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Group dinners in downtown Denver

NY'er staying in downtown Denver for a bachelor party in early April and looking for a few recommendations for restaurants. We will be 8 and most are not foodies so I'm more looking for a place with a younger crowd (20s/30s), decent food and a lively atmosphere. Any suggestions? Thank you in advance!

Mar 05, 2014
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Time Out New York Food Tasting Event

Does anybody remember the name of the annual Time Out New York Food Tasting Event? I went a few years ago and can't seem to remember the name of it.

Sep 27, 2010
chowdown in Manhattan

Best Tuna Tartare

My friend loves tuna tartare and wanted recommendations of where the best is served.

Jun 11, 2010
chowdown in Manhattan

Bong Spirit Vodka

Does anyone know of a liquor store in Manhattan that sells Bong Spirit Vodka?

May 15, 2009
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Bong Spirit Vodka

Does anyone know of a liquor store in Manhattan that sells Bong Spirit Vodka?

May 15, 2009
chowdown in Spirits

Seeking: inexpensive restaurant near 53rd Street & 2nd Ave

I have eaten dinner at Naya and liked it. It was inexpensive and is a very cool looking restaurant.
You can also go to Angelo's (55th & 2nd) for thin crust pizza & salads.

Mar 11, 2009
chowdown in Manhattan

sit on floor restaurant

Can anyone recommend a restaurant where you sit on the floor or on pillows on the floor? I know it's an odd request.

Sep 26, 2008
chowdown in Manhattan

HELP! Need exact name of Restaurant Fushia (SP?)

I think it's with one s...Fusha

Apr 18, 2008
chowdown in Manhattan

Primehouse Tonight-Recs

For dessert I highly recommend the bananas foster ice cream sundae.

Apr 10, 2008
chowdown in Manhattan

Help... need name of new steakhouse in midtown.

Blair Perrone

Jan 04, 2008
chowdown in Manhattan

Anything New and interesting midtown east/ues?

Crave Ceviche on 50th and 2nd

Dec 13, 2007
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Bistro Desaret on E. 56th

Has anyone been there yet? Reviews?

Nov 02, 2007
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Blue Ribbon Sushi-Columbus Circle

Anyone know when they are opening?

Oct 22, 2007
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Best quality lunch food-by-the-pound in midtown?

I've been to the Mangia on Wall Street and their "food by the pound" is very good. They have a midtown location but haven't been to it so not sure if they offer the same.

Aug 21, 2007
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Accademia di Vino

Anyone been here yet? Thoughts?

Aug 20, 2007
chowdown in Manhattan

Anyone tried Crave Ceviche Bar in E. 50s?


Aug 16, 2007
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Ben & Jack's Steakhouse

Anyone been recently? Thoughts?

Jul 18, 2007
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craftsteak or blt prime

Which do think is better?

Jul 16, 2007
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Park Avenue Summer

Has anyone been yet? Any reviews?

Jun 15, 2007
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Looking for Good Sushi/Unusual room

Sounds like you are talking about Aja on 58th & 1st (not 2nd).

May 29, 2007
chowdown in Manhattan


I plan to go Saturday night on a date. She is not overly adventurous with food. Will she be able to find enough to eat? Will the tasting menu be a mistake? What would you recommend a la carte?

May 14, 2007
chowdown in Manhattan

Exotic Game

Definitely more exotic than Venison or Bison. Also not as interested in fowl.

May 10, 2007
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Exotic Game

Where would you suggest to try some exotic meats in NYC?

May 10, 2007
chowdown in Manhattan

Fig and Olive

I live nearby and have been to Fig & Olive on many first dates and haven't been disappointed. They have a nice selection of wines by the glass and the food is very good and great for sharing. I haven't had any issues with slow service, but if the date is going well, you shouldn't notice even if the service is slow. If it's a bad date, pray for quick service.

Apr 23, 2007
chowdown in Manhattan

St. Louis Dinner Saturday Night

I will be in St. Louis this weekend and want a good trendy place to go for dinner with 7 guys on Saturday night for one of our birthdays. Price is not much of a concern within reason.

Mar 21, 2007
chowdown in General Midwest Archive

Lunch Penn Plaza Area?

Nick & Stef's (Steakhouse) or Tupelo Grill. A good deli/diner is Stage Door.

Mar 20, 2007
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Waverly Inn

Does anyone have the "secret" phone number or email address to make a reservation?

Mar 19, 2007
chowdown in Manhattan

NYC Ribs?

Houston's ribs are incredible and can be eaten with a knife and fork (hence the name knife and fork ribs) which will keep your hands clean at your client meeting. FYI-Houston's on 27th and Park does take reservations.

Feb 28, 2007
chowdown in Manhattan

New UES wine bar...

Pudding Stones ? (1457 Third Ave btw 82nd & 83rd)

Jan 17, 2007
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UES Date Spot

Suggestions for good first date spot in East 70s/80s

Jan 05, 2007
chowdown in Manhattan