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Frigidaire FFED3015L DropIn Electric Range

I'm contemplating buying this range. Anyone with experience using it or know of reviews of this range?

Jan 26, 2011
NickSr in Cookware

Where to buy Perciatelli in/near Charleston.SC?

Where can I buy perciatelli or bucatini in or near Charleston, SC? I've looked in a number of supermarkets and specialty stores to no avail. (I was surprised it is not in Whole Foods). I know I can buy it online but was hoping to avoid that.

NickSr.

Nov 12, 2010
NickSr in Southeast

Charleston Dish issue out today. What restaurants are on your list?

Seems to me that Holly’s language was eminently appropriate to eloquent descriptions of foods in restaurant reviews:
“Sturdy”: Robust (a)
“Toothsome”: Appetizing, delectable, delicious (a)
“Perched”: Resting on an elevated place or position (a) [Need to see the context.]
“Pert”: Impudently bold and saucy (b)
“Sang with flavor”: Edna St. Vincent Millay: “I cannot say what loves have come and gone, I only know that Summer sang in me, A little while…"

(a) Roget’s Thesaurus
(b) American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language
(c) If Summer can sing, can’t food be so flavorful as to “sing with flavor?”

May 19, 2008
NickSr in General South Archive

Food shopping in Charleston

On Daniel Island (on I-526 between Charleston and Mt. Pleasant), go to "et cetera Gourmet Food Shop." They have a wonderful variety of specialty foods with an Italian emphasis, including cheeses, cured meats, pastas and sauces, breads, pastries and much more. These products are of a high quality. We have enjoyed everything we have tried.They are at 245 Seven Farms Drive.

Feb 15, 2008
NickSr in General South Archive

Good coffee and pastries in downtown Charleston

Kennedy's is exactly what you are looking for. They have bagels. Parking is a problem in that vicinity so you may have to either drive around to find a spot or park further away and walk.
It is on the corner, ablout a block from East Bay St., heading towards Meeting St.

Jan 25, 2008
NickSr in General South Archive

Fez in Charleston

If you are thinking of the Fez on James Island (likely), Holly Herrick has a detailed review on her Web site: www.hollyherrick.com
In her site, click on "Blog" on the left side. You will have to scroll down a good way to get to the review, although it is relatively recent.
Nicholas

Dec 31, 2007
NickSr in General South Archive

Question for Charleston, SC foodies

I recommend you go to Holly Herrick's site. She was the Post and Couier's Restaurant Critic for years. On her site you will see very recent reviews of an eclectic variety of restaurants. Also on her site, look for "Holly's Favorites: Four/Five Star Food That Won't Break the Bank." The site is www.hollyherrick.com/home.htm Click on the Blog button to start.

Dec 07, 2007
NickSr in General South Archive

Summerville, SC favorites?

Woodlands is excellent (agree with CharlestonChow) and appropriately expensive. Mustard Seed is an excellent choice also (agree with Charlestonfoodiegal) and quite reasonably priced. Otherwise, I think you may want to travel a little. What are your food preferences? Recommendations are easier when that is known.

Oct 17, 2007
NickSr in General South Archive

Charleston Dish issue out today. What restaurants are on your list?

Holly Herrick is still doing reviews. See her Web site: www.hollyherrick.com

Aug 08, 2007
NickSr in General South Archive

Minneapolis Hound in Charleston, SC this Sunday

Jon, you are correct. EVO is closed on Sunday and Monday. BTW, EVO's pannini are great as well as the pizza.

Aug 04, 2007
NickSr in General South Archive

Lunch stop in Charleston SC near King Street

On King Street, Jim and Nick's BBQ. It may not be the best in the Low Country but it will probably be a nice experience for your PA friend.

Jul 09, 2007
NickSr in General South Archive

Uno Mas, Mt. Pleasant, SC

Wife and I were there two days ago. The menu is definitely not Tex-Mex. We had what where essentially "upscale" tacos, accompanied (not our choices) by black beans. General impression was OK but not very exciting. (The menu desccriptions were more interesting than the actual items.) Uno Mas is relatively new and Sal Parco's other restaurants have all been very good so this one may prove out also. Decor is nice and prices, at least at lunch, were appropriate. If you haven't done so already, try it to see for yourself. We may try again sometime but, in the meantime, far prefer the various Mustard Seed locations and the Boulevard Diner.

Jun 29, 2007
NickSr in General South Archive

Chez Panisse history, pizza memories

Answers to many of the above questions and a great deal of detailed information, including actual menus and recipes, are available in the book "Alice Waters and Chez Panisse" by Thomas McNamee. It covers the restaurant from conception to recent.

May 05, 2007
NickSr in San Francisco Bay Area

Goat Cheese - What say you?

bachslunch, you have to try the chevres from Fromagerie Belle Chevre if at all available. All of them I have tried have been fresh and flavorful. Actually, all other goat cheeses I have had have never had a "skunky funkiness". Judging by the earlier posts, others haven't had that experience either. What goat cheeses have you tried that gave you that result? Were they fresh? Did you eat them by themselves or with other foods?

May 02, 2007
NickSr in Cheese

Goat Cheese - What say you?

Thank you, Michael, for the info and suggestions. Our Whole Foods has an almost overwhelming (at least to me) cheese department and is in the process of expanding. it.This affords me ample opportunity for exploration and appreciation, as you said.

Apr 30, 2007
NickSr in Cheese

Goat Cheese - What say you?

I checked the notes I made afterwards. The cheeses were all chevre. One was in a log shape, sprinkled with herbs. Two had been marinated in extra-virgin olive oil; one of these had sun-dried tomato with the olive oil, the other had the olive oil and herbs. Perhaps that narrows it down a little

Apr 30, 2007
NickSr in Cheese

Goat Cheese - What say you?

Yestereday, at our Whole Foods, in Mt. Pleasant, SC, I tasted goat cheese from Fromagerie Belle Chevre (Elkmont, Alabama.) I liked it very much. It was mild (as I think goat cheese should be) and delicious. However, I'm not knowledgeable or experienced with goat cheese. What flavor should a really good goat cheese have? What should I look for? Have you tried Belle Chevre and, if so, what did you think of it?

Another question: What is the best way to eat good goat cheese, i.e., in a salad, on crackers, with fruit or ?
NickSr

Apr 29, 2007
NickSr in Cheese