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Cafe luluc -- fresh Smith Street horrors

I think cafe Luluc had a good year about 4 years ago but that's over -

I think its hysterical that Buttermilk Channel made the top of cranky's list - that place is definitely over rated and the last time we went there we were subject to other patrons who called the waiter - boy.

The best Thai is Nine D - its not Em - Em is nasty and full of sugar.
Vietnamese?!?! Is that for people? Hanco's up on Bergen for sandwiches is pretty nice - if that is what you consider Vietnamese.

I love Calexico - its not Mexican tho. And I love Lucali I guess that counts as Italian - but not what you meant. Enoteca does do a nice pizza too! And I LOVE Bocca Lupo!

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Lucali
575 Henry St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Hanco's
85 Bergen St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Nine-D
462 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Bocca Lupo
391 Henry St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Calexico
122 Union St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Buttermilk Channel
524 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Nov 04, 2010
Ljubitca in Outer Boroughs

D'Arbo Elderflower Syrup

I don't know where to find it - and since elderflower in all incarnations repeats on me I havent looked - I tend to stay with the Rose and lavender syrups - but to my point my I ask what you do with it?

Nov 04, 2010
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San Marzano whole peeled tomatoes?

Well the reason I asked, is I looked yesterday - even caputos didnt have but thanks!

The Met on Smith? Is that for people?

Apr 01, 2010
Ljubitca in Outer Boroughs

San Marzano whole peeled tomatoes?

Where can I find them in Carroll Gardens?

Mar 31, 2010
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Pearl Hominy - where to buy?

I want to make Mote con Huesillo - live in Brooklyn and am at a loss as to where to look - cant find online retailers either? Help.

Jul 31, 2009
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Almost Summer Pudding

You can use Pannetone much better for these types of desserts - plain flavor or orange.

Jul 09, 2009
Ljubitca in Recipes

Where to buy Bourbon in Brooklyn?

Yes the loss of Lenells was the basis of the dilemma

May 13, 2009
Ljubitca in Outer Boroughs

Where to buy Bourbon in Brooklyn?

Thanks Malibu - I also stopped at Heights Chateous and they also had a surprisising selection about maybe 25. And they plan to get in more.

May 13, 2009
Ljubitca in Outer Boroughs

Where to buy Bourbon in Brooklyn?

Because its a gift.

May 13, 2009
Ljubitca in Outer Boroughs

Where to buy Bourbon in Brooklyn?

Meaning a place with a distinctive selection not a restaurant on Smith. Thanks.

May 12, 2009
Ljubitca in Outer Boroughs

My new favorite Pizza Place: Marco Polo Take-Out

Do they have their take out delivery menu posted somewhere - lost the menu, this is the only reason we don't order from there as often - I guess we should get another one.

Jan 25, 2009
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Hello, Boerum Hill!

Food tasted like carboard

Jan 04, 2009
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Where can I buy liquid smoke (Brooklyn)?

They have it at Fairway

Dec 30, 2008
Ljubitca in Outer Boroughs

Carroll Gardens rut...its a good thing!!!

Pit stop is fantastic, Nine-D on court so much better than em, Olive Vine cafe so much better than zaytoons, Love Frankies!!! Mazzat for middle eastern as well - and Beduoin tent is fantastic.

Nov 09, 2008
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Cooking classes in Brooklyn?

Is there anywhere one can take a class near Carroll Gardens, Red Hook, Brooklyn Heigths, Boreaum Hill, Downtown, Gowanus or at lease Park slope? Areas outside of this list would not prove convenient.

Looking for any type (baking, method) as they will rotate I imagine.

Sep 21, 2008
Ljubitca in Outer Boroughs

Places to find cheap blocks of cheddar?

C-Town or Met food seems to be where you kind find the worst food. Both can be found in Manhattan and Brooklyn. I imagine you can find large discount blocks of cheddar.

Aug 30, 2008
Ljubitca in Outer Boroughs

slices of cake from Baked... without traveling there.

Naidre's on Henry carries Baked goods as well.

Aug 27, 2008
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What to do about bad hosts?

I would probably lose my manners and throw that wrong stuff at them.

Aug 18, 2008
Ljubitca in Not About Food

Food textures -- do they ick you out?

Nor mealy tomatoes just as bad as slimy!

Aug 18, 2008
Ljubitca in Not About Food

Precooked Indian Entrees

I find the sodium and fat levels in tasty bite to be prohibitive.

Aug 17, 2008
Ljubitca in General Topics

Food textures -- do they ick you out?

Clintons grape juice - gross. Came in a box - school lunch. And there where these banana like twinkies that were horrid and I remember having them one and a half times that made me wretch.

Aug 16, 2008
Ljubitca in Not About Food

Food textures -- do they ick you out?

I will NOT eat a portobello mushroom that has been roasted and allowed to sit - to me that is slimy and I cant palate it.

Aug 16, 2008
Ljubitca in Not About Food

Food textures -- do they ick you out?

I have the same issue with banana flavoured or scented things.

Aug 16, 2008
Ljubitca in Not About Food

Food textures -- do they ick you out?

Well in Children - who wont eat solids - and have a tongue thrust reaction - its called a sensory integration disorder. My nephew is 8 now and still cant eat solids other than cheerios. But I have to say this is much more tolerable in children than it is in adults. I had an ex who wouldnt eat tomatoes either. For my family tomatoes are part of our blood so this was hard for us to digest. My DH loves tomatoes thank god! In any case if you find a tomato that is slimy dont eat it - tomatoes arent supposed to be slimy. I also have a friend who cant mix food on a plate and a another friend who turns her eggs into a sanguine mess with ketchup the looks of that would make anyone gag.

Aug 16, 2008
Ljubitca in Not About Food

Any one check out Eton for dumplings yet?

Does anyone make prune/plum dumplings - I know I know - they are not Chinese - those are eastern european - but I still thought I would put it out there.

As for Eton dumplings they are ok and if you live around here they are convenient and tasty no need to take any tours or buses.

Aug 16, 2008
Ljubitca in Outer Boroughs

What to do about bad hosts?

If I was invited to a party and given the option between hot dogs or a burger I wouldn't go. I am not sure when these became the only food choices. Also for some reason when you invite people to a party they automatically think its a BBQ. THey get to your house and look all confused when you have more to serve them than ground beef and sausages. There are other ways .

I am sure we could allago on about our SILs and our best friends lack of skills when it comes to these events - for me I want people to know if they accept an invitation, they will be taken care of - I think if funds are limited you should limit your expectations for yourself and your guests up front and invite accordingly.

Also as for this beer chat - what happens in Germany is great - the beer is great - what happens in the states is even better because its gets awful hot here and that spells relief via a cold beer whether it be german or belgian or micro brewed. In europe they don't believe in ice. But its not as hot. And If Ice makes me a smug American then so be it.

Aug 16, 2008
Ljubitca in Not About Food

sour cherry juice in new york

Yeah all the farmers markets carry sour cherry juice from red jacket farms - I think Sahadi's carryies a brand as well. The best sour cherry juice I had was from the leftover juice that was mixed with sugar - that was left behind from the berries themselves. Armenian/Macedonian grocers also carry - and stangley Germans.

Aug 12, 2008
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Remind me what the best Indian is in Bay Ridge?

This would not be Bay Ridge but Ditmas park - lets revise this to say the least worst Indian in Bay Ridge?

Aug 10, 2008
Ljubitca in Outer Boroughs

Remind me what the best Indian is in Bay Ridge?

By best I mean, what folks here have decided is great I cant find the thread but I do remember lots of commentary - this must be in Bay Ridge none of that Jackson Heights stuff. Must be able to roll home.

Aug 10, 2008
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Cafe Carcioffo on Court Street closed by DOH

There is a sign on the window that says DOH. Place was horrid anyway.

Aug 07, 2008
Ljubitca in Outer Boroughs