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Best restaurants in NYC for Bone Marrow?

since this thread resurfaced - had some incredible marrow at American Cut a few weekend back - fried shortrib nuggets, braised snails and some really really good marrow - with a bunch of bitter/acidic things (celery leaves and shallots and parsley) over top. our steaks were good but id go back for that marrow in a hearbeat.

about 5 hours ago
tex.s.toast in Manhattan

Visiting from Toronto - thoughts/suggestions?

the OP, like many of the folks enjoying woodbury, is not from the US. not sure the last time you went to TO was gforce but shopping there is painfully expensive, so the question of "real deal" may be more about perspective and your baseline for normal.

about 9 hours ago
tex.s.toast in Manhattan

Where can I find churros in Brooklyn around Park Slope or anywhere

I promise this isnt intended as snark - have you considered hitting up one of the subway vendors? the N/R platform at atlantic pacific used to have 2 to 3 of them during evening rush hours - think they went for a few for a dollar. theyre not going to arrive in ideal condition either way. . .

about 10 hours ago
tex.s.toast in Outer Boroughs

Startup Sells "Prime" Reservations (Table8)

I dont think you can discount the potential value, to the restaurateur, of knowing two tables will be filled with people who dont mind paying a fee for something they could easily avoid. id assume these people will order more and pay more than my other tables - and it comes with the distinct benefit of not having to count on this type of customer for 100% of ones business (as moving to an exclusively pay-for-reservations system would do).

your underestimating the interest in a "brainless tool that does more harm than good" by people with more money than good sense.

about 15 hours ago
tex.s.toast in San Francisco Bay Area

Higher end indian catering in SF - Dosa catering experiences or other suggestions . . .

Since you asked . . . we had pizza from Roberta's here in Brooklyn. Things took a (several?) turns and we ended up relocating the event closer to our (now) home here in NYC, and decided we were not wedded (heh) to the idea of indian - though we had dessert catered by Sukhadia's Indian Sweets of Islein/Edison NJ.

I just went back into my inbox and confirmed, but i never heard back from my (emailed) catering request from Dosa, which would have bothered me more if we hadnt changed plans and relocated the event.

1 day ago
tex.s.toast in San Francisco Bay Area

East Bay BBQ for catering or takeout

so you ordered ribs and got (separately) ribs and rib tips?

1 day ago
tex.s.toast in San Francisco Bay Area

East Bay BBQ for catering or takeout

When you say cut do you mean which ribs you got off the whole slab or the way they are butchered before being cooked? it sounds like theyre serving whole (untrimmed) spare ribs which have both the long bone and adjoined cartilaginous rib tips still attached.

its a bit unclear to me whether you dont like the style (untrimmed spare ribs) or you object to the specific cutting here (the ratio of tip/rib varies somewhat from slab to slab but not that widely).

Apr 14, 2014
tex.s.toast in San Francisco Bay Area

Peter Luger in Brooklyn

no bacon?

Apr 14, 2014
tex.s.toast in Outer Boroughs

Famous Coney Is. Ave....though...Modernity Sends me to Inferno... [Lahore Chilli]

"you may want to edit your post to make it less confusing"

just thought it bore repeating.

Apr 11, 2014
tex.s.toast in Outer Boroughs
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Touristy Spots Worth Visiting

if you follow this advice, not that the cookie and milk shots arent available until 2/3pm (id check first) so its not like if you strike out in the cronut line you can just grabe cookies/milk to drown your sorrows.

Apr 10, 2014
tex.s.toast in Manhattan

Sahadi's vs. Trader Joe's: bulk prices

getting yelled at for trying to fill your own olive container is a sahadis first timer right-of-passage.

in the context of this thread ill say its not like TJs has an express lane and i often go elsewhere even though i know im paying more . . . to avoid the stress of that line (i know it moves quickly but it stresses me out).

Apr 10, 2014
tex.s.toast in Outer Boroughs

Pakistani restaurants: any regional specialties?

a very belated reply to a revived thread - but in addition to the areas you mention there is a substantial muslim community in hyderabad/andhra pradesh (for a while during the pre-partition i believe there was originally a plan to have a three part non-contiguous state including modern day pakistan, west benal/bandladesh, and a third area in what is andhra pradesh).

are there any andheri/hyderabadi style places in the bay area? in india this regional designation is synonymous with two things - incredibly spicy food and biryani (not unique to the region but they are famous for it).

Apr 09, 2014
tex.s.toast in San Francisco Bay Area

Inexpensive to midrange Italian in park slope

Convivium is mentioned in the OP, and cited as too expensive . . . which i think would disqualify Al Di La - also quiet and roomy are not things that come to mind for ADL, much as i love the food.

Apr 09, 2014
tex.s.toast in Outer Boroughs

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

I hate griddy teeth.

but i love thai foods.

if one looks at this link, you will see an inauthentic product of the nation of thailand comprised of sweet palms, but, to paraphrase the sugar-nazi: "No sugar for you" or your thailands foods:

http://importfood.com/spca1702.html

Apr 08, 2014
tex.s.toast in Outer Boroughs

Shelsky's smoked fish - home made matzoh?

Saw its available on good egg for 20/box (8oz?) - im not terribly concerned about it being kosher (and im assuming its not) though it is crazy pricey (i dont live far and assume i could get it in the store for - slightly - less money)

has anyone tried it in years past?

is this crazy? like buying artisinal cardboard?

Apr 08, 2014
tex.s.toast in Outer Boroughs

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

Where do Thais that you know eat? perhaps you should direct this question to them.

Apr 07, 2014
tex.s.toast in Outer Boroughs

Chinatown alternatives to Joe's Shanghai?

singapore chow fun and some epic roast baby pig?

Apr 04, 2014
tex.s.toast in Manhattan

Sunset Park Dinner

shows off the neighborhood, but unimpressed with tacos does not compute.

El Bronco (the tacos more than the plates) is legit - their tortilla-work is first rate and the meats are terrific.

Apr 04, 2014
tex.s.toast in Outer Boroughs

Chowhounders - Please give me what you got :)

You'll get more manhattan recommendations if you post to that board, and brooklyns a big place but for somewhat home style and more neighborhoody (though well past "discovered" and more into "lauded" territory) id check the menu at La Vara in brooklyn - id assume you get a decent amount of spanish in the UK but, from my rather naive stance, i think theyre putting some interesting spins on it through a moorish/jewish lens.

its really outstanding - if you go the murician pasta w goat butter and goat and the nightly "special" (usually available) of the roasted suckling pig are must orders.

like others said you havent really narrowed what you are looking for terrifically, so more precise guidance is going to be difficult.

Apr 04, 2014
tex.s.toast in Outer Boroughs

Quintessential Dining Spots for a First-Timer in Manhattan

I may get skewered for this (both for topicality and general venom related to the restaurant) but when i read sub 100, quintessential, and like to visit Brooklyn i immediately thought Roberta's. The pizza is really quite excellent, the non-pizza dishes are also terrific and i think from an industry insiders perspective its notworthy as a definitive example of the (semi)recent developments in NYC.

technically brooklyn requests should be fielded on the Outer Boroughs board, and if you head over there you can read a lot of what people have to say about the place, but its without question an inturesting look at what has happened at dining outside of midtown - some guys took over an old auto shop, started throwing pies, developed a broader menu, built out a bakery operation/tasting menu joint, garden, radio station, event venue and catering business all on a brand that mixes not trying at all and trying way too hard, but whatever you think of hipsters and pretension, the food is great and has kept people coming back to their various endeavors over the last 6 or so years.

Apr 04, 2014
tex.s.toast in Manhattan

manhattan - best shop for indian spice mixes

I agree on all fronts - though ill say that Dual has better pricing than most of what ive found in Curry Hill (though im usually buying whole spices not mixes, whether commercially produced or made-in-store) and the turnover may be less substantial but Im not so certain - despite the concentration of indian restaurants Curry Hill has never seemed to be a hotbed of grocery shopping (by South Asians anyway - and excepting Kalustyans).

Other big plus for Dual in my book is their hours - open till 1am every night.

Apr 03, 2014
tex.s.toast in Manhattan

Hometown Bar-B-Que Red Hook

50% (exterior) fat is unacceptable at $25/lb.

Apr 02, 2014
tex.s.toast in Outer Boroughs

21 Club for Special Occasion-Review

though she didnt eat a full meal my wife was recently at a meeting at the harvard club and described the coffee as worse than what you might find sitting around a days in lobby . . .

Apr 02, 2014
tex.s.toast in Manhattan

Kaffe 1668 - Tribeca

for coffee snobs who may not have been in, their "regular" drip coffee is your choice of their single origins brewed in their alpha dominiche steampunk 4.0 (they had clovers for a while but switched in the last year or so - and i agree with their assessment that the AD produces a better cup).

also agree that the prices are high but for the quality (and neighborhood) its what i expect. for price comparison i stopped in at a DC location of La Colombe (in the logan circle area) where an alpha dominiche brewed cup of single origin was a mere 3 bucks. that said im sure that LC pays much less rent on a back alley of an upcoming neighborhood in the district than Kaffe 1668 does on Greenwich.

Apr 02, 2014
tex.s.toast in Manhattan

Bar Bolonat

saw a slideshow on eater, maybe - whole chicken looked great, everyday cauliflower equally good looking - but havent been so cant say for sure.

Mar 31, 2014
tex.s.toast in Manhattan

Good mexican restaurant in Manhattan?

No love for MQ's (really excellent) brisket?

Mar 30, 2014
tex.s.toast in Manhattan

Is it true that SF restaurants barely make profits?

having come from SF but living in NY this rings really true - pricing in NYC is out of control - even "mid-range" and neighborhood places are escalating prices at staggering rates compared to SF. The only upshot of this is that any time i leave NY everything seems steeply discounted - when we ate at Rich Table and ordered and drank lavishly the bill came and I thought to myself that i could have paid twice as much for the same meal in NYC.

Mar 29, 2014
tex.s.toast in San Francisco Bay Area

New Xi'an/Shaanxi restaurant Terra Cotta Warrior on Judah St. [San Francisco]

oh yeah - i go into any XFF experience knowing that ill be drinking water like its going out of style. worth it, imo.

Mar 28, 2014
tex.s.toast in San Francisco Bay Area

New Xi'an/Shaanxi restaurant Terra Cotta Warrior on Judah St. [San Francisco]

I really like the ones at Xi'ian famous foods here in NYC, but i have to say as lauded as their cumin lamb version is, i personally prefer the five spice flavored pork (though it isnt spicy its got much more rounded and nuanced flavor than the cumin lamb which is just straight cumin and heat).

Mar 28, 2014
tex.s.toast in San Francisco Bay Area

Cricket-showing Bar

I can say that AFL seemed more popular than the Ashes when both were on at the Australian.

Mar 28, 2014
tex.s.toast in Manhattan