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Paris Bistro in Chestnut Hill opening

The crowd on Friday night attests to the need for a good restaurant in the neighborhood. Dinner there told me we are still waiting. The atmosphere and staff are fine, but even the most basic menu items need help. The seafood tower, which they call "Ice Bar" was ill conceived and poorly executed. The tower was too large for the amount of seafood it held, which I believe was adequate for the price. The seafood, however, should sit on a bed of shaved ice, not cubes. The shrimp were very good -- firm, large and tasty. The oysters seemed "tired," and were topped with chopped cucumber (were they trying to hide something?). The crab and avocado salad may have been good if it hadn't taken on so much ice water.

The house salad -- come on, how hard is that? This was a run-of-the-mill spring mix over dressed with an oily, overly mustardy vinaigrette.

The steak frites was ok. Actually, the frites were delicious. Also enjoyed the bread and butter.

Hopefully, things will improve.

Feb 24, 2014
hungry100 in Philadelphia

Dressing for Asian/Thai Cabbage Salad?

I'm not much of a cook, but I have a hankering for a fresh Asian cabbage slaw. What I have for the salad: savoy cabbage, red peppers, carrots, cilantro, sesame seeds. What would be a good dressing (measurements please)? Rice wine? Soy sauce? Sesame oil? Please hold the peanut butter. Thinking I might want to add some scallions to the salad and red chili flakes to the dressing. Other suggestions?
Thanks.

Jan 19, 2014
hungry100 in Home Cooking

Lunch Near Penn Station

Looking for lunch near Penn Station on Friday with a group of 7. Nothing fancy, but a good solid place to stay warm with a a decent meal before a show. Any suggestions? Thanks!

Dec 31, 2013
hungry100 in Manhattan

Fun Home

And more Yum!

Dec 20, 2013
hungry100 in Manhattan

Fun Home

Yum!

Dec 20, 2013
hungry100 in Manhattan

Fun Home

Westville looks like a winner! Thanks.

Dec 18, 2013
hungry100 in Manhattan

Fun Home

Price not an issue, veg and omni,

Dec 18, 2013
hungry100 in Manhattan

Fun Home

Going to see a matinee of Fun Home at the Public Theater, 425 Lafayette St. on the 29th. Looking for a spot within walking distance for dinner. Vegetarian friendly. Ideas? Thanks.

Dec 18, 2013
hungry100 in Manhattan

My head is going to explode

Thanks for the input.

Sep 24, 2013
hungry100 in Metro Portland

My head is going to explode

I will be in Portland for five days/nights staying with a dear friend who, I'm sorry to say, does not have his finger on the pulse, shall we say. I hate to leave a meal to chance (or maybe even to his suggestion). I've been reading and reading and my head is spinning with all the options. I would be happy eating at only food carts, but I think some sit down options are needed.

I'm interested in places that are unique or quirky -- that have character. I prefer down home to upscale (it's not about the money, it's more of the atmosphere).

I haven't seen a seafood place that has me yet (Fishwife is the only one so far on my radar). I'm not a big meat eater, but I'm not a vegetarian either (my friend is a carnivore).

Of course local ingredients, farm to table is good. HIggins was suggested to me.

For food carts, Viking Soulfood and Chez Dodo stand out.

I live in Philadelphia, so I have access to some great eats including many ethnic options.

Ma'ono looks fun, as does Pok Pok and Apizza Scholls.

What to do!?

Will probably be at the Japanese Garden one day, anything good nearby? I also hope to combine some funky thrift shopping with nearby eats.

Sep 23, 2013
hungry100 in Metro Portland

French lentils and wild rice

They are small lentils. You are both correct (I knew that in my heart). I will cook them separately.

Aug 24, 2013
hungry100 in Home Cooking

French lentils and wild rice

Hi. I found small amount of lentils and wild rice in the cabinet while looking for a grain to go with my sauteed summer squash tomatoes. Can the lentils and rice be cooked together or are their needs incompatible?

Aug 24, 2013
hungry100 in Home Cooking

Gastro Pub

Ended up at Brauhaus Schmitz. Great beer selection, not crazy about the food,

Feb 25, 2013
hungry100 in Philadelphia

Best Ethiopian

Ended up at Ethio Cafe. Nice place, nice people, cheap eats, but kind of bland.

Feb 25, 2013
hungry100 in Philadelphia

Gastro Pub

I've been a little out of the loop, and now with my two 20-something nieces coming to town, I want to take them for dinner someplace fun with good food. There seems to be a million new gastropubs (one word or two?) and I need some help parsing them.

Which ones do you think are the most worthy?

Thanks

Feb 19, 2013
hungry100 in Philadelphia

The New Goat Hollow in Mit. Airy

I've been twice and wasn't not impressed by the food either time. They need to figure out their reservation system. I've had two sets of friends make reservations that weren't honored upon their timely arrival. I hope these problems smooth out -- GH could be a great addition to the 'hood.

Feb 18, 2013
hungry100 in Philadelphia

Best Ethiopian

In West Philly?

Feb 18, 2013
hungry100 in Philadelphia

Lunch Today Near 16th and Market

On second thought, I don't think ramen was made to travel, Mirabella Meatball too far to walk....

Jan 24, 2013
hungry100 in Philadelphia

Lunch Today Near 16th and Market

Ramen sounds like just the thing for a day like today and a quick walk in this weather is good. I can bring it back to the office to warm up.

Jan 24, 2013
hungry100 in Philadelphia

Lunch Today Near 16th and Market

DiBruno Brothers is an obvious option.

Jan 24, 2013
hungry100 in Philadelphia

Lunch Today Near 16th and Market

Looking for quick, but good take-out in this vicinity -- no chains. What's the name of the meatball place (I think it's on Chestnut)? Ethnic is best. Thanks.

Jan 24, 2013
hungry100 in Philadelphia

Food fun in Philly exburbs

There did seem to be some fine looking dessert items. My coworker goes for kielbasa, scraple, that sort of things. Oh, and apparently some awesome sticky buns.

Jan 16, 2013
hungry100 in Philadelphia

Food fun in Philly exburbs

Ended up at Booth's Corner for cajun, and to see what Booth's Corner is all about. I'm glad to say I don't have to do that again. But we had good catfish and smoked brisket po' boys. The bananas foster bread pudding looked amazing. I'm not a sausage person, so the gumbo and jumbalya would have been lost on me. The best part was finding a stall with two lovely Greek women who hooked me up with a plater of spanikopita for a party that night. My coworker built BC up as if it were a farmer's market. Seemed more like a flea market to me. Oh well. It was a nice day for a drive.

Jan 16, 2013
hungry100 in Philadelphia

Dinner Near Ritz Five

I will probably be by myself, so a place where I could sit at the bar and get small plates would be good, Zahav seems to fit the bill.

Jan 16, 2013
hungry100 in Philadelphia

Dinner Near Ritz Five

Good suggestions. I usually think the other direction. Then there's Stella...

Jan 16, 2013
hungry100 in Philadelphia

Dinner Near Ritz Five

Looking for a place to eat dinner near the Ritz Five Friday night. Not as high on the hog as Fork, but not as low as Rotten Ralph's. I've done the Kyhber. Any other suggestions? Thanks

Jan 16, 2013
hungry100 in Philadelphia

Ganache Crisis -- Need Immediate Help

I saved the ganache by warming it up and stirring in warm cream. Thanks everyone!

Jan 10, 2013
hungry100 in Home Cooking

Ganache Crisis -- Need Immediate Help

should I do this while the ganache is hot?

Jan 10, 2013
hungry100 in Home Cooking

Ganache Crisis -- Need Immediate Help

Thanks, it's not too late. I have ice cream to fill them with. The ganache is for the topping. I'm going to try the microwave...

Jan 10, 2013
hungry100 in Home Cooking

Ganache Crisis -- Need Immediate Help

I made ganache last night for profiteroles I need to bring to the office today for a lunch party. I didn't turn down the heat when I added the chocolate, so the oil has separated from the chocolate and is floating on top (eeww). If I stir it up, it tasts ok, but I don't want it separating on the plate. So, two questions: can anything be done to save it (I think not), and two: can I remake it at the office by heating cream in the microwave and adding the chocolate to the hot cream. Does the cream really need to come to a boil? Lunch is in four hours.
Thanks!

Jan 10, 2013
hungry100 in Home Cooking