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Anyone tried Mahn, New Pho Joint in Mount Airy?

I tried it and I cannot recommend it all! Meats are stringy (turkey) and broth TOO fatty (beef) and flavorless. C'mon owners, we need you here in Mt.Airy, get it together! Go eat at one of the many pho places in town and see what it's supposed to be.... PLEASE!

Jan 17, 2015
missclaudy in Philadelphia

Anyone tried Mahn, New Pho Joint in Mount Airy?

I tried it and I cannot recommend it all! Meats are stringy (turkey) and broth TOO fatty (beef) and flavorless. C'mon owners, we need you here in Mt.Airy, get it together! Go eat at one of the many pho places in town and see what it's supposed to be.... PLEASE! We all want you to succeed!

Jan 17, 2015
missclaudy in Philadelphia

Anyone tried Mahn, New Pho Joint in Mount Airy?

New pho place. Heard varying reports.

Jan 16, 2015
missclaudy in Philadelphia

The Olde Bar Opens ...

Snapper is farm raised in Louisiana which may account for the difference in taste from the old days (compared to wild turtle.)

Jan 15, 2015
missclaudy in Philadelphia
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Mi Puebla - Mt Airy (Four Thumbs Down)

Me neither and I've been searching for decades!

Jan 01, 2015
missclaudy in Philadelphia
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Mt. Airy/Chestnut Hill Area Board

I will never darken their door with the mention of canned refried or fresh that tasted like canned beans. NO excuse for this!!!!!!

Dec 30, 2014
missclaudy in Philadelphia

Fantastic Brunch and Cafe You Haven't Heard About Yet! Run Don't Walk to BABA OLGA'S!

Aliza Green has been one of Phila's smartest, most curious and hardest working chefs for many years. On top of cooking beautiful, bright, unique food, she has written many acclaimed cook books and has won a James Beard book award. She has a facility and working knowledge of and with ingredients from all over the world that surpasses any chef in Phila. and beyond. Lat week's brunch was superb!

Last week's brunch, new ones are posted for the brunch weekly! http://materialculture.com/aliza-gree...

Dec 29, 2014
missclaudy in Philadelphia

Have you been to a wedding/large event at any of these venues? How was the food?!?

This place has THE BEST food you will eat at a catering venue in Phila. It isin a fantastic, huge place, decorated with ethnic textiles and furniture, (as it is an amazing store) super fun and the first rate chef is also an author with a James Beard award!
http://materialculture.com/category/c...

Dec 29, 2014
missclaudy in Philadelphia

Mi Puebla - Mt Airy (Four Thumbs Down)

40 thumbs down, this place has been an abomination since the day it opened about 15 years ago. SO sad! We need a great Mexican restaurant in Mt. Airy!

Dec 29, 2014
missclaudy in Philadelphia

Beurre de Baratte

Anyone know where to buy this around town?

Oct 24, 2014
missclaudy in Philadelphia

I Need 25 lbs of Italian Prune Plums (oval almost black small plums?)

Roxborough! Final batch of cakes being baked today, believe it or not, this very buttery cake tastes GREAT after being frozen! I am baking maniacally and will probably have enough for an army. I have a 60 year old Chambers stove and the oven door will not stay closed anymore (as of last week) so I have to wedge (with a hammer) a small board under the old latch to keep it closed each time I open it. Kind of hilarious AND I left the freezer door ajar and everything defrosted EXCEPT the cakes which are on the lowest level of the freezer. Bring on the wedding!!!!!!!

Mt. Airy/Chestnut Hill Area Board

Food is average average average!

Sep 03, 2014
missclaudy in Philadelphia

I Need 25 lbs of Italian Prune Plums (oval almost black small plums?)

I'm thrilled to get them for that price.

When I went to pick them up today, the produce manager only charged me for 25 lbs instead of the 30 pound case I ordered in case there was any spoilage. The whole box is perfect, many cakes in the oven as we speak. A lovely interaction starting with chowhound and you, Philly Ray!

Sep 03, 2014
missclaudy in Philadelphia
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I Need 25 lbs of Italian Prune Plums (oval almost black small plums?)

I called my local SR, they are out of them but are ordering a case for me for tomorrow! Points for Shoprite, a store I usually avoid.

I Need 25 lbs of Italian Prune Plums (oval almost black small plums?)

I am on my way, Philly Ray, MUCHOS GRACIAS!!!!!!!!!!

Sep 02, 2014
missclaudy in Philadelphia

My take on Paris Bistro in Chestnut Hill

I had a bad bread experience at the owners other restaurant Heirloom last year. I had lovely snails in a red wine sauce and the only bread offered was a basket of sweet corn bread and another sweetened bread. When the chef came to ask us how we liked our meal I said that I would have loved a baguette to sop up the sauce. (Metropolitan bakery within eyeshot of Heirloom at that time.) He told me they prefer to bake all of the bread in house. I will not go back, bread absolutely indicates the sensibility of a restaurant to me. Often bread is the fiirst thing you eat and absolutely sets the tone for a restaurant meal. These days there is some SPECTACULR bread out there, there is no excuse for crappy bread.

Sep 01, 2014
missclaudy in Philadelphia

I Need 25 lbs of Italian Prune Plums (oval almost black small plums?)

I am baking many plum cakes for my daughters wedding and need a source for these particular plums. Anyone seen them around lately?

THANKS!

Sep 01, 2014
missclaudy in Philadelphia

Distrito drowning........ in queso!

$80 for a truly mediocre meal in a place where I expect more, I admire Jose Garces, have eaten at most of his places, he needs to get into this kitchen and taste a few things, I've had a few really good meals here in the past.

The trio of enchiladas and the huarache (which is now a pizza or flat bread if you ask me) relied on cheese way too much. Cheese is an easy palate pleaser, I love real Mexican food and want complex flavors from veggies, meat, tortillas ,chiles and herbs more than just the easy mouth feel and richness that cheese provides, it's cheating. Tortillas are an important flavor component and these were a bit soggy and not rich with corn flavor. They accidently charged us for something twice and didn't have the ceviche that I ordered. Don't care if it was Sunday night and half the place was closed, no excuse for meh food from this restauranteur (maybe he has too many restaurants) and this much $. The waiter was lovely!

Jun 09, 2014
missclaudy in Philadelphia

Sad to report the passing of Veggo

I haven't been around for a while, thanks for the update!
SOB!

Jun 03, 2014
missclaudy in Site Talk

Sad to report the passing of Veggo

Not Chino Wayne too???? Sob!

Jun 03, 2014
missclaudy in Site Talk

Sad to report the passing of Veggo

Sob, anything you eat today while thinking of Veggo has NO calories in it!

Jun 03, 2014
missclaudy in Site Talk
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ENTENMANNS IS FINISHED!

OOOPS, I got so hysterical I didn't read the whole article, it seems it's only the iconic Bayshore plant that's closing down, sorry for the alarm,folks!

Jun 03, 2014
missclaudy in Food Media & News

ENTENMANNS IS FINISHED!

Good think my maternal grandparents aren't alive to see this!!!!!!!!!
My family ate SO much Entenmanns. Every scrabble and pinochle game, every break the fast, every shiva! I loved the frosted raspberry twist danish.
I bet Entenmanns is the sole cause of alot of Jewish diabetes.
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/03/nyr...

Jun 03, 2014
missclaudy in Food Media & News

Paris Bistro in Chestnut Hill opening

Holy Crap, the daily specials include frogs leg!

http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/th...

Jan 24, 2014
missclaudy in Philadelphia

Commonly mispronounced foods

Rigat (ricotta), mortadel, and my favorite:Gabagool" slang for "capicola" (thank you Tony Soprano!)

Commonly mispronounced foods

Jan 24, 2014
missclaudy in Food Media & News

Ebay Organic Meyer Lemons

Thanks for the gorgeous visual! Lovely to see how the lemons grow !

Jan 12, 2014
missclaudy in General Topics

Meyer Lemon Olive Oil Custard

use this like lemon curd!

Jan 11, 2014
missclaudy in Home Cooking

Ebay Organic Meyer Lemons

Half are quite ripe and half underripe. if you specify, they will send you anything you want. No green on any of the ones they sent. they are yellow however, wanna sell me some lemons Melanie? I've been around here for a long time and always admire your posts!!!!!!

Jan 11, 2014
missclaudy in General Topics

Meyer Lemon Olive Oil Custard

Show stopper simple and delish with ginger bread .
http://food52.com/recipes/21323-carol...

Jan 11, 2014
missclaudy in Home Cooking