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Foodie Choices Near Glen Cove

Something tells me they don't want publicity (no marketing or even a phone number).

Apr 04, 2014
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Foodie Choices Near Glen Cove

230 Sea Cliff Avenue. It's a small, local coffee shop, which happens to have great food, albeit a small menu. With extremely nice owners and staff. We're lucky to have it.
Am I biased because it's walkable from my house? I guess there's only one way to find out.
I would suggest a random weekday afternoon and if you go on a weekend, definitely the afternoon, as the mornings are pretty packed.

Apr 03, 2014
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Foodie Choices Near Glen Cove

And I also liked MP Taverna in Roslyn, as suggested by others.

Apr 03, 2014
abu applesauce in New York State (exc. NYC)

Foodie Choices Near Glen Cove

I've got two little kids, so most of my info pertains to takeout, but here it goes:

Humus World, Roslyn--Little hole in the wall, serving excellent shwarma, falafel and assorted Israeli food, including excellent home made humus.

New Chili and Curry, Hicksville--I think enough people already wrote about this, but it's that good. I've never sat there, but most if not all of what I've ordered has stood up to delivery.

Sripraphai, East Williston--This is just around the 20 minute mark (I live in Sea Cliff too), but is easily the best Thai food around.

Sea Cliff Bistro--The little coffee shop on Sea Cliff Ave, which is only open Wed-Sun and closes around 4:30-5:00pm, has amazing soups and sandwiches. Chicken bahn mi sandwich is as good as any I've had and the chicken coconut soup is great. It is slow, and usually very crowded on weekends with parents/kids (including me and mine), but the food is excellent and the people are really nice.

Lola, Great Neck--MIght be pushing 20 minutes, but by far the best restaurant I've been to in Long Island. I once splurged for the 7 or 8 course chef's menu and it was worth every penny.

Musu, Sea Cliff--You probably know about this already if you live in SC, but the sushi is excellent, and I just tried the pork ramen last week and it was fantastic.

Salvatore's, Port Washington--Someone already mentioned this.

Razanno's, Glen Cove--Not a restaurant, but an amazing old-school Italian deli that makes heroes that can feed a family.

And of course, the mutliple steak houses in Great Neck area.

That's all I got, although I guess I'd throw in that the tex mex place (Cactus Cafe) makes a pretty good smoked pork burrito that I order way too often bc it's a 3 minute drive from my house and costs 8 bucks.

Apr 03, 2014
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Sripraphai Williston Park

Let me add that even on the rare bad day, I'd take srip over any of the Thai places I've experienced in LI.

Feb 14, 2014
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Sripraphai Williston Park

Recent reviews on Yelp are absolutely slamming the place. I used to order pretty regularly and was always a fan, with the occasional mishap on a curry dish. Has anyone noticed a drastic decline lately, or are yelpers a bunch of whiners?
Thanks.

Feb 14, 2014
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Big Game Wrapup

Short ribs braised in a dark chocolate stout, with two challas on the side for dipping into extra sauce.
Grilled dogs + wings.
Deviled eggs with chunks of hard cervlat salami and israeli pickle in the mix (and mustard instead of mayo).
And open faced chopped liver minis, on sweet onion roll (zomicks) with slice of cervlat, pickle and sauted red onion.

Feb 04, 2014
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Dutch Ovens

thanks--i think the LC is worth the splurge.

Jan 29, 2014
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Dutch Ovens

I was staring at a Le Creuset and a Cuisinart dutch oven this morning in Home Goods, debating whether only an idiot would pay $100+ more for the Le Creuset. Is there a significant difference?
Thanks.

Jan 29, 2014
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Cholent Question

For the record, the chulent turned out pretty good. The salami was drier than I thought. I did cut it into small chunks. I think the key is to put in in late. Over the first few hours, it softened up and tasted wonderful. By the time I served it (10 hours later) it was barely distinguishable. That being said, I left the c/pot on high for way too long, and the whole chulent was a mush. Tasted great though.

Dec 09, 2013
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Cholent Question

Do you soak the beans?

Dec 06, 2013
abu applesauce in Kosher

Cholent Question

My thought would be to brown the salami, then brown the meat and onions/shallot/garlic in salami rendering. My fears are: (a) cervlat spices will be too powerful and take over the whole chulent, and (b) having an instant heart attack.

Dec 06, 2013
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Cholent Question

I plan on throwing some spicy salami (a&h cervlat) into the mix. The salami is partially dried. I always brown the meat (short ribs), which I intend to do this week as well. Should I brown the salami? And I feel obligated to fry something in that salami oil. Any suggestions?
Thanks.

Dec 06, 2013
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Pho Shop Farmingdale (fka The Rolling Spring Roll) to open Wednesday

I had the bahn mi and summer rolls last night--both were great. Hope they stick around...

Sep 10, 2013
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Great Neck - any great chow there?

Since the powers that be shut down TLV, home of the amazing Israeli bahn mi sandwich, I have no restaurant recs. However there is a fantastic Middle Eastern (Kosher) market/grocery store called "A to Z" on Middle Neck Rd that is worth checking out. Amazing selection of nuts, pastries spices and other goodies and a particular treat if no such market exists in your local neighborhood.
And if you eat non-meat in non-kosher restaurants, Lola (which is owned by MIcheal Ginor, the Israeli chef who owned TLV and is also located on Middle Neck Rd) is my favorite LI restaurant for reasons that will be clear to you if you choose to dine there.

Aug 14, 2013
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Best Thai food on Long Island?

Took out Srip last night. Great as always. Tried soft shell crab w/mango. Hot damn.

May 04, 2013
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New Chilli and Curry Suggestions

New Chilli and Curry in Hicksville (Long Island).

Apr 12, 2013
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New Chilli and Curry Suggestions

I'm a little late to the game here, but I finally made it. I had the papaya salad, spicy coriander soup and lamb pasanda. I loved all three dishes. I often see hounders recommending the restaurant, but not much talk regarding the individual dishes. This menu is huge! Anyone care to share their experiences?

Apr 12, 2013
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Satan's Beitzem!

Deviled eggs with chunks of dried A&H Cervelat salami and pickle.
Thank you Deiscane.

Feb 04, 2013
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Dried Salami as an Ingredient

"Satan's Beitzem"--much catchier.

Jan 31, 2013
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Dried Salami as an Ingredient

"Beitzim Shel Sutun"
Who wouldn't want to eat that?

Jan 30, 2013
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Dried Salami as an Ingredient

Great idea. And it goes with my heart attack theme. Thanks all for the replies/ideas.

Jan 30, 2013
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Dried Salami as an Ingredient

That's a family specialty--definitely going to happen. On a totally unrelated note, no male in my lineage has made it to age 65.

Jan 30, 2013
abu applesauce in Kosher

Dried Salami as an Ingredient

Great idea--thanks.
While I have your attention, what are your thoughts on browning the short ribs (which will eventually braise in stout/beef stock/tomato) in rendered cervelat fat? I guess the fear would be overkill, although I've browned short ribs in turkey bacon renderings and had no problem with that...

Jan 30, 2013
abu applesauce in Kosher

Dried Salami as an Ingredient

I dried a few salamis for the Super Bowl and it's reasonable to argue that I have more than I need. I am also determining side dishes for course 1 (I'm bbquing dogs and wings for pregame and serving stout braised short ribs with cous cous + bissli crusted schnitzel for gametime. And of course, platters of hard salami).

My thought--Potato salad with chunks of (sauteed?) dried salami. In my internet searching, I've discovered "Israeli Potato Salad", which includes Israeli pickles, eggs and mustard, all of which would go with salami.
Does anyone have any other ideas for dishes that include salami, or any advice regarding potato salad + salami?
For what it's worth, the salami is a A&H cervelat.
Thanks!

Abu

Jan 30, 2013
abu applesauce in Kosher

Dried Salami Question

Great--thanks.

Jan 26, 2013
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Dried Salami Question

I've been drying a few salamis in my basement, with different starting points. One of them is as hard as it should be (to my taste), but I want to hold off until next week and serve it at the Superbowl party I am hosting. Would refrigerating it now keep it at this level of hard/dryness? Or make it worse?
Any advice?
Thanks.

Jan 26, 2013
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Shakshuka

Grandma knows best--thanks.

Jan 04, 2013
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Shakshuka

Is it preferable to use a cast iron skillet and cook in oven as opposed to the stovetop?

Jan 03, 2013
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Sufganiyot make or buy? (Long Island NY)

Nov 30, 2012
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