Tilted Forum Project Discussion Community  

Go Back   Tilted Forum Project Discussion Community > The Academy > Tilted Life


 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 04-27-2003, 02:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
I run E.
 
Location: New York
Favorite Bar in New York City? Favorite Restaurant in New York City?

Cast your votes and I will tally.

Favorite Bar - Hudson Bar and Books

Favorite Restaurant - Les Halles

This is just for the nonce. I'll be back in a month with new favorites. New York is just like that.
__________________
I hold with those that favor fire.

Last edited by eyeronic; 04-27-2003 at 03:06 AM..
eyeronic is offline  
Old 04-27-2003, 08:15 AM   #2 (permalink)
Tilted Cat Head
 
Cynthetiq's Avatar
 
Administrator
Location: Manhattan, NY
I have many bars and restaurants that I like, some have come and gone.

Bars I don't frequent like I used to which really means I was a bartender groupie. I used to follow lady bartenders all over the city. Was great because I'd get some great drinks and have good company without that heavy bar bill at the end of the night. Buy backs are great.

Restaurants are a whole different story. One that I've been going to for many many many many many years now is the Vietnam Restaurant on Doyer Street in Chinatown. Good food, very inexpensive, fast service.
__________________
I don't care if you are black, white, purple, green, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, hippie, cop, bum, admin, user, English, Irish, French, Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Buddhist, Muslim, indian, cowboy, tall, short, fat, skinny, emo, punk, mod, rocker, straight, gay, lesbian, jock, nerd, geek, Democrat, Republican, Libertarian, Independent, driver, pedestrian, or bicyclist, either you're an asshole or you're not.
Cynthetiq is offline  
Old 04-27-2003, 08:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
I run E.
 
Location: New York
Thanks for the tip, Cynth. What should I get there? Pho? It's called, "The Vietnam Restaurant?"
__________________
I hold with those that favor fire.
eyeronic is offline  
Old 04-28-2003, 01:03 AM   #4 (permalink)
Insane
 
Location: In a huge maze just trying to find my cheese
Ummm, I was too young to frequent bars when I lived in NYC, but the best restaraunt I always felt was the Zen Palate in Union Square, the food is so good you'd never believe it was macrobiotic....
Great Scott is offline  
Old 04-28-2003, 09:50 PM   #5 (permalink)
I run E.
 
Location: New York
Quote:
Originally posted by Great Scott
Ummm, I was too young to frequent bars when I lived in NYC, but the best restaraunt I always felt was the Zen Palate in Union Square, the food is so good you'd never believe it was macrobiotic....
Yeah, I love their peanut milkshakes and vegetable dumplings. I can't eat it all the time or I get tired of it, but good and cheap.
__________________
I hold with those that favor fire.
eyeronic is offline  
Old 04-29-2003, 12:03 PM   #6 (permalink)
Tilted Cat Head
 
Cynthetiq's Avatar
 
Administrator
Location: Manhattan, NY
i'm a republic fan...

the vietnamese restaurant....

10 Doyer Street, downstairs

It's just on the other side of Chatham Square and Bowery. It's far from all the trains, which is good because when it winds up on Time Out NY it's crowded for a few weeks.. then people don't like the long walk to it.

I recommend the grilled beef over rice. US$3.95, Fried Quail US$6.95, Salt and Pepper Squid (special), Salt and Pepper Soft Shell Crabs (special) Spicy Eggplant. Wife likes Bun, but doesn't get it there. Also the Spicy Beef Jerky Papaya Salad is good too!

also good...

Sammy's Gourmet Asian on 6th Ave and Father Demo Square (Bleeker St) Wife recommends the Bun, I recommend the pork chop over rice... great for lunch it's inexpensive.
__________________
I don't care if you are black, white, purple, green, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, hippie, cop, bum, admin, user, English, Irish, French, Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Buddhist, Muslim, indian, cowboy, tall, short, fat, skinny, emo, punk, mod, rocker, straight, gay, lesbian, jock, nerd, geek, Democrat, Republican, Libertarian, Independent, driver, pedestrian, or bicyclist, either you're an asshole or you're not.
Cynthetiq is offline  
Old 04-29-2003, 04:41 PM   #7 (permalink)
I run E.
 
Location: New York
Sounds delicious, Cynthetiq. Thanks for the tip and the location. The Time Out eating and drinking guide is the shit! I found both of those places in there and read great reviews. I think we'll eat in Carroll Gardens tonight on Smith Street. That's where the bar I work at is and I have to swing by to get something. Smith Street is really getting to be too packed with restaurants. Thanks again.
__________________
I hold with those that favor fire.
eyeronic is offline  
Old 04-30-2003, 12:50 AM   #8 (permalink)
Junkie
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
I've heard about that Les Halles place eyeronic mentioned after reading a book by Anthony Bourdain. It sounds pretty good. The recipes on the website are hilarious too.

One day when I get to New York.
Macheath is offline  
Old 04-30-2003, 06:14 AM   #9 (permalink)
I run E.
 
Location: New York
Quote:
Originally posted by Macheath
I've heard about that Les Halles place eyeronic mentioned after reading a book by Anthony Bourdain. It sounds pretty good. The recipes on the website are hilarious too.

One day when I get to New York.
If the book was Kitchen Confidential, I don't want to know what you read! Anthony Bourdain is awesome though. Was he the chef there? Do you know which restaurants are his?
__________________
I hold with those that favor fire.
eyeronic is offline  
Old 04-30-2003, 07:09 AM   #10 (permalink)
Junkie
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
Well eyeronic, the bit I remembered from KC was that Les Halles (New York) was very much his restaurant in that he is the executive chef there. I don't know if he has anything to do with any of the other restaurants in the chain.

Here's the website for Les Halles NY:
http://www.leshallesny.citysearch.com/

The recipes are linked from there and contain such gems as this:

Quote:
...In the meantime, take the pan you cooked the chicken and apples in and deglaze. What do I mean by deglaze? I mean, heat the freaking pan until sizzling hot, pull AWAY from flame--and add the Calvados. The Calvados will probably flame up and quickly cook down to nearly nothing. If it doesn't flame--that's okay--all the better--just replace the pan on fire and allow to reduce, dislodging the tasty bits on the bottom of the pan with a fork or whisk. If flame leaps out of the pan, igniting your hair and splattering burning grease in your face and across the stove--yo've screwed up. Call the hospital...
Macheath is offline  
Old 04-30-2003, 08:08 AM   #11 (permalink)
Tilted Cat Head
 
Cynthetiq's Avatar
 
Administrator
Location: Manhattan, NY
Quote:
Originally posted by eyeronic
Sounds delicious, Cynthetiq. Thanks for the tip and the location. The Time Out eating and drinking guide is the shit! I found both of those places in there and read great reviews. I think we'll eat in Carroll Gardens tonight on Smith Street. That's where the bar I work at is and I have to swing by to get something. Smith Street is really getting to be too packed with restaurants. Thanks again.
The TONY E&D is a great guide... but I prefer the cheap eats issue. It's getting harder and harder to find cheap eats in the NYC but if you look you'll find them. The other problem with Cheap Eats is that they tend to overcrowd my favorite spots as my little hole in the walls become "overnight sensations"

Do you like Falafel? (Trust me... the FALAFEL, not the Shwarma which is also good but trust me.) Best falafel in NYC @ Azuri Cafe W. 51st Street @ 11th Ave... (see the trend of far from everything?) It's the best! Go there early on Friday because he's closed for Sabbath.

Since you are in NYC or if anyone else here is planning on going to NYC, check out www.restaurant.com for 50% off gift certificates (there are other cities too!) and www.restaurantassociates.com (the mailing list gets you some gift certificates at member restaurants)
__________________
I don't care if you are black, white, purple, green, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, hippie, cop, bum, admin, user, English, Irish, French, Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Buddhist, Muslim, indian, cowboy, tall, short, fat, skinny, emo, punk, mod, rocker, straight, gay, lesbian, jock, nerd, geek, Democrat, Republican, Libertarian, Independent, driver, pedestrian, or bicyclist, either you're an asshole or you're not.
Cynthetiq is offline  
Old 04-30-2003, 02:32 PM   #12 (permalink)
Upright
 
Location: NC
Favorite Bar: <A HREF="http://www.drinkgoodstuff.com">d.b.a.</A>

d.b.a. is on First Ave between 2nd and 3rd Streets. They've got a superb selection of fancy-schmancy beer and a jaw dropping selection of malt whisky (and other liquors, too). All in a nice neighborhood bar. Awesome.

I hope I did the link thing correctly.
BizBuz is offline  
Old 04-30-2003, 03:40 PM   #13 (permalink)
Upright
 
Arturo's is a sweet place. Pizza shop/jazz lounge...fun fun fun.
enjoyduff is offline  
Old 04-30-2003, 07:06 PM   #14 (permalink)
Tilted Cat Head
 
Cynthetiq's Avatar
 
Administrator
Location: Manhattan, NY
Oh... good burgers in the Village..

no not Chumley's... but Dallas Jones BBQ on 6th Ave. and 3rd Street. Also cheap roasted chicken (ala carte).
__________________
I don't care if you are black, white, purple, green, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, hippie, cop, bum, admin, user, English, Irish, French, Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Buddhist, Muslim, indian, cowboy, tall, short, fat, skinny, emo, punk, mod, rocker, straight, gay, lesbian, jock, nerd, geek, Democrat, Republican, Libertarian, Independent, driver, pedestrian, or bicyclist, either you're an asshole or you're not.
Cynthetiq is offline  
Old 05-02-2003, 12:22 AM   #15 (permalink)
I run E.
 
Location: New York
Quote:
Originally posted by Cynthetiq
Oh... good burgers in the Village..

no not Chumley's... but Dallas Jones BBQ on 6th Ave. and 3rd Street. Also cheap roasted chicken (ala carte).


BEST BURGERS: CORNER BISTRO - $5.50 for a very meaty, bun too small bacon cheese "Bistro Burger" also $2.00 drafts.

BEST PIZZA: Just had it! The fucking best.... GRIMALDI's under the Brooklyn Bridge on the brooklyn side! Amazingly fresh and succulent toppings.
__________________
I hold with those that favor fire.
eyeronic is offline  
Old 05-02-2003, 03:46 AM   #16 (permalink)
Squid
 
MikeyChalupa's Avatar
 
Location: USS George Washington
My favorite bar for live music when I'm in NY is Kenny's Castaways. I'm a little biased... I played there once! My dad hung out there when he was growing up. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band and The Smithereens got early gigs there, there used to be murals of both bands on the walls. They're gone now. Still a great place to catch some live music.

-Mikey
MikeyChalupa is offline  
Old 05-02-2003, 05:09 AM   #17 (permalink)
Tilted Cat Head
 
Cynthetiq's Avatar
 
Administrator
Location: Manhattan, NY
can't forget McHales Bar in Times Square....huge burgers and great wings... only takes cash no credit cards.
__________________
I don't care if you are black, white, purple, green, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, hippie, cop, bum, admin, user, English, Irish, French, Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Buddhist, Muslim, indian, cowboy, tall, short, fat, skinny, emo, punk, mod, rocker, straight, gay, lesbian, jock, nerd, geek, Democrat, Republican, Libertarian, Independent, driver, pedestrian, or bicyclist, either you're an asshole or you're not.
Cynthetiq is offline  
Old 05-18-2003, 02:56 PM   #18 (permalink)
I run E.
 
Location: New York
Tried Chumley's in the Village and thought it was great. Check out my restaurant review thread if you're interested
__________________
I hold with those that favor fire.
eyeronic is offline  
Old 06-05-2003, 07:06 AM   #19 (permalink)
I run E.
 
Location: New York
Fianlly tried the much hyped "Frank." Great, solid, italian with a cool hipster atmosphere. I think the crowd is what draws the crowd more than anything else. How's that for a conundrum.
__________________
I hold with those that favor fire.
eyeronic is offline  
 

Tags
bar, city, favorite, restaurant, york

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 09:33 PM.

Tilted Forum Project

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
© 2002-2012 Tilted Forum Project

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280 281 282 283 284 285 286 287 288 289 290 291 292 293 294 295 296 297 298 299 300 301 302 303 304 305 306 307 308 309 310 311 312 313 314 315 316 317 318 319 320 321 322 323 324 325 326 327 328 329 330 331 332 333 334 335 336 337 338 339 340 341 342 343 344 345 346 347 348 349 350 351 352 353 354 355 356 357 358 359 360