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The case of the horrible no good very bad service at North Fork Oyster Company in Greenport, NY

We did the response was a shrug and 'a oh well'.

Sep 04, 2011
manish01 in New York State (exc. NYC)

The case of the horrible no good very bad service at North Fork Oyster Company in Greenport, NY

Some of the worst service I've ever had at a restaurant. Inattentive, rude, careless, and sloppy. I am far from a snob about these things, but we had to ask for bread three times, and when it finally came we got three pieces for six people. The food runner had his thumb in one of my dining companion's bisque, and the busser dropped food in her lap. We had the audacity to ask for pepper and a waitress looked at me like I had insulted her. Our waiter hovered near other tables, but never once checked to see if we were happy or enjoying our meals, and acted frantic even though it was nowhere near a busy night. A shame, because the food was pretty good.

Aug 19, 2011
manish01 in New York State (exc. NYC)

Whole foods chicken breast [Moved from Boston board]

Absolutely, but it would seem march 5 or 6th would be ok.

Mar 05, 2011
manish01 in Chains

Whole foods chicken breast [Moved from Boston board]

Sorry I meant not frozen

Mar 05, 2011
manish01 in Chains

Whole foods chicken breast [Moved from Boston board]

Until recently it wasn't a problem.
Out of curiosity how long would you go before discarding?

Mar 05, 2011
manish01 in Chains

Whole foods chicken breast [Moved from Boston board]

Does anyone know if whole foods has changed there chicken supplier or there packaging process?

The last 3 times I have bought whole foods chicken breast either from the meat counter or pre-packed there has been a very strange smell and are slimy, enough so that I don't want to eat it.
I normally buy on a Saturday and end up using it on Wednesday or Thursday, in the past this has not been a problem.

Mar 05, 2011
manish01 in Chains

Where do teh Chef's eat?

Every now and again I wonder were do Chef's eat when they aren't in the mood to cook.
I have heard King Fung in Chinatown but I have heard that it has changed owners.

Sep 20, 2010
manish01 in Greater Boston Area

Best Indian Buffet in Boston/Cambridge/Waltham/Metrowest

This place is great esp there biryani!

Dec 04, 2009
manish01 in Greater Boston Area

Desperately seeking cheap Mexican *in* Boston...that's not Anna's etc.

This place is great!

Nov 25, 2009
manish01 in Greater Boston Area

Any suggestions for the adventruous?

My in-laws are in town and they are quite adventurous ,in terms of restaurants.

We have a couple that we know they will like:

- Rod Dee Thai
- Angela's
- Kabab & Tandoor
- King Fung
- Ramis
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Any others in that vein that we/they should try?

Thanks!

Nov 23, 2009
manish01 in Greater Boston Area

Dishes at Rod Dee Thai

pet pet?

Jul 28, 2009
manish01 in Greater Boston Area

Dishes at Rod Dee Thai

My wife and I went to Rod Dee Thai last night and it wasn't bad but not great.
I believe that we ordered the wrong things also didn't help that there displayed menu and there printed menu where slightly different. So whats good there???

Hows the green papaya salad?

Jul 27, 2009
manish01 in Greater Boston Area

Tofu Deli "Meat"

Great and thanks!

Apr 30, 2009
manish01 in Greater Boston Area

Tofu Deli "Meat"

I work down the street from Bobalicious in Newton and they have a type of Tofu Deli "Meat" which I have looked for in Super 88, the one in south bay, to no avail. It really tastes like meat in texture and in flavor. Anyone have any idea were I can find something like this?

Apr 28, 2009
manish01 in Greater Boston Area

Still in search of Som-Tum (Green Papaya Salad )

I went to Montien it was ok ,salty and spicy, I can do better at home the crab was a interesting addition.
Anyone else have a good som-tum latley?
I know myers+chang has a green papaya slaw anyone ever try it?

Jan 12, 2009
manish01 in Greater Boston Area

Your favorite inexpensive, spicy meals?

I second that one.
and add: anna's chili verde burrito with jalapenos and hot sauce, no beans.

Dec 30, 2008
manish01 in Greater Boston Area

Why is Thai food in boston so bad?

I find just going to the Indian grocer and picking up a couple of handfuls ,for .25, and freezing them works great.

I have grown ,though, Habeneros and they have come out ok.

Dec 23, 2008
manish01 in Greater Boston Area

Why is Thai food in boston so bad?

Like I said until I went to DC (Thai Square) and then in NYC (Sripraphai) I never had good Thai food.

Dec 23, 2008
manish01 in Greater Boston Area

Why is Thai food in boston so bad?

Let me understand this I must:
1) learn thai
2) scrupulously dissect a restaurant's menu
3)hope that the staff think I am worthy enough to try the real thing

Uh huh that to me is enough proof that thai food in Boston can't ,as you put it, compete.
This is not some secret skull and bones society its a restaurant.

Dec 23, 2008
manish01 in Greater Boston Area

Why is Thai food in boston so bad?

Spicy is a step in the right direction but only part of it there is a sweet, sour and just all around freshness to Thai food which doesn't get captured.

BTW, do they use lots of birds eye chilies? I mean I can slather sriracha on just about anything and eat it ... except maybe desert

Dec 22, 2008
manish01 in Greater Boston Area

Why is Thai food in boston so bad?

Pho Patuer in chinatown has great Pho and has some items labeled traditional that are pretty good.

Dec 22, 2008
manish01 in Greater Boston Area

Why is Thai food in boston so bad?

I am and possibly I have very bad luck ;)
I have never tried the Thai menu at any of these places but I will next time; I don't think I knew that some of these places had one.
I am quite sure they can make some amazing food I just think they might be "americanizing" there food too much. Its a shame b/c I know there is large contingent of people who really do want the real thing vs. a McDonald's version ...

Dec 22, 2008
manish01 in Greater Boston Area

Why is Thai food in boston so bad?

Its systemic to Boston ... we have pretty good all other types of ethnic restaurants but fall flat when it comes to Thai and I am just flummoxed as to why.

Dec 22, 2008
manish01 in Greater Boston Area

Why is Thai food in boston so bad?

Until a couple of years ago I hated Thai Food so much so that I would actively avoid it.
Then I had real Thai food first in DC (Thai Square) and then in NYC (Sripraphai).
So I gotta wonder why does Boston have such bad Thai food?

Dec 22, 2008
manish01 in Greater Boston Area

Bumped from Ten Tables

To be honest I didn't ask b/c I might have started getting angry again ...

Dec 05, 2008
manish01 in Greater Boston Area

Bumped from Ten Tables

I got a call from the owner of Ten Tables apologizing profusely for what had happened as well as citing the reviews and that they made another mistake by not sending us a $100 gift certificate ... yesterday I did indeed received another $50 gift certificate. In my mind this doesn't justify what they did but I will give them a try now.

Dec 05, 2008
manish01 in Greater Boston Area

Bumped from Ten Tables

I did indeed receive a gift certificate from TT for $50 ... to be honest they could have done better but then again they could have done a lot worse. I don't think I will ever use this ...

Dec 01, 2008
manish01 in Greater Boston Area

Bumped from Ten Tables

So as far as amelioration they offered us a table at 9:30 that night which to us was unacceptable. The night of they offered to give us a gift certificate to TT ,I don't believe they mentioned an amount, my wife was talking to them by that point. And they did call me yesterday to re-confirm my address if and when it shows up I will be happy to relate that info.

Nov 25, 2008
manish01 in Greater Boston Area

Bumped from Ten Tables

My wife and I just moved to JP and for her birthday we decided that we wanted to try Ten Tables and I made a Saturday 8 pm reservation weeks in advance. At 5 pm on the day of the reservation they call me up telling me that they had "overbooked" after much yelling they admitted that they were really bumping us for a larger group. Needless to say I was pretty steamed ... has anyone else had this happen to them here recently ?

Nov 24, 2008
manish01 in Greater Boston Area