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Originally Posted by SkinnyGoomba View Post

Are you guys talking about carry permits or just gun permits, period?

The $340+$90 was just to own a gun for your home. Concealed carry is $5K to apply, and they won't give you one, and they'll keep the $5k.
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Oh wow, you're right. I haven't been there in like 7 years, but for whatever reason I recall it being much more expensive. Still not that surprised by $30 for a hot dog and soda. I mean how much is that at a ball game?
I went there after I dropped my guitar off at Southside. It was good.
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

At the "North beach" stand at AT&T, two Italian sausages and two beers was $30.
this seems reasonable. Overpriced, yes, but not $10/bottle of water bad.
post #9978 of 11470
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

you know the menus exist online

Oh wow, you're right. I haven't been there in like 7 years, but for whatever reason I recall it being much more expensive. Still not that surprised by $30 for a hot dog and soda. I mean how much is that at a ball game?

If you really think that $30 for a hot dog at a hot dog cart is defensible under any possible theory or using any possible comparator, I predict you will have a very bright future and I would like to offer you a job.

But his real crime wasn't the price, it was failing to post the price and then springing it on unsuspecting tourists. Had he tried that on too many NY natives, the hot dog would have ended up in thoroughly unsaleable condition and required medical extraction.
post #9979 of 11470
I don't think it is defensible, but a tourist spot in NYC, I'm just not surprised. There's insane prices being paid by tourists all of the time. If they choose to pay it so be it.
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It just occurred to me that Costco sells a hot dog and soda for $1.50.

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Originally Posted by Bounder View Post

Gomestar, could you try this place and bring us back a report? From the review, it sounds like you really do have truly memorable Tex-Mex in NY.

Take Booth with you.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/20/dining/restaurant-review-javelina-in-gramercy-park.html
I've been to this place and it is fucking terrible. When they set the food on the table my first thought was "I could have made this shit at home". Eater has been shilling for them since they opened, but I will be shocked if this place is still open in a year.
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Does Eater just take money to advertise restaurants in every city? There was one in Houston with a 20 year old chef and Eater couldn't stop talking about how they had trained seafood sommeliers, which is a person who can recommend a fish on the menu and how it should be cooked. AKA a waiter.
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I think they definitely shill for certain restaurants and/or restaurant groups. Now whether or not they are explicitly paid to do so I don't know, but it gets silly sometimes.
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I love that review
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Not knowing if you'll get everything you ordered and sometimes getting things you didn't order, is next level service.

Nouvelle NYC
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Ha ha. The review starts a bit tentative, but I think it hits its stride right about here:




Javelina, near Union Square, is a godsend for anybody who loves to eat before 6 p.m. or after 9:30 p.m.; since opening two months ago, the restaurant has been talked up so much in the press that those are usually the only reservation times available, even if you book a week or two ahead. You may worry that at those hours the dining room would be depressingly quiet, but that’s not the case. Javelina’s 58 seats always seem to be taken by large groups of people shouting with youthful animation. It always sounds as if somebody were telling a woman at the far end of the table that he had just found $1,000 under the menu, and the woman were shouting back that Ryan Gosling had just texted and he’s coming to the restaurant in, like, five minutes!

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The queso sampler at Javelina. Credit Liz Barclay for The New York Times
How anybody gets drunk enough to act this way is one of several fun Javelina mysteries to keep you entertained. Fresh or frozen, the margaritas have a slight chemical taste that I was thankful for because it tended to keep my own alcohol intake to near-Mormon levels. I also stayed alert and sober when faced with the Tijuana Manhattan, made with tequila in the place of whiskey and served in a rocks glass with no ice at all, even though it was the temperature of a freshly killed snake. While bartenders elsewhere have become insufferable bores on the subjects of ice and proper shaking techniques, the ones at Javelina are refreshingly free of such pretension. Even the water is sometimes served at room temperature.
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I've long said the problem with NYC is that not enough people are packing heat. facepalm.gif
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

I've long said the problem with NYC is that not enough people are packing heat. facepalm.gif

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/More_Guns,_Less_Crime

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You're rebutting with a Wikipedia entry which highlights flaws in the work that supposedly rebuts my position? confused.gif
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

I love that review

Next time I am in town, I am going to try and eat there just for the laughs.
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