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Chaozhou Noodles, at a Vietnam Chaozhou Venue called Bo Ke ( Po Ji )

that looks great, is that the same dish lau reviewed here and on his site:

http://www.lauhound.com/bo-ky-good-ch...

I've been wanting to get there, the duck looks great too.

Dec 18, 2014
vinouspleasure in Manhattan

Best sushi experience in Mid-Town?

Interesting, I didn't realize the restaurant was on anyone's radar.

Dec 15, 2014
vinouspleasure in Manhattan

Best sushi experience in Mid-Town?

I consulted at a japanese bank for 3 years and this was the restaurant of choice for our team.

Dec 15, 2014
vinouspleasure in Manhattan

sweet sixteen prix fixe lunch and dim sum for 7

here you go:

http://www.domainebrusset.fr/uk/Wines...

it's about $13 on wine searcher, a very good wine for the price. Brusset is known for their gigondas, this less expensive wine is well made.

Dec 14, 2014
vinouspleasure in Manhattan

sweet sixteen prix fixe lunch and dim sum for 7

cafe boulud was very good, the mains were flat out wonderful (chestnut parparadelle, hake and cassoulet), the appetizers were very good (salmon tartare and salad with roasted sweet potatoes and goat cheese) but the desserts were an intellectual exercise (coffee torte and a panna cotta) and, IMO, lacked soul. They had a nice brusset ventoux for $35 that was pretty much a must buy.

jin fong was a great choice, we arrived early enough to get a table for seven. The girls loved the room, the servers were wonderful and the girls got to try a lot of dishes. However it confirmed my conviction that the dim sum at aberdeen http://www.aberdeenwhiteplains.com/ in white plains is better than what one can find in manhattan's chinatown...albeit, at about 1.5 times the price. Flushing on the other hand is another matter, but it's not that easy for us to get there.

while the girls were in ave q (they forbid us from accompanying them!), my wife and I ate at larb ubol. It's walking distance for me from work, so I've been there many times for lunch but this was the first time for dinner. It was nice to see a packed house at 9pm and the som tam was just delicious.

we also took the girls to john's time square after the show. To be fair, I didn't try the pizza but it sure didn't look like the pie we were eating in the village back in the day.

thanks for all the suggestions and help!

p.s. The girls couldn't quite muster enough courage to speak chinese.

Dec 14, 2014
vinouspleasure in Manhattan

Looking for Asian Comfort Food! (XLB, dumplings, Japanese Curry!) Midtown to Flatiron area

across from go go is tabitha 2, good, not great ramen, still very good on a cold day.

next to go go is a dirty chinese restaurant/bakery, btw 1:30 and 2 they have warm custard buns, if I'm in the area, I'll take one to go.

main noodle has big bowls of chinese roast pork noodle soup I usually pay the extra dollar for them to add thin skinned wontons. For me, this is the very definition of asian comfort food, and it's very good here.

Dec 11, 2014
vinouspleasure in Manhattan

Looking for Asian Comfort Food! (XLB, dumplings, Japanese Curry!) Midtown to Flatiron area

I think onya closed :(

Dec 11, 2014
vinouspleasure in Manhattan

sweet sixteen prix fixe lunch and dim sum for 7

thanks, but unfortunately my daughter is the only one in the family that's not a fan. She's much more likely to ask for a pork bun from MLW or the peking duck sandwich from Vanessa, two of her favorites.

Dec 09, 2014
vinouspleasure in Manhattan

sweet sixteen prix fixe lunch and dim sum for 7

yeah, sorry, I meant to write hong kong. anyhow, I'm sure hilarious results will ensue!

Dec 09, 2014
vinouspleasure in Manhattan

westchester bagels is their a good one out there?

westchester bagels is their a good one out there?

delibagel is a new spot in ossining in the arcadia shopping center. My first bagel was just ok, need to get back for a dozen for my family and really give them a fair try. fwiw, gets good reviews on yelp.

I think stew's makes a decent bagel...at least better than anything I've found btw northern westchester and yonkers.

westchester bagels is their a good one out there?

my brother from another mother!

I don't like Bagels-on-Hudson.
+1
They taste sweet to me.
+1
I like the Daily Bagel on 202 in Yorktown/Cortlandt.
+1

I, like Nancy, was a big fan of h&h. in fact, at some point I got it into my head to bring an H&H bagel to bagels-on-hudson to see if they could make something similar. Thank God for my wife who told me a) it's a crazy idea and b) I'd likely insult the owners.

I do really enjoy shopping at bagels-on-hudson, the people behind the counter are really great. But I'm afraid my kids have come to enjoy the sweetness in their bagels. In fact, they prefer these bagels to ess-a-bagel. It's hard not to feel that I've failed them in some basic way...imagine an entire life without an appreciation of what makes a good bagel! (Nancy, no offense meant).

At least they understand good chinese food!

sweet sixteen prix fixe lunch and dim sum for 7

good point, she's taking mandarin and I guess most of the people in chinatown come from taiwan where cantonese is spoken.

Dec 09, 2014
vinouspleasure in Manhattan

sweet sixteen prix fixe lunch and dim sum for 7

I've had good dim sum at both jf and gu and I've had mediocre dim sum at both. I've never been able to figure out a pattern, maybe change in chefs or time of day...I dunno. But thanks for the info, we'll get there by 10:30.

My daughter has been taking chinese for 3 years and her teacher says she's very good. It will be interesting to see if she can make herself understood.

Dec 09, 2014
vinouspleasure in Manhattan

sweet sixteen prix fixe lunch and dim sum for 7

Hi,

Instead of a party, my daughter decided she'd like to spend her 16th birthday in nyc with five of her 15 yo gfs. Unfortunately, she waited until yesterday to let us know it has to be this weekend as it's the only weekend when her friends are around. So we're scrambling!

As a lurker/occasional poster, I've read a lot of the prix fixe and dim sum threads. My first thought for lunch was JG but they're booked as are many of the usual supsects. Using opentable, I was able to find available reservations at cafe boulud and felidia. Anyone have an opinion on which might work better? Other suggestions?

On the dim sum front, we need to be done by noon, so I thought it a no-brainer to reserve red egg. But my daughter thinks it will be more fun for her friends at a cart restaurant and I suspect she's right. Does anyone have a sense if we'll definitely get a table for 7 at jing fong if we show up btw 10 and 10:30am on sunday? Other suggestions?

tia!

Dec 08, 2014
vinouspleasure in Manhattan

Amelia Island update

thanks folks for keeping this thread alive, it was our bible during our four-day visit:

- Joe B's, lunch: Wonderful shrimp and grits, we also shared a great crab cake.

- David's, dinner: Nice room, I had a good ribeye, my wife had great fish, everything was solid.

- le Clos, dinner: romantic place, we shared the pate and the calamari, maybe the calamari was slightly undercooked and they were a little soggy. My wife had the duck (which was probably bought about 20 miles from where we live in NY) and I had the grouper, both were superb.

- espana, dinner: we were a little full from lunch so we just had a couple of tapas, the clams in garlic was memorable.

my contribution to the thread:
- Hola Cuban: just had cuban coffee, I had an iced Café Con Leche, my wife had a Cortadito, both were great. They were also turning our some nice cuban sandwiches and churros, we didn't partake but I'm willing to bet, it's all good. Nice owner/chefs.

- T-Rays: mentioned upthread as "the place in the gas station", we shared an order of fried shrimp, fries, slaw and monsta hush puppies for $14. They have a light hand on frying, really great meal. Also, the hamburgers looked amazing. You must eat here!!

The Hell’s Kitchen Sandwich Awards

thanks, great, great list! Seems like Margon's cuban should be somewhere on the list...

Dec 02, 2014
vinouspleasure in Manhattan

Abuelos (Mexican) in Ossining?

Sorry to disappoint, my son is home from college so we let him pick the place. At the end of the driveway he changed his mind and wanted a burger. the tavern was slammed so we ended up at the Quiet Man in Peekskill. Pretty good burgers.

Abuelos (Mexican) in Ossining?

we're thinking about going back, has anyone been here lately? lot of mixed reviews on yelp of late...

duck fat in Westchester?

There's a duck vendor at the pleasantville market? How is the quality/price?

Open for Thanksgiving in Northern Westchester (Ossining/Croton area)?

When you say not a full on thanksgiving dinner, does she want, to eat turkey?

Moving to 105 and Broadway - Whats good up there?

we've been thinking about moving to the area and have spent three consecutive sundays scoping out apartments and, of course, restaurants. We liked Sura Thai at 101st and broadway. Food could be spicier, but the lunch and weekend brunch specials are tasty and inexpensive. Service is good, it's quiet, clean, relaxing.

We also had the $14 weekend buffet at Indus Valley. Good food, rich, slightly different flavor profile but we liked it. Also, very quiet and service was fine. Would have liked fresh bread at our table but that's a nit.

Finally, we had a quick meal at the curry club on 108th st btw broadway and amsterdam. good for a quick meal.

would like to check out the Doaba Deli (not sure if I'll get my wife through the door :)

We really like the area, we were thinking about something in our old nabe, brooklyn heights/cobble hill/carrol gardens, but the proximity to where we live in westchester, riverside park and the tennis courts is very attractive.

Nov 18, 2014
vinouspleasure in Manhattan

Myong Gourmet Mt. Kisco

don't be put off by the residence inn location, very good cantonese.

Myong Gourmet Mt. Kisco

wincountrygirl,

We love the peking duck at aberdeen. It's delicious, one duck and a noodle dish was plenty of food for our family of four. Total cost was around $15/pp. We didn't need to order in advance.

please let us know how the duck is at Myong!

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week - Fall 2014, November 3-16

we were at the valley in garrison last night, great menu, the stars of the show were the homemade paparadelle with short rib appetizer and the duck breast.

AJs fish and chips, ossining

sign on window "closed for kitchen renovations", phone number on website is disconnected

:(

Looking for French in Westchester

We've been to la cremellaire twice and panatiere once. We used groupons each time. They had a special set groupon menu, so it might be like restaurant week, where sometimes the food doesn't really represent the best the restaurant can do.

We loved the meal at panatiere, if you search here you should be able to find my review. We found the food on the la cremellaire groupon menu to be mediocre, and vowed not to return.

Ralph and Dave's in Verplank

We've been twice and have generally liked it. Best dish was nc trout stuffed w lemon and herbs, which was spectacular. Good dishes were cowboy ribeye, crab cake, apple salad with blue cheese and walnuts and cioppino with grilled sourdough bread.

On the other hand, as Nancy noted, the oysters have too much breading...to the point we didn't taste the oyster inside. Also, our greens were salted to the point of being inedible and their root vegetable mix is not worth eating. We also tried the corn and crab chowder which was generously apportioned but didn't have enough flavor.

Desserts are great and I had the best mojito of my life from the bar. We'll be back, we'd like to try the brunch.

Nino's Spinach Pie - Anything Like It Out There?

sorry, in retrospect I should have asked the candidate but we didn't hire her. there can't be that many places around there...another thought, isn't vinny's owned by nino's brother? maybe they have it there or you can ask them to make it? actually, I'm not sure vinny if vinny's even makes pizza.

straying off topic, we used to go to sal's on court and the owner's dad used to make us old school calamari and pasta. The sauce was to die for.

Oct 14, 2014
vinouspleasure in Outer Boroughs

Nino's Spinach Pie - Anything Like It Out There?

I was at ninos quite a bit, even after we moved, it was a must visit with the kids when visiting. Anyhow, I interviewed a job candidate the other day who lives in cg, after the interview we talked about some of the changes in the neighborhood and she mentioned ninos moved into a little place across the street.

Oct 12, 2014
vinouspleasure in Outer Boroughs