Reasons why New York Sucks - Page 600
I've been meaning to try out Red Farm for a while now... Need to make it down soon.
New Mission is pretty good. Don't go expected traditional stuff, keep an open mind and enjoy the ride.
Will be taking my dad to Keen's Chophouse (Steakhouse now, I guess) for his birthday dinner on Wednesday. I had Luger's a the weekend before last, so it will be good to finally compare the two close together like that. FYI, I was not that impressed by Luger's.
Also the Taconic is a fucking mess. The road is like a goddamn washboard. I spent the weekend upstate and loved every second of being out of the city for a while.
Best Steakhouse in the city Is a little gem called Destefano's in Williamsburg.
I went to Keen's years ago and tried a few bites of the Mutton Chop, which was ridiculously good, along with my porterhouse (also very good). I want to try the Chateaubriand this time around.
Noted for future steak eating.
I kinda disagree with that, but I realize it is the prevalent notion of dim sum (and chinese food in general) in this country/city. When I first had dim sum in Taipei & HK when I was a young 19 y-o invited by local Chinese families, it was still a bit chaotic but there was a lot more respect for the food and the meal than what one will experience in C-town. You could actually identify all the elements in a dumpling bite, vs. the shrimpy porky mush that is the norm here now. It scares the sh!t out of me to calculate the cost of the products you get in Chinatown - if they can sell that stuff for that price including rent, wages, overhead, margin, etc... then where the hell do they find those prawns and chicken at $0.0001 per pound...?
Anyhow, I really miss Chinatown Brasserie, which did a good job at using high quality ingredients in a nice enough setting with reasonably pleasant service. It was not Chinatown cheap but it wasn't silly pricing like Hakkasan either.
yeah, it was an overarching statement, what I didn't intend for cheap to mean garbage (which, yes, in C-town a lot of it is), but cheap as in not $15 for mushroom spring rolls (which they are on that menu you posted).
That's what I have.
M Noodle Shop is pretty great in the nabe. They deliver until 2am too. I have them on speed dial.
They are on sale today for $154 with free shipping with the promo code SPRING25
I have one sitting in my cart...not sure if I want one right now. Just ordered a bunch of other food/cooking things that I haven't played with.