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Inexpensive, good restaurant in the midtown area?

Hill Country BBQ or Hill Country Chicken could work for you. They're both near Madison Square.

about 9 hours ago
Elisa515 in Manhattan

30th Shindig

Cowgirl at 519 Hudson Street could work well for you. There's a semi-private room off the main bar.

Here's their party menu, with a variety of per person price points and menu/drink options: http://www.cowgirlnyc.com/party-menus...

2 days ago
Elisa515 in Manhattan

Locked discussion?

Thanks everyone. Answer clarified.

I asked here, without a pointer, rather than asking via flag, because I wondered if there was a general rule and thought others might be interested in the policy & application.

Thanks, though, for putting the explanation and pointer into the original thread.

2 days ago
Elisa515 in Site Talk

Locked discussion?

1. There was no explanation.
2. There wasn't anything in the discussion that I haven't seen many times before (notice I'm not giving any indication what thread this was, since we're not supposed to do that).
3. This was not a duplication of another thread.

Any other ideas why this might happen?

Jul 21, 2014
Elisa515 in Site Talk

Locked discussion?

Just saw a discussion that was started before I left for work and it's already locked (without anything that I can see to make it any different from other discussions). Pretty innocuous and typical discussion.

I'm just wondering what causes a discussion to be locked with only a few answers and within fewer than 12 hours of it starting.

(Clarification: I had nothing to do with the discussion referenced. I did have a reply I wanted to make, which is how I noticed it was locked.)

Jul 21, 2014
Elisa515 in Site Talk

The Parlor- new restaurant in Dobbs Ferry

No, haven't been there. But I think someone wrote it up here within the last few months.

Definitely looks worth checking out! There is so much turnover in restaurants in that spot (many of which I've liked), it's been hard to keep up over the years.

Update: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9752...

Jul 19, 2014
Elisa515 in New York State (exc. NYC)

The Parlor- new restaurant in Dobbs Ferry

To make the trip less annoying, get to the Saw Mill Parkway rather than taking 9 all the way there.

Signed--voice of experience

Jul 19, 2014
Elisa515 in New York State (exc. NYC)

Not so happening places near Hilton Midtown

Oh boy, how disappointing!

A lot of people underestimate how much time and effort it can take to get around town, especially midtown.

I haven't made it to the Plaza food hall yet, will have to check it out.

Jul 17, 2014
Elisa515 in Manhattan

Cortlandt Manor Area

Gleason's in Peekskill is a good choice. Casual, good food, pleasant atmosphere where you can hang out without feeling rushed.

If you like Indian food, India House in Montrose is a nice option.

A bit further south, in Croton, I recommend Umami and Memphis Mae's BBQ. The Tavern is also a good option but it can be hard to get into.

All these places are easily accessible from Route 9.

Jul 17, 2014
Elisa515 in New York State (exc. NYC)

Cortlandt Manor Area

Cortlandt Manor covers a big area. Will your friend be coming south on Rte. 9 or the Taconic?

Jul 17, 2014
Elisa515 in New York State (exc. NYC)

Costco in Yorktown Heights?

I'm in Croton, and it's convenient for me sometimes. :)

Jul 16, 2014
Elisa515 in New York State (exc. NYC)

Birthday Chinese... in Westchester?

So glad you liked Imperial Wok! That's quite a varied and interesting menu, isn't it?

Jul 16, 2014
Elisa515 in New York State (exc. NYC)

Fantasy Cuisine [Central Ave, Hartsdale]

For future reference, all you have to do is click Flag (whether it's your post or someone else's) and ask the moderators to change a subject line.

Now, as for another Asian fusion place...at this point, if I'm heading to Central Ave. for Asian food, I pretty much go H-Mart's food court. No fusion there, but plenty of options at good value. Definitely not "fine dining" though. :)

Jul 15, 2014
Elisa515 in New York State (exc. NYC)
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Costco in Yorktown Heights?

And don't forget the Danbury Costco, down the street from Stew's.

Jul 15, 2014
Elisa515 in New York State (exc. NYC)

Fantasy Cuisine [Central Ave, Hartsdale]

Thanks. I've put in a request to have the header changed.

Jul 15, 2014
Elisa515 in New York State (exc. NYC)

Fantasy Cuisine [Central Ave, Hartsdale]

In which town is this?

Jul 15, 2014
Elisa515 in New York State (exc. NYC)

Yellow (or Ataulfo or champagne) mangoes--H-Mart Hartsdale

Yellow mangoes have a short season, and this is it! I picked up a case of 14 of them at H-Mart in Hartsdale on Sunday for $11.95.

Plump, delicious, perfect! I got a case last year at BJ's. Those mangos were good but not nearly as meaty.

H-Mart was also selling them individually for $1 each, but they looked a bit smaller to me than the ones in the case.

If you think 14 mangoes are too many, remember they do keep in the refrigerator.

Jul 15, 2014
Elisa515 in New York State (exc. NYC)

Not so happening places near Hilton Midtown

Where did you end up going?

Jul 14, 2014
Elisa515 in Manhattan

"Who do you follow?" threads [split from Manhattan]

Yes

Jul 11, 2014
Elisa515 in Site Talk

Christmas lunch/dinner and NYE in NYC - 2014

Ah, I thought all the people replying earlier were saying that the OP had to wait until later November for the reservations. That's for Christmas, not NYE?

Believe me, I would not be going to any of those places! But I've learned that out-of-towners, especially ones from other countries, are almost always glad they've done NYE in Times Square and environs.

Jul 11, 2014
Elisa515 in Manhattan

Christmas lunch/dinner and NYE in NYC - 2014

Wow, lots of killjoys here :) (not maligning anyone personally)

Although the locals stay away from Times Square, many visitors love going there on NYE. We had loads of foreign visitors, especially when we had au pairs, who insisted over our crowd-averse objections on going to Times Square for the festivities. They all, universally, found the entire experience thrilling.

Do check back in November to find out which places with views will be open and taking reservations, so you can find out your options while perhaps avoiding the outdoor crowds.

Jul 10, 2014
Elisa515 in Manhattan

Who do you follow on the Manhattan Board?

Even a group-acknowledged "expert" may not have opinions that are helpful to you personally.

Are there specific questions you have about cuisines that interest you? How about asking one of those questions, then weighing the advice you get--especially about places where you already have opinions.

Then you can assemble your own stable of experts.

Jul 10, 2014
Elisa515 in Manhattan
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Lunch place in White Plains area

Sam's of Gedney Way would probably work for you.

On Mamaroneck Avenue, Ron Black's Beer Hall is quiet at lunch and has a good choice of salads and sandwiches. I've had quite a few business meetings there at lunch. We're usually four or five in our group. There's plenty of (muni-meter, but not too expensive) parking in the lot by the back entrance.

A short drive for them is Imperial Wok, which is in North White Plains. Loads of parking (free), with both Chinese and Japanese food. It's another favorite for my colleagues for group work meetings, both for lunch and dinner.

Jul 09, 2014
Elisa515 in New York State (exc. NYC)

Not so happening places near Hilton Midtown

That's not a neighborhood with a lot of diners.

If you don't want to go to La Bonne Soupe, check out Cafe Europa at the northwest corner of 7th and 57th (diagonally across from Carnegie Hall). There are other places in the same chain that are just take out counter service, but this one also has a sit down area where you can get wine with your meal, too. Reasonably priced good food, and great people watching if you can sit by a window.

Jul 08, 2014
Elisa515 in Manhattan

Not so happening places near Hilton Midtown

Thanks--glad we cleared that up! :)

Jul 08, 2014
Elisa515 in Manhattan

Not so happening places near Hilton Midtown

Really? That expensive?

Entrees are in the $20-$30 range, appetizers under and around $10.

OP didn't say diner prices, but asked for a step up from a diner. Seems like the prices are pretty normal restaurant ones for the area.

When I eat around that neighborhood, I tend to go to La Bonne Soupe or to the sit-down waiter-service Cafe Europa. Although I imagine some people would say that's diner-ish.

Speaking of diners, the Brooklyn Diner, in that neighborhood, would probably cost more than Molyvos.

Jul 07, 2014
Elisa515 in Manhattan

Joe's Pub: the best music/food venue in NYC?

Are there any of these in Manhattan (the subject of this board)?

Jul 07, 2014
Elisa515 in Manhattan

Best gluten free bread

For Queens, you'll want to ask this same question on the Outer Boroughs board.

Jul 07, 2014
Elisa515 in Manhattan

Not so happening places near Hilton Midtown

How about Molyvos?

Jul 06, 2014
Elisa515 in Manhattan
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Joe's Pub: the best music/food venue in NYC?

I only go to Hill Country BBQ for the music. Sometimes I eat dinner, sometimes just have drinks.

You may not think of it primarily as a music venue (why, because it has good food?), but many people do. It's not a restaurant that happens to have a guitar player in the corner once in awhile. They have a stage, a listed calendar with music programs, and sponsorship from WFUV sometimes. And sometimes there's a separate cover charge for the music.

How about Rodeo Bar? Would that qualify as primarily a music venue to you, or a restaurant/bar that happens to have music? I did like the food there (haven't been in awhile), but it wasn't of a caliber where I would have gone there to eat without having a specific musician/band appearing that I wanted to see.

Like Hill Country BBQ, though, people can eat there without being where the live music is.

Perhaps I misunderstood. From your subject header, it seemed as though you were putting up a challenge about music venues that have good food.

Jul 02, 2014
Elisa515 in Manhattan