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Brooklyn Beer Bar hopping - food recommendation?

On my visit to Torst, we got a meal at Lomzynianka, a Polish restaurant nearby, and it was a great bargain, loads of fun, and delicious. BYOB.

Apr 15, 2014
i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream in Outer Boroughs

Best Pizza Rustica in Westchester

Thanks, I'm in Ossining... I can't wait to make it!

Apr 13, 2014
i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream in New York State (exc. NYC)
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Best Pizza Rustica in Westchester

Yes that is the recipe I found! I have to try it. So where can I get all those meats in Westchester? Do you buy chunks and cube them yourself? I'm going to be away for easter but I'm going to give this a try for mother's day!

Apr 13, 2014
i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream in New York State (exc. NYC)

Best Pizza Rustica in Westchester

Do you have a recipe you can share? I don't have my grandmas... I found one on the times website that looks pretty amazing but definitely is more elaborate than what I remember..

Apr 12, 2014
i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream in New York State (exc. NYC)

Saint George Bistro, Hastings

Definitely kid friendly at brunch.... not sure about dinner, I sense not since the menu is pretty expensive/limited.

Apr 11, 2014
i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream in New York State (exc. NYC)

Best Pizza Rustica in Westchester

The cookery has it as a special sometimes. Maybe call and ask?

Apr 10, 2014
i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream in New York State (exc. NYC)

Queston about Pagoda on Central Park Ave [Scarsdale]

Oh no! Sad to hear this!

Apr 08, 2014
i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream in New York State (exc. NYC)

Louro at the moment: review + photos

Haha, yes, definitely worth the trek! I'm already planning my next visit there!

Apr 07, 2014
i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream in Manhattan

Louro at the moment: review + photos

I had an amazing Louro happy hour experience this weekend! Thanks to this thread, I stopped by for a few drinks before dinner on Saturday, and it was great. We got there at 6 and there were several open spots at the bar so we ordered cocktails and waited for our complimentary snacks. These cocktails are serious and at $8, wow, what a deal. Between my husband and I we had the Belle de Nuit (champagne with pear and cinnamon, and tiki bitters, whatever that is!), the Dominicana (rum, coffee liqueur, and impressively hand-shaken whipped cream), and the Hemingway Royale (rum, grapefruit, lime, sparkling wine). Free snacks were pork fritters, thin sliced roasted potatoes, and little crostini with housemade ricotta. We were still hungry so we ordered the piri piri shrimp and the falafel, both of which were excellent, but the falafel with the shredded goat was the best thing I've eaten in a long time.

What's more, the atmosphere was great, it is so laid back and everyone is so friendly. The host in particular was really sweet and the bartender was very no-nonsense but attentive. The stairs down to the bathroom are a little treacherous, so be careful!

Thanks for the great tip on this happy hour!

Apr 07, 2014
i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream in Manhattan

Saint George Bistro, Hastings

I had a wonderful brunch at Saint George last weekend. It was practically empty so we had the place to ourselves. They are turning out really great food, and I'm looking forward to getting down there for dinner one night (though I suspect it is much louder for dinner).

Highlights:
French onion soup, steak frites (steak was perfectly cooked, fries were not my favorite), eggs benedict, profiteroles. Small but interesting beer list. We did not imbibe but the cocktail list was also interesting.
The ambiance is adorable, very charming.
Service was very attentive, can see why others would say inexperienced, but the waitress was very sweet and all our food came out as ordered.

I was skeptical because I really disliked Harper's (same people) but this place gets a thumbs up from me!

Apr 07, 2014
i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream in New York State (exc. NYC)

Puerto Rico trip report Jan 2014

Thank you! Were you at the Playa Azul condos? We are really looking forward to our trip.... so soon!

Apr 07, 2014
i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream in Latin America & Caribbean

Hudson Valley Restaurant Weeks Spring 2014 - March 10-23

I'll post separatelybc this is not about rw but I just had an amazing brunch st St. George. Loved the soup and I think they read your review bc there was a ton of cheese! And those profiteroles, wow..

Mar 29, 2014
i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream in New York State (exc. NYC)

Puerto Rico trip report Jan 2014

Thanks! I book marked barbakoa. Are you aware of any fresh fish markets in the area? The condo we are renting has a grill and I'd love to buy some local fish to BBQ.

Mar 29, 2014
i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream in Latin America & Caribbean

Wedding Venue within 2 hrs of Rockland/Westchester

Check out Blooming Hill Farm.

It's definitely got the rustic barn feel. They do weddings there but it is very much DIY. If you are creative and have the time you can swing that # of people for under 20k. You have to rent everything, though, from chairs and tables to plates to toilet trailers (yes, that rustic).

http://www.bloominghillfarm.com/about...

I have more info from them if you're interested but it's a couple years old.

Mar 27, 2014
i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream in New York State (exc. NYC)

goat milk source- Westchester?

Spa, thanks for the suggestion. They take special orders for goat milk & will bring it to the market!

Mar 25, 2014
i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream in New York State (exc. NYC)

Hudson Valley Restaurant Weeks Spring 2014 - March 10-23

Looking forward to your report on St. George!

Mar 25, 2014
i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream in New York State (exc. NYC)

Hudson Valley Restaurant Weeks Spring 2014 - March 10-23

Marge, just so you know, Kittle House has a fixed price menu year round that's about the same price as the RW menu... definitely at dinner, though I'm not sure about lunch.

Mar 23, 2014
i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream in New York State (exc. NYC)

Hudson Valley Restaurant Weeks Spring 2014 - March 10-23

I've had a bunch of unimpressive RW meals, so we don't usually go out for it. But we always, always go to North. Their RW menu is not dumbed down at all (same stuff as on regular menu) and we enjoy it just as much as a non-RW meal there. Unfortunately, their regular menu is too expensive for me on a regular basis, and I really enjoy the chance to enjoy the food there twice a year for RW. We probably go 1-2 other times per year when it's not RW for special occasions.

As for other restaurants, honestly, I don't usually eat three full courses anyway, so I'd rather order what and how much I want to order and not be pinned to the fixed price menu.

Mar 23, 2014
i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream in New York State (exc. NYC)

Puerto Rico trip report Jan 2014

Mountaincachers, did you try any restaurants in Luquillo other than the kiosks?

Mar 23, 2014
i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream in Latin America & Caribbean

Puerto Rico (ESJ, OSJ, Condado) Suggestions?

FDR, did you make it to Aquaviva? I'm trying to make a reservation for Easter Sunday in OSJ and not many restaurants are open (understandably)! Aquaviva looks pretty good so I made a reservation there...

Mar 23, 2014
i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream in Latin America & Caribbean

Hudson Valley Restaurant Weeks Spring 2014 - March 10-23

Thanks! We had an amazing RW meal on Friday there. We had a drink at the bar before our reservation and then a really great, unrushed meal upstairs. I got the beet and barley soup, which I probably wouldn't have chosen normally, but given the raves here I went for it, and it was delicious! My husband enjoyed the bacon, apple, and pepper salad, and we ate way too much butternut squash focaccia! My chicken entree was outstanding-- a thigh and a breast piece, crispy slightly salty (which I love) skin and perfectly cooked interior, served with crispy potatoes and creamed spinach. My husband loved the tuna, served with pureed parsnips (I think) and olive tapenade. Desserts were also oustanding; we went for the cookie skillet (enough for 2 people) plus the silky and subtly flavored yogurt panna cotta, which were great foils for each other. Cranberry muffins for breakfast the next morning presented upon leaving. Really a spectacular meal and amazing value!

Mar 16, 2014
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Hudson Valley Restaurant Weeks Spring 2014 - March 10-23

Misterbill, be sure to report back on North please! We're going tomorrow. We are curious about the cheese plate dessert, so please keep an eye out for it. Enjoy yourself!!

Mar 13, 2014
i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream in New York State (exc. NYC)

Gleasons in Peekskill: Reviews?

We had a meal at an off time there (an early dinner, maybe 5 pm on a Friday) with a waitress who was such a disaster that they told us they were going to fire her and we'd never see her again. They did a good job making it up to us but it annoyed us so much that we are not rushing back there. In their defense, it was a one time thing and I hope that I only hear good things from now on so I'm motivated to go back....

I am a longtime Birdsall devotee but the service there is pretty pathetic. And once the patio opens up, forget it...

Mar 13, 2014
i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream in New York State (exc. NYC)

Gleasons in Peekskill: Reviews?

Us too. I kept meaning to update, though I think I mentioned it on another thread. We had such a bad experience we will probably not return anytime soon.

Mar 11, 2014
i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream in New York State (exc. NYC)

Twisted Oak in Tarrytown - any comments?

Is there a regular menu floating around anywhere?

Julia Sexton went there, but same as Lohud, another fluff piece (not a real review). It sounds interesting.

Mar 10, 2014
i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream in New York State (exc. NYC)

Small Private Party in Westchester

Where in Westchester? Budget per person? Kittle house comes to mind without knowing your requirements. They offer options starting at around $35 pp for brunch.

Mar 05, 2014
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Hudson Valley Restaurant Weeks Spring 2014 - March 10-23

Oh yay! Looks great as usual! I don't really get the escarole appetizer, seems a little odd, but I trust them! I guess like a warm salad?

Feb 28, 2014
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goat milk source- Westchester?

Great, thanks Elisa!

Feb 27, 2014
i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream in New York State (exc. NYC)

west village cocktails

I just read about Wallflower and thought it sounded like a perfect place to grab drinks before a friend's birthday in the WV... what do you enjoy there?

Feb 27, 2014
i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream in Manhattan

Brunch/Beer Before/After Brooklyn Brewery

For beer bar- Torst. A bit pricey but excellent beer selection.

Feb 27, 2014
i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream in Outer Boroughs