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  1. I don’t think they’re claiming they want to be a dive bar- they want to combine high and low (stink of a dive bar and bad drinks / drink ideas with expensive ingredients and prices?)
  2. I just looked at their website and it’s a sourdough baguette, so definitely not French.
  3. I’d certainly be willing to try again, but I’m on the Le Fournil block daily and near Winner a lot less often. Is it the baguette you get?
  4. I had some awful not fully baked gummy bread from Winner but it wasn’t baguette
  5. But also is anything like Guan Fu in the old days good? Where does one even go in Flushing? I feel like I’ve got no taxonomy of Chinese in NY that feels updated enough to make any recommendations.
  6. I’m looking for a reco for non NYers for Xmas Chinese and CheLi feels like a bridge too far with kids, but I could be wrong
  7. Is there any remarkable Chinese in either Flushing or Manhattan right now? Wus is reliable but I’ve never been as smitten as some and a lot of the old favorites like Sichuan Mountain House and Hunan Slurp seem to have done a major slide. What’s really good?
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    It's back!

    Agree. Def some hours that are more limited, but little change to note aside from a much greater willingness to accept credit cards for small transactions.
  9. Jesikka

    It's back!

    I think this is a wild exaggeration. Two expat friends in Paris both ate at Septime this week (reservations are now hard online and generally picked up only by stopping by in person). This continues to be the most requested place by Americans that I am asked to help with. While I do not particularly understand the obsession myself (and haven’t been in years), it’s clearly trés populaire. In a recent and personal report, Paris feels normalish. Less mask wearing than NYC for sure and a bit of suggesting it is silly by proprietors. Definitely passe sanitaire is being checked in restauran
  10. What did you buy @Stone? Personally I’d say for resale value buyers love wolf and Viking but as everyone else said, that price point doesn’t make sense if you use it for a very short period of time. Having just purchased an apartment, I would not say that the appliance quality is not reflected in the price, but that generally comes with a kitchen reno as well. You definitely pay more for nice kitchen, nice appliances. I think NY coop owners are less likely to want an immediate reno.
  11. all of them? How can you escape knowing it? also why is there an entire thread on a fast casual quick serve NYU student place?
  12. Jesikka

    Le Coq Rico

    I have heard from someone that I trust who has close knowledge that they have been buying standard poultry in America from a mass market vendor without acknowledging such.
  13. Of eating dogs, having dogs in a tiny apartment, or calling the police on teenagers. Just curious.
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    Yes, wine bar opened on Thursday and the coffee shop opened today, but they're not announcing for a bit to give the neighborhood first dibs. I had a very very good crab dish (sort of a gratin but not sure what it was called) that is on the bar menu but not the restaurant. It was gifted fwiw.
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