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Alternative to EMP

Kathryn- sorry for the confusion. I messed up my vernacular. I meant the $225 tasting menu.

Refined budget: $75 per person. Food only

Jul 27, 2014
daves_32 in Manhattan

Alternative to EMP

I've always had Eleven Madison Park on my list. Unfortunately, the fixed price tasting menu is out of my price range. What is the closest alternative to EMP? Similar cuisine and execution. Preference is to have an ala carte option. Entrees around the $50 range.

Jul 27, 2014
daves_32 in Manhattan

BBQ catering near arlington

I didn't think about the Italian Store. That could be a good idea. The issue is that I am moving two days later and I don't want a lot of leftovers or trash. I am willing to pick up, which is why I Started with Rocklands

Jun 04, 2014
daves_32 in Washington DC & Baltimore

Retail brats, sausages, bangers

No more than $10 or so for a 6 pack

May 29, 2014
daves_32 in Washington DC & Baltimore

Retail brats, sausages, bangers

It doesn't have to be "artisanal." However, I would prefer ones that are deli case and/or do not have a months long shelf life.

May 29, 2014
daves_32 in Washington DC & Baltimore

Retail brats, sausages, bangers

Even better than stachowski?

May 28, 2014
daves_32 in Washington DC & Baltimore

Retail brats, sausages, bangers

Looking to get some grillables sausages, brats, and bangers to buy and grill for an upcoming party. Northern virginia or dc. Must have chicken sausages, pork brats, and bangers available. All I can come up with is whole foods, McLean butcher (do they have sausages), and red apron (I don't like their summer sausages). Please help! Thanks

May 28, 2014
daves_32 in Washington DC & Baltimore

BBQ catering near arlington

What if I just got a bunch of brats and sausages. I usually do that just at whole foods. are there better options around for simple brats, chicken sausages, and bangers?

May 27, 2014
daves_32 in Washington DC & Baltimore

BBQ catering near arlington

No. It's called old blue. The address listed is 2nd street south. I think it's catering only. http://oldbluebbq.com/menu/

May 26, 2014
daves_32 in Washington DC & Baltimore

BBQ catering near arlington

How about the old blue catering outfit?

May 26, 2014
daves_32 in Washington DC & Baltimore

BBQ catering near arlington

Looking for the best catered BBQ near ballston. Around 20 people and hopefully less than $150. Have had Willard's (chantilly) and liked it. However, accessibility could be an issue in this case.

May 26, 2014
daves_32 in Washington DC & Baltimore

Tomato dishes

Any one have any updates to this list? Particularly panzanella salad.

May 25, 2014
daves_32 in Washington DC & Baltimore

Liberty Tavern Lately

Any updates post-Chef Liam?

May 19, 2014
daves_32 in Washington DC & Baltimore

Update on Wegmans near Ft. Belvoir

less than a week woo hoo!

(I know it is for 2015)

May 19, 2014
daves_32 in Washington DC & Baltimore

Update on Wegmans near Ft. Belvoir

Has anyone seen any more movement on the building, land, or otherwise here?

May 08, 2014
daves_32 in Washington DC & Baltimore

Sad Demise of Palena

I completely agree with drsmoke. I used to love pulling up the old bar and having the burger or gnocchi. Since the expansion to the cafe, I was only happy maybe half the time. The food wasn't as precise and the service was not good. I had orange juice once that had actually turned sour. I am most disappointed about the pre-renovation Palena. It seems to me that much like Just Visiting said, the chef just had growth ambitions without doing the math.

Apr 27, 2014
daves_32 in Washington DC & Baltimore

Update on Wegmans near Ft. Belvoir

I don't know much about G Mart's processes so I can't comment on that. However, I thought that Wegmans already had something of a structure in place? I also thought that Wegmans site selection process is so thorough that a deal being cancelled this far in the process would be nearly impossible

Apr 15, 2014
daves_32 in Washington DC & Baltimore

Update on Wegmans near Ft. Belvoir

Does anyone know if this structure is actually built? It sounds like it is just a delay based on the articles I have read. Is it possible (I know anything is possible) that it just nixes the deal?

Apr 15, 2014
daves_32 in Washington DC & Baltimore

Le Bernardin China

Had a great weekday lunch at Le Bernardin last week. I really like their plates and was thinking of getting some for when I entertain. Does anyone know how I might be able to get them? I looked for a contact email on the website but came up empty. A google search also revealed little. Please help!

Feb 24, 2014
daves_32 in Manhattan

Mail Order for a 60th birthday celebration

Looking for a good mail order option to get some food for my father's December 60th birthday. I am looking to spend $125 or less, including shipping. I am also looking for something a little different and something for the grill. It would need to be for 8-10 people. Other food will also supplement the mail order goods. What does everything think?

Nov 19, 2013
daves_32 in General Topics

Best Age Your Own Whisky

Does anyone have any recommendations for a home aged whisky? I would have to be able to get it (local or shipped) in VA or DC. I like Breckenridge's kit but i think it is too expensive and they don't ship. Please help!

Sep 23, 2013
daves_32 in Spirits

Bourbon Steak lately?

Looking for dinner (4 people-double date) on Sunday night before a 7:30 kencen show. Anyone been lately? Particularly under new chef? The dining room doesn't open until 6. Should we just eat in lounge? Any recs? Last time I went, I had a tasting menu and this will be much narrower in scope.

Jul 17, 2013
daves_32 in Washington DC & Baltimore

pre theatre

Headed to see Lucky Guy on Saturday night. Right now, we have reservations for Esca and have been really excited. However, we will be touring about town all day on Saturday. Likely, that would mean I would have jeans and a button up (casual but classy dress for GF likely). Will we be underdressed for Esca? should we look elsewhere for pre theater?

May 14, 2013
daves_32 in Manhattan

Moderate Priced but Memorable suggestions

confession time: I got sick in November and we did not do the November trip. We still stay around the same criteria. I am digging the idea of the tasting menu at Gramercy Tavern. we will now be there on saturday and sunday nights (through monday morning)

Feb 14, 2013
daves_32 in Manhattan

Moderate Priced but Memorable suggestions

Help us refresh this list. Staying near Gramercy Park. Eataly? Gramercy Tavern (Tavern room) on a Saturday--long wait? Neightborhood place? Other ideas?

Feb 14, 2013
daves_32 in Manhattan

Moderate Priced but Memorable suggestions

They are all great recommendations. I was thinking more along the lines of sandwich, pizza, or noodle shop. Street food over nice sit down restaurant for Friday night.

I think we will do Breslin on Saturday morning

Nov 16, 2012
daves_32 in Manhattan

Moderate Priced but Memorable suggestions

Late is not THAT late. It is just dependent on when we arrive in town. Expected around 9:00 or so

Nov 15, 2012
daves_32 in Manhattan

Moderate Priced but Memorable suggestions

Here's the plan. Critique if you wish. Thanks for all your help thus far.
Friday evening: playing late casual dinner by ear around MSG and Theater District (Suggestions please)
Saturday morning: Penelope (or other breakfast place around midtown)
Saturday night: Gramercy Tavern Tavern room (by 6 to avoid waits)
Sunday morning: bagels and coffee
Sunday lunch: Barbuto for lunch/brunch

Nov 15, 2012
daves_32 in Manhattan

Moderate Priced but Memorable suggestions

Kathryn- do you have a blog? I would read your reviews and opinions constantly.

Nov 07, 2012
daves_32 in Manhattan

Moderate Priced but Memorable suggestions

ABC Kitchen looks like it could really fit the bill, particularly for lunch on saturday or sunday. Unfortunately, the website is wonky for me and I cannot see the whole menu. Could someone give me the two sentence description, please? Thank you!

Nov 07, 2012
daves_32 in Manhattan