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Looking for the Best Northern NJ Cheese Shops

Another one not in north NJ, if you're at the beach Bay Head has a nice cheese shop.

https://www.facebook.com/BayHeadChees...

@cuevamanos

Jul 25, 2014
steinpilz in New Jersey

Any special MA or NE foods to look for try out/buy?

Beer of course, maybe cheese - try Formaggio Kitchen or the River Street (Cambridge) Whole Foods. There are also good local breads for your beer and cheese (Clear Flour, Iggy's).

http://www.formaggiokitchen.com/

@cuevamanos

Jul 24, 2014
steinpilz in Greater Boston Area

Oysters in Monmouth/Ocean?

Here's the Grand Central Oyster Bar menu, btw, posted daily!

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

Jul 18, 2014
steinpilz in New Jersey

Oysters in Monmouth/Ocean?

Wharfside in Point Pleasant is nice for seafood-by-the -water:

http://www.wharfsidenj.com/

The ShopRight outside Brielle has recently had a variety of oysters including Blupoints and Kumamotos

http://www.shoprite.com/pd/stores/NJ/...

@cuevamanos

Jul 18, 2014
steinpilz in New Jersey

Pubs for World cup viewing downtown.

Phoenix Landing was good for Argentina (and some others but I'm vague now), The Field good for England (now out of course), and Grafton Street was pretty good for many countries.

@cuevamanos

Jun 27, 2014
steinpilz in Greater Boston Area

The Best of the Best: An Ongoing Thread

Looking for a crab pie recipe (thanks to this thread) I saw that Jimmy's Steer House in Arlington has a popular one:

http://www.jimmysarlington.net/wp-con...

@cuevamanos

Jun 24, 2014
steinpilz in Greater Boston Area

Finding the Seaweed Used in Japanese Seaweed Salad

Has anyone heard of gathering/foraging local seaweed or seen local seaweed in restaurants?

I do now see that there is one company in Maine:

https://www.seaveg.com/shop/

@cuevamanos

Jun 18, 2014
steinpilz in Greater Boston Area

good food in strange places

The closest things I can think of, not in NJ unfortunately, are:

- the raw onions, saltines, and cheddar at McSorely's in NYC

- the octopus at Monks Cafe in Philly (why don't they leave the suckers on?).

Maybe strange food in good places for both cases.

@castorpman

Jun 18, 2014
steinpilz in New Jersey

Pubs for World cup viewing downtown.

I've watched the World Cup at the Field, Phoenix Landing, and Grafton Street in Harvard Square.

All were great fun with enthsiastic fans from many countries, Phoenix Landing is a bit of a dump and Grafton Street relatively upscale of course.

There are also very enthusiastic places in the North End, I only went there once and don't remember the names.

@cuevamanos

Jun 11, 2014
steinpilz in Greater Boston Area

Which Boston-Cambridge restaurants have been around since the 1980s?

Don't really know the stockbroker side, though I do remember a great sushi place around State St-Atlantic Ave. I'll add No-name, Black Rose, Regina Pizzaria, Addis (Ababa - Central Square), Redbones (+ lots of other classic old ones that I never went to).

@cuevamanos

May 05, 2014
steinpilz in Greater Boston Area

Soft shell crabs

The Shop-Right in Manasquan/Brielle has had some, from somewhere down south I suppose.

@cuevamanos

May 01, 2014
steinpilz in New Jersey

Fried oysters ? Red Bank area?

My only comment is "always eat them whole."

@cuevamanos

Apr 30, 2014
steinpilz in New Jersey

Boston's most famous contribution to the food world?

This is the one that I was thinking of, Julia Child is also a good one.

@cuevamanos

Apr 29, 2014
steinpilz in Greater Boston Area

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...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/37006870...

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/...
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/200...
http://www.nsknet.or.jp/~tomi-yasu/re...
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