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fresh naturally fermented sauerkraut

exactly- cabbage, salt and a jar.

May 11, 2013
max in Outer Boroughs

Solo dining in Alphabet City

I'm heading to The Stone (Ave C and 3rd Street) and want to grab a bite along nearby. Any suggestions? Thanks!

Mar 18, 2013
max in Manhattan

UWS/Morningside Heights help

HI,

I am meeting a friend by Columbia for a low key dinner tonight. Even better would be a place that has the yankee game on the TV. Any good spots for a burger or something similar?

Thanks in advance...

Jun 28, 2012
max in Manhattan

herbal tea

Thanks everyone!

Jan 30, 2012
max in Manhattan

herbal tea

Thanks all!

Jan 30, 2012
max in Outer Boroughs

herbal tea

Hi,

I recently cut caffeine out of my diet for medical reasons and I thought I would supplant my habitual coffee drinking with herbal tea. To do it right, I wanted to get a bunch of really good options. Are there any stores that have a really good selection of herbal tea and are there any varieties that you specifically recommend?

Thanks!

Jan 28, 2012
max in Manhattan

herbal tea

Hi,

I recently cut caffeine out of my diet for medical reasons and I thought I would supplant my habitual coffee drinking with herbal tea. To do it right, I wanted to get a bunch of really good options. Are there any stores in Queens or Brooklyn that have a really good selection of herbal tea and are there any varieties that you specifically recommend?

Thanks!

Jan 28, 2012
max in Outer Boroughs

Office holiday dinner- suggestions please

I am planning my company's holiday party. It will be a dinner for about 25 people and I am trying to keep it in the $60-$80 per person range. It need not be fancy and a private room would be great, so we can walk around, mingle and be merry. I'm open to the most traditional places to the more unusual. Neighborhood is not important- fun and delicious is!

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance.

Nov 17, 2011
max in Manhattan

late dinner near the 92nd St Y

Hi All,

I am going to a concert at the 92nd St Y tonight and I want a nice place where we can get a late bite after the show. Good food is important and I would like a lively atmosphere. Price is not a big deal, but I would want to avoid a very expensive UES joint. Any ideas?

Thanks!

Apr 16, 2011
max in Manhattan

Timmy O's Frozen Custard Carousel Concession Forest Park?

partially selfish, I think he should come Sunnyside. I mean, I would get crazy fat eating custard everyday, but I think he would thrive- both with the many local families, but also it's close enough to manhattan to get the food tourists. Also, there is no other dessert place like it in the neighborhood- unless you count the cholados at Pecas y Mas. woodside also sounds like a good idea.

I believe his wife is originally from Corona, so that is why they choose its current location.

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Pecas y Mas
44-20 Greenpoint Ave, Queens, NY 11104

Sep 16, 2010
max in Outer Boroughs

coffee near chelsea art museum

This is not really a chow questions but hopefully you all can help anyway. I am grabbing coffee and snack with someone this afternoon after going to the chelsea art museum on 22nd and 11th ave. Any ideas of a nice place in the gallery district where we can grab a coffee, sit and talk that's better than starbucks?

THanks!

May 07, 2010
max in Manhattan

fresh oysters in midtown west?

I work on 56th and 7th and was hoping to pick up some fresh oysters on my way home as a surprise for my wife. Any ideas of where I can pick some good ones up? Does anyone know if the Whole Foods in the Time Warner Center have a good fish monger with fresh oysters.

Thanks!

Apr 30, 2010
max in Manhattan

Sunnyside Pizzeria

My wife and I got a pie delivered from them the other day. We live in sunnyside gardens and usually order from Peppino's, but they closed (hopefully not for good). Anyway, although we will still prefer Peppino's if they reopen, we were quite happy with our pizza. We ordered a "Nonna" pie, which was what I would normally call a grandma pie- square, with fresh sauce, fresh mozzarella, lots of chopped garlic and fresh basil. The one thing that was different was they used sesame seeds on the crust. Not sure if they do that on all pies, and although a traditionalist might cringe, I thought that was a tasty addition.

All and all, it is the best non-Peppino's pizza I've had in the pizzeria waste land that is Sunnyside. I think this is our new go to spot.

Jan 19, 2010
max in Outer Boroughs

Peppino's in woodside- closed???

Does anyone know if Peppino's has closed? I have called for a couple of days and no one is answering. This has been my go to place for delivery (I live in Sunnyside) for a while now and I always thought their Grandma Pie was particularly tasty. If it is indeed closed, does anyone have another rec for a place that delivers to Sunnyside?

Thanks!

Jan 10, 2010
max in Outer Boroughs

need rec for tonight: UWS or Hells Kitchen

Hi All,

At the last minute, I need to find a place for two couples to have dinner tonight on either the UWS or Hells Kitchen. Since I had my first kid 2 years ago (and spend the last 6 years in the Outer Boroughs), I have totally lost touch with the restaurant scene in Manhattan. I am looking for somewhere relaxed, but fun, where we can linger over some wine and catch up with old friends. Also, where I can still get a reservation for 4 people at 8pm tonight.

Thanks!

Dec 11, 2009
max in Manhattan

fresh food home delivery in Washington D.C.

Thanks all. The Washington's Green Grocer sounds cool and might be worthwhile as she might be on bed rest for some time- however, it seems like a commitment. I'll also look into getting delivery from Dean and Deluca or Whole Foods (I don't know McGruders).

Sep 18, 2009
max in Washington DC & Baltimore

fresh food home delivery in Washington D.C.

Thanks! I had looked into Peapod- which is supplied by Giant- but my experience with big city supermarkets is that the produce can vary so much between stores that I was really hoping to get a rec from folks who care about good food. Although I am not sure if they are the right for this, I will look into South Mountain.

Sep 17, 2009
max in Washington DC & Baltimore

fresh food home delivery in Washington D.C.

I am a New York hound in need of advice. My pregnant sister is relegated to home bed rest for at least the next 5 weeks. I wanted to send her some groceries as a present with a focus on good fresh produce. In these circumstances, I am happy to pay a premium for superior quality and gourmet options. Is there a service where I can order something like this and have it delivered? In NY, there is a company called fresh direct that offer something like this- is there a DC equivalent? It it would help, her zip code is 20011 and I believe the area is called Petworth.

Thanks in advance!

Sep 16, 2009
max in Washington DC & Baltimore

Fun dinner in Midtown East?

My wife would like to take a friend out for her birthday. They are both new first-time mothers and really really need a night out. They're looking for a goof, fun place...not too expensive...not too fun that there are trashy 20 somethings being annoying. Know what i mean? Quality of food is priority! Thanks.

Aug 07, 2009
max in Manhattan

Care package for friend post surgery

good questions. the zip is 94114. Also, I do not believe there are any real post-op diet restrictions.

Jun 29, 2009
max in San Francisco Bay Area

Care package for friend post surgery

Dear All,

I am a NY Hound looking for some help from my west coast brethren. A dear friend is having surgery tomorrow and I am hoping to order him some sort of "get well" care package to be delivered to his home in San Francisco on Tuesday. I have his address but I am not sure in what part of town it is located. Maybe some cookies or something else- I really want it be special as he is a really special guy and I don't want to just call 1800-Flowers.

Any ideas are greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Jun 28, 2009
max in San Francisco Bay Area

Chinese food in Sunnyside...

We order in from Ten Full. It is nothing earth shattering, but it is passable chinese take out. I like their egg rolls and spare ribs a lot.

Jun 15, 2009
max in Outer Boroughs

need recs: date night on UWS

HI All- I am taking my wife on a rare evening out for her birthday (leaving the baby with the grandparents) and I was looking for suggestions for a place to eat. Any type of cusine will do, but we are looking for a relaxed atmosphere where we don't have to dress up too much and can linger over a bottle of wine or two and enjoy our peaceful, babyless surroundings. Of course, great food is a must! We want to stay on the UWS becuase that is where the grandparents live (if not the UWS at least an easy trip.). Any ideas?!

Jun 06, 2009
max in Manhattan

nice place in Sunnyside

My wife and I are getting a rare night out for dinner in Sunnyside (leaving the baby with the grandparents). We would rather not take a subway and are looking for a nice place to relax, eat pretty good food and have some cocktails and/or wine- really just unwind a bit. We could always do Quaint or Bliss, but those seem a bit boring. Does anyone have any suggestions? What do people think of Dazie's on QB?

Thanks for your help!

May 01, 2009
max in Outer Boroughs

Restaurant near Evergreen Cemetery

I need some advice. I am helping a friend plan a lunch after a funeral at Evergreens Cemetery- right on the brooklyn/queens boarder. Can anyone please recommend a restaurant nearby that could accommodate about 20 or so people? I am not really sure what exactly that neighborhood is- Bushwick? Bed/Stuy? East New York? Thanks!

Mar 26, 2009
max in Outer Boroughs

Garden Cafe, Prospect Heights/Brooklyn?

I sort of agree with Mandymac. Although I can understand why some people like the Garden Cafe, I was not to crazy about my meal there. My wife and I went for my birthday a couple of years ago and the whole experience was just not that special. The restaurant felt old and tired and we found the food uninspired. I could see establishing a warm feeling for the place if I lived near by and made a semi-regular visit- a very good if unspectacular neighborhood place- but I did not find it right for a special occasion.

Mar 23, 2009
max in Outer Boroughs

Want the BEST GREEK in Astoria for tonite!!

Search the board for multiple opinion but my favorite is Philoxenia.

Mar 13, 2009
max in Outer Boroughs

Upper West Side Pizza near 83rd Street

For a basic slice or pie, I always liked T & R on Amsterdam btw 80th and 81st Sts. and New Pizza Town on 78th and B'way.

Feb 23, 2009
max in Manhattan

cocktails in Sunnyside?

I just asked the contractors working on the space at the corner of 46th St. and Skillman and they told me it is going to become a wine bar. Looking in, it appears they are not too far away from being done with the renovations. Not sure it fits your bill, especially because it has not opened yet, but I thought you might be interested.

Nov 03, 2008
max in Outer Boroughs

New BBQ joint in LIC?

What is the name of the place?

Aug 28, 2008
max in Outer Boroughs