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#1 Sneakeater

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Posted 31 August 2018 - 06:50 PM

Imagine my delight when business took me near Madison Square Garden around lunchtime, giving me a chance to finally try one of the West African steam-table places Wilfrid so enjoys.

 

I expected the food to be rib-sticking and flavorful (if gloppy).  What I wasn't expecting was for one of the things I had to be best-in-category.  But the broiled(?) goat chops and ribs were one of the best goat dishes I've had in the City.  Amazingly, the meat was well butchered and of good quality:  no bone shards, no gristle.   It was subtly spiced and tasted just fantastic.

 

Everything else was merely delicious.

 

NOTE TO WILF:  I'm pretty sure the "ham hock" is cow foot.


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Posted 31 August 2018 - 06:51 PM

Also, this place is open till 3 AM.  Making it a new prime late-night option.


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#3 Sneakeater

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Posted 31 August 2018 - 06:54 PM

Hey, maybe I'll go there after Atomix tonight!


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Posted 31 August 2018 - 07:22 PM

Oh, this is super close to my office. I should try it.


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Posted 31 August 2018 - 07:23 PM

I used to be domiciled near by. I'll also offer a vote in favor.

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#6 Sneakeater

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Posted 31 August 2018 - 07:56 PM

Maybe whoever cooks the goat chops here can get a job cooking the lamb chops at Frenchette.


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Posted 31 August 2018 - 11:43 PM

More fool me, ironically, because when my office moved from 30th Street to 26th Street, I became a familiar of the near identical B&B on 26th, which may well (or may as well) have the same owners.

I was there this week gorging on the gizzards, and the lamb shank when they have it is as good as any restaurant's.

So now I have to schlep three blocks up and get these goat chops. (These two places are both amazingly good, about six bucks for a stacked plate).

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Posted 01 September 2018 - 01:50 AM

 

 

NOTE TO WILF:  I'm pretty sure the "ham hock" is cow foot.

 

 

hard to believe a place with halal in its name would actually prepare ham hock.


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#9 Sneakeater

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Posted 01 September 2018 - 02:39 AM

That's the point.


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#10 Sneakeater

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Posted 01 September 2018 - 04:34 AM

the lamb shank when they have it is as good as any restaurant's.


That's the thing about the goat ribs/chops: who expects to go to a steam-table place and get a dish that's as good as at any restaurant you can think of? It's kind of crazy, really.
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#11 Wilfrid

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Posted 02 September 2018 - 12:22 AM


 
 
NOTE TO WILF:  I'm pretty sure the "ham hock" is cow foot.

 
 
hard to believe a place with halal in its name would actually prepare ham hock.

Yes, I'd said it couldn't be ham hock, although it was very like it. I'm sure Sneak is right, and it was very good.

#12 Wilfrid

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Posted 02 September 2018 - 12:25 AM

These places are jewels, and would probably have generated more buzz if they were anywhere other than over the Avenue from FIT.

Reminds me of the Midtown Lunch blog which, under its original owner,* uncovered some very obscure but good places in a neighborhood overlooked by Chowhound.

*Nice guy, what was his name?

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Posted 02 September 2018 - 12:42 AM

Zach Brooks. He seems to have drifted west.

 

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#14 Wilfrid

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Posted 03 September 2018 - 12:41 AM

Yeah, Zach. Hung out with him at a big food event in San Francisco.

Oh that was the last time I saw Pim. Been to her restaurant since then of course.

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Posted 05 October 2018 - 06:10 AM

It finally happened:  a show in the far west upper 20s let out at about 11:30 PM on a Sunday, and I didn't feel like cooking.

 

(I was thinking about cabbing down to Noodletown -- when at the last minute I remembered this.)

 

This was cheaper than eating at home anyway.

 

Some of the stuff benefited from sitting around all day.  Some -- the supernal broiled goat & lamb -- didn't.

 

But shit.  What a resource.


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