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I think Pete hits it spot on today.

Usable, no need to rush there, no need to make a special trip to eat in a restaurant there (might you even be better off at the Fulton?) though you can have some good food.

And it doesn't smell.

As if that's a bad thing.

You ever been near the Fulton fish market in its heyday? It fucking stunk,.

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I hope they pay you when they make A Total Shitshow Of Savings their new slogan.

I paid my first visit to The Tin Building yesterday, about a 2.5 mile round-trip, so a good exercise walk - though I sure wish our lower east side waterfront wasn't so fucking horrendous. I didn'

20 years ago I would walk from 6th Street down to the streets between Houston and Delancey for a really quiet night out. Nobody around. A few peaceful bars open.

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On 11/23/2022 at 9:51 PM, Orik said:

It read as if JGV inc. spent so much in advertising that the editor made Pete sleep in the tin building until he finds something nice to say. 

Fair but I somehow still like the Tin Building’s manufactured “charm.” I had a very nice meal at the shellfish thing although expensive. The rotisserie chicken is closer to French standards than most spots in NYC. I can buy bordier butter easily and some of the La Boite and confitures that I like.  There are a few nice Asian ingredients that are convenient to get there as well. I guess I don’t think of the restaurants as the draw any more than I do for Eataly. They’re serviceable if you’re hungry while shopping.  Butcher seems solid so far.

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Well it was nice while it lasted. Apparently no more Bordier butter. Feh. 
 

Also finger limes for $65/lb. Which I was going to make a crack about but after poking about online apparently that’s a really good price? Go figure. The SOS continues.
 

 

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Yeah, I was there the other day - and bought NOTHING.

I needed some parmigiano and remembered getting some there for around $19/lb. This time it was marked $29, so it was either mis-marked the first time or...

I also thought I might be able to get some interesting greens for salads...then I actually got everything I needed at Essex Market.

Then my final stop - the butter area - and nada.

I walked from there up through Chinatown, had lunch at Noodle Village, and stopped at DiPalo's on my way home to get some parm, pecorino, etc. Much better idea.

It was fun while it lasted.

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3 minutes ago, joethefoodie said:

Yeah, I was there the other day - and bought NOTHING.

I needed some parmigiano and remembered getting some there for around $19/lb. This time it was marked $29, so it was either mis-marked the first time or...

I also thought I might be able to get some interesting greens for salads...then I actually got everything I needed at Essex Market.

Yeah, I noticed the prices seem to have gone up. I had actually just come from Eataly (wanted Afeltra pasta for tonight’s Rigatoni Norma) and figured I’d wander through while I was nearby, restock some Bordier. Prices for a lot of the same produce were noticeably higher at TTB. Like, some veggies were nearly double the price, and probably came from the same farm. And Eataly isn’t exactly cheap  

The Swedish rye loaf is pretty decent though. It’s not Emma Bengtsson rye loaf good, but it also doesn’t cost a meal at Aquavit as the price of admission. 

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51 minutes ago, Seth Gordon said:

Like, some veggies were nearly double the price, and probably came from the same farm.

Wow. And they (Eataly) probably have more of the Italian style bitter greens I'm looking for.

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1 hour ago, joethefoodie said:

Wow. And they (Eataly) probably have more of the Italian style bitter greens I'm looking for.

For sure. I think there were eight or so options just in the radicchio/endive family. Though at least one of them was absurdly priced ($25/lb for Castelfranco? GTFOH!)

23rd St does have a much better produce section than downtown, though. Downtown it feels like a bit of an afterthought. But it was enough for tonight’s dinner.

At TTB watermelon radishes were $7… each. But in true SOS fashion, it appears if you order the exact same watermelon radishes from them via Mercato, they’re $5/lb. Who knows. 

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1 hour ago, small h said:

Who do they think they are, Alimentari Flaneur?

Was that the ridiculously placed and priced place at the Market Line?

1 hour ago, Seth Gordon said:

I think there were eight or so options just in the radicchio/endive family. Though at least one of them was absurdly priced ($25/lb for Castelfranco? GTFOH!)

This - though I have to say I walked up to Union Market today and they had a good half dozen - none more than $9/lb - including their Castelfranco! I also got a green circle chicken at only $5/lb., though I was hoping for Joyce. It roasted up nicely and actually has some texture.

 

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5 minutes ago, joethefoodie said:

Was that the ridiculously placed and priced place at the Market Line?

Why yes, yes it was. I hate-follow them on IG, and I recommend doing this, because they're even more insufferable than you think.

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