DAN SELZER, TOTALLY NOT BUMMING, RATES NYC EAT SPOTS

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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

http://www.easywaterski.com/download/wakeboard.jpg

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

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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