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What did you have for dinner during Hurricane Sandy? [moved from Manhattan]

I'll start: Bottle of Horror Show by Vending Machine winery (34% Sousao, 33% Montepulciano, 33% Tannat)-then stopped by Veatery (Vietnamese-formerly Saigon Grill on 88th and 2nd) for spicy ribs and bowl of rice. Slept like a baby after.

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  1. We had some Korean-style pork ribs in the freezer that need hours to slow cook, so we never find the time to make them. We put them on mid-day yesterday and later roasted some miscellaneous vegetables. Waking up to a cleaner fridge and freezer, with a few less bottles of soju on hand.

    1. I live in the suburb so I dont have good restaurants open near me. I had homemade sesame noodles plus leftover Bibimbap from HMart. Dessert was Haagen Daz Vanilla Espresso ice cream. Not great but not bad considering the storm got pretty bad at around 8 pm. Dont think I wanted to be outside during that time.

      1. I can't speak for me, but on Sunday night, we sent my son back to NYC on the last Amtrak train out of Paoli PA. I loaded him up with my homemade brioche au chocolat. I also made plain brioche so made him a "Brie-Oche" sandwich outta--you got it! Brie and plain brioche--with some nice saucison as well. Bread Pudding and a ton of halloween candy b/c I know we will not have many trick-or-treaters here due to the storm.
        My good thoughts and good karma are being channeled to all living in and around NYC. Stay positive. Stay well. Stay good-humored!

        1. I have a very sweet neighbour -conservative as all get-out, but you can't have everything!- who invited me to a dinner of cold elbow-macaroni, tuna, and (melded) hot sauce with an accompaniment of not-so-fancy chianti.
          The wind was howling, howling outside the windows, and stranger sounds without you've never heard before (only the theramin was missing), but it was a truly delightful meal.

          EDIT: 42nd @ First, so right in the teeth of the storm.

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            1. re: Phil Ogelos

              Wiki (I know, but still) sent me to a youtube video of Mr. Theramin himself playing his namesake supercool instrument. Sheesh, now I'll have to notice when the theramin is missing.

            2. Spaghetti and meatballs in my well lit kitchen on the UWS... but, lunch today was a disaster... Fairway was open but there was no fresh bread... So here I am eating a niciose salad without a fresh baguette. And as I am forced to work from home I am getting stir crazy... woe is me.

              (for anyone that doesn't get sarcasm... my plight is well, not a plight and I know it)

              1. Sorry to stumble into a NYC thread from Boston. I was one of the lucky ones here that never lost power. Stayed home, pan-roasted beef tenderloins, served with a Stilton/port/porcini sauce, plus a simple green salad and a Rioja gran riserva.

                Sending our sympathies to New Yorkers and best wishes that you quickly pull through what is obviously a very difficult time.


                1. the ground pork and beef from sunday's farmer's market beckoned, so made a big batch of meatballs. a jarred marinara, but a good one. and a glass or three of a nice montepulciano.

                  1. Here in Brooklyn I made a pretty classic beef stew, eaten over rice (I'm Asian, everything gets eaten over rice), with some roasted delicata squash on the side. For dessert, an apple crisp with maple walnut gelato. Tonight's dinner is a broccoli cheddar quiche with a mesclun salad and butter cupcakes with vanilla buttercream frosting for dessert. I've been bored stuck at home...

                    1. Grilled vegetable and goat cheese panini.

                      For dessert, chunky peanut butter and blackberry preserves on rice crackers.

                      1. With power out we cleaned out the fridge: Salmon and Moroccan pumpkin-lentil-onion dish (less lamb) from NYTimes magazine. Lettuce-carrot salad and vanilla bean icecream.