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Dim Sum Rice Crepe/Roll with Real Sliced Beef

Yes, correct.

Jul 22, 2015
deepfry7 in Manhattan

Dim Sum Rice Crepe/Roll with Real Sliced Beef

Anybody know a dim sum or Chinese BBQ meats restaurant that serves their beef rice crepe/roll with actual sliced beef instead of that minced beef "patty" (I think it's with parsley too)?

The only other place I remember doing it was Mei Li Wah years ago, but before the closing and renovation. I don't believe they serve it anymore.

Thanks.

Jul 21, 2015
deepfry7 in Manhattan

Happy Roberto Tuesday

Was by Port Authority today and remembered it was Roberto Tuesday! Had my first one and Ziggy was on point. It was one of the better sandwiches in recent memory. I rather have another one of these than a Fuku or Chicken Shack sandwich.

I agree that I'd like the spice level kicked up a couple of notches. Perhaps larger pickled jalapenos as opposed to the little dices (which don't contain the seeds or whatever has the heat).

I've only previously had the Bench Girl. Looking forward to trying the other sandwiches here.

Jul 14, 2015
deepfry7 in Manhattan
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Metamorfosi Reservations

FYI, I found out recently that Metamorfosi will be closing July 18 until early/mid September 2015 for renovations. I was planning on going there during my Rome visit this summer.

Jul 11, 2015
deepfry7 in Italy

Questions About Eating in Rome in August (2015)

>> we suggest switching Glass with Metamorfosi in the Parioli neighborhood.

I'll be visiting Rome this summer and I found out recently that Metamorfosi will be closing July 18 until early/mid September for renovations.

Jul 11, 2015
deepfry7 in Italy
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Milan Expo

Any reports from the last month (hopefully more positive)? I'll be visiting Italy later this month and plan to spend a day or two at the Expo.

I welcome some logistics tips too (what time of day to go), etc.

Thanks.

Jul 09, 2015
deepfry7 in Italy

Gelinaz shuffle

Well the one at Mission Chinese ain't too bad as well. He/she has a multi-Michelin star restaurant as well.

It's super fun seeing all the chefs revealed across the world (US is last in the time zones).

Jul 09, 2015
deepfry7 in Manhattan

Favorite signature dishes?

Ha, they actually shipped him to the land down under. He's at seiōbo in Sydney now.

http://momofuku.com/category/team/

Jul 07, 2015
deepfry7 in Manhattan
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Chicago Gets Richer - John and Karen Shields

Man, I'll need to visit Chicago at the end of the year.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/...

I remember Town House in Virginia was getting very good reviews from the media and top fine-dining food bloggers.

Jul 07, 2015
deepfry7 in Chicago Area

Tempura Matsui

More info from the NYT:

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/08/din...

Opens next week on 7/14.

Jul 07, 2015
deepfry7 in Manhattan

O Ya? Anyone been yet?

I was able to right-click onto the photo, Save Image As. Then when I opened it up on my computer, I was able to zoom-in an pretty much read most of the menu. I have a 17" laptop.

Jul 06, 2015
deepfry7 in Manhattan

Restaurant Nicholas

If you've gone, how does the chef's table at Nicholas compare to some of the tasting menu restaurants in NYC?

Jul 02, 2015
deepfry7 in New Jersey

15 East without Masa discussion

I was told on the phone that he the "only" lunches he was working in June were Fridays.

Anyway, I'm bummed I didn't get a chance to go, but it seems someone with such a dedicated group of friends/fans, that he's a special chef. I wish him all the best in Bangkok.

Jul 02, 2015
deepfry7 in Manhattan

15 East without Masa discussion

Can you elaborate a little more? I assume you were there last night?

Jul 02, 2015
deepfry7 in Manhattan

Lightner leaving Atera on March 28th

Platt seems to agree (although not a formal review). At least you know he likes it more than Ko.

http://www.grubstreet.com/2015/06/6-f...

Jun 29, 2015
deepfry7 in Manhattan
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My review on Michelin 3 Star and other restaurants after taking a "tour" for a month

Thanks for the detailed write-ups. I'm happy for your good fortune and were able to enjoy NYC's best. Per Se's Snake River Farm's "Calotte De Bouef" was one of my favorite dishes ever as well. Sous vide cooking at its finest.

Were you able to hit other types of restaurants and if so, will you be writing up about them?

Also, may I ask what city or country you're from. I was just curious since I wonder if you come from a city known for its fine dining as well.

Thanks!

Jun 29, 2015
deepfry7 in Manhattan
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What does Brooklyn have to do with Philadelphia ? [moved from Philadelphia board]

Thanks for the write-up. Been looking to go since I went to a "similar" restaurant at Take Root over the winter.

Ryan Sutton of Eater enjoyed it as well and gave it 4 stars a couple of months ago.

http://ny.eater.com/2015/4/7/8360365/...

Jun 26, 2015
deepfry7 in Outer Boroughs

Red Hook Lobster Pound

You can go to the one in LES Manhattan.

http://www.redhooklobster.com/manhattan/

But if you're looking to dine at the original, it's a cool spot. I've only had their lobster rolls - they're above average. And the Red Hook scene is more lively over the last couple of years.

Note that I'm not the biggest fan of lobster rolls. I think there's better ways to have lobster (thought of one grilled with lemon, herbs, and a little butter/olive oil is making me hungry).

Jun 26, 2015
deepfry7 in Outer Boroughs

Lobster Pot Pie at Pearl Oyster Bar -- Yowzers!

I was walking around in Soho yesterday and walked by Ed's Lobster Bar. Checked out their menu outside and saw that they also have a lobster pot pie ($26).

Has anyone had it? Yelp reviews for it seem mixed at best. I had the Pearl Oyster Bar lobster pot pie a couple of winters ago and I remember it being delicious.

Jun 23, 2015
deepfry7 in Manhattan

Scott Bryan at The Milling Room (UWS)

I didn't know much about Scott Bryan until recently. I listened to a recent interview with Mark Ladner (of Del Posto) and he was saying that Chef Bryan was a big influence on him.

Then I was watching some old episodes of Bourdain's "A Cook's Tour" this weekend and one episode was Bourdain in NYC hitting up the old Veritas with Chef Bryan at the helm.

Apparently, he's jumped around over the past couple of years, but he's now taken The Milling Room in UWS in the failed Corvo Bianco since Oct 2014.

Has any CHers been here? Thoughts?

Jun 21, 2015
deepfry7 in Manhattan

Chef's Table at Brooklyn Fare: Price increase (?)

No, it doesn't seem to be a price increase. The last price increase was $255 excluding service. So $306 is exactly a 20% service charge.

Ryan Sutton of Eater has quoted $255 as of Nov 2014:

http://ny.eater.com/2014/11/26/727143...

Now if they would only open that Manhattan restaurant...

I now wonder if Blanca will increase its prices after Wells' 3-star review.

Jun 17, 2015
deepfry7 in Outer Boroughs

Spring 2015: New in Chinatown

Just walked by King's Kitchen today on East Broadway. Attached is a photo of their menu. I already had lunch, but I was intrigued by all their various rice crepe/rolls. I opted to get the rice roll filled with shumai (combines two of my favorite plates of dim sum) for takeout and it was delicious. I will be going back for their claypot rice casseroles. The restaurant was very clean-looking.

Also, I walked by a Taiwanese & bubble tea spot called Taiwan Bear House (11 Pell St). Their first Yelp review is from 5/30 so I would imagine it's very new. Attached is a photo of their small menu as well.

EDIT: Unfortunately, it doesn't appear that you can zoom in on the King's Kitchen menu on CH. Bummer.

Jun 16, 2015
deepfry7 in Manhattan

Fogo de Chao Lunch

I'm sure if you call them up and ask, they'll answer your question about the differences, if any, between lunch and dinner food. Yelp reviews (keyword 'lunch') indicate it's pretty similar.

You might as well make a reservation. You'll get 100 points (= $1) on Opentable.

Jun 13, 2015
deepfry7 in Manhattan

Superhero restaurants?

Cool stuff. May not be perfect, but a couple of Japanese restaurants turn into ramen joints after hours (so maybe "Cinderella" restaurants?)

Takashi:
http://takashinyc.com/ramen/

Tsukushi
http://ny.eater.com/2012/6/10/6578855...
When: After 10 p.m.
What: Another late night changeover, this Omakase-only Japanese restaurant begins serving ramen around 10 p.m. when the dinner rush dies down. They only serve one thing — shoyu ramen — but they do it well and will fill your bowl until 2 a.m.

RIP Benkei Ramen (and Ushiwakamaru). Although I remember reading Ushiwakamaru is looking to come back in Chelsea some time later this year?

This wine bar in Soho serves coffee during the day.

http://www.grubstreet.com/2015/05/win...

Take Root in Brooklyn used to be a yoga studio during the day. Not sure if it still is though.

Jun 07, 2015
deepfry7 in Manhattan

Qui Tasting Room

Thanks kathryn! I went in mid-April and had a menu that was ~90% similar. For example, didn't have spot prawns but had a bone marrow dish).

For $95, it was a "steal". Although I think both you and I are used to NYC prices. It would be $150 in Manhattan or Brooklyn.

My favorite dishes were the chawanmushi, caviar w/ foie gras (my #1), seared kanpachi and grilled oyster dishes.

Jun 05, 2015
deepfry7 in Austin

Cosme (late) Review: Group Dinner for 6

I went in March with a party of 6 and had similar overall feelings about Cosme. Food was tasty but not very memorable. But sometimes it's fun to just be at a trendy restaurant on a Friday night at a prime-time (which I lucked out).

The octopus "main course" (hate calling them entrees) dish was $28. A group of 6 would need two of these to have enough to even have an opinion of the dish. A random internet photo of the dish:

http://www.samstewartetc.com/wp-conte...

Kind of crazy that they've never encountered or figured out the potential issue with the hamachi in a party of six. They have several 6-tops every night. If you're in contention for "best new restaurant" by James Beard Awards, this shouldn't be an issue.

That being said, the corn husk dessert is KILLER.

Jun 02, 2015
deepfry7 in Manhattan

Are Next "Trio" tickets going to surpass $200pp?!

Surprise!

http://www.chicagotribune.com/enterta...

I'm not from the area (but like to read what's going on in other cities), so nice tidbit, Chris, that the tickets are now easy to get or selling at a discount. I somehow missed your response a few months back.

I had tried to get into the elBulli one, but missed the cutoff. Kind of glad I didn't spend all that money to fly to Chicago and go. I rather take that money and go to Elizabeth, el Ideas, etc. next time I visit.

Jun 01, 2015
deepfry7 in Chicago Area

Lightner leaving Atera on March 28th

This is probably the first report on Atera under Chef Emborg that I've come across (and just checked Yelp). Thanks for feedback, mtr. And good to see that they lowered it down to $235 including service (~ $190 for standard pricing).

May 27, 2015
deepfry7 in Manhattan

Wilson Tang and Jonathan Wu Now Serving 'Creative' Chinese at Fung Tu

Is it a coincidence that both Sutton and Wells review a restaurant (published within an hour of each other around noon EDT) that is about 1.5 years old, yet most new restaurants they review are within the 3-6 month range? I found it VERY strange.

I've noticed with the new restaurants (less than 6 months) that many food critics review within the same week, but that could be memory bias (like when Yankee fans think Derek Jeter is "clutch").

May 12, 2015
deepfry7 in Manhattan

Soft shell crab season!

When I went last week to Noodletown, my waiter told me they were in (he knows I like the soft-shell crabs). There's a paper sign within the restaurant in the back towards the kitchen when they're actually in-season.

Apr 21, 2015
deepfry7 in Manhattan