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near Brooklyn bridge park, photoville

Thank u for responses, ended up, at fornino, we were tired, but food was uniformly lousy, zero attention to detail, quality poor, pizzas cold tasteless, brown 2 leaves of basil on them, nln existent service, felt like cafeteria food, very disappointing. Would not return.

about 13 hours ago
janie in Outer Boroughs

near Brooklyn bridge park, photoville

For sat night, unfamiliar with Brooklyn, will be at photoville at pier 5, 6 area there, parking most likely towards Atlantic, prefer not to move car, and get dinner around there, what is good, reasonable priced, clean, child friendly,,2 and 9 year old..so not bar atmosphere, and won't need reservation ..will probably go around 8 or 9..most cuisines ok, but gluten free options plus..thanks

Sep 19, 2014
janie in Outer Boroughs

Sunday Brunch on Long Island?

Can anyone offer any current excellent brunch menus for a Sunday early afternoon in Nassau county, must be a place that will hold a table for reservation, thanks

Vitamix 6300 recently purtchased at Costco is made like JUNK!

there won't be a next time, because I'm happy with my blentec, seriously, what is wrong with you folks?

Sep 13, 2014
janie in Cookware

ISO great empanadas for takeout -- Brooklyn or Queens

http://empanadascafe.com

Best no contest

Sep 12, 2014
janie in Outer Boroughs

Vitamix 6300 recently purtchased at Costco is made like JUNK!

Funny this thread is still going, but to clarify, I bought 3 different units right off the palette perfectly sealed not returned, I'm totally ocd about boxes, so, no it was completely vitsmix inside factors poor construction , period. Please don't call me liar my photos clearly show it, and I wouldn't waste my time complaining about it to vitamix or Costco if it wasn't so, not a random thing, but on 3 machines, I gave up and am happy with blendtec, if you're lucky and your vitamix looks great then super, but I was incredibly disappointed with what i
experienced

Sep 12, 2014
janie in Cookware

Costco Frozen Shrimp (Bagged) from Vietnam

Where can i get them in NYC? Fish market recently told me their shrimp are from panama, anyone have an opinion?

Jul 21, 2014
janie in Chains

Costco Frozen Shrimp (Bagged) from Vietnam

Interesting how Costco farmed shrimp is so dangerous but gulf shrimp safe? Too many people I know who used to fish in the gulf won't ever eat any seafood from there since the spill and dumping of toxic chemicals, shrimp and fish are deformed, testing is a joke, I'd rather eat farmed anything then gulf anything.

Jul 20, 2014
janie in Chains

bayside bay terrace whitestone

thanks for the suggestions, read scathing reviews for thai 101, i find med grill much better than avli, don't really care for durso's thought it was very overpriced and quality wasn't anything special that I couldn't get elsewhere..years ago i tried the cheesecake place, didn't like it as much as miss grimble in the bronx, and I find malverne bakery out in long island to be tops for so many things that I save my calories for there..lol....will check out kmart, and I've never had the chance to get over to bkny, i always found that it looks so depressing from the outside..and I'm often not on that side...i couldn't find the indian menu online..

Jul 07, 2014
janie in Outer Boroughs

bayside bay terrace whitestone

What is good these days, takeout, sit down ..any good food markets?..must be clean..over in this area often all summer..passed many places on bell, new Indian...thanks for any sure bets..know about utopiabagels, med Greek on willets, Paris Asian bakery on northern, ...how is the fish Market blue water on bell?

Jul 06, 2014
janie in Outer Boroughs

Lunch near JFK airport?

tu casa in kew gardens is good if you want peruvian chicken their hot sauce is better than pio pio, and they are way nicer also...you'll see alot of pilots and airline personell there all the time..quick cab ride to jfk from there--via van wyck

May 24, 2014
janie in Outer Boroughs

help asap sat nite picky eater

Apps 12 and under mains under 20, I am in queens where restaurants are often less expensive, it's just gotten very expensive for me to afford to eat in the city for comp food in queens..didn't used to be like that,,,, honestly if the kid ate falafel I'd take them out to taim because I like their food and it's cheap..Indian or Thai that we could share thought might work,,, I've been to szecz gourmet don't think it will work with them, they didn't like spicy tasty or little pepper in queens ...thanks for the suggestions,,,..I'm trying to check out a lot of options..

May 16, 2014
janie in Manhattan

help asap sat nite picky eater

Need idea for dinner probably around 8 30 or so, 3 adults and 1, 9 year old..will have car most likely parked near moma 53rd 5th..so can drive anywhere but dropping off dinner guests after dinner upper west side so prefer midtown and higher and west..one of the guests is mostly macrobiotic eats fish send no gluten etc,, another guest trying not to eat gluten,child loves neat hates salad and chickpeas..was thinking veg Indian but didny think child would like it at all but he does like chicken tikka, rice etc...Thai could work..as long as there are some not spicy options, also please check doh site only "a" places will be ok, and not "a" with bad history,, seems this is getting tougher to find,, thank you for any help you can offer,,, an all veg place might be ok depends on menu...also moderate price pleases, thanks

May 16, 2014
janie in Manhattan

best open late weekday restaurants takeout or sitdown in queens?

flushing is a bit out of the way, as headed back to kew gardens area--but a stop off of expressway near bayside would work ok..white castle definitely not...looking for good spots, not junk food...the chicken place might be good, my son loves wings...

Apr 26, 2014
janie in Outer Boroughs

best open late weekday restaurants takeout or sitdown in queens?

Anywhere in queens but prefer central queens or eastern queens as often shopping in long island carle place area can end late and only option are shake shack open till 11 most other spots there close at 10 to 10 30,,,, thanks

Apr 26, 2014
janie in Outer Boroughs

Awesome Arepas and Pupusas hit Commack!

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?.this place has been gone for awhile

Brooklyn bagel Astoria

This place looks great and clean with ton of spreads and spelt bagels too? Would like to try which location is best in Astoria will be driving and need to park.and on sat is there place to sit there?

Mar 13, 2014
janie in Outer Boroughs

de Mole.. in Astoria.

ate at astoria location recently, and it was absolutely perfect, better than the sunnyside location which i frequent regularly...and the atmosphere is very open and comfortable....if i lived in astoria, i'd eat there all the time...they have the best shrimp tacos, stuffed with shrimp...

Mar 10, 2014
janie in Outer Boroughs

best Indian long island

Looking for best Indian long island like really good tandoori not to into saucy Indian love a great mint chutney..is chili curry in Hicks vill e great as reviews suggest..what is the best and clean place

best Thai long island

Don't like srip in williston, read good things about sarin and sopah in glen cove anybody been to both that can compare and comment, see they have squid scallops at sarin,, how do the prices vary no prices online menu sarin

Meatballs - Long Island

The meatballs at Luigi s on Jericho turnpike next to panera are superb,, in thecshopping center with chipotle panera and Harmon..think that's garden city park mineol a

Sripraphai Williston Park

I had 2 very subpar meals at Williston and bad service both times so have stayed away and frankly I have found many negative yelp reviews to be righ on the money More so than glowing reviews on yelp..it helps to look at other places a yelper likes to get an idea if review sounds legit..I have also noticed variances in Woodside especially on thursdays..also disappointed that the old man who used to make the noodles at spicy tasty in front has been gone for awhile and they are nowhere near as good as they once were...

La Flor Bakery and Cafe, in Queens, still around, still decent to pretty good ???? and cheap ?

I find their menu so tired and old..the shrimp tacos at demole are 1000% better and and have a ton of shrimp in them...also there are other reasons I'm not crazy about L.A. flor I used to eat there a lot but stopped

Feb 13, 2014
janie in Outer Boroughs

Hand Sliced Nova/Really Good Jewish Appetizing

I thought bagel cove was just awful--there ain't no russ and daughters in miami, sorry. -- but the russ and daughters bagels are lousy...what goes on them however is outstanding. Epicure used to be good for that sort of thing, but when I was there few weeks ago, everything look old and awful,,and I was quite shocked.

Feb 09, 2014
janie in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Seeking eggplant parmigiana for take out/eat-in in South Florida

the best is at anthony's coal oven pizzarea, their eggplant app is delcicous, made in the pizza oven

Feb 09, 2014
janie in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Manhattan Clam Chowder on Long Island

Hale hearty has it in Carle place

Take-out between FLL and Sunny Isles?

Epi cure prepared foods were gross looking tuna ok, ..takeout that is either sandwich like to eat later or something you can reheat..you will tired getting in late ..I suggest you forego the takeout which will be subpar
by the time you eat it, and get some sit down hot food to relax at yakko san right in Sunny isles where they are open till 3 thirty am..

Feb 06, 2014
janie in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Suggestions for Italian reataurant in Forest Hills?

you should complain--fill out that card at end of meal and tell your waiter..they would bring you something else if you didn't like it...they have another chef there besides the main one--maybe he was cooking..LOL....that is unusual, the only times I have had subpar meals is on a busy weekend, I generally try to go weekday evening and I eat in the cheaper pizzarea section rather than the fancier restaurant as you can get the kids menu there--and it's same food and you can get specials there...sometimes we'll eat in the other space if we're with a larger group of friends..they happen to make the best linguine with garlic with grilled chicken, it's outstanding...so much garlic in there...

Feb 04, 2014
janie in Outer Boroughs

Suggestions for Italian reataurant in Forest Hills?

that's the place I was thinking of on corner, but heard very mixed things about it, good friend of mine didn't care for it, and service was not good either...there is also the other italain place on metropolitan on corner, Il Poeta, my husband ate there couple times, thought it was average and overpriced--what do you order at La Vigna? whatever you do don't go to sarabella or I think they call it villa Isabella, I'll say no more because of the rules here on chowhound--

Feb 03, 2014
janie in Outer Boroughs

Suggestions for Italian reataurant in Forest Hills?

there are no outstanding restaurants in forest hills, period. unfortunately. There are however, some pretty good ones in the vicinity. my husband went to many office xmas parties at alberto's on metropolit and said the food was consistently very good and atmosphere works for party..I don't know how dee's is these days, but that is a possibility, stay away from the family restaurant on queens blvd, it's vile, and Portofino also awful. --there is another place further down on queens blvd, which is pricier and it's received mixed reviews from people that have been there that I know and their service is not friendly at all from what I hear..sorry blanking on the name at the moment, but it's on a corner...I can recommend King Umberto's for a party it's in Elmont, the food is always great and the service is great--I eat here all the time..parking can be a bit difficult, but I think they have valet at night...and their specials as well as regular menu always great.http://www.kingumberto.com/index.php?...

Feb 03, 2014
janie in Outer Boroughs