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Pete Wells's Top Ten NYC Ramen

where can I get a great bowl of soup in Chinatown or Nolita?
I had the duck cabbage soup at Vanessa's during my last trip and I thought it was decent.

Dec 14, 2014
six dower in Manhattan

Where can I still find great "dairy" babka, rugelach, and cheese danish?

Regprager - funny you should mention dairy free babka. I was in Miami at Zak the Bakers recently and I tried his chocolate babka. It was amazing....better than Breads, Zabars, Dean and Deluca's. I had a chance to speak to Zak because I was making such a fuss over the babka. He stated that his babka had a ton of dairy in it while most babka's are pareve.
If you ever have the chance to visit Miami, please make the bakery on your list to visit. Perhaps he will ship to NYC? I asked him to ship to my area and he stated that he will consider it after the holiday.

Nov 25, 2014
six dower in Manhattan

Charleston SC in February..... HELP!!!

What are favs in Philly? That will help.

Nov 18, 2014
six dower in Southeast

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - November 2014 [Old]

and popcorn

Nov 12, 2014
six dower in Chains

5 days in Charleston w/ family: how's this list?

Skip Glazed - add Cristophe Chocolates, Jeni's Ice Cream, Browns Court Bakery, Callies Little Hot Biscuit
Lunch/Dinner - Park Cafe, Chez Nous, R Kitchen

Nov 10, 2014
six dower in Southeast

God is my co-protein

Breads bakery has excellent Mushroom Quiche and Mushroom and Onion Focaccia,

Nov 08, 2014
six dower in Manhattan

One Dinner at the bar...cravings, please advise

What about Senza?

Nov 05, 2014
six dower in Chicago Area

Birthday Dinner Suggestions

Contra

Nov 05, 2014
six dower in Manhattan

One Dinner at the bar...cravings, please advise

One evening for dinner:
Deciding on a spot for my next trip to Chicago ( I make the trip once a month)
I thinking of returning to Nico Osteria for crudo, bread, and trying the Nico Cake (I did not order it during my last visit). They may have the beef tongue app bruschetta, which I love.
I do want to try some others that are on my list; Boka, Balena, Celeste (fried chicken), Topolobampo (goat), RPM Steak (foie gras, bison steak), Bavette (Tongue/steak)
I am craving really great bread to start my dinner? Craving ceviche/crudo, offal (foie gras, tongue) and awesome dessert. Price not an issue. I want to avoid tasting menus. I hope to sit at the bar and enjoy good food and wine.

Nov 05, 2014
six dower in Chicago Area

Nordic Preserves and Wildlife...

I had the Nordic on pumpernickel bagel last week while I was in the city. I stopped by around 11 a.m. The sandwich was excellent. It is on my radar for my next trip. I have been trying to recreate it at home however I do not have access to a decent bagel or caviar in SC.
The chatted with the gentlemen at the counter, very friendly and he made excellent recommendations of other items to take home.
Thanks Ziggy and Howdini!
Also stopped for french butter and a piece of pear cake. Love the market. I was concerned that it as empty for the entire hour I was there..??

Nov 01, 2014
six dower in Manhattan
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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.

Oct 21, 2014
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!

Oct 20, 2014
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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