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Shu Han Ju - New Szechuan at 6th Ave. and 11th St.

I got the card a while ago, after having been there a couple of times. It was only because of Pooki's mention of it that I knew it existed. They did not offer it, I asked for it.

Jan 28, 2015
rrems in Manhattan

Shu Han Ju - New Szechuan at 6th Ave. and 11th St.

We were there again tonight, and had the pork belly appetizer, the free soup dumplings, Chengdu prawns, and tea-smoked duck. I always add some chili paste to the duck. Great meal.

Jan 27, 2015
rrems in Manhattan

Macelleria - Butcher Shop in Gansevoort Market

I'll definitely check it out.

Jan 27, 2015
rrems in Manhattan

Macelleria - Butcher Shop in Gansevoort Market

Thanks for the info, but the correct spelling is Macelleria (as in your link above). How are the prices?

Jan 27, 2015
rrems in Manhattan

4 days in midtown NY - where to eat?

Since your are okay with going out of midtown, I will add:

Louro
Annisa
Recette
Tocqueville

Jan 27, 2015
rrems in Manhattan

Moving to 105 and Broadway - Whats good up there?

Do you mean Szechuan Gourmet?

Jan 26, 2015
rrems in Manhattan

PLEASE CRITIQUE MY UPCOMING FEB TRIP TO NYC

Though the rabbit meatballs are quite tasty, don't expect to recognize any rabbit flavor in them. They could just as easily be chicken, veal or pork, or some combination thereof. I'd order them anyway.

Jan 22, 2015
rrems in Manhattan

Recent experiences in Bari, Matera, Lecce, Monopoli?

Here is my report from November 2013, which should be helpful, particularly as you have 3 days in Monopoli:

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9250...

Sounds like you have a nice trip planned.

Jan 22, 2015
rrems in Italy

PLEASE CRITIQUE MY UPCOMING FEB TRIP TO NYC

After pizza I can never manage dessert :)

Jan 22, 2015
rrems in Manhattan

PLEASE CRITIQUE MY UPCOMING FEB TRIP TO NYC

I agree, Marta is excellent and a good value. Have an appetizer and then share a pizza for a main course and you should be happy.

Jan 22, 2015
rrems in Manhattan

Sunday lunch in Provins?

Jake,

I'm not sure if this will be very helpful, but we took a day trip from Paris to Provins 7 years ago. I picked Aux Vieux Remparts for lunch as it was listed in Michelin and seemed to be the serious restaurant in town. It was very good, though I don't remember any details. I looked at the website, and as John says, the restaurant is now L'Equisse, and has been redecorated in a more modern style, but it appears that they are serious about food, so it would still be my choice.

Jan 20, 2015
rrems in France

Marta tonight

Type Marta into the search box at the top of the page. You'll find everything you need.

Jan 17, 2015
rrems in Manhattan

Question regarding farms in NY

I could be wrong, and I'm not about to do a lot of research to verify it, but I think it makes logical sense, that if you are selling meat, it would have to be processed by a licensed facility, but slaughtering the animal for your own consumption would not require this. I would never want to do this myself, but I believe there are markets that sell live animals, presumably for this purpose.

Jan 16, 2015
rrems in Manhattan

Coming to NYC for 36 hours!

Italian - Perbacco
Steak - Keens
Indian - Malai Marke or Awadh
Chinese (Sichuan) - Shu Han Ju
Pizza - Marta

Jan 13, 2015
rrems in Manhattan

Romantic tapas birthday dinner in Manhattan

I think Andanada should meet all your criteria. I like Tertulia but this is a cut above.

Jan 11, 2015
rrems in Manhattan

Craft, Telepan, or The Modern Bar Room?

Would Recette or Annisa be too adventurous?

Jan 09, 2015
rrems in Manhattan

L'ecole Closing

I prefer it undercooked too (we may be part of a minority, but I think it's a sizable one). You can get away with slightly overcooking a chop or a loin roast, but not a tenderloin.

Jan 09, 2015
rrems in Manhattan
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L'ecole Closing

Interesting to note that the pork is not loin but tenderloin. If it said loin on the menu they should know better, though I see this error on a lot of menus. Certainly it's obviously overcooked. Tenderloin cooks very fast so requires extra care.

Jan 09, 2015
rrems in Manhattan

Moving to 105 and Broadway - Whats good up there?

Only if you're tired of Malai Marke and want something a little different.

Jan 09, 2015
rrems in Manhattan

Hudson, NY

See original post:

<we don't want a tasting menu>

Moving to 105 and Broadway - Whats good up there?

It took us a while to get around to trying Awadh, and I'm glad we did.

Grilled prawns, baby goat, chicken with cashew sauce, and cauliflower with tomato sauce were excellent.

Prices are a bit higher than Malai Marke, our other favorite for Indian, but still moderate.

Full report on my blog:

http://robertrems.com

Jan 08, 2015
rrems in Manhattan

Hudson, NY

Ca Mea
Red Dot

Group dinner in Poughkeepsie

Queen City Bistro?

Recette or Annisa?

I love both of these. It really depends on which menu appeals to you more, but you will not be making a mistake with either one.

Jan 05, 2015
rrems in Manhattan

Trip Report: London 22-31 December 2014

Actually, most of the places we went on this trip are not standard destinations for Americans, but I do see your point.

Jan 05, 2015
rrems in U.K./Ireland

Trip Report: London 22-31 December 2014

<Chowhound is useless on that score.>

Even with my extensive postings about our recent trip? Shame on you.

Just kidding. I too had to resort to Tripadvisor and Michelin for Spain, but it worked out surprisingly well. You just have to read very carefully and determine who knows what they are talking about and who is a complete idiot.

Jan 04, 2015
rrems in U.K./Ireland

Burke & Wills, 79th & Broadway, UWS

Were the "small plates" smaller than normal appetizer size? Or the large plates smaller than normal main courses? What dishes were tiny? The prices on the menu appear reasonable if the food is, as you say, good to excellent.

Jan 01, 2015
rrems in Manhattan

Fish & Game (Hudson)

I haven't been, but live part-time near Hudson, and I get very conflicting reports from people I know who have tried it, ranging from wonderful to terrible. I can tell you though, that based on the experience of a friend who has dietary restrictions, they will not accommodate and will not take any responsibility for neglecting to tell you that a dish contains an ingredient you have told them you can't eat.

I'm feeling tempted to try it, based on the good reports, and ignoring the bad ones, but still not quite compelled. I will eagerly await your report.

Italian Chelsea or below

Da Andrea
Crispo

Dec 29, 2014
rrems in Manhattan

Italian Chelsea or below

What does "$$$ instead of $$$$" mean? How much do you want to spend, for food only, before drinks, tax and tip?

Dec 29, 2014
rrems in Manhattan