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zenright Nov 27, 2007 05:15 AM

I haven't been to eastern Standard since Jaime left. Is the food as good as it was? Has it changed? The menu on their website looks pretty much the same. I'm sure the drinks are still great but I worry about the chacuterie and the offal.

  1. lissy Nov 27, 2007 05:31 AM

    I had the bone marrow recently and it was delicious!

    1. heathermb Nov 27, 2007 05:36 AM

      I had the charcuterie plate with a friend last week and it was wonderful. Bone marrow is also always delicious.

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        Zatan Nov 27, 2007 10:45 AM

        I went last weekend for brunch, a meal I usually avoid. The food was really good, still solild; had the frisee, seems not to have changed at all, and the charcuterie plate was really good with two pates/terrines, two smoked sausages, and head cheese (I hate the American term for this!), all were excellent. Ditto for beef tartar. Of course the cocktails were outstanding as well.

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          lissy Nov 27, 2007 10:48 AM

          I actually had the head cheese as well and it did taste good (though I have to force my less adventurous side not to think about what it is).

          1. re: lissy
            ScubaSteve Nov 27, 2007 10:50 AM

            pork meat in a gelee? what so bad about that? agreed the name has a little PR problem though.

            1. re: ScubaSteve
              lissy Nov 27, 2007 11:18 AM

              Not just pork meat, the head of a pig or calf (not sure which animal this one was). When I think of eating pig head, it's just not all that appealing to me.

              1. re: lissy
                ScubaSteve Nov 27, 2007 12:00 PM

                cheeks, jowls, and all the related muscles on the head. but it's still (almost entirely) meat. it refers mostly to all the meat and trimmings that are on the head of an animal. really no different than a roast except for it's size and location. oh, and degree of flavor.

                more please!

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                  teezeetoo Nov 27, 2007 04:09 PM

                  loved ESK!! the bone marrow, the frisee, the orange guinciale, oysters, and drinks, all top drawer, along with friendly service to match.

          2. re: Zatan
            Bob Dobalina Nov 27, 2007 11:16 AM

            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Head_cheese

            Sounds like the term in ANY language sounds bad!

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              Zatan Nov 27, 2007 04:48 PM

              Mom is German and I grew up eating Suelz or Suelzwurst, I had no idea what it meant when I was a child but I loved it. If I had known it was called head cheese I might not have tried it until many years later! I really liked the version from ES.

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