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Doughnut Plant Prospect Hts.

Doughnut Plant's creme brûlée donut is fantastic, and the Dulce de leche flavor from Dough is addictive as well.

Jul 19, 2014
ketchupgirl in Outer Boroughs

Eggplant parm I want some. Recs in Brooklyn

Brancaccio's on Ft Hamilton Parkway, G. Esposito and Sons on Court Street, and Peppino's pizza.

Jul 19, 2014
ketchupgirl in Outer Boroughs

Chez L'Ami Jean. Orgasm schmorgasm

Thanks so much for the similar restaurant answers--have been reading more and wondering if Regelade (the 2nd one) or Comptoir might be good choices? Thanks again!

Apr 09, 2014
ketchupgirl in France

Chez L'Ami Jean. Orgasm schmorgasm

So L'Ami Jean is closed next week, and I am looking for a similar restaurant with soul for our evening with a baby-sitter. Anything similar to this? Thanks so much--really fun reading!!

Apr 08, 2014
ketchupgirl in France

DC with a group

I made a list of all of the suggestions and am sure we will end up at St Arnolds and DGS during our trip as we split up into smaller groups throughout the day. With kids and older relatives, convenience trumps just about everything, so we're grateful for all of these options. Thanks again!

Nov 01, 2013
ketchupgirl in Washington DC & Baltimore

DC with a group

Thanks everyone for your helpful suggestions. After googling menus, I think The Hamilton might be the most comfortable for everyone in our group. It is only about a 20 minute walk from both hotels, and we were able to get a reservation for 10 of us on a Friday night. Thanks so much! I love Chowhound.

Nov 01, 2013
ketchupgirl in Washington DC & Baltimore

DC with a group

Hello, It's been awhile since I've been on Chowhound, but it has been the best place to find information for traveling to new cities. I will be in DC with my kids and husband and my mom and 5 of her midwestern sisters in their 50s-70s. They are staying in Dupont Circle, and we'd like to have a dinner for the 10 of us but not spend too much. After some searching online, I found Pizza Paradiso which doesn't take reservations, Clyde's which might be very touristy, but everything else seems a bit expensive for our group. I'm thinking bbq, pub food, pizza or something equally casual to bring prices down. Any good suggestions for places for near Dupont Circle? Thanks so much for your help!

Oct 31, 2013
ketchupgirl in Washington DC & Baltimore

first smoked brisket--what did we do wrong?

Update! We finally made one that was moist and delicious. It took a few years to try again, but this time, a 10 lb flat from Fleisher's with rub right before smoking in an electric smoker (apple and hickory wood mix) for 9 hours at 200 degrees with a bowl of water to steam. Pulled it out after 9 hours and wet mopped and wrapped in foil for another 3 hours at 225, and it was moist and juicy and pretty fantastic. Thank you to all of you who helped make it a successful brisket.

Apr 30, 2013
ketchupgirl in Home Cooking

name 5 overrated, or over hyped or famous restaurants whose food doesn't live up to reputation

Marea was just awful, every part of the meal.

Apr 16, 2012
ketchupgirl in Manhattan

line length on Sat afternoon at 2pm at the Milk Bar in the EV?

horray--thank you!

Nov 18, 2011
ketchupgirl in Manhattan

line length on Sat afternoon at 2pm at the Milk Bar in the EV?

Hello,

Can anyone please tell me how long the line will be at 2pm on Saturday? Hoping for some crack pie tomorrow, but if it's a long line, what other delicious sweets should be eaten in the EV?

Thanks so much!

Nov 18, 2011
ketchupgirl in Manhattan

wonderful goo around meatloaf

meat goo isn't very attractive either. loaf butter. mmm.

Oct 13, 2011
ketchupgirl in General Topics

wonderful goo around meatloaf

Is there a word for the creamy goo that seeps out around the edges of meatloaf while it is cooking? It's always my favorite part, and if it could be bottled up, I would be so happy!

Oct 13, 2011
ketchupgirl in General Topics

Food ideas for 12 month old transitioning to "real" food

My toddler likes to feed herself, and I've found freezing yogurt and cutting it up makes it less messy than giving her a bowl of yogurt. I strain out chicken broth and give her the solids in chicken noodle soup. Pumpkin or banana pancakes are easy to feed herself. Scrambled eggs take a minute or two to make. She will try anything we eat, so this transitional stage will not last too long!

Sep 15, 2011
ketchupgirl in Home Cooking

Price for dinner at Joel Robuchon

Well, it isn't that easy to figure out how to plan ahead when you cannot view the menu and prices online. Zagat lists per person price at $138, the restaurant on the phone said it's possible to eat for $75 per person, but the tasting menu is now $268 a person! Sorry, it just seems too difficult to plan not to spend way too much for dinner. I'm curious about a rough estimate and cannot seem to find one. I'm sure it's delicious, but planning to spend over $600 for dinner is way too much (for us).

May 08, 2011
ketchupgirl in Manhattan

Price for dinner at Joel Robuchon

Hello,

It shouldn't be difficult to figure out how much dinner for two would cost, but I cannot find an updated price list online. 2006 looks like $160 per person for the tasting menu--can anyone confirm the newest pricing? Would it be a $400 meal or really much more than that??

Thank you!

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L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon
57 E 57th St, New York, NY 10022

May 04, 2011
ketchupgirl in Manhattan

Quiet, empty but nice enough LES/East Village/Chinatown Sat night 8pm with a group?

It looks like the Magician will work for an empty and nice bar. And if we need to grab a bite to eat beforehand, Vanessa's Dumpling House for a pancake sandwich. And if it's just a few people for dinner instead, Pho Grand looks good. Any other ideas for sit down meals around 9pm on the Lower East Side? Thanks again!

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Vanessa's Dumpling House
118 Eldridge St, New York, NY 10002

Jan 07, 2011
ketchupgirl in Manhattan

Quiet, empty but nice enough LES/East Village/Chinatown Sat night 8pm with a group?

Wonderful suggestions--thank you. I forgot to mention that the opening ends at 8pm, so it's the worst time to be looking for a table. We'll try to do a dry run in the next few weeks though.

Dec 07, 2010
ketchupgirl in Manhattan

Quiet, empty but nice enough LES/East Village/Chinatown Sat night 8pm with a group?

Ok, this is sort of an impossible restaurant or bar to search for, and I greatly appreciate any suggestions you may have. After a Saturday night art opening in January, an unknown number of people (from 4-20) of various ages (mostly 40s) will be heading out for drinks and possibly dinner near Allen and Delancey. It may be too cold to walk very far, and it would be better to have a place in mind before starting out with a group. Is there a solid chinese restaurant that would be open and have booze? A strangely quiet pub with some food? Sorry for the the anti-chow request!

Dec 07, 2010
ketchupgirl in Manhattan

Le P'tit Paris Bistro-Looks like we've got a winner!

We've been here four times and have been extremely happy with the meals all but once when it was just ok. It's really solid and very french and great to have in the neighborhood. We'll keep going back.

Oct 31, 2010
ketchupgirl in Outer Boroughs

Brancaccio's Food Shop (Windsor Terrace / Kensington)

We've tried take out maybe 3-4 times, and the meatball sandwich is the thing I keep thinking about. It's perfect for cold weather. I'm so glad they are in the neighborhood.

Oct 31, 2010
ketchupgirl in Outer Boroughs

Best Burger in Park slope?

Bark's burger is pretty great. Korzo's deep fried was awful. Wanted to like Fonda, but it wasn't special. How is Thistle Hill's burger?

Jul 10, 2010
ketchupgirl in Outer Boroughs

bar/pub near 57th and 5th

hello,

stopping by an opening tonight and wonder if there is a place for a quick pint near that intersection--no time to travel more than a block or two. thanks!

Apr 30, 2010
ketchupgirl in Manhattan

No knead bread question

Hello,

Baked the first loaves of no knead bread and excited about how well they turned out, but I have a question regarding the second rise in a tea towel. I smeared the towels with as much flour as they would hold before folding the dough in them, but both times, it was impossible to get the dough off of the towel. Any keys to keeping the dough and towel from sticking to each other? Or an alternative setting for the 2nd rise? A new oiled bowl with a towel on top might work just as well. Thanks for your suggestions!

Tracy

Jan 03, 2010
ketchupgirl in Home Cooking

Where to buy pheasant in Brooklyn?

Hello,

Do regular butchers carry pheasant?

Thanks!

Tracy

Dec 10, 2009
ketchupgirl in Outer Boroughs

gristly pot roast

I seared it and braised it in wine and broth--if it goes back in the oven at a lower temperature, could the fat break down?

Dec 02, 2009
ketchupgirl in Home Cooking

gristly pot roast

Thank you--that's what I was afraid of.

Dec 02, 2009
ketchupgirl in Home Cooking

gristly pot roast

Hello,

I bought a cheap beef roast and am wondering if the longer I cook it, the more tender it will be. It's less than 3 lbs and has spent 3 hours in the oven at 350 degrees. There was a lot of gristle when I just cut into it--if I keep roasting it, will the tough fat melt eventually? Or will the roast just get tougher?

Thanks so much,

Tracy

Dec 02, 2009
ketchupgirl in Home Cooking

inexpensive vanilla beans in Brooklyn?

Trader Joe's on Atlantic and Court has affordable ones.

Feb 25, 2009
ketchupgirl in Outer Boroughs

Need kid friendly place near Radio City

Burger Joint in Le Parker Meridien if it's at an odd hour and not right at lunchtime.

Dec 19, 2008
ketchupgirl in Manhattan