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greenpoint recs

+ Anella
+ Lucky Luna
+ Little Dokebi
+ Milk and Roses
+ Glasserie

Sep 15, 2014
chompchomp in Outer Boroughs

Khao Kang in Elmhurst?

Had about the same response. I liked all the spicy dishes and didn't care for the non-spicy dishes. My husband was nonplussed by everything. Not bad, not amazing, still prefer Sripraphai by a wide margin.

Aug 02, 2014
chompchomp in Outer Boroughs

Canadians Visiting Bedford-Stuyvesant

Great recap! Thanks so much for taking the time to do it.

Jul 29, 2014
chompchomp in Outer Boroughs

Canadians Visiting Bedford-Stuyvesant

Maison Premiere is terrific. It also has a wide range of oysters for $1 each M-F, 4-7PM and is generally pretty bonkers then.

Jul 06, 2014
chompchomp in Outer Boroughs

Brooklyn in 2 weeks (coming from CA) ... suggestions?

It's a big borough with a lot of choices. Where are you staying, what is your budget and what kinds of foods are you looking to eat?

Jul 04, 2014
chompchomp in Outer Boroughs

Andrew Zimmern interviews Alton Brown

Ugh, I felt really bad for Alton Brown! He sounds like he's in a bad way; some depression + existential angst, which always feels so dark and lonely. He also seems to take on an inordinate amount of responsibility, feeling so guilty about always wanting to inspire his crew. He seems like such a good dude -- I hope he finds his way.
Andrew Zimmern, I can always take or leave.
Thanks for sharing.

Leave the gun, take the cannoli...

"You smell like beef and cheese, you don't smell like Santa." -- Buddy (Will Ferrell) in Elf
"Utah! Get me two!" (meatball sandwiches) -- Gary Busey's character in Point Break
"I got the milk, eggs and fabric softener," -- Kevin in Home Alone

Jun 30, 2014
chompchomp in Food Media & News

What edibles or food related items do you bring home from a visit to Paris?

No need for Speculoos! So many blogs advised bringing that home, so we did, only to see it for sale on the shelf at Fairway in Brooklyn days later. It's delicious to be sure, but also global.

Jun 25, 2014
chompchomp in France

Best Ice Cream in NYC

Agreed. Their vanilla ice cream base is pretty bland.

Jun 20, 2014
chompchomp in Manhattan

Marco's Brooklyn

that is a totally legitimate concern -- I would love some more inexpensive Italian wines to choose from!

Jun 16, 2014
chompchomp in Outer Boroughs

WD-50 no mas?

Jun 10, 2014
chompchomp in Manhattan

Trip report, Dordogne, May 2014

yum yum yum. We did a bicycle tour through the Dordogne last fall. Our only overlap with your itinerary was Le Vieux Logis which we also found nothing short of extraordinary.

Jun 10, 2014
chompchomp in France

Fast Casual NYC

Caracas Arepa Bar

Jun 10, 2014
chompchomp in Manhattan

Brooklyn or Queens pizza joints

Best Pizza on Havemeyer

Jun 08, 2014
chompchomp in Outer Boroughs

Bushwick ideas?

Roberta's is the shining star out there, but waits are considerable, to put it mildly. Lots of other spots have opened in the past year or 2, but I'm afraid I'm not versed in them.

Jun 06, 2014
chompchomp in Outer Boroughs

Marco's Brooklyn

we had a really, really great meal there about a month ago for our wedding anniversary. I remember the total being $144 for a few apps, 1 pasta, 1 main, 1 dessert and a bottle of wine. I felt we paid far less than we would have at a comparable Manhattan restaurant. related though -- the last few times we've been to Franny's, I've felt that all dishes & the beverages were a few bucks more per plate than they should have been for such a casual place.

Jun 05, 2014
chompchomp in Outer Boroughs

Where Paris' locals dine

the big apple!

Jun 02, 2014
chompchomp in France

Where Paris' locals dine

Not really true. The NYT is still the esteemed paper of record in NYC, but I've been working in the arts here for over a decade and most everyone I know also reads NYMag as part of their media diet.

Jun 02, 2014
chompchomp in France

Black Seed Bagels

We went a few weekends ago and I thought the one we tried (everything with veggie cream cheese) was very good. I for one appreciate smaller sizes of anything too.

Jun 01, 2014
chompchomp in Manhattan

Lobster

the Home Cooking board will be able to help you much better!

May 31, 2014
chompchomp in Home Cooking

Spring -- admiration but no love

yeah, but because it was a set menu, the kitchen staff was preparing the courses so all diners would get the same course at around the same time. They didn't whisk away dishes, but the next course would arrive about 5 minutes after we finished the previous one.

May 27, 2014
chompchomp in France

Spring -- admiration but no love

Thanks for sharing, Indy 67. We had a different menu in December, but an identical experience. We really felt like the food fell flat, and we were back out on the street in a bracing 85 minutes. The experience as a whole felt a bit precious, and the space, which has clearly been designed to show off the kitchen, was just uncomfortable as we watched the service staff contort themselves all night to wiggle through the narrow walkways.
I enjoyed reading about the good old days of Spring, which sound like they were exciting and spontaneous. I suppose that's the experience we were looking for.

May 27, 2014
chompchomp in France

Cheapest Place to Buy Beer by the Case?

May 12, 2014
chompchomp in Outer Boroughs

Low-key pub with great burgers and beer

As suggested -- Waterfront Ale House definitely fits the bill.

May 08, 2014
chompchomp in Manhattan

Low-key pub in Brooklyn or Queens with great burgers and beer

skippable

May 08, 2014
chompchomp in Outer Boroughs

Bourdain Parts Unknown: Lyon

American lunches are nothing short of an embarrassment compared to what our brethren eat over there. When I recall the school lunches of my childhood -- "meat"loaf, pizza barges, peas/carrots/corn combo, it just makes me really sad.

Bourdain Parts Unknown: Lyon

I think his overall game has improved tons since the show moved to CNN. The Quebec, Noma, LA Koreatown and now Lyon episodes have been super solid.

Apr 29, 2014
chompchomp in Food Media & News

Bourdain Parts Unknown: Lyon

Super great. Highlights were the school lunch and the insane reconstituted bunny in the Paul Bocuse kitchen.

Apr 29, 2014
chompchomp in Food Media & News

Brookyln Brunch

In what neighborhoods are you looking?

Apr 26, 2014
chompchomp in Outer Boroughs

Le Mary Celeste & Le Richer - Is Paris Emulating Brooklyn Just A Wee Bit?

That's Kathryn's standard response to hundreds of posters who come to the Manhattan board asking very vague questions about where to eat in NYC. She is truly tireless and has a seemingly inexhaustible amount of patience in helping visitors find good eats in the five boroughs. We are lucky to have her.

Apr 26, 2014
chompchomp in France