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The Hamptons

for the latter request of, "...and basic seafood, Italian, Continental..." I can recommend a stop by La Parmagiana in Southampton - 44-48 Hampton Rd, Southampton, NY 11968 (631) 283-8030.

about 4 hours ago
Gastronomos in New York State (exc. NYC)

Having breakfast on Long Island

About breakfast at Brownstone's and Krisch's.

Krisch's:
"1950s-style diner featuring a lengthy menu plus many ice cream flavors & big sundaes."
Same indifferent breakfast food as any other diner but instead of impossibly fast, here you get to wait a long time to get your food. That's all I remember from our Long wait to get our food.

We've been here for ice cream and maybe a bite, but this was our first breakfast. It was more like "breakslow", and getting a coffee refill proved nearly impossible.

Brownstone's:
"Classy fixture with a 1930s-streetscape interior draws crowds for coffee, tea & refined brunch fare."
I gave in and tried again.
Same food, but the "breakfast potatoes" this time were luke warm. Better than the ice cold I remember from my first visit. This time I sat in a full room after a short wait and enjoyed friendly service. Unlike the empty space and empty headed server I had my first visit.

One nice touch was that my scramble came with salt *in* it. That was better than having to dump salt *over* it.
I'm still not impressed. At these prices I could take a drive to Maureen's...

I'm BORED with my food

Jun 20, 2015
Gastronomos in Home Cooking

Taste The East End - Riverhead

Did this happen?

What's a Healthy Way to Prepare Soft Shells?

I'd go with broiling. A simple squeeze of lemon over the top afterward would be as good as it gets. OH! and a pinch of salt to taste...

Enjoy!

Jun 15, 2015
Gastronomos in Home Cooking

Taste the Technique - LI

I understand. Pan basting with a spoon would require a moment or two more than would a simpler, easier, quicker method of getting food out to the masses. Still, it would be nice to find a pan seared and spoon basted steak on LI. As it is, finding steak diane or pepper steak is no small feat.

https://www.facebook.com/davidchang.m...

Taste the Technique - LI

<<"None of the restaurants I worked at had the manpower in the kitchen to use this technique.">>

That's a shame. Was it, in your opinion, just about "manpower" or did it perhaps include a certain level of culinary skill that may not have been present in the kitchen or among the staff?

Why Greece Is Home to the World’s Other Great Pasta Cuisine

Very nice intro to Greek pasta. A good introduction to the world of Greek Gastronomy. Greek Cuisine is delicious

Jun 11, 2015
Gastronomos in Features

What do I make with these ingredients?

Pork chops fricassee in an avgolemono sauce with lettuce over linguine. Spinach salad with charred asparagus strawberries radishes and rhubarb.

Brats in a warm sorghum syrup over Kale.

Flour for pan bread...

Jun 10, 2015
Gastronomos in Home Cooking

Ethnic origins & cooking

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What do you eat when you don't know what you want?

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Jun 09, 2015
Gastronomos in General Topics

North Fork strawberries

"jams", hehehe

What do you eat when you don't know what you want?

much of it, at any given time, yes. Come over! We'll have a little " kolatsio "

Jun 09, 2015
Gastronomos in General Topics

What do you eat when you don't know what you want?

I usually just grab something Greek. It's tasty, satisfying, delicious and always right.
In fact, I'm gonna grab a frappe and a tiropita right now...

Jun 09, 2015
Gastronomos in General Topics

Do you believe in being a food snob?

When I can have food that is as good, as delicious as home cooked food, in a restaurant, I'll understand the term "food snob"

Jun 09, 2015
Gastronomos in General Topics

Ethnic origins & cooking

Greek

Taste the Technique - LI

Long Island Festivals

This is the oldest and most famous Festival. It features great home cooking Greek foods and fun for all. I recommend a stop at the Cypriot tavern for some Greek specialities.
This year also presents the second annual Celebrity Cook-Off featuring Michelin Star Celebrity Chef Michael Psilakis on Saturday and Sunday.
Good food from the taverna. Cypriot specialities and some of the best souvlaki outside of Greece.
It's a Chowhound dream!

Hempstead at the Garden City / Cathedral Gardens border.

110 Cathedral Ave
Hempstead

Today thru Sunday

Taste the Technique - LI

It's a shame about the Sous vide. Knowledge is key.

It's the pan basting with a spoon. That's what it's all about for me.

Spotted Pig owners opening rooftop locale atop 70 Pine St.

afraid of railings ?

May 27, 2015
Gastronomos in Manhattan

Spotted Pig owners opening rooftop locale atop 70 Pine St.

...that's the day I got the whisper in my ear and posted the OP. I guess we are all expecting something worthwhile?

May 27, 2015
Gastronomos in Manhattan

Taste the Technique - LI

Spotted Pig owners opening rooftop locale atop 70 Pine St.

May 27, 2015
Gastronomos in Manhattan

Are you THE cook in your family?

Yes.

May 26, 2015
Gastronomos in General Topics

please recommend [Will travel from Rockland and New Rochelle]

Yes. Looks like I had an old nonworking web link.
Varka is an upscale grilled fish restaurant in the steakhouse vein.
I'm unaware of any other restaurant they may be associated with. It is pricey, like a steakhouse.

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/1014...

Per Un Angelo - Wantagh

I searched but found no info. Anyone have any feedback about this place?

Thanks!

Barbecuing - Does ANYONE Think Of Food Safety When Grilling?

Grilled meats and poultry, and veggies too, get a dressing, mopping or "saucing" of an emulsion made of freshly squeezed lemon juice and olive oil with salt and oregano. All of these posses antibacterial and antiseptic properties that are tried and true for centuries.

But the sugar glaze with smoke flavor in the bottle is more of a breeding ground.

May 26, 2015
Gastronomos in General Topics

please recommend [Will travel from Rockland and New Rochelle]

Jedediah Hawkins Inn

www.jedediahhawkinsinn.com

please recommend [Will travel from Rockland and New Rochelle]

Trattoria L'Incontro

It's been a while since my last visit, but I do recommend doing the waiter suggestions thing. I find it to be one of the better eating establishments in the immediate area.

I'm just here for the food.

May 25, 2015
Gastronomos in Outer Boroughs