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Starting to plan a trip to Philly in July, seeking recommendations!

Try the tamales at Prima Pizza (on 9th, below Washington). I know, tamales at a pizza place?! It's been taken over by some Mexican folks, they just didn't change the name. I know several Mexican ex-pats who get their tamales there.

May 15, 2015
SP1 in Philadelphia
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New Mexican Chili Powder

Buying Chimayo chile powder on-line is not a sure thing. Even in Santa Fe, you may not be getting the real product. Unfortunately it has become too common to label chile powder as "Chimayo", just for the markup.

Hatch IS well known for it's green chiles. And the best green chiles, make the best red chiles.

May 14, 2015
SP1 in Southwest

Don't Miss In New Mexico/Arizona?

As finlero mentioned, Hatch, NM is the epicenter of NM chile. Try Valley Cafe and/or B&E Burritos.

p.s. Don't worry too much about icy roads, it's not bad, unless you've only driven in Florida.

May 14, 2015
SP1 in Southwest
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Seeking food adventure in VT (not Burlington)

Just remembered another quirky place, Wahoo's, in Wilmington. Right on Rt. 9, fun hamburger stand. Picnic benches along a small brook, nice place to dip your toes.

http://www.wahooseatery.com/

May 13, 2015
SP1 in Northern New England

Maine-style red dogs?

Anyone know of any places outside of Maine selling Red Snappers?

May 12, 2015
SP1 in Northern New England

Hazel Pizza in Brattleboro, VT- you want to go!

Finally gave it a try, very pleasantly satisfied. Split the Addie pie (large). Buffalo mozzarella and fennel sausage worked well together. I'd like to try the poutine sometime. As for the rest of the menu, too many chicken-pizzas for my taste. All in all a nice addition to the town, I'll be back.

May 12, 2015
SP1 in Northern New England

Master List of Beers Owned/Destroyed by Anheuser Busch/InBev

I think Rolling Rock may be the most extreme example, simply from a sales stand point. It went from a very trendy brew to almost non-existence. I can't recall the last time I saw it on tap.

May 11, 2015
SP1 in Beer

If you've been to Laurel, how did you get a reservation?

Interesting. If I recall correctly, those two spaces were previously connected. Originally, Albertino's occupied the Laurel space, then they knocked out the wall to next door. Doubt that it was re-bricked up, so should make it easier to re-connect.

As to the OP: Laurel is very good about using Twitter to alert of cancellations. Of course that requires flexibility on your part.

May 11, 2015
SP1 in Philadelphia

Blue Crab near Philadelphia

I have not been to DiNardo's in years. But, I also have not heard of a even semi-positive review in years....

Oysters in Rhode Island

Thanks! That is excellent information. I wanted to go to Matunuck, but the distance factor is what had me looking for options. Machine opened oysters are a major flaw.

Midtown it will be!

Taylor Ham (aka pork roll)?

May 06, 2015
SP1 in Southern New England

Oysters in Rhode Island

So you wouldn't order the raw oysters? I was assuming if they do a big wholesale (and retail) business, they would have really fresh oysters.

May 06, 2015
SP1 in Southern New England

Any good fried clams in Southern VT?

They are strips, and frozen to boot. And yes, as strip always are, very chewy.

I can't think of any place that has decent whole-belly fried clams. The Marina has them, but it's been too long since I've been, not sure if I ever had them.

May 06, 2015
SP1 in Northern New England

restaurants for a birthday dinner??

In South Philly: http://www.lukepalladino.com/Palladin...

Has received very good reviews, for food and service.

May 06, 2015
SP1 in Philadelphia

Oysters in Rhode Island

Anyone have an opinion on Anthony's Seafood in Middletown?

May 05, 2015
SP1 in Southern New England

Seeking food adventure in VT (not Burlington)

Yes, and I do think Top of the Hill is better food, plus they have a lot more variety. Definitely worth a stop.
Curtis's wins for the overall quirkiness of the whole situation: guy from GA comes to VT to pick fruit in the 70's, cooks ribs for hippies and never leaves...

http://www.nytimes.com/1988/07/03/tra...

May 05, 2015
SP1 in Northern New England

Starting to plan a trip to Philly in July, seeking recommendations!

Check out http://www.visiteastpassyunk.com/, plenty of nice places to grab a bite, have a coffee, shop, etc. Take the bus or subway down there (about 16 blocks south of where you're staying), then walk back up through the Italian Market back to the hotel.

Seeking food adventure in VT (not Burlington)

Give Curtis's a try, it's good, not great, but a fun place to eat on a nice day.
Nearby in Brattleboro try Dosa Kitchen: http://ledaskitchen.com/dosa-kitchen/
Joy Wah in Bellows Falls, standard Chinese food, but great location overlooking the river. http://www.joywah.com/

May 04, 2015
SP1 in Northern New England

New Mexican Chili Powder

I would look for any of the mail order companies that list a physical address of Hatch, NM.

Apr 24, 2015
SP1 in Southwest

looking for "real NEW Mexican" in Santa Fe

As a former resident: http://tomasitas.com/

Apr 24, 2015
SP1 in Southwest

Ever had Mancuso's Ricotta

I should have been more clear. When I meant I wouldn't go out my way, I meant making a trip into the city just for the ricotta. If you're in Center City, or South Philly, yes, a trip just for it is warranted.

Apr 23, 2015
SP1 in Philadelphia

Mob hits

How did forget? The Melrose Diner: http://articles.philly.com/1993-09-18...

Apr 23, 2015
SP1 in Philadelphia
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Ever had Mancuso's Ricotta

It is very good, as is his mozzarella, but I'm not sure I would go way out my way to get some. Ricotta is pretty easy to make at home.

Apr 23, 2015
SP1 in Philadelphia

Newport, RI lunch spots needed

Gary's Handy Lunch is a classic lunch counter place on Thames St. Nothing fancy, just standard fare, but fun. Very local.

Apr 21, 2015
SP1 in Southern New England

Visiting from Boston and seeking feedback/suggestions on where to eat and drink

Mr. Pickypants, the beer afficionado, will definitely want to go to http://www.monkscafe.com/. While it is common to find a bar that has dozens of great beers available, Monk's is in a class by itself. There are dozens of beers that you will find no where else. The selection is truly world-class.

Apr 20, 2015
SP1 in Philadelphia
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Mob hits

Not a restaurant, but "Restaurant Row": Salvatore Testa was assassinated inside 1613 E. Passyunk. It was a candy store at the time, now a bridal shop.

Apr 16, 2015
SP1 in Philadelphia

Recommendations for fancy Italian restaurant

I'll second this. If you wife like less formal and more open, that's Le Virtu. And for you, the food is delicious and can be bold.

Apr 15, 2015
SP1 in Philadelphia

Hazel Pizza in Brattleboro, VT- you want to go!

Are you saying the prices on the menu are not accurate? Tax on $28 is $2.52.

Apr 14, 2015
SP1 in Northern New England

Hazel Pizza in Brattleboro, VT- you want to go!

Did you check the bill? According to the menu, pizza + 1 topping = $18, eggplant parm = $10. Total of $28 seems quite fair.

Apr 13, 2015
SP1 in Northern New England

Elysian Brewing Is About to Sell its Soul to Anheuser-Busch

Red Hook is the perfect example.

Apr 02, 2015
SP1 in Beer