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Authentic Sushi?

I think a search for authentic Japanese sushi can be called something like "obstinate traditionalism" or "foodie particularism". If I were looking for Korean raw fish the post would be called "Authentic Hwe?"

Nov 26, 2007
cornichonII in Outer Boroughs

Authentic Sushi?

Hello,
I am searching for a sushi place, preferably hole-in-the-wall, that serves authentic sushi - no rolls, no crazy sauces, or deep-fried fish, mayo etc.... Just fresh nigiri and sashimi.
Oh, is run by Japanese people (not Korean, Chinese, Malaysian..)
Can anyone kindly share?

Nov 25, 2007
cornichonII in Outer Boroughs

Authentic Sushi

Hello,
I am searching for a sushi place, preferably hole-in-the-wall, that serves authentic sushi - no rolls, no crazy sauces, or deep-fried fish, mayo etc.... Just fresh nigiri and sashimi.
Oh, is run by Japanese people (not Korean, Chinese, Malaysian..)
Can anyone kindly share?

Nov 25, 2007
cornichonII in Manhattan

Restaurants that are driven by local ingredients.

Hello, can anyone give some suggestions on restaurants in the city and brooklyn that focus their menus on local (greenmarket) ingredients or working with local, small producers. Not just in one salad, but real emphasis in local, sustainable ingredients. Examples: bluehill, tasting room. Thank you.

Aug 19, 2007
cornichonII in Manhattan

Good Restaurants in Williamsburg

Hello. I'm searching for good restaurants I may have missed.

Restaurants I thought were pretty good: Marlow and sons, the Diner, Dumont (not Dumont Burger on Bedford though), Egg, Mexican food in back of market
"eh"/mediocre: Roebling tea room, Fette Sau, Fornino, Taco chulo. shanghai dumpling place, snacky, relish
sorta crap: Thai on tai, Dokebi, Ginger whatever vegan Asian food, many many more...

Basically, are there any restaurants that are comparable to Marlow and son's amazingly simple, non-buttery, fresh, local ingredients and changing menu? The staff is amazingly snobby as well, but oh well.

Aug 15, 2007
cornichonII in Outer Boroughs

Best Brooklyn neighborhood for a foodie?

I use to live in clinton hill. it would take about 45 minutes to get to the union square farmer's market. C train to 8th ave. L to un sq. G train is worse. But the prospect park farmer's market is lovely. only on Saturdays though.

Aug 15, 2007
cornichonII in Outer Boroughs

Best Brooklyn neighborhood for a foodie?

I would like to re-iterate that Williamsburg will give you the easiest access to 3 really lovely farmer's markets via walking, cycling, and 15min train ride if sustainable, healthy cooking is what you're looking for. Restaurants not so great here though.

Aug 14, 2007
cornichonII in Outer Boroughs

Best Brooklyn neighborhood for a foodie?

ps. I bought some fresh fava beans from the Un Sq. greenmarket (farmers market), de-shelled them, boiled them, pureed them with roasted garlic olive oil, and salt and pepper. Then I topped a couple slices of Our Daily Bread (local bread makers) crusty baguette with it and small strips of crispy Dinesfarm bacon. It was quite fun.

Aug 02, 2007
cornichonII in Outer Boroughs

Best Brooklyn neighborhood for a foodie?

Williamsburg will be the best place to live for a foodie that's into cooking healthy. Although there is only about 1 restaurant worth eating at in this neighborhood (marlow and sons and its expensive), there are 2 greenmarkets in williamsburg (sat and Th) and it's super easy to go to the Union Sq. greenmarket that is held M, W, F, and Sat. I walk to the McCarren park greenmarket every saturday and get all the local skatefish, fresh garlic, spring onions, purple bell peppers, gooseberries, rainbow chard and flax seed loafs I need.

The fish lady there once gave me a huge sea scallop and we ate them raw together, me gasping at its delicate pink deliciousness

Aug 02, 2007
cornichonII in Outer Boroughs