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A back room for twelve in NYC. $100 per person. WHERE?

You could try DBGB Kitchen. Their back room is fantastic. I've had a few big dinners there.

Sep 12, 2012
gastronomad in Manhattan

Upper East Side beer shop

I'm looking for a store with a great beer selection. A good mix of american craft and interesting imports; maybe even one that will fill a growler.

Any hidden gems on the upper east side?

Cheers.

Mar 31, 2012
gastronomad in Manhattan

Butcher in Atlanta

I'm desperately looking for a good butcher in Atlanta. Ideally one that carries more than just beef, chicken, and pork. Really looking for lamb that's from somewhere closer than New Zealand.

Any ideas?

Mar 29, 2012
gastronomad in Atlanta

Is Organic Food for Elitist Jerks?

Only in the US is the food system so backwards that actually eating healthy foods is more expensive than eating engineered / processed foods. If the real costs (e.g., fuel, commodity subsidies, additional healthcare) of the garbage food that most Americans eat was included in the total price consumers pay over time, most budget-minded consumers would change their behavior. Eating natural food wouldn't be elitist, it would just be savvy. And if people want to eat those deep-fried lard burgers (which I believe they have the right to do), go right ahead; but know that you'll be the one footing the bill when your heart explodes in your 30s.

Aug 24, 2011
gastronomad in Features

Ramps at markets or in the wild?

Where can I find Ramps? I'm willing to travel to markets or forage. Any thoughts?

Apr 19, 2011
gastronomad in Atlanta

Need a good coffee shop rec near the W - Foshay Tower

Just checked out Dunn Bros website. This looks great. Thanks!

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Dunn Bros
15265 Galaxie Ave Ste 600, Saint Paul, MN 55124

Need a good coffee shop rec near the W - Foshay Tower

Any good (non-starbucks / chain) coffee shops nearby? Perk (pardon the pun) is STRONG coffee and good pastries.

Lunch near Interncontinental on St. Charles

Awesome. Thanks for the recs. No car, so I'll be on foot / street car. Palace Cafe looks amazing. That might be the winner.

Any good Po' Boys nearby?

Jul 16, 2010
gastronomad in New Orleans

Lunch near Interncontinental on St. Charles

Hi all.

I'll be in your fair city August 13-15 for a convention. I need some serious local eats to absorb as much local flavor as possible in my short trip. Any good recs for lunch near the Intercontinental?A good beer list is a bonus.

Jul 16, 2010
gastronomad in New Orleans

What Wine to Drink with a Burger

All suggestions are wrong...The correct answer is Beer. :-)

Jul 07, 2010
gastronomad in Features

Drinks before DBGB dinner

Temple Bar just over on Lafayette (btwn Bleecker and Houston) could be nice for a quick cocktail. It's close and they have great drinks.

Jul 06, 2010
gastronomad in Manhattan

New York City Snack Foods?

Definitely need some Manhattan Special. I buy it whenever I see it.

Could also include an apple (as in "The Big...").

I'll also second Martin's Pretzels if you're looking for something more savory.

May 08, 2010
gastronomad in Manhattan

What is a good starch to have with beef short ribs?

One more vote for polenta. Flavor it with some herbs / spices that will complement how you prepare the short ribs.

Apr 28, 2010
gastronomad in Home Cooking

Meatballs - to brown or not brown 1st?

Definitely brown. A quick sear really brings out the flavor of the meat.

Apr 24, 2010
gastronomad in Home Cooking

Where can I take a Serious Foodie in UES/Yorkville?

I'll second Flex Muscles. Cheesy name, but they have fantastic (you guessed it) mussels and they do a lot of very interesting preparations. A few pots of mussels, some oysters, some frites, and some beers...Any foodie would be happy with that.

Apr 18, 2010
gastronomad in Manhattan

Place to buy ramps in Atlanta?

Please report back if anyone finds them. I'd love to score some if they're around.

Mar 30, 2010
gastronomad in Atlanta

Favourite pizza topping combos?

Anchovies, fresh tomato, a little ricotta, and mustard greens.

Feb 24, 2010
gastronomad in Home Cooking

What do I do with a fresh ham ROAST

I've never heard of this cut, but sounds like it could be prepared in a similar way to a pork chop? I'd recommend brining then pan-roasting or grilling.

Feb 24, 2010
gastronomad in Home Cooking

Good Chocolate Shops in the West Village

I recently moved to the west village and have been trying to find a good chocolate shop. Any good recommendations for places with assorted truffles / solid bars?

Thanks!

Jan 09, 2010
gastronomad in Manhattan

Suggestions for what to cook for Christmas Dinner?

Sounds like you're doing enough work the night before with the prime rib.

What about a more rustic approach? I don't think it always needs to be a large platter of meat in the middle of the table and sides galore. Braise some short ribs and serve them over mushroom polenta.

Dec 16, 2009
gastronomad in Home Cooking

DBGB tonight--recommendations?

I went on Friday. The fall squash soup was amazing. The sausages are great. I liked the chorizo but the beaujolaise was my favorite (we did a sampler). I wasn't a huge fan of the braised skirt steak I had for my main dish.

Beer wise, they have some awesome selections. If he wants a pale ale, the Ommegang Hennepin is pretty tasty and relatively inexpensive compared to some of the other selections they have on the menu. Get adventurous with the list though. Enjoy!

Nov 10, 2009
gastronomad in Manhattan

Delicious, casual but pretty Italian, under $100 pp?

I'm a big fan of Becco. Great table-side service and really good pasta.

Oct 01, 2009
gastronomad in Manhattan

Where can I get bitters other than the usual Angostura?

Awesome! Thanks! I live right around the corner from there.

Jul 31, 2009
gastronomad in Manhattan

Where can I get bitters other than the usual Angostura?

I went to Astor liquors thinking of all places they would, but apparently bitters is considered a food and can't be sold in liquor stores. Any thoughts?

Jul 31, 2009
gastronomad in Manhattan

Basic Tomato Soup, with a Twist?

And maybe along with the rosemary, top it with goat cheese crumbles before serving.

Jul 18, 2009
gastronomad in Home Cooking

Good Cocktails near Washington Sq Park

Any bars that specialize in craft cocktails in the area?

Jun 27, 2009
gastronomad in Manhattan

Cauliflower soup - help please?

I saw this recipe a few years ago on Yahoo. I've made a more times that I can count...VERY good. (recipe is at the bottom)

http://health.yahoo.com/experts/drmao...

May 18, 2009
gastronomad in Home Cooking