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dimsum (DTW-Ann Arbor)

asia city in ypsilani, its almost as good as shangra la and way closer, puts great lakes to shame.

Nov 21, 2012
toro in Great Lakes

Saica (Ann Arbor)

try o sushi in canton its worth the drive past neehees.

Nov 01, 2012
toro in Great Lakes

Ypsilanti array!

Even better than that are the vietnamese places in Windsor.

Aug 04, 2012
toro in Great Lakes

Bona Sera open in Ypsilanti

Ate there a few days ago, really good non traditional bahn mi, with chinese rice flour rolls. I have the porchetta which had great flavor, and my wife had the shrimp- cooked perfectly. No beer yet, but salted caramel gelato was tasty, defiantly worth a stop.

Jul 28, 2012
toro in Great Lakes

Anyone tried Evan Street Station (DTW)?

About 25 miles from ann arbor, claines to be a destination restaurant?

Mar 22, 2012
toro in Great Lakes

A gift of cognac

I just bought the Navarre, but have yet to taste it, good story but we will see. I highly recommend the Tesesron Lot 53, at about 199, it is the oldest cognac you can find (from 1953) and comes with 2 riedel glasses. Also the Congac is excellent.

Mar 14, 2012
toro in Spirits

Ann Arbor Chinese chef Chef jeff xu?

thanks,maybe he gave up on the chinese scene and cooks at home

Nov 27, 2011
toro in Great Lakes

Ann Arbor Chinese chef Chef jeff xu?

another link where he is quoted
http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/life/...

Nov 24, 2011
toro in Great Lakes

Ann Arbor Chinese chef Chef jeff xu?

Saw this NTD cooking competition on TV, the 4th international chinese cooking competition. One chef jeff xu took bronze in the huai yang cuisine. The profile said he was from ann arbor. Does anybody know where he works
here is the link
http://english.ntdtv.com/ntdtv_en/new...

Nov 24, 2011
toro in Great Lakes

Chao Zhou in Madison Hts has its grand opening this Thurs--supposedly [DTW]

stopped bye to get some roast duck yesterday in the fuji mall, restaurant looked unlikely to open this thursday.

Sep 28, 2011
toro in Great Lakes

SUSHI REC Masu or Bamboo?

One night to eat sushi in Portland. Posts seem to like Masu and Bamboo. Also Kurata in Lake oswego, but may be a bit far for us. Used to live there but its been 15 years, I prefer traditional sushi, but my wife loves big rolls like Saburo's. Is Saburo's still any good? We will be coming from Raligeh Hills so surrounding areas maybe an option. Also enjoy Itzakaya tye food , because we will have a pregnant woman coming. Thanks.

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Kurata
450 5th St, Lake Oswego, OR 97034

Aug 08, 2011
toro in Metro Portland

Ann Arbor - Looking for Pho

Sorry to say both are unacceptable, the true go to place is Windsor, if traffic is good takes 20 min longer. After several years of looking I just make my own, Bob at Sparrows has nice beef shank and bones, as well as brisket. Just char your spices and ginger and the key is black cardamon.

Jul 18, 2011
toro in Great Lakes

Chinese food in Detroit [split]

whats the name of the restaurant of the trizest owners?

Jul 18, 2011
toro in Great Lakes

Wood-Fired Pizza in Ann Arbor

try mani osteria, it has potenital to be really good,

Jun 24, 2011
toro in Great Lakes

Terrible Service Peasant

Just returned from our food weekend. On Sat night. I asked for a glass of wine , after cocktail and the server not return until main course was served. We had 4 apps served by runners. We asked our server to wrap up our dinner and she threw it away. Not a full house. Has anyone else had this problem. In general we were not impressed by the service the whole weekend, including EMP and Blue Ribbon Sushi.

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Eleven Madison Park
11 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10010

Blue Ribbon Sushi
119 Sullivan St, New York, NY 10012

Peasant
194 Elizabeth Street, New York, NY 10012

Jun 09, 2011
toro in Manhattan

Hearth vs Peasant?

Just ate at Peasant last weekend, had a great meal, fun but noisy atmosphere. Service was suprisingly poor but the spit roasted pig was wonderful.

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Peasant
194 Elizabeth Street, New York, NY 10012

Jun 08, 2011
toro in Manhattan

Milkbar overrated

The biggest dissapointment of our trip was Milkbar, prepackaged cookies and crack pie in a mcdonald's apple pie container, is this the best DC has to offer?

Rest of trip was great- Lunch at EMP, Dinner Ippudo, Lunch Blue Ribbon/ Joe Shanghai's, Dinner Peasant, Breakfast at Russ& Daughters.

Where are the better dessert bars? Spot? Cickalicous?

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Ippudo
65 4th Ave, New York, NY 10003

Momofuku Milk Bar
251 E 13th St, New York, NY 10003

Jun 08, 2011
toro in Manhattan

Food Shops to visit

Kathryn, as always great help. I'll neesd a big box to bring back all the stuff from astor wines. Definatly want to stop at kalustyans, and Despana sounds fun, we always stop by Di Palo.
BTW ended up with reservations to EMP lunch, then Rockmeisha for dinner, then Joes Shanghai and Peasant for dinner, then Russ and Daughters and Katz before we leave.

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Despana
408 Broome St, New York, NY 10013

Jun 02, 2011
toro in Manhattan

Food Shops to visit

Spending weekend in NYC eating, would like to find some fun products to bring back to michigan
including
yuzu kosho
tuna botarrga
good amaro
fennel pollen
Staying in SOHO
Thanks

Jun 02, 2011
toro in Manhattan

Raku 10 vs 15 course Kaiseki

Just got back from vegas, have the 15 course meal, becuse 2 of our party of 6 couldn't leave the tables and we had to upgrade. It was great, but a massive amount of food I don't know. I was a bit underwelmed by Sage. large party, picked some great bottles of wine, prix fixe was good, but the only outstanding dish was the bruleed fois gras. Lotus of Siam was amazing, my first time there.

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Lotus of Siam
953 E Sahara Ave Ste A5, Las Vegas, NV 89104

Jun 02, 2011
toro in Las Vegas

Mani osteria Ann Arbor Brief review

At last night at the new small plate/pizzaria. Came in with pretty high expectations, from the chef and owner pedigree of the joint. Service was very friendly, but inexperie was obvious. Many questions about the food , were politely defrred, or the server forgot to follow up on. Mani takes reservations 30min prior, we called but had no wait on arrival. Briely had the Salumi plate/Arinci/Pork Belly/Ricotta and meatball pizza/ Tagiatelli with pepper and trumpet mushrooms/ and the Gelato trio.
Salumi Plate-($16) excellent, sourced from store in Brookyln- pickled veggies had a bit much clove for my taste, but the house mustard was good.
Arinci-($7) very small plate- romesco sauce a bit salty, ans i prefer an more rustic preperation, but acceptable for Ann Arbor.
Pork Belly ($10) will be a big hit I'm sure, small but tasty portion, the caponata was way too sweet and needed much more vinegar to balance and cut the richness of the pork.
Pizza-($14)- I think they are still working out the kinks, dough had nice texture, and toppings were very fresh. Main problems were the saltiness of the crust, and lack of crispness of the crust. I think the ovens were underfired.
Pasta- ($12)Really liked it, nice texture and cooked well, obviously handmade.
Gelato- Very small portion- and average.
A nice meal, will return with friends once some of the kinks are worked out, ie very long wait between courses. A good addition to the area.

May 20, 2011
toro in Great Lakes

Suggestions on my shortlist of fine dining restaurants in NYC (first time)

Curious how much extra was the duck? Should go 3 or 4 courses plus duck? Going to Ippudo later in the night. BTW We are going in a month. Is the souffle in addition to a regualr dessert?

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Ippudo
65 4th Ave, New York, NY 10003

May 08, 2011
toro in Manhattan

EMP Dinner: 4 Courses plus Duck or Tasting Menu?

Actually logged into opentable at 530 Am before work and reservations appeared to be all gone (said no reservations available, instead of not open) called at 9AM and got a reservations 28 days in advance, open table opens at 9AM they said. Duck looks amazing, for pictures on the net, also may order the souflee in advance.

May 08, 2011
toro in Manhattan

EMP Dinner: 4 Courses plus Duck or Tasting Menu?

I am having lunch at EMP in a month, and am wondering if we should order the duck also. Pictures of the duck look amazing.

May 08, 2011
toro in Manhattan

Where to buy Old potero and Whistlepig Whiskey?

Thanks, I guess i'm too late to the party, BTW If PVW is too hard to come by, I reccomend the Jefferson Presidential 18, available at Astor at a very good price, last to come from the SW/ Old Fitz distillery. Great bourbon

May 06, 2011
toro in Manhattan

Where to buy Old potero and Whistlepig Whiskey?

Thanks for the info, I have a bourbon guy who I get Pappy 15 from, I bought the last 3 from the spring shipment. Rumored to be the last of the SW Distillery barrels. If you see any I highly reccomend it. We actually do have PVW still on the shelves a few 20's and quite a few 23. I prefer the 15 to both including the ORVW23. The rye he sold out in November, and am kicking myself for not getting some, but if someone saw it on a dusty store in chinatown, I would be interested. The specific whiskeys I'm looking for are the basic Rittenhouse, Old Potero, Whistle Pig, and Four Roses Marrrige. None are available in Michigan. I'm late to the rye banwagon, because I have always prefered the wheated bourbon, but want to explore it more than the sole bottle of Sazarac I own. Thanks for the info.

May 06, 2011
toro in Manhattan

Where to buy Old potero and Whistlepig Whiskey?

Looking for the 18th century old Potero, and other Whiskeys, like the Pappy 13 yr Rye, that I can't find in Michigan. Staying in Soho.

May 06, 2011
toro in Manhattan

Finishing itinerary- Help Please Rustic Italian Crispo vs Supper

Thanks for earlier help, this is a great board. Just got Lunch Reservations at EMP for our weekend in NYC. For Sat night looking for a rustic low key italian , maybe romantic, cozy restaurant. Authentic is key, and atmosphere. In the past have enjoyed Babbo and Lupa, but have not been to NYC in several years. Would prefer to stay below 23rd St. since we are staying in SOHO and wold like to do to a dessert bar afterwards. Considering Peasent, Supper, and Crispo from the posts I have read. Thanks in advance.
Toro

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Lupa
170 Thompson Street, New York, NY 10012

Babbo
110 Waverly Pl, New York, NY 10011

Crispo
240 W 14th St, New York, NY 10011

May 06, 2011
toro in Manhattan

Itinerary Critique and Help for Last weekend of Freedom

Thanks, this is great help, read your brunch thread and have lots more to consider.

May 02, 2011
toro in Manhattan

Itinerary Critique and Help for Last weekend of Freedom

Thanks for the recs, EMP looks great, maybe lunch, because I'm only a month out.
Thanks for Russ and Daughters, walked by the store a few years ago on way to Prune.

May 02, 2011
toro in Manhattan