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Cheap Lobster

Picked up four 1.25 lobsters at Stew Leonards (Yonkers) for $4.99/LB yesterday. Softies since I was able to rip most of the shell with my hands. Steamed them all at once and they were quite good. Meat was sweet and there was a fair amount of water (especially in the cavity behind the head, washing out some of the roe) but still...no complaints/no regrets.

Sep 03, 2014
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Best sushi (delivery) East 80s/90s?

I do miss Gajymaru. Gari delivers but not sure that is the kind of sushi you are seeking.

Aug 21, 2014
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Reuben at 2nd Avenue Deli?

So noted. I'm always amazed that PQ has survived in that Lex Ave spot all these years. Looks like nothing is ever going on in there but perhaps it is just those hours when I happen to be walking by.

Aug 14, 2014
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Anyone know what's opening up next to the MeatBall Shop, UES?

Thx! Love Tapas!

Aug 12, 2014
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Reuben at 2nd Avenue Deli?

Am I missing something or does the 2nd Avenue Deli not sell Reubens? I am not seeing it on the online menu. Is it because they are Kosher?

If that's the case, what's my next best Manhattan choice? Katz's?

Aug 10, 2014
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Where to buy onigiri (Japanese rice balls)?

Zaiya(s), Sunrise Market(s), Katagiri, Dainobu.

Aug 07, 2014
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NYC's Underground Japanese Eats

For lunch,eat-in or take-out, I will also add Cafe Zaiya and Sunrise Market (some locations) to the list. An assortment of bentos, cooked food, Japanese style sandwiches and more. Zaiya would also qualify for "fast" breakfast as well.

Aug 07, 2014
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NYC's Underground Japanese Eats

Had Ootoya in my list! :-)

Aug 07, 2014
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NYC's Underground Japanese Eats

Ironically, or not, a related article today on Eater - http://ny.eater.com/archives/2014/08/...

Aug 07, 2014
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NYC's Underground Japanese Eats

(in addition to those already listed):

Izakaya:
Aburiya Kinnosuke
Riki
Sake Bar Hagi

Soba:
Soba-ya
Soba-koh

Homestyle/Family Style:
Ootoya
Donguri
Tatany 72

Quick Bite:
Otafuku (for takoyaki, okonomiyaki)

Aug 07, 2014
olympusnyc in Manhattan

Best place to buy cheap bulk staples? (e.g. dried beans)

My recollection is that Costco has a very limited variety of beans; canned and dry.

Aug 07, 2014
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Tapas recommendation please?

El Porron on the UES. http://www.elporronnyc.com/home

Aug 05, 2014
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Manhattan Steakhouse that isn't loud?

And Keens has several rooms so I think a quiet space can be had upon request.

Aug 04, 2014
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Fun restaurant for kids with good food for adults?

Also, Conveyer Belt Sushi (Kaiten style) at East Japanese on 3rd Ave and 27th Street. You can then group Karaoke upstairs in the private rooms.
http://www.karaoke27.com/east_top.html

Aug 04, 2014
olympusnyc in Manhattan

Fun restaurant for kids with good food for adults?

Check out the mommypoppins website and search for the article - NYC Restaurants Where Kids Eat Free. They are typically kid friendly places that are also suited to adult palates.

Aug 04, 2014
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Best contemporary Mexican for Sat. night dinner for 4?

There is Maya on the upper eastside, 1st Ave and 64th St. Good food, good atmosphere but little else to do up there once there. But, if you are coming from the Met or the Whitney, for example, then it might be worth the stop. Another popular spot on UES is Maz Mezcal on E. 86th.

Aug 03, 2014
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Dim Sum Wedding Brunch recc

Ditto on Jing Fong. If it were me though and if possible, I would try to bring a Chinese (Cantonese speaking) friend along to help with the planning discussion and negotiations.

Jul 28, 2014
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chinese roast pork sandwich-new york deli style. help my dad please.

Similar thread way back when with little results.
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/269857

Realistically, the diners in the outer boroughs, NJ, and LI suburbs might be your best bet.

Jul 28, 2014
olympusnyc in Manhattan

Date - Upper East Side

FYI - Beyoglu is quiet upstairs but not so romantic. Good for us older folks who want to hear (can romance the Mrs. when we get home).

Jul 24, 2014
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Looking for best Dim Sum for a Sunday Brunch in NYCity

If you want the push-cart ladies/dim sum palace experience, then I suggest Jing Fong. Good variety and the food is totally decent. If it is purely food excellence your after, then sure, digest the other threads. (pun intended) :-)

Jul 21, 2014
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Pig Heaven alternative

"Why they spell Vietnaam w 2 "A's" is beyond me"

...because it is a transliteration? (just guessing)

Jul 18, 2014
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LES brunch spots- takes reservations, patio a plus

Not sure they fall into your geo-boundaries but there is Back Forty and The Cleveland

Jul 16, 2014
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Chow-worthy takeout before hopping on Acela home

Ditto!

Jul 15, 2014
olympusnyc in Manhattan

I found the best organic eggs in manhattan

How much $?

Jul 10, 2014
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Anyone know what's opening up next to the MeatBall Shop, UES?

Anyone know what's opening up next to the MeatBall Shop, UES? I see the old Southern Hospitality spot is being gutted/renovated. Hopefully not to be a bank :-)

Jul 10, 2014
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Bye Bye CRUMBS

Jul 08, 2014
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Bye Bye CRUMBS

Right...there was boom back in the 70's (e.g. TCBY) and then it dried up. So, like cupcakes and croissants and donuts (not sure where the cronut falls), FroYo is like to come and go once again. Maybe a few will hold on but I suspect the bulk will fold. Similarly, will be interesting to see what's in store for the ramen boom.

Jul 08, 2014
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Bye Bye CRUMBS

FroYo the next thing to come and go....and come and go?

Jul 08, 2014
olympusnyc in Manhattan

Sasabune NYC

Went to Sasabune shortly after it opened it was a very enjoyable meal (what, 5 years ago or so?). Last year, the Mrs. and I (she is Japanese, btw), and we couldn't have been more disappointed. The sushi was truly unremarkable and the pace was too fast.

We will not be returning.

Jul 02, 2014
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Lunch near spring and lafayette for Friday!

Tartinery on Mulberry. Good food, really nice ambiance.
http://www.tartinery.com/

Jun 25, 2014
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