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juuceman

Member Since 23 Jan 2005
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#1424301 Glaser's Bake Shop closing

Posted by juuceman on 06 March 2018 - 05:15 PM

It might be a shonda, but I bet those 4th generation Glasers are doing a jig over what they get for that building.

 

When we were doing our reno, I bought stainless shelves at Bari on the Bowery.  I was talking to one of the younger Baris, who run the store, which is huge - the building must be worth a fortune. I asked them why he was still working instead of off playing golf somewhere...he told me the old man is still around and doesn't want to sell, so they wait... 

 

I'm pretty sure Bari sold off some of their real estate a few years ago when the New Museum moved down there. A friend is somehow connected to them and the old man is pretty happy with what he was offered and still wants a place to go every day.




#1404657 New York Chinese

Posted by juuceman on 27 March 2017 - 07:48 PM

I've been going to NY Noodletown late night about once a month for the last year or so. Consistently the salt and pepper shrimp and the ginger scallion noodles, with a half pound of roast pork to take home for stir fry the next day. It's been awesome.




#1403902 Cafe China

Posted by juuceman on 16 March 2017 - 04:24 PM

I'd suggest going to China Blue if you return. Same people, better room, which is significantly larger, and the menu is a lot bigger. I've been a dozen times - they have a nice bar although I'm not certain they serve food at the bar. Lot more dim sum at China Blue than Cafe China. Get the vegetable dumplings. Total sleeper dish.




#1371948 Myumi

Posted by juuceman on 19 April 2016 - 02:23 PM

Myumi, in Wynwood Yards, offers a pretty great omakase sushi meal.

 

Dinner only, seating is every hour, on the hour, between 6 and 10.

 

Reservations appear to be mandatory, and are only available through the Resy app.

 

Omakase only, $40 for 8 pieces, $60 for 12. Separate bar in the center of Wynwood Yards serves $25 bottles of sake, among other drinks, and has a good selection of draft beer. 

 

Apparently it's related to Kazuo Yoshida, from 1 or 8 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The sushi was better than I anticipated, although the selection is slightly limited. Rice is good. 

 

It's outside, although under a small overhang. The lighting in the truck is fluorescent. The sushi chef is young, and able to carry on a good conversation as he serves the six seats at the bar. It's a good time overall, completely worth the $10 uber ride from Miami Beach.




#1365376 The Atlantic ChipShop

Posted by juuceman on 23 February 2016 - 09:26 PM

Chip Shop's Mac and Cheese is remarkably good. The salad with apple and cheddar as well. Agree, their fries are meh.




#1346512 Sessanta

Posted by juuceman on 21 September 2015 - 08:59 PM

I enjoyed it, even with it's quirks, and would love to spend a few hours at the bar.
 
We went on a Saturday night a month or so ago, packed bar at 8:30; there was going to be a wait with a reservation but they realized who I was and recovered from that after a brief moment; bar was two deep with pretty people. Lot more space than at Lure, and it's brighter, but everyone has to walk through the bar to be seated so they need the space. Bar is large, and it seems like eating there will be enjoyable. Food was great. Standard NYC Italian/seasonal food. Normal portion sizes. We split a few starters and, while none of the mains stood out to me, I think we both had and enjoyed the pastas we ate for main courses. Service was inconsistent, with staff seemingly overwhelmed, especially getting us drinks from the bar. FOH management was all over the place and constantly checking in to see how the waitstaff was handling things. they helped significantly in service recovery. From what I remember, the waitstaff all looked quirky, like characters from the circus or a game of clue. I'm sure they've ironed out their service issues by now. Might go again on Saturday night with another couple, if we do I'll post a more full review.


#977920 Best of Brooklyn: Greenpoint

Posted by juuceman on 11 December 2008 - 06:07 PM

If you take the L one more stop, you can exit right bu Dumont, which is pretty good. Enid's is on the walk between Bedford and Warsaw. It's a decent walk from the Bedford L stop to Warsaw, but you pass a good number of bars and restaurants on the way. Any of them are fine, but nothing worth going out of your way for, at least the last time I did the trek.. the food at Warsaw is much better than the usual selection at music halls, so is the beer selection..


#839345 Russ & Daughters

Posted by juuceman on 19 September 2007 - 07:52 PM

QUOTE(omnivorette @ Sep 19 2007, 03:01 PM) View Post
Thanks.

You think smoked fish bought today will be fine on Saturday evening?


you're likely getting the same exact fish (or at least fish that will be there today will also be sold to you later this week).

and it's going to be an absolute nightmare getting anywhere near here for the rest of the week..

their entire side of Nova, sliced and reassembled, is a wonderful way to do a large brunch or meal.. they can deliver it within manhattan as well, making life incredibly easy..


#754010 Brunch

Posted by juuceman on 05 December 2006 - 05:19 PM

Three to four dozen people for brunch in two weeks.

It'll be casual, with people coming and going over a span of four hours, helping themselves to food and drink, and hanging out.

The extent of my involvement on the day of should be heating things in the oven as they need to be replaced, but I'm able to shop and prep it over the next two weeks.

The budget is rather open, I'd prefer to source as much as possible within Manhattan.

What's your ideal menu and where do you source it from?


#623410 Burgers in NY

Posted by juuceman on 07 September 2005 - 08:46 PM

Ah, don't bother. You are all nuts, and so is everyone on Chowhound and eGullet. Completely crazy.

So, I go down to Shake Shack off-peak and just go for the straightforward SHackburger with cheese. Little tiny burger on the kind of soft white bun known in England as a bap. Bit of tomato, bit of lettuce. Slice of American cheese. And the special sauce about which I can remember nothing.

And you people are standing in line for this?

Yes, it is better than McDonalds. In a sane world, McDonald would be about this good, and no-one would be standing in line for it.

Barmy. The lot of you.

Edit to add: Loonies.

if we had In and Out here in NYC, it might be a different story.. as it is though, people line up for hours waiting for an in and out burger when a new place opens up.. traffic jams regularly form around them during lunch hours.. so it's not exactly a nyc phenomenon.. not to say that LA is always the most rationale of places, or should be what we model ourselves after..

ask for your burger rare, and they'll give it to you rare.. ask for it well, and they'll give it to you crispy and well. otherwise, it's med-rare to medium..

it's a solid burger.. it's outside.. it's different, and if you spent a lot of time in the neighborhood, you'd understand that it's better than most of the options around, including any burger within walking distance, although i will allow for those who are Molly's fans to argue this..