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what are your favourite ones?

gareth (gareth), Monday, 10 March 2003 14:33 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Court Square Diner, Court Square, LIC by PS1
Deluxe Diner, Broadway, near Columbia

Ed (dali), Monday, 10 March 2003 14:36 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

how many NY-related threads to come from gareth this week i wonder? ;)

i figure they'll prove useful for me when i finally go though so carry on...

stevem (blueski), Monday, 10 March 2003 14:39 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Notice selections haven't changed since last time we did this. Hopefully NYC late august.

Ed (dali), Monday, 10 March 2003 14:40 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

god my massive post was eaten here is the digest:
Italian:
carmines (near times square) for huge portions of trad southern italian favorite. the meatballs are heavenly! they supposedly use more garlic than any other restaurant, which is a virtue to me!
max (east village) little bistro for hipster villagers but excellent caprese and gnocchi.
(the pizza place on houston, but i cant remember the name, but it is well known, right south of the middle village, wood-burning oven) the pizza with red peppers is great. other good pizza is at 33rd st and 3rd ave in manhattan and pino's on 7th ave in park slope.

asian: i mostly eat italian in nyc for some reason but i do sometimes end up at zen palate in union square (they have multiple locations). it is all vegetarian and very tasty. also, i have a soft spot in my heart for he numerous Ollie's Noodle Houses, but that is not a great place to go as a visitor. lastly, i was taken to the china grill once, which is fancy ish and was very hip in the 80s, and the food is not bad.

latin america: coco roco (?) on 5th avenue in park slope is incredible. there is another place that i have to look up and post later.

Aaron Grossman (aajjgg), Monday, 10 March 2003 15:18 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Congee Village

rosemary (rosemary), Monday, 10 March 2003 16:05 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Oh, Veselka, even though the service is not too hot.

rosemary (rosemary), Monday, 10 March 2003 16:08 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Second for Veselka.

I like El Sombrero at Ludlow and Stanton, haven't been there since I moved back tho.

There's a Cambodian place in Fort Greene that's good.

Uh, there's lots more, but nothing coming to mind just yet. I am still asleep, sort of.

hstencil, Monday, 10 March 2003 16:17 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Wake up, it's almost lunch time.

felicity (felicity), Monday, 10 March 2003 16:21 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

12:30? I almost forgot!

hstencil, Monday, 10 March 2003 16:23 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

How about 1:00

felicity (felicity), Monday, 10 March 2003 16:23 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

well if 12:30 was the original time, that still works for me. Earliest is prolly best.

hstencil, Monday, 10 March 2003 16:25 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I prefer 1:00 but could still do 12:30 if it's much better for you.

felicity (felicity), Monday, 10 March 2003 16:27 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

My favorite (not exactly a restaurant) used to be the Lafayette Pastry Shop in the Village, before it moved to make way for a burrito place. Mmmmm chocolate rum balls.

Amateurist (amateurist), Monday, 10 March 2003 16:28 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Oh my god, I've just summoned Dan without meaning to.

Amateurist (amateurist), Monday, 10 March 2003 16:29 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Oh, ha ha, yes, El Sombrero for margaritas!!!

rosemary (rosemary), Monday, 10 March 2003 16:33 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

My favorite new place is NaNa on 5th Ave in Park Slope. 3 chefs and 3 difft Asian styles - Chinese, Thai, and Japanese. The food can take a long time to come sometimes but it's so f'in good and i'ts ridiculously cheap.

I think Lupa is the best Italian restaurant in the city. It's on Thompson between Houston and Bleecker. 'hearty' 'rustic' Roman-style stuff like Saltimbocca, most things are like $15. mmmm pork shin.

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Monday, 10 March 2003 16:33 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Ah, another El Sombrero enthusiast.

hstencil, Monday, 10 March 2003 16:35 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

There's a fantastic Cuban restaurant that's really cheap at the corner of 1st and 1st in Manhattan. At Ludlow and Houston there's a really great Japanese restaurant (can't remember the name), but the best Japanese food I've ever had is from a place in Red Hook...

Yanc3y (ystrickler), Monday, 10 March 2003 16:37 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

BerekeT!

felicity (felicity), Monday, 10 March 2003 16:39 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

oh and HELLO the gratest Indian 'tea shop' ever ever ever, open from 8am to 4am every day, on Church between Duane and Reade. I can't remember what it's called. That place is NO-NONSENSE. Even though it's lit fluorescently and patronized largely by taxi drivers there's a hush inside, a kind of humility. It's like a living shrine to fantastic food.

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Monday, 10 March 2003 16:44 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

What's the name of that saki place that's in some basement in the Village?

Amateurist (amateurist), Monday, 10 March 2003 16:47 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Dosa Hutt (two Ts, like Jabba), out in Flushing, is spectacularly good. And there's that Sri Lankan place whose name is escaping me in Staten Island. And Angelika Kitchen.

Douglas (Douglas), Monday, 10 March 2003 17:06 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

What's the name of that saki place that's in some basement in the Village?

decibel?

phil-two (phil-two), Monday, 10 March 2003 17:20 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Coco Roco.. I had bad ceviche there.. Uggggh.

Well, I used to write restaurant reviews for the NYU paper, and also I've been fired as a waiter from like 10 NYC restaurants... but i like:

Pongsri Thai: cheap and yummy thai.

Blue Ribbon: expensive but veyr well made yummy things like the raw seafood platter... in Soho or Park Slope. open late.

Cafeteria: The macaroni&cheese and fried chicken & waffles are good. 24 hours in chelsea... but a weird mixed crowd of fabu-gays and thugz.

Florent: Always dependable for moules frites or a cheeseburger or eggs/bacon after a night at APT or something... in the Meatpacking district.

Tabla: Very good fusion Indian food on Madison Ave. Expensive though

avoid, because someone might try to take you to:
Avenue A Sushi [YUCK!]
Dojo [DOUBLE-YUCK!]
Casa La Femme, Kin Khao, Chez es Saaada, Jewel Bako, Genki Sushi, The Grocery, Uncle Pho, Coffee Shop, and The Park [the bastards all fired me]

phil-two (phil-two), Monday, 10 March 2003 17:40 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

i havent been to coco roco since 1999, so it might have gone downhill de to all of the hype?

Aaron Grossman (aajjgg), Monday, 10 March 2003 17:42 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

i guess so. i lived in park slope in 2001-2002 and it was packed almost every night i passed by. you could still catch a faint whiff of scallop ceviche in my bathroom like 6 months later.

phil-two (phil-two), Monday, 10 March 2003 17:44 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

that sounds nasty. i had the lomo saltado (?) which is the beef and french fries and tomato garlic sauce ( i think) all mixed together.

Aaron Grossman (aajjgg), Monday, 10 March 2003 17:45 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

All my really favorite restaurants (and gourmet food stores) in New York are the ones within a five-minute walk from my apartment: absolutely fantastic for take-out but I'm not sure if they're worth a trip to the Upper East Side.

Michael Daddino (epicharmus), Monday, 10 March 2003 17:46 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

hi i'm a tourist:

nobu
sushi samba
the coffeeshop (i swear it was good! i was not THAT drunk!)

um...
one of the indian restaurants with the belly dancers on the lower east side (e. 6th?)

i can't remember any others...

gygax! (gygax!), Monday, 10 March 2003 18:08 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

the coffeeshop (i swear it was good! i was not THAT drunk!)

NOOO!! Coffee Shop is the worst. I worked there one day before I got fired. The food is awful and the service sucks - trust me. Everything is seriously overpriced. $12 for a Cuban Sandwich? Nigga please. I could go down to Houston & Attorney and get one for 3 bucks. And also, they have a policy for the host-staff. All the beautiful people get the prime seats and booths, while the uglies get sent away to the back. It's true. It's policy. It sucks. Though the waitstaff is all pretty hot [but dumb...]

phil-two (phil-two), Monday, 10 March 2003 18:12 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

second for congee village! plus sweet and tart cafe, the smaller version. it has the best wonton noodle soup in the city. i also have to mention the greatness of zen one on st. mark's. the couple that owns that place are very friendly and the sushi portions are generous for the price.

fiona (fiona), Monday, 10 March 2003 18:12 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

The advice to stay away from Dojo may be the most valuable information in this thread, gareth.

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Monday, 10 March 2003 18:14 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I think I ate at Zen every weekend from fall 1986 to spring 1991, give or take a year spent in London. The bento box lunches were $5.95 then and they shoveled the food down your throat. I doubt prices would be that much higher now.

suzy (suzy), Monday, 10 March 2003 18:35 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

i actually live in new jersey *everyone stops reading* but for those that are still reading, a great italian place in soho (should you happen to be in the neighborhood) is 'il corallo trattoria'. fairly inexpensive and really tasty, and the service was great. i'll second zen palate - best vegitarian food i've ever had, if a tad pricy for a poor student.

Dave M. (rotten03), Monday, 10 March 2003 18:41 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

* starts reading again *

Ugh Zen Palate. So frondy. I think I'm going to turn into an overpriced plant everytime I walk past one of those places so I try not to let the waitstaff see my eyes. NEVER let them see your eyes.

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Monday, 10 March 2003 19:31 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

The one time I went to Zen Palate it was a bazillion degrees out (hot August day) and their a/c didn't work.

hstencil, Monday, 10 March 2003 19:39 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

all i remember is that the fried medallion things were fab, and i had previously thought of myself as a red-meat-a-tarian.

Dave M. (rotten03), Monday, 10 March 2003 20:13 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

i dont think the waiters are that bad at the union street location. the 49th street location is much different. there, the waiters hover, and they are all in black, and there is new-agey music playing!

Aaron Grossman (aajjgg), Monday, 10 March 2003 20:36 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

third for veselka

alli (alliok), Monday, 10 March 2003 22:41 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I like El Sombrero at Ludlow and Stanton, haven't been there since I moved back tho.

Word. Also, for REAL Mexican food: the Rocking Horse Cafe, Gabriela's, Los Dos Rancheros.

Jody Beth Rosen (Jody Beth Rosen), Monday, 10 March 2003 23:02 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Oh JBR let's not fight over Mexican food again!

hstencil, Monday, 10 March 2003 23:03 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

REAL MEXICAN

Jody Beth Rosen (Jody Beth Rosen), Monday, 10 March 2003 23:05 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

In which neighborhoods and how much do you want to spend and what if anything don't you eat?

A good place to check out if you want to spend lots of time (and major bandwidth warning) is the message board at chowhound.

Commentary on places mentioned before:

I second the recommendations for Gabriela's (90s location probably has a less annoying crowd than the 70s one), which is pretty good as far as NY Mex goes. Maya is a wonderful, if expensive, haute Mexican place on the southern tip of the Upper East Side. One of NY's better restaurants. As for other places, I've been once to the supposedly authentic La Palapa in the E. Village/LES and wasn't impressed, food- or other-wise. The others I don't know about.

Carmine's is not exactly subtle food, but it is better than one might expect and can be a great time for a group. Go for the Upper West Side branch, if convenient, to avoid the Times Square crowds (though I don't know what effect the theatre strike will have). If you do the Little Italy thing, you should know that the restaurants there aren't necessarily great (I don't know how they stack up against the E. Vill/LES places, which I've never been to). Of the ones there, Il Cortile can be pretty good.

Ollie's has a special place in my heart, but it is not worth your time unless you want slightly-better-than-average-Americanized (and excessively corn-starched) Chinese and it's nearby. Columbia branch better than the others.

John's Pizzeria (the Village place referenced, but not named, in Aaron Grossman's post, I believe) - very good pizza, not sure if it's a destination. V&T near Columbia is comparable. The great pizzerias are Lombardi's (in Little Italy/NoLita) and Patsy's (in Harlem, with V&T-quality branches elsewhere). You should, however, have some cheap, average NY pizza in addition to excellent, wood-burning-oven pizza to get the full experience.

Dosa Hutt - I've never been, but this place gets raves from most foodies. And you don't have to go to Flushing - there's one on Lexington in the 20s (26th?). Also nearby on "Curry Hill" is Curry in a Hurry, a great place for dosas and steam-table meals. That place, however, can't beat...

Pakistan Tea House in Tribeca (the place Tracer Hand was referring to). In the past year and a half, I've eaten in probably ten of the best restaurants in New York. I'm not sure I've had anything more memorable at those places than this place's Chicken Makhni platter with spinach and dal.

Coffee Shop - food shouldn't be the reason you go there (though it is decent). I'm not sure what should.

Blue Ribbon - I've never been to Blue Ribbon proper, but have been to the Blue Ribbon Bakery, slightly less, but still relatively, expensive. The food wasn't as amazing as I expected (though it was very good and I ordered strangely), but this place has great atmosphere.

Stuff you should try:

Hot Dogs - The classic places are the papaya ones (Gray's Papaya over Papaya King for me). F&B in Chelsea is a v. cute place with a chic'er and broader menu and probably better food.

The Soup Nazi - in midtown, open during the day. Cuisine in an expensive-for-lunch-but-cheap-for-quality cup (with lots of goodies added). Worth the adventure.

Sushi - but only if you go to one of the really good places, which will probably cost $. On the Upper East Side, Sushi of Gari is an inventive, fun (and pretty trendy for the UES) place that my Dad thinks has the freshest fish he's ever eaten (and he's eaten a lot). The invention here isn't quite my style (I do like invention, just a different kind), but many disagree. The other great sushi place, besides Nobu (which, like most big-name restaurants, is totally hit-or-miss) and the midtown-business-lunch places, is Jewel Bako in the East Village, where I've never been.

Chinese/Vietnamese in Chinatown/Little Italy - I'll leave the picks to others (I'm too Americanized to appreciate rice gruel). But I do like Funky Broome.

A cute/trendy/semi-cheapy French bistro like Le Pere Pinard on the LES. Metisse near Columbia has especially excellent food in this category, but is a much older, more sedate scene.

A personal pick - Beyoglu - on the Upper East Side (where it seems you won't be going), this place has really fantastic Turkish food, perhaps the best in NYC, for not all that much money. A group meal here can be great.

Are you a serious foodie planning on eating somewhere seriously gourmet/expensive? Cuz that's another discussion. I'll note that some of Danny Meyer's restaurants have comparatively cheap options - lunch at the bar at Union Square Cafe, the front room at Gramercy Tavern, the Tabla Bread Bar - that get you their very good (but not life-changing or anything) food and wonderful service for slightly less money.

Michael Daddino - are you the only other UES'er besides me? Am I going to run into you in Eli's (though I never have time to waste money there any more)?

gabbneb (gabbneb), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 06:50 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Japanese: East 9th St.: Hasaki (sushi) Yokocho (yakitori), Sobaya (soba), Otafuku (food stall, takoyaki, okonomiyaki, yakisoba), East 8th St.: Yakitori Taisho (yakitori), Go (yakitori), East 10th St. Rai Rai Ken (ramen), Sapporo East (family style) Tribeca&West Village: Zutto (sushi), E. 49th St. Sappporo (ramen)
Thai: East 28th St. Jai Ya Thai (purists can go to Queens location)
Korean: East 32nd St., Soho Woo Lae Oak (chain).
Indian: East 6th&West Village Mitali, 2nd Ave. Haveli, Balduchi (chain), Jackson Heights Jackson Diner.
Deli: 2nd Ave. Deli.
Sweets: Veniero's, E. 11th st. (never been)
Brooklyn: Juniors
Aspirational: Howard Johnson's Midtown


Mary (Mary), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 07:52 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Jackson Heights Jackson Diner

Yes! But Ashoka is better.

Jody Beth Rosen (Jody Beth Rosen), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 07:57 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

mmm forgot Lombardi's. best pizza for miles. Lou Reed eats there!

Dave M. (rotten03), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 08:29 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I knew there was a reason I'd been meaning to go there for awhile! (Ryucihi Sakamoto eats at Honmura An -- Soho soba shop -- but I can't think of much else to recommend it.) What's Ashoka Jody? More dosa?

Mary (Mary), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 08:35 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

It's another Indian buffet in Jackson Heights. No dosa on the buffet -- maybe on the regular menu (I've never looked).

Jody Beth Rosen (Jody Beth Rosen), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 08:40 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

But does Lou Reed eat there?

Mary (Mary), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 08:42 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Nixtamal is closing? i drive out there for fresh masa to make tamales for christmas

(•̪●) (carne asada), Thursday, 14 March 2019 16:17 (one week ago) Permalink

Nixtamal is closing? i drive out there for fresh masa to make tamales for christmas

(•̪●) (carne asada), Thursday, 14 March 2019 16:17 (one week ago) Permalink

oh sorry for double post

(•̪●) (carne asada), Thursday, 14 March 2019 16:17 (one week ago) Permalink

oh wait, not an octopus alcoholic drink.

Yerac, Thursday, 14 March 2019 16:17 (one week ago) Permalink

i had some really good tacos in the back of a grocery store by my nephews place in bushwick

(•̪●) (carne asada), Thursday, 14 March 2019 16:19 (one week ago) Permalink

the best taco i've had in ny was suadero from izucar in bushwick

mizzell, Thursday, 14 March 2019 16:22 (one week ago) Permalink

nixtamal is closed.

dan selzer, Thursday, 14 March 2019 16:25 (one week ago) Permalink

focussing on wholesale distribution

dan selzer, Thursday, 14 March 2019 16:26 (one week ago) Permalink

if you ever checked out the paper list of clients taped up next to the tortilla machine, it was bonkers.

dan selzer, Thursday, 14 March 2019 16:27 (one week ago) Permalink

Idk if Estrellita is on the same level as other places mentioned here, but it's on Arthur Ave, and for my money I'd rather have posole and jamaica than any kind of fake Italian for $30 a plate available on that street.

There's more Italy than necessary. (in orbit), Thursday, 14 March 2019 16:29 (one week ago) Permalink

I loved Nixtamal but it was kind of a weird uncomfortable space and very small. Tables were always a pain with kids. Also there was a time when they would always have really fantastic and interesting specials but then they stopped doing that and just stuck to their bog standard (but excellent) taqueria menu. I wish they would open a slightly larger and more comfortable place with an expanded menu.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Thursday, 14 March 2019 16:31 (one week ago) Permalink

carne, Nixtamal still has a production facility a couple of blocks away where you can purchase the tortillas. You may be able to buy the masa there as well.

Mazzy Tsar (PBKR), Thursday, 14 March 2019 16:45 (one week ago) Permalink

people love park side but i've never been.

I went five years ago for work with a guy who had part of a table in the main room. (Some of the tables are “owned” by patrons so they have access to them and have little plaques with their names on them. One of the other names on the table we were at was Alphonse D’Amato, lol).

I got there early and got a drink at the bar. While I waited, regulars arrived in a steady stream. It was like the scene in Goodfellas after the Lufthansa heist when Carbone walked in with his wife and her new fur coat. Everyone was dressed 20 years out of date and the women wore tons of makeup. It was hilarious.

I was pleasantly surprised by the food, though. It is definitely Italian-American, but executed very well.

Mazzy Tsar (PBKR), Thursday, 14 March 2019 16:59 (one week ago) Permalink

got to love a place owned by a guy named Tough Tony https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Federici

mizzell, Thursday, 14 March 2019 17:23 (one week ago) Permalink

any recommendations for a good not super expensive French Bistro/Brasserie ? no specific area

(•̪●) (carne asada), Thursday, 14 March 2019 19:08 (one week ago) Permalink

never been there, but this is the same people as Casa Enrique and I hear it's good:
https://henrinyc.com/cafe-henri/

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Thursday, 14 March 2019 19:08 (one week ago) Permalink

oh I also like le barricou in williamsburg

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Thursday, 14 March 2019 19:10 (one week ago) Permalink

oh yeah, also really like L'Antagoniste in Bed Stuy

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Thursday, 14 March 2019 19:12 (one week ago) Permalink

little bistro in sunnyside: https://cotesoleilnyc.com/

and they just opened another in jackson heights: https://www.yelp.com/biz/bistro-eloise-queens

same weird strip mall as the french bakery

dan selzer, Thursday, 14 March 2019 19:12 (one week ago) Permalink

so many queens restaurants have that same long/narrow shape like they used to be phone card stores or something

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Thursday, 14 March 2019 19:15 (one week ago) Permalink

I've heard good things about L'Antagoniste, I have to go there. I like Chez Oskar and it's very close to me but some of their dishes are hit or miss. The time I ordered garlic mashed potatoes and they were not garlicky and also cold was a bummer. But other things there are great.

There's more Italy than necessary. (in orbit), Thursday, 14 March 2019 19:15 (one week ago) Permalink

go when it's warm, the backyard is nice

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Thursday, 14 March 2019 19:16 (one week ago) Permalink

le garage in bushwick is very good, probably the most consistently pleasant/satisfying nice-ish restaurant in that neighborhood

adam, Thursday, 14 March 2019 19:19 (one week ago) Permalink

For something easy/walk-in/dine by yourself, I like Bar Six and L'Express still.
If you are in Tribeca, I would grab a drink at Frenchette, nicely curated natural wine selection and cocktails. It's kind of a scene (loud, hard to get reservations for dining in) but the interior is beautiful, I want to steal so much of the furniture.

Yerac, Thursday, 14 March 2019 19:20 (one week ago) Permalink

Amelie also has a good happy hour but it gets packed.

Yerac, Thursday, 14 March 2019 19:20 (one week ago) Permalink

Actually, maybe skip Amelie for eating, I had some bad octopus there.

Yerac, Thursday, 14 March 2019 19:23 (one week ago) Permalink

nice ! lots to check out

(•̪●) (carne asada), Thursday, 14 March 2019 19:43 (one week ago) Permalink

Chez Moi is a more consistent version of bar tabac, which is also good (DT Atlantic area)

YouTube_-_funy_cats.flv (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Thursday, 14 March 2019 20:07 (one week ago) Permalink

xp I was finally able to get into Frenchette a month ago and it was awesome. It is definitely a little more scene-y than I like, but the food was excellent though rich. I had a beef and carrot main with oxtail and spaetzel that was delicious. The sauce had so much gelatin it just coated your mouth. Drank a 1997 Morgon that was fun.

Great food and drinks, but a little expensive for more than once in a while.

Mazzy Tsar (PBKR), Thursday, 14 March 2019 20:26 (one week ago) Permalink

Yeah, that is why I was saying to just get drinks there for a stop. The food is excellent (i've had blowfish, sweetbreads, duck and lamb dishes and everything has been great) but it's on the pricey side. Frenchette and Le Coucou I think are worth it for every so often splurges. Heh, I think I also ordered a beaujolais there last.

Yerac, Thursday, 14 March 2019 20:45 (one week ago) Permalink

Still haven’t gotten to Le Coucou, but I want to go. I’ve gotten a little lazy about having to jump through hoops to get reservations at the hot places.

Mazzy Tsar (PBKR), Thursday, 14 March 2019 21:12 (one week ago) Permalink

Gotten gotten. My English is terrible.

Mazzy Tsar (PBKR), Thursday, 14 March 2019 21:13 (one week ago) Permalink

Le coucou is relatively easy but it's more formal, it also has a beautiful dining room. I have a friend that has the private reservation number for frenchette so it is easy for us to go. I don't go out that much for food in ny because I cook a lot but when I do go out it's usually french or japanese or has an interesting wine list.

Yerac, Thursday, 14 March 2019 21:22 (one week ago) Permalink

If there was consistently great and easy ethiopian or indian around I would probably eat that more regularly.

Yerac, Thursday, 14 March 2019 21:24 (one week ago) Permalink

Just went to Prune. think my butter quota's finished for the year but it was terrific.

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Friday, 15 March 2019 01:35 (one week ago) Permalink

last night a bit of a Ft Greene crawl: Walter's, to Mo's, to The Alibi for late-nite. *mwah* chef's fingers

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Saturday, 16 March 2019 15:32 (six days ago) Permalink

had a cocktail at Walter's made with Root liqueur that tasted like a rootbeer float. the young woman who bartends there is an ingredients maniac with a photographic memory for drinks she's made.

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Saturday, 16 March 2019 15:34 (six days ago) Permalink

Gonna be on the border of Bushwick and Williamsburg with the whole family in a couple of weeks. (East Williamsburg? Is that a thing?) Got any recommendations, besides Roberta's?

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 16 March 2019 16:05 (six days ago) Permalink

win son is slightly fancy but very good taiwanese

frost is excellent old school italian, almost as good a scene as nearby bamonte's but way more chill

adam, Saturday, 16 March 2019 16:35 (six days ago) Permalink

Which stop are you near? If it's Graham there is the Bagel Store that has really excellent bagels. Their other location on Bedford is the one they usually showcase about the famous rainbow bagels but the Graham one has it as well. Those are fine (kind of sweet) but I usually prefer the french toast and bacon egg and cheese ones (the bacon egg and cheese is *in* the bagel). I used to bring them into work once a month and people went mad for them.

Yerac, Saturday, 16 March 2019 16:36 (six days ago) Permalink

But if you are staying near Roberta's I would just eat there every day. I think they have a takeout window now too. Plus momo sushi beside it.

Yerac, Saturday, 16 March 2019 16:39 (six days ago) Permalink

roberta's takeout is fantastic. they deliver too, if the roberta's experience seems to exhausting

adam, Saturday, 16 March 2019 16:43 (six days ago) Permalink

closer to williamsburg proper, but i love okonomi on ainslie st for their set menu japanese breakfast/ lunch. you get fish, rice, soup and vegetables and it is simple but so good.

mizzell, Saturday, 16 March 2019 17:01 (six days ago) Permalink

Anyone tried Bozu?

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Saturday, 16 March 2019 17:42 (six days ago) Permalink

Bozu is our favorite restaurant in williamsburg. I am sure there is better japanese/pricier that has opened since but we used to go there once a week. I haven't been in awhile so I don't know if that's nostalgia that makes us like it so much.

Yerac, Saturday, 16 March 2019 17:45 (six days ago) Permalink

This was the core stuff we galways got: Tofu salad, pork betty ( I would have to eat this all since my spouse doesn't eat meat), miso salmon, party bomb, yellowtail bomb, shiro bomb, stinky roll, white and red roll.

Yerac, Saturday, 16 March 2019 17:51 (six days ago) Permalink

I think we'll be by ... the Montrose Ave stop of the L?

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 16 March 2019 17:53 (six days ago) Permalink

There's tons around, more near Bedford. It's a really good neighborhood for food. I do get DUMPLINGS! from Vanessa's on Bedford a lot. I could eat there every day. I am half taiwanese so I prefer the thick skin DUMPLINGS! and theirs are totally good and the food is really inexpensive. When my brothers' families came to visit and people were too tired, I would just get a ton of random food from there for all the kids. They still talk about Vanessa's.

Yerac, Saturday, 16 March 2019 18:18 (six days ago) Permalink

the vanessa's on 14th is kinda near my office, i get takeout from there occasionally. love the sesame pancake sandwiches in particular.

adam, Saturday, 16 March 2019 19:06 (six days ago) Permalink

t's kind of funny how all the Vanessa's have slightly different menus and prices.

Yerac, Saturday, 16 March 2019 21:34 (six days ago) Permalink


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