin or Marea caliber, just good and fun. Thanks!

Jul 24, 2014
EaterBen in Manhattan

Planning a rehearsal dinner in WestChester

We're planning a rehearsal dinner for an April wedding and would love some local recommendations. The wedding itself is at Blue Hill, so ideally we'd like somewhere that's not overly formal for the night before, but with a good menu and private area or separate room that can seat 20 or so.

A few places in consideration are:

Modern Barn
Harvest on Hudson
Flying Pig
Rini's Restaurant

If anyone can share experience with any of the above or has other suggestions, we'd really appreciate it. Thanks!