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  1. I worked in that area for a few years & there really isn't that much. Pasta Plus is the only place that I've heard people say anything good about, but that's not really a part of the world I would go around looking for good food in. If I (god forbid) had to go back to Laurel I would probably try to eat as cheaply as possible and try to eat well another day. If you really have to get something decent the drive down to Riverdale is a pretty good idea, I've eaten at La Sirenita in Riverdale a few times and generally liked it. It is decent Mexican, which is impossible to find in DC for som
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    Momofuku Ko

    I have it on really good authority that they do. unless you are a friend of a food writer That makes me (and my friend who was charged) angry. Strongbuzz sucks for making those two posts too.
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    Momofuku Ko

    I have it on really good authority that they do.
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    The Bruni Thread

    I also think its possible that next week's Corton review will be an essay on the history of dining below 14th street & this week is just the background for it. I am also convinced that whatever he ends up writing it will not be a decent assessment of either restaurant.
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    The Bruni Thread

    I think the food has changed a lot over the last six months, and its in some ways better, some ways not. I still think Ssam Bar is definitely worth going to but I do think Eater is right and it has changed. I did come up with a few possible reasons for the re-review: 1) Bruni wants to be the first to review Milk Bar & the web-preview people got the name wrong. 2) All the abuse Bruni takes on the interwebs has made him hate the interwebs and he is putting the poker to use one last time before he leaves. 3) The reviews have nothing to do with the quality of the food &
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    Food Prices

    I have been drinking it the same day. Whole foods will fill growlers from Bierkratft? I don't know if they will fill other people's growlers, I know Bierkraft will not. What I was saying is that Bierkraft has a better cap system that will allow you to let it sit in the fridge for a day or two before you drink it but you have to drink Whole Foods growlers the day you buy them because they go stale.
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    Food Prices

    The Whole Foods on Houston is the cheapest place to buy good beer in NYC that I'm aware of. The really expensive stuff is sometimes a full 50% less than it is as BierKraft and the selection isn't that much worse. In fact for some things (Italian beer, which is shockingly good) I thinks its better. BierKraft is a much better place to buy growlers though, Whole Foods does not have the same cap system & the beer goes stale if you don't drink it the same day.
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    No. 7

    How many things are there really? My wife had the tuna dish that Wells talked about and liked it about as much as I liked my food. The food is vaguely asian in a vaguely Perry Street-ish way but I can't say that it will work as well for you in other areas.
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    WD-50

    I ate here a few week ago and really loved my meal. The current foie dish works kind of like the one at Ko in that the foie has been broken up and recomposes itself in your mouth, but the malt and sherry vinegar jam offset the fattiness really well. I got to eat about half of my wife's beef main, which I also loved. The preparation is the same as its been for a while but it was plated differently this time, and the flavor combination (coffee gnocchi, onion, other stuff that I can read from the website but don't honestly remember) is an example of why this restaurant just works for me. The
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    Tailor

    I ate here recently and can report its much the same as I found it on my last trip, but (maybe because I was sober) somehow less satisfying. The menu hasn't changed, and I actually had the same meal I had last time I ate there. Everything was executed just about the same but the "weird" food didn't hold up to repeated eating that well. The dessert, mango ravioli, was definitely the highlight this time around. The cocktail menu had changed though, and as usual I liked everything I had. The noise from the bar definitely made the dining room less enjoyable but didn't ruin our evening
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    No. 7

    I finally got around to trying their late night sandwich last weekend & enjoyed it. I wasn't drunk but I'd had a few (which is probably the only way I'm ever going to eat here again) but I really enjoyed it. Its a single piece of chicken fried steak cut in half and served in a soft english muffin like thing with cucumbers, so you get bread, cucumber, breading, meat, breading, breading, meat, breading, and then bread. Its also served with a jello cup, which was tasty but odd. I don't remember the flavors. This is definitely the most exciting thing I can think of eating in a restaurant
  12. I had a really horrible meal here a few weeks ago. The non fatty brisket was dry and pretty bland & the mac and cheese was OK but overpriced for my taste. This was disappointing to me because I've enjoyed each of my five or so other visits. They also told me that they show every Redskins game (and other teams from the south, but I didn't ask what that means) on the TV's downstairs. I like that sausage a lot & was wishing I had ordered it last time.
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    No. 7

    Its funny how the ability to go there at one thirty changes all of that. The prices also seem a little steep for something that I'm sure won't be that special but I'm broke.
  14. Bouley lost two stars even though I don't think its closed.
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    No. 7

    I'm pretty excited they serve food till 2 and I'm sure I'll end up there pretty soon just for that. The menus they have online don't seem that interesting to me but I'll check out the chicken steak sandwich for sure. Sneakeater - Speaking of restaurants near BAM what do you think of Stone Home Wine Bar? I've had pretty mixed experiences, but it can be decent (at least when you're drunk).
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    Tailor

    Can anyone whose been recently comment on how loud the music in the dining room is? I can't remember but I am supposed to take an older guest there tomorrow and was wondering if it will be a problem.
  17. I guess what I am saying is that its strange to admit that the presence of the chef who is nominally in charge of the restaurant makes the food worth twice as much. I think this is something that is probably obviously true but it seems strange to have it stated so plainly.
  18. I don't know about that. Ssam Bar has a bigger kitchen than the original Noodle Bar did & Ko is a more formal style of dining. Each new restaurant had a clear purpose/was a different restaurant. Craft will be using the same kitchen as Tom's Tuesday Dinner, is already pretty expensive, and already offers a tasting menu. This is just a PR stunt/way to show that he still loves to cook. That said my wife seems interested so we may go.
  19. I think thats the message he wants to send but what it says to me is "Craft is not my best effort."
  20. I had no idea they had two systems. That really makes a lot of sense (both the rating & the rating system).
  21. I feel bad for the General Green because that Platt thing was more of a manifesto about Brooklyn dining than a real restaurant review & it probably would not have been mentioned in the times if Platt had a more balanced view of NYC dining. I don't think anyone in the entire world thinks this restaurant deserves the same rating as Per Se and the people who work there were as surprised as anyone by Platt's review. The unfortunate thing about Bruni's comments about Ryan Skeen leaving are that people will think the early praise was the result of his presence and there is now no reason to
  22. I wonder if thats why the Charlie Trotter restaurant wasn't mentioned. I think Romera, Liebrant, and Lee are probably about as cutting edge as we could possibly hope for in this economic situation, although I can understand why people might not think them the most exciting trio possible.
  23. I'm definitely going to go after it moves but before the new Times review.
  24. I've seen that but I'm still pretty excited about it for it for some reason. I don't think that any of the other famous Spanish chefs have any US outposts. (I would like to go to the restaurant the Arzak's own in Mexico City). I'm also pretty excited to hear Fat Guy's take on his cooking.
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