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Weck Canning Jars

Thanks so much. Sadly neither BP nor Sur la Table carry them.

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Sur La Table
75 Spring St, New York, NY 10012

May 04, 2011
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Weck Canning Jars

Does anyone know who stocks Weck canning jars in Manhattan? Downtown preferred! Thanks in advance.

May 04, 2011
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Dinner near Port Authority

I need to take a fun creative-type out of town client for dinner meeting tonight somewhere very close to Port Authority. Could be ethnic and interesting, should not break the bank...

I have a res at West Bank Cafe, but is there a cooler place? Is Market Cafe a better choice? Any thoughts most welcome. Trying to find a place between 35th& 45th around 8th or 9th Ave if possible.

Thanks!

Jan 14, 2009
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Long Island URGENT Help!

Hello Hounds...
I need recommendations for a high quality deli or grocery that can deliver nice trays to a home in Commack in the next day or two for a bereavement gathering, NOT Thanksgiving. Any ideas...shouldn't be super fancy, just good.

Thanks to all in advance.

Best bakery in Midtown- Thanksgiving desserts preferably

I wouldn't mess around...just go get a fabulous deep dish pumpkin pie from City Bakery on 18th between 5th & 6th...it's worth the trip downtown. They also do a cranberry, almond, and carmel tart that I've never had, but I'm sure is good. Also the bread rolls are to die for. You might need to place an advance order (for Thanksgiving main courses these need to be placed by Saturday, so you should give them a call to see if this is true for deserts as well).

Nov 20, 2008
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Alternative to Patisserie Claude?

Throwing a brunch on Saturday and was planning on had my heart set on serving those great individual quiches from Patisserie Claude in the West Village...just discovered that Claude is renovating! How dare he! Any ideas of where I can get equivalent (or close) in the village, soho, chelsea or flat iron? Help!

Nov 20, 2008
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Downtown Atlanta Dinner Rec's

Thanks everyone, these are great.

Downtown Atlanta Dinner Rec's

Two New York City hounds looking for nice, casual and non-touristy restaurants for dinner on Thursday and Friday. Ideally, we'd find updated southern food for at least one of them. We are in Atlanta for a conference staying downtown. We can stray a bit, but won't have a car so will be dependent on cabs. We are Top Chef fans, but does it make sense for us to go out to Buckhead for R. Blais at Home? Or can we find something interesting closer in.

Any thoughts MUCH appreciated. Will take all good suggestions, we don't need foofy, just great.

Thanks!

Informal business dinner near Park & 67th?

Looking for a non-business-y restaurant near Park Ave Armory to take an arty and adventurous Australian colleague for early pre-show dinner. Anything good or even interesting will do, but doesn't need to be over the top. This downtown hound needs help from fellow hounds on this one! Thanks!

Jun 30, 2008
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Advanced NYC tourist has specific questions!

If you want GREAT Napolitana pizza, beautiful sides and pastas and are looking for al fresco garden options, Franny's in Park Slope is well worth the trip out to Park Slope Brooklyn. It is quite special. My brother is a true New York pizza geek and has been EVERYWHERE, and Franny's is one of his favorites (won his vote for best sausage pizza in NYC) but he also recommends that if you try Una Pizza Napoletana in the East Village and the wait is too long (or the chef runs out of dough...this happens alot on weekends) then try Luzzo's around the corner. It's less of a pizza destination, but the pizza gurus really like it and it has a more extensive (and less expensive) menu. UPN just has pizza...all over $20 per individual pizza, but worth it.

Otto pizza is a totally different thing (although I do like the clam pizza)...Otto is actually better for the antipasto and salads but more special is the fantastic and very extensive Italian wine list (they do flights) and the terrific gelato. Try the ricotta and olive oil gelato with salt...interesting and excellent!

As for the salty carmel, if you haven't had it, pick up a pint of the Jeni's salty carmel ice cream at Dean and Deluca. It's from Columbus, OH and it's terrific. Worth a mail order if you are really salty carmel obsessed.

And a decadent al fresco lunch... Jean George off Central Park is quite civilized if you find yourself uptown. Or the back garden of August is lovely on Bleeker in the West Village...it's a good brunch choice for your Prune alternative actually (eggs baked in their wood oven are really nice), but I don't think they are open by 10 a.m.

Enjoy.

Jun 30, 2008
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Riad Eating and Beyond In Marrakech and Fes

Recently back from Morocco...our meal at Maison Bleu in Fes was the best meal we had in Morocco...definitely worth the splurge for very fine traditional Moroccan cuisine. In Fes we also had a wonderful meal at Dar Anebar, a beautiful riad near Hotel Palais Jamai. The owner even drove us back and forth to our riad...totally beyond the call of duty but much appreciated as it was hard to find. In Marrakech, consider a nouvelle Moroccan meal in the garden of Dar Moha...an interesting counterpoint to Maison Bleue's very traditional cuisine in gorgeous surroundings. Also, they have some extremely subtle and beautiful musicians who play there at night...supposedly some of the finest instrumentalists in Morocco and I don't doubt it.

Any Good Bagels near Place Des Arts

Three hours of Leonard Cohen and Montreal bagels would make this a perfect 24 hours...this is very helpful....thank you!

Any Good Bagels near Place Des Arts

Visiting New York City Chowhound in Montreal for less than 24 hours for L Cohen show at Place des Arts and staying nearby. Very little time for drifting out of the neighborhood...is there ANYWHERE to get real Montreal bagels in the neighborhood or do I have to trek to St. Viateur or Fairmount. Is there a downtown offshoot? Thanks!

Best Greek near Danforth Music Hall?

New York City Greek Girl coming up to Toronto for performances this weekend at Danforth Music Hall...looking for local recommendations on the best Greek in the neighborhood...casual or formal, price doesn't matter, it just needs to be GREAT. I have time for maybe one dinner and one lunch and don't want to make the wrong choice. If there is also a good Greek bakery or grocery, that's good too. Thank you!

Cooking classes in Marrakesh

I'm going to Morocco in a couple of weeks and was looking for the same thing!
I found out about this option which other chowhounds recommended... it sounds perfect! http://www.soukcuisine.com/Koken_ENG....

if you've heard of other tips, please let me know! I leave on Tuesday!

Downtown West for visiting 3 year old?

Thank you !!

Mar 19, 2008
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Downtown West for visiting 3 year old?

Anyone have any good ideas for me to take a visiting Irish family tonight. They have a non-dairy fish eating veggie mom and a good natured three year old. They'd like to be downtown hovering near a 2,3 subway stop. Help!

Mar 19, 2008
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Best Mashed Potatoes

Anyone have suggestions for a place with sublime or specialty mashed spuds preferably downtown. Organizing a birthday dinner for a mashed potato connoisseur and need help!
Thanks!

Feb 25, 2008
perrystreet in Manhattan

Saturday brunch near St. Vincent's hospital

I am a west villager...and there is no need to stray as far from St. Vincents as others are suggesting...since price is no object, try Sant Ambroeus on Perry and W. 4th...a luxurious breakfast in a really scenic part of the west village. It will be quite and will feel special. Also, fun, and a bit decadent in a totally different way is The Pink Tea Cup on Grove. Great pancakes and you can get a pork chop on the side ! This may not be what you had in mind, but a fun soul food option.

Feb 01, 2008
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Rehearsal dinner recommendations? 40-50 people

I went to a wedding of that size in the upstairs room at Savoy and they did a beautiful job with a special customized menu per the foodie couple's specs...great wine, nice staff... you can't go wrong there.

Nov 30, 2007
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DC hound needs Greek or Italian Recs

In the West Village, the best Greek is Snack Taverna on Bedford...excellent upscale foodie Greek with a nice vibe and good greek wine. Pylos on the east side is a favorite...a bit more traditional. Snack's lunch place on Thompson is a perfect soho lunch. Greek in Midtown (Molyvos, Milos, etc) is great, but more formal and pricey. Periyali is an old standby but sadly perhaps past its prime.

Nov 30, 2007
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Argentine Sweet Potato Paste

I'm putting together a cheese board and am searching for a place to buy Dulce de Batata, sweet potato paste from Argentina....I've heard that it is available at stores in Queens but I don't know where and time is tight...would love to find it in Manhattan or Brooklyn if possible any help? Thanks!

Nov 30, 2007
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Intimate Wedding Dinner 40p...

I recently went to a lovely small wedding at Savoy in Soho. The restaurant customized a gorgeous menu according to the couple's wishes and gave them the exclusive use of the upstairs room with a fireplace. Absolutely lovely and the food was excellent. The bride (a former food stylist) was thrilled and said the chef and staff were wonderful from beginning to end.

May 12, 2007
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Greek Groceries?

I'm Greek-American and throw a greek picnic for my friends every summer. I always make a pilgrimage to Titan Foods in Astoria (their olive and greek cheese selection alone are with worth the trip), but it can be a bit intimadating if you don't really know exactly what you are looking for. Nearby are also greek-owned liquor stores where you can find better selection of greek wines than you can find in Manhattan. In Manhattan, International on 9th is much smaller, but also good-- many consider their pre-made taramasalata to be the best in the city. Close by on 9th Ave is the Poseiden Bakery which carries many traditional Greek pastries and cookies as well as their own homemade filo dough. I also love Kalustyan's on Lexington and 28th Street which is not exclusively greek, but carries many greek specialty products or their middle eastern equivalents. All the greek dried herbs are there as well as sage tea, filo, rose water, greek cheese, excellent dolmades, halva, baklava etc. Finally, the Westside Market on 7th Avenue at 15th St is Greek-owned, so they have a surprisingly deep selection of greek cheese. If you have a more specific question about what you plan to make, feel free to ask. Good luck!

May 12, 2007
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