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XLB specialist coming to Downtown Bkln!!!

If this isn't exciting, nothing is.

http://www.brooklynpaper.com/stories/...

1 day ago
howdini in Outer Boroughs

Best Korean Fried Chicken EV?

l think UFC is closed?

K'OOK on 6th St. b't 1st & 2nd is very good, not sure how it compares to the others.

Aug 24, 2015
howdini in Manhattan

Remember Wine and Apples?

Wow, what a blast from the past! The restaurant was downstairs from where my dad had his graphic art studio, at 119 W57th. First time l ever tried dolmos and goulash! Thanks for taking me back!

Aug 20, 2015
howdini in Manhattan

Mighty Quinn's BBQ

Really? l haven't found that to be true about the one in the EV: they're usually pretty pleasant, tho l don't go there as regularly as l guess l should.

Aug 07, 2015
howdini in Manhattan

Mighty Quinn's BBQ

l tried it last week, also found it kinda meh: definitely inferior to Fuku. Sorry l didn't write it up in a caveat.

Aug 07, 2015
howdini in Manhattan

some recent chinatown noodles

l am VERY ANGRY at Spicy Village because, after they got all that good press, they stopped delivering at dinner. l'm very happy for their success, and l love their food, but l WANT TO EAT IT FOR DINNER AT WORK.

Aug 04, 2015
howdini in Manhattan

some recent chinatown noodles

Ah, l just looked into it: l think it's one of those riding-the-coattails kind of places. lt's 85 Chrystie, called East Noodle Village, and doesn't appear to be related to the other Noodle Village. Still might be good, tho, you never know.

Aug 04, 2015
howdini in Manhattan

some recent chinatown noodles

They have a new location on Chrystie now, a couple doors up from Wah Fung #1...have you tried it yet?

Aug 02, 2015
howdini in Manhattan
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some recent chinatown noodles

l've had E-fu noodles at Hong Kong Cafe a number of times: they're excellent.

Aug 02, 2015
howdini in Manhattan
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What's Wrong With This Picture

hahaha Nicht Nush!

Jul 30, 2015
howdini in Manhattan

What's Wrong With This Picture

Nixed Nush.

Jul 30, 2015
howdini in Manhattan

Chiang Mai 293 Van Brunt St. Red Hook Just steps away

A friend of mine [and occasional CHer] just posted some pix from here on fb...man, l gotta go soon!

Jul 23, 2015
howdini in Outer Boroughs

Bad day at the Bagel Hole...

ah, jeez...l *really* hope they haven't changed the recipe: they're my favorite.

Jul 23, 2015
howdini in Outer Boroughs

Quick(ish) (who am I kidding - LONG) report from a thankful hound visiting the LES

Lower East Side

Jul 20, 2015
howdini in Manhattan
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Finding Couscous and Mushrooms

Union Market at Houston and Ave. A usually usually has a very good selection of mushrooms: l often find morels, chanterelles and maitakes there.

Jul 20, 2015
howdini in Manhattan

Hakksan dish recs

Lunch, or a Thursday or Friday, hopefully!

Jul 20, 2015
howdini in Manhattan

Quick(ish) (who am I kidding - LONG) report from a thankful hound visiting the LES

lt's really a shame: Zucco was great.

Jul 20, 2015
howdini in Manhattan

God is my co-protein

NEWS FLASH!!!

The always-dependable Blue Ribbon Izakaya has recently replaced their [pretty good] $16 baked-in-foil mushroom app with a FANTASTIC, really nice-sized *$10* bowl of assorted dry-roasted mushrooms [l detected maitakes, trumpets, buttons, and shiitakes]. Honestly, l can't imagine a better mushroom value.

l paired this last night with the skirt steak app: for $12, you get about 6oz of delicious steak, a bunch of greens, and...wait for it...a nice slab of absolutely delicious roasted enokis in a sweet-ish glaze.

A really great light meal for a great price.

Jul 20, 2015
howdini in Manhattan
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Quick(ish) (who am I kidding - LONG) report from a thankful hound visiting the LES

Great report! Also great that you got to see Jim Campilongo, who is an absolute guitar wizard, in addition to being a helluva nice guy.

Jul 20, 2015
howdini in Manhattan
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Les Enfants Terribles returns as Les Enfants de Bohème, and not a moment too soon

Ah, thanks!

Jul 14, 2015
howdini in Manhattan

Les Enfants Terribles returns as Les Enfants de Bohème, and not a moment too soon

There's an LES message board?! What other CH secrets am l not privy to? :(

Jul 14, 2015
howdini in Manhattan

Branching out in the East Village

I thought the crust was good, but I was never too crazy about the sauce: too acidic. Luzzo's sauce is my favorite.

Jul 13, 2015
howdini in Manhattan

Oda House - Georgian food in Manhattan

Jul 11, 2015
howdini in Manhattan

Malai Marke - a new Indian on (gasp!) 6th St.

Nothing from the House of Chettinad? ;^)

Jul 10, 2015
howdini in Manhattan

Branching out in the East Village

l stopped by at just before 5p today [she closes at 5 to walk-ins, reservations only], and had an off-menu ravioli funghi [l'm pretty sure she was rolling out the pasta dough for it when l was a the counter] in a cream and black pepper sauce topped with a ridiculous amount of black truffles: staggeringly good, $13.

Jul 09, 2015
howdini in Manhattan
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Branching out in the East Village

l usually stick to the mezzes: the green bean dish [loubiye bzeit] is terrific, and most of the other mezzes are very good. The platters/entrees are a bit overpriced, imo: better to get a couple of mezzes for the same money, l think.

Jul 08, 2015
howdini in Manhattan

Branching out in the East Village

Really, just about *anything* at Gaia is worth getting.

Jul 07, 2015
howdini in Manhattan
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Branching out in the East Village

Balade is nice for a Lebanese fix; it'd fit into categories 1-3 depending on how much food you order.

Le Philosophe for cat. 3-4.

Jul 07, 2015
howdini in Manhattan

Branching out in the East Village

lt's definitely one of the best deals in the neighborhood.

Jul 06, 2015
howdini in Manhattan

Branching out in the East Village

V-nam has good pho, too, and the rice-in-crockpot dishes are tasty as well.

Jul 06, 2015
howdini in Manhattan