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Italian UWS Semi-Urgent Request

Had nice dinner at Cafe Fiorello near Lincoln Center Friday night.

http://www.cafefiorello.com/

May 18, 2015
phantomdoc in Manhattan

Best place in Boston for lobster roll?

Went there last year. A real treat. A big big serving, at least 1/2 pound of lobster. Also damnmed good baked seafood platter, loads of scallops shrimp fries.

Who owns the leftovers?

When my wife complained that everything that was mine was deemed better than what was hers I told her that her inlaws were much nicer than mine. Not unreasonable.

Who owns the leftovers?

When my wife complained that everything that was mine was deemed better than what was hers I told her that her inlaws were much nicer than mine.

Apr 22, 2015
phantomdoc in Not About Food

Ketchup on Eggs? Not in my House!...Yours?

I prefer the Heinz Organic ketchup. Great on fries but not on eggs.

Apr 12, 2015
phantomdoc in General Topics

Where to get reasonably priced pralines?

Time to bite the bullet along with the candy and feed myself and the economy. Thanks

Mar 30, 2015
phantomdoc in New Orleans

Where to get reasonably priced pralines?

I see prices of $20/lb. and it seems kind of high tourist trap stuff. Do the locals have a more frugal alternative? Where do they get theirs?

Mar 26, 2015
phantomdoc in New Orleans

What really goes on in the kitchen.

Great Post!

Thanks so much.

Cuisinart Food Processor Buyer Beware

If I had that much trouble I would buy the same unit at a retail store or online and return the broken one saying it arrived damaged or broke right away. Then they can get it replaced free.

Mar 26, 2015
phantomdoc in Cookware

Italian - Nassau

You will like Riellas Homestyle in Levittown. They serve Family style big platter or individual with comes with a side of pasta. Love their fried calamari. The chicken Franchaise is redolent of fresh lemons. Parmagiana very nice, fresh sauces. Baked clams are great. So fresh and delicious. They have great rice balls, reminiscent of fresh out of the fryer falafel, get with the vodka sauce. Restaurant is split with pizza place and kitchen on one side and Dining room on the other. Ask to be seated in the area with Jimmy the waiter.

http://www.riellashomestyle.com/

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Italian - Nassau

You will like Riellas Homestyle in Levittown. They serve Family style big platter or individual with comes with a side of pasta. Love their fried calamari. The chicken Franchaise is redolent of fresh lemons. Parmagiana very nice, fresh sauces. Baked clams are great. So fresh and delicious. They have great rice balls, reminiscent of fresh out of the fryer falafel, get with the vodka sauce. Restaurant is split with pizza place and kitchen on one side and Dining room on the other. Ask to be seated in the area with Jimmy the waiter.

http://www.riellashomestyle.com/

Mystery Diner. 100% faked, i'll tell you why.

They may offer compensation or indemnity from prosecution for the release.

Adam Corola catch a contractor tells the crooks they will prosecute if they do not make good

Feb 04, 2015
phantomdoc in Food Media & News

Is Five Guys Really the Best Fast-Food Chain?

I do not like BK burgers anymore, but I remember an insider tip. Request "off the grill" and you get a freshly broiled patty not nuked.

Jan 18, 2015
phantomdoc in Features

Is Olio Carli Extra Virgin Olive Oil any good?

Iavorone is selling Frantoia for about $21/ltr.

I just got 3 half liter of Carli and I like the taste.

Jan 16, 2015
phantomdoc in General Topics

Is my Kirkland olive oil real?

Iavorrone Brothers, an small Italian grocery chain is selling the Sicillian Frantoia EVOO 1 lt. for about $21. A steal. I believe it's the one that Mario and Eric Ripert use.
http://www.ibfoods.com/frantoia-extra...

Jan 16, 2015
phantomdoc in General Topics

Where can I buy Liver Knishes?

For a catered party at my mom's nursing home about 10 years ago we were ordering off an old menu from Ben's Deli. Even though they were off the menu the chef was taking my order and told me he would make them for us. I know they have a branch in Midtown. As they say, couldn't hurt to ask.

Jan 10, 2015
phantomdoc in Outer Boroughs

Help in Selecting a Queens Venue for my Alma Mater's 30th Anniversary

You may want to check out Marbella on Northern Blvd. in Bayside Queens.

Jan 10, 2015
phantomdoc in Outer Boroughs

Best Chicken Pot Pie Nassau County ??

There is a giant deconstructed chicken pot pie available at the cheesecake factory. It is called Chicken and Biscuits and is all a pot pie should be. A boatload of flavor and calories, 2260. It easily feeds 2.

http://www.thecheesecakefactory.com/m...

Best Chicken Pot Pie Nassau County ??

I find the restaurant called Fratelli Iavorone to be pretty good. Did not care much for their pizza in the front. Love the pasta carbonara, They have a layered app called a napoleon of vegetables. Their fish is fresh and tasty. Did I mention the carbonara?

Let's Talk Smoothies!

Soak some almonds overnight. Frozen banana. Apple. Frozen watermelon.

Jan 04, 2015
phantomdoc in Home Cooking

Food by mail for Xmas

Harry and David royal pears. Never disappoint.

http://www.harryanddavid.com/h/fruit-...

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Having just read the Mueller book, I realize there is so much fraud in EV olive oil. The California Olive Ranch and McEvoy also California tested as the real thing. I spoke to Amy at California Olive Ranch last week. She told me that the special reserve only available online is their finest and freshest and available right now from the Oct-Nov harvest. The rest of the harvest will be bottled in the next few months in early 2015. If you call them they will give you a discount code for net order. Stop and Shop carries this oil as well as Fairway and Whole Foods.

Dec 13, 2014
phantomdoc in General Topics

Where can I still find great "dairy" babka, rugelach, and cheese danish?

I believe there is now a Bagel Boss in Manhattan. Their ruggalach is the GOODS. I would guess their danish and babka also rock. Real butter and cream cheese in the rugg. It stains the box on the way home. Melt in your mouth moist.

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Bagel Boss NYC
63 on Yelp
263 1st Ave
New York, NY
(212) 388-9292
Open now
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Bagel Boss NYC
33 on Yelp
544 3rd Ave
New York, NY
(646) 368-1880
Open now

Nov 21, 2014
phantomdoc in Manhattan

Why drink chicken soup when you are sick? What so special?

Why Chicken soup? Because it couldn't hurt.

cream soup question - using flour, right?

In my vegan days I would add potatoes to any soup and make it cream like in a blender. You will never miss the flour or dairy.

Nov 01, 2014
phantomdoc in General Topics

Looking for a good, inexpensive balsamic vinegar

I reduce the Trader Joes $4/liter to 1/4 volume. Not the $200 kind but quite nice dressing.

Nov 01, 2014
phantomdoc in General Topics

What frying oil to use

Thanks for the info. Just ordered it from the library.

Oct 29, 2014
phantomdoc in Home Cooking
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Fish Markets Nassau County

Johns has good prices and tremendous turnover. They steam lobsters for free and will give you a bag of ice or pack your cooler with ice free also. Had a 6 lb. lobster for $36 in May.

Extra virgin olive oil

At Whole Foods in Jericho, Long Island they have oil from CALIFORNIA OLIVE RANCH, a great oil that was proven to be all evoo in a university analysis. About $20/liter. I have also seen it in some Shoprite markets.

If you want to go to Astoria, the store Titan has a really super oil called Optima Gold. Greek oil about $20 for 3 liter can.

I have not read from anyone about keeping your oil in the fridge. Take it out 15 min or so before using and then put it back. If you need it in a hurry put in a container of hot water for a few minutes. It will keep fresh for a very long time like this. I have also read that if your whole bottle does not solidify in the fridge, it might have been blended with other non evoo's.

Sep 01, 2014
phantomdoc in Manhattan

Is It Finally Cool to Like the Frugal Gourmet?

He lost me when he made hummus with canned chickpeas.

Sep 01, 2014
phantomdoc in Features