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Garden City area pub

You should try Waterzooi located at 850 Franklin Ave across from Sears

Good choice of brews and pretty damn good food...if you like mussels...even better...

Sofrito White Plains

I have dined there several times and each time the service, food and libations were were exceptional. Great atmosphere...beware there is live music after 10pm on Friday/Sat nights..the crowd also changes from lounge lizards....

Good Caterer in Westchester County

Try Abigail Kirsch Caterers

Good but not overly pricey place for lunch in Garden City?

Try Waterzooi on Franklin Ave

Website below


Hudson Valley - Source for soft shell crabs.

Saw a great BBQ recipe on the BBQ - University on WLIW and am looking for Grilled Soft Shell Crabs, I am located in Rockland...near Fairway Paramus/Pelham or Stew Leonards..all leads accepted.

Restaurant z in the Doubletree in Tarrytown

I went there for lunch last year..great service....excellent food....nothing negative stood out..

Best Food in Bergen Co, NJ

The Vietnam has great food owed and no one really bothers you...actually since the location is next to the Firehouse...the cops hang out there in the front so if you are concerned..but you have little to worry about...

I used to drive into NJ or NYC Chinatown for my Pho Soup and Summer Rolls..they have saved me many times.....local ...priced well....and fairly homely...

Jan 04, 2010
engarcon in New Jersey

hounds, i need your steak help

I am not aware of them being Prix Fixe..but they are good and centrally located

Check out Frank's Steaks

Lunch around Metro tech brooklyn

Stay away from Lawrence St or Bridge Streets....those are local places nothing great...head over to SMith Street or Atlantic Ave or Montague St...

Nov 21, 2009
engarcon in Outer Boroughs

Looking for Berkshire Pork (Black Hog) Rockland/Bergen/Westchester

CH...I took my wife to X20 for her B'day dinner and had the Berkshire Pork Chop which was amazing. Anyone know of a butchers or gourmet markets in the Westchester/Rockland/Bergen Counties where I can find it.


Saugerties Garlic Fest. 9/26-9/27/2009


Westbury Music Fair-Need Casual Dining Info


Peter Luger's is located in Great Neck 10 miles to the west of the MF, nearly in Queens. I would not suggest trying to go to both in the same night traffic can make the trip a nightmare..

Good fish store in Rockland or vicinity

I agree with the Gillian's recommendation...the fish store is actually called C&M and the restaurant is called Gilligans. I have had their fish and the quality is high. Also consider Stew Leonards in Yonkers for variety.

Off the Hook-Haverstraw

Depending where you are coming is decent but not worth a trip. My Domenican barber is next door so I will stop by for a fish sandwich.....the neighborhood is kinda seedy.....gentrification is taking hold......

Good microbrewery near Coldspring,NY

Go to PubCrawler and search..

I found a few:

CSA subscriptions?

I am so sold on the CSA concept....I need assistance choosing the right one and the price to pay. I am located in Westchester/Rockland County New York are (lower Hudson Valley), so am looking for a CSA that can deliver or I can pick up on Saturdays located in Putnam, Dutchess, Ulster or Orange Counties? . The cool part is that I cook for two families in my nabe and can easily absorb the veggies as well as am extremely creative in trying new veggies.

Any recommendations are appreciated.....


Apr 01, 2007
engarcon in General Topics

Korean Fried Chicken

I live way too far from here, where can I find a Korean Fried Chicken Recipe?

Feb 25, 2007
engarcon in Outer Boroughs

Korean Fried Chicken

Here are the locations:

BON CHON CHICKEN 314 Fifth Avenue (32nd Street), second floor, (212) 221-2222; and 157-18 Northern Boulevard (157th Street), Queens, (718) 321-3818.

BON BON CHICKEN 98 Chambers Street (Church Street), (212) 227-2375, opening in March.

UNIDENTIFIED FLYING CHICKENS 71-22 Roosevelt Avenue (71st Street), Queens, (718) 205-6662.

Here is a link to the article from the NY Times:

Let me know...I am dying to try it myself...

Feb 24, 2007
engarcon in Outer Boroughs

New Vietnamese @ Atlantic/Smith St??

Finally went to Nicky's outpost and was impressed. Strange though I got there at 12pm and they were not open yet. The delivery guy let us in and we waited until the rest of the staff arrived. When they did arrive, it was apparent that the food is fresh, trays of various cooked meats were brought in and boxes and boxes of Baguettes. Once they finished they cranked out excellent sandwiches...I think I had the traditional sandwich (ground pork) with 2 summer rolls.....excellent taste and excellent value.

BTW - I spoke to the very sexy counter girl and she stated that they are considering bringing Pho standby!

Feb 21, 2007
engarcon in Outer Boroughs

Chodorow - Justified for todays Ad?

I agree that the NY Times full page ad may backfire ultimately but I agree that the critics need to check themselves. Specifically, Frank Bruni is fairly harsh but additionally unless the restaurant is listed in the $25 or less section, I do not even consider it. Many of the restaurants especially those like Kobe are way off the scale on affordability. It seems that if the owner can drop $30k on a full page NYTimes ad, he should be able to pay his workers better.

Feb 21, 2007
engarcon in Food Media & News

Good Italian on long island is a myth!

Try Piccolo Bussolo in Westbury.......or Picollo Parma in need to will see !

Asian Temptation- White Plains

We went on Saturday as a late Valentines dinner (due to snow)...they asked if we had a reservation ..the place was empty....I said no....then they quickly seated us????

Any way the drinks were excellent...and strong...they must not make much money at the drink was enough....the appetizers were not bad...we had several dim sum...can't really ruin that...the sushi rolls were excellent...however my wife's roll came after her dinner....then they brought me the wrong meal.......very apologetic staff......they gave us dessert on the house...which we took to go..the bill with tip was $115.00 ...pricey for an okay meal..

Photos of the place:

In search of GREAT Thai food...

Sukothai is not worth the trip from New Paltz...try Googling places in Hyde Park...jeez..CIA is there...there must be decent Thai there.....

New Vietnamese @ Atlantic/Smith St??

I glanced at what appears to be a Viet place on the northside of Atlantic across the Soul Spot. I search CH and cannot find anything on it....not expected to be back in that area for a week but wanted to do my recon in advance of going....thanks in advance..

Feb 14, 2007
engarcon in Outer Boroughs

Asian Temptation - White Plains, NY..anyone been there?

Asian Temptation
23 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains. 914-328-5151.

Great Vietnamese in Jersey!!!

I had a chance to try Vietnam1 in Spring Valley...and can't say it was great but considering that I have to travel from rockland to NJ or Chinatown in is not bad and am very appreciative of the recommendation.

Their website is (under construction
)Address 304 N. Main St Spring Valley 845-425-7446

Conch Fritters?

You can buy Conch at any fish market in Chinatown..always fresh !

blackstone in melville

Uber-expensive....overpriced for LI....Steak with a little Bling-Bling !

Where do you eat at the Palisades Mall?

Get in your car and drive to Sakana for unusual sushi Rolls located on Rt 59 in Nanuet and great service

Suggestions between LaGuardia and Melville

Right outside LGA airport is Jackson Hole Wyoming Restaurant...the burgers (that is their specialty) are off the can even walk from the wont eat until the next day....