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Hummel Bros 5lb natural casing hot dogs - CT/NY/MA?

Check Costco locations as well. The Milford CT store has the 5 lb natural casings.

Best grease cutter for overhead exhaust?

I have good results with ZEP degreaser, also from Home Depot

Oct 22, 2014
Low_Fat in Cookware

Seeking prime or choice brisket

Restaurant Depot carries whole packers under the label Superior Angus Beef, which is choice. There's a location on College Point in Queens.

Apr 30, 2014
Low_Fat in Kosher

Hey, Connecticut: How much $ for banh mi in your neck of the woods?

They are $4 at Pho Mai in Bridgeport (beef, pork, or Vietnamese cold cut).

Apr 25, 2014
Low_Fat in Southern New England

curing salt

Its called pink salt for curing meat. I bought it online at American Spice:

Post Pizza Fairfield

My wife and I accidently found Pizza Post when it in opened in 1994. We had just moved up to Fairfield and previously lived in Stamford where we were regulars at Nick's Pizza in Glenbrook. We noticed the pizza crust was the same at both places. Andrew, the owner of Pizza Post, told us his family runs several pizza restaurants in Fairfield County, like Rowayton Pizza. Our favorite pie is the sausage and eggplant. The eggplant is light fried, while the sausage is homemade and not oily.

Pizza Post is a good choice if you're in the Tunxis Hill area.

Oct 17, 2013
Low_Fat in Southern New England

Where can I find a 5 kg jar of Nutella in Montreal?

Have you checked out Walmart in your area? They had the 5 kg jars at Walmart in Vaughan, Ontario when I was there back in July. The price was around 35 CAD.

Using a smoker

And are you starting your cook with only a few lit coals? Google "minion method" on how to start your cook with only a handful of lit coals.

Jun 26, 2013
Low_Fat in General Topics

what's eating my green bean plants?

maybe garden slugs. Dusting with diatmacious earth is correct.

May 14, 2012
Low_Fat in Gardening

best corned beef to buy?

I second the O'Reilly brand at ShopRite for $1.88. I bought two flats, soaked in water for 48 hours and then made pastrami on the smoker. Very lean and tender.

I also bought two Hummel points marked down to $1.40 / lb so will see how they compare.

Mar 24, 2012
Low_Fat in Southern New England

insta cure #1

Have you checked online? I have ordered pink salt (for making bacon) from Great American Spice Company (


The also sell Morton Tender Quick.

Feb 29, 2012
Low_Fat in Southern New England

Where to buy quality Vanilla Beans in bulk?

Have you checked out the prices on Amazon? The cost per bean is signifcantly less than $5-$8

Feb 08, 2012
Low_Fat in Manhattan

Burger along Merritt/Rt 15 or I-91 between Norwalk-Hartford?

How about Merritt Canteen in Brideport? Its about 2 miles from Exit 48 of the Merritt. On par with Rawleys. They serve Hummel dogs and very good chili.

Oct 12, 2011
Low_Fat in Southern New England

Smoking Bacon [split from New England]

That's sound like a good recipe, especially the maple!

I did it for the first time last weekend, so I used a brine solution of salt, sugar, pink salt, and pickling spices. Smoked with apple wood chunks for 7 hours at 160F in my Weber smoky mountain. Above is the pic of the end product.

Feb 17, 2011
Low_Fat in Home Cooking

Smoking Bacon [split from New England]

(This post was split from -- The Chowhound Team)

Not to thread crap, but its easy to smoke bacon at home if you can purchase whole pork belly and have access to a Weber charcoal grill.

Feb 16, 2011
Low_Fat in Home Cooking

Good Pho

If you're willing to drive down to Bridgeport, then check out Pho Saigon. It only sells Pho and Bahn Mi.

Nov 03, 2010
Low_Fat in Southern New England

Fried chicken at Greer's in Bristol, CT?

Has anyone eaten at Greer's lately? DH and I will be visiting Lake Compounce next week so we are considering heading over to Greer's afterwards for a quick bite.

Aug 11, 2010
Low_Fat in Southern New England

Soba or Dim Sum in New Haven CT??

Thumbs down on York Street Noodle House. My family and I ate there in October and we're not impressed. I thought the food was very plain, simple, and uninspired. We felt we could do a better job making the noodle dishes at home. But I guess its an affordable place if you're a college student looking for cheap food.

Feb 25, 2009
Low_Fat in Southern New England

Bridgeport, CT Finds

Joanne is spot on regarding Helados Vasquez! Awesome gelato. He also makes great homemade donuts.

Jan 08, 2009
Low_Fat in Southern New England

Dim Sum - Peking Duck Fairfield and Westchester

I recommend the Peking duck at Central Seafood in Hartsdale. They serve portions of roast duck during dim sum but would suggest ordering it as a separate entree (costs around $30). Its the real deal. They carve an entire crispy duck at your table and serve it on pancakes along with thin strips of scallion and hoisin sauce. I think we ended up with around 10-12 portions from one duck.

Sycamore Review - Bethel, CT

I agree with all the previous posts. We drove up from Fairfield yesterday, on the way to Kent Falls. All three of us had Dagwood burgers with bacon, a basket of fries (cooked well done) and root beer floats. The burger patty had a nice flavor and wasn't too greasy. We'll be coming back again.

What's the deal with Duchess in Connecticut?

The 99 cents hot dog special is good at all the Dutchess restaurants. I live in Fairfield and had three for lunch today. They use Hummel natural casing dogs, so its got a nice snap. The toasted bun also adds a nice touch.

Year of the Rat, Where to get a great Chinese

If Flushing or Manhattan are too far then try Central Seafood in Hartsdale.

Restaurant supply store...

I forgot to mention that Pepe's Pizza of Fairfield is also located near that exit. In case you like New Haven style pizza.

Restaurant supply store...


Not sure where you live, but there's Globe Equipment Company in Bridgeport, CT.

It's off of exit 25 of I-95.

Noodle joints near Mott?

I'm going to be in Chinatown tomorrow and want to pick up some beef chow fun for my kids dinner. Any recommendations for Catonese style noodles near Mott Street? I'm going to Big Wong on Mott for the barbeque. I can pick up the noodles there, but am interested to hear of other places nearby. TIA

Aug 30, 2007
Low_Fat in Manhattan

Pizza in Stamford

I like Michael's on Cove Road. Traditional thin crust.

BTW, I live in Fairfield, so would recommend the white clam pie if you go to Pepe's

Scranton - recs for Friday dinner?

Can anyone please recommend any family style restaurants in the Scranton area? We’ll be staying at the Comfort Suites near Sno Mountain on Friday evening, so we’re looking for a place that can accommodate around 6 adults and 3 children (ages 7-10). No Asian food please. Thanks!

Mar 01, 2007
Low_Fat in Pennsylvania

Bagels near 51 & Park (split from General Topics)


Where are in you CT? If you're in Stamford then try Liz Sue.

Feb 06, 2007
Low_Fat in Manhattan

Risotto in a Rice-Cooker? Oatmeal?

I eat Irish oatmeal everyday and have good results if you soak it overnight (boil the water, remove pot from burner, dump in the oats, and then cover). The next morning it should take about 10-15 minutes to cook, with minimal stirring. Is that too much work?

Jan 28, 2007
Low_Fat in Home Cooking