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blizzard caused flight delays..where to eat late night?

Arriving today too... My guidebook mentions these for late-night, though I can't vouch for them: Clover Grill (burgers) 900 Bourbon St.; Coops (Cajun, burgers) 1109 Decatur; Angeli (sandwiches, calzones) 1141 Decatur; Fiorella's (Italian) 1136 Decatur; Huey's 24/7 Diner, 200 Magazine; Camelia Grill, Uptown/Riverbend, 626 S. Carrollton Ave.

Feb 06, 2010
nashville2ny in New Orleans


I'm having trouble finding restaurants -- not sports bars -- that are open on Super Bowl Sunday for me and my two companions, who are only mildly interested in the game (treason, I know). There's no chance in hell we're going to fork over $100 per person to watch the game somewhere... just want a decent meal, from divey to upscale, that's in the Quarter or an easy cab ride. We'd welcome suggestions!

Feb 05, 2010
nashville2ny in New Orleans

Very Blueberry Muffins

These are quite tasty but I'd still definitely cut back on the salt if I made them again. The first thing you taste when you chomp into these is the salt (yes, I used the requested 2 tsp. of kosher salt). I'd think regular table salt would make it even worse since the same volume would contain more salt.

Jul 16, 2008
nashville2ny in Recipes

Asian Shrimp Paste etc.

Lemongrass is very woody; don't try to eat it, just use it for flavoring (as you would a bay leaf).

Mar 04, 2008
nashville2ny in Home Cooking

where to find king cake???

I tried a couple years ago and no one here knew what I was talking about. You could always order from Gambinos online (

Feb 01, 2008
nashville2ny in Manhattan

chinatown eats

Search Chow for "Eating in Chinatown -- a Beginners Guide" (sorry, I don't have the link, but it was a very long post that should be helpful).

Jan 31, 2008
nashville2ny in Manhattan

where is best Filipino food in manhattan

For what it's worth, we went to Grill 21 and did not enjoy it. It's a cute little restaurant, and the service was fine, but I hated some of the food. We ended up throwing away the leftovers of binagoongan (pork and eggplant in shrimp paste), which is very rare for us. The bistek was good, lumpiang sariwa was OK and dessert (lychee cream?) was very tasty. It was too mixed an experience for us to be likely to go back.

Jan 19, 2008
nashville2ny in Manhattan

Where to Eat Lunch in Middle of Long Island? [moved from Outer Boroughs board]

Here are several places very near the cemetery, and easy to find, on the main drag, Hwy. 110:
1. Barolo, 1197 Walt Whitman Road... Italian, so nothing wildly unusual, but quite good food and a little upscale. That used to be the place for business lunches.
2. Blackstone Steakhouse, 10 Pinelawn Road, is a pretty and rather new place. See the Newsday review:

Vietnamese Building Blocks

Pete, sweet rice (a.k.a. sticky rice or glutinous rice) is starchier than regular rice, very sticky and chewy. It's served with certain dishes like (at least in Thailand) papaya salad. The cooking method is different and seems tricky to me.

Jul 22, 2007
nashville2ny in Features

Quick, Cheap, Good Food Near Port Authority?

Ressie Mae's has closed.

Jun 23, 2007
nashville2ny in Manhattan

Mysterious Thai dessert

Is it something like the photo shown here for khanom chan (aka kanom chan or chun)? I don't see any recipes online but could check my Thai cookbooks.

May 01, 2007
nashville2ny in Home Cooking

Must eats in Nashville?

By the way, Arnold's is kind of a dive, FYI, and often crowded.

best pizza on long island???

Is there any place in the region that serves good Chicago-style pizza or a whole-wheat crust? Sometimes I really want a thick crust and lots of toppings (something like Pizza Hut's pan pizza but not so greasy).

$25,000 dinner served in thailand?!

Oops, thanks. That's what I get for skimming.

Differences between cornmeals

I have a very traditional Southern cookbook that says it's mostly a matter of personal choice (though the authors prefer fine stone-ground white cornmeal). It says a fine grind can absorb more liquid and that, obviously, cornbread, for example, would be less coarse. I wouldn't think corn flour would be what you want for the okra.

Feb 12, 2007
nashville2ny in Home Cooking

$25,000 dinner served in thailand?!

They could have had a great $10 meal on the street and donated the rest to tsunami relief. (I've had some awesome meals in Thailand for about a buck.)

best pizza on long island???

There's a Grimaldi's in Garden City that has a coal oven (think it's an offshoot or close relative of the Grimaldi's under the Brooklyn Bridge), and Umberto's in New Hyde Park is very popular.

Must eats in Nashville?

Try Arnold's Country Kitchen at 605 Eighth Avenue South for lunch. It's a tiny meat and three, very popular. You will probably have to share tables, but the food is good and authentically nonfussy Southern food. Also good, for a more chic experience, is Sunset Grill in Hillsboro Village. Late at night I think the food is half-price, too. Both of these are centrally located but not close enough to your hotels that you'd want to walk.