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Long Gone But Not Forgotten! Manhattan Memories

How about Asti's where The Strip House is now at 13 E. 12th Street. They used to sing opera while you ate.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ydq3...

Jun 23, 2014
doublejnyc in Manhattan

Gluten-free Ramen? or Rice Ramen?

Mar 04, 2014
doublejnyc in Manhattan

Gluten-free Ramen? or Rice Ramen?

Yes, is anyone in Manhattan doing gluten-free Ramen?

Mar 04, 2014
doublejnyc in Manhattan

Pete Wells's Top Ten NYC Ramen

Is there such a thing a rice ramen? I have a gluten issue.

Mar 04, 2014
doublejnyc in Manhattan

NOHO lunch suggestions?

What's your budget?

Mar 04, 2014
doublejnyc in Manhattan

Your favorite place to get a slice of NY pizza?

How about the west side? Anything near the A/C or 1,2, trains?

Feb 23, 2014
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Best Chili Con Carne in Manhattan?

I'm on the Upper West Side, but, I'd go anywhere to buy a bunch of fresh, homemade Chili Con Carne and store it in my freezer.

I was getting a craving and the only place I could find was Texas Rotisserie and Grill on 2581 Broadway (at 97th). It wasn't stellar but decent.

It just occurred to me that Hill Country Barbecue is a good bet on 30 West 26th Street near the Flat Iron Bldg.

Jan 16, 2014
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Reasonable Wine Flights in Manhattan or Brooklyn?

BTW, I went to Vin Sur Vingt this weekend and the food was really good, BUT, the wines in the wine flight were very unsatisfying. You can't choose and it's 2 whites and a red. I would have preferred 3 reds or some ability to customize within reason. I give it another try or two before I seal my ultimate opinion on the place.

Nov 17, 2013
doublejnyc in Manhattan

Reasonable Wine Flights in Manhattan or Brooklyn?

BTW, I just googled "wine flights nyc" and found this helpful article. I just confirmed by phone with each place, except Vin Sur Vingt, that all the information is still correct. http://goo.gl/DgXRIU

Nov 04, 2013
doublejnyc in Manhattan

Reasonable Wine Flights in Manhattan or Brooklyn?

So just to be clear, I'm talking about flights of wine, not liquor. Does Dead Rabbit and Alder do wine flights?

Nov 04, 2013
doublejnyc in Manhattan

Reasonable Wine Flights in Manhattan or Brooklyn?

Does The Daily do flights?

Nov 04, 2013
doublejnyc in Manhattan

Reasonable Wine Flights in Manhattan or Brooklyn?

Any recommendations for bars or restaurants that serve 3-5 small tastes of different wine at a time placed on a paper with labels. I remember ages ago, at Soho Kitchen and Bar, on Greene Street, I got 4 shallow glasses of various wine placed on a white sheet of paper with hand-written labels for each wine.

Here's a past thread. I'm pretty sure The Monday Room is closed now.
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7945...

Nov 04, 2013
doublejnyc in Manhattan

Good bread flour for home baking?

Any suggestions for finding quality and/or artisanal bread flour for home baking in Manhattan, Brooklyn or Queens? Preferably NOT run-of-the-mill super market brands. I'd like to make a hearty, french sour boule. If not in these 3 boroughs, perhaps an online source then?

Aug 25, 2013
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Best Bread in NYC?

Speaking of bread, who has the best sourdough?

Aug 25, 2013
doublejnyc in Manhattan

Best Mexican Products

Mexican Deli, Inc. at 2711 Broadway (bet. 104th & 103rd) has a few authentic items but not a huge selection by any means. They make they're own authentic mexican soft corn tacos and tamales on Saturday and Sunday. Probably only worth a visit if you live nearby on the UWS.

http://maps.google.com/maps/place?oe=...

Feb 16, 2011
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Where to get fresh mature coconuts?

Whas up killer food mavens. I need help. Is there a reliable source in Manhattan for fresh "mature" brown colored coconuts? Not to be confused with young coconuts for drinking and the thin meat inside.

The coconuts I've gotten from Whole Foods, Westerly Market and the Amish Market have mostly been rotten inside. The water is rank and not sweet and after cracking them open the meat has already separated from the shell and is bitter and rotten.

I haven't tried Fairway yet. Perhaps there's a place in Chinatown?

Any recommendations would be GREATLY appreciated.

By the way, I use the thick coconut meat to make fresh raw coconut cream with my Green Power/Green Star Juicer. Check it out here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqkRkw...
the juicing part is at 4:36

Some tips. Make sure your coconut meat is room temperature. Once you make the cream mix it with a little raw unheated honey and it will last in the fridge for a week. It will have the consistency of hard ice cream but it's still good to go.

Warning though. Even though this stuff is mad tasty it's highly detoxifying. So eat in small doses or you might get nervous, depressed or fidgety.

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Amish Market
240 E 45th St, New York, NY 10017

Jun 15, 2010
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3 best farmer's markets in Manhattan?

Greetings friends. I would love to hear people's top 3 farmer's markets in Manhattan, besides the one at Union Square. And while you're at it, 3 of the best from the other boroughs.

Jun 24, 2009
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Salt

Boy, I really got what I asked for. Thank you guys and gals for such nuanced answers and comments. This thing called the "internets" still blows my mind.

Jan 22, 2009
doublejnyc in Home Cooking

Salt

I would love to get a rip roaring discussion about salt. Two specific points I'd like to see discussed:

1. Salting techniques before, during and after cooking
2a. Pros/Cons between average table salt, kosher salt, sea salt, rock salt salt grinders, etc.
2b. And is Celtic sea salt any better than French sea salt?

Personally, I like using kosher salt for cooking. Somehow it flavors food better. Also, can anyone tell me the French perspective on salt? It seems the food is always perfectly salted at any good french restaurant.

Of course, the chinese are good at this as well. My dad always said that if you needed to put salt on chinese food, you're in a pretty bad restaurant.

Jan 21, 2009
doublejnyc in Home Cooking

How long will my duck fat last?

Thanks Caitlin. I actually took it out of the fridge, formed it into a log, wrapped it in wax paper and put it in the freezer.

Jan 11, 2009
doublejnyc in Home Cooking

How long will my duck fat last?

How long will the drippings from my roast duck last? Should I store it in the fridge? In the freezer? I'm saving it so I can fry other things in it like french fries or fried chicken.

Going further...why is it that duck fat and goose fat are such wonderful cooking lards but chicken fat isn't. Is it just a matter of quantity? That being there's not as much left over grease from a chicken as there is from a duck or goose.

Jan 06, 2009
doublejnyc in Home Cooking

How long is old wine good for cooking?

Damn, I had no idea this forum was so active. Thank you all for a kick-ass discussion on this subject.

Just curious...how long does it take, roughly, for red wine to turn to vinegar. I've been aging some red wine in hopes that it will "turn" for about 6 months and it's still not close to vinegar.

Jan 06, 2009
doublejnyc in Home Cooking

How long is old wine good for cooking?

How many days do I have to use red wine after opening it, for cooking? How long for white wine?

Jan 05, 2009
doublejnyc in Home Cooking

Where are the video archives?

I'm assuming there lots of older videos that are not accessible on your site right now, so , why not archive them all? I can't get enouth! Is it server space and bandwidth constraints?

-Justin
NYC

Nov 10, 2008
doublejnyc in Site Talk