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Yes, it's 100 degrees out there ... but what would you put on a Wild Game Thanksgiving menu?

Actually, we'll be all traveling to Montana from various parts of the US to meet up for our annual Thanksgiving. No connections to Montana except it seemed to be a good place to have a Wild Game Thanksgiving. :)

(personally, I tried to sell Sonoma as the spot given the weather - but I couldn't convince them of a connection to wild game)

Jul 09, 2012
loveroffood in Home Cooking

Yes, it's 100 degrees out there ... but what would you put on a Wild Game Thanksgiving menu?

Morrells...yummm....

Jul 06, 2012
loveroffood in Home Cooking

Yes, it's 100 degrees out there ... but what would you put on a Wild Game Thanksgiving menu?

We will be! :)

Jul 06, 2012
loveroffood in Home Cooking

Yes, it's 100 degrees out there ... but what would you put on a Wild Game Thanksgiving menu?

Thanks for the ideas! Sounds like rich and include the grill. We will see how this year's menu stacks up to prior years - Mexican, Fried Everything, Indian, Traditional, and Chinese.

Jul 03, 2012
loveroffood in Home Cooking

Yes, it's 100 degrees out there ... but what would you put on a Wild Game Thanksgiving menu?

We have a new theme each year and we just nailed down Montana as the location, wild game as the theme!

What would you put on the menu? Not just the meat dishes, but the sides and dessert?

Rule is to use traditional Thanksgiving ingredients but in a way that reflects the annual theme.

Jul 02, 2012
loveroffood in Home Cooking

Restaurants everyone loves--except you

Agree Batali is generally overrated - particularly Babbo and Esca. Overpriced, nothing special about the food. And hate the "Mario's ipod" music selections.

Feb 07, 2010
loveroffood in Manhattan

Restaurants everyone loves--except you

Gramercy Tavern - exceptionally poor service given the hype, reputation and cost.

Feb 07, 2010
loveroffood in Manhattan

Best French bistro in NYC??

Second Raoul's - it's a much more laid-back alternative to Balthazar. Friendly service, delicious food. But I do love Balthazar, if you can get a reservation and want to deal with the crowd. Whatever you do, do not go to Pastis - unsatisfying food, hosts with meatpacking attitudes, and a total scene.

Feb 07, 2010
loveroffood in Manhattan

Need recs for good cheap italian

Supper is much better than Frank...imo

Dec 17, 2008
loveroffood in Manhattan

late breakfast /early brunch union square area or west 40's

I've had brunch at HK (39th and 9th) - don't be scared off by the club-like appearance. Not expensive or overly done.

Union Sq - I would go to Le Pain de Quotidien (but it is more European style, so not your traditional American choices, small portions, and pricey...but great coffee) or Petite Abeille.

My fave brunch spots (that unfortunately don't meet your criteria) - Prune, Balthazar, Norma's, August, and EJ's.

Dec 16, 2008
loveroffood in Manhattan

Brunch near Columbus Circle?

NORMA's!!! At Le Meridien hotel. Not low key though...but so delicious.

Dec 16, 2008
loveroffood in Manhattan

Great tapas in NYC?

Casa Mono is my favorite. Great wine list and the flavors of the tapas are as close to Spain as I've found (more Barcelona than Sevilla - so a bit more high end). There's also a more casual, sister tapas bar next door called Bar Jamon that does feel a bit more like Spain.

Boqueria has a fun, lively atmosphere (Union Sq and new one in Soho). Food is good - but I go mainly for the lively ambiance.

Mercat in NOHO has a nice ambiance and interesting theme (Catalan tapas). I'd say food is slightly better than Boqueria.

Skip Flor de Sol in Tribeca - overpriced and underwhelming.

Tia Pol is very popular, extremely small...unless you go at an odd hour, you'll be waiting. Food is about the same quality as Boqueria but cheaper, so from a value point, I'd say slightly higher value as long as you're not waiting (then I don't think it's worth it).

Sala in East Village - don't care for ambiance and food is mediocre.

If you can get into Casa Mono and don't mind spending a bit more, hands down that's the place to go.

Enjoy!

Dec 16, 2008
loveroffood in Manhattan

WD-50 is disgusting. Right? Anyone?

Couldn't agree with you more...the most overrated restaurant in the city. Not only did none of the concepts make sense, the food itself tasted terrible.

Aug 30, 2008
loveroffood in Manhattan

My end of the year restaurant awards!

I second the Foie Gras Ganache at Aquavit! Delicious!

Dec 31, 2007
loveroffood in Manhattan

East Village restaurant recommendations

My good ol' standby's in EV are Supper (Italian) on 2nd St b/t A and B, Cafe Mogador (Moroccan/Mediterranean) on St Marks Place b/t 1st and A, and the two Momofuku restaurants but they may be too small/casual?

Dec 31, 2007
loveroffood in Manhattan