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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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    Wish I had gone, that lineup is incredible.
     
  2. UnFacconable

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    Can someone explain the ramps trend to me? Seems like they went from nowhere to being overharvested. I don't really see them in SF but spring onion and garlic are everywhere. The love of ramps is starting to feel like the tulip craze.
     
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  3. texas_jack

    texas_jack Well-Known Member

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    what da fuck is a ramp?
     
  4. Manton

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    it's a baby leek, picked wild, only available for a few weeks in the spring
     
  5. Connemara

    Connemara Well-Known Member

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    I had a great appetizer at dinner tonight, ravioli with leeks and fried fennel. My god. :drool:
     
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    I'm gonna go ahead and say I'm not the world's biggest ramp fan.

    I like just about anything in the allium family, and they are undeniably tasty, but this city goes *nuts* for them this time of year. I suppose it's a nice rite of spring, but you'd think this was the second coming of Christ the way every restaurant fawns over them and puts them on *everything*... And the fact that a plant that was considered a curiously edible weed until a couple of years ago is now going for $20/lb at the greenmarket... It's just a little insane.
     
  7. romafan

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    Is that the Wild Mountain Berry guy? He is the only reason I can think of (in addition to the overcrowding) to hate the USQ mkt. That guy is a putz, and unless you are one of his buddies or a big restaurant customer (same thing really) he usually can't be bothered to give you the time of day. All last year his artisanal 'baking mix' of little potatoes were border -line rotten. I couldn't believe he was selling the stuff week after week and people were buying it...
     
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    i have no idea who that is. I didn't even buy from that stand, I just wanted the picture of the mountain that he had.

    there's plenty of other market locations in the city besides USQ, which I appreciate:
    http://www.grownyc.org/greenmarket/ourmarkets



    I agree that ramps are way over hyped by the media. They're delicious and should be savored for the very short time they're available, but they're not exactly alba truffles.
     
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  9. musicmax

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    So what non-suckage is going down this coming weekend (17/18/19)? Too late for the Phil or the Met, too early for Midsummer Night Swing or Shakespeare In The Park.

    Also what neighborhoods get closest to the Forest Hills Gardens feel without the Forest Hills Gardens pricetag?
     
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    the areas around Juniper Park in Middle Village are nice - its has a huge park, Juniper Park, surrounded by mostly family queens style homes (those brick homes with a garage). The area/neighborhood is tree laden and really really clean.

    The area is always quiet even on the weekends. The park is huge and pretty -and dog friendly (off leash hours and a specific place for them to roam) The problem is public transportation - there are no trains nearby so its MTA buses. Everyone in the area usually has a car. Access to the QME/LIE is easy. Woodside/Kew Gardens/Forrest Park areas are all nearby.

    there are other areas similar to Forest Hills gardens (suburb like huge houses on tree lined streets) in dyker heights in brooklyn, and the Van Cortland Park Area of the Bronx.
     
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  12. dotcomzzz

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    new york especially sucks when the yankees are in first.
     
  13. musicmax

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    Nah we're going to Alcatraz in the fall. Don't want to duplicate.
     
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    I have the pleasure of presenting this gem. Kevin is a friend of mine from college:

    http://gothamist.com/2013/05/16/heroic_theatergoer_smashes_cell_pho.php

     
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    i took great pleasure in reading that this morning.
     
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    OK the weekend trip is still on... thanks for the neighborhood suggestions.

    Anyone up for a flash meetup Sunday the 20th 6-8 at John Brown Smokehouse in LIC? The George Gee swing band is playing and everyone needs to bring a digital device since SF legend LuxeSwap/SpooPoker/balearic1's auctions always end on Sunday at dinner time.

    Craft beer, live jazz, allegedly-North-Carolina-worthy 'cue, and SFers. Definitely non-suck.
     
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    That guy is a hero. We've all wanted to do that at some point.

    I especially loved the security guard trying to tell him he couldn't leave.
     
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    Unfortunately, the desire to do this is why I avoid most movie theaters. There is one 30 minutes away that is good about kicking out rude patrons, but most of them suck at it.
     
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    Wtf are ramps? Never heard that over here in Germany
     
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    baby leek type things.

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