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by Peter Palmieri 21 years ago

Last week drove up to "The Mason Jar" in Mahwah, NJ on route #202, just off route #17 where I enjoyed a very good pulled pork sandwich. The pork is slow cooked over low heat, using real hickory ...

A good week for chowhounding !

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by John Knoesel 21 years ago

What's up everyone? Sat. nite @ Christo's Hasapos in Astoria was real nice! Great meze and a dynamite porterhouse for 2 ($42.00) Much better than Luger for $70.00. Weds. nite with clients @ Solera ...

ChowHound Help, Por Favor....

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by Lisa Antinore 21 years ago

I recently accepted a weekly restaurant review column for Queens Ledger Papers. They produce seventeen different community publications (everything from LIC, Astoria, Maspeth, Glendale, Ridgewood,...

Place for a crowd?

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by Alan Divack 21 years ago

I am looking for a good place for a crowd, probably about 20-25 people, to go on a Friday or Saturday night in about 3 weeks. Not too expensive, downtown or Brooklyn preferred. Ideally someplac...

guide to Portland restaurants

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by jdixon@igc.apc.org 21 years ago

I also posted this in the "elsewhere" topic... My first foray into web publishing is an unofficial guide to Portland restaurants for anyone coming to town for the International Association of C...

A Chowhound with kids needs places to go!

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by Lisa R. 21 years ago

We are looking for a place for tomorrow night- and any other nights- for my family and another, four kids total!-to eat. We will be with another family of chef Dad and Mom and 2 kids, and we ar...

Carolinas BBQ

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by Elliot Apter 21 years ago

Interesting question arose during a food debate today. Had people from two of the three carolina BBQ zones (E. North, W. North, and South C - the one of these we were physically missing was t...

Need Suggestions for Monthly "Risk-Your-Life-For-Food-Night"

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by amy tarshis 21 years ago

Every month I try to get a few people together for what I call a "Risk Your Life For Food Night". The idea is to go out for a great meal in a really bad neighborhood. It's a lot of fun and, there's...

Sumptuous Seder Treat???

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by Lisa Antinore 21 years ago

This nice Catholic girl is going to her first Seder in a few weeks and would like some suggestions about something really delicious to bring to the hostess... Please let me know...Also where to pur...

Goy needs help for Seder

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by Jim Dixon 21 years ago

We’re hosting a Seder this year for the first time (for me, anyway...my wife’s first husband was Jewish, and she recently learned that she’s not 100% Sicilian, but her real maternal Grandfath...

Food Career Day at NYU

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by Lisa Antinore 21 years ago

The Nutrition and Food Studies department of my alma mater, NYU, hosted an extremely well organized "Food Career Day" today. It was a free event that lasted from 9:00am to 5:00pm and featured fift...

Fat-Free Spuds for Dieting ChowHounds...

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by Lisa Antinore 21 years ago

I know, I know, true ChowHounds are not supposed to diet, but sometimes we get a bit carried away and need to shed a couple of pounds... My best friend Paul is always counting fat calories (extem...

suggestions for food critiquing

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by chowhound 21 years ago

Dear Critics: I am writing this note to find out how others in this area of expertise critique the establishments which they visit. Our city is a small one and contains many establishments in t...

James Beard Oscar Bash

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by Lisa Antinore 21 years ago

The Chowhounds that I've talked to aren't big fans of the James Beard Foundation, however I thought the recent invite that I received from the "Greens" was kind of cute: "In the spirit of Swifty ...

Urban Archaeology

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by Allan Evans 21 years ago

The old Triangle Hofbrau in Richmond Hill is now a Russian place called Little Europe. Same decor, same amazing poster with recipe for Choucroute on a wall now obscured. Food not interesting. Bu...

Zola on food

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by Allan Evans 21 years ago

A fine novel by Emile Zola, "The Belly of Paris", is now in English. It's a quite fun read about a budding socialist amidst the temptations of sausages, sex, and lusciuous victuals at the Les H...

Saveeyan for Eid-Ul-Fitar

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by John Knoesel 21 years ago

My buddy Atiq ( the waki paki ) just brought to my desk a container of saveeyan. A traditional dish eaten on the first day after fasting through Ramadhan, ( Eid-Ul-Fitar )Sort of like a rice pud...

The big dog and the arepa lady of Jackson Heights

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by Alan Divack 21 years ago

Jim gets a thinly disguised mention in Corby Kummer's review of Anya von Bremzen's new latin cookbook, Fiesta, for sleuthing out a Columbian lady who sells areapas (cornmeal and cheese flatbread...

Beer

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by Jordan 21 years ago

This picks up from the Guinness thread . . . didn't want the re:re:re to cause anyone to think for a moment that we were tapping out over there, yet. Food is puh-lenty to cover on this appetizin...

Put Your Red Panties On!!!!

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by Lisa Antinore 21 years ago

Luck is of the essence, so put those red undies on, eat a big bowl of Hoppin' John with Red Rice and give a great,big New Year's kiss and hug to someone you love.... Happy New Year and Happy Ea...

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