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Pizza Joint for Private Party?

baapril, I'm interested in any info you found as I am looking for the same thing (mmm, pizza rehearsal dinner). Has John's been flexible? I called Totonno's and 3 of Cups and are awaiting return calls. Any info would be much appreciated.

Mar 25, 2009
maeisner in Manhattan

Pink grapefruit Ting?

they have it at Christie's in Park Slope/Prospect Heights; north side of Flatbush b/w 7th and 8th aves.

Jun 13, 2007
maeisner in Outer Boroughs

Equally great sushi and not-sushi

Greetings, hounds. As an engagement present, we are treating good friends to the meal of their choice in the city. They have chosen sushi. That's great--I love good sushi, but my boyfriend doesn't eat any fish at all. I've never had a non-fish entree at a Japanese restaurant...so I'm looking for some place where the sushi and non-fish options are equally great.

Looking to spend around $50pp incl. maybe one drink pp. Neighborhood is unimportant. TIA.

May 14, 2007
maeisner in Manhattan

Tempo to Offer $25/$35 Prix Fixe

Just got an email from Tempo...as of May 1st they will be doing any 3 courses off their full menu for $25 Sun-Thurs and $35 Fri-Sat. Tempo just keeps getting better. I wonder if they have trouble filling the place during the week? It's been packed when we've been there on weekends.

Apr 27, 2007
maeisner in Outer Boroughs

Sidewalk dining: Park Slope

Convivium's garden is amazing. Not sure if it is open yet, but it is magically calm.

Mar 28, 2007
maeisner in Outer Boroughs

DineIn Brooklyn- any sleepers?

Don't know for sure this year, but I know that last year applewood offered the regular menu as well, because I ordered off of it (and still got the $10 DIB gift cert at the end).

Mar 19, 2007
maeisner in Outer Boroughs

roll & dough closed until March 15th!

Now the sign says March 28...and I still don't see any renovating going on in there...very nervous. I miss my bing. Anyone have scoop on this?

Mar 19, 2007
maeisner in Manhattan

Hearth or Lupa?

The last time I was at Hearth I felt it had gone downhill. We ordered the same type of things (2 apps, 2 entrees, 2 desserts, 1 glass wine and 1 beer) and the bill was $20+ more than when we went in Dec 2004. The portions were smaller and generally less creative as those we were so wowed by in our first visit. I'd pick Lupa.

Mar 10, 2007
maeisner in Manhattan

newlywed would love some of your tried and trues

Just made this last night; it was delicious, so easy, and actually no cleanup--washed right off under immediate cold water.

Mar 01, 2007
maeisner in Home Cooking

Dine In Brooklyn 2007

Just got an email from applewood announcing their participation in this year's Dine In Brooklyn, March 20-March 30.

Does anyone have official information as to who else is participating? applewood was fantastic last year--and so were the two $10 gift certificates they gave us for coming--hope they do that again this year...

Feb 28, 2007
maeisner in Outer Boroughs

Much ado about Nothing: Una Pizza Napolitana

You are lucky you did not ask for a glass of water. When we did we were told the chef does not serve tap water but we can go buy bottled water down the street and bring it back. That was the last time we were there regardless of the pizza (which I agree was not life-changing).

Feb 02, 2007
maeisner in Manhattan

Donna DaVine Wine Bar - Atlantic Ave

"...before the big wine bar opens up in the synagogue a couple of doors down."

please explain!?

Feb 02, 2007
maeisner in Outer Boroughs

"Yolato" on Sullivan

Just tried Yolato on Sullivan by W. 3rd. It defines itself as "Premium Yogurt Gelato"...I couldn't be more skeptical of the concept, but it wasn't bad! In fact the white chocolate/raspberry was fairly good. The nutella had a very strong and somewhat off-putting flavor, but it appeared as though the way to go was probably the fruit flavors. $3.99 for quite a small portion of this arguably fad item is a bit high, but I'd say its worth a taste.

Jan 18, 2007
maeisner in Manhattan

Hudson Restaurant Week--JC Recs?

Hello from the Outer Boroughs Board. Considering a move to Jersey City and think that Hudson Restaurant Week may be a good way to start looking!

http://www.hudsonrestaurantweek.com/r...

I have never been to JC so would love tips as to the best on this list--best value as well as overall food. Thanks!

Jan 08, 2007
maeisner in General Tristate Archive

Great newish spot on 5th ave--apropos cafe

We were looking for a cup of coffee tonight and Gorilla was closed. On 5th ave between berkeley and lincoln is a newish wine/espresso/coffee bar (guy said they have been there since Nov 1). Really excellent banana espresso bread pudding and solid coffee. We were the only people there Saturday night at 10...I would like this place to stick around! Super nice guy there, too.

Dec 17, 2006
maeisner in Outer Boroughs

Brooklyn New Year's Eve dinner?

I just called Convivium. They are doing 5 courses for $80, which is a good deal, but out of my price range. Did anyone go to Tempo last year?

Dec 15, 2006
maeisner in Outer Boroughs

Help for Beets Idiot

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/rec...

Thanks all for your help. I see now that it actually calls for peeled beets--do you all recommend scrapping that, or if not, what do you use to peel?

Nov 22, 2006
maeisner in Home Cooking

Help for Beets Idiot

Forgive me here but I need pronto Thanksgiving help. I've offered to cook the Herbed Roasted Winter Vegetables recipe on Epicurious, which looks divine. But, I have never cooked with fresh beets before and don't understand where peeling comes in since the recipe never mentions peeling. Help!

Nov 22, 2006
maeisner in Home Cooking

parve mashed potatoes

We've made a recipe out of the old Craig Claibore NYT cookbook that calls for egg instead of dairy. The egg cooks on contact with the hot potatoes. Very tasty. We also added roasted garlic.

Oct 31, 2006
maeisner in Home Cooking

Comfort Food Suggestions...Depressed & Hungry

The mac 'n' cheese at Mama's (east village, sadly west village now closed) is outstanding. It has about 2 cloves of garlic per serving. If you're a garlic lover like me, that's a good thing, but I could see other's being put off. Mashed potatoes are great too and I've heard raves about the fried chicken and meatloaf.

Oct 31, 2006
maeisner in Manhattan

Your best "healthy" banana bread recipe please

Mel, just made your banana bread and it came out great! Thanks for the tip.

Oct 25, 2006
maeisner in Home Cooking

Batali + Ray vs. Flay + Laurentis, Nov 12

http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/show_...

I think the real battle will be whether Mario can refrain from "accidentally" stabbing his teammate.

Oct 25, 2006
maeisner in Food Media & News

Addicted to Bings

You should switch to my usual--hot and sour veggie and red bean. You won't go back to banana! The $1 NYU special all month means my life is full of bing.

Oct 25, 2006
maeisner in Manhattan