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Zabars-2nd consecutive mediocre nova outing (!)

My husband and I agree with you.

Nov 11, 2013
paperpest in Manhattan

Turban brand curry powder anywhere to be found?

Sorry, Mike, it looks like this company has ground to a halt.

Jun 27, 2012
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slice of cake

I've only picked up cake slices at the Bronx location but the family recently opened a sit down place on Lexington Avenue. They of course have carrot cake, and red velvet cake, coconut pineapple cake, German chocolate as well as sweet potato pie.

Lloyd's Carrot Cake
1553 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10029

Dec 31, 2011
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cortland apples October 2011

In Manhattan or the Bronx, which store has good quality cortland apples this year.

Oct 25, 2011
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Cast iron waffle iron ...

I've bought cast iron skillets at Zabars Housewares.

Feb 14, 2011
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Indian grocery stores

I go to Sinha Trading, also known as Foods of India
121 Lexington Ave., I agree with Tara's assessment of Kalustyan. I don't know of any place near Sahadi.

Dec 25, 2010
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Gazala's - Excellent falafel on the UWS

I too second gng2102's disappointment with the food. I had the lunch special of lentil soup and the chicken wrap. Tasteless soup, and to my tongue tasted like split pea not lentil. The chicken was bland, the rest of the wrap was filled with chopped tomatoes, lettuce all drenched in tahini.

Dec 14, 2010
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Blintzes in Manhattan?

B&H Dairy
127 Second Ave. between 7th and 8th St.
I haven't eaten blintzes there myself, but I checked the menu and they have them, cheese and fruit varieties.

127 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

Dec 10, 2010
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Deli That Disappoints

As winter approaches I especially miss not having reliable places to get of bowl of chicken soup. I recently bought a quart of chicken soup at Zabar's. Tasteless with little squares of celery, slightly larger squares of carrot and a small morsel of chicken, and the broth was very watery.

Dec 05, 2010
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Fire guts Nonno Tony's in Riverdale

Here's the store in the Riverdale Press
Liebman's Deli and Mother's Bake Shop on the same block are temporarily closed.

Nonno Tony's
554 W 235th St, Bronx, NY 10463

Mother's Bake Shop
548 W 235th St, Bronx, NY 10463

Nov 12, 2010
paperpest in Outer Boroughs

Rack and Soul - Sunday lunch

The entree I liked the best was the pulled pork. I also tried the fried chicken and baby back ribs. Portions are generous. You get biscuits and two sides with an entree. I had collard greens that tasted as if they had been cooked with smoked ham, potato salad that was too mushy, I sampled my friend's lima beans and okra which was cooked with tomato and corn. The collard greens and okra were the winners. I thought the lima beans tasted like they came from a can.

This is a place I would return to. Has anyone tried the fried catfish?

Rack & Soul
258 West 109th St., New York, NY 10025

Aug 22, 2010
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Taramosalata in Manhattan?

I love their tzatziki. They do have taramosalata and many varieties of olives.

Ninth Avenue International Foods
543 9th Ave, New York, NY 10018

Jul 14, 2010
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NYC Trip report - markets and bakeries

Glad you had lots of positive experiences. I was curious as to why you didn't go to Zabars which is just a few blocks from Fairway. Not enough time?

Jun 27, 2010
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1834 Bar & Grill closed

I was part of a group of 50 people who had planned to meet at 1834 Bar & Grill, unfortunately they are closed. "Equipment issues" they say. Anyhow, any suggestions for another food and drink place that can accommodate 50 or more people? same general vicinity.

Jun 15, 2010
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Riverdale Diner, BX closed by DOH

June 8, 2010 they are open.

Jun 08, 2010
paperpest in Outer Boroughs

Riverdale Diner, BX closed by DOH

I just walked by and it is still closed.

Jun 04, 2010
paperpest in Outer Boroughs

Riverdale Diner, BX closed by DOH

The Department of Health website hasn't updated their information. They closed the diner on May 27.

Riverdale Diner
3657 Kingsbridge Ave, Bronx, NY 10463

Jun 02, 2010
paperpest in Outer Boroughs

Dhaba in Curry Hill

My husband and I had the buffet lunch recently and we won't be back..

Apr 17, 2010
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Greek Express, Riverdale Avenue, Bronx

I was wondering if anyone had tried it yet.

Greek Express
3733 Riverdale Ave, Bronx, NY 10463

Apr 04, 2010
paperpest in Outer Boroughs

9th Avenue International Food Market

My favorite things to buy there are; cured black olives, tzatziki and taramosalata. On the next block north is Staples vegetable market, same side of the street. Sometimes you can get good buys in fresh vegetables there.

Ninth Avenue International Foods
543 9th Ave, New York, NY 10018

Mar 22, 2010
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Where can i buy white lentils?

I think this is the same thing as urad dal, which I have bought at Sinha Foods on Lex and 28th.

Mar 17, 2010
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Keene, NH vs. Brattleboro, VT: How would food scene factor in to moving decision?

I've only been to Brattleboro. My brother Steven K-Brooks lives there. There is a large food co-op at the intersections of Canal St. and Main St. A farmers market sets up shop in the parking lot. Check the website My brother and his wife are vegans and they've lived in Brattleboro for more than twenty years.

Some recommendations for Grand Central Terminal Area

The Comfort Diner closed February 16

Mar 05, 2010
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"Real" turkey?

You are actually staying at 3rd Ave and 39th Street, this is near Grand Central.

Feb 26, 2010
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Where do I buy chilhualces chiles?

possibly Las Palomas, 219 W. 100 St, NYC 212-279-3469
It's a small store stocked with all kinds of foods from Mexico. I haven't been there, just read about it in Edible Manhattan.

Dec 27, 2009
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Community Food & Juice

It's been a few months since I've been to the Columbia U area and I was wondering if this place will reopen. If not, is another restaurant taking its place?

Aug 30, 2009
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Archway Oatmeal Cookies

A story in today's cnn
They are starting up the production line.

Dec 24, 2008
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Gaam closed today

I was planning to try lunch but it was closed. There were some other people staring into the restaurant who were also surprised they were closed.

I had lunch at Pongal instead.

Nov 25, 2008
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Riverdale, Bronx - Johnson Ave.

Mother's Bakery is closed the windows are papered over and there is a sign saying the place is being renovated. There are sounds of activity inside.
The Starbucks is poorly managed. Every time I go there, usually in the morning after rush hour, I see well intentioned young people struggling with their work load. Where is the supervisor?

Sep 20, 2008
paperpest in Outer Boroughs

Anyone familiar w Shades of Green Irish Pub in Union Square area?

I've eaten there. It's an acceptable place.

Aug 14, 2008
paperpest in Manhattan