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Re: Top 5 Best Restaurants
« Reply #20 on: May 26, 2018, 07:26:07 AM »
You're in NYC right? Jungsik, Junoon, Blue Hill/Stone Barns, Dovetail were all really good IMO. Jungsik was especially good I thought. Aska I wasn't totally crazy about. Want to try Aquavit. Always helps chatting up the som or bartender, you can get some industry recommendations that are usually good.

Thanks for the list LC.  It's funny how many similarities there are between Italians and Asian families.  Both cultures get it when it comes to food.  I was going to buy a dozen of roses for my wife and she yelled at me and told me that's a five guy burger and a side of fries there.  And she's like 120 pounds.  We don't bat an eye for buying $200-300 worth of groceries for the week.  The other interesting observation of Asians and Italians is the way we eat.  Most of the time, people order their own food and eat off their own plate.  Italian and Asian cultures place all the food in the middle of the table and people share it together.  The communal element is strong.  I wonder how much of that extends to people's personalities and how they behave.  Let's not forget the massive amount of shellfish that we eat.  My best friend's wife is Italian and we went to their house for Christmas eve fish dinner.  It was an awesome experience with octopus salad, lobster tails, crab legs, baked clams.  Out of all of that, the baked clams made by the father is the best dish. 

Btw, Clinton Baking Factory is the best brunch spot in NYC imo.  Does it feel weird paying $70-100 for two people to have eggs, pancakes, and coffee?  At high level, yes, very weird.  But it's worth the 1-2 hour wait. 


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Re: Top 5 Best Restaurants
« Reply #21 on: May 26, 2018, 08:58:00 AM »
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The other interesting observation of Asians and Italians is the way we eat.  Most of the time, people order their own food and eat off their own plate.  Italian and Asian cultures place all the food in the middle of the table and people share it together

Agreed an sharing vs eating your one plate. Sharing isnít common where I am doing from, but I rather prefer it now, since I learned it from my wifeís family. Long Island is a Bit of a drag in culinary terms as it just lacks diversity. There are some decent Asian places, gastropubs, but mostly itís just an over abundance of way too heavily Italian food, they isnít really like the real stuff in Italy, as far as ai remember. I did find some perfectly preserved retro (unintentionally, I presume) German restaurants here, that are far better than anything there is on the left coast, as well as some German butcheries, which make a perfect Sauerbraten. The diversity in food generally follows the diversity of people moving and living there and Long Island as this point isnít very diverse yet.

FWIW, I have found most of the great hole in the wall places via Yelp actually.
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Re: Top 5 Best Restaurants
« Reply #22 on: May 26, 2018, 11:39:01 AM »
Italian and Asian cultures place all the food in the middle of the table and people share it together.  The communal element is strong.

It's the best way to eat! Order a bunch of stuff and everyone gets to try it all. I'd rather a bunch of people order 10 things and have a 10 course meal than each person only order 2 or 3 things. More variety and more sharing!

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Btw, Clinton Baking Factory is the best brunch spot in NYC imo.  Does it feel weird paying $70-100 for two people to have eggs, pancakes, and coffee?  At high level, yes, very weird.  But it's worth the 1-2 hour wait.
Sweet, I'll check it out next time I'm in town!
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Re: Top 5 Best Restaurants
« Reply #23 on: May 27, 2018, 05:21:31 PM »
The Keg is a luxurious enough experience for me. That's fine dining for me. I like to think that I am getting back a little of what I pay for as an FFH shareholder :)

+1!  A decent New York strip cooked properly is as good as the best Wagyu or Kobe beef I've had.  The funny thing is, the best chefs in the world do not eat the dishes they dream up daily.  They actually prefer to eat more simple food, and they cook more simple food at home.  Cheers!
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« Reply #24 on: May 27, 2018, 11:51:53 PM »
Dude...A5 wagyu or otorro is way better than just about anything! Cmon and embrace your inner glutton!!  ;D
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