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Taiwan Beer in Manhattan?

Question: I'm looking for Taiwan Beer served in restaurants, bars or grocery stores here in Manhattan?

Many thanks.

Mar 12, 2009
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Best cheap eats in E.vill/U.Square area?

My sister found a place on St. Mark's place that sells $1 pizza slices. I think the place is called Two Brothers or something with Brothers in the name. For a starving NYU student, I don't think it gets cheaper than that. :) For ethnic cuisine, Mamoun's also a place on St. Mark's and sells falafels for $2.50.

Jun 05, 2008
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Baked goods sale at closing time?

Hi everyone,
I've only seen a handful of places that have sales on their baked products about an hour or so before closing time. I know that Au Bon Pain usually sell their baked goods for 50% off from 9PM-10PM and that Zabar's sells its bagels (and often times ready made sandwiches!) at a discounted price as well. Are there any other places around the city (preferably near NYU) or in the outer boroughs that sell baked goods at a discount as well?

Thanks!

Jun 03, 2008
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In search of walnut macaroons/cookies comparable to Hungarian Pastry Shop's cookies

I've heard good things on this board about the croissants at Claude's,but have never tried the desserts. Once spring semester picks up again, I really should try it. Thanks for the suggestion!

Dec 30, 2007
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Salt & Pepper in Jersey City

Hey guys,
So my sister and I recently moved to Jersey City from Manhattan and really haven't found any good food places around the Indian Square (Journal Square) area. We've been thinking about doing a food tour of the restaurants here, but we need a starting point, any suggestions?

Today we decided to start our tour at this new restaurant called Salt & Pepper close to where we live and loved it. The owner's really attentive and kind and the food was great. Even though I've never really been fond of lamb, I decided to give the lamb kabobs a try and I have to admit that it was immensely flavorful and didn't have an overpowering lamb taste. My sister had the chicken something or other with this really delicious rice side dish and Turkish bread. Surprisingly, the chicken wasn't dry, but rather juicy and yummy. It also doesn't hurt that everything's extremely clean since it's a brand new place.

For dessert, we went to this one Italian bakery around the corner from Salt and Pepper called Montecleone's or something like that and got this really yummy crispy dessert with a cheese filling. Anyone know what those things are called? We just pointed at the glass case and said "yea we'll take that one." I especially love how cheap the desserts in Jersey are compared to Manhattan prices! It was like $1, which is totally like 1/4 of the price that we would've paid for in the Village.

I hope to report more about the good eats in my new neighborhood as we continue to explore this really awesome area! I'm loving the Jerse!!!! =)

In search of walnut macaroons/cookies comparable to Hungarian Pastry Shop's cookies

Hi everyone!

I'm a long time lurker, first time poster. I've scoured this website for answers to my question, but haven't found any.

So I used to live on the UWS and go to the Hungarian Pastry Shop for my weekly walnut macaroon fix. Now I live in Jersey and only commute into the city for classes at NYU. Does anyone know of a place in and/or around the NYU campus, within walking distance, that has these delicious morsels of heaven? I'm planning to get some for my boyfriend and his mom, but really don't want to travel 1.5 hours up to Columbia just to get some cookies!

Any help would be appreciated! Thanks so much!

Nov 12, 2007
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