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Parker House Rolls

Does anyone know any bakeries that sell Parker House Rolls (not brioche rolls). I had some at the John Dory and they were damn good. Hosting dinner party and don't have time to deal with trying to make them myself.

Oct 28, 2011
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Is there any really good bread out there?

Try Payard on Houston Street or Blue Ribbon Bakery market on Bedford. I also like Le Pain Quotien.

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Francois Payard Bakery
116 W Houston St, New York, NY 10012

Blue Ribbon Bakery Market
14 Bedford St, New York, NY 10014

Oct 28, 2011
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Pastry chef / London Chowhounder visiting NY, need your help please!

Payard is still good but it's more of a quick casual bakery then the French patisserie it once was when it was on Lexington. He still has his pastries at this location along with sandwiches. I had probably the best ham and cheese quiche ever recently but I didn't get a chance to have any dessert.

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Francois Payard Bakery
116 W Houston St, New York, NY 10012

Oct 28, 2011
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Looking to buy home made Polish sausages

Looking for a deli or butcher shop that sells home made or carries a good Polish sausages. Ideally somewhere downtown or even in Brooklyn.

Sep 05, 2009
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Best Lobster Rolls in NYC

Ed's Lobster Bar in Soho has the best lobster roll. Very light on the mayo and a very generous serving of lobster meat. The fries are also excellent.

Sep 05, 2009
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Fried whole belly clams

Ed's Lobster Bar in Soho has amazing clam bellies. They will not disappoint. Their lobster roll is also excellent. It's on Lafayette between Spring and Kenmare.

Sep 05, 2009
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Yakitori - St. Marks

Looking for yakitori recommendations besides Yakitori Taisho near St. Marks or downtown.

Aug 22, 2007
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Where can I buy langoustines in NYC?

Looking for fresh langoustines. Anyone know of any special markets that sell them?

Mar 01, 2007
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Where Can I Buy Langoustines?

Anyone know a seafood market that sells Langoustines?

Feb 27, 2007
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Pork belly

You will find it at any butcher in chinatown and it is very inexpensive compared to any upmarket place. I like the butcher on Mulberry between Canal and Bayard.

Feb 27, 2007
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Tigerland

Cute restaurant but the food is lacking. Everything was bland and seemed like they blanded it down for people who are maybe afraid of fish sauce. You're better off going to Chinatown.

Feb 18, 2007
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Losing my religion (fried chicken)

Yes, it's pricey but the fried chicken is worth it at Blue Smoke. It's always juicy and has never disappointed. What's disappointing is the bbq. What you should not miss is the short rib special they have on Wed and what ever dessert special they have is always delicious.

Bon Bon Chicken is a Korean fried chicken chain that is suppose to be tasty. They just opened a location in Ktown.

Feb 18, 2007
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Zen Palate-able?

I have to agree that the food at Zen Palate is not good at all. The combinations I think are kind of gross. You should try Gobo instead on 6th ave near W. 8th street. Owned by the same family members but the food is much better. Love the salt and pepper mushroom dish.

Dec 13, 2006
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Good Knives

Thank you!

Dec 13, 2006
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Good Knives

Does anyone know a place that sells good knives? Obviously I can get them at Sur la Table, Broadway Panhandler or William Sonoma but I am looking for someone who is a real artisan.

When I lived in San Francisco I use to go to Columbus Cutlery and this guy was a true craftsman. My knives were like swords after he sharpened them.

Dec 13, 2006
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