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confitlover Apr 2, 2010 10:47 AM

Getting a great bread basket always starts a meal off right! Who do you think has the best? What is it? What is important to you in a bread basket? Dips? Butters? Oils?

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    anonymouse1935 RE: confitlover Apr 2, 2010 11:05 AM

    Two places come to mind -- Zitoune and Mamma Francesca. Mamma Francesca has rolls made from their excellent pizza dough. Zitoune has Middle Eastern bread that I can't identify, but it was outstanding.

    The bread is the most important, to me.

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      Marge RE: anonymouse1935 Apr 2, 2010 11:28 AM

      The gorgonzola chive biscuits at X20 are incredibly good.

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        i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream RE: Marge Apr 5, 2010 08:38 PM

        Oh man, LOVE those biscuits at x2o!!

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        laylag RE: anonymouse1935 Apr 3, 2010 01:14 PM

        I really do wonder what you had at Zitoune anonymouse. Have been there twice, most recently during RW and definitely no bread of any form on the table. I don't recall any on the first visit either.

        X2O is high on my list. Honorable mention to hot pita bread and olive oil at Santorini in Sleepy Hollow and alsothe soft pretzel sticks served with mustard at Emma's Ale House. Nice touch and appropriate for a pub grub type spot. Can't figure out $21 price tag on fish and chips though.

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        X2O
        71 Water Grant Street, Yonkers, NY 10701

        Zitoune
        1127 W Boston Post Rd, Mamaroneck, NY 10543

        Santorini's
        165 Atlantic Ave, Lynbrook, NY 11563

        Emma's Ale House
        68 Gedney Way, White Plains, NY 10605

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          anonymouse1935 RE: laylag Apr 3, 2010 03:16 PM

          They don't serve their bread anymore???

          I guess it wasn't what I had, laylag, it was when I was there. And it was obviously before they decided to take the cheap route and do away with the very delicious bread.

          Thanks, I won't be going back there.

      3. surman RE: confitlover Apr 4, 2010 08:27 PM

        Someone here will scream, but City Limits Dimer offers a nice variety of very good breads.

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        City Limits
        1557 W State St, Olean, NY 14760

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          christinepierce RE: surman Apr 5, 2010 11:52 AM

          Why would anyone scream? The baker there is fantastic and they really do nice bread.

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            i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream RE: surman Apr 5, 2010 08:29 PM

            I love City Limits bread baskets!!! You can go there and have soup, salad, and bread for a light dinner... sooo good and what a steal!

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            City Limits
            1557 W State St, Olean, NY 14760

          2. GIOny RE: confitlover Apr 4, 2010 08:33 PM

            It wasn't really a bread basket but whatever Chutney Masala serves in the beginning is so good, sorry I don't know what it's called but I couldn't stop eating it.

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              debmom RE: confitlover Apr 5, 2010 04:28 AM

              Frankie and Louie's in Port Chester heats their bread-- which in my opinion makes it delicious. Sometimes they offer bruschetta too which I always enjoy.

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                SeanPK RE: confitlover Apr 5, 2010 10:53 AM

                Angelina's in Tuckahoe has a good display. Pane de Casa, sesame seeded loaf and fresh-made warm foccacia. The oil and the olives are great that come with the bread. Went to Casa Brusco in Eastchester during RW, their oil was infused with lemon-a nice surprise. Speaking of olives, the ones served at the new taverna in Chester Heights are great-good oil, salt and garlic.

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                Casa Brusco
                219 Main Street, Eastchester, NY 10709

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                  wpfoodie RE: confitlover Apr 5, 2010 11:20 AM

                  Not a bread pasket, per se, but the popover at BLT Steak is maybe the best carb indulgence anywhere - flaky and crusty on the outside, buttery, warm and gooey (hint of gruyere cheese) on the inside. Makes you want to return for this gratis treat alone.

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                  BLT Steak
                  221 Main Street, White Plains, NY 10601

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                    christinepierce RE: confitlover Apr 5, 2010 11:53 AM

                    While not a bread basket, I adore the fresh warm pretzels served with stone ground mustard at Emma's Ale House. They get points for originality in my book!

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                    Emma's Ale House
                    68 Gedney Way, White Plains, NY 10605

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                      mary30 RE: christinepierce Apr 5, 2010 12:05 PM

                      Does Emma's serve those in lieu of bread or do you have to order them?

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                        laylag RE: christinepierce Apr 8, 2010 01:36 PM

                        I'm with you christine. See above. Surprised we were the only two who mentioned it.

                      2. i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream RE: confitlover Apr 5, 2010 08:39 PM

                        The complimentary pita and hummus at Santorini is great- does that count?

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                        Santorini's
                        165 Atlantic Ave, Lynbrook, NY 11563

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                          wincountrygirl RE: confitlover Apr 6, 2010 03:39 AM

                          The Terrace Club in Mahopac give you truffled popcorn to start. Then a wonderful sour dough roll - heated in a wood oven. Tastes great.

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                          The Terrace Club
                          825 South Lake Blvd., Mahopac, NY 10541

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                            jhopp217 RE: confitlover Apr 7, 2010 12:32 PM

                            While not a basket, the bread at Morton's is absolutely delicious. I remember there used to be a place on Central Ave called Carmela's that used to bake their own bread on the premises and that was probably the best bread I've ever had. I've never been to X20, but I know where Peter Kelly gets his bread and it's off the charts delicious.

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                              lucyis RE: jhopp217 Apr 8, 2010 03:37 PM

                              I have to agree that the bread at City Limits is wonderful. I squirrel away the corn bred to eat for dessert.
                              Re: Emma's the pretzels are good, but they are not worth going to Emma's.

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                              City Limits
                              1557 W State St, Olean, NY 14760

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                                biga290 RE: lucyis Apr 8, 2010 04:13 PM

                                had lunch today at city limits. i had forgotten just how good the bread they serve is. used it to wipe my bowl of gazpacho clean. mmmm!

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