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Where to Eat in Jamaica, Queens?

for amazing indian food, check out "Rahman Tandoori" on the corner of 180th street and Hillside (80-10 180 St.). Amazing, kicking Indian food for cheap!

Oct 28, 2006
ezucke2 in Outer Boroughs

Mexican Queso Requeson

Not really... I don't know that area very well at all but I remember a lot of mexican places on fifth ave. in the upper 40's. Otherwise if you go to 116th st. in manhattan check out any of the many delis there, especially between 3rd and 2nd ave, and you will definitely find it (along with many other wonderful things to eat). Good luck!

Oct 22, 2006
ezucke2 in Manhattan

Village: cozy coffee & bakery places?

Thé Adoré has much to recommend it, especially for lunch or afternoon tea, but I don't know if it's always such a great place to linger over a single cup of coffee. During lunchtime the place often fills up and coffee drinking lingerers are strongly encouraged to buy some food or free the table.

Though sometimes overcrowded, Joe's, which is right next door, has very serious coffee and you can join the new school students with their laptops and stay there all day if you like.

Oct 20, 2006
ezucke2 in Manhattan

Tomato jelly like I had in Pennsylvania Amish country

Try the greenmarket stall that sells jams and chutneys. She's in morningside heights (116th and broadway) thursdays and I'm sure I've seen her at union square as well.

Oct 20, 2006
ezucke2 in Manhattan

Mexican Queso Requeson

I've seen it in the small mexican delis that line 116th st. east of 3rd ave in spanish harlem. I'd imagine it could also be found in other mexican neighborhoods such as sunset park in brooklyn (if that's closer for you).

Oct 20, 2006
ezucke2 in Manhattan

red hook soccer fields: still open?

anyone know if the vendors will still be around this weekend?

Oct 05, 2006
ezucke2 in Outer Boroughs

Carbonara - okay to use Romano instead of Parmesan?

I agree that cream is excessive and uncalled for, but I like to add a bit of dry white wine to clean out the pan after frying the pancetta. It gives the finished product a crispness that helps the individual flavors stand out. I've always used a mixture of parmesan and romano, lots of fresh ground black pepper, beaten egg, no parsley, with fresh made pasta if time permits. Although I've been known to make various substitutions (bacon for instance) if I lack ingredients and it always comes out fine.

Oct 01, 2006
ezucke2 in Cheese

lupa in decline?

is there any truth to the impression one gets from the comments on menupages that lupa has been in decline for the past year or so? Not to rehash prior posts, but does anyone has a fresh opinion on whether there are superior restaurants in roughly the same neighborhood and price range as lupa?

Sep 27, 2006
ezucke2 in Manhattan

best tacos in the city?

Tehuitzingo is quite good but the best tacos in manhattan, perhaps in all of nyc, are from TACO MIX on 116th between 2nd and 3rd aves. Please, anyone who has posted about the virtues of big enchilada, etc, you owe it to yourself to take the 6 train to 116th and experience the real thing - not a burrito, mission style or otherwise, to be found. Most of the store fronts you will see on 116 east of 3rd ave are commendable, but taco mix is the pick of the litter. The best tacos I've had outside mexico city.

Sep 23, 2006
ezucke2 in Manhattan

Where to find Hominy and Chipolte Peppers on the East Side?

the Fairway in Harlem also has these things, both dried chipotle (sometimes both varieties) and canned as well as masa harina.

Sep 22, 2006
ezucke2 in Manhattan

lunch on 14th st?

I'm looking for a good lunch, any kind of food below $8 or so, west of union square around 14th. Thanks!

Sep 18, 2006
ezucke2 in Manhattan