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  1. Went for lunch a couple of weeks ago and they were offering white truffle for one of the courses (I think it was $95 supplement). My friend got it in a risotto (picture), shaved table side. Very nice.
  2. I tried the Flatiron location for lunch last weekend. I think FatGuy pretty much hit the nail on the head for their pizzas. I tend to prefer my crust a little crispier (next time maybe order it "well done"?) but I could appreciate the soft texture of their crust - pretty easy on the jaw. The sauce on my Margherita definitely stood out though - really bright and vibrant. As part of the $24 PF lunch, I also enjoyed an app consisting of some rosemary-scented cannelini beans, broccoli rabe, and housemade pork sausage, which was excellent and a fairly substantial portion to boot. Tack on a cannoli for dessert and it was way more than I needed for lunch. Great addition to the neighborhood. I'll definitely be back.
  3. Excited to finally have a banh mi source within walking distance of my apartment, I walked down to Co Ba for lunch on Friday and grabbed a Banh Mi Thit (Assorted cold cuts w/ grilled honey plum‐glazed pork) and a Banh Mi Thit Kho (pork belly braised in coconut juice). Both sandwiches were perfectly decent but nothing really earthshaking. The pork in the Banh Mi Thit did have a nice smoky flavor which I liked a lot, but I didn't care much for the bean sprouts in the Kho. The bread was perhaps the weakest point - after finishing my 2 halves, my jaw was well and truly sore. All in all, though, I'm happy to have a place to get my fix when I'm too lazy to trek down to Chinatown.
  4. this is the article i bookmarked about a year ago when i first discovered these. similar info, but hope it helps. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/22/travel/escapes/22rNYfood.html?_r=2&em&oref=slogin
  5. Oms/b comes to mind since it's right across the street from my office. A little further north on 47th there is also Dainobu (Japanese mini-mart) and Onya (great udon, but they always have onigiri at lunch).
  6. Jammin


    I used to go a lot after having Tsushima recommended to me by a Japanese friend of mine. It quickly became a favorite when I could go there with 2 of my friends who would order the incredible $30 "Ladies' Set" - essentially a slightly downsized version of their normal omakase. Alas, that deal is no more. Would love to hear an updated report since it's been about 2 yrs since I've been.
  7. Jammin

    Green garlic soup

    This one perhaps? Tonight, I made this very simple Sweet Pea and Green Garlic Soup. It was pretty good - not mind-blowing, but a nice light and satisfying dinner.
  8. Made the Pasta a la Norma and the Spanish Tortilla from the latest issue. Uncharacteristically, these were disappointments. The Pasta didn't have sufficient eggplant in it for our taste; I may go back and boost the eggplant content to see if that helps. The Tortilla seemed to lack the richness that a more classical approach produces. I really wanted this to be great since frying the potatoes and onions in a ton of oil is such a pain. Anyone else have better luck with either? On a more positive note, the Tomato Pesto with Almonds was ridiculously easy to make and will surely be added to my rotation.
  9. Nope. We had only what they brought to us at the outset, so a portion of each app size for two - 3 oysters (which we thought odd since there were 2 of us), a plate of arugula salad, a cup of soup for each, and 2 small squares of pizza. The skillet special was a Spiced Grilled Lamb Shanks w/ Candied Lemon and Couscous.
  10. Went tonight. The apps were great, but seemingly not unlimited any more? When I inquired about additional oysters, our waiter suggested that we could purchase an order a la carte. I guess times are tough all around. Still a good deal overall, though.
  11. Jammin


    I can't say anything about the TJ's ones per se, but there was a discussion about frozen mangosteens being sold in New York's Chinatown about a year ago. Maybe TJ's employs a better freezing process. Would love to hear how they taste. http://forums.egullet.org/index.php?showtopic=97455
  12. well, i was more referring to their being closed.
  13. Anyone happen to know what's the story on Dosa Diner? Tried Saravanaas yesterday - really good, but I miss the chili paneer uttapam from DD.
  14. i wonder if your group would enjoy fatty crab. it's not straight up singaporean/malaysian and there are dishes that deviate enough from the standard hawker fare to be worth looking at. my singaporean girlfriend liked it a lot (excluding the or luak). *shrug*
  15. It is a retail storefront. If you are interested in going halfsies on whatever quantity, I'd be game!
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