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Looking for Foods that you can just stick in your mouth and Eat!

But I do like to taste some people on occasion...

about 9 hours ago
Bkeats in General Topics

Looking for Foods that you can just stick in your mouth and Eat!

Well then you wouldn't be eating it. The alternatives are a lot less pleasant than feeding someone else. Involves needles and tubes.

about 9 hours ago
Bkeats in General Topics

$500 on the line with a friend in a steak cook off

LMAO!

1 day ago
Bkeats in Home Cooking

$500 on the line with a friend in a steak cook off

How big are my balls since I'm happy to eat the steak raw? And since you're in the mode of denigrating a person's stature based on how s/he eats a steak, what kind of effete dessert pandering aesthete coats a steak with sugar? Gawds what a way to ruin a great piece of meat. Just had a 65 day dry aged steak with just salt and pepper seared to just blue in a cast iron pan. One of the best steaks I have ever eaten.

1 day ago
Bkeats in Home Cooking
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$500 on the line with a friend in a steak cook off

If you truly believe

"beyond a doubt, that very lean beef tastes exactly like very lean pork, which tastes exactly like very lean lamb"

Well, to quote a manly fellow, I pity the fool.

Perhaps that observation has more to do with the taster than the food. Or if you are cooking lean beef, pork or lamb to the burnt stage, well I guess all ash/charcoal tastes the same.

I personally don't like burnt ends because well to me they taste burnt. I far prefer my meat raw. A tartar or carpaccio over burnt ends any day.

1 day ago
Bkeats in Home Cooking

Is Pepe's white clam pizza made with whole belly clams?

Oops. Correct. West not East Haven.

Why everyone should stop calling immigrant food ‘ethnic’

But how come you don't hear "How about European tonight?" with the other relying "Possibly. Spanish or Dutch?" to which the first replies "Isn't there a Finnish restaurant over in Little Scandi? Let's try that!" "Ok."

Not going to happen.

And why are your examples all South Asian? Why don't you go to Bukharan place? Or doesn't Bukhara fit within your definition of Asian? If not why?

1 day ago
Bkeats in Food Media & News
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Why everyone should stop calling immigrant food ‘ethnic’

Well then that begs the question of whether Asian food includes Chinese if Chinese was sui generis.

1 day ago
Bkeats in Food Media & News

Why everyone should stop calling immigrant food ‘ethnic’

Read Chowhound. Plenty of requests about finding or avoiding "ethnic" food.

Also, following a lot of the comments on this thread, Italian, Greek and Russian are not typically grouped as ethnic as they are European based cuisines.

Leads me to a question. Why do people often lump all of Asia into the category of "Asian" food but don't do the same for "European" food? It's Italian, French, German, et al. I've never heard anyone say "I'm in the mood for some European food" or "I don't like European food it's too bland." ;)

1 day ago
Bkeats in Food Media & News
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Is Pepe's white clam pizza made with whole belly clams?

Pepe's uses chopped clams. If you want whole bellies try Zuppardi's in East Haven.

Jul 27, 2015
Bkeats in Southern New England

Looking for Foods that you can just stick in your mouth and Eat!

I don't understand what you are looking for. All the food I eat I stick in my mouth. What is the alternative?

Why everyone should stop calling immigrant food ‘ethnic’

Next time someone asks you for a rec for an ethnic place, send them to Hakkasan. Will shake them right up.

Jul 27, 2015
Bkeats in Food Media & News
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Why everyone should stop calling immigrant food ‘ethnic’

Pfffft. Americans don't eat spam. Spam is totally ethnic food.

Jul 27, 2015
Bkeats in Food Media & News

Why everyone should stop calling immigrant food ‘ethnic’

It's one star because while the food is (or was) quite good, the setting and service was fairly basic. You can get one star based on just the food. Getting two and more requires more than that. I've been to enough one, two, three and four star NYT reviewed places that it's pretty easy to understand their system.

Jul 27, 2015
Bkeats in Food Media & News

Looking for a KBBQ restaurant that will actually allow me to cook my own meat?

Were you ordering a single meat dish by yourself? They served the dish to you already cooked? If that's what happened, I'm not surprised as many k-bbq places will not set up the grill for a solo diner.

Jul 27, 2015
Bkeats in Manhattan

Pleasing a foodie and a non-foodie in Manhattan

A laudable sentiment but I don't see how the recommendation of Churrascaria fit in with that. There are Churrascarias all over the states these days. Don't need to come to NYC for that. Maybe fun with a group of people who are interested in a party and when the quality of the food is beside the point. It isn't cheap either. Just don't see how that fit into what the OP's asked about.

Jul 24, 2015
Bkeats in Manhattan
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Pleasing a foodie and a non-foodie in Manhattan

Balthazar quiet????? Are you sure we are talking about the same place?

Pleasing a foodie and a non-foodie in Manhattan

I'm in the camp of still loving Balthazar. Its a fun lively place. I don't go expecting the finest meal of my life. Just expect a good meal and you will be happy.

If you have any interest in pizza, don't go anywhere near Lombardy's or Grimaldi's. I'm with gforce on theose. You go to them if you are following tripadvisor recs. Avoid. Also avoid Churrascaria Plataforma. No reason to come to NY and waste a meal there when you can have the same kind of meal in Orlando, Miami, Austin, Chicago, et al.

I'm concerned that the Salon at Per Se will just set you up for disappointment.

Have you looked at NoMad? Love that place. More casual spot from the guys who manage EMP but so much more approachable.

Jul 24, 2015
Bkeats in Manhattan

Perceptions in taste, not preferences

I think the buttery flavors also come from aging in oak casks. That was the big trend of the California butter bombs. You could smell the oak from some bottles as soon as you opened it. No tasting necessary. Contrast that to a crisp Chablis which has been nowhere near oak.

Jul 23, 2015
Bkeats in General Topics

Perceptions in taste, not preferences

That's because you've never had freshly harvested arugula from your garden. The stuff that comes in the plastic clamshell from your megamart doesn't taste like anything. Grow it. Pluck a leaf. Sniff it. It will smell peppery. Taste it and the description will make sense.

Jul 23, 2015
Bkeats in General Topics
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Steakhouse near Barclay's Center

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Jul 21, 2015
Bkeats in Outer Boroughs

New Rules for Serving Raw Fish

Yah. That's my thought. The high end sushiya most likely to use fresh fish but least likely to miss-handle it. Typical corner place probably using nothing but frozen fish

I find it ironic that that the fish listed above, tuna, mahi, mackerel are pointed out as being particularly susceptible to ciguetera which is incorrect. Those are open water fish. You need to be wary of warm water reef fish.

Jul 21, 2015
Bkeats in Manhattan

New Rules for Serving Raw Fish

That's was my point. My understanding is that salads have made far more people sick than sushi. Anytime there is a food borne illness outbreak, I've read that the investigators start by looking at the uncooked vegetables.

Accelerated expulsion of food from either end is generally not a recommended diet though it certainly can help with beach season. ;)

Jul 20, 2015
Bkeats in Manhattan

bad manners to accept preferred treatment

My first thought was Dukefan's friend needed to improve her manners.

I'm a regular at a couple of places. One place we frequent (several times a month) doesn't take reservations. They appreciate the fact that we are there on a quiet Monday or Tuesday night so that when we show up on a packed Saturday night and the wait list for a table is hour+, they move things around to get us in quicker. They don't put us at the next table that frees up but they figure out where they have some wiggle room. They show loyalty to us for showing loyalty to them.

If someone has a problem with that, well all I can say is I would hate to be a regular customer of theirs. To treat your best customers no different than the newest guy who walked in off the street is no way to build a customer base.

Jul 20, 2015
Bkeats in Not About Food

New Rules for Serving Raw Fish

So what's your point? Raw or cooked, no difference for fish? I guess you must not eat fish at all. No one ever got sick from eating raw/cooked veg or meat on the otherhand.

Jul 20, 2015
Bkeats in Manhattan

Where to eat/buy pig ears in NYC?

I like the crispy pig ear strips at Ssam Bar.

Jul 20, 2015
Bkeats in Manhattan

Southern Breakfast YUM!

So why is this southern? Looks like nothing I grew up with.

How do folks feel about restaurant restroom attendants?

Balthazar in NYC used to have them for years. Then they stopped this past year or so. It was actually kind of sad for me when I went to the restroom after they removed the attendant. No one there to turn on the tap and hand me a towel while saying "there you go my young man." Always had a chuckle since I'm not so young any more. Sort a miss it.

Jul 16, 2015
Bkeats in Not About Food
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Does parking make a difference for you ?

Parking? Who parks? That's what cabs and Fresh Direct were designed to eliminate.

Jul 16, 2015
Bkeats in Not About Food
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Good brunches/dinners near Downtown Brooklyn

French Louie would be a nice option. Dad can get steak and you can try the anchovy frites and steak tartare.

Jul 16, 2015
Bkeats in Outer Boroughs