About 12 years ago I ate in a diner whose name sort of
escapes me, that, in addition to your run of the mill
diner stuff, had some great Hungarian dishes. The one
which sticks out in my memory is the solet, a treyfe
version of cholent, made with barley, dried peas,
garlic paprika and pork and topped with smoked pork
tenderloin. Chowhound heaven. They also had quite
decent pastries for dessert.
I forget the name of the place, but it may have been
Louie's. Does anyone else remember it?
re: Alan Divack
Oh my god! Are they still around? The only good
Hungarian places left are Mocca and one nearby
(dinner only, name escapes me). The closest is
Cornel's, a Roumanian treasure in Sunnyside. The
Roumanians and Hungarians are the best cabbage
stuffers in Europe: no sweet & sour, just
fermented cabbage and luscious pork. By the way,
New Brunswick, NJ was once teeming with Yorkville
expats and boasted many great Etterems
(restaurants). Are they too in jeopardy?
re: Alan Divack
re: Seth Ditchik
We tried Nick's Pizza.
I'm not a pizza fineschmecker, but -- my date and I agreed that it was some of the best pizza we had ever had.
Well, truth be told, my date is a pizza fineschmecker, having had New Haven pizza at the source, which I guess is ground zero for pizza, and she oohed and ahed over it.
We ordered the caesar salad wich was very respectable. It was simple, but fresh, and crunchy.
Pizza-wise, we took our cues from the big dog's book, and had a half-red, half white pie -- with ancovies and fresh garlick red-side, proscutto and peppers on the white. The white side had two kinds of cheese: mozzerella on the bottom, dollops of herbed ricotta on top.
The crust was charred on the bottom. The consistency was pizza perfection. I thought the red side with anchovies was superior, but the white side was way up there. Very salty though, even the non anchovy side.
I thought the pie was not as hot as a normal pizza, maybe because they it's not that greasy. It came right out of the oven though. In fact the service was amazingly speedy on a Saturday night. And very friendly to boot.
Only complaint: Wine prices a little high I thought for a pizza place. But decent selection for this type of thing. Atmosphere was good for a date.
Thanks for the tip!