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Best Thai....Please tell me the very best....

I'm not a Playground fan. I think I posted my experience at the time. I'd like to know the number of waitresses you talked to. I'm guessing it was a sample size of 1.

Apr 09, 2014
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Where to eat in Fukuoka, Kurakawa Onsen, and Tokyo

I can't find any mention of Yasugee. Do you have a link for it?

Apr 01, 2014
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Katsuhama 55th St -- downhill alert?

Was there ever an uphill alert?

Mar 29, 2014
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Eim Khao Mun Kai: A Hainanese Chicken Rice specialist sets up shop in Elmhurst

I thought you said you wanted his opinion?

Feb 25, 2014
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Philly Food Lovers recommend anything in NYC?

If you're going to Brooklyn Brewery, you can get a wonderful meal any time of day at Reynard at Wythe Hotel around the corner. And you'll be relatively close to Torst, a huge Nordic beer nerd place just over the border of Williamsburg in Greenpoint. Another popular craft beer spot if you're trending along the coast is Alewife in LIC.

Feb 19, 2014
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Best place to buy vacuum-sealed coffee beans

It used to be but now I'm not sure. Cafe Grumpy's roastery is in Greenpoint and is fronted by their cafe. Parlor is getting close to opening to the public. You might want to contact them as well as Stumptown and find out if a visit is possible.

Feb 08, 2014
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Best place to buy vacuum-sealed coffee beans

Ninth Street doesn't roast their own - it is a custom blend from Dallis.
Local roasters I recommend include Cafe Grumpy, Parlor Coffee, and Stumptown.

Feb 08, 2014
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Last minute rec for coffee/ drink today at 1... Help!

Hi Collar, a cozy E 10th St Japanese style coffee shop, has good tea, coffee, and beer during the day. Coffee service stops at 630. OST Cafe has coffee and wine starting at 530. Very cozy spot. Cha An on E 9th is also cozy, good for dates, great tea service and beer / sake.

Feb 08, 2014
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Korean on Broadway in Williamsburg

And we all know that all coffee is equal, with price being the only determining factor. If you're talking about Skytown, that is a wonderful neighborhood resource.

Jan 27, 2014
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Takesushi Sunnyside: The Best Value for High Quality Seafood at a Cheap Price

I strongly disagree. I don't think it's anything more than a respectable neighborhood option.

Jan 21, 2014
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Favorite Xiao Long Bao ( soup dumplings) in Queens?

Why should there only be one good place? Shouldn't we be blessed with many great XLB restaurants?

Jan 03, 2014
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A-Wah opens 2nd branch in old Yummy Noodles space

Coincidence or unattributed write up? http://m.ny.eater.com/archives/2014/0...

Jan 03, 2014
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A-Wah opens 2nd branch in old Yummy Noodles space

It depends on what your criteria are.

Jan 03, 2014
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A-Wah opens 2nd branch in old Yummy Noodles space

Last night I was driving around in the snow around 11:30pm looking for food and was just about to settle for Noodletown when I spotted the bright, welcoming A-Wah sign on the old Yummy Noodles storefront. It looks almost exactly the same as before except that the waiter station that used to be near the bathroom is gone, there's a new floor and paint, and everything is clean and new. I ordered my favorite casserole: chicken, salted fish, and eggplant. It was eh, but I was excited by their mere existence in this spot. I hope they do the same late night hours that Yummy Noodles used to have.

Jan 03, 2014
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Staying in Long Island City, Comfort Inn Fri 12/27-Sun 12/29

Depends on the type of music. Almost all of the venues I go to these days are in Brooklyn.

Dec 27, 2013
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Looking for Maison Denoix Purple Grape Mustard in NYC

Anyone know where I can get this somewhere in NYC? http://www.amazon.com/Purple-Grape-Mu...

Thanks.

Dec 11, 2013
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Otafuku is expanding

I saw a new storefront being built out on E 9th St yesterday - inquiry with a Bon Yagi contact yielded the information that Otafuku is moving into a full-sized shop next to the parking garage. No word on expanded menu or anything else:
http://otafukunyc.com

Dec 06, 2013
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Don Burrito Restaurant. Newkirk Plaza. Family owned, authentically Mexican. Beats Benny's Burrito's and worth the trek.

Oh Lau, ye of little faith :)

Nov 23, 2013
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Malai Marke - a new Indian on (gasp!) 6th St.

Sorry for the late reply - hit a real busy streak. I made it there two weeks ago for lunch and found it to be up with best Indian food I've had in NYC. Got the dry lamb curry. It was so much better than my first visits. I've tried Kokum since then and thought it was solid-good, but Malai Marke I'd return to any time.

Nov 15, 2013
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Hot Chocolate Place in NYC?

Which ones what?

Nov 12, 2013
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Hot Chocolate Place in NYC?

Never had this experience. Their SO hot chocolate is some of my favorite in the city.

Nov 12, 2013
Peter Cuce in Manhattan

Truly authentic Sichuan food in Manhattan/the Boros/N.J.

Oh btw, nowadays Little Pepper is using a delivery service called Flushing Food that delivers to a very large swath of nearby Queens: http://order.flushingfood.com/littlep...

Nov 06, 2013
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Truly authentic Sichuan food in Manhattan/the Boros/N.J.

You don't "need" a car. There are a couple of convenient buses from the 7 train that take you right out front.

Nov 04, 2013
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Soft Opening of Park Slope Japanese restaurant features outstanding omakase

Thanks for the report. It may be a neighborhood replete with Japanese restaurants, but nearly all are crappy, Chinese-run spots.

Oct 31, 2013
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Vietnamese food in the downtown area?

What did you like there? I found it pretty bad.

Oct 29, 2013
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Hidden gems that you don't wanna tell even the closest friend?

I'm not sure. Rex is a nice cafe but nothing particularly special. There are 50 cafes or more with similar characteristics in the city. I guess "hidden gem" isn't a well defined characteristic :)

Oct 26, 2013
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Hidden gems that you don't wanna tell even the closest friend?

Rex is a gem for the neighborhood but not something worth traveling for.

Oct 26, 2013
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Taiwanese Bakery Opens in Chinatown

I don't think it's Taiwanese although they do have some Taiwanese items such as egg yolk moon-style cakes. I went a couple of weeks ago and asked if they were Taiwanese and they told me they were a Taiwanese style HK cafe - whatever that means. I don't know what you mean by a step up for Chinatown. There are better bakeries.

Oct 21, 2013
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Somtum Der (East Village)

Check out some of the million other threads on this.

Sep 23, 2013
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台灣風味 Taiwanese Specialties Elmhurst NY "這裡是酒巴嗎!"

It's like a chowhound version of a game that combines six degrees of separation and telephone.

Sep 14, 2013
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