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#1422844 Eater's 30 Iconic NYC Restaurant Dishes

Posted by prasantrin on 05 February 2018 - 12:34 AM



You can have smoked meat at any number of places (well, maybe not if you go with Lex) but it's only iconic if it's Katz's.


or Dunn's??




In nyc. 



Oh, right. Whenever I read "smoked meat", I get stuck in Montreal. 

#1422123 Barcelona recommendations

Posted by prasantrin on 22 January 2018 - 12:15 AM

I hope you stay in a rut, because I need tips, and you always have good tips!

#1422086 Paul Bocuse

Posted by prasantrin on 20 January 2018 - 01:59 PM


At 91.

#1420930 Your next cookbook

Posted by prasantrin on 25 December 2017 - 03:13 PM

Just picked up Amazon Kindle:


Pichet Ong's The Sweet Spot: Asian-Inspired Desserts at $1.99


and The Food52 Cookbook: 140 Winning Recipes from Exceptional Home Cooks was only 99cents.


I'm considering getting Cooking Under Pressure by Lorna Sass (only $1.99). I can fiddle around with the recipes for use with my still unopened Instant Pot.

#1420800 Stay Younger w/Salads

Posted by prasantrin on 22 December 2017 - 12:36 AM


#1419768 Annoyances

Posted by prasantrin on 01 December 2017 - 01:17 AM

I didn't become anemic because of my diet, but for other reasons (age-related women's problems, if you know what I mean). But many of the foods rich in iron are foods that just don't appeal to me (in general, but especially now), in large part because they leave me bloated and uncomfortable. Beans and lentils, kale, anything wheat-based... so many others... And stuff I like which should be ok, I've been warned against because of the calcium content, like broccoli. Broccoli is delicious! But also has enough calcium potentially to interfere with the absorption of iron.


I get that I have to suck it up, but it's an annoyance,and look at that! Annoyance is also the title of this topic!


I love spaghetti with tomato sauce. It's my "I don't feel like cooking" comfort food, and is one of dishes for which I will suffer the bloating. Cast iron pan spaghetti it is! (no parmesan, though. Darn calcium!)

#1419365 Reasons To Be Cheerful

Posted by prasantrin on 20 November 2017 - 08:12 PM

Not exactly something to be very cheerful about, but my flight was oversold so I volunteered to take a later flight for $800 compensation plus a $10 meal ticket. Sure I'll be arriving home about 8 hours after my original eta, but it's not like I had anything else to do today.

#1417134 Winter 2017-2018

Posted by prasantrin on 14 October 2017 - 04:53 PM

Too early? Because it snowed overnight, enough to leave a thick coating on my car this morning. It'll melt by the afternoon, but there was still a fair bit on the ground at 10am.

#1416828 Reasons To Be Cheerful

Posted by prasantrin on 09 October 2017 - 10:19 PM

Speaking of Italy, did LiquidNY move to Italy already? I have not seen his posts around in many a day. . .week. . . month.

#1416734 Pure Food and Wine

Posted by prasantrin on 08 October 2017 - 01:05 AM

As a fellow vegan, it's nice to have her back out and back on the team. Id be curious to know how the food is in the clink

Maybe her an another famous ex-con, OJ could team up for something. They both have a type that may be compatible


I wonder if she's still vegan.



#1416718 Reasons To Be Cheerful

Posted by prasantrin on 07 October 2017 - 02:51 PM

You'd be accompanying my mother. Think about whether that would be worth it. . .  :unsure:

#1416136 New York Vegan Food and Drink Festival

Posted by prasantrin on 25 September 2017 - 04:09 PM

I wonder if this stuff would meet your (Daniel's) standards? Not as a melting "cheese", though,



#1411271 Sunday In Brooklyn (Atera alums in South Williamsburg)

Posted by prasantrin on 13 July 2017 - 03:15 AM

What did they offer to make it up to you? Did you accept and even if you don't, would you return?

They didn't offer anything at the time.  But they have since seen my Instagram post and sent my girlfriend (who booked the reservation) a very nice e-mail promising to make things right on our next visit.  I probably would have been back even without the e-mail -- as Sneak said, the food really is very good, it's fairly (and reasonably) priced, and I found the snafu to be more funny/awkward than upsetting.  It's not like they spilled a bottle of red wine on me.

I saw they had posted when I looked at the picture. It was very kind of them to contact you.

Happy belated birthday, btw!

#1411238 Reasons To Be Cheerful

Posted by prasantrin on 12 July 2017 - 06:59 PM

I'm telling the world.... I'm having lunch at a winery and the server asked me for ID. I asked her how old I would have to look in order to not be asked, because I needed to brag, and she said 30. She was, btw, just four years older than I.

#1410518 Serena Dai Takes on David Bouhadana

Posted by prasantrin on 01 July 2017 - 07:45 AM

I don't think Mickey Rooney's character in Breakfast at Tiffany's was offensive. Actually, I think the vast majority of the Chinese people I know don't find that offensive.

I find it offensive, but I am only part ethnically Chinese, and not at all culturally. I could explain my theory for feeling offended, but it would probably get deleted.