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Restaurant for Easter brunch lower FFC? Cobb's Mill?

I would at least call the Hyatt....they frequently have availability for the later seating, good luck.
EDIT:
We always make a reservation for Christmas day 4:00pm and it is almost always half empty by that time, empty enough that I would think they could accommodate a walk in. I'm not sure what it is like on Easter but I would call to ask.

http://greenwich.hyatt.com/en/hotel/n...

Apr 14, 2014
chowdom in Southern New England

Port Chester or Northern Westchester dining for Easter brunch?

I would at least call the Hyatt....they frequently have availability for the later seating, good luck.

http://greenwich.hyatt.com/en/hotel/n...

Apr 14, 2014
chowdom in New York State (exc. NYC)

Cinnamon Indian Cuisine in Rhinebeck (Wonderful)

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Apr 10, 2014
chowdom in New York State (exc. NYC)

How often do you drink alcoholic drinks?

Social drinking is not a progressive disease, sorry if I intimated that...

Apr 10, 2014
chowdom in General Topics

How often do you drink alcoholic drinks?

To Teague, The only thing I am judging is how folks responded to the OP nothing else, once again I am feeling grateful not judgmental. You are assuming I don't drink, I never stated that.
I am disturbed/saddened by the joking as well as the amount of anger and defensiveness this thread is beginning to generate, not the amount of alcohol people are consuming.

The OP stated she thinks she may be an alcoholic...how about suggesting she go speak to a professional to help make that determination or perhaps seek out a recovering alcoholic to talk to instead of defending alcohol, making light of the problem, boasting about how much or how little you drink.
.Linguafood, If someone told you they thought maybe they had a particular disease because they were experiencing symptoms associated with this particular disease would you tell them not to worry that you know many people, have many friends who experience similar symptoms however the symptoms are not debilitating and or they have not been diagnosed with the disease so don't bother to follow - up, living with these symptoms appears to be status quo.

I have witnessed a lot of wreckage due to alcohol abuse so I am pretty passionate about the topic.
To those social drinkers out there cheers...
to those struggling, I repeat it is a progressive disease.

Apr 10, 2014
chowdom in General Topics
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How often do you drink alcoholic drinks?

The OP
" I feel like I am an alcholic sometimes as I find myself craving it"
Why so defensive?
This is someone's life we are talking about, the flippant responses were irresponsible at best.
" Alcohol abuse use is a very real problem but most people can drink in a healthy way."
Bob, did ya read through this thread????

Apr 09, 2014
chowdom in General Topics
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What discontinued products do you miss?

Fresca was reformulated and is now awful, it was once terrific.

Apr 09, 2014
chowdom in General Topics

What discontinued products do you miss?

Fresca was amazing before they changed and ruined it...not even close to the original formula

Apr 09, 2014
chowdom in General Topics

What discontinued products do you miss?

I remember Russell Stover and the Barton's candy stores that were sprinkled around the city. I always requested the same item a coffee ice cream sandwich not all of the stores stocked them. I was too small to see over the counter or into the freezer if there was one, I just remember someone magically producing this treat for me....the absolute best!!!
Honorable mention to the single serving cups of breyers half chocolate, half vanilla available at Madison Square Garden, back when it still tasted like ice cream 1963 ish

Apr 09, 2014
chowdom in General Topics

What discontinued products do you miss?

Dugan's crème filled chocolate cup cakes too....the best

Apr 09, 2014
chowdom in General Topics

What discontinued products do you miss?

Frusen Gladje coffee chip ice cream was and still is my favorite all time ice cream ever. In the town where I live years ago there was a store called "the cookie factory" that turned out some really great cookies. In the front of the store was a long freezer filled exclusively with frusen gladje it was awesome I was 18 and skinny....it was a wonderful thing!!!!

Apr 09, 2014
chowdom in General Topics

What discontinued products do you miss?

It is seasonal in NY...
only avialable around December.

Apr 09, 2014
chowdom in General Topics

What discontinued products do you miss?

Hands down....
light and lively garden salad cottage cheese.
This takes a minute to load but here it is:
http://fultonhistory.com/Newspaper%20...

Apr 09, 2014
chowdom in General Topics

Queston about Pagoda on Central Park Ave [Scarsdale]

I have not eaten at Pagoda in the past maybe year or so. I do remember liking the food. My sister orders takeout from them every Monday night and dines in on occasion.
She just doesn't have time to create account and post to CH and asked me to post this on her behalf, not sure if this is allowed so feel free to remove if it's a no no. "We find the food to be very fresh with quality ingredients, generous portions and reasonable prices. On occasion, the consistency does vary (For example, the chicken in my husband's Sesame Chicken might not be crispy) but that doesn't happen often and when it does it is when they are very busy.) On those rare occasions the manager is always willing to make things right when I have called. They will either remake the dish and deliver if we don't mind waiting and not ask for the original order back) or not charge us on our next order. All in all, I still find it to be the best Chinese food in the area. (They are also very willing to modify dishes upon request).

BTW my sister is the biggest PIA on the planet so if they are still being nice to her they are nice people!
We were both fans of Central Seafood for a long time but had a few bad experiences and have not wanted to return.
EDIT: she did say that a couple of times the food was just bad, she asked the owner if there was a new chef in the kitchen and was told no, so consistency is definitely an issue

Apr 09, 2014
chowdom in New York State (exc. NYC)

How often do you drink alcoholic drinks?

The saddest thing, and there are many, about your post Ruth is that some folks are going to read it and say to themselves " Well I've never done anything like that so I must not be an alcoholic." It is not how much one drinks or how often, it is what the drink does to the person and the persons life.
It was difficult to read some of the responses to Monica's original post...The post speaks for itself, clearly there is an issue there. I am not being judgmental but I am feeling grateful. So sorry you had to deal with that kind of toxicity( no pun intended) and drama.

Apr 09, 2014
chowdom in General Topics
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How often do you drink alcoholic drinks?

Anyone in recovery or the field will tell
you the operative words here are "only you can decide"
ps it's a progressive disease :(

http://www.aa.org/lang/en/subpage.cfm...

Apr 03, 2014
chowdom in General Topics

Dickeys BBQ Highridge Plaza [Yonkers]

I stopped by and was given a sample of the turkey, it had the consistency of a poor quality highly processed turkey breast, very mushy with no trace of smoke flavor. The staff was extremely friendly that is the only thing I believe this place has going for it...I'm going to pass.

Mar 31, 2014
chowdom in New York State (exc. NYC)

Massa in Scarsdale has closed

It was the Piedmont Inn when I was kid growing up...by the time I was a teenager, lots of divorcee's..I know for a fact some of the female regulars charged by the hour.

I remember all of the other incarnations but never had the opportunity to try any of them with the exception of Heathcoat Tavern, where I actually worked for a short time.

I could not believe that someone would gut and renovate such a beautiful restaurant...it traumatized me in the same way that the renovation of the Plaza Hotel's Edwardian room did.
http://scarsdale.patch.com/groups/bus...
EDIT:
I do remember going there a few times when there were couches and oversized chairs and a dart board in the upstairs bar, was that when it was Bartholomew's?

Mar 19, 2014
chowdom in New York State (exc. NYC)

Willett House, Port Chester...Closed

My sister texted me these pic's today.
Although Willett House was not what
it used to be, it is always sad to see
an old - timer close especially in this way.

Mar 10, 2014
chowdom in New York State (exc. NYC)

Decent food in Southwest Yonkers?

Hi Ham Tech,
Thanks for reporting back and for the heads up regarding
the grandma slice at Giovanni's.
Lol...Malecon is fine.......super nice wait staff... check out the menu if the items on the steam table don't appeal to you..
I have not been to El Poblano Café, only la fonda Poblana and Taco El Poblano. I'm not surprised to hear that their third restaurant is just as good.

Mar 05, 2014
chowdom in New York State (exc. NYC)

42 Revisited-Birthday [White Plains]

Liza219 I thought you might find this of interest, some of these dishes look really appealing:
http://food.lohudblogs.com/2014/02/15...

Feb 19, 2014
chowdom in New York State (exc. NYC)

Shopsins...what do you get?

Charming ;

Feb 14, 2014
chowdom in Manhattan

Shopsins...what do you get?

I once got brave and took photos during one of our breakfasts, sorry about the poor quality I was trying to be discreet.

Photo of Mo betta: bacon and egg sandwich on mac and cheese pancakes.
Photo of bacon and eggs with toast background,
foreground really addictive, delicious, crispy crunchy potatoes.

I don't mind waiting on line because it's an excuse to pick up something terrific next door at Saxelby .

Feb 14, 2014
chowdom in Manhattan

blood oranges- who has them in Westchester?

Mrs. Greens Eastchester, DeCicco's Pelham. The ones from Mrs. Greens were a lot better. I'm not sure if they were the same variety, I think for one type the season is ending and the other it is just beginning.

Feb 03, 2014
chowdom in New York State (exc. NYC)

La Scarpetta - Mamaroneck

Due to the fact that Scarpetta in the city had a problem with the restaurants original name, it was changed to Rosa's La Scarbitta some time ago.

Most of the people dining at the restaurant the night we were there appeared to be very content regular customers, this created a nice friendly vibe in the dining room and thus added to the experience as a whole.

I have been experiencing with increased frequency atrocious, elitist, crappy attitude and service in many of Westchester's restaurants .

If Rosa wants to greet me warmly and make me feel like a part of the family...well I encourage her to "knock herself out" I love it, it makes me feel a lot more welcome than the folks who make it pretty clear that they believe they are doing me a favor by allowing me to dine at their establishment... I'm so over that classless bullshit of being made to feel uncomfortable and unworthy!

The bread and olive oil were of a very good quality all of the food including a salad with an exceptional vinaigrette (no photo) was fresh uncomplicated and delicious...great espresso too. Hmm just one thing though, IMO the cheese cake does not need the raspberry sauce it detracts from its goodness, I would recommend ordering it on the side. I personally did not find the prices excessive considering the quality and quantity of the food and overall experience...

pictured
cod
skirt steak
cheese cake

Feb 03, 2014
chowdom in New York State (exc. NYC)

Rao's in East Harlem, the original G

He is in fact Italian...

Jan 30, 2014
chowdom in Manhattan

Weight Watchers Foodies -- The Time for Action is Now! January 2014 [Old]

Thank you ... congratulations and continued success

Jan 30, 2014
chowdom in Home Cooking

After Hiking in Harriman State Park -- where to?

Charliethedog, I reread your original post, although I do not have firsthand experience with the brunch itself if you are hiking on a Sunday the Bear Mountain Inn's Sunday brunch sounds like it would fit the bill. You can buy a map that includes all of the trails in Harriman at the police barracks/parks department located at the far end of the parking lot, there may be an app available too.
Brunch is served until 3pm and it's a buffet.

There are plenty of challenging trails (IMPO) including the Appalachian Trail which is right there if you want to hike your meal off. There is also the Hiker's café that has decent to good but also overpriced food, one caveat I'm not sure if the café is open in February.

If you actually have a Charliethedog as opposed to being Charliethedog there is the Cove deli in Stony point/Tomkins Cove 9W where you can grab a sandwich or other deli type food. There are some good eagle watching spots on 9w in that area as well.

If you do decide on Bear Mountain what the article states about the restaurants being very popular is true, definitely must plan ahead/reservation for the brunch.

http://www.lohud.com/article/20140125/LIFESTYLE01/301250025/Sunday-Drive-Bear-Mountain-brunch?nclick_check=1

http://www.lohud.com/apps/pbcs.dll/ga...

Jan 29, 2014
chowdom in New York State (exc. NYC)

Rao's in East Harlem, the original G

That is so true, I have a friend an actor from a popular tv detective series no longer airing who never has a problem getting a table when he is in NY.

Jan 28, 2014
chowdom in Manhattan

Inn at Pound Ridge open

Awe...I didn't mean to make fun...but I guess I inadvertently did. I believe there is occasion when Liz takes her own photos I respect her for not wanting to be disruptive to others by using a flash... lets cut her some slack.

Jan 28, 2014
chowdom in New York State (exc. NYC)