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Nice Vegetarian or Kosher Restaurant Mid Town

I honestly have no idea if its good- my coworkers would just get the matzo ball soup- but there's ben's kosher deli on w38th, maybe someone can vouch for it here
http://www.bensdeli.net/content/ben’s...

about 5 hours ago
Ttrockwood in Manhattan

What 5 TJ's products...?

Assuming i get to still shop at other stores my picks are unique to TJs:
Meatless balls
Soycuttash
Horseradish hummus
Freeze dried berries
Cruciferous crunch

about 12 hours ago
Ttrockwood in Chains

No carb snacks for child

Also look for (or order from amazon) dry roasted edamame- 10g carbs, 8g fiber, and 14g protein per serving. Wasabi flavor or lightly salted are both really delicious.

about 12 hours ago
Ttrockwood in Special Diets

Is Halal Guys Much Better than your Favorite Halal Guy

It was your post! You were SO right. Another thread.....somewhere.... mentioned they went to the new brick and mortar on a sat and it was flat topped/cooked and assembled to order, same prices. I'll take my next out of town visitors there...

about 13 hours ago
Ttrockwood in Manhattan

Nice Vegetarian or Kosher Restaurant Mid Town

Another option would be la verdure at eataly- great vegetarian dishes (includes dairy and egg), not midtown but right by the n/r/q yellow line subway that takes you directly to 42nd and 7th ave

about 13 hours ago
Ttrockwood in Manhattan

Nice Vegetarian or Kosher Restaurant Mid Town

+1
Definitely best veg option anywhere newr theater district (even though its actually not that close...)

about 13 hours ago
Ttrockwood in Manhattan

How much is that dog in the window?

I got a cold bottle of water for $1 from near penn station, but he said $2 at first.
On another similar note street nuts are usually $2 for peanuts and $3-4 for almonds or cashews.

1 day ago
Ttrockwood in Manhattan

NY's Best Healthy Eats

Westville (multiple locations)
Peacefood cafe
Sweetgreens
The butchers daughter
Beyond sushi
Friedman's lunch

1 day ago
Ttrockwood in Manhattan
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Lunch in lower east side this Friday

Dates with the husband are important too! ;)
Your plan does sound excellent- is it sacralidge to get a katz sandwich to go? Maybe that could be bumped to late night snack to accomodate the other stops...

1 day ago
Ttrockwood in Manhattan

24 hours tween Chinatown and Little Italy

Not sure how big your group is- sharing is key to sustain a walking tour- but this serious eats walk hits some great places
http://newyork.seriouseats.com/2014/0...

And this thread includes some great stops in additional nearby neighborhoods too. Bahn mi saigon is one of my favorites, (they have several varieties including vegetarian) they aren't open for dinner though
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7116...

1 day ago
Ttrockwood in Manhattan

Cheap lunches in east 30s/40s

Random, but there is a dominican bodega on 2nd ave near 35th st that has changing options every day- and the best rice and beans i've ever had (vegetarian). Most of the customers are also dominican or nearby construction workers, large portions but no where to sit.
http://m.yelp.com/biz/j-and-g-deli-ho...
And no website of their own...

Aug 25, 2014
Ttrockwood in Manhattan

Fuss free, cool dinner for not so new to NYC

From the restaurants you like i can't identify a unifying theme...
Did you look over eater's heatmap?
http://ny.eater.com/archives/2014/08/...

Aug 25, 2014
Ttrockwood in Manhattan

Next question: breakfast (possibly brunch) Saturday?

Prune- they open at 10am sat but get there earlier. Dining solo will work to your advantage.

Aug 25, 2014
Ttrockwood in Manhattan

Umberto's Clam House, Little Italy INEDIBLE

Too bad "paulla" didn't find it in time....

Aug 25, 2014
Ttrockwood in Manhattan

theater district brunch recs + a few neat recs in soho area

Gato- I think its considered noho or nolita (a few blocks from soho), for dinner
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/968427
For a quick lunch, Taim (also nolita) or despana

A few threads from a search of theater district that may be helpful:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/968591
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/969855
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/970623

Aug 25, 2014
Ttrockwood in Manhattan

Vegetarian stuffed peppers

The kasha is roasted (and more flavorful IMO) than buckwheat groats that are most often sold raw-although as already stated they are the same grain.
The raw groats are great soaked overnight and then drained and dehydrated or baked for granola.

Aug 25, 2014
Ttrockwood in Vegetarian & Vegan

What are your favorite ways to use vallarta and/or ayocote morado beans?

This recipe recommends the Tarbais beans, and has alternatives listed for sorrel. Really great technique for cooking the beans that adds a nice texture.
http://www.davidlebovitz.com/2010/05/...

I loved this recipe for barlotti beans, may be better in cooler weather though
http://www.amateurgourmet.com/2011/02...

This great bean stew would work with any of the white beans, or similar
http://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes...

I also often use a mix of lightly crushed beans (like with the back of a wooden spoon) with chopped walnuts, cumin, lime juice and salt/pepper as a taco filling or in quesadillas- with cooked from scratch beans its really delicious!

Oh, and always save the bean "broth" from cooking for furture soups.

Aug 25, 2014
Ttrockwood in Home Cooking

Are you snacking on anything right now? **End of summer edition**

Slices of cucumber with the curry salt i forgot i owned and recently rediscovered, dunked in plain greek yogurt.

What happened to spinach in recent years?

So far. Baby kale is gaining quickly.

Sushi and small plate dinner ideas need.

Terminology aside i understand your question- for small plates i think oshinko is important, daikon/carrots/cucumber/etc...
If you go with sashimi then a side dish with some version of onigiri.
Or a small portion chilled soba with dipping sauce.

If you want to do yakitori there are many variations- one of the most amusing i've seen was hard boiled skewared and grilled quail eggs.

Aug 25, 2014
Ttrockwood in Home Cooking

Dinner near Le Parker Meridien for US open championship weekend

+1 for lincoln
Or marea for more fish focused menu
http://www.marea-nyc.com/file/6725/Ma...
For either make reservations asap

Aug 25, 2014
Ttrockwood in Manhattan

10 day trip to NYC, input requested!

This thread on outer boroughs may be of interest as well
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9722...

Aug 25, 2014
Ttrockwood in Manhattan

Need RockCenterish suggestion for visiting friends

Fig and olive is good for a casual lunch with friends but not what you're looking for here.
Lincoln would be a short cab or subway from the theater dist if they want sophisticated italian

Aug 25, 2014
Ttrockwood in Manhattan

Good Fried Chicken in the City

Ha! That sounds very official! It sounds like you are both on the same quest....

Aug 25, 2014
Ttrockwood in Manhattan

Black Hound Closing

Perfect! I'm sure your friend will be delighted :)

Aug 25, 2014
Ttrockwood in Manhattan

Feed 20 ppl $150

Pick a bagel (23rd st and 3rd ave), they do salads as well

Todaro bros does catering, call and talk to Phil (he's awesome), they could likely do sandwiches and a side salad for your budget- but buy drinks elsewhere (the rite aid on 30th and 2nd ave has flats of bottled water cheap)
http://todarobros.com/blog/wp-content...

Aug 25, 2014
Ttrockwood in Manhattan

Worst thing you ate before working-out.

I work out first thing in the morning. Worst thing for me is espresso. Best thing for me is espresso and a handful or two of dry cereal. Fine line there.....

Aug 24, 2014
Ttrockwood in General Topics

I really like <fill in chain> and I look forward to returning

Starbucks- triple espresso over ice since their iced coffee is blah.
Le pan quotidian- multiple delicious veg*n options (!), lots of fresh seasonal produce
Sweetgreens
Juice press
Organic avenue
Grom
Maison kayser
Maoz

Aug 24, 2014
Ttrockwood in Chains

I really like <fill in chain> and I look forward to returning

+1 enthusiastically for cafe gratitude

Aug 24, 2014
Ttrockwood in Chains

I really like <fill in chain> and I look forward to returning

An americano (espresso plus hot water) is about the same price as the drip but much better next time you're at a clover-free location

Aug 24, 2014
Ttrockwood in Chains
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