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June openings and closings

It's Sunday from 1PM to close, in the cafe and, hopefully the patio if it's not too rainy.
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Jun 23, 2010
JSchwo7 in Greater Boston Area

June openings and closings

There is a "Cottonwood's Last Call" party that day, I just saw the posting.

Jun 23, 2010
JSchwo7 in Greater Boston Area

cookbooks: hidden gems?

I second the River Cafe cookbooks. Seriously fantastic food.

Jun 29, 2007
JSchwo7 in Home Cooking

Best food or food related gift you have given or received?

My sister, knowing my addiction to farmer's markets and veggies, gave me a wok. I just replaced the one she gave me since I used the thing constantly, and that was after 10 years of solid use.

Jun 26, 2007
JSchwo7 in General Topics

what are you eating right now?

Falafel, tabouleh, eggplant hummus, fresh pita, and siracha and some Mezzacorona pino grigio. Yum Yum

Jun 17, 2007
JSchwo7 in General Topics

what are you eating right now?

love zucchini cakes, I like to add mint and feta cheese.

Jun 17, 2007
JSchwo7 in General Topics

what are you eating right now?

That does sound amazing, can you share the recipie?

Jun 17, 2007
JSchwo7 in General Topics

Middle Eastern Food in SD

Where can I find authentic Middle Eastern food? I'm looking for hummus, falafel, tahini, sliced pickles, stuffed grape leaves, gyros, etc.

Jun 16, 2007
JSchwo7 in California

Whole foods in Hillcrest

The breakfast pizza is really good. Sounds crazy but scrambled eggs on pizza with sausage is actually perfect.

Jun 16, 2007
JSchwo7 in California

Boston rooftop dining?

It is lunch only and a limited one at that, but they do have a full bar. Hollah!!!

Jun 07, 2007
JSchwo7 in Greater Boston Area

Boston rooftop dining?

The rattlesnake is not the best for dining, absolutley for drinking. In the North End there is Ristorante Fiore at 250 Hanover, its right at the top by Bricco and Lucca.

Jun 07, 2007
JSchwo7 in Greater Boston Area

Dried California Chili Pods

I just went by what the package said, I just went to double check and it is indeed spelled that way. Also I found a web site on the back of the package, it really fun to browse.
http://www.tampicospice.com/

Jun 07, 2007
JSchwo7 in Home Cooking

freezing cilantro

I got this tip from Nigella and I found it to work. Put it in a paper bag and then in the freezer. When you go to use it don't defrost it, just pop it in as is.

Jun 07, 2007
JSchwo7 in Home Cooking

We try to compile all the "exotic" foods in SD

Brazilian: Rei Do Gado on 4th, Samba Grill in Horton Plaza is really good too

Jun 06, 2007
JSchwo7 in California

help! food late tonight

I don't, I want to say its a house brew, but since the taps are unmarked its hard to recall.

Jun 06, 2007
JSchwo7 in Greater Boston Area

help! food late tonight

Stella is my vote, they have this dark beer on tap that is really delicious. Plus I love the all white room and bar.

Jun 06, 2007
JSchwo7 in Greater Boston Area

A Romantic Getaway For 2 Foodies -- Need Recs!

The Barking Crab is always a good time. And as far as lunch near the common, try the Parrish Cafe. The menu is made up of sandwiches, entrees, and even drinks invented by Boston chefs.

Jun 06, 2007
JSchwo7 in Greater Boston Area

Dried California Chili Pods

Thanks for the info!!

Jun 06, 2007
JSchwo7 in Home Cooking

Dried California Chili Pods

I found these in the grocery store but am at a loss at to what to use them in. Any ideas, suggestions, recipies?

Jun 06, 2007
JSchwo7 in Home Cooking

Breakfast in SD

In the former Old Cottage Shop location on 5th ave.

Jun 06, 2007
JSchwo7 in San Diego

Breakfast in SD

Am I the only one who thinks Hash House is overated? You may get big portions but of under seasoned, bland food with a tree of rosemary stuck in the middle.

Big fan of the Mission, Crest Cafe, Ticasso, and Rudfords

Jun 06, 2007
JSchwo7 in San Diego

Help! Northend Italian. Ideas?

Mike's Pastry is still there, right on Hanover street. I am a huge fan of Mamma Maria's in North Square, but this link might help as well.
http://www.northendboston.com/dining.htm

Jun 05, 2007
JSchwo7 in Greater Boston Area

Looking for a good take-out/cafe place in the DC area

Sorry, you are right it is a big city. I'm looking for something that has components of meals, like a prepared food counter, but where you can stay and eat. Nothing cafeteria style.

Jun 05, 2007
JSchwo7 in Washington DC & Baltimore

Tasty Recipes for Weight Loss

One easy trick is to remove salt from cooking, it might be bland but once you get used to less salt in your food you stop putting it on everything.

Jun 04, 2007
JSchwo7 in Home Cooking

let's share a cooking "trick"

I request paper bags and put the bag near my feet so I can dispose as I go.

Jun 04, 2007
JSchwo7 in Home Cooking

let's share a cooking "trick"

I use smoked sea salt to add smokey flavor to anything and I use goats milk yoghurt instead of sour cream. I'm lactose intolerant and I also love the tangy flavor.

Jun 04, 2007
JSchwo7 in Home Cooking

Credit Card to Secure a Reservation

People are more likely to show up or call and cancel if they give a credit card. Unfortunatley some people view a reservation as an idea, rather than a definitive, and just don't bother to follow-up after the call. By giving a credit card guests are given responsibility for making a booking. If you are indeed truly hesitant to give the credit card number, talk to the manager to possibly have it waved, or give the number of an expired card. As far as I know it is against the law to charge for a "no show".

Jun 04, 2007
JSchwo7 in Not About Food

Looking for a good take-out/cafe place in the DC area

I want to find a place that has both eat-in comfort food and basics to take out. Any suggestions? I want to stay within the DC borders.

Jun 04, 2007
JSchwo7 in Washington DC & Baltimore

Is it really expected that one order wine in fine restaurants?

Never be pressured to buy anything in a resturant, including bottled water, food specials, or dessert, that you do not want. A lot of times waiters become greedy and/or so used to people spending lots of money on wine that they are off put by people who do not. As a former waitress I know the pressure to sell sell sell.

Jun 04, 2007
JSchwo7 in Not About Food