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  1. I go to both Lavagna and La Sirene, but even though it's sort of an apples to oranges comparison, I think the food is better at La Sirene. Lavagna is trying for an Italian/pan-Mediterranean menu, while La Sirene is French. Just be aware that La Sirene is very small and in addition to BYOB, it's cash only. If the cassoulet is on the menu make sure to give it a try. It's one of the best I've had in the city.
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    I've been going there since it first opened. Some of the menu remains unchanged. Lately I find myself ordering from the daily specials, which are now presented verbally instead of a printed insert to the menu.
  3. I clicked on that one as well, but got a "could not process request" screen.
  4. reminds me of dialing for a tee time on Bethpage Black.
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    The last time I was at Hearth (about a month ago) I wanted to ask Paul something and was told both he and Marco were full time at Insieme.
  6. I had the sweet corn coppetta last night and it was fantastic.
  7. There was one stand with rhubarb last Wednesday.
  8. Wild Edibles in the GC Market has them........ @$9.99 each!
  9. Florence Meat Market and Ottomanelli's are both excellent.
  10. Keep an eye out for Violet Hill's fresh pork and lamb (sometimes even rabbit). They don't always have it, but it's worth checking. I really felt bad about a month ago as I purchased a fresh pork shoulder roast, then ended up having to chuck it in the freezer because of an out of town trip. It still tasted pretty good last week though.
  11. I've got to give those a try on my next visit. We went yesterday after golf and I tried the smoked sausage sandwich. It was good, but I think the other offerings are much better. I saw a couple sitting at the bar enjoying the bbq sampler for two and taking quite a few pics of the plate. Figuring they must be egulleters, I went over and introduced myself. Nope, they had no idea what I was talking about.
  12. The only thing like that I've seen at USQ is Flying Pig's liver sausage, but that's pork. It is excellent though.
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    We actually made it in for the first time last evening. My wife and I completely enjoyed our meal, but the two desserts (sticky coconut cake and chocolate fondant) were standouts. We mentioned to the waitress, Miki I believe was her name, that we had heard about the restaurant because of the pastry chef posting on egullet. I'm glad we had the opportunity to taste your work. Best wishes on your future endeavors.
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    That's exactly where it's from. I love the stuff, just wish it would stay fresh longer when I buy it for home. Maybe Jeffo just caught a bad night. Babbo has been good on my recent visits, but I've experienced an off night or three over the years. I've always sent the dish in question back w/o problem.
  15. We were there as well, sitting at the corner of the bar around 12:30-1:00. The brisket was sooo good.
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    We usually enjoy breakfast there on the weekends. The pancakes and French toast are really very good. I also think they make a very good bacon cheeseburger. Thumbs up as well to the pierogi, Ukrainian meatballs, kielbasa and bigos. The service (especially outside where I usually sit) can be painfully slow, but everyone is very nice and they're extremely dog friendly. Dr. Sally Haddock (sp?) from St. Marks vet is married to the owner, hence the delivery bags.
  17. That was Custard Beach. They also opened for a brief time downstairs in GCT. I used to love their vanilla custard. We gave it a try on Sunday night and it was terrible. The inside of the shop had a really nasty smell as well.
  18. Stopped at Bailey's for lunch today after my round. Folks, Dave makes some good stuff. The brisket was fantastic. Even though it wasn't on the menu, Dave was kind enough to make up a barbereuben for me. When he got the request from the bartender he figured egulleteers must be present and came out to introduce himself. I also saw some of the ribs go by to yet another table of egulleteers (I believe Maddog and friends) and they looked excellent as well. This bbq was good enough that I'd just make the drive from Manhattan for dinner. Next time, the barbeCuban.
  19. Glad I caught this thread. You're just a few minutes from the golf course I play at in River Vale. The bar there can be a bit challenged food-wise, so you'll be a fine post round lunch alternative. I'll probably head over next weekend.
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    His reputation does precede him. Anymore, I don't even bother to check with him when I walk-in and just ask the guys behind the bar. After eating at Babbo regularly for years, there has never been any display of friendliness or recognition from him. The only time he ever acknowledged knowing me was when I had reserved a table with visiting friends. "Well, I see you have a reservation this evening." At least everyone else at Babbo is friendly enough to make up for him though.
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    I prefer to dine at the bar at Babbo and doing the walk-in thing is always a crap shoot no matter the time. I've arrived at 9pm on a Saturday evening and been seated in 5 minutes and I've arrived at 6:30 on a Sunday and waited an hour. Sometimes if the bartender just shakes his head, we'll just go with plan B and save Babbo for another evening.
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