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food trucks lower Manhattan

not a truck but same prices and better food, nish nush for a falafel pita sandwich
http://www.nishnushnyc.com/index.html

3 minutes ago
Ttrockwood in Manhattan

Suggestions near Rockefeller University

looks like that's on 65th st /york ave?

How much is "casual" to you for a budget before drinks/tax/tip? That can vary significantly in nyc; like a $20 dinner or $60?

East pole and rotosserie georgette are in the area yet not $20 casual.
This previous thread has some great ideas a bit north, the far east 50s/60s have limited options
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9730...

Tanoshi and tanoshi bento are a walkable distance
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/930006

21 minutes ago
Ttrockwood in Manhattan

Kenya AAA coffee

about 1 hour ago
Ttrockwood in Manhattan

How to Cook With Nutritional Yeast - Bon App├ętit

Via some small mircle i was in the right place at the right time juuuussst as the produce guy was creating these never before seen at my market discount bags of gorgeous lightly wrinkled yellow peppers- make my freaking day!!
But....um....then i had 8 bell peppers to do something with quickly.

I threw together a chilled soup- its too hot for actually cooking!
four yellow bell peppers in rough chunks, a peeled cucumber, whole avocado, juice of a lemon, easily 1/4c of nooch, one small garlic clove, big pinch of salt, and a splash of water. Blended it up til smooth.
I wasn't fussy enough to strain it but my blender isn't exactly a vitamix so there were some tiny bits of bell pepper skin that are slightly obnoxious but the flavor is great. I would sieve for guests.

about 1 hour ago
Ttrockwood in Home Cooking

Pismo, Monterey, and something in between

And if you're going to the aquarium (super tourist packed yet also amazing) the red house cafe isn't far, i've always been for breakfast or brunch- my aunt refuses to change her order from the dungeness crab benedict, i love the pancakes.
http://www.redhousecafe.com/index.html

about 1 hour ago
Ttrockwood in California

Pismo, Monterey, and something in between

Hey!
I grew up just outside of monterey!!
First of all get yourself to Red's doughnuts on alvarado street one morning for their fabulous doughnuts. Have a maple bar for me.

I'd do passionfish over montrio-which is probably unfair since it's been a long time since my disappointing dinner at montrio...
Or go to this bare bones place for awesome mexican in marina, el palmar; stick to beer, don't miss the handmade fresh corn tortillas- my parents always love the carne asada, the enchiladas are another winner. Negligible atmosphere, in a small strip mall next to a sketchy bar :)

http://m.yelp.com/biz/el-palmar-marin...

I'm thinking you would want to try the local abalone but it seems to be on menus as a special... Maybe someone on this board has seen it around. There's the abalone farm off one of the piers but unless you have access to a kitchen or like messy DIY abalone sushi that's not where you would go...

Big sur bakery is the best option in big sur, their housemade granola is amazing, they sell it by the bag. Their bread is really good so be sure to get a sandwich or just hog the bread basket.
Oh, and if you happen to be in monterey on the day of the farmers market be sure to go and get some strawberries or apricots and such for snacking , its all local and picked within hours of the market

about 15 hours ago
Ttrockwood in California

Help with Suggestions PLEASE

NoMad restaurant- the one on 28th st
https://www.thenomadhotel.com/mobile/...
+1 tertulia

Yakitori totto
The marshal
Bar pitti
Blue ribbon sushi (at columbus circle

)

What part of midtown? That describes a huge section of nyc

about 15 hours ago
Ttrockwood in Manhattan

Anniversary Dinner on the LES or EV

prune (great cocktails too)

about 16 hours ago
Ttrockwood in Manhattan

Russ & Daughters - food shop order

Be warned you may never be satisfied by regular grocery store cc again....!

about 17 hours ago
Ttrockwood in Manhattan

Balaboosta Last night

Haha, yup, female tofarian here... :)

about 17 hours ago
Ttrockwood in Manhattan

No kids allowed?

I have no children of my own and very limited tolerance for neglectful parents with disruptive poorly behaved children.

I don't frequent "family friendly" restaurants yet have had a number of situations where the screaming small child was simply ignored or they were let to run loose around the restaurant and ignored- mid level manhattan restaurants.

I'm in my mid 30s and as a kid eating out at a restaurant was a once a month or so situation- and we were certainly very well behaved because my parents made it clear there would be consequences if we were not (generally my sister and i were taught early appropriate table manners, "inside voices " and how to behave in public)
Dining out as a family on a regular basis seems to be the norm now, which is fine, but i am baffled by these well educated and fairly affluent parents who seem incapable or uncaring about their family's public behavior- as if they simply can't manage their own children in the evenings when the nanny goes home.

I certainly see well bahaved children as well yet that does not seem to be the norm any more. I would absolutely patronize a kid free restaurant.

As an aside, i also diligently avoid the phenomenon of "kid friendly bars" that have been popping up mostly in brooklyn... (Sorry motosport)
http://www.timeout.com/new-york-kids/...

1 day ago
Ttrockwood in Not About Food

Soy chorizo at Trader Joe's

And then you baked it..??
The soyrizo is already "cooked" so that's not necessary.

Its awesome for tacos, might be a weird flavor in a shepard's pie....

Food for mama while she cares for newborn twins: strategies?

To maximize your grocery budget i would do mix and match with trader joes prepared frozen items- i.e. Buy their frozen meatless balls and boil pasta vs buy bag of frozen prepared pasta dinner, or buy their frozen veggie burger or salmon burger (etc) patties and buns or pita to freeze and go with. Will help you get more servings from almost the same prep time investment.

1 day ago
Ttrockwood in Home Cooking

David Sunflower Kernels

Nice!
that's a pleasant surprise :)

1 day ago
Ttrockwood in General Topics

bottled roasted red peppers

+1 puree with hummus
Puree into salad dressing
Puree into tomato sauce and freeze
Chop and top salads, pasta, pizza
Puree into a lentil soup

An Inconvenient Truth and environmentally friendly food choices

Gourmanda is correct, the government subsidizes other categories, yet not fresh produce.

(And PS you get what you pay for buying the cheapest eggs/meat/dairy... Google up some factory farming info to turn you to a plant based diet in a hurry)

2 days ago
Ttrockwood in General Topics

Main course summer salads ideas?

That looks like a good one!
I make hearty summery salads constantly when its hot- here's a random assortment of ones i make over and over again. Of course i adapt the recipes over time to what i like best and have on hand but hopefully just gives you some inspiration... :)

http://ohsheglows.com/2011/01/21/red-...

http://www.chow.com/recipes/30354-kal...

http://www.101cookbooks.com/archives/...

http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/avoc...

http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/carr...

http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/20...

http://kblog.lunchboxbunch.com/2012/0...

http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2014/0...

http://www.rawmazing.com/broccoli-rai...

Help narrow list for trip in September

From your list i would move lafayette and locanda verde to lower priority.
Coming from SF i'm not sure blue hill or abc kitchen will feel different/special enough from SF farm to table menus....

Lincoln or more casual salumeria rosi would be good options for italian on upper west side not far from museum of natural history

Russ and daughters for lunch on a weekday in area of tenemant museum

2 days ago
Ttrockwood in Manhattan

Balaboosta Last night

I'm pro-platter when i can stay and eat there, i love their various salads.

And your expectations of "girl" are apparently unrealistic... ("Where's that button on the register...???")
When in doubt naming it by color is definitely best way to go.... (Assuming only one green sauce option)

2 days ago
Ttrockwood in Manhattan
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Balaboosta Last night

No AC last night??? Yikes.
I'm veg and have been happy with an assortment of their apps as my meal on the few times i went, same at bar bolant.

2 days ago
Ttrockwood in Manhattan

Russ & Daughters - food shop order

Their cc is the ben's brand cc and significantly better than Philadelphia brand

2 days ago
Ttrockwood in Manhattan

Russ & Daughters - food shop order

Kossar's bialys is within a few blocks of russ and daughters if you plan to toast anyhow pick up those...
http://www.kossarsbialys.com

2 days ago
Ttrockwood in Manhattan

Russ & Daughters - food shop order

Just pickup a heebster for yourself when you get the order tomorrow..!

2 days ago
Ttrockwood in Manhattan

Maiolino, Ai Fiori, Cafe Boulud or Ilily

Maialino brunch is one of my favorites- more lunchy than breakfast-y menu. The soft scrambled eggs sound dumb yet are to die for fluffy and creamy if that appeals. Mixed pastry basket is a must, the sweet bun and olive oil muffin are destination worthy. Be sure to make a res, very popular

2 days ago
Ttrockwood in Manhattan

Nougatine vs Juni vs Bouley

If you have the time Bouley, otherwise if you have never been then Jean Georges

Also see
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/971426

2 days ago
Ttrockwood in Manhattan

Name a dish that you cannot find anywhere in town that you have to make yourself???

Well. I'm not quite sure i can accurately describe it.
Just make a half recipe your first go around... ;)
http://m.allrecipes.com/recipe/16123/...

2 days ago
Ttrockwood in Manhattan

Ideas: How to modify Light Roast Cold Press

Oooh, yeah a light roast as cold brew just doesn't work for me either.

Short of adding a few shots of dark espresso plus the cream and sugar (which still might not be what you want for cold brew) i would just set aside and use for recipes like a dark chocolate pudding, coffee spice rub for grilling, maybe a thai iced coffee with sweetened condensed milk, or chili....

Jul 29, 2015
Ttrockwood in Home Cooking

Food for mama while she cares for newborn twins: strategies?

Congratulations!!
Initially one handed type food will probably be most practical to eat and multi-task... :)
- simple burritos like beans/rice/veg
- things baked in a muffin tin, like meatloaf, eggy frittatas, savory bread pudding or strata
- hearty muffins like a carrot/walnut/raisin/bran muffin or any quickbread recipe plus some nuts and dried fruit
- baked oatmeal

Also smoothie ingredients like frozen fruit and bananas, in the cupboard nut butter, oats, almond milk in a tetrapack, protein powder if you want

Also see
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/702974

Food for a family.

There are lots of previous threads about freezer meals and make ahead options if you search this board..
This one has great ideas for make ahead as individual portions
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/973938

For the fridge or immediate consumption I would limit that since schedules may be in chaos. A loaf of fresh bread, batch of granola, basket of assorted fresh fruit, or jar of spiced nuts would work as a fresh eat and go option

Jul 29, 2015
Ttrockwood in Home Cooking
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What's for Dinner #378 - The Hot! Hot! Hot! Edition

Not cooking. I think it got to 94 in nyc today. Weather app says "feels like" 91 now, 10:30pm.
Blech.
Really long day at work plus heat had me wanting an easy cool light dinner.

Savory yogurt bowl with 2% plain greek, a huge handful of chopped cilantro, chunks of cucumber, some green onion, salted pumpkin seeds, and the last of my pico de gallo, salt. Un-cooperative rock hard avocado gets to live to see another day.

Frozen grapes for late night snack