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Le Bec Fin is at the Invisible Dog/French Morning market in Boerum Hill this weekend

'Tis the season for a zillion craft fairs, and there's a cute one at the Invisible Dog at 51 Bergen right off the F. what I didn't expect was a great little French market in the back! Le Bec Fin is there, and they're selling all manner of pates, a particularly toothsome smoked Scottish Salmon, and what's best, rendered duck fat by the pint or quart! I got a pint for $6. There is also a baker selling fresh French baguettes and pastries. If you want an adorable decorated Noel cake, they're $25. Ideal for holiday parties. Great place for host gifts or just for cooking/eating. They are there this weekend and I think next.

Dec 14, 2013
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where to go before a movie near Momofuku noodle bar if we can't get in there?

Zabb City is right about there and pretty good for Thai. I'd say Masak but I don't think they're that fast.

Jan 06, 2013
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Need recommendations-date night in Carroll, Cobble, Red Hook

Not a fan of Strong Place. I'd recommend La Vara for your date night, if you like Spanish food. Also check out Colonie on Atlantic.

Jan 06, 2013
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Happy hour in the West Village.... with mom?

how about Fedora?

Aug 08, 2012
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Dining alone in Park Slope/Fort Greene/Boerum Hill

I like the bar and group table at Building on Bond. Cornelius in Prospect Heights also has a nice bar for eating at with a convivial atmosphere.

May 16, 2012
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Cozy spot for 10 - Brooklyn - decent food & will let us keep the table for hours

I'd recommend Buschenschank in Carroll Gardens. They have large tables - it's kind of like a beer hall but with lots of food. I'm sure you could park yourselves there for a few hours without diffculty.

http://www.brooklynbuschenschank.com/

Mar 23, 2012
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Burgers in Brooklyn

Prime Meats has the best burger I have had in Carroll Gardens bar none.

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Prime Meats
465 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Feb 12, 2012
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Need the ambience says "Wow! We're not in Kansas anymore!"

Have you been since the reopening/reno? It's definitely improved. Another place that's pricier but might be fun is Artisanal. They can seat large groups and fondue is always a crowd-pleaser. it's very non-Kansan, too.

Feb 08, 2012
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Need the ambience says "Wow! We're not in Kansas anymore!"

For Chinatown, I'd suggest Nom Wah Tea Parlor. Dim Sum any time on one of Chinatown's most atmospheric streets.

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Nom Wah Tea Parlor
13 Doyers St, New York, NY 10013

Feb 08, 2012
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Oysters (unshucked) near Williamsburg Bridge?

Maybe at Marlow and Sons?

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Marlow & Sons
81 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Feb 02, 2012
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Struggling to find a place for 15 people on a saturday night in February

Have you considered a Korean restaurant? Near the PATH and uesd to seating large groups. Madangsui is pretty good.

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Madangsui
35 W 35th St, New York, NY 10001

Jan 27, 2012
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quick help for my friends BDAY TONIGHT!

I live near Smith Street and wouldn't call it lame. I didn't recommend a place in the area because for my taste the best restaurants (Prime Meats, Buttermilk, Frankies) either don't take reservations or would be a tough bet at the last minute. Additionally, I'm not a fan of the bars near those restaurants (Brooklyn Social is fine, but very crowded on weekends). There are many delightful bars in Williamsburg that are great for people in their 30s and 40s, especially once you get away from the Bedford L - St. Austere, Night of Joy, Custom, etc. etc. etc.

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Frankies 457 Spuntino
457 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Buttermilk Channel
524 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Prime Meats
465 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Brooklyn Social
335 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Night of Joy
667 Lorimer St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Custom
644 Driggs Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

The St. Austere
613 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Jan 22, 2012
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quick help for my friends BDAY TONIGHT!

You could always go to Dumont or St. Anselm in Williamsburg and then head to one of the approximately 10,000 bars in the area.

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DuMont
432 Union Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

St. Anselm
355 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Jan 21, 2012
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Brooklyn For Dinner with 4 College kids

if you like fried chicken and delicious pies, Pies and Thighs is inexpensive and delicious. Not the fanciest beer and wine list, but it's affordable

http://piesnthighs.com/menu_lunch_and_dinner.html

If your schedule is flexible and you like oysters, hit up the happy hour at Maison Premiere when the oysters are a dollar each! get there early! great liquor list

http://maisonpremiere.com/#3

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Pies 'n' Thighs
166 S 4th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Maison Premiere
298 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Jan 04, 2012
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West Village - quick and early dinner before concert

Time it right and you can get in a quick run to ino at 21 Bedford. Plenty of non-meat dishes and the wine certainly won't be a problem!

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'ino
21 Bedford St, New York, NY 10014

Jan 02, 2012
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Big group on short notice? (But good, please)

I am a fan of Flea Market Cafe, a French restaurant in the East Village. It's tasty and not expensive, and if you get there before 7 there is a "sunset menu" that is excellent value. I think with a large group and some of their tasty house wine you will be set!

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Flea Market Cafe
131 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009

Jan 02, 2012
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Inexpensive place near NYU

I happen to like Bar Carrera. It is not that far away - on West Houston and Macdougal. Not expensive. You could get a few little sandwiches or split some cheese/meat plates and get a cheap bottle of wine and stay around your price range.

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Bar Carrera
146 W Houston St, New York, NY 10012

Dec 28, 2011
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Can I reuse stew liquid?

I stewed up a bunch of stuff that was going bad in my fridge along with stew meat, red wine and lots of spice. Yum! Now I've pretty much eaten up all the meat and turnips and bok choi, but I have plenty of red wine/broth humming along in my slow cooker. Is there any reason I can't just get some more potatoes and onions and meat and reuse the liquid? advice?

Dec 26, 2011
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Anybody been to Firebird Russian Restaurant?

OK, this made me laugh out loud. Maybe Ninja for after-dinner drinks?

Dec 11, 2011
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Sirtaj is gone

I may be the only one who mourns this little Indian hole in the wall on 26th between 6th and Broadway, but I went there for some of their delicious tandoori chicken this weekend and they were shut, with a For Rent sign on the door.

I will miss you, Sirtaj.

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Sirtaj
36 W 26th St, New York, NY 10010

Dec 05, 2011
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Kid-freindly mid to high end, walking distance of 1/2/3 or A?

I think Landmarc is the usual kid-friendly recommendation, and they are right off the 1/A at Columbus Circle.

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Landmarc
10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019

Dec 05, 2011
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Work Potluck - what to bring?

Maybe the salads from Xian Famous Foods? The Tiger Vegetables is cold so it should be fine to travel.

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Xi'an Famous Foods
88 E Broadway, New York, NY 10002

Nov 22, 2011
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Thanksgiving alone?

There's a meetup at Virage for Canadians. Hey, you're an expat,right? http://www.meetup.com/NYCCanadians/ev...

You could also consider looking at couchsurfing. There are often travelers and locals who want to meet up and eat out on Thanksgiving.

Have a good holiday.

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Virage
118 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

Nov 22, 2011
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Somewhat quieter/more adult bar in East Village?

I like Jimmy's 43 for fun grownup times. Very good local small plates and drinks too (I don't drink beer, but if you do you'll love it.)

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Jimmy's No. 43
43 E 7th St, New York, NY 10003

Nov 12, 2011
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Need your locks for GREAT Monday night (later) dinner at happenin' joint!

I think you might be able to squeeze into Minetta Tavern - they're showing availability at 10 that evening on opentable.

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Minetta Tavern
113 MacDougal St, New York, NY 10012

Nov 09, 2011
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Dining in NYC with Diabetes

It might vary by time of day, but it's always been hopping when I've been there. anyway, with a group that size in a place that doesn't take reservations, best not to chance it. (admittedly I am paranoid)

Oh, Pylos could work too. and they do take reservations.

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Pylos
128 E 7th St, New York, NY 10009

Nov 09, 2011
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Dining in NYC with Diabetes

I think the Pub Room at Keens is too crowded for a group that size with a small child,and it has never struck me as toddler-friendly. How about the Meatball Shop? It's basically meatballs and you can get them with a salad too. It's also inexpensive. Or maybe Souvlaki GR - grilled chicken and beef, salad? The pregnant pal will just have to pass up those lovely pitas.

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The Meatball Shop
84 Stanton St, New York, NY 10002

Souvlaki GR
116 Stanton St, New York, NY 10002

Nov 08, 2011
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Lunch near Sixth Ave and Canal St?

It's at the top of your price range, but Aurora is nearby at 510 Broome. It's lovely and has very good food. They have nice sandwiches at lunch for under 10 dollars, the burger is something like 12 and the pastas are in the 15-17 range.

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Aurora Soho
510 Broome Street, New York, NY 10013

Sep 19, 2011
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Essential BoCoCa?

Prime Meats is delicious for burgers. You must buy your mozzarella at Caputo's. And please do not call the neighborhood BoCoCa. Cringeworthy.

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Caputo's Fine Foods
460 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Prime Meats
465 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Sep 19, 2011
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best restaurant(s) that's child and large group-friendly?

I actually think Artisanal is good for groups and children. It can certainly accommodate a group of 10, it always seems to be pleasantly noisy enough that the occasional childish interruption is no big deal, the food is delicious (in my opinion) and it can cater to most tastes. The kids might find the fondue especially entertaining.

Landmarc and Blue Smoke are other possibilities.

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Artisanal
2 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016

Landmarc
179 West Broadway, New York, NY 10013

Landmarc
10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019

Blue Smoke
116 East 27th Street, New York, NY 10016

Aug 30, 2011
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