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Need Help Finding Lidia Bastianich's Recipes!!

Albeit a bit late, I did make this last week and it was delicious!! Just like you said - total comfort factor!

Apr 04, 2011
smkeddy in Home Cooking

40th Birthday weekend - Need help with restaurants!

Thanks - that helps. Yeah, I looked at Tommys and Irenes menus and, while they look delicious, they aren't that different that from what I can find in Chicago.

Apr 04, 2011
smkeddy in New Orleans

40th Birthday weekend - Need help with restaurants!

lunch vs. dinner - So same menu, same prices - just able to take a nice, looong, boozy lunch? Nothing wrong with that! :)

I'm sure my selections are not exciting to the residents but for out-of-towners, are they a good starting point?

Apr 04, 2011
smkeddy in New Orleans

40th Birthday weekend - Need help with restaurants!

I had originally wanted to include August but the reviews are too inconsistent.

Apr 04, 2011
smkeddy in New Orleans

40th Birthday weekend - Need help with restaurants!

We will be there for 3 nights. Why do you suggest Galatorie' and Commander's for lunch rather than dinner?

Apr 04, 2011
smkeddy in New Orleans

40th Birthday weekend - Need help with restaurants!

I am surprising my husband with a long weekend in NOLA for his 40th Birthday! I have been to New Orleans before but he has not and has wanted to go for some time now. We have another couple joining us and we're looking for restaurant suggestions for dinner. We're staying at the Omni. We from Chicago and NYC so we're willing to try new things and pay accordingly for great food. I'm looking for traditional creole restaurants, tried and true, where we are sure to have a great meal. Here is my initial list:

Antoine's
Galatories
Commanders Palace
Emerils (would not have independently chosen this but everyone seems to rave)

Thoughts? Suggestions?

thanks!!!

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Emeril's Restaurant
800 Tchoupitoulas, New Orleans, LA 70130

Apr 04, 2011
smkeddy in New Orleans

The High-Tech Smearing of Ina Garten

"She wasn't aware this request had been made or rejected"....obviously she has a very busy schedule but sounds like she needs a little more hands-on control over her staff. I wonder if the staffer that rejected this has been fired?

Apr 04, 2011
smkeddy in Features

Where to Find Quality Hungarian Wines??

The Eastern European stores I've tried only stock the more everyday Bull's Blood and the like. I'm trying to find some higher end producers.

Mar 01, 2011
smkeddy in Wine

Where to Find Quality Hungarian Wines??

I haven't been successful with Binny's (and Binny's bought Sam's). Right, I am looking for non-Tokaji wines.

Mar 01, 2011
smkeddy in Wine

Where to Find Quality Hungarian Wines??

During a recent trip to Budapest ,my husband and I feel in love with Hungarian wines - particularly the roses and reds. We had some delicious bottles from the Villany region - from Gere and Bock. However, upon our return home to Chicago, we were unable to find any of the producers we sampled. Does anyone know where we can find quality Hungarian wines?

Mar 01, 2011
smkeddy in Wine

San Juan, Puerto Rico Restaurants Needed!

My husband and I are going to Puerto Rico for the first time and staying at the El Convento in Old San Juan. We need some great restaurant suggestions in the area and maybe 1 or 2 that are only a short drive away if we shouldn't miss it. Any suggestions are appreciated!

Mar 10, 2010
smkeddy in Latin America & Caribbean

Need Help Finding Lidia Bastianich's Recipes!!

I was watching Lidia's Italy this weekend and she made a deliciouls looking Traditional Rice and Chicken. I cannot find the recipe anywhere online. Can anyone help????

Thanks!!

Oct 07, 2009
smkeddy in Home Cooking

Lidia's Traditional Rice and Chicken??

I was watching Lidia's Italy this weekend and she made a deliciouls looking Traditional Rice and Chicken. I cannot find the recipe anywhere online. Can anyone help????

Thanks!!

Oct 04, 2009
smkeddy in Home Cooking

Where to Buy Hungarian Wine in Chicago?????

I've had and enjoy some of these. I was specifically looking for Gere and Bock, but can't find them. I've even contacted the winery directly and they can't ship directly to me and the only place they directed me to was a distributor to an Arizona wine shop! We loved the wines we had in Budapest but cannot seem to find there here - which I thought for sure that in a city like Chicago we'd be able to find them.

Jun 25, 2009
smkeddy in Wine

Looking for a "real" Paris Bistro

souphie you have really good suggestions - we're headed to Paris in a week and have booked the following restuarants:
Aux Lyonnais
Brasserie Balzar
Bistrot Paul Bert

Thoughts?

Jun 24, 2009
smkeddy in France

Lincoln Square Area Restaurant

I've lived in Lincoln Square and dine in the neighborhood quite frequently.
Bistro Campagne is excellent and you can't go wrong there. Los Nopales is authentic "upscale" mexican - and by that I mean there are steak, seafood, pork, etc. dishes and not the usual tacos, etc., although those are there as well, plus its byob.
Also a great neopolitian pizza option is Art Pizza Cafe right off the brown line Rockwell stop. Wood burning oven, great pizza and byob as well.

Have fun and let us know where you chose!

Jun 24, 2009
smkeddy in Chicago Area

Where to Buy Hungarian Wine in Chicago?????

Any idea on who might sell the higher end Hungarian varietals - from producers like Bock or Gere?

Nov 13, 2008
smkeddy in Chicago Area

Where to Buy Hungarian Wine in Chicago?????

I've tried all the large retailers and also online, but can not find non-tokaji varietals. I was hoping someone knew of a boutique wine store or speciality place....

Nov 10, 2008
smkeddy in Wine

Where to Buy Hungarian Wine in Chicago?????

Specifically, I'm looking for red varietals from Gere or Bock, or from other producers in the Villany region.

Nov 10, 2008
smkeddy in Wine

Where to Buy Hungarian Wine in Chicago?????

Thanks for the suggestion - I'll give them a call.

Nov 10, 2008
smkeddy in Chicago Area

Where to Buy Hungarian Wine in Chicago?????

Do you know which location? I called the one closest to me in the city and they don't sell wine.

Nov 10, 2008
smkeddy in Chicago Area

Where to Buy Hungarian Wine in Chicago?????

I'm looking for non-tokay Hungarian wine in Chicago - anyone know where to go to buy???

Nov 06, 2008
smkeddy in Wine

Where to Buy Hungarian Wine in Chicago?????

I am trying to find non-tokay Hungarian wine in Chicago....Anyone know of a place that sells Hungarian wine?

Nov 06, 2008
smkeddy in Chicago Area