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Soho Tiffen Junction

Maybe, except there's nothing British about it. Unlike, say, Brick Lane Curry House. Then again, I don't think Chipotle serves any chipotles, so that's another way the two restaurants are alike.

about 6 hours ago
small h in Manhattan

Soho Tiffen Junction

Why is it called Soho Tiffen Junction when it's north of Houston St.? Their Facebook page offers no clues.

about 10 hours ago
small h in Manhattan

Is it worth it?

I think that if it's worth it to you, it's worth it. We ascribe value to objects and experiences separate and apart from the actual cost of their parts and labor. A Damian Hirst shark in formaldehyde, for instance, is very much not worth it to me. But it's worth it to plenty of other people.

about 24 hours ago
small h in Food Media & News
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Rare date tonight -- need recs for dinner LES

<This is only the second time I've seen it cooked in a restaurant.>

If you haven't yet had the avocado fries at Toloache, I suggest you try them when you're in the area.

1 day ago
small h in Manhattan

Weakest cuisines

There's also Moscow 57, owned by a woman whose parents once owned the Russian Tea Room. I went once soon after it opened and had some serviceable blini with caviar, and smoked salmon on black bread; everything on the menu is cold. I thoroughly enjoyed the cocktails (especially "The Delancey") and the atmosphere. There's often live music, and everyone - staff and patrons - seems to be having a great time.

http://moscow57.com/

1 day ago
small h in Manhattan

How much is that dog in the window?

La traduction du Google est votre ami, mon ami.

Aug 27, 2014
small h in Manhattan

Long Gone But Not Forgotten! Manhattan Memories

Why, thank you! Out of nowhere, I've just remembered that El Teddy's had rectangular tortilla chips (instead of Dorito's-style triangles). I was very impressed by this.

Aug 27, 2014
small h in Manhattan

Tell The Chef to Separate My Food

Another entry in the portmanteau sweepstakes: A couple of years ago, Subway was promoting avocado slices on its sandwiches, with the tagline "Bravocado." Obviously, it was supposed to make you think "Bravo, avocado." But it always put me in mind of an avocado wearing a bra. Or an avocado-colored bra. Or someone with avocados in her bra.

Aug 27, 2014
small h in Food Media & News

How much is that dog in the window?

Ah, le Quartier des Entre-Deux-Musees. Même les hot-dogs sont luxueux.

Aug 27, 2014
small h in Manhattan

How much is that dog in the window?

Is that right? I'm basing my assessment on my semi-frequent forays to the Rock Center area, which I thought was pretty touristy. But I stand corrected.

Aug 26, 2014
small h in Manhattan

How much is that dog in the window?

Bottle of water probably costs a dollar, same for a hot dog. Prices are listed on the cart.

Aug 26, 2014
small h in Manhattan

Tell The Chef to Separate My Food

I'm just coming from a tour of the Brooklyn Brewery. The (very charming) guide let his mouth outpace his brain and mentioned Scheingold as an example of old school beer.

Aug 26, 2014
small h in Food Media & News
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Long Gone But Not Forgotten! Manhattan Memories

Have I done that before, pointed out that you missed an earlier post of mine? God, I'm irritating. Sorry. I'll probably do it again in the future - old habits die hard - so I'll just preemptively apologize now.

Aug 25, 2014
small h in Manhattan

Long Gone But Not Forgotten! Manhattan Memories

I posted about El Teddy's upthread.

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9793...

Aug 23, 2014
small h in Manhattan

Long Gone But Not Forgotten! Manhattan Memories

Oh, man, I used to love RCPH. But then, I also loved Perkins, when I was growing up in NJ. I have very lowbrow taste in pancakes. You've also reminded me of Exterminator Chili - on Church St., I think - and their excellent Black Widow brunch, which was some sort of eggs benedict thing with a spider web made of pancake batter draped over it.

Aug 21, 2014
small h in Manhattan

Chowhound now allowing advertising posts?

The chowfriend experience?

Chowhound now allowing advertising posts?

Ooh, look! It's spam+! Now with extra illegality!

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/986467

I flagged the above post about 5 hours ago. I'm sure I'm not alone. Yet there it sits, all spammy and illegal and all. What's next? Chow escort ads?

Eating sunflowers? Do they taste like artichokes? How to prepare?

Thanks! Very interesting.

Aug 20, 2014
small h in Home Cooking

Eating sunflowers? Do they taste like artichokes? How to prepare?

Could you post a link to the article? I couldn't find it - kept getting restaurants with sunflower in the name or seeds on the menu.

Aug 19, 2014
small h in Home Cooking

Top of page inaccessible on Android phone

I would love to, but like a car that stops making a weird noise as soon as you take it to the mechanic, my phone has decided to behave. Next time it happens, I'll get you an image. But in the meantime, here's what it looked like: the topmost, left-most image on my screen was a blue box with the word "beta" in it. The topmost, left-most image should have been a red box with four horizontal white lines in it. Hope that helps a little.

Aug 19, 2014
small h in Site Talk

Top of page inaccessible on Android phone

The row of icons (yellow star, etc.) is hidden beneath the address line. It appears when I touch the screen, but then disappears if I try to click "My Boards."

Aug 19, 2014
small h in Site Talk

Tell-Tale Terms

"The bartenders/other patrons/tunes are smokin' hot."

I have nothing against smokin' hot things, but at this stage of my life, I'm really more interested in food & drink.

A Personal Announcement

Thanks for all your good work. Once you pass the bar, come back and start answering questions about whether it's legal to charge for extra pickles or whatever else comes up on Not About Food.

Aug 18, 2014
small h in Site Talk
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What do you eat when you don't know what you want?

If I don't know what I want, then I must not be that hungry. I'm probably just bored. So I don't eat anything.

Aug 18, 2014
small h in General Topics
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Help - what were these "teething" biscuits when I was a child?

You're welcome! Mandel bread can be really good, unless your family's tradition dictates that it be dry and hard.

Aug 18, 2014
small h in General Topics

Help - what were these "teething" biscuits when I was a child?

Aug 17, 2014
small h in General Topics

Any veggie restaurant in NYC like Greens or Millennium in SF?

The list kathryn linked to is a good one (note that Family Recipe has shuffled off the mortal coil). And even though it's vegan, and even though it serves the dreaded seitan, I will throw Wild Ginger at you. I looked at Greens' online menu, and I see some overlap.

http://wildgingeronline.com/

Two other places that I'm not a huge fan of, but hey, I'm not such an authority, are Caravan of Dreams and Candle Cafe. They're also vegan. Deal with it.

http://www.caravanofdreams.net/
http://www.candlecafe.com/

Aug 17, 2014
small h in Manhattan

Hoping that New York chowhounds are using discretion with their recommendations

The word that jumps out at me in your post is "selfishly." A selfish person wouldn't take the time to post on Chowhound. If I were a jealous guarder of my discoveries, I wouldn't be here in the first place. So you're barking up a tree that doesn't even exist. Why not be grateful that the places you like are popular? It means they'll be around a while and you can keep liking them.

PS: I walked by Prosperity two days ago, and there was no line. You just got unlucky.

Aug 17, 2014
small h in Manhattan
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My plants are plagued by aphids and fungus gnats

Thanks. A quick google search taught me that tobacco juice isn't appropriate for my plants, as they are nightshades (eggplant, pepper, tomato) and thus susceptible to tobacco mosaic disease. And diatomaceous earth I know as a remedy for slugs, and not a very good one - I switched to iron phosphate and never looked back. I did find a study (http://www.gpnmag.com/fungus-gnats-an...) that investigated its effect on fungus gnats. Its findings were not encouraging.

Aug 17, 2014
small h in Gardening

My plants are plagued by aphids and fungus gnats

I appreciate your advice. My balcony is not like a rooftop, unless the roof in question tops a mid-size doghouse.

Aug 17, 2014
small h in Gardening
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