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Eat at the bar [San Francisco]

I'll be in SF for work next week and am looking for a good restaurant with a good bar to eat at (ie a restaurant with a bar, not pub food, although gastropub would be ok). I like to eat at the bar when I'm by myself both because I don't have to worry about reservations and I like the service. Preferably within walking/short cab distance from Chinatown, maybe in the seasonal American vein.

Jun 22, 2013
nbtsocanos in San Francisco Bay Area

Eat at the bar

Any recs for a good place near the loop with a nice bar? My ideal would be something like tipsy parson in NYC

Apr 21, 2013
nbtsocanos in Chicago Area

Tribeca - eat at the bar?

My birthday present is a Saturday night in a hotel in Tribeca without the kids. Since we've already splurged on the room, any suggestions on tasty, not pricey places to eat in the neighborhood? Or medium fancy places where we could eat at the bar? My first thought was the Harrison but would welcome suggestions.

Jul 26, 2012
nbtsocanos in Manhattan

Recs for Solo/Eating at the bar

Thanks for the feedback. I had outstanding meals at Les 400 Coups and Schwartz's in Montreal and Pain Beni in QC. Viva Quebec!

Mar 15, 2012
nbtsocanos in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Recs for Solo/Eating at the bar

I'll be traveling solo to Montreal and Quebec City mid-week and would appreciate recs for restaurants that are good for eating at the bar. Preferably in the farm-to-table/local/seasonal line, medium to not super-expensive. Ideally not to far from the Old Port neighborhood in Montreal and Vieux-Quebec in QC. Extra points for knowledgeable/personable bartenders.

Mar 10, 2012
nbtsocanos in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Booking event at bar taco. Thoughts?

My company had its holiday party there in December for 100+ people. They did a great job. Very professional, everyone got plenty to eat and drink. Delicious tacos, sides, etc. Two enthusiastic thumbs up.

Mar 04, 2012
nbtsocanos in Southern New England

Lunch in Jamestown, RI?

Village Hearth Bakery is definitely worth a visit. They bake everything on-site in a wood-burning oven. Small but very tasty selection of foccaccia and sandwiches. Sticky buns are outstanding, sell out early.

Otherwise, in descending order of fanciness:

Trattoria Simpatico - creative, well-executed Italian. Gets mobbed at dinner, usually ok at lunch. Expensive, but good.

Jamestown Oyster Bar - seafood and semi-upscale pub food

Chopmist Charlie's - reliable, straighforward pub food

East Ferry Deli - good basic sandwiches, patio with great view of Newport Bridge, harbor, etc

Ace's pizza - thick-crust, tasty, nothing fancy

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Village Hearth
2 Watson Ave, Jamestown, RI

Jamestown Oyster Bar
22 Narragansett Ave, Jamestown, RI 02835

Chopmist Charlie's
40 Narragansett Ave, Jamestown, RI 02835

Jun 03, 2011
nbtsocanos in Southern New England

Ferry to Port Jefferson

Any lunch recommendations for kid-friendly restaurants within walking distance of the ferry? A non-divey pub that serves a decent grilled cheese and fries would be ideal.

Jul 30, 2010
nbtsocanos in New York State (exc. NYC)

Dinner Eastham to Provincetown

We went to Mac's in Wellfleet last week and thought it was outstanding, if pricey. New American seafood I guess is what you'd call it. I had the chowder, which was extraordinary and lobster crepe which was also delicious. It would have been perfect if we hadn't been sitting under a slightly leaky tent in the pouring rain. They do have a limited kids' menu, btw, but congrats on getting out of the house without any.

Jul 20, 2010
nbtsocanos in Southern New England

Halal butcher?

Anybody have a halal butcher recommendation around Stamford/Norwalk? I usually buy lambs for (Greek) Easter from a Yemeni place on Atlantic Ave in Brooklyn, but I live up here now. I'd rather not go all the way back if I can find a good local place for high-quality, reasonably priced whole lambs.

Mar 18, 2010
nbtsocanos in Southern New England

Shad Roe

Any sightings of shad roe in stores or on menus in Fairfield County? Seems early still, but I'm always afraid I'll miss the season.

While I'm on the subject, if anyone has an inspired wine pairing suggestion, I'm all ears. I usually just saute the roe lightly in butter, then squeeze a lemon over it and add a spoonful of capers

Mar 10, 2010
nbtsocanos in Southern New England

Shad Roe

Any sightings of shad roe in stores or on menus in Fairfield County? Seems early still, but I'm always afraid I'll miss the season.

While I'm on the subject, if anyone has an inspired wine pairing suggestion, I'm all ears. I usually just saute the roe lightly in butter, then squeeze a lemon over it and add a spoonful of capers.

Mar 09, 2010
nbtsocanos in New York State (exc. NYC)

middle eastern around Stamford?

Anybody got a decent middle eastern market/grocery source near Stamford/Norwalk? Just move to the area and went on a wild goose chase today for merguez. Need a reliable source for feta, olive oil, spices, etc.

PS have gotten takeout from Layla in Stamford and thought it was decent.

Sep 27, 2008
nbtsocanos in General Tristate Archive

1961 NYT Cookbook

Anyone out there have a copy of the NYT Cookbook from 1961? I'm trying to remember the recipe for Jamaican Punch (very good, btw) and don't quite have it right. Here's what I have:

1 qt strong tea, sweetened
1 qt ginger ale
2c rum
2c gin
2c lemon juice
bitters

If I remember correctly, the total should add up to 4 qts, so I'm missing 2 cups somewhere. Help would be much appreciated.

Jul 15, 2006
nbtsocanos in Home Cooking