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Great Delivery Recommendations in Kensington/Ditmas Park

Very Good News. Shayna's is still in business cooking great home made from scratch Trini food. Doubles run out early. On Church, one block east of Coney Island Ave.

Sep 06, 2014
Barry Strugatz in Outer Boroughs

Great Delivery Recommendations in Kensington/Ditmas Park

Is Shanya's the excellent Trini place closed? It's on the corner by Wheated. I drove by a few times and it was shuttered. The woman who owned it made great homemade rotis.

Sep 04, 2014
Barry Strugatz in Outer Boroughs

Continued Feedback on Moderation Changes, and More Guidance for Bloggers

Case in point. Today NY Times reviewed restaurant we discussed in 2012:

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8612...

Continued Feedback on Moderation Changes, and More Guidance for Bloggers

To quote Mr. Bernstein in Citizen Kane, "From before the beginning, young fellow."

Aug 29, 2014
Barry Strugatz in Site Talk

Continued Feedback on Moderation Changes, and More Guidance for Bloggers

The way to grow this site isn't to bring in restaurant owners and cookbook writers. To increase popularity give us useful tools (like mapping, addresses, cross-referencing, better design) to find and report on great restaurants. That's why food critics and bloggers have been mining us for years. People across the country go on Chowhound to find cool, delicious places to eat when they travel and in their own towns. Make it indispensable and easy to use. Don't flood it with people who have agendas. Jeez...even the word "Chowhound" has been deleted from the Chow newsletter.

Soho Tiffen Junction

Maybe they mean Soho, London?

Aug 29, 2014
Barry Strugatz in Manhattan

Soho Tiffen Junction

It's not Curry Hill but I really dug this place on the corner of 8th Street & Green in the former Johnny Rockets space. It's basically good tasting fast food Indian, Chipolte style. Many choices, good portions, reasonably priced. I hope it does well.

Aug 29, 2014
Barry Strugatz in Manhattan

Inviting Professional Voices to the Community

As stated before this is a case of the tail wagging the dog. CHOWHOUND is an innovative, democratic, broad-based, vital use of the internet. Where critics and professionals go to learn what's really happening. Many of the places Bourdain, Zimmern, etc. visit on their shows were mentioned years ago on CH. CHOW is a lifestyle sales tool.

Inviting Professional Voices to the Community

This whole conversation is depressing. The focus of Chowhound is now not about finding the best restaurants and food but how to interact with food industry professionals who may wish to contribute in a tastefully promotional way. Servicing the CH community with site improvements is obviously not a goal. This shift of focus/values was done at what corporate level?

Inviting Professional Voices to the Community

This isn't good. Why weren't posters consulted, polled on this new policy? CH has since the corporate sale been used as the bait to get Chow traffic. We posters create the content but are denied simple common sense features like a listing of restaurant addresses, cross references, mapping of eateries. Moderators have a tough job but they are serving management who doesn't understand the democratic broad based expertise and groundbreaking uniqueness of CH.

The Fate of Outer Boroughs Board

This board which I regard as the heart of Chowhound is endangered, please join the discussion on Site Talk on the future of CH.

Aug 07, 2014
Barry Strugatz in Outer Boroughs

Inviting Professional Voices to the Community

This sounds like the end of Chowhound.

Best Fried Clams In Brooklyn?

Sea Witch is very good.

Jun 19, 2014
Barry Strugatz in Outer Boroughs

Fort Wayne, IN - Burmese food

Thanks. I've been to both. More info here:http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7337...

Apr 30, 2014
Barry Strugatz in Great Lakes

Where can I find churros in Brooklyn around Park Slope or anywhere

Try the Lopez Bakery on 5th Ave & 18 St in P.S.
http://www.yelp.com/biz/la-boulangeri...

Apr 16, 2014
Barry Strugatz in Outer Boroughs

DiFara, does anyone have a link to Leff's original review of the pizza joint ?

Good news! Thanks!

Apr 14, 2014
Barry Strugatz in Outer Boroughs

'Spicy Pot 望江楼' Brooklyn newspaper reports: Original (正宗) Flavor Sichuan Hot Pot, said to "satisfies the hot pot gourmet enthusiast's requirements"

Jan 17, 2014
Barry Strugatz in Outer Boroughs

Any Chinatown Goose sightings?

I've been looking for the for years. Way back when once had a roast goose Chinese style.

Dec 20, 2013
Barry Strugatz in Outer Boroughs

Wheated - Church Avenue - loved it!

Yes, I liked that other Trini place. But whenever I went there she was sold out of doubles, too!
AM Thai is one of the few places in Brooklyn that has Khao Soi the crispy noodle curry soup.

Nov 26, 2013
Barry Strugatz in Outer Boroughs

Wheated - Church Avenue - loved it!

She makes everything from scratch. And makes doubles, though they have always been sold out when I arrived. I forgot the owner/cook's name, I believe Shayna is her granddaughter. Previously there was a Haitian place in the spot.
BTW Am Thai is a branch of the little place on McDonald near Church. Very good.

Nov 25, 2013
Barry Strugatz in Outer Boroughs

Wheated - Church Avenue - loved it!

Do you know if the great little Trini place Shayna's on the corner is still open?

Nov 23, 2013
Barry Strugatz in Outer Boroughs

Fort Wayne Faves???

Thanks I've been to both these Vietnamese restaurants both very good. And the Amish place sounds great will have to check it out next time I'm in FW.

Nov 07, 2013
Barry Strugatz in Great Lakes

Spot-On Peruvian Chicken at Village Pisco

Why don't you list addresses?

Nov 05, 2013
Barry Strugatz in Features

Morgan's BBQ in Prospect Heights

Went today for lunch. Had the chopped brisket sandwich. Pretty good but small with a nice side of mac and cheese. Would like to try the full BBQ menu at dinner. But heard something about preparing corn bread for the NY Times person coming this afternoon, sound like maybe photos for a review. Prepare for the onslaught.

Oct 03, 2013
Barry Strugatz in Outer Boroughs

Morgan's BBQ in Prospect Heights

They have take out for lunch on weekdays?

Sep 24, 2013
Barry Strugatz in Outer Boroughs

Lebanese Bay Ridge (plus Paneantico)

Will check out those items. I also want to try the roast chicken that others have raved about. Stuffed zucchini special also looked good...

Sep 18, 2013
Barry Strugatz in Outer Boroughs

Lebanese Bay Ridge (plus Paneantico)

After many, many years just went back. Chicken shwarma sandwich and baba ganoush still on point!

Sep 17, 2013
Barry Strugatz in Outer Boroughs

Weekly Burmese/Lao Market Outdoors in Fort Wayne

Worth the trip! Not sure how many more weeks it will last. If you're coming from the North there are Amish on the farm meals that sound very good, though I haven't checked them out.

Aug 27, 2013
Barry Strugatz in Great Lakes

South Bend and Fort Wayne recommendations

Always wanted to try The Oyster Bar. What do you like there?

Aug 07, 2013
Barry Strugatz in Great Lakes

Weekly Burmese/Lao Market Outdoors in Fort Wayne

This was a much different vibe from the Queens festivals. It was more of a market serving the local community. A gathering place in a nice riverside park, families, etc. The people didn't seem as assimilated as those I've seen at the NY festivals which are sponsored by established churches. Also many food items I didn't recognize (not that I'm an expert). Vegetables I never saw in the Chinese supermarkets I go to in Brooklyn. Many fried foods, I recognized chicken and large prawns, but little else. I'm sure there were many other foods I was unaware of but this was a quick first time visit.

Aug 07, 2013
Barry Strugatz in Great Lakes