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Moving to Brooklyn

Some friends and I are planning on moving into an apartment in Brooklyn next fall. We're currently deciding between a place in Willamsburg and a place in Park Slope. I was wondering, from a culinary point of view, which would be a better area to live?

Apr 27, 2007
Maxfield in Outer Boroughs

Palisades chowing

Tivoli, on Sunset, next to Quizno's, is decent, although I don't know what their prices are like, and Fiesta Feast was a favorite of mine when I went to high school at Pali. Beech Street, across from CVS has tasty sandwiches, but is way overpriced. However, nothing in the Palisades village holds a candle to Cholada.

Jan 03, 2007
Maxfield in Los Angeles Area

Best Street Food?????

These aren't carts, but still awesome street food: Pommes Frites on 3rd Ave between St. Marks and 7th for Belgian french fries (great when you're at a bar and get the munchies, but don't want to pay for overpriced bar food) and Otafuku on 9th Street, between 3rd and 2nd for Japanese fast food.

Dec 17, 2006
Maxfield in Manhattan

Best Burritos

If you're looking for good Mexican food in New York, don't look for burritos. They were invented in the Southwestern United States by a much older wave of Mexican immigrants than the one in New York City. Most of the Mexicans in New York come from the Mixteca region, south of Mexico City, where burritos, if they do exist, are probably considered more American than Mexican. I recommend waiting for a trip back West to get burritos, and, for now, taking a trip out to Jackson Heights for some tacos.

Dec 17, 2006
Maxfield in Manhattan

Cheap lunch in the West Village?

Indian Bread Company on Bleeker, South of Washington Square sells panini style sandwiches on naan with indian ingredients. Very good, and not something I've seen anywhere else. $8 or $9 for a sandwich and a drink if i remember correctly.

Nov 01, 2006
Maxfield in Manhattan

The Historical Geography of the Taco in New York City

I'm currently taking a class at Eugene Lang College titled "Mexican New York." We're going to be untertaking a class project in which we're supposed to find, document, and analyze taquerias in the city, and investigate their role as public forums and meeting places in New York's Mexican immigrant community. Over the course of seven weeks each student is supposed to find ten different taquerias and we're all supposed to go to different ones, which means, as a class, we're talking close to 500 different places. So that's where you come in. Please recommend your favorite Mexican places in the city. They can be in any borough. I'm not sure yet exactly how we're going to define "taqueria," but I'm assuming one of the prerequisites is that they be cheap and fairly casual. Obviously anything with the word taqueria in its name is of interest.

Oct 26, 2006
Maxfield in Manhattan