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Just like Apizz but not Apizz

We were treated very rudely at today Peasant. I am very sad about it. We just ate and we were asked to move to the bar because they were "backed up for tables". We were there barely 1hour and 50 minutes (3 people), just received our check back and they asked us to leave. This is not the way you treat the clientele. We (me, my fellow newyorker and my friend who was visiting) will definitely not come back.

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Peasant
194 Elizabeth Street, New York, NY 10012

Oct 30, 2009
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Anything new around the EV?

Thanks, yes, I know Eater...I mean if there is any new place you hounds like around EV/LES.
I've seen some of these places but i'm not sure if they're good and i cant find them reviewed here.

Oct 07, 2009
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Anything new around the EV?

I was wondering if there is any new place worth trying around the EV/LES...

Oct 06, 2009
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Dinner for 8 next Friday near WS Park

Hi. We're inviting a job candidate for dinner next Friday, we always end up going to North Square and I'm tired of it. Is there a nice place around that would take reservations for next friday around 8:45-9?

Mar 31, 2009
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Caviar

I'd like a nice place to have caviar and a bubbly. Where should I go?

Feb 11, 2009
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Best Non-European Restaurant

Hi. I have some foodie friends from Paris Amsterdam and London (ages 55 through 65) coming in a few weeks. They have visited me about 10 o 12 times and we always go to "European" restaurants so this time they asked me to take them to an American place. I believe they meant US contemporary but anything non European will work as long as it is good. They would like a place with good food and nice ambiance, I'd say highendish but not Per se highendish.

Where should I take them to impress them?

Feb 02, 2009
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Manhattan Chinatown Report (long)

Thanks! Heading there. Now I have a question: both places seem to make noodles for La mian, the place I was talking about did not make the noodles for soup necessarily, you could order any type of dish with noodles. Is this possible here or are they just for soup?

Jan 31, 2009
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Manhattan Chinatown Report (long)

Is there a place in Chinatown -or elsewhere in the city- where they make the noodles in front of you? I was very fond of a tiny Chinese place in Madrid where i could watch the guy making the noodles every day at 1pm... Is there anything like that over here?

Jan 31, 2009
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The Year of the Ox

where are you eating tomorrow?

Jan 25, 2009
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NYC Hound In Atlanta.Some Questions

Hi. Thanks to all for the help. I went to Bacchanalia, which was really good. I also bought some cheese at Star Provisions, loved the store. I had the crab appetizer,a pork loin +pork belly dish (belly was better than loin), the cheese platter-which was worth the extra $10, and a chocolate cake. This was the highlight of the trip. I ended up staying 3 days instead of a week, so i have a nice list now for next time. I went to watershed and had the fried chicken, but it did not blow my mind. I ended up going to 2 places that weren't on my list because friends took me there: Half "something" (the liver appetizer was very good the rest was not memorable), and a tapas places in midtown, but i do not remember the name now (it was not cuerno but it was walking distance from cuerno), they had good bresaola. Also went to the brickstore bar, which was great.

NYC Hound In Atlanta.Some Questions

Thanks for all the suggestions. I'll be heading there this weekend and I'll report back.

NYC Hound In Atlanta.Some Questions

Drop & ADD

First of all, I won’t be staying at Emory, I’ll be staying next to the Carter Center instead. Thanks for the info and recomm. above.

Ok, Here is what I’ve got so Far. I’ll just write down some places I’m planning to go, sometimes with questions, sometimes not. I would REALLY appreciate if you cold tell me if there is something wrong with any of them, or if the food is not remarkable or if there is better option of a particular cuisine. The truth is I won’t be able to go to ALL of these places, after all I’ll be there just 7 days, so if there is a place that’s not as good as the others or if I have places that turn out to be redundant could you please tell me?
Thanks!

High End (for Bday): Bacchanalia or Eugene

Rest of the week: Bhojanic (is it north Indian? any remarkable dish?), Holeman & Finch, 10 Degrees South, Nicola’s, Greenwood's, Rumis Kitchen, Floataway Cafe, Shaun’, Taka (or Haru Ichiban or Nakato), Kyma, Watershed, Carver’s, KC Pit BBQ

Taquería Los rayos or T. de los hermanos
(I have a question regarding Mexican places over there. I’m not looking for tacos de carnitas, al pastor et al because that’s what you find in Queens or in LA where lived before moving to NYC. I have a craving for a tasty cochinita pibil, and for any huitlacoche and flor de calabaza dishes. Does that place exist? If not, I’ll skip the Mexican place since it seems you have many other places over there)

newyorker searching for beer in Atlanta

Ey, thanks, I sure will. I understand, I almost never reply to NYC requests of the sort, so I feel a little ashamed to ask in general terms. I'll try the Motor Boat then. I checked out Five Season's website, thanks, I'll be there in about a week so Il wait and see what's on tap then.

Oct 16, 2008
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NYC Hound In Atlanta.Some Questions

Thank you all, Im wrtiting everything down. Also thanks for the Brickstore rec. Indeed, Beer Advocate ranks it higher than my 2 favorite NYC beer bars, Im eager to try it. Do I need to make reservations for 10 Degrees? Im thinking of Bachannalia for my Bday night, but haven't yet decided. Also, where is Carver's located?

newyorker searching for beer in Atlanta

Thanks, I am eager to try the Donkey Punch Barley Wine and their IPA. Is there something else I should try? It does not have to be FROM Atlanta, but something from nearby not that easy to find over here.

Oct 15, 2008
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newyorker searching for beer in Atlanta

Hi. I'm a beer lover and am traveling to Atlanta for the first time. What beers do I have to try? I prefer beers that I can't get here in NYC, but if you're not familiar with that any good beer I can get in Atlanta will do. I've read abut a couple of beer places in beer advocate but I would like to know more about specific beers, and also if there is a great beer place that you'd like to share, i'll be glad to try it. Thanks!

Oct 15, 2008
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NYC Hound In Atlanta.Some Questions

I am traveling to Atlanta for my Birthday for 7 days. I’ll be basically eating. I will stay near Emory because I’m visiting a friend who teaches there, but we will have a car, so I don’t mind long worthwhile drives. I am planning to have one fine dining meal on my Bday and then a lot of great meals. I would like to have something that is not as good here in NYC. What would be your choice of these cuisines (and if there is something else that is really good, please give me some advise): Peruvian, Greek, Afghan, Eastern European (polish in particular) Mexican, North or southern Indian, Lebanese, Venezuelan, Chinese (any style), thai (any style as well), French Caribbean, Korean, Brazilian, Cuban, Japanese, Puerto Rican, Senegalese, Spanish, and finally American, southern food. I am not asking for one of each cuisine, of course, I just want to have an idea of what can’t I miss or what would be a nice casual place to eat in Atlanta. I will really appreciate your help!

Worst ethnic place you've been to

La taza de oro had GREAT FOOD back in the day until about 15 years ago. Nowadays I would not include in this list by any means, but the food is just not memorable.

Sep 24, 2008
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Looking for a whole "lechon"

after tasting whole roasted pigs all over the world, I have to say the the ones who excel doing lechon are the puerto ricans, the puerto rican lechon has the most amazing seasoning (cuban, colombian or dominican lechon is not nearly as good), but i have not found it here in the city. However a went to an amazing pig roasting al El rincon criollo (do not confuse with the cuban place in queens)/ La casa de chema the Bronx about a year ago. But given that you live in Harlem maybe you should just call La fonda boricua (116 and Lex) and ask them if they know someone who sells a whole "lechon asado a la vara".

Sep 24, 2008
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Anti-Restaurants?

What about those "anti-restaurants" that Melena Ryzik wrote about in last week's nyt? Anything around here? Interesting at least or not?

Sep 03, 2008
jacques gaudet in Manhattan

Help with This Wine List, Please

Thanks a lot. I'll definitely do that.

Aug 13, 2008
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Help with This Wine List, Please

yes, thanks, I understand your reasoning on white but I think my partner (whose bday im celebrating) wont drink a bottle of white, I mean he would enjoy much more a bottle of red, so yes, I was actually thinking of having a pinot. maybe a glass of riesling first or even a sparkling (but the prizes are outrageous) and then red. I think half a bottle of the rossignol santenots for 88 is still too much for our -well, my budget-, specially because I'm certain he will like a whole bottle or maybe he'll have half a bottle but then he will want to drink wine afterwards...maybe that is not such a bad idea after all, i mean to have half a bottle and then go somewhere else to have a glass of wine. or we could come back home and have a special bottle here... now...a question, would it be totally absurd and uninteresting to buy something like an au bon climat pinot (at 60...instead of the 17 I pay here)?

Aug 13, 2008
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Help with This Wine List, Please

Thanks for the suggestions.

Exactly, I was checking out some of the the bottles and in the list they are 4 times the price! I am very upset about it, I would pay a corkage fee and bring my special bottle, but they do not allow it.

Aug 12, 2008
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Help with This Wine List, Please

Hi all, I really need some Help here. This is the situation: Im taking my partner to a nice restaurant for his Bday celebration and I took a look at their wine list. This is it:

http://www.gordonramsay.com/gratthelo...

I found the list pretty expensive and, as almost always, the wines I know on the list are 3 times the market price or even a bit more. We will probably have a chef's menu consisting of 4 or 6 courses, I guess i'll eat duck, beef, pork, fowl and he'll probably eat fowl and more fish than me. However, we will share a bottle of red -medium to full body- but I don't want the wine to overpower his food. So Im thinking of something that gets along with a several course menu......NOW, the big question/counseling: Does any of you knows a wine on this list that fits my needs and either #1 costs around 50 or #2 costs a bit more but is NOT 3 times the market price? I will deeeeeply appreciate any help. Jacques

Aug 12, 2008
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Help with French Place on a Sunday

Thanks, yes I think ill take him to Maze.

Aug 09, 2008
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Help with French Place on a Sunday

Hi, thanks all. Yes, EMP was closed on Sundays, not booked. Has anyone been to Benoit? How is it compared to Balthazar for example? I'm also curious about the Gordon Ramsay place. I have not been to Jarnac either... Still thiking...

Aug 09, 2008
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Help with French Place on a Sunday

Hi, I really need some help. My boyfriend wants me to take him to a French restaurant or bistro for his Bday (it does not have to be classic French, I'm the French one, not him) but not as expensive as Daniel, and not too stuffy either, just a nice place with nice ambiance if possible but food is more important. We have been recently to fleur de sel, cafe boulud and Artisanal so those are not options. The problem is his bday is on august 31 (labor day weekend) and all the places i called are closed that day (gascogne for example... i even thought on cheating on the french requisite and taking him to blue hill at stone barns but they are booked) or booked (EMP, for example). I did not want to go to Balthazar, which would be nice, because he prefers something new... what would you do?

Aug 08, 2008
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Best Chinatown Restaurant

amazing 66

Jun 28, 2008
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Pizza top 10

have you read wine spectator's issue on pizza? form nyc they mention totonnos di fara una pizza napoletana grimaldis lombardis...anyway how come no one mentions Gruppo on Avenue B?

Jun 23, 2008
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my new hamburger ranking

Molly's burger is not good, it's big but not well seasoned, that's my main problem with most of the places mentioned here, good meat is an important part for a great burger but seasoning is also crucial for me, i like cheeseburgers but I don't think that all the burger's flavor should come form cheese &ketchup, the meat needs seasoning.

Jun 06, 2008
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