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  1. Thank you Brian. They also have them Saturday at the Noordermarkt on Saturday. Tragically, there are no glassed of white wine or Champagne available, like in Brussels.
  2. Can someone please point me to a nice place to have raw oysters in Amsterdam?
  3. It is really a pity no one is posting here. A few more I recommend Cafe Kafka Cafe Kafka on the Wittenkade, very nice burgers. Small, fresh menu. Tremendous outdoor seating De Wittenkade 190-192 1051 AP Amsterdam, Netherlands 020 4880062 Nam Kee Very authentic Chinese, oysters in black bean sauce to die for Zeedijk 111 - 113 1012 AV Amsterdam, Netherlands 020 6243470
  4. We have an up and coming restaurant in my hood, Bella Storia, a family-operated Italian. Great fresh pasta. Bella Storia‎ Bentinckstraat 28 1051 GL Amsterdam, Netherlands 020 4880599‎ – 06 28766999‎ (Mobile)
  5. Lots of very good Chinese in the Center. Here is one of my favorites, across the street from the Crowne Plaza. Very good oysters Dragon Corner Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 4-10
  6. I have heard good things about the food and margaritas at Los Pilones in the Jordaan. Warning: Terrible flash website with music. http://www.lospilones.com/index2.html
  7. I know this is shopping related but since its Amsterdam specific I will try here. Does anyone know a butcher who sells short ribs? I have gone to a few and they give me a black look. I have printed some pictures for future requests.
  8. Mark, I did just move to the Westerpark. Love to hear any restaurant recommendations. I am very happy in my new (small) place. If anyone is having a Thanksgiving feast and they need another solo American who does not want to spend Thanksgiving alone, let me know!!!! (-: My new kitchen is so tiny I can't promise to cook anything but I could bring loads of wine or anything else. I am clean, presentable and a good conversationalist.
  9. Wow is so quiet in here. Recently had dinner at Casa Peru http://www.casaperu.nl/html/casaperu.html Leidsegracht 68 (corner Prinsengracht) 1016 CP Amsterdam Telephone: 020 - 6203749 E-mail: info@casaperu.nl Very nice place. The pork shank is to die for, the ceviche was good (not great). Sorry I am not one to write long reports but I do like to note some of the good (and bad) places. I will be moving to the Westerpark soon. Any thoughts on that neighborhood?
  10. I can vouch for the Koffie Salon. I am lucky to live next door.
  11. It is funny how much I crave a hamburger here. I mean really crave them. I found the best burger in town. Cafe Bos Amstelveenseweg 226 Right off tram 12. Very good, meat and a good understanding of what a good burger is (and perhaps as important) what it is NOT. Also, they serve fries. I have decided I will no longer patronize Burgermeister. Any place that tells me I should not have fries with my burger is not going to get my business (-:
  12. Can anyone recommend a good wine shop, preferably near my home (Overtoom)? Thanks
  13. Found a great bowl of chili in the Jordaan! Not as spicy as I would like, but was the perfect antidote to the sleet today. A small two story bar with decent sized menu including sate, Dutch sausage stew, mushroom steak, tuna salad sub (toasted) as well as the chili. Leffe on tap De Blauwe Pan Westerstraat 200, 1015MS Amsterdam +31-20-320-7211 *No smoking rooms/no smoking despite the ban*
  14. Like to give a quick shout-out to Lalibela for Ethiopian food. My wife and I lived for 8 years in Washington, DC, with the largest Ethiopian community outside of Africa. Lalibela would easily how its on in DC's 9th Street corridor. I had stewed mutton, my wife a vegetarian mix. Both excellent. 9 euros each (cheap!). Right off the Overtoom. 1e Helmersstraat 249 Amsterdam, NH 1054 DX Phone: +31 20 683 8332
  15. I hate to be so pedestrian, but has anyone eaten take-out from Taco Mundo? I very much recommend The Taco Shop (Tollstraat 200, 1074 VN, De Pijp) for authentic Tex-Mex.
  16. Unfortunately my first post will be a negative one. I must beg of you to avoid Cafe George on the Leidsegracht. My wife and I had one of the worst meals we have ever had in Europe there. Its a lovely looking cafe with tile floor and walls, giving it the look of an NYC subway station. The first problem: when we sat down (1 PM) we saw the chef come out from the kitchen, sit down with a friend and never returned to the kitchen. As the orders backed up, she never seemed interested in helping her sou-chef. Service: sllllloooooow. The waitresses seemed to be more interested in posing rather than working. Food: My wife (sadly) is a vegetarian. So she ordered the tuna sandwhich. What came out had bacon between every slice of bread. I like to tease vegetarians as much as the next meat eater, but to but bacon on a tuna sandwhich (without identifying it) is just rude to vegetarians, muslims and jews. With the place trying to look like a French bistro, I expected the steak frites (16 euros) to be decent. I was served the most disgusting peice of shoe leather I have ever seen. This meat would make a 'minute steak' look like a rib-eye. It was centemeters thick, with a hole in the middle. It looked like some sort of animal had chewed through it. I ordered it rare but there was no way to serve this meat rare without throwing it uncooked on my plate. The only edible part of the meal: the curly fries which reminded me of Hardee's in the US. You have been warned.
  17. I would love a meetup, with a mix of new and experienced folks especially. Chufi, any sushi recs?
  18. Markemore, thanks for the recs. Actually I am living in the same building as that fishstore! Please keep me in mind for the next Amsterdam get-together. Thanks
  19. Hi all Amsterdamers. I just moved here from the culinary wasteland called Luxembourg and am thrilled to see this post. Can someome give me an idea of the good sushi bars in town? I am living on the JozephIsrael street right now but will be permanently living on the Eerste Constantijn Huygensstraat. Thanks
  20. My splurge for this trip to Paris is a single one star or equiv. Wife is from Isere so I eat wonderful French family food daily. Like a restaurant a bit youngish w/ some fashioable atmosphere but great (innovative?) food. Tall order I know. Robert, De Marais is closed. thx
  21. After that pathetic showing by Arena's squad, I just ate a fucking crow.
  22. Let me improve a little on the directions to The Corner. Rt 29 does not hit campus since UVa does not have a campus. You need to turn left on Main Street off of 29. There is the Best Western Cavailier Inn on your right. On the Corner the Virginian is a must for nostalgia/history. The still make a decent burger, but alas its not the in place it once was. It has probably gone in and out of style about 30 times in the past 100 years, so perhaps its back in. Bodo's does make a mean Ceasar salad but make sure your entire party eats one as the garlic is INTENSE.
  23. Than why not delete negative speculation that you have absoutely no proof for. DC's best resaturant deservers better than that.
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