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Where to buy fish stock?

Which stores carry fish stock?

Jul 07, 2014
urbanp in Manhattan

Cupcakes made to order?

I did try--LIC had a bakery that specialized in cupcakes but it closed a while ago, unfortunately

Apr 08, 2014
urbanp in Manhattan

Cupcakes made to order?

Any recommendations for any individuals or businesses that take orders for cupcakes and will deliver them outside of Manhattan? (hoping to order a bunch of cupcakes for a celebration we're having in Long Island City)

Apr 08, 2014
urbanp in Manhattan

Where can I find lucuma?

I found it once at Puro Chile several years ago and checked to see if they had it yesterday but, alas, they did not. They said they would try to order it though. I couldn't even find lucama puree in Peru when I went there recently and they grow lucama!

Jul 14, 2013
urbanp in Outer Boroughs

Where can I buy dark ground chicken?

Whole Foods used to carry this at times but I haven't had any luck finding it at WF recently.

Jun 20, 2013
urbanp in Manhattan

Recommendations for Asian restaurants with good options for a raw foodist (namely salads and/or sashimi)

Getting lunch with my brother who currently only eats raw foods and raw fish and my mom, who generally prefers eating Asian food (but probably wouldn't want to eat at a place like Souen)--any recommendations for Asian restaurants with decent salad options and/or combination Chinese/Japanese restaurants (that have decent sashimi), particularly those on the West side of Manhattan?

Aug 30, 2012
urbanp in Manhattan

Banana peppers- where to find?

Any idea where I can find banana peppers? (I've already checked Manhattan Fruit Exchange at Chelsea Market twice)

May 20, 2012
urbanp in Manhattan

Besi Bela Bath in Jackson Heights?

Where can I find besi bela bath in Jackson Heights? Just discovered this dish at Ganesh Temple Canteen and was hoping to find a place where I can get it closer to home.

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Ganesh Temple Canteen
45-57 Bowne St, Queens, NY 11355

Sep 26, 2011
urbanp in Outer Boroughs

M. Wells Dinner

For those who have gone to M Wells since they made their closure announcement, are they honoring reservations? I don't want to get stuck waiting a long time if they aren't really doing so.

Aug 09, 2011
urbanp in Outer Boroughs

Which restaurants are serving dishes with morels?

I understand that morels are in season and wanted to see if anyone knows of any restaurants that feature dishes with morels on their menu.

May 12, 2011
urbanp in Manhattan

Where can I find fennel leaves?

Where would I be able to find fennel leaves in either Manhattan or Queens?

Apr 05, 2011
urbanp in Manhattan

lucama ice cream or other dessert recipes?

I just bought a jar of lucama puree (a fruit native to Chile and Peru) and am having difficulty finding recipes for lucama ice cream. Other lucama dessert recipes would also be welcome.

Jan 19, 2011
urbanp in Home Cooking

Where can I find pork cheeks?

Any suggestions on where I can find pork cheeks in Manhattan or Queens?

Jan 03, 2011
urbanp in Manhattan

Nutkao- anyone know where I can find?

Anyone know where I can find a jar of Nutkao in the city? (the Italian chocolate hazelnut spread)

Dec 03, 2010
urbanp in Manhattan

The Famous Dal Cart - 2nd Ave and 10 St.

Thanks for sharing! Glad to hear there's another option to get my daal fix besides Lahore.

Jun 01, 2010
urbanp in Manhattan

Haleem in Jackson Heights?

Cool! Will definitely try the haleem at Spicy Mina's. I tried the one at Alauddin's today and am sad to report that it was extremely disappointing--not at all like any haleem I've had. The place that made me a fan of haleem is Haandi (in Curry Hill).

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Spicy Mina
64-23 Broadway, Queens, NY 11377

Apr 02, 2010
urbanp in Outer Boroughs

Haleem in Jackson Heights?

Will try the haleem at Alauddin's and Kebab. I did order Al-Naimat's a la carte.

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Al-Naimat
37-03 74th St, Queens, NY 11372

Premium Sweets
37-14 73rd St, Queens, NY 11372

Mar 29, 2010
urbanp in Outer Boroughs

Haleem in Jackson Heights?

Does anyone know where I can find haleem in Jackson Heights? I found it at Al-Naimat but wasn't too impressed with their version.

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Al-Naimat
37-03 74th St, Queens, NY 11372

Mar 28, 2010
urbanp in Outer Boroughs

Zabb -- new menu? new ownership?

Is Zabb now open for lunch or or is it still open for dinner only?

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Zabb Elee
71-28 Roosevelt Ave, Queens, NY 11372

Mar 23, 2010
urbanp in Outer Boroughs

Where to go for moist cupcakes?

Tried a super tasty moist cupcake at Spot Dessert Bar recently and I imagine their other cupcakes would be similar!

Feb 15, 2010
urbanp in Manhattan

Where can I find lucuma?

I tried lucuma at the Fancy Food Fest last summer and loved it and was wondering where I might be able to find fresh lucuma or lucuma puree?

Jan 19, 2010
urbanp in Outer Boroughs

bereket lentil soup secret?

I brought a friend to Bereket to try the lentil soup and she said she suspected there was cream in it--when she asked one of the people behind the counter they responded in the positive.

Dec 08, 2009
urbanp in Manhattan

bereket lentil soup secret?

I'd love to know as well (and, btw, I've discovered a Middle Eastern place in Williamsburg that serves a lentil soup that's just as good on Bedford Ave between N. 7th and N. 6th Sts)--one thing I do know that they use is heavy cream!

Dec 07, 2009
urbanp in Manhattan

What happened to Beard Papa?

Beard Papa seems to have closed all their stores in Manhattan--does anyone know what happened to the chain? How am I going to get my cream puff/chocolate fondant fix now?

Nov 22, 2009
urbanp in Manhattan

Cachaca?

Astor Wines has aged cachaca

Sep 21, 2009
urbanp in Manhattan

chicken tortilla soup recommendations

Any recommendations for restaurants/eateries in Manhattan or Queens with good chicken tortilla soup?

Aug 22, 2009
urbanp in Manhattan

Zabb Zabb- closed for vacation?

I tried stopping off at Zabb Zabb for lunch this afternoon and noticed they were closed--does anyone know if they're closed for vacation or closed for good?

Aug 19, 2009
urbanp in Outer Boroughs

paella?

I went to La Nacional recently and was not that impressed. Soccarat's is better but it's also pricey in my opinion.

Jun 29, 2009
urbanp in Manhattan

Where in Queens can I find Thai basil?

I wanted to pick up some Thai basil for a recipe--where in Jackson Heights, Elmhurst or Woodside would I be able to find it?

May 25, 2009
urbanp in Outer Boroughs

Bar Milano's great deal!

I called Bar Milano today and was told they are no longer open for lunch : (

Oct 27, 2008
urbanp in Manhattan