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How much is that dog in the window?

in a touristy area, a bottle of water is often marketed at $2, but they'll take one rather than lose the sale. hot dogs can be as much as $4 near Central Park.

about 17 hours ago
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QUIET restaurant, GOOD FOOD (that's it!)

Chez Napoleon is especially quiet when grandma is sleeping.

Aug 24, 2014
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solo casual breakfast soho, village, nolita

ah, i know them from The Plaza and Hudson Eats, where they're open early and serving breakfast.

Aug 23, 2014
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QUIET restaurant, GOOD FOOD (that's it!)

Juni was so quiet, I found it difficult to enjoy. Could work better for you.

Aug 23, 2014
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solo casual breakfast soho, village, nolita

As a non-egg eater, I have no business here, but maybe Tartinery would work for you.

Aug 22, 2014
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Good Fried Chicken in the City

unrelated and wrong board (ok shoot me) , but the fried chicken waffle sliders at Pork Slope in Brooklyn could be my execution meal.

Aug 22, 2014
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51st and 5th Walking Distance

The Modern, on 53rd & 5th, Monkey Bar on 54th & Mad., Kellari Taverna on 44th & 5th or The National on 50th & Lex.

Aug 22, 2014
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Good Fried Chicken in the City

The Dutch during lunch.

Aug 21, 2014
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Sweet 16 in NYC?

If you wanted to do a tea party, you'd be well served at Laduree Soho.

If you like the idea of Buddakan, have you also looked at Tao? It gets trashed on chow hound, but I prefer it to Buddakan. it's also a bit louder and fun, in my opinion.

Aug 20, 2014
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What's your favorite Little Wisco restaurant?

If you say Loratiff three times fast, she may appear.

Aug 19, 2014
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Hoping that New York chowhounds are using discretion with their recommendations

Secret's out on dollar dumplings. Has been for a while now.

Anyway, it's an educated tourist that reads Chowhound. Others rely on Yelp and Trip Advisor, but most don't even bother researching restaurants, at all. Why not reward those that dig deeper? They're not the ignoramuses you hope to avoid.

Aug 17, 2014
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Help! Where can I buy Kinder Bueno?

you won't find them in the US at all. they're illegal here.

http://souvenirfinder.com/2014/01/22/...

Aug 16, 2014
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Suggestions for dinner, super flexible and open

the obvious choice would probably be DBGB. It's kinda LES, definitely meaty, and with one of the best beer lists in New York. I'd say to check out Butter, though. it's a bit less casual. but still cozy and cool. the beer list is dreadful, though.

Aug 14, 2014
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Columbus Circle Restaurant

agreed. PJ Clarke's is way overpriced and unremarkable in every way.

Aug 13, 2014
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Columbus Circle Restaurant

sadly the menu reads better than it tastes. The Smith never fails to disappoint.

Aug 13, 2014
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Dinner recommendations near Lex and 48th

yet another post where i'll recommend Kajitsu. not sushi, not izakaya, but fully japanese. strongly prefer counter seating, especially if you're alone.

Aug 13, 2014
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Looking for a NYC restaurant to host a private dinner for 8 foodie/wine loving clients. Would love to do it at Nomad but they are booked. Any suggestions?

Terroir Tribeca has a private room that seats about a dozen people. it's definitely more wine focused than food, but it's worth knowing about.

Aug 13, 2014
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Fun but nice UWS restaurant for group of 5

have you looked at Cotta or Tessa? i've enjoyed everything i've eaten at Cotta and the menu is very conducive to sharing. worst music ever, though. it's like a depressed disco. haven't been to Tessa, but it's pretty and is said to be good. there's also RedFarm, which i'd like to return to more often.

Aug 13, 2014
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Rub BBQ

i'm gonna guess you really like barbecue.

Aug 13, 2014
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Columbus Circle Restaurant

i haven't said Szechuan Gourmet yet?

Aug 12, 2014
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Delicious, Interesting, Inexpensive - any ideas?

is Ivan Ramen a place to linger or is it more in and out?

Aug 12, 2014
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New job at 48th and Madison

Unsure what you're looking for exactly, but there's a Xi'an Famous Foods on 45th, Brick Lane Curry on 52nd, Hide Chan further on 52nd, and Treehaus on 53rd and 3rd.

Aug 11, 2014
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Delicious, Interesting, Inexpensive - any ideas?

Mission Cantina.

Aug 11, 2014
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Dirt Candy alternative?

Not the same as Dirt Candy, but definitely look into counter-seating at Kajitsu. it's definitely celebratory and an exciting use of vegetables.

Aug 10, 2014
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So I got reservations @Babbo...Now what?

if Una Pizza returned to NY, it'd be the best we've got. i've always been a strong supporter of Keste over Motorino, but i don't think either are better than what UPN was serving. have you seen the Chow video of Anthony Mangieri talking about why his menu is so limited? i thought it was hysterical and insightful.

about wine prices, you will be hard-pressed to find bottles under $40 at any restaurant in NY.

Aug 06, 2014
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So I got reservations @Babbo...Now what?

why go to Motorino if you have Una Pizza Napoletana in SF? The Manhattan Motorino is even in the former Una Pizza space, which still has Mangieri's oven.

Aug 06, 2014
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Best of the UWS, 2014 Edition

i had their St. Honore the other night and thought it beat out both Maison Kayser and Laduree.

Aug 05, 2014
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Where can I find great Greek yogurt? I had some for dessert last night

For what it's worth, I've found Fage to be the best of the supermarket brands. That stuff has single-handedly redefined yogurt in the Coasts' house.

Aug 05, 2014
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Best Cocktails 2014

Hakkasan's smoked negroni.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlrFl...

where can i buy shishito peppers?

they're great with this yuzu powder, which you can find at Sunrise Market. it's how Ippudo serves them.

http://www.satsuki.fr/content/product...

Aug 05, 2014
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