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Advice on Southern food festivals

Thanks so much for the links Joanie and the crawfish lowdown hazlehurst shame we won't be around early may form the Breaux Bridge. Bhamgirl99 great to know about the Schaeffer boil, so glad I posted a question. What a friendly board. Thanks all, just like the hospitality in the South.

Mar 20, 2011
peasouper in Central South

Advice on Southern food festivals

Hello chow hounds

Organising a trip from Altanta, to New Orleans, via Birmingham, Jackson, the Delta and straight up to Nashville.

Were travelling in mid April begining of May ( Londoners escaping the Royal Wedding ) and are keen to visit any food festivals along the way.

So far we have found a crawfish festival in Biloxi and a BBQ and blues festival in Birmingham ( Bessemer). Has anyone been to either, or can recommend any more? And is crawfish widely available at this time? Any other recommendations most welcome.

Thanks!

Pea

Mar 13, 2011
peasouper in Central South

Oddities and unique eats in Manhattan?

Thanks so much Kathryn. Oliver, Chuck and Sugartoof, fantastic suggestions. Such a lovely community on here ready to help. Part of my job involves social media and I don't normally see such harmonious community cohesion!

I'll report back next week.

Pea

Apr 12, 2010
peasouper in Manhattan

Oddities and unique eats in Manhattan?

Oooo I just googled S'mac. We have nothing, nothing like that here. Thanks so much Motosport.

Where would you recomend for a reasonably priced taco feast and a margarhita?

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S'mac
345 E 12th St Frnt A, New York, NY 10003

Apr 09, 2010
peasouper in Manhattan

Oddities and unique eats in Manhattan?

Hello,

Visiting from London next week, staying where China Town meets the Lower East Side.

Intrested in some unique eats, your best finds and any oddities anywhere in Manhattan.

The only firm plans we have is a gig at the Jazz Standard, so can't miss a chance to nibble on some Blue Smoke. Is the burger still highly rated? And suggestions for good value prix fixe lunch would be tickity boo too.

Thanks in advance

Pea.

Apr 09, 2010
peasouper in Manhattan

Help with a dinner in London!

Hello,

Bar Shan or Bar Shu would easily tick all your boxes in Soho. As for Indian the Red Fort has reopened after a refurbishment, always gets the thumbs up from a restaurant reviewer I know...

http://www.timeout.com/london/restaur...

Apr 06, 2010
peasouper in U.K./Ireland

London calling Chicago

Thanks jwb and jayh!

Fab suggestions, excited about Cuatro, Custom House and Oysy with a wine recomendation thrown in for good measure. We are heading far South after Chicago, and will be pigging out on BBQ - so might be an idea to a eat lighter in your city. If you ever need any European tips, I'd be happy to help.

Pea x

Aug 20, 2008
peasouper in Chicago Area

Sushi in south London

Hello Jenny,

New Fujiama in Brixton, the sushi nigri platter is a steal at around £12.

http://www.newfujiyama.com/

Aug 20, 2008
peasouper in U.K./Ireland

How to create a swirl effect on a cheesecake?

Hello Dolly!

I hope I am not too late.

Your best bet would be to add a layer of cream on top then swirl the sauce using a cocktail stick or the back of a teaspoon. I have squinted at that second picture - and I can just see a layer on top of the original cake.

Aug 20, 2008
peasouper in Home Cooking

London calling Chicago

Hello,

Coming to your fanastic city at the end of the month, we have two days, one at Maxwell St Market and Grant Park for the Jazz fest and the other taking in Chess records and maybe the bash on Wabash.

Staying just a little North of the Loop on Dearborn. But we will be going South (in a cab) for Blues. Any suggestions gratefully received.

Pea x

Aug 20, 2008
peasouper in Chicago Area

Grocery Shopping for Students [London]

Hello,

Inverness Street in Camden is fab for fruit and veg and far far far cheaper than the supermarket, bags of cherries for a £1 for instance. I go there not just for the price, but because they are really good. I have had lovely fennel, herbs and an assortment of every lettuce imaginable from one stall.

If you are too busy studying to cook The Stables Market reduces all it's noodle dishes around 5-6pm. A pound can get you very far.

And if you want to splash out I recomend Asakusa sushi bar on Eversholt St. The carpet may give you a headache but the food is great.

Good luck!

Aug 20, 2008
peasouper in U.K./Ireland

Sicily, your food experiences...

Hello,

Just read Laurens post about Sicily, sounds lovely unfortunately won't be heading in that direction. Any recommendations for Palermo, Catania, Agrigento and Syracusa gratefully received.

Didn't think food could get any better than in Puglia last year, so I am very excited.

Pea x

Sep 17, 2007
peasouper in Italy

London Eats solo? Good Rec's appreciated

Hello!

I like your choices and I agree about Arbutus, I had the best rabbit there recently, a shoulder cooked in wine, and accompanied by a cute single pan portion of rabbit Shepards Pie. They do a very good lunch deal. What area are you staying in and I could give you more of a low-down. There is a great Indian in Vauxhall called Hot Stuff, its BYO and you can never seem to pay more than £20.00 per head, I probably shouldn't recommend this as its getting increasingly hard to get a table! I generally avoid high end Indian, there are lots of good Pakistani restaurants that are cheaper, save your money for something else. Imili (budget) in Wardour Street is worth a visit (completely fine on your own) Another little gem is Franklins in Kennington (great innovative British cooking) they do a great early dinner deal and you wouldn't be uncomfortable on your own. Chez Bruce is really, really as good as the reivews, and the service is not at all stuffy which is refreshing. As far as Budget is concerned have Breakfast at the Wolsley, take a walk up Edgware road for some great Middle Eastern Food Beruit Express the Lamb Kebabs are pretty special, Reza Epress in Euston you can get a vegetarian tiffin box for £3!! including dessert. Pho or Cay Tre for Vietnamese, and the Golden Hind for Fish and Chips, call in at the old fashioned pub sing a long in the Eagle next door.

Ok I have given away most of my secrets so I am off!

I have booked Tourqueville for Lunch next week, was that a good idea? Still can't decide on the celebration dinner, but looking forward to some soul food. And Le Halles, is it a wash-up?

Apr 13, 2007
peasouper in U.K./Ireland

Your unique New York foodie experiences

Thanks to you all for some amazing suggestions, I have ideas to keep us going all week, I will have some serious excess baggage on the plane home, lovely to see such a helpfull community. Thanks Oonth, Pastoralia, Kayonyc and Cimui for the great streetcart ideas.Really love the view suggestions too...

Hope I can reciprocate with any ideas for London dining in the future

Apr 12, 2007
peasouper in Manhattan

Your unique New York foodie experiences

We are pretty open to suggestion really, he is quite fond of fish, rare steaks and snails!!

Apr 11, 2007
peasouper in Manhattan

Your unique New York foodie experiences

Thanks for some great ideas, my budget for the special meal is mid to expensive, seeing as its a one off.

Apr 11, 2007
peasouper in Manhattan

Your unique New York foodie experiences

Sorry I am coming next week so the Friday would be the 20th, thanks

Apr 11, 2007
peasouper in Manhattan

Your unique New York foodie experiences

Hello,

Coming to Manhattan next week from London - its my boyfriends 30th on the Friday and I want to treat him a unique to New York dinning experience, something that we probably wouldn't be able to get in London. I would be grateful for any suggestions, also how far ahead do I need to book?

Thanks!

Apr 11, 2007
peasouper in Manhattan