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Best Donuts in Houston?

I'm a big donut fan, and would love to see what donut shops (besides your typical Dunkin', Krispy Kreme, and Shipley's variety) I should visit in Houston.

Jul 04, 2009
eowynnie in Houston

take-out in the North End?

Thanks! Answered my question. :) I'll try that meatball sub tomorrow!

Mar 27, 2009
eowynnie in Greater Boston Area

take-out in the North End?

This may seem like a silly question, but I'm a North End newbie despite my 4 years living in Boston, but do most of the restaurants there do take-out dinners? I only ask because most of the places there seemed either teeny-tiny or upscale.

Mar 27, 2009
eowynnie in Greater Boston Area

where can I get key limes?

I substituted Persian limes when I made my pie yesterday (before I knew of all these places I can go to get the right citrus!), and it's definitely less tart than when I've made key lime pie with actual key limes. I'm thinking that when substituting with Persian limes, reducing the sugar content in the filling would probably solve that problem.

But thanks for all the recommendations! I'm going to stock up for the next pie.

Mar 09, 2009
eowynnie in Greater Boston Area

korean fried chicken

Privus is a bit clubby (with giant monitors displaying fashion runway shows and all), but it is indeed the place. If you're looking on the online menu, it's not listed. It's not even on the main take-out menu, as the Bon Chon chicken has a take-out menu of its own. But it's the right place!

Mar 08, 2009
eowynnie in Greater Boston Area

where can I get key limes?

Hello all, I'm looking to make a key lime pie and was wondering if anyone knew of a place I could get the fruit? I've tried my area Trader Joe's, Shaw's, and Whole Foods all with no luck.

Mar 08, 2009
eowynnie in Greater Boston Area

Cooking Class in Houston?

Wow, thanks! :) I'll definitely look into it!

Mar 08, 2009
eowynnie in Houston

Cooking Class in Houston?

Hi Jaymes, your advice helped me! I was wondering, though, is the CM class very hands-on? Or an observational one?

Mar 08, 2009
eowynnie in Houston

Common Appliances, Uncommon Uses

I agree with sarahjay. I use my rice cooker for everything (I have the hinge-lid, Asian variety). It makes a mean dish of soy chicken and rice, and it only takes 20-ish minutes! I also have used it to make mac and cheese, and of course, steam vegetables. Not to mention congee. :) Mmmm!

Mar 08, 2009
eowynnie in Features

Durian cake at Eldo

I'm definitely a durian defender. :) I know to some people it smells foul (even my cousin, who is also Chinese, hates the smell), but I grew up with the stuff, so I love it! My mom used to always buy me a durian birthday cake when I was younger, and I have to say that I was bummed the first year I didn't get one (I got a regular ol' white cake instead).

Thanks for the tip, y2000k! Maybe I'll get myself one for my birthday away from home this year! ;)

Mar 05, 2009
eowynnie in Greater Boston Area

korean fried chicken

Wanted to report back - It was worth the trek to Allston for these! Delicious! The wings were still hot when I got back. I preferred the wings to the giant drumsticks because the flavour of the crispy outside melded with the meat inside. On the drumsticks, because they were so big, you couldn't necessarily get those nice bits of glaze or whatever they put on the outside with every bite. I also tried their avocado salad and I'd have to give that a thumbs up as well.

Feb 22, 2009
eowynnie in Greater Boston Area

dashi in Houston?

I don't know if they actually have dashi, but you can try the Japanese market off of Westheimer by the Beltway called Nippon Daido. I think that's the name.

Feb 17, 2009
eowynnie in Houston

Restaurants in Newton

Yikes, green-tinged meat! That's scary! All the more reason to avoid the meat stuff at Pie.

And joechristo, I'm used to paying about $4 per slice when I go to a bakery, I've never been to a place that sells slices for less than that. If you know of any, do tell! And I do mean slice, I don't know what I'd do with an entire pie, which I agree you're better off looking elsewhere if you want a whole one.

Feb 17, 2009
eowynnie in Greater Boston Area

Best place to buy shellfish in boston

I'm looking for some mussels, and wanted to get this thread alive and kicking again. I'm seeing a lot of options here, but wanted to know if any of these places are T-accessible? (besides Shaw's, because that obviously is)

Feb 17, 2009
eowynnie in Greater Boston Area

Best Houston Chinese buffet

I agree with the other posters in that the importance in choosing a Chinese buffet is how often the food comes out. I mean, you get what you pay for, but that doesn't mean you can't have a decent meal.

That being said, the Lucky Village on Westheimer near Beltway 8 is good on weekend nights because it is PACKED so there's a nice rotation of food going on. For lunch (11 - 2), the Lucky Village on Dairy Ashford near I-10 is usually a good bet.

I've passed by China Bear a few times, but never went. Too far out from where I live.

Feb 15, 2009
eowynnie in Houston

korean fried chicken

After reading this, I am going to Privus next weekend!

Feb 14, 2009
eowynnie in Greater Boston Area

Best Cupcakes, for sure!

I've only been to Sweet once and I had the Key Lime and Boston Creme Pie cupcakes. The Key Lime was GREAT! I love dense cupcakes, and this one was nice and dense with a tangy citrus filling. A winner in my book. The Boston Creme on the other hand, was a tad boring. Nothing special at all. I'd definitely go back to try more flavors, though, and get another key lime cupcake!

Feb 14, 2009
eowynnie in Greater Boston Area

Best Cupcakes, for sure!

I found that Party Favors makes awesome cakes (their chocolate cake is delicious!), but their cupcakes are lacking. The cake itself is flavorless and the place seems to try to make up for that with mounds of mediocre frosting.

Feb 14, 2009
eowynnie in Greater Boston Area

Restaurants in Newton

Pie Bakery & Cafe at the Newton Center stop. Great desserts, soups, and spinach and feta pie. The meat-based stuff (chicken pot pie, sandwiches, etc) is hit and miss, though.

Feb 14, 2009
eowynnie in Greater Boston Area

T-accessible good eats?

Looks like for sure I'm checking out Regina! Keep those recs coming, and I'll be sure to check out some of these places before my friends come up and tell you what I think.

Feb 05, 2009
eowynnie in Greater Boston Area

T-accessible good eats?

Thanks for telling me what fare all these places serve! I'll have to try Polish, never had that before... and North African too.

Feb 05, 2009
eowynnie in Greater Boston Area

T-accessible good eats?

I'm staying nearby the green line on Kenmore, but I'm willing to explore all the lines. Thanks!

Feb 05, 2009
eowynnie in Greater Boston Area

T-accessible good eats?

Hello there, this is my first time posting!
I'm having a two girl friends come up in March and would like suggestions of good places for lunch and dinner. We won't have a car, so everything will need to be T-accessible. We're willing to hike from the stops within reason (as in, within a mile). I'm looking for tried-and-true places that won't break the bank -- as in places that are more hole-in-the-wall than fine dining, although I'm willing to take those suggestions into consideration too.

I'm interested in good seafood, pizza, pasta, sushi, dim sum, burgers, fish and chips, you name it! We eat everything! And maybe some suggestions of low key cocktail bars? (if they exist!)

Thanks in advance!

Feb 04, 2009
eowynnie in Greater Boston Area