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  1. Whadda ya mean? She told us to burn the crap of the peppers. ← i loved that!!!! i mean. yeah, she could have said it differently but she made her point, ya know? LOVE the show - it's fun and it makes me want to cook more! how can you not love that? Christ, going to cook me some mussels for crying out loud!
  2. loved the pork chop episode - best yet! alas, i have no way of grilling pork chops or anything else at home maybe i should investigate grill pans? can anyone recommend a good one?
  3. ha, smacking that lamb cracked me up. Mild Bill, i think you may be right about the concept being better suited to an hour - she could impart so much more detail on what, how and why, if she didn't have to rush. But, I'd settle for a better time slot - this is pretty bad, why premiere new shows at such a horrible time? damn, she made that leg of lamb look easy, i have to say...
  4. ah, yeah, valerie kept calling them "bellinis," even at the end when colicchio corrected them. just bad. bye, valerie (just watching it now, tivoed so no idea who gets sent home)
  5. consider yourself lucky - i've been at it since they released the first week almost every day, couple of windows, two computers (oh, yeah, husband has been drafted too) and still only getting to green to red. except for the first day, when it took more than a minute, the tables are gone in less than 1 minute from what i've seen. i think maybe out connection is a little slower than others, which does not bide well
  6. ok, people, how do you manage to get those reservations? i've been at it since the aborted online-too-soon false start every single day and i guess my internet connection is just not fast enough (verizon dsl) - i've seen a green check or two a couple of times but when i click it turns to red... it's going to be months, isn't it? i hope they keep the foie and egg dishes on for a while, at least till i get there (which, optimistcally, could be in July) anyone who needs extra stomachs to fill in, let me know!
  7. i've been looking forward to the opening too, although there may be trouble (see 3rd item) PS noticed that too, docsconz, and, frankly, either open already or stop with all the press acting like it is open. at this point, the buildup has led to such high expectations that the results might be disappointing.
  8. looks good but one thing about the beet ravioli - while possibly rare in little italy, this is a traditional northern italian dish - casunziei - and the poppy seeds are an integral part of it. i was surprised that the chef would say he added them "for interest." (although the traditional version is made with ricotta. i imagine the mascarpone worked very nicely.) you will find good casunziei at Al di La in Brooklyn and Abboccato in the city.
  9. goat cheese filled beauties at Centro Vinoteca on 7th Ave South at Bleecker
  10. Best wishes for a fast and full recovery. and thank you for the extraordinary Alinea experience.
  11. i drink happily, smoke occasionally and get stressed regularly so i do take lots of vit. C and a multivitamins. as a female, i also take iron and calcium regularly. i figure everything i take is excreted when not assimilated so i'm not getting potentially toxic stuff stored in my liver. but it's all backup and supportive role - the bulk of my nutrients come from my mostly veg/fruit-and-whole-grain-heavy diet. i used to never take supplements but a nutritionist friend convinced me to supplemt a bit. no megadoses of anything though. and no pills that give mde gag reflex when i open the bottle (you'd be surprised)
  12. what's the point of changing the name but not the menu?? waste of time. wait, didn't Ramsey's PR deny the change all over Eater? such BS
  13. Bar Tabac on Smith St. had a huge petanque tournament last year, they block off part of Smith St. and cover it in sand, teams from around the world compete -fun stuff! according to their website, they are doing it again this year
  14. that's so disappoining to hear. never been to the queens location - guess will have to make it there rather than try the city one twobrain - as long as yo get there before midnight, you should be fine -it's lots of fun and lots of good food :-)
  15. unfortunately, you can't ask their name when they call - not before you give them a table...
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