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Throwing a "Best of New York" themed party- what to serve?

CorgiLover Apr 8, 2008 05:57 PM

Not much of a cook myself, but a pretty good "gatherer" and appreciator :)

So, if you were going to throw a party and serve all food from the category "Best of New York" what would you put on the menu?

I'm thinking:

-gus' pickles
- burgers/meats from Ottamaneli Brothers
- Ess a bagels
- zabars spreads
- amy's breads
- murray's cheeses
- cupcakes from Sugar Sweet sunshine
- il labratorio del gelato
- brooklyn brewing company brews

Any other ideas? This is for a BBQ party, but I don't mind the food being zany :)

Thank you!

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    Feaster18 RE: CorgiLover Apr 8, 2008 06:00 PM

    Fat witch brownies, sarabeth jams, Ommegang beer (from upstate NY)...

    1. MMRuth RE: CorgiLover Apr 8, 2008 06:03 PM

      For cheeses - you might actually want to get some NY state cheeses from Saxelby's - I really like the Mecox Bay ones.

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        kobetobiko RE: CorgiLover Apr 8, 2008 06:14 PM

        You should add Russ and Daughters' smoked salmon and whitefish salad!
        Di Palo's prosciutto and ham, mozzarella and cheese!

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          roze RE: CorgiLover Apr 8, 2008 06:15 PM

          Great Idea for a party! Maybe get a Growler of Sixpoint beer from Whole Foods, some black and white cookies from Moishe's, City Bakery Pretzal Croissants, frozen dumplings from the dumpling place on Eldridge, some NY State wine from Vintage NY and some Ubet chocoltae syrup to make egg creams.

          1. biondanonima RE: CorgiLover Apr 8, 2008 06:16 PM

            Pastrami/brisket/etc from Katz's. Smoked fishes from Russ & daughters. Dumplings from somewhere in Flushing (White Bear?).

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              synergy RE: CorgiLover Apr 9, 2008 04:25 AM

              Black & white cookies from somewhere?

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                Desidero RE: CorgiLover Apr 9, 2008 10:40 AM

                Pizza bianca from Sullivan Street Bakery/Grandaisy bakery.
                Cannolli from Rocco's.

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                  CorgiLover RE: Desidero Apr 9, 2008 01:49 PM

                  great ideas :) thank you everyone :)

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                  MichaelG RE: CorgiLover Apr 11, 2008 11:59 AM

                  Manhattans made with Tuthilltown whiskey. Near impossible to find outside NY metro area.

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                    flowr646 RE: CorgiLover Apr 11, 2008 12:57 PM

                    wings from Dinasour BBQ

                    1. floretbroccoli RE: CorgiLover Apr 11, 2008 01:25 PM

                      Kossar's bialys.

                      1. Brian S RE: CorgiLover Apr 11, 2008 01:40 PM

                        xiao long bao, guacamole, empanadas, bhel puri, hummus, rice and beans, kelewele, ras el hanout as a spice rub... New York is the world!

                        1. DarthEater RE: CorgiLover Apr 11, 2008 01:49 PM

                          Chinese dumplings. Nathans hot dogs. Fuzhou fish balls.

                          1. Rmis32 RE: CorgiLover Apr 11, 2008 06:22 PM

                            Mahmoun's falafel, Whole Food's baguettes

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                              AlbertaHound RE: Rmis32 Apr 12, 2008 12:17 PM

                              Whole Foods baguettes? Not exactly a New York specialty. Isn't there a better, local option than WF??

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                              RGR RE: CorgiLover Apr 12, 2008 09:27 AM

                              Make-it-yourself Egg Creams! :-))

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                                Justpaula RE: RGR Apr 22, 2008 11:05 AM

                                Made ONLY with Fox's U-Bet syrup!!

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                                  RGR RE: Justpaula Apr 22, 2008 12:28 PM


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                                fdb RE: CorgiLover Apr 12, 2008 03:19 PM

                                rice pudding from Rice to Riches

                                1. Jennalynn RE: CorgiLover Apr 12, 2008 04:04 PM

                                  don't forget uptown...

                                  How about some soul food from Sylvias?

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                                    chefguy RE: CorgiLover Apr 13, 2008 10:24 PM

                                    What about Yonah Schimmels Knishes...

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