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Macaroons at Madeleine- amazing!

It has now been put on my must try list!
Maybe it'll fill the void left by the closing of Fauchon....sigh.

Aug 16, 2007
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Maple Cream Pie

Is grade B more intense?

Aug 15, 2007
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Macaroons at Madeleine- amazing!

Nice pics "chocokitty". I see you had the croissant and the madeline, how were they?

Did anyone else try anything else besides the macarons?

Aug 15, 2007
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Macaroons at Madeleine- amazing!

Has anyone tried any of their other offerings?? Such as their pastries....tarts..etc...

Aug 14, 2007
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Payard...Any Dessert in Particular not to be Missed?

Porthos post is true and accurate.

Jul 26, 2007
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Best Peach Cobbler?

LJS, that cobbler recipe you posted is just what I had in mind.
In my "world" a proper cobbler MUST have a batter/biscuit-type topping!

Jul 18, 2007
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Goose Fat Potatoes at Strip House

I had it when I was there too, it looks exactly like it does in the pic. It reminded me of fried potato hash rolled in a ball.

PS
Great pic Randymac!

Jun 06, 2007
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Ronald's Pizza Cafe - Good!!

Ronald's Pizza Cafe
74 Orchard St | Btwn Broome & Grand St
Phone: 212-533-4052

I went there a few day's ago after reading an article about it, and truly enjoyed there pizza. Wonderful thin crust, not oily at all, and the Mozzarella tasted REALLY fresh.

The place is a winner!

May 30, 2007
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Petit Fours

So sad, I use to be a long time fan of theirs, before it became a zoo..lol.
They had the most amazing Lemon Tart I ever had in my life! Not to mention their candied fruits were wonderful.
Sigh......

May 11, 2007
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Shake Shack - hardly a wait!

Agreed. This is not some amateur operation that’s run by some little old lady. I'm sure if they really wanted to figure out a solution, they could make it work. Maybe carts, or a "mini shack" next to the "main shack"......

May 08, 2007
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Shake Shack - hardly a wait!

EXACTLY!
By making their lines such a "spectacle", they make it appear that they have the best hamburgers in the Universe.

May 08, 2007
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Shake Shack - hardly a wait!

For most other food business, the logical next step is either to expand or rearrange their current location in order to accommodate more cashier registers and food assembly areas. They're closed for a couple of months out the year. They have more then enough time to come up with a "real" solution besides the buzzers.

May 08, 2007
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Shake Shack - hardly a wait!

I still don't understand why they haven’t formed a better strategy in handling the lines. It strikes me as rather bizarre that even after a few years they're still unable to come up with better system.

May 08, 2007
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Dim Sum Go Go

Totally agree with A&W, I much prefer the carts rather then the convoluted list thats offered. The idea of it being fresher, more so then if it was on a cart, I find to be misleading. How do I know it was instantly steamed especially for me and not pulled off some wheel cart kept in the kitchen.... unbeknownst to me. In any event, when it comes to dim sum, I perfer to see my dumplings upfront. Perhaps its simply of a matter of personal preference.

May 02, 2007
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where to buy clotted cream in NYC

How always wondered how does clotted cream compare to butter or cream cheese?

May 02, 2007
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instant pudding frosting?

I found this one here: http://www.kitchenlink.com/mf/2/8445
Sounds interesting...

Mock Whipped Cream Frosting with Pudding Mix

4 tbsp. flour
1 c. milk
1/2 c. margarine
1/2 c. shortening
1 c. sugar
2 tbsp. vanilla
2 tbsp. instant pudding mix (any flavor desired

)

Combine flour and milk in saucepan and cook over LOW HEAT until thick, stirring constantly. Cream the margarine, shortening and sugar together for 4 minutes. (Can use all margarine).
Add cooled flour mixture and vanilla; beat an additional 4 minutes. spread on cooled cake.

May 02, 2007
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Anyone ever found Luxardo Marasca cherries?

Thank you so much for taking the time to post here!!
LeNell's here I come.....

Apr 27, 2007
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Coconut Cream Pie

I made one that included both coconut milk and sweetened cream of coconut (like the product you use for Pina Colodas) and I left out the sugar. Came out great!

Apr 23, 2007
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strawberry cake? icing? help for doting parent?

I was just looking over Martha's strawberry frosting and instead of her adding freash strawberries, she uses strawbery jam, what a great idea!

http://www.marthastewart.com

Apr 20, 2007
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P.J. Clarke's

Yeah, you MUST try the crabcakes at the midtown location, not a smidgen of filler.....and big!

Apr 18, 2007
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Posto? Porto? 17th & 2nd

I hate to admit it, but I have to agree with NativeNewYorker on this one. The crust has a wonderful "crunch", but thats about it.....at least for me anyway.

Apr 13, 2007
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R.U.B. R.E.P.O.R.T

Love the Dinosaur.
R.U.B. is more hit and miss now then it was a year ago, paticularly with the Burnt ends.

Apr 12, 2007
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R.U.B. R.E.P.O.R.T

Its funny you should mention the burnt ends being lackluster. The last time I was there, I had the same impression. When I was there a year ago, they were pure heaven, now, its more like hit and miss.

Apr 12, 2007
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Shake Shack buns

Believe or not, there flavor is reminiscent of a brioche bun. Though I could be wrong.

Apr 11, 2007
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Fresh Pappardelle w/ Bolognese

Great pics!
How long did it take you make everything? It looks like an all day project.

Apr 09, 2007
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Chinatown Brasserie

I agree, your paying for the atmosphere rather then the food. It feels like your having Dim Sum in Dracula's Castle.

Mar 22, 2007
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Clinton St. Baking Company-- Tonight!

How were the portion sizes, prices and wait staff? I've heard they could be a little "uppity" and brisk.

Mar 19, 2007
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Beignets at home (born of exasperation...)

Great pics! I love how we're able to show off our masterpieces here.

Mar 19, 2007
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Crabcakes

I've had MANY crab cakes in my life, from places through out the city, and the one that I would say is the BEST in the city is the one at PJ Clarkes ( http://www.pjclarkes.com/) .
It has almost NO filler what so ever! And there big too :-)

Mar 15, 2007
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cooking pork ribs - they seem to have very slight odor to them

How's the color? Looks are sometimes a good indicator of freshness.

Mar 06, 2007
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