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Hop Lee or Hop Kee?

Had my first Chinese food experience at Hop Kee in 1981 as a young boy. Were the most amazing flavors I ever had. Ate so much my stomach wall killing me. Have been make a few times over the years but was never able to create the great experience again. Loved the squid with rock salt.

1 day ago
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Which would rather have? Great Food or Great Service in a Restaurant?

WHich is a completely different thread and a great conversation to have. How does bad service impact the tip you give. Have you ever given no tip.

Sep 13, 2014
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Which would rather have? Great Food or Great Service in a Restaurant?

I get bad service 1 out of every 10 meals I eat outside my house. And that goes from white table cloth to wings at a bar.

Sep 12, 2014
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Great meal at Jaiya (Thai; 3rd Ave. at 29th St. location) last night

I have been here at least 10 times. I really enjoy the flavors of the dishes however its the portion sizes that kill me. The dishes come with such little amounts of meat, especially if you order seafood. I counted 6 small cuncks of chicken in my curry last time. We have stopped going here strictly for the portion size reason.

Sep 09, 2014
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Which would rather have? Great Food or Great Service in a Restaurant?

It would be hard (not impossible) to have great food and awful service together. Usually the poor service stems from wrong orders, long waits, rude service. Waiting and hour for a steak I dont care how good it is I am pissed and not coming back.
Now if the food comes out on time and is just bad but the service is friendly with many apologies and maybe a few comped drinks my night wont be ruined.

Sep 09, 2014
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2 Burn-Your-Face-Off Spicy Dinners?

I made these at home and they were so good. Very easy. Take some decent, not high end silver tequila, cut a few jalepenos and drop them in, seeds and all. 6 hours later the tequila has a killer bite. Leave in longer if you really want heat. be careful as too long starts to color your tequila green. I mixed with fresh squeezed grapefruit juice and a squeeze of agave nectar. Just awesome!!

Sep 08, 2014
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What to do with LOTS of fresh basil?

Find a Chumicuri recipie and replace with basil. Comes out really good on steak.

Sep 07, 2014
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Reccomendations for a 50th birthday [food gift]

Cheese of the month club. Suprisingly good.

Sep 07, 2014
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Boyfriend's Birthday-Need Ideas!

Beauty and Essex

Sep 04, 2014
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Outside drinks where the waitstaff won't kick you out!

RiverPark and The Crows Nest

Sep 02, 2014
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Weakest cuisines

Snarky much?

Aug 26, 2014
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Weakest cuisines

There is a Murray Hill section of Flushing? Where is that?

Aug 26, 2014
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Weakest cuisines

We mexican. It all comes in huge portioni sizes covered in cheese. Just sloppy

Aug 26, 2014
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PHX area with 2 kids 8, 11

NYC CH here and looking for some fun, cool places to eat in the area. They are experienced eaters so please dont filter suggestions because they are kids. I would like to avoid $$$$ places. We have great sushi, chinese and italian in NYC but not great authentic mexican and BBQ. Also any fun cowboy themes or really beautiful views would be great.

Thanks

Aug 26, 2014
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Cigar friendly in NYC

I believe the HUstler club on the west side has a cigar lounge as well if you are into mixing those 2 vices

Aug 23, 2014
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Anniversary Dinner in Tribeca

Love the Pastrami rubbed rib eye but after 20 bites I waskiind of done. Good steak to share along with something else.

Aug 21, 2014
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Anniversary Dinner in Tribeca

Get away from Nobu just nothing special at all. try the new North End Grill or Locande Verde always delivers.
American Cut steakhouse is working well these days.

Aug 21, 2014
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Cigar friendly in NYC

Just hit Club Mac a few weeks ago. Nice spot and suprisingly good food. Enjoy

Aug 21, 2014
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CHOW Reviews: Ninja Professional Blender

Any jucie you make in this blender will need to be poured through a strainer. Not a big deal but no way to avoid slush no matter how you cut the food or how long you blend.

Aug 21, 2014
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Sweet 16 in NYC?

Not cool

Aug 20, 2014
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Sweet 16 in NYC?

Have you checked out Staton Social Club? Fun atmosphere and could work with your budget. Also cool hood to walk around in before or after.

Aug 20, 2014
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What's your favorite Little Wisco restaurant?

What the heck is Little Wisco?

Aug 20, 2014
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North End Grill (Eric Korsh, n=1)

Thanks for the feedback.. Went to NEG multiple times last year but was getting bored with the menu and the high pricing. Ill give it another shot. However, not loving all the shouting from the kitchen. That gets old very quickly especially if you are seated in the bar area

Aug 15, 2014
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Two very good meals this past week

Feast is a lower price point than Hearth and not nearly the extensive wine list, which I find a bit daunting at Hearth. Definitely worth checking out.

Aug 14, 2014
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Two very good meals this past week

First was River Park. We have been here before and always felt is was good bit this time we were very impressed. The Buratta, Octopus, Dorade and Sashimi were all excellent, fresh and bursting with flavors.

THe other was Feast on 13 and 3. First time and a suprisingly good meal. Figgy Piggy was delish but a little rare for my taste, lambburger was top notch, mushroom ravioli and eggplan rissoto served in a halved/fried eggplant were great. Try this place out.

Aug 13, 2014
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Rare date tonight -- need recs for dinner LES

Tinks for awesome small plates

Aug 13, 2014
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Best restaurant for a 40th Birthday with wife and 2 kids aged 10&15?

What about the original message had the word "special birthday dinner". There are 2 kids with varying levels of adventurous eating habits. Landmarc has great food, very kid friendly and its white tablecloth not something like Blue Smoke. The one in Tribeca at a large table upstairs would be ideal in my opinion.

Aug 02, 2014
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Best restaurant for a 40th Birthday with wife and 2 kids aged 10&15?

Landmarc is very kid friendly and you will still feel like its a special birthday dinner

Jul 28, 2014
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30th Birthday Ideas

El Parado 34th and 2nd. Private downstairs room with its own bar. Great apps and you guys will have a blast.

Jul 21, 2014
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2014 Update on Restaurants in Battery Park Area

Floyd Cardoz is no longer the chel at NEG? Is the menu much different now?

Jul 16, 2014
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