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best ny style eggroll

leave it to zaza to work BBQ into a discussion about egg rolls!

1 day ago
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LIquor stores stocking Takara Mirin

Be sure to pick up a bottle of this yuzu kosho while you're at Sunrise:

http://www.earthy.com/Assets/ProductI...

Jan 19, 2015
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Prediction: Arte Cafe UWS will soon have the same fate as Arte Pasta and Arte Around the Corner

Grand Sichuan is very inconsistent, but the mapo tofu is usually forgivable and i really enjoy their braised beef in chili with napa.

everything is good at Parm, but I like the turkey sandwich best. chicken parm platter with baked ziti is great, too. the wife only ever orders the Saratoga - a chicken salad club.

is there better pizza than City Pie? they're ok, but not great.

Jan 14, 2015
coasts in Manhattan

Prediction: Arte Cafe UWS will soon have the same fate as Arte Pasta and Arte Around the Corner

Hyper-local? Soom Soom, Grand Sichuan, Parm!, Shake Shack, Gazala, Red Farm...

i tend not to go for costly meals in the neighborhood. i've been to telepan and really enjoyed it, but i'm more likely to leave the area for something in that range.

Jan 14, 2015
coasts in Manhattan

Korean BBQ: Shilla, Don's Bogam or Miss Korea

started with ssamgyeupsal, then two orders of kalbi, and a dish from the kitchen - dak kalbi. we were four people and were given four pieces of lettuce with our initial order. we asked for more as the pork belly was grilling and were told we'd have to wait until we finished what they brought us first. that alone is absurd and reason not to return.

Jan 14, 2015
coasts in Manhattan

Korean BBQ: Shilla, Don's Bogam or Miss Korea

to be clear, OPs request is from nearly three years ago. i commented here on my recent visit to Don's Bogam rather than starting a new post.

Jan 14, 2015
coasts in Manhattan

Korean BBQ: Shilla, Don's Bogam or Miss Korea

having enjoyed Don's Bogam a few times in the past, I chose it as an introduction to Korean barbecue for some friends the other night. while the atmosphere is leagues above most other restaurants in K Town, I'll never return. frustrating service, dumbed down barbecue, and rude staff made for an embarrassing evening. so long, Don's. we'll stick with Shilla.

Jan 14, 2015
coasts in Manhattan

Coming to NYC for 36 hours!

when alone, i love the bar. Minetta for the Black Label Burger, Spotted Pig for the gnudi (or the pork rillette), Tertulia for a bikini sandwich and brussels sprouts, and Brodo/Terroir for a cup of broth and a glass of Burgundy.

Jan 14, 2015
coasts in Manhattan

Help with laid back birthday weekend in nyc

I'm compelled to reply based solely on the fact that your avatar so closely resembles the cover of Amelie. Fun stuff!

Consider Empire Diner for lunch on Friday. It's upscale diner food in a beautiful 50s style building in Chelsea.

Saturday, think about a drink at Bemelman's Bar. Daniel Boulud's Bar Pleiades is near, also.

Be aware that William Greenberg's is near the Met. Be sure to grab a black and white at some point in your day.

Sunday, skip Bookshop. You'll have already been in Chelsea and it's not worth a special trip. Never really understood the draw of Jane's, but it is popular with the brunch crowd. Shopsip's has my vote. Heavy breakfast and a light bite before the flight.

Jan 14, 2015
coasts in Manhattan

Great Restaurant for Group of 18 in NYC

there's always Buddha Bodai.

Jan 14, 2015
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Prediction: Arte Cafe UWS will soon have the same fate as Arte Pasta and Arte Around the Corner

i also live nearby and have had two unfavorable meals there. it's been years since my last visit, but i'd welcome a new place. a lot of recent closures - Art Around the Corner, Dallas BBQ, Sambuca, Rhonda, Harry's Burrito...I won't miss any of them.

Jan 14, 2015
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Lunch w/ Beer Pairing?

DBGB would be a great choice for beer lovers. it's near the Houston St. Whole Foods, which has a surprisingly fantastic selection, too.

Jan 11, 2015
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need midtown suggestions for a last minute trip

Thank you. I generally buy a week's supply (6!) at Hong Kong Supermarket every Saturday and have found them at Sunrise Market, H Mart, Dainubo, and several other places, all under $2/pack. Eataly has them, too, but for much more.

Jan 10, 2015
coasts in Manhattan

Jin Ramen - 82 and Amsterdam

rumors have it that Totto Ramen could be opening on W 70th and Columbus.

Jan 10, 2015
coasts in Manhattan

Best French Toast in NYC?

unsure how rare it is, but I saw Yoho Brewing Souiyobi no Neko at Dainubo on 56th bet. 5th & 6th just yesterday.

Jan 08, 2015
coasts in Manhattan

Best French Toast in NYC?

Norma's is always said to have excellent french toast, though, it's quite expensive and presumably very touristy. never been myself and don't eat french toast, but felt it should be mentioned.

Jan 08, 2015
coasts in Manhattan

urgent for this morning: quick lunch with a child near Film Forum

there's not a soup on the menu, but Ditch Plains is nearby and definitely kid-friendly.

Jan 04, 2015
coasts in Manhattan

need midtown suggestions for a last minute trip

either of the rice cake dishes, especially if one has beech mushrooms.

Jan 03, 2015
coasts in Manhattan

need midtown suggestions for a last minute trip

Ess-a-Bagel is nearby at 50th & 3rd for a quick breakfast.
Xi'An is near on 45th bet. 5th & 6th.
Grand Central Oyster Bar could be of interest.

Jan 03, 2015
coasts in Manhattan

need midtown suggestions for a last minute trip

i've eaten from the carts while sitting at the bar. didn't make any difference. you'll be offered the same dishes with the same frequency.

Jan 03, 2015
coasts in Manhattan

Butter Midtown

i returned to Butter over the holidays to take advantage of their weekday prix-fixe lunch special. what a disappointment. shared starters of soup and salad were of no interest - a fairly straight-forward minestrone and an all-greens salad. both were well prepared and properly portioned, but did nothing to excite us about the dishes to follow. my wife's roasted hake got more favorable reviews than my burger - a thin, overcooked patty on a dense bun with a runny cheese sauce on the side and limp, thick-cut fries. i would have raised issue had i not already sent back a cocktail for tasting more like a cherry soda. rye drinks should taste like rye, first and foremost. given the number of options, it's not likely we'll return any time soon, despite having enjoyed a dinner there some months ago.

Jan 03, 2015
coasts in Manhattan

Smallish Gahm Mi Oak report - with photos

Very surprised to see that today, 12/31/14, is Gahm Mi Oak's last day of service.

Dec 31, 2014
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Italian Beef Sandwich in NYC?

Since this post has now been re-resurrected, DeFonte's is now closed - sadly.

Dec 30, 2014
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Cheap breakfast around the HIlton

Which Hilton?

Dec 29, 2014
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Maille Mustard Boutique

you know, i live nearby and watched with anticipation as the shop came together. i stopped in when they opened, tasted several of the mustards, and bought some over-priced cornichons. Now, I ask myself if the neighborhood is better for having it and I've reached a resounding no. I don't see myself returning.

Dec 17, 2014
coasts in Manhattan

Help with restaurant name, PLEASE

Little Poland?

Otherwise, maybe Leshko’s, Alice’s, or Kiev?

Dec 16, 2014
coasts in Manhattan

Which Bakery makes the best sticky buns?

Amy's Bread has an excellent sticky bun. They often sell out by midday.

Dec 16, 2014
coasts in Manhattan

Why don't Ramen places pack up your leftovers to go?

Yeah, it's not something to eat every day or week or month, even.

Dec 12, 2014
coasts in Manhattan

Why don't Ramen places pack up your leftovers to go?

Forget Top Ramen. There have been marvelous advancements in the world of instant noodles. Get a case of Kokomyun:

http://www.amazon.com/Kokomyun-Spicy-...

"Make sure you try it when feel bad for taste. It will return to beautiful taste back."

If you like spicy, try Shin Ramyun. You can find it fairly easily in stores.

http://www.amazon.com/Nongshim-Gourme...

H Mart in K Town would likely have both.

Dec 12, 2014
coasts in Manhattan

Why don't Ramen places pack up your leftovers to go?

Noodles swell when left in broth. they absorb all the liquid, leaving no soup and only mushy noodles. if you were to eat it the next day, you'd presumably blame the restaurant for how awful it was.

Dec 11, 2014
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