Reasons why New York Sucks

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

  1. aravenel

    aravenel Senior member

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    The Meatball Shop does seem like some place custom made for tourists so they can think they went so some "quirky, unique" New York hole-in-the-wall restaurant.
     
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    back in high school, this girl I knew (who, by the way, all of my friends drooled over, but I thought she looked like a bird) was having a big Italian grandmother recipe meatball day. I was really looking forward to it, especially due to the hype. They were awful.
     
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    Definitely nothing special. It came to like 64 bucks for 4 meatballs each, some shitty arugula salad, a pitcher of beer, and two ice cream sandwiches.
     
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    i much prefer sausage places (pick and choose!) over Meatball Shop.
     
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    Everyone thinks their mother, or grandmother, makes the best X. It's almost always nostalgic.

    My wife loves the spaghetti and meatballs her grandmother made when she was a kid. The sauce is literally canned sauce with spices, and the meatballs have two ingredients--ground beef, and salt. Every now and then she asks me to make it for her, and I never eat any (or, usually, make some better stuff on the side) because it's so bland. But she has a connection to it and loves it.
     
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    Sausages are pretty much always superior to meatballs though.

    Really, they are kinda similar--ground meat + seasonings. Sausage is better though because of the casing.
     
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    My grandmother's meatballs were a blend of veal, beef, pork, breadcrumbs, basil, and onion. Awesome.
     
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    So the missing Greenpoint girl was found. She checked herself into a mental hospital. The cops didn't look there I guess.
     
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    fair point, but i have no nostalgic connection to my wife's grandmother. She passed before I was in the picture. Her recipe is, I believe, a mixture of beef, veal, and pork, plus egg, breadcrumbs, parmesean. I think that's it, maybe some herbs here and there. Then bake to get a crispy crust on the outside, and finish in some sauce.

    i think i know what i'm doing this weekend.
     
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    who?



    I never go to any of the "specialist" places here, the meatball shops, teh burger places, etc. You can always get better by going to places where these things are part of the menu, not the whole menu. The cupcake places (and $0.99 cent pizza places) make me sad for humanity.
     
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    Kind of old news, but pB has been MIA for a while so....
    http://gothamist.com/2013/08/14/missing_greenpoint_woman_found_in_q.php

    Surprised there isn't more talk of the cab driver that drove up on a sidewalk and caused a female tourist to lose part of her leg.
     
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    That was right next to my office. Crazy stuff, I walk that block to the subway all the time.
     
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    i was going to post something, but refrained. I'm more shocked that no tickets or anything were filed, it reflection pretty poorly on this city, IMO.

    i guess the "best case" scenario is the cabbie's insurance rates become way too expensive to afford and then he gets his ass sued off.
     
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    he probably just rents the cab, so it would be the cab co.'s insurance company that would get sued, or at least, worth suing. The cab companies are notorious in legal circles for being absolutely awful to go after, awful to pay any judgements against them, at least that is what I have heard from multiple people.

    He is getting a few summons, was released yesterday, probably driving a cab as we speak.

    The NY Post, in its typically classy way, posted a picture of her severed foot under the cab.
     

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