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casual ethnic in the theatre district

nerak Apr 21, 2009 06:43 AM

going to see a play tonight. can you recommend good eats in the theatre district.

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  1. JungMann RE: nerak Apr 21, 2009 06:59 AM

    Ethiopian: Meskerem
    Iraqi: La Kabbr
    Modern Korean: Bann
    Levantine: Gazala's Place
    Thai: Pam's Real Thai, Wondee Siam
    Turkish: Akdeniz
    South African: Braai

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      a_and_w RE: JungMann Apr 23, 2009 07:43 AM

      If Queen of Sheba is still open, I'd got there over Meskerem.

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      RGR RE: nerak Apr 21, 2009 07:32 AM

      Greek: Kellari Taverna or Uncle Nick's

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        a_and_w RE: RGR Apr 23, 2009 07:44 AM

        For stuff like souvlaki and gyros, I prefer Greek Kitchen to Uncle Nick's.

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          Pan RE: a_and_w Apr 23, 2009 10:26 AM

          I'm not familiar with Greek Kitchen, and I now realize that's because I don't tend to frequent 10th Av. From menupages (I haven't figured out how to do a Chow link): 889 10th Ave | At 58th St

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            a_and_w RE: Pan Apr 23, 2009 10:29 AM

            Yes, few people seem to have heard of it. When I lived in Hell's Kitchen, however, I ordered from them regularly. I particularly oved their pork souvlaki and garlicky Greek fries.

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              Pan RE: a_and_w Apr 23, 2009 10:37 AM

              I definitely appreciate the recommendation. What else have you enjoyed there?

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                a_and_w RE: Pan Apr 23, 2009 11:00 AM

                Just the gyros -- I stuck with the standard Greek stuff. BTW, another great place for stuff like that is Greek Corner just south of Penn Station at 27th(?) and 7th. They're only open for lunch, but they usually have some really tasty Greek specials in addition to the standard souvlaki and gyro. I love their eggy-lemony avgolemono soup.

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                  Pan RE: a_and_w Apr 23, 2009 03:35 PM

                  It's hard to find sufficiently lemony avgolemano soup in New York. I'm not usually around there at lunchtime, but I'll try to remember your recommendation.

      2. Bob Martinez RE: nerak Apr 21, 2009 07:50 AM

        Another good Thai choice - Pongsri Thai.

        244 W 48th St, New York, NY 10036

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          pbjluver RE: Bob Martinez Apr 21, 2009 09:22 AM

          great choice
          very quick service
          and delicious food

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            Bob Martinez RE: pbjluver Apr 21, 2009 10:00 AM


            I've been using Pongsri as a pre theater stop for years. They're not Sripraphai but then again, Sri isn't exactly close to the theater district.

            Some favorite dishes -

            Nam Sod - an excellent version

            Pad Key Mao - I usually have it with pork. Very good stuff

            Pad Gra Prow - (with beef or pork) this is a standard dish but nicely done.

            Menupages - http://www.menupages.com/restaurants/...

            Prices are extremely friendly too, especially for midtown.

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              a_and_w RE: Bob Martinez Apr 23, 2009 07:43 AM

              I was underwhelmed by Pongsri midtown when I lived there. I much preferred Pongsri in Chinatown.

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          Pan RE: nerak Apr 22, 2009 06:51 PM

          Also: Ariana Afghan.

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