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Missing Maine Shrimp (year 2), Looking forward to Shad Roe & Soft Shell Crabs

Grand Central Oyster Bar is selling shad roe and filet from the Carolinas now:

http://www.oysterbarny.com/pdf/dailym...

@cuevamanos

about 14 hours ago
steinpilz in Greater Boston Area

First visit in 43 years

My grandfather worked in the men's department at Teppers, he would have been an older man named Vincent.

@cuevamanos

Mar 18, 2015
steinpilz in New Jersey

Best Green Line-accessible lunch between Back Bay and Newton?

Maybe Matt Murphy's Pub or Sicuan Garden, both a short walk from the Brookline Village stop, also Eastern Standard at Kenmore Square, Delux Station Diner at Newton Centre.

http://mattmurphyspub.com/?bandwidth=...
http://sichuangardenrestaurant.com/
http://easternstandardboston.com/
http://www.deluxedinerbrands.com/delu...

@cuevamanos

Mar 18, 2015
steinpilz in Greater Boston Area

First visit in 43 years

Was it across from the Howard Johnsons. I only have a vague memory? (intersection of Rt.22 and Wilson Ave)

I don't remember the Chinese place but do remember that Grunnings was good - great burgers, fries, and ice cream (across from Plainfield Town Hall).

-- I see arpad has a similar memory of Leaning Tower (below)

@cuevamanos

Mar 17, 2015
steinpilz in New Jersey

New Iron Chef (Japan) series, online episodes

I don't remember seeing on Chowhound that there's a New Iron Chef Japan series (there is, starting in 2012).

Here's a website that has the new episode videos and many of the earlier ones also:

http://ironcheffans.info/wordpress/

@cuevamanos

Mar 11, 2015
steinpilz in Food Media & News

Orange wines, Boston area?

I second Bazaar, the store on Beacon Street has many wines from regions around Russia.

http://bazaarboston.com/?page=25

@cuevamanos

Mar 05, 2015
steinpilz in Greater Boston Area

Japanese Bento Boxes

Check out the Flickr bento box pool (47,000 bento box pictures!):

https://www.flickr.com/groups/bentobo...

@cuevamanos

Feb 27, 2015
steinpilz in Greater Boston Area

Alternative to group pig roast

How about an all you can eat Brazillian steakhouse: Midwest Grill in Cambridge, there are other around.

http://www.midwestgrillrestaurant.com/

Is there an all you can eat lobster spot in Boston?

@cuevamanos

Feb 26, 2015
steinpilz in Greater Boston Area

Steamers in Monmouth County or Ocean

Wharfside in Point Pleasant (above) has both steamed and fried soft-shelled clams.

@cuevamanos

Feb 21, 2015
steinpilz in New Jersey

Steamers in Monmouth County or Ocean

Try Wharfside in Point Pleasant, it's usually reliable for steamers and fried softshell clams.

http://www.wharfsidenj.com/

@cuevamanos

Feb 13, 2015
steinpilz in New Jersey

Vietnamese in Boston

I'll second Xihn Xihn, try the Kho To hot pot.

http://boston.menupages.com/restauran...

@cuevamanos

uncooked bacon?

Interesting, I think that bacon does actually exist in some weird gustatory realm somewhere between ham and lardo.

It's quite fun to find people actually disgusted by bacon, since it has such a universally grand reputation.

@cuevamanos

Jan 29, 2015
steinpilz in General Topics

uncooked bacon?

No, I'm saying that it is cured just like ham, and could be eaten just like ham, but I wouldn't eat an uncooked bacon croque monsieur/madame nevertheless... fatty prociutto or pastrami, ok (I do also know that pastrami may just be the most abused deli meat on earth)....

@cuevamanos

Jan 29, 2015
steinpilz in General Topics

uncooked bacon?

Now you're bugging me,I'm saying that bacon might be eaten just like ham (though the fat makes it gross, as has been mentioned), and not browned in a pan - because they are cured very similarly. :)

@cueamanos

Jan 29, 2015
steinpilz in General Topics

uncooked bacon?

So uncooked/non-pan fried bacon can be eaten like ham?

@cuevamanos

Jan 29, 2015
steinpilz in General Topics

uncooked bacon?

I know the difference between ham and bacon, I just think that the curing processes are quite similar, in fact this site says the treatment is identical:

http://www.sausagemaker.com/11050inst...

I was having fun with the idea.

@cuevamanos

Jan 29, 2015
steinpilz in General Topics

uncooked bacon?

Tee hee... I wasn't being serious, more of a survey (like "eating dry pasta" - which is suprisingly popular).

But what about lardo?

I looked at this lardo recipe, it uses maybe twice the amount of nitrite as bacon/ham.

http://honest-food.net/wild-game/wild...

@cuevamanos

Jan 29, 2015
steinpilz in General Topics

uncooked bacon?

As you say, it's not raw pork, it's cured.

Looking at this ag site, while ham and dried bacon use the same amount of nitrite in curing other bacon uses 50% less... so I suppose they're often not the same.

http://meat.tamu.edu/ansc-307-honors/...

@cuevamanos

Jan 29, 2015
steinpilz in General Topics

uncooked bacon?

Is uncooked bacon the same thing as ham, just a different cut? I had some under-cooked bacon this morning and I was wondering about this.

Have any Chowhounds tried uncooked bacon?

Would you try an uncooked bacon and cheese sandwich? A bacon croque monsieur or croque madame?

@cuevamanos

Jan 28, 2015
steinpilz in General Topics

Some questions for my NJ friends about our home board...

I've noticed this also for the Boston board, since 2006. Maybe people moved on to Twitter, but I've also stopped commenting often on blogs... my web surfing has become more varied as good choices have increased. Maybe the bad economy has kept people from exploring restaurants as much?

@cuevamanos

Jan 27, 2015
steinpilz in New Jersey

Best sources for variety of chili peppers?

I'd say that Harvest Market at Central Square is pretty good for dried chilis, but they're not there anymore. Sigh.

@cuevosmanos

Jan 26, 2015
steinpilz in Greater Boston Area

6 Months of Terrible Food Since Relocating to Rahway, NJ

I'll second Rasoi on Oak Tree Road

http://rasoiindianrestaurant.com/raso...

I'll add:

Harvest Moon Brewery, New Brunswick

http://www.harvestmoonbrewery.com/

Wonder Seafood (Chinese), Edison

http://www.yelp.com/biz/wonder-seafoo...

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/25/nyr...

Here's a Chow thread on Edison Chinese restaurants:

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8358...

@cuevamanos

Jan 24, 2015
steinpilz in New Jersey

Clam Pizza in NJ

Anywhere around Point Pleasant? One of the big surf clam producers.

http://www.swedesdock.com/surfhist.sht

@cuevamanos

Jan 21, 2015
steinpilz in New Jersey

fish?

I like Wharfside in Point Pleasant for steamers and fried clams but they also have a variety of fish and lobster, it's particularly nice in the summer.

http://www.wharfsidenj.com/

@cuevamanos

Jan 05, 2015
steinpilz in New Jersey

Cooked and Peeled Chestnuts

Just today I saw them at Shop Right in the produce section (in a paper carton type packaging) and in Williams Sonoma in a jar.

@cuevamanos

Dec 28, 2014
steinpilz in New Jersey

Mas Portell Smoked Paprika

I happened to see Mas Portell pimenton on Amazon just now:

http://www.amazon.com/Bittersweet-Pim...

@cuevamanos

Dec 27, 2014
steinpilz in New Jersey

Looking for Craft Beer Restaurant halfway between Stockton and Point Pleasant Beach

I was going to recommend Basill T's in Red Bank which has long made their own beers but they've gone out of business, too bad!

They're an Italian bistro now, Birravino, and still do make craft beers as well as having many on bottles:

http://birravino.com/

@cuevamanos

Dec 20, 2014
steinpilz in New Jersey

Feast of the Seven Fishes, updated suggestions

I don't have a true Italian suggestion, but I have done sushi for Seven Fishes and enjoyed it!

@cuevamanos

Dec 12, 2014
steinpilz in Greater Boston Area

Where can I buy caviar in Monmouth County?

I've bought caviar at The Bottle Shop in Spring Lake.

http://www.bottleshop.com/

@cuevamanos

Dec 11, 2014
steinpilz in New Jersey

Resorts, not cities, with great food

I actually found Ubud on Google maps street view, very thoroughly covered, looks nice.

@cuevamanos

Dec 07, 2014
steinpilz in General Topics