Friday, December 29, 2006

Gino's Pizzeria

44th and Broadway

I like them, you can get 7 garlic knots for $1 with marinara sauce. Plus, they know how to overcook a piece of pizza just right so it's crispy and can hold all your toppings.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

On Ramen

In response to my most recent post a friend asked me if I'd made my ramen at home or gone out for ramen. Who would go out for ramen? Do places even serve ramen? I'll keep my eyes open.

In the meantime, here is my usual ramen recipe:

Start heating lots more water than the recipe calls for, break up the ramen block into four squares, and add the noodles along with the flavor packet to the water. Cover.

Add frozen peas or broccoli or spinach (whatever's your pleasure). Add soy sauce and rice vingegar. Wait.

When the water starts to boil add an egg or two. Stir with a fork. Wait.

I like my noodles a little over done personally, but use your own judgement. Sometimes I add sweet chili sauce. Enjoy:).

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

On sushi and paranoia (cont.)

Well, on my way home yesterday I realized all I really wanted was ramen for dinner. It was still asian and delicious. I guess I'll have to try to combat my fears another night.

Monday, December 18, 2006


I bought my mom this to bring home for Christmas. I'll let you all know how it goes over:).

On sushi and random paranoia

I'm not sure how to say this, but as much as I love sushi I can't bring myself to go to a restaurant and eat it by myself. I have no phobias of being by myself in public, I love myself. I don't mind going to a diner by myself, even to nicer restaurant and treating myself. I would buy a steak dinner and sit down and enjoy my own company (or the equivalent nice meal since I'm not the biggest steak fan in the fact I don't really like it). But whenever I'm out roaming and decide to try a sushi place, I can only ever go as far as peering in through the door before something stops me.

I guess for me sushi is just a social meal, and inappropriate to eat by yourself.

This is completely counterintuitive since by any line of reasoning sushi seems designed to be eaten solo. It's hard to talk when you have a piece of sushi in your mouth, so if you're out with someone you don't know well you both end up trying to smile awkwardly while one or both of you finishes chewing an enormous piece of albeit delicious sushi. It makes conversations take way longer than they should, and what would normally be a polite and quick question such as "how's work going?" gets drawn out while you both wait 2-3 minutes for the other person to chew so that they can respond "not bad." It's a popular date choice, which also doesn't make sense since no one looks cute with something that large stuffed into their mouth. Besides that it's easy to eat with one hand, and so would be ideal if you're trying to read a book that doesn't want to stay open.

So, here I am, with a huge sushi craving coinciding with a decidedly antisocial mood and a good book. Maybe tonight's the night to conquer all, I don't know. I'll keep you all updated though.

Monday, December 11, 2006

A Bunch of Places

Le Sans Souci
44-09 Broadway
, NY 11102
Little french place in astoria, really adorable. They get an 8. Queens is better than everywhere else.

57 Great Jones Street
NY, NY, 10012 (corner of Great Jones and Bowery)
Their sushi was decent (and decent sushi = really yummy ), and the ginger salad dressing on my friend's salad was really nice. Their drinks were their selling point though (really, really good). I don't feel like giving them a rating.

Estiatorio Ploes Mezepolio
33-04 Broadway
Astoria, NY 11106
This may or may not be the place I ate at this weekend, I can't remember the name but I think that's the right address. The food was decent but kind of mediocre. My friend wasn't happy with her mousaka (too creamy), but we ordered an amazing appetizer with different kinds of spreads. I was impressed by the frosted beer glasses and they gave us a complimentary dessert. I'll give them a 5.5, not the best greek dining but it was pleasant.

72nd Street Bagel
130 W 72nd St, New York 10023
Btwn Bway & Columbus Ave
Good it you want your classic bagel/deli. The prices aren't cheap, but their reasonable. The guy making my bagel asked for my number which is always flattering. Overall, I give them a 7.

Friday, December 08, 2006

Sweet Canadian Mullet

The cafe that I always go to was just closed down by the department of health and mental hygiene. That's the second place that I've eaten at in the past few months that that's happen to...I wonder what that says about my ability to judge restaurants.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

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As the sole author for this half-hearted blog on eating in New York, I felt that it was important to note this. Or notate this, whichever the word is. Either way, it affects food in new york so it's going on the blog.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

This weeks installment of Noshing in New York

Mariella Pizza, 8th Ave between 56th and 57th Street. Best pizza in Manhattan, just trust me.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Serendipity 3 gets a 2 for Overall Suckage

Wonder what happened to the other two serendipities? Actually, don't care. Food was on a scale of boring to weird, service was bad, prices were bad, and they had a minimum charge required. And all this after a half hour wait (and that's with a reservation).