So yesterday my gf and i had some errands to run in St. Marks area so we decided to eat small bits here and there.
First off was Baoguette... I was reminded why i loved that place so much. Then the Pork Buns at Momofuku... haven't had one in awhile so just went to Milk Bar to get that, some cookies and a crack pie for later.
Then we went to Motorino's on 12th street. After hearing all the rave on SE / Slice (for the one in Brooklyn) I decided to try it... we ordered the Margherita. Since we had already eaten a pork bun and half a sandwich, we ordered just one pie (plus it was like 5:00 pm so no one was there), but the guy working there gave us a weird look and said in the back "they just want one... no, that's it... just give them one.." in a tone that made me feel like I was doing something wrong... then the pizza was not as good as I expected. The 5 cheese blops we had (i counted) was delicious but the sauce was under-seasoned. The crust was good, and all in all the pizza was definitely above average but nowhere near the reviews. For $14 for 4 slices, I expect a little more (at least in taste).
In any case, maybe this was a bad night? Maybe the one in Manhattan is just not as good as the one in Brooklyn? Anyone else have a similar experience?
After seeing the $47,000 bill entry, it reminded me of a question I've always had.
The reason his bill was that high was mainly due to the drinks he ordered (and therefore the tip was that high).
I read an article once (I think Food and Wine, but I don't really remember) where a writer went to celebrate and bought two expensive bottles of wine. The bottles of wine were more expensive than the food ordered. However, the waiter, after bringing over the bottles and opening it, never really did anything (i.e. pour the wine, change the ice bucket, etc...) When the guy was leaving, he tipped 20% for the food, but didn't tip on the wine. When the waiter followed him out to ask him if there was anything wrong, the man replied no. The waiter continued and asked, then why did he tipped so little, and an argument ensued over the tip on the wine. The man was pissed off and crossed off the tip on the credit card bill and replaced it with 0%.
Is there a rule for this? Do you just tip on the wine no matter what? For $40 bottles, this is not that big of a deal, but at several hundred.... it is.. so i was just wondering if there was some sort of rule for tipping on alcohol...
So, I'm trying to make a blue crab dish, but they don't sell blue crab at the local super market. (I live in the Murray Hill area).
Does anyone know where I can get blue crab (hopefully fresh) in manhattan? Someone mentioned chinatown to me, but where in chinatown would i go? anywhere else?
Thanks in advance.
I would like to ask you for your suggestions on the best crème brûlée in Manhattan.
I have a friend that dreams of being a pastry chef one day. If I could give her a list of top 10 places to go in the city for a good solid experience, where would you suggest? I want her to experience various angles to desserts / pastries.
Thanks in advance.
I love love love Mexican food, and besides In-N-Out, that's probably what I miss the most from LA.
Any ideas on where to get great Mexican food in Manhattan?
El Parador Cafe is very good. I recommend to anyone that likes Mexican.
I'm looking to cook myself a steak this weekend, and ever since I've joined Serious Eats, I can no longer be happy buying my meats from Gristedes or D’Agostino.
Does anybody know of any good places to buy meat in the Murray Hill area (or its vicinity)? One friend recommended going to Whole Foods, but I have never bought meat from Whole Foods. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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