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Stumptown coffee beans

yeah, both shops have $2 off on Wednesdays. where have you found beans different from what's sold at Stumptown? sounds interesting.

2 days ago
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Eating our faces off, any suggestions?

i think you could go to Nice Green Bo, read the menu taped to the grimy door, dream about how delicious the food may have been some time ago, and then turn around, cross the street, and march into Xi'an Famous Foods for noodles with stewed pork and some lamb dumplings. Might as well stop at New Kam Hing for sponge cake for the following morning back at home.

Nov 20, 2014
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Nominate your favorite restaurants in Manhattan for "Best of 2014."

Empellon Taqueria
http://empellon.com/taqueria/

Alex Stupak struck a perfect balance of cool yet sophisticated, of innovative yet approachable, of casual yet professional, in his West Village taqueria. The taco-heavy menu eats better than it reads, with salsas that go far beyond the norm and vegetable side dishes that could star as entrees.

Nov 20, 2014
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Stumptown coffee beans

i would urge you to avoid resellers and go straight to either the 8th St. or 29th St. location. they both carry a full range of beans and, if you plan to make Stumptown your house coffee, you can get started on a punch card. i think it's buy 10 get one free - maybe it's 12. wednesdays is two dollars off. i was there tonight securing yet another fantastic bean from guatemala. the resellers are often limited to Holler Mountain and Hair Bender, neither of which is worthwhile, in my opinion.

Nov 19, 2014
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Eating our faces off, any suggestions?

however you spend the day, I'd plan to end it at Levain with a chocolate chip walnut cookie.

Quiet E. Village Belgian Beer Bar on a Friday Night?

Burp Castle actually hushes the crowd if it gets too loud. Jimmy's, as small h said, has a fantastic selection and is best during the colder nights. convenient that they're next door to each other in case one doesn't work out.

worth mentioning that DBGB has a great beer list, though not strictly Belgian. you could expect the bar seating area to be busy on a Friday, but I don't remember ever feeling like it was too loud to hold a conversation.

Nov 18, 2014
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Chinatown good w/large group

Congee Bowery has large semi-private booths for big parties - maybe they sit nine comfortably.

Nov 18, 2014
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Murray's Cheese Bar's first "Meet the Maker" dinner

There's a brunch scheduled for this Saturday but it's sold out.

http://www.murrayscheese.com/classes/...

Nov 11, 2014
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Murray's Cheese Bar's first "Meet the Maker" dinner

The first of its kind at Murray's, this one with Mateo Kehler of Jasper Hill Farms. Each dish included a cheese from Jasper Hill and a preparation of a whole hog, paired with local Vermont brewers. Mateo spoke between each course about the process, the company's growth, and the challenges of being a small business with a long lead time.

Nov 11, 2014
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Weekday breakfast to-go near Midtown/West Chelsea for new mom?

Sullivan Street Bakery on 24th & 9th Ave. is among the best bread bakeries in New York. Murray's Bagels, considered one of the top five bagel shops, is also near - bet. 22nd and 23rd on 8th Ave.

Nov 11, 2014
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Which restaurant have you eaten at the most?

If I had to guess, I'd say Crispo. We've gone for winter holidays, birthdays, week day dinners with friends, and most other occasions you can think of. We've always had great meals and great times there.

Yeah, i've probably eaten at Xi'an or Grand Sichuan more often - strictly by the numbers.

Nov 10, 2014
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God is my co-protein

Just reading an article about the new Andrew Carmellini spot opening in Tribeca and see that they'll serve a Porcini cocktail.

Porcini Nog 18-Famous Grouse Scotch, porcini vinegar, egg, dried porcini and chocolate shaving

Nov 07, 2014
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God is my co-protein

let's talk market mushrooms. i've found the best selections at Manhattan Fruit Exchange and Eataly, but make special trips to Hong Kong Market for hon shemiji, trumpet, oyster, enoki, and shiitake. The Chinese shiitake have so little in common with what you find in American markets. The Korean markets in Flushing have Golden Needle, a form of enoki, but i haven't found them in Manhattan yet. They weren't in Flushing until recently. I've been to SOS and saw a good looking bunch of shiitake. Have heard they carry fresh porcini sometimes.

would be excited to find another option with an unusual or fresh selection. what else? i haven't been this excited about 'shrooms since Dylan and the Dead at Highgate, VT!

Nov 06, 2014
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God is my co-protein

mushrooms are, without a doubt, my favorite food. some notable dishes that are yet to be named: Soba Koh's mushroom soba, Sushi Yasaka's maitake tempura, Szechuan Gourmet's braised mushrooms (with or without beef), and Cho Dang Gol's mushroom soondubu.

Nov 06, 2014
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"Coolest/Hippest" restaurant in Midtown area?

Tells you how hip I am! They've got good music, a Miguel Calderon painting from a Wes Anderson film, exciting dishes, and a good looking crowd, though, slightly less so when you're there. =)

Nov 06, 2014
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French Roast Duck in NYC

haven't been, but look at Rotisserie Georgette. they have a rotisserie duck a l'orange on the menu.

Nov 06, 2014
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"Coolest/Hippest" restaurant in Midtown area?

Ma Peche is cool.

God is my co-protein

i don't think i've ever been to Otto and not ordered the funghi misti as a starter.

Nov 05, 2014
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God is my co-protein

Totally agree. Likely the best mushroom dish I've had outside of the house.

Nov 05, 2014
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Best app to track and make a list of places to try for a New Yorker?

Matchbook is designed specifically for this purpose, but I have doubts about their commitment to the project. I use Pinbox to make maps of restaurants, art galleries, tennis courts, wine shops, and the like...all individual maps, of course.

Nov 05, 2014
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Lunch(not brunch) on weekend

The brunch menu has the burger and fried chicken.

Nov 05, 2014
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Asian portable stove at a park?

Open flame is prohibited. In fact, those grills are not legal for use in restaurants either.

Nov 04, 2014
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Quiet UES 70's/80s place

Cafe Sabarsky, assuming you're not opposed to strudel.

Food spectacles in NYC

The back counter at Momofuku Noodle Bar is pretty exciting. You see a busy kitchen in full swing, with many of the hot and cold dishes prepared in front of you. The soft serve ice cream is usually pretty fun, with flavors like Ritz Cracker Peanut Butter and Jelly or Cheddar Green Apple.

Nov 04, 2014
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Chowhound lunch at Zabb Elee in Queens

For what it's worth, I read the Manhattan board every day, but the Outer Boroughs board only when looking for something specific. Could be weeks that I don't check it.

Nov 04, 2014
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Lunch(not brunch) on weekend

The Dutch. Possibly the best burger under $20 and best fried chicken over $6.

Nov 04, 2014
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Italian Chelsea or below

Have you tried Forgione or Locanda Verde?

Nov 03, 2014
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Manhattan Vegetarian - Special Occasion

My Most Favorite, maybe?

Nov 02, 2014
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What bygone food fad do you still enjoy? [NYC]

There's bubble tea in midtown, too. I don't think it has waned in popularity.

Nov 02, 2014
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hamburger in Midtown?

Shack-cago Dog > Shake Shack Fries.

Smoke Shack & a Shack-cago Dog is the perfect order.

Oct 30, 2014
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