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Where are the BEST macaroons?

the best macaroons are from Danny Macaroons - though you can find them in a bunch of different stores throughout the city. there are the traditional plain and chocolate dipped ones, but also these salted caramel ones that are beyond ridiculous.

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Danny Macaroons
2 E 23rd St, New York, NY 10010

Nov 20, 2010
fazziole in Manhattan

Best Macaroons in NYC?

just noticed today that the macaroons are apparently available at 23rd and broadway. there's a marker on benvenuto caffe.... i don't ever really go to madison square park area so i haven't been there and cant confirm, but that's what the site says... anyone know?

Nov 15, 2010
fazziole in Manhattan

Seeking best eggplant parmigiana in NYC- preferably on the Upper East Side

sistina - 81st/2nd. i've never had it here (though i've eaten here a bunch, and it's great), but i have a number of friends who all say it's the best eggplant parm they've ever had. i wouldn't be surprised that it's outstanding as the rest of their food is as well...

Nov 15, 2010
fazziole in Manhattan

Best Macaroons in NYC?

not sure. the website (www.dannymacaroons.com) has a map with the coffee shops that the macaroons are sold at and it also says you can order by emailing or calling, but i don't know if there's anything on 23rd street (23rd street isn't on the map of locations though...).

Sep 22, 2010
fazziole in Manhattan

Best Macaroons in NYC?

well, i don't really like french macaroons..something about the crumbly-but-chewy cookies that i don't love. but coconut macaroons are amazing - my favorite of which happens to be Danny Macaroons (dannymacaroons.com). you can find them at a bunch of coffee shops in the city - i usually buy them from gimme coffee on mott st.

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Danny Macaroons
2 E 23rd St, New York, NY 10010

Sep 12, 2010
fazziole in Manhattan

Breakfast Lover in Queens

i grew up in great neck and have eaten at (or been at events catered by or with food brought from) bruce's more times than i can count. it's not that good, at all. after you get over the novelty of the bread basket (which is less good than it is plentiful), you realize that it's just overpriced and not that good. there are many better options in great neck (and environs). it's not worth heading out to from the city. even for the baked goods.

Nov 16, 2009
fazziole in Outer Boroughs

Bayside Marketplace on Biscayne

agreed regarding the gallo pinto and the sauces.

delicious $20 flank steak with AYCE rice and beans and fried plantains? worked for me two nights ago and will work again.

stay away from the shrimp cocktail. unless you like undercooked shrimp.

the capirina was poor as well.

Feb 27, 2007
fazziole in Florida

Opinions on Los Ranchos at Bayside Market

ate at los ranchos two nights ago. while i wasnt blown away, it was definitely worth checking out if you're looking for a quite tasty $20 steak.

my friend and i both had the currasco (basically flank steak) and it was totally worth having again. tender and tasty...just what it should've been. the gallo pinto was great - and they give you heaping, and i do mean heaping, mounds of it.

the garlic bread that they put on the table is pretty stupid.

and my shrimp cocktail was very undercooked. i don't know if that's how they do things at los ranchos or in miami - it's certainly not how they do things in new york, at least not on purpose. took a bite, didn't swallow....

but the steak...the steak was worth going back for, i'd say.

Feb 27, 2007
fazziole in Florida

Downtown Miami late dinner for SF

i don't mean to completely bash another hound's recommendation BUT....El Pub, at 1548 SW 8th st is hands-down disgusting. like, without a doubt. there are few restaurants in the world that i'd say that i would absolutely never set foot in again, and this is one of them.

we ordered:

arroz con pollo (that came with a far-grosser-than-campbells chicken noodle soup [noodles were beyond mushy and gelatenous, broth was sickeningly salty]) - the chicken was just plain awful and the rice was cold, hard, greasy and flat-out embarrassing.

cubano: it was ok. it certainly wasn't so great, but it was far better than anything else we had.

lamb stew: i didn't try it but my friend said it was awful as well. and this guy eats lamb like no one i've ever seen. food trucks, food carts, 5* restaurants....he eats it anywhere. and couldnt eat it here.

tamale: somehow they managed to put grease into this as well. and it was served, inexplicably, with the insides of their "maximum cubano" sandwich (or whatever they call their cubano with salami and pepperoni) laid out next to it. looked as if the "chef" put the meat, cheese, and pickles down on the tamale plate as he went to look for a loaf of bread, only when he returned with the bread for his meat, our waitress had taken the plate to our table, leaving poor "chef" without all the meat he had just sliced up and laid out in a line for his bread....

just an awful dining experience.

Feb 27, 2007
fazziole in Florida

Looking for a great local Cuban restaurant in Miami

i don't mean to completely bash another hound's recommendation BUT....El Pub, at 1548 SW 8th st is hands-down disgusting. like, without a doubt. there are few restaurants in the world that i'd say that i would absolutely never set foot in again, and this is one of them.

we ordered:

arroz con pollo (that came with a far-grosser-than-campbells chicken noodle soup [noodles were beyond mushy and gelatenous, broth was sickeningly salty]) - the chicken was just plain awful and the rice was cold, hard, greasy and flat-out embarrassing.

cubano: it was ok. it certainly wasn't so great, but it was far better than anything else we had.

lamb stew: i didn't try it but my friend said it was awful as well. and this guy eats lamb like no one i've ever seen. food trucks, food carts, 5* restaurants....he eats it anywhere. and couldnt eat it here.

tamale: somehow they managed to put grease into this as well. and it was served, inexplicably, with the insides of their "maximum cubano" sandwich (or whatever they call their cubano with salami and pepperoni) laid out next to it. looked as if the "chef" put the meat, cheese, and pickles down on the tamale plate as he went to look for a loaf of bread, only when he returned with the bread for his meat, our waitress had taken the plate to our table, leaving poor "chef" without all the meat he had just sliced up and laid out in a line for his bread....

just an awful dining experience.

Feb 27, 2007
fazziole in Florida