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Best Chopped Liver, Gefiltre Fish and Matzoh Balls

Deli or take out or other in Manhattan

Dec 11, 2014
MarkG in Manhattan

Lutefisk Novice Seeking Lutefisk Suppers

I don't have an ounce of Scandanavian in me but am curious. Are there restaurants that serve it this time of year??

Dec 07, 2014
MarkG in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Can You Get A Tongue Sandwich In the Twin Cities??

Dont want to schlep to Manhattan. And I have a craving. Even called the company that is most famous for tongue-- Freireich in North Carolina-- but the cost including fed ex overnight for an unsliced slab is over $100. For the squeamish or ignorant, we are talking what is a cooked/smoked deli product. Nothing gross about it. It is a NYC deli staple.

Dec 04, 2014
MarkG in Minneapolis-St. Paul

A dim sum blast fron the past

does the cavernous and chaotic dim sum hall Hee Seung Fung on the Bowery still exist?? If not, do you know when it closed?? Are there comparable big dim sum halls left in Manhattan Chinatown?? PS: it was commonly known as HSF

Nov 30, 2014
MarkG in Manhattan

However (Bourdain Continued)

i think the point is, Tony's franchise is food and food culture with some societal commentary thrown in. I said some. This show just went too far with the drugs theme. IMO

Nov 10, 2014
MarkG in Food Media & News

However (Bourdain Continued)

the Massachusetts show that followed was all about the heroin scourge hitting western Mass. A big turn off.

Nov 09, 2014
MarkG in Food Media & News

A Superb Bourdain Show/ Iran

maybe the best Bourdain I have ever seen. Going back to the No Reservations shows. Just shown on CNN. Great writing and cinematography and a wonderful balance between the culture of the country and the food. Emmy worthy.

Nov 09, 2014
MarkG in Food Media & News

Pippin Apples: Are they sold here??

cant find them in the stores. do you know of local orchards that have them??

Nov 02, 2014
MarkG in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Sushi X/Golden Valley/All You Can Eat Sushi

Have you checked it out yet??

Oct 27, 2014
MarkG in Minneapolis-St. Paul

The Best of Nordeast Minneapolis

it has changed a lot eating wise and I need an education. about restaurants and food shops. we all know about Kramarczuk and Emily s Lebanese Deli. And Mayslacks. what is new or relatively new and worth checking out.

Oct 05, 2014
MarkG in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Bourdain's Season Opener/Shanghai

he and his producers have a formula that is getting real old real fast. random musings on food and sociology. Im bored with him.

Oct 05, 2014
MarkG in Food Media & News

oil separation in peanut butter

how to deal with it??

Aug 01, 2014
MarkG in General Topics

Mail order knishes???

yonnah shimmel

Jul 24, 2014
MarkG in General Topics

Mail order knishes???

mrs stahls is long gone

Jul 24, 2014
MarkG in General Topics

Best Lobster Rolls in Portsmouth NH

hope it isnt necessary to drive into Maine for the best

Jul 21, 2014
MarkG in Northern New England

sensational sour cream but only sold in part of the midwest

i have found it @ the whole foods in edina mn. dont know if other whole foods carry it.

Jul 21, 2014
MarkG in General Topics

Mail order knishes???

try zabars. knish nosh in queens. keep in mind it is hard enough getting a decent knish in person in NYC.

Jul 21, 2014
MarkG in General Topics

sensational sour cream but only sold in part of the midwest

kalona super natural organic sour cream. sold mainly in iowa, where it originates, and minnesota and a few places in wisconsin. best i have ever had. better than breakstone and Daisy.

Jul 21, 2014
MarkG in General Topics

Big Bowl Rest./@Galleria Edina: WHAT A RIP OFF!!!!

so i go to the build your own stir fry menu page where you select a protein item (steak or chicken or shrimp or tofu). and a flavoring sauce. and noodles or brown or white or jasmine rice. and veggies that either you pick at a veggie bar up front or that you let them pick for you. i pick tofu. and decline the rice/noodles because of a low carb diet. I get just a tiny amount of tofu which is bizarre since it is not exactly an expensive ingredient. the wait person tells me they can only put 3oz of tofu into the stir fry. they bring out a small bowl of tofu in response to my complaints and charge me $2.50 for it. and they take nothing off the bill as i declined the rice/noodles. the bottom line is that for $20 i get a stir fry that is tiny part tofu plus veggies and sauce. I was less than satisfied to put it mildly. the tiny amount of tofu was ridiculous. and charging me for a very limited amount of extra tofu was assinine. and charging me for rice/noodles i didnt want even worse. I wont be back.

Jul 07, 2014
MarkG in Minneapolis-St. Paul

ten top MSP breakfasts

not counting Als and the keys

Jun 18, 2014
MarkG in Minneapolis-St. Paul

are there still individual profiles??

i dont see how to access

Jun 18, 2014
MarkG in Site Talk

knowlegable about oysters??

which are best along the 3 U.S. coasts?? Are Belons the best in european waters??

May 12, 2014
MarkG in General Topics

where can i find a well done/authentic greek frappe (greek iced coffee)

had my first one recently in new york city and really enjoyed it.

May 07, 2014
MarkG in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Best Seafood along Oregon Coast

all i can tell you is that I ll be driving up coastal hwy 101 from the calif state line all the way up to Astoria

Apr 30, 2014
MarkG in Pacific Northwest

Best Seafood along Oregon Coast

about to visit for first time. freshness and quality are musts. and please include raw bars. small mom and pops just fine

Apr 28, 2014
MarkG in Pacific Northwest

Best Breakfasts along I-81 between Binghamton and Penna state line

truck stops. diners. any and all.

new york city tap water

the forbes article was ranking big city waters on a narrow range of factors that didnt include taste. NYC and San Francisco are about always rated at the top of the taste scale.

Apr 22, 2014
MarkG in General Topics

new york city tap water

just got to the city for the first time since 9/11. NYC tap water is the best in the world. you could easily bottle it and sell a lot of it. better than any bottled water out there. cant wait to get back-- for the water.

Apr 22, 2014
MarkG in General Topics

Randazzo's update

ate there april 12 2014 and the food was enjoyable and service was adequate. a party of six with different orders. no one complained. i know there is a lot of randaz bashing on chow

Apr 15, 2014
MarkG in Outer Boroughs

Horseradish question

i was watching them make fresh horseradish @ The Pickle Guys on the LES in manhattan on sunday. the guy making it wore a gas mask because of the vapors from the radish. it seemed as fresh as could be. seemed 100 per cent pure with no additives.

Apr 15, 2014
MarkG in Kosher