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re: Has anyone here eaten at Alinea in Chicago? - tewino
I'm going in 2 weeks so I'll report back. So far my best meal award goes to Eleven Madison Park. ...
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re: New York Restaurants - tewino
I just got back and had some great meals but I made reservations way in advance. I doubt you'll get in unless there's a cancellation: Le Bernardine lunch - profound Little Owl dinner- tiny one room place in west village. Superb Estella lunch - very good on edge of SOHO. Great chef Le C...
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re: Need Chicago help: Alinea - tewino
[quote] quote: So we have a table at Alinea lucky bastard. How did you pull it off may I ask?[/quote] We clicked their online reservation system the minute they went live releasing their next block of reservations and the only option was a 5pm seating and a 10 pm seating. We took ...
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Need Chicago help: Alinea - tewino
I've never been to Chicago but love NYC. So we have a table at Alinea and therefore will be visiting Chicago for a few days. What other suggestions do you guys have as far as where to get great food, where to stay, what else to do. I don't need super high end in light of Alinea. Maybe neighborho...
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re: Kosher Salt: Diamond - tewino
I thought it was supposed to be larger lighter grains but I have never been able to find any to evaluate first hand....
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Kosher Salt: Diamond - tewino
I always see and buy the Morton's brand because that's all they ever have. I've been looking for Diamond brand but don't know who carries it. It's supposed to be lighter/volume or flakier. Anyone know where I should look?...
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New Viet restaurant on Perkins. - tewino
"Coming soon" on the sign. I think it's called Boa but I'm not sure. On Perkins in between Southside produce and LA nursery (between Essen and Bluebonnet). Any other info out there?...
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Need chargrilled oysters recipe - tewino
In the past I've used butter white wine lemon Worcester Parmesan cheese with parsley. Anybody have any better ideas?...
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Sack of oysters. Question about cleaning - tewino
Do you just hose em down then place on ice before shucking. Do you lose the oyster liquor? I hate the dirt and grit getting on my oyster. ...
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re: Costco may be raising membership costs - tewino
What are the levels of membership and what do you get by going to a higher level? IOW, which level should I get?...
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Vietnamese Festival NO East. Tips? - tewino
I've been wanting to go but couldn't until this year, then those tornadoes. Luckily they were not damaged and thankfully it is not cancelled. What strategy do you recommend food wise? Any other tips or recs? How long should I plan to stay? ...
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re: I ruined the fish - tewino
Maybe you should have stopped drinking before noon. ...
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re: Question About Salt - tewino
Where can I buy Diamond brand in BR ?...
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re: Italian Fig Cookies - tewino
What about a recipe for the dough? Icing? Thank you....
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re: I'm going to have a great Orange crop this year, how bout y'all? (update) - tewino
[quote]The blood orange tree is loaded but the don't get bloody until January.[/quote] Late January? How late can I let them hang?...
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re: Completely messed up a gumbo by having the roux break. Need help - tewino
IMO it has nothing to do with temps of the stock or roux. It has to do with the roux being too dark (i.e. burned). It's happened to me several times but only when I make a really dark roux. I didn't think it was burned as I stirred constantly and there were no black spots and it smelled nice. It wa...
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re: Ava Street Cafe vietnamese on Essen Lane - anyone been? - tewino
I went last week and was impressed. Appetizers are really good. Entrees are basically 3: Pho, Rice noodle dish and rice dish. I think they are working on expanding the selections. I'll go back for sure...
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re: Looking for new food processor - tewino
[quote] I just make sure to hand wash it[/quote] Why is that?...
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re: Restaurant recommendations nearish to MSY - tewino
Harbor Seafood...
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re: New York Style Cheesecake (photos) - tewino
That looks great. Solid. One thing I like to do to make the cheesecake fluffy/ airy is to separate the egg whites and beat them separately till stiff peaks, then fold into the batter. ...
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