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Reasons why New York Sucks

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by Manton, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. lefty

    lefty Senior member

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    Best seafood market for dry scallops? North of midtown preferred. but will travel if I must.

    Citarella at $12 per for in the shell seems somewhat pricey.

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  2. Omar1223

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    anyone have tips on dealing with the dmv? holy shit they are stupid. i need to pay a ticket for driving and using a cell phone.
     


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    gomestar Super Yelper

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    the worst part about driving into NYC is driving through NJ. I think a child with a crayon designed their highway system.
     


  5. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    This. Holy hell.
     


  7. lefty

    lefty Senior member

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    Jersey drivers - stop in the middle of the highway and back up because they missed the exit.

    Seafood? Thinking of Dorian's UES.

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    gomestar Super Yelper

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    did not even know this place existed. At first I thought you meant Dorrians at 84th and figured you were playing us.
     


  9. lefty

    lefty Senior member

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    I'm wound too tightly to make jokes. http://doriansseafood.com/about-us

    At Citarella prices I might as well just take people to dinner so am looking for a reasonable alternative. There's a place in Harlem, but when I asked for dry scallops he said, "sorry, sir, all our scallops come from the ocean."

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    gomestar Super Yelper

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    could one find these in Chinatown?
     


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    yea i know it was extremely stupid on my part but i never drive in the city and didnt know. i also had seen other people use their phones with iphone headphones but the cop said it has to be a truly hands free device.
     


  12. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    what the hell is a dry scallop?
     


  13. lefty

    lefty Senior member

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    ^^ Sure, but I'm way uptown and want to stay above midtown if I can.

    Those not soaking in phosphate.

    When shopping for sea or bay scallops to use for recipes, look for "dry-packed" scallops. These have been shucked and shipped packed on ice, with no chemical additives. They tend to have a slightly pink or off-white hue and a pleasant sea smell. Avoid the very white "wet-packed" scallops that are sold in many supermarkets. These have been soaked in a solution containing phosphate, a whitening agent that keeps them fresh longer but also allows them to soak up more water, increasing their weight by almost 30 percent. They tend to release a lot of liquid when they're cooked, causing them to steam rather than sear to a nice caramelized crust. Phosphate also gives the scallops a slightly soapy flavor.

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    manton doesnt know because he's only ever shucked his own scallops
     


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    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    I guess I only buy in quality markets.

    lefty, if you want "uptown" go to randozzo's on Arthur Ave in the Boogie Down. Best fish market I have seen on the East Coast.
     


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