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Thomas's English Muffins

Mar 25, 2015
MacTAC in General Topics

Thomas's English Muffins

;-)

Mar 24, 2015
MacTAC in General Topics

Thomas's English Muffins

Then we could pick up deposit cans & bottles in PA @ .05 and take them up to Michigan to double our investment!

Mar 23, 2015
MacTAC in General Topics

New York area deli style potato salad

At least six (German style) Delis I know make their own salads. They all have the vinegar tang that to me is necessary, but I've noticed in at least four, the potato slices have gotten smaller and some also thinner. The other two, I haven't been that recently to recall. I stopped at my local favorite yesterday (probably inspired by the resurrection of this thread :-) and despite that observation, the flavor was really excellent.

I'm wondering if there is some reason places that obviously care enough to make their own salads seem to be doing this.

Mar 21, 2015
MacTAC in Home Cooking

Orlando to Stuart to Miami drive

Also in Jensen Beach, a place I actually did eat at, at least three times, excellent food and good music was Crawdaddy's...

http://crawdaddysjensenbeach.com/abou...

Feb 20, 2015
MacTAC in Florida

Orlando to Stuart to Miami drive

I read your post because I had spent a couple of weeks a year for a few years in Jensen Beach near Stuart. I've never eaten there but I've read very good things about Eleven Maple Street in JB.

And right after reading your post, I saw a very good review on another website of Chef Eddie's, a soul food restaurant in Orlando.

Feb 19, 2015
MacTAC in Florida

Show us your Avatar...

Just uploaded one, I'll see how it works after I hit post.

Dec 25, 2014
MacTAC in Site Talk

Product of Mexico: Hardship on Mexico's farms, a bounty for U.S. tables

Thank you for posting that. I wish I could say I was surprised :-(

Dec 07, 2014
MacTAC in Food Media & News

Woodstock,NY where to eat?

We always enjoy Joshua's Cafe. It's frequently suggested in discussions on eating in Woodstock.

http://www.joshuascafe.com/home.html

I really like <fill in chain> and I look forward to returning

Me too on Popeye's and Carrabba's. I'll add Waffle House and White Castle...

Aug 25, 2014
MacTAC in Chains

Long Gone But Not Forgotten! Manhattan Memories

I always found the horizontal counters a lot easier to eat at than the vertical ones ;-)

Aug 25, 2014
MacTAC in Manhattan
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Cherry Brandy - Cointreau?? Marnier?

I love Cherry Heering. Gone through a few bottles over the last few years after seeking it out about forty years after first tasting it.

This was a very interesting article from a few years ago...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tony-sa...

Aug 23, 2014
MacTAC in Spirits

Long Island Scottish Games grub

Maybe the Scottish Lutefisk, Haggis?

Peaches are SO wonderful right now...

We're having the peaches with Vanilla Bean ice cream and Chambord, our delicious variation on Peach Melba.

Aug 10, 2014
MacTAC in Home Cooking
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Goodbye Grimaldi's in New Paltz??????

The Sea Cliff/Glen Head location also recently closed.

Trip to Niagara Falls/Buffalo N.Y. what grocery items would you bring back?

Dark Chocolate Sponge Candy from Alethea's...

http://www.aletheas.com/product-categ...

Jul 19, 2014
MacTAC in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

NoFo Tomatoes Are Ripe and Ready...

Thanks for the info, I got some good ones from them last season. With Davis not far away, I'll be there next week for sure...

Famous foods from your region you find tasty and delicious.

Roast Long Island Duckling

Jul 12, 2014
MacTAC in General Topics

HELP!!!! Does anyone know where I can get great TEX-MEX? [Long Island]

I have no idea of the quality, just the Tex-Mex lettering on the side of a trailer out in Manorville, right between the original Grace's Hot Dogs and the newer that is now a Starbucks/Bank. It seems to be fairly popular on my drive-bys in nice weather.

It's LIE exit 70 south, and then just a few hundred feet on the left. One of these days my work schedule will leave time for a stop there and I'll give it a try.

Best Birthday Chocolate Cake [near Plainview, Long Island]

If it was the Plainview TJ's, the ShopRite just across Woodbury Road sells very good Mr. Pickle sour pickles from the barrel, as well as half sours (or new, not sure as I only buy the sour) and sauerkraut.

Best Birthday Chocolate Cake [near Plainview, Long Island]

Probably The Bakery, 327 South Oyster Bay Road.

Strawberries are here, North Fork LI

Sorry I missed your post last night.

Patty's Berries & Bunches on Sound Avenue in Mattituck. Right across the street from Harbes. Consistently the best I've found. Been buying there for quite a few years now, they are always picked ripe, no orange or white or pink.

Strawberries are here, North Fork LI

Next time I'm in Huntington I'll check them out, though this batch will likely be long gone. Shortcakes baking in the oven now for breakfast tomorrow...

Strawberries are here, North Fork LI

Three quarts today...

Palin and Bourdain

What was the entree?

Jun 10, 2014
MacTAC in Food Media & News

Farm Stand Report, North Fork LI Spring 2014

I just found on their website that the full show is on weekends at 6:30. Hooray for my aging memory! And so you don't worry about your Spring Chicken memory, I know they do show excerpts or segments at various times and days on their regular news shows.

"To see when the East End airs, check our weekend schedule."

http://longisland.news12.com/news/wee...

Farm Stand Report, North Fork LI Spring 2014

I stopped DVRing them automatically because it would record the other shows that seem to alternate with it as well as same show on both days. Now I just watch for it.

I think the time is 6:30 pm, Saturdays and Sundays.

Farm Stand Report, North Fork LI Spring 2014

North Fork Bacon & Smokehouse

You're welcome Gastronomos...

Yes he is, Coll. I've saved several of my favorite shows. They were also showing them on the Saturdays that they showed them on Sundays. Don't know if that's changed. Does not seem to be on every week, maybe alternates with Diverse Long Island and/or others?

Farm Stand Report, North Fork LI Spring 2014

Just watched the DVRed News12 East End Sunday episode and they featured asparagus (feel like I should capitalize it :-)

Seems that Wells Homestead might be the big supplier you mentioned earlier. They have 60 acres of it and he said they supply other stands.

Host Doug Geed said the other place you can get direct from the grower is Condzella's and they discussed their green, purple and white versions.

A very interesting show. News12 and Newsday subscribers can watch it here...

http://longisland.news12.com/features...

Farm Stand Report, North Fork LI Spring 2014

The asparagus from Bayview were delicious roasted. The "fresh cut" was somewhat relative as when snapped, there was 2 or 3" to not be used. I suspect that yesterday's weather may have impacted how long they were there since being cut. They were quite tender, and again, delicious.

Incidentally, further out in Laurel, Wowak had spinach on their farm wagon on the north side of 25.