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Delivery Chinese in the West Village?

sammy's noodles is pretty dependable. i even make them deliver all the way to me in the east village.

Sep 19, 2007
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Dia de los Muertos

Does anyone know where I can buy sugar skulls for Day of the Dead?

Sep 19, 2007
winebitch in Manhattan

Wine Bar - E. Vil or LES

winebar is overrated, overpriced, and selection is mediocre. try:

bar veloce (always a great standby for dates and such)
grape and grain (great ambience, great music, nice people)
jadis (great space, small but nicely selected wine list)
the tasting room
tarallucci e vino (there's one on 18th and one over on 1st ave, both are really mellow cute spaces, with nice food and nice selection of italian wines)

Jun 04, 2007
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Dinner around 24th and 6th

tarallucci e vino, 18th bet 5th and broadway.
yummy!

May 24, 2007
winebitch in Manhattan

Milk and Honey - I want to believe

i'm a fan of all of the above....

by the way, the tenders at death&co are totally into 'custom' cocktails too. they will do whatever, just talk to them!

May 24, 2007
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Yes, I am attempting Babbo with no reservation-help please?

if you get there on the early side, there is a good chance you could at least sit at one of the bar area tables. and actually, the babbo bar is one of the most pleasant bars to dine at in the city. and the bartenders are very gracious hosts. so it wouldn't be such a bad thing!

that said....i've had my best dining luck on mem day weekend and fourth of july....because everyone has fled elsewhere. so your chances are better this weekend than most other weekends.

May 23, 2007
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Mud Truck vs. Starbucks

to the above inquiry, yes mudtruck offers soy options.

9th street espresso is definately among my favorites. they just opened a new location in the front of center stage company on 13th between 3rd and 4th. (yes, its still called 9th street espresso)

starbucks always tastes bad to me. it always tastes a little bit burnt, or metallic, or dirty or something. but, everyone has different tastes. union square options for avoiding starbucks, tisserie or even whole foods upstairs.

May 23, 2007
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Lower East Side date place?

i had an outstanding dinner at chubo on clinton last night. i found it to be a great atmosphere, and really nicely done menu and wine list. intimate, but not so dark you can't see each other. very nice.

May 21, 2007
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cheap eats in Manhattan - $10 and under

coffee. my faves are:
oren's - many locations
domo - west village
9th ave espresso (on 13th between 3rd and 2nd ave)

May 17, 2007
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cheap eats in Manhattan - $10 and under

lil frankies, la pizza fresca, otto for $10ish brick oven pizzas.
il buco for lunch serves great panini's under $10 each.
bar veloce also $10 and under panini.

May 17, 2007
winebitch in Manhattan

22 people for lunch/brunch - MANHATTAN?

perhaps upstairs at beacon.

May 17, 2007
winebitch in Manhattan

Tough Chowhound challenge - Upscale/non-stuffy/foodie celebration dinner

hearth and perilla get my votes.

May 17, 2007
winebitch in Manhattan

Is CRU worth it?

i've had more inconsistent meals at cru. one time i remember all of the food across the board being way too salty. don't get me wrong, i eat there alot and love it. but for me, i've had more magnificent actual food at hearth. i wish they still had the sea urchin with celery root soup. i still get cravings for it! by the way the crudo app at hearth is way better than the hamachi at cru. last time i was there, our group ordered seconds....after our entrees!!

May 16, 2007
winebitch in Manhattan

22 people for lunch/brunch - MANHATTAN?

landmarc time warner center.
lupa, back room.
inoteca, downstairs.
insieme, (i think they open their private room on the 1st of june)

May 16, 2007
winebitch in Manhattan

nyc bday dinner

Eleven Madison Park over Per Se any night of the week. Food and wine are exquisite and service better with less pretense.

Babbo is really great. If you haven't already, its wonderful.

My underdog in town is Hearth. The food is absolutely magnificent, great wine list and exceptional service. The appetizers were so good, that my group ordered a second round of apps!!

May 16, 2007
winebitch in Manhattan

Babbo, The House, Veritas, EMP, Gramercy Tavern?

veritas and emp are amazing.

May 16, 2007
winebitch in Manhattan

First time at Babbo

BEST octopus in town.....perhaps the world.
mint love letters, and pumpkin lune are terrific.
really, you can't go very wrong, whatever leaves you salivating is what you should order.

the pastry chef is ridiculously great! if they still have the rosemary cake on the menu, its delightful. savory + sweet :)

May 16, 2007
winebitch in Manhattan

Last minute bday reservation - my own

hearth, cookshop, il buco are my current favorites. i had a REALLY delicious dinner at la pizza fresca the other night.

May 16, 2007
winebitch in Manhattan

dinner around Union Square?

oh, how could i forget! love the kale and seaweed dish.

May 15, 2007
winebitch in Manhattan

Excellent Sandwich around 16th St. & 5th Ave

love tisserie! i have to stop myself from eating 3 meals a day there.
pain quotidien is always dependable.
i've had a nice sandwich or two at wichcraft on 20th.
also second tarallucci e vino, dinner there is also super.

May 15, 2007
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really want to impress a date!

pong also just opened up, and the "insiders" are saying good things about it.
i would definately second, third, and fourth degustation. be sure to call ahead.

May 15, 2007
winebitch in Manhattan

Perilla Review

i also had an unbelievable experience. the chef is clearly incredibly talented.
we started with a half bottle of champagne at the bar....perfect start to the evening.
i highly recommend the fern/truffle ravioli, and the shrimp entree. both desserts that my table shared where UNREAL. the goat cheese tart and the choco-cake. i don't know where they found their pastry chef, but best desserts i've had in a long time!

i booked my next table before i left the restaurant.

May 15, 2007
winebitch in Manhattan

Is CRU worth it?

I am a huge fan of EMP and CRU -- the main (very attractive) draw to cru is of course their epic wine list and extensive cellar of older vintages of burgundy and piedmont wines. If you are a wine geek, or want to be one....by all means it is a truly great experience. I would also recommend my underdog, Hearth. who's food (as much as it breaks my heart to say a bad word against cru) is much better. the wine list is very well put together with some awesome stuff, only not quite as extensive.

May 15, 2007
winebitch in Manhattan

Help me knock out one restaurant: Urena, Eleven Madison Park or WD-50

EMP all the way!! the food is truly amazing, new chef is a superstar!!

May 15, 2007
winebitch in Manhattan

dinner around Union Square?

i'd skip casa mono.
second pure food and wine.
would add: la pizza fresca (east 20)
friend of a farmer (irving and 18?)

May 15, 2007
winebitch in Manhattan

Italian restaurants in manhattan

la pizza fresca - e. 20s
tried this one for the first time last week...awesome!!

lupa - west soho
frank - 2nd ave bet 5th and 6th

May 15, 2007
winebitch in Manhattan

Upper East Side

sfoglia is super. also a fan of etats-unis.

May 15, 2007
winebitch in Manhattan

Need Rehearsal Dinner Venue for Large Group (70-150 People)

landmark time warner center has 2 private rooms which seat up to 150 people each. they also have AV capabilities.....in case you want them!

May 15, 2007
winebitch in Manhattan

solo dining in chelsea

tour on 15th street and 7th ave. really good food, nice atmosphere, open late so they won't be hussling you out the door. nice wait staff, good wines by the glass. and if its a warm evening, you might be able to nab a sidewalk seat.

May 01, 2007
winebitch in Manhattan

Il buco -any recent experiences? Graduation dinner planned there

i love that place, despite what they say.

its best to order small plates family style and pass them. their small plates are their stregth.

great wine list too.

Apr 30, 2007
winebitch in Manhattan