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Hot Cross Buns in Brooklyn?

I heard that Caputo's on Court St has them

Apr 15, 2014
almcg in Outer Boroughs

Hot Cross Buns in Brooklyn?

Anyone know where to find hot cross buns in Brooklyn? Many thanks!

Apr 14, 2014
almcg in Outer Boroughs

Where to buy Proper Southern Chicken Pie?

Anyone know where can I buy a proper southern chicken pie in NYC? I'm looking for chicken pie NOT chicken pot pie. The distinction being that pot pie has vegetables in addition to chicken, where as "chicken pie" celebrates the glory of the chicken without any veggie additions. Or so I'm told . . . . Thanks!!!!!

Mar 13, 2014
almcg in Outer Boroughs

Where to buy Proper Southern Chicken Pie?

Anyone know where can I buy a proper southern chicken pie in NYC? I'm looking for chicken pie NOT chicken pot pie. The distinction being that pot pie has vegetables in addition to chicken, where as "chicken pie" celebrates the glory of the chicken without any veggie additions. Or so I'm told . . . . Thanks!!!!!

Mar 13, 2014
almcg in Manhattan

Thanksgiving Catering/take-out

Thanks! I would think this would be a popular thread, but I guess real foodies cook on T-day.

Nov 14, 2011
almcg in Manhattan

Thanksgiving Catering/take-out

We're a small group of 5 adults and one small child and are looking for good Thanksgiving catering options. Preferably restaurants, not places like Fresh Direct. Any thought would be greatly appreciated. I've run down the list that NY Magazine publishes, but was hoping for some good first-hand Chowhounder advice! Many thanks!

Nov 14, 2011
almcg in Manhattan

Reasonably priced dinner for 10-12 people in Manhattan?

I'm looking for a great, low-key option for a festive dinner party for between 10-12 people that will cost about $40 per person. We are happy to just book a table or get a private room with a fixed menu. Any suggestions? Many thanks!

Nov 03, 2011
almcg in Manhattan

Looking for an attractive, festive vegetarian INDIAN restaurant

Yes, we are thinking on the upscale side for an occasion! Entrees could be in the 25-30 range.

Jul 20, 2011
almcg in Manhattan

Looking for an attractive, festive vegetarian INDIAN restaurant

For a special occasion, we are looking to take a friend out. Any recommendations for a nice/stylish vegetarian Indian spot? Thanks!!!!

Jul 20, 2011
almcg in Manhattan

Where to buy Florida Avocados?

Thanks! Anyone happen to see any in Brooklyn by any chance?

Feb 17, 2011
almcg in Outer Boroughs

How can I find Florida Avocados in New York City

Thanks! I had no idea of all the different kinds of avocados, but these Floridian ones were amazing. So flavorful. I'm obsessed. Maybe I can order them online. Thx again.

Feb 17, 2011
almcg in Manhattan

Where to buy Florida Avocados?

I just got back from Miami and bought the most glorious avocados from a farmer's market in South Beach. Nothing like the tiny Haas varieties available in NYC stores. Any thoughts on where I can buy some in NYC? My baby daughter loves them! Thank you!!!

Feb 17, 2011
almcg in Outer Boroughs

How can I find Florida Avocados in New York City

I just got back from Miami and bought the most glorious avocados from a farmer's market in South Beach. Nothing like the tiny Haas varieties available in NYC stores. Any thoughts on where I can buy some in NYC? My baby daughter loves them! Thank you!!!

Feb 17, 2011
almcg in Manhattan

Party Venue for 30-40 people including children in Brooklyn Heights/Bococa?

We're looking to have casual party around lunch time on a Saturday or Sunday for about 30-40 people in September or October, some of whom will be kids. Sadly, Frankies is booked. We're hoping for a pretty venue, perhaps a private room in a restaurant? Or an event space where we could hire a caterer? If you have any thoughts in the Bococa/Brooklyn Heights please let me know.

Many thanks!

Jul 15, 2010
almcg in Outer Boroughs

Party Venue for 30-40 people including children in the UES or Village?

We're looking to have casual party around lunch time on a Saturday or Sunday for about 30-40 people in September or October, some of whom will be kids. We're hoping for a pretty venue, perhaps a private room in a restaurant? Or an event space where we could hire a caterer? If you know of a spot on the Upper East Side or in the Village, please let me know.

Thank you!

Jul 15, 2010
almcg in Manhattan

Brunch for about 7-10 Women

Does anyone have an opinion on which of these spot might be best/most fun? Some are in Manhattan, and I will post on the Manhattan board too, but curious to see if there are any thoughts on these places. Thanks!

flatbush farm (brooklyn)
buttermilk channel (brooklyn)
paradou (Manhattan)
august (Manhattan)
farm on adderley (brooklyn)

Apr 10, 2010
almcg in Outer Boroughs

Brunch for about 7-10 Women

Does anyone have an opinion on which of these spot might be best/most fun? Some are in Brooklyn, and I will post on the Brooklyn board too, but curious to see if there are any thoughts on these places. Thanks!

flatbush farm (brooklyn)
buttermilk channel (brooklyn)
paradou
august
farm on adderley (brooklyn)

Apr 10, 2010
almcg in Manhattan

Mangosteens?

Hi. Do you know if it's possible to get Mangoteens in NYC at all, and if so where, and whether it's possible to get them this time of year? I have a very special 74th Birthday request that I'm trying to accommodate. Thanks!

Jan 09, 2010
almcg in Manhattan

Nyonya/Malaysian Cookbook

Hi there, i'm looking for recommendations for a Malaysian, preferably Nyonya, cookbook. Any suggestions? Thanks!

Sep 28, 2009
almcg in Home Cooking

"sting" beans

thanks! i did some google searches on this too, and was very surprised to find so few recipes and references. strange.

Sep 28, 2009
almcg in Home Cooking

"sting" beans

So, I've been stymied by my CSA once again. Any thoughts on what to do with tomorrow's shipment of fresh sting beans? I'm clueless. Thanks!

Sep 28, 2009
almcg in Home Cooking

Food Tour Guide???

Can anyone recommend a "food tour guide" for Queens or outer Brooklyn? My husband and I are interested in checking out some of the more gringo-free establishments in each of these boroughs and thought that probably the best way to do it is to go with someone in the know. I don't think we are looking for a large group tour, but rather a one-on-one type experience. Any suggestions? Thanks!

Sep 08, 2009
almcg in Outer Boroughs

Tatsoi for dinner?

Sounds like a good plan. What about in salads? Can you prepare it uncooked?

Sep 08, 2009
almcg in Home Cooking

Tatsoi for dinner?

I will be getting some tatsoi in my CSA shipment this week. Perhaps I should be embarrassed to admit that I've never heard of such vegetable. Any recipes or preparation tips would be greatly appreciated!!! Thanks!

Sep 07, 2009
almcg in Home Cooking

Red Currants

Thanks! I'll give it a try.

Aug 25, 2009
almcg in Home Cooking

Red Currants

Any thoughts on how to incorporate fresh red currants with dinner (not dessert)? Bittman has an interesting recipe for a rice pilaf with red currants, but i haven't come across much else that is savory. I've been stymied by my CSA once again!!!

Thanks

Aug 21, 2009
almcg in Home Cooking

Canned Seafood from Lisbon (Conserveira de Lisboa)

They are delicious, but I'm not having any luck finding them here in the states. Very sad. :(

Jul 28, 2009
almcg in General Topics

Canned Fish from Lisbon (Conserveira de Lisboa)

wow, interesting link, but those prices are totally insane!! i wonder if there is a similar company devoted to the canned foods of portugal?

Canned Fish from Lisbon (Conserveira de Lisboa)

Recently we went to Lisbon and stopped in to Conserveira de Lisboa, a well-known shop that specializes in canned sardines, tuna, cod, etc. We bought a few cans to bring home. They are delicious--but almost gone. :( Does anyone know where to, or if it's possible to, get this product in the states, preferably near NYC? Thanks!!!

Canned Fish--Lisbon (Conserveira de Lisboa)

Thanks! On a lark, I checked Despana a couple of weeks ago, but as suspected, no canned fish from Portugal. I'm at a loss. Sad.

Jul 21, 2009
almcg in Manhattan