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Chinese with a private room

Lake Pavilion is in Flushing, correct?

about 6 hours ago
Pan in Manhattan

Chinese with a private room

Is it Cantonese-style? I will have a 50th birthday in February, and I like to have a Cantonese banquet in Chinatown on my birthday, but since my favorite Cantonese restaurant in Manhattan is Hong Kong Cafe, which is too small for even a small banquet, and I've been reading downhill reports on Oriental Garden, I'm seriously considering going to Flushing. But if Radiance or another of the remaining Cantonese restaurants in Manhattan is sufficiently good, I might consider one.

about 11 hours ago
Pan in Manhattan

Chef Laura Lam - anyone know where she is these days?

No, I haven't. I'll give it a try.

about 11 hours ago
Pan in Manhattan

Good pre-matinee restaurant near Lincoln Center

If you want to go someplace earlier than 11:30, there's always Landmarc at the Time Warner Center, which opens at 7:30 AM every day.

about 11 hours ago
Pan in Manhattan

Where can I find great PIEROGIES in Manhattan??

Those kreplach sound delicious! They were pirogin in my family, too. I have Poilisher heritage on my father's father's side and my maternal grandfather's parents' side. My paternal grandmother was from then Austria, now Ukraine. And my maternal grandmother's family came from Lithuania, through South Africa.

about 21 hours ago
Pan in Manhattan

narcissa vs white street

I'll look forward to the review. Was the sticky pudding British-style sticky toffee pudding?

1 day ago
Pan in Manhattan

Moving to 105 and Broadway - Whats good up there?

Mine, too.

1 day ago
Pan in Manhattan

Saturday Brunch Midtown

I've never had brunch at Ai Fiori, but it's probably my favorite restaurant in New York right now, with the caveat that I pretty seldom go to high-end restaurants.

1 day ago
Pan in Manhattan

Where can I find great PIEROGIES in Manhattan??

I am a regular now at Ukrainian East Village and Stage Restaurant. Ukrainian East Village has better main dishes, some good sides, and good kasha varnishkes, and it's a more relaxing atmosphere because of the tables and the pleasantly (to me - reminds me of my grandmother) dated European elegance of the room. Soups are about equally good between the two places, but different. However, the pierogies are better at Stage. I find the wrappers perhaps twice as thick at Ukrainian East Village, and in particular, the sauerkraut filling at Stage is tastier, as it seems to have been pan-fried before it was put in the casing, whereas at Ukrainian East Village, they seem to just put it in raw.

1 day ago
Pan in Manhattan

Saturday Brunch Midtown

Is money an object? Landmarc in the Time Warner Center has a good brunch and is open starting at 7:30 every day.

1 day ago
Pan in Manhattan

Mermaid Inn or AquaGrill?

What else do you like there? I live in the area but have never had a meal there.

2 days ago
Pan in Manhattan

What do New Yorker's think about Dean & DeLuca and other expensive gourmet shops?

Oh, next to the place where Balthazar bakes everything.

Actually, I believe I've been there and love it, too. It's the place that has one section with a bunch of wines and olive oils and such, and another section that has good cheeses and salumi and so forth, right? Yeah, really great store. But we generally don't talk about Englewood on this board. :-)

2 days ago
Pan in Manhattan

Mermaid Inn or AquaGrill?

That's the subway to us. For Saturday night, make sure you get reservations.

2 days ago
Pan in Manhattan
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What do New Yorker's think about Dean & DeLuca and other expensive gourmet shops?

Still good to know.

2 days ago
Pan in Manhattan

The Red Rooster - anybody been?

I totally get your point. I know that the Twin Cities have a big Somali community, but I haven't been there and didn't know they have great Ethiopian food.

2 days ago
Pan in Manhattan

Where can I find great PIEROGIES in Manhattan??

I do remember them. I didn't know they were associated.

Nov 25, 2014
Pan in Manhattan

Which restaurant have you eaten at the most?

I thought ais kacang, aka ABC (air batu campur) was more similar to halo-halo.

Nov 24, 2014
Pan in Manhattan

Where can I find great PIEROGIES in Manhattan??

I don't know the place you're speaking of.

Nov 24, 2014
Pan in Manhattan

What do New Yorker's think about Dean & DeLuca and other expensive gourmet shops?

Name of the store?

Nov 24, 2014
Pan in Manhattan

The Red Rooster - anybody been?

I really enjoyed my meal and cocktails at Red Rooster, but that was back in 2011, so I'm reluctant to put much weight on it.

Nov 24, 2014
Pan in Manhattan
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Where can I find great PIEROGIES in Manhattan??

They didn't move. Teresa used to have two branches, and had to close the one in the East Village because the landlord demanded 4 times more rent.

Nov 23, 2014
Pan in Manhattan

Chef Laura Lam - anyone know where she is these days?

Best regular Vietnamese food in Manhattan? I don't know. Maybe it is. But it's not very good.

Nov 23, 2014
Pan in Manhattan

Food Suggestions Mid December NYC?

I don't know of a single Honduran restaurant in Manhattan. You might check and see if there are any in Queens.

Some of your other questions are answerable, but it would be a heck of a lot more useful to you if you gave us more to go on. Where will you be staying? For how long? Do you have preferences for which neighborhood(s) you want to go to? Breakfast, lunch, dinner? How much do you want to spend on your food, before taxes and tip?

I'll say this: I think that food trucks are not something to go far out of your way for.

Nov 23, 2014
Pan in Manhattan

What do New Yorker's think about Dean & DeLuca and other expensive gourmet shops?

No, Eataly is not just for tourists. When I'm in the neighborhood, I like to get a couple of pieces of focaccia for lunch. I've also enjoyed Le Verdure, but because it's kind of pricey (though a fair value), I have patronized them only once or twice so far.

Nov 23, 2014
Pan in Manhattan

The Red Rooster - anybody been?

Good Central Harlem location. There have been posts about Soul Food restaurants such as Amy Ruth's, and others about Mexican places and Caribbean cuchifritos places in Spanish Harlem. You may want to do a search of this board for them.

Nov 23, 2014
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Chef Laura Lam - anyone know where she is these days?

A propos, I went to Nha Trang Centre the other day. Their pho (I got the kind supposedly made with tomato sauce, which I couldn't taste) was mediocre.

Nov 23, 2014
Pan in Manhattan

What do New Yorker's think about Dean & DeLuca and other expensive gourmet shops?

I've always felt it was grossly overpriced, and not always even that good. I never buy anything there.

Nov 23, 2014
Pan in Manhattan

The Red Rooster - anybody been?

I haven't been to Red Rooster in a long time, but consider going to Zoma for some delicious Ethiopian food. Also check out the original Patsy's Pizzeria at 2287 1st Ave between 117th and 118th. Where in Harlem are you going to be?

Nov 23, 2014
Pan in Manhattan

2nd Ave deli, Sarge's Deli or Katz?

First of all, unless Artie's has drastically improved since 2011, it sucks. Totally insipid pastrami not worth bothering with. For pastrami, I'd really recommend going to Katz's, but don't get tongue there. 2nd Av. Deli has excellent tongue sandwiches, and their pastrami is quite creditable, so if you do want tongue as one of your sandwiches, that might be your best bet. I can't comment on Sarge's, though, because I've only been there once, before the renovation (was it a fire? I forget), and I've never tried their pastrami.

Nov 23, 2014
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Fun birthday dinner on Thanksgiving night

I guess we have different levels of tolerance or sensitivity to that taste.

Nov 21, 2014
Pan in Manhattan