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Best Delivered Food Gifts?

Artisanal cheese http://www.artisanalcheese.com/ out of NYC is nice, when looking for something special. A bit smelly, but so good.

Sep 04, 2007
KrisH in General Topics

Corned beef sides - help please...

I love rutabagas - good idea - I'll give it a try. Thanks! Maybe some pearl onions would fancy it up a bit as well...

Mar 05, 2007
KrisH in All New England Archive

Corned beef sides - help please...

I am looking forward to making my yearly corned beef dinner - can't wait for the corned beef, but am less than excited for the standard boiled carrots, potatoes and cabbage. Any other sides that chowhounders have with this dish that stand out?

Mar 05, 2007
KrisH in All New England Archive

Nasty Little Treats

A slab of cream cheese about 1/4 inch thick with grape jelly on white bread. Fantastic. And of course, peanut butter and banana sandwiches, also on white, which seems perfectly ordinary to me, but strange to others. My mother eats peanut butter and bacon sandwiches. Can't bring myself to try that combo.

Dec 31, 2006
KrisH in General Topics

Vermont eats

Just to let you know, Katie - the atmosphere at the Green Room doesn't look like it's changed from what you described when it was the Iron Wolf. As a matter of fact, we peeked in the windows when it was closed and the decor almost made us change our minds. But there happened to be an article about the restaurant on the front page of one of your local papers that convinced us to keep the reservation. Glad we did.

Dec 22, 2006
KrisH in All New England Archive

Vermont eats

Thanks so much for all the recommendations. I did take you up on several of them.

Started with lunch at the Putney Inn, it was decent, not exceptional. The menu looks really good, but the food is missing that special something. I had the chicken salad sandwich - pretty ordinary.

Stopped at the Alchemist for the beer. Unfortunately, again a little disappointed - I was looking forward to something really tasty, but the beer was lacking in flavor. Maybe just hit a bad batch...

Went to Trattoria Delia on Friday night. I loved the atmosphere and the place was packed. We ordered an appetizer from the specials - sepia (like cuttlefish). It was wonderful - something I had never tried before. The basil garlic butter served with the bread was fantastic. Had the osso bucco since it was highly recommended - veal was very good, polenta was polenta - not much to be done with that. While waiting for our table, the man next to me (a regular) offered up a few suggestions. When I told him we were going to eat at the Green Room the next day, he said 'screw the Green Room'. We thought that was so funny, it became our mantra for the weekend.

However, we did venture to the Green Room and if we hadn't been stuffed from eating all day (stayed at the Lang house - great breakfast!), we could have done more damage. It was a little lacking in atmosphere, but I loved the food. Grilled calamari, which I always try to go for when I see it's not the usual fried. Mussels were excellent as well, especially with the bread dipped into the sauce.

All in all, great restaurants and a beautiful city. Loved the view of the lake - I'll definitely head back in the summer...

Dec 21, 2006
KrisH in All New England Archive

Vermont eats

I'll report back - thanks for all the input - especially the feedback on the beer - I'm definitely stopping for one (or three) of those...

Dec 07, 2006
KrisH in All New England Archive

Dinner in Old Port Area of Portland

Oh - forgot - the other place place I'd recommend for breakfast or lunch is Marcy's Diner (near Children's Museum) - small place devoted to Harley bike paraphanelia - just a fun place, especially if you sit at the counter...

Dec 05, 2006
KrisH in All New England Archive

Dinner in Old Port Area of Portland

I was just in Portland a few weeks ago - went to Fore Street. Atmosphere was wonderful - New England chic. I ordered the whole halibut and had it deconstructed tableside - was fun to watch. Everything on the menu comes from someplace local and it changes daily. Appetizers were great - entrees were solid (not exceptional, but definitely a great experience). Fun to watch the kitchen and the fresh vegetable room...

Dec 05, 2006
KrisH in All New England Archive

Vermont eats

Thanks to all for the recommendations - looks like I've got some great choices now and can lay out the itinerary around some good food (what other way is there to travel?)

Dec 05, 2006
KrisH in All New England Archive

Vermont eats

Thinking of heading to Vermont this weekend - destination likely based on dining. Any recommendations in the Burlington/Stowe area? Thanks.

Dec 04, 2006
KrisH in All New England Archive