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Bistro La Tour is closing!

Do you happen to know who the owner is? Wanted to get in touch with him for more info. Thanks!

Apr 10, 2008
gerryvisco in Manhattan

Minnesota - Wadena County or thereabouts

Thanks a lot for some great info! The likelihood is I'll be going in November, either the first two weeks or the last two weeks. But based upon your info. maybe the first two would be better. Actually, my precise location will be New York Mills, which is a much smaller town. Have you ever been there? I suppose it will be pretty cold in November, but I guess I'll just bundle up! Don't worry, I'll wait on the sushi. What about Duluth, anything fun there? I still don't know if going to Fargo is worth the effort, and no, I don't like baseball at all. I've always wanted to go to S.D. and the badlands, but perhaps that's a summer destination.

Minnesota - Wadena County or thereabouts

Hi, thanks for the reply. Just wondering what kind of work that might bring you to Wadena? I'll try the Ice house, though, that sounds pretty good.

Minnesota - Wadena County or thereabouts

I'll be staying in Wadena itself, just for two weeks. But if the towns up north are worth visiting, for food or otherwise, maybe I can take a drive up there. For example, would going to Fargo be a good day trip? I get the feeling the area is pretty quiet on the whole, but am looking forward to it. Sometimes you'll stumble onto some great greasy spoon places, so as I said, it doesn't have to be one of those "fine dining" establishments.

Minnesota - Wadena County or thereabouts

Will be visiting the area on a writers' residency. I'm from NYC. Wondering if there are any interesting restaurants. Not sure what season I'll be visiting. I hear it's not far from Brainard and was thinking of driving to the Dakotas (one or the other). If anyone has any suggestions, other than going fishing myself and whipping up some trout sushi, let me know. Quirky is good, doesn't have to be one of those gourmet joints. I know nothing of the area, I'm a city gal and looking forward to exploring. Looks like almost all of the people there are of German and Nordic ancestry.

Crooked Knife- Anyone Been?

Did you wind up going to Crooked Knife? I think I'm going this Friday (May 4th).

May 02, 2007
gerryvisco in Manhattan

Good New Places

Yo, looking for a good new place -- looking more for a three-four star restaurant, expensive OK, can be ethnic. Haven't been keeping up with the reviews lately. Something interesting that's opened or re-opened (or has a great new chef) in Manhattan during the last couple of months.

Thanks!

Apr 15, 2007
gerryvisco in Manhattan

Upper East Side Spanish

Ok, found it:
PASTRY
Abuela's Cocina Cuchifrito
1758 First Ave at 91st St.
Upper East Side
New York, NY 10128
USA
tel: 917-492-1790
Bread Pudding
Fresh empanadas

Anyone ever go there? How was it?

Apr 10, 2007
gerryvisco in Manhattan

Upper East Side Spanish

Thanks, dudes for the helpful suggestions. But NO, this is probably Latino but NOT Mexican. I recall it being a mom and pop operation, perhaps a few stools or even a bodega with eat-in food, and in the East 80's. I ate once at Taco Taco and it wasn't that good that night, but perhaps it was what I ordered. I'll give it another try. El Paso Taqueria is on 103 and Lex and also 97th and Park and are both good. Sabor is awful these days. Haven't tried Pio Pio but their menu seems very limited. No, I'm looking for a VERY small place and I'm hoping someone out there knows what I mean. I heard it was great and very atypical. HELP!

Apr 10, 2007
gerryvisco in Manhattan

Upper East Side Spanish

I was reading somewhere recently (Chowhound maybe?) about a small hole in the wall Latino restaurant on the Upper East Side -- somehow I recalled the East 80s. Does anyone out there know the name of the place and the exact location? They said it was quite good.

Thanks!

Apr 05, 2007
gerryvisco in Manhattan

pizza delivery in UES (higher than 86th)

I order from Nina's, the Argentinian place on Second Avenue and 91st or so. Their pizza is very tasty, although the crust could be a bit crisper (sometimes I put it in the oven for 5 mins.). But it tastes better than all of the above, dudes! I esp. like the one with peppers, order it all the time. Their salads are good too, as a side. Cash only, however.

Feb 19, 2007
gerryvisco in Manhattan

Good restaurant by Teacher's College

I've been working at Columbia for 18+ years and the neighborhood is a mediocre one for restaurants. However, I prefer Pisticci or Bistro Ten18, since the food is better than the others. Bistro Ten 18 has good service, good food, and a nice atmosphere. Pisticci has good food, but is more spare in the decor. Sezz Medi is way over-rated, Max SoHa serves so-called Italian food and yes, the service is rude there. Kitchenette is mediocre. Symposium serves lousy food, but the place is fun (stick with the bread and the tequila shots in the back room). Turkuaz and Indus Valley are FAR and not near TC, really. If you wanna venture a bit less far, then Carne is pretty good. Le Monde is nothing special, but it's spacious and pleasant enough. That's my take, anyway. Let us know where you go!

Feb 08, 2007
gerryvisco in Manhattan

LES Bars Open on Saturday Afternoon?

I'm looking for a cozy bar on the Lower East Side that's open say about 3:30 PM this Saturday. Most of the restaurants seem to be closed then. Just want drinks and maybe some appetizers. Could be a bar or restaurant but good for two couples to chill and talk -- doesn't matter if it's expensive, prefer a nice atmosphere. I found one: Cafe Charbon, but any advice appreciated.

Feb 08, 2007
gerryvisco in Manhattan