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Pork Skin in Hell's Kitchen

I'm looking to make chicharrones for the 1st time for Cinco de Mayo! Esposito's should have pork skin, right?
Any tips as to how much I should get and making the dish?

Thanks,
O

Apr 29, 2009
HKFOODIETHUG in Home Cooking

Solo dining at Esca

Esca has a bar "area" we were seated at last time we went there. There was a solo diner next to us that ate more than our four top combined - it was pretty awesome. Some crudos and pastas are excellent IMHO! See my friend's review for more info:

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/4007...

Apr 21, 2009
HKFOODIETHUG in Manhattan

Hell's Kitchen pizza

I've tried most of the places in the hood, and I prefer Lazarras (for square) or Allegria, which I believe is L'Allegria. I usually ask the guy for it well done and if you tip him a couple bucks he will throw fresh basil on the top.

Apr 11, 2009
HKFOODIETHUG in Manhattan

Recs for bkfst/lunch near 114th and Amsterdam

You know for breakfast I would try Camille's on Amsterdam and 116th if you can wait to 7:30 A.M. Very cheap and good. I would second Thai Market and Taqueria y Fonda as good lunch options, also my favorite Italian in this neighborhood is Pisticci on LaSalle off Broadway. You can probably find healthy options at Community Food & Juice at 113& Broadway.

Mar 22, 2009
HKFOODIETHUG in Manhattan

Need restaurants near the Javits Center

There really isn't much in this area. Uncle Jack's Steakhouse is also about a 10 minute walk - but gets terrible reviews. Esca is very very good but is all sea food - so that may be a problem.

I would look into a quick cab ride to Keens or Old Homestead, two of the better and older steakhouses in the city , both within 10 minutes of Javits by cab.

Also make sure your restaurant is not attached to strip clubs in this area, Jonathon's or Robert's are two.

Mar 18, 2009
HKFOODIETHUG in Manhattan

JG for dinner for the non-seafood eater

I think the menu does not change (much?) between lunch and dinner - though it costs like 3 times as much.

Mar 16, 2009
HKFOODIETHUG in Manhattan

Best Irish Breakfast in Midtown?

I know Irish Rogue on 44th and 9th or Landsdowne Road on 43rd and 10th each have frys - I believe with black and white pudding - if you want to go that far West. I haven't had them but the food at both places is decent but not great bar food in my opinion. The scene at both places should be a little crazy tomorrow if that is what you are looking for.

Mar 16, 2009
HKFOODIETHUG in Manhattan

Porchetta...is it worth the wait?

I haven't had a problem with dried out pork but you are correct the skin is "risk chipping a tooth crunchy." I like it like that though :]

Mar 16, 2009
HKFOODIETHUG in Manhattan

Porchetta...is it worth the wait?

I find that the pork sandwich is still great when taking it home. I will need to try to eat in once!

Mar 16, 2009
HKFOODIETHUG in Manhattan

Theatre District, Hell's Kitchen Restaurant, casual not too trendy

You might want to look into Nook also, but it is BYOB - so that might be a plus or minus.

Mar 11, 2009
HKFOODIETHUG in Manhattan

Lemons for Limoncello

Not sure if it is the cheapest, but this would costs around $6-8 (minus alcohol) from Styles on 41st and 9th.

Mar 11, 2009
HKFOODIETHUG in Manhattan

Blue Water Grill Update

I also wanted to point out I had a whole grilled lobster during this celebration. It was cooked fine, so it tasted great of course. The lobster cost $27 / lb, which I mention because this seems like a steal compared to Citarella. They have lobsters 1.5 lb and up.

Mar 11, 2009
HKFOODIETHUG in Manhattan

Esca

ZOMG THE LEMONCHELLO AT ESCA IS BANANAS! THANX FOR WEEKLY ESCA UPDATE!

Mar 03, 2009
HKFOODIETHUG in Manhattan