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  1. I'm not a 'que expert by any stretch of the imagination, but I do like it a lot I think The Joint in the Bywater is pretty darn good though I haven't tried the truck in comparison. www.alwayssmokin.com JeAnne
  2. Daniel; Great reviews and pictures. My husband and I lived in NJ and worked in NYC for the better part of 12 years. We honeymooned in New Orleans in 2000 and apart from 2005, returned to this fantastic city every year. Last year we decided to make our fantasy a reality and we bought a little place in the Marigny in December and just moved here three weeks ago!! I am still pinching myself I can hardly believe it!! The weekend we closed on our house, our real estate agent took us to Parkway and I nearly died over the roast beef po boy. I had half to take home and savor the next meal along w
  3. I have placed two books up for auction on Ebay with 100% of the sale going to Egullet. Nick Malgieri - Chocolate http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...68511&rd=1&rd=1 Bo Friberg - The Professional Pastry Chef http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...67947&rd=1&rd=1 Any questions, please feel free to drop a post! JeAnne
  4. Thank you Jason for posting about this place! Chaz (my husband) and I were in the mood for a little "themed" dinner this evening. I remembered drooling over the pics in this thread, pulled up the mapquest and off we went! It was fantastic for both of us. Chaz was thrilled..he's Scottish and though most of his memory of Chinese food in the UK is take away, he said it was very similar to what we had tonight ..ie Cantonese style. His opinion of the Chinese we've had here (here=states, not here meaning Chan's!) is that it's too healthy tasting The blowfish lights over the booths and the t
  5. This is similar to the mousse part of a peanut butter mousse cake on Epicurious and let me tell you it is nirvana. Every time I make this cake I have to forcefully stop myself from inhaling and devouring the mousse part...it is amazing stuff!
  6. I'm so happy to have this thread and the fondant = looks great but tastes like cr@p thread today as it's a very slow work day. For the record, I had a whipped cream/cream cheese frosting on my wedding cake (pass on the fondant thanks!) and I will take cake over pie ANY day! JeAnne
  7. ps Phil mentioned that they plan to have an outdoor patio this summer and they are expanding and renovating the second floor which should be open for dining in the fall
  8. I really like the canned pomodoro and the low fat marinara. I tried one or two of the jars (vodka and I think bolognese) and wasn't impressed. I think the pomodoro and the marinara make great "bases" that you can quickly build on when you don't have a simmering day in front of you
  9. I'm so glad I finally get to start really posting on the Jersey board! For the six years we have been here, we've been carless commuters into manhattan so needless to say our exploration of jersey didn't really take us much further than downtown Jersey City and Hoboken. Now we have a house in Bayonne and a car for exploring when we don't feel like going into the city!! I promise this is a relevant post Hub and I went to Front Street last night. I made the mistake of following mapquest directions and we got a little lost...first we missed Bayside and ended up in Staten Island and then we
  10. I haven't read every single post in this thread, but I will make a few statements: 1)I disagree that people who shop in the greenmarket wont be the same people at Trader Joes. I shop at Farmer's Markets once or twice a week for produce and will make a once a month pilgrimage to TJ's...I would maybe go more often if it was closer. (I'm in Bayonne and the closest TJ's is Westfield). 2)Trader Joes is more comparible in the "chain" arena to Citarella and Whole Foods than it is to Olive Garden and McDonalds'. Trader Joe's is much more specialty store than it is grocery store. But it has a lo
  11. Hub and i have tried a few pizza places in Bayonne. Our favorites are Pompei for take away and Giovanni's for either take out or eat in.
  12. Thank you Mark for your response. We splurged for the hotel (a much needed therapy after the family reunion I'm sure!) and will be staying at the Threadneedles.
  13. Thanks Caroline for the recommendation..I will definitely check out the Willow Tree. I also hate being rushed...especially as Chaz and I aren't exactly huge loungers over dinner. Anyone else? I'll have to try to search some threads for east london recs as I'm sure there are some here. Thank you again JeAnne
  14. Hi everyone; My husband and I are spending a long weekend in the UK towards the end of January. We are spending two days in Bridgwater visiting his mother and older sister and then three days in London - staying in East London. My mouth is already watering for good curry so any recs there would be good..but would also like some good pub recommendations (hub is Scots) and maybe a higher end rec for a nice dinner out. Thanks so much in advance. Cheers! JeAnne
  15. Happy Holidays everyone!!! Here are a couple pics from a cookie klatch I had at my house On the tray: Orange Honey Thumbprints (with Cranberry) Linzer Cookies Gingerbread Almond Ravioli Congo Bars Essence of Chocolate Squares Loaded Oatmeal Cookies (hub's fave ) Coconut Lime Sours Off tray: Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles Spicy Nuts Brown Butter Cardamom Cookies Stilton Tart with Cranberry Chutney Bacon, Onion and Gruyere Tart
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