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Feb 3, 2008 11:56 AM

Restaurants that serve unusual food

manhattan or queens

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      1. Specific unusual foods or unusual food combinations?

        WD50 is wellknown for their flavor combinations, as is Gilt, and many other ones in Lower Manhattan... Good thread, but need more info.

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        1. re: doona

          I don't think anyone would put Gilt in the unusual food category after Paul Liebrandt, known for creating weird combinations, resigned when Bruni awarded the restaurant only two stars.

          1. re: RGR

            Oh that's so sad! I have to go onto the website and look at the menu.

            Do you know where he is now?

            1. re: doona


              Did you actually eat at Gilt while Liebrandt was still there?

              I recall reading something about him teaming up with Drew Nierporent to open a new restaurant. Liebrandt has a website where you can check on its progress and find out about any public appearances he may be making.


              1. re: RGR

                I did. I don't remember any of the dishes specifically (pathetically) but thought that the flavor combinations were outstanding. The execution - not so much outstanding, a little over salted, but I was pleased. Thanks for the link!

        2. 'tailor' is a new addition that camp

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          1. re: thievery

            sorry for the duplicate suggestion. for some reason, your reply hadn't showed up, yet, when i posted.

          2. Along the same lines as doona's WD-50 suggestion: Tailor.

            Beyond places like WD-50 and Tailor that serve food unusual to everybody, you'll have to be more specific. Are sweetbreads unusual to you? Conch? Sea caterpillar? Custard apple?