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No more than $15 per person buffet?

Brother Jimmy's BBQ?

Mar 28, 2007
devil in Manhattan

Absolute best burger in Manhattan?

Just had the burger at Luger's. Extremely juicy and tasty and worth the trip over the bridge.

Mar 20, 2007
devil in Manhattan

Good, Cheap Sushi, Midtown West

or can try the sushi buffet in Korea-town. Minado is closed but I think there is another one called Arang. I have never been there though imagine that it is very cheap.

Mar 10, 2007
devil in Manhattan

Good, Cheap Sushi, Midtown West

Shimizu.

Mar 10, 2007
devil in Manhattan

Sugar Cane Sticks

Many stores in Chinatown have them. Try Tan Tin Hung Supermarket at 121 Bowery Street (Bowery & Grand).

Mar 10, 2007
devil in Manhattan

need restaurant in queens for 20 ppl.

There are 3 Italian places that I think are decent. Vesuvio and Graziella I think will not come in under $30pp. I think you can at Puccini.

http://www.nycpuccini.com

Mar 08, 2007
devil in Outer Boroughs

Indonesia recommendations? Esp. nr Hell's Kitchen

Agree with both gaijingirl and Peter.

If they are from Bali, wouldn't they want something they can't get in Bali?

Mar 06, 2007
devil in Manhattan

Times Square Mexican, Thai or other

Pam's is very good Thai: http://www.menupages.com/restaurantde...

There are some good cheap Mexican places here but no great sit down place. Tehuitzingo has the best tacos: http://www.menupages.com/restaurantde...

Mar 06, 2007
devil in Manhattan

Upstater seeking advice for restaurant near Carnegie Hall.

I love Petrossian but would not describe it as moderate either. I am not too high on Rue 57. Not terrible by any means, but for these prices, go to Asiate. Better food, prettier space, and a much better view. The Asiate bar would be a great place for a casual (cheaper) meal as well. Angelo's is pretty good pizza / Italian. On the cheap, Burger Joint in the Parker Meridien is on the top of many NYC best burger list. Yakittori Totto is a fun spot - very reasonable.

Mar 05, 2007
devil in Manhattan

What happened to Cafe Habana?

We did not eat here but we walked by it on Saturday night and it was open and packed as usual?

Mar 05, 2007
devil in Manhattan

Best Beef Pho

Little Saigon at 85-32 Grand also is very good. Their broth is particularly good.

Mar 05, 2007
devil in Manhattan

Help me plan an afternoon and an evening in Brooklyn

DiFara's for a slice.

Mar 05, 2007
devil in Outer Boroughs

Is there any good food by the ABC outlet in the Bronx?

Arthur Avenue (Little Italy) is about 4 miles north.

Mar 04, 2007
devil in Outer Boroughs

Find: Vietnamese Supermarket

Not new, but a very good spot. One of the few places in Chinatown that sells culantro.

Mar 04, 2007
devil in Manhattan

Great sushi around 42nd & 9th?

I think the best sushi in that area is Shimizu which is on 51st between 8th & 9th Avenues. They do have a good cooked menu as well and are quite reasonable.

Mar 01, 2007
devil in Manhattan

**Best Pizza Slice in Midtown????

Angelo's only have pies.

Mar 01, 2007
devil in Manhattan

Is Tavern on the Green Really That Bad?

Except for the garden in the summer time, I don't even think it is a good looking restaurant. I'd much rather Elaine's for a touristy destination.

Feb 26, 2007
devil in Manhattan

Vesuvio in Whitestone

Have been twice. The food is pretty good, though the service is a bit slow. All the pastas are homemade and yummy.

Feb 20, 2007
devil in Outer Boroughs

Those Bland Midwestern Tastebuds

Sorry David!

Feb 20, 2007
devil in Features

Those Bland Midwestern Tastebuds

Dear davidmatthews,

You said:

--quote--
One thing is true-New Yorkers never get tired of patting themselves on the back.
--end quote--

Is this a generalization or is this an absolute truth?

Feb 20, 2007
devil in Features

Those Bland Midwestern Tastebuds

Dear DCLindsey,

I'd like you to find where I said that NYC has the best of everything or where I put down the Midwest at all. But the facts remain that NYC has better restaurants and New Yorkers participate more in Chowhound. Ergo, I believe there is more food culture here. I never said ALL Midwesterners (anything). But you know, when the weather is bad, Manhattan is really miserable since you can't catch a taxi easily (and we don't normally drive because traffic is a nightmare). We pay 5 times the rent for an apartment 1/10 the size of your house. But you know, there are pluses and minuses to every place. I envy... your ability to turn right on red.

Generalizations usually arise from truths. And they say nothing about any particular Midwesterner or any particular Midwestern restaurant. And I believe the ones expressed in this thread are generally true. I would be entirely wrong if I just assumed that a place I am going to in Omaha is crappy. But if I had to pick a random restaurant from Omaha and compare it to a random restaurant in Manhattan, I would bet that the Manhattan one is better. And I know I will be wrong once in a while, but in the long run, I'll be right more often than not.

Those offended are just looking for insults I think. Should I be up in arms because you call us the right/left coasts? I could not care less (hmm... maybe if I tried really hard, I can reach a higher -- or is it lower? -- level of apathy) if you or anyone say that Manhattan is a polluted crime ridden cesspool.

Again, I never said that all Midwesterners do not care about high quality food. It is just that on average, y'all don't care as much. You have about 8x as many people yet there are about 1/8 the number of topics. Yes I understand that you can just holler over the white picket fence, but that cannot explain away the entire discrepany.

Dear Heather,

I am not competing with anyone, but if there is a good restaurant right next to a bad one, you should know I am eating in the good one.

peace

Feb 19, 2007
devil in Features

Pho Pasteur?

I don't know if these two are affiliated but in Saigon Vietnam, there is a famous pho restaurant near the Pasteur Hospital referred to often as the Pho Pasteur. I imagine that there are quite a few pho places with this name.

As for the Manhattan Pho Pasteur, it's pretty good for pho. I did not think it was outstanding, but solid.

Feb 19, 2007
devil in Manhattan

Those Bland Midwestern Tastebuds

Dear DCLindsey,

I thought I made it quite clear that there is nothing to be "made fun of". Saying midwestern foods are bland is like saying that guy is tall. He is tall to me, though to Shaq, he might not be.

New Yorkers have a high "food culture" since we eat out a lot here. There are fewer families, and also, many people have tiny apartments with tiny kitchens. There are also a gazillion really good restaurants here. It all adds up to an environment that is very conducive to eating out. The only thing I think is important is that there is a larger variety of good to great restaurants in NYC than anywhere else. Most crappy places go out of business rather quickly since the competition is so fierce. If you dispute these things, well, I'll say let's just agree to disagree since to me, it is quite clear to be almost not an opinion, but facts.

I have been in the midwest. I have relatives in Arkansas and Texas. I also grew up in a small town, not NYC. I didn't eat a bagel until I went to college. So I am not talking out of my (hat).

Feb 18, 2007
devil in Features

Those Bland Midwestern Tastebuds

to revsharkie

I am not saying anything bad about you or Midwesterners. So please don't feel like you have to defend yourself. Firstly, I don't really think anyone (well, not I in any case) is denigrating bland foods per se. I think to associate exotic foods with being "sophisticated" is rather silly. I personally don't like bland foods, but that is what makes the world goes around. Also, caring too much about good food does not (necessarily) make one a better, or worse person, nor does it make one more, or less sophisticated. It just makes that person a foodie. And we were talking about 1/ the blandness of Midwestern foods, 2/ the variety of foods in the midwest, and 3/ do Midwesterners even care? And my answer is that the generalizations are true. Midwesterners have a bland palate because they are not exposed to the variety of cuisines that are seen in NYC. Again, this is IN GENERAL. Of course there are many Midwesterners who care about (quality) foods a great deal. Again, this doesn't really say anything about a person. I myself would much rather have a great meal than a good meal (and a good meal over a mediocre meal). But it is to my taste, not anyone else's. I don't think just because something is exotic that it must be good. For instance, I don't like whale sperm (that is NOT sperm whale). On the other hand, I think fugu is really sublime.

You said:

"That just means people in the midwest have other things to do. Furthermore, "Midwest" is an awfully broad topic. I live several hours from MSP, so I don't see much need to participate in discussions of what there is to eat there."

There is a lot more going on in Peoria than Manhattan? Yeah, right. How would you like to pay for this Brooklyn Bridge sir? Yes, "the Midwest" is broad, but it covers a lot more people. How many people live in the Midwest versus the 8 million or so residents of NYC? The lack of interest shows that Midwesterners (in general) just don't care as much (or maybe there is no internet in the Midwest?).

Take care.

Feb 18, 2007
devil in Features

I just had the BEST hamburger...

zorba, they have buffalo burgers at Big Nick's

Feb 18, 2007
devil in Manhattan

Those Bland Midwestern Tastebuds

You want (semi) proof? The Midwest board has 7,000 topics. The Manhattan (NY) board has 53,689 topics.

Feb 17, 2007
devil in Features

Those Bland Midwestern Tastebuds

Give me a break. Of course there are exceptions, but of course the generalization is true.

Feb 17, 2007
devil in Features

Pho In Flushing

The Kissena Pho Bang has really poor pho. The place next door is better.

Feb 15, 2007
devil in Outer Boroughs

I just had the BEST hamburger...

We went to Stand's. I had a very good burger with very good onion rings. Burger is a little messy though.

Feb 15, 2007
devil in Manhattan

Best all night pizza deliver/24 hours restaurant

Sarge's delivery takes forever, and their food is so so at best (imo, they are a diner). Scotty's is not bad. Your best bet for pizza late at night is the 24-hr place at Ninth Avenue and 41st St but they do not deliver. There are quite a few diners that you can go to. Most of the Korean restaurants in Koreatown are open 24 hours. Many of the places down in St Mark's are open virtually 24 hours as well. Pigalle at Eighth Avenue and 48th is a decent french bistro. If you want Chinese, there's good ole 69 Bayard St.

Feb 15, 2007
devil in Manhattan