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georgetown suggestions for foodie new yorker coming to town

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Oct 16, 2009
jsmitty in Washington DC & Baltimore

georgetown suggestions for foodie new yorker coming to town

hi coming to town second week in novemeber. would eat any cuisine. usually i like ny's contemp american restaurants with market driven food, good chef etc etc. or other ideas are welcome..

Oct 16, 2009
jsmitty in Washington DC & Baltimore

Jamaican choice?

Negril or Maroons or Cacique? Thanks all

Jul 17, 2009
jsmitty in Manhattan

Dos Caminos, why so popular

only so popular to those that have nothing authentic to campare it to... br guest food is mostly ordinary. a few exceptions

Mar 20, 2009
jsmitty in Manhattan

Cambodian help!

2nd kampuchea

Feb 26, 2009
jsmitty in Manhattan

The Libertine

Scant info on chound? Impressions? I do like the menu btw

Feb 10, 2009
jsmitty in Manhattan

Good restaurant tonight for 4, no reservations needed?

what hood? price range? cuisine?

Feb 06, 2009
jsmitty in Manhattan

West Village Restaurant

snack taverna
market table
po
bar q
annisa(most expensive of the bunch)
little owl

all great

Feb 06, 2009
jsmitty in Manhattan

apiary in EV

1. yes forgot to mention good detail. they bought us a bottle of wine because of the wait. had a reservation, but waited 30 min.

2 molten cake yes (meant gooey),

3 wouldnt say overly tangy sauce on the sweet breads. i liked the texture. they firmed them but not overcooked with a nice bite.

Feb 06, 2009
jsmitty in Manhattan

apiary in EV

last night at apiary
scott bryans touch on apiary is tangible. whether one can stand the noise and trendy environment may be an issue to some, but the food is tight. briefly...

duck breast-fruit flavor crispy/moist great
bean and kale soup( i think kale)-hearty, lots of great little bites on the spoon
salad-my buddy had it. think had some frisee and other fres greens. nice vinaigrette
sweetbreads-almost tobasco-like sauce.. but it really worked
dessert- the ubiquitous choc. gooey center warm cake-great-great homemade vanilla ice cream
wine-nice bottle of shiraz(the wine program is said to be good. im not extensively in that game)
service-eh.. but thats ok with me it was fiine. they need to work a little on over booking and that kind of thing. but that doesnt bother me as much as others

overall i say a minus

Feb 06, 2009
jsmitty in Manhattan

Bar scene with great eats for Friday

wilfie and nell in west vill comes to mind. great review recently in ny mag. hope the menu agrees with you. the grilled cheese is worth price of admission. it looks like an ordinary menu, but the food is fresh and made with top ingredients. cozy atmosphere as well. as good as bar food gets in my view

Feb 02, 2009
jsmitty in Manhattan

Tartine

Hi all. I have always been curious.. I have never eaten there nevertheless. Shall I go? I do have proper expectations of bistro food. Is it quite good for its genre?

Jan 27, 2009
jsmitty in Manhattan

UWS BEST ITALIAN?

its all about expectations. if you are in the mood for big portions that have little depth of flavor, but alot of heavy flavor.. then a place like carmines works....

Jan 27, 2009
jsmitty in Manhattan

UWS BEST ITALIAN?

nonna is uneven. but worth trying....

Jan 27, 2009
jsmitty in Manhattan

UWS BEST ITALIAN?

celeste is the winner

Jan 26, 2009
jsmitty in Manhattan

For my vegetarian aunt, Hangawi or Franchia or others?

good!

Jan 26, 2009
jsmitty in Manhattan

For my vegetarian aunt, Hangawi or Franchia or others?

just ate at dirt candy which is real deal contemp. american veg. check out the menu and see if she may like. from a carniverore's perspective it was superb....

Jan 26, 2009
jsmitty in Manhattan

eating alone in New York recs?!

btw i think you can be just about anywhere in manhattan and eat solo not feeling like a loser....

Jan 26, 2009
jsmitty in Manhattan

eating alone in New York recs?!

bar steak at raouls a very cool "old ny" thing to do. great meat and fries at great price....

Jan 26, 2009
jsmitty in Manhattan

Beacon Theater eats

ROSSI

Jan 26, 2009
jsmitty in Manhattan

apiary, double crown, bobo

your thoughts ON ANY OR ALL. have read a little on bobo. very mixed actually. perhaps dependent upon when the post was written because of chef changes at bobo and apiary. i was a huge fan of veritas when scott bryan cooked there.i read that he is with apiary now..

Jan 26, 2009
jsmitty in Manhattan

Vai or Barbao on UPW?

both good.. vai by a small margin

Jan 22, 2009
jsmitty in Manhattan

Kefi recommendations

whole fish.

Jan 22, 2009
jsmitty in Manhattan

duane park

hi there. i know the menu, philosophy etc has changed since dpc. can you describe the place... the food, the mood , the service etc... thanks

Jan 22, 2009
jsmitty in Manhattan

The Redhead- A new favorite place

i love the redhead for everything it stands for. good fresh, creative food, unprentious and friendly service. you'd probably miss the fact that it is serioius food if you were just paying attention to the environs.

Jan 20, 2009
jsmitty in Manhattan

Austrian

an enthusiastic second on katja. whatever sausage specials are available are a must...

Jan 20, 2009
jsmitty in Manhattan

Hamburger buns/rolls

i recently got a special order made of slider buns and hot dog rolls at blue ribbon market. its across the street from blue ribbon bakery on bedford. call them and theyll mke you a delicious special order of whatever you need.

Jan 16, 2009
jsmitty in Manhattan

Irving Mill Since The Chef Change?

I have heard that its better? Impressions?

Jan 16, 2009
jsmitty in Manhattan

Your Favorite Cuban Restaurant

what about havana alma de cuba on christopher?

Jan 16, 2009
jsmitty in Manhattan

Your Favorite Cuban Restaurant

I prefer south of 14th street. thanks

Jan 15, 2009
jsmitty in Manhattan