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Reasons why New York Sucks

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

  1. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

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    I live near a Luke's, so that's where I go. $20 for the roll, chips, pickle, and a beer, and it's a perfect lunch.
     


  2. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

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    it's not exactly a new NYC creation, they've been around for years and years up north.
     


  3. LawrenceMD

    LawrenceMD Senior member

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    $20 (or more) lobster rolls are definitely a reason why NYC sucks.

    when in Maine though:

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    ^i think its something like 1.5 lobsters in one sandwich for $13.
     


  4. poorsod

    poorsod Senior member

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    For that price, I prefer the sturgeon sandwich from Barney Greengrass.
     


  5. aravenel

    aravenel Senior member

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    Lobster rolls are great, as long as they aren't too weighed down by mayo and such. Just a touch, enough to bring it all together. If it's obliterating the lobster, it's too much.

    And yeah, $20 is steep, but I mean... It's New York.
     
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  6. Sashu

    Sashu Well-Known Member

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    And, once again, we return to the thread title. [​IMG]
     


  7. clee1982

    clee1982 Senior member

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    Well, what's the best lobster roll in NYC then, or I just shouldn't bother and try the real thing for less when I go to New England area in general.

    p.s. At Forest Hill for the moment, anything worth trying (food/coffee)?
     


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    Luke's is 5-6 lobsters per roll for $15. They use so many lobsters since it's claw meat only (the best part of the lobster). The $20 comes when you add the chips, pickle, and a craft beer.
     
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    gomestar Super Yelper

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    http://lukeslobster.com
     


  10. bawlin

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    Not sure if I should make a new thread of just post here.

    Heading to NYC in a couple of weeks. I usually devote most of my budget towards shopping, but this time I wouldn't mind fitting in a decent meal one of the nights we're there. I was watching Munchies on Vice and they went to Restaurant Marc Forgione, which looked absolutely incredible. I know NYC is a gigantic city with an endless plethora of restaurants, but I was curious to know if anyone has any dining gems they care to share?

    Here's the episode BTW:

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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.
     


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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.
     


  15. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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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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