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Good cafes for evening studying in Flushing/Bayside area?

There might be fewer cafes because Flushing and Bayside are more family oriented neighborhoods. There won't be a lot of college graduates and young adults.

Mar 04, 2011
ballmouse in Outer Boroughs

Loreley or Radegast? Which W'burg biergarten do your prefer?

I've never been to Loreley, but depending on when you are arriving, Radegast is quite crowded. And usually a bit loud. I've never ordered anything but drinks, which are $7 a pint I believe. There is a discount for pitchers I believe.

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Loreley
64 Frost St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Jan 28, 2011
ballmouse in Outer Boroughs

Restaurants around tourist areas

I suppose I'll google these Central Park areas; none of the names ring any bells for me. Maybe my guests know more.

Thanks for all the suggestions. Any chance someone knows something for the Financial District? Or is it really a food wasteland?

Dec 04, 2010
ballmouse in Manhattan

Restaurants around tourist areas

Oh wow! Thanks for all these suggestions. They all sound good.

About Central Park: I'm not sure. All I know is they probably want to see it. Is there a particular area that tourists want to see in it?

Thanks!

Dec 02, 2010
ballmouse in Manhattan

Restaurants around tourist areas

I have some of my parent's friends visiting me in NYC and of course they've never been so they want to look at all the famous things.

So I'm looking to find some restaurants around: Macy's on 34th, Times Square, Central Park, and the Financial District. (If you want to recommend other destinations + restaurants, feel free!)

I believe they have some sort of budget, so I'm hoping to eat for $20 or less per person (without drinks).

Cheers!

Dec 01, 2010
ballmouse in Manhattan

Hong Kong in 4 Nights & 3 Days

I went to Hong Kong a month ago and we really liked Sister Wah (13A Electric Road). Everyone in the restaurant will probably recommend the beef tendon (I think. I don't know the English translation on the English menu) soup. It's one of those hole-in-the-wall places, which seems to be what you're looking for.

If you want cheap and not fancy and not touristy, I would suggest eating outside of Central. Go to Kowloon or East of Central. It's much more authentic Cantonese cuisine. There's another place that was authentic Hong Kong food in Kowloon, but I don't remember the name or address. I will ask my mother who took me there.

Something other than Asian in Flushing?

Thanks for the help, I know most people eat only Asian food in Flushing. I'm not sure if I can afford all the recommendations, but I'll try to eat at those I can when I get a chance.

Aug 21, 2010
ballmouse in Outer Boroughs

Something other than Asian in Flushing?

I know Flushing has great Asian restaurants, but is there any other sort of restaurants recommended?

Aug 20, 2010
ballmouse in Outer Boroughs

Cantonese Restaurants in HK (NOT DIM SUM)

interesting. judging by the topics here i had assumed dim sum was very prominent in HK and that there were few good cantonese restaurants. In that case I suppose it would be very difficult to pick a certain restaurant...

Taiwanese beef noodle soup

ah. well that might explain why i've never had it there then ha :) nevermind then!

Jul 21, 2010
ballmouse in Outer Boroughs

Taiwanese beef noodle soup

I know what you're talking about and it's unfortunate the best spicy beef noodle soup restaurant in Flushing closed (Shanghai Bun). Have you tried Gu-Shine? I'm not sure if they have beef noodle soup (although they really should), but the dishes have been good. Shanghai Bun & Gu-Shine were the only 2 good Chinese restaurants in Flushing IMO.

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Gu-Shine
135-40 39th Ave, Queens, NY 11354

Shanghai Bun
136-11 38th Ave, Queens, NY 11354

Jul 21, 2010
ballmouse in Outer Boroughs

Brussels in July - great restaurants?

I second Noord Zee. The quality to price ratio is very good, especially for Brussels. For 6 euro, you get freshly cooked fish (you must tell the staff behind the connecting fish shop which fish you want grilled) with salad and bread. Wine is also available. It's not 'restauranty' though. It's like sitting at the bar...outdoors.

Jul 21, 2010
ballmouse in Europe

Eating and Drinking Under the Radar in Budapest, Hungary

I see you mentioned Trofea Grill. I don't know how into buffets you are, but most are quite average because the quality and freshness of food just isn't on par with a restaurant. I found Trofea to fall into that case (like most buffets). I would recommend eating at a restaurant and skip the buffet.

I didn't stay very long (or eat very much) in Budapest, but one no nonsense restaurant is Lugas. Not super fancy, but the quality of food is good and fairly cheap (at least compared to other European cities. It's probably average compared to other Hungarian restaurants in Budapest).

Belvárosi Lugas
Bajcsy-Zsilinszky út 15, 1065 Budapest

Jul 21, 2010
ballmouse in Europe

Cantonese Restaurants in HK (NOT DIM SUM)

Hi. I'm making a trip to HK for a couple days and was wondering if anyone here has recommendations for non-dim sum Canto food?

Preferably one that makes good 干炒牛河! If you do not read Chinese, it literally translates to dry fried rice noodles with beef.

Thanks!

Wine tasting in Porto

Thanks. I think we wanted to check out the Port wine and the caves, so we'll take a look in Gaia. It's a shame I'm not staying longer in Porto, otherwise I'd definitely check on your other recommendations.

Mar 22, 2010
ballmouse in Spain/Portugal

Wine tasting in Porto

A friend and I were thinking about doing some wine tasting tours in Porto. Does anyone have any recommendations for free ones?

Thanks!

Mar 18, 2010
ballmouse in Spain/Portugal

Recommendations in Munich?

I'll be travelling to Munich this weekend and I hear there's plenty of good food and beer to be had. Any suggestions for dishes/beers/restaurants?

Mar 09, 2010
ballmouse in Europe

London Street Food?

I walked by Exmouth Market today and tried one of the stalls. It sold mainly sausage ciabattas with onions and sauce for 3.50. It was really good. Does anyone know the name of this stall?

Feb 23, 2010
ballmouse in U.K./Ireland

Restaurants during Easter week

I've got a 2 week break and I plan on travelling to Spain and Italy. But it so happens that the break is during Easter and I hear both Italy and Spain are very Catholic and I assume close many stores.

Are the majority of restaurants in Milan, Rome, and Naples closed then?

Thanks!

Feb 21, 2010
ballmouse in Italy

Restaurants during Easter week

I've got a 2 week break and I plan on travelling to Spain and Italy. But it so happens that the break is during Easter and I hear both Italy and Spain are very Catholic and I assume close many stores.

Are the majority of restaurants in Madrid, Barcelona, and/or Valencia closed then? I hear many restaurants in Valencia are closed on Sundays in general. Is that also true?

Thanks!

Feb 21, 2010
ballmouse in Spain/Portugal