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Clafoutis

Marquet Patissierie has cherry claouftis. i dont know if they have pear but they always change varieties. several locations in the manhattan and brooklyn. never been to the one in manhattan but they have good pastry but get there ealry in the day to get the freshest product. im sure if you google them you will find all the required information. the croissants are pretty good too, and there is plenty of variety. the only issue is consistancy. they have good and not so good days but the sweet danishes are always a hit. enjoy. avoid the cupcakes they look "cute" but if you have one you will quickly realize what im talking about.

Feb 23, 2008
yzi2424 in Manhattan

asian market

the best in Brooklyn take the N to 8th ave. right across from the train station you will see it. and refer to my comment labeled "peking duck " i dont feel like retyping things

Feb 23, 2008
yzi2424 in Manhattan

peking duck in NYC

chinatown is good. but if you want to discover the best asian food ( not just chinese ). we are talking malay, vietnamese, thai you name it. and no not queens. to my knowledge the only 2 things worth going to queens for is the airports to escape the city for a few. get on the N train get off on the 8th avenue stop ( go towards the crowd ) and here you have the best asia has to offer, from duck to scooters everything.

P.S. im sure there are okay restaurants in queens. all im saying here is these are much better. i guess i hate using this word because there is nothing realy "authentic" about aisian food in nyc, but this is as close as you get.
they should realy ban the word from menus. its the same as having "healthy french fries"!

Feb 23, 2008
yzi2424 in Manhattan

Delta Grill?

as some one who has recently "dined" at delta grill:
I have no idea what in the world youre talking about. everything in that place is horrid( I'm being very nice ). The food is pre-cooked! The portions are way too big. Chicken breast stuffed with sausage it $17! Are you kidding me? We are not talking fine-dining here and I dont think theres a fine dining establishment out there that would dare charge that much unless they were throwing mounds of truffels on it. The food is okay for cajun. One more thing, the plate presentation includes something green and purple sprinkled around the rim of the plat. It was rather scary.

Feb 19, 2008
yzi2424 in Manhattan

Ditmas Park vs. Sunset Park

Its true nothing but mexican chinese in sunset. But only a few stops away there 77th, 86th and 95th you have bay ridge where the food varies from indian to italian to thai, meditteranean, chinese, russian, polish. Many dinners steakhouses and so forth. Im sure theres some more there and if youre not feeling too lazy you can hop on the N and go to Bensonhurst and check out some of the best Italian bakerys in BK maybe even better than the crap you seem to over pay for in the little italian bakeries. On the other hand Bay Ridge has a bunch.

Dec 06, 2007
yzi2424 in Outer Boroughs

PO' Sucks?

the outside of the steak was completly anhilated tasted like whatever other food they managed to burn on the grill that night. Mussels were absolutely overpowered by mint and hard extremely large bits of kosher or sea salt. made the dish completly undesireble. It was like chewing on gravel. The sweetbreads are described as Sauteed Veal Sweetbreads spaghetti squash, sage & onion marmalade, where does hash come into play. Besides all that the extreme amount of lemon on that dish made me feel like hurling ( lemon is also not mentioned in the description or mentioned by the waitor). Please let me know if you want me to adress the service part in detail also, And as for taking chances it surely looks like they do. And lastly this was not the restaurant i would have in mind to go to if i wanted to experince "somthing different". Sometimes good simple food is all you need, done right ofcourse. Foams and invinsible foods are just not my forte'.

Oct 11, 2007
yzi2424 in Manhattan

Joya.

Is this place realy good? Or is it a place to hang out and drink ?

Oct 01, 2007
yzi2424 in Outer Boroughs

Best cannoli in nyc?

5th avenue and around 77th maybe 78th street in bayridge brooklyn. Never had the cannoli from pallermo but theyre better than anything you've tried at the feast from Villabate. I grew up in the area and thats the last place i would go. Cafe Palermo, Ferrara's theyre good cannolis but is good is just that good and in the world of cannoli good is not worth 4 dollars. What are they thinking?
Just thinking you said Villabate made me laugh a bit on the inside. This whole Foodie trend needs to calm down before we get a bit ahead of ourselfs.

Oct 01, 2007
yzi2424 in Manhattan

PO' Sucks?

I didnt have the pasta. No comment there. Its the rest of the menu thats lacking effort or thought. Service needs work. When you make reservations shouldn't you get the better table?

Oct 01, 2007
yzi2424 in Manhattan

PO' Sucks?

The steamed clams and mussels are definatly something to stay away from. The Steak is simply scary and the sweetbreads ( 15 dollar plate ) are non existatnt or just simply very well discuised as the hash theyre served with. I didnt go to PO for a cheap meal.

Oct 01, 2007
yzi2424 in Manhattan

PO' Sucks?

Recently I went to PO on cornelia. This restaurant gets great reviews. My experince was just a bit short of horrific. I did not have the pasta which everyone seems to rave about but my simple selections of steak and sweet breads made me want to, for the first time in a long time, actually ask for my money back. I didn't, but if some one from the service staff actually had the mind to ask me how my evening was going believe me i would have let them know. This place realy made me want to ask the chef what in the world hes thinking putting such inferior products out in a restaurant that seems to have such hype. Seems to me like digging your own culinary grave.

Sep 30, 2007
yzi2424 in Manhattan

Between the Clorox and the Kitty Litter

I dont know about buying wine thats in the grocery store already, but you can ask your grocer if he/she would be inerested in purchasing decent wine to sell at the store. Because as mentioned above the liqour laws are a little crazy and purchasing wine that is not readily available becaomes well almost imposible. Give them ideas of what a good wine should be explain the proper storage procedures the basics will not take long and the pay-off might be fairly beneficial. The owner maked the cash and you save time and maybe a couple of buck with assurance that the wine you love is just around the corner.

Mar 04, 2007
yzi2424 in Features

Good Label, Bad Wine

I have to tell Im a young wine drinker. The first thing I was taught about purchasing wine was : Do not buy the wine with the "trendy" label. This became more and more apparent to me as I drank and traveled. If you notice, the "trendy" labels seem to appear in places where wine acts as not a compliment to food but a insult to you liver.

Mar 04, 2007
yzi2424 in Features