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Steve R.

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  1. Anybody ever use roadfood.com? Just wondering if it’s worth perusing.
  2. Steve R.

    Lunch 2019

    Hot dog, mustard, street onions (in unidentifiable red sauce) or sauerkraut, bun. Period. I felt the same way when I saw your photo above as I did on my first trip to LA when they tried to sell me a taco bagel or a pineapple bagel. It just makes me want to hide under my bed, fearing that the end is near. So, how’d it taste? 🤐
  3. I’m sure we must have sent something back some time or other, but it’s been extremely rare (& probably not well done 😂). Even when, maybe 25 years ago, my wife ordered an arugula salad & received a Boston/iceberg lettuce mix. She pointed it out to the waitress, who, without any trace of understanding, replied “we ran out of arugula”. But it didn’t go back. Neither did we. eta: just realized that corked wine is the exception here. Lots of times we’ve sent that back.
  4. As you know, we ate there twice during our month stay in May. Both dinners were excellent, with only one repeat dish presented on the 59euro tasting menu. That dish, which you picture above from your dinner, was incredible enough that I have to expand on your description. The (plentiful) pieces of halibut were topped with a mixture of cauliflower and white chocolate mousse/cream (not sure what to call it exactly, as it was less dense than a mousse, but thicker and more substantive than a cream) and then sprinkled with cocoa bits. The fact that it tasted great was a major surprise, as it sounds.... well, strange (at best). The wait staff agreed that they thought the chef had lost it when he first described what he was doing. Then they tasted it and, like us, were won over. Inventiveness that works is how I'd describe this chef's output. And I'm the one who complains that modern "creativity" many times means adding lots of ill fitting ingredients & results in a mess. Impressive place. Thanks for recommending it.
  5. Steve R.

    Parkside

    So, you took my advice and showed up here again. It figures that you chose to post about Parkside for your return. See you soon.
  6. "It's kinda like wrestling a gorilla... you don't stop when you're tired, you stop when the gorilla is tired". I just noticed the above signature line. Its better than the one I generally quote ("I don't have to outrun the gorilla, I just have to outrun you") & I'm stealing it for the future. Hope that's not politically incorrect ("appropriation" sensibility) -- let me know if you're insulted.
  7. Its all "gray area" & no one should pretend to know exactly where the "correct" answer lies. We're people and contexts change (hopefully evolve). But, if anyone thinks that the best answer to anything can be gotten by dismissing the question (or the questioner)... well, that's just plain wrong 😉.
  8. I basically agree. These things should be used to initiate discussion & to get people to understand each others' perspective, not as a sledge hammer to force the "other" person to accede. This society (in my opinion) needs more discussion and fewer decrees.
  9. The "old days" were fun. And AB was a great combination of business, personality & insightfulness. I met him several times, but my favorite story, by far, was AB's visit (I can't remember which show) to one of the small out of the way places I loved in Queens. The show portrayed this great food as being served, as an excellent option, at one of the several outdoor tables in front of the place. The tables were full of happy campers & it appeared as if AB and crew just showed up to find it this way. Well, those of you who have been around eG for awhile & know the faces of some of the almost original eG posters might get a kick out of seeing who's eating at those tables while re-watching that show. I know I do. And it wasn't just happenstance. And, to cap it all off, the place (except for that day) never had any outdoor seating.
  10. My question to friends these days is "when did the critique of 'political correctness' become of more importance than the issues that those (sometimes over the top and preachy) folks are trying to tackle"? Isn't our rush to distance ourselves from being "too correct" (not sure such a thing is a thing, but whatever...) a diversion from thinking about the issues raised by titles and song lyrics, etc.? "Crack pie" was (I'm sure enough to state this) never intended to traffic in human suffering, but only to cash in on an idiom that would help sell more pies. But, stepping back and trying to correct past injustices or insensitivities (for whatever reasons) isn't as bad as the original injustices or insensitivites themselves, is it? I don't think its too much to ask of me to spend a little time self examining what I say or do and editing out what I can.
  11. Keen’s. no contest.
  12. Glad we did. It’s a great place & obviously well liked. The hummus was very good, but I have to say that you’re putting out one of the best falafel sandwiches out there. I’ve been eating them for over 50 years - Israeli, Syrian, Lebanese, Palestinian, Greek - none better than last night’s. And that’s not just the one “F—k Trump Punch” talking.
  13. Both their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pg/firstfridaydupont/events/) & the Eventbrite site (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/first-friday-october-edition-tickets-50289493228) now have the Oct 5 date listed.
  14. Nope. I just assumed that it’d be on for October and that the website will be updated with specifics before then. If not, I guess we start drinking earlier.
  15. As I told Mitch, we will represent in his absence. Ginny & I will be in D.C. next Friday (10/5) and intend to show up for drinks and food after we take advantage of the "1st Friday Dupont" event at various Dupont Circle area galleries from 6-8pm. Although we are generally wine people and not expert cocktailians, we'll try our best to not embarrass NYC in general and the "weinoos" specifically. Looking forward to it.
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