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What's For Dinner - we made it to Part 100! [Old]

After a couple months of lurking on Home Cooking, I'll join in for Part 100. All of the food sounds so good, it's making me hungry!

Going to a "Brinner" (breakfast for dinner) event, so making biscuits, rosti (from the Chow recipe) with bacon and green chile white gravy.

Aug 06, 2011
serrac in Home Cooking

Winter Brew Battle

Definitely agree with previous posters on the Troeggs Mad Elf- really high alcohol content but very smooth. Wouldn't drink it by itself, but with food it's perfect.
Sam Adams Winter was pretty unimpressive, perfectly drinkable but didn't really seem particularly distinctive.

Dec 10, 2009
serrac in Beer

Recs for U of Pitt area

I second the rec for Spice Island tea house- really good, cheap Asian food. A little more casual is Oshii Bento ( Walking distance from Pitt, delicious sushi and Korean bento boxes.

Aug 06, 2009
serrac in Pennsylvania

Sushi/Maki - Non Raw Fish Variations. What's Your Favorite Recipe?

Any chance you could share your sushi grade fish source? A sushi party sounds like an awesome idea.

Aug 02, 2009
serrac in Home Cooking

BYOB in Pittsburgh

Chaya, the really authentic Japanese place in Squirrel Hill, is BYOB. Great food and relatively reasonably priced for how fresh the fish is and how big the portions are. Last time I was there, there were two couples celebrating anniversaries with bottles of champagne.

Aug 01, 2009
serrac in Pennsylvania

Yo Rita - Taco Heaven

Went there last night. I second all the previous comments. Although the place is a pain to find, the tacos were great and reasonably priced. I really enjoyed the potato and the steak, but was a little disappointed by the duck. Still all worth trying, and the salsa and chips they bring out at the beginning was awesome!

If you don't want to be bothered by the bar scene, I recommend going early, like 4 or 5. It was empty, and we got a great low key dinner.

Jul 26, 2009
serrac in Pennsylvania

Best and Worst Recipes You Made From a Cooking Blog

I made these oven fries a couple of months ago, and ate them all by myself. Didn't even wait for the burger that was supposed to go with them to finish cooking. Great with sour cream.

In general, when looking at blogs, I only make recipes that seem like they're going to work. I haven't had any huge disasters yet, but it's probably only a matter of time.

Jun 10, 2009
serrac in Home Cooking

Mexican Dessert for Cinco De Mayo Party

Thanks so much everyone.
I think I'm gonna go with the brownies, as they will probably be accessible to the people I'm cooking for.

May 05, 2009
serrac in Home Cooking

Mexican Dessert for Cinco De Mayo Party

Anybody know of any great and relatively easy desserts for Cinco De Mayo? I'm expected to bring one tomorrow, and although I could always make brownies or some such, I'd like to do something more interesting.
Caveats- I don't have a food processer or a mixer (college student), so any recipe that requires either of those is out. Also, if the ingredients were cheap, that would be great. (again with the college student thing)

May 04, 2009
serrac in Home Cooking

Cocktails Using Tea

I promised a friend that I would find some interesting cocktails using tea as an ingredient, but have been unsuccessful so far. Does anyone know of any worth drinking?
Pretty much any spirit is acceptable, but bourbon or whiskey would probably be preferred.

Feb 12, 2009
serrac in Spirits

Waterfront in Fairfield County

I would suggest The Restaurant at Rowayton Seafood in Rowayton- good, most simple food but a little on the expensive side. Nice views too.
Haven't been there in a while, but it was always wonderful when I did go.