When I lived in LA I could drive to BevMo or to Galco's
and fill up on Cheerwine, Moxie, and various birch beers and sasparillas and other local sodas. When I go see my parents in Northern California I can do the same at the local Nugget Market.
Now that I'm living in NYC and am carless, where can I go to satisfy my specialty soda fix?
posted by Guy Smiley
on Mar 25, 2013 -
A little obsessed: where can I find gourmet candy apples like the one I just had in WI? [more inside]
posted by FlyByDay
on Nov 3, 2012 -
Montreal Dining Filter: My partner and I are having a HELL of a time deciding on a restaurant for a romantic dinner out in Monteal in a few weeks time. We're picky eaters that really enjoy good gourmet food... A contradiction but true. AU SECOURS! [more inside]
posted by PuppetMcSockerson
on Aug 8, 2012 -
What specialty food items should I bring back from Paris and London? I am traveling to both places in May. Can you recommend some unique and delicious food items I can bring back with me?
(Any other travel recommendations are welcome as well!)
posted by thelastgirl
on Apr 12, 2012 -
Please recommend good books that discuss the theory of food taste and design—analyzing flavors and textures, figuring out pairings, that sort of thing. Either savory or dessert-centered would be fine. [more inside]
posted by Bardolph
on Feb 28, 2012 -
Has anyone dived into Modernist Cuisine? What are some of the must try recipes? The tome is overwhelming and the equipment required can get expensive. [more inside]
posted by geoff.
on Dec 12, 2011 -
I really like the preserves, biscuits and condiments from Fortnum and Mason and Harrods in the UK. Are there similar places in North America where I can mail order the same sort of goods? I'd also love to know where we could order clotted cream that we could have sent to us as we live north of 60 in the Yukon Territory, Canada. [more inside]
posted by YukonQuirm
on Nov 25, 2011 -
For Christmas this year I would love to give my family food-of-the-month type gifts from places like Murrays
, but those places don't deliver to Canada, where most of my family members live. Can you recommend really great subscription/gift food that's either Canada-based, or delivers to Canada? [more inside]
posted by Susan PG
on Nov 25, 2011 -
Help name my coffee bean company
. I'm very excited about this new venture that I just embarked on. I have all the logistics in place, but I'm still missing a Big piece of the puzzle, the name of the company. My choice for the name was " Una Voce "(one voice), because part of this venture will be to give back to the communities that produce the finest Coffee Beans in the world. These communities still lack some fundamental basics, like clean drinkable water, medical facilities, schooling for both children and adults. I will be funneling back some of the profits to improve the lives of our fellow humans. Two other names that I was thinking about were "One World" or "Human Beans". None of the names I have liked have received positive feedback, so I turn to you. I will keep everyone here posted on my decision and Thanks in Advance.
posted by roastermarv
on Sep 1, 2011 -
What are the most difficult dishes to cook? What kinds of foods require complex preparation or lots of skill and precision? Savory souffles, beef wellington, stuffed ravioli, croissants... what else? [more inside]
posted by subject_verb_remainder
on Aug 5, 2011 -
Help me find this half-remembered anecdote from what I think was a collection of famous chefs or food writers discussing their ideal meals? [more inside]
posted by grar
on Oct 7, 2010 -
Are the letters to the editor published in Gourmet magazine in response to "Consider the Lobster" available online? [more inside]
posted by apricot
on Sep 12, 2010 -
FoodieFilter: I want to create a small, gourmet food basket. Help me balance it properly and get the most bang for my buck! [more inside]
posted by yawper
on Jun 9, 2010 -
I'm going on a 7-day backpacking trip in about a month with three friends and I need your best lightweight meal recipies. [more inside]
posted by talkingmuffin
on May 26, 2010 -
What are the outstanding Chicago restaurants specializing in seasonal & local food and/or charcuterie for the broke-ass epicure? I'm planning a special birthday dinner at the end of the month. I'd like to spend $30-$40 for two people before drinks and a tip, so while I'm not going to settle for a Vienna Beef, I'm not exactly ready to book reservations at Alinea. [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana
on Dec 28, 2009 -
Northern Minnesota experts? Searching for good eats - the kind you buy and take home with you, not restaurants - between Two Harbors and Minneapolis. [more inside]
posted by nanojath
on Dec 21, 2009 -
Can anyone recommend some nice Gourmet and non-mass market Food finds: specialty producers that you know of that are really making something noteworthy and good as a possible small gift to friends and family; not along the lines of one of the ever present catalogues
posted by dougiedd
on Nov 26, 2008 -
The smithmac family will be spending 9 days in Los Angeles in December. Since we'll have a few nights with free babysitting in the form of grandparents, I'd like to have 1 really nice evening out with my wife. To give you an idea of what we're looking for, I was thinking of trying out chef Eme's Ortolan
. I've never been there, but his food looks amazing. So, L.A. mefites, if you could choose one restaurant in Los Angeles to eat at what would it be?
posted by smithmac_99
on Nov 17, 2008 -
I recently discovered that I love black truffles and squab, but these are not the sorts of foods carried by my local supermarket chains. Where, in the San Francisco Bay Area can I purchase these and other gourmet delights? [more inside]
posted by lekvar
on Apr 9, 2008 -
Our kids are 1 and 4. It's my folks' 40th anniversary as well as the one year old's birthday and my folks are treating, so this means going somewhere really nice, expensive, and five star. But where in DC? [more inside]
posted by poppo
on Jan 16, 2008 -
Does anyone know where I can find the Italian chocolate Torroni Baci
in London or from somewhere that'll deliver?
posted by oh pollo!
on Dec 19, 2007 -
I've had this wish for a long time to have one self-prepared food item that is just extraordinary. Can you help me find a recipe that I can make that will 'wow' anyone I make it for? [more inside]
posted by Kickstart70
on Oct 7, 2007 -
[Glorious-Caffeine-filter]: Help me in my search for the elusive gourmet coffee single… [more inside]
posted by numinous
on Jun 14, 2007 -
I need an awesome housewarming gift for my friend that can be drop-shipped from the other side of the country. Recommendations? (posted anon because this friend reads MeFi). [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Oct 30, 2006 -
I want the tasting menu, she wants plain chicken and mashed potatoes - how can my girlfriend and I eat out and at home so that we are both happy? [more inside]
posted by rorycberger
on Jun 20, 2005 -
Along with some foodie friends, we're having a "winter of offal." The idea is to expand our culinary horizons, and show respect for our food animals, by getting together every few weeks and learning to cook *excellent* food from organically raised trotters, entrails, and other bits commonly thought of as nasty. This week, I'm cooking beef tongue - so suggestions for that are particularly welcome. But any and all gourmet offal (not awful) recipes would be great.
posted by stonerose
on Jan 28, 2005 -
I'm considering making a pilgrimage to the French Laundry
in January, and was hoping someone could give a me a realistic estimate of the total cost (food, wine, anything else?) for dinner for two. [more inside]
posted by rorycberger
on Oct 13, 2004 -
GourmetFilter: Where in Manhattan might one purchase ostrich eggs?
I need them for
an omlette recipe.
posted by Smart Dalek
on Jun 26, 2004 -
Are there any companies that will deliver gourmet dinners in america? Not ready made, but make it yourself if that makes any sense?
posted by Mossy
on Apr 25, 2004 -