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Pinkberry/Bloomingdale's style yogurt at E. 93rd st!

Corner Bakery and Cafe (FKA Yura) on 3rd ave/93rd St has a little frozen yogurt bar now. It's Frogurt, the same brand they serve at Bloomingdale's. They only have the plain flavor and have an assortment of toppings like fresh fruit, chocolate chips and brownie chunks. I'm glad I don't have to trek down to Pinkberry anymore (why can't they get some air conditioning?) It's overpriced like everything else in that bakery, though.

Aug 10, 2007
lucybobo in Manhattan

Flurt Frozen Yogurt

There's a Ciao Bella in Grand Central Station, which has it. I've also had it at the Ciao Bella between Madison and 5th avenues on 92nd st.

Aug 03, 2007
lucybobo in Manhattan

Artisanal...."are u kidding me?"

I didn't like Artisinal either. The cheese fondue was bland and had a plasticky texture. The killer for me was when they brought my steak-frites under a plate cover. The fries under the cover too. Because of the steam build-up, the fries were completely limp and soggy. Gross.There were a few things which ended up on the floor when I was there too.

Jul 31, 2007
lucybobo in Manhattan

Flurt Frozen Yogurt

Ciao Bella has something called Lebanese Yogurt Sherbert, which is I think what you are talking about. It's really good.

Jul 31, 2007
lucybobo in Manhattan

Does anyone have info about Del Re's grinding truck?

Sometimes I see a red truck with a bell in our neighborhood. It's called Del Re's grinding. Does anyone know anything about it? How to find out when it will be in our area? (this is just for some sciscors, not expensive knives.)

Jul 30, 2007
lucybobo in Manhattan

Recs for different kinds of restaurants in Princeton, nJ?

A good Chinese
A good Indian
A good Turkish or Middle Eastern

A special place for a splurge

A bakery

thank you for any recs (yes, I did a search)

If I like these spots what would u recommend...

Red Cat, Five Points

Jul 29, 2007
lucybobo in Manhattan

Holy foodie day Batman!

You did that all in one day? Impressed. What is an Emperor's Morsel?

Jul 26, 2007
lucybobo in Manhattan

When can we take our guest who only has shorts and sandals?

Pretty much any kind of food except Asian. Prefer downtown up to about Murray Hill.

Jul 26, 2007
lucybobo in Manhattan

When can we take our guest who only has shorts and sandals?

It's a slightly large party and I hate waiting in line, so being able to make reservations would be ideal.

Jul 25, 2007
lucybobo in Manhattan

When can we take our guest who only has shorts and sandals?

I need a rec for a nice restaurant where we can bring our out-of-town visitor. He brought no pants, only shorts and rubber sandals. Someplace with good food where we can make reservations. Not a dive.

Jul 25, 2007
lucybobo in Manhattan

Any other good places in Murray Hill?

Wu Liang Ye

Jul 24, 2007
lucybobo in Manhattan

Any other good places in Murray Hill?

Resto

Jul 24, 2007
lucybobo in Manhattan

Best "joints" in Manhattan.

I like Bereket for great Turkish kebaps and lentil soup. It is very clean, but no atmosphere or decor. The men behind the counter are a bit gruff, but very efficient and seem to take pride in their work.

Jul 24, 2007
lucybobo in Manhattan

Need dining recommendations!!

Sip Sak

Jul 24, 2007
lucybobo in Manhattan

DESPERATE IN MANHATTAN

Waverly Inn. But I'm not exactly sure how you go about getting a reservation. There's also the various "trendy Meatpacking" places like Buddakhan, Spice Market, Morimoto and so on.

Jul 24, 2007
lucybobo in Manhattan

What to order at Keen's steakhouse?

We are taking out-of-towners there. Obviously STEAK, but what about appetizers, side dishes, desserts? What is good there?

Also, what is the dress code? One of our guests seems to wear nothing but shorts and rubber sandals with socks. Will that be a problem at Keen's? I hate to have to to say something to him, but I will if necessary.

Jul 24, 2007
lucybobo in Manhattan

Seeking: Afternoon tea recs (based on places I like/dislike)

The Carlyle does a pretty good afternoon tea. The petits-fours are from Payard. It's slightly less formal than the St. Regis. I would *not* recommend the afternoon tea at the Mark hotel. It seems like they just have it on their menu as an afterthought. They bring out the food all on one plate instead of the 3-tiered tray. Sarabeth's on Madison/92nd has afternoon tea on the weekends, but I haven't tried it yet. Another place which is supposed to have an interesting afternoon tea is the restaurant at the bottom of Takashimaya.

Jul 23, 2007
lucybobo in Manhattan

Does Shaheen still sell sweets?

I peeped in there this weekend and it was so dimly lit. All I could see was some steam tables. I didn't see any actual sweets but maybe I looked too quickly. Where else in Jackson heights would be a good place to buy Indian sweets and desserts?

Jul 18, 2007
lucybobo in Outer Boroughs

Help me think of recs for friends staying near 11th st and 6th ave?

We will be taking them out to dinner most nights, but they will be on their own for many breakfasts and lunchs. Help me think of suggestions from cheap to moderate priced. So far I have come up with Tisserie, Republic and the USQ Whole Foods. Any other suggestions?

Jul 18, 2007
lucybobo in Manhattan

What's the worst (nice) restaurant you have been to?

Blueberry creme brulee with Early Grey foam?? One of our main courses was severaly oversalted. Onboxious, unprofessional service and dated looking decor. It's not the worst restaurant I've been to, but the worst high end restaurant.

Jul 17, 2007
lucybobo in Manhattan

Admit it... There's Some Dishes at Chain Restaurants You Like

At Cracker Barrel I like their side dish which is a casserole made out of hashbrowns and cheese. I can't remember what it's called.

Jul 17, 2007
lucybobo in Chains

What do you think of Wallse?

We ordered the tasting menu and enjoyed everything except the desserts. They brought each person a different dessert, sort of like His and Hers. Mine was some kind of fruit parfait. It seemed as if they just threw a bunch of ingredients into a big glass without really thinking about what they were doing.

Jul 17, 2007
lucybobo in Manhattan

What's the worst (nice) restaurant you have been to?

For me it's a tie between English is Italian and Aureole.

Jul 17, 2007
lucybobo in Manhattan

Need recs for fun, good atmosphere with kids near Village

There's an idea. Never been. What's the situation with reservations/wait times? I can't wait in line too long with kids.

Jul 17, 2007
lucybobo in Manhattan

Best iced coffee?

I didn't see too many UES recs, so I'll cast my vote for Effie's Cafe on 3rd Ave, near 92nd St.

Jul 17, 2007
lucybobo in Manhattan

Need recs for fun, good atmosphere with kids near Village

For some reason I'm drawing a blank. This will be for out of towners who are staying in Greenwich Village. A place for dinner in the Village/SoHo/NoHo that has a fun atmosphere and where it would be ok to bring kids. Cuisine could be American/French/Italian/maybe Latin. Not Baltahzar, because we already took them there.

Jul 17, 2007
lucybobo in Manhattan

Where to take Chinese visitors if they are sick of Western food?

They will be in Orlando for a week before they reach us and then with us for another week. If they are getting sick of Western food, where should we take them? They usually dine in quite nice places in Beijing and would probably be horrified by some of the Chinatown holes-in-walls. It doesn't have to be purely Chinese, but maybe something "Asian-ish." I was thinking they might get a kick out of Buddakan. How is the food there? Any thoughts on whether it would be good for this purpose.

Jul 16, 2007
lucybobo in Manhattan

Salute vs. Cheburechnaya?

Of the Rego Park restaurants mentioned in this thread, which are easiest to reach with public transportation?

Jul 16, 2007
lucybobo in Outer Boroughs

Where to take out of towners for steak?

Need recs for steakhouses. thanks.

Jul 14, 2007
lucybobo in Manhattan