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Lunch near Hunter College High School (94th & Park)

In that area, I enjoy Corner Café & Bakery at 92nd & Third...

Jan 30, 2015
gutreactions in Manhattan

Pizza Recommendations in Hudson Valley?

Not your traditional style, but Gigi's Trattoria in Rhinebeck prepares what they call a Skizza flat bread pizza that is quite tasty...

Robert Irvine's Second Restaurant Closes

While I do enjoy watching the program from time to time, Mr. Irvine broke some of his own rules: some of the same demands he makes on troubled restaurant owners. And so it goes...

Your "fav" Charleston area BarBQ?

Since you mentioned fried chicken, you must stop by Martha Lou's Kitchen, on the outskirts of town, for some down home southern fare, Great pork chops, too...

Jan 25, 2015
gutreactions in Southeast

Another day, Another restaurant law suit

We still have to find out if the allegations are true, but in the meantime he joins the ranks of many of our 'top celebrity chefs and restaurateurs' who have had run ins with the law including: Mario Batali, Bobby Flay, Paula Dean, of course, and Lidia herself...

Ben's Deli Scarsdale Opening Night - Oy

I got your point, Petek. Well stated. And thank you foodiegrandma for your tip. All this is making me quite hungry, too...

Anniversary dinner in Lower Westchester

I attended a gathering recently at the newly renovated Ernesto's Ristorante on West Post Road, White Plains, and it was impressive...

Toddler Friendly suggestions Lower Westchester

You may also want to check out Lombardo's on Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains. They have a casual Italian-American menu and a banquet area. Also, the new Pizza Cucina in West Post Road, White Plains may fit the bill...both are on-line.

Ben's Deli Scarsdale Opening Night - Oy

I believe they will, in time, iron out the kinks, Petek. But yours is a valid question. Over the years I have experienced hundreds of restaurant grand openings of every stripe and more often than not few happen without their share of glitches.
Time is money, and in the case of Ben's I believe they had to get the doors open at some point after taking so long to get there. It is a large space, formerly Spiga, with a staff who probably did not even know what Jewish style corned beef or pastrami is let alone kishka or flanken. They will get there because there obviously is a market anxiously waiting for it...

Some help for an Alexandria, VA trip in February, please

Have your fill of delightful Vietnamese dishes including excellent Pho at Huong Viet Restaurant in Eden Center...we always try to stop there when visiting the D.C. area.

I'm Angry and I'm not Taking it Anymore! Westchester NY

If you don't mind, share which venue in Westchester you are talking about. I have also found prices for drinks and cocktails around the county going out of control for the last few years. It helps pay the rent, I guess. Part of the fault lies with the wine and liquor purveyors.
Give us an idea what part of the County you like to hang out or visit and I am sure Chowhounders would be happy to advise...

Ben's Deli Scarsdale Opening Night - Oy

This is great! 'Fools rush in', as the song goes. There are a lot of Jewish Deli mavens out there who were just waiting for Ben's to open. Westchester has been Jewish Deli depraved for quite a while, after all.
But wait: staying local, where does Epstein's fall out in all this?

Westchester help

Don't know if you mean Elmsford or Elmswood, but Epstein's Kosher Deli on Central Park Ave., Hartsdale may fit the bill...they have a website. There is a kosher enclave in the Quaker Ridge section of New Rochelle, too.

Jan 11, 2015
gutreactions in Kosher

In Praise of the H-Mart food court (Hartsdale)

Part of the excitement here, as Elisa515 mentions, is that it is one of the few venues that resembles being right in the middle of the bustle in Chinatown or Flushing here in staid Westchester. The only other Asian food court I can include in the area is Kam Sen Market in the old White Plains Mall on Barker Ave...

Meat Book?

Cook's Illustrated Meat Book. My companion was just referring to it when I spotted your post...

Jan 02, 2015
gutreactions in Home Cooking

Casual Family (and baby) friendly places near Botanical Gardens

I forgot to mention that the Starr Group has taken over the food concessions at NY Botanical Gardens and the food service has much improved...

Dec 18, 2014
gutreactions in Outer Boroughs

Casual Family (and baby) friendly places near Botanical Gardens

The Holiday Train show is lovely and one does get hungry after seeing it. As mentioned, Arthur Ave. is a fine nearby option with plenty of eateries to chose from. Or you can head over to City Island and take your pick. A favorite of ours on the Island is Artie's, or if you want some rhythm with your meal head for Don Coqui both along City Island Ave. Another option not far from the bridges and 95 is the flashy Crosstown Diner along Bruckner Blvd. All have websites for closer viewing...

Dec 18, 2014
gutreactions in Outer Boroughs

thursday night dinner in white plains

You might also consider Ernesto's on West Post Road, White Plains, for Italian-American food. They recently refurbished the entire restaurant and it is quite pleasant. Or, you might want to visit Mulino's on Court Street for classic Italian, but it may be hard to talk quietly since they are in the middle of their highly popular Holiday Fest...

Best current Burmese, Vietnamese and Ethiopian DC-area restaurants

For Vietnamese in the D.C. area we like to visit Eden Center in Falls Church, just minutes outside of the Capitol. There are many restaurants to chose from there, but our favorite has been Huong Viet Restaurant. Reasonably priced and delicious! There are websites for both Eden Center and Huong Viet.

Where is your favorite Holiday dining or cocktail venue?

What makes this spot so special during the Holidays: the atmosphere, the nostalgia, the food? Share with us...
I enjoy visiting a restaurant called Mulino's of Westchester, in White Plains, New York. Their annual Holiday Fest is over the top and always makes me feel young again right down to the complimentary bag of roasted chestnuts as you exit...

(I had started this discussion on the Not About Food board, but I feel it will get a more local bent here.)

Where is your favorite holiday dining or cocktail venue?

Sounds fine, MGZ. I like that, too. But isn't there a spot or two you do venture out to during the Holidays?

Nov 28, 2014
gutreactions in Not About Food

Where is your favorite holiday dining or cocktail venue?

What makes this spot so special for you during Holiday season: does it sparkle, is it nostalgia, the entertainment, the food? In our area, Westchester County New York, I enjoy the month long Holiday Fest at Mulino's of White Plains. I have been visiting for years and it always makes me feel like a child again...

Nov 28, 2014
gutreactions in Not About Food

Tell us about your Thanksgiving disaster

Had my family over for Thanksgiving a number of years ago and had the turkey in the oven and all things were going well...when suddenly our oven went dead! Old Betsy just broke down. At a loss for what to do, I went down to our neighbor, who happened to be a police officer, and told him our predicament. He offered the use of his kitchen and oven to complete our meal and saved to day...

Nov 28, 2014
gutreactions in Home Cooking

CBS Sunday Morning annual food show 11/23/14

I always look forward to the Sunday Morning take on the food scene, but I was disappointed this time. The culinary world being so vast, I found their subjects lacking. A time worn rehash of Spam in Hawaii, the Queen of Blues cooks in a gown along with her profile? And though announced in the advanced credits, Ina never showed up...
When planning a show like this they need more knowledgeable culinary experts to advise on what makes the culinary world tick.

Ethnic Food in DC near green/yellow line??

Don't know if this would apply, but whenever we visit the D.C. area we really enjoy visiting the Vietnamese enclave called Eden Center in Falls Church. Our favorite restaurant there is Huong Viet, but there are others to chose from...

Female Sushi Chefs: do they exist?

Thanks for the links, small h. Interesting that the last time this was brought up was in 2002. Has there been any progress since?

Nov 10, 2014
gutreactions in Not About Food

However (Bourdain Continued)

I agree, MarkG. From the good old Lobster Pot in Provincetown where he started his culinary work to the heroin epidemic in western Mass. Definitely not even an off-beat food tour of the state. He seemed to relate to the drug thing early in his career. I would have left that subject to one of CNN's muckraking reporters.
Stick to the food, man...

Female Sushi Chefs: do they exist?

After watching Chef Ono, considered one of the best sushi chefs in the world, urge action on the subject of fish and the environment, I thought: are there any female sushi chefs? Are they well regarded? Where? Any in the greater New York area?

Nov 08, 2014
gutreactions in Not About Food

Anthony Bourdain visits Da Bronx

I recently posted about Bronx Restaurant Week running thru Nov. 14th. If you check out the list of participating restaurants you will see some of the diversity the borough has to offer...there is much more, of course. www.savorthebronx.com
I also was disappointed with the hour, but I understand that Bourdain cannot be everywhere and he always goes off the beaten path anyway.

Nov 06, 2014
gutreactions in Outer Boroughs

Bronx Restaurant Week: Nov. 3rd. thru 15th!

The website mentioned in my OP has a list of participating restaurants. Over the past year I have enjoyed bites at Havana Café, Babalu and the new Siete Ocho Siete, all along the newly-formed Latin strip on E. Tremont Ave. near Throgs Neck...

Nov 05, 2014
gutreactions in Outer Boroughs