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  1. yeah I know...but smith street isnt that pretty either....G&T was maybe another five minutes walking time... still sad....
  2. I was enroute from my firehouse to the subway this morning after work, picked up the local neighborhood paper...and staring me in the face is an obituary for G&T. They closed last night, as I understand after dinner service. The reason cited was they didnt get the business they expected with the development of Metrotech nearby. On another site I belong to, someone made the point that the location wouldnt draw the local residents. In light of the fact that Smith Street..alias Restaurant Row....is blocks away....somehow I cant stomach that concept. I could kick myself for procrastinating about dinner or lunch there. Now I missed my chance.
  3. while at Kam Man Foods recently I discovered bags of sweet potato powder. Of course no englsh directions....but the illustrations include with the instructions...someone mixing in a bowl....the front of the pack shows all sorts of things youd batter dip or bread. Talked to a non cooking chinese friend....who directed me to his hard to catch wife...least he told me its used as a batter and as a dough. Anyone use the stuff? Any ideas for proportions for mixing into a batter...and what liquid and/or other ingredients to use? Saw in a book the chinese sweets are white meated....do they still taste remotely sweet even?
  4. because CULINAY doesnt sound right.....you HAVE to pronounce the R FEBUARY is an accepted bastardization...
  5. hmmmmmmm...of all the nasty annoying things Ive tried in life just to be a putz, I never THOUGHT of THAT one...fingernails of course...the teacher annoyed the crap out of me so I evened the score a bit...wow thanks!!!~ By the way 99% of the time I say Febuary too...and Noo Yawk. Dont you DARE tell me theres an R in THERE too!!~ ;)
  6. tip of the fire helmet and a heartfelt thank you for the leads
  7. My doc wants me to use decaf green tea as an immune booster....I only seem to be able to find the kind with the demon caffeine in bulk... so either here or online....good source of good quality stuff??
  8. I know certain aspects of Luchows menu wouldve hit my tasebuds squarely on target...pork sausages in some form...german potato salad....beer...dessert...beer..... I was 21 when the 14th Street spot closed.....I was certainly old enough...but I was from a single parent home...and somehow I think if my mom couldve afforded it for a special occasion...if Id thought to ask...shed have taken me. I remember the commercials too. Was the area *that* salty then? I was used to being a bit further uptown hanging out then cuz thats where my mom worked. Last German food I had before this @#$%^&*ing diet was right from Karl Ehmers in Ridgewood. We had one of the guys in the firehouse bring the stuff to work with him and we pigged out for lunch....grilled bratwurst, German potato salad, sauerkraut ....no beer of course....oh man what a feast.
  9. ooooooooooooo yeah!~ thatd be sooooooo nice... when I worked at macy*s I used to feed a guy from a neighboring department that managed Lugers. Some of the stuff HE used to tell me....
  10. There's only one of us. ach himmel!~ sere gut!~ ach himmel!~ sere gut!~ I thought they relocated briefly to another spot too...but it didnt take off. I could be wrong.
  11. are the recipes regarded as fairly authentic Luchows? And I remember the kids books....wow!~
  12. was cruising 6th Ave this afternoon headed for the subway, when I saw the name LUCHOWS on the spine of a lil russet colored book. Further looksee showed a 1963 printing of the Luchows German Cookbook by J Mitchell. All of 3 bux it set me back. I read the intro and story of the place. I miss it and I was never there. Did it in fact close in 1982? Who was Ludwig Bemelmans (the guy that wrote the intro) Someone please share recollections of the place. Preferrably the GOOD ones of its real heyday not the decline and fall lamentations.
  13. actually....when I discovered that my tarantula was tired of pink mice as a dietary staple, I had to remove the first one she wouldnt eat while it was still alive...see I might come across as a totally crass little shithead...but Im really a nice guy.....I felt itd be really uncool to let the little sucker just starve to death in there with my arachnid...so I tried dispatching him in the most humane way I could think of...snap the neck kinda thing...Ive been stuck underwater before and it was the most horrid sensation of my life...well...to this day Im really haunted by the way the employed technique turned out. It was quite effective...but...very....unpleasant.
  14. Sounds like you got waaaaaaay too much time on your hands to be so concerned about a germy lil vermin... youd probably call PETA if you were around the night I dispatched a full sized rat in the kitchen of my last firehouse in East NY...I snapped the little shit in half with the bottom rim of a steel garbage can. After an annoyed SQUEAK (I knew damn well I got him...) he took off under and behind the dishwasher where he was pronounced and removed (by me) bout an hour later when he FINALLY stopped moving. There was no way I was going in after him while he was still alive.
  15. screw humane...its a potentially germ carrying rodent....Ive fed my tarantula live critters for years and god has yet to smote me.
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