Reasons why New York Sucks

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  1. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

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    have any news sources indicated whether or not somebody was in the cab at the time? i mean, either way this guy is a total piece of shit, but if nobody was being driven around, was he being a dick to the cyclist solely to be a dick?
     


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    lawyerdad Senior member

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    Loved both of my grandmothers but they couldn't cook for squat. Nana's big specialty was "goulash", which consisted of elbow macaroni, Ragu meat sauce, and extra ground beef. (Which I loved as a kid.) She and my grandfather did believe in cake as an alternative to toast at breakfast, though, so there was that . . .

    But my paternal grandfather's spaghetti sauce with meatballs and sausage . . . now you're talking.
     


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    lefty Senior member

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    Was his name Clemenza?


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    The kielbasa at Warsaw is strangely satisfying after a 3-hour concert. Sausage is just fantastic.

    I'm on the fence about Meatball Shop. Like I said, I like the atmosphere and the fact that it's there when I'm out at some insane hour of the night, but I do recognize that they're expensive and nothing too special. If there were some equivalent for Eastern European fare, I'd be all over it in a heartbeat.
     
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    DBGB >>>>> Meatball shop.

    As soon as the weather gets below 60 degrees I'm doing Super Taste for the beef and noodles when I'm in Chinatown.
     


  6. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

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    i expect a full report. The C-rated restaurant grade is an indication that it's pretty good.
     


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    I see DBGB has sausages. Good enough for me.

    Also:
     


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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Does anybody actually acknowledge those restaurant grades? Maybe I'm disgusting, but if I like the place I couldn't care less.
     


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    I use yelp as a first cut, if yelp says it's bad, then it's definitely bad. Though it doesn't mean much when crowd wisdom on yelp says it's good...
     


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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I don't look at Yelp for anything besides directions, hours, and if they have a full bar or not.
     


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  12. Sashu

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    It's actually ridiculously easy to get an A. I've seen some real hole-in-the-wall Chinese restaurants with an A proudly affixed to their windows, so I'd say it matters at least a little bit.
     


  13. lawyerdad

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    That's pretty close except we have always been firmly anti-sugar in pasta sauce. My uncle (who had married into the family) always used to claim, in a kind of an "I'm joking but maybe I'm not" way that my grandfather was connected. He would laugh but I don't recall ever hearing an outright denial. He and my grandmother retired to Las Vegas, where his retirement job was counting money in a casino backroom.
     
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    There's this bodega near us that I swear is a front for a drug ring. There are also always tons of very sketchy types standing around on the sidewalk out front of it, which is very strange in this neighborhood. Well today, I hear more screaming and yelling coming from that corner than usual, look out the window, and see a bunch of punks beating the shit out of each other. So, after five years of living in New York, I made my first New York 911 call. Shockingly, police actually showed up, and quickly--I'm guessing I wasn't the first one to call.

    The best part was all the parents and their kids, many in strollers, trying to walk around this mass of dumbasses pummeling each other on the sidewalk.
     
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  15. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

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    i have never purchased anything from a bodega.
     


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