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Finger Food for Housewarming?

Hi all,

I'm hosting a housewarming/Halloween dinner party at my house and I need suggestions for takeout/catering.

I'd like to serve some finger foods, and maybe 2-3 "dishes." Wondering where I should order from, any good recs?

Thanks!

Oct 10, 2008
stumpie in Manhattan

NY Hound seeking itinerary advice

Andrew,

Thanks for your recs. No attachment to Roscoe's, just heard about it from many people and thought I'd check it out. As a Korean-American, I'm a big fan of the black cod and daikon dish so I will definitely try to check out Sa Rit Gol while I am in K-Town.

May 20, 2008
stumpie in Los Angeles Area

NY Hound seeking itinerary advice

jesstifer, thank you for the suggestions. I'm not too keen on Universal Studios myself, but my friend has booked us a tour there already. You are right - Sunday does sound like a nightmare when you put it like that. What do you think of this proposed itinerary instead?

Saturday
- Breakfast at Jar
- Melrose Avenue
- Lunch in Venice Beach/Santa Monica area
- Venice Beach & Santa Monica
- Dinner at Kiriko

Sunday
- Universal Studios
- Dinner at AOC Wine Bar
- Sunset Strip

Monday
- Redondo Beach Pier
- Lunch at Quality Seafood/Pacific Fish House
- Hollywood
- Korean BBQ

May 20, 2008
stumpie in Los Angeles Area

NY Hound seeking itinerary advice

My friend and I will be in LA for three full days and one half-day in June. We are two fairly adventurous eaters from NYC, looking for a unique-to-LA foodie experience. We will be staying in the LAX area, which I'm told is slightly inconvenient for chow, but we're willing to drive a bit. I'd appreciate it if anyone could look over our tentative itinerary and offer suggestions, constructive criticism, or let us know if it's too ambitious. Here's what we have planned so far:

Saturday
- Universal Studios Hollywood
- Dinner at Asabeno
- Bar hopping on the Sunset Strip - any suggestions on late night eats or nightlife?

Sunday
- Breakfast at Roscoe's
- Melrose Avenue shopping
- Lunch in Santa Monica/Venice area? Father's Office?
- Venice Beach
- Santa Monica Beach
- Korean BBQ

Monday
- Fishing at Redondo Beach Pier
- Lunch at Quality Seafood
- Beverly Hills
- Hollywood
- Dinner at AOC Wine Bar

Tuesday
Any suggestions on one last meal we can eat before catching a flight at 2:30pm out of LAX? Think we can fit El Taurino in here?

May 20, 2008
stumpie in Los Angeles Area

Where can I find gamja tang?

Kun Jip has one, but make sure you ask for it without the huge black peppercorns. They can be a bit too much.

If you're willing to venture out to Queens, there is a place in Flushing that serves ONLY gamja tang. I can find the name out for you if you want.

May 18, 2007
stumpie in Manhattan

It's your last meal on Earth, you have $60...

(Not including tip & tax)

What do you eat?

Being a Korean-American, I'd go to Flushing, hit up Ham Ji Bak, and grill up some pork belly (sam gyup sahl).

But let's talk Manhattan.

I think mine would be a lobster roll at Pearl's with a fried oyster appetizer and blueberry pie for dessert.

May 18, 2007
stumpie in Manhattan

Review - Kunjip (9 W 32ND ST , 212-216-9487)

The steamed egg side is known as "gyeh rahn jjim," or literally, steamed egg. Kunjip is the only place in K-town that consistently gives it to you as a side. I think you just pour water and egg into a bowl and steam it.

Nov 28, 2006
stumpie in Manhattan

Review - Kunjip (9 W 32ND ST , 212-216-9487)

The best thing to order at Kunjip is the BBQ samgyupsal (pork bellies). As the waitress is cooking it on the grill, ask her to leave some pork to make kimchi-pork fried rice. She'll cook the leftover pork bits with fresh kimchi, onions, and white rice right on the grill. It's delicious.

Nov 28, 2006
stumpie in Manhattan