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Unique NYC bakeries

Does Takahachi sell Asian Milk Bread?

Aug 31, 2015
six dower in Manhattan

What is it that really turns your stomach?

I had a great soft shell crab sandwich last night that changed my life....funny how we all have our likes and hates. The only thing to date that has caused me to gag was tasting chitlins.

Aug 30, 2015
six dower in Not About Food

Last minute help, please!

from a gal that makes several visits and stays in your hotel area:
Under the radar on this board
Crave Fish Bar - 2nd ave/51st killer fish selection, pasta and brunch
Tone Cafe Georgian - Gramercy Park area
Lobster Roll - Cull and Pistol in the Market
Italian Red -Rubirosa and Rosemary's

Ma Peche has a great brunch.

Last trip - Wildair, Clocktower, the drinks at Apotheke (best ever drinks and live jazz on Mondays and Wednesdays) and hit several ice cream shops but loved Oddfellows the most. Russ and Daughters Cafe and Shopsins for breakfast/lunch

Aug 20, 2015
six dower in Manhattan
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First time at Zahav

Hi Philly Hounds. Thought I would report on my dinner at the bar this past Monday evening arriving at 6:00 pm; seating available at bar and pass.
Hummus and Laffa - they need to provide this in smaller portions. Yes, I did read the cautions not to fill up but I could not stop eating the hummus and I am not a fan of hummus. The veg dishes were good;eggplant was my fav.
Eggplant stuffed with chicken - gifted from chef. Top three dishes of the night.
Duckhearts - best bite of the dinner
Kibbe naya raw lamb, roasted corn, black garlic lettuce wraps - 2nd fav of the dinner
Lamb skewer - could not eat; overcooked
Cobia Crudio - good; would not order next trip
House smoked sable challah, fried egg, poppy- great; I would order again.
Duck Kebab -good; would not order next trip
Olive Oil Cake - great dessert
Ice Cream Sandwiches - good

The bartender Chris made my evening special by his advice, amazing cocktails, and kind service. I am firm believer that service can make or break a dinner or evening. Met Philly locals at the bar and they also enjoyed the food and wine. Thanks for all of your reports! Best meal that I have had in Philly this year.
A side note - they will box up hummus and laffa for take home...try to keep this in mind while you are diving in for the 8th time...

Empellon Cocina Kitchen Table

I went last month. It was incredible. Each dish was a standout. I could not make it through the entire tasting. I had to throw in the towel missing three dishes. I did take home a few desserts. Please go and report back. Alex also gave me the recipe for his silik plak dip with a container for my trip home.

Aug 10, 2015
six dower in Manhattan
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Savannah/Charleston and in between

Grey's for sure
Zero George or Fig in Charleston

Aug 06, 2015
six dower in Southeast

Charleston-need a lunch that's lively

Skip Cru and go to Leon's. Better food and more fun.

Aug 06, 2015
six dower in Southeast
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What to Serve With Hush Puppies?

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

Jul 05, 2015
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