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What comes to Mind when you think of NY?

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When you think of New York what Foods do you think of? Especially soups?

I feel that NY is too diverse to really have jsut 1 thing that says "This is NY"
post #2 of 23
When I think about NY, it is more the diversity of food rather than any one individual item.

If I had to choose one food that says NY, it would be street vendor hot dogs!
post #3 of 23
I agree with you to a certain extent, but when I think of New York City and food, two items immediately jump to mind-take-out cold sesame noodles and bialys. They just seem so particular to the city as to be almost representative of the place. You do find them elsewhere, but they seem like sad imitations of the ones available in the Big Apple.

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post #4 of 23

nyc and soups

Well manhatten clam chowder comes to mind, but i'm not a big fan of this as i was born in Mass., grew up in New Hampsha, and went to college in Bah Hahba, Maine. New England Clam chowda is my choice.
Use to spend xmas breaks in mahatten and use to love the little lebanese falafel joints crammed in a space about ten feet wide and 20 feet long.
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post #5 of 23
For me...it is a good cut of steak. Aside from maybe 1 or 2 places in NJ (only ONE i can think of is named Manhattan steak house and is right up there with the best of them, if not on top, by my many a steak eating experiences)....I have to travel to NYC to get something worth telling mom about.

Although, I've only really eaten at the "popular" steakhouses....I think there is a pretty good reason they are popular (albeit a little cliche)

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post #6 of 23
Soups? Matzo ball, of course! :lips:
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post #7 of 23
Ummm Excuse me........
PIZZA! :bounce: :lips: :beer: (And Mr. Softee...)
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post #8 of 23
ah, you take pizza for granted when you live in this area until you have a slice from someplace in philly...if you wanna call THAT pizza.
post #9 of 23
Aw come on~! NY=Pastrami with hot pepper cheese sandwiches piled 3/4' high on great rolls! (Great coleslaw and great potato salad too!) BTW: Is the 400 still up on the corner from the Holiday Inn? Best pastrami I ever had in NY!

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post #10 of 23
To much choice of foods in New York :)
post #11 of 23
Ya, everybody knows you only get REAL pizza in Chicago! :D
post #12 of 23
no soup comes to mind really, but street hotdogs and egg creams come to mind.
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post #13 of 23
Bagels and bagels and more bagels and hot coffee....caught the red-eye in from L.A. once and this was my first and most lasting impression of NY , foodwise. Bagels smothered in cream cheese. Coffee hot and sweet....only other food memory of NY is lasagne at 4am after listening to jazz at Manny's Car Wash - great night :)
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post #14 of 23
Gray's Papaya!
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post #15 of 23
Sandwiches of Pastrami on Rye. Really, really BIG sandwiches that you can't get in your gob!:p
post #16 of 23
New York is a explosion of flavors.
One of the biggest gastronomy in the world
But let me see...
Bagels, pancakes with syrup, pretzels...
post #17 of 23
Only NY i get is TV, mostly CSI the dogs have so many accompaniments? "everything on it" leaves one open to a gobful of pain and gunge by the sounds of it. - Cant wait to try it sometime.
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post #18 of 23
Mezz hit it on the head, wrt soups: chicken soup with matzo balls. :lips:

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post #19 of 23

you want to freak out a sales clerk at starbucks?

Just ask for what in NYC we call
"A Regular Coffe"

It is: small coffe black, with milk, 3 sugars. the best Jerry, the best!!!

I swear to god, smoke comes out of their ears for want to know what I'm asking for!!!!:lol:


Now that I've been out of nyc for 6 months, its

Bagels
Pizza
Whitefish Salad
Fortunoffs
Bridge Kitchenware
Central Park

I'll be back for the Fancy Food Show with my students...
I would love to give them the NY experience.

Grey's Papaya
Bridge Kitchenware
Jacques Torres Chocolate
Craft
Dave Pasternaks fish omg place
Katz's Deli
Bilini at Russian Tea Room
Cocktails at the Pied Piper Bar Regency Hotel
Anything at Tavern on the Green for fun
Snacks at Tribecca or Montrachet
Chelsea
Bonnie Slotnick books
Kitchen Arts and Letters
The James Beard House
River Cafe on 4th of July
Michael Salmons Radio Programme
Arthur freaken Schwartz!!!
Joan freaken Hamberg on WOR


Gettoracing kid, one thing about NYC

EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :bounce:
bake first, ask questions later.
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post #20 of 23
New York is all about the liberty of finding anything you could want24 hours a day, and enjoying it surrounded by one of the most vibrant cultures the world has to offer.

New York is not a place, it's an experience. Food in New York is:
- munching fresh bagels at 3 a.m., with or without cream cheese (unflavored, thank you) while watching the sanitation guys drag race their garbage trucks up and down Broadway
- hiking through the frigid cold, while "shopping" down 6th Ave, following the smell of candied nuts to a small steel pushcart, and eating a bag of candied almonds while watching the skaters at the Rockefeller Center ice rink.
- learning that coffee "regular" is actually a complete order, and that telling the fellow behind the counter how many sugars and milks you want is actually a bad idea... "What, you don't think I know how to make a coffee?"
- getting two hot pretzels with mustard from a pushcart at the Staten Island ferry terminal, and eating them on the trip over to Staten Island and enjoying the fact that you get as good a view of the Statue of Liberty for $.50 as you would if you paid the six dollars to go to Liberty Island.

And yes, bughut, a dog with everything is quite an experience all by itself. Not entirely sure that I would have called that experience "culinary", though...:look:
post #21 of 23
i never been to NY, but the first thing that comes to mind is pizza. Maybe it's network TV and their subliminal messages...haha. Or maybe I just like pizza.
post #22 of 23
For me Italian food first comes to mind. Growing up in a mostly italian family in NY probally had something to do with it.
post #23 of 23
I think of the hot dogs on Coney Island.
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