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The New RICE TO RICHES

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cityradar Oct 3, 2007 02:41 AM

last time i was in NY i went to "rice to riches" a cool rice pudding bar, are there any new stuff like that i should try this time?

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    kam0424 Oct 3, 2007 06:43 AM

    pinkberry has become huge, although its a chain so you may have been already. Otherwise, ronnyfields milk bar has milkshakes and theres max brenner which is a chocolate bar.

    1. doona Oct 3, 2007 06:59 AM

      There is a place called Sundeas and Cones - 95 E 10th St.

      Flavors like chrysanthemum, corn, WASABI!

      http://nymag.com/listings/restaurant/...

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        druz99 Oct 4, 2007 11:25 AM

        I love this place! Best part about Sundaes & Cones is that they are totally cool with you having as many "samples" as you want--do yourself a favor and sample the black sesame. Sooo good...

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      2. drbelfer Oct 3, 2007 07:03 AM

        My wife and I often seek out the NYC places that specialize in a particular food item. Here are a few we have hit:

        - The Peanut Butter restaurant (Greenwich Village) - good for lunch
        - Smacks - specializes in mac and cheese
        - Pommes Frites - great fries

        You can also try for brunch on the upper west side Popovers - everything served in a popover.

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          ricky7 Oct 3, 2007 07:48 AM

          Sundaes and Cones on e 10th is good though a bit pricey. Pommes Frites on lower 2nd ave has been around for awhile too. S'Mac is pretty good for assorted mac and cheese.

          1. re: ricky7
            jakew8 Oct 4, 2007 09:20 AM

            If you go to S'Mac, skip the classic and go for the four-cheese. The classic was a little bland.

          2. re: drbelfer
            scarlet starlet Oct 3, 2007 09:44 AM

            Just to clarify those - the names were a little off:

            Peanut Butter and Co. - http://nymag.com/listings/restaurant/peanut-butter-and-co/
            S'mac - http://nymag.com/listings/restaurant/...

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              kathryn Oct 3, 2007 01:06 PM

              Not everything is served IN a popover at Popover Cafe, they just serve popovers in lieu of bread.

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                drbelfer Oct 4, 2007 07:57 AM

                And in many cases the dish itself is served in a popover, e.g. eggs benedict
                and yes they also offer a side of basic popovers with amazing fruit butter.

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                  Lucia Oct 4, 2007 08:27 AM

                  I disagree on Popover. Dingy-looking and some of the worst brunch food I've ever had. I didn't care much for the popover either.

              2. druz99 Oct 4, 2007 11:28 AM

                Cream puffs from Beard Papa's? I know I know, chain, no longer novel...but If you're traveling from outside the US, I think it's worth a taste!

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                1. claireness Oct 4, 2007 08:07 PM

                  http://www.chikalicious.com/ Is fun if you're coming from far away. also around the corner is http://www.blackhoundny.com/ BlackHound around the corner has very cute little things to pick up and munch on but no seating. Their savory snacks (cheese crackers, etc.) are pretty good.

                  and ditto on Sundaes and Cones. Black sesame=yum.

                  Rice to Riches is still a fave of mine though! and Beard Papa's...always a classic.

                  1. doona Oct 5, 2007 06:25 AM

                    I guess you could almost say oms/b

                    http://www.riceball-omsb.com/

                    1. doona Oct 5, 2007 06:27 AM

                      And milk and cookies... a place where you go and make your own, with all the fillings and such. They have a website but its under construction. Try here: http://newyork.citysearch.com/review/...

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