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Slimy New KFC Menu Item

I'm glad that as an Arby's virgin you walked away with a decent reaction to the kinda-roast-beef. Yeah, it's processed all to hell, and it's not very pretty, but neither is any other fast food sandwich. Arby's is a nice little change of pace, and has significantly less fat than a burger (as long as you avoid the cheese goo). When I worked in midtown, we used to take epic journeys to the Manhattan Mall food court to get Arby's to make the rest of the office covetous. Alas, the Arby's there is no more, but my eyes light up when I see that big cowboy hat sign on a suburban strip mall highway.

Jun 05, 2009
amyamylynn in Features

Senape's Pitza?

So glad to hear that others like it too! There will definitely be a box of Senape's coming home with me after every visit to Hazelton from now on.

While we're at it...we also had lunch at the Knotty Pine in Hazelton. It had a lot of character, and I found out my mom used to be a waitress there when she was a teenager in the late 60's. I bet it looks exactly the same now as it did back then.

Dec 08, 2008
amyamylynn in Pennsylvania

Senape's Pitza?

Just got back from a trip to visit my parents new home in the poconos (sort of). They both grew up in northeastern PA (NEPA), and are retiring back to their roots. While we were up there for the holiday, I discovered the most awesomely unique pizza-type-thing in a while. Senape's bakery in Hazleton, PA.

They have some good breads and rolls and stuff, but their specialty is this "pitza". They sell it already baked, but at room temp, wrapped up in boxes of 12 square pieces. It's very saucy, but a good, tasty, salty tomato sauce with a little sharp cheese on top. The crust is really soft, and it's good cold or crisped up in the oven.

We actually transported a box of it back to Knoxville, Tennessee with us tonight and some mysterious chemical reaction happens to make it better after sitting around un-refrigerated all day long. I was skeptical when I saw them selling day old and two-day old pitza in the store, but now I get it. Anyone know about this magical food?

amy

Nov 29, 2008
amyamylynn in Pennsylvania

New to Knoxville- Shopping Tips?

Heck yeah, they still do lunch, five bucks for meat and three plus fresh salsa and chips and banana puddin'! Everything was delicious but I was a little heartbroken that they were out of fried okra. Everyone was really friendly too. If this is a bad summer for the crops, I can't wait to experience a great one.

New to Knoxville- Shopping Tips?

hey thanks for the tips! I'll definitely try them. How about Litton's up in Fountain City? I hear they have the best burgers and red velvet cake in town.

New to Knoxville- Shopping Tips?

Hey All, I've been lurking, and I know there's a few Knoxvillians around here, so I was hoping for some input on the best places to shop for food here. I've read through all the great threads on local restaurants and I'm slowly but surely checking them all out.

I've been lucky enough to arrive at peak summer produce season, so those Grainger County tomatoes have already won my heart. And a special thanks to 'Shallots' for mentioning Ritter Farms in a past post, we went there today and it was awesome! I'm also planning on going to the Market Square Farmer's Market tomorrow for the first time. But what to do in the off season, or for everyday shopping? I know some of the grocery stores have to be better than others. I live in the North Hills neighborhood (dangerously close to Fellini Kroger). I'd love to know where to go to get nice freshly baked breads and maybe some unusual cheeses and stuff.

Also, is anyone familiar with the food co-op on Broadway? It's pretty close to the house, and I've been meaning to go and check it out. Thanks to anyone who can help me out!

W. 39th bet. 7th & 8th Ave. - weekday lunch

I work at 37th and 8th, and word on the street is that West Tandoori Club cleaned up their act. They classed the place up and I've been hearing good reviews from co-workers on the lunch combos, particularly the vegetarian combo. I've got to check it out soon. I went there for lunch once before and it was creepy inside and the food was not fresh.

Jul 11, 2008
amyamylynn in Manhattan

Bay Ridge Chip Shop - good and bad

I have to say I'm in agreement. I think it might be a bad idea for them to offer delivery at all because the type of food is really hard to keep nice and crispy through a car ride across the neighborhood. I did find that the delivery quality and service was better from the Park Slope location when I lived up there a few years ago. Has anyone dined-in at the Bay Ridge Chip Shop?

Jul 08, 2008
amyamylynn in Outer Boroughs

Bagels-Where, oh where, can you be(in Brooklyn)?

I know that this question was posed a while back, but since then a newer place has opened in Bay Ridge, which is where I live. "Brooklyn Bagels Cafe" is on the corner of 5th Ave and 87th St. I like them a lot, and I used to live right next to the Bagel Hole in Park Slope. These are better. They're enormous bagels, really huge. The service was awful when they first opened, but they're getting their act together. Sandwiches and deli meats from there are good too.

Jul 08, 2008
amyamylynn in Outer Boroughs

Restaurants near the Eurostar train station, Brussels Midi?

In March I ended up stuck late at night at the Brussels Midi station and ended up getting a room at the Hotel Ibis across the street. Too tired to wander around the neighborhood, we ate dinner at the hotel's restaurant. I forget the restaurant's name, it was nothing spectacular or creative, but it was a good meal and better than any of the train station fast food. I remember having some kind of pasta and my boyfriend ordered some kind of simply prepared steak with frites. It may be worth a try!

Jul 08, 2008
amyamylynn in Europe

Real Good Meat Loaf

This recipe is also featured in Roy Finamore's Tasty book and I've made it a few times now. Yeah, it's a little more work than the meatloaf my mom made (featuring stove top stuffing mix!) but it's worth it in the end. It's a huge portion, so you'll be eating it all week, and it really is delicious. I think the Italian sausage is what does it, and the mushrooms couldn't hurt either. Try it!

Jul 03, 2008
amyamylynn in Recipes

Warm German Potato Salad

I made this last night to pair with some grilled sausages, and it turned out great. I was little leery of it based on the comments so far, but I was pleasantly surprised. I used melted butter and "raw" flour for the dressing, which is fine because there's so little of it. I also gave the onions a little spin in the bacon grease to soften 'em up.

Before I added the hot potatoes and stuff, the dressing tasted a little bland so I added about an extra teaspoon of dijon mustard. Skipped the hard cooked eggs, but it was delicious. Plenty of leftovers for lunch today!

Jul 02, 2008
amyamylynn in Recipes

Linguine with Squash Noodles and Pine Nuts

I've made this twice already, and it's delicious! I left out the pine nuts and used pecorino romano instead of ricotta, just because that's what I had on hand. I'm sure it would be great either way.

Jun 30, 2008
amyamylynn in Recipes

Joyless, Sullen Brown Brick

Oh Pringles Select! I'm a life long lover of those tennis ball canned original chips, and I couldn't wait to try some classed-up Pringles. I think I should have gone for the more exotic varieties, because the Parmesan Garlic chips were super-duper salty and the seasoning kinda smelled like feet. Next time I get the urge I'll go for the Szechuan BBQ.

Jun 30, 2008
amyamylynn in Features