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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
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Goya Ginger Beer in Mahattan

Have you tried Western Beef?

Jun 21, 2015
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Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

Never heard of or had a Levain chocolate chip cookie that was dry the next day. Most people remark how it seems the chips are still melted days later.

Jun 14, 2015
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David Chang Fans - Fuku

the line at 2pm today (first Saturday after opening) was about 40 minutes.

Jun 13, 2015
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Casual Post-Yankees Game Steakhouse in Manhattan

Why not Keen's? it's fairly casual and right off the D train.

Jun 13, 2015
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17th birthday dinner nice restaurant

worth mentioning that they have a private room upstairs that seats twenty at two round tables. there's a (very) small lounge in the room, as well. i think they have a $500 minimum.

Jun 12, 2015
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Kung Fu Little Steamed Buns Ramen (Midtown West)

a new location of Kung Fu Little Steamed Buns is now open on 55th bet. Lex and 3rd in what was Ginger and then Legend 55 for a very short time.

Jun 09, 2015
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Brookfield Place (Battery Park)

i've passed through Le District several times now and each time have left in awe at how much they got wrong. there's nothing about the place that is inviting and the markets are just a joke. i saw cremini mushrooms being sold at $15/lb! my wife works nearby and continues to pop in for the almond brioche, but that's it. we took sandwiches to Governor's Island once and won't again. i hope they'll take pause, revisit Paris, and do a major overhaul of the whole thing. boo!

Jun 08, 2015
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Superhero restaurants?

I guess it's not exactly what you mean, but it'd be wrong to leave out Crif Dogs, where you literally enter a phone booth as Clark Kent-style and exit into PDT as Superman. Shame that the original Torrisi Italian Specialties closed, as that really fit your description - sandwich shop to multi-course semi-fine dining.

Jun 07, 2015
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Annoyed about $6 bottled tap water charge at CraftBar

the only place that i know of that serves free sparkling water is Mission Chinese. definitely seems like a misunderstanding. did you ask for sparkling and still?

Jun 03, 2015
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Annoyed about $6 bottled tap water charge at CraftBar

I had dinner at Batard the other night and drank tap water like a good New Yorker. No charge, no question. They didn't leave a bottle on the table, though.

Jun 03, 2015
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Rec needed for Trendy (but not too loud) and Good Food/Cocktails

Alder has tables available. i don't remember it being very loud, but maybe someone else could chime in. i'm usually not too sensitive to that.

Jun 02, 2015
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German Chocolate Cake

Milk Bar has a German Chocolate Cake. It's not in season for them, but they always accept special orders. $40 serves 8-10 people.

Jun 01, 2015
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Birthday cake

their cupcakes aren't all that good. the only cupcake i've ever had worth writing about is from Two Little Red Hens. Magnolia is at least way more special and celebratory than Whole Foods.

Jun 01, 2015
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Birthday cake

I guess you mean Soutine. It closed a few years ago but another shop has opened in its place. Haven't had anything there though.

Jun 01, 2015
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Untitled

the website shows a ravioli dish that looks incredible, but it's not listed on the menu. almost went on Sunday but opted to try El Colmado Butcher instead. another great choice for lunch near the Whitney.

Jun 01, 2015
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Birthday cake

why not Magnolia? yes, it's frequented by tourists and they're easy to hate, but their cakes are excellent. i love the peanut butter and jelly, the carrot cake, and the simple vanilla/chocolate. prices are reasonable: http://www.magnoliabakery.com/wp-cont...

Jun 01, 2015
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Dominique Ansel Kitchen (not bakery)

The high ceiling allows for the second level tasting seating, which opens July 17th.

From Eater: Here are the essentials: tickets cost $75, and another $35 for cocktails, reservations must be made in pairs, and U.P. is only open on weekends for just two seatings, 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m..

http://ny.eater.com/2015/5/20/8630409...

Jun 01, 2015
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Challenge: Sunday lunch for 6 within 10 blocks of Grand Central; inexpensive (long)

i don't think that's true anymore. i walked past not too long ago and i'm sure they took over the space next door and now have seating.

May 28, 2015
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God is my co-protein

it's been a while since i've been, but i'm sure it's the chinese shiitake.

May 28, 2015
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God is my co-protein

just across the street, Amazing 66 serves a mushroom e-fu braised noodle dish. it's very subtle - initially i thought it was bland - but the earthiness of the mushroom is prevalent.

May 27, 2015
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Challenge: Sunday lunch for 6 within 10 blocks of Grand Central; inexpensive (long)

It's not a place to stay for any appreciable amount of time.

May 27, 2015
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Challenge: Sunday lunch for 6 within 10 blocks of Grand Central; inexpensive (long)

What about the 39th Street Szechuan Gourmet? Not everything on the menu is spicy. As for Korean barbecue, you don't actually cook anything yourself. Most places will balk at you if you try to control the grill. That said, it can get pricy. Cho Dang Gol is good, but the menu is fairly limited. i go specifically for one or two dishes, but i don't think i'd bring a group unless they all wanted tofu stew.

When do fresh lychees show up in Chinatown?

They're their now.

May 25, 2015
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Eataly?

if that were the case, Amy's should close up shop. they sell some perfectly good breads and absolutely one of the worst baguettes you can find in New York.

May 24, 2015
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Passion fruit? Any stores selling passion fruit?

the main season is late summer, but they are sometimes available in spring. Eataly and Manhattan Fruit Exchange are likely your best bets. there are some frozen pulp products available that are quite good, depending on your desired preparation. Goya can be found in the freezer section at Western Beef, but Buon Italian at Chelsea Market carries a wide selection of Boiron's. really great stuff.

May 22, 2015
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Eataly

If BX refers more to Belgium than Bronx, you might have interest in Eataly's beer section. they have many 750ml bottles from Dogfish Head, several of which i want for the names and bottles alone. you could put together a great meal of sausages, cheese, bread, and veggies to go with two or three. could make for a nice summertime meal, especially if you have access to a grill and a yard.

May 18, 2015
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Dominique Ansel Kitchen (not bakery)

I was there at 1pm on Sunday and there was a short line of maybe six people ahead of me. It stayed about that busy the whole team I was there. Did have to hover in order to get a seat outside which I hate doing. No indication that anything was sold out at that time.

May 18, 2015
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Dominique Ansel Kitchen (not bakery)

Now in it's second week, Dominique Ansel's Kitchen is serving equal parts savory and sweet, some made-to-order and others ready from the case. it's a very different menu from the bakery that made him a household name.

a first visit left a tremendous impression. great value, super fresh ingredients, and a lot of interesting options. really difficult to narrow our choices to two + dessert. the croque monsieur is enormous, loaded with ham and cheese, but it's the bread that sets it apart from others. the edamame avocado and ricotta brioche was something else entirely. so light, so fresh, so perfect for an early summer lunch outside.

Kitchen is so much of what i've been looking for - a light, fast, inexpensive option that differs from my weekday lunch options. i can see this becoming a part of my regular rotation quite quickly.

May 18, 2015
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fung tu or marc forgione? realize they're totally different(altho lower manhattan-ish), sort of like who's your favorite child, but really wanted to go to batard,couldn't get in, so i'm struggling between these 2 and oiji(but can't seem to get info on it)

not the most romantic neighborhood, but Kajitsu is a beautiful, serene place to celebrate an anniversary. totally vegetarian, but any meat eater should be fully satisfied there.

i had my birthday at Fung Tu this year and really enjoyed it, but i don't think there'd be enough options for a vegetarian.

May 18, 2015
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