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New York meals

August 17 2011 at 9:43 PM
Julian  (Login watch-guy.com)
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The following is a summary of most of the restaurants we ate at in NY

There are few in Pennsylvannia such as Cafe Chocolate in Ititz and Crystal springs farm house which we really enjoyed. Not sure that I would specifically make a detour out there but if you are in the area, weel worth a visit.

Meals

Blue ribbon sushi - in the west village. I think similar owners to Blue Ribbon Bakery. 3.5/5. Excellent fresh sushi. Well presented. Good service


Snack. Small intimate Greek food. Great Greek coffee 4/5- 105 Thomson in Soho. worth a detour


Eleven Madison. Is it a tourist plAce. Or a food place? High end food. Or attraction sitting amongst all the tourists I am not sure.
Setting my standards very very high. I think it almost achieves it but not quite food is excellent but not superb. I felt a little cheated as I really wanted high end food but got good food Also tried the wine recommendation. Felt it was really lazy and could certainly be looked at again Quality is great with some highs but also some lows eg eggplant.

Worth it? Would I recommend it ? Still not sure4/5 Or should I rather have just gone to per se on be done with it




Eds lobster bar. 222 Lafayette. Great ambiance.Staff really helpful and friendly. Definitely try the lobster roll. Also lobster ale .worth a detour. 4/5

Arties deli. Typical upper west side deli. Split pea soup to die for. The rest is pretty ordinary. Large servings average quality.

Tipsy parson - chelsea ambiance. 4/5. Food 3.5/5. Interesting new cuisine. Southern foods eg fried green tomato grits All good


Abc kitchen. Good spot in the union square area. Good clean food but not on have to go list unless in the area. Union square market is great.

Lexington candy shop. Great spot on upper east. Fresh orange juice fresh and sweet. Bad coke!!! Excellent burgers. And salads Good service. Puts arties to shame


BlueHill- excellent quality foods, all local produce and really good quality which is bourne out by the meals. I think the food is almost as good as 11 Madison . Good wine list . Staff great. All our meals were superb 4/5 Recommended


Cafe chocolate in ltitz-a great find in Amish country. Eclectic mix of all foods. Mulligatawny soup. And bobotie. Who would have thought?

Crystals springs farm schneksville PA Delicious wet bottom shu fly pie

Odeon 145 west broadway
Upmarketish diner. Good for brunch, lunch or late night. Excellent omelets and grilled asparagus.


Julian

 
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MTF
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Bad coke?

August 18 2011, 12:55 AM 

Thanks for the update.

I'm a little confused by the statement:

"Lexington Candy Shop......... Bad coke!!! "  How did they mess up that cola drink?

The other note of interest is mulligatawny soup (Indian) and bobotie (S.African Cape Malay) dishes.  The only connection I could imagine is someone with ex-colonial Indian and Indonesian experiences. But there are two colonial powers involved with the British and the Dutch in India and Indonesia, respectively.  S.Africa being mostly ex-British with some Dutch influences.....hmmm

 

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Bad coke- from the machine - premix!

August 18 2011, 2:21 AM 

The owner of the chocolate cafe travelled through Africa and asia and picked up some interesting recipes.

A really interesting menu mix

Julian

 
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Update on Eleven Madison

October 9 2011, 8:47 PM 

Two bits of important news for what I consider the best restaurant in America. First, Michelin just awarded it three stars! That fully confirms my judgment. I have taken groups of friends there the last several times and they have been unanimous: all have thought it the best meal they have had in the US.

Second bit of news: Chef Daniel Humm is buying the restaurant. So the genius behind the restaurant becomes the owner.



Jeff

 
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Brand Owner

October 10 2011, 10:28 PM 

Jeff,

 

Thanks for the update. 

I'm coming round to realise the same for watch brands too.  Always better if the Brand is family-owned, if not Owner - Maker.  happy.gif

 

Regards,

MTF


 
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