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Unique NYC bakeries

http://luckypeach.com/recipes/corn-co...

you'll have to skip the ham.

1 day ago
coasts in Manhattan
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Looking for some good pizza or Italian

Skip Carmines - please. I love Keste but there's not much to the menu other than pizza. You could look at Rubirosa or Parm if you want something casual but interesting. pizza at Rubirosa is great. the eggplant platter at Parm is a favorite these days, but no pizzas..

1 day ago
coasts in Manhattan

Unique NYC bakeries

D'OH! How'd I miss that?! Have you attempted the corn cookie grilled cheese?

1 day ago
coasts in Manhattan

Sweet 16 in NYC

tough to give ideas without knowing a lot about you. sounds like you want something girly and glitzy, maybe. if you're cool with girly and classy, you could consider Laduree. if you're looking for something more casual, Panna II is always fun - though maybe more so when you're 21!

1 day ago
coasts in Manhattan

Unique NYC bakeries

surprised no one has said Milk Bar yet. the cookies are unique, with the corn being my longtime favorite. the compost cookie reads like it's the most interesting, but it's a bit too similar to a standard chocolate chip cookie. their pies and cakes (and cake truffles) and ice creams are generally interesting and excellent.

Paris Baguette has been expanding and can now be found all over manhattan and queens. most of their stuff is just okay, but they do have some things of interest. i like the curry donut and the brie cheesecake. at the very least, it's likely different from what you're used to.

1 day ago
coasts in Manhattan

Chinatown with kids?

I would head to Mott & Canal and choose between Shanghai Heping, 456, or Amazing 66. All of them have good soup dumplings and are inexpensive. Heping is BYOB if that means anything to you.

1 day ago
coasts in Manhattan

Bruno

hey ziggy, glad you enjoyed Bruno. unsure what about the agnolotti didn't resemble your expectations. looks like it should, as far as i know. Grayson is a washed rind cows milk cheese from Virginia.

Aug 30, 2015
coasts in Manhattan

Best Paella in NYC

agreed that great paella in NY is hard to find outside of the home. Gato's is good, but it's overpriced and doesn't really satisfy the desire for paella. sure it's rice in a shallow pan, but the flavors are worlds apart. Socarrat would be my choice, particularly the Chelsea location.

Aug 30, 2015
coasts in Manhattan

16-YO intro to fine (and funky?) dining

are you referring to Robataya?

http://www.robataya-ny.com

i haven't been, but it does look fun.

Aug 29, 2015
coasts in Manhattan

Best dim sum in Chinatown?

If we're gonna do this, I'll put up Dim Sum Go Go as a contender.

Last minute help, please!

green tea noodles, chicken wings, map tofu, and some veggies...any day.

Aug 19, 2015
coasts in Manhattan
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Last minute help, please!

just to give a contrary opinion, I find MCF to be totally enjoyable, fine for couples, and generally inexpensive for what it is.

Xi'An is great for a quick meal, but know that there's no table service. it's in and out, 123.

Red Farm on the UWS is excellent. it's a fun menu with mostly great dishes - a few clunkers.

either location of Szechuan Gourmet in midtown is always a great choice.

Aug 19, 2015
coasts in Manhattan
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Last minute help, please!

Despana is BYOB if you buy next door at Vino y Mas, but i agree that most of their tapas leave a lot to be desired. i love the shop, their chorizo and cheeses, but the croquettes are awful and the pulpo pinxto is worse. fine to cool off with a bottle of cava but i wouldn't have a meal there.

for what it's worth, Tertulia has 30% off through Blackboard Eats right now. definitely planning to take advantage of that!

Aug 19, 2015
coasts in Manhattan
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Suggestions for Midtown or Hell's Kitchen

Ma Peche and Betony are two board-favorites near Carnegie Hall.

Aug 15, 2015
coasts in Manhattan

Bites on/near Broadway for and end-to-end walk

Dinosaur for a beer and some wings on the porch at 130th.
Mille Feuille Bakery for their St. Honore at 77th.
Levain for a chocolate chip walnut cookie when you hit 74th.
Mushroom slice or beet sandwich at Grandaisy + Box Kite (or Gray's Papaya) at 72nd.
Bathroom and Bouchon at Time Warner at 59th.
Tea at Radiance at 55th.

Aug 14, 2015
coasts in Manhattan

Best rotisserie chicken in NYC

there's also pork sausage tucked under the skin.

Aug 08, 2015
coasts in Manhattan

Best rotisserie chicken in NYC

i like El Malecon, but they're not trustworthy. you can get stuck with a dry bird on occasion.

Aug 08, 2015
coasts in Manhattan
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Recette's $40 4-course summer supper

Anyone been that could comment on the offer? No info on their website. interested in general comments from anyone that has been recently.

Aug 03, 2015
coasts in Manhattan

Bruno

had dinner there Saturday night. the restaurant was full when we arrived at 8, but no wait. many open tables when we were leaving an hour later. still BYOB. really interesting menu with many seasonal veggies seen earlier in the day at Union Square Market. neither of the two pies i tasted had much in common with pizza as i know it, but both were excellent. the fairytale eggplant starter was the highlight. seems they're still learning the oven, as one pie was noticeably more well-done than the other.

Aug 03, 2015
coasts in Manhattan

Help with Suggestions PLEASE

look at Tertulia for a Spanish meal and Crispo for an Italian. I guess a few people will steer you away from Crispo, but i find the back garden to be really enjoyable. it's romantic without being boring, it's hip without being pretentious, and it's interesting without being frightening.

Jul 31, 2015
coasts in Manhattan

Looking for a KBBQ restaurant that will actually allow me to cook my own meat?

clarify one thing for me. are you saying that Wonjo cooked the meat in the kitchen, not at the table, or they grilled at the table but controlled the grill the whole time?

someone correct me if i'm wrong, but chadolbaegi is a very thin cut of meat and is generally not cooked on an open flame. depending on the type of grill Wonjo has at the table, it might be better cooked in the kitchen. you could try a thicker cut of meat like ssamgyupsal or kalbi, though, not LA kalbi, as it is often cooked in the kitchen.

Jul 25, 2015
coasts in Manhattan

Looking for a KBBQ restaurant that will actually allow me to cook my own meat?

first of all, never take restaurant advice from reddit.

second, what you've been told here is just what i said to you. if you want to control the grill, say so and see what happens. i didn't say anything about how you cooking would affect their tip and i didn't say a restaurant wouldn't allow you to. i said, and i hold to it, that it's the waitstaff's job.

i'll be honest, the way you replied in the reddit post had me questioning your motives for asking. you were very persistent in a way that i found odd, so i stopped responding. you should be so persistent at the grill. maybe you'll find what you're after.

Jul 24, 2015
coasts in Manhattan

some recent chinatown noodles

i really enjoy the Braised E-fu Noodles with Mushrooms at Amazing 66 and the Shanghai Rice Cake dishes at Shanghai Heping.

Jul 21, 2015
coasts in Manhattan
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Finding Couscous and Mushrooms

In addition to Manhattan Fruit Exchange in Chelsea Market, you'll find the best selection of mushrooms at Eataly and Hong Kong Supermarket in Chinatown. SOS Chef in the East Village is also a great place to check, though, they're more likely to have a small variety at any one time.

It's worth mentioning the Chinese markets on Northern Blvd. in Flushing and Mitsuwa, the large Japanese market in Edgewater, NJ, despite being outside of Manhattan.

Jul 19, 2015
coasts in Manhattan

Best ethnic, Upper West Side

there's reason to believe that Gazala has closed, sadly.

Jul 16, 2015
coasts in Manhattan

Murray's Cheese Bar to open today!

30% off discount available now through Blackboard Eats.

Jul 16, 2015
coasts in Manhattan
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New Rules for Serving Raw Fish

as someone who doesn't seek out high-end sushi, what does this mean for New York?

Jul 12, 2015
coasts in Manhattan

John's Pizza on Bleecker

the definition of pizza is as stretched as the dough from which it's made. Artichoke, Motorino, and John's have so little in common with each other. yeah, they're all dough, sauce, and cheese, but side by side they'd be unidentifiable as the same dish.

John's is okay. i'd eat it, but i wouldn't choose it.

Jul 08, 2015
coasts in Manhattan

Charming lunch spot near Lincoln Center

May be closed right now. I think the whole building is shut until the 14th.

Jul 08, 2015
coasts in Manhattan

new branch of Legend Sichuan on 3rd street near Sullivan

i live very nearby and never go to the Legend on 72nd, despite absolutely loving sichuan food. i'll take my chances at Grand Sichuan 74 if i'm staying close to home.

Jul 03, 2015
coasts in Manhattan