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Flatiron--Seeking candlelit, quiet, obscure restaurant

I second Allison on Eighteen. Good cocktails, nice ambiance, decent food, quiet place with good service for a private conversation.

Nov 12, 2012
emmerlee in Manhattan

NY CHOW Report: Halusky and Deep-Fried Burgers at Korzo Haus

Korzo Haus rules! The burgers are so freaking delicious, and the house beer is very refreshing. Also, the staff is super friendly. I used to work in that neighborhood and would get a hankering for the halusky. Now I've been reminded that I must return!

Sep 13, 2011
emmerlee in Features

How to replicate Goya Sazon?

I used your sazon recipe for arroz con gandules last night, it worked really well. I did not have achiote, so used paprika plus a bit of turmeric. Fortunately, I had some fresh recao/culantro, so I added the chopped stems with the rice, and chopped leaves at the end of the cooking. The fragrance was very similar to what you get with the Goya packet- and no MSG!
Thank you for posting this.

Feb 18, 2011
emmerlee in Home Cooking

What New York food could you not live without? A Q from CHOW

Chopped Liver and Street Meat!!! Once when I was back down South for several months, I came to visit and had the taxi driver take me straight from LaGuardia to what was then my favorite Halal cart on 21st and 5th, so I could get the greasy, delicious Gyro I'd been craving for weeks!

Oct 26, 2010
emmerlee in Outer Boroughs

Small Italian Gem

FYI, their brunch is to be avoided. It is not good and the service is very slow. I have not been there for dinner. Most folks in the neighborhood prefer La Locanda, one block down.
I'm glad you had a good experience.

Dec 21, 2008
emmerlee in Outer Boroughs