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Alias gets a much needed rave in New York Magazine.
- jim 1-04-2004 6:41 pm [link] [5 comments]

al fresco dining
- dave 1-02-2004 7:32 pm [link] [1 ref] [add a comment]

in case you missed it, grimes looks back.
- dave 1-02-2004 1:31 am [link] [add a comment]

chocolate and zucchini
- dave 12-28-2003 4:12 pm [link] [add a comment]

If I am not buying fish at the Greenmarket in Union Sq, its EcoFish for me, love them (100% recycled packaging, 25% of profits donated for marine conservation, and the taste!!), its frozen in my local Health Food Store but they offer even more fresh for restaurants....DIG THEM!!

- Skinny 12-21-2003 9:38 pm [link] [1 comment]

Yesterday lunch was Bao Noodles, the chef gave me a taste of one of his moms recipe's, coconut curry soup with pinky finger shaped shrimp dumplings, its the best dish I have tasted there, this place rocks, that dish was SO REAL, reminded me of eating in Thailand, he said the dish is from south Vietnam near the Cambodian border.....dont miss this spot!!
- Skinny 12-20-2003 3:23 am [link] [add a comment]

Eating By #'s 2003 "Final Count"
Grand Sichuan Int Midtown 14 Times
wd~50 14 Times
Wash Park 14 Times
66 6 Times
The Minnow 5 Times
Kai 4 Times
Milos 4 Times
Bao Noodles 4 Times

- Skinny 12-20-2003 3:18 am [link] [add a comment]

did Asiate for lunch today, sensational room/views over central park etc and very very nice food, i give it 3 *, grimes will prob give it 3.....we tried 11 dishes, does not hit the Kai/wd~50/Wallse "Skinny 4*" level but I will go back on night....
- Skinny 12-20-2003 3:15 am [link] [1 ref] [add a comment]

last night was a try-fector....Casa Mono was amazing, than off to a blast from the past Nicola Peona for some old wine (tired like the food) from the 50's and 60's, than wd~50 for a new dish I had yet to try, AWESOME!!! (and had to have the scallops again:>)

- Skinny 12-20-2003 3:10 am [link] [add a comment]

I think Casa Mono is a home run, my kinda eating, fantastic....
- Skinny 12-19-2003 8:42 pm [link] [3 comments]

We had an amazing tasting at WD50 last week. I think this is a new thing for them (at least having it listed on the menu.) Just another reason to go check out (or return to) this amazing place.

And then last night we had a tasting at Jack's Luxury Oyster Bar, the somewhat new place by the team from Jewel Bako. It's right across the street on 5th between 2nd and 3rd. Amazing interior. Two floors in what was a tiny residential building. You feel like you are inside someone's perfectly decorated house. Very classy. Some in our group thought it was too fussy, but I loved it. There is really no other place I've been to with this feel.

The food was very good, if not breathtaking. But the tasting took a long time. 4 and a half hours! Really too long in my opinion. And it's not that I can't imagine a meal of that duration, it's just that this wasn't it.

Nice wine list, with some really high end French stuff we carefully avoided.

All in all I really recommend one trip, at least, for the interior experience. Get dressed up. Pretend you are living in a different, more dignified, age. Very fun, if long, night.
- jim 12-16-2003 6:50 pm [link] [add a comment]

pizza, pizza
- dave 12-13-2003 7:01 pm [link] [1 ref] [add a comment]

- bill 12-12-2003 3:03 am [link] [10 comments]

- bill 12-12-2003 12:40 am [link] [1 comment]

champagne cork wire chair contest
- bill 12-11-2003 11:43 pm [link] [1 comment]

heard steingarten on npr discussing it must have been somthing i ate / just advised by my mom she's getting some turducken roll for X-mas diner. yum.
- bill 12-07-2003 5:42 pm [link] [10 comments]

grimes on grimes
- dave 12-06-2003 1:19 am [link] [add a comment]

brat out of hell
- dave 12-06-2003 1:03 am [link] [2 comments]

Joe Dressner on the Alias full moon dinner. Get your spot now.
- jim 12-04-2003 6:02 pm [link] [1 comment]