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Bareburger

I've had a blue cheese burger and the hawaiian one. one was okay and the other one was actively bad, really dry etc.

Jul 11, 2012
brooklyndude in Manhattan

what's missing from my list of must-try pizzas in nyc?

I've had a number of bad experiences at grazziella since I wrote this.

luigis is still a great greasy slice.

Jul 10, 2012
brooklyndude in Manhattan

Bareburger

my response was serious, and in my limited experience, completely accurate.

Jul 10, 2012
brooklyndude in Manhattan

Bareburger

beer.

Jul 09, 2012
brooklyndude in Manhattan

Colorado Springs?

really liked my meal at king chef, I had green chili on a burger and my wife had a really excellent burrito with green chili on it.

coaltrain is great and has a lot of high quality west coast beer that I can't get at home.

Sep 10, 2011
brooklyndude in Mountain States

Colorado Springs?

Thanks, I'll definitely check Coaltrain out. Is there any half decent Mexican, or BBQ?

Sep 07, 2011
brooklyndude in Mountain States

Colorado Springs?

Looking for recommendations in Colorado Springs, especially Mexican. I'll be here for a week.

Would also like help finding a retail store that has a great beer selection. Bars aren't really an option, unfortunately.

Sep 06, 2011
brooklyndude in Mountain States

Restaurant in Fort Green

I agree with Daniel about what the best stuff in the immediate area is. If it were me I would leave the area for dinner though.

Jul 02, 2011
brooklyndude in Outer Boroughs

Cafe Boulud Tasting Menu w/ Preg wife...What will they cut? What should I pay?

I wouldn't expect it to cost less, especially if they are altering courses for you.

Jun 27, 2011
brooklyndude in Manhattan

Was sooo looking forward to Eleven Madison Park, but...

This thread says a lot more about the people posting than the restaurant. I strongly agree with your comments about how people's economic circumstances affect their perceptions. EMP is a pretty reliable restaurant in my experience.

Jun 10, 2011
brooklyndude in Manhattan

Can you ID this restaurant?

Second Story books is still on P street in Dupont, I don't recall a Georgetown location anytime in the last 20 years.

Suggestions on my shortlist of fine dining restaurants in NYC (first time)

I think Corton is far far better than craft and more interesting than kyo ya, which is traditional japanese food done very very well.

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Craft
43 E. 19th St., New York, NY 10003

Corton
239 West Broadway, New York, NY 10013

May 08, 2011
brooklyndude in Manhattan

What kind of Le Creuset pan to cook pasta in? (and how to drain the pasta?)

It's hard to know whether you are serious, but I would say that a Le Crucet dutch oven is a really useful basic tool that is worth the cost because it's really good at things like braising and making stews and being able to use the same pot on the range and in the oven is useful.

many of the things you mention are better done in a saucepan, and while I'm sure le creucet will sell you one I think that a lot of things are best done in a metal saucepan. I bought an all-clad one from amazon for less than I would have paid at a department store, but there may be better deals out there. america's test kitchen recommends the one I have, FWIW. the 12 inch size is versatile.

there are somethings, like boiling water, that don't warrant the expense of a le crucet. I often make pasta in a glass pot which transmits heat well, but a stockpot also works fine. the post above about boiling water is dead on.

Apr 03, 2011
brooklyndude in Cookware

Moving to DC - please help!

Sushi Ko, even with Koji, lags far far behind the sushi available in NYC. I don't think that's debatable.

Can you ID this restaurant?

The bookstore could have been Bartleby's used books, which was on M street for a long time. There was also a used books store on 31st whose name escapes me. Bridge Street Books is on Pennsylvania ave near there too, but you couldn't have gone west to get there unless you were in the Four Seasons.

Per Se Price Increase

Landmarc TWC's kitchen is probably about a tenth of the size of Per Se's. I've read that Per Se has it's own part of the loading dock.

Jan 28, 2011
brooklyndude in Manhattan

Per Se Price Increase

Was just about to post the same thing.

Jan 28, 2011
brooklyndude in Manhattan

BAM-BAM: Stuck Inside of Fort Greene with the NY Blues again

I agree with this.

Jan 28, 2011
brooklyndude in Outer Boroughs

BAM-BAM: Stuck Inside of Fort Greene with the NY Blues again

I think walking towards Prospect Heights is a much better idea than eating in Fort Greene. I live in Fort Greene and don't think any of the neighborhood spots are worth the money.

Jan 28, 2011
brooklyndude in Outer Boroughs

Duck Fat?

I've bought some from the duck farmers at the Fort Greene farmer's market, Hudson Valley Duck Farm. While I've only bought small quantities I would ask them about buying in bulk. Brooklyn Larder and Eataly have it, but I have a feeling your price complaints are probably true there too.

Jan 28, 2011
brooklyndude in Outer Boroughs

Is Corton really as good as it looks?

i went in late august and it was as good as it has ever been. agree that the desserts aren't as strong as the savories, but the food is probably my favorite in manhattan.

Nov 10, 2010
brooklyndude in Manhattan

Blue Hill Farm or Lotus of Siam

i wouldn't say the preparations at blue hill are simple. they aren't edgy and they don't use things like foie but i think the food is ambitious and more sophisticated than it appears. they don't use a lot of salt, and i would guess they use less stock and butter than other places.

Nov 10, 2010
brooklyndude in Manhattan

any high quality sushi in brooklyn/queens??

i don't think ki is anywhere near as good as the better manhattan places.

Oct 28, 2010
brooklyndude in Outer Boroughs

Trying to Eat Brains

I've had them at Blue Hill Stone Barns & Per Se.

Oct 15, 2010
brooklyndude in Manhattan

Eataly NYC

The beer is well priced for what it is, meaning the prices on the beers they stock are less than they are elsewhere.

Oct 13, 2010
brooklyndude in Manhattan

NYC 2011 Michelin Star Predictions?

I think Corton is one of the two or three best place for food in the city right now. Service is spotty and the room isn't that great. Wine list is decent.

Excellent dinner at Lincoln

Thank you for the long report.

How inventive would you say the food is? The menu doesn't really read that well to me but I've heard that the food is actually pretty creative.

Oct 05, 2010
brooklyndude in Manhattan

NYC 2011 Michelin Star Predictions?

I agree with you about the graphic design and the way it's written, but I think the ratings are the most reliable of the major sources. The NYT is no longer reliable at all.

NEVER ORDER from Grand Sichzuan St Marks

I've eaten here about ten times and never had a problem. I order from the Sichzuan menu, or the Mao's food page.

Sep 16, 2010
brooklyndude in Manhattan

BYOB Birthday for Broke Best Buddy

DBA lets you order in but the beer selection is not really first rate.

Sep 08, 2010
brooklyndude in Manhattan