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bagel recs

Dr. Atkins just rolled over in his grave!!!
You've hit all of my favorites in Manhattan.
In Brooklyn I like Bergen Bagels!!

about 10 hours ago
Motosport in Manhattan

Are tank lobsters any good?

My ex-inlaws have a house in Maine. There was a lobster pound next door. When they had a lobster fest they would buy the "Shedders" because they were less expensive. The lobster men would not ship them to market or restaurants because the shedders were not as tasty.
The ex-inlaws were a frugal bunch. I'd ask if I could get a regular one and pay more. They gave me the "look." As I said: "EX in laws."

about 11 hours ago
Motosport in General Topics

Kale on Lexington

Could be true. I ust said Kale and did not hear a blare of trumpets in the background.

I still hear them when I say BACON!

about 14 hours ago
Motosport in Manhattan

Are tank lobsters any good?

Oh! My bad! New Yorkers tend to be chauvinistic.

about 14 hours ago
Motosport in General Topics

Wishing for Midtown Diners for breakfast

I agree!! Where would NYC be without our beloved visitors?

Kale on Lexington

I stopped by Kale yesterday morning for a smoothie. They make good smoothies. Otherwise it's not my kind of place. Too healthy I guess.
OOPS! Gone, goodbye, belly up, phone disconnected!!
They could not have been there for more than a year. I am not surprised. It was not a good fit for Murray Hill. Limited menu and VERY casual service.
They did have a nice sign!! Let's see what replaces Kale.
I am eagerly awaiting the opening of new Thai place on the corner.

1 day ago
Motosport in Manhattan

hors d'oeuvres

Costco, Sam's Club, BJ's..

1 day ago
Motosport in Manhattan

First date - with restrictions

The Chowhounders need to know!!!
Was it a good time or a good story?

1 day ago
Motosport in Manhattan

Are tank lobsters any good?

There are a couple on Canal St and Grand St.

1 day ago
Motosport in General Topics

Wishing for Midtown Diners for breakfast

All of Times Square is shoulder to shoulder tourists but Junior's does make a very nice breakfast.

Elio's UES

pbjluver, No we did not speak to the manager. It's not the type of place we'll go back to and the rest of the group were not phased. The Florida relatives picked it.
Blumie, Yes, it seemed like the place where they know your name. For that I go to Scotty's Diner. They know my name and how I like my eggs!! Hah!!

1 day ago
Motosport in Manhattan

Real Maple Syrup

Vermont Maple Syrup comes with pancakes and waffles at Sugar & Plumm.

Feb 24, 2015
Motosport in Manhattan

Are tank lobsters any good?

C-Town = Chinatown

Feb 24, 2015
Motosport in General Topics

Elio's UES

Family dinner for 8 at Elio's last night. Nice ambience and great food.
We had a reservation for 7 PM and arrived a few minutes early. We were asked to wait for the rest of our party before being seated. I can sort of understand this policy for a party of four but when the table for 8 is empty and ready why not let us sit and settle in instead of standing by the crowded and chilly entrance?
As I said, the food and ambience was excellent but for an upscale Italian restaurant the service was bush league. Drink orders got confused. Appetizer orders totally mixed up. Entrée order, the same. My S.O. ordered one type of fish and got another. When asked, the waiter quickly said: "We ran out." when it was obvious that they got mixed up.
Most of the family was from out of town and we had a great time and we all laughed it off but we totally expected a much more seamless experience at that price point.

Feb 23, 2015
Motosport in Manhattan

Wishing for Midtown Diners for breakfast

Route 66 is very good for breakfast.

Feb 23, 2015
Motosport in Manhattan
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Are tank lobsters any good?

Live lobsters from a tank are much better than live lobsters on ice. I've bought the live ones (still moving)on ice in C-Town and the meat was not as tasty. Same for the blue crabs.
Most everywhere you'll find them in tanks. Some super markets (Uncle Giuseppe's) will have a lobster sale and steam them for you.
Personally, I prefer to steam them my self.

Feb 23, 2015
Motosport in General Topics

Cinnamon Rolls

Sell by date is a guide for taste and freshness. They won't be unhealthy.
On the other hand, my dear friend's mother has a jar of Miracle Whip in her pantry that has a date of 2008.
She won't throw it out. She's going to be 100 in April. Who am I to argue.

Feb 20, 2015
Motosport in General Topics

The best first date spot, especially for foodies: the Sushi Bar. Agree or Disagree?

All great until the sushi chef hits on your date and she goes home with him!!!!!!!!!!! Just sayin'!!

O'Mally's Southold Sold - How's it Now?

Red Rooster is a fun comfort food place. The same owner as Pepi's, also good. Nice waterfront Summer venue.
Founders and O'Malley's are both good neighborhood places. O'Malley's always had a nice fresh fish special on Fridays.

O'Mally's Southold Sold - How's it Now?

Not the first time you confused me.

does silence on an rsvp mean they aren't coming ?

See you on the Polo course in Bridgehampton!!

Feb 19, 2015
Motosport in Not About Food

does silence on an rsvp mean they aren't coming ?

coll, when will you be back from the Canary Islands?

Feb 19, 2015
Motosport in Not About Food

O'Mally's Southold Sold - How's it Now?

As I said, I like their two places in Brooklyn. Tom's in Prospect Heights is one of my favorites for breakfast.

does silence on an rsvp mean they aren't coming ?

My family tradition was funeral, cemetary then a conveniently located luncheon hosted by the family of the deceased.
In W.A.S.P. world (my ex) they have a small family only service then schedule a memorial service a few months later with a hosted meal.
Much more civilized I.M.H.O..

Feb 19, 2015
Motosport in Not About Food

O'Mally's Southold Sold - How's it Now?

Did the article say it was the same chef?

O'Mally's Southold Sold - How's it Now?

I've been to Parto's (Uncle Joe's) during the transition, no change.
I have not been back recently.
Gotta try the new O'Malley's. I love Tom's restaurant in Brooklyn.

Restaurant Week - Dining Opportunity or Cue to Turn & Run?

I love getting those Open Table points. So convenient and efficient.

Feb 17, 2015
Motosport in General Topics

Eating Raw Oysters, Is it safe?

The Greek diner was an example. I love diners!!!
It seems that a place that specializes in fresh seafood and has a quick turnover is less likely to have a few "older" oysters "on ice."
Grand Central Oyster bar or Mermaid Inn are my favorites.

Feb 17, 2015
Motosport in General Topics

Restaurant Week - Dining Opportunity or Cue to Turn & Run?

In my experience RW does not give a true indication of the best of the menu. The food may be good but not what you might order off of the regular menu or in the same quantity.
Otherwise, RW will give you an indication of the ambience of a restaurant and tempt you to visit again.
If I take advantage of RW and it's rare, I'll go to a higher end place that I've been interested in but reluctant due to cost or difficulty of making a reservation.
In my mind: "You get what you pay for." No coupons/groupons for me.

Feb 17, 2015
Motosport in General Topics

Eating Raw Oysters, Is it safe?

We love raw oysters. Had them on our first date which was a Friday. We do our best to split a half dozen every Friday.
Never been sick from a "bad" oyster.
We usually order oysters that are relatively local.
Getting them at a good seafood restaurant or market with a quick turnover makes sense. Ordering raw oysters at a Greek diner seems like a bad idea.

Feb 17, 2015
Motosport in General Topics