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I have a fetish for Bread Pudding--Help me!

Hi Chowhounds,

I'm going to be in NYC and am looking for a restaurant that serves up amazing bread pudding. Criteria: Rich, Decadent, Not overly mushy, crisp-browned top, preferable ingredients: chocolate chunks, cinnamon apples, or caramel sauce, nuts, or liquor infused sauces welcome also!

Nov 12, 2009
afunk in Manhattan

Hi! Any ideas for a lunch spot in Chelsea? Cafe...unique...bustling...fantatic food...midpriced.

Hey there,

I'm going to be in NYC in early December and I'm needing recs for lunch spots near Chelsea? It will be just me and my sister (we're both in our mid 20's). Criteria: good food; NO spanish, thai, indian, or asian please (sorry), mid-priced (not over $15.00 for a plate), good for people watching, prefer something that's a bit unique, trendy, hot-spot like. FYI--I love a good burger, panini, and since it could be cold.. soup and a hunk of bread would be fine too.

Thanks!

Nov 12, 2009
afunk in Manhattan

Healdsburg Wineries and Nearby Restaurants-Suggestions?

Well, I am a partial to Zins or Syrahs, and I think my mom is also. However, if I'm doing whites-I prefer a chardonnay or a riesling? I was definitely thinking Bella for the cave tours; It seems like Unti is a popular choice, but when I went to the website they were only open for tasting by appointment? I've never tried their wines before...is it considered a rule to buy their wines if you set up an appointment? Any opinions on Ferrari Carrano...I hear the gardens are amazing?
Right now my bike tour is a 30 mile route starting off with: Dry Creek, Zichichi, Preston, Bella, and then finish with Ferrari Carano---I'm guessing 5 wineries on a bike is about all we can handle. Any thoughts about my picks?

Apr 26, 2009
afunk in San Francisco Bay Area

Healdsburg Wineries and Nearby Restaurants-Suggestions?

Thanks so much for your suggestions; I did hear Preston was good, and the fact that they have fresh baked bread makes it even better. I'll definitely be going there. Bovolo has some appeal also. Thanks =)

Apr 26, 2009
afunk in San Francisco Bay Area

Healdsburg Wineries and Nearby Restaurants-Suggestions?

I'm going to be staying in Healdsburg for two days during June. We're first time wine country visitors so we're sticking with Sonoma because we have such a short time there. We want to make the most of our trip...If anyone know of any wineries that give great tours or the wine is excellent, grounds are gorgeous I'd love to know more. As far as restaurant's go I'm looking for moderately priced places..right now I'm thinking Barndiva and Willie's Seafood and Raw Bar. Any help would be great.

Apr 25, 2009
afunk in San Francisco Bay Area