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Tapas Trail - ends 7/21

Que pais! La lengua, Los hombres, el vin, y la comida....

Que vida facil.

1 day ago
coasts in Manhattan

Tapas Trail - ends 7/21

sadly, i didn't make it either, but glad to read about 100 Montaditos. i see that Plan B in Nolita has changed to Barca. i believe the owners are the same. maybe it's just a smart rebranding. after having been to Spain recently, it's frustrating to see the cost of tapas in New York.

2 days ago
coasts in Manhattan

Best Wings in the City

It's amazing Virgil's is still in business.

Jul 24, 2014
coasts in Manhattan

Inexpensive but healthy lunch near AMNH?

it's chowhound and everyone has an opinion. i won't defend my suggestion of Hampton Chutney against Lenny's. Lenny's serves food. That's where it ends.

Jul 24, 2014
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Inexpensive but healthy lunch near AMNH?

Gazala is probably your best bet, but know there's also Hampton Chutney nearby.

Jul 24, 2014
coasts in Manhattan

Open Weekday Afternoons Below W 28th..

really vague. first thought was Empire Diner, though maybe not the best place for a lingering chat.

Jul 23, 2014
coasts in Manhattan

Fairway Cheese Dep't

For what it's worth, the UWS location is no better now than it was nine years ago. The cheese counter is staffed with wholly uninformed workers who show little care for the product. It's unfortunate.

Jul 23, 2014
coasts in Manhattan

Chelsea Market recommendations

the affogato at Ronnybrook. it's not on the menu, but they'll make it for you.

Jul 23, 2014
coasts in Manhattan

Recommendations for after theater meal - W 50th & Broadway.

Sake Bar Hagi. Sit at the bar. Drink sake from a box. Eat bacon-wrapped enoki. Stumble home.

Jul 22, 2014
coasts in Manhattan

Momofuku Noodle (lunch question)

I had the hozon ramen this weekend and thought it was spectacular. i'd say it's their best noodle dish, aside from the chinese sausage, cashew, and spinach dish. while it may be a "vegetarian" ramen, it's not missing meat and no meat eater should hesitate to order it.

the same goes for the shiitake bun. while the pork bun is the more popular, the shiitake isn't to be disregarded as an alternative for vegetarians. i like the shrimp the least of the current bun offerings.

Jul 21, 2014
coasts in Manhattan

California hound starting honeymoon in NYC...Need reqs please!

i've never cared for the food at Landmarc. Ditch Plains is marginally better, if only for those hot dogs covered in mac and cheese.

Jul 20, 2014
coasts in Manhattan

starving in Times Square....

at the risk of sounding like a broken record, i'll say Szechuan Gourmet on 39th bet. 5th & 6th. it's a 7 minute walk according to google.

my favorites, in no particular order:

pork dumplings in roasted chili oil
eggplant in spicy garlic sauce
sauteed string beans
braised beef with napa cabbage
mapo tofu with pork

Jul 20, 2014
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Tapas Trail - ends 7/21

unsure about the hours and haven't been to 100 Montaditos. maybe tomorrow, though.

i'm most interested to walk into Toro.

unrelated, Plan B in Soho has recently become Barca.

Jul 19, 2014
coasts in Manhattan

Best eats near Laguardia?

Take a taxi to Main St., Flushing.

if you've got a good stomach, i'd say head over to Biang! for noodles and cumin lamb skewers.

you're better to move this to the Outer Boroughs board, #19.

Jul 19, 2014
coasts in Outer Boroughs
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Tapas Trail - ends 7/21

http://tapastrailnyc.com

thought it worth mentioning this event of sorts. seems a good opportunity to visit a few new places.

Jul 19, 2014
coasts in Manhattan

Mission Chinese pop-up

seems the pop up will be extended to Manhattan starting next week, 7/27.

https://twitter.com/dannybowien

Jul 18, 2014
coasts in Manhattan

Pick One

i'm also a big fan of Crispo. i was there last night and can say that the food is at least three very large steps above mediocre. i had duck with brussels sprouts and potato croquettes, all of which were perfectly cooked and well portioned.

Jul 18, 2014
coasts in Manhattan

Pick One

Crispo is definitely the most family friendly but probably the least exciting. I'd go with Hearth if you think the kids are up for it.

Jul 16, 2014
coasts in Manhattan

One dinner

Hearth was just awarded best wine list in North America. Definitely great food and comfortable.

Jul 16, 2014
coasts in Manhattan

Mission Chinese pop-up

thank you for the report. had you had the mapo tofu before at MCF? is it different than at the LES spot? i never found it greasier than other versions.

Jul 15, 2014
coasts in Manhattan

Mission Chinese pop-up

is there talk about it being spectacular? same space or new?

Jul 15, 2014
coasts in Manhattan

Chow-worthy takeout before hopping on Acela home

Salumeria Biellese is at 29th & 8th. maybe the website doesn't show that clearly.

Jul 15, 2014
coasts in Manhattan

Help with Mother in Law B-Day Dinner Please! (price no object)

woah...

Jul 15, 2014
coasts in Manhattan

Chow-worthy takeout before hopping on Acela home

Jul 15, 2014
coasts in Manhattan

One dinner, post Yankee game, (so no fancy duds), subway accessible....

definitely Szechuan Gourmet. i lived in South Florida for a time i'd like to forget. Chinese is almost all Beef with Broccoli.

Jul 15, 2014
coasts in Manhattan

Where do you buy ground coffee in Manhattan to brew at home?

in addition to the Bourbon, Stumptown now has a Santa Clara from Guatemala. it's quickly becoming the house favorite.

Jul 15, 2014
coasts in Manhattan

Not the usual question

I'll preface this by saying I haven't been, but Kitty's Canteen in the LES was designed by artist Molly Crabapple. If you're unfamiliar, I'd encourage you to check out her work, but not while at work. without knowing too much about it, I'd say any place featuring artwork by Molly Crabapple would be an appropriate place to wear a corset. it could be required attire, for all i know.

http://mollycrabapple.com/2014/06/10/...

Jul 15, 2014
coasts in Manhattan

One dinner, post Yankee game, (so no fancy duds), subway accessible....

where are they visiting from? first thought, assuming they're taking the train, is Szechuan Gourmet on 56th & Broadway. It's very close to Columbus Circle, a stop along the express train back to Manhattan.

Jul 15, 2014
coasts in Manhattan

Mission Chinese pop-up

anyone been to the Mission Chinese pop-up at Frankie's in Brooklyn? seems like it must be a hit, as they keep adding dates, but i've heard little about it. i'm really missing Danny Bowen's mapo tofu, chicken wings, and pickled veggies.

i realize this could belong on the Outer Borough's board, but Mission Chinese is a Manhattan restaurant currently displaced in Brooklyn, so I opted to leave it here.

Jul 13, 2014
coasts in Manhattan

Coming from San Fran ... look for great Asian cuisine

as there's no shortage of great Asian food in SF, you may be disappointed in what NY has to offer. I'd look at Hakkasan for Restaurant Week. Otherwise, you have Szechuan Gourmet on 56th & Broadway, Danji for Korean on 52nd & 8th, Hagi for afterwork sake on 49th & 7th (love their enoki wrapped in bacon).

Look up Kajitsu on 39th & Lex. Not sure you have anything like it in SF.

Jul 13, 2014
coasts in Manhattan