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  1. I forgot to disclose the two root bear gummies that I once got at Noodle Bar. I'm really sorry about that. They were plated beautifully. It really made a difference in how I felt about the meal. I guess I'm a shill. Shoot, I also forgot to disclose the gummy sour worms that I got at Noodle Bar. I hate gummy sour worms. I felt embarrassed that I wasn't eating them and I didn't know what to do with them, so I leaned over and put them next to the mise en place for one of the cooks to hide them. The cook winked. Do I need to disclose winks???
  2. Jesus. I take 2 days off from work, am away from a computer for that time, and return only to find an absurd number of posts where Nathan has some kind of beef because I post frequently about restaurants that I really love. It's a strange world, these food boards. I happen to spend a ton of money at Ssam Bar and Noodle Bar. I could have sent a child to college for one year with the money that I've spent. I have never spent below 40 dollars at any of these restaurants. Sneakeater is actually wrong: I do not eat like a horse. I eat like 3 horses. I spend a lot and I tip a lot and I'm
  3. spaetzle

    Ssam Bar

    Agreed. On another note, the beef tendon dish has changed slightly. Instead of tatsoi leaves, there is cilantro. The beef tendon is sliced into slightly wider "noodles" and the dish now contains peanuts. I like both versions, I can't really decide yet which I like more.
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    Momofuku Ko

    Stone, I'm stuck on "scrotum of the lord" but I kind of love you anyway.
  5. Metallic Gladiators? But sexy is practical!!! I like these: http://www.piperlime.com/browse/product.do...;scid=570158012 And these (but they are a bit pricey for sandals, and I'm not 100% sure how i feel about the shiny discs on the top of the sandal): http://www.piperlime.com/browse/product.do...;scid=581416002
  6. Were they low heeled, black, strappy sandals? 'Cause I have my eye on those babies
  7. In terms of online shoe buying, I've had some nice success with shoes purchased from piperlime.com. Nice selection of women's shoes and the prices were very reasonable.
  8. Both Aaron and Stephanie - I'm so sorry for the loss of your Grandmothers.
  9. spaetzle

    Ssam Bar

    I had that off-menu sardine dish last night. I agree, it was the best part of the radicchio salad, combined with some great sardines and guanciale. I think ultimately, I prefer sardines to radicchio. That tomato confit has such a delicious, concentrated tomato flavor that was not too sweet and not too tart. I actually didn't notice the sunchokes too much though, but I was very happy with this dish anyway. The roasted chicken was also really tasty. I think I must be a huge fan of perfectly crisped chicken skin. The chicken itself was moist and the presentation of the dish was beautif
  10. I hope my comments didn't come across as intense angry emotional responses. I do admit to feeling defensive because there is a chance that I might wear the tank top you showed as an example, in public. It surprised me to think someone might judge me negatively for it. I wear it too. And my bra straps show. I have a black tank top I like, with lace straps maybe an inch wide - and then if purple or red bra straps are showing, I think it's kind of pretty. I wouldn't judge you Lauren
  11. I seriously should check out the weather report before leaving my apartment. I'm wearing black leather ankle boots ( these actually: http://www.piperlime.com/browse/product.do...;scid=538591012 ) and everyone else outside is wearing sandals.
  12. I can't decide if my cardigan is navy or black. I had intended for it to be black, but I'm a little bit color blind.
  13. I'm at work right now. I'm wearing a tee shirt. It has a pretty print on it. If anyone notices the stains on it, it's because they were looking for them. I'm wearing a cardigan over it. In the summer, i don't wear spaghetti straps to work. On weekends, I'll wear spaghetti straps. Often times, bra straps will be showing. The straps will be narrow and in pretty colors that offer a nice contrast with the color of my top. I don't look sloppy, I look nice.
  14. spaetzle

    Ssam Bar

    I think maybe there were grapes "involved" when I had it I think there were some grapes deeply involved in the chutney or whatever it was. Anyway, the pancetta is the point. I didn't see artichokes yet, soft shell crabs probably next week, and there was talk of a new pate with an egg inside it, not Klops I hope. I had the soft shell crabs on friday. Prepared the same way as the skate with the spicy aioli, pickled ramps and the potatoes fried in pork fat. Very good. There was also a skate special - skate coated with panko and rice flour, then shallow fried and s
  15. spaetzle

    Ssam Bar

    I think maybe there were grapes "involved" when I had it
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    Ssam Bar

    That duck pancetta is delicious. Are the artichokes back on the menu yet? I got into them towards the end of their run last summer and I'm looking forward to them coming back.
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    Ssam Bar

    The other night I went in and while I was waiting I thought the noise level was loud, but once I was seated I no longer noticed it and had no trouble hearing the person sitting next to me. I'm not sure how that happened. Maybe once I started eating I was just a lot more comfortable in general.
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    Degustation

    I had the 10 course tasting menu maybe 2 months ago and really enjoyed it. The "sardines 2 ways" dish is excellent - sardines, apple foam, and then a sardine sandwich that is magnificent. The soft scrambled duck egg with tiny croƻtons was another favorite. I went again last night, but only to order a la carte and was happy to see that these two items are still a part of the 10 course tasting menu that others were ordering. I remember the ten course being an excellent deal. The restaurant was very crowded, service attentive and food was wonderful. Favorites were the red snapper with
  19. Has anyone had this year's version of the soft shell crab yet? I haven't, but had some peekytoe crab which I think was in the same preparation. It's very good. Wide nori pasta that is absolutely perfect and very buttery. The peekytoe was very good as well, but that nori pasta is perfect.
  20. isn't this the same chicken noodle soup they've been serving for years? No.
  21. I had a delicious, new, chicken noodle soup at Noodle Bar the other night. That chicken skin I posted about earlier found a good home in this soup - a small square was propped up at the side of the bowl instead of the normal sheet of nori. This chicken skin totally kicks @ss. The noodles were a flat, egg noodle which retained a good texture even after sitting in a bowl of hot soup for a while (I'm a slow eater). The egg was a "soy egg". The yolk was still a bit gelatinous, the egg white was firm and the egg had been marinated in soy. This contributed to a saltiness in the broth but that
  22. spaetzle

    Momofuku Ko

    FWIW, other than the english muffin with pork fat, I don't think there was much flour in anything I ate at Ko. Given that the Ko menu violates just about every Jewish dietary law, I doubt that there will be any perceptible change. Actually, it could get worse, thanks to Adam Platt's four-star review. Plenty of people are not kosher in general but then are kosher for passover. I happen to not be one of them and am hoping it will be more possible to get a reservation (if I can manage to be up before 10)
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    Momofuku Ko

    FWIW, other than the english muffin with pork fat, I don't think there was much flour in anything I ate at Ko.
  24. spaetzle

    Ssam Bar

    Yeah. Bandwagon jumper. But then you went back and had the skate again after I begged you to give it another try and you really liked it too!
  25. I had a dream last night that Frank Bruni was making steamed vegetables and he kept on telling me to take the vegetables to my mother. I kept on saying to him that I didn't understand how that transfer would work - how can I take vegetables in a dream to my mother in reality?
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