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Heaviest Possible New York Style Cheesecake??

Here's what is supposedly the recipe for Lindy's cheesecake, generally regarded as the standard for cheesecakes, which you can use as a guide for your cakes. When I have made it I have tried to "lo-fat" it somewhat by using milk instead of cream and leaving out the egg yolks, and it still comes out as a dense, delicious cake.

Aug 13, 2015
otisman in Home Cooking

Dinner Pitstop Heading to NYC from Portland ME

BT's Smokehouse at the Sturbridge exit on the Mass Pike is said to be fabulous bbq.

Aug 05, 2015
otisman in Southern New England

Jewish onion rye - Westchester

If you are in the area, the Rockland Bakery lists onion rye bread as one of their many varieties of rye breads.

Need a New Blender and Waffle Maker

Sounds like your blender just needs fairly simple repairs--especially since you don't use it often.

Jun 11, 2015
otisman in Cookware

Wedding in Hudson Valley

My daughter got married at Mohonk 17 years ago in late August. While I don't remember specifics, I was not aware of any problems. The thing that I remember most is the setting. Incredibly beautiful. The ceremony was held in a large garden, and there were numerous photogenic backgrounds all around, so we are still feasting on the pictures.

Locations for late mothers day brunch in upper westchester or near hudson river south of peekskill

Was at Goldfish in Ossining recently for a very tasty prix-fixe dinner, and they had a flyer announcing their Mothers' Day brunch posted by the entrance. Could not locate the details on Website, however.

Best place to buy starter herbs in greater Westchester...

There was a good assortment of herb seedlings on the walk in front of the Shoprite in Croton. They looked very vigorous and seemed reasonably priced.

Stone Crabs in Westchester

ANS Seafood in Elmsford might have them. They are not included on the list of products in the retail sales section of their website, but...

Places selling sushi/sashimi grade fish near Burlington, VT?

City Market Coop in Burlington might meet your needs. They make sushi there so they might sell the fish.

Nov 26, 2014
otisman in Northern New England

Update on Italian Restaurants in Westchester

Tre Angelina on Mamaroneck Ave. in White Plains offers excellent Northern Italian food and very pleasant surroundings. A very enjoyable, satisfying evening.

Open for Thanksgiving in Northern Westchester (Ossining/Croton area)?

Hope this helps with your Thanksgiving planning.

Looking for French in Westchester

The Arch, north of Brewster might not be real French, but it is charming, the menu lists "Crisp honey-roasted duckling" and the dessert souffles are ooo-la-la.

Looking for French in Westchester

OK, its not in Westchester, but Alain's Bistro is just across the Tappan Zee Bridge in Nyack. Ate there Friday night and has a great Bouillabaisse, a friend throughly enjoyed his cassoulet, and a rack of lamb was also superb. As a bonus, we took a fun trip after dinner to the Rockland Bakery in New City and brought home some freshly baked rolls and breads. Delicious.

Pressed Duck in Westchester?

Thanks for the lead. I'll try it out when I'm next in the New Rochelle area. Doing research on Google, I find similar questions to mine from writers in Chicago and California, and a similar dearth of restaurants still making the dish.

Pressed Duck in Westchester?

I have a recollection of a tasty dish called "Pressed Duck" at Chinese restaurants. Can't find it on several menus. Does it still exist and where in Westchester

good italian in central westchester

I have enjoyed dinners at Tre Angelina on Mamaroneck White Plains. Mulino's in downtown White Plains is also very good and I have heard good things about Buon Amici on Central Ave. in White Plains.

Kosher Butcher in Westchester

Kosher butchers include Seasons on Wilmot Rd. in Scarsdale and Sammy's Kosher on route 117 north of Mt. Kisco.

an overnight in celebration of 50th wedding anniversary

It's an hour and a half, but it's great. The Old Inn on the Green in New Marlborough, Ma. Fantastic food, beautiful accomodations. Highly recommended.

Sep 17, 2014
otisman in Southern New England

Casual restaurant to cater husband's 40th birthday party? (Westchester/Tarrytown area)

I have had success on 2 occasions with Silver Spoon Caterers. Craig is very easy to work with and the food has been excellent.

Looking for New Years Eve dinner and stay over

Wheatleigh in Lenox, MA is magnificent--again probably a 2-night minimum, but what a place. The restaurant is said to be the tops in the area.

Sep 02, 2014
otisman in Southern New England

Looking for New Years Eve dinner and stay over

Look at The Old Inn on the Green in New Marlborough, MA. Don't know about their New Year packages but it is an excellent meal and beautiful place to stay at any time. Try to arrange fresh-fallen snow...

Sep 02, 2014
otisman in Southern New England

Affordable Restaurants [Lower Westchester]

OK, Pleasantville isn't quite lower Westchester, but the Riviera restaurant on Tompkins Ave. delivers good food at good prices. I'm a believer.

Cioppino [Westchester]

Had a very tasty cioppino in Anchorage, Alaska. Have a yen to try it again, closer to home. Any Westchester restaurants with this seafood stew on the menu? Even willing to cross the Hudson if necessary.

Berkshires- Lenox Lee Seafood question

Haven't lived up here for a few years, but "Darryl's, the other brother" on route 8 in Otis was our fish store of choice. They supply fish to many restaurants in the Berkshires.

Aug 10, 2014
otisman in Southern New England

St. George Bistro, Hastings-on-Hudson

Recommendations For Casual Seafood Dining Near Boston

Fresh Catch in nearby Mansfield has very good seafood and often lobster specials. Indoors and not on the ocean, but informal and comfortable.

Jul 14, 2014
otisman in Greater Boston Area

Which is the best vanilla ice cream?

For what it's worth, Consumer Reports rated B&J vanilla slightly higher than Haagen Daz. Blue Bell was further down on the list. Also, you might consider Giffords from Maine, but sold in select stores in the NY area. Their website mentions only milk and sugar and flavorings.

Jul 12, 2014
otisman in General Topics

Buffet Type Brunch Lower Westchester

Sunset Cove in Tarrytown has a buffet brunch with carving station and other stations. Good bridge view, too.

Long Gone But Not Forgotten! Manhattan Memories

I remember the Four Seasons. No, not that one. This one was on 34th St. near 3rd Ave. and in the late '50's served a complete dinner for $2.50, plus you got to listen to the proprietor telling phone callers that this wasn't the Four Seasons that took reservations.

Jul 04, 2014
otisman in Manhattan

How to peel a bucket of potatoes in less than a minute

Does it help control crabgrass, too?

Jun 29, 2014
otisman in General Topics