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Reasons why New York Sucks

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

  1. Connemara

    Connemara Well-Known Member

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    Rodney Dangerfield was the king of wife jokes.
     
  2. Churchill W

    Churchill W Well-Known Member

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    Thumbs up to Levain and Keeley's.

    I would also check out Jacob's Pickle for a meal.
     
  3. Johdus Fanfoozal

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    They make the best cookies I've ever had.
     
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  4. lefty

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    Yes. I'm a sucker for that kind of stuff.

    Undercooked 1/2 lb of cookie dough.

    lefty
     
  5. Johdus Fanfoozal

    Johdus Fanfoozal Well-Known Member

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    You make that sound like it's a bad thing.
     
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  6. lefty

    lefty Well-Known Member

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    It isn't. If you're 11.

    It's a novelty cookie that becomes sickening after the third bite. Milkbar made a better cookie, but that was a few years ago. Not sure what's good now.

    lefty
     
  7. gomestar

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    cookies like that give me a stomach ache after bite 3.





    edit: late to the party
     
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  8. dopey

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    I've heard him. He's pretty good, but the best part is, as you noted, the way it takes you a while to realize it is an act and he is not (exclusively) a raving loon.
    I also like his parting line.
     
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  9. lefty

    lefty Well-Known Member

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    Pick up when you leave?

    I don't want to make too much out of it, but the transition was so smooth it reminded me of Vanya on 42nd St where you couldn't quite tell where the BTS making of the play ended and the actual play began.

    If I owned a comedy club I would have offered him a 7 minute set.

    lefty
     
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  10. dopey

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    I'm expecting company
     
  11. poorsod

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    Cafe Lalo is a fun place but can get loud.

    I like Levain, but eating 1 cookie gives me food coma.

    Salumeria Rossi has a good home made porchetta. hummus Place has good hummus and coucous.

    The Tavern on the Green newly reopened and is a nice place for drinks but I prefer it when you can sit outside.

    I like Alice's Teacup. It's a place where mothers take their daughters but I like the scones and sandwiches.
     
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  12. patrickBOOTH

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    I've been to George Keeley on my last New York Trip, it has a really nice beer list.
     
  14. patrickBOOTH

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    Do you really live in a place called Mellonville? It makes me think of giant tits.
     
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  15. lefty

    lefty Well-Known Member

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    Is Johnny LaRue still on the Melonville city council?

    lefty
     
  16. Xiaogou

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    How is FIKI coffee in lower manhattan? A good friend raves about it. Just wondering if anybody here has tried it and their opinion of it.
     
  17. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Well-Known Member

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    I've never been there, but I hate it based on the name alone.
     
  18. archetypal_yuppie

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    I hope someone shoots me in the face if I ever consider traveling for coffee.
     
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  19. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Well-Known Member

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    You probably have no choice in Houston. Do you drink oil to wake up in the morning? (#6)
     
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  20. archetypal_yuppie

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    I'm not sure what the #6 refers to. Yes, yummy oil.

    In Houston just as in NYC, I would never make a trip out of getting coffee. Taking your pick of local places downstairs is one thing (I have just as many available here as in NYC by the way), going to a different neighborhood for a cup sounds cray cray to me.
     

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