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Now I know my A, B, C......

As pretty much all NYC restaurants have now received their publicly reported grades, I have seen more and more of my favorites receiving grades of B or even C. Should I be avoiding these? When you look at the inspection history and see scores for the same restaurant varying by 40 points or more over a brief period of time, it calls into question the validity of the process. But still--a rating of C because of filth flies and poor refrigeration? Ugh.

Nov 03, 2011
daveyboy in Not About Food

Harpswell Maine

Any Chowish suggestions for the Harpswell/Brunswick area? Interested in great lobster rolls of course but anyplace with great food is welcome.

Aug 29, 2010
daveyboy in Northern New England

Romantic Upper West Side restaurant

What is your favorite restaurant suitable for a romantic wedding anniversary dinner on the UWS?

Jan 28, 2010
daveyboy in Manhattan

Venue for San Diego celebration dinner

I am planning a celebratory dinner to honor someone's service to a national medical society. Any suggestions for a venue that would accommodate 100-125 people, up to $125 per person?

Jan 06, 2010
daveyboy in San Diego

Leaf lard

Can anyone help me find any sources for leaf lard in the New York City area?
Mail order sources would be helpful too.

Nov 27, 2009
daveyboy in Manhattan

Arthur Avenue fresh pasta

Any suggestions for where I could find fresh lasagna noodles on Arthur Avenue?

May 23, 2009
daveyboy in Outer Boroughs

Fresh lasagna noodles

Any suggestions for the best place to find fresh lasgna noodles?

May 23, 2009
daveyboy in Manhattan

ginger beer in brooklyn?

Garden of Eden on UWS has it, the Brooklyn Heights outpost might also.

Apr 08, 2009
daveyboy in Outer Boroughs

Blue Hill disappointment

Blue Hill has always been a favorite of mine, but I have noticed a recent trend towards what I would call "fussy" food, e.g. use of foam, which I think is too precious for words. This is a very different ambience from the heartier food i have been accustomed to. Does anyone else detect the same change?

Mar 20, 2009
daveyboy in Manhattan

Where can I buy the new Fage 5% yogurt?

Garden of Eden, Bdway/107th.

Mar 05, 2009
daveyboy in Manhattan

Chow near Queen Elizabeth hotel

Visiting from New York City next week. Any suggestions for interesting ethnic, especially Asian, near the Queen E hotel? Thanks.

Jan 30, 2009
daveyboy in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Are 8 oz. Dr Pepper

I have seen 8 oz can (the perfect size) at a number of supermarkets including D'Agostino's at Bdway/110th Street.

Nov 02, 2008
daveyboy in Manhattan

Crab house near Waterfront Marriott

Traveling to Baltimore today and don't have the time to do much research. I am interested in the best crab to found in close proximity to the Waterfront Marriott. Don't mind if it is touristy, just looking for great chow.

Sep 18, 2008
daveyboy in Washington DC & Baltimore

Lansky's (UWS) - Jewish deli opens 9/25

I have a bit of a concern about the authenticity of a restaurant that lists "noches" on their menu.

Sep 11, 2008
daveyboy in Manhattan

Oppenheimer meats to close

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/20/din...

What a disappointment, another landmark of the old Upper West Side bites the dust after 40+ years.

Aug 21, 2008
daveyboy in Manhattan

Wondee Siam Amsterdam Avenue

There is a sign indicating a new branch of Wondee Siam will soon open on Amsterdam at 107th Street. This site is not more than 100 feet away from Thai Market, which seems to be everyone's go-to Thai place in the neighborhood. Any reason to think Wondee will be an improvement? I can't imagine it will be.

Aug 10, 2008
daveyboy in Manhattan

are H&H bagels still the best??

I believe they bake their own bagels.

Mar 18, 2008
daveyboy in Manhattan

Wedding Breakfast near Municipal Building/City Hall

Any suggestions for a homey place to get breakfast after a mid-morning wedding at the Municipal Building?

Feb 02, 2008
daveyboy in Manhattan

Chicago Medical Area Marriott

Any recommendations for an upscale restaurant in the area?

Aug 25, 2007
daveyboy in Chicago Area

Whole Foods on UWS?

I hear it will be on Amsterdam and 100th street, where Ajo hardware used to be,

May 25, 2007
daveyboy in Manhattan

How can something that smells so bad taste so good?

Cilantro-ugh-can't even walk past it in the produce department without feeling ill--although I don't think it tastes that great either.

Apr 26, 2007
daveyboy in General Topics

Conrad Hotel

Anything interesting near the Conrad Hotel on North Rush?

Mar 21, 2007
daveyboy in Chicago Area

Birmingham Barbecue

I will be in Birmingham for three days at the end of February. Any suggestions for great barbecue?
thanks

Feb 06, 2007
daveyboy in General South Archive

Culver City dining

Any chowhoundy locations near the Radisson Hotel on Centinela in Culver City? Asian preferred.

Dec 03, 2006
daveyboy in Los Angeles Area

Dinner near Hyatt Regency

I will be in town for a business meeting next Saturday and would appreciate recommendations for a moderately-priced restaurant suitable for a business dinner for about 6 people, near the Hyatt regency on east wacker drive.
thanks.

Oct 06, 2006
daveyboy in Chicago Area

Nuts in Manhattan

With the demise of the Broadway Nut Shop--where can I find the best fresh roasted nuts in Manhattan?

Sep 12, 2006
daveyboy in Manhattan