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Levain Bakery in Harlem

Their website,, has phone numbers for every location. Given 'em a call.

Nov 06, 2012
Joe Food in Manhattan

But Muncie Still Sucks? Readers Respond to "10 Worst College Towns"

This response to your previous post is a textbook example of the Dunning-Kruger Effect in action. In large part people weren't upset that you missed a good restaurant or two in their town, they were upset because what you wrote was poorly researched, you didn't understand the research you did do (role of a chamber of commerce website and how restaurants get listed on that website), and you drew either overgeneralized or nonsensical conclusions (town has a paper mill therefore does not have good food). On top of the incompetent research and muddled conclusions you threw on a layer of gratuitous mean-spiritedness.

Geez, look at how you start the title of this post "But Muncie still sucks..." What motivates you to say something so nasty? Are you really condemning the whole city because nobody in Muncie, which given its small size probably has a vanishingly small Chow readership, left a comment last week?

Criticism and snark only work if you are informed about the subject that you are criticizing. You were clueless about the towns you were writing about including Gainesville, the town where you went to school! The mind boggles as to why you don't seem to understand why people were upset.

Sep 24, 2011
Joe Food in Features

Amy Ruth's

I walked by Amy Ruth's this morning and this evening. It was open both times.

Amy Ruth's
113 W 116th St, New York, NY 10026

May 22, 2011
Joe Food in Manhattan

Need BIG country-style breakfast in NYC (other than Clinton St Bakery)

Junior's isn't very far away from the financial district. Hop on the 2/3 at Wall St. and get off three stops later at Hoyt.

Apr 01, 2011
Joe Food in Manhattan

Looking for Mr Q Cumber

Thanks! I'm very tempted to order a bunch. I first drank a Mr. Q Cumber at Galco's when I was in LA a year or so ago. I've been wanting some ever since but I am hoping to find a local source to avoid the shipping charges. Surely there must be once place in NYC that sells it!

Feb 09, 2011
Joe Food in Manhattan

Shake Shack February 2011 Flavors - Any Must-Haves?

Danny Meyer is a native of St. Louis. The Shake Shack, specifically the frozen custards and concretes, are a tribute to Ted Drewes Frozen Custard.

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Feb 03, 2011
Joe Food in Manhattan

Looking for Mr Q Cumber

Not yet! Someone in town must sell it.

Jan 15, 2011
Joe Food in Manhattan

Farmstead/ Artisinal Cheese on UWS?

Bobolink Dairy and Bakehouse, from cheese genius Jonathan White, is at the Tucker Square market on Thursdays and Saturdays.

Dec 04, 2010
Joe Food in Manhattan

Looking for Mr Q Cumber

Is there any place in the city that sells Mr. Q Cumber soda?

Jul 09, 2010
Joe Food in Manhattan

Where to go for moist cupcakes?

Tonnie's Minis hasn't closed, it's just moved uptown to Lenox Ave. between 123rd and 124th:

Mar 13, 2010
Joe Food in Manhattan

Panya Bakery is closing!

Panya has expanded and is now open.

8 Stuyvesant St, New York, NY 10003

Nov 03, 2009
Joe Food in Manhattan


Ronnybrook has a retail outlet in the Chelsea Market that is open seven days a week.

Sep 28, 2008
Joe Food in Manhattan

are H&H bagels still the best??

Yep, the building all three were in was torn down to make room for a new building. Only Westside Market returned.

Absolute Bagels is only two blocks away and has mighty fine bagels.

Mar 23, 2008
Joe Food in Manhattan

non homogenised milk in NYC?

Are you looking for un-homogenized milk or un-pasteurized milk? For the former, Ronnybrook Dairy sells creamline milk at their shop in the Chelsea Market and at various Greenmarkets around town.

Apr 29, 2007
Joe Food in Manhattan

hot chocolate with chile

Chocolate Bar and Tisserie also serve "Aztec style" hot chocolate.

Feb 10, 2007
Joe Food in Manhattan

Bad Root Beer Float at Shake Shack

Did you take it up to the pick-up counter and exchange it for a proper root beer float? I've noticed while waiting for my food that they're pretty generous at correcting their mistakes (i.e. they readily exchange an item, no questions asked).

Jul 25, 2006
Joe Food in Manhattan

woodruff (waldmeister) syrup in NYC

Schaller and Weber (86th and 2nd) sells 2 or 3 different brands of waldmeister syrup.

Jul 09, 2006
Joe Food in Manhattan


For local flavor Amy Ruth's on 116th sells honey from bees on their roof.

Jul 02, 2006
Joe Food in Manhattan