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Fresh Pasta - Carnegie Hill/Yorkville?

MMRuth Jan 15, 2010 09:32 AM

I've never seen fresh pasta in my neighborhood, though I've not actually looked for it. Has anyone spotted it between say 96th & 86th and Madison and 2nd Avenue?

I'll walk down to D&D and get the Cipriani brand of dried pasta that they sell (egg pasta), which is excellent, if fresh pasta seems to be absent around here.

Two places that I guess might have it, whichI haven't gone into for ages, are Gourmet Garage & The Vinegar Factory.

Thanks!

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    gutsofsteel RE: MMRuth Jan 15, 2010 10:21 AM

    I think, although I am not positive, that Milano's Market on 3rd/89th has some. In any case it's a good market. And I know it's a bit out of the area you described, but Agata & Valentina has tons.

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      MMRuth RE: gutsofsteel Jan 15, 2010 10:53 AM

      Thanks - I forgot about Milano's - I'll give them a call.

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        Bone Thug n Hominy RE: MMRuth Jan 18, 2010 07:39 AM

        Milano definitively has fresh pasta. It's okay.

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      RussianGirl RE: MMRuth Jan 15, 2010 11:19 AM

      The Gourmet Garage near me (in the east 60s) has it, so I'm sure the other branches have it also. I've had the lobster ravioli from there and it was quite tasty.

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        jinglejangle RE: RussianGirl Jan 16, 2010 06:52 AM

        The Gourmet Garage on 96 and Park has lots of fresh pastas in the refrigerated section close to the butcher, by the lox and yogarts and things.

      2. MMRuth RE: MMRuth Jan 16, 2010 12:03 PM

        Well, I ended up buying some dried orecchiette around the corner (which I find is often a decent substitute for fresh, in terms of sauce adhering nicely), but next time I'm out and about sans dog, I'll check out Milano's and post back. Thanks again.

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          diablofoodie RE: MMRuth Jan 16, 2010 01:28 PM

          It's a little further away, but Agata and Valentina on 79th and 1st has great fresh pasta

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            preppie foodie RE: diablofoodie Jan 19, 2010 09:44 AM

            What about the takeout/grocery section of Sfoglia? I think they might have pasta but I know their hours of operation are pretty limited. No idea of price but close by enough for you to investigate.

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              MMRuth RE: preppie foodie Jan 19, 2010 09:52 AM

              I can't believe I didn't think of that - they definitely do have fresh pasta and they are closer to me than any of the other places. Thanks for the reminder.

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                Nancy S. RE: MMRuth Jan 19, 2010 12:17 PM

                I bought their gnocci at the shop and it was great -- expensive but great!

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                  MMRuth RE: Nancy S. Jan 19, 2010 12:21 PM

                  Yes, I do recall that the pasta seemed expensive. So is the bread, but that bread is so damn good.

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                    JungMann RE: MMRuth Jan 19, 2010 12:41 PM

                    What kind of bread does Sfoglia sell? I've been going to Milano for pane Italiano simply because it is easier than going downtown for a Balthazar baguette, but Sfoglia would be even easier!

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                      MMRuth RE: JungMann Jan 19, 2010 12:45 PM

                      They make their own bread - I'm bad at describing it, but I guess it's a rustic Italian loaf of sorts - crackling salted crust, and then some holes on the inside, chewy but not gluey chewy. It's a round bread, BTW. Also, Murphy's on Madison carries the Tom Cat baguette, which I prefer to the Balthazar one.

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                        JungMann RE: MMRuth Jan 20, 2010 06:17 AM

                        Forgive my ignorance, but where is Murphy's? I couldn't find anything online.

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                          City Kid RE: JungMann Jan 20, 2010 06:28 AM

                          It's Patrick Murphy Market, on the East side of Madison between 92 & 93. BTW: Gourmet Garage also has Balthazar and Tom Cat bread.

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                  Bone Thug n Hominy RE: MMRuth Jan 19, 2010 05:07 PM

                  call me an idiot, but i can't find this place. and i live a block away. is it that downstairs entrance just to the west of the restaurant? i am always scared to wander down there and find that it's someone's apartment or something.

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                    MMRuth RE: Bone Thug n Hominy Jan 20, 2010 05:34 AM

                    Yes, it is that downstairs entrance, which is now also the entrance to the restaurant. I actually suggested once that they more prominently indicate that the little market is there. If you go in, be sure to mind the step right before you go in - I always trip on it.

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                      Bone Thug n Hominy RE: MMRuth Jan 21, 2010 05:50 PM

                      Thanks! I'll have to stop by for lunch (and more) on sat

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                        MMRuth RE: Bone Thug n Hominy Jan 22, 2010 10:49 AM

                        The sandwiches are very good in the takeout place. I've been a little disappointed by my meals (lunches) at Sfoglia over the past five months or so. Posted a bit about it somewhere here.

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                          Bone Thug n Hominy RE: MMRuth Jan 30, 2010 03:47 PM

                          The takeout place is closed, btw. I went in today and looked like a total rube when I asked for it. They said it hadn't been doing well. My guess is that the lack of any sign didn't help.

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                            MMRuth RE: Bone Thug n Hominy Jan 30, 2010 03:48 PM

                            Thanks for reporting on that - I guess it doesn't surprise me - and given the lack of "signage", it shouldn't have surprised them either!

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