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Pommes Frites and Sushi Park destroyed in east village blast

lt was East Noodle/Robatayaki.

Mar 27, 2015
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Pommes Frites and Sushi Park destroyed in east village blast

Yes! l just heard that a little bit ago.

Mar 27, 2015
howdini in Manhattan

Pommes Frites and Sushi Park destroyed in east village blast

l live right around the corner. l know people who live right on that block. l'm worried for the residents, the businesses, the neighborhood. This is a restaurant discussion board, so this is where l express my regret and worry for the loss of local restaurants.

Just sayin.

Mar 27, 2015
howdini in Manhattan
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Client loves Cheese - where to take her

So sorry...l hate to hear stories like this.

Mar 27, 2015
howdini in Manhattan

Pommes Frites and Sushi Park destroyed in east village blast

Oh that just adds to the terribleness.

Mar 27, 2015
howdini in Manhattan

Pat La Frieda vs NYC steak houses

Ha! "Threaten with flame."

Mar 24, 2015
howdini in Manhattan

Pat La Frieda vs NYC steak houses

Really? l had the 48-day tomahawk at Costata a couple months back, and it was revelatory, the best tasting steak l ever had.

Or were you making a zombie joke that l missed?

Mar 24, 2015
howdini in Manhattan
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Bereket Houston St...closed?

Ha! lndeed!

Mar 23, 2015
howdini in Manhattan

Bereket Houston St...closed?

lt was always exactly the same: excellent. Squirt that lemon wedge in, and it was well nigh perfection.

Mar 23, 2015
howdini in Manhattan
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Bereket Houston St...closed?

A-men to that!

Mar 23, 2015
howdini in Manhattan
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Bereket Houston St...closed?

l work right around the block; l miss it terribly. The doner and the lentil soup were staples in my after-work rotation.

Mar 22, 2015
howdini in Manhattan

Best Chinese Restaurant in NY

lt's also the best French restaurant.

Mar 22, 2015
howdini in Manhattan

Acadian Cuisine at King Bee, East Village

Excellent, thanks for the tip!

Mar 20, 2015
howdini in Manhattan

Jury Duty, and help for a Chinatown neophyte

l haven't tried any of the tofu dishes there...definitely give us a report if you do!

Mar 19, 2015
howdini in Manhattan

Jury Duty, and help for a Chinatown neophyte

lnteresting indeed! l've never ordered any of the dishes you mentioned, but have ordered the salt & pepper squid and garlic chicken a number of times, and they've been very good each time. My gf is vegetarian, and that gives me the impetus to explore veg dishes l may not otherwise. The pan fried noodles are pretty standard, but l find them cooked more deftly and are tastier than any other version l've had. It's also a huge portion, and there's rice cakes thrown in the mix.

My visits are relatively far between, so maybe l've lucked out the last couple of times?

Mar 19, 2015
howdini in Manhattan

Jury Duty, and help for a Chinatown neophyte

The vegetable noodle dishes at Cafe Hong Kong are excellent. I like the pan fried noodles (wok hei!) and e-fu noodles with mushrooms.

Mar 18, 2015
howdini in Manhattan

Au Za'tar?

l've been there twice for lunch, unimpressed both times. l find the food at Balade on 1st Av. b't 12/13 to be much better, and it has excellent service.

Mar 16, 2015
howdini in Manhattan
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Oxtail Dishes? preferably organic/natural/etc

NOW we're talking! Thanks for that tidbit!

Mar 13, 2015
howdini in Manhattan

Oxtail Dishes? preferably organic/natural/etc

l was just referring to your statement "Common sense would also dictate that animals designed to eat plant matter that is indigestible to most other animals probably evolved specifically to extract the most nutrition from it." Evolution doesn't happen specifically and linearly; it happens randomly. Animals don't evolve *toward* anything, they're not designed to eat anything in particular, they just do what works to keep them alive.

Sorry l brought it up, this is really not a CH topic... <:/

Mar 11, 2015
howdini in Manhattan

Oxtail Dishes? preferably organic/natural/etc

I hate to be pedantic (except for sometimes), but I'm pretty certain that evolution doesn't work that way.

Mar 10, 2015
howdini in Manhattan

August Gathering (Chinatown)

Heads of state, captains of industry and PhDs only, please.

Mar 10, 2015
howdini in Manhattan

August Gathering (Chinatown)

This place is the former New Canal Best: there was a discussion about it not long ago re: its roast duck and siu yuk. Last time l went, l didn't notice the extent of the changes!

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9150...

Mar 09, 2015
howdini in Manhattan

BBQ in Whole Foods Bowery

That was what l was served: maybe it was leftover from the previous day? lt was like eating chalk.

Mar 06, 2015
howdini in Manhattan

BBQ in Whole Foods Bowery

They were ok, not the best l've ever had, but not the worst, just unremarkable, and the bacon barely even registered.

Mar 06, 2015
howdini in Manhattan

BBQ in Whole Foods Bowery

hahaha yeah, the old borscht belt chestnut:
"The food is terrible!"
"l know, and such small portions!"

Mar 05, 2015
howdini in Manhattan
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BBQ in Whole Foods Bowery

lt was an excellent cardboard box!

Mar 05, 2015
howdini in Manhattan
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BBQ in Whole Foods Bowery

Who dun't loves 'em some grey meat?

Mar 05, 2015
howdini in Manhattan

BBQ in Whole Foods Bowery

lt was! Like l said: cafeteria-grade.

Mar 05, 2015
howdini in Manhattan

BBQ in Whole Foods Bowery

Heh. Yeah, l just figgered what-the-hell, l'll give it a shot. l ate there so fellow CHers don't have to!

Mar 05, 2015
howdini in Manhattan
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Best roast duck and pork in Chinatown

l certainly will, thanks!

Mar 05, 2015
howdini in Manhattan