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Mussels?
« on: January 21, 2010, 09:38:18 PM »
Anyone know a place to get good mussels in the city? Not too much of a rip off, if possible.

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Re: Mussels?
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2010, 10:01:59 PM »
Anyone know a place to get good mussels in the city? Not too much of a rip off, if possible.

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Re: Mussels?
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2010, 10:11:11 PM »
West Town Tavern's are pretty good, but I would suggest making them yourself.  Costco sells them on the weekends, and they are fresh and cheap, but its best to eat them the day you buy them  Just clean the little beards off, rinse with water throw in a pot that you have a lid for, add some sliced leeks and a couple of cloves of garlic (minced), and add a bit water and white wine  (and some thyme and heavy cream if you like) bring to a boil, cover the pot, cook for about 5 min or so , take off the heat and let sit for a couple more minutesand your done.  Just don't eat the ones that don't open.
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Re: Mussels?
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2010, 11:23:45 PM »
Bruna's
2424 S. Oakley

My favorite cozze alla marinara in the city.
The serving is big enough for at least two.
Some nice fresh hard crust rustic Italian bread to soak up the marinara.


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Re: Mussels?
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2010, 01:27:29 AM »


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Re: Mussels?
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2010, 09:25:48 AM »

Quartino is pretty damn good.

(aside: their grilled octopus is awesome)
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Re: Mussels?
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2010, 09:50:58 AM »
The ones at Hop Leaf are good.

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Re: Mussels?
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2010, 10:26:43 AM »
The ones at Hop Leaf are good.

That's what I keep running into on the web. I've really got to get to this place.

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Re: Mussels?
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2010, 10:44:07 AM »
The ones at Hop Leaf are good.

That's what I keep running into on the web. I've really got to get to this place.

You've never been? That seems unpossible?
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Re: Mussels?
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2010, 10:45:40 AM »
The ones at Hop Leaf are good.

That's what I keep running into on the web. I've really got to get to this place.

You've never been? That seems unpossible?

Seriosuly.  With your beer snobbery?  That place reeks of people who look down at me for ordering a Schlitz.

Get it?  Look down?

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Re: Mussels?
« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2010, 10:55:07 AM »
The ones at Hop Leaf are good.

That's what I keep running into on the web. I've really got to get to this place.

You've never been? That seems unpossible?

Seriosuly.  With your beer snobbery?  That place reeks of people who look down at me for ordering a Schlitz.

Get it?  Look down?

Surrounded by awesome beers, you ordered a Schlitz? That's hardcore. Or stupid.

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Re: Mussels?
« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2010, 10:59:45 AM »
The ones at Hop Leaf are good.

That's what I keep running into on the web. I've really got to get to this place.

You've never been? That seems unpossible?

Seriosuly.  With your beer snobbery?  That place reeks of people who look down at me for ordering a Schlitz.

Get it?  Look down?

Did you spill it on yourself?
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Re: Mussels?
« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2010, 11:54:54 AM »
The ones at Hop Leaf are good.

That's what I keep running into on the web. I've really got to get to this place.

You've never been? That seems unpossible?

Seriosuly.  With your beer snobbery?  That place reeks of people who look down at me for ordering a Schlitz.

Get it?  Look down?

Did you spill it on yourself?

Goes without saying.

Also, I'm not even sure if they have Schlitz.

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Re: Mussels?
« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2010, 12:56:34 PM »
The ones at Hop Leaf are good.

That's what I keep running into on the web. I've really got to get to this place.

You've never been? That seems unpossible?

Seriosuly.  With your beer snobbery?  That place reeks of people who look down at me for ordering a Schlitz.

Get it?  Look down?

Surrounded by awesome beers, you ordered a Schlitz? That's hardcore. Or stupid.

That's like smoking a Swisher Sweet in Cuba.

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Re: Mussels?
« Reply #14 on: January 22, 2010, 10:20:30 PM »
The ones at Hop Leaf are good.

That's what I keep running into on the web. I've really got to get to this place.

You've never been? That seems unpossible?

Seriosuly.  With your beer snobbery?  That place reeks of people who look down at me for ordering a Schlitz.

Get it?  Look down?

Surrounded by awesome beers, you ordered a Schlitz? That's hardcore. Or stupid.

That's like smoking a Swisher Sweet in Cuba.


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