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Swordfish recipes

our favorite is grilled with a habanero mango salsa. fresh habs, mango, cilantro, scallions, olive oil, lime juice, salt and pepper.

Jul 21, 2014
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Lake George Restaurant Recommendations

going to the owl tomorrow. how casual is it? looking forward to checking it out.

Jul 11, 2014
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Lake George Restaurant Recommendations

we're going to the owl next month. also going to bistro leroux soon after that. looking forward to checking out both.

Jun 16, 2014
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Favorite Restaurants [Woodstock]

Joshua's is quite good. We went a few years ago and liked it. We were going to the area again recently so we thought we'd check it out since it had been a while. It's even better now. Wide selection and everything was prepared very well.

Jun 15, 2014
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Fiddlehead sightings?

that's way out of line. i've seen them high but never like that.

May 25, 2014
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Fiddlehead sightings?

Up here near Albany I picked some up at a supermarket at 4.99 a lb. They do grow wild around here. One of my coworkers knows a spot.

May 24, 2014
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Lake George Restaurant Recommendations

i live in clifton park near exit 8a and i usually get to lake george in under an hour so i think the drive time isn't as much as mentioned. either way, it's worth the ride for the choices of better places as opposed to lake george's more standard fare.

Apr 28, 2014
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Mio Posto (Saratoga Springs)

went back this past saturday for my wife's birthday. another excellent meal. here's how it went.

we split a small salad to start. arugula with golden beets, goat cheese and pistachios.

for apps, i had the ba da bing shrimp and my wife had the grilled octopus. both were really nice. the shrimp is kind of a creamy scampi.

for my main i had grilled tuna with a roasted corn and olive salsa with sauteed spinach, roasted potatoes and pearl onions. my wife had the seared scallops with lobster risotto, a blood orange butter sauce and asparagus. both dishes were excellent.

for dessert i had the amazing coconut cream pie and she had the flourless chocolate cake. both were yummy.

all in all, i can see why this place continues getting rave reviews.

Apr 28, 2014
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Any great breakfast places in Plainview, Huntington or nearby?

we were visiting relatives and friends last weekend where we used to live on long island. on sunday we went to thomas'. i had peaches and cream stuffed french toast with a side of home fries. my wife had a scramble with spicy chicken sausage, broccoli rabe and melted parmesan. great stuff.

Apr 18, 2014
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Non-tomato based pasta dishes that can be made ahead of time

linguine and clams comes to mind.

Apr 09, 2014
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Southside Fish and Clam, Lindenhurst

went a few times when i still lived on the south shore. nothing fancy of course but it serves it's purpose.

Apr 03, 2014
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Any great breakfast places in Plainview, Huntington or nearby?

their pumpkin pecan waffles are amazing!

Apr 01, 2014
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Any great breakfast places in Plainview, Huntington or nearby?

thomas' ham and eggery in westbury is worth the wait for me.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/thomass-ham-a...

Apr 01, 2014
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Foodie Choices Near Glen Cove

it's been a while since we moved away but tom schaudel's restaurants used to be considered quite good. we used to like coolfish in syosset although i don't know if he's still associated with them.

http://coolfishrestaurant.com/

http://www.tomschaudel.com/index01.html

Mar 31, 2014
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Dinner on the South Shore - Nassau

rs jones in merrick has been mentioned many times on this board. always a favorite of mine.

http://www.rsjones.com/

Mar 31, 2014
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Beverly's Eatery (Ballston Spa)

sounds interesting. i'll have to add it to my list of places to check out. we like country corner cafe in saratoga a lot too. cafe madison in albany is our next favorite.

Mar 28, 2014
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Breakfast in Saratoga Springs

we like the country corner cafe. very informal but it has some interesting choices. i like the crab cake benedict. there's always a bit of a wait.

http://countrycornercafe.net/Menu.html

Mar 28, 2014
davmar77 in New York State (exc. NYC)

Nanola (Malta)?

i had a friend who had an amazing cajun place on long island and i used to attend the new orleans jazz & heritage festival every year so i'm glad to have had the real thing many times. this place wasn't even close.

Mar 17, 2014
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Nanola (Malta)?

we ended up at nanola saturday night as our friends were playing there. figured it would be a good time to check it out. i ordered the grilled oysters for an app. on the menu you can order gumbo or etoufee and your choice of add on. i had the gumbo with crawfish. it came with either a salad or soup but since i was getting gumbo i ordered the salad. what i got was like a diner salad; some iceberg lettuce, cucumber and a couple of grape tomatoes with dressing on the side. i would have liked something a little more gourmet with spring greens and maybe some roasted peppers. my app came out with the gumbo which i didn't order that way but not a big deal. the oysters were topped with a bit of parmesan and were pretty good. what they tried to pass off as gumbo is still a bit confusing. when's the last time you had gumbo served on a plate? it was thick and had a lot of red beans. the crawfish were just thawed and handful tossed on top, not even cooked in. i asked if the waitress if they had given me red beans and rice by mistake and she tried to tell me they make the gumbo thicker and it was correct. either way, it was quite bland and even a fair amount of hot sauce didn't correct it. it was served with what looked like instant rice and a store bought cornbread muffin. i don't think i'll be going back anytime soon. i've had a lot of cajun and creole food and this wasn't it.

Mar 17, 2014
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Top Pizza in Capital Region?

years ago when i lived down state my favorite clam pizza was at a place in nyc that since burned down. so now my wife will make it for me. YUM!

Mar 12, 2014
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Merrick/Bellemore, LI - any decent pizza?

if you venture out of the area a little, raimo's in freeport and paradiso in rockville centre are both quite good. paradiso was our go to place before we moved upstate. sometimes when we visit relatives we'll even get one to bring home since nothing in the albany area compares.

Mar 05, 2014
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Anyone been to Bistro LeRoux in Lake George?

thanks. i did a quick search but nothing came up. looking forward to trying it out.

Feb 28, 2014
davmar77 in New York State (exc. NYC)

goat milk source- Westchester?

trader joe's carries goat milk. i think there's a couple of locations near you.

Feb 28, 2014
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Anyone been to Bistro LeRoux in Lake George?

came across their site while looking for another place in the area. sounds very good with a lot of choices including vegetarian.

http://bistroleroux.com/

Feb 27, 2014
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Cella Bistro (Schenectady)

we actually were thinking about tara's first but then i remembered we wanted to try cella since we had already been to tara's. glad we went. we had some left over fried chick peas at home so i tossed them on my salad last night. worked well.

Feb 26, 2014
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Looking for habanero sauce (ala new McD sauce)

my favorite store bought hab sauce is chili beer hot sauce. it went under the name cave creek hot sauce years ago. no vinegar and very fresh tasting.

http://www.chilibeerhotsauce.com/

Feb 24, 2014
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Cella Bistro (Schenectady)

we tried cella bistro last night and were quite pleased. we sat in the back dining room and the tapas board was in there so i guess it doesn't matter where you sit for that. my wife started with the baby beet salad and i had the warm mushroom salad but without the pancetta. i thought was the best thing i had. for my main dish i had the escargot out of the shell with puff pastry and mushrooms. also excellent. as i was having this as my main, i got a side of roasted fingerling potatoes to fill it out. my wife had a few of the tapas items for her main; fried chick peas, asparagus with fried egg and truffle oil, Long-stem baby artichokes with lemon caper aioli and the white anchovies in olive oil and lemon. for dessert we split the chocolate cherry crumble and coffee. the crumble could have used more cherries but was still quite good. all in all a very pleasant meal and another place to keep on the list for going back.

Feb 23, 2014
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Where to eat in or near Plainview and Massapequa, Long Island

they sure aren't what they were in their heyday since they changed hands several years back.

Feb 20, 2014
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Looking for dinner between Robert Moses beach and Nassau Coliseum

sounds about right. imagine what a killing a place down there could do with a top chef.

Feb 20, 2014
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Chianti (Saratoga Springs)

forno hosts an open wine tasting with select dishes from each of their four locations with the chefs from those locations. i think they've done it twice now and is usually in early fall on a weekend afternoon. the ask only a 10.00 donation per person which goes to charity. if you are on the dz email list you'll get the notice shortly before it takes place. the offer about 60 wines to taste. we've been both times and it was very nice.

Feb 20, 2014
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