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#950582 vegetable use-up

Posted by omnivorette on 14 August 2008 - 02:23 PM

I am drowning in vegetables. Not that this is a bad thing mind you.

Anyway this morning I used up a bunch of borderline stuff and made a big pot of ratatouille.

Keep the ideas coming...I am drowning in cucumbers and broccoli especially (from our garden).

#926564 Visiting San Juan, Puerto Rico

Posted by omnivorette on 03 June 2008 - 03:43 PM

Helena, shoot a PM to Miguel...?

#911816 Clothing vs underwear vs pajamas

Posted by omnivorette on 25 April 2008 - 03:19 PM


#911271 Clothing vs underwear vs pajamas

Posted by omnivorette on 24 April 2008 - 07:03 PM

We all judge based on appearance. All the time. It's often the only thing we have to go on. It is the first impression one makes.

We all wear costumes, all the time. It's just a matter of which costume once chooses, how one wishes to be seen, with whom one wishes to identify and be identified with.

We all send signals via our clothing.

#910831 Clothing vs underwear vs pajamas

Posted by omnivorette on 23 April 2008 - 09:41 PM

There is apparently no difference anymore, at least not from what I've been seeing walking around the last few days.


#888248 small digital cameras

Posted by omnivorette on 16 February 2008 - 03:24 PM

I have a Canon 620 but we want something smaller to take to Europe next week. Also, I love the Canon in daylight but I don't like how it performs with a flash, or in low light without the flash. I don't think it has image stabilization. And I'd like a more powerful zoom.

Any ideas? I'd like to spend in the $300 range.


#876963 MacBook Air

Posted by omnivorette on 15 January 2008 - 10:11 PM

If size and weight of a laptop are the most important things to you, then this might make sense. But really not for any other reason. Maybe purely for travel, in addition to a bigger machine, but I wouldn't make this my only computer.

#862769 Best NYC restaurants for a seduction?

Posted by omnivorette on 26 November 2007 - 09:32 PM

Middle aged women are just vile and repulsive, aren't they?

#842598 Most people

Posted by omnivorette on 26 September 2007 - 06:14 PM

QUOTE(Daniel @ Sep 26 2007, 02:06 PM) View Post
QUOTE(Nathan @ Sep 26 2007, 12:36 PM) View Post
QUOTE(Orik @ Sep 26 2007, 01:17 PM) View Post
Most people are some people's most people.

I've heard from many Brits that they've been to Tao. Is it promoted over there somehow?

Tao is one the most famous restaurants in NY..probably the most famous. seriously. to non-NY'ers.

I was in Chicago eating at Bob Chin's.. There was this printed list saying that Tao, Bob Chin's, and the Grand Lux Cafe in Vegas were the three most profitable restaurants in the country.

I never heard of Bob Chin's until this post. Or Grand Lux Cafe.

#842535 Most people

Posted by omnivorette on 26 September 2007 - 05:45 PM

Let's name a bunch of major US cities and see what restaurant we can name in them. No cheating.

#842395 Kanoyama

Posted by omnivorette on 26 September 2007 - 04:32 PM

The discussion took place elsewhere, so here's what I said. I guess the bar gets a better result than a table?

Omni said:
Ampelman and I had dinner last night at Kanoyama, on 2nd Ave. & 11th St. Iso used to be in this space - it's the same block as Bar Veloce (where we had a glass of wine first).

It was superb. I haven't seen a selection if fish brought in from Japan in quite a while - it rivaled the selection I've seen at Yasuda in recent visits. We started with an app of soft shell crabs which was just excellent - juicy, meaty crabs, with a light batter, mildly herby. The sashimi course was gorgeously presented - so much attention to detail on the plate - tiny baby greens, teeny tiny baby zucchini with the blossom attached, mini purple flowers as decoration, and beautiful fish, including buttery otoro and abalone, among others.

We sat at the bar, we were very well taken care of by "Kay" - I will reserve in front of him in the future for sure.

Definitely, definitely worth a trip. We spent $220 each, including everything, and we did have some sake. We had 2 cooked apps, then total omakase - sashimi and sushi, until we cried uncle. For the quality and quantity, I thought the price was fair.


Daisy said...
I was there last week-a party of six--and I had some very nice stuff including kinki head and the sweetest, smallest ami ebi ever. BUT---service was glaciallly slow--we ordered about a dozen differnt things and they came out one at a time over the course of almost two hours. And it was expensive--one inexpensive bottle of sake (we'd all had cocktails round the corner)and not a ton of food (we ordered mostly apps and a little sushi and sashimi a la carte) was $75 a head.

I do think the next time I want to spend a fortune on sushi it might be a contender.

Omni said:
I cannot imagine spending $75 a head and thinking I had enough either in terms of quality or quantity. Good sushi is expensive, and I am willing to pay for it.

We were at the bar, so service was not an issue - although it took forever to get our check when we needed to leave to get to a movie.

We saw the things being prepared for the tables and being sent out to the tables - and we commented that they were definitely not the same quality as what we were served. Wasabi wasn't fresh real wasabi, bullshit crab sticks and lots of filler, etc.

Sit at the bar when you go next time. We also made it clear that we eat everything and wanted the chef to do his best for us - and that's what happened. He opened his "special box of fish from Japan" which didn't come out for most of what they prepared during the evening.

Ampelman said...
Fish last night was indeed superlative -- sparklingly fresh, of impeccable quality and very well served. Vibe in restaurant was nice, too: lively but not too much commotion. And handy location for a pre-dinner glass @ Bar Veloce next door and a postprandial flick up the block.

Daisy said...
It wasn't the qaulity that was an issue. We were given real wasabi at the table and the ama ebi were amazing. But six people can't sit at the bar and we had to wait 45 minutes (we were down the street drinking so it was no hardship)for a table as it was. And call me a rube, but we ordered very little sushi and sashimi--we ordered very little food, nobody was super hungry-- and I think $75 a head with the amount of raw fish and the teeny amount of sake had is pretty pricey .

#842298 Reservations in NYC: Part Of Civilized Life, Or Strictly Squaresville?

Posted by omnivorette on 26 September 2007 - 03:31 PM

QUOTE(Nathan @ Sep 26 2007, 11:30 AM) View Post
but do I tell people "let's just meet on Bedford at 9"?

My idea of hell.

#838540 plums

Posted by omnivorette on 19 September 2007 - 01:42 AM

Eyebrows just did what ludja is describing with peaches, the other day. Nice.

#814566 iPhone

Posted by omnivorette on 06 July 2007 - 08:34 PM

Yes. No. Yes. No. Yes. No. Yes.

#813589 iPhone

Posted by omnivorette on 03 July 2007 - 12:35 PM

What's the big news there? That they're making a profit?