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Boring Palate Grandparents, Wheelchair Access -- West Village/Chelsea/Meatpacking

Maybe this!

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The Simple Kitchen
361 W 17th St, New York, NY 10011

Apr 29, 2011
hchudgin in Manhattan

Boring Palate Grandparents, Wheelchair Access -- West Village/Chelsea/Meatpacking

My grandparents are coming to lunch in the city. They have VERY plain tastes (scrambled eggs, broiled fish with no sauce or seasoning, hush puppies, roast beef, and think fresh herbs are "Fancy"). My uncle will be bringing them in, and he's in a wheelchair. I only have a few hours to show them a tiny piece of New York, so I've decided to sit with everyone on the Highline (yay for the wheelchair access in the elevator!) and bring them to lunch somewhere a block or so at most from one of the elevators. I'm thinking it's going to end up being a diner, but I'd love a suggestion with some interesting items for those of us who love food AND some very simple items to appease my grandparents' admittedly picky tastes.

Anyone have ideas? It'll be a Saturday, so I guess brunch menus will be out.

Thanks!

Apr 29, 2011
hchudgin in Manhattan

Where can I buy eel to cook a traditional Neapolitan meal?

Nobody in Chinatown had eel. They laughed at me for asking in every single place. Pisacane saved the day last Christmas Eve. My boyfriend and I had a wonderful Neapolitan dinner! Thanks again!

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Pisacane
940 1st Ave, New York, NY 10022

Dec 02, 2010
hchudgin in Manhattan

ADA Wheelchair accessible Restaurants

Thank you both! My uncle is going to try to visit again this Spring, and I now live in the East Village. I thought I'd take him across town to the HIghline, as I noticed that elevator, and it's my staple for out-of-town guests when the weather's right. So I'll be on the hunt for west village, chelsea, and east village haunts for him. I'll definitely be using this list as a starting place. Thanks again!

Dec 02, 2010
hchudgin in Manhattan

Best dinner walkable from Exchange Place Path?

I'm meeting a friend for dinner tonight in Jersey City. She lives and works near the Exchange Place Path, and I was looking for people's favorite places.

Her palate's maybe not so adventurous, but I'll try anything. If there's either a place with Americana/pub fair that's just really exceptional, that would probably work. Or, if there's a place that at least has some easy staples amidst a more interesting menu, that would work, too. Other than that, serves alcohol or is BYOB is the only other rule.

Last time she took me to Amelia's. So something else, if possible! Thanks in advance!

Dec 02, 2010
hchudgin in New Jersey

What kind of mushrooms would you use in a recipe from Abruzzo/Molise?

Molto grazie to you all!

Feb 18, 2010
hchudgin in Home Cooking

What kind of mushrooms would you use in a recipe from Abruzzo/Molise?

Thanks! Appreciated!

Feb 16, 2010
hchudgin in Home Cooking

What kind of mushrooms would you use in a recipe from Abruzzo/Molise? - moved from Manhattan board

I've been cooking my way through Ada Boni's regionali Italian book, and right now I'm in the chapter on Abruzzo and Molise. I just had a couple questions, as sometimes Ms. Boni can be a bit vague.

What kind of mushrooms should I get if she hasn't specified?

What is unsmoked ham fat? Do I just buy a fatty cut of pork and cut off the fat?

Where can I get a boned turkey, as I'd do an awful job myself? I was thinking Pino's. Same question for rabbit. These are outside the Fresh Direct world, of course.

What are chocolate strands?

What kind of lamb chops would she be talking about? Shoulder? The little rib ones? Loin?

Thanks!

Feb 16, 2010
hchudgin in Home Cooking

What kind of mushrooms would you use in a recipe from Abruzzo/Molise?

I've been cooking my way through Ada Boni's regionali Italian book, and right now I'm in the chapter on Abruzzo and Molise. I just had a couple questions, as sometimes Ms. Boni can be a bit vague.

What kind of mushrooms should I get if she hasn't specified?

What is unsmoked ham fat? Do I just buy a fatty cut of pork and cut off the fat?

Where can I get a boned turkey, as I'd do an awful job myself? I was thinking Pino's. Same question for rabbit. These are outside the Fresh Direct world, of course.

What are chocolate strands?

What kind of lamb chops would she be talking about? Shoulder? The little rib ones? Loin?

Thanks!

Feb 16, 2010
hchudgin in Home Cooking

Where can I buy eel to cook a traditional Neapolitan meal?

Thanks!

Dec 24, 2009
hchudgin in Manhattan

Where can I buy eel to cook a traditional Neapolitan meal?

I know there are probably some in Chinatown, but does anyone know of a specific spot? Someone asked once before, but the only definitive answer seemed to be out of borough.

Any seafood places on par with sausage and meat shops like Pino's or Faicco's for getting the goods for a delicious Italian meal? Thanks so much!

Dec 24, 2009
hchudgin in Manhattan

Not pizza / not pub fare / not hot dogs Chicago eats?

Thank you! Much appreciated.

Dec 05, 2009
hchudgin in Chicago Area

Not pizza / not pub fare / not hot dogs Chicago eats?

I've been to Giordano's and Miller's since we've been here, and I was hoping to get recommendations for inexpensive eats (under 15 each?) in other food arenas. Is there a thai population in the city that offers up some traditional fare? Is there a middle eastern place not to be missed? I like most things and will try anything, though my friend doesn't like seafood.

Thanks!

Dec 05, 2009
hchudgin in Chicago Area

Inexpensive neighboor restaurant in vicinity of theater district

Masha, you are the "antithesis" of "friendly." Sneeze was just asking for a tip.

Jul 17, 2009
hchudgin in Chicago Area

Alla Roma? Seeking trippa, carciofi, coda alla vaccinara...

We recently went to Sora Lella. This trumped everywhere for authentically Roman fare! Delicious!

Jul 01, 2009
hchudgin in Manhattan

ADA Wheelchair accessible Restaurants

Have you been anywhere on the upper east that you know is truly wheelchair accessible? My Uncle and I are going out to dinner tonight, and I am worried the places that claim accessibility are, as you all have attested, not at all. I was thinking Beyoglu. Any suggestions would be great! Thanks.

Jun 24, 2009
hchudgin in Manhattan

Where do AS Roma fans drink and watch?

Been to Ciao. Definitely on the list now. Peeped Felix. A bit pricey looking I think.

I also heard Vino does on the UES. Anyone been? And I read that Borgo Antico does. (13th...). The one time we went, we just had a drink, but I can't picture people gathering to watch footy. Anyone been to either to watch Italian games?

Mar 09, 2009
hchudgin in Manhattan

Where do AS Roma fans drink and watch?

Heard about both, and know the 1st is a HUGE gathering place for all footy fans. Is Becky's a spot for Itals? I always think of it for Rugby and Brit/Aussie stuff, but I've never been so I leave it to you.

Thanks again!

Mar 09, 2009
hchudgin in Manhattan

Where do AS Roma fans drink and watch?

We're looking for a bar or restaurant to watch the Roma-Arsenal Champions League game this Wednesday. All the usual spots (some of which we've tried) are heavy in British fans. Where are the Serie A fans? I read about a place called L'Angolo that sounded great, but I guess it closed up last year.

Any suggestions?

Thank you in advance!

Mar 09, 2009
hchudgin in Manhattan

What is the name of that Newport restaurant...

Thank you all!

Feb 19, 2009
hchudgin in All New England Archive

What is the name of that Newport restaurant...

There was also a really tiny liquor store around the corner (on a st. perpendicular to the restaurant). OTher than that, I just have to get back to Newport already! :) Queen Anne Sq. must not be what I'm thinking of. It wasn't over in the Black Pearl area at all (which is where Thames is America's Cup Ave, I think). Ah well. Next time, I'll learn the streets a bit better. As always, molto grazie. While I have locals talking, are there any restaurants we should definitely go to next time? Scales and Shells was our favorite, but whatever night we don't go there...

Feb 19, 2009
hchudgin in All New England Archive

What is the name of that Newport restaurant...

Yes, i apologize again that my clues aren't too helpful. I don't think it was on Spring St. (not to rule it out), since I remember Spring being broad with lamp posts and more traffic (relatively speaking). When I checked Yesterdays (which looks really close...same kind of menu, same kind of bar), I ended up on the satellite view of Google Maps. Are there any restaurants near Queen Anne Square?

Thank you all again!

Feb 18, 2009
hchudgin in All New England Archive

What is the name of that Newport restaurant...

Ah, still no luck. One Pelham East was too far over towards the Black Pearl area. It was closer to the fudge place (though it was a few blocks away from the water and Thames). I guess I'll just have to wait until I return.

Any other live music venues anyone can think of?

Jan 29, 2009
hchudgin in All New England Archive

What is the name of that Newport restaurant...

I remember the Black Pearl, and the place I'm thinking of wasn't on the harbor like that was. Perhaps I misunderstood when she said it could be ordered. Or, maybe they get their chowder from the Pearl. I'll check the One Pelham East place, as the location and description sound right. Thank you all for your help!

Jan 27, 2009
hchudgin in All New England Archive

What is the name of that Newport restaurant...

...with the good chowder? Okay, that sounds like a few places, and it could be the place I'm thinking of is not good in your opinion. It was definitely a distant second to Scales and Shells, which the man and I very much loved, but here's what I remember:
- NOT ON THAMES. I think it was a parallel block, one up (using "up" to mean away from the water in which Banister's Wharf and others sat) on a VERY SHORT BLOCK up from a small park.
- Not as far over as Marlborough St. in one direction. In the other direction, not as far as the liquor/wine store (and road that follows the beach towards the Fort)
- Not remotely fancy. More like bar food.
- We saw signs that bands played there at night. Might have been more of a NIGHTLIFE spot.
- There were rampant officially historic buildings around. Of course, this is true of most of the town, but we saw a particularly closely packed few right around this restaurant on a perpendicular street where we parked.

Anyway, we loved this chowder, and I think the nice waitress said we could order it online, but I'm not having any luck tracking down the name from memory or from browsing through lists. Any help would be very appreciated!

Jan 21, 2009
hchudgin in All New England Archive

Alla Roma? Seeking trippa, carciofi, coda alla vaccinara...

thanks to you both. I work near Bar Pitti (and Da Silvano), so I'll poke by at lunch to peek their menus. And Lupa will have to be reserved, I'm sure. The only time I went there, we dealt with impossible hostesses and ultimately gave up and had Cuban food instead.

May 30, 2008
hchudgin in Manhattan

Caribbean Chicken

May 29, 2008
hchudgin in Recipes

Alla Roma? Seeking trippa, carciofi, coda alla vaccinara...

Fresh back from Rome, I've been trying to track down traditional Roman fare locally. I searched some previous posts, but mainly people recommend Lupa. Are there other spots? I don't need the smells and bells of a trendy foodie scene. Just great food. I especially enjoyed the some of the jewish foods (carciofi alla giudea).

Any thoughts?

May 29, 2008
hchudgin in Manhattan