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cindy May 26, 2006 02:44 PM

does anyone know of any places in the city that serve only one type of food (like rice to riches)?

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    xavier RE: cindy May 26, 2006 04:14 PM

    you sound like a writer trolling for material.

    How about Peanut Butter & Co.??
    Anyone recall the name of the cheesesteak place on W 3rd St. in the Village that serves only cheesteak and nuthin' else??
    Beard Papa? Only cream puffs
    Numerous hot dog joints
    Dirty Bird -- chicken roasted or fried

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      R RE: xavier May 27, 2006 08:26 AM

      - Hummus Place
      - Pommes Frites
      - Dumpling Man (not sure if any of the other dumpling places carry only dumplings)
      - Burger Joint (3rd Ave & 20th??)
      - any of the pickle places
      - again, not sure if any of the Bahn Mi places have only that on the menu??

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        csw RE: R May 27, 2006 01:39 PM

        adding to the list:

        -chinatown ice cream factory
        -donut planet
        -bialy store next door to donut planet
        -knish store on houston

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          Schmeckle RE: csw May 27, 2006 04:21 PM

          Doughnut Plant

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          Blumie RE: R Aug 12, 2006 10:09 PM

          Also burger joint at Le Parker Meridien.

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          Spoony Bard RE: xavier May 27, 2006 02:28 PM

          >>Anyone recall the name of the cheesesteak place on W 3rd St. in the Village that serves only cheesteak and nuthin' else??

          BB Sandwich Bar
          120 West 3rd Street
          212-473-7500

          When I went there was also a cupcake-only place in the same (tiny) space. Their free mini's weren't bad (and the price was right).

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          piccola RE: cindy May 27, 2006 09:07 AM

          OK, it's two things, but still a niche place: Burgers and Cupcakes, on 9th Ave.

          Also, the Soupman franchise.

          I'm sure there are more. Too bad Grilled Cheese NYC closed.

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            RGR RE: cindy May 27, 2006 07:08 PM

            Desserts only: ChikaLicious and Room4Dessert

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              tailfins RE: cindy Aug 11, 2006 06:42 PM

              Kati Roll Company

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                jenhen2 RE: cindy Aug 11, 2006 06:46 PM

                New mac & cheese place (See Frank Bruni's blog today) called S'mac -- sounds great!

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                  Carl RE: cindy Aug 11, 2006 08:25 PM

                  What are the pickle places? Japanese pickles, or European, or ????

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                    flaneur RE: cindy Aug 12, 2006 09:31 PM

                    Tebaya (Japanese fried chicken) in Chelsea.

                    (Yummy!).

                    cheers,

                    Flaneur

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                      dimples RE: cindy Aug 12, 2006 11:01 PM

                      I walked by a place in Chelsea a few weeks ago--can't find it now. Somewhere on 21 or 20 th and 5th or 6th ave. It was some kind of Spanish sandwich roll. Anyone familiar with this place?

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                        MikeG RE: cindy Aug 12, 2006 11:30 PM

                        Is Katsu-Hama still there? Strictly speaking not quite single item since I think they have a small sushi bar or something up front, but the dining room is all about tonkatsu.

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