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unequal moderating

I have definitely noticed this as well, and it is offensive that some are subject to 'moderation' but others are not. This is my first post in weeks because I've decided not to bother anymore; no one is listening.

Oct 17, 2008
marmite in Site Talk

"The Ten Best Seduction Techniques", # 3

Most emphatically, yes.

Sep 25, 2008
marmite in Food Media & News

Mark's of Grand Street in Croton?

Sure, I say give it a shot. The lady at the next table had a yummy-looking quesadilla, and the salads looked good too. Maybe the trick for avoiding the noise is to go for early dinner as opposed to 8, when we went. I'll go early next time.

So sick of overpriced Westchester!

Red Hat.

Mark's of Grand Street in Croton?

Last night my mother and I tried out the Tavern. It looks pretty much the same as it did when it was Honey's, as far as I can tell. There were 2-3 couples, and the rest of the tables were families. We opted to start with the fried zucchini, which they were out of so we chose the artichoke fritters. I liked them very much, though didn't care for the heavy, thick ranch dressing that came on the side. For mains, I ordered the sundried tomato pizza with garlic, spinach and black olives. My mother ordered the meatloaf with garlic mashers on the side (except they were out of the mashers too, so she chose fries). We waited, and waited, and waited some more. We saw people who had arrived after us receive their mains. Then a huge loud group arrived, and from then on we couldn't hear a thing above the din. Unreal noise level, and completely unbearable. I asked them to please wrap up our mains which had not yet arrived so we could eat at home in peace. Of course it is such a small place that any noise issues are understandable, and the waitress apologized. All the staff were very pleasant throughout, actually.
On to the food itself... my pizza was just eh. It was a good size, I liked the garlic level and the spinach, but far too much tomato sauce- I would have preferred the sauce OR the sundried tomatoes. My cat liked it though. My mother reports that her meatloaf was good but the fries were "gross," (not a word she ever uses) "overcooked/ burned, very thin and basically inedible." She would not return but I probably would with friends, to try out some different dishes.

Foods you love at Trader Joe's that got discontinued? [OLD]

I miss those smallish jars of "natural" maraschino-ed cherries. They made me feel a lot better about eating a jar at a time.

Sep 09, 2008
marmite in Chains

Mark's of Grand Street in Croton?

It's called Tavern at Croton Landing. I've been too chicken to give it a shot, also I kind of miss Honey's. Maybe I'll go in and take one for the team this week..

Best food markets in the world? The kinds with multiple vendors?

Budapest!

Sep 05, 2008
marmite in General Topics

First REAL Food memory

Sitting at the kitchen table with my parents and refusing to eat oatmeal... I've never eaten it since.
Going to the ice cream parlor with my mom and sharing a banana split, just because.
My grandma's house that smelled like shortbread.
My dad and I staying over at my aunt's house, and the next morning my dad and uncle rushing out the door in their weekly who-buys-the-donuts-first competition... I'd give at least a few of my digits to be any of these places again.

Sep 04, 2008
marmite in General Topics

What is up with the cheese sandwiches?

I never got a plain cheese sandwich for lunch- it was either cheese and marmite or cheese and relish. I still love a cheese sandwich, pretty much anytime- I had one for breakfast today- but my 2 varieties these days are sharp cheddar with tomato, or american with mayo and mustard.

Sep 04, 2008
marmite in General Topics

When did you stop liking sugar?

I was just noticing last week how much my sugar intake/ craving has decreased. Now if I crave anything it will be salty/ savory- chips, cheese, mustard. My father throughout his whole life was able to ignore chocolate- he would buy Halloween candy for the trick or treaters, and it would still be in his fridge the next summer. I always envied that, and now it seems the older I get (a mid-30-something-th birthday tomorrow......) the more I turn into him.

Sep 02, 2008
marmite in Not About Food

Stonewall Kitchen specialty foods...

I like their horseradish spread and wasabi horseradish spreads quite a bit, and I always have to bring home some cranberry horseradish spread for my friends- they eat it by the jarful. Just last week I discovered there's a new outlet store down the road from my vacation house! Huzzah! The sour cherry is their best jam, in my opinion. I generally skip all the sweet sauces like chocolate, dulce de leche etc.

Sep 02, 2008
marmite in General Topics

Do you drink bottled water (even if the tap water is safe)?

I drink both NY tap and bottled. Individual bottles are easier to keep in the fridge and freezer and grab when I go out. Once in the car I never remember to take the bottle with me, since it's usually empty by the time I get to wherever I'm going. But when I'm home or at others' homes I'll always drink tap.

Aug 21, 2008
marmite in Food Media & News

Where do like to go to sit outside and eat in Westchester/Putnam

The view at Henry's definitely outweighs the food, IMO (Indian Point notwithstanding). We had lunch there last weekend. The service was unfortunate, but the manager was very nice. I wish I had gone on classical guitar day!

Hot Pocket Dilemna

Nobody's ever said anything to me about it before. I didn't know it was considered dangerous by some till this thread.

Aug 19, 2008
marmite in General Topics

Hot Pocket Dilemna

I agree with him, but I don't mind re-freezing, usually.

Aug 19, 2008
marmite in General Topics

Hot Pocket Dilemna

Today for lunch I ate a Stouffer's mac and cheese that defrosted for 11ish hours in my car last week when I forgot to bring it into my office. So far, so good. I'd eat that Hot Pocket.

Edited to add I did refreeze it, it hadn't been sitting out since then or anything. :p

Aug 18, 2008
marmite in General Topics

Films that make you want to eat!

Jurassic Park, when the kids return to the visitors' center after being chased by dinosaurs for 2 days, chow down on the big spread of food, and look at each other and smile.
Day Night Day Night has a lot of food scenes- pizza, hot pretzel with mustard, candy apple... I wanted to be eating all those things while I watched the film.

Aug 12, 2008
marmite in Food Media & News

Your favorite downscale food, from where?

I am now, but the Hungarian side of my family's been going to to the YME for years. You're right though- nothing like being told "pick out the best pigs' feet" to make a 10 year old go the complete opposite way.

Aug 07, 2008
marmite in Manhattan

Your favorite downscale food, from where?

Ah, the Yorkville Meat Emporium. Fond, fond memories for me there. Go at the holidays for special chocolates and cookies. City Kid, I knew we could agree on something! ;p

Aug 07, 2008
marmite in Manhattan

Where to find Coke with sugar, not HFC

It's not Westchester, but I got some at the Foodmart International on Rt 59 in Spring Valley, in Rockland. They had Sprite and Fresca with real sugar too.

Attitudes toward restricted diets - your experiences?

I get the 'it's too bad you don't eat meat' regularly as well. Variations include 'You can eat that- it just has a little chicken in it,' 'Why can't you eat lobster? Lobsters are ugly,' and 'This was a vegetarian pig. heh heh heh.'

Some people can't let anything out of the ordinary (though unless they live under a rock, they must be aware some people exist who have dietary restrictions) go by without a comment. Ignore 'em and do what you have to do.

Aug 07, 2008
marmite in Not About Food

one-hit wonders primed for a comeback

Not entirely but they are few and far between....

Aug 06, 2008
marmite in General Topics

Is "waitron" intended to be demeaning?

I've used it, and never meant it with a negative connotation. I just think it's a cool word.

Aug 05, 2008
marmite in Not About Food

What do you do if you get a bad table?

I thought the back-to-the-wall phenomenon was universally known as the Power Seat. But Godfather Seat is a good one too. :)

Jul 31, 2008
marmite in Not About Food

Wine Doggy Bag Law

It can't be gotten into in transit if it's in the trunk, well, at least under normal circumstances. My cousin (in NY) threw a bridal shower a few years ago and was told she couldn't take out the opened wine bottles from the 15 or so tables, even though she had paid for them. We packed 'em in the trunk and took our chances.

Jul 30, 2008
marmite in Not About Food

HAs anyone had a good meal in danbury,ct lately

Jim Leff, would you please tell me the name of 'one of the best Mexican restaurants in the northeast?' I'm afraid I don't have a find to tell you about, since I don't live or eat in Danbury (hence my search, resulting in this thread), but I'm spending my birthday there this year and would like to investigate your Mexican fave.

Grayz: Have you been?

Our reasons for not liking the experience had nothing to do with being vegetarian, because as I said, I enjoyed my entree. As far as it being a special request, that's why I mention it when I make the reservation. All they have to say is no.
I did also have the Badminton Cup, and couldn't get through half of it. We must agree to disagree. :) Glad you had a good time though.

Jul 28, 2008
marmite in Manhattan

Good to Go in Croton

Thank you, Marge! I drive past this place every day and only just noticed yesterday that it wasn't actually Caruso's anymore. I'll be sure to give it a try. Do you know if they take credit cards?

vegan and or vegetarian in the city

I second Candle 79- I still daydream about their seitan piccata. Also second Pure Food and Wine- get the tasting menu.

Jul 24, 2008
marmite in Manhattan