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 Post subject: Candle 79
PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 11:55 am 
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The perfect date spot for when you really want to get in that vegan's pants. And home of seitan picatta and vegan cannoli! Do you love it or what?

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 Post subject: Re: Candle 79
PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 12:05 pm 
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i've never been and it breaks my heart. it's high on my list of Must Do's when we head back east for the holidays.

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 Post subject: Re: Candle 79
PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 7:31 pm 
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I was there this past week! I have never had better tofu in my life! I don't know what they did to it to give it that amazing texture, but it was MAGIC. And the ginger ale was amazing too (perhaps with a shot of whiskey for a touch of class).


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 Post subject: Re: Candle 79
PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 9:16 pm 
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I'm planning to go there for my birthday soon. I've never been to a swanky vegan restaurant. Seitan piccatta's the way to go eh?


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 Post subject: Re: Candle 79
PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 10:13 pm 
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Seitan piccatta's the way to go eh?


No question about it!

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 Post subject: Re: Candle 79
PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 11:38 pm 
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I don't remember what I got for dinner here, but I know I loved it. Also, they make my favorite tofu scramble so far.


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 Post subject: Re: Candle 79
PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 8:12 am 
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I've been there once and it really was amazing. I'd love to go back, but unfortunately it's just too expensive to justify a return trip anytime soon.


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 Post subject: Re: Candle 79
PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 12:38 pm 
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michael and i have reservations in a coupe of weeks. the piccata is the most amazing thing i've ever eaten. i always feel bad because i never get anything else, but, jesus, it is awesome.

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 Post subject: Re: Candle 79
PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 2:46 pm 
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it's so expensive, and it feels so far away, and i haven't been on anything even sort of like a date in about seven years. their food is awesome, but i never go there. i do often buy their seitan chimichurri from the union square whole foods.

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 Post subject: Re: Candle 79
PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 2:59 pm 
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it's so expensive, and it feels so far away, and i haven't been on anything even sort of like a date in about seven years. their food is awesome, but i never go there. i do often buy their seitan chimichurri from the union square whole foods.

I do that too.

The only time I've been there for dinner is when they were donating a portion of their profits to Farm Sanctuary. I rationalize the expense by doing something good for the animals.


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 Post subject: Re: Candle 79
PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 5:37 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Candle 79
PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 7:26 pm 
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Yeah it's certainly a once-a-year* kind of dining experience. I don't begrudge them the prices because I'm sure their location, staff and quality eats away at their profit.

*Although I make people take me there more often that that.

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 Post subject: Re: Candle 79
PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 8:40 pm 
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yeah, it's always a special occasion place for us, but I really really like it except I've still never had a dessert that I've been crazy about! I need to try that canoli. i looove the picatta and the chimmichuri and pretty much any other seitan thing they have there. don't get the paella, it's really boring.

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 Post subject: Re: Candle 79
PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:11 pm 
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Yeah, I strayed from the Piccata once, with something tempeh I think, and I just dreamt about the Piccata the whole time.

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 Post subject: Re: Candle 79
PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 12:49 pm 
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I had some chocolate peanut butter mouse there that was simply unbelievable. The rest of the food was tasty--I guess... but shiitake, chocolate trumps all.

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 Post subject: Re: Candle 79
PostPosted: Wed Nov 24, 2010 10:35 am 
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The vegan canolli was dang good. I'd go back in a second.

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 Post subject: Re: Candle 79
PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 2010 9:33 pm 
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I did brunch there when we were in NY over Memorial Day and it was wonderful. Easily the best meal of the trip.


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 Post subject: Re: Candle 79
PostPosted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 12:02 pm 
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Just went this week when my husband's boss was in town with his wife. They revealed they are "mostly" vegetarian, and we knew the company would be paying so we took them there. I had only been once years ago, or maybe it was even Candle Cafe. This time around everyone loved the food. The chimichura appetizer was amazing, and I had the special entree, which was pecan and something crusted seitan. Crispy and delicious. Dessert was the mexican brownie with cinnamon ice cream, total chocolate heaven. Wish I could afford to go more often. And even though it's way uptown, at least it's right by the 6 train.


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 Post subject: Re: Candle 79
PostPosted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 2:20 pm 
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oh my god, I actually went here!!!! I loved it, of course. My dad was meh about it. He didnt like the piccata, which I loved. I agreed that the seitan wasnt awesome though. I prefer YRRs! But, everything was forking delicious. The squash rav was my favorite, the kale salad was amazing and the kale wasnt chewy at all! We asked for a taste of the soup-celery root-it was meh. The chickpea thing was pretty good, and the cannoli filling was delish, but I thought their icecream was awful. full of ice crystals. their gingerale was pretty banging, and I thought the waitstaff was great too. so yay! I cant believe I ate here


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 Post subject: Re: Candle 79
PostPosted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 1:09 am 
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The vegan canolli was dang good. I'd go back in a second.


The vegan canolli is so good!! It's one of my favorite restaurants. The ice cream is amazing, one of the best I've ever had.

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 Post subject: Re: Candle 79
PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 6:24 pm 
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We're going here this week for our anniversary dinner. I've only been to Candle Cafe, I'm super excited!

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 Post subject: Re: Candle 79
PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 1:13 am 
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I have been wanting to try Candle 79 for a while now. Their cannolli sounds amazing. But they have a B health score so I won't be going there anytime soon.


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 Post subject: Re: Candle 79
PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:11 am 
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I have been wanting to try Candle 79 for a while now. Their cannolli sounds amazing. But they have a B health score so I won't be going there anytime soon.


wow, they do? that's crazy!

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 Post subject: Re: Candle 79
PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 3:39 pm 
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Ok, I am drooling over the menu. I'll be going here tomorrow for lunch. Help me decide between:

1. black bean pumpkin seed burger
2. bbq seitan sandwich
3. burrito

I can honestly say that I have never been so tempted by so many things on one menu. I am usually somewhat picky but damn...I want it all!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Candle 79
PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:01 pm 
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go for #2. I'm sure their burritos and burgers are great, but seitan is one of their specialties, and you can get burgers and burritos at lots of places.


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