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Pick One

1. Really enjoyed Casa Mono. Most interesting of the three. Been awhile.

2. Hearth. I have not been, SO has been many times. The Hearth Manifesto:

http://restauranthearth.com/philosoph...

3. I haven't been to Crispo in ages. Good food, good value last time I went. It works when you have a group with different tastes and budgets. Thanks to hounds suggestions, we went on a weeknight. Probably the darkest of the three. OP requested "not too dark."

Jul 19, 2014
financialdistrictresident in Manhattan

Which 4 breakfasts in Lower East Side would you choose?

Only on Sundays. We had brunch in the EV on Saturday recently and my spicy, Bloody Mary arrived before noon :)

Jul 18, 2014
financialdistrictresident in Manhattan

Which 4 breakfasts in Lower East Side would you choose?

I would go to Ukrainian National Home if you want pierogi or hand grated potato pancakes. I am a purist when it comes to Pierogi. Or go to Greenpoint (see Outer Borough Board).

That said, as Pan posted, Veselka is open 24 hours.

Jul 18, 2014
financialdistrictresident in Manhattan

Which 4 breakfasts in Lower East Side would you choose?

I would only choose two. Shopsins and Russ & Daughters Cafe.

Preferably on a weekday. Why? I don't like to wait in line. Especially for breakfast. Shopsins is quirky and in the Essex Street Market. Russ & Daughters Cafe is a only in NYC gem, newer.

I'd go to Russ & Daughters Cafe AFTER the Museum and have a caraway bloody Mary. Plan on at least 2 hours for the Museum. It took me a few hours and I skipped several exhibits.

Les Halles and Financier are not far from the Museum. Jack's Coffee in Historic Front Street (a block from the East River) if you are comfortable walking from Jack's down Fulton Street toward the Museum.

Jul 18, 2014
financialdistrictresident in Manhattan

Is there anyone here from western New York?

:)

Jul 14, 2014
financialdistrictresident in New York State (exc. NYC)

Is there anyone here from western New York?

The last time I had to eat in Western NY:

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/6646...

WNYamateur's Buffalo post reads delicious. You are lucky to have so many choices in Buffalo.

Jul 14, 2014
financialdistrictresident in New York State (exc. NYC)

Books for beginning a cookbook collection

Ditto. I have 50+ cookbooks and refer to The Joy of Cooking often. So comprehensive! OP, take care with which edition.

Jul 14, 2014
financialdistrictresident in Home Cooking

NYC Itinerary (and suggestions to fill the gaps)

I have only been to Mogador in Brooklyn. Have you been to both locations?

Halloumi eggs sounds so good . . .

Jul 14, 2014
financialdistrictresident in Manhattan

The Eddy (EV)

Pan, I don't remember SO saying anything about portions. If they were tiny he probably would have mentioned it. That said, we prefer quality over quantity/American size portions.

Jul 14, 2014
financialdistrictresident in Manhattan

Schenectady's Little Italy

More Perreca's, more changes.

New menu. Added 2 booths where long counter once was. Not sure why anyone would sit there, two of the worst tables. Maybe for a quick breakfast or lunch. Request front of the restaurant or weather permitting, patio, for the best seating. Casual and delicious.

Once Track Season starts this Friday we'll be heading to Schenectady more. Still want to try Johnny's:

http://www.johnnysdowntown.com/ordere...

The Yelp perspective:

http://www.yelp.com/biz/johnnys-schen...

Jul 14, 2014
financialdistrictresident in New York State (exc. NYC)

The Eddy (EV)

No details from SO on the tasting menu yet so hopefully another hound will chime in re: pricing.

Hopefully when we're in the same city at the same time :)

Jul 14, 2014
financialdistrictresident in Manhattan

The Eddy (EV)

SO went back and had the tasting menu.

Jul 14, 2014
financialdistrictresident in Manhattan

Best Restaurants in Saratoga Springs . . .your favorites now?

Track Season begins this Friday.

Anyone been to 15 Church with Chef Duhame?

Jul 14, 2014
financialdistrictresident in New York State (exc. NYC)

Is there anyone here from western New York?

Search is your friend. Found this thread to get you started:

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/6892...

Jul 14, 2014
financialdistrictresident in New York State (exc. NYC)

Guyanese in Schenectady?

I drove by Charlie's West Indian Bakery and Restaurant on State Street so I'm bumping this thread up. Anyone been recently? Has the menu changed?

Also, West Indian Grocery on State Street?

I also Googled a Ramesh West Indian American Grocery and T'luck West Indian Cuisine on Crane Street. Anyone been?

Anything else new on the Guyanese or West Indian scene in Schenectady? Looking for "the Tara Kitchen" of West Caribbean/Guyanese food . . .

Jul 13, 2014
financialdistrictresident in New York State (exc. NYC)

Pho Yum (Albany) . . .and then there were two

I went to Pho Yum in Albany recently.

I have never been to My Linh's (now Pho Yum) or Pho Yum (Colonie). Also never been to Vietnam, though I've had Vietnamese food before.

The menu has (you check off what you want):

Pho Soup
Bun Vermicelli
Banh Mi Sandwich
Rice Plates
My linh Summer rolls

All of the above offer a "build your own" option.

Beverages & Dessert

I started with shrimp summer rolls. Very good. Had lettuce and cucumber which had not been in summer rolls I've had elsewhere. I do not know what is authentic.

I also had Pho for the first time. I had tofu and vegetables. Broccoli, snow peas, etc. A few large pieces of tofu. I topped it with the fresh sprouts and mint that arrived on a platter before my large bowl of Pho did. There were also two sauces, one was hot.

A good casual lunch spot in Albany. Service was fine (host and server were the same).

TU:

http://blog.timesunion.com/tablehoppi...

Pho Yum (Colonie):

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8153...

Jul 10, 2014
financialdistrictresident in New York State (exc. NYC)

Dock's lately ?

I'm glad to hear they still offer the Clambake. Had dinner there and one of our friends ordered it. That was many years ago.

Jul 10, 2014
financialdistrictresident in Manhattan

Dock's lately ?

Thanks so much.

They ended up at Dock's. SO said the wine list works for every budget. He ordered a Charles Krug cab for around $60.

SO had the soft shell crabs. Good but about a week too mature. Two diners had the filet, another had the trout. Everyone's food was very good. For dessert they had cheesecake and creme brulee.

Solid and perfect for a business dinner.

Jul 10, 2014
financialdistrictresident in Manhattan

2014 Update on Restaurants in Battery Park Area

I'm looking forward to Brookfield Place, which has already been mentioned.

Or venture over to the Financial District on the NN bus and enjoy Acqua (casual neighborhood Italian) and some of the others In the thread you posted. That said, there are more choices by you and in TriBeCa.

Jul 07, 2014
financialdistrictresident in Manhattan

Dock's lately ?

I need to find a good, not too expensive restaurant near Grand Central. Atmosphere needs to be appropriate for conversation and it has to be easy to get a reservation. A something for everyone kind of place. Kellari won 't work .

So I was thinking maybe Dock's but the last post when I did a search was 2013. I haven't been in ages.

Anyone been to dock's lately? How is it?

Jul 07, 2014
financialdistrictresident in Manhattan

Where to buy Paella Pans in Manhattan or Brooklyn

I bought my large paella pan online at tienda.com
Didn't like what I saw in stores. Wanted a pan from Spain.

Jul 05, 2014
financialdistrictresident in Manhattan

Trip report-family with 9 year old, cheap to spendy, near museums - LONG!

Thanks for the thorough report, saticoy.

You reminded me we need to return to Casa Mono. And Essex Street Market.

Jul 04, 2014
financialdistrictresident in Manhattan

South Shore Lake Tahoe

Type of food? Price range?

I hope its changed, but the North Shore had the best restaurants.

I stayed on the South Shore once and don't remember any memorable restaurants.

Jul 04, 2014
financialdistrictresident in California

LES seafood suggestions?

Thanks, loratliff. I'm disappointed.

Jul 04, 2014
financialdistrictresident in Manhattan

Is Russ & Daughters Cafe everything l hoped it would be? Yes.

I forgot to mention I didn't experience any service issues mentioned by previous posters.

Jul 04, 2014
financialdistrictresident in Manhattan

Is Russ & Daughters Cafe everything l hoped it would be? Yes.

It was really good. I asked my server and that was the one she suggested. There were several other Bloody Mary choices. Quite a few gin cocktails as well. I don't do gin.
Can't wait to go back. Need to drink and eat my way through the menu.

Jul 03, 2014
financialdistrictresident in Manhattan

Is Russ & Daughters Cafe everything l hoped it would be? Yes.

I went on a weekday morning. No wait.

I had one of the Boards, "the Classic." Kossar's bialy , a few slices of Summer tomato, nova, purple onion, capers.

Against my better judgment I had a bloody mary. Caraway infused vodka garnished with a rye crouton and pickled veg.

The ambience is perfection including the suggestion to " be a mensch" at the host station.

Jul 03, 2014
financialdistrictresident in Manhattan

LES seafood suggestions?

I was looking for Tiny Fork today. Looks like The Derby is now in that location. Did I miss it?

Jul 03, 2014
financialdistrictresident in Manhattan

Restaurant at 62 Beekman (Saratoga Springs) . . .anyone been?

Thanks, PSZaas.

It's in the former Beekman Street Bistro location.

Jul 01, 2014
financialdistrictresident in New York State (exc. NYC)

Restaurant at 62 Beekman (Saratoga Springs) . . .anyone been?

Saw Restaurant at 62 Beekman in Clipper Magazine.

When I did a search of this Board for 62 Beekman old threads from 2011 came up.

Is this just a re-branding? Anyone been?

http://www.62beekman.com/

First Yelp post is from last August:

http://www.yelp.com/biz/restaurant-at...

Jun 30, 2014
financialdistrictresident in New York State (exc. NYC)