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#1 Wilfrid1

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Posted 04 March 2005 - 07:41 PM

South side of 14th down to north side of Houston, and from west side of 7th Avenue all the way to water.
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Posted 04 March 2005 - 08:20 PM

Inexpensive Italian: Malatesta Trattoria and Da Andrea
Meat pies: Myers of Keswick
Afternoon tea: Tea & Sympathy
Beer bar: Blind Tiger Ale House
Penny candy: Bespeckled Trout (also best milkshakes/malteds/ice cream sodas IF the guy is making them and not the old woman)
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Posted 04 March 2005 - 08:49 PM

chocolates- the Chocolate Box
greek - snack taverna
church garden - St Lukes

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Posted 04 March 2005 - 10:55 PM

Westville -- for burgers and fries with a decent bottle of wine for dinner and really good chocoate layer cake and pie with basset's ice cream for dessert

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Posted 06 March 2005 - 05:54 AM

Blue Ribbon Bakery - bread pudding, french fries, chicken soup yum
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Posted 07 March 2005 - 03:50 AM

Macellaria, for chicken livers over polenta. :swoon:

And I have a soft spot for Jarnac -- the chef was an instructor where I went to school, and she became sort of a friend. Besides that, though, it's a comfy space and the food is quite good.

#7 Wilfrid1

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Posted 10 March 2005 - 04:43 PM

But this includes the wonderful Meatpacking district - surely there's more! :rolleyes:

Reasonable list of wines by the glass at Rhone. Best 24 hour diner: Florent.
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Posted 10 March 2005 - 05:05 PM

Best bistro:Pastis. Been a while though.

What's the name of that one beginning with P. Pamador, or something. It was quite good--doesn't meet "best" though, on second thought.
It was not a new dish, as I recognised my tooth marks. Wilfrid

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Posted 10 March 2005 - 05:06 PM

do you mean Paradou? It has a nice outside garden that is covered and heated with heat lamps in the winter.

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Posted 10 March 2005 - 05:08 PM

Thanks, Tamar, that's the one.
It was not a new dish, as I recognised my tooth marks. Wilfrid

#11 Wilfrid1

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Posted 10 March 2005 - 05:15 PM

That's the one I was trying to remember. Paradou - good for snacks as well as meals.
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Posted 10 March 2005 - 05:27 PM

What about Spotted Pig? I've never actually had a meal there, only party snacks, but I liked what I had. Especially the beer.

White Horse Tavern, at least for nostalgia. I think I still taste the onion rings I had the last time -- but that was at least five years ago. :rolleyes:

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Posted 10 March 2005 - 05:41 PM

What about Spotted Pig?

Hard to know what the attraction is

Ugh. Hated it.


Go there and you'll wish you had a gun. You'll want to shoot the guy wearing a pinstripe blazer with shorts and converse sneakers, the women wearing what looks like pajamas, every single person who bumps into you (and that's everyone since 7000 people are jammed into a space roughly double that of a freight elevator), but most of all you'll want to shoot the person who decided that it would be a good idea to have backless stools as the only means to sit.


Went last night with a group of six. When we got there, the hostess said it could be more than an hour. After an hour or so, we asked about our table. The hostess snapped at us, "I told you, it could be up to two hours." We explained that we didn't mind waiting, but wanted to know why she kept filling up every table instead of trying to keep an area open for us. She just walked away. After another 30 minutes, another one of us asked her about the table, she replied, "you really have no chance of getting a table tonight. Just eat at the bar."


It's unanimous. This place sucks donkeys.



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Posted 10 March 2005 - 05:42 PM

Oh. :rolleyes: Well all right then. Forget I mentioned it. :(

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Posted 10 March 2005 - 06:10 PM

Paradou has Joel Durand chocolates, which I love.
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