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Service at Il Toscano (Douglaston) Disappointing

I've been going to Il Toscano for years. Lately, however, the service has gotten so bad I don't intend to go back. The food is still excellent but Alex is really too much to bear.

Oct 05, 2013
vandiemen8 in Outer Boroughs

Dante Restaurant

I heard Dante on Union Turnpike closed recently, anyone know if this is true? It would be a shame, it is (was) a great neighborhood restaurant.

Sep 04, 2013
vandiemen8 in Outer Boroughs

ISO raw duck livers

Not sure they have them but you might want to try Ottomanelli on Union Turpike

Dec 10, 2009
vandiemen8 in Outer Boroughs

Looking for caterer

The event is at the beginning of october and we decided to go with Roquette Catering
http://www.roquettecatering.com/, we liked their food much better and really liked them personally. Will let you know how it turns out.

Aug 17, 2009
vandiemen8 in Manhattan

Midtown Thai

Went to Jaiya, had the mixed seafood green curry and it was excellent. Can't wait to try Pam's. Thanks all for your help.

Jun 20, 2009
vandiemen8 in Manhattan

Midtown Thai

I have friends from out of town arriving tomorrow and looking for thai food. Any suggestions in midtown? Preferably east side.

Jun 18, 2009
vandiemen8 in Manhattan

Upscale restaurants of Queens

Il Toscano in Douglaston

Jun 13, 2009
vandiemen8 in Outer Boroughs

Visiting Natives need recs for Bklyn SI & Queens

Il Toscano in Douglaston, GREAT italian!

May 17, 2009
vandiemen8 in Outer Boroughs

Looking for caterer

I'm looking for a caterer for an event in Manhattan and someone recommended Mark Fahrer, is anyone familiar with him and have some feedback they could give me? It would be greatly appreciated.

Jan 31, 2009
vandiemen8 in Manhattan

Only in Manhatten for the day - Good Beer Bar?

Definitely Gingerman, 36th St between 5th and Madison.

Dec 03, 2008
vandiemen8 in Manhattan

Holiday Dinner

Looking for a new place to try for dinner with my wife, 2 kids and their significant others. Would rather not spend a ton of money but looking for something nice in midtown. Daughter is vegetarian, the rest of us are carnivores. Any suggestions?

Dec 03, 2008
vandiemen8 in Manhattan

Affordable birthday dinner for 8-12 people in Brooklyn - mission impossible?!?

along those lines...Dosa Hutt in Flushing, great Indian food and you'll hit your price point.

Feb 02, 2008
vandiemen8 in Outer Boroughs

Best cassoulet

I have a wager with some Boston friends (a wager I have a decent chance of losing, btw) that will result in my buying them dinner at a french restaurant in nyc. As long as I'm buying I want to have the best cassoulet I can, any suggestions?

Feb 02, 2008
vandiemen8 in Manhattan

Title Blair Perone CLOSED??

I saw Joe Perrone on Thursday and he told me that they had closed permanently. This is a real shame, it was a fabulous place.

Jan 26, 2008
vandiemen8 in Manhattan