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Do you eat where you shop?

I'm lucky to live in the NYC metro area where we have H-Mart - a Korean-run mecca of food gloriousness! (Sorry - I'm a little obsessed!) H-Marts are all over NYC - with the majority of them in Queens. They have great fresh produce and incredible quality seafood. They have non-Asian items as well as all kinds of Asian products and prepared specialties. Highlights though are a French-Asian bakery and bubble tea shop and a food court where you can sit down and eat Korean, Chinese or Japanese food. (Or a combo of the three!) :)

about 21 hours ago
Sra. Swanky in General Topics
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Redline Saloon, Cortlandt Manor. A delicious hole-in-the-wall.

Sounds like my kind of place! All sounds great- Thanks,ryan!

Giant Dave & Buster's Opening in Pelham Manor!

The have a D&B at the Palisade's Center in West Nyack. It's ok. It's like an arcade for adults with a bar right in the middle. The food's so, so - and just like what Sloth said - big, loud and full of screens. It's a decent place to catch a game though. Good place for the Rangers playoff series. In my twenties, I used to go every so often, but now, with the younger adult clientele, I feel like I've outgrown it. *sigh*

Chop't Salad Company -- no more chili lime dressing!!

Thanks, T - I hope so. I wrote on their FB page about 3 days ago - no response yet. This dressing was one my reasons for loving Chop't! Sad but true! :)

Apr 14, 2015
Sra. Swanky in Chains

raasa indian in Elmsford NY

That's awful. It was good when it was Malabar Hill. Thank you for the heads up. I was wondering if it was worth stopping in.

Luckily, we have other options in the area -- Mughal Palace in Valhalla, Swagat in Tarrytown, Royal Palace in Greenburgh and Calcutta Wrap & Roll in Ardsley -- all are very good.

Chop't Salad Company -- no more chili lime dressing!!

Please forgive the drama of this post, but Chop't has dropped my favorite dressing from their lineup - chili lime - and I'm devasted! Anyone have any experience and/or advice in helping to bring a much-loved item back on a chain's menu?

Apr 13, 2015
Sra. Swanky in Chains

Ramen in Westchester?

I love that food court so much. Thanks for the awesome visual, Elisa! :)

Ramen in Westchester?

The food court in H-Mart in Hartsdale does a pretty good ramen.

Buttermilk dessert recipes?

Fantastic!! Sounds heavenly!!! Thank you!

Mar 31, 2015
Sra. Swanky in Home Cooking

Buttermilk dessert recipes?

Sounds good - will look it up. By the way - your screen name is legendary! :)

Mar 31, 2015
Sra. Swanky in Home Cooking

Buttermilk dessert recipes?

Thank you everyone - great ideas! :)

Mar 31, 2015
Sra. Swanky in Home Cooking

Buttermilk dessert recipes?

Sr. Swanky made dynamite pancakes this weekend. Only problem is - we have about a half gallon of buttermilk left! I know it's a great marinade for fried chicken and I can make ranch dressing. Anyone have easy buttermilk dessert recipes to use up what we have left?

Mar 30, 2015
Sra. Swanky in Home Cooking

Sichuan at Imperial Wok in N White Plains: thumbs up

Anytime - they really know what they're doing here. :) Definitely try the eggplant. Elisa was right - it held up very well for takeout too.

Sichuan at Imperial Wok in N White Plains: thumbs up

Ok, Elisa & vinous - I owe you both. :) All your recs were fantastic. I went a little overboard on the Sichuan menu - but leftovers are always great for the week. :) The dan dan noodles were delicious and the dumplings in hot oil had awesome flavor and just the right burn. I added a little peanut sauce to it since that's the way The Cottage (my old Sichuan fave downtown) made them. The double cooked pork - loved it! Love those black beans - they really make the dish extra special.

Also ordered the Taiwanese eggplant. Fantastic.

Best Chinese meal I've had in a looooong time. So grateful to have this so close. Trying not to pick at my leftovers too much because it's still Saturday morning. ;) Thank you so much!

birthday cake in westchester

More love for Homestyle Desserts. Their cakes are delicious and reasonable. We had their Diamond Supreme cake for my younger son's christening and everyone raved about it. Another good place is Dessert Oasis in Elmsford. Flour & Sun in Pleasantville makes a delicious cake - they do an incredible strawberry cake - with strawberries in the icing too. A little more expensive, but not nearly as pricey as Lulu's.

Happy 1st Birthday to your little one!

Coffee/tea in Ossining

I always have enjoyed Quimbaya. My favorite is their Presidente hot chocolate - really good. The pastries were tasty too.

Bring your shopping cart back where it belongs, please!

That has never happened to me! How cool is that? :) Lucky!

Mar 25, 2015
Sra. Swanky in Not About Food

Bring your shopping cart back where it belongs, please!

I have the exact same lament. I spent four glorious college years with a Wegman's within reach and grocery shopping back home near NYC has been dreary & inconvenient ever since. Especially with kids. :(

Mar 25, 2015
Sra. Swanky in Not About Food

Sichuan at Imperial Wok in N White Plains: thumbs up

Will try it this weekend. Can't wait to finally ma la my order! Thank you both! :)

Sichuan at Imperial Wok in N White Plains: thumbs up

It's my favorite too. They make killer hot oil wontons at The Cottage on Amsterdam Ave on the UWS. :) If these come anywhere close to those, I'll owe you big time! :)

Sichuan at Imperial Wok in N White Plains: thumbs up

Sounds great - thank you and thanks for the recs. :)The eggplant dish sounds wonderful. And I have the biggest craving for wontons in hot oil. :)

Sichuan at Imperial Wok in N White Plains: thumbs up

Anyone been here recently? Thinking of finally taking the plunge. I need good local Sichuan in my life! :)

A Couple of Things in Mt. Kisco

Love Mario's. Great slices and very consistent.

A Couple of Things in Mt. Kisco

They're planning on opening a Turkish restaurant in the old BGR location. Sounds good to me!

When a favorite restaurant is ruined - what do you do?

Just a quick update. You all were right. I moved on an found a new favorite Chinese haunt. It took some time, but my woeful heart is healing fast with their yummy food!

What do they usually say? When you break up with someone, it takes half the time you were together to truly get over him/her. I'm getting over my loss fast! Thank you for the advice. :)

cupcake order

I'm with meerastvargo - just wrap them all well. Make sure there's a good moistener in the cupcake recipe or add a little more of it (oil, pudding, corn syrup, etc.).

Mar 05, 2015
Sra. Swanky in Home Cooking

A Buffalo, NY treat - Aunt Rosie's Loganberry! Where to find it???

That's a good question. I'm from Southern NY state - right outside NYC and I've had absolutely no luck as north of me as Wappingers Falls (Dutchess County).

westchester bagels is their a good one out there?

You and me both, JT. It's sad. Tower was the greatest and Nathan's should have been given landmark status.

At least Scarsdale Bagel is still there. Holding onto these shreds of our youth with both hands!

McDonald's Lovin' Campaign!

This is great! Too bad it's all over (supposedly!) on Saturday! No love on Valentine's Day? Kind of ironic!

Feb 11, 2015
Sra. Swanky in Chains

McDonald's Lovin' Campaign!

I hear you. But a free bacon, egg and cheese biscuit would be a nice way to start the day!

Feb 03, 2015
Sra. Swanky in Chains