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Grocery for Prime Rib

Hi! Would anyone have any suggestions on the best places to buy a nice prime rib for Christmas? I live in Harlem, and my Pathmark doesn't carry it.

Nov 27, 2011
hawkwild in Manhattan

Picnic Caterer for Central Park wedding?

Can anyone suggest a good caterer/food store that would pack up a high-end picnic of sandwiches and champange for eight people (in baskets, w/ blankets) for a picnic in Central Park? The guests could pick the items up, but we'd want the establishment to provide all the "extras."

Jun 26, 2009
hawkwild in Manhattan

Private Room for 2, Romantic, Thai or Asian

I see the thread from someone specifically requesting non-Asian restaurants with private rooms. Does anyone have a suggestion for a romantic Thai or other Asian spot with a private room for two?

Jan 16, 2009
hawkwild in Manhattan

Anyone been to Allen & Delancy since Neil Ferguson left?

I went on November 3 and found it delightful--We had the tasting menu with wine pairings. However I did not experience it before he left so I had nothing to compare it to. But I found the food to be inventive and carefully prepared and the service efficient and friendly.

Nov 18, 2008
hawkwild in Manhattan

Dim Sum Newbie Seeking Advice

Thank you all for your great suggestions!

Apr 30, 2008
hawkwild in Manhattan

Dim Sum Newbie Seeking Advice

I realize that the *best* way to introduce yourself to Dim Sum is to bring an actual Cantonese speaker with you, but I was hoping that someone here could give me advice on where to take my non-Cantonese self and parents for a Dim Sum adventure on a *Saturday* lunchtime in May. Suggestions on where we should go and what / how we should order would all be appreciated. We might even be up for a trip to the outer boroughs, but are primarily interested in Manhattan. Any advice?

Apr 29, 2008
hawkwild in Manhattan

Kobe Beef/Open Kitchen Combo?

Wow...that sounds amazing.

If someone just wanted the best place for Kobe beef in the city (forget the open kitchen), where would they go?

Mar 23, 2008
hawkwild in Manhattan

THEATRE DISTRICT DINING?

Nizza, a new restaurant at 9th Avenue at 44th is nice for a lighter dinner--southern France/Mediterranean/Pizza/street food. And let me second (third?) the suggestion of Marseille.

I also just love Cara Mia at 9th and 46th.

Oh, and for Thai/French fusion try Breeze, also at 9th and 46th.

Mar 23, 2008
hawkwild in Manhattan

Kobe Beef/Open Kitchen Combo?

Anyone know of a restaurant serving Kobe beef that also has an open kitchen/chef's table?

Or, ignoring the open kitchen issue, where is the best Kobe beef in the city?

Mar 23, 2008
hawkwild in Manhattan

Can you figure out the mystery restaurant?

That's exactly what I was thinking. And actually, after my suggestion of precisely those two restaurants, the guest now thinks it's Le Bernardin (but not sure where she got the chef name from).

It surprised me, because she was one of those guests who (1) knew the restaurants in NYC very well and (2) wanted New New NEW! for everything she went to during her visit. And Le Bernardin is well-known and hardly new.

Thanks for your detective work, which confirms my conclusions.

Mar 23, 2008
hawkwild in Manhattan

Can you figure out the mystery restaurant?

I'm a hotel concierge who has been stumped by a question from a guest. Anyone have any ideas about the following:

"By chance have you heard of Labaudin (sorry no idea of the spelling). The
Chef is Schaefer."

Thanks for any help.

Mar 23, 2008
hawkwild in Manhattan