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Dining Blogs?

I like that one. But is it a blog or a magazine?

Jan 07, 2009
molace in Food Media & News

Dining Blogs?

I was thinking NY yeah. I've checked out some of those up top. I like some and dislike others. I hate that I have to post this question twice. Once in the Manhattan section and once in the Outer Boroughs one. But I'd like to eat out in places that aren't necessarily easy to get to. As I said in the Outer Borough post, I'm partial to http://eateryrow.blogspot.com , who's has a heavy load of Queens places (though he, like everyone else, seems to focus on Manhattan). I definitely like The Girl Who Ate Everything. Not so much The Strong Buzz or Lifestyle of a Yuppie. Lunch Belle I could take or leave.

Jan 06, 2009
molace in Food Media & News

Dining Blogs?

Cool thanks. I like the map. I'm a big fan of eateryROW at http://eateryrow.blogspot.com . That guy does the same kind of thing.

Jan 06, 2009
molace in Food Media & News

Dining Blogs?

go nuts!

Jan 06, 2009
molace in Food Media & News

Dining Blogs?

What are some good dining blogs out there? Anyone care to venture an opinion. I've seen the eater.com links and most of them are either published by a major newspaper/magazine or are... boring. Dining is a form of entertainment and lots of these guys don't really entertain, IMHO.

Thanks!

Jan 06, 2009
molace in Food Media & News

Dining Blogs?

What are some good dining blogs out there? Anyone care to venture an opinion. I've seen the eater.com links and most of them are either published by a major newspaper/magazine or are... boring. Dining is a form of entertainment and lots of these guys don't really entertain, IMHO.

Thanks!

Jan 06, 2009
molace in Food Media & News

Wine / Cocktails in the West 90s

Hey everyone, I'm wondering if anyone knows of any wine bars or cocktail lounges in the West 90s, or upper West 80s that are any good. Maybe something like Vero. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks!

Sep 29, 2008
molace in Manhattan

East Midtown Mojitos???

Dos Caminos isn't bad. And you can sit outside if you're lucky or willing to wait.

Aug 21, 2008
molace in Manhattan

Forest Hills Bars

I don't know much about Network Cafe, but I know it has a downstairs lounge. Same with Modus. It has a rear sofa area but I've spent any real time there.

Jade's pretty good, but not cheap. The people there are in their 20s and 30s, the service needs improvement. Sometimes, even on a slow day, they take forever to get your order. I've been noticing it get less crowded recently.

5 Burros is more where I'd go if I wanted a table and pitcher or beer or margaritas, rather than an out-and-out bar.

I've never been to St. James. But Irish Cottage is nice. Slow and full of grey haired locals, but comfortable. I get the same feeling from Dirty Pierre's. Locals heavy, not really a party scene.

I feel that Bartini's should be better than it was when I was there. Crowded and loud and for people in their 20s-30s, but the plastic martini glasses felt cheap. Despite the almost Manhattan pricing.

Apr 10, 2008
molace in Outer Boroughs

Brunch on the ACE

I'm looking for a good brunch spot on the ACE south of 34th in Manhattan. It's the most convenient place to meet a friend of mine from the UWS. Any suggestions? Thanks!

Jan 12, 2008
molace in Manhattan

Time Out's "EatOut" Awards--Jade

Actually, and I just found this out last week, a Chili's is at Atlas Park. Not FH, but close enough.

Apr 11, 2007
molace in Outer Boroughs

2007 in Forest Hills

Yep Buffalo wings. I like them. They remind me of the kind I had in college. They aren't just fried with tobasco on top. They're pretty meaty. My only complaint is that they aren't spicy. So while I've never had atomic wings, if you're going for burn-your-tongue-off-and-get-that-nose-running heat (which I love by the way), they aren't them.

Apr 11, 2007
molace in Outer Boroughs

2007 in Forest Hills

On continental by the HSBC.

Apr 11, 2007
molace in Outer Boroughs

Dining Alone, but don't want crazy receipts

Like another poster, I am also in NO for business, but money is an option. It's not like I need to stick to Subway, but I don't want to spend an arm and a leg, either. Someplace with a nice menu and where I won't feel awkward ordering at the bar while reading the paper. I'm staying at a hotel in the warehouse district. I'd like to be able to walk there. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks!

Apr 11, 2007
molace in New Orleans

2007 in Forest Hills

I've never had any problems with Take Out Connection, though I will vouch for the time being long. That said, I almost exclusively order in from Unos through them since I happen to really like their wings. And Unos quite possibly has the slowest kitchen in all creation.

I've found that sometimes the best thing to do is to pick up. So I'll call the restaurant directly on the way home, place an order, tell them when I'll be there, and just get it on the way. This way, they cook it while I'm on the subway. It helps that I live on the south side of QB where most of the restaurants are.

My favorite places for delivery are Bann Thai for Thai, Unos (for the wings), Red House Kitchen on Yellowstone for Chinese, and Sorisi or A&J for pizza (not a big Ariana person).

Mar 20, 2007
molace in Outer Boroughs

Sushi Yasu in Forest Hills

Yeah, I went there about a week ago. The owners were really nice and we talked a bit. It's used to be just a fish store, but they decided to make a sushi bar out of it. Big pieces, too. And I got a free snack as I was waiting for it to be made. I highly recommend it.

Mar 20, 2007
molace in Outer Boroughs

Time Out's "EatOut" Awards--Jade

I think the magazine has to have reviewed it before they add it to any lists. If Danny Borwn wasn't reviewed, then it won't get on the list. But I'll be honest, I'm glad Jade's on the list. It may not be as good, but it's definitely not bad. Better than a lot of Manhattan places. And better it than no FH restaurants at all. If Jade fails then I highly doubt that the space will be re-leased to something as financially iffy as a restaurant unless it's a chain. So the Chowhound badmouthing may result in a Chili's.

Mar 06, 2007
molace in Outer Boroughs

Rosewater - recent dinner experience

Here's my take on Rose Water. The service was bar-none. Friendly, attentive. Perfect. And the atmosphere was great, too. However, both myself and my girlfriend ordered fish dishes, and both were pretty bland. And it's not like they were cheap. So I left feeling dissatisfied with the food and about a hundred bucks poorer. I'm willing to go back and try them again, because maybe it was an off day, but still.

Feb 03, 2007
molace in Outer Boroughs

DB Wine Bar - report from last night

The crepe place on Auston is Crepe N Tearia. I haven't been there yet, but my brother has and he says that they're actually pretty good. Plus, it has bubble tea which some people are addicted to.

Feb 03, 2007
molace in Outer Boroughs

ran - new japanese on metropolitan ave.

I just noticed it today. Peeked inside and it looks nice. Too bad the windows are fogged glass. I know that often people pass up a restaurant they can't see into. Like I do with all the Bukharian (sp?) ones on QB. Still, I'm gonna try to go soon.

Feb 01, 2007
molace in Outer Boroughs

Best restaurants in Forest Hills

I could go on at length about what restaurants are good or bad in the neighborhood, having tried to go to as many as humanly possible. But one place that always gets good reviews is the Greek place, Corfu. Chowhound users seem to love the place. Don't ask me why. I personally thought it was pretty bad. Maybe I went on an off-day.

Jan 29, 2007
molace in Outer Boroughs

cami restaurant on austin st. in forest hills

Well folks, I think it's officially dead. But I have to be honest, the location was (is) a terrible one. Why they would choose a place so devoid of foot traffic is beyond me. At least if they were close to Bann Thai they could have pulled off some people with a second option. I haven't seen them open for weeks, if not months, and am waiting patiently for it to become something else.... maybe a bank.

Jan 29, 2007
molace in Outer Boroughs

Restaurants between Forest Hills and Rego Park, NYC

I moved into Forest Hills a few years ago and between my subway stop on 71st and the subway stop on 67th towards Rego Park are a handful of Kosher places where the fronts are all walled up or heavy curtains cover the windows so no one can see in or out. Also no menus are outside. So from my curiosity stems three questions. First, why so secretive? What's with the walls and curtains? Second, are they any good? What kind of food do they serve? Third, since they seem so forboding and uninviting to anyone who doesn't already know the answers to my questions, would I be welcome, or would I be treated as an outsider? I'd apprecriate any answers you guys have. Thanks!

Just for a reference, some of the names that I can think of are King David, Da Mikelle II, and Gan Eden. There are others, but they escape me.

Jan 01, 2007
molace in Kosher

NYC Food Myths

"I can only hope that you've frequented workingman slice joints far better than Sorisi's. I wouldn't go as far as to say it's bad pizza. In a pinch, I would consider it passable at best"

True. But while I wouldn't invite friends over to sample their haute cuisine, when I get off the subway and I want a slice on the way home, for whatever reason I want them.

Dec 21, 2006
molace in Outer Boroughs

NYC Food Myths

sure, whoever wrote this did so years ago, but I just signed up. So cut me a little slack. Anyway, I can't help but disagree so incredibly much with the comment of almost all NY pizza being bad. I've lived here my whole life and eaten pizza at hundreds of places. And the best pizza really is here. Not the chains like Ray Bari and Sbarro and the Ray clones. Nothing where a tourist would bother going. Just some poor shlub's place on some random corner where the guy works until 3am every day. Like Tony's on First Avenue or Sorisi in Forest Hills. The whole point of NY pizza is that it's big and generic. Greasy and cheesy and something you can eat when you got off the subway and you're hungry and just want to go to bed and it's 8pm and you don't want to cook. And you want to eat it walking home. And if it doesn't taste good cold or scald the roof of your mouth hot, it didn't do it's job. Fancy, trendy pizza is another animal. It's touch and go. Usually go. Like I said, I now live in Forest Hills and am fortunate enough to be able to say that two of the best pizza places in the city (from a fancy pizza point of view) are here. Dee's Brick Oven on metropolitan, and Nick's on Ascan. These are great pizza places. I think that everyone's aggravating "myths" are based on nothing but some form of faux nostalgia for the good old days. But in those days, people made similar comments about the world falling apart. So I guess that if we actually listen to these complainers, the farther back in time you go, the better. And one day, we'll find a point in time where the food was so good that if you dared eat it, you'd have an orgasm so powerful that your heart would rupture and you'd die.

Dec 20, 2006
molace in Outer Boroughs

Best restaurants in Forest Hills

I moved from Manhattan to Forest Hills to avoid the psycho rent while still having the conveniences of Manhattan. I'd say that the best restaurants are Q, Dee's, DB Wine Bar (speaking of wine, the Forest Hills wine shop on 69th on the edge of the Gardens is awesome), Rouge. The new Thai place off Austin, Bangkok Cuisine, is pretty good too. It needs a trendy new name though, to match the interior.

Also, if you're new to the area I have this online map you can check out (www.communitywalk.com/map/22654). It's not done by any stretch, but if you're wondering where something is, maybe it'll be there. Enjoy the neighborhood.

Dec 20, 2006
molace in Outer Boroughs