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Most authentic , hole-in-the-wall Mexican spot is is THE BEST ??

The quesadilla cart on 116th and 2nd is my go-to spot in the neighborhood. Second the rec for a quesadilla w/flor de calabaza.

Nov 12, 2011
ebecker in Manhattan

BEST OF EAST HARLEM

Thank for all the suggestions. (Keep 'em coming.) Rose Water--Wild Olive Market is the new venture of two brothers who own the wonderful Mani Market on W. 94th Street, where I lived for many years. (Like Fairway, but small and homey, with personal service.) I want to give a shout out to them and recommend Wild Olive, too.

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Mani Market Place
697 Columbus Ave, New York, NY 10025

Aug 18, 2011
ebecker in Manhattan

BEST OF EAST HARLEM

Native NYer moving to new neighborhood. Best eats, please, in the general vicinity of 118th and Pleasant. Yes, I love Patsy's. Waiting for the reopening of the Uptown Juice Bar to its new location. What else? Thank you!!

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Patsy's Pizzeria
2287 1st Ave, New York, NY 10035

Aug 16, 2011
ebecker in Manhattan

Thank you, Montreal

I don't know if the guy running the restaurant was Sylvester... but he certainly didn't seem like a newbie. He hosted, cooked, served, and answered questions about Mauritius with an easy, open manner. The food was excellent (and inexpensive to boot); we had an excellent evening there.

Jan 01, 2010
ebecker in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Thank you, Montreal

NYers at the end of a five-day trip to Montreal... I concede the gold ring to you. We didn't have a single disappointing meal here, and most were superlative, including:
Dim sum at Ming Do
Bombay Mahal
Rotisserie Romados
Crepes at Lulu B.
Burgers/vegiburgers at La Paryse
Les Delice de L'Ile de Maurice--first time trying food from Mauritius
Dark chocolate fondue at Juliette et Chocolat
Decent Vietnamese sandwiches, when our destination Lao-Thai restaurant was closed
Breakfast at a lovely diner on Rue Rachel--can't remember the name
Fairmount Bagels--loved the texture, but too sweet for my NY bagel palette
Coffee, hot chocolate, par tout

And may I recommend Cuban music night at Diese Onze?

Thank you for great eating, and a lovely city!

Dec 29, 2009
ebecker in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Montrea Locals - What do you consider the best small hole in the wall resto?

>People don't come here from out of town looking for Mexican or Indian or Chinese food.

Absolutely untrue. Am here from NYC with hubby and our 16-year-old son, in part because the eating rivals our home town. Have had velvety dim sum at Ming Do, excellent lunch at Bombay Mahal, rockin' chicken at Rotisserie Romados, yummy crepes at Lulu B., good burgers/vegiburgers at La Paryse... Les Delice de L'Ile de Maurice is closed until the day after tomorrow... any other suggestions?

Dec 27, 2009
ebecker in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Yummiest, fun, local restaurants for two adults and a teen visiting Montreal from NYC?

I L Chowhound. Thank you all for your excellent suggestions. Good food and music coming right up!

Dec 23, 2009
ebecker in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Yummiest, fun, local restaurants for two adults and a teen visiting Montreal from NYC?

Thank you, mak2k and foodinspace. Foodinspace, I see you recommended Vice et Versa to the person looking for fiddle music. My kid is actually a folksong writer and has recently started gigging at some clubs in NY (voice, guitar, piano, harmonica). Would Vice et Versa be a good call for our little family for food and music, or is there a law in Montreal (as there is in NY), that denies entry to a bar to people who are underage?

Dec 22, 2009
ebecker in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Yummiest, fun, local restaurants for two adults and a teen visiting Montreal from NYC?

Merci bien, Maximilien!

Dec 22, 2009
ebecker in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

New Yorker looking for quintessential Montreal cheap eats

Also a NYer, also looking for quintessential Montreal cheap eats. Interested in what you discovered during your trip. Will be there for five days, beginning Christmas, with partner and our teenage son.

Dec 21, 2009
ebecker in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Yummiest, fun, local restaurants for two adults and a teen visiting Montreal from NYC?

P.S. Not looking for tourist spots. Hoping to find good, authentic food of all kinds. Fancy is not our style.

Dec 21, 2009
ebecker in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Yummiest, fun, local restaurants for two adults and a teen visiting Montreal from NYC?

Arriving in Montreal Christmas day, for a five-day vacation. Haven't been to Montreal before. Staying near Grande Bibliothèque. Love urban eating adventures in our home town, NYC... looking for same in Montreal. (And any suggestions for low-key and open on Christmas?) Also looking for good places to hear music that will admit my 16-year-old son, if accompanied by his parents.

Dec 21, 2009
ebecker in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Nashville--escape from the Gaylord Opryland?

I will be staying at the Gaylord Opryland with my 15-year-old son for te next two days, and would *love* be be able to break out of the bubble. Problem is that we won't have a car. Any suggestions for delicious, fun, low-key eating that's not too far from the hotel? Thank you!

Apr 02, 2009
ebecker in General South Archive

Brunch, Hell's Kitchen

Cozy, affordable, delicious... and not insanely crowded on a Saturday morning? Asking too much?

Dec 25, 2008
ebecker in Manhattan

Flushing Dumplings

The "OP" (her, not him) thanks you all for your suggestions and helpful info! The point and gesture method is fine; adventures are a plus! And my students will be researching basic polite phrases plus the word for dumplings in Mandarin, Cantonese and Korean.

Mar 09, 2008
ebecker in Outer Boroughs

Flushing Dumplings

...and I'm an English teacher and writer. Joke's on me. Nothing like posting on the fly. But can you help with any (non-scatalogical) recommendations?

Mar 08, 2008
ebecker in Outer Boroughs

Flushing Dumplings

Taking nine 6th and 7th grade students to Flushing on Monday to sample different kinds of dumplings. Any recommendations for food stalls and/or restaurants? Must be under $5 per person. If you can offer any hints on navigating the Main Street Malls without speaking any Chinese, that would be much appreciated.

Mar 08, 2008
ebecker in Outer Boroughs

LIC or JH for dinner

Thank you, both. I've been wanting to try Tournesol for awhile, and Deshi Biryani sounds like my kind of place. I appreciate the recommendations.

Jan 23, 2008
ebecker in Outer Boroughs

LIC or JH for dinner

Turned 50 today, and would like to have a nice, quiet, delicious dinner with my partner and our 14-year-old son. I live on the Upper West Side (better to stay home and cook); my fave restaurants are in Brooklyn and Queens, and include Zabb, Spicy and Tasty, Kyclades, LIttle Pepper, Pepe's (New Haven--world's best pizza). Any suggestions? Any of my standards would do, but something new and wonderful and perhaps a tiny bit more upscale--or perhaps not--would be fun, too. Have made two recent trips--Mexico City and Andalusia--ate incredibly well--but for variety, would like anything besides Mexican or Spanish. School/work night for all, so low key is, well, key. Thank you!

Jan 23, 2008
ebecker in Outer Boroughs

low key 50th birthday dinner just for my family

Turning 50 tomorrow, and would like to have a nice, quiet, delicious dinner with my partner and our 14-year-old son. I live on the Upper West Side (better to stay home and cook); my fave restaurants are in Brooklyn and Queens, and include Zabb, Spicy and Tasty, Kyclades, LIttle Pepper, Pepe's (New Haven--world's best pizza). Any suggestions? Any of my standards would do, but something new and wonderful and perhaps a tiny bit more upscale--or perhaps not--would be fun, too. Have made two recent trips--Mexico City and Andalusia--ate incredibly well--but for variety, would like anything besides Mexican or Spanish. School/work night for all, so low key is, well, key. Thank you!

Jan 22, 2008
ebecker in Outer Boroughs

Recs for delicious, simple food in the D.F., Morelos, Taxco?

I will be in Mexico City for 9 days over Christmas vacation, with my husband and 14-year-old son. We'll spend four or so days in the middle of the week making side trips--we're thinking Teotihuatican, Las Estacas, Taxco--and the rest of the time in the DF. I'm looking for restaurant suggestions--simple, local, delicious, affordable, not too touristy. While in the DF, we'll be staying at Casa Gonzales, which I think is in the north part of the Zona Rosa (I'm not familiar with the city), so nearby suggestions would be great... though we'll be exploring farther afield, so other locations would be appreciated, too.

Dec 08, 2007
ebecker in Mexico

Authentic Mexican on or around E. 116th Street

Any feedback on the restaurants in this neighborhood?

Oct 07, 2007
ebecker in Manhattan

Harlem eats

Any good suggestions in the vicinity of 125th and Frederick Douglas Blvd.?

Mar 15, 2007
ebecker in Manhattan

In or near Atlanta airport

My family and I are flying from NY to Panama via Atlanta, where we have a three-hour layover on the way, and a two-hour layover on the return. Looking for good lunch--preferably Southern or something local and delicious--in or near the airport. Board recommendations include Paschal's, in the airport, BBQ Kitchen, near the airport, and the African food trucks out by the taxi stand. Can anyone comment on any of them, or make other suggestions?

Mar 11, 2007
ebecker in General South Archive

Salon Pio Pio

Has anyone tried the new Pio Pio on 94th & Amsterdam?

Mar 11, 2007
ebecker in Manhattan