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Best pubs for food, Katonah Avenue/Woodlawn area Bronx?

Thanks haven't been to Mary's Celtic but as for Rambling House, been there several times. IMHO OK nothing special. Last time my corned beef sandwich was quite skimpy,

Jun 19, 2013
johnindabronx in Outer Boroughs

Best pubs for food, Katonah Avenue/Woodlawn area Bronx?

Recommendations?

Jun 19, 2013
johnindabronx in Outer Boroughs

Special Dinner for 2 - Jungsik? Bouley? Picholine? La Grenouille? (vegetarian included)

If you wan't classic french with modern sensibilities try LePerigord at E52nd & First. Less snobby than Le Grenouille and better service. I've never been dissappointed. Beautifully decorated without pretense.

Dec 11, 2012
johnindabronx in Manhattan

One Day in NYC...is this a reasonable schedule?

A good schedule. I'd stop at N on Crosby & Grand for drinks, have a caipirinha, best in the city, imho.

Dec 11, 2012
johnindabronx in Manhattan

With Sarge's Down and Stage Door Closed, Where Can You Go for Deli Food?

P.J Bernsteins on the UES is pretty good, not great but pretty good. Have to say, I love "commenters" that have to insult the intelligence of patrons of places they don't care for. Katz's pastrami is excellent in my opinion, better than the Stage ever was. Not as good as the original Pastrami King in Kew Gardens was, but that is ancient history. Pastrami Queen is very good, but they don't have everything the larger deli's have.

Dec 11, 2012
johnindabronx in Features

With Sarge's Down and Stage Door Closed, Where Can You Go for Deli Food?

P.J. Bernstein's at 71st and 3rd is pretty good.

Dec 11, 2012
johnindabronx in Features

Best place to get 10+ lbs lobster meat?

Any vendor is good for "just meat". Prices are never posted. You have to ask. Go to Hunt's Point at about 7-8AM, late for the good stuff, and tell the purveyors you want lobster remnants, the dead and broken pieces. You'll get a good price. Cook when and clean right away you get back to your kitchen. It will keep a while once it's cooked. Bring cash.

Dec 04, 2012
johnindabronx in Outer Boroughs

Fletcher's BBQ

Fletcher's brisket is like fancy chewing gum; it tastes good but looses it's flavor by the time you get all that dry meat chewed enough to swallow it. Slathering it in their pretty good sauce helps, but great brisket stands on it's own with a bunch of sauce to get necessary to gt it down.

Dec 04, 2012
johnindabronx in Outer Boroughs

Soup to soothe a cold

The hot and sour seafood soup at Pho Pasteur. One of my all time faves.
Pho Pasteur (formerly New Pasteur)
85 Baxter Street, New York, NY 10013

Dec 04, 2012
johnindabronx in Outer Boroughs

Best Burgers in NYC.................

Korzo is great, a totally unique and delicious concept. Highly recommended, but not really a burger in the classic American sense. Have the weird ones, the wierder the better, at Korzo at least.

Dec 04, 2012
johnindabronx in Manhattan

Best Burgers in NYC.................

Shake Shack, really? Here's my deal, in order: Corner Bistro, Minetta Grill, Peter Luger, JG Melon. Kinsale Tavern.

Dec 04, 2012
johnindabronx in Manhattan

Jewish Deli sandwich and knishes for Saturday

Katz's really is the only choice. It's the best of what's left and in my opinion always was the best (except for the long gone Pastrami King in Kew Gardens)..Have a noblewurst on a club roll if you have room, an awesome crunchy knockwurst. Try a Cel-Ray soda with your pastrami for the full yiddishe' experience. I can't eat pastrami with out one!

Dec 04, 2012
johnindabronx in Manhattan

Is there any really good bread out there?

Addeo in the Bronx gets my vote for Italian style "boule" in the Bronx. For Jewish style bread, corn rye and a fabulous pumpernickel raisin try Orwashwer's on the OES,

Oct 27, 2011
johnindabronx in Manhattan

Friday night dinner at Strip House - Drinks Aferwards?

Flatiron Lounge is great little cocktail focused lounge on west 19th street off Broadway, a 10 minute walk Strip house.

http://www.flatironlounge.com/html/me...

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Flatiron Lounge
37 W 19th St, New York, NY 10011

Oct 27, 2011
johnindabronx in Manhattan

Looking for best Irish breakfast or burger in Woodlawn section of Bronx

The Rambling House has a good not great but nicely char broiled burger, ditto for the Irish breakfast which they sometimes grumble about serving after noon. Beyond the standard beers you'll find 3 or four English or Irish selections such as Smithicks, Harp or Fullers. The ambaiance is good, the waitresses usually all charming Irish lasses. Rambling house is an enjoyable, venerable but not extraordinary place to eat.

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Rambling House
4292 Katonah Ave, Bronx, NY 10470

Mar 23, 2011
johnindabronx in Outer Boroughs

Liebman's Deli Riverdale, lately?

I'll get to Loeser's soon and report back. I've never been there.

Mar 01, 2011
johnindabronx in Outer Boroughs

Liebman's Deli Riverdale, lately?

Liebmans is a pleasant place to eat with a friendly feel. The food and service is predictably good but unrushed. Their matzoh ball soup may be the best around. Nice shreds of chicken, well cooked but not mushy carrots and celery and tasty matzoh balls that are more as they should be and less like the flavorless softball sized behemoths many diners serve these days.
I also reccomend the stuffed cabbge and kishka. I take a trip across the borough once in a while to go there.

If you want to experience one of the last the neighborhood deli's then yes it is worth the trip. As martinklienman said it is the kind of place that every jewish nabe had in the 50's-70's. There are very few left.

Mar 01, 2011
johnindabronx in Outer Boroughs

Smoked carp?

There are several Russian Deli-markets on Brighton Beach Bl. that have several varitites of smoked carp. I don't know names but you find them along the strip by the beach there.

Mar 01, 2011
johnindabronx in Manhattan

Harlem - Dinner and Brunch

I like the chicken and waffles at Amy Ruth's better. Good dinner-brunch entrees too. The smothered pork chops and baked salmon are my favorite entrees if I'm not having chicken and waffles or breakfast. . I don't think they serve alcohol either.

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Amy Ruth's
113 W 116th St, New York, NY 10026

Feb 24, 2011
johnindabronx in Manhattan

Smoked carp?

There are three or four Russian Deli/Markets on Brighton Beach Avenue along the beach that have several varieties of smoked carp.

Feb 22, 2011
johnindabronx in Outer Boroughs

Brooklyn Egg Creams

I've never heard more ridiculousness in my life! A good egg cream is simple to make. You do need cold milk and a pressurized siphon bottle, new or old or seltzer on tap. Pouring a can or bottle does not create the "action" needed for it to foam up. The Fox's U-Bet chocolate or vanilla is essential. None of over the spoon stuff.....blah blah.

Just pour the milk, 1/4 - 1/5 the size of the glass you are using. Then pour (or squeeze) the U-bet, about 1/3 of an inch in the bottom of the glass is enough. Stir vigorously until well mixed. Then squirt in the seltzer stirring as it foams up.

Simple! No Drama! And no you cannot use a straw. You don't experience the foam from which it gets it's name if you drink it from the bottom up!

Feb 17, 2011
johnindabronx in Outer Boroughs

Most Impressive Restaurant in Manhattan?

The Four Season's is a paen to mid-century modernist architecture and decor. It is without peer by that measure. Elegance objectified. The pool room exudes cool. IMHO one must vist FS prior to forming opinons on any worthy newcomers such as Daniel, PerSe or EMP.

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The Four Seasons
99 East 52nd Street, New York, NY 10022

Feb 16, 2011
johnindabronx in Manhattan

Peter Luger as a vegetarian?

The home fries ARE cooked in beef tallow.

Feb 16, 2011
johnindabronx in Outer Boroughs

Cuchifrito's in The Bronx?

Looking for suggestions on good cuchifrioto's counters in The Bronx. I guess I've got a hankering for fried pork belly a' la Spanish Harlem.

Feb 16, 2011
johnindabronx in Outer Boroughs

Full English Breakfast in Manhattan

Kinsale Tavern at 93rd & Third has been cooking a great full Irish breakfast for more than a dozen years, everyday. They include items others often don't, a grilled 1/2 tomato, black and white pudding. IMHO the best and most authentic in town.

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Kinsale Tavern
1672 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10128

Feb 09, 2011
johnindabronx in Manhattan

Has anybody been to Sugar and Spice in City Island, Bronx?

I also live on the island. Sugar and spice is great for brunch. Really good pancake and french toast. I don't often eat there for dinner but when I have I've always been pleased. Great baked goods too.

Jan 18, 2011
johnindabronx in Outer Boroughs

Jewish Xmas Meal in Chinatown .

Thoughts on Golden Unicorn? Not as good as Jing Fong?

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Golden Unicorn
18 E Broadway, New York, NY 10002

Jing Fong
18 Elizabeth St, New York, NY 10013

Dec 25, 2010
johnindabronx in Manhattan

Carnation Malt

Where can I find plain Carnation malt powder in Manhattan? No one seems to have it north of 183rd or so anymore?

Dec 25, 2010
johnindabronx in Manhattan

Favorite Steakhouse in NYC

Old Homestead went down hill tewnty years ago. Avoid it.

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Old Homestead
56 9th Avenue, New York, NY 10011

Dec 22, 2010
johnindabronx in Manhattan

Best Pastrami Sandwich

Double Bleeech! No one should be allowed to eat pastrami with anything with mayo in NYC!

Dec 22, 2010
johnindabronx in Manhattan