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Great Delivery Recommendations in Kensington/Ditmas Park

Cafe Tibet on Cortelyou next to the train station is good.

Sep 05, 2014
gnosh in Outer Boroughs

Great Delivery Recommendations in Kensington/Ditmas Park

I think Am Thai has declined. It used to be consistently good. To clarify--there are two Am Thais--the original one on Macdonald Ave., the other on Church Ave (it is fancier). Though I live closer to Church, I have usually ordered from the Macdonald branch because they seemed better set up for delivery. Recently, I got a really bad batch of everything from Macdonald--lower quality ingredients, really insipid spicing, etc., and after asking learned that they were under new ownership. So, I ordered from the branch on Church (don't know if they're under new ownership to), and it was not especially good either, but maybe a little better than the bad Macdonald.

Other places to order from in the neighborhood. Yen Yen on Church Ave. (Kensington) for passable Chinese food. Wheated for good but expensive pizza. San Remo for typical NY pizza--OK, not amazing, not terribly cheap. Tibet Cafe on Cortelyou. I don't think they deliver, and even if they did it would take forever. But good for takeout if you can pick it up.

Sep 03, 2014
gnosh in Outer Boroughs

Jojo lately?

Thanks. We wound up not going--went to Cherche Midi instead, which was really good and enjoyable. But thanks for the responses. I will keep Jojo in the celebration rotation.

Sep 01, 2014
gnosh in Manhattan

Jojo lately?

Has anyone been to Jojo for dinner lately? I've been there maybe half a dozen times since it opened way back when and definitely have a warm spot for it. My husband, feeling nostalgic, decided it would be fun to go for his birthday this weekend. However, I'm getting cold feet--poking around on review sites it looks like it might have devolved into an uncaring, under-frequented tourist place. I just don't want to have that kind of depressing evening. But--would like to go if it will probably be good, even if not trendy or super-surprising. Any thoughts? (p.s. We don't want to go to Jean Georges--too expensive.)

Aug 29, 2014
gnosh in Manhattan

Long Gone But Not Forgotten! Outer Borough Memories

I remember that place. I used to work on Staten Island, and we would get takeout from Lum Chin on special occasions.

Aug 27, 2014
gnosh in Outer Boroughs

Long Gone But Not Forgotten! Outer Borough Memories

I liked Plan Eat Thai, too. Your mention of it made me remember Oznot's Dish--great quirky brunch in Williamsburg before it became a total theme park.

Aug 19, 2014
gnosh in Outer Boroughs

Nine Chains Bakery

How about Dogwood?

Aug 19, 2014
gnosh in Outer Boroughs

Long Gone But Not Forgotten! Outer Borough Memories

Yes--that was kind of sad. I remember when everyone loved to hate him, jealous of his success.

Aug 19, 2014
gnosh in Outer Boroughs

Wheated!!!

Good cocktails too. My favorite pizza is the Borough Park (I think that's it--I find the menu kind of confusing). Whatever they call it, it has arugula, blue cheese, mozzarella, and pineapple. I have taken to making it at home, adding some fresh corn.

Aug 18, 2014
gnosh in Outer Boroughs

Long Gone But Not Forgotten! Outer Borough Memories

I remember fondly The New Prospect Cafe on Flatbush, one of the first in the area of its kind.

A vegetarian restaurant that had burritos and other things -- had a branch on Henry Street and also somewhere in Park Slope. I just liked the place, especially the one in the Heights. What was it called?

Great Shanghai in Sunset Park (my replacement for Little Shanghai in Chinatown, which had closed.)

Spicy Mina and Southern Spice in Queens.

Cino's on DeKalb. Red Sauce neighborhood place.

Helen's on Court Street. Ditto above.

Aug 18, 2014
gnosh in Outer Boroughs

Marble Arch questions (also Cambridge and Salisbury)

That sounds wonderful. We're going for Stonehenge, but figured we'd also see the cathedral and other Salisbury sights. Unfortunately, we're taking the train, not driving, so I don't think we'll be able to go anywhere in between. But thanks for the idea.

Apr 06, 2014
gnosh in U.K./Ireland

Marble Arch questions (also Cambridge and Salisbury)

Wow. That sounds remarkably terrible (albeit amusing to read about). I will definitely avoid it!

Apr 06, 2014
gnosh in U.K./Ireland

Marble Arch questions (also Cambridge and Salisbury)

Thanks. That sounds great. Even if it isn't warm enough to eat outside, we can buy some things to bring back. The cheddar sounds especially fabulous.

Apr 06, 2014
gnosh in U.K./Ireland

Marble Arch questions (also Cambridge and Salisbury)

That sounds great. Is it obvious where it is once you're on Marylebone High Street? Thanks.

Apr 04, 2014
gnosh in U.K./Ireland

Marble Arch questions (also Cambridge and Salisbury)

Hi, Gareth. I guess I was having a bad day. Sorry (in French) for misinterpreting, and many thanks for the advice!

Apr 04, 2014
gnosh in U.K./Ireland

Marble Arch questions (also Cambridge and Salisbury)

Thanks. Luckily, we'll be there just before that!

Apr 04, 2014
gnosh in U.K./Ireland

Marble Arch questions (also Cambridge and Salisbury)

Thank you. That is really helpful. I was just trying to get a sense of the neighborhood, and where people who live there like food tend to shop/eat—since we'll be staying there. But definitely do not intend to limit our eating to that area! Cannot wait to explore. Thanks again.

Apr 03, 2014
gnosh in U.K./Ireland

Marble Arch questions (also Cambridge and Salisbury)

Great. I will do. They do sound great.

Apr 03, 2014
gnosh in U.K./Ireland

Marble Arch questions (also Cambridge and Salisbury)

Helpful how? Because it's help I'm looking for!

Apr 03, 2014
gnosh in U.K./Ireland

Marble Arch questions (also Cambridge and Salisbury)

I just didn't understand the reply. Perhaps someone will enlighten me. I'm going to err on the side of charity and assume that no insult was intended; I've never understood those who patronize boards like this one then disparage people who attempt to use said boards for their intended purpose. Hard to imagine that a person couldn't come up with a better way of passing the time, particularly if one had the rare privilege of living in a thriving metropolis such as London.

Apr 03, 2014
gnosh in U.K./Ireland

Marble Arch questions (also Cambridge and Salisbury)

Thanks! That all sounds great.

Apr 03, 2014
gnosh in U.K./Ireland

Marble Arch questions (also Cambridge and Salisbury)

I don't understand this reply.

Apr 03, 2014
gnosh in U.K./Ireland

Marble Arch questions (also Cambridge and Salisbury)

Thanks! I did do that. Looking for some further info, if any is on offer.

Apr 03, 2014
gnosh in U.K./Ireland

Marble Arch questions (also Cambridge and Salisbury)

I'll be visiting London (from New York City) in a couple of weeks, and staying in the Marble Arch area (Seymour Place). I'm looking for ideas of places in the general area for inexpensive and casual (yet interesting) dinner and maybe breakfast. Also, good markets etc. for food shopping, as we will have a kitchen and enjoy cooking. I will be traveling with my husband and our 14-year-old son, who likes food.

Also, we will be in Cambridge, just touring around seeing the university, and Salisbury just for the day. Ideas for interesting lunch in both those places would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks, everyone.

Apr 03, 2014
gnosh in U.K./Ireland

Discontinued at Trader Joe's: January 2014-June 2014 [old]

They had some crispy chocolate chip cookies that were good (kind of like Tate's--in fact we called them Fate's, for Fake Tate's). Haven't seen them in about 4-5 months. Not quite as good as Tate's, but cheaper.

Jan 23, 2014
gnosh in Chains

Recommendation near convention center

Oh, that's great to hear! I made a reservation at Serpico, not knowing much about it, mainly because it was on some good-restaurant list and they had a table on Sunday night. So many places were booked (or closed). Thanks. On Saturday, maybe we'll try Rangoon or something like that that doesn't take/need reservations.
Thank you everyone.

Jan 16, 2014
gnosh in Philadelphia
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Recommendation near convention center

Thanks--yes, I do mean the 25th and the 26th. I will check out sbarga.

Jan 15, 2014
gnosh in Philadelphia

Recommendation near convention center

Looking for recommendations for dinner for Saturday and Sunday night--2 weeks from now. Would like something funky, with interesting food, not too loud. There ought to be something a vegetarian can eat. We'll be in town from New York for a convention. Of course, we'll need to be able to get a reservation. I've looked at a couple of places, but no availability (for example, Zahav).
Thanks everyone.

Jan 14, 2014
gnosh in Philadelphia

Recommendations from the freezer section of Trader Joe's???

Paneer tikka masala,

Oct 26, 2013
gnosh in Chains
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Pok Pok lines and plan of action

Agree--have been twice and didn't enjoy much --especially given the price. I just don't understand the raves.

Oct 26, 2013
gnosh in Outer Boroughs