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Where is Manhattan food heading? Good or bad?

There isn't good rifstaffel [sic] in NYC, but there is some pretty darned good Indonesian food, spread across and serving the Indonesian community residing in Woodside and Elmhurst, Queens.

about 20 hours ago
Peter Cuce in Manhattan

Where is Manhattan food heading? Good or bad?

I didn't read the entire thread, so maybe this was covered, but I don't get how you compare LA, which is a giant disparate area, to Manhattan? Why not the entirety of New York City, which most assuredly offers those Korean specialties (among other things) that you pooh pooh Manhattan's tiny Koreatown for not providing.

about 20 hours ago
Peter Cuce in Manhattan

Settle a debate about food in Flushing.

The first one is mala xiang guo. I prefer the one from Tian Fu, same mall. The second one is mala tang. Neither one is hot pot.

about 20 hours ago
Peter Cuce in Outer Boroughs

Where is Manhattan food heading? Good or bad?

There’s also a BCD Tofu in Bayside and a fake one in Flushing.

Nov 16, 2014
Peter Cuce in Manhattan

Where is Manhattan food heading? Good or bad?

I don't understand why you're comparing Manhattan to LA. LA is a huge spread out area. It's not a fair comparison. New York City as a whole compares more favorably to LA. For example, Flushing / Auburndale/ Bayside have gamjatang, soolungtang, soondae and many others.

Nov 16, 2014
Peter Cuce in Manhattan

Bohemian Restaurant - getting in without reservations?

Honestly I can't remember, but I'll ask my friend. I wasn't trying to remember - in fact I was trying to forget. We tried a bunch of stuff (she's Japanese and really into food) and we both thought it was a lot of money for ill-conceived dishes that are trying too hard to be different. Pretty uncomfortable seating too. I just don't get the place.

Nov 12, 2014
Peter Cuce in Manhattan

Kao Soy--new Thai in Red Hook

Great, balanced review. I don't think anyone wrote that it was "just like Thailand," though.

Nov 12, 2014
Peter Cuce in Outer Boroughs

Little Pepper Hot Pot Closed!!!!???

it happened sometime over the summer, don't know why. You can get hotpot at the restaurant itself.

Nov 07, 2014
Peter Cuce in Outer Boroughs

Bohemian Restaurant - getting in without reservations?

I didn't care much for anything I had at a visit a few months back. They do use wonderful soba but then ruin it with foie gras.

Nov 05, 2014
Peter Cuce in Manhattan

Chowhound lunch at Zabb Elee in Queens

Isn't that an example of confirmation bias? Anyway why do you assume that Outer Borough board readers wouldn't be interested?

Nov 05, 2014
Peter Cuce in Manhattan

What is your favorite tiny bar in (Manhattan or BK preferred)?

I guess our tiny's are not the same.

Nov 04, 2014
Peter Cuce in Manhattan

Chowhound lunch at Zabb Elee in Queens

Anyone from Manhattan who is interested in eating in Queens will read the Outer Borough board. It's not like you have to take the train to get to the other board.

Nov 04, 2014
Peter Cuce in Manhattan

"Foodie" Weekend in NY

Huh? Have you been back since the new executive chef?

Nov 04, 2014
Peter Cuce in Manhattan

"Foodie" Weekend in NY

Beatrice Inn has a wonderful dry aged burger.

Nov 03, 2014
Peter Cuce in Manhattan

"Foodie" Weekend in NY

CB is disgusting. Literally disgusting. I tried it last week against my better judgement because a friend wanted to go late night. The burger tasted like warm playdough. Terrible quality meat, no seasoning. The fries are inedible - how do they preserve that frozen flavor through the cooking process? And the bun! Haha. Indescribably awful.

There are so many good burgers to be had in NYC even if you don't like Shake Shack, although I am a fan.

Nov 03, 2014
Peter Cuce in Manhattan

Indonesian Food Bazaar this Sunday at the Mosque

There's a different Indonesian food bazaar happening this weekend. I don't know anything about it, but there's a Facebook page where you can ask questions. https://www.facebook.com/events/15419...

Nov 03, 2014
Peter Cuce in Outer Boroughs

What is your favorite tiny bar in (Manhattan or BK preferred)?

Turks & Frogs isn't exactly tiny or even that small, at least not to me. Is it one of your favorite spots? What do you like about it?

Nov 03, 2014
Peter Cuce in Manhattan

What is your favorite tiny bar in (Manhattan or BK preferred)?

Nice to know about the Whiskey Ward. Thanks.

Nov 03, 2014
Peter Cuce in Manhattan

Dinner near soho rep

I concur on the waitresses for sure.

Nov 03, 2014
Peter Cuce in Manhattan

Bao - XLB specialist on St. Marks

What I'm saying is that there is a preponderance of soy sauce across the cooked Shanghai food here (I didn't try any of the Sichuan dishes) to the detriment of any other flavors. Dishes that have a more nuanced flavoring at Kung Fu here are just a blast of soy sauce. I have had these dishes at many other places, and these versions are some of the least interesting in the city. I'd rather eat at Nice Green Bo (or whatever it's calling itself these days).

Nov 03, 2014
Peter Cuce in Manhattan

Kao Soy--new Thai in Red Hook

Unlike you, I loved the anchovy salad and thought it was one of their best dishes, and conversely I didn't enjoy the fried fish. I don't think they fry particularly well and in addition to that, the cooking oil they use imparts a rancid flavor. Oh and I concur with everyone: the sausage is one of the best Thai sausages I've had in NYC, although I love both of Chao Thai's as well.

Nov 03, 2014
Peter Cuce in Outer Boroughs

Dinner near soho rep

What do you guys like at Kori? I would never recommend that place to anybody. It was good around 2000.

Nov 02, 2014
Peter Cuce in Manhattan

Malai Marke - a new Indian on (gasp!) 6th St.

I don't report all of my meals to CH. I had some good ones but about half were bad. I just don't think people should have to apologize for reporting bad things about a board favorite.

Unfortunately there is no Indian I love in NYC, but I've had some pretty good meals at Dera. And Dhaba is usually good but not always.

Oct 31, 2014
Peter Cuce in Manhattan

Malai Marke - a new Indian on (gasp!) 6th St.

I have had intermittent bad meals there. They are very inconsistent. After my last mediocre meal there a few months back I decided not to return.

Oct 30, 2014
Peter Cuce in Manhattan

What is your favorite tiny bar in (Manhattan or BK preferred)?

Corner Bistro? Are any of these even small much less tiny?

Oct 29, 2014
Peter Cuce in Manhattan

Food fair calender?

Subscribe to Eating in Translation. Dave Cook covers them all.

Oct 28, 2014
Peter Cuce in Outer Boroughs

Kao Soy--new Thai in Red Hook

I went by there tonight at 8pm, because I had forgotten my sweater the day before. Not only was the restaurant completely empty, but there wasn't a soul on the street - not a single person walked by in the entire time it took me to take care of my transaction. They were preparing some takeout orders, so thank the chow gods for that.

Oct 26, 2014
Peter Cuce in Outer Boroughs

New Isan thai: Lan Larb

What’s wrong with Little Italy? If it was north of there it would be called Nolita, not SoHo.

Oct 26, 2014
Peter Cuce in Manhattan

What is your favorite tiny bar in (Manhattan or BK preferred)?

Blue Ribbon Downing Street Bar. Small, elegant, feels like a neighborhood bar in Europe. They do everything well: wines by the glass, cocktails, beer, food. Pricey but I have a great time everytime I go. Tuesday nights around 9pm they usually have a wine company talking about their offerings along with tastings.

Oct 26, 2014
Peter Cuce in Manhattan

Bao - XLB specialist on St. Marks

Have you had ricecakes with beef at other Shanghai restaurants? It’s a dish that I enjoy quite a bit when it’s made correctly, but the one I tried on St Marks tasted only like soy sauce.

Oct 26, 2014
Peter Cuce in Manhattan