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Upscale Chinese in Chinatown??

omg i forgot about that place. used to go to the one in midtown as a kid didnt know its around.

May 02, 2014
2slices in Manhattan

Upscale Chinese in Chinatown??

The older guy is from a small town off the coast in Jiangsu. The food there sucks by all standards, I'm trying to accommodate him, As long as the staff speak Chinese he can get something he likes. the other guys are young and from Suzhou they love everything.

Hakkasan looks perfect. Last time I was at Shun Lee it did feel like a relic.

May 02, 2014
2slices in Manhattan

Upscale Chinese in Chinatown??

They're from China, that's why they want to eat Chinese food. Some guys who don't like bread or plain spaghetti or the steamed rice in Korea. We'll get a steak at Lugers but for the other meals it will be Chinese.

Re. Up scale I was thinking Shun Lee, at least something a little different and at the same time familiar. Not worried about price, a swankier vibe is what I'm looking for.

They're staying at that new Hotel on Bowery in Chinatown so was thinking if there's something nice it'd be convenient, could go elsewhere in Manhattan but dont want to head to outerboroughs.

May 02, 2014
2slices in Manhattan

Upscale Chinese in Chinatown??

My Chinese vendors are in town next week and need a place for dinner on weds night. Is there any upscale Chinese in downtown Chinatown? Flushing is not an option.

May 02, 2014
2slices in Manhattan

Mexican at Giovanni's Pizza Restaurant in Sunnyside

update

Pozole is pretty good and come with 2 enormous flautas. I will continue trying stuff here. Mole de Olla is next on the list.

Feb 13, 2014
2slices in Outer Boroughs

Per Se tonight...

Thanks. I think I'm more interested in the venison anyway. I cant figure out the $125 "Tagliatelle", is it made out of reggianno and truffle?

Feb 07, 2014
2slices in Manhattan

Per Se tonight...

Will be getting Chefs Tasting. Thoughts on the additions? Foie gras for sure.

Here's last night http://www.tkrg.org/upload/ps_menu.pdf

Feb 07, 2014
2slices in Manhattan

Valentines Dinner - first rack of lamb?

i have never marinaded lamb, just roasted as you explained with a light breadcrumb mixture on the back.

If you go this route make sure to sear the fat first. Heat a cast iron til it smokes and hold the rack by the bones until the fat browns. You have to find a couple angles if you want to get all the fat.

Feb 07, 2014
2slices in Home Cooking

what's a good steakhouse in Queens for Lambchop?

The lamb chops at Luger's can be fantastic, but sometimes are just pretty good. The Great Neck location may as well be Queens. We get them as appetizers.

But M Wells is on top of my list for the next dinner out.

Dec 10, 2013
2slices in Outer Boroughs

Acme Smoked Fish

price is the appeal. You're paying WAY less than anywhere else packaged or not. I've been going for years and now prefer the packaged stuff. It's sliced better than what they sell "loose" and it was only just packaged within a day or so. Smoked salmon is so oily a brief stint in the package wont do any damage, you can freeze it for weeks and it'll be fine as long as it's tight enough.

The real appeal is their white fish, and if they have them chubs or cicso.

But $15 /lb is great even if the nova is just pretty good. If you want the something incredible go to the right place and pay $35 / lb, but I'll eat 5 bagels over the weekend without breaking the bank.

Dec 09, 2013
2slices in Outer Boroughs
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Pozole in Queens

Ive heard that, but I work way down sunnyside at the end of Greenpoint ave, too far for lunch.

Dec 09, 2013
2slices in Outer Boroughs

what's a good steakhouse in Queens for Lambchop?

M. Wells. Havent been yet but am eager to go

Dec 09, 2013
2slices in Outer Boroughs

Pozole in Queens

Yes Coatzingo. Recs on other places?

Prefably in sunnyside, woodside, JH I know Corona has great options but it's far for my average lunch run.

thanks

Dec 06, 2013
2slices in Outer Boroughs

Mexican at Giovanni's Pizza Restaurant in Sunnyside

I went here for lunch a month ago after realizing it's really a Mexican place, although they do serve Pizza as well. Ordered Mole Enchiladas which took quite some time and were pretty good. My guess now is it's not a common lunch item. The place was pretty busy.

Has anyone had experience with other items? There are alot of tortas and cemitas on the menu, which would probably have been a better choice at lunch rush. I was craving Pozole today and almost went in but ended up doing falafel at Mangal.

Whats up locals?

Dec 03, 2013
2slices in Outer Boroughs

Acme Smoked Fish

You aught to be looking for breakfast, ACME is open to the public from 8 to 1pm on fridays.

Dec 03, 2013
2slices in Outer Boroughs

Don Burrito Restaurant. Newkirk Plaza. Family owned, authentically Mexican. Beats Benny's Burrito's and worth the trek.

In case anyone was wondering, Keen's is better than Tad's.

Dec 03, 2013
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Park Slope Saturday lunch

I see your Al di La's and raise you one Convivium Osteria. Better food, service and atmosphere in my opinion. They take reservations too. Great wine list and knowladgeable staff. This is my fav place in Park Slope.

Nov 26, 2013
2slices in Outer Boroughs

First Date - Cobble Hill, Fort Greene, Boerum Hill

Was also going to rec Convivium as the food and atmosphere are great.

I'm not trying to school you in the ways of sweet sweet love, but do know that Convivium is a very romantic setting might be better to keep that Ace in your pocket for the 3rd date.

I just kinda puked on myself. But it's true.

Oct 03, 2013
2slices in Outer Boroughs

Great (not cheap) Sushi in Park slope, Pros Hghts, Carrol, Cobble etc?

Thanks. 1or8 is a bit farther than I'd want to walk, I can get to the EV on the train faster than getting to Wburg.

Thanks for tip

Oct 01, 2013
2slices in Outer Boroughs

Great (not cheap) Sushi in Park slope, Pros Hghts, Carrol, Cobble etc?

Haven't moved beyond Taro or Geido. The former is meh, the latter pretty good but not stellar, it's my go to in the hood.

Price is far less important than quality, in fact I'm turned off by advertised low prices. Ditto on pan asian places that serve sushi. I don't think of Blue Ribbon as sushi but may give it a shot.

Clean and fresh tasting Yellow tail sashimi is my barometer.

Jpan? Ki? Hibino?

Oct 01, 2013
2slices in Outer Boroughs

Morgan's BBQ in Prospect Heights

Went last night and everything we had was very good. Mighty Quinn is my favorite and while this doesn't beat it I did like it very very much and being close to my house will be my go to over dinosaur and fort reno both of which are closer.

Fatty Brisket - very fatty, heavy on the pepper. Excellent flavor tho it could have come out a bit warmer. Some people may complain it was too fatty. I dont care about those poeple. The meat was excellent.

Pork Ribs - Excellent, moist and toothsome but not chewy at all. Again a good amount of black pepper that a couple people may not like. I liked these better than Dino.

Collards - top notch, a little spicy. Super good I could have eaten them as a main course.

Mac Cheese - got the mushroom one from the mac and cheese place which is somehow part of the place but you order separately. It was great. Cremini mushrooms, Gruyere, fried onions spinach..

Corn Bread - a bit of a kick, tasty.

They were out of beef ribs, which I would have ordered.

I will def return, hopefully by then they will have at least beer and wine.

Sep 16, 2013
2slices in Outer Boroughs

new taco spot on 47th ave in sunnyside

The pastor was very good. I went last week after driving by daily for a year.

The spit is right there at the grill and roasting as he made my 3 tacos for $5. Haven't had anything else but I will be checking it out again. I'm also interested in the "Pizza" place catty corner which looks to be a mexican restaurant in disguise.

Sep 11, 2013
2slices in Outer Boroughs

ISO Interesting stops on a North Dakota to Montana road trip

Driving from Bismarck to Beulah to Williston than out to Montana to Bozeman and finally Ennis, all over the next 4 days.

Looking for mom and pop burger joints, coffee shops, steak houses or truck stop diners. The unusual, old-timey, tasty places are my fav.

thanks all

Jul 08, 2013
2slices in Great Plains

places to eat in long island city?

the outdoor cevapi place on the river at the end of 44th dr. across from the wedding catering joint. Cevapi are good not great, but it's the best place to sit anywhere in queens. Only open in the summer. Don't tell too many people, seriously don't, I'm not kidding don't tell.

Jul 01, 2013
2slices in Outer Boroughs

Where can I get the best DISH in the outer boroughs??

The atmosphere alone is reason to go to Rincon. Great place.

Jul 01, 2013
2slices in Outer Boroughs

Los Verdes, Sunnyside

I've been to Colombia, not shocked as the food wasn't much to write home about. All the weird south american hot dogs I've had have been disappointing.

Jul 01, 2013
2slices in Outer Boroughs

Anyone been to - "I Love Py" in Sunnyside

not recently, but went twice. I'd go for the experience because the dishes I'd never had or heard of but it didn't earn a 3rd trip.

Had some kind of stew and I think an empanada type thing. It was good enough, but just not great. Also it's basically take out and I prefer to sit and eat.

Jul 01, 2013
2slices in Outer Boroughs

Donovan's Burger Still Manages to Stand Out

PJ Horgan's burger, thoughts? It' definitely great, as is their pot pie.

I work nearby and have always gone there as it is closer. Been meaning to go to Donovan's for a long time and will hit it up today, however my lunch diet I haven't been to Horgan's in over a year so don't think I'll be able to remember enough to compare.

Thoughts from other locals?

Jul 01, 2013
2slices in Outer Boroughs

10 New York Restaurants with Killer Lamb Chops

Convivium Osteria is a phenomenal restaurant. Glad to see it getting some recognition a few bocks from (over hyped?)Al Di La.

May 21, 2013
2slices in Features

Brooklyn's Perfect Slice

I think both campo d'fiore and south brooklyn are quite over rated. The grandma slice at pizza town on 5th is terrific. That is a rock solid fact, better than most grandma slices in Queens and LI.

Feb 14, 2013
2slices in Outer Boroughs