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30 Yrs of Michael's Deli?

I didn't have a problem with Michael either.

@cuevamanos

Apr 15, 2014
steinpilz in Greater Boston Area

Best place for fried seafood/fisherman's platter?

I actually like Legal's and Salty Dog, other ones I'll suggest are No-Name, Dolphin, and Moulton's:

http://www.nonamerestaurant.com/

http://www.dolphinseafood.com/

http://moultons.net/

@cuevamanos

Apr 13, 2014
steinpilz in Greater Boston Area

Looking for Laksa? Go West, Young Woman

A also tried the NONH laska twice after a good Chowhound review, the seafood was cooked well and in good portions and the flavour good. I didn't check the stock separately however, good idea!

@cuevamanos

Mar 25, 2014
steinpilz in Greater Boston Area

Shad roe

I think shad roe begins to become available now from southern Atlantic states

http://griftonshadfestival.com/

but the big NE festivals are around April/May

http://www.shadfest.com/

http://www.riverkeeper.org/news-event...

@cuevamanos

Mar 15, 2014
steinpilz in Greater Boston Area

The strange white growths inside my espresso maker

How often do we look inside the teapot, rather than the coffee maker? When my Mom occasionally has the teapot dry out over a low burner horrible stuff comes out when washing it!

@cuevamanos

Feb 25, 2014
steinpilz in General Topics

El Yucateco Green Hot Sauce - Where to Buy?

I've bought both the red and green varieties at the Twin Cities Plaza Shaw's (off McGrath Highway in Somerville).

@cuevamanos

Jan 16, 2014
steinpilz in Greater Boston Area

Brewery type setting needed for 30th bday party

There's also the Triumph Brewing Co. in Princeton, great beers and brewpub atmosphere.

http://www.triumphbrewing.com/princeton/

@cuevamanos

Jan 14, 2014
steinpilz in New Jersey

Long layover in Newark (EWR) - go to Ironbound or eat in the airport

You could also take the airport shuttle to the Amtrak trains, take the train to Newark Penn Station, then walk/taxi to the Ironbound section - or then take a PATH train to Jersey City/Hoboken.

http://www.panynj.gov/path/maps-sched...

@cuevamanos

Jan 08, 2014
steinpilz in New Jersey

Food near Dana Farber

Douzo sushi is close to Back Bay station:

http://douzosushi.com/

@cuevamanos

Jan 03, 2014
steinpilz in Greater Boston Area

Looking for replacement in Harvard Sq. for Chez Henri, Casablanca, etc.

There's also Daedalus, don't think they've closed..

@cuevamanos

Dec 29, 2013
steinpilz in Greater Boston Area

Best Fried Clams/Clam Strips?

Wharfside in Point Pleasant has great fried Ipswich (soft shell) clams, also great steamers, they also have clam strips on their lunch and early dinner menus.

http://www.wharfsidenj.com/

@cuevamanos

Dec 27, 2013
steinpilz in New Jersey

duck legs ?

The Charles Street Savenors usually has duck breasts and legs from several breeds (I remember Pekin and Muscovy but there might be others), this is interesting as they vary greatly in size and shape.

@cuevamanos

Dec 24, 2013
steinpilz in Greater Boston Area

Canary Square seafood dish + scallop guts question

Thanks, I found one of these, not sure I'll be eating the gills!

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/898901#

@cuevamanos

Dec 10, 2013
steinpilz in Greater Boston Area

Canary Square seafood dish + scallop guts question

In Europe scallops are served with their roe (usually orange but can be white or off-white) but with the other tissues removed, as CportJ mentioned.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/13442405@N00/5770154348
http://www.flickr.com/photos/37006870@N00/4372699066

As I recall I've only seen them in the US twice - with the roe and the other tissues included, at Kotobukiya in Porter Square and at the Ratskeller in DC, it may be that the roe does not keep well and there also isn't any historical demand for the roe.

Here are a couple of places that sells scallops with "roe on," maybe it's catching on:

http://www.bluewaterdistributors.com/products.asp
http://eastcoastseafood.com.au/produc...

@cuevamanos

Dec 09, 2013
steinpilz in Greater Boston Area

Fermented Foods!

I've made simple Japanese style pickles - radish, carrot, cucumber, cabbage, pickled just with salt. And I've also made pickled onions and mushrooms using vinegar. I have not yet made fermented sour pickles, but I like the looks of Mo's recipe above.

For the kinds that I have made, they probably would stay good longer than you could keep from eating them - over a year for sure.

I use no special jars or tops (if available the jars I prefer to use are old commercial kimchi ones, glass with a plastic screw top.)

Here are some Japanese pickle recipes:

http://www.japanesefoodreport.com/2008/05/japanese-pickle-recipes.html
http://www.nsknet.or.jp/~tomi-yasu/recipe/098_e.html
http://www.theblackmoon.com/Jfood/fts...

@cuevamanos

Dec 08, 2013
steinpilz in Home Cooking

Whole fish in Boston?

I think that many places would broil or grill a whole fish with the choice depending on what's available: Legal Seafoods, McCormick and Schmicks, Oceanaire, and many more.

Looking at the Grand Central Oyster Bar menu for today (my favorite stop for thinking about seafood), they have whole bronzini, brook trout, daurade, dover sole, flounder, and smelts.

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

@cuevamanos

Nov 25, 2013
steinpilz in Greater Boston Area

Best "classic" martini

I've had these and it was great fun, it's sort of old-time big-city.

@cuevamanos

Nov 24, 2013
steinpilz in Greater Boston Area

Fried Smelt? (Stay on topic!!!)

I've had fried smelt at East Coast Grill, try calling them.

@cuevamanos

Nov 01, 2013
steinpilz in Greater Boston Area

Mushroom hunting in NJ

Definitly get some instruction, there are articles every year about even experienced mushroom hunters dying after picking a deadly one (however hospital reports do not get into the papers).

The web has lots of enthusiasts and great sites from around the world but the Mycological Society is just the group as there is lots of local variation in species. It's a great time of year to get out and hike around.

Here's a fun blog:

http://langdoncook.com/blog/

@cuevamanos

Oct 16, 2013
steinpilz in New Jersey

Soft Shell Crab, and yes, I know it's october

We had some in the local ShopRite, in NJ, this week they were large but expensive (~$7 each), not sure if they were fresh or had been frozen.

@cuevamanos

Oct 12, 2013
steinpilz in Greater Boston Area

German Restaurant Boston/ South ??

I'll second Jacob Wirth, an old place (1868) with good atmosphere and good beers, a block from the Boylston T stop. Some think the food could be better but all the basics are available.

@cuevamanos

Oct 07, 2013
steinpilz in Greater Boston Area

Ghee in Larger Supermarkets

It sure tasted like ghee, and ghee does keep at RT, but looking on the web I see that it's probably oil.

@cuevamanos

Sep 25, 2013
steinpilz in Greater Boston Area

Ghee in Larger Supermarkets

This is a little OT but I'm pretty sure that ghee is what is used in movie theaters to butter popcorn.

@cuevamanos

Sep 22, 2013
steinpilz in Greater Boston Area

Burren vs. Foundry on Elm - Davis Sq?

There's also Redbones excellent BBQ, good beer also:

http://redbones.com/

@cuevamanos

Sep 21, 2013
steinpilz in Greater Boston Area

Great Bluefish recipes?

I'll have to try a dutch oven, but I do like broiling.

A couple of weeks ago I tried grilled bluefish with jerk seasoning... pretty good! I also had some broiled in the oven with Romesco sauce and that was also good.

@cuevamanos

Sep 18, 2013
steinpilz in Home Cooking

Best Yogurt on Earth?

I'll look for those, still love the coconut (though they changed the recipe a little)!

@cuevamanos

Sep 18, 2013
steinpilz in General Topics

Celery Root,Clean, $1.99 lb - Real Deal at Verrill Farm

I really like it with a mustard/majo sauce, sour cream or creme fraiche can also be added. Cook first in a broth then peel and slice (I prefer a larger julienne):

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandsty...

@cuevamanos

Sep 18, 2013
steinpilz in Greater Boston Area

Tuna Belly

Ebisuya in Medford will have great fatty tuna, usually in protions for sashimi and not inexpensive.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/ebisuya-japan...

@cuevamanos

Sep 10, 2013
steinpilz in Greater Boston Area

Former Japan Village Market Space in Brookline Village?

I'm sorry they've closed,a very convenient stop on the T.

@cuevamanos

Sep 04, 2013
steinpilz in Greater Boston Area

GREAT Tacos in a Citgo Gas Station?

There's a place like this up in Boston across from MGH hospital, the management could be Mexican - the tacos are great!

@cuevamanos

Sep 04, 2013
steinpilz in New Jersey