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Dinner recs near NU Hotel in Brooklyn

Clover Club is just down the street on Smith and has great cocktails and bar snacks/ eats. Would also recommend Brucie's on Court for dinner. Maybe a 5 minute walk

Aug 05, 2015
phuh3 in Outer Boroughs

Mekelburg's

I live in the neighborhood and am so excited to have it around. I got some of the best cheese i've ever had there, and it was reasonable too. The beer selection is great, and growlers to go are easy/delish. It's a new neighborhood gem.

Aug 05, 2015
phuh3 in Outer Boroughs

Real (and fake) Authentic Sichuan Food in Park Slope!!

Tofu on 7th (now 5th) has always been my favorite Szechuan in the area and get their take out regularly. We ordered last week, after the move, and it was extremely disappointing- even mediocre. Something was definitely lost in the move! I'm excited to try Red Hot 2.

Jul 30, 2015
phuh3 in Outer Boroughs

Middle Eastern on Atlantic Avenue?

I like Bedoin Tent. They make their own delicious pita!

May 01, 2015
phuh3 in Outer Boroughs

2 lunches and 2 dinners in Brooklyn...need to make it count!

That's what I love most about Chuko- it's not overly salty at all. Very subtle and complex flavors, not ones that overwhelm. I even get the veg broth- which is crazy, and get the pork in it. I've had Ippudo and Totto as well and still rate Chuko as my number one. I haven't heard anything about chuko in the east village, but they opened up a bar across the street with a bigger menu and innovative small plates. I was impressed with the few i've tried.

Apr 29, 2015
phuh3 in Outer Boroughs

2 lunches and 2 dinners in Brooklyn...need to make it count!

If you want ramen, I highly recommend Chuko over Dassara. Dassara is good, and unique combinations, but Chuko is awesome! Some of my favorite Ramen in the city. It's not too far either (prospect heights). I also love Brucies (modern Italian) and Ki (sushi) in that area. Olea has a great happy hour and right off the G train!

Apr 27, 2015
phuh3 in Outer Boroughs

Need two suggestions for 'Parents meet the in-laws to-be' dinner

We live in Clinton hill and I work in Carroll Gardens. So anywhere close to an F or G would be fine. One dinner will be a Friday night and the other will be Thursday, Friday or Saturday depending on some scheduling.

Thanks for all the great suggestions!

Apr 08, 2015
phuh3 in Manhattan

Need two suggestions for 'Parents meet the in-laws to-be' dinner

Thanks for the great suggestions. I'll take a look at all of these and let you know what we decide!

Apr 08, 2015
phuh3 in Manhattan

Need two suggestions for 'Parents meet the In-laws to-be' Dinner

These are wonderful suggestions! They definitely take into consideration of the things we want to think about. As for price, I was thinking $20's for entre's only, I know with drinks and everything it will be more, just don't want people to be self conscious of the price when it comes to a battle of who's going to pay!

Apr 08, 2015
phuh3 in Outer Boroughs

Need two suggestions for 'Parents meet the In-laws to-be' Dinner

South Brooklyn or Manhattan (also posted in the Manhattan board. Williamsburg if it's the perfect place. I'll be coming from work in BK, my fiancé from Flatiron, my parents from a hotel in MH, and his driving in from CT. We live in BK so mostly have eaten with them at places around Cobble hill or Clinton Hill. Very flexible, just somewhere easy to get to from all of those places by subway, cab, or car.

Apr 07, 2015
phuh3 in Outer Boroughs

Need two suggestions for 'Parents meet the in-laws to-be' dinner

I recently got engaged and my parents are coming to visit in the few weeks (separately as they are not together) so that they can meet and have dinner with my in-laws to be. I need 2 different suggestions for restaurants that would be fun, delicious, quiet enough to talk and get to know each other, and either not too crowded that there would be a wait, or one that takes reservations. As for price, everyone is going to fight over the bill, so somewhere that is moderate- maybe mains in the $20's or small plates?

His parents love hole in the walls with great reasonable food- almost any cuisine. I took my dad to Prime Meats the last time he was here and he LOVED it, That's an option, but there's so many great places in NY i'd love to explore more. He definitely likes places that are a little more... refined. My mom has a gluten allergy, so probably not Italian for that dinner- but other than that, she's pretty flexible. My fiance and I love all sorts of food. I think the problem is there's so many great places i'm having trouble finding 'the right one'

As for where- pretty open. Everyone will be coming from somewhere else either by car or subway, so anything that's decently easy to get to. Brooklyn is an option too (we live and I work in BK) so also posted on the outer boroughs board.

Thanks!

Apr 07, 2015
phuh3 in Manhattan

Need two suggestions for 'Parents meet the In-laws to-be' Dinner

I recently got engaged and my parents are coming to visit in the few weeks (separately as they are not together) so that they can meet and have dinner with my in-laws to be. I need 2 different suggestions for restaurants that would be fun, delicious, quiet enough to talk and get to know each other, and either not too crowded that there would be a wait, or one that takes reservations. As for price, everyone is going to fight over the bill, so somewhere that is moderate- maybe mains in the $20's or small plates?

His parents love hole in the walls with great reasonable food- almost any cuisine. I took my dad to Prime Meats the last time he was here and he LOVED it, That's an option, but there's so many great places in NY i'd love to explore more. He definitely likes places that are a little more... refined. My mom has a gluten allergy, so probably not Italian for that dinner- but other than that, she's pretty flexible. My fiance and I love all sorts of food. I think the problem is there's so many great places i'm having trouble finding 'the right one'

As for where- pretty open. Everyone will be coming from somewhere else either by car or subway, so anything that's decently easy to get to.

Thanks!

Apr 07, 2015
phuh3 in Outer Boroughs

Indonesian Food Bazaar: Feb 28

When is the next one? Seeing this too late!

Apr 07, 2015
phuh3 in Outer Boroughs

Indonesian Food Bazaar this Sunday at the Mosque

Oh no! I missed it. When is the next one?

Oct 02, 2014
phuh3 in Outer Boroughs

NATIONAL PIE DAY- help me win!

Lots of good ones! Thank you. Now just to narrow it down.

Jan 24, 2014
phuh3 in Home Cooking

NATIONAL PIE DAY- help me win!

that's pi day (3.14) not pie day.

Jan 24, 2014
phuh3 in Home Cooking

NATIONAL PIE DAY- help me win!

It was yesterday, but the celebration party is on saturday so more people could attend.

Jan 24, 2014
phuh3 in Home Cooking

NATIONAL PIE DAY- help me win!

My friend has an annual National Pie day party http://nationaldaycalendar.com/2014/0... Everyone brings a pie, sweet or savory and we all sample and judge. I want to win this year!

The last time I went, I made a "holy Mole" pot pie with chicken mole. I want something creative, fun, and savory (i'm not a huge sweet pie fan

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Any good ideas? thanks!

Jan 24, 2014
phuh3 in Home Cooking

Anniversary dinner after a show

Great ideas! We went to Betony for my birthday. I will look into the others. Nomad is also a great idea. Thanks

Jan 14, 2014
phuh3 in Manhattan

Anniversary dinner after a show

Thursday January 30th, evening, show will be over around 9pm.

Jan 14, 2014
phuh3 in Manhattan

Anniversary dinner after a show

Looking for a knock your socks off anniversary dinner (but not like $$$$ knock your socks off) after a play on 48th and 6th. We love exotic food, hole in the wall surprises, and memorable experiences- not the ideal area for that, so willing to travel. Looking for something under $100pp for food not including drinks, so nothing too fancy. Cheap and delicious is even better.

Jan 14, 2014
phuh3 in Manhattan

GUACAMOLE SHOWDOWN

I'm a no garlic kind of Guac-er. And here's my secret, don't tell a soul. It sounds weird, but I add about a spoonful of Mayo (yes, mayo). It makes it creamy and keeps it from oxidizing and you can't really taste that it's mayo. It gets rants and raves.

Sep 18, 2012
phuh3 in Home Cooking

Birthday Dinner on Pops

Being a bit of a foodie, my father generously offered to give me a gift certificate to a restaurant for my 30th birthday present. I'm looking for someplace special that is a bit fun and different, obviously with exceptional food, that I probably wouldn't feel justified paying for myself (especially since i'm recently unemployed.)

My guess is the gift certificate would be some where between $100-$150 so somewhere that my boyfriend and I could go to town, without going too far over that (including wine or drinks). So nothing too over the top. Hidden gems would be very much up our alley. We eat just about everything, so not picky about the type of food. Just something special to make use of this opportunity.

Thanks!

Sep 06, 2012
phuh3 in Manhattan

Birthday Dinner on Pops

Being a bit of a foodie, my father generously offered to give me a gift certificate to a restaurant for my 30th birthday present. I'm looking for someplace special that is a bit fun and different, obviously with exceptional food, that I probably wouldn't feel justified paying for myself (especially since i'm recently unemployed.)

My guess is the gift certificate would be some where between $100-$150 so somewhere that my boyfriend and I could go to town, without going too far over that (including wine or drinks). So nothing too over the top. Hidden gems would be very much up our alley. We eat just about everything, so not picky about the type of food. Just something special to make use of this opportunity.

Thanks!

Sep 06, 2012
phuh3 in Outer Boroughs

Vietnamese Cookbook

I saw a great cookbook in Hoi An that one of the restaurants/ cooking schools puts out. The restaurant had some of the best food we ate in Vietnam and the cookbook is beautiful and really goes into details about the ingredients and techniques and culture. It's called Taste Vietnam- the Morning Glory cookbook

Jul 22, 2012
phuh3 in Home Cooking

Looking for an inexpensive, special dinner for two in Brooklyn

I would recommend Kaz An Nou in Prospect heights. Small, intimate, often have live music, BYOB, kind of a hole in the wall, but very affordable and great French Caribbean food. Another similar option would be Abistro in Fort Green. West African food which is also cozy, charming and Affordable (and byob)- if you go there, get the Senegalese fried chicken!

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Abistro
154 Carlton Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205

Kaz An Nou
53 6th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Sep 16, 2011
phuh3 in Outer Boroughs

CSA pick-up bounty night! what to cook!?

all great suggestions. We ended up doing a number of things. 1. grilled tomatoes, 2. tomato, mozz, basil salad, 3. shakshuka breakfast (eggs simmered in roasted spicy tomatoes) and just put tomatoes in everything i've eaten for the last few days!

Sep 12, 2011
phuh3 in Home Cooking

CSA pick-up bounty night! what to cook!?

We got about a billion Tomatoes! Any creative ideas about what to make with them?

Sep 09, 2011
phuh3 in Home Cooking

2 extra tickets to Little Owl the Venue All you can eat crab boil

I Bought 5 tickets to the all you can eat crab boil at The Little Owl Venue through Blackboard Eats and due to the Hurricane, it was canceled and rescheduled for tomorrow night. 2 of my original party can no longer make it, which leaves me with two extra tickets for 9pm tomorrow night. They are $45 each and here is a link to the information: http://blackboardeats.com/sp/little-o...

Anyone want crab? It looks like a lot of delicious fun and I don't want to be out $90, so it could be win win!

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Little Owl
90 Bedford Street, New York, NY 10014

Sep 06, 2011
phuh3 in Manhattan

Ballard- Restaurant gift certificate for a wedding present

A couple of my newly wed friends are living in Ballard and for a present I wanted to get them a gift certificate to a nice restaurant for them to have a special date. Trying to keep it to $75, so nothing too fancy/expensive, just something really special that they would enjoy. One of them is a semi veg, but other than that, they eat most things.

Aug 23, 2011
phuh3 in Greater Seattle