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Fried Hard Boiled Eggs

My friend has asked that I locate a recipe for a dish his father used to prepare. His dad would chop up hard boiled eggs in a frying pan with hot oil and saute them with chopped onions. Anyone every hear of this or, better still, have a recipe?

Jun 24, 2013
Egregious in Home Cooking

Beijing Tokyo Asian Bistro - Burke, VA

How is the Beijing Tokyo Asian Bistro in Burke, VA? Do they have a website, Facebook page, or Twitter account?

Peking Duck in Beijing

This fall, we will be staying at the Regent Beijing on Jinbao Street in the Dongcheng District.

Dadong Roast Duck Restaurant at Jinbao Place (88 Jinbao Street) should be within walking distance of our hotel. On TripAdvisor, Dadong ranked #20 of 3,530 restaurants in Beijing.

We also are considering another restaurant within walking distance of the Regent: Huang Ting in the Peninsula Hotel (8 Goldfish Lane). On TripAdvisor, Huang Ting is ranked #12 of 3,530 restaurants in Beijing. http://www.peninsula.com/Beijing/en/D...

Any thoughts on Huang Ting?

New England Style Hot Dog Buns

Where in the DC area can I find packages of New England style split hot dog buns (the ONLY kind you should use for lobster rolls)?

Peruvian Corn

Anyone know of general or ethnic markets where I can buy Peruvian corn in the DC/MD/VA area?

How do you eat tinned sardines?

Try looking for tinned sprats or brislings. Same thing.

Sep 15, 2011
Egregious in Home Cooking

Nizam's Restaurant, Vienna, VA (Turkish cuisine) - Open or Closed?

Is Nizam's still in business? I called their phone number (703-938-8948) and was told it is disconnected. They had been in business since 1977.

Nizam's Restaurant
The Village Green Center
523 Maple Avenue West
Vienna, VA 22180

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Village Green Restaurant
120 N Frederick Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 20877

What peach brandy to get and what to do with it when I get it?

I used my peach brandy to make this version of Fish House Punch:

http://hilahcooking.com/how-to-make-p...

It was the hit of our card party.

Mar 10, 2011
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L'Auberge Chez Francois: Chef Francois Haeringer Dies at Age 91

http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/bl...

Chef François Haeringer Dies at Age 91
Posted by Tim Carman on Jun. 4, 2010 at 10:54 am

François Haeringer, the fearsomely proud Alsatian who gave the area a taste of his native cuisine for decades at L’Auberge Chez Francois, died yesterday afternoon at Reston General hospital right before surgery to repair a broken hip. He was 91 years old and still working daily in his restaurant.

Jun 04, 2010
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Quan Shel Gai (Kwan Shel Gai) at the old China Dragon - Hooksett, NH

The China Dragon used to be a great Chinese restaurant in Hooksett, NH. Unfortunately, it's long gone. It was run by Harry Moy and his family. I believe Mr. Moy died in 2003.

A Cantonese dish my family enjoyed there was Quan Shel Gai (or Kwan Shel Gai). It was Number 22 on the menu. I'm not sure of the spelling. It contained sliced roast pork and breaded chicken or pork in a brown sauce, with mushrooms. On top was a pineapple slice and a tomato slice as garnish.

Where or how can I taste this dish again?

2010 Food Trends

Where can I find Chesapeake Ray (actually cownose ray) on the menu in the DC/MD/VA area? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cownose_ray

May 28, 2010
Egregious in General Topics

best of Boca Raton dining

Friends of our recommended Ben's as a New York deli experience in Florida, but they just order sandwiches. It appears that is all Ben's can handle.

We were a party of four -- my elderly parents, my wife and me. While my folks went inside to get a table, my wife and I parked the car. The host wouldn't even consider seating my parents until my wife and I came in. Two other tables for four were seated before we joined them. Then, we had to wait about 15 minutes for the next table; although we'd already told the host the whole party was there, he came back after 10 minutes and asked us if our whole party had arrived.

The restaurant is very loud, annoyingly so.

Our drink order was taken right away and we were promptly served 4 iced teas. There were sugar packets on the table; no artificial sweeteners. My mother asked for Sweet 'n' Low, but was informed they carry only Splenda and she was given a few packets.

The server gave us a bowl of pickles and some coleslaw. They were very good. He also took our meal order promptly. My wife ordered flanken in the pot. My mother ordered broiled chicken. My father and I decided to split a roumanian steak, with sides of stuffed derma, kasha varnishkes, and an israeli salad. We reminded him we'd need a second plate.

The salad never arrived. My dad's and my entree arrived at the same time as my mother's, within a reasonable time. My wife's entree wasn't there and we had to ask three times to two different servers to get a second plate. At that point, I told the server to cancel my salad.

My wife's entree arrived about 20-30 minutes after everyone else was served and almost done with their meals. The server's excuse was that another server had picked it up and given it to another table, so it had to be prepared a second time. Incredible!

We were not given any bread. When I inquired, the server said bread is not offered unless diners request it. The bread came soon after.

We asked to speak to the manager, and we told the facts to him. The server had not told him anything, so it came as a surprise to the manager. He gave us a $10 credit and (of course) we didn't pay for the phantom salad.

The quality of the steak was good, but my father found it too salty. My mother's chicken was too well-done and dried out. The stuffed derma was quite tasty, but the kasha varnishkes were just so-so. My wife's flanken in the pot -- once it finally arrived -- was quite good, but by that time, the frustration had taken the edge off her appetite. We took more than half of it home.

Time Warp Restaurants Palm Beach/Boca/Ft L

We went to Dune Dog Cafe in Jupiter on a Thursday night in Feb. 2009. Lobster was the special -- a 1.25 pounder @ $16.95 with 2 sides.

The drinks came fast. They have Warsteiner and Warsteiner Dunkel on tap, a plus in my book. The lobster came next. My wife got hers pre-cracked. I opted to work for my dinner, and still had to help her with some pieces.

The lobster was delicious, although a tad watery. That usually means it was plunged in deep boiling water, rather than steamed in a couple of inches of boiling water. Otherwise, it was precooked and thrown in the water just before serving. It didn't affect the great flavor, though, just made it a little too watery.

The claws were as sweet as sugar, and the tail was almost as tasty. For the price, it was an excellent value. The coleslaw was more creamy and vinegary -- tasted homemade. The creole rice was very tasty. Onion rings were bland and uniform, could be out of a bag, Corn on the cob looked nice.

The place was pretty crowded and very open air. We shared a table with another couple who were waiting in line, and it was pleasant talking about South Florida with them.

We'll be back for two-for-one night or ribs special night or just for lunch for the hot dogs. But we will return to sample the rest of the menu.

good eats near Port St. Lucie

Four of us went to Archie's Seabreeze on a Wednesday night in February 2009. It's a funky place, crowded, beachy, and pretty much open-air. Since it's open air, smoking is everywhere, so we ate outdoors to get ventilation. My friend is diabetic, and took his reading and gave himself an insulin shot in the car before going inside.

We ordered drinks, which came right away. We ordered burgers and chili, which came about an hour and a half later. In the meantime, we asked for and got onion rings, then french fries, to keep us from starving and to keep my friend from having a diabetes problem.

We asked the waitress why the extra-long wait for food. Well, she told us they had brand new cooks, and they couldn't keep up the pace, and the owner was in the kitchen screaming at them. We should have walked out at that point.

Finally, the food came. It was adequate. Not worth the wait. The burgers were ordinary. The sweet potato fries were tasty. The chili was pretty bland -- meaty, with beans, but no heat to speak of.

It is very unlikely that we'll return.

Feb 16, 2009
Egregious in Florida

Treasure Coast

In the St. Lucie /Stuart area, for fun and seafood I recommend Conchy Joe's, 3945 NE Indian River Dr in Jensen Beach. Lots of Old Florida flavor. If you can, get a table near the water in the evening when the bridge is lit up. Order the conch chowder & the mango plantains. The chowder recipe was published in either Bon Apetit or Gourment. Great raw bar, too.
http://www.conchyjoesfl.com

For seafood, I also like New England Fish Market, 1419 NE Jensen Beach Blvd also in Jensen Beach, but it gets crowded, so insist on a booth or a table in a corner. They sometimes have a "bug in a box" lobster special. They also sell fresh seafood to cook at home.
http://www.newenglandfish.net

For bagels, deli, and soups, go to Tradition Square in PSL, and eat at Bagel Brothers of New York, 10350 SW Village Center Drive,
Port St. Lucie.
http://www.bagelbrothersofnewyork.com/

Other places I like:

Pusateri's Chicago Pizza, 221 SE Ocean Blvd in Stuart, is my pizza choice. We head there whenever we can.
http://www.bestfloridapizza.com

For a moderately priced dinner, we go to Delmonico Grill, 2801 SW Brighton St (I-95 Exit 118) in Port St. Lucie. Try the sweet potato fries and the Delmonico Steak Oscar. The restaurant is in the western part of St. Lucie County, near I-95 exit 118 and Tradition.
http://treasure.coast.diningguide.com

Nov 16, 2007
Egregious in Florida

Visit to Port St. Lucie

In the St. Lucie /Stuart area, for fun and seafood I recommend Conchy Joe's, 3945 NE Indian River Dr in Jensen Beach. Lots of Old Florida flavor. If you can, get a table near the water in the evening when the bridge is lit up. Order the conch chowder & the mango plantains. Great raw bar, too.
http://www.conchyjoesfl.com

For seafood, I also like New England Fish Market, 1419 NE Jensen Beach Blvd also in Jensen Beach, but it gets crowded, so insist on a booth or a table in a corner. They sometimes have a "bug in a box" lobster special. They also sell fresh seafood to cook at home.
http://www.newenglandfish.net

Apr 14, 2007
Egregious in Florida

Quan Shel Gai

The China Dragon used to be a great Chinese restaurant in Hooksett, NH. Unfortunately, it's long gone. It was run by Harry Moy and his family. I believe Mr. Moy died in 2003.

A Cantonese dish my family enjoyed there was Quan Shel Gai (or Kwan Shel Gai). It was Number 22 on the menu. I'm not sure of the spelling. It contained sliced roast pork and breaded chicken or pork in a brown sauce, with mushrooms. On top was a pineapple slice and a tomato slice as garnish.

Where or how can I taste this dish again?

Country Ribs Ranchero

Some older posts on this board have reminisced about Antonio's Spanish-Italian Carryout. Before urban renewal, it used to be at 633 D St., NW, in DC, near the Patrick Henry Bldg. We'd bring my now 26-year-old in as a baby and spoon-feed him black beans & rice.

Yes, the Cuban sandwich was great, but my favorite meal was Country Ribs Ranchero. They were short ribs, I believe pork, and as dark as black coffee. I'll give a big Thank You to anyone who can steer me to a place that duplicates (heck, even approximates) Country Ribs Ranchero.

I know Tony and his wife had a son ("Little Tony") and daughter who worked there. Did they carry the recipes somewhere?

PORT ST LUCIE HELP PLEASE!

I agree on Conchy Joe's. It's in Jensen Beach, near Port St. Lucie. Have the conch chowder and get mango plantains as a side dish. Also, try to get a table near the water.

I hesitate to recommend a bagel place to New Yorkers, but if you are near Tradition Square in PSL, grab a bite at Bagel Brothers of New York. The matzoball soup is great. The only downsides are the nova spread (too light on the salmon) and the lack of any Dr. Brown's sodas.

Jan 05, 2007
Egregious in Florida

Bagels in Port St. Lucie

Over Christmas 2006 week, we had a number of great light meals at <a href="http://bagelbrotherstest.tripod.com/B... Brothers of New York</a> at Tradition Square in Port St. Lucie. The bagels were nicely hard on the outside and chewy on the inside. The matzoball soup was excellent; I loved the chicken broth. Our family uniformly enjoyed their overstuffed sandwiches.

Only two complaints: They don't have any Dr. Brown sodas. The nova & cream cheese spread needs more smoked salmon.

Jan 05, 2007
Egregious in Florida

Sake 2 Japanese & Thai in Tradition (Port St.Lucie)

We had dinner there during Christmas week. The food was pleasant, but not outstanding. I had a very tasty red Thai curry. Our sons were looking forward to sushi, but all Sake 2 had were maki (rolls) and no nigiri. It's close enough to our home in Tradition that we can walk to the restaurant, so we probably will visit it again sometime.

Jan 05, 2007
Egregious in Florida

Okonomiyaki in DC?

I just phoned Chez Mama San. They are open. Last seating tonight -- Thurs., Jan. 4, 2007 -- is at 10:00 p.m.

TOP Waterfront Dining in FLA

In the St. Lucie & Stuart area, I recommend Conchy Joe's at 3945 NE Indian River Dr in Jensen Beach. Lots fun & of Old Florida flavor. It's right on the Intracoastal. Really pretty at night near the water when the bridge to Hutchinson island is lit up. Great raw bar, too. Their conch chowder recipe was in Bon Appetit or Gourmet magazine.
http://www.conchyjoesfl.com

Dec 01, 2006
Egregious in Florida

Lunch/Dinner/Drinks Options around Port St. Lucie and in Ft. Laud

In the St. Lucie /Stuart area, for fun and seafood I recommend Conchy Joe's, 3945 NE Indian River Dr in Jensen Beach. Lots of Old Florida flavor. If you can, get a table near the water in the evening when the bridge is lit up. Great raw bar, too.
http://www.conchyjoesfl.com

For seafood, I also like New England Fish Market, 1419 NE Jensen Beach Blvd also in Jensen Beach, but it gets crowded, so insist on a booth or a table in a corner. They sometimes have a "bug in a box" lobster special. They also sell fresh seafood to cook at home.
http://www.newenglandfish.net

Pusateri's Chicago Pizza, 221 SE Ocean Blvd in Stuart, is my pizza choice. We head there whenever we can.
http://www.bestfloridapizza.com

For a moderately priced dinner, we go to Delmonico Grill, 2801 SW Brighton St (I-95 Exit 118) in Port St. Lucie. Try the sweet potato fries and the Delmonico Steak Oscar. The restaurant is in the western part of St. Lucie County, near I-95 exit 118 and Tradition.
http://treasure.coast.diningguide.com

Nov 30, 2006
Egregious in Florida

Stuart Suggestions

For fun and seafood, I recommend Conchy Joe's, 3945 NE Indian River Dr in Jensen Beach. Lots of Old Florida flavor. If you can, get a table near the water in the evening when the bridge is lit up. Great raw bar, too.
http://www.conchyjoesfl.com

For seafood, I also like New England Fish Market, 1419 NE Jensen Beach Blvd also in Jensen Beach, but it gets crowded, so insist on a booth or a table in a corner. They sometimes have a "bug in a box" lobster special. They also sell fresh seafood to cook at home.
http://www.newenglandfish.net

Pusateri's Chicago Pizza, 221 SE Ocean Blvd in Stuart, is my pizza choice. We head there whenever we can.
http://www.bestfloridapizza.com

For a moderately priced dinner, we go to Delmonico Grill, 2801 SW Brighton St in Port. St. Lucie. Try the sweet potato fries and the Delmonico Steak Oscar. The restaurant is in the western part of St. Lucie County, near I-95 exit 118 and the new Town of Tradition.
http://treasure.coast.diningguide.com...

Nov 17, 2006
Egregious in Florida

TOP ITALIAN IN FLA

Budget: Pusateri's Chicago Pizza, 221 SE Ocean Blvd, in Stuart. This snowbird and his wife drive down there from Port St. Lucie every time we visit Florida.

Nov 17, 2006
Egregious in Florida

jupiter next weekend

I highly recommend Ke'e Grill in Juno Beach. It's pricey and busy in season (no reservations, but check for call ahead), but the food and service are absolutely excellent. My folks live in Palm Beach Gardens and every time my family visits them, we have dinner at least once at Ke'e. Ke'e Grill is at 14020 U.S. Highway 1 near Donald Ross Rd -- Google Map at http://tinyurl.com/wq4vj

It's owned by the same folks who run the Kee Grill in Boca Raton, but I've never been to that location.

Oct 31, 2006
Egregious in Florida

recommendations around palm beach gardens?

I highly recommend Ke'e Grill in Juno Beach right next to PBG. It's pricey and busy in season (no reservations, but check for call ahead), but the food and service are absolutely excellent. My folks live in Palm Beach Gardens and every time my family visits them, we have dinner at least once at Ke'e. Ke'e Grill is at 14020 U.S. Highway 1 near Donald Ross Rd -- Google Map at http://tinyurl.com/wq4vj

Oct 31, 2006
Egregious in Florida

The Rascal House and Pumpernik's (Miami)

Did another restaurant go into the Rascal House's Boca location?

Oct 31, 2006
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Bouillabaisse in Broward/Palm Beach

If you're willing to accept cioppino as bouillabaise with an Italian accent, I highly recommend Ke'e Grill in Juno Beach. It's pricey and busy in season (no reservations, but check for call ahead), but the food and service are absolutely excellent. My folks live in Palm Beach Gardens and every time my family visits them, we have dinner at least once at Ke'e. Ke'e Grill is at 14020 U.S. Highway 1 near Donald Ross Rd -- Google Map at http://tinyurl.com/wq4vj

They also have a Kee Grill location in Boca Raton, but I've never eaten there.

Oct 31, 2006
Egregious in Florida