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Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009

Thanksgiving? It all starts with a great turkey

Dining: Join our own “Sweet” Melissa Murphy as she offers up a full menu for Thanksgiving. Find your favorite recipes below — or start with Murphy’s turkey recipe by clicking above. Comments (3)

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Stuffing with a difference!

Dining: I love to use different types of sausage for this bread pudding. I recently discovered some wild boar and red wine sausage at our local Los Paisanos family owned butcher on Smith Street. It was an incredible substitution for the pork sausage here. Comment

Who says bacon can’t get dates?

Dining: These are a great appetizer to serve while you are waiting for everyone to arrive. They can be prepped up to two weeks ahead and frozen. Pop them in the oven 20 minutes before your guests are expected. Early arrivals will hope the other guests get stuck in traffic. Comment

A killer mushroom soup

Dining: This is a great soup, full of wonderful earthy mushrooms. Roasting the mushrooms concentrates their flavor. It is an elegant first course that acts as a preview of the delicious meal to come. Comment

Mashed potatoes with a parsnip twist

Dining: Everyone loves roasted garlic mashed potatoes, and the parsnips add a subtle sweetness that I adore. The toasted breadcrumbs sprinkled on just before serving may be gilding the lily, but I love the buttery crunch it lends to the creamy mash. Comment

These baked pairs are one great dish

Dining: I love something sweet next to all these savory dishes, and these baked pears are perfect. As an added bonus, they smell like absolute heaven in the oven. This is a great “signature” dish for you or your kids to make. It’s so easy and delicious, it’ll become a new tradition for sure. Comment

And of course you need cranberry sauce

Dining: This recipe will help use up that box of clementines! The cranberry sauce can be made up to one week ahead and stored tightly wrapped in the refrigerator. Comment

The meal is useless without this pie

Dining: There’s only one way to punctuate the perfect meal — and that’s with Melissa Murphy’s perfect apple pie. We ran this recipe last year and offer it again as a tribute to its lasting greatness. Comments (1)

Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2009

Bar owner defies tarot reading and opens anyway

Nightlife: Jesse Levitt, owner of the Minor Arcana on Washington Avenue, is optimistic. Comments (1)

Monday, Nov. 16, 2009

Finally, real British football with real British food

Dining: Plenty of bars show European football matches, but at the long-awaited Black Horse Pub in Park Slope, you can watch Manchester United live while eating fried eggs, Irish bacon, black pudding, sausage, baked beans, mushrooms, grilled tomatoes, and fried toast — and wash it down with a spot of tea or a pint of Guinness. Comments (7)

Friday, Nov. 13, 2009

Got something to say? Stick it in this artwork

Art: A piece of sculpture at the Pratt Institute asks you to scribble down your inner-most thought. Relax, it’s art. Comment

Comedy comes to the Knitting Factory

Nightlife: Comedy is coming to the Knitting Factory. Comment

Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009

Finally, Tom Mylan is on our meat hook!

Shopping: The celebrity butcher finally breaks his silence about his new butcher shop, the Meat Hook. Comments (2)

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