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Grand Sichuan 2nd Ave and 55th Street -- closed?

I saw them working on it too, out of nowhere, and it looked like they were just renovating...Sounds like a lot more has been done. I haven/t been by in a few days, and I was wondering too...

Apr 14, 2013
PhishFoodie in Manhattan

Remember candela by union sq. park?

I just went to the bar, definitely post- dinner time,, never ate there, and probably never realized it was actually a "restaurant" ;). I dug the atmosphere- and cocktails.

Sep 11, 2012
PhishFoodie in Manhattan

Lower Manhattan Seafood or Asian Restaurants?

What about something lime Lure- seafood that has sushi as well. It's in Soho, trendy but not very fancy.

Sep 11, 2012
PhishFoodie in Manhattan

Remember candela by union sq. park?

Ah, I remember too- loved the atmosphere...definitely even went for valentine's day once, and had friends who got engaged there! This makes me think of Chez es Saada (if anyone remembers that place) a little too (atmosphere wise w/ exposed brick and rose petals along the stairs, until it turned more loungey later).
I would love to hear more similar Candela suggestions too!

Sep 11, 2012
PhishFoodie in Manhattan

Delirium Tremens beer - retail

Try City Swiggers on the UES as well.

Sep 04, 2012
PhishFoodie in Manhattan

If I were to go back to Riverdale, the Bronx , what would be there?

Mother's is still there, as are Blue Bay and Liebman's Deli. Golden Gate was my favorite Chinese but remodeled, changed ownership, became awful, then went out of business.

Aug 15, 2012
PhishFoodie in Outer Boroughs

Best Food Trucks in NYC?

I'm a huge fan of Calexico (get their carne asada) and Korilla Korean BBQ. Love their steak (bulgogi). For dessert, Coolhaus is fun because you can customize your ice cream sandwich cookie and ice cream flavors, which are delicious!

This site has a lot of the menus and might be helpful: http://www.streetgrubeveryday.com/?pa...

Aug 15, 2012
PhishFoodie in Manhattan

Hawaiian Shaved Ice

Eton in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn has it. I think they were on Foodography actually. Good dumplings too!

Jun 03, 2011
PhishFoodie in Manhattan

What not to miss at Stanton Social

I happen to love the french onion soup dumplings! I think the chicken and waffles is good too.

May 20, 2011
PhishFoodie in Manhattan

Fast food chinese

I'm pretty sure there's Wok 'n Roll on 1st Ave around 68th St and one down on Bleecker St.

Mar 01, 2011
PhishFoodie in Manhattan

Beer places in Manhattan

I like a lot of the places mentioned, but also these:

Stag's Head : Good selection of craft beers on tap that are always changing, plus lots of bottles & cans, knowledgeable bartenders who always answer my questions, steer me in the right direction, and let me taste when i'm unsure of what to get.

And surprised no one mentioned Hop Devil Grill. Also a good selection, knowledgeable and friendly staff, and good specials. I especially like this place for a group- plus the $10 sangria pitcher night.

Jan 11, 2011
PhishFoodie in Manhattan

NYE Restaurant Rec. Pre-Phish

oh my lord! ;)

Maybe stick to a bar? Stout (though I'm not much of a fan of their food, people like their burgers) I've been trying to think of where I can go that night too, for an early good meal, but I think a bar might have to suffice. I'm still doing some research...

Dec 21, 2010
PhishFoodie in Manhattan

30th Birthday Dinner for 12

we went to Frank for mine, and it worked out pretty well. I think there were 13 or 14 of us, and it was somewhere around $55-60/person, though they treated me...

88 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

Jun 08, 2010
PhishFoodie in Manhattan

Long Beach Island, NJ?

I'm going out to LBI this weekend. Is there anything new and good, since most of these suggestions are from 3 years ago, the last time I was there actually! Nothing uber-fancy or expensive, but good and reasonable?

May 26, 2010
PhishFoodie in New Jersey

Looking for a Homemade Ice Cream Sandwich

Lure has 4 varieties for desert... I think homemade.

May 18, 2010
PhishFoodie in Manhattan

Chocolate fountain/fondue

Dylans might work for that... On weekends they have the fountain out on the main level and you can buy individual pieces. They do parties upstairs I think, where they have a cafe space.

Or Max Brenner.

Dylan's Candy Bar
1011 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10021

Apr 25, 2010
PhishFoodie in Manhattan

Seeking a Lobster Roll In Lower Manhattan

also +1 for Luke's . And Ed's .

Mar 19, 2010
PhishFoodie in Manhattan

Bachelorette Party...NEED HELP!

agreed on buddakan, inoteca, stanton social...

China 1 might be fun. You can get a table in the lounge after you eat...

Feb 28, 2010
PhishFoodie in Manhattan

Dinner and/or drinks - Pre Concert at Madison Square Garden

here is my standard pre-msg list. all of these bars are within a few blocks, and likely will be packed. see ya at the shows ;-)

Stout (huge bar, good beer selection, lots of rooms, food-burgers and such, gets very crowded but can always get a table w/ a wait if there is one.

Mustang Harry's (& sally's) i like them, low key, good bar food

Harringtons (i think it gets really loud at the bar)

Local (frattier ( i guess for lack of a better term) bar atmosphere, & typical bar food, smallish too)

Tir Na Nog (irish pub, not very large)

keens - you can got to the pub side, get great food

nick & stef's (steakhouse in MSG, good wine selection, good for nicer scene/apps, don't care for the steak so much)

7 (trendier lounge-if it's still there)

a few blarney rock/stones
oh, and brother jimmies (eh ick )

Oct 27, 2009
PhishFoodie in Manhattan

Private dining in wine cellar for 15-18 people?

maybe downstairs at inoteca-or maybe the new one on 23rd has other spaces.
Aroma has a downstairs space too, but I don't know a lot about it

Oct 26, 2009
PhishFoodie in Manhattan

momofuku fried chicken - wow! incredible!

a friend got a lunch reservation, so luckily i got to go this weekend! and i loved it!!!

there were 5 of us, and we all had to have some pork buns, and several veggie sides too. we all liked different sauces, the different chicken styles, mooshu wrap vs none, and overall we had a great time enjoying our meal!

we had enough left over for 2 people to take some chicken home (maybe 5-6 pieces). So I agree 6 people is probably perfect, depending on whether you want to order other things while you are there, and if you want leftovers.

while it was delicious and i loved it, i think the traditional fried chicken was little too heavy on the old bay/seasoning for my taste. The chicken was so good & crisp outside, and moist inside though.

the regular diners at the table next to us were eyeing the chicken the whole time- it was kind of funny ;-)

i have been trying to get a dinner reservation to bring some other friends, but so far no luck.

Sep 29, 2009
PhishFoodie in Manhattan

cheap burgers, good atmosphere

Maybe BLT Burger or Nolita House

Sep 23, 2009
PhishFoodie in Manhattan

Momofuku Fried Chicken

Thanks fo rsharing those photos! I'm going for lunch Saturday- so excited!

Sep 21, 2009
PhishFoodie in Manhattan

Rockwell's Express in the old Rickshaw Dumpling Space

yeah, I've been awaiting its opening- i work nearby.

There used to be several in Westchester & the ony one left is in Pelham. I saw their truck outside on 8th street a few weeks ago, confirming it is the same Rockwells, then saw the awning go up. Good burgers, chicken sandwiches, salads, wings... I've always been a fan. It's good but not earthshattering.

I'll be very happy to have another lunch option!

Sep 21, 2009
PhishFoodie in Manhattan

Are there any cheap restaurants to get quality oysters in NYC, preferably on the west side?

happy hour at Lure

Sep 18, 2009
PhishFoodie in Manhattan

creative chowhound challenge! bars w/ food to invade with large group?

i was going to say Spitzer's as well!

Sep 14, 2009
PhishFoodie in Manhattan

Looking for a cooking class/dining experience for a present?

thanks.. i'm not sure where that is-i'm not from around there... i prefer something concrete that already exists and i might be able to find some feedback on.

the viking classes look like what we're going with, but i was hoping to find someone who might go to their home. thanks again.

Sep 02, 2009
PhishFoodie in Philadelphia

Looking for a cooking class/dining experience for a present?

just wondering if anyone has any more new ideas on this? i'm thinking of getting some cooking classes or an in home chef experience as a wedding gift.
does anyone know of any chefs that come to your home and do this? or any ofhter cooking classes in philly? thanks!

Sep 02, 2009
PhishFoodie in Philadelphia

Need rec for SOHO bar office party

my soho office did Nolita House once- not quite soho, but close. they were very reasonable & worked with us.

Maybe Lure can accommodate you in the bar area or private room?

Maybe Obivia?
We did Antarctica once too and i recall people weren't fond of it.

Aug 21, 2009
PhishFoodie in Manhattan

grilled whole fish.....rec's please

ed's lobster bar usually has a simple, delicious grilled fish of the day.
i've also had a great special one at Frank.

Jul 28, 2008
PhishFoodie in Manhattan