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Where in Bklyn can I have a nice weekday lunch?

Park slope, Carroll Gardens, Prospect Heights, Boerum Hill, Dumbo, bk heights...

Oct 24, 2013
elskin in Outer Boroughs

Where in Bklyn can I have a nice weekday lunch?

Hi hounders,

Where in Bklyn can I have a nice weekday lunch? It seems like most of the nice places do not even serve lunch.

I prefer american or italian. If there are no nice american or italian places open that serve lunch then I will consider a nice sushi place. This is a special lunch so any type of fastfood is out. As a last resort, I will also consider other cuisines if it's a nice place to have lunch.

Williamsburg is out on this particular day (too far from where we need to be).

Thank you so much in advance!

Oct 24, 2013
elskin in Outer Boroughs

Nice Lunch Restaurant Around Union Square? (American, Italian or Sushi)

You're amazing, thank you!

Oct 21, 2013
elskin in Manhattan

Nice Lunch Restaurant Around Union Square? (American, Italian or Sushi)

Below $70 for 2 (incl. tips) would be good... Your suggestions are great, thanks!

Oct 21, 2013
elskin in Manhattan

Nice Lunch Restaurant Around Union Square? (American, Italian or Sushi)

Hi Hounders,

I am looking for a nice weekday restaurant to have lunch within walking distance from union square. Preferred cuisines are American, Italian or Sushi (in no particular order). It's a "special" lunch so fast food is out...

Thanks so much in advance!

Oct 21, 2013
elskin in Manhattan

Help turn my Smoothie into a Super-Smoothie!

Hi all,

I enjoy my smoothies, but I feel like they can get much healthier. I am looking for things to add in to make them super nutritious. I am open to both milk based and non milk based ideas.

This is what I usually put in:

Organic milk
Frozen strawberries, peaches, mango
Frozen banana slices
A spoon of almond butter

Thanks in advance!

Aug 16, 2013
elskin in Home Cooking

Chow Parents - Any ideas/recipes for Healthy Home Cooked Dinners for Kids?

Chow Parents - Any ideas for Healthy Home Cooked Dinners that kids would like?

Would love to hear what you make or any ideas you might have.

Thanks!

Jun 24, 2013
elskin in Home Cooking

Nice place to have drinks after Stanton Social?

Hi,

Looking for a nice, more upscale place to have drinks after Stanton Social. In the immediate area would be great. If there is no such place within walking distance then I am willing to drive, but should still be very close.

Thanks so much in advance!

Jun 13, 2013
elskin in Manhattan

Best Mexican restaurant in Brooklyn for a Date Night?

Best Mexican restaurant in Brooklyn for a Date Night? Particularly interested in the Williamsburg area.

No Gran Electrica (liked it but been recently).

Thanks!

Jun 01, 2013
elskin in Outer Boroughs

Which of these Mexicans should I go with?

Which empellon? What is the difference between the two?

May 30, 2013
elskin in Manhattan

Which of these Mexicans should I go with?

That's funny! Lol!

May 30, 2013
elskin in Manhattan

Which of these Mexicans should I go with?

Mayahuel is out then... Which one of the others would be a good bet..? Thanks...

May 30, 2013
elskin in Manhattan

Which of these Mexicans should I go with?

Looking for a nice Mexican restaurant for a Saturday night. Not too casual. Should be good enough for a date night. Awesome food and a nice interior and atmosphere would be great.

Looking for the best among these:

Ofrenda. Crema. Mercadito. El toro blanco. Mayahuel.

Thank you.

May 30, 2013
elskin in Manhattan

Dinner in Meatpacking - where should I have the drinks?

Dinner in Meatpacking - where should I have the post dinner drinks? (meatpacking please). Don't mind a place that is hot/scene-ey/trendy right now. :)

Thank you!

Feb 25, 2013
elskin in Manhattan

Where in Meatpacking can I have a Margarita?

Can I have a nice Margarita in the meatpacking district? Where? Maybe not?

Thanks!

Feb 24, 2013
elskin in Manhattan

Nobu and Morimoto OR Izakaya Gaku and Imanas tei?

I can only do 2 out of the 4.

Looking for the best sushi with reasonable pricing. I know all 4 are pricey but I want a great bang for my buck.

Nobu and Morimoto OR Izakaya Gaku and Imanas tei?

Thank you.

Jan 05, 2013
elskin in Hawaii

Midrange Sushi Restaurants

Hi,

I am looking for a few Midrange Sushi Restaurants in HNL. Not too cheap, not too expensive, right in the middle. Nice places with delicious food leaving you feeling like you got a great bang for your buck.

Any recs?

Thanks in advance!

Jan 04, 2013
elskin in Hawaii

Marea, Babbo or Ai Fiori for Dinner and why?

Yes, I have reservations at all three, but contemplating whether to cancel any of them... reason why I feel a little saturated due to already having done so many restaurants in the past weeks... So I'm really looking for the brightest star at this point in terms of food.
No pre or post drinks.

Dec 22, 2012
elskin in Manhattan

Marea, Babbo or Ai Fiori for Dinner and why?

Marea, Babbo or Ai Fiori? Which one would you choose and why?

Thank you in advance.

Dec 22, 2012
elskin in Manhattan

Who does Dessert Tasting Menus?

Would also love to hear the answer.

Dec 01, 2012
elskin in Manhattan

Who does Dessert Tasting Menus?

Is there anywhere that does 3 or 4 plates? Years ago I heard WD-50 has a dessert tasting menu, but I don't see it anywhere online... I guess there is none. Thanks anyways!

Dec 01, 2012
elskin in Manhattan

Who does Dessert Tasting Menus?

Hi all,

Who does fancy dessert tasting menus? Im talking about the kind with 5-6-7 (or more) plates.

Thank you so much in advance .

Dec 01, 2012
elskin in Manhattan

Marea, Scarpetta and..? Need 2 more fancy ones!

Dear Hounders,

I had posted about top 5 italians below 50th and got so many awesome responses. But now I feel indecisive and need your help again.

I know for sure I want to try Marea and Scarpetta, but... I need 2 more! On the fancy/high end side of things. I want the "special meal" feeling. :)

Please let me have your 2 nominations.

Thanks so much!

Nov 29, 2012
elskin in Manhattan

History of Pizza: Italy and America [split from Manhattan]

Pasta made by eskimos is certainly alot more info than I asked for ;)

Nov 28, 2012
elskin in General Topics

List of Best Places to have Pizza by the Pie?

Thin crust with all kinds of yummy toppings. Thanks.

Nov 26, 2012
elskin in Manhattan

Best Places to Get Cakes & Cupcakes? Not Magnolia.

Thanks so much for the link!

I am open to all flavors and would love creativity/out of the box. To narrow down my options I would say... Places that really do specialize in cakes & cupcakes... that do not have them "on the side"... Right around or below 50th street... Big variety... Presentation as important as taste.

Thanks so much in advance if you can throw a couple of names my way.

Nov 25, 2012
elskin in Manhattan

Best Places to Get Cakes & Cupcakes? Not Magnolia.

Best Places to Get Cakes & Cupcakes? Not Magnolia (already been).

Which bakeries are best for this purpose? Would love to try some new places.

Thanks so much.

Nov 25, 2012
elskin in Manhattan

List of Best Places to have Pizza by the Pie?

Thank you alepenazzi, I will try those three.

Nov 24, 2012
elskin in Manhattan

List of Best Places to have Pizza by the Pie?

Thank you so much Kathryn.

Nov 24, 2012
elskin in Manhattan

List of Best Places to have Pizza by the Pie?

Is there anywhere I can see a list or compilation of best places to have pizza by the pie?

I know there are already many threads on this topic but just wondering if perhaps there is a summary or a comprehensive list somewhere.

Thanks so much.

Nov 24, 2012
elskin in Manhattan