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Mark M May 15, 2001 11:26 AM

Im a 9th Ave Food Festival virgin who's looking forward to sampling lots of goodies this weekend.

A ? for the more experienced; Any particular delicacies from past years that should not be missed?

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    Anil Khullar May 16, 2001 05:00 PM

    Starting from my side of the Avenue: 57th

    Stroll down 57th, Ned Kellys will have a pig on the spit, so to speak. There will be Paella from the Spanish restaurant. 50s Uncle Nick's will put out tables, with standard greek fare. Mazzella Produce Market at times puts out coconuts - with and without spiking with
    alcohol (in the past). Expect Rice&Beans to have Brazilian fare. Halo Berlin will put their sausages and draught beers. Dakshin 50th, will put out standard indian samosas,and other curries. Chez Suzette will have escargot in butter, frogs legs.

    Bruno's Ravioli will have their pastas, Little Pie Company has stuff on 43rd. The Fish market International Food, will put out various kinds of seafood - Oysters,clams,crabs....

    Many food vendors from outside the neighborhood will add to various other cuisines. Last year the weather wasn't that great. Thunderstorms predicted for Saturday, according to weather.com.

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      Imogene May 17, 2001 08:21 PM

      Is that this SAt? If we're going to the theater, should we just go to 9th Ave @ 6 pm & stroll @, or is that too late? Any specific suggestions for a good restaurtant @ 9th Ave & 58th St?

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      Kara May 15, 2001 12:29 PM

      Hi,

      Could you pass on some details about the Food Festival? Both days? And where along 9th Avenue does it extend to? (My first summer in NY...looking forward to some chowing this weekend!)

      Thanks

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        Mark M May 15, 2001 05:57 PM

        Attached is a link to an about.com write up for the 9th Ave Food Fest. Im sure the times and locations are accurate. You also can go to the official 9th Ave community site for their festival info:

        http://www.9th-ave.com/9thAveFestival.htm

        See ya there.

        Link: http://westvillage.about.com/citiesto...

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        dan May 15, 2001 11:52 AM

        up around 55th there's some well known irish joint. Their specialty (come food fest) are these smoked pig shank/knuckles, that remind me of the one's you get at octoberfest. Also down by port Auothrity the dos mexicanos, Jams & the new african joint might brak out some goodies. Back in the day mazzela's 9the fruit & veggie wholesaler right below world plaza)used to bust up coconuts.

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          Anil Khullar May 16, 2001 04:43 PM

          "up around 55th there's some well known irish joint. Their specialty (come
          food fest) are these smoked pig shank/knuckles, that remind me of the
          one's you get at octoberfest. "

          Ned Kellys. They will be there with their roast.
          It is also an occasion for all the neighborhood folks
          to gettogether with their families. Does get crowded.

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