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Lefteris in Tarrytown, what the hey

I have had good and bad experiences at Lefteris in Tarrytown. Never tried Mt. Kisco. I believe the one in Ridge Hill is still humble enough to serve a good inexpensive meal, though...

Best tacos in Westchester and Rockland

Beg to differ 51rich, but the growing restaurant community in the downtown area has become a lure for many people. We made a bounce last night and I can tell you that it looked very active. But this is meant for another discussion, no? Let's stick to the tacos...

Crosstown Diner in the Bronx hit the mark last evening...

It was getting late and we were hungry. Most other kitchens in the area were closing and we just wanted some good old-fashioned eggs and home fries. I got the Greek omelet and my guest had the California omelet. Generous portions and tasty, too. Sitting in this flashy diner along the Bruckner Expressway at E. Tremont Ave. brought back a lot of memories..

Jul 24, 2015
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Best tacos in Westchester and Rockland

Megan, thanks for the list. Looking forward to trying the places I have not been to. I would also suggest Guapo in Yonkers. Their tacos may be small (they give you 3 to an order)but I have found them to be tasty. For a more playful take, I would also suggest the big tacos being served at Rio Bravo in Larchmont.

Brother Jimmy's Stamford: Yikes

Sorry about your bad experience at Brother Jimmy's. My experiences with this group have been mixed over the years as well. I would much rather go to Dinosaur BBQ in Stamford...

What is it that really turns your stomach?

Amazing! Anyone watch Andrew Zimmern's food encounters?

Jul 22, 2015
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A guy walks into the movie theater with his own sandwich...

I guess we all have our levels of tolerance on this subject. There was a vintage movie theater in Alexandria, VA. where they required you buy a minimum amount from their concession counter along with a drink, wine included which was served in those plastic cups. So, if there was a little excitement on the screen the cups would rattle and sometimes spill over. Of course, after a time the room would be like a smelly tavern.
This movie theater has since closed...

Jul 22, 2015
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Club Car Closes in Mamaroneck, Modern Restaurant to take over in Sept...

You are right, Cheese Boy. Opposites sometimes attract, though. We will wait and see...

Good bar/restaurant for an outdoor drink or meal in Lower Westchester?

Had a fine time and good food and Gaucho Grill in White Plains last night. Their tapas menu is a delight. It was beautiful out on the deck facing North Broadway...

Gloucester and Ogunquit - recommendations please

Some are and are labeled accordingly, some are not. They are happy to give you the lineage...

Club Car Closes in Mamaroneck, Modern Restaurant to take over in Sept...

A lot of storefront shuffling going on right now. Club Car at Mamaroneck train station has finally called it quits. The Modern Restaurant of New Rochelle will open a joint venture with Dubrovnik Restaurant in the fall: The new Modern...

Gloucester and Ogunquit - recommendations please

For creative local products you may want to stop at Stonewall Kitchen's outlet and restaurant in York, on the way to Ogunquit. Tastings abound, and their lobster BLT is terrific!
Agree about MC Perkins Cove, too...

A guy walks into the movie theater with his own sandwich...

AdamD, you guessed it. This is not a knock on the Jacob Burns which I do like, but the theater we sat in held about 50 tops...
Yes, and I like a previous posters comment regarding 'dinner and a movie', at separate locations.

Jul 13, 2015
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Brunswick/Bath/Harpswell, ME: What's Good?

I guess we were lucky this past May. There was hardly a line. And the staff works pretty fast. It is the mother load of lobster rolls, in my opinion.
Now, what about those spots across the street. Sprague's? Has anyone tried, are they any good? Treats is more like a gourmet food shop with a community table. Yes, it carries some good larder, but entirely different. I was happy to see it is still around...

Brunswick/Bath/Harpswell, ME: What's Good?

I often stare at the restaurants across the street from Red's. Is it really better? It would be hard to beat Red's...

Biggest, most expensive bullshit at a fine dining restaurant.

At the original pretentious Alain Ducasse restaurant in Manhattan they would present you with a set of different opulent pens with which you could sign your check. How's that one?

Jul 12, 2015
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New Rules for Serving Raw Fish

So this has already been going on in some kitchens. Is this true in Japan? What does it do to the word 'fresh'?

Jul 12, 2015
gutreactions in Manhattan
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Brunswick/Bath/Harpswell, ME: What's Good?

A short ride north will bring you to Wiscasset, home of Red's Eats. Great lobster rolls and sides...

Bastille Day, July 14th: Where to dine and celebrate in greater Westchester?

Thanks for the recs, so far. I will probably do French a couple of times this week. I respect Jacques at La Panetiere after all these years, but I want to stay casual. Encore Bistro in Larchmont and Rye are on my list. They each have their own atmosphere, but the menus are the same. Enjoy their tatin de tomates, moules Provencales, and wonderful salade Parisienne. For a main course it might be St. Jacqes au beurre blanc, or steak frites. Dessert: profiteroles.
Will try to check out the Bastille Day celebration in Piermont at Le Bouchon. I have invited my kids in Manhattan to join me at one of my favorite bistros on the upper east side: Café D'Alsace on 2nd Ave. at 88th. By the way, isn't Camaje where they hold those Dark Dinners with blindfolds?

Bastille Day, July 14th: Where to dine and celebrate in greater Westchester?

I would like to find a good, hearty French bistro. Any recommendations in Westchester or Hudson Valley? Thanks...

A guy walks into the movie theater with his own sandwich...

Hi Bob and all: I did not ask the eaters what kind of sandwich it was, but theater guests next to me and I thought it was a brisket wedge with sides of cole slaw, potato salad and pickles. In a normal setting this would not offend me, but this was a small arts theater...

Jul 06, 2015
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A guy walks into the movie theater with his own sandwich...

Here we are at a popular local arts theater waiting for the film to begin when a couple comes in, paper bag in hand, and begins to spread their larder on their laps. It was a sandwich and sides they had brought in from the outside and they begin munching away like it was their personal dining room, totally oblivious to anyone around them. Now this was a small arts theater, and we all begin to smell what they are eating. It's like me bringing in a container of Chinese food or something. The surroundings in a theatre, outside of the buttered popcorn, does not adequately cleanse the aromas, it intensifies them. Is this right? Could we have complained?

Jul 03, 2015
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Il Forno Marketplace of White Plains

This might be helpful, though it should have its own thread. Nicky gave me a tour of the place recently and said he was just opening Thursday thru Sunday for now with a limited menu. He has totally revamped the place upstairs and down with private glass enclosed rooms in the rear, though it looks like he still uses his original pizza oven. There have been some early complaints about his starting prices, though.
As for Le Sirene in Larchmont, it is owned by the Bruno Brothers who also operate several places in Manhattan. They are just getting off the ground after a major renovation...

Where is the Best Lobster in Ogunquit Maine plus other must eat places?

Outside of the fact that George H.W. Bush and family would stop at Barnacle Billy's from time to time, in my opinion it is mediocre. However, their lobster might be fine. View is nice, too. Take a ride to York on Rt. 1 and try the Lobster Club prepared at Stonewall Kitchen and enjoy the tastings around the store. The Hurricane in Kennebunkport serves a 3 pounder, and while it is expensive it is terrific. For a more rustic experience, Nunan's in Cape Porpoise, just outside of Kennebunkport, has what you want. Also like The Ramp on Cape Porpoise for its dive bar look, good tavern food and nice view. If you can get out to Wiscasset on a day trip, you must stop at Red's Eats, for the mother load of lobster rolls. Probably the best eclectic restaurant on Perkins Cove is called MC. And, oh yes, if you want to take a pizza break check out When Pigs Fly in Kittery. All have websites. Have a great time!

Capitol Hill Recommendations

Other options include the old Eastern Market on the other side of Capitol Hill district where there are a number of restaurant options and their weekly flea market. You would also be near Barracks Row with its share of restaurants including: Ted's Bulletin and Rose's Luxury...

Capitol Hill Recommendations

Visit bustling Union Market 0n 6th, a popular option for a variety of good eats...

Jewish onion rye - Westchester

Additional possibilities include: Fairway Market, the Kosher bakes shops and delis in the Quaker Ridge section of New Rochelle, and Ben's may retail them as well...

Metro Fresh market opening soon in Fleetwood

Me too, Rolise. Unfortunately I see empty storefronts all over Westchester, including nearby Bronxville. Never as many as now...

Metro Fresh market opening soon in Fleetwood

The owner of Spring Asian Cuisine told me a while back that his landlord made it impossible for him to remain there...

Korean Cuisine Beginner: What do I order?

Banchan? What is it...

Jun 23, 2015
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