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What to Serve With Hush Puppies?

Lala...where can I get sweet hushpuppies w honey butter in South Carolina?

1 day ago
six dower in Home Cooking

Charleston Choices - too many great option to decide between - help, please!

Fig (must order the gnocchi), Ordinary (oyster sliders), Zero George for dinner, stick with Obstinate for lunch only not dinner; gelato is great at Obstinate.
Skip Amen. Go to Pearlz for casual seafood or Raw 167 (small spot and is packed dring lunch but the wait will be worth it).
Skip Glazed - baked goods at Browns Court or Cristophe's Chocolates.
Callie's and Jenni's are great! Good ice cream at Browns Court too.
Make sure to hot the Farmers Market on Sat. morning. Yardbird Kitchen has the best fried chicken sandwich, Roti Rolls food truck for sandwiches, a few carts selling ice pops and ice cream sandwiches. The kids will love it. Always dancers performing and live bands.

Enjoy!

Jul 03, 2015
six dower in Southeast
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New York - Best Michelin 3 Star

May stop by the bar at EMP this week. Do you know if any of the dishes that you had are on the bar menu?

Jun 28, 2015
six dower in Manhattan

Charleston - heat advisory trip review!

I am so glad you liked the ceviche. The guys at Raw are great. They are looking for a second spot. I hope they pick a place in Mt Pleasant.
Can't believe I have not been to Wild Olive. Will have to go based on your report.

Jun 24, 2015
six dower in Southeast

Charleston Trip Report - R Kitchen, Husk, FIG, Artisan Meat Share, The Ordinary, Butcher & Bee, Xiao Bao Biscuit, Two Boroughs Larder, Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit, Brown’s Court

I am so glad you enjoyed. Thanks for the report! It was nice to have my favorite chowhounder in our city for a visit.
Question - Husk's fried chicken tops the best you have had in NYC?

Jun 22, 2015
six dower in Southeast

Return to Charleston, staying downtown, no car

Yes! everything is local except for the lobster. I love the entire menu. Highlights: Salad with raw salmon (sushi grade), ceviche, guac and chips, pork taco, lobster roll, oysters.

Jun 15, 2015
six dower in Southeast

Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

Try Maman's cookie Trockwood. It looks deceiving. My new favorite in the city.

Jun 14, 2015
six dower in Manhattan
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The Latest "Yay Me" thread

try olive oil, sea salt, sesame seeds.

Jun 13, 2015
six dower in Home Cooking

The Latest "Yay Me" thread

Recipe?

Jun 13, 2015
six dower in Home Cooking

Need help with Avairy, RPM Steak, and Momotaro

I was at RPM the first stop at 7:00 - 8:30. It was dead on the first and second visit. GT Fish was not busy at 8:30. Walked by Bayless spots; both had immediate seating at bar and table.

Jun 12, 2015
six dower in Chicago Area

Need help with Avairy, RPM Steak, and Momotaro

Decent. A bit of change on the plans (TV required due to BlackHawks game).
First stop RPM - bread, oysters, and octopus. Food was great and the whiskey list was impressive. Nikka coffee grain is my latest fav.
GT Oyster House - Oysters, Oyster sliders, and rhubarb tart dessert dishes were very good. Great wine and whiskey offerings. This time I had Bowman single whiskey. Chef sent out gnocchi w/ quail egg; overcooked. Octopus; had one bite which was over salted and very chewy. Fish (mahi mahi) tacos; too much mayo.
Back to RPM for french fries(extra crispy) and champagne to end the night. Manny the bartender is awesome.
Both restaurants were slow.I was shocked to see RPM empty at 10:30 pm
Hit Bad Wolf at 7:30 am - damn he is good. Chatted with chef for a bit. Very excited to have him in Charleston soon. He is so kind and very talented. His Kouign Amann is one of the best pastries I have ever had...it looks deceiving (I was not expecting to be that impressive)...I could have cleaned a whole tray! Chef packed me a bag of cheddar biscuits, cheese danishes, and blueberry pie bars. I also stopped by Dinkels for donuts to take to clients. My clients fought over the blueberry pie bars. Of course I did not share the Kouign Amanns. Selfish!
Thanks for the help everyone. I am sad the Eataly was closed for a private event. Was hoping to score cloumage and burratta cheese and gelato.

Jun 12, 2015
six dower in Chicago Area
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Need help with Avairy, RPM Steak, and Momotaro

Having a drink and bites and each place tomorrow night. Where should I start and what dishes are a must order? Also had Bedford on my radar because of the whiskey selections.
Also stopping by a few places to take clients pastries. Bad Wolf Coffee and which donut spot? Location not an issue.

Jun 09, 2015
six dower in Chicago Area

Went to Gato last night

Jun 05, 2015
six dower in Manhattan

Return to Charleston, staying downtown, no car

Agree on the chocolates however I have yet to find better croissants/pastries in Charleston. Give them a go and if you know of a better option, please tell me....our options are slim in this city.

Jun 05, 2015
six dower in Southeast

Annoyed about $6 bottled tap water charge at CraftBar

After opening dialogue with the server, when asked for my water preference my answer is "the cheap shit would be lovely". Mostly catches the server off guard and results in laughter 98% of the time. Never a charge for water.

Jun 05, 2015
six dower in Manhattan

Birthday lunch for a tween girl

That is what is so appealing about Lafayette. the menu has a bit of everything. My daughter loves the pancakes, french toast, the burger, salads, and she claims the best french fries in the world. :)
The pastry chef is very talented. We always order the pastry basket.
You can dine outside and the vibe is very hip. Much loved by "teens" for instagram. I am confident your daughter will love it.

May 23, 2015
six dower in Manhattan

Birthday lunch for a tween girl

Lafayette in Noho

May 22, 2015
six dower in Manhattan

Best of Charleston-Looking for a lil bit of everything for our first trip there: cheap/expensve, well known/hidden, etc

Oyster Sliders, Crudo or ceviche, Oysters, Vegetable Dish; tomato gratin if it is on the menu. Desserts are great.

May 09, 2015
six dower in Southeast

Lunch near new Whitney?

An now James Beard winner

May 05, 2015
six dower in Manhattan
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Return to Charleston, staying downtown, no car

I am emailing you....

May 04, 2015
six dower in Southeast

Saturday brunch in charleston for a group

Stars Rooftop or Park Cafe

May 03, 2015
six dower in Southeast

Return to Charleston, staying downtown, no car

Raw 167 is my one of my top 5 in Charleston. It is very small; go at an off hour unless you are dining alone. The food is great. Ceviche and lobster rolls are a must. Leons is great for outdoor dining. Very laid back vibe with excellent food. Ordinary is amazing.
You will not overlap. They are each unique with different style/prep/service/atmosphere and menus.

May 03, 2015
six dower in Southeast

Return to Charleston, staying downtown, no car

Go to Wildflour and Browns Court and add Cristophes for your afternoon coffee break.

Vendue Inn for breakfast or Caviar and Bananas for a quick bite.

Husk - order the burger too.
You can stop at Macintosh for the app and the hit the Ordinary. Ordinary is awesome however the food is light and the portions can be smaller than most spots.
Have you been to Fig? If no, then you should put this first on your list.
Chez Nous is a must. Each day they list their menu by 10 a.m. for lunch and dinner. It is one spot that I have been many times and I am amazed by each dish I have tried...

May 03, 2015
six dower in Southeast

Return to Charleston, staying downtown, no car

Hey lady! My following comments/opinions are next to your questions. Please let me know if I can be of any help with reservations etc. You have always helped me with my trips to NYC in the past! Btw, Wassail is crushing it and Contra was amazing. Run to Wassail.

Kudu – coffee *Add St Albans

Xiao Bao Biscuit - for lunch
Two Boroughs Larder - for lunch
The Ordinary - for dinner, plan to do this on arrival night, keeping plans loose in care of flight delays
The Grocery - for dinner but I'm not sure if I should do this or Artisan Meat Share instead *drop Grocery add Vendue Inn the Drawing Room. Full menu at the bar. The hotel is lovely. American Meat Share for lunch or breakfast
Husk - for dinner, already have a reservation
Belmont - cocktails
Proof - cocktails

Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit - breakfast sandwiches, is this worth multiple trips? It's very, very close to my hotel
*yes, everyday they have a special. Pop in to see if they have something you like…
The Macintosh - dinner, didn't get a chance last year
*drop and add Chez Nous
Cocktail Club - didn't get a chance last year, bailed after I saw that it was insanely crowded on a Fri night
Butcher & Bee - lunch, should I go for the fried chicken sandwich on Tuesday or fried chicken banh mi on Wednesday? *Fried chicken bahn mi but everything is great
Husk's bar - didn't get a chance last time, was too full/tipsy post-dinner * this should be first on your list; fried chicken and the burger at the bar are amazing. Better burger than Minetta, Lure, Peter Luger’s, etc…
The Daily - for coffee, perhaps post-Butcher and Bee?*yes for pastries and coffee, great breakfast and small bites for lunch
Prohibition - good for cocktails?* stick with Husk, zero George, Gin joint, bar at mccrady’s, Belmont have the best cocktails
Wildflour Pastry - worth it on a non-Sunday? Favorite items? *Browns Court Bakery, Cristophes Chocolates has much better pastries.

Apr 30, 2015
six dower in Southeast

Best Offal dishes in NYC served at Lunchtime?

Takashi

Apr 30, 2015
six dower in Manhattan

Babbo or like Babbo

No on Perla. L'Artusi is great and you can sit a the bar. Olive Oil Cake is great.Pastas and apps are top notch.

Apr 27, 2015
six dower in Manhattan
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Trip report from my trip to NYC this week

*Wassail – new cider bar LES. Not a cider fan however after learning more about cider from the staff at Wassail I am a new lover of cider. I was more impressed with the food. The chef is thoughtful on local sourcing, plating, and playing with herbs paired with in season products. Watch out for this chef. He is THAT good.
*Bowery Meat Company – Strip steak, burger, zucchini app, fries. Decent but I will not venture back; perhaps only for the wine list.
*Maman - the chocolate chip cookie is one of my new favorite bites in NYC. It’s a life changer. Great spot for lunch too. Very kind staff.
*Manush – new spot in West Village. Staff was over whelmed with orders. Tried the yogurt and za’atar option. Great spot but hope they work out staffing issues.
*Union Square Market – bought some herbs and goats milk ricotta and Hot Kitchen partha cheese and garlic bread. I expected it to be larger. Only having few chances to get to the city, I would not return.
*Attaboy – great drinks. Pappy Van Winkle bourbon 12 and 20 year. Will return next trip.
*Picked up Ovenly peanut butter cookie at airport; decent but would not purchase again.
*Breads Bakery – biggest disappointment of the trip. Breads was on my radar for a return visit( wanting to try the croissants this time) since I have had their babka and quiche which I loved; tried the babka this trip and it was good but not great. I love chocolate almond croissants. Payards is my favorite in the city. The staff explained that the chocolate almond is only available on occasions when they have an abundance of leftover chocolate. I am not sure why it is listed on the menu if they only make them twice a month? The almond croissant was not good. It was filled with a tiny bit of marzipan and the shell was doughy. Payards is still the winner in my book. Tried the mushroom quiche again. Not good. Rubbery mushrooms and the crust was tough. Everything tasted commercial. Have they lost their touch?

Apr 16, 2015
six dower in Manhattan

Killer Meal at Wichcraft satellite at Lincoln Center

The brownie is my favorite in the city. The baker will soon have her own shop...Mah-Ze-Dahr Bakery.

Apr 12, 2015
six dower in Manhattan

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread - April 2015 [OLD]

Yep...I was hoping someone would notice and crack a smile. The dip was amazing....

Apr 07, 2015
six dower in Chains
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread - April 2015 [OLD]

I used it in a dip with Pulled Pork on top for the Super Bowel. People went nuts for it...