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Best Hot Chocolate Recipes!

This is like the blueberry bagel thing - way out of bounds. What’s wrong with some good chocolate metled in some whole milk. Do we really need fusion HC?

Feb 01, 2012
neiljsalkind in Features

Report Back on Chow recommendations

As per the board practice, here's a brief on Chow recommendations while in Manhattan.

Persian at Persoplis (UES), French at Alloutette (UWS) and Indian at Nivrvana (midtown) all proved to be reasonably priced, flavorful and fun. Not too loud, seemed family friendly and all within easy walking distance of the subway or bus. Thanks for the good help.

Not a Chow recommendation but one of our favorite was Crispo on 14th street for delicious Italian. Loud, good service and a very nice selection. Our one splurge was Babbo in the West Village, one of Batali's joints. Nothing special and some dishes were disappointing.

Thanks for the help from all the hounds.

110 Waverly Pl, New York, NY 10011

240 W 14th St, New York, NY 10011

1407 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10021

2588 Broadway, New York, NY 10025

346 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10001

May 26, 2011
neiljsalkind in Manhattan

In Vancouver for 3 days

We're staying at a downtown hotel (Robson and Richards) and first time in Vancouver. Can I assume that there are plenty of neighborhood (not chain) restaurants within walking distance and anyone have any non fancy-schmancy gems that we should not miss?

Pre-theater dining

the theater is on west 47th St.

Apr 20, 2011
neiljsalkind in Manhattan

Pre-theater dining

Will be going to theater...any suggestions for an early pre-theater dinner?

Apr 20, 2011
neiljsalkind in Manhattan

Dinner around Whitney

Hi and thanks in advance. Any suggestions for a weekday dinner around the Whitney museum? Neil

Apr 18, 2011
neiljsalkind in Manhattan

Steakhouse recommendation in KC

Room 39 has a terrific steak on their menu as well as various other nice dishes.

Jan 17, 2010
neiljsalkind in Great Plains

Hound from Manhattan seeks Flushing Chinese Advice

Thank you Kathryn. Excuse my ignorance, but what do the numbers in the article correspond to? A map I presume, but where is it? Thanks.

Jan 15, 2010
neiljsalkind in Outer Boroughs

Loop Italian

Italian dinner in the loop? We like Volare but are meeting friends and would like a place that is a bit quieter and not so rushed but good basic Italian. Any suggestions? Thanks.

Oct 11, 2009
neiljsalkind in Chicago Area

KC and OP(KS) for Lunch

We went to Rosedale on a weekday evening and it just nt very good. Chicken was dry and sides unremarkable. Just my two cents.

Dinner in Iowa City

Any good suggestions for a home based dinner place in Iowa City? Thanks.

In SF for five days.

Great resource. Thanks. Neil

In SF for five days.

First time trip to SF and want to sample authentic dim sum and any other suggestions for terrific ethnic food, street food, etc. We don;t need fancy tablecloths, just the real thing. I know this is a tall request since there are thousands of places, but let me know what you think. We are staying around 5th and Geary. Thanks.

Recommendations for anniversary dinner in Kansas City?

I will more than second Krause Dining - excellent food and service.

Lunch after Truman Museum/Independence, MO

We're off to the Truman Museum in Independence, MO and are looking for a good lunch place that is as real food as possible for five hungry guys on a road trip. Any suggestions? Thanks.

Brunch in the loop

Hi -any recommendations for bunch in the loop this Sunday? We have a car and can travel a bit. Thanks - Neil

Dec 05, 2008
neiljsalkind in Chicago Area

Dinner in loop area

Thanks. Anyone have recommendation for good eats on a Saturday evening within walking distance or a short cab ride from The Allegro Hotel? Thanks - Neil

Nov 30, 2008
neiljsalkind in Chicago Area


Hi - we'll be in Oakland for one night on Sunday, 8/31 staying at the Waterfront Plaza Hotel in Oakland and need a good dinner place. We prefer real food, not fancy, perhaps typical of California. If not, good Asian. Any suggestions and thanks. Neil

Boston dinner - Italian or anything ethnic and good

Hi - we're in Boston on business on Sunday and Monday - any suggestions for good Italian (or nay good ethnic)? We're staying in Kendal Square/MIT area. Thanks - Neil

Michael Smith's in Kansas City?

We ate there the first week of opening and the service was a bit rough, perhaps understandable and the place is pretty loud. As for the food, good, but not spectacular and not as good as Smith's old haunt, 40 Sardines. For the price and for what it should be, nothing really popped.

NY Style pizza in KC?

OK - sorry - actually, Original Pizza is the best in KC an comes the closest.

Oct 10, 2007
neiljsalkind in Great Plains

NY Style pizza in KC?

Sorry Artemis54 - we've been here 35 years and from NY and still looking. :(

Oct 10, 2007
neiljsalkind in Great Plains

Noodle Shop - Brookside KC

Please let me add to the noodle talk with a vote for Blue Koi on 39th Street near the med center

Le Bouchon and Savarin

Thanks - anyone been to La SArdine?

Oct 10, 2007
neiljsalkind in Chicago Area

Le Bouchon and Savarin

Hi - anyone have any feedback about these downtown restaurants for lunch or dinner? Heard good things but want some other opinions. And, any suggestions for good eats in, or close to, the loop area for a nice dinner? Ethnic especially. Thanks - Neil

Oct 10, 2007
neiljsalkind in Chicago Area

Italian downtown and Brunch downtown

Any good recommendations for Italian downtown by Randolph and the same for brunch on Sunday? Thanks!

Jul 26, 2007
neiljsalkind in Chicago Area

Good genuine food around MIT

Wow - thanks so much for your generousity of comments and thoughtful advice. Neil

Good genuine food around MIT

We're in town for a dinner staying in the the MIT/Kendall area. Any suggestions for good, honest food - doesn't ;t matter what kind although the top of the list is bistro, Italian, deli (possible in Boston?), Vietnamese. Thanks.

Times Square Italian for Lunch

Anyone know of walking distance around Times Square for sit down Italian lunch? Thanks.

Jan 03, 2007
neiljsalkind in Manhattan

Marriott Marquis Times Square

Hi - I need a moderately nice Italian or Chinese restaurant for taking some clients to lunch. Any ideas int his area? Thanks.

Jan 02, 2007
neiljsalkind in Manhattan