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Best eats on trip from Boston to Camden Maine?

Red's and Moody's were actually going to my two musts, so here's a second yea for each of those. I'm not much a lobster-roll gal, but Red's haddock sandwich is also worth that sometimes long wait on line.

Also close to a must is Becky's Diner on Commercial St in Portland, right on the waterfront (think working-scenic, not rural-scenic) and with a true Maine crowd.

Oh! And Friendly Toast, mentioned earlier, is great as well--definitely best for breakfast food in Portsmouth.

May 22, 2007
globalgrrl in All New England Archive

Latin Cafe on Steinway St?

I figure they wouldn't name it such if it were really garbage, so I kind of like it. I didn't get to go last night -- outvoted in favour of the blah Mark Twain Diner! :( -- but hopefully by the end of this week I'll be able to share my take on the place.

May 22, 2007
globalgrrl in Outer Boroughs

Favorite place to eat on the 1 line?

Those arepas are excellent. I also like El Cocotero, right off the 1 train on W 18th between 7th and 8th. They don't have a Barlovento on the menu, but they've made one for me before. The food seems to be hit or miss--always good, sometimes great--but the atmosphere is sweet and the owner is wonderful.

Other places off the 1 further uptown and great for a tight budget or a quick bite:

* Taco cart on 96th and Broadway, always parked on the southwest corner, best sopes around
* Taqueria y Fonda - also great Mexican, mentioned earlier in thread
* Roti Roll - Amsterdam and 109th, Indian frankies (same idea as at the Indian Bread Company and Kati Roll in the W Village--Indian fillings stuffed into paratha-style wraps--but tastier food and more generous portions for less money)

May 21, 2007
globalgrrl in Manhattan

Vegetarian takes Manhattan

I had not done well at Zen Palate for a while but they recently opened up on John Street and I have to say, it was quite good. A tiny bit overpriced as always (imo), but of the three main dishes I tried, one was okay (Taste of Malay) and two were great (Mango Halo and one other I can't remember--might well have been the Sweet & Sour Sensation). The space is nice, too.

May 21, 2007
globalgrrl in Manhattan

Latin Cafe on Steinway St?

Thanks for replying--that does sound like it! I now remember remarking at the name. I'll have to check out both (Cabana and the new place). I'll post again once I've eaten there, but would love to hear if other folks have tried it and have opinions.

May 21, 2007
globalgrrl in Outer Boroughs

Food in Williamsburg

I too vote Fornino (delicious fancy pizza and not too overpriced--$20 will get an interesting pie for two with leftovers), also Spuyten Duyvil for awesome beer. A little bit further from your subway stop, but potentially worth the walk for brunch is the Park Luncheonette on Driggs. It is upwards of $10 per but very good and it's a cute spot (though I've heard it's been over-run since the Departed filmed there). Have also heard good things about Enid's for brunch (pub on Manhattan - again a bit of a walk, but they even have decent pub food and tap beer for evening eats).

May 21, 2007
globalgrrl in Outer Boroughs

Latin Cafe on Steinway St?

Found myself wandering around Steinway St, on the blocks right by the GRV subway stop (El Mundo, Theo & Theo, Goodwill &c) and saw a Latin cafe with wide open airy front, bar inside, &c. It was on the east side of the street. I can't remember the name (part of the reason for this post) but if anyone knows what I'm talking about and has insight on whether it's worth a visit, I'd appreciate it. If not, just general suggestions for relatively affordable Latin food in that area?

May 21, 2007
globalgrrl in Outer Boroughs