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Thought we needed a thread on places we walk by, places we hear about, places we want feedback on without starting a thread about it (yet)...   So last night we walked by Lure Fishbar. I love the l

Walked by that newish place Turquoise on E. 81. Nice fish menu - lots of whole fish, and meditarannean stuff. Not wacky expensive, believe it or not. If they do all the fish well, might be nice. N

I went a few months ago. I liked the wings; the potato mochi are good if you don't mind the typical mochi texture. They're served with a sweetish sauce and lots of butter. The place really is small

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Like Aaron I’ve had some good meals at Chuan Yue. Is it world-changing? No, but it’s pretty solid, with a few atypical dishes. Bonus: if you’re going for Xmas, it’s not too far a walk (maybe twenty minutes) to go see the famous Dyker Heights Xmas lights before/after. 

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This place may not be curious to many, but this night time only cart on the corner of Grand and Chrystie Streets is worthy of this topic.

We'd already had an early pre-show dinner at home (penne all'amatriciana), but since the first subway to come post-show was the D train, and our stop is Grand Street, how could I not?  FWIW, Significant Eater demurs when asked if she'd like a few sticks, anytime we walk by these two...

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My guess is a husband and wife team. She takes orders, she takes money, AND she cooks!

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Never wanting to eat on the spot (way too many degenerates around and more as the evening progresses), I over ordered and it was packed to take home, where I can then blast if for a few minutes in the steam oven.

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Damn, these are good.

Pork sticks, lamb sticks, enoki, rice cakes, chicken wings. Fatty, cumin-y, salty, spicy - everything you want, all on a stick!

 

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2 hours ago, Wilfrid said:

I salute those prices.

How is Chinatown still cheap? I shopped there on Saturday and found fresh partridges for $8 each and sizable, head-on shrimp for $4.99 per lb.

Maybe less than usual demand and still good supply? I notice an increase in some of the produce prices, especially on things like scallions, which for a long time were 2 bunches for $1, and now almost double that, yet I still got watercress at $1 a bunch. The brassicas all seem to either be the same price as before, or just up slightly.

One funny thing happened to me last week; I stopped at a stand where the lady had a few heads of Romanesco, and I asked how much they were. She looked at me and said $4, whereas my guess is if I were an old Chinese grandma, they would've been half that price.

As far as the partridge - that seems like a deal I would do - they're small birdies, after all, and in Chinatown you can get really small birdies (quail) at like 6 for $10.

The head on, sizable shrimp at $5/lb... I'd probably avoid.

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57 minutes ago, joethefoodie said:

Maybe less than usual demand and still good supply? I notice an increase in some of the produce prices, especially on things like scallions, which for a long time were 2 bunches for $1, and now almost double that, yet I still got watercress at $1 a bunch. The brassicas all seem to either be the same price as before, or just up slightly.

One funny thing happened to me last week; I stopped at a stand where the lady had a few heads of Romanesco, and I asked how much they were. She looked at me and said $4, whereas my guess is if I were an old Chinese grandma, they would've been half that price.

As far as the partridge - that seems like a deal I would do - they're small birdies, after all, and in Chinatown you can get really small birdies (quail) at like 6 for $10.

The head on, sizable shrimp at $5/lb... I'd probably avoid.

I've had them before from the same vendor and they're excellent. Had forgotten about them until I was buying the partridges (same place).

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On 12/15/2021 at 11:14 PM, joethefoodie said:

This place may not be curious to many ... on the corner of Grand and Chrystie Streets ...

Never wanting to eat on the spot (way too many degenerates around and more as the evening progresses), I over ordered and it was packed to take home

Joe, I may not be many but I'm curious !

Is that corner anywhere near the LES ?    cuz I think it might be …

FYI that link's “slightly” was my way of being OVERLY generous to YOU back then … therefore your resentment to my generosity yields this directness …

Tell me, Joe, did ya slide on any piss or step in any shit on your way chez toi ?

And I’m fully focused on feces of the human kind cause you were of course caked in canine crap and feline feces, for sure … twas the LES before Christmas, was it not !

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5 hours ago, Wilfrid said:

found fresh partridges for $8 each and sizable

 

3 hours ago, joethefoodie said:

As far as the partridge - that seems like a deal I would do - they're small birdies, after all, and in Chinatown you can get really small birdies (quail) at like 6 for $10

Partridge, peut-être petit et pas précieux, but quite a production to prepare “properly”, aren’t they ?

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16 minutes ago, Chambolle said:

Tell me, Joe, did ya slide on any piss or step in any shit on your way chez toi ?

And I’m fully focused on feces of the human kind cause you were of course caked in canine crap and feline feces, for sure … twas the LES before Christmas, was it not !

It's Chinatown, Jake!

And I'm very careful vis-a-vis stuff getting caked on - the shoes stay in the hall and get sprayed with Lysol!

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18 minutes ago, Chambolle said:

My bad !  but you might want to pass along that info to Sergey and Larry ...

Never mind, I'll just text them ... ... ... done !

I'll bet neither of them has gotten on or off at the Grand Street B or D subway station; at least not in the last 50 years.

And my money is that you haven't either...but maybe now that I think about it - was that you?

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Grand wager, Joe, but betting against Chambo, as we all know, is the best beeline to bankruptcy below Broome or the folly of a filthy filanthropist or a frickin’ fool ... pick your favorite F word, mon ami, but keep your cash away from me, for Chrystie's sake, geesh !

Enough of this shit, Joe … Come on Get Happy !

 

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