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lunch near columbia university?/UWS

The food is fresher and more interesting than anywhere else in the neighborhood.

Community Food & Juice
2893 Broadway, New York, NY 10025

Apr 11, 2011
kurrerbell in Manhattan

Donut Muffins

I made these for brunch on Sunday and they were so delicious. Curious as to how a muffin recipe would lead to something doughnut-y, I couldn't resist them. I didn't have enough batter for 48 mini muffins, however, even though mine were the size of those pictured. Also, next time I won't be as stingy with the butter and cinnamon sugar when I top them off. Now I'm wondering if I can adapt this recipe to create muffins evocative of those cider doughnuts we buy at road stands in the fall ... maybe this recipe,

May 18, 2010
kurrerbell in Recipes

Best Polish ham since Kurowycky closed?

Where's the best place to buy a Polish ham in Manhattan (or Brooklyn) for Christmas? I'm assuming Martha Stewart's hams at Costco are similar to the ones Kurowycky sold, but is it worth joining Costco to buy a ham?

Dec 07, 2008
kurrerbell in Manhattan

of these 4 choices, what is the overall best nyc experience for a couple:

Blue Hill, in any contest but especially if you want a first-class meal for two in an intimate setting.

Nov 13, 2008
kurrerbell in Manhattan

A Balthazar Look-a-Like

The food at Morandi is always delicious, the servers always friendly. It feels even more genuinely Italian than Balthazar feels French--but to me that means that it's brightly lit and unpretentious (in a bad way, maybe, if you want something that feels special for a special birthday), despite the occasional celebrity or trendy-looking clientele. I'd eat there any night of the week, don't get me wrong, but here's a more atmospherically-appropriate suggestion: Blaue Gans on Duane Street. Yum.

Nov 13, 2008
kurrerbell in Manhattan

Celery Root and Squash Gratin with Walnut-Thyme Streusel

So delicious. The celeriac adds the little surprise flavor that lifts this gratin way above average. I served it with veal schnitzel and red cabbage. Warning: in my oven the cooking time was closer to 70 minutes than 40, and I think of my oven as fast.

Nov 11, 2008
kurrerbell in Recipes

What's your favorite thing to eat in Manhattan right now?

An early supper of Kampuchea sandwiches (especially the spicy bacon, naturally) followed by dessert at Il Laboratorio del Gelato (ricotta, if they have it). The perfect meal.

Sep 26, 2008
kurrerbell in Manhattan

Dylan Prime or BLT?

I just had a huge meal at Prime last week. It felt generic, past its prime (ha ha). The best thing I ate was the complimentary bar popcorn topped with Old Bay seasoning. it was delicious and worth going back for, but hmmm... the best thing was a freebie at the bar? What was wrong? The rest of the meal lacked finesse. You don't go to steakhouse for originality, but somehow this meal lacked soul. Excellent Porterhouse, though, I have to admit. Not a good place for the young: everyone else eating on that Saturday night was older than I, and I'm 51. Everyone was kind of overweight too now that I think of it. Someone told me Bill Clinton hangs out here. Makes sense. I've never been to Dylan and my experience at Prime tells me I like my steakhouses on the old-fashioned side. Peter Luger or Palm, please.

Sep 21, 2008
kurrerbell in Manhattan

Thai Shrimp Flatbread Pizza

who cares what it's called ... has any one tried this? it looks kind of tasty!

Sep 11, 2008
kurrerbell in Recipes

Wallse or Daniel?

Apples and Oranges. Wallse is an upscale "neighborhoody" place with terrific comfort food--go there as often as possible, but in terms of wow it's a 3 next to Daniel's 9.5. Daniel is breathtakingly lovely with magical service, sublime cooking, divine wines.

Sep 08, 2008
kurrerbell in Manhattan