New York City Thread: Part III (Info in OP)

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    Still love PJ Clarke’s for a burger.
     
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    The burger at James in Prospect Heights is outstanding.
     
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    I present my full burger scale to date. Not the comments that I have associated with it. Please keep in mind that Swine, Ocasey's are now closed. And Van Deimen's was terrible.

    1Brindle Room
    2Wallflower
    3DB Bistro - Foie Gras burger
    4Gramercy Tavern
    5Le Rivage
    6Dram
    7Swine - Bone marrow and brisket burger
    8Minetta Tavern
    9Burgers and Barrel
    10Burgers & Lobster
    11American Cut
    12Vesta
    13Walt St Pub
    14Royale - no frils burger
    15Jeppney
    16Le Park Meridien
    17O'Casey's
    18Maggie's
    19Butter
    20Umami
    21The House
    22Van Diemen’s Bar + Kitchen
    23M. Wells - Bone in burger
     
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    If Van Deimen's was terrible I want to hear your review of the bone-in burger that ranks below it :laugh:

    I never had it, but I always thought it was a pretty dumb and pointless concept. I believe M Wells has taken it off the menu now.
     
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    We should probably do a NYC pizza poll the same way we do the prospect polls. Update it twice a year. Would make for some lively debates :naughty:
     
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    I have been to M. Wells a good number of times (bone marrow french onion soup is ridiculous) and had the burger the first time out. I thought, wow, here is something different. It it was nothing special and just chewy. Very disappointing.
    Now, you're talking. Pizza polls (Di Farra all the way....may it reopen soon), burger polls, brunch polls, ramen polls.......
     
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    Di Fara has been back for a few months but Dom is basically out of the game at this point and his children are not making pies the way he did. I hate to say it but the place is transforming into a tourist trap just capitalizing on a famous name. They even went so far as to advertise at a Bronx pizza festival a few weeks ago that Dom would be there and, surprise!, he was nowhere to be found.

    Di Fara when Dom was there was unbelievable. I feel bad for all the people going now for the first time who don't even realize that they missed the boat.
     
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    Begins and ends with Joe's. But if you're going to a Rangers game, don't pass up a slice and draft at Rose's in the LIRR terminal.
     
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    That is a shame. I always felt people will miss out on a piece of New Yorkana once Dom was not making pies.
     
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    Rolling with (in no order), Roberta's, Emily's, Paulie Gee's & Motorino.
     
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    The like was for Joe's. Rose's wasn't good 15 years ago. Is it still the same place?
     
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    I've mentioned this previously, but they have two places out here in Vegas. One inside Caesars called "DiFara", & one off the strip called Dom DeMarco's that is a full menu restaurant. The one in Caesars is embarrassing. The pizza doesn't even resemble a NY slice, it's so undercooked, you can't even fold it. Plus they have the balls to charge $22 for 2 slices & a drink. I tried it once, never again.

    The location off the strip is better, but it's still nothing like the slices in Brooklyn. Believe me, the family cares nothing about the product out here, so it doesn't surprise me they're letting the pizza quality tank in favor of profits.

    This day was gonna happen sooner than later. I'm amazed he hung on as long as he did. Too bad the kids didn't absorb Dom's passion for his craft.
     
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    Great article in the NewYorker on (what I assume is NYC beer league) concussions.

    My Year of Concussions

    They mention a Legendary Ranger that went down in a scary situation, and then more recently his son went down in a bad way as well - anyone know who this is? Messier?
     
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    BZ, I'm spending a few days on the strip over New Year's. Can you throw some local recommendations my way?
     
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    My family and I have talked about that for what feels like 25 years at this point.

    I've eaten there a few times, and it was good, but it never blew me away. And based on reputation, and price, I fully expect to be blown away if I go to a place like that.
     
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    What kind of food are you into? Where are you staying?

    Lived there for years.
     
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    I went when I was a kid with my father and the novelty was fun - no menus, sawdust on the floor. Went back later as an adult a few times and was really underwhelmed. Never bad. But hardly the end all be all it has been talked up as.

    Made a reservation at Keens next month for a date night with the wife. Looking forward to that. And I don’t have travel to Brooklyn or bring cash.
     
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    Keens is a personal favorite and balances taste with ambiance.
     
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    Staying at the Wynn. And I'll try anything twice.
     
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    I go to Vegas 2-3 times per year and will be there around the same time as you, though I usually don't venture far from the strip so take this for what it's worth from a tourist perspective (often comped). I mentioned upthread my mancrush for Delmonico's at the Venetian. But for the traditional vegas steak special on the cheap you can't go wrong with ellis island behind Bally's. My preferred burger joint is Holsteins at Cosmo but I also like gordon ramsay burger at planet hollywood. I have not had a good slice of pizza in Vegas ever and that includes both Di Fara's and Grimaldis. I stopped trying. For Italian though I like Battista's across the street from Bally's or Don Vito's at South Point (if you have to wait there is a $1.25 hot dog cart for snacking at the sportsbook). For traditional deli sandwiches I believe there is still a Carnegie Deli at Mirage (but no longer at the Sands Wind Creek in Bethlehem) - I always liked it though I also like Earl of Sandwich so maybe I'm not so discriminating when it comes to sandwiches. For chinese I've stood for hours watching them making noodles at beijing no. 9 noodle at caesars. It's pretty good to eat too but I'm sure there are better local places that meet NY standards (unlike pizza) - eg there is Noodles at Bellagio but I was only there once. For seafood I like Yellowtail at Bellagio (especially as I haven't had to pay). Best buffet is Bacchanal at Caesars but it'll be ridiculously expensive that time of the year with huge lines despite the price. Go only with a comp or at the very least a line pass and a big appetite (they will sell line passes for about the price of bellagio's buffet).
     
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    Oscar’s has a nice old Vegas kind of feel to it if you want a chop house or steak.

    If you want to take a short cab ride, The Artisan Hotel can be a fun place to grab a drink or three.

    Ditto for Raku for Chinese.

    Fried chicken? Try crack shack.

    Top of the World if you want the best views in Vegas, though not necessarily “THE” best food.

    looking for a place to walk around, try Downtown and Fremont street.

    Want something a little more main stream, with chains, try Town Square - numerous options there. Brio, Yardhouse, Texas de Brazil.
     
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    I actually remember seeing the one in Caesars and could not believe my eyes.
     
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    Best Thai food in the US is at Lotus of Siam. It's off the strip.

    Public House at the Venetian is very good and the lunch pre-fixe at Estiatorio Milos at Cosmopolitan is one of the better deals in Vegas.
     
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