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Irish Bars and Dive Bars

Try Druids on 10th Ave and 50th. It has above average food, and is a local pub on top of it all, where locals hangout.

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Druids
736 10th Ave, New York, NY 10019

Mar 06, 2011
anil in Manhattan

Indian

Efficient service is not the forte of Sarvanas Bhavan, except if you are ordering Thalis. Once you overcome the anticipation of efficient service, the food is overall better than most. However, I am disappointed that they have started serving North Indian fare, and failing as do most south indian restaurants even in India.

Jan 08, 2011
anil in Manhattan

What is the best Indian restaurant in NYC

I would recommend Yuva for just a couple of dishes - Which are excellent and worth going there for - Raan being one, Dal Makhani being other. Even when I am in India, I visit a restaurant with specific entrees in mind, the one's they are known for, rest is forgettable.

Chola's buffet brunch still is an excellent proposition. A newcomer which I have visited once, but has promise is Cinnamon in the Little India section - Lex between 27th & 28th.

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Chola
232 East 58th Street, New York, NY 10022

Yuva
230 East 58th St, New York, NY 10022

Jul 05, 2010
anil in Manhattan

Indian in Montreal.

" Goa was once a part of Pakistan but now is part of India so Vindaloo's originated from the Pakistani Goan community of Portuguese origin."

That would be a surprise if not a shock to historians to know that Goa was a part of pakistan. Even an elementary google would set a novice straight :)

Indian food is too diverse to be just vegetarian. Bengali as well as Maharastrian cooking has strong emphasis on fish. While most of south india is known for its veg. dishes, chettinad cuisine is non-vegetarian.
The Hyderabadi and Avadhi cusines have a lot of emphasis on meat too.

May 11, 2010
anil in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

best vegatarian/kosher indian

Is Saravanaas on Lex&26th really Kosher ?

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Saravanaas
81 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10016

Apr 10, 2010
anil in Manhattan

Ethiopian in Hell's Kitchen

I recently tried Red Sea. The combi platter was OK, the injera really cold, I will give it another try in a few months. Of the three ethiopian in the neighborhood - Queen of Sheba is much better than the other two. Meskerem used to be good, and then in the pst couple of years went down in service and quality. The meats tough; the ingera inconsistent.

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Queen of Sheba
650 10th Ave, New York, NY 10036

Meskerem
468 W 47th St, New York, NY 10036

Red Sea
683 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036

Nov 08, 2009
anil in Manhattan

Beer Halls/Gardens in Manhattan

Well, Try 10th Ave location. It has a garden in the back, and a decent selection of german beers - http://www.halloberlinrestaurant.com/...

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Hallo Berlin
626 10th Ave, New York, NY 10036

Oct 03, 2009
anil in Manhattan

East 50's Indian lunch

I have not tried their buffet; I'd prefer Chola's buffet because I do like south indian offerings during lunch and mixed with some north indian fare,Chola is a better value @ buffets.

Jul 26, 2009
anil in Manhattan

East 50's Indian lunch

I have not tried Yuva's buffet :-) Only their dinner. Here are my suggestions: Their Raan (if you are a two three just share it. Other grilled meats like kebabs are also good. In veg, I order their kali daal (black lentils) and breads. Rest of their entrees and appetisers I am not interested it. This restaurant fills a niche in my desires for NWF cooking.

Jul 26, 2009
anil in Manhattan

best kebab in hell's kitchen?

It seems you have a specific image of kebab and certain flavour to go with it. I have tried kebabs from lots of places around ; and Hell's Kitchen represents many of those:

Greek style: Ouzeria
Turkish: Hanci (56th & 10th)
Mughal: Afghan II
Offbeat: South African Braai for ostrich
Iraqi: La kabrr (only kefta kebab)

Missing ofcourse is galoti-kebab :) For indian style kebab, I'd go to the pakistani place on 37th & 9th, or head to Yuva oh East 50s for their seekh.

The cities to experience heavenly kebab are Istanbul, New Delhi and London. They bring hundreds of years of outside migrant influences from all the surroundings.

Jul 26, 2009
anil in Manhattan

East 50's Indian lunch

If your interests are northern-frontier cuisine - Try Yuva. I go there for their Raan and other grilled meats.

Jul 24, 2009
anil in Manhattan

hell's kitchen great atomosphere drinks

Acquired during the era when Irish gangs ruled the neighborhood. I have heard stories from the long time locals , whose attributions are similar to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hell...

Jul 18, 2009
anil in Manhattan

brunch/lunch near columbus circle

Most brunch places open at noon. Having said that, walk down 9th Ave. from 58th street down nd you will find a whole slew of places.

New American: Whym on 58th & 9th
Diner: Route 66 on 56th & 9th
Cuban: Guantanemaro ? 56th & 8th
Turkish: Istanbul cafe on 57th between 8th & 9th

Jul 18, 2009
anil in Manhattan

Jamaican choice?

what specifically are you looking for ? I'd pick Negril, Dunno is maroons is still open ? or maybe I must have passed by it the other day and mistakenly thought it to be closed.

PS: you can from time to time catch a cricket match on TV @ NEgrils' on 23rd.

Jul 17, 2009
anil in Manhattan

Please Update Me on Curry Hill South Indian Options

Saravanaas Bhavan has alway been a bit tight on spacing of tables and a bit rushed. Nothing new given the same kind of rhythm in their original location in Chennai, India and New Delhi, India.

If you want to have a slightly more relaxed and chilled environment: Go early (around noon - 12:30) during the weekend to Chennai Garden, sit by the window and read you newspaper at leisure and enjoy the dosas and uttapams.

Jul 17, 2009
anil in Manhattan

Best upscale rest. with best food in MePa?

neither did I. This is the first I am hearing of It :) What next HeKit :-)

Jul 17, 2009
anil in Manhattan

Best Spanish Food in Manhattan

For tapas I prefer Sol e Sombre in UWS on 82nd & Amsterdam. It is reasonably priced.

Jul 17, 2009
anil in Manhattan

Indian Buffet?

I think currently Chola and next door, Yuva are my choices. Yuva because it has served some hard to find desserts and appetisers that I love. I love making pani-puri in Chola among other things.

Jun 21, 2009
anil in Manhattan

Indian in East Ham

Are there any non tamil Srilankan places in London ?

Jun 21, 2009
anil in U.K./Ireland

Buenos Aires 6/15-7/15 food/grocery recs

Here is a very active argentine forum from the frequent flyer's group. Some of us post and follow it regularly - It will be of use to you - http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/argent...

Recoleta is a fine area, in fact that is where I lived when I was Bs As.

Jun 16, 2009
anil in Latin America & Caribbean

The Great Indian Food Journey [from UK/Ireland board]

Good Luck, I am envious of your journey. Will you be blogging ? Apart from food the other experiences ?

Jun 16, 2009
anil in India & South Asia

The Great Indian Food Journey [from UK/Ireland board]

Prasad's restaurant in in New Canaan CT - Called Thali; one of the better indian restaurants in the region.

Jun 16, 2009
anil in India & South Asia

Red Egg - one of the better dim sum places in manhattan

The chinese restaurants in Lima,Peru are called Chifa. Over the decades they have evolved into an unique fusion flavor of their own.

Jun 16, 2009
anil in Manhattan

Sick Food

I'd go have a bowl of Vietnamese pho - There are couple of places on Baxter, Center, Mulberry

Jun 16, 2009
anil in Manhattan

*new* Szechuan Gourmet report

This new place has opened in what was formerly known as "Pacific Echo" which was shuttered down by the marshal's notice. That space is pretty jinxed - Quite a few restaurants have opened there and closed.

Jun 14, 2009
anil in Manhattan

Good Rasmalai in Manhattan?

I would try Sukhadia's @ 45th St off 5th Ave, You could try looking around the Lexington Ave. stores and check which one's have in-house and fresh rasmalai.

Jun 07, 2009
anil in Manhattan

Jamaican food

While there is Negril, there is also Orchid's on 9th ave in the 40s. It is not really jamaican but more like Trini. I prefer the Negril @ 23rd that the one further south.

Jun 07, 2009
anil in Manhattan

Haute Habanero Chicken Curry

How did you get 4 tsp of Madras curry powder by adding 1 tsp + 1 tsp + 1/2 + 1/2 ?

Jun 07, 2009
anil in Recipes

Best Malaysian in Chinatown?

Did I mention fish :) It is indeed a small place.

May 10, 2009
anil in Manhattan

Best Malaysian in Chinatown?

Then there is the often overlooked Oversea Asian restaurant on Canal & Orchard. Good for their Young Tofu, Indian Rojak, Ginger duck noodle soup, and occasionally curry mutton.

May 09, 2009
anil in Manhattan