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Restaurant week dispute

Extra cheese CAN be life threatening if you suffer from coronary artery disease. Death can indeed change the whole scenario ;)

Jul 20, 2014
bobbyrab in Not About Food

Restaurant week dispute

Bob, yes! Maybe a hypothetical RW menu that offers a discount if you order extra cheese on a pizza and there is at least one "ass" who hates extra cheese in the party.

Jul 20, 2014
bobbyrab in Not About Food

Restaurant week dispute

It is resolved. Amicably. What is worrisome now is that you guys want to continue this thread hoping that the fight will start again. It will not. Our next fight will be over the issue of extra cheese on a pizza; I think it is an abomination - my SO thinks extra cheese enhances the pizza.

Jul 19, 2014
bobbyrab in Not About Food
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Restaurant week dispute

Oh it is done. But feel free to keep posting if it floats your boat!

Jul 19, 2014
bobbyrab in Not About Food
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Restaurant week dispute

Unless of course Vladimir Putin is lurking and wishes to declare war when peace has already been declared. After our misguided dinner at the Monkey Bar, I shall not be attending any more RW dinners and my SO has happily agreed to this. Fini.

Jul 19, 2014
bobbyrab in Not About Food
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Restaurant week dispute

Can they be purchased at a discounted price during RW?

Jul 17, 2014
bobbyrab in Not About Food

Restaurant week dispute

Even though Henry Kissenger is currently laid up with his aortic valve replacement surgery, he has arbitrated this little dispute for my SO and myself (and the other couple). Echoing the suggestions of some of the reasonable people posting here, we will get two separate checks, mine reflecting my regular menu suggestions plus my SO's RW menu items and the other couple's check representing two RW menu dinners. I have also told my SO that in the interests of world peace, this will be my last RW experience. From now on it will be top dollar and the freedom of choice. My belly insists on "54-40 or fight"....

Jul 16, 2014
bobbyrab in Not About Food
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Restaurant week dispute

Worldwide Diner, I can order whatever I want without having to buy dinner for everyone. Maybe I would pick up the check when EVERYONE orders off the regular menu just to celebrate!

Jul 15, 2014
bobbyrab in Not About Food
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Restaurant week dispute

Monavano, you are the voice of reason, lol.

Jul 15, 2014
bobbyrab in Not About Food
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Restaurant week dispute

I go because I am an incredibly sociable guy who has no desire to be labeled as "Mr. Party Pooper". I think the issue is that I "live to eat" while my significant other "eats to live". My money goes into my stomach; her money goes into shoes.

Jul 15, 2014
bobbyrab in Not About Food
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Restaurant week dispute

Money is not tight; the other three participants merely enjoy a good bargain. Me, "Mr. Selfish", merely wants to enjoy a meal of his choice, off of a more broad menu.

Jul 15, 2014
bobbyrab in Not About Food
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Restaurant week dispute

...and no Disney characters (hopefully) hovering around the dinner table!

Jul 15, 2014
bobbyrab in Not About Food

Restaurant week dispute

That would be "she"; and she IS a wonderful gal - her food values are just diametrically opposed to mine!

Jul 15, 2014
bobbyrab in Not About Food

Restaurant week dispute

My significant other is always gung-ho about getting "good deals" at good restaurants and is a big fan of both coupons and restaurant discounts. Me? Not a fan at all. I find that a restaurant week menu just means smaller portions, limited menu choices and, by the time you add tax and tip, you could have had a nice meal at a restaurant that you REALLY enjoy.

So, she made reservations for 4 for dinner at the Monkey Bar, an upscale restaurant in midtown Manhattan. Two friends, also fans of restaurant week will be joining us. There are only 3 entree choices on the special menu - skirt steak, pan-roasted striped bass and fava bean agnolotti. I am not a big fan of any of them. I cannot indulge in the included dessert either because I am diabetic.

On the regular dinner menu however, there are far more choices for me at of course their standard prices. I would rather order off the regular menu and ENJOY what I am eating. My SO says that this is NOT the purpose of dining there; the purpose is to partake of restaurant week and their discounted price menu. I disagree - the purpose is for ME TO ENJOY my meal! I know that if the three others order off the restaurant week dinner menu, we cannot fairly just split the bill as we usually do. I would be very happy to pay the other couple the differential of my additional costs of ordering off the higher priced menu.

The response from my SO is that I am being unreasonable and perhaps "ruining" the restaurant week experience for the others. I feel that I should be entitled to order what I want. It should be noted that I have a really healthy appetite and small portions do nothing to satisfy me.

Any opinions? Am I being unreasonable and/or stubborn? Thanks!

Jul 15, 2014
bobbyrab in Not About Food

Looking for Kosher for Passover products in Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill

...or a gentile reminder ;)

Feb 09, 2014
bobbyrab in Southeast
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Suggestions for Italian reataurant in Forest Hills?

Give Tuscan Hills a try; one of the better Italians in FH. Located on QB close to Union Tpke.

Feb 03, 2014
bobbyrab in Outer Boroughs

QUEENS BLVD.

Hi Eric. Tuscan Hills is wonderful based upon my personal experience. One of the better Italians in FH. AND, it is directly on Queens Blvd. on the south side a few blocks before Union Tpke.

Aug 30, 2012
bobbyrab in Outer Boroughs

St. John's (Jamaica) in Queens: WALKABLE or SHORT Local bus ride for lunch/dinner

There is always the reliable and classic King Yum Chinese Restaurant located at 181-08 Union Tpke, a less-than-10-minute walk from St. Johns east on Union Tpke. and on the same side as St. Johns.

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King Yum
181-08 Union Tpke, Queens, NY 11366

Aug 27, 2011
bobbyrab in Outer Boroughs

lunch in howard beach

I like Vetro which might be more upscale than you are looking for. Excellent food and they have lunch specials which are pretty affordable. I am not sure if they are child-friendly but you might want to give them a call.

Feb 12, 2011
bobbyrab in Outer Boroughs

cara mia

IMHO, a typical red-sauce neighborhood Italian that is worth going to if you happen to be around Hillside and Braddock Aves. The usual "parmigiana" dishes in the old-style green casseroles bring back fond memories of childhood Italian but you can do much better.

Jan 06, 2011
bobbyrab in Outer Boroughs

new year's eve in forest hills, queens

janie, I have always enjoyed King Umberto; I just wish FH had such a good, honest traditional Italian restaurant.

I didn't realize that the original post was from 2000. It just goes to show you how little progress FH has made in attracting some decent eating establishments.

Happy 2011 to all fans of good food!

Dec 30, 2010
bobbyrab in Outer Boroughs

new year's eve in forest hills, queens

Frankly, the local restaurant scene here in FH is so mediocre and with the tradition of most places jacking up prices for New Year's Eve, many of the locals that I know are simply opting to stay at home and either order up something simple or are having house parties where people bring "pot luck".

I myself am staying in on New Year's Eve but going to the Garden City Hotel for brunch on New Year's Day which is a tradition I and some friends have been following for several years.

Dec 29, 2010
bobbyrab in Outer Boroughs

La Tavernetta Closed?

I am an old Tavernetta customer and tried Naples on Sunday night. Overpriced, although entrees are discounted at 20% off. We just had a margherita pizza to test the joint and although made with top-flight ingredients, it was certainly not worth the relatively long drive from Forest Hills. I hate to say this but I don't think I would go back. Sad.

Sep 14, 2010
bobbyrab in Outer Boroughs

Old school Cantonese in Queens?

Actually King Yum has been around since 1953. Its owner, Jimmy Eng passed away at the very end of 2007.

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King Yum
181-08 Union Tpke, Queens, NY 11366

Aug 27, 2010
bobbyrab in Outer Boroughs

Rockaways or Howard Beach

Try Vetro, owned by Russo's on the Bay. GREAT Italian food with a southern bent. We were there for lunch yesterday and once before that. It is a new place with outdoor dining and a new rooftop lounge is opening this week. Professional yet very friendly service, homemade bread and desserts and an outgoing and skillful chef. Highly recommended. Try the mozzarella in carroza; it is outstanding. $15 lunch entrees too.

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Russo's on the Bay
162-45 Cross Bay Blvd, Queens, NY 11414

Jul 06, 2010
bobbyrab in Outer Boroughs

Hot Dogs in Queens...

Just to set the record straight, Ben's in Rego Park is NOT affiliated with the Ben's chain that is located throughout Long Island, Bayside and in Manhattan.

Sep 08, 2009
bobbyrab in Outer Boroughs

Tower Diner, Forest Hills

Tower is a diner is a diner; they shine as mentioned with fast delivery and a pretty nifty website. I concur about Shalimar; it might even be a tad better, a bit cheaper and lots more space.

Jun 20, 2009
bobbyrab in Outer Boroughs

24 HR/Late-night dining in Forest Hills?

Tower Diner is open until 1 AM. They also have a great website for quick home delivery.

Mar 07, 2009
bobbyrab in Outer Boroughs

Happy Robbins? Happy Robin's?

Happy Robin was a wonderful burger and steak family-style restaurant on the corner of 217th St. and Hillside Avenue in Queens Village. I grew up in the neighborhood and our family used to go there at least once a month. It was a wonderful place with great steak cooked on a huge open hearth for under $6 a steak as I remember. That shows you how long ago I am talking about. I would imagine that Happy Robin shut its doors in the early 1970s if not before. Wonderful memories.

Dec 24, 2007
bobbyrab in Outer Boroughs

FH Trader Joe's---Oct. 26th Opening Day !!!

Yes, sorry my Shayna Madel :) I did mean Plainview. After I get passed New Hyde Park, they all sort of blend in together for me! I am retired, so I go on weekdays and usually in the last morning and there is never more than three people ahead of me on line. Well, until this post......

Oct 25, 2007
bobbyrab in Outer Boroughs