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Dinner near 39th & 7th...recs?

Here's the rub: I'm having dinner with someone who isn't a foodie, and he has simple (I'm being kind here) tastes...spaghetti, burgers, tex-mex. Bar scene isn't important. Can anyone recommend a good place?

Jun 20, 2012
howboy in Manhattan

Costco's Kirkland brand skinless boneless salmon?

I used to buy this product at Costco...it was pink (not red) salmon, that came in a 5 or six pack in a can with a salmon (!) colored label. Has this product disappeared? I asked my friend to pick some up for me and she only found a 3 pack of wild red salmon (in a can with a black label).

Jul 14, 2011
howboy in Chains

Lunch recs around 191st St.?

I have business up around 191st street tomorrow, and I'll be with a co-worker who will be celebrating her birthday.....I'd like to go somewhere with great food, doesn't have to be fancy. Always open to ethnic.

Jan 30, 2011
howboy in Manhattan

Your mom's weird cooking ... and other stories? (recipes encouraged)

My partner's cousin once treated us to her famous microwave pork chops for a special dinner. It wasn't a weird combo or anything, but it was quite an experience. It was like Flubber. It defied mastication.

Mar 30, 2010
howboy in Home Cooking

Soho dinner with caveats

Gotta meet up with a friend in Soho....I'd like a non-touristy, low key, light fare, reasonable priced place for an early dinner. Friend doesn't drink.

Can you recommend your favorites?

Mar 29, 2010
howboy in Manhattan

Noodletwon closed? Say it isn't so!

There aren't any Health Dept signs up, and I don't think they had a huge amount of violations in the past....are we sure it's a health dept. issue? They have a portable generator on the street with wires going down into their basement.....

Mar 24, 2010
howboy in Manhattan

Noodletwon closed? Say it isn't so!

My friend and I went to Noodletown today for our salt baked shrimp fix and it was closed and shuttered....does anyone know what happened?

Mar 24, 2010
howboy in Manhattan

The Best Knish in Manhattan

I didn't like them.

Mar 12, 2010
howboy in Manhattan

Mate...what am I missing?

I think I'll get to the point where I'll give it up....perhaps before I've used up the POUND I have in my kitchen.

Mar 12, 2010
howboy in General Topics

Mate...what am I missing?

Nah, not into rituals. No Japanese tea cermony, no gourds for mate....just need the jolt.

Mar 12, 2010
howboy in General Topics

Mate...what am I missing?

I was going to use the phrase barnyard in my post, but I didn't want to insult a national drink.....maybe it needs a scoop of chocolate ice cream?

Mar 12, 2010
howboy in General Topics

Mate...what am I missing?

Tired of coffee, so I bought some mate hoping to get the same stimulating effects from a new beverage. Is this stuff supposed to taste like hay? Or is it just an acquired taste (that I have yet to acquire)? Does anyone have a recipe that they use when they brew mate that they'd like to share?

Mar 12, 2010
howboy in General Topics

Recs near IKEA in BK?

My friend is driving me to IKEA in Brooklyn on Sunday, and I'd like to treat him to a great brunch beforehand.....I"d like somewhere with untraditional food, namely, not the usual Eggs Benedict and Mimosa type of place...ethnic maybe? Your suggestions are appreciated!

Feb 10, 2010
howboy in Outer Boroughs

Drinks downtown...

Need a good rec for an adult place to get a drink...no pick up scene or trendy vibe needed, just good quiet atmosphere and great drinks...perhaps an outside area.
Near financial, WTC, Seaport....thanks!

Jul 22, 2009
howboy in Manhattan

Decent cup of tea?!!!!!... anyone

The Adore, 17 e. 13th St.

Jul 21, 2009
howboy in Manhattan

Recipes You've Never Heard of Outside Your Family

This is still, to this day, my first choice comfort food. Especially good with a glass of chocolate milk.

Jul 20, 2009
howboy in Home Cooking

Lunch recs near the Empire State building?

I'll check it out! Thanks!

Jul 06, 2009
howboy in Manhattan

Lunch recs near the Empire State building?

thanks!

Jul 06, 2009
howboy in Manhattan

Lunch recs near the Empire State building?

Ethnic is always good, moderate price, not too far a walk...will probably only have one hour. Thanks!

Jul 05, 2009
howboy in Manhattan

Help making okroshka...

Perfect timing. it's that time of year again when I head to Brighton Beach and crave a cold meal when I get home (that's if I don't stop the International first).

Jun 22, 2009
howboy in Home Cooking

Recs for brunch near the Planetarium?

Two foodies, doesn't need to be fancy, just really good food in preferably adult surroundings (no strollers). Good drinks a plus!

Jun 19, 2009
howboy in Manhattan

Noodletown-what happened?

so glad to hear this....I go quite often and always get the same three dishes...last time I went, they were ALL off. Maybe it was just an off day.Actually, the waiters (none of whom were there) don't even ask for my order, they just bring me my usual dishes...but they were gone too. MUST return and satisfy my salt bake lust.

May 04, 2009
howboy in Manhattan

Noodletown-what happened?

Thanks for the update....my coworkers and I go to NYN for lunch and would really miss it. Plus, it's always been so damn dependable.

Apr 30, 2009
howboy in Manhattan

Noodletown-what happened?

Can't wait to hear about your experience. My food was, literally, inedible- the pea shoots couldn't be cut nor chewed. The salt baked shrimp tasted off.--shrimp were mushy. The duck I ordered, that I've ordered countless times, didn't taste anything like the way I had it before.

Apr 28, 2009
howboy in Manhattan

Noodletown-what happened?

Just got back from lunch. New waiters, new cashier lady and bad food. 75% of the tables were empty. Anybody know what's up? I'm thinking the worst....

Apr 21, 2009
howboy in Manhattan

Tribeca Grill...what to order?

Buddy and me are going, and I'm wondering if anyone has a rec...thanks

Sep 26, 2008
howboy in Manhattan

Popovers - what do you put on/in them?

Very Proustian memory for me...Patricia Murphy's. Popovers....such a fun and fancy night out.

Sep 12, 2008
howboy in General Topics

Drinks after La Grenouille?

La Grenouille (sigh)....love the place

Sep 07, 2008
howboy in Manhattan

Your mom's weird cooking ... and other stories? (recipes encouraged)

Geez, sounds like something out of Sybil.

Sep 04, 2008
howboy in Home Cooking

Your mom's weird cooking ... and other stories? (recipes encouraged)

Spaghetti and ketchup accompanied by a glass of chocolate milk (Fox's U-bet) is still my #1 comfort food.

Sep 04, 2008
howboy in Home Cooking