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Sripraphai First Timer

Thank you so much! This stuff looks awesome. And thanks for the item numbering. Either your holding a menu or your a serious regular!

Feb 07, 2008
lilwalter in Outer Boroughs

Sripraphai First Timer

I'm taking my parents to dinner at Sripraphai (Dad's BDay) on Saturday afternoon. We are open to all dishes and foods. Additionally, are we not afraid of spice (heat). Can somebody recommend a few dishes that they love at Sripraphai for us to order?
Dan

Feb 06, 2008
lilwalter in Outer Boroughs

Best pizza in queens??

Nicks in Forrest Hills.

Nov 02, 2007
lilwalter in Outer Boroughs

Luzzo's?

The crust is light. Charred yet pliable. Very Neopolitan. Not crispy. The cheese is Buff. Mozz. and has a sweet yet tangy kick that is of very high quality. Not many places use this kind of cheese in the US. The sauce is light and seasoned modestly. The canned tomatoes are of a very high quality. The oven is probably the hottest oven in NYC. It cooks a pizza in less than 2 min. which is probably what makes it so light and fresh tasting. They use wood and coal to fire their brick oven. Coal for heat and wood for heat and flavor.

Oct 12, 2007
lilwalter in Manhattan

Luzzo's?

I think their plain margerita pizza is about as good as it gets in NYC. I have eaten at many of the best places our city has to offer. and its right there. It is Neopolitan so don't expect slices or thick crusts. Scary good. The rest of the menu is ok. Place is casual. Go for the pizza.

Oct 09, 2007
lilwalter in Manhattan

Wolfgang's or Sparks..........

Sparks is a more classic NYC experience. The consistently best Strip in NY IMO. Filet is good as well Also, great wine at semi reasonable prices. Wolfgangs is basically a porterhouse place, although they have the other cuts, ala PL and they are becoming increasingly generic. Both are good but I'd go with Sparks If I had one night. Enjoy!

Sep 11, 2007
lilwalter in Manhattan

Good Bread on Staten Island?

Royal Crown Bakery

Sep 04, 2007
lilwalter in Outer Boroughs

hill country

The only thing I havn't tried yet are the beef ribs because they are always gone by the time I get there. What you say about the price is fair. It is a lot for BBQ. Something tells me though that those shacks in central Texas don't have the same overhead as HC! But things do add up quickly. My second visit to HC was cheaper because I realized how much I needed of each. I wasn't used to ordering ribs by the pound!

Aug 28, 2007
lilwalter in Manhattan

hill country

I agree totally. The jalepeno-cheese version was very good. I didn't really like the plain. I think it was a consistency thing-not a smoke thing. I heard the same from somebody that works there as well.

Aug 27, 2007
lilwalter in Manhattan

Oysters

Trax in Times Square is great and less expensive than most. Good selection of Local stuff to. Fish on Bleeker will give you a 1/2 doz. blue points and a beer for 8 bucks-pretty good. Oysterfest in Grand Central is coming in late Sept. Def. lively!

Aug 27, 2007
lilwalter in Manhattan

hill country

Kreuz sausage is not a HC invention. It is a Kreuz market from Lockhart Tx. product. If you don't don't like it your actually knocking Texas BBQ, not HC. It is imported from Texas already smoked-then smoked again by HC. It is actually a lot smokier than Kreuz. I'm not trying to debate or fight, I guess I didn't like your tone on the original post (calling it dog food and Epcot food court).

Aug 27, 2007
lilwalter in Manhattan

hill country

Undercooked? The meat is cooked 12-14 hours going past the point of well done and entering breakdown mode. Do you know what BBQ is? What low and slow means? Tasteless? They use more salt and pepper on their brisket than kreuz. They smoke their sausage twice. I don't think you should speak so harshly about things that you don't know about. That is the definition of ignorance.

Aug 27, 2007
lilwalter in Manhattan

Favorite Grocery Stores

Fairway. Supplimented by specialty stores. Queen Ann pasta, Royal Crown Bread, Faico's Pork Store, Murray's (Fairway does have great cheese).

Jul 15, 2007
lilwalter in Manhattan

Best sub sandwiches

Panentico on 3rd ave and 91st? Bay Ridge Brooklyn. They are run by the Royal Crown Bakery so their bread is top notch. They make their own Mozz. daily and Soppresata (next door at Piazza Mercato which is also great). Best sandwiches I've ever had and a huge selection.

Jul 08, 2007
lilwalter in Outer Boroughs

Jever Pils?

Gingerman

Jul 08, 2007
lilwalter in Manhattan

stuffed artichokes, not just artichoke hearts

Don Peppe in Ozone park Queens has ridiculously good stuffed artichokes. Call ahead to make sure they have them though because they only make them when they want. Great white clam sauce too.

Jul 06, 2007
lilwalter in Manhattan

babbo on saturday-- any suggestions?

Pasta Pasta Pasta. Or tatsting menu.

Jul 05, 2007
lilwalter in Manhattan

Pizza reviews: Lombardis/Di Fara/Sally's/Pepe's

First off, like all food, pizza is subjective. That being said, it is human nature for people to have preferences based on upbringing (IE,Red Sox fans are essentially taught from a young age to HATE the Yankees) or geography (Ask someone from Texas about what they think of Memphis BBQ), or national pride (ask a native Baverian what they think of Belgian beer) plus personal opinion that has been gained through life experience. If I grew up in NH than I'm proud of that and Sally's or Pepe's is the best ever. Period. Maybe my Dad took me there when I was 8 years old and I won't ever forget it. Pizza is incredibly prone to this bias. Do people from Chicago really hate NY pizza or is there a little brainwashing or city pride, or inferiority complex going on? I like all the pizza places on the list you mentioned for the way they do their OWN thing. Real pizza, Neopolitan pizza, doesn't use coal (Lombardi's), doesn't put clams on pizza (Pepe's and Sally's, and do not use a deck oven(Difara). They don't slice pizza (all above slice), they use Buff. Mozz (Difara uses a little but nobody else does) and they don't top they heavily( there only a few styles total). Based on that, we are not really eating true pizza. We are eating an American interpretation. Does that make our pizza places bad. No way! I love our pizza distinct pizza places! I don't even know what Chicago pizza has to do with Neopolitan pizza but I even joy it sometimes anyway and that is what I want when I go to Chicago. There is no best just opinion!!!

Jul 03, 2007
lilwalter in Manhattan