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#4036 Sneakeater

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Posted 11 July 2019 - 04:56 AM

So a month or so ago, a friend of mine who's a (rather famous) (in some circles) habitué of the Union Square Greenmarket told me I had to get some of Feisty Acres's mouselline.  Feisty Acres thereupon stopped coming to GAP.  But now they're back, and I have to tell you all that you need to try that mouselline.  (Spread it on Lost Bread Homadama.)


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Posted 14 July 2019 - 01:33 AM

At Le Coucou, they're currently serving Navets en Guise d'Escargots. It's a cute dish -- but not better than actual snails are.


Like the idea. Also turnips would be better in their scrambled eggs than those bitter snails.

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Posted 14 July 2019 - 04:44 AM

That’s not Le Coucou.
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Posted 14 July 2019 - 12:25 PM

Bad rabbit. Bitter snails. What next?!



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Posted 14 July 2019 - 02:35 PM

Oh, that WAS Le Coucou.
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Posted 14 July 2019 - 04:42 PM

But at least they have real wines. :D  :cool:  ;)



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Posted 14 July 2019 - 07:38 PM

My first farmer's market tomatoes today are a bit watery.

 

But the peaches are really good.

 

And  the fish vendor at Thompkins Square on Sundays (Pura Vida from whom I often get delicious scallops) - actually had soft-shell crabs. But they were expensive at $8, and not that big.



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Posted 05 August 2019 - 06:00 PM

Which market currently has the best selection of micro greens?

 

Thanks in advance.



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Posted 05 August 2019 - 06:08 PM

I think you could safely say that Union Square always has the best selection of everything, on the whole.


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Posted 05 August 2019 - 06:16 PM

Ok - was hoping you would say one of the Brooklyn markets as I haven't found any lately in the few I visited.

 

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Posted 05 August 2019 - 07:14 PM

Windfall Farms and Solid Ground both carry micro greens.



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Posted Yesterday, 01:31 PM

 

 

Lost Bread Company is fantastic.  I cannot believe how good this bread is.

 

Their loaf with masa (I forget the name) is like everything that's good about sourdough and tortillas.

 

 

That bread (Homadama:  Anadama bread -- but with hominy!) is crazy good.

 

 

 

 

That bread (Homadama:  Anadama bread -- but with hominy!) is crazy good.


I would like to repeat this for emphasis. GET THIS.

 

I finally got to Union Square on a Wednesday, with Lost Bread in attendance, and indeed their breads are delish.  I now have a loaf of Homadama sliced and in the freezer (all I had room for), and my tasting of their other breads leads me to believe that the solo in the freezer will soon have company.

 

Also - Wednesday is a very good day for Union Square; not insanely crowded as it can be on a Friday/Saturday, and some very excellent vendors amongst the usual suspects.