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The best first date spot, especially for foodies: the Sushi Bar. Agree or Disagree?

Ask your prospective date where they would prefer to dine.
You'll have all you need to know.

Is Japanese food overrated?

Demographics, sure.
and the 400+% debt/GDP?
much more than talk/research here.
a "decade" may be shy of the matter, on the ground.

And what's Alan's take on gold today?
Same as it ever was?

Yasuda v 15 East v Ichimura

Any word on Hideo's new place in Chelsea?
The man has mad knife skills.

Williamsburg, BK- the hipster diaries

Mz Kim's hangover stew in GP still kicks it on a Sun AM.

Mei Li Wah – A Cha Siu Bao Institution; Amazing Cha Siu Bao? No…The Best In Chinatown? Probably

+1 for the dai (pinky finger) bao

Hellenic Cuisine

Easy ...
if, somehow, some way
some late spring ... summer
you could grill "Greek Sausage"

Where would you buy the caul fat ... here?

True Japanese Wagyu in NYC

Agreed, ask for the counter.
The wagyu was a shared course.
To clarify, for those interested, "sheer" was a reflection of marbling and not portion.
The grilled tuna collar always has this intriguing play of textures/flavors.
Your "OB" ref is appreciated.

True Japanese Wagyu in NYC

Aburiya Kinnosuke
... six sheer, thoroughly enjoyable, cuts
... shabu-shabu/sukiyaki
... 40$
Maguro "collar" is also in play now.

Epic omakase experience at Jado Sushi

Nice sighting.
Did they have hoya when you visited (as shown on their FB page)?
Other recs here ... times, courses?

2014 Omakase Odyssey

There are, perhaps, varied "perspectives" in play here.
I recently took a "strict", western vegetarian to Kajitsu ... it was an
"eye opening" experience.
"What is the distance from the eye to the soul"?

Best Sushi: Yasuda, Ushiwakamaru, 15 East?

North? I say no.
Out ... like, you know, out.

Best Sushi: Yasuda, Ushiwakamaru, 15 East?

"30 day old shirako" ... in May?
I've usually seen this prepped up immediately ...
over coals, tempura, sake-mushi: "in season".
tara shirako?

2014 Omakase Odyssey

"I walked more in LA" ... ( guess you're not a native :-) )
"I'm a closet health nut" ... ( won't get outed in that town )
Sounds like you had a fairly good time here, appreciate the fresh perspective.

2014 Omakase Odyssey

What did you drink during these, quite varied, outings (I once saw someone order a Coke @ Mori while seated @ the bar)?
Stand-outs while here?

Tamago (sweet/wet ... double "nyet"-ski)?

2014 Omakase Odyssey

A matter of place & people makes all the difference.

2014 Omakase Odyssey

And those diaramas embedded in the paper-backed walls!
Awabi? Shako /w "eggs", in season, yes.

Yasuda
"ladies who do lunch"
... La Perla bags in tow.
"white shoe" law firm partners in suspenders
... scarfing gari.
"out-of-towners"
... groov'n on those fabulous rolls.

(BTW, big Mori "fan")

2014 Omakase Odyssey

Interesting ...
shiro-mi -> hikari-mono -> maguro -> "gai" -> gunkan -> tamago ... oooo so yeah, old school.
Sake w/ the sashimi & cooked courses followed by a chill draft w/ the nigiri.

2014 Omakase Odyssey

Kanoyama does have "variety".
Through the prism of "shun", however, it's quality w/ (your timely) selection that can make a stand-out.
"See, that's the stuff I love ... "
nakaochi, order fresh wasabi for the "scrape" then enjoy the contrast of texture - bone & gelatin - face food.
Look for buri here.

Not sushi ... perhaps Ronin for lunch, which won't smoke your card.
Go early, look for the specials.

2014 Omakase Odyssey

Macaroni Made Many Ways: Yes Cafe Avenue U.

A solid "knish" lead?
That area of Ave U. is NY.

Gold Label on Brighton Beach

"across from the synagogue" ... same place?

"I'm banned from it" ... shit,
Been "86"ed N/S/E & W in this borough, lulz :-)

Gold Label on Brighton Beach

Another place off 10th comes highly recommended.
Familiar?

Is Japanese food overrated?

Let's just see where Janet takes those interest rates.

Is Japanese food overrated?

Gold Label on Brighton Beach

Worth the schlep?
recs?

Macaroni Made Many Ways: Yes Cafe Avenue U.

Off Homecrest? I love this section of Bklyn.
the 50's/8th ... or further out ... 65th .. been there?

Spanish Restaurant

"shrimp with green sauce" ...
Sevilla, WV, good neighborhood place.

Sushi moments in nyc

Okinawa ...
The first "dish" that turned me on was mozuko, high summer, w/ a raw quail egg.

Sushi moments in nyc

"Your experience" is, very much, appreciated.

All places <<here>>, I believe, face strong headwinds; they've got to 'find' your audience.

Sushi moments in nyc

Appreciate the Shuko write-up.

The spaghettini/abalone at n/naka (in LA) opened my eyes to "bread". A note on that board mentioned, IMHO w/ insight, the nigiri course was the weakest of the evening.

Six days on the water off of Catalina for bluefin is as close to me as fly fishing in Kamchatka.
Some day.