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WashingtonPost: How it feels when white people shame your culture’s food — then make it trendy

Yes but the majority of Americans arent food fetishists like they are here

about 2 hours ago
MVNYC in Food Media & News

Bites on/near Broadway for and end-to-end walk

I'm not an aficionado so I'm sure there is. Most of them taste fairly similar to me but maybe a little Internet research could pull up a best of.

By the way thanks on this. I'm putting together a similar walk with some friends as a nice way to spend a September weekend. Though I'm thinking of going the opposite way and ending up at either Bronx ale house or An Beal Bocht

Aug 28, 2015
MVNYC in Manhattan

Bites on/near Broadway for and end-to-end walk

You'll pass a lot of Dominican bakeries on the walk down. Most should have this item. I know Dyckman bakery should have it. Or you could just do a yelp search for "Dominican bakery" along the route

Aug 28, 2015
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Consumer Reports finds fecal contamination in ground beef

If I had to eat medium hamburgers I wouldn't eat hamburgers

Aug 27, 2015
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Consumer Reports finds fecal contamination in ground beef

As a kid I always would sneak bits of raw ground beef when my mother wasn't looking. Now I'm all over and raw beef dish. I love it.

Aug 27, 2015
MVNYC in Food Media & News

Consumer Reports finds fecal contamination in ground beef

Why does the butcher have to be of some religion? A good butcher is a good butcher whether he or she is an an atheist, a Zoroastrian or an Olympian.

Aug 26, 2015
MVNYC in Food Media & News

Bites on/near Broadway for and end-to-end walk

I'll eatva prosciutto fresh mozzarella and roasted red pepper for breakfast so I'm not sure.

Aug 26, 2015
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UES favorite restaurants

A couple of friends love it and host dinners there occasionally so I don't complain. But really Ithaka is an under seasoned Greek "greatest hits" menu. The food is really not very good. Yefsi however has a more modern menu with much better execution and desserts from Artopolis.

This is food ive been eating and cooking my whole life.

Aug 26, 2015
MVNYC in Manhattan

Bites on/near Broadway for and end-to-end walk

If you start up further at the terminus of the 1 train. Cold Cut City. Get an Italian combo on their sesame bread and have them cut it up into manageable pieces for the group. Killer sandwiches there and won't weigh you down to split it.

A little further down is lloyds carrot cake. Very tasty and you can split some easily.

Riverdale diner is the diner that made me hate diners

Aug 26, 2015
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Consumer Reports finds fecal contamination in ground beef

Chances are much smaller. The problem with ground meat done in factories is that it is mixing many animals together increasing the chances at contamination.

Consumer Reports finds fecal contamination in ground beef

Another reason to go to a butcher and have them grind your meat per order

Aug 25, 2015
MVNYC in Food Media & News

UES favorite restaurants

Other than Ithaka I agree with the rest of the places that I've tried. The food there is pretty lousy. Yefsi on York and 78th actually serves up some pretty tasty Greek food.

Casablanca actually turns out a pretty good Schwarma. Their pita bread kind of sucks but the meat itself is well spiced and moist so opt for the platter.

Aug 24, 2015
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The best of NYC

That's how they serve it at the cafe which is the reason for my confusion. Glad you got a better sandwich today.

Aug 24, 2015
MVNYC in Manhattan

The best of NYC

I've had it roscoes. Maybe I just don't like it

Aug 24, 2015
MVNYC in Manhattan

The best of NYC

Kathryn, where would one go for chicken and waffles. The way you described it sounds good but to be honest Every time I've had it it just seems like a dumb combination. I'd be willing to give it a go if there's a place you'd recommend.

Aug 24, 2015
MVNYC in Manhattan

The best of NYC

You went to the Russ and daughters cafe and not the shop it seems. I haven't been to the cafe but from what I've read and seen that sandwich is a rip off. Go into the actual store and order a sandwich, preferably open faced and choose two different fishes. Eat outside in the park.

Glad you liked Quinn's

Aug 24, 2015
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Our perception of "authenticity"

"As I see it, it's like the linguists who take on the job of being the guardians of a language, or like the 19th century naturalists who managed to agree on the defining characteristics of a species as opposed to variations within a species. I think it's good that we have food nerds who attempt the task."

Languages and species are always evolving. That's why you're not speaking ye olde English or a proto west Germanic language.

Aug 23, 2015
MVNYC in General Topics

UES favorite restaurants

It's fine for the neighbourhood.

Also there are good sushi options. Tanoshi, Inase, Gari and Seki. If the OP is into sushi I can expand.

Aug 22, 2015
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Pabst Blue Ribbon........quality vs. quantity Question for Beer Drinkers

You have a really good grasp of the craft beer industry. Cheers

Aug 22, 2015
MVNYC in Beer

Last minute help, please!

Agreed on Texas bbq. The good stuff is gooooood but there's a lot of dreck. Much like NYC pizza. So try out Quinn's.

Aug 19, 2015
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Last minute help, please!

If you are coming from Dallas please enjoy theblobster rolls here. From my understanding they're very personal as to what people like. I'm inclined to like little to no mayonnaise so figure out what you think you'd like in it and choose accordingly. Personally I find knuckle and claw meat with butter to be my choice.

Aug 19, 2015
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Last minute help, please!

Ssam is much better and has much more interesting me by items

The Spy Who Ate Me: A Food Photographer Recreates James Bond's Meals

The spy who ate me. I'm pretty sure Barbara Bach had a good time

Aug 19, 2015
MVNYC in Food Media & News

Last minute help, please!

i haven't been to carbones but I will add to Carmine's as a no. It's all family style so even if you like it it really doesn't make sense for two people to go as the portions are huge. Best served for a large group. I'm saying this as someone who thinks the food is better than the chowhound groupthink tends to.

Despana is a good choice as is Mighty Quinn's. Their pickles are good there too. Smorgasburgh is well overated and overpriced for what it is. Plus the crowds are awful. Better uses of your time in my opinion.

For Chang places Ssam Bar is your best bet unless you can somehow score a Ko reservation. Their seasonal pickles are also very good.

Aug 19, 2015
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best downtown happy hour?

What are you looking for good beer, cocktails, wine, getting drunk cheaply, etc?

Aug 18, 2015
MVNYC in Manhattan

The best of NYC

You're in for such a short time I think it would be a waste of stomach space for the Fuku sandwich. It's a heavy, rather bland piece of fried chicken on a crappy bun with lousy pickles.

Aug 17, 2015
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Tasting 3 Root Beers

Jesskidden never kids about beer

Aug 17, 2015
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Why Are Millennials So Obsessed With Food?

I brought my own cookbooks to school. When you're at a college party in your house and cooking well, the ladies tended to notice. But I'm at the end of Gen X.

Point is that people were always into food its just that the Internet makes things a lot easier to get to and make public.

Aug 17, 2015
MVNYC in Food Media & News

Why Are Millennials So Obsessed With Food?

Is this a generation thing or the result of the medias obsession with the media? Just seems to me that millenials use various forms of social media as a whole compared with other generations. I would say the generational part comes in with the need to share every moment of ones life which probably stems from growing up with the Internet. I'm not saying that there aren't over sharers in other generations. Rather that the ones that do generally stick to one outlook like Facebook while millenials have a better grasp of all of the social media out there.

So basically media outlets harp on trends by researching social media. Sure there's definitely data there but it seems that these are oversimplified conclusions.

Aug 17, 2015
MVNYC in Food Media & News

The best of NYC

Mexican is much better here than in London so if you want Mexican go for it. NYC Mexican food has gotten much better in the past couple of decades. Much of the cheap eats stuff is in Queens or Spanish Harlem but there are some options near you. Ottos is fine but not extraordinary. I've seen Black Ant recommended on this board and it looks rather interesting. Can't vouchch for it personally. There's also a taco counter in the back of a bodega on Avenue A btwn 13th and 14th. Always liked them when having a few at the bar next door.

As to Russ N Daughters mixed reviews? Don't know about that but I do know they serve some of the best cured and smoked fish there is. Go to the store not the restaurant. They make sandwiches there since you won't want to be bothered with making your own. since this will be your only visit I would ask for it open faced and get two different types of fish. Definitely try the Sable (black cod) if you've never had it before.

Another option is BBQ which is much better here. The winner for me is Mighty Quinn's. Best brisket I've had outside of Texas and in fact better than some of the famous places I've tried down there.

Aug 16, 2015
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