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Help - Restaurant on Garcia Virgil & Cosijopi, near Posada Don Mario

Casa Crespo? It's in that area and they offer cooking classes. Sort of upscale, study looking (lots of books on shelves) decor.

Jan 20, 2011
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Oaxaca - Itanoni, a celebration of corn

It is really delicious. They've great breakfast, too. Has anyone tried their pozole? My one complaint is their coffee, it has always been fairly weak and bland when I've gone. But with such great food and delicious fruit waters(mint and lime!), it hardly matters. If you tell a taxi driver colonia reforma, Belisario Dominguez close to it's intersection with calle Amapolas.

Jan 17, 2011
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Louisville---without a car

Yeah, I'm with LG on this one.Lynn's is not a bad place, but definitely feel that you pay (a higher price than what its worth) for the legs coming out of the walls rather than really great food.

Apr 05, 2010
aguacate in Kentucky & Tennessee

My Lavender Runneth Over...

Lavender shortbread. Put some blossoms in with the sugar you will use, bruise gently, cover, and let sit at least overnight before using. Drizzle the shortbread with dark chocolate.

Nov 10, 2009
aguacate in Home Cooking

flying solo in Louisville

I heartily second the Rich-Os, Maido recommendations. Lovely.

Oct 15, 2009
aguacate in Kentucky & Tennessee

I need your help and advice re: appetizers

I really like your greek salad skewer idea. Do you put vinegar or anything on them or serve them with a dip or just as is?

Oct 08, 2009
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Breakfast Tailgating Ideas

Red Flannel Hash http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo..., I just made this and it was fantastic. Cook the potatoes and beets the day before and then while tailgating just fry the bacon and toss in the other ingredients--it'll just take one skillet. It's maybe a little more involved, but it's something different.

Oct 08, 2009
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recipes using green tomato?

Or use them to make a fried green tomato BLT. Mmm.

Sep 21, 2009
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Substitute for rice vinegar?

Thanks! I was hoping apple cider vinegar would work. I live in a small town in Mexico and don't have much for supermarket or vinegar options.

Sep 07, 2009
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Substitute for rice vinegar?

I want to make sushi rice, but can't get my hands on rice vinegar. Any suggestions for substitutes?

Sep 07, 2009
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What to make for a 1920's-themed party?

There's a spiced cashew recipe in one of the Barefoot Contessa cookbooks. It's basically cashews, rosemary, cayenne pepper, brown sugar, and butter tossed together and roasted for a bit. Delicious with cocktails. (easy to transport too).

Aug 13, 2009
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Melon Dip Cocktail

Also one of "few fans". Besides, if I'm buying "good-quality" booze, I generally don't want to blend it with fruit. Maybe that's the pauper in me talking.

Aug 13, 2009
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Wine Shops--Oaxaca?

Where's a good spot to buy some decent wine in Oaxaca City? I'm hoping for places besides Soriana and something much better than Padre Kino, but reasonably priced 80--200 peso range.

Jul 16, 2009
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Louisville,KY & beyond

I would skip Lynn's. My experiences have been that you pay for all the random junk on the walls and not for a quality breakfast experience. Sweet n Savory on Bardstown road has much better breakfast.

Jul 16, 2009
aguacate in Kentucky & Tennessee

Dinner in Louisville - Suggestions?

3rd Ave Cafe is a great spot--affordable, great atmosphere, and fantastic vegetarian-vegan options. Lots of soups, salads, sandwiches. It's in Old Louisville on 3rd st.

Jamón Ibérico de ... Iowa? ¿Que?

Does anyone know where you can get this?

Feb 24, 2009
aguacate in Features

Looking for recs: KS I-70, NE I-80 corridors

according to their website:

Business Hours
Monday - Friday: 10AM - 5PM
Saturday: 8:30AM - 4:30PM
Sunday: Closed

Road trip Atlanta to Nashville - via Baltimore and Louisville !

for Louisville
there is actually a microbrew connected to Slugger field, Browning's--great beer and food
the BBC downtown is another microbrew that has good beer and food
and in the Highlands (Bardstown Rd) there is Cumberland Brews--I haven't been for about a year, because there were times when the beer was ok and others when it was flat out bad. The food is generally very good, though.
Check out Old Louisville, beautiful old brown stones,
3rd Ave Cafe is in that neighborhood, they have great sandwiches, salads--good vegetarian and vegan options
The Mag Bar, also in Old Louisville, fun local dive--shouldn't be many college students in June-July, great jukebox.
Both Bardstown Road and Frankfort Ave have tons of restaurants--Try the Blue Dog Bakery on Frankfort for Breakfast-Brunch.

Food on the Bourbon Trail

Some more casual spots in Louisville. . .
3rd Ave Cafe is a great spot for a reasonably priced lunch--great sandwiches, soups, and salads--it is in Old Louisville, so close to downtown.
The Fish House is another excellent inexpensive option--great catfish, scrod, potato pancakes.
BBC or Cumberland Brews--a couple of micro-brews with pretty good food--pizzas, sandwiches, etc. I prefer the food at Cumberland, but the beer at BBC--depends what you're looking for.

Looking for recs: KS I-70, NE I-80 corridors

Bakeries:
Delice--in the Old Market
1206 Howard St .
Omaha, NE 68102

Lithuanian Bakery, Inc.
5217 South 33rd Avenue
Omaha, NE, 681O7

It has been awhile since I've been to either, but last I knew
they were both excellent--Delice tends to be a bit pricier

Other great restaurants in Omaha
La Buvette is my all time favorite. It's a small place in the old market, part wineshop, part cafe, but they vary their menu nicely with the seasons and do everything well. It's also a really lovely spot, exposed brick, and if its warm enough a little patio seating. http://labuvetteomaha.com/
Absolutely Fresh is part fish market, but with an adjoining restaurant. Great mussels (usually, I did have a sub-par batch once), fish tacos, fillets etc.. The best bloody mary I've ever had. http://www.absolutelyfresh.com/
M's Pub--also in the old market and lovely..so much old brick! It is also nice, because it is one of the few places that doesn't opperate on a very midwestern time table (of closing by 10). They actually serve their full menu until midnight.
I eat a lot. Is there anything particular that you're interested in?

St. Louis recommendations?

Kopperman's in the CWE has fantastic breakfast--Idaho peppered trout and once they had a special of eggs benedict with aged beef that was incredible. There are some cool boutiques right around there too.
Arcelia's near Lafayette Square is a great spot for Mexican, reasonably priced and a nice atmosphere.
Schlafly Brewery if you are in to beer--go on the tour and enjoy plenty of free samples.