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Best easy drinking Rye for an Old-Fashioned Cocktail?

Thanks Big Crunch and Davis
I think we are leaning towards a garnishing station and "make your own OLD FASHIONED's ! We are going to have other party friendly batch cocktails so there will be something for everyone.
thank you for your thoughts and input :)

Jul 15, 2013
munchetta in Spirits

Best easy drinking Rye for an Old-Fashioned Cocktail?

any recipes to make an "Old-Fashioned" in bulk for a big party? Or is that cocktail blasphemy???!!!!

Jul 14, 2013
munchetta in Spirits

Hibiscus taco's in Los Angeles

I am looking for recommendations for taco stands or restaurants Hibiscus taco's. I had them at Homegirl Cafe (yum) and that really sparked my appetite for more more more! I would like to try some other variations . Any suggestions in the SF valley would be even better!

Jun 27, 2013
munchetta in Los Angeles Area

mozzarella rolls - Bay Cities

I have seen packages of a mozzarella cheese rolled with prosciutto which I have always been curious about. The cheese and meat quality seemed a bit dodgy , so I have always passed on them. Then today at Bay Cities I saw the BelGioioso Unwrap & Roll Fresh Mozzarella which meant I could buy yummy prosciutto de parma and heirloom tomatoes and make my own rolls! I thought the mozzarella was hard to roll since it was a bit too thick and stiff , and even worse, the mozzarella wasn't great tasting . Does anyone know where to get better mozzarella in sheets or how to make my own sheets? thank you in advance!

May 13, 2012
munchetta in Los Angeles Area

86 year old father needs bland food in NO. Is it possible?

a hospital is the last place an 86 year old wants to visit on vacation! He already went on the trip and had a great time. and no stomach problems!

Apr 04, 2012
munchetta in New Orleans

86 year old father needs bland food in NO. Is it possible?

a giant THANK YOU to all for your generous relies. My father loved the WW2 museum and it's food. He was bold in asking different restaurants for his special needs which they all gladly carried out. He had an amazing vacation. And no upset stomach. yay! New Orleans is truly magical. Can't wait to get back there myself.

Apr 02, 2012
munchetta in New Orleans

gizzards in DC area

I am looking for poultry gizzards sold by the pound. I have checked my local whole foods and safeway , but they don't carry it. I have read on the boards that some people in other cities have found it in the butcher section or frozen but I haven't seen it in my local stores. Thank you in advance for any suggestions.

Best Knish?

HappyBaker, do let me know what you think when you try it out.

Mar 23, 2012
munchetta in Los Angeles Area

86 year old father needs bland food in NO. Is it possible?

HI fat Harry
A second on Mandina's? great news. my dad leaves in a week and I will print out the info for Mandina's which will get a star on it and Fury's and Peppermill as well. thank you thank you.

Mar 07, 2012
munchetta in New Orleans

86 year old father needs bland food in NO. Is it possible?

Thank you edible complex. Mandina's says right ont their website that they don't mind substitutions and special requests . great suggestion. thank you!

Mar 04, 2012
munchetta in New Orleans

86 year old father needs bland food in NO. Is it possible?

I will advise my father that he will need to give chefs maybe a day in advance at least for special bland meal requests. Their hotel concierge probably can help. I will report back after his trip. thank you everyone for you comments.

Mar 03, 2012
munchetta in New Orleans

86 year old father needs bland food in NO. Is it possible?

Hello all. IT seems that fried chicken is quite popular as alternative for those needing special meals. I asked my father and he says deep fried chicken is too rich for him and also upsets his stomach. Turns out , we are really talking BLAND! broiled chicken and overcooked veggies and rice. yuch.

Mar 03, 2012
munchetta in New Orleans

Best Knish?

Diamond Bakery on Fairfax. The Potato knish is small and packed with flavor. Surpirsed they don't get more attention for the best knish in town. Creamy and peppery.

Mar 01, 2012
munchetta in Los Angeles Area

86 year old father needs bland food in NO. Is it possible?

I am going to send an email or call Commander's Palace and Galatoire's right now to see what they can do. thanks for the encouragement.

Mar 01, 2012
munchetta in New Orleans

86 year old father needs bland food in NO. Is it possible?

Hi Bill.
this is a difficult task since my father is difficult! I will not be with him so that makes it more difficult. I suggested he go to NO for vacation absent mindedly and then realized he won't be able to eat any of the food down there. He doesn't want to plan a day in advance either. While I like to go to many of the restaurants of the chef's you listed above, my sweet father is on a tight budget. But in the end New Orleans restaurants typically have great service and even the budget restaurants will probably cater to his needs. thank you for your reply.

Mar 01, 2012
munchetta in New Orleans

86 year old father needs bland food in NO. Is it possible?

I forget how amazing the service is in NO. I am from Venice where we are famous for restaurants that NEVER do any adjustments ( http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/789499 ). Thank you for reminding me that asking for a special meal is possible. and there is always Popeye's chix. so funny!

Feb 27, 2012
munchetta in New Orleans

86 year old father needs bland food in NO. Is it possible?

thank you!

Feb 27, 2012
munchetta in New Orleans

86 year old father needs bland food in NO. Is it possible?

Hello Texasredtop. That is a good suggestion. they can enjoy the ambience while still eating food that won't upset their stomach. The only thing is that 7 days eating 3 meals a day at these fancy places will break the bank. it would be nice to have a couple casual places to go for an easy meal as well. so if you can think of anything else.............

Feb 27, 2012
munchetta in New Orleans

86 year old father needs bland food in NO. Is it possible?

My 86 year old father is coming for a one week vacation in March to NO. His wife eats some fish (not seafood) and mostly vegetarian. My father needs a bland diet, senior citizen specials kind of restaurant. do these kind of places exist near the french quarter where they will be staying? any suggestions would be hugely appreciated.

Feb 27, 2012
munchetta in New Orleans

Does anyone know the name of the Korean BBQ practice of cross hatch cutting meat?

yes I remember doing that for Calamari but didn't know why! Thanks for info. You must be a good cook :) I can't wait to try Yang Nyum Galbi.

Nov 04, 2011
munchetta in Los Angeles Area

Does anyone know the name of the Korean BBQ practice of cross hatch cutting meat?

it's official name is Yang Nyum Galbi

Nov 04, 2011
munchetta in Los Angeles Area

Does anyone know the name of the Korean BBQ practice of cross hatch cutting meat?

thank you!

Nov 04, 2011
munchetta in Los Angeles Area

Does anyone know the name of the Korean BBQ practice of cross hatch cutting meat?

Thank you ns!. I was at Park on Vermont on Tuesday night and didn't know ! When you say Park, you meant the one on Vermont? Do you know the term for this sort of preparation so I know what to order on the menu?

Nov 04, 2011
munchetta in Los Angeles Area

Does anyone know the name of the Korean BBQ practice of cross hatch cutting meat?

My nephew told me when he was in Korea last year the best BBQ meat he had was a cross hatched and then grilled cut ( scored kind of like a mango!). He couldn't remember what that style of meat preparation was called. And while I have your attention, any suggestions for a restaurant in K-town who offers this style of BBQ would be greatly appreciated. thank you in advance!

Nov 04, 2011
munchetta in Los Angeles Area

Looking for fresh Bakkwa, ie Malyasian or Chinese Jerkey

I have scoured the posts and I see some posts about who sells Bakkwa in LA but I only see it packaged, not fresh off the grill or under the warming lights. I like my Bakkwa warm and fresh. Any suggestions would be great. thank you

Apr 13, 2011
munchetta in Los Angeles Area

Fishcake without MSG?

I love fishcake, or as the Japanese call it, KAMABOKO. The only problem is I have only ever found fishcake with MSG which gives me headaches and nightmares. Does anyone know of where I can find fishcake without MSG ? thank you!!

Feb 01, 2011
munchetta in Los Angeles Area

Where to buy Ricotta Affumicata ot smoked Ricotta in LA?

thank you Servorg. I have been trying for 3 hours to find it on the internet and calling every cheese shop and deli. Got desperate so i posted on chowhound and ,presto , 1 minute later I have an answer. I live in Venice so your recommendation is perfect. So excited so shop at this deli which I guess has been around for 35 years! thank you again

Sep 18, 2010
munchetta in Los Angeles Area

Where to buy Ricotta Affumicata ot smoked Ricotta in LA?

I have found a couple of places who will fedex the cheese, but I was hoping for a local place. any suggestion would be appreciated!
thanx

Sep 18, 2010
munchetta in Los Angeles Area

Thai food in Santa Monica/Venice

siamese garden couldn't be cuter and gets an A+ for ambiance. but the food isn't very good, Same for Pam's on Venice Blvd. I can't believe there isn't any good thai food in venice. guess i got spoiled in hollywood and Sun Valley!

Feb 09, 2009
munchetta in Los Angeles Area