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Nicki--where did you find that dress? It's cute!

Ask the Critic: A Farewell Food Tour of NYC

As someone who moved from NYC to Northern CA, these are the things that I miss the most about the city:

1. Bagels
2. Good pizza
3. The halal carts for their chicken and rice
4. Apple cider/ apple cider doughnuts
5. Dunkin' Donuts' coffee (I know, I know.)
6. Pomme Frites
7. S'Mac

Looking for a venue for a bridal shower for 20-30 people

Thanks for the response! Unfortunately, tea themed bridal showers are out as one of the girls who's also getting married is doing one. I forgot to mention that my sister is an extremely picky eater who only will eat either American or Asian foods. :(

Mix and Match Six Pack Distributor

Do you know if it'll be room temperature?

...I don't drink a lot of beer and have been asked to bring back bottles from the East Coast back to California.

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What is the song in the video?

Help! Drowning in Twenty Pounds of Produce!

I should also add that we have a two-pound bag of green onions as well. Again, at a lost as to what to do with any of this. :(

The Serious Eats All-Star Sandwich Festival in Photos

Having gone to other food events, I was like everyone else and experiencing long lines full of disorganized pure mayhem. But, in my tiny frame of time that I had before I started my shift as a volunteer, I was able to sample all of the sandwiches without waiting more than ten minutes. Also, I was impressed by the size of the sandwiches--usually, at these events, I get a little nubbin of a sample. During the day, it was nice to see how relaxed and happy everyone was at the event, despite it being so incredibly hot. Don't change anything for the next event except for maybe having sprinklers for us to run through.

It was great to meet and see all of the writers that I have been reading on this website. I'm sad that I won't be around in NY for the next one. :(

Last Meals In NYC (Under $20)

I'm in the same boat as you, only I'm leaving for California in three weeks. For me, it's the Meatball Shop, Grand Sichuan, Penelope, Ippudo Ramen, Two Little Red Hens' cupcakes, Pies n Thighs, Mister Softee, halal carts, and I'll be OD'ing on all of my favorite pizza places. I'll definitely be following this thread for suggestions.

Hill Country Chicken: Are Fried Chicken and Pie the New Burgers and Cupcakes?

Where is the Chik-fil-a hidden in NY? I know it's in one of the NYU dorms, but not sure which one and where. Please help. :(

Ideas for TEA in NYC!

Alice's Tea Cup. They have two in the UES and one in UWS.

Chain Gang -- Do you secretly love a chain restaurant??

Panera, Olive Garden, Boston Market, Cracker Barrel, PF Chang's and Denny's. No shame here. :)

Have You Ever Had Airline Food You Actually Liked?

JAL and Eva airlines both have really great food. They also tend to shove as much food in you as possible. I guess it's the Asian fear of letting their guests go hungry, eh? :)

Virgin America's snack boxes are quite decent. I liked mine.

NY Restaurant Week Help

Ah, that explains some things. When I was doing some research, I thought it was puzzling how most of the places didn't get more than four stars on Yelp. WIth that said, we were thinking about dinner since my boyfriend doesn't have a flexible work schedule like mine.

(Fast) Lunch Options at/near the Javits Center?

If you or your friends have a smartphone and the proctors allow delivery, download the Seamlessweb app and that should be able to help you. Javitis is in the middle of nowhere with the closest and fastest food option being McDonald's.

Is the Coffee Break Dead? Bring Back Mug Time

I used to work at a dry cleaners. The owners, who were Korean, would lock up shop everyday at lunchtime and we would have a lunch for two hours. The owners had a small kitchen in the back and made food for themselves and the employees. We then would sit together at a table together, talk about families, and share stories for the two hours. I wish there were more places like this in America.

San Francisco: A Taco Tour of the 24th Street Bart Station, Mission District

Thank you for this article. I'm going to SFO at the end of this month and am excited to try out these places.

Where do we need to stop to eat on our cross country road trip?

Sedona: Wildflower Cafe and Heartline Cafe (but only for lunch; I heard dinner could be expensive there.) I can't think of the pizza place that my friends and I went to, but if I find out, I'll post here again.

Sedona's really gorgeous. It was really hard for me to leave there.

Blowing Rock, NC has several really good places to eat as well

I highly recommend taking Highway 101 from the Redwood National Park to Portland, Oregon. It's one of my top three most beautiful drives that I've been on.

Is Your Pet Named After a Food (or Food Critic)?

I have two tuxedo cats named Maki and Unagi. Because, you know, they're black and white. They're still kittens and I believe my neighbors think I'm a crazy sushi chef always shouting things like, "Maki! NO! Bad!"

April Fools' Day Brings In-N-Out to NYC

Now, that's just mean.

What's The Worst Restaurant Name You've Ever Heard?

Hot and Crusty in Manhattan.

What's Your Favorite Hamantash Filling?

Does anyone have a good recommendation for Hamantash in Manhattan? I'd suggest Prantl's for Pittsburgh.

What Are the Must-Eats in Your City?

I wish I had this list when my friend and I were driving across the country in January. With neither of us having a smart phone, we were completely clueless as to where the good places to eat were.

Grilling: Apricot-Glazed Pork Tenderloin

I apologize if this is a silly question, but would this be possible in an oven? If so, what temperature should I heat the oven?

Somewhere to go near E. 57th St.

I was going to post this as my in-laws will be in town next weekend and will be wanting to do the touristy Christmas events around that area. So, keep your suggestions coming!

[Added: My in-laws aren't adventurous eaters so nothing crazier than Americanized Chinese. I'm not too sure if they would eat Mexican, either.]

Quality thai places in the city

Klong on St. Marks is really good. They have a lunch special from Monday-Saturday where you can have an appetizer and an entree for $7.95.

Looking for a venue for a bridal shower for 20-30 people

Does anyone have suggestions for a venue for a bridal shower in NY? It can be in the outer boroughs as well. I'm looking for a venue that's big enough for 20 to 30 people and am willing to spend up to $30 per person. Alcohol doesn't have to be involved, but it would be cheaper without it.

Some ideas that the other bridesmaids and I have been kicking around were hosting a brunch, an afternoon tea, etc. I'm living on the other side of the country so I'm unable to research the venues better. If it helps, the theme of the bridal shower is travel.

Does anyone have any ideas?

Gifts from California?

Fellow Californians! If you were going to buy your non-CA family holiday presents that represent our beautiful state, what would you buy? So far, I've thought of: Tapatio, Red Vines, Sees's chocolate, and olive oil. I would bring back wine, but I to drag my bag from plane to train to bus and it can be heavy after awhile.

It's sad that I can't bring back the mountains and our coastline back with me. :(

Mix and Match Six Pack Distributor

This may be an impossible task, but I was wondering if anyone knew of a place in the city where I can create my own six-pack of beer. The only catch is that the beer cannot be cold as I have to take them on a plane.

Does such a place exist?

Help! Drowning in Twenty Pounds of Produce!

I volunteered at a food bank yesterday, and as a thank you, the food bank gave me several bags weighing at the very least four pounds each of salad making material (think iceberg lettuce, four heads of romaine, mixed salad greens, and spinach) as well as six pounds of plums.

I'm at a lost as to what to do with any of this. I know the easy answer is it make lots of salad, but how long do salad greens say fresh? And, what do you do with plums other than eating them raw?

Finally, if anyone is in the Monterey County area, you're free to stop by to pick up any of this for yourself.

Irish Potato Candy?

Where can I find these candies? I know it's really easy to make, but I have a super teeny kitchen so it's better for me to go out and find them. I live in the UES and work around Union Square, but anywhere in Manhattan would be fine.

NY Restaurant Week Help

Hello everyone,

This will be first and only (for a long time as my boyfriend and me are moving to San Francisco soon) Restaurant Week in NY. Which restaurants do you recommend? Or, to avoid at all costs? We aren't particular about the kind of food, but are looking for "that meal you must have before leaving NY."


Petition to Keep the Food Trucks in NY

I saw this being posted by several of the food trucks' Twitter accounts (Big Gay Ice Cream, Rickshaw) and thought I would share this with you. It's a petition against the city revoking vending permits based upon parking tickets.

The article about the proposed law:

The petition against it:

Please sign it and hopefully you'll pass it on as well.

Best cupcakes in San Francisco?

My boyfriend and I are staying with friends while we're visiting the city. As a thank you, we want to give our friends cupcakes for being such great hosts. We searched Yelp and it gave us eight (!!!) places with five stars. We were wondering which one is the best one to go to. I know it's vague, but we're not looking for one that has the best of a particular flavor.

This is the page we've been looking at:,+CA#bbox=-123.24462890625%2C37.22814150043359%2C-121.5911865234375%2C38.31795595794451&sortby=composite_rating

Dinner in East Village?


I'm only two months old to NY. I was wondering what's your favorite place for dinner in the East Village since my boyfriend and I heard it was a great place to get dinner. We're willing to try anything at least once. We already have been to Klong, Grand Sichuan, Ramen Setyaga, S'mac, and the multitude of Indian places on 6th St. Our price range is under $30 for the both of us. Thanks for your help!