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Varrio 408 in Park Slope

It's pretty good but no organ meats - just pork and beef iirc.

Aug 24, 2015
Peter Cuce in Outer Boroughs

Best restaurant for chocolate cake

I just couldn't believe they have good chocolate cake since their food is mediocre.

Aug 24, 2015
Peter Cuce in Manhattan
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Best restaurant for chocolate cake

Which others have you tried?

Aug 23, 2015
Peter Cuce in Manhattan

The best of NYC

Seoul Chicken's nothing special. Mighty Quinn's, just a short jaunt north, has great wings and great barbecue (I recommend wings, brisket, ribs, potato salad, baked beans).

I personally was not wowed by the Brindle Room burger. There are tons of great burgers in NYC these days. Perhaps folks could recommend some nearby.

I doubt Momofuku has better ramen than Ivan. Ivan is a fun place to visit and has pretty good food other than ramen.

Cheeky Sandwiches is a good choice.

Aug 16, 2015
Peter Cuce in Manhattan

A Brit Hates NYC Fine Dining

Missing out on what?

Aug 15, 2015
Peter Cuce in Manhattan

Suggestions for Midtown or Hell's Kitchen

Gotham West Market, good food court in midtown west.

Aug 15, 2015
Peter Cuce in Manhattan

A little gloat and a question

What's the gloat part?

Aug 15, 2015
Peter Cuce in Manhattan

A Brit Hates NYC Fine Dining

A list is not what I'm looking for - a food level comparison and description of the horrors you endured is.

Aug 15, 2015
Peter Cuce in Manhattan

A Brit Hates NYC Fine Dining

I discovered the post that spawned this one: http://beta.chowhound.com/post/york-l...

Aug 14, 2015
Peter Cuce in Manhattan

A Brit Hates NYC Fine Dining

How about some specifics William? I am not remotely talking about pizza, pierogies, or falafels, three items I haven't eaten hardly at all in the last five to ten years - thanks for your dripping condescension though. I find it curious that you're on this diatribe of generalities but you seem not to have posted or queried on the board during the time that you were here? If I am wrong, please enlighten me.

Aug 14, 2015
Peter Cuce in Manhattan
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A Brit Hates NYC Fine Dining

As someone who's never eaten in any of the high-end places you mention, and also has spent relatively little time in LA, I have no idea if your comparison holds water. But as someone who's traveled quite a bit internationally (and has been on Chowhound since the late 90s), I think NYC holds up quite well in the more affordable range. You seem to have a hard-on for NYC the size of Rhode Island, judging by paging through a few pages of your posts (http://beta.chowhound.com/profile/152...), and your hyperbole is so extreme, it's hard to give it much credence. In what experience is your anger rooted?

Quiet coffee in the East Village around 5?

Everyman Espresso, Third Rail, City of Saints, Wayside

Aug 13, 2015
Peter Cuce in Manhattan

Taiyaki

This thread is 12 years old!

Aug 11, 2015
Peter Cuce in Manhattan

Best rotisserie chicken in NYC

Mancora is good. Union Market is pretty good too.

Aug 08, 2015
Peter Cuce in Manhattan

Chiang Mai 293 Van Brunt St. Red Hook Just steps away

They have some picture of the food on their Facebook Page. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?s...

Aug 07, 2015
Peter Cuce in Outer Boroughs

Greenmarket Rant

Why are you conflating the badness with the goodness? I’m trying to say that there’s bad and good. People are bringing up legitimite good stuff. It’s good to know about bad stuff too - but examples are necessary. This is a discussion.

Aug 04, 2015
Peter Cuce in Manhattan

Greenmarket Rant

But who wants to support factory farming?

Aug 04, 2015
Peter Cuce in Manhattan

Greenmarket Rant

You don’t provide much detail in your description of the greenmarket as over-priced, just some cherry-picking (heheh) of a couple of items, whereas most of the people who like the market provide detailed comparison pricing of many things.

But why throw the baby out with the bath water? Perhaps in your horror at seeing $15/lb lacinto kale, you ignored the good deals to be had? I think this thread is a good start at figuring out what things are worth buying there and which aren’t. Does it have to be all or nothing?

What vendor was charging $12/dozen for eggs? Most organic pastured eggs I buy are around $6/dozen, although Whole Foods charges around $8/dozen for their top of the line models.

Aug 04, 2015
Peter Cuce in Manhattan

Indonesian Food Bazaar: Feb 28

There's a Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/15829...

Aug 03, 2015
Peter Cuce in Outer Boroughs

Name a dish that you cannot find anywhere in town that you have to make yourself???

I think the thread name should be amended to say, "and dishes that are too far away from my house so I have to make them myself."

Jul 29, 2015
Peter Cuce in Manhattan
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Name a dish that you cannot find anywhere in town that you have to make yourself???

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I always think it smells like rotting garbage, even the ones I've had in Taiwan. Tastes pretty good though, at least the night market ones I had. I never like any I tried in NYC.

Jul 29, 2015
Peter Cuce in Manhattan

Name a dish that you cannot find anywhere in town that you have to make yourself???

I've had it in Manhattan, but I don't think the place is open anymore. It was a Shanghai restaurant either in or adjacent to the Chinatown Arcade on the Elizabeth Street side.

Jul 29, 2015
Peter Cuce in Manhattan

Name a dish that you cannot find anywhere in town that you have to make yourself???

Luckily some of us live in Brooklyn and/or have cars and/or don't mind traveling. Don't hold your breath for Central Asian opening in Manhattan. The only reason this stuff exists at all in NYC is to serve local neighborhoods of people who eat that stuff all the time. We are lucky to be the beneficiaries of that.

Jul 28, 2015
Peter Cuce in Manhattan

Best spots for reading/studying/working with good food

BK and Queens.

Jul 28, 2015
Peter Cuce in Manhattan

Name a dish that you cannot find anywhere in town that you have to make yourself???

Have you checked Bay Ridge, both for that and the kibbeh?

Jul 27, 2015
Peter Cuce in Manhattan

Name a dish that you cannot find anywhere in town that you have to make yourself???

I see. A little off topic but sugar free sweets aren't actually healthier it's been discovered. (For example: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/art...). I don't eat sweets much either, but when I do, I find something homemade and enjoy it fully.

But maybe you're talking about something else. Standard attar is usually made with sugar, I believe. What is the sugar free one made with?

Jul 27, 2015
Peter Cuce in Manhattan

Freshest whole garlic

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Jul 27, 2015
Peter Cuce in Manhattan

Name a dish that you cannot find anywhere in town that you have to make yourself???

Why sugar free? Is that a common thing in the Middle East?

Jul 27, 2015
Peter Cuce in Manhattan
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Best spots for reading/studying/working with good food

Actually there are tons of spots like this but just very few in Manhattan.

Jul 27, 2015
Peter Cuce in Manhattan

Best spots for reading/studying/working with good food

The wifi is barely usable though and there's no AC. I wanted to love it for work but I had to leave. I ended up at Gregory's - tolerable coffee & wifi that works. Did you try any of the food? It *looks* awful.

Jul 25, 2015
Peter Cuce in Manhattan