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Carnegie Deli or Katz's?

The LA's have always felt the need to troll nyc boards. We don't pay attention to theirs.

Dec 25, 2014
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2014 Omakase Odyssey

I have actually sat next to some of the worst people at the bar at 15 east. It happens everywhere. I'm talking financial douche bro in sweatpants and baseball cap asking "yo masa man, make me an uni hand roll bro". Another time it was a 10 year old veruca salt complaining about her toro.

Dec 17, 2014
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Manhattan Bars for Local Beers

Bondurants on the UES has a fantastic selection. They consistently have a lineup of new and interesting beers and generally have a well crafted list.

Couldn't recommend it highly enough. Good bar food and bourbon selection too.

Dec 16, 2014
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Where Best Places for Local Brews ?

Everything I've had from other half has been good

Dec 11, 2014
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Prices getting stupid

Yeah it's gotten out of hand. $20/$30 seems a lot more commonplace now than just a few years ago

Dec 11, 2014
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Truth Be Told... Further Evidence Local Brews Superiority Over... Port Jeff

Don't be fooled by beer labels whether they are minimalist or "wacky". The taste is what matters and the packaging doesn't indicate it

Dec 10, 2014
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Czech beer in Russian Ambiance / Organic Peak and Hops

It's just a meh for me. Their black ipa as well. Single Ciut out of wrens is making some good stuff.

Jonkyo it doesn't really put a damper on things. Like everything else the world is not simply black and white. Like everything else in the food/drink world there are people into the actual craft and those just looking to make money. Most people fall somewhat in the middle

Dec 10, 2014
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Czech beer in Russian Ambiance / Organic Peak and Hops

Didn't care one bit. This is a true story by the way

Dec 09, 2014
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Czech beer in Russian Ambiance / Organic Peak and Hops

What's interesting is I've met one of the owners of the Bronx brewery at a party. As both a beer nerd and a person born in the Bronx I was pretty excited to talk to him. Unfortunately he knew nothing about beer and just told me it was an investment. So there goes that theory.

Their beer is just ok in my opinion. 21st amendment the same. But a simple logo doesn't make a beer good.

Dec 09, 2014
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Delta Wants to Get You Drunk on Craft Beer

That works well for me. I usually fly delta for miles

Dec 09, 2014
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Westbrook Gose. I come to praise thee.

Yeah it's an excellent beer. I pick cans up whenever I see them. That salty sour thing is addictive. First time I tried it was at Torst.

If anyone has access to it, definitely give it a shot.

I've also paired it with disparate things such as a really hearty beef stew and simple grilled fish. Worked well in both cases. Cut through the richness of the stew and the sourness complemented the fish.

Dec 09, 2014
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Brewery hits back at ‘racist’ lager claims

If you really believe that I have a bridge to sell you in brooklyn

Dec 05, 2014
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Brewery hits back at ‘racist’ lager claims

Most racist terms from other languages come from the respective term for the color including the n word

Dec 05, 2014
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Brewery hits back at ‘racist’ lager claims

Other than referring to people? No.

Dec 05, 2014
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Brewery hits back at ‘racist’ lager claims

I've never heard it used in a positive sense

Dec 05, 2014
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Brewery hits back at ‘racist’ lager claims

Yeah. You've never encountered a racist. At least I can see them for who they are

Dec 05, 2014
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Brewery hits back at ‘racist’ lager claims

Every culture has racist words for those that are different.

Dec 05, 2014
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Brewery hits back at ‘racist’ lager claims

Well you must have only heard the word amongst the most enlightened

Dec 05, 2014
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Brewery hits back at ‘racist’ lager claims

Dec 05, 2014
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Brewery hits back at ‘racist’ lager claims

Really?

Dec 05, 2014
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Brewery hits back at ‘racist’ lager claims

Nope there is a definite racist angle. I'm also competent in Greek and know that mavro doesn't just mean dark. Shwartz is a definitely a racial epithet

Dec 05, 2014
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Brewery hits back at ‘racist’ lager claims

Im born and raised in NYC, Schwartz is used as a pejorative

Dec 04, 2014
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Great bars/restaurants for winter/Christmas?

In the union sq area Lillie's is a beautiful bar to begin with and they do it up nice in winter. An afternoon drink on a Saturday listening to traditional irish music is a nice day.

Old town bar and grill nearby is worth a stop as a historic drinking establishment with a nice tree up

Dec 04, 2014
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Guiness Blonde American Lager

Capitalism has both hurt and helped beer from the U.S. to the USSR. Like everything the world isn't simply black and white.

Dec 03, 2014
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Brewery hits back at ‘racist’ lager claims

Scwartz is a racist term in some cultures yet Schwartzbier is a great style. Just means black in German

Dec 03, 2014
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Sushi moments in nyc

Have a reservation later in the month. No idea why anyone would have omakase at a table but am looking forward to my meal.

Dec 03, 2014
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Don't shoot me... looking for red-sauce Italian and "NY Chinese"

It's not an outdated definition. It's what people used to eat in nyc and environs years ago. It's a definitely a style that is dying but exists to some extent. I'm a second generation NYer of european grandparents and understood the term immediately. Some of it was good, some wasn't but there's a definite nostalgic vibe going on.

Unfortunately all of the places I ate at as a kid are gone. Chandavakl is correct here.

Dec 01, 2014
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NY Times: F.D.A. to Require Calorie Count, Even for Popcorn at the Movies

I don't doubt the results of the study but calorie counts are only posted at chain restaurants I'm guessing that the majority of people who eat at chains are less concerned with their health than others. Anecdotally the only chain that I go to with some frequency is starbucks. 2008 was probably the last time I got a frappacino.

Nov 28, 2014
MVNYC in Food Media & News
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Mulled Wine?

St Dymphnus

Nov 26, 2014
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Sushi moments in nyc

That sounds fantastic. Really need to try this place out.

Nov 26, 2014
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