DAN SELZER, TOTALLY NOT BUMMING, RATES NYC EAT SPOTS

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senseiDancer (sexyDancer), Wednesday, 15 February 2006 20:02 (thirteen years ago) link

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senseiDancer (sexyDancer), Wednesday, 15 February 2006 20:06 (thirteen years ago) link

Kwik Meal on 46th and 6th ave.

None of the other stuff on that thread is street food, dude.

Dan Selzer (Dan Selzer), Wednesday, 15 February 2006 20:07 (thirteen years ago) link

"the real food of the uk streets" - by simon reynolds, on sale at barnes & nobles everywheres.

hstencil (hstencil), Wednesday, 15 February 2006 20:09 (thirteen years ago) link

I'm more curious about river food to be honest.

senseiDancer (sexyDancer), Wednesday, 15 February 2006 20:10 (thirteen years ago) link

COMING SOON

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midi sanskrit (sanskrit), Wednesday, 15 February 2006 20:13 (thirteen years ago) link

has anyone been to the (south?) indian cart food places in W SQ Park?

A BOLD QUAHOG (ex machina), Wednesday, 15 February 2006 20:32 (thirteen years ago) link

DEAR DAVID O. SELZNICK, WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE THAI AND VIETNAMESE RESTAURANTS IN N00 YORK & ALSO WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE CAMBODIAN PLACE NEAR BAM?

kanye twitty (Jody Beth Rosen), Wednesday, 15 February 2006 20:36 (thirteen years ago) link

not sance delzer but i like da cambodian place. depends on what you get tho.

hstencil (hstencil), Wednesday, 15 February 2006 20:37 (thirteen years ago) link

I DON'T THINK I'VE EVER HAD CAMBODIAN FOOD.
WHAT IS TEH GIST?

senseiDancer (sexyDancer), Wednesday, 15 February 2006 20:41 (thirteen years ago) link

uh, it's asian.

hstencil (hstencil), Wednesday, 15 February 2006 20:43 (thirteen years ago) link

YOU MEAN LIKE RUSSIAN FOOD?

senseiDancer (sexyDancer), Wednesday, 15 February 2006 20:46 (thirteen years ago) link

no not eurasian!!!! haha roffles.

hstencil (hstencil), Wednesday, 15 February 2006 20:48 (thirteen years ago) link

it's pretty similar to vietnamese food! vermicelli soups, etc.

kanye twitty (Jody Beth Rosen), Wednesday, 15 February 2006 20:49 (thirteen years ago) link

meat heavy?

senseiDancer (sexyDancer), Wednesday, 15 February 2006 20:51 (thirteen years ago) link

meat and fish, yeah.

kanye twitty (Jody Beth Rosen), Wednesday, 15 February 2006 20:55 (thirteen years ago) link

The Gist is Stuart Moxham's post-Young Marble Giants band, you should know that, you burned me the CD.

HA HA.

Cambodian is like a cross between thai and vietnamese. I used to kinda like it, I like how they have 1,000,000 things on the menu, and how they have a note saying "if you're in a rush to see a movie, can we suggest the following 3 entrees?" Why? Because they're so damn slow. Seriously the worst service ever. Dare to sit in the porched in area...


Really good thai, well I've only been to Sri Pa Pa or whatever once, the super place in queens that everyone talks about, that was pretty amazing. I used to love the park slope place near 2nd st on the 2nd floor. I like Tuk Tuk in my hood. Really good basil fried rice, hot-pot dumplings (peanuts and radish) are super.

Dan Selzer (Dan Selzer), Wednesday, 15 February 2006 21:05 (thirteen years ago) link

i have that gist album, it's great!

kanye twitty (Jody Beth Rosen), Wednesday, 15 February 2006 21:06 (thirteen years ago) link

this thread is turning into THE POST PUNK KITCHEN

kanye twitty (Jody Beth Rosen), Wednesday, 15 February 2006 21:09 (thirteen years ago) link

riot grrril???

senseiDancer (sexyDancer), Wednesday, 15 February 2006 21:11 (thirteen years ago) link

Tof-u, Tof-me

kanye twitty (Jody Beth Rosen), Wednesday, 15 February 2006 21:13 (thirteen years ago) link

I'm totally not real post-punk. I'm no vegan! Real post-punks eat futurist food.

Dan Selzer (Dan Selzer), Wednesday, 15 February 2006 21:15 (thirteen years ago) link

a cross of thai and vietnamese good sounds too good to be true

Dominique (dleone), Wednesday, 15 February 2006 21:15 (thirteen years ago) link

TURN UP THIS HEAT

senseiDancer (sexyDancer), Wednesday, 15 February 2006 21:16 (thirteen years ago) link

good good good

Dominique (dleone), Wednesday, 15 February 2006 21:18 (thirteen years ago) link

Real post-punks eat futurist food.

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kanye twitty (Jody Beth Rosen), Wednesday, 15 February 2006 21:18 (thirteen years ago) link

i propose a moratorium on the phrase "post-punk."

hstencil (hstencil), Wednesday, 15 February 2006 21:19 (thirteen years ago) link

Dan,

What do you think of Green Bo, the Shanghai dumpling house in Chinatown?

Legendary wakeboarder Steve Shasta

Steve Shasta (Steve Shasta), Wednesday, 15 February 2006 21:21 (thirteen years ago) link

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senseiDancer (sexyDancer), Wednesday, 15 February 2006 21:24 (thirteen years ago) link

Sorry, that's "New Green Bo".

Steve Shasta (Steve Shasta), Wednesday, 15 February 2006 21:25 (thirteen years ago) link

NEW GREEN BRO

Steve Shasta (Steve Shasta), Wednesday, 15 February 2006 21:26 (thirteen years ago) link

sexy gave me gist too!

cutty (mcutt), Wednesday, 15 February 2006 21:27 (thirteen years ago) link

I've never been to New Green Bo. I've been to very little in chinatown.

And I've never had a vietnamese sandwhich, though a new place just opened up at smith and bergen near me. I'm excited to try.

Dan Selzer (Dan Selzer), Wednesday, 15 February 2006 21:27 (thirteen years ago) link

don't know Green Bo, but there is an excellent dumpling house called the Excellent Dumpling House

midi sanskrit (sanskrit), Wednesday, 15 February 2006 21:28 (thirteen years ago) link

I used to eat this bbq pork sandwhich on french bread every week at the pho place where I used to live in dallas. one of the all time great sandwiches of my life

Dominique (dleone), Wednesday, 15 February 2006 21:29 (thirteen years ago) link

theres a great pho place on the bowery called pho tu do. soups featuring massive bulk of things you cannot identify and dont care.

delightfully cheap

bb (bbrz), Wednesday, 15 February 2006 21:40 (thirteen years ago) link

And I've never had a vietnamese sandwhich, though a new place just opened up at smith and bergen near me. I'm excited to try.

whoa, banh mi within walking distance of my neighborhood? greatest news i've heard all day (and i did hear some good news earlier).

kanye twitty (Jody Beth Rosen), Wednesday, 15 February 2006 21:49 (thirteen years ago) link

banh mi place on broome and elizabeth is great.

new green bo is okay, but their steamed juicy buns are a bit heavy on the sesame oil for my taste. try the fried pork, though, they are my faves.

Special Agent Gene Krupa (orion), Wednesday, 15 February 2006 22:01 (thirteen years ago) link

IJ,

We had the Shanghai Crab and the pork dumplings (as well as the scallion pancakes). Not bad. There's a place in SF that makes the best Shanghai dumplings but the price is seriously out of control.

Legendary wakeboarder Steve Shasta

Steve Shasta (Steve Shasta), Wednesday, 15 February 2006 22:03 (thirteen years ago) link

"totally not bumming"

?

British people are laughing

Barnet's greatest ever pimp (nordicskilla), Wednesday, 15 February 2006 22:08 (thirteen years ago) link

TS: "totally not bumming" vs. "so stoked"

Steve Shasta (Steve Shasta), Wednesday, 15 February 2006 22:09 (thirteen years ago) link

I don't know what a wakeboard is.

Barnet's greatest ever pimp (nordicskilla), Wednesday, 15 February 2006 22:10 (thirteen years ago) link

legendary wakeboarder steve shasta

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kanye twitty (Jody Beth Rosen), Wednesday, 15 February 2006 22:12 (thirteen years ago) link

easywaterski.com is basically all you have to know

Steve Shasta (Steve Shasta), Wednesday, 15 February 2006 22:14 (thirteen years ago) link

Where is best fish & chips in my part of brooklyn (roughly)?

Is there really anywhere besides the Chip Shop on 5th or those funky fried chicken places?

Special Agent Gene Krupa (orion), Wednesday, 15 February 2006 22:14 (thirteen years ago) link

what does bumming mean in the UK? Is it something to do with my fanny pack? Do I have to take the lift to the lou? What colour is it anyway?


I'm not a big fish eater either. Does that mean something funny in england? I think there's a new fish place on 5th ave though.

Dan Selzer (Dan Selzer), Wednesday, 15 February 2006 22:17 (thirteen years ago) link

Dan,

Do you think that Tomoe is overrated? What about the bathrooms at Bar 89? What about Ham Gee OK on 32nd?

steveshasta@easywaterski.com

Steve Shasta (Steve Shasta), Wednesday, 15 February 2006 22:21 (thirteen years ago) link

"The Lou" is Louisville, KY.

I think you mean the loo.

Too Gay for America (nordicskilla), Wednesday, 15 February 2006 22:23 (thirteen years ago) link

chip shop prolly closest place to where you is, ian. their chip butties are pretty good for such a disgusting food item!

hstencil (hstencil), Wednesday, 15 February 2006 22:31 (thirteen years ago) link

Don't know what Tomoe is. Haven't been to Bar 89 in years. Don't know what Ham Gee is.

Dan Selzer (Dan Selzer), Wednesday, 15 February 2006 22:33 (thirteen years ago) link

isn't "the lou" st. louis also?

kanye twitty (Jody Beth Rosen), Wednesday, 15 February 2006 22:42 (thirteen years ago) link

yes.

Too Gay for America (nordicskilla), Wednesday, 15 February 2006 22:42 (thirteen years ago) link

east st. louis toodle-oo

hstencil (hstencil), Wednesday, 15 February 2006 22:43 (thirteen years ago) link

I just feel like I should share my Valentines day dinner review with you

Tea & Sympathy on Greenwich:
-more cramped than mamoun's
-pitiful chav wait staff
-neurotic proprietor (see "Nicky's rules")
-horribly overpriced (7$ mac&cheese side dish)
-absolutely delicious

I recommend the welsh rarebit w/ bacon, but I don't recommend the restaurant.

VIDEO STRESS (blastocyst), Wednesday, 15 February 2006 22:47 (thirteen years ago) link

My girlfriend and I went to her house and cooked. Well, she cooked, I chopped and cleaned. We figured we go out to nice meals enough that it would be more rare and special to just stay home and make some food.

Dan Selzer (Dan Selzer), Wednesday, 15 February 2006 23:01 (thirteen years ago) link

we went to this place regional, up on da uws. not bad, tho our appetizer was not as hot as it should've been.

hstencil (hstencil), Wednesday, 15 February 2006 23:07 (thirteen years ago) link

We went to Ghenet on Mulberry, braved the crowd, cleaned our plate.

senseiDancer (sexyDancer), Wednesday, 15 February 2006 23:13 (thirteen years ago) link

ghenet is goooood

kanye twitty (Jody Beth Rosen), Wednesday, 15 February 2006 23:36 (thirteen years ago) link

i ate some ben & jerry's and a burrito. i did not have to pay for anyone else.

Special Agent Gene Krupa (orion), Thursday, 16 February 2006 00:28 (thirteen years ago) link

Ghenet is my gf's favorite ethiopian place. mine too, now that i think about it.

midi sanskrit (sanskrit), Thursday, 16 February 2006 01:14 (thirteen years ago) link

great, now i want injera bread

midi sanskrit (sanskrit), Thursday, 16 February 2006 01:15 (thirteen years ago) link

new green bo used to be better. they still have the best vegetable dumplings i've ever had, though. dan, you might have been there. i had my birthday party there maybe 5 yrs ago and eveyrone complained because the food was weird, not sweet and sour-type stuff.
joe's shanghai is always annoyingly crowded, but their soup dumplings are great. goody's is pretty much the same quality, but never as packed with tourists. their pork shoulder is soooo good,

lauren (laurenp), Thursday, 16 February 2006 12:40 (thirteen years ago) link

I remember now. Don't much remember the food, but do remember the people, and a photo taken out front that ended up on Rebecca and your mantle for a bit, no?

Dan Selzer (Dan Selzer), Thursday, 16 February 2006 14:26 (thirteen years ago) link

ah, days gone by. we went to the cooler afterwards and ashley passed out.

lauren (laurenp), Thursday, 16 February 2006 14:30 (thirteen years ago) link

Ghenet is the only Ethiopian place I've ever been to. It is a cuisine whose taste I've not yet acquired.

The fine Indian place on 5th Ave in the South Slope, Kinara, is always nearly empty.

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 16 February 2006 15:47 (thirteen years ago) link

thres an eithiopean placein the e/ village which is better than ok, but not great. ill have to check chowhound, theres gotta be a better place to go.

bb (bbrz), Thursday, 16 February 2006 16:08 (thirteen years ago) link

meskerem (in hell's kitchen) gets a lot of love, but i don't think it's better than ghenet. the best ethiopian restaurant i've been to is in cleveland.

lauren (laurenp), Thursday, 16 February 2006 16:18 (thirteen years ago) link

i have not been to an ethiopian place in new york, weirdly, but i've been to great ones in chicago and seattle.

hstencil (hstencil), Thursday, 16 February 2006 16:23 (thirteen years ago) link

hey have you guys ever been to this place called "burritoville"?

i think i will "check it out" today!

cutty (mcutt), Thursday, 16 February 2006 16:27 (thirteen years ago) link

i went to the one on bleeker and 7th ave last night!

hstencil (hstencil), Thursday, 16 February 2006 16:31 (thirteen years ago) link

I like the white chicken chilli burrito.

Dan Selzer (Dan Selzer), Thursday, 16 February 2006 16:35 (thirteen years ago) link

is the st.clair still around?

lauren (laurenp), Thursday, 16 February 2006 16:37 (thirteen years ago) link

st. clair burrito?

cutty (mcutt), Thursday, 16 February 2006 17:01 (thirteen years ago) link

The fine Indian place on 5th Ave in the South Slope, Kinara, is always nearly empty.

Kinara is the best -- and worst restaraunt. Sietsema turned me and the gf on to it, it seems you can never get a good curry in the Slope, but they do it right. I need vindaloos hot, and they'll throw fire it up for you, unlike all the other bland Slope places.

we were down in south slope once and walked in to eat there after ordering from them many times. totally awful decor, like these corny black chinese restaraunt style plastic tables and cold tile floor. they even have a 50% off eat-in special, and it's still empty. the reason why their delivery range is so huge is cos that's all the business they do.

get the crab curry. it is amazing, and for the $12 or $13 it costs, you probably get about $10 worth of lump crab meat, it is a hugely generous portion.

midi sanskrit (sanskrit), Thursday, 16 February 2006 17:01 (thirteen years ago) link

st.clair restaurant on atlantic and smith, where i enjoyed many a mediocore omelette. nice chandeliers.

lauren (laurenp), Thursday, 16 February 2006 17:05 (thirteen years ago) link

where did we go for brecky, lp?

Steve Shasta (Steve Shasta), Thursday, 16 February 2006 17:07 (thirteen years ago) link

went to kinara back in like '97 when i was living on 4th avenue, and it put me off indian food for a couple years. fucking terrible.

hstencil (hstencil), Thursday, 16 February 2006 17:11 (thirteen years ago) link

that was then, this is now

midi sanskrit (sanskrit), Thursday, 16 February 2006 17:13 (thirteen years ago) link

although I failed to mention that one out of six crab curries will give you assplosions the next day. it's like culinary russian roulette.

midi sanskrit (sanskrit), Thursday, 16 February 2006 17:15 (thirteen years ago) link

St. Clair is still there. But there's a better diner that opened up just down the street, Salonike, or the Carroll Garden's Diner. Their menu says "Where else are you gonna go?". It's 24 hours and standard diner fair, but suprisingly great hamburgers. I used to go there a ton, not so much lately.

Dan Selzer (Dan Selzer), Thursday, 16 February 2006 17:16 (thirteen years ago) link

we went to old devil moon, steve.

lauren (laurenp), Thursday, 16 February 2006 17:22 (thirteen years ago) link

i like old devil moon.

hstencil (hstencil), Thursday, 16 February 2006 17:33 (thirteen years ago) link

their brunch is yum, but i'm afraid to go back there lest i run into my thuggish old super or his sinister junkie brother.

lauren (laurenp), Thursday, 16 February 2006 17:35 (thirteen years ago) link

Stenc are you sure you've got the right one? my impression is Kinara opened in the last year, at least at this location.

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 16 February 2006 17:40 (thirteen years ago) link

really, old devil moon? last time i was there was entrely terrible...it was actually amazingly terrible. and its hard to make brunch terrible..maybe just an off sat.

bb (bbrz), Thursday, 16 February 2006 17:56 (thirteen years ago) link

kinara is where i go to order my injun foods.

old devil moon is always so crowded at brunch time, I think I've tried to go a few times but not actually succeeded.

What do pork slopers think of STEINHOF? It is perhaps my favorite local yumyum spot.

Special Agent Gene Krupa (orion), Thursday, 16 February 2006 18:16 (thirteen years ago) link

ok well i went to whatever indian restaurant it is in p.s. that's been there for years and must be some sort of money-laundering operation because nobody ever eats there.

hstencil (hstencil), Thursday, 16 February 2006 18:20 (thirteen years ago) link

you may perhaps be thinking of the recently closed "india house"?

Special Agent Gene Krupa (orion), Thursday, 16 February 2006 18:21 (thirteen years ago) link

i went there (steinhopf) once and it was good. My girlfriend, who doesn't eat meat, liked it less. I had a sausage thing, my pals got weinerschnitzel. I will go back.

Dan Selzer (Dan Selzer), Thursday, 16 February 2006 18:23 (thirteen years ago) link

I live across the street from Steinhof and usually go only on $5 goulash night.

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 16 February 2006 18:23 (thirteen years ago) link

OLD DEVIL MOON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ddb (ddb), Thursday, 16 February 2006 18:23 (thirteen years ago) link

fuck if i know ian it was almost 10 years ago!

hstencil (hstencil), Thursday, 16 February 2006 18:24 (thirteen years ago) link

morbius, do you live on my street and do i not know it???

i usually do takeout on goulash night; call it in on teh way home from work, pick that shit up and destroy it. i am also a big fan of their mussels.

Special Agent Gene Krupa (orion), Thursday, 16 February 2006 18:27 (thirteen years ago) link

I used to live over there...back when I had no money and forsaking ramen for a night at the Cornbread Cafe was a HUGE deal. Celebrate good times. I went back there for lunch not long ago and it wasn't so great.

Dan Selzer (Dan Selzer), Thursday, 16 February 2006 18:34 (thirteen years ago) link

i ate at the cornbread cafe about a year ago, and it wasn't that good. overpriced, not-particularly-delicious food. this was lunch, though, and i was hung over.

Special Agent Gene Krupa (orion), Thursday, 16 February 2006 18:37 (thirteen years ago) link

yeah, probably like all places, they fall off. When I lived there, it was like the only nice place in the area.

Dan Selzer (Dan Selzer), Thursday, 16 February 2006 18:40 (thirteen years ago) link

the one thing Cornbread cafe had was killer BBQ wings. now sadly closed.

When we go to Steinhof I call it Cafe Baader-Meinhof and my gf always rolls her eyes.

midi sanskrit (sanskrit), Thursday, 16 February 2006 19:01 (thirteen years ago) link

also, RIP for Biscuit on Flatbush.

that was a great bbq joint

midi sanskrit (sanskrit), Thursday, 16 February 2006 19:05 (thirteen years ago) link

my friend was a manager at biscuit. never heard the story as to why it closed.

hstencil (hstencil), Thursday, 16 February 2006 19:13 (thirteen years ago) link

Biscuit was good, I went there once.

How is Pioneer in Red Hook?

I used to go to Jakes on Columbia. Not the best, but good at times and nice people and at the time it was cool to go all the way down there. Now it's yet another Brooklyn resteraunt row, which brings me to my latest fave....

Pit Stop. French bistro on Columbia. GREAT hamburgers, ratotuille, eggs, merguez etc.

Dan Selzer (Dan Selzer), Thursday, 16 February 2006 19:14 (thirteen years ago) link

pit stop is nice. only had burgers + beers. weird strip there with that out of the way bookstore. I hate that mexican place Alma, everyone big ups it, but I had a horrible meal there and the crowds are a joke.

hstencil, the story I heard re: Biscuit's closing was that the owner just got tired of all the work he had to put into the place. owner is a classically trained French chef and got sick of restaraunt politics so he opened Biscuit. maybe he went back to high cuisine? it was an abrupt end, but they went out on top.

midi sanskrit (sanskrit), Thursday, 16 February 2006 19:46 (thirteen years ago) link

tell me about this "out of the way bookstore."

Special Agent Gene Krupa (orion), Thursday, 16 February 2006 19:46 (thirteen years ago) link

YES! I had a terrible time at Alma. Wait. Bad service, annoying crowds, and food that wasn't so special.

The bookstore is very cool, they have readings, sell local chap books, looks like a nice place to hang out and chill, if you're in the area. I've only been in once. Bookstore fans should keep supporting the Community book store on Court St, which is great, as is Book Court further up Court.

Dan Selzer (Dan Selzer), Thursday, 16 February 2006 19:51 (thirteen years ago) link

Krupa, believe it or not they have used records. not many and nothing good though.

this is what I find on smalltownbrooklyn:

FreeBird
used book store
718 596 2087
123 Columbia St

midi sanskrit (sanskrit), Thursday, 16 February 2006 19:59 (thirteen years ago) link

Ian, I thought we established that you live down the hill from me, I think. (I'm next to the new pizza/Italian place that you can't get a table in after 6pm.) Yeah, Cornbread really fell off the table the last year or two.

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 16 February 2006 20:59 (thirteen years ago) link

i have no memory, morbsss.

Special Agent Gene Krupa (orion), Thursday, 16 February 2006 21:01 (thirteen years ago) link

holy crap look what i just found:

http://menu.myelinate.com/map/

fuxxors need to get on top of BK tho

midi sanskrit (sanskrit), Friday, 17 February 2006 14:58 (thirteen years ago) link

Jamaican walk-in spot near Wash SQ irie

senseiDancer (sexyDancer), Friday, 17 February 2006 20:29 (thirteen years ago) link

mirchi all you can eat lunch buffet!

Dan Selzer (Dan Selzer), Friday, 17 February 2006 20:36 (thirteen years ago) link

good washington sq place: kathi roll company. or karthi or whatever.

Special Agent Gene Krupa (orion), Saturday, 18 February 2006 00:15 (thirteen years ago) link

and around the corner...Indian Bread Company. Same basic idea.

Dan Selzer (Dan Selzer), Saturday, 18 February 2006 01:01 (thirteen years ago) link

the texas cheesecake depository

Lenny and Squiggy Present Lenny and the Squigtones (Jody Beth Rosen), Saturday, 18 February 2006 01:02 (thirteen years ago) link

Doyers Vietnamese Restaurant on Doyers st. in Chinatown is fantastic.

Chris Williams (cdwill), Tuesday, 21 February 2006 03:23 (thirteen years ago) link

Mingala over in the Est villages

VIDEO STRESS (blastocyst), Tuesday, 21 February 2006 03:59 (thirteen years ago) link

almost HAd to stop into yeah shanghai delux on bayard for soup dumplings yesterday...but held off

bb (bbrz), Tuesday, 21 February 2006 15:12 (thirteen years ago) link

Mee Noodle Shop: why did you burn down?

senseiDancer (sexyDancer), Tuesday, 21 February 2006 15:22 (thirteen years ago) link

Dan

Nha Trang on Baxter and Canal

Steve

Steve Shasta (Steve Shasta), Tuesday, 21 February 2006 15:51 (thirteen years ago) link

Yeah Shanghai Deluxe was the first NYC cHinese I ever tasted and let me tell you, it left a good impression. Also classic: their interior decoration (fake trees, a little stream w/ a bridge)

VIDEO STRESS (blastocyst), Tuesday, 21 February 2006 15:57 (thirteen years ago) link

DISCUS

A BOLD QUAHOG (ex machina), Tuesday, 21 February 2006 16:33 (thirteen years ago) link

the stream makes it so much better.

bb (bbrz), Tuesday, 21 February 2006 16:39 (thirteen years ago) link

oh man...Staten Island soda fountain!

Dan Selzer (Dan Selzer), Tuesday, 21 February 2006 16:43 (thirteen years ago) link

since ILE was useless, where do you take the relatives for NYC Sunday brunch? (NO BROOKLYN pleez)

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 21 February 2006 20:22 (thirteen years ago) link

Diner in brooklyn, obv

senseiDancer (sexyDancer), Tuesday, 21 February 2006 20:24 (thirteen years ago) link

why not just take 'em to dizzy's?

Special Agent Gene Krupa (orion), Tuesday, 21 February 2006 20:28 (thirteen years ago) link

why not bklyn? don't they wanna see where you live?

barring that, shopsin's.

hstencil (hstencil), Tuesday, 21 February 2006 20:31 (thirteen years ago) link

*I* prefer not to see where I live.

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 21 February 2006 20:38 (thirteen years ago) link

People take their parents to Diner all the time.

senseiDancer (sexyDancer), Tuesday, 21 February 2006 20:46 (thirteen years ago) link

i miss that place ;(

midi sanskrit (sanskrit), Tuesday, 21 February 2006 21:15 (thirteen years ago) link

Do y'all remember the waitress with the blond dreads at Diner?

Steve Shasta (Steve Shasta), Tuesday, 21 February 2006 21:31 (thirteen years ago) link

you WOULD like a girl with blond dreads, shasta!

cutty (mcutt), Tuesday, 21 February 2006 21:34 (thirteen years ago) link

yeah, but wasn't she black?

senseiDancer (sexyDancer), Tuesday, 21 February 2006 21:39 (thirteen years ago) link

The person I'm thinking of was from Jersey.

Steve Shasta (Steve Shasta), Tuesday, 21 February 2006 21:51 (thirteen years ago) link

And not black.

Steve Shasta (Steve Shasta), Tuesday, 21 February 2006 21:51 (thirteen years ago) link

all the girls at Diner whirl together in a carousel of cuteness

senseiDancer (sexyDancer), Tuesday, 21 February 2006 21:58 (thirteen years ago) link

diner...its been so long...

just got word: a friend is doing some sort of "guest bartender" thing at the terrible luke and leroys (7th ave..by houston)....evidently 1 dollar tacos..3 dollar beers...10 pitcher of margaritas...i suppose if yr over that way, itd be worth it...i may or may not go...from 7-10

bb (bbrz), Tuesday, 21 February 2006 22:03 (thirteen years ago) link

brunch in nyc for relatives: danal, public (very pricey otherwise but brunch is a good value), 9th street market, lucien*, les halles, cafe orlin, clinton street baking company, poeme, cafe habana.


*same menu for dinner and lunch so not a good opition if everyone wants pancakes, but great nevertheless plus if the owner is there he'll volunteer to cook you eggs and maybe give you free wine

lauren (laurenp), Wednesday, 22 February 2006 12:50 (thirteen years ago) link

clinton street baking company always has a ridiculous wait for brunch.

prune on 1st street is nice brunch, but also waiting. small room though, not good for groups. great bloody marys.

phil-two (phil-two), Wednesday, 22 February 2006 14:09 (thirteen years ago) link

prune = deviled eggs!

Dan Selzer (Dan Selzer), Wednesday, 22 February 2006 14:20 (thirteen years ago) link

Thanks. It'll only be 2 of us, so a short wait is a good thing. (plus I'm getting a head cold, so it may not happen...)

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 22 February 2006 15:05 (thirteen years ago) link

it's way cute & corny but the restaurant in the basement of the Whitney Museum up on Madison ("Sarabeth's")is very parent-friendly and the food is good if a bit dainty and afterwards you always can sight-see, check the museum, go to central park etc.

m coleman (lovebug starski), Wednesday, 22 February 2006 16:34 (thirteen years ago) link

ha i've done that

senseiDancer (sexyDancer), Wednesday, 22 February 2006 16:40 (thirteen years ago) link

dainty fops

cutty (mcutt), Wednesday, 22 February 2006 16:47 (thirteen years ago) link

you could always just go to balthazar..

phil-two (phil-two), Wednesday, 22 February 2006 17:33 (thirteen years ago) link

best croissant ever.

Special Agent Gene Krupa (orion), Wednesday, 22 February 2006 17:35 (thirteen years ago) link

or dimsum

phil-two (phil-two), Wednesday, 22 February 2006 18:02 (thirteen years ago) link

the Whitney basement outpost of Sarabeth's is pretty dark and depressing, I recall, though a remodel might have made it nicer, though it might be suitable if you find the other locations too cutesy. also, I think the food is probably better at the "real" ones.

gabbneb (gabbneb), Wednesday, 22 February 2006 18:23 (thirteen years ago) link

hstencil, whaddya like at Shopsin's?

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 1 March 2006 17:37 (thirteen years ago) link

dude they have like 250 things on their menu.

hstencil (hstencil), Wednesday, 1 March 2006 18:02 (thirteen years ago) link

hell, that's why i need help!

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 1 March 2006 18:14 (thirteen years ago) link

dude.

hstencil (hstencil), Wednesday, 1 March 2006 18:19 (thirteen years ago) link

one month passes...
Brooklyn is live:
http://www.menupages.com/cuisines.asp?areaid=32

jinx hijinks (sanskrit), Friday, 14 April 2006 21:58 (thirteen years ago) link

dialing Taro Sushi right now..

jinx hijinks (sanskrit), Friday, 14 April 2006 21:59 (thirteen years ago) link

yo dance elzer, can u help me ID a disco track?

Danny Wang played it out at a gig last year ... I wish I would have asked the fellow Maroon what it was after his set finished but I forgot

Anyway, if you think of a conventional "verse/chorus" structure, the verse part (although there is no singing) is this chunky sounding Nile Rodgers style guitar -- maybe a lil tougher sound than Nile gets -- and then the "chorus" part are these heavenly wordless vocals that go "AAAAAAAAHHHHHH" "AAAHH-AAAHH-AAAHHHHH" in a descending pattern for a couple of bars (maybe also some strings in the background?). And then it slams back into that guitar part. It's totally blissful. Definitely late-70s. U know?

Stormy Davis (diamond), Friday, 14 April 2006 22:34 (thirteen years ago) link

That sounds like "Immigrant Song" by a band called "Lez Zeppelin." (pronounced "Led" as in "I led the horse to water")

Dann Selzer (The Famous Jimmy Mod), Friday, 14 April 2006 22:48 (thirteen years ago) link

no. the "AHS" are ASCENDING in Immigrant Song (such as to fly to the heavens and fight and kill in honor of god, in his infinite righteousness.) these ones are descending

Stormy Davis (diamond), Friday, 14 April 2006 23:16 (thirteen years ago) link

THIS IS A FOOD THREAD

U WILL B BANNED FOR MIMICRY

jinx hijinks (sanskrit), Saturday, 15 April 2006 00:14 (thirteen years ago) link

it's definately the Immigrant Song, played backwords. A big hit that way at the Cosmic disco.

no seriously, doesn't ring a bell.

songs Danny Wang turned me on to:

The Flirts-Passion, 9 minute italo mix
Electric Mind-Can We Go?
Voyage-I Love You Dancer
Funkapolitan-As Time Goes By (he gave me the LP to thank him for typesetting some labels and because I gave him David Gamson's Sugar Sugar 12")

Dan Selzer (Dan Selzer), Saturday, 15 April 2006 01:35 (thirteen years ago) link

two weeks pass...
there is a very nice man with a cart near the corner of delancey and norfolk selling the following: curry squid, curry fish balls, pork skin & radish, rice noodle w/ shrimp, and fried rice. nothing is more that $1.50. i just had the rice noodle w/ shrimp - fat noodles rolled up tight with scallions and tiny shrimp and covered with sriracha and brown sauce. so delicious, even if the refined carbs are going to make me puff out like a chubby balloon.

lauren (laurenp), Wednesday, 3 May 2006 15:12 (thirteen years ago) link

i wish i could still eat shrimp :(

electro-acoustic lycanthrope (orion), Wednesday, 3 May 2006 15:18 (thirteen years ago) link

Lauren,

I'm amazed at your devotion to curry squid!

Steve

Steve Shasta (Steve Shasta), Wednesday, 3 May 2006 15:34 (thirteen years ago) link

i wish i was on norfolk and delancy

bb (bbrz), Wednesday, 3 May 2006 16:03 (thirteen years ago) link

i will be there tomorrow.

will he?

jinx hijinks (sanskrit), Wednesday, 3 May 2006 17:12 (thirteen years ago) link

he's there every day but sunday, usually.

lauren (laurenp), Wednesday, 3 May 2006 19:09 (thirteen years ago) link

one month passes...
I had the mixed grill via takeout at Kinara last night ... so nice, esp the 4 different sauces, but an hour ago, mega-burning ass.

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Friday, 16 June 2006 13:58 (thirteen years ago) link

I thought Tamarind's prix-fixe 3 course lunch was pretty good (I didn't pay). It was either that or Shake Shack (there was no line and it was Friday WTF?)

Steve Shasta (Steve Shasta), Friday, 16 June 2006 14:03 (thirteen years ago) link

sadly, the health dept seems to have shut down the chinese man's cart operation on delancey. fie!

lauren (laurenp), Friday, 16 June 2006 14:13 (thirteen years ago) link

coming soon....

DAN SELZER RATES QUEENS EAT SPOTS

Dan Selzer (Dan Selzer), Friday, 16 June 2006 14:41 (thirteen years ago) link

Sripraphai and Pio Pio are 2 of my favorite places in the whole city

dmr (Renard), Friday, 16 June 2006 16:07 (thirteen years ago) link

one month passes...
what does Dan S think, if anything, of EV Thai vegan spot Pukk? Am meeting Canadian visitor friends in an hour, one a vegan, need to take them somewhere more distinctive than Zen Palate perhaps.

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 3 August 2006 19:07 (thirteen years ago) link

i very much doubt dan has tried it. what about counter, also on 1st ave? it's veg/vegan bistro-ish food. good wine list.

lauren (laurenp), Thursday, 3 August 2006 19:20 (thirteen years ago) link

we'll look if they balk at Pukk. thx!

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 3 August 2006 19:23 (thirteen years ago) link

i admire your resolve to stay away from zen palate.

lauren (laurenp), Thursday, 3 August 2006 19:25 (thirteen years ago) link

stay away from republic, too.

hstencil (hstencil), Thursday, 3 August 2006 19:26 (thirteen years ago) link

is that the noodle place?

cousin larry bundgee (bundgee), Thursday, 3 August 2006 19:29 (thirteen years ago) link

i dig republic and all 90s leftover techno asian eats spots

Alicia Titsovich (sexyDancer), Thursday, 3 August 2006 19:29 (thirteen years ago) link

I hv gone to ZP by default in the past; it just fails to excite my very unexcitable palate.

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 3 August 2006 19:30 (thirteen years ago) link

yes, it sucks. no a/c, terrible service.

hstencil (hstencil), Thursday, 3 August 2006 19:33 (thirteen years ago) link

I think Gobo is marginally better if you have to go vegan

probably more $$ though

dmr (Renard), Thursday, 3 August 2006 19:39 (thirteen years ago) link

umm, nice try Lauren, I've been there twice. I said, "wow, I've always wanted to eat dinner INSIDE AN IPOD".

it was okay, I was really uncomfortable, too small.

My sister, the pastry chef, was dating a guy who was a sous-chef for like Ducasse or someone, and he said he went there and had the duck and it was great. My sister was suprised because he's one of those eat bone-marrow animal part foodies who always "mocks" vegans. My sister's all like, dude, that was MOCK duck, and he was like no way. Sure enough...

Republic was TOO LOUD TO HAVE A CONVERSATION.


But like, I live less then 10 blocks from Sri Pra Pha, I'm ruined for Thai food forever. Actually, around the corner is another lesser known place, Khao Homm, which is also wonderful if a little more standard. More low-key atmosphere. In any case, both of those places destroy all other Thai food I've had in NYC or elsewhere.

Dan Selzer (Dan Selzer), Thursday, 3 August 2006 19:39 (thirteen years ago) link

Sri Pra Phai, sorry.

Dan Selzer (Dan Selzer), Thursday, 3 August 2006 19:44 (thirteen years ago) link

Republic was TOO LOUD TO HAVE A CONVERSATION
OTM
you have to eat at the bar
chicken udon's pretty incredible though

Alicia Titsovich (sexyDancer), Thursday, 3 August 2006 19:44 (thirteen years ago) link

i like republic, but i also hate conversation

cousin larry bundgee (bundgee), Thursday, 3 August 2006 19:46 (thirteen years ago) link

WHY GO TO REPUBLIC? SEATING SUXXXXX

Machibuse '80 (ex machina), Thursday, 3 August 2006 19:50 (thirteen years ago) link

what is up with all the crazies eating boxed deli sushi in such hot weather?

heavyweight grebt (sanskrit), Thursday, 3 August 2006 20:09 (thirteen years ago) link

spoiled fish - malarkey? or effective way?

dmr (Renard), Thursday, 3 August 2006 20:36 (thirteen years ago) link

we went to Counter, thx lauren! i enjoyed my cauliflower risotto.

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Friday, 4 August 2006 17:47 (thirteen years ago) link

nice! glad it worked out.

lauren (laurenp), Friday, 4 August 2006 18:00 (thirteen years ago) link

OH YEAH NEW YORK CITY FOOD, GET READY TO BE EATEN BY ME.

SIGNED, ME

s1ocki (slutsky), Friday, 4 August 2006 18:05 (thirteen years ago) link

and me.

killy (baby lenin pin), Friday, 4 August 2006 18:09 (thirteen years ago) link

Has anyone ever been to the restaurant directly left of Panna II?
I think it's just a decoy.

Alicia Titsovich (sexyDancer), Friday, 4 August 2006 18:15 (thirteen years ago) link

yeah i've never gone left. is there a restaurant below panna ii now too?

sleep (sleep), Friday, 4 August 2006 18:23 (thirteen years ago) link

sigri? the new sri lankan place?

lauren (laurenp), Friday, 4 August 2006 18:37 (thirteen years ago) link

so at 2am I'm driving home by myself and think, why, this is the first real oppurtunity I've had to check out the taco truck. So I get off the BQE, drive a few blocks past my house to the 52nd st. 7 stop on roosevelt ave and sure enough, there it is, with two dudes waiting in front. I wait a bit, order 2 tacos, pollo and carnitas, wait a minute, tell them I'll eat it there, so she doesn't put any hot sauce on, leaving it up to me. She hands me 1 plate w/ two tacos, the aforementioned meats, some onions and cilantro and that's it, proper taco style. I put on the hot sauce and squeeze some limes and by 2:10 I'm eating two of the best tacos I've ever had. Fucking awesome. I wonder how late the truck stays there...

Dan Selzer (Dan Selzer), Thursday, 10 August 2006 05:26 (thirteen years ago) link

now you need to visit the arepa lady.

lauren (laurenp), Thursday, 10 August 2006 13:05 (thirteen years ago) link

Republic is pretty good.
Pukk is pretty good.
Zen Palate is gross.

What does Dan S. think about the Pink Pony? Once I had the pepper steak and it was fantastic. Once I had the cassoulet and it was gross. Haven't tried other stuff. Most things seem overpriced.

A-ron Hubbard (Hurting), Thursday, 10 August 2006 14:09 (thirteen years ago) link

spend a little bit more and go to lucien.

lauren (laurenp), Thursday, 10 August 2006 14:22 (thirteen years ago) link

lauren otm

heavyweight grebt (sanskrit), Thursday, 10 August 2006 14:33 (thirteen years ago) link

I've never had a meal at the Pink Pony, though I bought some coffee for Bob Last there.

I went to Lucien w/ Lauren once, I think. I only know the bistros in brooklyn, the best being Bachus on Atlantic and Pit Stop on Columbia.

Dan Selzer (Dan Selzer), Thursday, 10 August 2006 14:52 (thirteen years ago) link

Ah, a friend used to waitress at Lucien - too bad I missed my chance.

Has anyone ever been to the restaurant directly left of Panna II?
I think it's just a decoy.

If Panna II is the one on the top right side in that quad of Indian places, it suxx. Terrible terrible food not even to be redeemed by absurdly cheap prices.

A-ron Hubbard (Hurting), Friday, 11 August 2006 00:36 (thirteen years ago) link

I JUST HAD THE TACOS AGAIN! STILL GOOD! 2:40 and there was a line. You have to understand, this isn't like, some hip location downtown, it's fucking Woodside.

Dan Selzer (Dan Selzer), Friday, 11 August 2006 06:25 (thirteen years ago) link

i understand.

lauren (laurenp), Friday, 11 August 2006 13:09 (thirteen years ago) link

pink pony hasn't been good in years. was much better when it was just a simple coffeshop where you could get a sandwich served by a member of ruby falls.

hstencil (hstencil), Friday, 11 August 2006 14:48 (thirteen years ago) link

Hurting, no hot spiced tea on the house for you.

Alicia Titsovich (sexyDancer), Friday, 11 August 2006 19:29 (thirteen years ago) link

Gobo charges what no restaurant should be legally allowed to charge for seitan/tofu dishes. Food was decent, but I will never go back there on principle. (Also their dumb slogan offends me)

A-ron Hubbard (Hurting), Friday, 11 August 2006 21:30 (thirteen years ago) link

"yo bro it's gobo"?

s1ocki (slutsky), Friday, 11 August 2006 21:55 (thirteen years ago) link

"Food for the five senses"

WTF? Do I need to hear my food?

A-ron Hubbard (Hurting), Friday, 11 August 2006 22:13 (thirteen years ago) link

hstencil (hstencil), Saturday, 12 August 2006 02:09 (thirteen years ago) link

THIRD NIGHT IN A ROW FOR THE TACO!

This time I was more drunk and had taken the train forever so it was that much more sweet. 3:30 or so and it was still there, dude in front of me getting the bistek tortas, I'll have to try that. The girlfriend got the Vegetariano which was lettuce, tomato, onion, cilantro, sour cream and cheese. They coulda thrown some radish in there or something...

Dan Selzer (Dan Selzer), Saturday, 12 August 2006 16:51 (thirteen years ago) link

seven months pass...
because i cant find the other ask dan thread:

mr selzer, being a man of humor and taste, what are you feelin on this sound of silvah record by the lcd sound system? im diggin it this am, but this is a music that has gotten quite away from me (or vise versa -- there are a coupla reasons we euthanized Repellent, after all) so im askin...

to play Rock Critic for a blink, its striking me as a damned fine comment on the (us) kids and growin up and/or livin in these days, and throws up some damned fine little pop, but is there more (or "less")? is it just plain good? is there too much thinking and smirking amidst the fun? is it too cute for anyones good?

i'll say this, it does make me think kraftwerk is a halfway decent idea again for the 1st time in a forever long time.

yr thoughts, sir...

bb, Tuesday, 13 March 2007 13:21 (twelve years ago) link

I haven't heard it, sorry.

Tamale cart under the LIRR/7 train at 61st st in queens is tasty though.

dan selzer, Tuesday, 13 March 2007 15:50 (twelve years ago) link

ha...

upon running over for a corned beef, slaw, and mustard on a roll, i was thinking...hmmmmmmm, the fact that there will always be a blarney stone is a comforting thing

bb, Tuesday, 13 March 2007 17:12 (twelve years ago) link

i'll be in new york in 2 weeks, where can i get

a) an awesome hot dog
b) an awesome slice of pizza
c) a decent steak that won't break my bank account.

chicago kevin, Tuesday, 13 March 2007 17:16 (twelve years ago) link

a) gray's papaya, 6th ave and 8th st
b) koronet pizza, 110 and bway
c) steak?

gabbneb, Tuesday, 13 March 2007 17:24 (twelve years ago) link

b and c) anywhere, really

gabbneb, Tuesday, 13 March 2007 17:24 (twelve years ago) link

i think i need to address my diet as i've frequently been craving red meat lately which i've never really done before.

chicago kevin, Tuesday, 13 March 2007 17:27 (twelve years ago) link

b) Di Faras. No other pizza is worthy. Any of the classic brick oven places will do in a pinch, Lombardis, Patsys, Grimaldis. If you want just your average street slice there's places like those on Bleeker that are decent, and every hood has a few that standout, but the risk is you'll get something nasty. Di Fara's is worth the trip, get on the Q train during the week and go out for lunch. Google for more info.

dan selzer, Tuesday, 13 March 2007 17:33 (twelve years ago) link

and it'll be the last glance youll get at whatused to be coney island

bb, Tuesday, 13 March 2007 17:37 (twelve years ago) link

peter luger steakhouse will hurt your bank account but not fatally. it's worth it imo.

been to the bar at keens plenty of times for the sick selection of bourbons but never ate there

I don't really think there is such a thing as a budget steakhouse in nyc. if you just want something more basic and not a big porterhouse, someplace like Steak Frites in Union Square or any french bistro type joint should be fine ....

dmr, Tuesday, 13 March 2007 18:21 (twelve years ago) link

Lucien on 1st is a good bistro steak place

sexyDancer, Tuesday, 13 March 2007 18:23 (twelve years ago) link

NO NO NO to steak frites. i think it was probably good once upon a time, but it's seriously mediocore to bad now and also very pricey. the eponymous entree is about $30, which makes it more than steak for two at peter luger (i'm pretty sure) when you adjust. luger is expensive, but the last time i was there i paid $55 for my share in a large amount of outstanding beef, creamed spinach, hash browns, whiskey (they have surprisingly reasonable drink rates), etc etc. i consider that to be pretty good value. for comparison, my parents spent almost double that per person at smith & wollensky's last time they were in chicago. perhaps try luger at lunch, if your schedule permits.
as for hot dogs in the city, i prefer dash dogs on rivington. gray's are nice and cheap but nothing out of the ordinary.

lauren, Tuesday, 13 March 2007 18:31 (twelve years ago) link

hmm, pizza. definitely go to di fara but go for weekday lunch as dan says unless you enjoy 2 to 3 hour waits (no exaggeration), and the original patsy's in east harlem is much better than dan implies. a plain pie from there is pretty much thin crust perfection.

lauren, Tuesday, 13 March 2007 18:33 (twelve years ago) link

my schedule will revolve around record shopping, hangover killing, and show going. and i want to hit criff dogs.

chicago kevin, Tuesday, 13 March 2007 18:33 (twelve years ago) link

and yes, lucien is good. dan has had the steak there before, in fact. they brought him frites by accident instead of the mashed potatoes that he asked, and then let him keep both. he was so happy and carbo-loaded.

lauren, Tuesday, 13 March 2007 18:35 (twelve years ago) link

oh my god i would kill baby seals for a steak and garlic mashed potatoes right now.

chicago kevin, Tuesday, 13 March 2007 18:36 (twelve years ago) link

di fara's only halfway to coney island. Tontorros is the one on Coney Island. Is that as good as they say?

dan selzer, Tuesday, 13 March 2007 18:37 (twelve years ago) link

I haven't been to steak frites in a long time, so trust lauren

steak for two at luger's is $65

dmr, Tuesday, 13 March 2007 18:39 (twelve years ago) link

you can have a really good gourmet hot dog at several places including klatch on maiden lane near broadway (ask about the chutneys). but gray's (or papaya king) is probably the best example of the standard nyc hot dog.

gabbneb, Tuesday, 13 March 2007 18:44 (twelve years ago) link

similarly, the best nyc pizza is at one of the difara/patsy's/totonno's-type places, but the standard nyc slice is not to be found at such places

gabbneb, Tuesday, 13 March 2007 18:46 (twelve years ago) link

whoops, right....i need to be less glancey while reading....

totonnos is real good, but..i think i did dig di fara's more.

bb, Tuesday, 13 March 2007 19:14 (twelve years ago) link

I had a slice of lasagna pizza last night OH SO HAPPY. It made me sleepy at the Whiskey Ward, tho.

Laurel, Tuesday, 13 March 2007 19:17 (twelve years ago) link

i had bogus sausage pizza last night that was so terrible. yet i almost bit my own fingers off eating it.

chicago kevin, Tuesday, 13 March 2007 19:22 (twelve years ago) link

my current favorite is the grandma pie from rosa's on 2nd ave & 33rd st. totally random. it's probably the only thing that they do so well, but good god - it's delicious!

is lasagna pizza the kind with pasta on it? that makes no sense to me.

lauren, Tuesday, 13 March 2007 19:25 (twelve years ago) link

Three Roses on 1st had some interesting sweet potato pizza

sexyDancer, Tuesday, 13 March 2007 19:28 (twelve years ago) link

yeah, that place is good. butternut squash lasagne, mmm.

lauren, Tuesday, 13 March 2007 19:29 (twelve years ago) link

three roses...damn i keep forgetting that place.

i had little italy pizza for lunch mtg lunch on fri...not as good delivered as just slice from the shop, but still..thats a decent slice.

bb, Tuesday, 13 March 2007 19:34 (twelve years ago) link

No pasta, Lauren! Just bolognese sauce, ricotta + mozza, and basil. My favorite pizza ever, outside of Time Cafe (RIP) and St Mark's P (also RIP).

Laurel, Tuesday, 13 March 2007 19:46 (twelve years ago) link

ah, okay. do you know what i'm talking about? it has, like, ziti or rigatoni piled on top with sauce. up there in the grossness stakes with cheeseburger pizza, as far as i'm concerned.

lauren, Tuesday, 13 March 2007 19:50 (twelve years ago) link

all i know is that i am going to eat a shit-ton of pizza while i'm there. when i was there in november i think i had pizza about every four hours. i left one bar, got pizza, then hopped in a cab (with more pizza) and went to another bar. i think i'll wear like cargo pants with the pockets lined with tin foil and always have a couple of slices on me at all times.

chicago kevin, Tuesday, 13 March 2007 19:51 (twelve years ago) link

gabbned...Di Faras isn't a patsy's/tontoros type place. All those places are sit down brick oven type places, Di Faras is just a standard pizza place with a standard pizza oven and a few standard dirty tables. Only the ingredients and the way he makes the pizza are special.

dan selzer, Tuesday, 13 March 2007 19:53 (twelve years ago) link

that would make you wiser than most of us

bb, Tuesday, 13 March 2007 19:53 (twelve years ago) link

oh lauren, if you like grandma pie, there's a place near me, just a dumpy pizzeria called Peppinos, but their Grandma slice is unbelievable on a good day, onions carmelized to the point that when you pick up the pizza your fingers are coated with gooey brown sugar goodness.

(also, sorry not to call...call when you get a chance)

dan selzer, Tuesday, 13 March 2007 19:55 (twelve years ago) link

i love the grandma pie. thanks for the tip.

re: patsty's, do not go to any location but the original east harlem one and don't go to the sit-down part. just get a slice or pie from the separate take-out area.

lauren, Tuesday, 13 March 2007 19:59 (twelve years ago) link

i did not know this dan.

i think i need to eat some pizza now.

gabbneb, Tuesday, 13 March 2007 20:29 (twelve years ago) link

Yeah, I've seen pasta on pizza and it grosses me out. Ditto BREADED chicken on pizza. As I believe the estimable M White observed once, why not just dump some rice on it too, and hit all your carb-loading bases?

Laurel, Tuesday, 13 March 2007 20:36 (twelve years ago) link

WAIT I FORGOT POTATOES

Laurel, Tuesday, 13 March 2007 20:36 (twelve years ago) link

OMG MASHED POTATO PIZZA.

chicago kevin, Tuesday, 13 March 2007 20:37 (twelve years ago) link

seriously, i'm going to do this. garlic mashed potatoes on top of a veeeeerrrry thin layer of tomato sauce covered in cheese and made into a pizza.


chicago kevin, Tuesday, 13 March 2007 20:40 (twelve years ago) link

I've seen tortellini pizza

And read about one that has FRENCH FRIES on it.

MMMM CARBS.

tokyo rosemary, Tuesday, 13 March 2007 20:41 (twelve years ago) link

TORTELLINI PIZZA IS EFFIN AWES, FULES

elmo argonaut, Tuesday, 13 March 2007 20:47 (twelve years ago) link

actually, above-mentioned three roses (or is it 5?) makes a decent potato slice

sexyDancer, Tuesday, 13 March 2007 20:48 (twelve years ago) link

I've had good potato slices, but they're usually super classy simple pies, really thin crust, thin potato, pretty light. There's a bizarre fancy italian place near me that's in the back of a warehouse on an industrial road called S'apporo D'Ischia and their potato pie actually tasted healthy, if a bit lacking in strong flavors.

dan selzer, Tuesday, 13 March 2007 20:58 (twelve years ago) link

actually Sapori di'Ischia

dan selzer, Tuesday, 13 March 2007 20:59 (twelve years ago) link

wait wait wait..... i think i need a FRENCH FRY PIZZA made with BBQ SAUCE.

chicago kevin, Tuesday, 13 March 2007 21:03 (twelve years ago) link

there is a place in providence that has NACHO PIZZA. with TORTILLA CHIPS onnit.

elmo argonaut, Tuesday, 13 March 2007 21:07 (twelve years ago) link

I recently found out what I thought was a BBQ chicken slice at that place on Bedford is actually a BBQ tinned salmon slice. :(

sexyDancer, Tuesday, 13 March 2007 21:08 (twelve years ago) link

so much evil in the world.

lauren, Tuesday, 13 March 2007 21:09 (twelve years ago) link

I've had like 20 of those slices before I discovered the terror

sexyDancer, Tuesday, 13 March 2007 21:10 (twelve years ago) link

: (

DO NOT WANT TINNED SALMON PIZZA.

chicago kevin, Tuesday, 13 March 2007 21:14 (twelve years ago) link

I think mashed potato pizza is usually white, not red. They've got it at my favorite pizza place (not in NY) but I have yet to take the plunge.

gabbneb, Tuesday, 13 March 2007 21:30 (twelve years ago) link

http://www.intriguing.com/mp/_pictures/life/vii-fing.jpg

sexyDancer, Tuesday, 13 March 2007 21:31 (twelve years ago) link

that would make more sense gabbneb. i think instead of cheese i'll use gravy and instead of a pizza crust i'll use a plate and eat it that way.

chicago kevin, Tuesday, 13 March 2007 21:32 (twelve years ago) link

[i]I don't really think there is such a thing as a budget steakhouse in nyc. [/1]

the strip house on 13th in the village? I'm not big on steak but it's prob cheaper than peter luger. a friend of mine was just telling me abt an argentinian place w/good beef in the theatre district, I think w.46th st.

recently in herald square I looked around for my favorite back-in-the-day hot dog joint on the corner of 32nd & Bway: kosher franks and supersweet orange and grape soda from the fountain. long gone.

m coleman, Tuesday, 13 March 2007 21:51 (twelve years ago) link

there's some argentinian steak places in queens that are supposed to be good, and no doubt cheap.

dan selzer, Tuesday, 13 March 2007 22:52 (twelve years ago) link

cafecito on avenue c has really good peruvian or argentinian steaks (I forget which) with citrusy onions and verde sauce

and it's cheap

dmr, Tuesday, 13 March 2007 23:17 (twelve years ago) link

for some reason whenever I go into a pizza place I just point to stuff instead of acting like I know english. This has led me to accidentally getting the mashed potato pizza instead of the white pizza i wanted. Expecting a white pizza and getting a mouthful of mashed potatos fucking sucks.

Yerac, Tuesday, 13 March 2007 23:23 (twelve years ago) link

the only argentine steak place i've been to in queens is Mi Tio on Queens blvd. It's alright. I used to go with my dad and sister before baseball games, and honestly I just remember getting sangria drunk and thinking the steak was "alright."

ian, Wednesday, 14 March 2007 00:32 (twelve years ago) link

Tontorros is the one on Coney Island. Is that as good as they say

have you been to Tontonno's? i'm guessing JBR has? it's pretty amazing pizza. i'm gonna do di fara's one day, been meaning to for 2-3 years now

sanskrit, Wednesday, 14 March 2007 00:50 (twelve years ago) link

the only thing i can really remember is that our pie had the most amazing mozzarella on it and the underside of the pizza had this great carbon char to it

sanskrit, Wednesday, 14 March 2007 00:51 (twelve years ago) link

strip house is pricey.

lauren, Wednesday, 14 March 2007 01:26 (twelve years ago) link

i'm not used to steak houses or anything, i'm just looking for a piece of meat that wasn't running at saratoga last season. also, any nyc noisers have any floor space for my best friends for a few days? their place to stay fell thru for the fest.

chicago kevin, Wednesday, 14 March 2007 02:11 (twelve years ago) link

if you don't object to paying $15 or $16 for an individual-sized pizza OTTO on 8th st & 5th Ave is really quite good, the most approachable of mario batali's hyped restaurant empire. nice italian wines too. it's pricey for pizza and definitely not old-school style -- grilled not ovened -- but the clam pie is awes.

m coleman, Wednesday, 14 March 2007 11:19 (twelve years ago) link

Ya, I like Otto. It's also fun to make a meal out of antipasti there. Great gelato too.

Hurting 2, Wednesday, 14 March 2007 12:57 (twelve years ago) link

Pies 'n' Thighs is good

Hurting 2, Sunday, 18 March 2007 19:19 (twelve years ago) link

pies 'n' thighs is GREAT.

lauren, Monday, 19 March 2007 14:29 (twelve years ago) link

I had a chicken box with collard greens and a lemonade. YUM

It felt weird eating it at the Rockstar Bar though.

Hurting 2, Monday, 19 March 2007 18:00 (twelve years ago) link

they were serving brunch on slightly smaller oval plates yesterday, which means merely large portions instead of ridiculous. i wonder if this is a permanent change.

lauren, Monday, 19 March 2007 18:32 (twelve years ago) link

where do I eat around Columbia U tonight? Indian or a good burger esp.

Dr Morbius, Thursday, 22 March 2007 20:17 (twelve years ago) link

Vege dumplings at Ollie's

sexyDancer, Thursday, 22 March 2007 20:23 (twelve years ago) link

I would but I had chow fun last night

Dr Morbius, Thursday, 22 March 2007 20:44 (twelve years ago) link

can i request something cheap around lincoln center, please?

bell_labs, Thursday, 22 March 2007 20:51 (twelve years ago) link

ha ha same rec from me: Ollies

sexyDancer, Thursday, 22 March 2007 20:58 (twelve years ago) link

where do I eat around Columbia U tonight? Indian or a good burger esp.

burgers at the Heights, bway/111-112 or Abbey Pub, 105th off bway (east). I don't remember good indian, though there was a passable one around 107 and bway (west side).

I think the Columbia Ollie's is better than the lincoln center one?

gabbneb, Thursday, 22 March 2007 21:06 (twelve years ago) link

i see the mouse droppings controversy has yet to be addressed here

gabbneb, Thursday, 22 March 2007 21:06 (twelve years ago) link

which controversy? doh is shutting places down left and right.

lauren, Thursday, 22 March 2007 21:07 (twelve years ago) link

well, the LinCtr one was awful! (the one time I ate there)

thx. (also, a falafel place called Amir's?)

Dr Morbius, Thursday, 22 March 2007 21:07 (twelve years ago) link

can i request something cheap around lincoln center, please?

you're not alone in that request. there's cafe mozart on 70th east of bway, though it's nothing special. for takeout, there's the dean and deluca on 67th (?) west of bway or gray's papaya at bway and 72nd.

gabbneb, Thursday, 22 March 2007 21:14 (twelve years ago) link

which controversy?

di fara's

a falafel place called Amir's?

don't think i ever went there and don't remember ever hearing a recommendation. people say good things about the korean place next door (?).

gabbneb, Thursday, 22 March 2007 21:16 (twelve years ago) link

yeah, that's a tough one. cafe at whole foods in time-warner center, maybe.

lauren, Thursday, 22 March 2007 21:17 (twelve years ago) link

i've been similarly unimpressed with linc ctr ollie's but columbia ollie's' veg dumplings are very good and their chicken and broccoli is habit-forming

gabbneb, Thursday, 22 March 2007 21:18 (twelve years ago) link

cafe at whole foods in time-warner center, maybe

aren't the whole foods cafes really expensive? there's bouchon bakery there too but that's probably even moreso.

gabbneb, Thursday, 22 March 2007 21:19 (twelve years ago) link

if you're going to the met (and if you're going to barbiere, i hate you), there's food inside, of course

gabbneb, Thursday, 22 March 2007 21:21 (twelve years ago) link

you mean controversy as ch0wh0und removing posts stating the difara's was closed? that was totally, utterly stupid. removing posts containing possibly damaging hearsay is one thing, not allowing people to say that the doh has closed a popular eatery is quite another. generally i like c-hound, but when they screw up they tend to do it a big way. all they did was add more fuel to eater's bizarre grudge against them.

lauren, Thursday, 22 March 2007 21:21 (twelve years ago) link

salad bar at wf is $7.99/lb and the sandwiches tend to be better than deli fare and about the same price. not bargain basement , but cheaper than any other sit down option save fast food in that area.

lauren, Thursday, 22 March 2007 21:23 (twelve years ago) link

also, i think you can get a hot plate (roast chicken, lasagne, ribs, etc) w/ two sides for $7.99.

lauren, Thursday, 22 March 2007 21:25 (twelve years ago) link

hmmm...someone said josie's, i've only been to the burger place on the east side. and i've only been to the ollie's in times square, at age 11 after seeing 'miss saigon' with my mom.

bell_labs, Thursday, 22 March 2007 21:25 (twelve years ago) link

where to go for brunch plz? preferably someplace with a liquor license but that's not a deal breaker.

chicago kevin, Thursday, 22 March 2007 21:26 (twelve years ago) link

yeah, i only know from going WANT at whole foods' indian bar and then getting taken for near $20 after waiting on their ridiculous line

gabbneb, Thursday, 22 March 2007 21:27 (twelve years ago) link

area?

lauren, Thursday, 22 March 2007 21:28 (twelve years ago) link

i've never gotten pies'n'thighs brunch but i'm thinking about it this weekend! does rockstar bar have bloody marys?

bell_labs, Thursday, 22 March 2007 21:28 (twelve years ago) link

xp

lauren, Thursday, 22 March 2007 21:28 (twelve years ago) link

if you mean the contraversy about doh closing difaras in general and not just chowhound's response....whatever, Di Fara's is dirty as hell, always has been...and I've eaten in worse. Getting swept up in a doh sweep where tons of places are getting notices isn't too scary. If you've looked at the doh ratings online, you wouldn't eat out at all.

dan selzer, Thursday, 22 March 2007 21:29 (twelve years ago) link

brunch - prune, blue ribbon bakery, home, clinton st baking co (no drinks?)

gabbneb, Thursday, 22 March 2007 21:31 (twelve years ago) link

josie's isn't a terrible choice but it's not super-cheap and i don't think much of the food there

gabbneb, Thursday, 22 March 2007 21:33 (twelve years ago) link

besides...mouse droppings are an italian specialty no? Now thats-a spicy meatball! fuggedaboudit!

dan selzer, Thursday, 22 March 2007 21:34 (twelve years ago) link

yes, that was the response i was hoping for

gabbneb, Thursday, 22 March 2007 21:42 (twelve years ago) link

ah crap, i was seriously going to go to di fara's next week. can someone post thwn theyre back up?

▒█▄█ ▄▄ ▒█▄█, Thursday, 22 March 2007 22:08 (twelve years ago) link

di fara's to reopen saturday? - http://www.newyorkology.com/archives/2007/03/di_fara.php

gabbneb, Thursday, 22 March 2007 22:23 (twelve years ago) link

can i request something cheap around lincoln center, please?

U HAVE ENTERED THE TWILIGHT ZONE OF EAT try fairway cafe above the grocery store bway @75

m coleman, Friday, 23 March 2007 10:21 (twelve years ago) link

There's an OK diner somewhere around... 68th and Amsterdam, I wanna say?

Dr Morbius, Friday, 23 March 2007 13:44 (twelve years ago) link

ppl say fairway cafe is good but isn't it sorta depressing up there?

gabbneb, Friday, 23 March 2007 14:21 (twelve years ago) link

midtown far ya

sexyDancer, Friday, 23 March 2007 14:23 (twelve years ago) link

I don't ever remember spending over $10 for a pretty good amount of Whole Foods Indian, and it's good. Maybe I'm just nice like that with the portion control. In any case, they should really put a scale by the bar. Do they have one?

Also, there's something weird about standing in the grocery line with your food - that always annoys me.

Hurting 2, Tuesday, 27 March 2007 01:30 (twelve years ago) link

Just hit Spicy and Tasty. You know what? It was spicy and tasty. Best cold sesame noodles ever. Wasn't sure what to get because even the "vegetable" options have ingredients like "pork blood". Will have to go back. Flushing is CRAZY. Right next to a malaysian place that's supposed be great.

http://soundbites.typepad.com/soundbites/2006/11/so_spicy_so_tas.html
http://events.nytimes.com/2006/11/29/dining/reviews/29rest.html
http://nymag.com/listings/restaurant/spicy-and-tasty/

dan selzer, Tuesday, 27 March 2007 01:47 (twelve years ago) link

damn...it was a year ago that a spicey and tastey trip was suggested but never organized...wtf...getting on that immediatly...i had some spicey duck thing there i.5 yrs ago...andi think i still suffere from the burn sometimes.

bb, Tuesday, 27 March 2007 13:03 (twelve years ago) link

flushing is my new favorite place.

lauren, Tuesday, 27 March 2007 14:28 (twelve years ago) link

If the name of the place isn’t a tip-off, then the bright-red, oversize chili pepper positioned atop a glass pedestal inside the vestibule at Spicy & Tasty is. When the owners closed the original Roosevelt Avenue basement-level space, located in a somewhat seedy mini-mall, fans of the iconic pepper and its multiple Sichuan applications mourned.

LOL, went to to the original in '00 or '01. so good, in such a sketchy food court. now i want to go to the new one.

▒█▄█ ▄▄ ▒█▄█, Wednesday, 28 March 2007 02:04 (twelve years ago) link

Dan, in case you don't see it, I just emailed you through the ILX thingy.

Laurel, Monday, 2 April 2007 19:38 (twelve years ago) link

kids...

can we talk about eating in south bk? i have the parents in town and need to sort a sat night dinner...i know theres lots of talk of smith street and all that..whats worth checking into?

bb, Thursday, 5 April 2007 15:14 (twelve years ago) link

on the high-end, Saul is supposed to be good but I've never had dinner there. The Grocery is the highest rated and most manhattan-esque. Chestnut however, is very classy and very delicious and I highly recommend it. Lower down the $$$ pole, Cafe Cubana or whatever the Cuban place is called, is pretty good, but for better bets, go around the corner on Atlantic Avenue...Bachus is one of brooklyns better french bistro type places, wed. night is 2 for 1 entrees, and next door is Stan's Place, really pretty good and pretty fun "new orleans" food, including crazy tasty beignets. It's also a great brunch spot.

Even cheaper/more casual is Zaytoons on smith st., pretty classic and dependable middle-eastern food, probably better then the more hardcore places on atlantic.

I'd say go for Chestnut, it's in the heart of Smith St. and is really good. You probably should get a reservation.


I went back to Spicy and Tasty last night and it totally delivered. I had a diced chicken with peanuts in spicy sauce and it was basically the tastiest kung-pao chicken in the world. We also had some sort of sweet rice balls in hot wine desert thing that almost made me throw up.

dan selzer, Thursday, 5 April 2007 17:32 (twelve years ago) link

shit, forgot i had even asked this this am...thnx, dan!

anybody else got a feel? ...my dad is a cook, but hes not so into manhattanany, "fancy" sort of places...we could also easily do sunnyside, might be more fun for everyone...

bb, Thursday, 5 April 2007 17:36 (twelve years ago) link

If you do sunnyside/woodside, the best places are De Mole on the southside, incredibly cheap, incredibly high-quality mexican food, and Sri Pra Phai for thai over in woodside. Neither are manhattany. Both are authentic and high quality and cheap.

dan selzer, Thursday, 5 April 2007 17:51 (twelve years ago) link

i owe you another drink, dan

bb, Thursday, 5 April 2007 17:54 (twelve years ago) link

i highly recommend burmese cafe, on roosevelt and 72nd. it's close to sri, might be less crowded and zoo-y on a saturday (though it's small so perhaps not). really, really, really good food.

lauren, Thursday, 5 April 2007 17:58 (twelve years ago) link

I don't have nearly the distinguished palettes of Dan & Lauren, but my take on the Smith St environs:

The Bedouin Tent on Atlantic makes their own flatbread fresh for your order, that's the most fantastic thing I've noticed about them so far. Mostly I've only had take-out falafel but they have a lovely back garden and a wider menu.

Fragole on Court St (near Carroll) is my top top Italian place. Everything I've ever had there was good (with the possible exception of desserts, I don't think sweets are their specialty ) and it's hard to convince myself to order anything BESIDES the rigatoni bolognese, it's so rich and stewed-all-day-y. Their bruscheta also, despite having only four ingredients, has always been amazingly sweet and complex-tasting. It's a good thing I don't live closer or I'd eat there like three times a week. http://www.fragoleny.com/

Laurel, Thursday, 5 April 2007 18:12 (twelve years ago) link

absolutely...Fragole is a gem. It's just up the street from the much more famous and hip Frankies, which, admittedly, is awesome but always has a wait. I used to go to Fragole a lot when I lived down there (before that it was Max on Court and even before that, Mignon, which was great), and have actually driven down to carrol gardens for a "double-date" of sorts there.

Bedouin Tent is pretty good, but I don't think it's as good as Zaytoons. They're similar, as are Olive Vine in Park Slope, which has gotten really bad, and Black Iris on dekalb, which has good pitzas.

dan selzer, Thursday, 5 April 2007 18:23 (twelve years ago) link

two months pass...

dan selzer (and maybs others) you might be interested to know we got a large and interesting disco collection in at the store.

also, dan selzer, since this food is ostensibly about EATING FOOD, I would ask you what is your favorite restaurant in china town?

ian, Monday, 25 June 2007 17:17 (twelve years ago) link

this food is about food

dmr, Monday, 25 June 2007 17:28 (twelve years ago) link

is that the disco stuff I looked through a couple weeks ago or more / newer stuff?

dmr, Monday, 25 June 2007 17:28 (twelve years ago) link

MORE, NEW stuff.. the stuff from a month ago or so is mostly all gone. all the high end stuff, anyway. but we have a bunch of disco rarities again. and about 4 bins of new disco 12s.

ian, Monday, 25 June 2007 17:30 (twelve years ago) link

i will have to come look

dmr, Monday, 25 June 2007 17:41 (twelve years ago) link

i'm not dan selzer but my go-to's are:

nha trang - 87 baxter (awesome viet)
new breen bo - 66 bayard (stick to the shanghai style XLB crab dumplings)

Steve Shasta, Monday, 25 June 2007 17:48 (twelve years ago) link

new breen bo = new green bo

Steve Shasta, Monday, 25 June 2007 17:48 (twelve years ago) link

place across from new green bo is good too

new yeah shanghai deluxe
http://nymag.com/listings/restaurant/new-yeah-shanghai-deluxe/

dmr, Monday, 25 June 2007 18:01 (twelve years ago) link

Oh man, Ian, that last visit to Academy was like, my one alloted record store shopping trip for the year. Actually, I'm going to Jerry's in pittsburgh this weekend which I'm excited about. I didn't get much good disco during that last Academy visit last week, though some nice basics like Knock on Wood...was happier with my cheap rock buys (Roxy's Manifesto, Bryan Ferry's first solo, The Strangler's Gospel..., and TWO vintage old-school boston scene Propellor 7"s from the Post-Punk/DIY bin.

As far as Chinatown, I haven't really eaten there much so I have no favorites. As mentioned above I've been going to Spicy and Tasty in Flushing, which is seriously good.

Back in queens, finally hit Himalayan Yak...the tibet stuff was just ok, but the Nepali stuff was really good, this dry vegetable dish that was out of this world.

dan selzer, Monday, 25 June 2007 18:05 (twelve years ago) link

two months pass...

have we covered Lincoln Center recently? Dinner, mid-range?

Dr Morbius, Tuesday, 11 September 2007 13:57 (eleven years ago) link

thoughts on Smoke Joint?

BLASTOCYST, Tuesday, 11 September 2007 16:38 (eleven years ago) link

BOO

lauren, Tuesday, 11 September 2007 16:40 (eleven years ago) link

(decent hot wings; everything else we had was meh to bad.)

lauren, Tuesday, 11 September 2007 16:41 (eleven years ago) link

(and it came to $50 with two beers.)

lauren, Tuesday, 11 September 2007 16:42 (eleven years ago) link

BUT I LOVE TO SMOKE JOINTS, AMIRITE??

max, Tuesday, 11 September 2007 16:44 (eleven years ago) link

there have been a flurry of excellent (ie, not shitty momofuku garbage in a bowl) ramen shops opening in manhattan and brooklyn, what are your faves?

mine are setagaya, ippudo and rockmeisha (rokkumeisha).

Steve Shasta, Tuesday, 11 September 2007 16:48 (eleven years ago) link

the only time i went by setagaya, the line was way too long. very excited about ichiran opening in gpoint.

not technically ramen, but i really want to try the cold noodles at saburi (japanese chinese place i think i mentioned to you).

lauren, Tuesday, 11 September 2007 16:50 (eleven years ago) link

I mentioned this on the fried chicken thread but Unidentified Flying Chickens in Jackson Heights was pretty cool

"hot" and "soy garlic" flavors both get the thumbs-up. we asked the waitress abt spicy mustard flavor and she dissuaded us ... I think that one and sweet & spicy just come out of a jar but the other two are original recipes. the skin is real thin & crispy and not greasy. I'm not the kinda guy who eats three huge drumsticks and six wings at a sitting but at this place I devoured me some chickenz.

dmr, Tuesday, 11 September 2007 16:58 (eleven years ago) link

One of my japanese coworkers has been repping Setagaya to me real hard lately. Really wanna go. He said try to go at night cuz the poor AC makes it almost unbearable at lucnhtime (in the current weather).

Jon Lewis, Tuesday, 11 September 2007 16:59 (eleven years ago) link

i might venture to say that setagaya is the best ramen shop in the USA...

i got the tsukemen it was majik:
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1046/1046326945_43b0c0bbd8.jpg

my friend got the ramen which killed it:
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1407/1047166332_27a3fbf7b1.jpg

Steve Shasta, Tuesday, 11 September 2007 17:02 (eleven years ago) link

ok i want that RIGHT NOW

bell_labs, Tuesday, 11 September 2007 17:07 (eleven years ago) link

I know it sounds so good.

Jon Lewis, Tuesday, 11 September 2007 17:09 (eleven years ago) link

steve shasta i may have asked you this before, but you dig this chelsea snack place Tebaya? every month or so i i have to go up there for wings.

http://www.goojapan.com/tebaya/Teba-wings.htm
http://www.yelp.com/biz/8ExK27hdBWsqrdZJazDFOg

i think ian and bell labs would love it

sanskrit, Tuesday, 11 September 2007 19:44 (eleven years ago) link

some of us work in Chelsea

Dr Morbius, Tuesday, 11 September 2007 19:47 (eleven years ago) link

i think you are right sanskrit :D

bell_labs, Tuesday, 11 September 2007 19:48 (eleven years ago) link

I'm not a big fan of their sauce there. i like Totto's or Tory's for yakitori (NORTH OF 14TH OMG).

Steve Shasta, Tuesday, 11 September 2007 20:11 (eleven years ago) link

So I talked to Eugene (coworker mentioned above) abt Setagaya, and he says if you go for dinner you gotta go straight from work cause it starts getting really crowded already by 7.

Jon Lewis, Tuesday, 11 September 2007 20:37 (eleven years ago) link

the setagaya yelp is pretty funny. every warning of "broth is too salty" is by wite dood gaijin.

sanskrit, Tuesday, 11 September 2007 21:16 (eleven years ago) link

Florencia 13: surprisingly good Mexican food in the village. Cool vibe and the wait staff were very nice.

carne asada, Monday, 24 September 2007 14:33 (eleven years ago) link

I had my usual korma from Joy Indian on Sat but it didn't bring me the yoghurt and curry-flavored joy that I expected. It's not you, it's me...OR IS IT??

Laurel, Monday, 24 September 2007 16:24 (eleven years ago) link

i'm volunteering at this on sat: http://streetvendor.org/vendies.html

they still need ppl if anyone is interested. free access to the food in exchange for a few hours of crowd-wrangling or bartending.

lauren, Tuesday, 25 September 2007 19:26 (eleven years ago) link

Sietsema surveys Roosevelt Ave tacos in VV:

http://www.villagevoice.com/nyclife/0739,sietsema,77911,15.html

Dr Morbius, Wednesday, 26 September 2007 15:04 (eleven years ago) link

I stand by the Carnitas Tacos from the taco truck at 52nd and roosevelt...way out of his range but pretty close to my house.

dan selzer, Wednesday, 26 September 2007 15:34 (eleven years ago) link

the humitas from one of the ecuadorian carts in the low 80s are incredibly tasty.

lauren, Wednesday, 26 September 2007 15:36 (eleven years ago) link

dan, what do you recommend at zabb city? i checked out their menu online and it looks like they have much less stuff than the zabb in queens. why no crispy pork and chinese broccoli, why!

bell_labs, Wednesday, 26 September 2007 18:08 (eleven years ago) link

http://www.chowhound.com/topics/417332

here's a chowhound thread that's sort of recent for reference. sounds like salads are the way to go, and it also sounds like it's nowhere near as good as zabb in qns.

lauren, Wednesday, 26 September 2007 18:22 (eleven years ago) link

(that thread is most valuable for a transliteration of how to say basic phrases in thai. keep reading to the end.)

lauren, Wednesday, 26 September 2007 18:23 (eleven years ago) link

zabb city was pretty great! we got everything thai spicy, and they have a scale of 3, 4, or 5 stars. we got everything 4 stars and it was definitely more than enough. i took four bites and immediately ordered sticky rice and a beer. the waitress asked if it was spicy enough and laughed at us and then brought us a pitcher of water. my cold is totally gone now though.

had the pork labb, duck salad, and zabb noodle. and fried banana with honey for desert.

bell_labs, Thursday, 27 September 2007 13:56 (eleven years ago) link

those tacos across from heathers are no joke

dmr, Thursday, 27 September 2007 14:36 (eleven years ago) link

also we tried to hit setagaya late-nite last night thinking it might not be crowded but they don't stay open past 11 on weekdays. shot down.

dmr, Thursday, 27 September 2007 14:38 (eleven years ago) link

I'm not super into those tacos...Jeremy gets them ever time we do Dazzle Ships, but they're too messy! They start out good then they start adding the sauce, and adding, and adding!

My mind is boggling about the taco cart Siestema mentioned where they press fresh tortillas for your taco as you order it. That's pretty awesome.

The duck salad at both Zabbs was fantastic. Zabb Queens was a bit more refined, the apples and onions chopped finer and just more interesting, but Zabb City had bigger bits of apples and onion and added pineapple, which was pretty awesome. The duck itself was the same. The only other thing I've had at Zabb Queens was a shrimp dish someone on chowhound recommended, and something called Crispy rice and pork skin, which I miscontrued to mean crispy pork skin. The rice was crispy. The pork skin was not. It was the texture of skin, and I can't say I liked it very much.

I went to the new Arepas place in Astoria last night, pretty good and they were very nice. Got a free refill of their brown sugar lemonade, which was awesome.

dan selzer, Thursday, 27 September 2007 14:45 (eleven years ago) link

yes I thought they were the dazzle ships official tacos, they have their own jpg on tropical computer system

the spicy chipotle one I got was great

dmr, Thursday, 27 September 2007 14:47 (eleven years ago) link

setagaya field trip is u & k.

Jon Lewis, Thursday, 27 September 2007 14:50 (eleven years ago) link

ZABB was the only restaurant in NYC whose waiter asked if we wanted our Pad Kaprow to be served authentic Thai style. We said yes and to our delight, the chicken came diced, the way they serve it in Thailand.

This was good to read. The first time I ordered Kaprow at Sri, I was suprised the chicken came pretty much ground up, where I was used to the american thai version which is basically like the chicken you'd find in a chinese take-out. I wondered if the was just Sri or if that was the real way to do it. I've ordered it once or twice since then and sometimes they even ask "ground?" because I guess people come expecting the "usual".

dan selzer, Thursday, 27 September 2007 14:51 (eleven years ago) link

pork skin definitely needs to be crispy!

yeah, i've never been to setagaya or any of the fancy ramen places. i've been really in the mood for cold soba lately though...is there any place that specializes in that? do they hand-cut the noodles at any of these places? (this question may be better suited to the ask steve shasta thread)

bell_labs, Thursday, 27 September 2007 15:01 (eleven years ago) link

sobaya but its north of 14th.

Steve Shasta, Thursday, 27 September 2007 15:04 (eleven years ago) link

i work north of 14th, it's cool!

bell_labs, Thursday, 27 September 2007 15:06 (eleven years ago) link

i love zaragoza tacos. the chorizo and the lengua, mmm. i agree that they can be a little wet, but as for the sauce just say that you don't want a a lot. the guy is really nice and accommodating.

lauren, Thursday, 27 September 2007 15:32 (eleven years ago) link

I need to figure out a place for a lunch date :(

Catsupppppppppppppp dude 茄蕃, Thursday, 27 September 2007 16:19 (eleven years ago) link

This is a bad thing?

Jon Lewis, Thursday, 27 September 2007 16:21 (eleven years ago) link

zaragoza is great. they have plastic forks! what i do usually is eat a bit of the filling with said fork, then it's easier to wrap the taco up without spilling anything.

Zabb City was v v good, would eat again. My favorite was the duck salad; it had plenty of duck and it was crispy and had a really great flavor. The soup seemed kind of like normal soup, but we got it last and my taste buds were a little worn out from the intensity of the labb & duck salad. I think next time I might want to try one of the curries, even though they're not a specialty of the region. Or maybe one of the regular noodle dishes.

ian, Thursday, 27 September 2007 16:37 (eleven years ago) link

weird, i'm reading this thread and just polished off a pad kaprow at my desk

sanskrit, Thursday, 27 September 2007 16:44 (eleven years ago) link

daer foodies,

i loathe st marks place, but should i go to kenku?
is there a better alternative?
need japanese snax soon

sanskrit, Wednesday, 10 October 2007 17:04 (eleven years ago) link

or kenka, whatever it's called
http://www.yelp.com/biz/9xRIcn0jTyvWNH9aBO3oAA

sanskrit, Wednesday, 10 October 2007 17:06 (eleven years ago) link

ATTEN ZAYTOONS ON VBILT NOW OPEN STOP RUN DON'T WALK THERE STOP HALLELUJAH STOP.

Laurel, Wednesday, 10 October 2007 17:13 (eleven years ago) link

kenka kind of rules. it is what i imagine tgifridays would be like in japan (pls note i have never been to japan). the beer is really cheap and you get to make your own cotton candy. foodies do not like the food but it's solid and not expensive.

bell_labs, Wednesday, 10 October 2007 17:27 (eleven years ago) link

at least one japaneses i know insists on eating there everytime he visits nyc

bell_labs, Wednesday, 10 October 2007 17:28 (eleven years ago) link

xxpost - yah I had zaytoons last thurs, it's pretty good

did I tell you guys, chavella's was fuckin with us the other day, they claimed they didn't deliver on our side of vanderbilt. and la taqueria won't deliver on our side of flatbush. SOUTH BROOKLYN NEGATIVE ZONE MEXICAN FOOD VORTEX

in the end we browbeat chavella's and they agreed to deliver

dmr, Wednesday, 10 October 2007 17:31 (eleven years ago) link

chavella's is basically the ONLY place that will deliver to me (wrong side of classon, so lonely)

bell_labs, Wednesday, 10 October 2007 17:34 (eleven years ago) link

i'm thinking maybe that yakitori place also on st marx. but kenka might work. sounds fun.

it's been 4 years since i got food poisoned at smith street zaytoons. maybe it's time to forgive and forget.

sanskrit, Wednesday, 10 October 2007 17:36 (eleven years ago) link

yoko cho and yakitori taisho are totally solid and cheap, too.

lauren, Wednesday, 10 October 2007 17:40 (eleven years ago) link

Bell there's a possibly not that great but hey Japanese place on corner of Franklin and Dean now, they should deliver to you.

Laurel, Wednesday, 10 October 2007 17:54 (eleven years ago) link

yeah i have their menu. have you tried it? it looks very meh.

bell_labs, Wednesday, 10 October 2007 18:07 (eleven years ago) link

I had really great molé enchiladas on Roosevelt the one time I visited Dan's place in Queens.

I still think Village Yokosho is my fave yakitori/etc. place on/near St. Marks. I've tried a bunch of the new(er) joints but they didn't do it for me.

Capitaine Jay Vee, Wednesday, 10 October 2007 21:14 (eleven years ago) link

Oh, it's pretty meh. I'm not gonna go out on a limb to defend that place fo shur except that it opened across the street from my prev apartment a few months after I moved out.

Laurel, Wednesday, 10 October 2007 21:17 (eleven years ago) link

i actually haven't had the urge to get delivery since i've moved. having a much larger kitchen and no roomates to compete with for space makes cooking funnnnn.

bell_labs, Wednesday, 10 October 2007 21:23 (eleven years ago) link

who are all these new noisers

Catsupppppppppppppp dude 茄蕃, Wednesday, 10 October 2007 21:33 (eleven years ago) link

three weeks pass...

what's good within walking dist of Moving Image Museum in Astoria, ie 36/35 nr Steinway or Broadway? I know Uncle George's. I'm going to be hungree after 3-1/2 hrs of Chelsea Girls.

Dr Morbius, Thursday, 1 November 2007 20:33 (eleven years ago) link

...not to mention ten straight minutes of Nico crying.

sexyDancer, Thursday, 1 November 2007 20:45 (eleven years ago) link

that makes me more thirstee.

Dr Morbius, Thursday, 1 November 2007 20:49 (eleven years ago) link

AT SOME POINT THIS WEEKEND I AM GOING TO ZAYTOON'S ON VANDERBILT. ANTICIPATING NOM NOM

Laurel, Thursday, 1 November 2007 20:54 (eleven years ago) link

it's very good (and delivers to franklin fuck yes!) but it possibly gave ian and i food poisoning last time we ate it.

bell_labs, Thursday, 1 November 2007 21:01 (eleven years ago) link

xpost to morbs -- I kinda like Cronin & Phelan (fish & chips, Irish pub grub). 38th and Broadway. not a whole lot around there. Cup Diner is nearby (35st & 36av) but it kinda sucks imo.

it's very good (and delivers to franklin fuck yes!) but it possibly gave ian and i food poisoning last time we ate it.

wow really? me and shannon too. and check out sanskrit's comment upthread. gotta be more than a coincidence.

dmr, Thursday, 1 November 2007 21:02 (eleven years ago) link

You guys, that is so depressing.

Laurel, Thursday, 1 November 2007 21:08 (eleven years ago) link

sorry :(

if it makes you feel better I've had it four times but only got semi-ill once

dmr, Thursday, 1 November 2007 21:10 (eleven years ago) link

try your luck

dmr, Thursday, 1 November 2007 21:10 (eleven years ago) link

yeah, the other time i had it, i was fine. and i used to eat smith st zaytoons on a weekly basis when i lived over there and never had a problem.

bell_labs, Thursday, 1 November 2007 21:11 (eleven years ago) link

i WILL eat it again. though i may avoid ground lamb stuff.

bell_labs, Thursday, 1 November 2007 21:17 (eleven years ago) link

that is the same dish me & shannon split

dmr, Thursday, 1 November 2007 21:19 (eleven years ago) link

ground lamb platter

dmr, Thursday, 1 November 2007 21:19 (eleven years ago) link

it was tasty :(

dmr, Thursday, 1 November 2007 21:19 (eleven years ago) link

25% chance of spending a night in stomach hell... I LIKE THOSE ODDS

Jon Lewis, Thursday, 1 November 2007 21:20 (eleven years ago) link

I've eaten smith st. zaytoons so much that one of the guys who used to work there bought me a drink at Boat once. That was weird. Anyway, it never made me sick, though when I got the chicken kebab platter for delivery it was sometimes undercooked. That's pretty gross. Their lentil soup is AWESOME, so thick you can eat it with a fork.

The Cup sucks, but Cafe Bar has some ok stuff.

dan selzer, Thursday, 1 November 2007 21:29 (eleven years ago) link

yeah we went two weekends ago for schwarma brunch. really good. i've forgiven them for my smith st food poisoning of years ago. this place is much better than olive vine.

sanskrit, Thursday, 1 November 2007 21:30 (eleven years ago) link

this place is much better than olive vine.

^^^ OTM x1000

ian, Thursday, 1 November 2007 21:34 (eleven years ago) link

Yes. The Olive Vine on 6th ave or whereve is the WORST. The place on Dekalb is pretty good for some things, as is Beduin Tent on Atlantic, who make this insane Merguez.

dan selzer, Thursday, 1 November 2007 23:57 (eleven years ago) link

where does one eat near Lorimer/Metrop at 9 on a Sat night that isn't crowded, or the Kellogg Diner?

Dr Morbius, Friday, 2 November 2007 15:00 (eleven years ago) link

yola's! or maybe the ceviche place, whassitcalled?

bell_labs, Friday, 2 November 2007 15:05 (eleven years ago) link

chimu.

lauren, Friday, 2 November 2007 15:17 (eleven years ago) link

selzer's taken it off-board:
http://www.yelp.com/user_details?userid=fDA2UQZPTDKiPUokg7_0yQ

sexyDancer, Friday, 9 November 2007 21:09 (eleven years ago) link

traitor

Dr Morbius, Friday, 9 November 2007 21:14 (eleven years ago) link

Compliments 2 Compliments

Cute Pic Received on 12/15/2006
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max, Friday, 9 November 2007 21:17 (eleven years ago) link

that was ages ago. and look who wrote that compliment!

I ate at LIttle Pepper last night. AWESOME.

dan selzer, Friday, 9 November 2007 21:22 (eleven years ago) link

if they could smoke the bread too, I'd be in smoked heaven.

this is OTM, and belongs on this thread. traitor.

sanskrit, Friday, 9 November 2007 21:26 (eleven years ago) link

i believe i have come across the posts of a certain noizeboard lady on chowhound! she has impeccable taste.

bell_labs, Friday, 9 November 2007 21:30 (eleven years ago) link

LP?

Catsupppppppppppppp dude 茄蕃, Friday, 9 November 2007 21:34 (eleven years ago) link

i wuz trying to be DISCREET

bell_labs, Friday, 9 November 2007 21:38 (eleven years ago) link

LP is an OLDSCHOOL CH'er.

dan selzer, Friday, 9 November 2007 22:28 (eleven years ago) link

hee hee.

lauren, Friday, 9 November 2007 23:55 (eleven years ago) link

ps - i'm going to have deep fried foie gras tonight!

lauren, Friday, 9 November 2007 23:55 (eleven years ago) link

OM NOM NOM NOM

sanskrit, Saturday, 10 November 2007 00:07 (eleven years ago) link

also, dudes - c.hound reminds me that the annual royal katin celebration is next sunday at the thai temple in elmhurst. there will be a lot of food.

lauren, Saturday, 10 November 2007 00:09 (eleven years ago) link

deep fried foie gras?!!!

bell_labs, Saturday, 10 November 2007 04:24 (eleven years ago) link

it was wicked.

lauren, Saturday, 10 November 2007 04:49 (eleven years ago) link

haha, read Frank Bruni crucifixion disguised as restaurant review (Harry Cipriani) in today's NYT

Dr Morbius, Wednesday, 14 November 2007 19:38 (eleven years ago) link

hey dan, i will be eating at zabb city and then stopping by heather's later.

bell_labs, Wednesday, 14 November 2007 19:40 (eleven years ago) link

ten months pass...

where does Dan stand on 'jiz biz'?

http://www.villagevoice.com/2008-10-08/restaurants/no-balls-at-caf-sim-sim

Dr Morbius, Thursday, 9 October 2008 19:32 (ten years ago) link

i'm not that adventurous an eater.

dan selzer, Friday, 10 October 2008 18:53 (ten years ago) link

two years pass...

didn't know where else to put this as ian did not respond

http://brooklynflea.com/smorgasburg/

the gay bloggers are onto the faggot tweets (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 19 May 2011 14:05 (eight years ago) link

oh great, i really dont need an excuse to have to academy every sat.

bb, Thursday, 19 May 2011 17:42 (eight years ago) link

seven years pass...

Kinara of Park Slope, mentioned here in years gone by, closing at month's end, I was told yesterday. Please holler for where I should get my Indian takeout off the F or Q in Brooklyn henceforth.

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 17 July 2018 18:50 (one year ago) link

you're gonna need a new thread to discuss Brooklyn eat spots without my involvement.

dan selzer, Tuesday, 17 July 2018 19:45 (one year ago) link

lol

(•̪●) (carne asada), Tuesday, 17 July 2018 19:49 (one year ago) link

although we did go to Chicha in Bushwick and C.lo Cafe in east williamsburg last week and despite the former's beautiful design and more innovative/interesting menu, found C.lo Cafe shockingly delicious for what seems like a pretty humble under the radar place. Don't sleep.

Now can we talk about Queens please?

dan selzer, Tuesday, 17 July 2018 23:41 (one year ago) link

when i move dere

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 19 July 2018 14:07 (one year ago) link

i thought the food at chicha was comically bad but the drinks were very good. lotta instagram ass people in there for sure.

adam, Thursday, 19 July 2018 14:40 (one year ago) link

Chimu is still open! Amazed.

Yerac, Thursday, 19 July 2018 14:47 (one year ago) link

I liked my dish at Chicha by wife was underwhelmed. C.Lo was better!

dan selzer, Thursday, 19 July 2018 16:34 (one year ago) link

I just re-read this entire thread. I am sad my only contribution was to bitch about accidentally getting mashed potatos on my pizza. A higher end sushi joint opened up kind of near my place. It's getting good reviews and I need to overcome my hesitations about sushi chefs who are not asian. https://www.gaijinny.com/

Yerac, Thursday, 19 July 2018 16:44 (one year ago) link

I dunno about paying those prices in Astoria too. But I guess I pay a lot for good grilled octopus there.

Yerac, Thursday, 19 July 2018 16:47 (one year ago) link


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