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Brooklyn Bavarian Biergarten

Thanks for the report. I have friends in the hood, looking to go this weekend

44 minutes ago
MVNYC in Outer Boroughs

U.S. House Passes a Bill Banning GMO Labeling

"You make a scientific based senate and house of representatives sound scary like a feudalistic atheist police state. Lets not forget freedom of religion."

Sounds like an ideal form of government to me.

about 2 hours ago
MVNYC in Food Media & News

The United States of Beer

A Seattle friend of mine had been touting Mac and Jacks to me for years. I finally visited them and had one. Needless to say I was polite and said it was good. I then proceeded to not have another as I indulged in the real beer scene

1 day ago
MVNYC in Beer

What is your perfect breakfast?

I don't know what would be a perfect but I know a few I love.

Pho and a Vietnamese Iced Coffee.

Irish breakfast good coffee

Huevos Rancheros watermelon agua fresca
Japanese breakfast with mackerel miso soup rice and pickles

Everything bagel wih good butter. One half with sable and the other with belly lox. Maybe some chopped herring as well on a toasted bialy. Dark strong coffee and freshly squeezed oj

Eggs Benedict and a Bloody Mary with pickled okra

Over easy eggs, biscuits and gravy and shredded crispy hash browns. With some very soft fatty bacon

Jul 28, 2015
MVNYC in General Topics
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Why everyone should stop calling immigrant food ‘ethnic’

Anectdotally having grown up in the Bronx I have always referred to some music as white people music. Billy Joel, Elton John, etc. lame ass white people music

Why everyone should stop calling immigrant food ‘ethnic’

Again I understood your point and I agree that we live in a larger society beyond food. However ascribing some bizarre societal guilt to a term like "ethnic" is wrong. It fits into the boy who cried wolf syndrome.

Why everyone should stop calling immigrant food ‘ethnic’

Paul, you make some good points. I would say that the person who requested Ethnic food in London, NyC etc. when asked upon their return home would name the cusine they are on their vacation. When prompted I doubt they would say i ate ethnic cusine. They would name the cusine.

A lot of times when people post on boards from other cities they ask for ethnic because they also simply don't know what ethnic foods a particular city does well.

Jul 27, 2015
MVNYC in Food Media & News

The United States of Beer

Narangassett is becoming more popular here in NY as well as the cheap beer of choice. I'd agree with you, it's not bad at all for what it is and what it costs.

Jul 27, 2015
MVNYC in Beer

Why everyone should stop calling immigrant food ‘ethnic’

The furthest thing from most people's minds? Really? Just because a famous stereotype is false doesn't make it less famous. Let's not pretend that people don't know what he Redskins refers to.

I do agree with you on the very small % argument though.

Jul 27, 2015
MVNYC in Food Media & News
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Why everyone should stop calling immigrant food ‘ethnic’

Food unfamiliar to the way they grew up. Didn't you mention semantic arguments upthread? Let's not get nit picky

Jul 27, 2015
MVNYC in Food Media & News

Why everyone should stop calling immigrant food ‘ethnic’

Because the people seeking out ethnic food are looking to get to know that which has the quality of otherness as you so describe. They're looking to expand their horizons beyond what they know as normal. Yet you deem to chastise them by getting nit picky on some word.

As Bob Martinez said below, I'm sure the proprietors of these ethnic restaurants don't care what you call them, as long as you spend your money. I don't think you speak for everyone.

Why everyone should stop calling immigrant food ‘ethnic’

I got your point. I just don't agree with it. Not sure how I can enable you to see another point.

Jul 27, 2015
MVNYC in Food Media & News
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Why everyone should stop calling immigrant food ‘ethnic’

Really Tom? Also white people aren't white. We all know what Redskins means

Why everyone should stop calling immigrant food ‘ethnic’

There's a large difference between a lot of the words here. Some of us actually find things like the Redskins offensive and think they should change the name. I for one do. I also think that the level of sensitivity over such trivial words like ethnic to be goin pretty far. Almost all words are going to offend people even if that's not the intent. Instead of continuing the culture of outrage and insulation people could just let it go. It seems like it's really tough going through life getting offended by everything.

There's such a thing as taking it too far

Why everyone should stop calling immigrant food ‘ethnic’

Why is not being "mainstream" bad? McDonald's and subway are mainstream and they suck.

Best store bought mozzarella for caprese

Have you been to Casa Della Mozzarella on Arthur ave? Not very far from southern westchester. The best in The NY area in my opinion.

http://gothamist.com/2012/09/17/best_...

Jul 25, 2015
MVNYC in General Topics
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Why everyone should stop calling immigrant food ‘ethnic’

The subtext of the article seems to stem from the generational traits of narcissism, victim hood and false outrage.

I'm from NYC so I don't call anything ethnic food, I call it where it's from. I'd been eating Jamaican, Japanese, Chinese, Punjabi, Dominican and Puerto Rican food long before I ever had meatloaf wth ketchup. Of course the food I ate at home would be considered ethnic by the vast majority of Americans.

That said I understand why someone who comes from somewhere that isn't a diverse place would use the word ethnic for unfamiliar foods. It's not something to get upset over.

Kampyō (Sun-Dried Gourd Ribbons) - in Manhattan?

Pretty much all sushi restaurants make Kampyo rolls. Even the crappy ones. I've always liked it as an ingredient in its own roll or in futomaki. I'm guessing only the more authentic places make it in house(which I doubt too).

Jul 25, 2015
MVNYC in Manhattan

The Price Of A Beer At Every Major League Baseball Stadium In 2015 [INFOGRAPHIC] | VinePair

I've never seen a $6 beer at Yankee stadium

Jul 25, 2015
MVNYC in Beer

Name a dish that you cannot find anywhere in town that you have to make yourself???

It's all NYC. Ignore the "board police". They live in our heads

some recent chinatown noodles

Haven't been there. Will check it out. Any other recommendations?

Jul 21, 2015
MVNYC in Manhattan

John's Pizza on Bleecker

I bet

Jul 21, 2015
MVNYC in Manhattan

John's Pizza on Bleecker

I hope you're having fun sneakeater

Jul 21, 2015
MVNYC in Manhattan

John's Pizza on Bleecker

You're aware pre stretched dough has a tendency to shrink, right?

I have picked up many a pie where I have ordered it in the various shops and watched the pie go from dough to finished pizza.

Jut curious if you've ever seen a pizzaria take a whole cooked pie and reheat it to then deliver it or if this is all speculation

Yes at busy times slice shops have an assembly line of sorts but that is for a short point of the day

John's Pizza on Bleecker

You're aware that's how one makes pizza? They pull a ball of refrigerated dough out and stretch it. There's various methods. Then they put it in a really hot oven.

Jul 20, 2015
MVNYC in Manhattan

John's Pizza on Bleecker

Are these par baked or do they just lay the toppings on the dough and refrigerate them?

Jul 20, 2015
MVNYC in Manhattan

John's Pizza on Bleecker

Of course it is

Jul 20, 2015
MVNYC in Manhattan

John's Pizza on Bleecker

Is this the same story as how they used Cisco ingredients? When you order a pie to go they don't pull out a pre rolled pre sauced and pre cheesed pizza. Have you ever worked with pizza dough?

Also I never said only a whole pie was good. Just simply refuting the magical comment. Like when real chunks of tomatoes are only there during their soft opening.

Jul 20, 2015
MVNYC in Manhattan

John's Pizza on Bleecker

What? If you go into any pizza shop in the city and order a pie they will make one fresh for you. Have you never ordered a whole pie? Have you never watched someone make the pie you ordered in front of you?

Jul 20, 2015
MVNYC in Manhattan

John's Pizza on Bleecker

Huh? Pretty much any pizza place will cook you a fresh pie.

Jul 20, 2015
MVNYC in Manhattan