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  1. My friend who is a long time (25 year) real estate agent in NY said that she’s never had a first time homebuyer in the city who didn’t get financial help from their parents.
  2. Anyone been to Austin in the last couple years wanna make a dinner reco?
  3. Jesikka


    Where’d you do it?
  4. Jesikka


    The vegetarian sandwiches have been killer lately - a fried zucchini, pesto, egg and pickled mushroom sandwich that was gone in a day or two and a similarish one with artichokes and soft boiled egg. I’m sure after a week in Spain Orik & co will lose their penchant for vegetables, though…But hopefully those gorgeous red shrimp are almost back.
  5. I did not love it, but I do think I could do a better job ordering the second time. The service was also awful which didn’t help. I can’t see choosing it over Gouie in any case.
  6. That’s weird- it’s very different than the story they gave me today. Is it a southeast Asian (Vietnamese) concept AND a Korean concept? How is the space getting split?
  7. Love that wine store- I shop there a lot and the guys are great. For anyone still reading I think AT is phenomenal. I have lots of other thoughts on the above but folks are free to PM if they’re traveling to Paris.
  8. I’ve tried it. It’s mediocre unsurprisingly and better than it should be. It’s most obviously not at all french but better than all of the places surrounding Places des Vosges.
  9. Tried bbf for the first time last week and I don’t think I’ll be back. It might be useful for something (open on Tuesday), but it’s way too far from traditional sushi to work for me when I’m looking for that.
  10. Heard today that Essex pearl restaurant is reopening next week and sharing the space with a Korean concept. The fishmonger will reopen in a few more months - they apparently have a lot of repair work.
  11. It’s different ownership- no doubt they were required to dissolve the former entity under the operating agreement.
  12. They’re completely booked on Resy bc they don’t know how to manage their books. Set up an alert and you’ll see plenty of tables spring forth, including on weekends.
  13. I felt they had lost quite a few steps. Zero non pizza items to start (unless you count olives or dramatically undercooked beans) and every red wine by the glass on the list is aglianico with absolutely no differentiation between them other than a few dollars. No staff member at the bar could explain anything about the wine beyond “this one is best with pizza.” On the pizza front, all of the pizza options are one ingredient away from one another which I know Mangieri thinks is “classical” but is certainly not the case in Naples these days. As it stands, I can only imagine eating there for
  14. 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?)
  15. I just looked at their website and it’s a sourdough baguette, so definitely not French.
  16. 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?
  17. I had some awful not fully baked gummy bread from Winner but it wasn’t baguette
  18. 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.
  19. 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
  20. 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?
  21. Jesikka

    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.
  22. 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
  23. 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.
  24. 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?
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