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Reasons why New York Sucks

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by Manton, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. poorsod

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    And neighborhood, cuisine type, atmosphere, etc.? "Decent" can mean just about anything in NYC.
     
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    Somewhere in Manhattan (doesn't matter where). Comfortable atmosphere.. not a place where everyone has their noses upturned. Cuisine? American/Asian/Latin.. doesn't really matter. Budget? Lets keep it under $300ish for 2 (we don't really drink).

    Very vague, I know. Maybe we'll just try Marc Forgione.
     
  4. LawrenceMD

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    in fairness i've had disappointing $20+ lobster rolls in boston. the reason I don't really eat them in any city is that the lobster's not guaranteed to be fresh. its hit or miss.

    but the odds are in your favor when you're getting it at some seaside food shack. I don't even really eat seafood unless its at place right on the water.
     
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    IMO, lobster in general is overrated. An excuse to eat butter, mayo, whatever. Expensive, a lot of work, and by itself doesn't offer nearly as much flavor as other seafood.
     
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    Of the places that just opened up, Aska is very good. There are some misses, but the hits are very good.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/13/d...eview-aska-in-williamsburg-brooklyn.html?_r=0
     
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    +1, people look at me like im insane whenever i say this but gotta agree with PB
     
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    Try lobster sashimi, not sure where in the US though, do you care more about flavor or texture?
     
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    By the way just spent half a day in Fortress Hill (helping a buddy move in), don't think there is anything worth eating here... markets itself is all right though
     
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    Brushstroke.
     
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    think of it as the fillet mignon of the sea. not as intense and outlandish and fatty and meaty as a bone-in ribeye, but more subtle when treated correctly (so not Red Lobster). A lot of work? Maybe to shell, but one can get through one quite quickly, and it's a lot easier than dealing with 12 crab legs in front of you. Expensive? I mean, you can easily find it for $10 a pound, sometimes cheaper. That makes a good sized lobster $10-15. Restaurants tend to screw you over for no reason, much the same for fillet mignon.
     
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    +1

    I've been a lobster roll junkie since I was a wee lad going on annual road trips to Maine, and Luke's is the best I've found south of New Haven.

    Lobster is peasant food. All the elaborate preparations are just fancying up what are essentially big mud bugs.
     
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    yup. its best to eat lobster in those non-descript lobster dens (which have screen windows) along the north east coastline. that way you can eat them at the cheapest prices and in its most simple preparation (I prefer grilled lobster when done right).

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    ^lobster is actually pretty easy to eat, even the little thin legs. you can finish a whole one quickly.

    of course you can probably buy a good lobster meal in NYC, but you're going to pay through the nose for it.

    I will admit that good blue crabs can be almost as good as lobster for a lot cheaper (even in NYC in chinatown).
     
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    Reading this is making me hungry for a simple, fresh, split lobster, brushed with butter then grilled and ready to eat with a bit of fresh squeezed lemon. Served with grilled corn and backed potatoes.
     
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    Best lobster I've ever had was at the Lobster Pound in Belfast, Maine. $14 or something like that for a lobster with some sides; the only seating consisted of picnic tables outside.

    I should try the Luke's that opened up here in Philly.
     
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    This thread is horrible on an empty stomach.
     
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    Yes! Lobster should only be eaten out of a plastic basket while you are seated at a greasy picnic table next to a cinder block structure with screen windows, lots of flies and an almost overwhelming odor of fried food.
     
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    It's the closest we come to being okay with eating insects in this country.
     
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    Some members of my family used to own a fish distribution business and take-out shack near the coast in Massachusetts. When I was a kid, they'd have this big clam bake every summer. Holes would be dug in the sand and filled with a layer of sea weed. They'd top that seaweed with a thick layer of smoldering charcoals, top the coal with a bit more seaweed, then wooden crates of clams, fish, maybe some crabs, and lobster, then more seaweed and finally a tarp to cover the whole thing.

    I'm not sure how long they waited because I wasn't interested in the steamers and lobster and it was usually already set up when we arrived. You'd find me at the grill getting steak or the fryer getting onion rings, fried scallops, and shrimp, anyway. The steamers tasted to me like the low tide can sometimes smell and the lobster freaked me out. Clams are still not my thing, but I will eat lobster that's been taken out of the shell and used in dishes. The whole bib + lobster ritual is a hassle and a mess and, to me anyway, not worth the effort.
     
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