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Fresh Black Cod/Sablefish/Butterfish

Anybody know nowadays where I can find black cod? I'm in soma, whole foods still carry it?

Dec 30, 2013
JoLi in San Francisco Bay Area

Farm share Manhattan?

I'm considering this service too.... Would be curious to know how your experience has been so far? Also, how many people are you feeding, and do you find it too much/little veggies?

Any advice would be appreciated!

Aug 10, 2012
JoLi in Manhattan

Where to buy Brazilian food ingredients

thebirdie, I just tried the one in this book, and it's really good:
http://www.amazon.com/Brazilian-Table...

Oct 11, 2011
JoLi in Manhattan

Single Guys Looking For Restaurant For Friday Night

I second the DBGB recommendation

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DBGB
299 Bowery, New York, NY 10003

Oct 11, 2011
JoLi in Manhattan

Where to buy Brazilian food ingredients

Buzios... on 46th, between 5th and 6th.... This is where I go to get everything I need: Dende oil, malagueta, linguica, farofa...

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Buzios
20 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036

Oct 11, 2011
JoLi in Manhattan

What do you recommend for tonight?? Maialino or Beauty & Essex?

If he loved Stanton Social, then take him to Beauty, he'll love it...

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Stanton Social
99 Stanton Street, New York, NY 10002

Sep 27, 2011
JoLi in Manhattan

Food and Wine Festival - Ferran AdriĆ 

Hi there! I have tickets to a few events this weekend for the Food and Wine Festival, and cannot wait!

Unfortunately, I am unable to attend the Ferran Adria event that is sold out!!! :(

If you are interested in the ticket, let me know: joinal1977@gmail.com

Sep 27, 2011
JoLi in Manhattan

Babbo: Is there a 'must order' dish?

My favorite dishes and I always order them are the squid ink pasta with rock shrimp and calabrese (this dish is not widely known but always get nods of approval from waiter when I order it) and you have to get the massive steak for 2, it is seriously one of the best steaks I've had (and I've been to pretty much every steakhouse in the city).

Sep 09, 2011
JoLi in Manhattan

Babbo: Is there a 'must order' dish?

Yep, that's the only thing I do there. Always go with a a friend with no reservation and sit at the bar. Create your own tasting menu from the a la carte menu and they split everything in 2 for you, makes the experience that much better, since you get to try more food...

Sep 09, 2011
JoLi in Manhattan

Fishtag: what do people think?

I agree with you about the food! I discovered it a few months ago, and have been back quite often. I've liked all the dishes I've ordered in the past. I personally have not had an issue with the servers or the menu, I rather liked that it is ordered by heaviness of the dish.

For service maybe try the bar area? I rather like sitting on the high tables in the front areas.

Sep 08, 2011
JoLi in Manhattan

Possible Closings on W72nd St. (Earthen Oven and Fine & Shapiro?)

Agreed! Although I actually do enjoy dinner at Seven once in a while. It is pretty good value...

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Seven's Turkish Grill
158 W 72nd St, New York, NY 10023

Sep 08, 2011
JoLi in Manhattan

Possible Closings on W72nd St. (Earthen Oven and Fine & Shapiro?)

That Earthen Oven corner is cursed... I wonder what's next!

Sep 07, 2011
JoLi in Manhattan

For gazing purposes: Open kitchen for solo diner?

Yep, they certainly do allow it. My first time was on my own about a year ago...

Aug 22, 2011
JoLi in Manhattan

Where can I buy a whole pig?

I want to host a dinner where I roast a whole pig. Where can I get one in Manhattan? I live in the UWS, so around there would be great!

Aug 22, 2011
JoLi in Manhattan

Possible Closings on W72nd St. (Earthen Oven and Fine & Shapiro?)

Ah, I was wondering that today! Thanks for posting!

Aug 18, 2011
JoLi in Manhattan

Serious Eats - Sandwich Festival (Governor's Island)

Jul 22, 2011
JoLi in Manhattan

Serious Eats - Sandwich Festival (Governor's Island)

Anyone else planning on going? I have an extra ticket for tomorrow since my friend is no longer able to attend. If interested send me a message: joinal1977@gmail.com

Jul 22, 2011
JoLi in Manhattan

Eataly NYC

I'm going to disagree with you, Simon. Half orders are most certainly not common, at least not the places I go to...

In fact, I've always thought Babbo (one of Batali's) was very good in accomodating my orders when I order a few pasta dishes to share with another person and they split the dishes up in 2 (we like to create our own tasting menu). I've been to other restaurants where they refuse to do that.

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Babbo
110 Waverly Pl, New York, NY 10011

Jul 22, 2011
JoLi in Manhattan

Ribeye for Two at Del Posto/Babbo

Oooh, thanks so much!

Jul 22, 2011
JoLi in Manhattan

Ribeye for Two at Del Posto/Babbo

Let us know when you find out! I bet they sell it at Eataly.

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Eataly
200 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010

Jul 11, 2011
JoLi in Manhattan

Middle Eastern and/or Moroccan Cuisine Cooking Classes in the City

Interested in this topic too, so any suggestions welcome!

Jul 11, 2011
JoLi in Manhattan

Vegetarian Tasting Menus?

Not sure if you're here on a Monday night, but Dovetail has a vegetarian tasting menu and a veg-inspired tasting menu on Mondays, in addition to their a la carte and their regular tasting menu.

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Dovetail
103 West 77th Street, New York, NY 10024

Jun 30, 2011
JoLi in Manhattan

Large format meals / seafood oriented?

I was also going to recommend Resto. I haven't done the fish large format feast, but we did the lamb recently and I thought the food was great.

Jun 30, 2011
JoLi in Manhattan

Ribeye for Two at Del Posto/Babbo

smilingal, the prep at Babbo is indeed very simple, i think they literally broil it with salt and pepper, they bring the whole thing to the table, cut into it tableside and finish it off with a drizzle of this amazing olive oil and amazing balsamic vinegar... Obviously the quality of the meat matters with such a simple preparation. I'm all for simple prep with steaks and the olive oil and balsamic vinegar are amazing!

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Babbo
110 Waverly Pl, New York, NY 10011

Jun 25, 2011
JoLi in Manhattan

Looking for Restaurant Suggestions - Birthday Dinner, on a Thurs. night, approx. 10 people

I did my birthday at ABC Kitchen and absolutely loved it! The menu for a big party is half served family style (appetizers). I also loved the fact that it was all about the ingredients and it satisfied both the vegetarians and the carnivores of the group. I had a group of 10.

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ABC Kitchen
35 E 18th St, New York, NY 10003

Jun 09, 2011
JoLi in Manhattan

Oyster happy hours?

McCormick used to have dollar oyster specials for happy hours, not sure if still around.

I know Thalia has them, walked by and saw the sign.

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Thalia
828 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY 10019

Jun 09, 2011
JoLi in Manhattan

Ribeye for Two at Del Posto/Babbo

Completely agree!! I ALWAYS get the Rib Eye when I go to Babbo, it is one of the best steaks ever! The drizzle of olive aoil and the balsamic is soooo good, I started doing it at home too!

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Babbo
110 Waverly Pl, New York, NY 10011

May 24, 2011
JoLi in Manhattan

Brazilian Midtown - Emporium vs Via Brasil vs Ipanema

The moqueca at Via Brasil is really good too. Moqueca and feijoada are the 2 dishes I get there all the time. Get the mixed version, with lobster, cod, shrimp...

As for the store, it's called Buzios, and last time I was in the hood, it was still around... 20 W 46th street, it's on the second floor...

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Via Brasil
34 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036

Buzios
20 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036

May 05, 2011
JoLi in Manhattan

Awesome meal $75 per person or less for Foodies

What Happens When is my pick... Jon Fraser's pop-up changes menu/concept/decor monthly and it's $59 for the prix fixe menu (including an amuse)... Been 2 months now both different menus and I think it's a great value...

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What Happens When
25 Cleveland Pl, New York, NY 10012

May 04, 2011
JoLi in Manhattan

UWS Birthday lunch

Telepan for sure...

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Telepan
72 W. 69th Street, New York, NY 10023

May 04, 2011
JoLi in Manhattan