Anyone know of a good Persian restaurant in NYC/5 Boroughs ?
In this day and age with blogs, twitter, facebook etc is it possible that there is a restaurant out there that can be good to great and remain under the radar ? A place that you stumble upon by chance and after your meal you feel like you found the Lost City of Gold or Noah's ark . A place you swear you wont tell anyone about for fear of it becoming overrun with tourists and foodies like yourself .
I know I am still trying to find such a place and if/when I do I'll be sure to tell you I am still looking .
So far I am having no luck how about you ?
Will be in San Fran and need a place to eat near the airport between 6 and 10ish before I get my midnight flight out .
A bunch of us were at Burger@Barell the other night and I was asked "who has the best waffle fries in nyc " . I usually can come up with some sort of an answer but I just had a stupid clueless look on my face. I drew a blank.
So what say you ???
So I realized Monday is not the night to do a late night munch
Session. Mark supposed to be open till 3am 24/7 well 1:45 no dice. Dito for bubbys. My out of town friend's not so happy with me right now lol.
I will be in OC this weekend and was wondering if anyone knows of any spots I should check out .
So this morning around 2 am I was bored and hungry so I got in the car and drove into the city which only took me 15 min by the way. Since their have been some questions on where to go eat late here you go.
1st stop Cafeteria
Mac and cheese and the Tuna sashimi.
I have to say it's been awhile since I hit up Cafeteria but I freely admit the mac and cheese was on the money and I was pleasantly surprised by the tuna . Cooked right ,with a nice peppery crust I was shocked . The music was loud as hell and it felt a little weird being solo in there as it seemed it was mostly couples but hey I had no one to drag with me . Off to a good start.
2nd stop Artichoke Basil
Hit and a miss. The sicilian was real good the reg slice ehhh ok. One out of two I guess isn't bad. I behaved and did not go next store to Led Zeppole.
3rd stop Veselka
At this point I started saying to myself I have major issues. The place was empty at 3:35 so sat at the counter enjoyed a little conversation with the waiter and cook. I always get the pierogies and this time would be no different. Potato, sweet potato, and spinach and goat cheese. I really don't get pierogies anywhere else except for Mrs T so I have nothing to compare them to but as usual for me they hit the spot.
4th stop Wo hop
Your probably saying to yourself right now he has issues and your right I do but wo hop brings back some fond memories and I was already in the city why not ?? This would prove to be a big mistake because by the time I finished my boneless spare ribs I was ready to burst . Oh well nothing a tums wouldn't fix.
Now if only I can find a dessert place open at 4 I would be golden. I think I figured when the best time to eat is in this crazy city. After midnight on a Mon ;) I was pleasantly surprised and everything I had was perfect for my late night munchies. Now to figure out what to hit up next Tue at 2 . Any ideas ?
Ok so I have read all the great things about LV and have enjoyed most of my meals their over a period of five visits but on most of the dishes the pepper or spice IE heat is overwhelming and takes away from some of the dishes in my humble opinion.
At first I thought ok it was an off night or they just where more liberal with the heat that day. To compare I ordered the same dishes on subsequent visits and again the heat was overpowering. I took my mom when she was up for a visit and although she loved her main course most of the apps where way to spicy for her to eat .
Has anyone else encountered this or is it just me ? Also I have no problem having heat when it fits the dish but not when the dish doesn't require it and overpowers taking away from not complimenting it .
I know everyones tolerance levels are different but for those that have eaten their have you felt the same way ?
I have a little bet going on so if you have a opinion one way or the other let me hear it .
I recently ate at restaurant that had a small open kitchen and had seats for about 15 people give or take with the open kitchen being one of the attractions. I Have eaten there before and have always loved the food. As I was enjoying my first course (table closest to said kitchen) one of the prep cooks spoons out something from a jar that appears to look like peanut butter. After he dishes the plate he puts the jar back in the see through fridge and than decides to use his finger to take a helping and eats it than goes back for another swipe than proceeds to mix a salad in a bowl with his hands. I watched the whole time and he did not wash his hands just wiped them on his apron.
I am not one to pretend that things dont happen in a kitchen etc but the fact It was done right in front of me and I witnessed it well that kind of completley turned me off.
So what do you say gross or hey its a kitchen it happens ???
So instead of asking the guys I figured I would do the smart thing and ask you what are some of your favorite "date spots" (NYC). It can be a cool low key place for drinks and finger food or a full blown 5 course meal. I know it helps to have a good date but the place cant hurt ;)
Tried Pop Bar on Fri and don't know if it was the weather or what but man did the vanilla rolled in coconut than dunked in dark chocolate taste good !! I know I know more expensive than your good humour stick but if it's a nice day out and it's not an everyday indulgence man did it taste good . Anyone else try it yet and what was your fav combo ?
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I will be at the BMW building for work and need a Italian spot for lunch near columbus cirlce. I went to a place last year that was pretty good but the name escapes me ? Any ideas ?
Heck any rec's let me know Italian or not
Trying to avod the time warner center
Just saw the list and it now has 3 US spots in the top ten . Ssam surprised me with there ranking as well. I know I am in the minority but I just don't get that place being so highly regarded . I have gon eback numerous tims to see what I am missing but I guess I will never get it.
I really have to splurge and finally due Per Se and Daniel.
Some friends r coming in Tue and there big wine fans and are all single guys and girls so looking for a good spot to go after dinner .looking for a cool vibe low keyish but also fun.
Reading some of the replies to my Keste thread I figured I would ask what do you prefer NY style or Neapolitian ? Curious to see.
I went to Mimis hummus today and I must say the SE article was on the money, MMM MMM good !!!
The eggplant caviar was my fav dish but almost everything was good . I did like the Tahini hummus better than the chickpea one but I wouldn't complain if you put one or the other in front of me. The meat phyllo was ok but next time i'll stick with the meatballs trust me ;)
It pains me to admit this but the mint tea and sage as simple as it looked and sounds was music to my taste buds on a rainy damp dreary day .
I Think I found my new fav Hummus spot .
I also went next door to the new wine bar and even though it's small it had a comfy feel to it and the bartender even let me try a few different wines .
Will def be going back .
Ok so after reading all the hype and hoopla surrounding Keste I gave it a try last week. Maybe it's my fault because everytime I read reviews before I go to a place that gets rants and raves I have been disappointed. I got the classic pie and while it was ok it was not great or even close to earth changing. The dough really threw me off and I cant exactly put my finger on it but was to doughy and seemed undercooked if you get what I mean.
I will try it again as everyone has an off night but my first impression of the place was ehhh it's ok. Little side note all three of us agreed which most of the time rarely ever happens, maybe I am over the artisinal pizza thing and just want my classic ny pie.
So it's 2:15 am and I'm starving . Just got out of work and a few of us are craving some eats. I know all the usual suspects i.e.: cafeteria, veselkas, the numerous food carts, blue ribbon yada yada yada . So tell me something I don't know were I can sip some beverages and pile on the calories . Upscale, nitty gritty it doesn't matter just shout it out . Lets hear you Favs and don't worry I wont tell anybody ;)
So ladies and gents who do you think serves the best Pancakes in town ? I honestly can't remember the last time I had a good Pancake and I have been craving them all week . So let's hear your thoughts opinions.
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