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Which is the best Batali for vegetarians?

I had an exquisite, and very simple, fettucine with shaved truffles there a couple years ago.

Nov 13, 2007
Whorebivore in Manhattan

Which is the best Batali for vegetarians?

Any recommendations for what vegetarians should sample at Bar Jamon?

Nov 12, 2007
Whorebivore in Manhattan

Which is the best Batali for vegetarians?

I seem to recall a nice fomaggi and olives plate too.

Nov 12, 2007
Whorebivore in Manhattan

Which is the best Batali for vegetarians?

I haven't been to Lupa for a couple years. I shall return.

Nov 12, 2007
Whorebivore in Manhattan

Stone Crabs in Manhattan?

Shula's Steak house on 8th Avenue and 43rd in the Westin used to serve them.

Nov 11, 2007
Whorebivore in Manhattan

Peppadews

For a quick fix when you're in the city, you can get them as a condiment at Mandler's.

Nov 11, 2007
Whorebivore in Manhattan

Best Taco Truck?

Worse comes to worst, there are several good taquerias about as far north but on Lexington.

Nov 11, 2007
Whorebivore in Manhattan

Which is the best Batali for vegetarians?

Your favorite vegetarian dish there?

Nov 11, 2007
Whorebivore in Manhattan

foodie heaven... where exactly???

Please don't forgot old timers like Barney Greengrass, Peter Luger's and Grimaldi's.

Nov 11, 2007
Whorebivore in Manhattan

Which is the best Batali for vegetarians?

In your opinion, which is the best Batali restaurant for vegetarians? Babbo? Del Posto? Otto? How about the best Batali dish for vegetarians (need not be at the same place that you rate supreme for the first question)?

Nov 11, 2007
Whorebivore in Manhattan

Chinese Restaurant with Good Vegetarian Options

I haven't been there yet but Charlie K's fits the bill and seems like a good birthday/pre-event place (but the menu is extremely expensive compared to most Chinese food). Would be worth looking into or checking out threads.

Nov 11, 2007
Whorebivore in Manhattan

Is Amy Ruth's the ONE?

Amy Ruth's definitely has the best honey-dipped chicken -- high quality fried chicken plopped in honey post frying. Yes, it might seem like it would be too sweet to eat, but not if it is properly balanced with hot sauce, which creates a perfect blend of sugar, heat and tang (think of the dipping sauces that come with fried fish at good Thai restaurants). It has has been a favorite of mine since I started going there. Sides like greens and macaroni are also properly prepared. As an alternative to chicken and waffles, I believe Ruth's does a good fried catfish and waffles, if you'd like.

Nov 11, 2007
Whorebivore in Manhattan

Sripraphai (Woodside) or Lotus of Siam (Las Vegas)?

I've got to say that a run-of-the-mill Thai restaurant in Chicago (or some in L.A.) is better than most of the supposedly "authentic" ones in New York, probably because these cities have much bigger Thai populations. Sripraphai is one of the very few exceptions. And it is excellent. Any Thai person from out of town that I've ever taken there has been surprised by the quality. It's too bad, however, that it no longer (by a long shot) has the grocery store feel that it did a few years ago. By the way, I tried Chao Thai on Sietsema's recommendation a year ago and I thought they did some things right but that it could not compare to Sripraphai at its best. As for Lotus of Siam, I've never been.

Nov 11, 2007
Whorebivore in Manhattan

Yerba maté

Empire Coffee and Tea on 9th Avenue:
http://nymag.com/listings/stores/empi...

or (I think) Porto Rico in the East Village
http://www.cupofnyc.com/shop/details/130

Oct 28, 2007
Whorebivore in Manhattan

Best Taco Truck?

Or if you like eating food from trucks in general and you are in Washington Heights I recommend the line of Domincan chimi trucks that park along Amsterdam Avenue before the on-ramp for the Cross Bronx Expressway. The tostones and the yuca with pickled purples onions on tip can be fantastic, not to mention the chicharron, that is, if you eat meat. I recommend the one called La China.

Oct 25, 2007
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Chicken Eaters Will Inherit the Earth

The Salon article raises some interesting things for investigators to examine:

Since it brought into question the earth-friendliness of soy products due to deforestation and land-use issues, it would be nice to see, in terms of caloric benefits for humans vs. deforestation, how land needs for generating soy products compare with those of livestock.

Also, because turkey meat has become such a popular choice for people trying to eat healthy, I wonder where it stands compared to chicken of beef in terms of greenhouse gas production.

Also, when accounting for all of the uses of beef tallow and other parts of cows, I wonder if chickens still compare favorably to beef in terns of their earth-friendliness. If we were to not use cow parts for gel caps and chondroitin sulfate, would we be using materials that are better or worse for the environment? Do chicken bi-products have comparable benefits to those of cows?

Oct 24, 2007
Whorebivore in Features

Brooklyn Heights/DUMBO Dining Conundrum

Thank you both. You've given me reason to head down Henry once more and enter that red facade.

Oct 17, 2007
Whorebivore in Outer Boroughs

Brooklyn Heights/DUMBO Dining Conundrum

I always go to Henry's End hoping for a good meal but in three visits over four years my entire table's food has been either OK, or, at worst, poor. And it's pricey. And I've found that they often don't have all of the items on the menu. Do you know of some trick? Any item you recommend? If there's a good bet I'll try once more. Also, I would like to add a review of a vegetarian item to whorebivore.com , but I don't recall them including many vegetarian offerings. Something there that you like?

Oct 17, 2007
Whorebivore in Outer Boroughs

Disappointing NY pizza [Moved from the LA board]

I should point out here that the so-called "Chicago pizza" that has been hyped up (mostly by the marketing departments of chain restaurants) has little to do with real pizza in Chicago. To judge Chicago pizza based on these samples is like judging the cuisine of Philadelphia based on the packaged cream cheese that bears its name. Should you ever get to Chicago and find yourself curious about what Chicago pizza really is, I suggest heading to the South Side to Vito & Nicks for a true Chicago original, the cracker crust pizza, or Palermo's on 63rd (there's two by the same name that are not the same owner) for the sweet sauce, or Fox's for their delicious sausage pizza with abundant caraway seeds. All of those are real Chicago pizza and they are as dissimilar to Uno's or "deep dish" as could be. Enjoy.

Oct 11, 2007
Whorebivore in Outer Boroughs

Uygur food in NYC?

Cafe Kashkar is an excellent change of pace from the many Russian places along Brighton that all seem to serve similar food to each other. Don't know if you've had Uighur cuisine before, or if maybe you've lived in Western China, but it has elements of Chinese and Caucasian cooking that have been blended over ages in a way that modern attempts at fusion cuisine almost never do so well. The soups at Kashkar reveal hot peppers and thick, long noodles in an Eastern style, but many of the entrees are more similar to Turkish fare. Enjoy this rare treat in New York because it would be hard to find anywhere else on this continent.

Oct 11, 2007
Whorebivore in Manhattan

Best Steak in NYC?

The steaks are high quality at Keen's Steakhouse, which has been on 36th Street since the 19th century. But for something that will appeal to any hungry carnivore, try the mountainous mutton chop. While not beefsteak, it's one of the more enjoyable cuts of meat in Manhattan. Plus I love Keen's collection of tens of thousands of clay pipes hanging from the ceiling that have been smoked by visitors such as Teddy Roosevelt, John Barrymore, General MacArthur, and Baby Ruth. I would think a visit would be a memorable experience for you both as you celebrate in the festive ambiance of dark wood, sheep meat and tobacco paraphernalia. Best, Walmsley Apricot

Oct 11, 2007
Whorebivore in Manhattan

10 weeks in Brooklyn/NYC/America...

Waterfalls is tasty, but for something different try the couple of Yemeni places a couple blocks further down on Atlantic but closer to Court Street. Hadramout is the name of the downstairs one that's open 24 hours. It usually has a steady crowd of taxi drivers inside watching Arabic TV news. Besides having many things that will never appear on any typical "Middle Eastern" restaurant they have phenomenal fresh-baked Yemeni-style flat bread that they serve with all of their stews and hot dishes. I recommend the jute. If you're in the mood for something more standard, they do have a falafel sandwich that, instead of being served in store-bought pita, is rolled in their home-baked bread. Excellent. Also, wherever you go, please think about contributing to a blog site that I run that reviews vegetarian dishes in New York City: www.whorebivore.com . Cheers, Walmsley Apricot.

Oct 11, 2007
Whorebivore in Outer Boroughs

Tourist Traps to Avoid

Arthur Avenue is certainly more quaint and less discovered than the restaurants that line Mott and Mulberry. But Arthur Avenue can also be hit or miss. And, like Little Italy, one also gets the sense that this was better yesteryear

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Oct 09, 2007
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Tourist Traps to Avoid

Babbo is popular, but that doesn't make it a trap. Not even in the way that one might consider Nobu a trap in that it is over-hyped. Sure, there are better deals than Babbo and better food than Babbo; but Babbo does not rely on a prime-tourist-destination location like Carnegie Deli does to pack the house despite inferior ingredients and sloppy service.

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Oct 09, 2007
Whorebivore in Manhattan

Vodka Pie

You could also do some really interesting things with infused vodkas for adding all sorts of interesting flavors into your dishes without changing the texture of the food.

Oct 09, 2007
Whorebivore in Features