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Bar Chuko

but my mom would love a good Hamachi collar! ;)

Aug 18, 2014
debinqueens in Outer Boroughs

Any veggie restaurant in NYC like Greens or Millennium in SF?

Café Boulud has a vegetarian tasting menu that I've always thought was excellent (no reliance on meat substitutes).

Dirt Candy is great, but note that it is closing on August 30th and pretty solidly booked until then. The plan is to reopen in November, but that could be delayed, NY being NY.

Aug 18, 2014
debinqueens in Manhattan

$18.45

And beef prices hit a record high last year , up another 10 percent in 2014, so that seems fair

Aug 17, 2014
debinqueens in Manhattan

Legal Sea Foods: You've come a long way baby!

Clams are seafood . Chicken is not steak . Just sayin'.

$18.45

me too. a month ago.

Aug 17, 2014
debinqueens in Manhattan

Joints around Canal & 6th

walkers is really bro-ified and fratty in my opinion. nancy is one of my faves. my office is right down there and I go whenever possible. Tribeca tavern, right there, is okay, but not great.

Aug 17, 2014
debinqueens in Manhattan

$18.45

we did a test in 2010 and the meat from a Katz's sandwich came in at 11 ounces. I can't vouch for now, but it doesn't seem to have lost half its heft from four years ago.....

Aug 17, 2014
debinqueens in Manhattan

$18.45

the price increases have definitely been more frequent, and the latest one seems a little rough -- although, to be fair, meat prices have REALLY spiked in the past 12 months.

I haven't noticed any decline in quality, though. same excellent meat on mediocre bread and no downturn in the pickle offerings. as far as sandwich size? they seem smaller than 20 years ago, but as far as I can see, the size has been stable for a while. I still manage to cull some meat for a small at-home sandwich later.

Aug 17, 2014
debinqueens in Manhattan

Who creates the editorial voice for the NYT food section?

it's written by a couple of 30 year olds who worked in publicity at a record label. brodacious, bro-delic, bro-ified, bro.

Aug 16, 2014
debinqueens in Manhattan

Fresh ravioli?

seconding piemonte, best I've had in manhattan. if you're willing to make a quick trip to Astoria, Casinelli on 23rd ave is outstanding.

Aug 16, 2014
debinqueens in Manhattan
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Getting my son with autism to eat/Vaca Frita

Texture wise , Szechuan beef is similar. Not sure if flavors would work. Al pastor in the Mexican realm, perhaps? Pork with a bit of chew and a citrusy bite. I know how hard this can be.

Aug 15, 2014
debinqueens in Home Cooking

Long Gone But Not Forgotten! Manhattan Memories

i remember that place when it was on Oliver street, just off East Broadway. agreed about the noodles....first place i ever had genuinely spicy Szechuan food.

Aug 15, 2014
debinqueens in Manhattan

Inviting Professional Voices to the Community

a little dumbing down never hurt anyone. in fact, it makes a big dumbing down a lot less painful.

Aug 12, 2014
debinqueens in Site Talk

Delicious, Interesting, Inexpensive - any ideas?

nish nush is really great and underrated, but I don't know how comfortable would be for a group to sit down because of the communal table/stool set up. maybe red egg at centre/hester
for dim sum/small ish plates emphasis?

Aug 12, 2014
debinqueens in Manhattan

Columbus Circle Restaurant

sushi damo on west 58, directly across from TW could work if that cuisine is an option. it's good, with some creative rolls, fresh fish (never tried the cooked food). sapphire indian, a half block north on broadway as well.

ninth avenue, going downtown, offers a bunch of options, but I have to admit I haven't sampled any of them in a few years, so can't really vouch for what's still good over that way.

Aug 12, 2014
debinqueens in Manhattan

Inviting Professional Voices to the Community

i have too. some time ago, based on the fact that i continued to repost a complaint about a post i thought was, let's just say, "culturally insensitive." i did so because i complained to mods about it, was told the original comment passed muster, but my posted rebuttal did not. when i did it three times, i was hauled to "the woodshed."

Aug 11, 2014
debinqueens in Site Talk

Inviting Professional Voices to the Community

well, until a day or two ago, such a post couldn't have gone through anyway.

and that WAS the intent.

Aug 10, 2014
debinqueens in Site Talk

Dirt Candy alternative?

café boulud has a nice vegetarian menu, very seasonal in nature.

Aug 10, 2014
debinqueens in Manhattan

Inviting Professional Voices to the Community

without going too far off topic, what about posts "not about chow"? for years, mods deleted posts they considered to be, well, "off topic" -- anything that focused on any social import/issue that a poster considered relevant, but the "powers that be" considered to be not directly about the taste of food or quality of service rendered. will those be allowed, now that ads are? after all, feisty interplay generates clicks....

Aug 08, 2014
debinqueens in Site Talk

Inviting Professional Voices to the Community

it seems like a very strange decision from a business perspective -- drive away the core of your participants/readership/visitor base in a hurry, in the hopes that you can replace them with a whole new group of users.

it also seems to fly in the face of what's gone on in recent years in media like this. most places are moving towards participatory -- if not pseudo-crowd-sourced -- content. this looks like a step back into the old days of "here's something to look at/read and something to buy." less interactivity, less involvement, less interest.

Aug 08, 2014
debinqueens in Site Talk
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Inviting Professional Voices to the Community

Almost "nobody."

Aug 07, 2014
debinqueens in Site Talk

Inviting Professional Voices to the Community

Obvious yes. To those who care. Will that number include the bosses here? I doubt it. Best guess is that this turns into shill city,

Aug 07, 2014
debinqueens in Site Talk
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Generous portions, cheap prices, good food--is it possible in NYC anymore?

i'd second the greenpoint notion. most of the polish places there offer large platters with a main, two sides and usually a big bread basket, for under $12. enough left over for a glass of zywiec :)

there are still one or two similar places in the east village, which used to have at least a dozen. sigh.

Who has Blueberry Ice Cream?

my pleasure. i'm not 100 percent sure. the manager runs the stand at my local market in Jackson heights. that's sunday only. I will ask tomorrow.

Aug 02, 2014
debinqueens in Manhattan

Who has Blueberry Ice Cream?

Ronnybrook Dairy sells a very good version at the Union Square farmer's market. I believe they also have a stand/stall at Chelsea Market.

Aug 02, 2014
debinqueens in Manhattan

arrogant swine opening, but....

thanks for the valuable input!

Aug 02, 2014
debinqueens in Outer Boroughs

arrogant swine opening, but....

the part that concerned me was:

"But the huge space at Morgan Avenue and Scholes Street is more about the beer than it is about the food, Ho, 35, said.

With 20 beers on tap and 40 bottles, Ho said the primary goal is "to serve lots and lots of craft beer."

Aug 01, 2014
debinqueens in Outer Boroughs

arrogant swine opening, but....

Tyson Ho, who served up some excellent whole hog BBQ at his small "Hog Days of Summer" events last year, is finally getting his long-discussed new place off the ground. The "But"? His comment in this piece that he's more interested in peddling beer than food, which seems like it's going to be an afterthought for a sea of dude-bro craft beer drinkers.
http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20140...

Aug 01, 2014
debinqueens in Outer Boroughs

Finally, a realistic review of a restaurant by a real person.

Not even close to the worst I've seen

Jul 28, 2014
debinqueens in Food Media & News

Chipotle is going seatless...

I don't hate chipotle but I find it utterly mediocre . Quality ingredients? Sure. That ensures I don't leave feeling bloated or gross . But flavor wise on a par with subway

Jul 25, 2014
debinqueens in Chains