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Review: Georgia’s Eastside BBQ

Posted by gambit50 on June 17, 2008

Georgia’s Eastside BBQ, Lower East Side, New York, New York

This operation was seemingly slapped together with a learn-on-the-fly attitude, I believe, in the beginning of the summer of 2007. I also believe that the owner was involved in the labor of decoration and setup. Very hands-on. That is cool but I think a touch more forethought could have saved many poor strategies. Then again, it is Orchard Street and there is no other BBQ in the vicinity and since people pack so many subpar restaurants on the LES, perhaps his goal was just to open as soon as possible because it wouldn’t matter and he would get it all right soon enough.

The space is small, both the dining area and the kitchen/back area. I assume there was a good deal on the rent. There is no bathroom. Read the rest of this entry »


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Review: Miss Mamie’s Spoonbread

Posted by gambit50 on June 16, 2008

Miss Mamie’s Spoonbread, Morningside Heights, New York, New York

Miss Mamie’s a menu that is mostly of the soul food variety with some other choices. There are many of the comfort food items that cause a stir when people compare them about town. Fried chicken, ribs, macaroni and cheese, etc. are available along with some unsouthern choices such as jerk chicken. Read the rest of this entry »

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Review: Bun

Posted by gambit50 on June 4, 2008

Bun, Soho, New York, New York

I wonder if they gave out ANY free food during the midnight to noon hours over Memorial Day weekend, as they had promised for those with reservations. This was the result of management’s own promotion to mark the new round the clock hours of Bun.

Another result was their inability to handle it from the online reservation system to the food and service during this time. Fortunately and unfortunately(not turned away on the plus side, not free for as much as I could order on the other), I went to Bun this past Saturday, anyway. It is new and someone recommended it as good for what it is supposed to be, an upscale version of the Vietnamese joints in Chinatown. Also, the food has some fusion elements. Read the rest of this entry »

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Review: Dylan Prime

Posted by gambit50 on June 4, 2008

Dylan Prime, Tribeca, Manhattan, New York

A steakhouse catering to a different clientele than the usual in an odd location(at least I think so). This was a trendy starter back when it opened with a slick décor, near Soho/Tribeca border, basically a few traits that would appeal to a younger, sexier crowd than the old guard steakhouses. Seriously, Laight Street?

Though it is hard to completely screw up the dark, sexy interior of a restaurant if one is not too bold there are better and worse results. It is somewhat dark, as expected, but not too dark. This is a common problem to me. Read the rest of this entry »

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