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Morgenstern's Finest Ice Cream?

They do have a Kids Menu, but I have no idea about the size. It's only 25 cents cheaper. https://static.squarespace.com/static...

about 5 hours ago
Peter Cuce in Manhattan

"Artisan" Western-style bread in Flushing

Good luck with that.

about 9 hours ago
Peter Cuce in Outer Boroughs
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Khao Kang in Elmhurst?

Good to know. Thanks much.

about 17 hours ago
Peter Cuce in Outer Boroughs

Morgenstern's Finest Ice Cream?

Thanks for the clarification. It sounds like the flavors you chose at Morgenstern's would tend to be among the sweeter ones anyway. I've definitely had ice cream there that I found too sweet, but I like the generally spot-on flavors without any artificial tinges. I think his Philadelphia style ice cream, without eggs, does just what he says it does, allows the flavors to reveal themselves without too much heaviness to bog you down. If he could lean toward the less sweet side it would be even better.

about 17 hours ago
Peter Cuce in Manhattan

Morgenstern's Finest Ice Cream?

That sounds nice. I had something along those lines at Hay Rosie in Brooklyn a week or so ago - tomato & feta swirl with a hint of basil. Sweet and savory, but not too sweet. I went back two more times. The second visit, strangely, I had ice cream similar to a recent visit at Morgenstern's, where there was a slimy mouthfeel at the end - maybe this is endemic to ice cream when it's stored incorrectly or at the wrong temperature or something. But the last visit they had another sweet/savory item that I found compelling: fennel pollen, lemon zest & goat cheese. I like this trend and look forward to more reports along those lines.

about 17 hours ago
Peter Cuce in Manhattan

Morgenstern's Finest Ice Cream?

It's scary to me when I find myself agreeing with Sugartoof, but not only is CIF sweeter to me, most of their ice cream is artificial tasting and not true-to-flavor. Morgenstern's does have some overly sweet flavors but definitely not everything. I've been a bunch of times and have settled on a handful of favorite flavors including bitter chocolate, luxardo cherry and durian banana. One time everything had a kind of slimy mouthfeel but that was an isolated experience. I also think Davey's is far sweeter as well. And Milk Bar wins the crown with over-the-top sweetness across the board.

about 21 hours ago
Peter Cuce in Manhattan

Sky Cafe - Indonesian in Elmhurst.

I went 3 days ago with a friend and we tried one thing from each category: gado gado, rendang, mie komplit (great noodles), and sate padang, with a side of sambal balado. Everything was real good, even better than Mie Jakarta (https://flic.kr/s/aGF1NYgmNp), one of the original Indonesian restaurants at this address. Rendang was good, although I have occasionally had better at Upi Jaya - an admittedly inconsistent experience. I recommend ordering the rendang with the Nasi Lemak, because the spicy soy sauce egg, anchovy, and pickles on the side are wonderful. The only thing they don't have that Mie Jakarta had is any kind of cold drinks such as Jus Alpokat or Es Teler.
Sky Cafe photos: https://flic.kr/s/aHsjZcaKbV

about 21 hours ago
Peter Cuce in Outer Boroughs

Doughnut Plant Prospect Hts.

I'm not a Dough fan and haven't understood their popularity. Even if doughnuts aren't fresh out of the oven, they should still taste good. Both shops sell to a variety of coffee shops and I think that Doughnut Plant's stuff generally tastes almost as good as it does eaten at origin. Dough's doughnuts have a strange texture. Even eating them at the original shop on Franklin, I kept thinking there was paper adhered to the bottom that I was chewing on, but after turning it over - no paper. Weird texture. Some of the fruit flavors taste artificial - one of the red fruits, I forget which, tasted of baby aspirin. Not to let Doughnut Plant off the hook entirely. While I generally enjoy their doughnuts, fresh or not, they don't always produce the flavor they aspire to. Their matcha doughnut, for example, was delicious in and of itself, with the combination of mouthfeel and other sweet flavors, but no green tea flavor was discernible.

Jul 14, 2014
Peter Cuce in Outer Boroughs

Khao Kang in Elmhurst?

And Sugar Club is not that far up Broadway.

Jul 11, 2014
Peter Cuce in Outer Boroughs

Ample HIlls Creamery Hype overwhelms reality

Unlike you I found the lemon bar to be lemony enough although perhaps a bit on the sweet side. The tomato feta swirl with a hint of basil was wonderful. Based on one visit, a zillion times better than Ample Hills.

Jul 11, 2014
Peter Cuce in Outer Boroughs

Dough Donuts now available at Hole in the Wall (Midtown West)

It's a useful datapoint, but there are many places to get Dough/nuts in Manhattan these days.

Jul 09, 2014
Peter Cuce in Manhattan

Best gluten free bread

When I stopped eating wheat my acid reflux vanished almost overnight. I generally just don't eat bread - I never bothered to look for a replacement.

Jul 07, 2014
Peter Cuce in Manhattan

Morgenstern's Finest Ice Cream?

It's not always crowded and the customers are more often adults but it's pretty obvious that kids like ice cream, so that's going to happen. I guess I don't find the seating as uncomfortable as you do. It's misleading to say that is the only place to wait. The places available to wait are the seats that aren't taken, which could be one of the 9 or 10 bar stools, the bench seats, or standing.

Jul 06, 2014
Peter Cuce in Manhattan

NYer Revisits NYC after long exile!

Maybe you should have done some research on the board and tried one of the several hundred wonderful restaurants here.

Jul 05, 2014
Peter Cuce in Manhattan

Best okonomiyaki?

I love it. I think it's great value. Why the "decent" qualifier?

Jul 02, 2014
Peter Cuce in Manhattan

Best okonomiyaki?

I think you're confused by the name of their new restaurant, Okonomi (meaning choice or preference), which serves Japanese breakfast.

Jul 01, 2014
Peter Cuce in Manhattan

Who Makes The Best XLB (Soup Dumplings) in NYC?

It's not the Outerborough board but the question was, what are the best in NYC, so I think it's fine to answer here.

Jul 01, 2014
Peter Cuce in Manhattan

Who Makes The Best XLB (Soup Dumplings) in NYC?

I still like Kung Fu's more, but 456's are pretty good.

Jul 01, 2014
Peter Cuce in Manhattan

Who Makes The Best XLB (Soup Dumplings) in NYC?

Kung Fu Dumplings on Main St in Queensboro Hill

Jun 30, 2014
Peter Cuce in Manhattan

Best okonomiyaki?

I doubt there's any. Otafuku has some I think and maybe Village Yokocho.

Jun 30, 2014
Peter Cuce in Manhattan

Dining in the Chelsea District

Fukurou is kinda bad. Do you have stuff you like there?

Jun 28, 2014
Peter Cuce in Manhattan

New food court in Flushing

I did a flyby. Looks like there's a ways to go. Regarding Savor Fusion, that was written up by me and others on this board way before Serious Eats knew about it.

Jun 27, 2014
Peter Cuce in Outer Boroughs

Any suggestions for a Tribeca food crawl?

In any case BB left AGT about a year ago.

Jun 25, 2014
Peter Cuce in Manhattan

Restaurant suggestions midweek late July

Actually Sakagura doesn't have sushi at all.

Jun 25, 2014
Peter Cuce in Manhattan

Ducks Eatery (East Village) . . .anyone been?

What's good at Brindle Room? I was underwhelmed my one visit.

Jun 24, 2014
Peter Cuce in Manhattan

Taksim Square 2 in Sunset Park

Try it

Jun 21, 2014
Peter Cuce in Outer Boroughs

Nom Wah Tea Parlor – Surprisingly Good Dim Sum at One of Chinatown’s Oldest Restaurants

I agree about dim sum. Have you been to Grand?Better than average sometimes. Fresh durian puffs are some of the best in NYC.

Jun 13, 2014
Peter Cuce in Manhattan

Where Do Italians Eat in NYC

What is so good about the cappuccino?

Jun 10, 2014
Peter Cuce in Manhattan

Di Fara Pizza HORRIBLE

Four more years! Four more years!

Jun 05, 2014
Peter Cuce in Outer Boroughs
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Chinese foodies: Red Chopstick Flushing

He doesn't accept learned wisdom. Only random original research. Obviously there's a place for both.

Jun 04, 2014
Peter Cuce in Outer Boroughs