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Arthur Ave for a group?

OK you busy people on your holiday weekend, I've kind of narrowed it down:
Enzo's, Dominicks or Marios?

Aug 31, 2008
ChowHappy in Outer Boroughs

Arthur Ave for a group?

I'm looking to take 9 friends out for a farewell dinner on Arthur Ave. I'll be paying for the whole thing so Roberto's, my usual spot, is way too expensive. Any cheaper, group-friendly but equally tasty suggestions?

Aug 29, 2008
ChowHappy in Outer Boroughs

Looking to serve 50 people in Yonkers

I'm hosting a dinner for a group of college students who have volunteered at my organization. I'm looking for an ethnic restaurant in Yonkers that is big enough to hold 50 people comfortably. Cheap and tasty are the most important features. There will be quite a number of vegetarians too so no korean bbq or other meat-heavy cuisines. It doesn't have to be the best restaurant in the tri-state area...

Our leading candidate right now is Panchitos. Their quote is $28 a head. That seems a little unreasonably high to me, no?

thanks!

Apr 23, 2008
ChowHappy in General Tristate Archive

grenadine

I can't find real grenadine in the area. Roses is all corn syrup and ickiness. any suggestions?

May 23, 2007
ChowHappy in Manhattan

Black Tahini

I bought some raw black tahini, it seemed like a good idea at the time. But now I'm at a complete loss! I put it in hummus which seemed fine. what else do I use it for?
PS- I'm a vegetarian.

May 23, 2007
ChowHappy in Home Cooking

your favorite cheese for grilled cheese sandwiches?

it has been really fun to try all of them but beware- your pant size may increase.

May 23, 2007
ChowHappy in Home Cooking

too much garlic!

made a hummus with way too much garlic. anyway to salvage it?

May 23, 2007
ChowHappy in Home Cooking

red bean bun recipe?

I was talking about the one in the white pastry thats steamed. but the other ones sound yummy too....

May 07, 2007
ChowHappy in Home Cooking

red bean bun recipe?

you know the kind I mean, sweet adzuki bean paste in a sweet bun or dumpling shell. any recipe suggestions?
thanks!

May 06, 2007
ChowHappy in Home Cooking

any tomato soup with that grilled cheese?

As a companion to my grilled cheese request- any standout tomato soup recipes? ones that almost scream "please! eat me with grilled cheese!" Any other grilled cheese accessories?

Apr 26, 2007
ChowHappy in Home Cooking

homemade candybar alternatives?

I make one mean peanut butter cup. better than the original, i think...anyone have any alternatives of your own?

Apr 25, 2007
ChowHappy in Home Cooking

your favorite cheese for grilled cheese sandwiches?

I've been experimenting... whats your favorite?

Apr 23, 2007
ChowHappy in Home Cooking

Brie in Bread Bowl

would you post the recipe? its sounds yummy.

Apr 23, 2007
ChowHappy in Home Cooking

best miso for miso soup?

I'm confused!

Apr 22, 2007
ChowHappy in Home Cooking

Cheese at Sahadis?

They have so much great cheese I just don't know where to start... any suggestions?

Apr 22, 2007
ChowHappy in Outer Boroughs

your "I ate way too much rich food yesterday" meal?

Dinner party last night resulting in a massive consumption of really rich foods. I'm looking to take it a little lighter. something restorative. usually I make miso soup when I feel this way. Whats your technique?

Apr 22, 2007
ChowHappy in General Topics

Dips?

I'm having a bit of a gala for my mother's 80th birthday. I'd like to make a spread of dips with tortilla chips, cracker and raw veggies to dunk. Any suggestions? There will be a lot of vegetarians present.

I'm making this:
http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/rec...

I've always had great luck with it.

thanks!

Apr 17, 2007
ChowHappy in Home Cooking

Party Food

Mother's Birthday Party, her 80th, and the place will be packed with people. We aren't doing a meal, just a lot of small appetizers. Whats your favorite party food? thanks.

Apr 15, 2007
ChowHappy in Home Cooking

Molasses cookies!

anyone have a good molasses cookie recipe? or any other vegetarian use for molasses? thanks!

Apr 14, 2007
ChowHappy in Home Cooking

your most authentic "ethnic" dining experience?

I want a meal that transports me to another country. it doesn't have to be in manhattan. any experiences you've had that have transported you to another time or place? share please!

Dec 30, 2006
ChowHappy in Manhattan

vegetarian wild rice recipes?

i have run out of wild rice uses! all the recipes I find call for bacon or some similar animal product. any ideas? thanks all!

Dec 28, 2006
ChowHappy in Home Cooking

good dumplings in philly?

Looking for good dumplings in Philly. I'm a new yorker and our china town is rife with dumpling houses but I can't seem to find one, much less a decent one, in Philly. any suggestions? thanks!

Dec 20, 2006
ChowHappy in Pennsylvania

Your Top 5 "must visit" chow-related stores in Manhattan

Not in Manhattan but I think Sahadis on Atlantic is a must.

Dec 06, 2006
ChowHappy in Manhattan

Salad!

Looking for a huge extravagant (preferably vegan) salad. I'm Tired of your basic mixed greens and balsamic. Any out of this world salad combos I should seek out? thanks.

Dec 05, 2006
ChowHappy in Manhattan

Any Vegan or Vegetarian Gems?

Going to Florida from New York. We will be travelling around but I know we'll hit Ft. Lauderdale as well as Sanibel/Captiva/Ft. Meyers. We will travel for great food. Any tips?
Thanks!

Dec 04, 2006
ChowHappy in Florida

Granola

Hey All!
I'm sick and tired of overly-sweetened oil filled granola masquerading as health food. Gimme my granola straight up healthy! Only problem is- I cannot seem to find a basic recipe to start experimenting with. Any suggestions? Thank you kindly!

Dec 04, 2006
ChowHappy in Home Cooking

chocolate at home

any advice as to proportions? thanks!

Aug 18, 2006
ChowHappy in Home Cooking

a tough pots and pan problem....

my cousin is going to college. She's a bit of a foodie (runs in the blood) but doesn't have enough money or space to heavily stock her kitchen in terms of utensils and cookware. I'm trying to help but I'm finding myself just as clueless as she is. any suggestions would be most appreciated.
thanks!

Aug 18, 2006
ChowHappy in Cookware

chocolate at home

I cannot find a satisfactory chocolate powder for at-home hot chocolate. Any reccomendations? I can never seem to duplicate that creamy "city bakery" (new york reference) at home. Thanks!

Aug 18, 2006
ChowHappy in Home Cooking

fondue???

Max Brenner near Union Square has unbelievable chocolate fondues. I highly highly recommend. You choose the kinds of chocolate you like for their traditional fondue and they also have popsicle fondues.

Aug 03, 2006
ChowHappy in Manhattan