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Need help with one night in Ft. Lauderdale or West Palm

Thanks! Old Key Lime House looks great. Will try it.

Need help with one night in Ft. Lauderdale or West Palm

My wife and I will be in Boynton Beach for one night visiting the Grandfather. We are getting sick of the Snappers, Flakowitz, and Park Ave BBQ options we usually eat. We once tried City Place in West Palm, but the options seemed very chain restaurant.

We are looking for something more that reflects local cuisine and less strip mallish. Her Grandfather won't be with us and we are adventurous, although the wife is pregnant. Anything from Ft. Lauderdale to West Palm would be ok. We generally like bistro, asian, latin, and seafood here in NYC. Stone crabs would be ok too.

Thanks for the help!

Recommendations for Sushi Dinner in Osaka

Went to Koyoshi a few nights ago. Amazing sushi. The pieces are enormous, reasonably priced, and it is a very friendly environment. We went on a Monday night and there are a 5-10 minute wait. The owner commented when we told him we were from New York, "some New Yorker was here is a film crew a few years back!" You will love it.

Sep 02, 2010
bhb1978 in Japan

Need help picking a foodie area in Japan to travel

I think we'll be headed to Takayama / Kanazawa for a few days. The concern is getting back to Tokyo. Already purchased a rail pass and don't want to be on the train for too many hour. Thanks for all the great feedback!

Jul 25, 2010
bhb1978 in Japan

Need help picking a foodie area in Japan to travel

Going to Japan for our second time. The first time we went to Tokyo & Kyoto. Had such a great time we've decided to come back.

We have about two weeks and would like to go to three foodie areas. Tokyo & Osaka/Kansai are definitely on the list, but need some help deciding on a third area. Initial thoughts are Fukuoka/Kyushu, Takayama, or Sapporo. Sapporo seems cool, but I'm concerned it is too out of the way.

Are there any areas we are missing? We will have a rail pass, so it should be easy to get around.

Thanks for the help!

Jul 15, 2010
bhb1978 in Japan

Any ideas for a dinner for 12 guys, casual dinner for business in the FlatIron, Gramercy,union Square area?

Great idea about Resto. I've sat at the front table with a large group of people. Great specials menu. All the food on the standing menu is wonderful too. The charcuterie platter is a must.

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Resto
111 East 29th Street, New York, NY 10016

May 06, 2010
bhb1978 in Manhattan

Rub BBQ ?

Had the burnt ends this past weekend. Solid. Reminded me of travels to KC.

Hill Country is also great for Texas 'cue. Right around the corner from Rub. Better than most of the stuff in TX in my opinion because the meat they buy is superior. Make sure to get the peanut butter cupcake for dessert.

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Hill Country
30 W 26th St, New York, NY 10010

May 06, 2010
bhb1978 in Manhattan

Can you help me narrow down my list?

Why not try something a bit more casual. Your list looks like Zagats put it together. These are all great New York restaurants, but going to these restaurants won't give you a truly local experience.

For "nicer" restaurants I would also suggest Union Square cafe. It's a true new york classic.

For more casual, have dinner Ssam bar. Grab a pie and Artichoke Basille's, Keste, or Motorino. Have ramen at Ippudo. Breakfast at Russ & Daughters. Last, Dinner at Little Owl.

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Russ & Daughters
179 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002

Little Owl
90 Bedford Street, New York, NY 10014

Ippudo
65 4th Ave, New York, NY 10003

Motorino
349 E 12th St, New York, NY 10003

May 06, 2010
bhb1978 in Manhattan

Any ideas for a dinner for 12 guys, casual dinner for business in the FlatIron, Gramercy,union Square area?

Wolfgang's is great if you like steak. Cool interior. Service and food similar to Peter Lugers.

Chinese Mirch is also great if you guys like indian-chinese fusion.

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Chinese Mirch
1830 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10128

May 06, 2010
bhb1978 in Manhattan

Upscale Thai, Vietnamese, or Indian

No offense, but finding "upscale" thai and vietnamese will always be crap with the food dulled down. Spice Market is a perfect example of "upscale" SE Asian crap. Go to Zabb for a great experience.

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Spice Market
403 West 13th Street, New York, NY 10014

Apr 29, 2010
bhb1978 in Manhattan

Etxebarri: Best day/time to go?

Just posted on here about our meal- didn't realize they do dinner... And personally I wouldn't go for dinner because the scenery just can't be appreciated at night. It's gorgeous and in the middle of nowhere, and I wouldn't want to drive that at night.
Lunch was phenomenal. We sat amongst 6+ other full tables... I wasn't checking out how full the restaurant was/wasn't although I'm sure they could have put an extra table or so. It was really, really enjoyable. It's not a "happening" place like NYC or Paris mainly because it's in the middle of nowhere. Enjoy.

Apr 22, 2010
bhb1978 in Spain/Portugal

Basque country must eat: Asador Etxebarri

This board proved extremely helpful when I was research my recent trip to Europe. Wanted to post our review of Etxebarri from my wife's blog.

Enjoy!
http://abroadonbroadway.blogspot.com/...

Apr 22, 2010
bhb1978 in Spain/Portugal

Visiting from NYC - Need restaurant help

Thanks for the solid help.

Read a review on Black Hoof and it sounds great. I'll check it out.

Visiting from NYC - Need restaurant help

Visiting Toronto in the next few weeks for the first time in 5 years and need some help selecting a restaurant. Here's what I'm after...

I'd like a place that showcases Canadian cuisine. An example would be Au Pied de Cochon in Montreal where, to me, they highlighted Canadian cuisine. Something meat heavy, but not a steak joint. Locally sourced products too.

The atmosphere should be upbeat, not quiet / Bistro style. Example Au Pied de Cochon or something similar to Momofuku (which we love) like we have in NYC. We can go there in a t-shirt and jeans and feel comfortable.

We'll be eating there on a Friday night 9:00 or after, so the restaurant shouldn't be empty then.

Thanks for the help!

Santiago and a few other questions

I agree with Fuente Alemana. The location in Plaza Italia is my favorite location. Get the completo, but make sure you also get the churrasco. Can't go wrong.

I would also go to Las Vacas Gordas in Barrio Brasil for steak.

You should also try seafood when you are in Santiago. They have some of the best in the world. Go to the central market and try one of the vendors. You will never have Uni/errizos, so cheap and good as they have them here.

10 days is a bit much for Santiago unless you have business there. I suggest two days. Spend the rest of the time on either a quick trip to Mendoza (the bus ride is the best b/c you can see Anconcagua), a trip down south to Pucon and the lakes region, or a trip to San Pedro de Atacama in the north.

"American" ingredients in Santiago?

Check out Jumbo http://www.jumbointernet.cl/locales.htm

I used to go there for all kinds of food from the US. Their beer selection was one of the best I found in Santiago.

Bread in LIC?

In the same hood as you...

Check out Lounge 47 for a solid burger. Make sure to add on the bacon and cheese. Blend is a descent place. They are trying to get their liquor license, but are having problems with the neighborhood allowing them to have one. Tuk Tuk could be the worst Thai food in New York. Bella Via makes a damn good pie. I like mine with meatballs. The breakfast place on the corner of 47th ave and Vernon has ok bagel sandwiches, but their choice to have tofu hot dogs on the menu turns me off. How can you offer tofu hotdogs and not real hot dogs. Disgraceful.

Make sure to check out Hunter's Point WInes. They have a great selection of wine and all whiskeys. The guy who owns it is also the nicest merchant in LIC.

Jan 22, 2009
bhb1978 in Outer Boroughs

Help finding a butcher near LIC

Need some help locating a butcher near Long Island City. Need to buy some meat for in house charcuterie. Need Jowl, Pork Butt, Veal Shoulder, and Pork Fat Back. Looking for a good price and don't mind calling ahead.

Thanks!

Jan 12, 2009
bhb1978 in Outer Boroughs

Spicy Japanese style chicken wings

I few weeks ago I had spicy japanese style chicken wings at Ippudo here in New York. They were not chile spicy, but spicy from black pepper. Now I'd like to try them at home. Does anyone have a recipe similar to the wings at Ippudo? Thanks!

Nov 15, 2008
bhb1978 in Home Cooking

Honeymoon in Oz

Going to Australia on my honeymoon in September for three week and was hoping to get some restaurant recommendations. We're going to be in Sydney, Port Douglas, Tasmania (Hobart/Starahan), Melbourne, and the great ocean road.

I definitely want to do at lease one nice meal in each city and these restaurants seem easy to find and read reviews about. Pier in Sydney, Lebrina in Hobart, The Press Club in Melbourne, etc...

What I am having trouble finding are casual/hip places like we have, where I live, in New York. Places like, David Chang's restaurants (Momofuku Ssam Bar), The Spotted Pig, and Casa Mono. We are very into asian, gastro pubs, places that make great offal, tapas, seafood (I hear it is great all over australia), street meat and at least one bushtucker place. Refined is good, but I couldn't eat like this night after night.

We will be staying in the center of each of these cities.

Any help with with recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

Jul 29, 2008
bhb1978 in Australia/New Zealand

Help with Scotch/Whiskey for Groomsmen Gifts???

Thanks for the tip.

New York.

Jul 18, 2008
bhb1978 in Spirits

Help with Scotch/Whiskey for Groomsmen Gifts???

Right! McAllen is the border town in TX.

I love the options on these post. Now I need to find a good liquor store in new york that has these.

I'm going to want to buy a bottle of each one for myself now!

Jul 18, 2008
bhb1978 in Spirits

Help with Scotch/Whiskey for Groomsmen Gifts???

All drink scotch and/or whiskey, albeit some more than others.

I've just received crappy groomsmen gifts in the past that I never used.

I'd rather buy something for them that they could consume.

Jul 18, 2008
bhb1978 in Spirits

Help with Scotch/Whiskey for Groomsmen Gifts???

Getting married at the end of next month and I'd like to buy my groomsmen a bottle of either scotch or whiskey. Can anyone recommend some great scotches or whiskey and stores around the city to get them. I'd like for the choice to be somewhat unique/rare as none of the guys are from the area. So, McAllen or other brand name scotches/whiskies won't do. Anything under $100/bottle works.

I realize this is a fairly open ended questions and everyone has their own tastes in scotches/whiskies, but I was hoping to get a little help from the experts.

Thanks.

Jul 17, 2008
bhb1978 in Spirits