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Weekday lunch in the area of Sullivan, Ulster, Orange counties

Mountainview in Bloomingburg, Hacienda in Goshen, Cosimos in Middletown depending on your route.

St martin

Grand Case on the French side is a gourmet's delight. L'Estaminet is great as is Pizza Pascal and just about all restaurants there also Yvette's in Orlean(this is REAL local cuisine and is not expensive). On the Dutch side there is Tutta Pasta, Izi, Pineapple Pete's, Skip Jack's, Bajatzu, Fig, The Hideaway. There are too many good ones to list but this is a good list. Some are fine dining and some are not fancy but good restaurants.

Best Bagels in Queens?

True bagels are not supposed to be soft on the inside. They are supposed to be crusty on the outside and be dense and chewy on the inside.

Aug 10, 2014
ajs42548 in Outer Boroughs

Chinese takeout - UES

We've eaten there. I also compare it to Wa Jeal. But We give Wa Jeal an edge. Still A Jiao is only a block from my home so if we don't feel like schlepping down to 83 St. we go there.

Jun 04, 2014
ajs42548 in Manhattan

Le Cottage in St. Martin

I hope you know that tipping on the French side is not required or expected. If the service is exceptional an extra $5 or $10 dollars is recommended.

My last breakfast at Orlando's Hampton Bays!!

You should have informed the woman that restaurants are required by law to serve tap water when asked.

What are the World's Finest Chocolate?

TCHO. They're in San Francisco, but of course send all over the country.

Nov 06, 2013
ajs42548 in General Topics

decent bagels in lower hudson valley?

Bagels are NOT supposed to be light and fluffy on the inside. Light and fluffy is white bread. Bagels are supposed to be dense and chewy on the inside.

The most exotic foods you can find in NYC

How about Sliced beef/yak or Sliced beef/yak tongue or Goat intestine (liver, heart and stomach) among other exotic dishes at Himalayan Yak Restaurant in Jackson Heights?

Feb 23, 2013
ajs42548 in Manhattan

Per Se

I'd go if I had a Groupon.

Jan 31, 2013
ajs42548 in Manhattan

Brunch in Port Jervis area.

I have a country house 10 minutes north of Port Jervis. There really isn't much in the way of a good brunch in that area Maybe as someone else mentioned, Milford which is 10 minutes south of matamoras might be an option.
There is an elaborate brunch (at least there used to be) on Sundays at the Best Western in Matamoras. They have(or had) one complete with a carving station and lots of other choices

Reykjavik Iceland

I used a CapitalOne credit card for everything. I let them know when and where I was traveling so there would be no problems getting purchases approved overseas.

Nov 23, 2012
ajs42548 in Europe

Where to eat in Iceland- August 2012

Holy moly. we just got back from Iceland and we also ate at that place. We were walking along the waterfront and it was cold with a cold windchill. We saw the sign that read.. Lobster Soup. It was a little shanty with bench tables and kebabs in the refrigerated display. The soup was incredible with lots of big chunks of lobster. The kebabs were excellent and very fresh.

Nov 21, 2012
ajs42548 in Europe

Reykjavik Iceland

There is a place called The Pearl (Perla). It's in a big domed shape structure on top of a hill. It actually is where all teh hot water for Reyykjavic is storaed and distributed. There is a rotating restaurant in it that I've been told by many is quite good as is the view. I haven't been there as I found out about it the day I was leaving Iceland. I was there last week. It's expensive but then all restaurants are expensive in Iceland. There are many good restaurants in the downtown area as well. Lamb is very big there as they grow millions of sheep. Of course sea food is also big there. One interesting thing is.. everyone charges everything. I even charged a cup of coffee. I never even had possessionnof one krona. If you use a bank card with no transaction fees I recommend it (CapitalOne for example).

Nov 21, 2012
ajs42548 in Europe

Flex Mussels.

I disagree. The mussles are not shrunken and you can get them prepared with many different sauces besides classic.

Aug 27, 2012
ajs42548 in Manhattan

Looking for a cool hang near the cruise terminal in Philipsburg, St. Maarten

I was going to suggest those same 2 places, Blue Bitch and The Greenhouse.

Rye bagels in NYC?

I agree that they are delicious and hard to find. Unfortunately the only place that had them that I know of closed. It was the Bagelry on Lexington Ave and 88th St. They are out there but as you say elusive. Let us know if you find any. It's not in Manhattan but there is a bagel place in Bay Terrace in the Baybridge Shopping Center that has rye bagels and the bagels are excellent, not the puffy bagel wannabes you now find in Manhattan. The name of this place is Bagel Club.

Jun 25, 2012
ajs42548 in Manhattan

Best Bagels in Queens?

Bagel Club in the Baybridge Shopping Center in Bay Terrace has good bagels.

Jun 04, 2012
ajs42548 in Outer Boroughs

best pizza in elmhurst?

I vote for Rosa's on 69 St even though it's not exactly Elmhurst. I replied to you Tokimoki because I used to teach at IS 73, 20 years ago.

Jun 04, 2012
ajs42548 in Outer Boroughs

Only 3 Dinners in St. Martin...What Are Your Favorite Picks?

Grand Case is the gourmet center of the island which itself is the gourmet capital of the Caribbean.

The best restaurant on the island is in Grand case and it's called L'Estaminet. Google their reviews. Nuf said
Other restaurants to consider: Spiga, Skip Jack's(not fancy but good) and La Vie en Rose. For a great, reasonable restaurant that serves local creole food try Yvette's.

Brooklyn Egg Creams

Coney and J? I lived on on Coney and J. It was caddy corner to the bank. Did you work at Bobbins or the luncheonette across Coney Island Ave from there?

Mar 01, 2012
ajs42548 in Outer Boroughs

Should New York Ban Eating on the Subway?

I'm waiting for the first fight to break out between a person who spills coffee or gets pizza stains on someone's new cashmere coat or a lawsuit because that offender ran away.

Mar 01, 2012
ajs42548 in Features

Kosher in St Maarin, St Thomas, San Juan, Tortola or Antigua?

We just found out about the Jewish center in SXM. We met the rabbi. It's actually above Zee Best in Simpson Bay near Top carrot. They sell Kosher food if you want to buy any though there is no reason to buy any if one is on a ship. He would know what the story is is far as Kosher on the island goes. I don't know how to contact him but by the stairs leading to the center I think there is contact info. Just as at Zee Best where the stairs are.

UES Delivery?

There are tons of places near her like Roma Pizza on the corner of 88th and 3rd. However if I were to recommend one place it would be 3 Decker Coffee Shop on 2nd Ave and 91 St. They have an extensive menu, serve good comfort food and are very reasonably priced.

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3 Decker Restaurant
1746 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10128

Roma Pizza
1568 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10128

Jan 27, 2012
ajs42548 in Manhattan

Veatery on 2nd @ 88th

I ate there about 2 weeks ago. I liked it. The food was good. The service was fast, but not in a good way. They brought the main courses right after the appetizers and then as soon as it looked like we were finished, they gave us the bill.

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Veatery
1700 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10128

Jan 27, 2012
ajs42548 in Manhattan

Ate at Italian restaurant this weekend and they only offered bottled water - sparkling or flat

I believe that all restaurants in NYS have the following 2requirements:
1. They must have a restroom for the customers.
2. They must serve tap water if requested.

Jan 27, 2012
ajs42548 in Outer Boroughs

UES Delivery?

Is this prepared food or ready to eat food?

Jan 27, 2012
ajs42548 in Manhattan

Ate at Italian restaurant this weekend and they only offered bottled water - sparkling or flat

My wife was in the restaurant business for over 25 years and that is what she told me. I can't quote the law, but as far as I know, any place that serves food in NYS must give a paying customer tap water if so requested. While I wouldn't bet my house on this, I do believe it's a health department regulation.

Jan 14, 2012
ajs42548 in Outer Boroughs

GOOD Jewish Bakery in Brooklyn???

I was going to ask if Lord's is still there as they had the best rye bead in the city in my opinion. I used to live in Brooklyn till 1965 and went there all the time. Even after we left, if either my brother or myself was anywhere in Brooklyn, we would go to Lord's for the rye. Glad to see they are still in business and their rye is still good.

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Lords Bakery
2135 Nostrand Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11210

Jan 14, 2012
ajs42548 in Outer Boroughs

Best restaurant to order fish and best place to buy fish in St-Martin

While you can purchase seafood in places like Grand Marche or Market Garden (2 American style supermarkets), you might want to check out Skip Jack's in Simpson Bay. It is a restaurant that also sells fish retail.