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Bouley

Thanks for your report. My daughter and I are thinking of having lunch on Christams Eve at Bouley vs. Jean Georges. Does Bouley still have the bread and cheese cart?
The uni and foie gras sounds wonderful. I am not a pate or torchon fan.

about 5 hours ago
six dower in Manhattan

A few specific questions about my quick trip to the city this week.

Thanks everyone for your suggestions. Here is my recap with the original questions posted:
NYC Food & Wine event Pat LaFrieda with the team from Parm/Carbone/ZZ Clam at a spot in Midtown Thursday evening
• The menu was a dish from each restaurant.
• Best dish of my trip/evening and the best YTD of 2014: Chianina Beef, Sea Urchin, Caviar of ZZ Clam Bar
I am thinking about grabbing a few treats in the Lower East Village:
Prince Street Pizza – is there a better NYC type slice in the area? I am also running errands in Soho.
• Not a fan of the Prince NYC slice. Two bites and I pitched it.
Stopping by McNally Book Shop to try a slice of Twenty Four Black Birds pie. Is it worth it?
• Yes. Had a piece of the berry crumble and the salted honey pie. Very good however I would not make a special trip to Brooklyn for the pies.
Having drinks at Nomad Bar after event. Recommendations?
• Great drinks. Many chefs (due to Food and Wine event) were there at the same time Thursday evening. Good to chat with them.

Other bites from Chowhounders suggestions:
• Nordic Sandwich from Nordic Preserves. Also stopped by Boubouk for the pear cake. Both were great. I will make this a repeat visit next month.
• Olive Oil Cake from Little Collins – not good. I have tried it before and I loved it however they changed the recipe.
• Halva Pastry from Aroma – I know this place is not great for coffee but damn that is an awesome pastry.
• Apple Croissant from Bien Zuit Dean and Deluca – dry and zero filling, perhaps it is better when you order at the bakery?
• Salt and Pepper Pine nut and from Morgenstern's Finest Ice Cream Ice cream – great ice cream and the service was excellent. I was the only customer and the staff forced me to try almost every flavor. Perhaps not forced….all flavors were very good.
• Di Palos to pick up cheese to take home – arrived on rainy Thursday morning around 11 and I had the entire store to myself.
• Mah-Ze-Dahrs Dark Chocolate Brownie – my current fav treat in the city. I have tried to make the same brownie at home and I continue to fail. Would love to try to nail the recipe. It is worth it!

about 17 hours ago
six dower in Manhattan

A few specific questions about my quick trip to the city this week.

Ok. I read he review today. I am pushing back Elan util my next trip to the city. I will go to Charlie Bird for lunch.

Oct 15, 2014
six dower in Manhattan

A few specific questions about my quick trip to the city this week.

Thanks for the reminder...I read on Ziggys blog about the Nordic sandwich. I am all over that tomorrow. Perfect!

Oct 15, 2014
six dower in Manhattan

A few specific questions about my quick trip to the city this week.

Ok. I will nix the stop at McNallys

Oct 15, 2014
six dower in Manhattan

A few specific questions about my quick trip to the city this week.

I have been to R&D Cafe - I would never bring outside food "in" which is why I stated grab a brag from the shop. Damn rain. Should I try Black Seed?

Is the olive oil cake at Abraco better than La Colombe? Yes I will have room for all treats. Have you had the pie from Four and Twenty? This is my spurge trip.

I have been to Ma Peche. I might try Betony for a drink. The last time I was in the bartender was making a new liquor from pine - it was very good.

As I respect Mr Wells articles/reviews; however his review would not stop me from trying the burger. I have a few friends that were quite impressed with the sandwich. I not a burger fan however it sounds interesting.

Oct 15, 2014
six dower in Manhattan

A few specific questions about my quick trip to the city this week.

A few specific questions about my quick trip to the city this week.

Thursday:
Dining at the NYC Food & Wine event Pat LaFrieda with the team from Parm/Carbone at a spot in Midtown Thursday evening
I am thinking about grabbing a few treats in the Lower East Village:
Olive Oil Cake from Abraco (is the one from La Colombe better? They also have Payards almond croissant) and taking it to Russ and Daughters to eat with a sandwich
Prince Street Pizza – is there a better NYC type slice in the area? I am also running errands in Soho.
Stopping by McNally Book Shop to try a slice of Twenty Four Black Birds pie. Is it worth it?
I am staying near Lex and 57th. Where should I have a drink before the event
Having drinks at Nomad Bar after event. Recommendations?
Friday:
Picking up items from Union Square Market. Any must get items?
Going to Elan for lunch. Must have dishes? I am eyeballing the burger and the seafood sausage

Oct 14, 2014
six dower in Manhattan

North Charleston > Historic District By Day

Evo is a good option.

Downtown:

Go to Husk for lunch/brunch prior to your walking/touring the area. Then head to Edmunds Oast for bites and beer before your departure.

Oct 01, 2014
six dower in Southeast

Please Critique My (Heavily Researched) Food Crawl Itinerary

Can recommend a better spot? Or should I stick with Vanessa's?

Sep 27, 2014
six dower in Manhattan

West 59th st

No Ziggy! I love your opinions. Keep it up. Good work!

Sep 26, 2014
six dower in Manhattan

Please Critique My (Heavily Researched) Food Crawl Itinerary

Ziggy - who has the best sesame pancake? I prefer mine with pork or duck.

Sep 26, 2014
six dower in Manhattan

Three nights in Charleston.

I love Husk and Kimball House. I am sure you are proud of your son.

Sep 22, 2014
six dower in Southeast

Almond Croissant and Donuts near WrigleyField

Thanks so much. I will try the croissants and the basque cake at Floriole. Are they twice baked? My favs are from Payards in NYC.

I am having lunch at Sheffields prior to the game. Do not judge - my clients selected the spot....

Sep 17, 2014
six dower in Chicago Area

Almond Croissant and Donuts near WrigleyField

Can you suggest great almond croissant or donuts near Wriglyfield prior to game on Friday? We will have a car. We will be coming from the airport. Many thanks in advance!
BTW, having dinner the night prior at Eatley. Thinking small pizza, whole roasted fish, cheese board, and nutella bar for after dinner bites. Any must haves?
I am traveling with my teenage daughter, these are her requests.

Sep 17, 2014
six dower in Chicago Area

Blue crabs - male or female - do you prefer your crabs to have a Y chromosome?

Live

Sep 12, 2014
six dower in General Topics

Charleston restaurants: Need one more!!

McCradys is not to be missed! Try Park Cafe for lunch. Skip Cru.

Sep 10, 2014
six dower in Southeast

Charleston Grill vs Peninsula Grill

Not a fan of Peninsula.
I went to Charleston Grille last weekend; loved the jazz, dressed up atmosphere, and the apps.
Dinner was not good. The food was under seasoned and bland. The bread basket was laughable. Desserts were decent.
I would go to CG for the jazz, great wine list, and a quick app before going elsewhere for dinner and dessert.

Sep 10, 2014
six dower in Southeast

Does anyone ever order hot water with lemon?

Thanks! I loved your comment above...I think many posters need to "CTFO".

Sep 08, 2014
six dower in Not About Food
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Does anyone ever order hot water with lemon?

I am shocked by the negative comments. I am a cancer survivor and hot lemon water was on my list of many items that Sloan Kettering put on my list of food/benefits. I have dined at some of the top restaurants in the world and I have never been charged for my cup. It is more commonly ordered in Europe. When I was in Paris, many of my friends that lived in the city ordered this drink at the end of every dinner.
Perhaps the next time you witness a person who orders hot lemon water, instead of accusing them of being cheap, think about the chance that they may be fighting cancer.

Sep 06, 2014
six dower in Not About Food

Attention all Trader Joe Shoppers!

lol!your post reminds me of the when I stand in line behind someone at a juice/smoothie joint while they order a fruit shake because it is "healthy". I cant stop myself from asking them if they know how many sugars are in an extra-large fruit smoothie. YIKES!!! They always looked stunned when they read the nutritional info.

Aug 19, 2014
six dower in Chains
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NY to Charleston (Kiawah), am I missing anything?

make sure to stop by Swig and Swine by the Glass Onion. Good BBQ, great cobbler
my new fav spots: Park Cafe (downtown) and Chez Nous.

Aug 16, 2014
six dower in Southeast

Where to solo lunch, given...

i enjoyed Estela and Charlie Bird for lunch, solo. Also Carbone, The Dutch, or Lafayette.
Please order the Halva Ice Cream Dessert at Russ and Daughters. So good!
I also stopped by El Ray(LES) cute spot that serves great food (limited menu) and pastries.

Jul 31, 2014
six dower in Manhattan

Noise level at the Ordinary

You will be fine at 6:30 upstairs. You have to go! Glad you are going to Coda. Please report back.

Jul 17, 2014
six dower in Southeast

Noise level at the Ordinary

Depends on what time and which day of the week?
I had two excellent dinners at Coda Del Pesce this month. CDP is my new favorite spot in Charleston. The sound level is fairly low. Enjoy!

Jul 16, 2014
six dower in Southeast

Famous foods from your region you find tasty and delicious.

I am in Charleston. Which place serves your fav? Looks like I need to make a drive north!

Jul 13, 2014
six dower in General Topics

Famous foods from your region you find tasty and delicious.

Where do you find the "light as air" hushpuppies in SC? The only ones that I have had in SC are dense and over fried. I like the NC style...light and sweet.
Do you know of a few spots in SC?

Jul 12, 2014
six dower in General Topics

Trip guidance for tomorrow

Need your help again for this trip…

Gato – having dinner at the bar. Best dishes not to miss?
Ice Cream/Gelato shops – too many new ones are popping up in NYC. I do love bitter dark chocolate ( I love Grom’s) Which one should I try?
New places for almond croissant – my current favs are Payards and Breads. Thinking of trying Zuckers?
El Rey Coffee shop for breakfast – thoughts?
Russ and Daughters café – have to try the halva(my new obsession) ice cream and babka French Toast.
Price point/location not an issue.

I am also shopping and Union Market on Friday for items to take home. Suggestions for the best items? They must be capable of making it on a short one hour plane trip.

Jun 11, 2014
six dower in Manhattan

Obstinate Daughter,Sullivan's Island...anybody been yet?

I have been twice. The first time was excellent. The second time was just ok.
I would suggest checking it out for lunch before committing to a dinner.

Jun 07, 2014
six dower in Southeast

Coconut cake to go at Peninsula Grill? [Charleston, SC]

I agree with danna. Much better options in the city for dessert.

May 31, 2014
six dower in Southeast

Croissants revisited (SOHO)

My next trip I would like to try the Almond Croissant at Aroma Espresso. I have tried them in Miami, they are very good. Anyone have feedback?
The halva pastry is my new favorite dessert.

May 09, 2014
six dower in Manhattan