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  1. https://www.timessquarenyc.org/locations/taco-bell-cantina In all seriousness, a while ago Tammie Teclemariam mentioned my favorite local spot, Mexico Diner at the corner of 9th and Cortelyou Rd. Some of the best tamales I've ever had anywhere, steamed in banana leaves. Also phenomenal -- like, drinkable -- salsa verde (al pastor and tinga tacos in particular are top notch) and really nice mole enchiladas.
  2. I'm truly sorry you had to deal with that, and equally sorry for my very wrong assumption 😔
  3. what does "nice enough" have to do with not getting harassed, and why am i uncomfortable with what that connection is implying...
  4. Yes -- in addition to other food media folks, Chris Crowley (who is from the Bronx) has been singing its praises since before he was at Grub Street.
  5. That po-boy looks pretty perfect. Have to second Lowerline. Such wonderful, big flavors coming out of that shockingly small kitchen. Notable for having New Orleans-style BBQ shrimp.
  6. Considering that I'll be renting for the rest of my life with almost zero chance of ever owning...oh, what I would do to live in a house made of currants.
  7. Definitely not, just noting that pizza (along with everything else these days, I guess) is more expensive across the board. In any event, I hope this new iteration of UPN finds its footing, because the pizza *is* special (skimpy toppings notwithstanding), but if the rest of the experience isn't, I agree that I'm less inclined to say it's worth it. Personally, I miss the old UPN/Contra/Wildair collaboration. I know critics felt like the two kitchens clashed, but to me they felt more like floating magnets.
  8. A plain DiFara pie is $30 now, though it probably feeds 2-4 instead of 1-2.
  9. Has anyone been to Lutece? The chef moved from NYC (ex-Empellon and Oxomoco) and his wife, who was Cosme's pastry chef, is doing desserts.
  10. Have you ever seen The Freshman? It was basically that.
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    mena

    Disappointed to hear that Fulgurances is not very good! I guess the guest chef thing is harder when you don't have car company funding. I do like the looks of this new spot, which is apparently just a tenant of (not affiliated with) the hotel. As for Blamey, a friend had nothing but good things to say about her Stone Barns residency.
  12. You'll have to go to Queens (specifically Jackson Heights / Elmhurst) for a sub-$100 omakase at Sushi On Me. Yorkville gem Tanoshi is around $125 all-in. Uogashi has a $135 (and $185) option. Rosella, which is run by three white guys and features sustainably caught seafood and natural wines, has one for $150. Less than $400 but more than $150: Nakaji in Chinatown and The Ash Room at Sushi Noz omakases run $225.
  13. Very excited for this. She's exactly who I would have picked and I'm fairly certain that this gig is meant to prime her for replacing Platt.
  14. Not destinations, but if you're in the area and feeling like a slice Pizza Wagon and Espresso Pizzeria are both solid vintage spots.
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