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Casual Post-Yankees Game Steakhouse in Manhattan

Indeed, The Knickerbocker is excellent. Not sure you should go there in shorts and a jersey, though.
But, maybe you can. I've only eaten there on a Saturday evening, so that is why I expressed caution.

Jun 14, 2015
bxgirl in Manhattan

Eataly

Yeah, I guess it's been a while.
Winter and family health issues got in the way.
Now that it is spring, and things have settled down around here, I decided to gather info for my trip to Eataly, which will, hopefuly be sooner rather than later.
bxgirl

May 20, 2015
bxgirl in Manhattan

Eataly

Erica,
Thanks so much for the wonderful suggestions, and advice about the vinegar.
I love the idea of the olives or balsamic vinegar, and the pastas.
I would love to try the colatura, but no-one else in my family likes anchovies, and I assume it would be too much for me to finish all by myself.
The gift card is for $100, and, probably because it is for so much, I want to spend it wisely, on special things I would not normally treat myself to.
Thanks again. Your response is very helpful.

May 18, 2015
bxgirl in Manhattan

Eataly

Would it be ridiculous to buy red wine vinegar at Eataly?
Is that something I should be spending my gift card on?
I am trying-out new salad dressings, and many call for red-wine vinegar. Would a bottle from Whole Foods be good enough?
Any recommendations for a bramd (either from Eataly or anywhere else)would be appreciated.
Thanks

May 18, 2015
bxgirl in Manhattan

Rubber gloves that last, worth buying?

Just checked, and YES those are the ones.
The package came with 9 pairs and I am quite sure I paid considerably less than $20.00.
I did check the Costco website, and they are not on the site. That may not mean that they are not in the store, though.
But, yes, those are the ones.

May 18, 2015
bxgirl in Cookware

Rubber gloves that last, worth buying?

The ABSOLUTELY best rubber gloves I have ever used (and still use) are the purple gloves from Costco.
They come in a package(can't remember if it was 8 or 10 to the package)
and last forever.
I, like you, wash a lot of my dishes and pots and pans, despite having a dishwasher, and those gloves never tear, never get holes and really keep my hands dry.
I think the pair I am using now is at least 10 months old, with no signs of damage.

May 18, 2015
bxgirl in Cookware

Can I save these dried split peas?

Just to update...
I left them to dry on paper towels and a baking sheet.
When they were dry, I put them in a glass jar in the refrig. We shall see how/if they hold up.

May 17, 2015
bxgirl in Home Cooking

Can I save these dried split peas?

I am making split pea soup. I ran out to get dried split peas from Whole Foods, and purposely got more than I knew I would need for the soup, so I can the rest as a vegetable at a later date.
Well, I came home, dumped the entire bag into a colander and rinsed them all off.
I definitely do not need all that I bought for the soup, as I won't have room in my frig or freezer for even one extra jar of soup.
Can I somehow save the now-wet split peas which I wanted to use at a later date?
What should I do with them?
Thanks

May 17, 2015
bxgirl in Home Cooking

Cookie scoop?

Coogles,
Thanks so much for the incredibly useful, and well-explained info.
That was great!!

May 15, 2015
bxgirl in Cookware

Cookie scoop?

So, now a third question... does the meatball-sized scoop work for cookies, or would that be too small? I LOVE the idea of using a scoopp for meatballs.
What size would be most versatile? Do they specify the size on the scoop? How many ouncesrrr tablespoons would be best?
Thanks

May 15, 2015
bxgirl in Cookware

Cookie scoop?

Two questions about a cookie scoop...
Does a not-so-frequent baker need one?
Which would you recommend? I have heard some good things about the Williams-Sonoma cookie scoop. Thoughts?
Thanks

May 14, 2015
bxgirl in Cookware

Middle Eastern on Atlantic Avenue?

Just wanted to update...
We ate at Bedouin Tent and loved it.
We got there close to 1PM today, and sat in the backyard, which was great.It was the perfect day for outdoor dining.
I had the lamb sandwich and my dining buddy had the spinach/cheese pie.
My lamb was a bit chewy, but otherwise I enjoyed the sandwich.
We also hit Sahadi's, and walked over to Brooklyn Bridge Park,with all our bags from Sahadi's.
All-in-all a very productive and fun day.
Thanks, all, for the recs on where to eat.

May 12, 2015
bxgirl in Outer Boroughs

Middle Eastern on Atlantic Avenue?

Thanks, all.
Checked-ouT Bedouin Tent and Yemen Cafe, and I think I'll go with Yemen, only because it is closer to Sahadi's/Brooklyn Bridge Park.All sound great, and I am looking forward to the lunch (and shopping at Sahadi's. Even though I still can't get used to the new, fancy store).

May 02, 2015
bxgirl in Outer Boroughs

Le Bernardin alternative?

Several years ago we celebrated a milestone at Le Bernardin. It was wonderful, and all 5 of us (husband, grown children and daughter-in-law) loved it.
We are looking for a similar restaurant to celebrate another milestone.
What was so special about Le Bernardin, other than the wonderful service, delicious food, and gorgeous space, was that the vegetarian in the group did not feel "different" from the rest of us.
Actually, all the dishes, even those for the vegetarian were similarly presented, so I almost thought that they forgot there was a vegetarian among us. Of course, when they described each dish, it was clear that one (the vegetarian dish)was different from the rest.
So, is there another restaurant that is equally special, has wonderful choices for a vegetarian (no meat, fish or poultry, but does eat dairy proucts), perhaps prix-fixe, that you would suggest?
The worst case scenario is that we go back to Le Bernardin, so not too bad!!
Thanks.

May 02, 2015
bxgirl in Manhattan

Middle Eastern on Atlantic Avenue?

I am going to Sahadi's and Brooklyn Bridge Park with a friend who does not live in the city.
Can you suggest a good Middle Eastern place for lunch, in or around Atlantic Avenue?
I'm considering Fatoosh, but would love to hear other recommendations, as well as thoughts on Fatoosh.
Thanks

May 01, 2015
bxgirl in Outer Boroughs

Eggplant parm and.....

Thanks, Valerie, that looks delicious.
I actually did make steamed broccoli with the eggplant parm, but this would have been even better!!!

Apr 29, 2015
bxgirl in Home Cooking

Eggplant parm and.....

WOW!!
Great suggestions. Now I have a good idea of what to look for in the market.The broccoli rabe and zucchini/spaghetti squash ideas sound great.
I do love brussel sprouts (especially cutin half and roasted, so all are possibilities.
Thanks!!

Apr 27, 2015
bxgirl in Home Cooking
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Eggplant parm and.....

I am trying to avoid pasta and potatoes but want to make eggplant parmesan for dinner. Other than a salad, what would go well with eggplamt parmesan, excluding any pasta, potatoes, and rice. Would another green vegetable work?
Thanks

Apr 27, 2015
bxgirl in Home Cooking

Baking question QUICK Help

WOW!! Not only was my question answered, but I got a chemistry lesson as well. Brings back memories of my high school chemistry days!!
Where else but Chowhound are there such informed, generous, strangers who respond to a simple, silly question with such passion and clarity.
Thanks, all, I love this site!!

Apr 09, 2015
bxgirl in Home Cooking

Baking question QUICK Help

Thanks, Felicity for the helpful answer.

Apr 08, 2015
bxgirl in Home Cooking

Baking question QUICK Help

When the instructions say to "butter the pan", I have always taken the stick of butter and coated the pan with it.
I am wondering, since I will be using a fluted pan, if I can melt the butter, and then "paint" the nooks and crannies of the fluted pan with the melted butter, using a pastry brush?

Apr 08, 2015
bxgirl in Home Cooking

Chicken Nuggets for Passover

Thanks, all.
I think I'll just go with matzo meal.
Rockycat, the idea of KLP panko crumbs sounds like something I need to keep in mind for next year. Thanks!!

Apr 08, 2015
bxgirl in Kosher

Chicken nuggets

Thanks, all for your replies.
I've decided to go with a matzo meal breading.

Apr 08, 2015
bxgirl in Home Cooking

Chicken Nuggets for Passover

Just to be clear, although I do have potato starch, I also have potato flakes, and I was thinking of using the potato flakes so the nuggets would be crunchy.
So, any thoughts on how to go, given potato starch, potato flakes, and matzo meal?

Apr 06, 2015
bxgirl in Kosher

Chicken Nuggets for Passover

I posted this on the Home Cooking board, but think this might be a better place for it. So, here it is....

I want to make "chicken nuggets" but need them to breaded WITHOUT flour (due to Passover).
Which do you think would be more "authentic" to use for breading, matzo meal or potato flakes?
Thanks

Apr 06, 2015
bxgirl in Kosher

Chicken nuggets

I want to make "chicken nuggets" but need them to breaded WITHOUT flour (due to Passover).
Which do you think would be more "authentic" to use for breading, matzo meal or potato flakes?
Thanks

Apr 06, 2015
bxgirl in Home Cooking

Can I prepare this in advance?

I am going to make cranberry chicken
Do you think I can prepare the dressing mixture (whole berry cranberries, Catalina dressing, and homemade onion soup mix) in advance, and refrigerate for 3 days, or so?
Thanks

Mar 30, 2015
bxgirl in Home Cooking

Supermarket in Brooklyn for Passover items

I cannot stomach paying Manhattan prices (which is where I live) for Passover goods.
Can someone recommend a supermarket in Brooklyn (ShopRite? Stop and Shop?) which would have a good selection of Passover products at
more reasonable prices?
We have a car and are willing to travel.
Thanks

Mar 20, 2015
bxgirl in Outer Boroughs

Lunch in Carroll Gardens/Cobble Hill/Downtown Brooklyn

We need a place for 2 couples for lunch next Tuesday.
It seems that many of the places we were considering, (Battersby, Buttermilk Channel)don't serve lunch.
Price point should be around $25/pp. None of us drinks, so that's not an issue.
Thanks

Mar 12, 2015
bxgirl in Outer Boroughs

Pears for salad?

Considering we all hang out in Chowhound-land, how far we have come!! (Although I would not trade my Bronx days for anything)

Mar 06, 2015
bxgirl in General Topics