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POLL: Tabla Is Closing: Will You Miss It?

I will definitely miss it although we haven't been there in a while to cut back on expenses. What I liked is that downstairs you could get the traditional Indian food, but upstairs was wonderfully exciting. I loved the surprising combinations. Good luck to Mr. Myers.

Oct 06, 2010
gcwells in Manhattan

INEXPENSIVE Mexican in NYC?

El Paso is good, but we never get out of there under $80 when we have 2 entree's and 2 drinks.

Jun 30, 2009
gcwells in Manhattan

Great Italian Restaurant

We discovered a restaurant this weekend called Giano in the east village. Every dish we had was fantastic. Giano is the Italian word for Janus who was the Roman god of change and transitions, the past to the future. The menu reflects this as they have classic dishes such as Lasagn Bolognese and creative new dishes like what I treid - medallions of monk fish over shaved fennel, pineapple sauce. My partner had the Tagliolini con barttoga e tartufo nero - home made pasta cured with fish roe and black truffle. Both dishes were excellent. We can't wait to go back and try everything on the menu.

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Giano
126 E 7th Street, New York, NY 10009

Jun 30, 2009
gcwells in Manhattan

Fried Shrimp Heads?

Try Mara's Home made. Very casual, fun. I know they have crawfish heads to suck, but you should call to see if they have shrimp heads. Seems like if they have the one they should have the other.

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Mara's Homemade
342 East 6th Street, New York, NY 10003

Jun 24, 2009
gcwells in Manhattan

Italian near the Theatre District

Trattoria d'el Arte on 7th across from Carnegie Hall. We like to sit at the Antipasta bar, but there's also a cute wine room.

Jun 24, 2009
gcwells in Manhattan

First time visit to NYC, where should we eat?

Try Flex mussels. It's not cheap, but not over the top expesive either. They have fantastic mussel and fish dishes - extremely fresh.
174 East 82nd St
212 717 7772
www.flexmussels.com

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Flex Mussels
174 East 82nd Street, New York, NY 10028

Jun 24, 2009
gcwells in Manhattan

Little Italy destinations

Why not walk thru Little Italy on your way to one of Mario's places:http://www.mariobatali.com/restaurant... We ate at Del Posto a while back and it was one of the best (and most expensive) meals we've ever had. That restaurant has a bar area with dining tables - nice that you can get a more reasonably priced meal.

May 26, 2009
gcwells in Manhattan

great dinner with parents under $35/person?

Try Ottomaneli's on the upper east side.

May 26, 2009
gcwells in Manhattan

small wedding reception venue for approx 20-30 people

The Metropolitan Museum of art has a rooftop bar that you could stake out a corner. No eats though. Maybe it can be a pre-wedding location. Try checking out Time out New York. Might give you some ideas. I'll think about it some more and get back to you.

May 26, 2009
gcwells in Manhattan

Bacteria in Chicken stock

Thanks Everyone!

Jan 08, 2007
gcwells in Home Cooking

Bacteria in Chicken stock

Does anyone know the temperature one needs to cook chicken stock at in order to kill the bacteria?

Jan 05, 2007
gcwells in Home Cooking