s

scout1's Profile

Title Last Reply

Korean catering for son's dol

Hi there,

I need a really great Korean caterer for my son't dol (first birthday). We live in lower Westerchester so a drive to Queens isn't that far. But there are so many restaurants! Are there places you'd recommend? Please send me your recommendations.

thanks!

Nov 26, 2012
scout1 in Outer Boroughs

Great restaurants in Hilton Head?

Hi there,

My husband and I will be down in Hilton Head this coming week -- next week. Wanted to reach out to you guys and see if there are a few spots we should try! We'd like something casual but nice (it's a night out for the parents!). And just to help narrow things down maybe something along the lines of New American cuisine.

Thanks!

Mar 28, 2011
scout1 in Southeast

Catering from Stew Leonard's?

Thank you everyone!!! :)

Catering from Stew Leonard's?

Ha! Yes... So I'm in White Plains. I think I netted on Rye Country Store -- the food is good and the guy is really nice to work with.

-----
Country Store
1319 Lake Rd, Webster, NY 14580

Catering from Stew Leonard's?

Thank you... any places your recommend for catering? If not Stew's, as considering Rye Country Store. Don't want to blow the bank...

-----
Country Store
1319 Lake Rd, Webster, NY 14580

Catering from Stew Leonard's?

Hi there,

Wanted to see if anyone around Westchester has ever done catering from Stew Leonard's. How was your experience?

Was considering getting stuff from there for my daughter's 1st birthday (you can see from my posts my indecion on what to serve!)

thanks!

Help me plan my daughter's 1st Birthday!

OK... ANOTHER thing (sorry, I'm just vomiting information)... I got a quote from a nice caterer around here... For a pinwheel sandwich platter with a side of pasta salad, mini cheese burgers, pigs in a blanket and mini pizzas (he said enough to feed my crowd) would cost $250. Does THIS change your minds?? Food from the grocery store is expensive too and then having to prepare it... Starting to lean again towards catering...

AHHH!!! I promise, I'll make a decision already! :)

Feb 01, 2011
scout1 in Home Cooking

Help me plan my daughter's 1st Birthday!

:) I guess I should also mention that the reason I initally made it a big deal was not just because she's turning 1, but also bc ALL my family is coming in from out of town. We live in NY and my parents and bro are flying in from Chicago, my sis in law is flying with her 3 little kids from Indy... and my in laws are driving from OH. And it's not often that ALL of us get together -- maybe once a year at best.

Feb 01, 2011
scout1 in Home Cooking

Help me plan my daughter's 1st Birthday!

All really great points and tips... You guys have given me a lot to think about!! Was thinking I could make pulled pork sliders -- easy enough, right? Can make it ahead and in thr crock pot. Maybe I'll do that, add in some fz, pre-made apps from Costco, cheese and fruit plate and the pasta. I'll throw in some chips and salsa/guac and call it a day?? (after a tall glass of wine??) What do you think? Too much? Too little?

Feb 01, 2011
scout1 in Home Cooking

Help me plan my daughter's 1st Birthday!

Thank you! These are all great recommendations and suggestions! And you are all right -- I want to enjoy the party too -- my husband and I have somethng to celebrate as well!! :)

I am now leaning towards getting it catered. My feeling is that it will be a little more expensive but it will save me the stress of running around (my husband will prob be happier as a result). We live in a condo building that has a party room, so fortunately, we don't have to worry about the mess.

As far as the ages of the kids... my daughter will be the youngest - the oldest, her cousin is 10 years old.

Someone asked about Korean food... my sister is making the rice, and kalbi (which can be served at room temp) and will be bringing in the kimchi and dduk. hurray!

Two hours will go in a flash!!

Please... any suggestions/advice are more than welcome!! Love hearing about all your experiences!

Feb 01, 2011
scout1 in Home Cooking

Help me plan my daughter's 1st Birthday!

I tend to be like my mother -- prepare to feed an army!

Feb 01, 2011
scout1 in Home Cooking

Help me plan my daughter's 1st Birthday!

Hi guys,

Wanted to reach out to you for some assitance in planning my daughter's first birthday -- which will be on 2/20. It will be from 11-1pm and there will be 16 adults and 9 kids.

Here's what I have so far...
- I was planning to make my husband's grandma's special pasta sauce and meatball recipe (which I can make adhead of time since it freezes really well). And we will also have Korean food which my sister is taking care of (my daughter is half Korean).

- custom ice cream cake from Carvel

What I need are some ideas for finger foods... pigs in a blanket, spring rolls, mini burgers??

What do you think? I don't want to blow the bank on this but I'm willing to spend some money. I also don't want to be slaving in the kitchen -- I really want to hang out with my family and spend time with them.

I was thinking along the lines of frozen apps from Costco. Have you had any luck on those? Any you'd strongly recommend?

We'd also have a veggie and cheese plate. Maybe a cheese pizza for the kids??

HELP!!

Feb 01, 2011
scout1 in Home Cooking

Bakery in Lower Westchester -- Need a great birthday cake!

you're totally right about stop and shop cakes! they're incredibly delicious! thanks! i wanted to get the cake from joyful cakes, but ti think they've closed.

Bakery in Lower Westchester -- Need a great birthday cake!

Hi there,

I'm planning my daugther's first birthday and wanted to ask you guys if you could recommend a great bakery in lower Westchester. I'd like a nice personalized cake that looks great but TASTES great too! Any places you love?

Thanks!

Catering Company in Lower Westchester for Baby's 1st Bday??

Hi there!

I'm trying to plan my daughter's first birthday and wanted to ask you guys if you knew of some good catering companies in lower Westchester? Was planning on getting pizzas for all the kids and then wanted some nice finger foods for the adults. The party is going to be from 11 am - 1 pm.

Any places you'd recommend??

Vegetarian bbq?

Hi guys,

I'm having a vegetarian couple over for a bbq in a few weeks -- just two couples (me and my husband who are huge meat eaters -- I'm going to make ribs for us) and them. Any ideas what I can make other than popping a couple of frozen veggie burger patties on the grill?

Thanks!

Jul 26, 2010
scout1 in Home Cooking

Restaurants in Northbrook for Large Group

Hi,

Can you guys recommend some good restaurants in Northbrook that would be good for a large group -- say around 15-20? We're looking for a place that would also be good for kids. Some place like Maggianos would be good, but going out to Old Orchard isn't an option as it's too far. We looked into Prairie Grass Cafe, but it's a little too pricey.

Any ideas?

Apr 05, 2010
scout1 in Chicago Area

Restaurants in Santa Monica near Viceroy Hotel (Ocean Drive)

Thanks these are all great! And yes, we will have a car.

Sep 11, 2009
scout1 in Los Angeles Area

Restaurants in Santa Monica near Viceroy Hotel (Ocean Drive)

definitely! gelato's even better! thanks!

Sep 10, 2009
scout1 in Los Angeles Area

Restaurants in Santa Monica near Viceroy Hotel (Ocean Drive)

Hi there,

Will be going to Santa Monica for a long weekend (staying at the Viceroy on Ocean Drive) and wanted to get some "can't miss spots." Would love to mix it up a bit... maybe get one high end spot ($30 entrees), a few moderate places ($15-20 entrees) and a few hole in the wall, but great places. We're going for our anniversary and our "babymoon." No dietary restrictions and will eat any kind of cuisine (maybe not sushi though). Any favorites you have? Also, is there a really great ice cream place nearby?

Thanks!!

Sep 10, 2009
scout1 in Los Angeles Area

Reasonable Restaurant in Charlevoix, MI??

Hi everyone,

Our family will be traveling to Charlevoix MI for a wedding next weekend. I'd like to poll the field and see if there are any nice, REASONABLY PRICED, restaurants in the area. I'm not familiar with the area at all. If it helps, we're staying at Pointes North Inn (101 Michigan Ave), so maybe something around there. Looking to accomodate a group of up to 20 people.

Let me know if you have reccommendations!

Best red velvet recipe?

thank you! I made the cake last night and it was delicious!! Super moist!

May 15, 2009
scout1 in Home Cooking

Best red velvet recipe?

Do you know what the vinegar is for?

May 13, 2009
scout1 in Home Cooking

picky parents - east or west village

What about Jane?

May 12, 2009
scout1 in Manhattan

Best red velvet recipe?

thanks for the link. Have you guys made it? How is it?

May 11, 2009
scout1 in Home Cooking

Best red velvet recipe?

Hi,

Does anyone have THE BEST red velvet cake recipe? Looking to bake my husband's birthday cake.

Thanks!

May 08, 2009
scout1 in Home Cooking

Late night bite to eat on LES?

Cafecita is a fun place with great Cuban food -- it's more in Alphabet city. But you can go there for late night dinner.

May 01, 2009
scout1 in Manhattan

Need help with a Chicago sushi pick....

No mention of Sai?!?! Probably some of the best sushi I've ever had... sit at the sushi bar and talk to Dan, the head sushi chef. THE best!!

Apr 30, 2009
scout1 in Chicago Area

Blackbird vs Avec

The other thing is that you can give the hostess your cell phone number and she'll call you when your table is ready. While you're waiting, you can hang out for a drink (or mocktail) at Sepia which is right around the corner or Meiji - a sushi place next door to Avec and Blackbird. I think both places are great, but we keep going back to Avec for its fun atmosphere. The chorizo stuffed dates are ridiculous as is the whipped brandade.

Apr 28, 2009
scout1 in Chicago Area

Pepsi Natural or Pepsi Throwback

I'd love to know what you guys think of these products. Incidentally, I work for Pepsico.

Apr 27, 2009
scout1 in General Topics