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Good Bar Food / Pub Grub?

Having worked in the area for more than twelve years, I can say that Mulligans Pub on Madison & 39th makes a superb burger, has a large selection of beers and is very close to where you are staying. Rare in the thirties on Lexington Avenue would also be a good and more upscale option.

Apr 11, 2014
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King Umberto featured on Neighborhood eats ch. 7 Elmont, LI

I have been going to King Umberto since the 70s. The make a great mixed seafood fra diavlo and stuffed veal chop. FYI Grandma Pizza was invented there(at least outside of Grandma's kitchen).

Mar 22, 2014
sagetom in New York State (exc. NYC)

Rye Bread Long Island

Steinbergs in Oceanside has great Rye.

Mar 17, 2014
sagetom in New York State (exc. NYC)

Duck on Long Island?

Where can you find a restaurant that serves an great duck entree? Looking more for the Continental-type preparation but it would be great to find a new Peking Duck spot beyond the obvious(Orient or Fortune Wheel). Thank You!

Dec 18, 2013
sagetom in New York State (exc. NYC)

Used Pizza

Am I the only one who, from time to time, orders a regular neopolitan pie to go, arrives at the pizza place in ten minutes and is given a pizza which was cold, old looking, obviously sitting in the pizzeria for a while and obviously intended for another party who never picked it up. Is this an accepted and/or prevalent practice in pizzerias? Are workers instructed to do this? And,,,,,,how do such pizzerias stay in business? And....finally have any of you confronted the pizzeria owners and/or workers about this practice instead of just not going there anymore?

Oct 25, 2013
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Am I the only one who doesn't like...?

Cilantro, scallions, cucumbers, KALE(YUCK)

Oct 07, 2013
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What's your favorite sauce for pasta?

Would you please supply your recipe, Sharuf. Sounds interesting and yummy.

Sep 28, 2013
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What dishes / foods do you NEVER get at restaurants?

Beef in Chinese takeouts.......at the prices generally charged it must be crud. Meatloaf.......only trust my own.Pasta is an interesting subject. The common perception regarding the markup is spot on. I generally do not order a pasta dish or sauce I can make better but as I'm intimidated by shellfish, I favor those mixed shellfish pasta dishes in "Italian joints"(with plenty of crushed red pepper).

Sep 28, 2013
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i know you're not supposed to ________, but i do it any way.

Drink red wine with practically anything and ALWAYS pair cheese with clam, shrimp or any seafood based pasta sauce. IMO......whoever devised the rule re cheese and seafood was a moron.

Sep 28, 2013
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Dark Leafy Greens Question(s)

Broccoli Rabe is my absolute favorite, cooked in EVO, mucho garlic, crushed red pepper on Italian Bread(from Arthur Avenue if I can get it). Bliss! I absolutely ABHOR kale but regret missing out on its alleged health benefits. Is there a palatable way to prepare this vegetable besides throwing it in a smoothie to mask it?

Sep 28, 2013
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Osso Buco on LI?

Absolutely love this dish but generally cannot get it since my "go to" Italian restaurants only serve it as a sporadic special. Does anyone know where to find a good version of this dish as a menu staple on Long Island?

Sep 28, 2013
sagetom in New York State (exc. NYC)

Best roast duck and pork in Chinatown

I have been to many of the places referenced on this post but I think the best roast pork is at Ah-Wah on Catherine Street.

Sep 06, 2013
sagetom in Manhattan

Dinner near Albany/Latham

I agree about D' Raymonds. They do Italian right and are priced very reasonably. They are also very close to I-787.

Aug 07, 2013
sagetom in New York State (exc. NYC)

Capital Region Jewish Delis

He's obviously not the foodie, Roger K. but I still think he must explain. I'm visiting him next week so I will get to the bottom of whether Hembolds/Old World sells deli meats at retail and report back. FYI...They sell miniature hot dogs which are outstanding, particularly with their own hot "zippy sauce".

Jun 19, 2013
sagetom in New York State (exc. NYC)

Capital Region Jewish Delis

Thank you so much for your posts,. Who would have thought that Price Chopper is a player in this. Wow!. And the scariest and most incredible fact is that my brother lives on Colleen Road in Troy.......The same block as Old World Provisions!!!!!

Jun 18, 2013
sagetom in New York State (exc. NYC)

Capital Region Jewish Delis

Is there any place in Albany and/or the surrounding suburbs to get great pastrami, corned beef, brisket & tongue?

Jun 17, 2013
sagetom in New York State (exc. NYC)

Help me with my (Asian heavy) food itinerary

You did not specifically request a Chinese option but Yunnan Garden on Schiff Drive, to this native NYer, is as good and authentic as the best Chinatown and Flushing Queens Chinese restaurants.

Jun 08, 2013
sagetom in Las Vegas

where to get the best pastrami sandwich

In the risk of proclaiming that the emperor has no clothes, I had a pastrami sandwich at Goodmans Restaurant & Deli at 400 Springfield Avenue in Berkely Heights, New Jersey today that was as good or better than the last one I had at Katz's(at $9.50).

Jun 07, 2013
sagetom in Manhattan

Best Chinese Options

Thank you, QAW and everyone else. I'm set and intend to indulge in at least two of those choices.

Feb 17, 2013
sagetom in Las Vegas

Best Chinese Options

Thank you, QAW. I have been to X'ian Famous Foods so Shaanxi Gourmet sounds great. I like Szechuan, particularly pork belly dishes and a great Peking Duck would be also what I'm looking for.

Feb 16, 2013
sagetom in Las Vegas

The End Times are nigh: you can visit ONE restaurant in Chinatown and order but ONE dish ...

Sorry my language was imprecise. Yes it is the place at 10 Pell. I was referencing the Double Sauteed Pork at lunch time. I would assume that the Fresh Bacon dish would be much more fatty and less cooked which may displease some. Enjoy!

Feb 15, 2013
sagetom in Manhattan

Best Chinese Options

I'm staying at the Palms in April and would appreciate some good Chinese options, whether Casino/Strip, local Chinatown or in the region in so far as travel is no problem. I'm used to NYC Chinatown & Flushing so quality and authenticity matter. Thank you for your assistance.

Feb 15, 2013
sagetom in Las Vegas

The End Times are nigh: you can visit ONE restaurant in Chinatown and order but ONE dish ...

The Twice Cooked Pork Chengdu Style at Famous Szechuan. To continue the time machine theme,,,,,,Cold Noodles at Hwa Huan on East Broadway circa 1982.

Feb 15, 2013
sagetom in Manhattan

favorite fries?

The fries at All American in Massapequa, New York are great and have been great for at least 40 years.

Jun 02, 2012
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K- Cups

Have tried many. The winners: Coffee People Jet Fuel, Timothy's Parisian Blend, Caribou Mahogany. I like a strong cup and the aforementioned are strong and have good flavor.

Oct 20, 2011
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Dining Options in Henderson

Thank you all! I am eager to try your selections.

Oct 09, 2011
sagetom in Las Vegas

Dining Options in Henderson

I'm staying at a casino hotel in Henderson and need breakfast, lunch, buffet and dinner options. Will have a car and am familiar with Vegas region so long drives will not faze me. Thank you for your help.

Oct 04, 2011
sagetom in Las Vegas

Best pizza joint near Penn Station?

Ditto, Pizza Suprema. It's a no brainer. And so close to the Penn Station entrance on Eighth avenue.

Jul 30, 2011
sagetom in Manhattan

Good Italian between Troy and Saratoga Racino?

Will hit the Saratoga Racino in early August. Looking for a good Italian restaurant en route from Troy but NOT one in Saratoga due to the expected mob scene. Eating in Troy would be fine. Any good options?

Jul 01, 2011
sagetom in New York State (exc. NYC)

Best Montreal smoked meat in NYC?

I was walking on Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn, just west of Court Street, when I saw a business which advertised Montreal Deli or meat.Since I did not see any tables or customers so I do not know whether it was wholesale or retail, but this information may be useful to you. Best of luck, am looking forward to trying the Montreal meat myself.

Jun 22, 2011
sagetom in Manhattan