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Jun 8, 2010 07:25 AM

Food Feuds

I'm looking for food feuds in NYC or within a 2 hours drive of the city. An item of food (say pierogi) where there are two restaurants that make an item and lots of strong opinions about who does it best. Let me know if you have any suggestions.

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  1. Katz's vs Sarges - Pastrami Sandwich
    Mary's Fish Camp vs Pearl Oyster Bar - Lobster Roll
    Too many Pizza places to mention, do a serach for best pizza. You could spend a week just doing pizza.

    Pearl Oyster Bar
    18 Cornelia St, New York, NY 10014

    Mary's Fish Camp
    64 Charles St, New York, NY 10014

    6 Replies
    1. re: bookhound

      I suggest Keste and Motorino for pizza.

      349 E 12th St, New York, NY 10003

        1. re: RGR

          Totally different styles. Should be Motorino vs Keste

          349 E 12th St, New York, NY 10003

        1. re: glutton08

          Or Katz's (or Sarge's or 2nd Ave. Deli) vs Mile End, in Brooklyn

        2. re: bookhound

          Pearl vs Luke's Lobster

          Photo of lobster roll at Pearl:

          Photo of lobster roll at Luke's:

        3. EMP v. Jean Georges (four star French not specializing in seafood)
          Peter Luger v. Keens (steak)
          DB Bistro Moderne v. Minetta Tavern (high end burger)
          The Breslin v. Pommes Frites (French fries)
          Yasuda v. 15 East (somewhat affordable sushi)
          Babbo v. Del Posto (Batali Italian)
          Convivio v. Scarpetta (non-Batali Italian)
          Momofuku Noodle Bar v. Bon Chon (Korean fried chicken)
          City Bakery v. Jacques Torres (hot chocolate)
          Madeleine v. La Maison du Chocolat (French macarons)

          15 East
          15 East 15th Street, New York, NY 10003

          110 Waverly Pl, New York, NY 10011

          Jean Georges
          1 Central Park W, New York, NY 10023

          DB Bistro Moderne
          55 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036

          Del Posto
          85 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10011

          Minetta Tavern
          113 MacDougal St, New York, NY 10012

          City Bakery
          3 W 18th St, New York, NY 10011

          La Maison du Chocolat
          30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10020

          Pommes Frites
          123 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

          Momofuku Noodle Bar
          171 1st Ave, New York, NY 10003

          Jacques Torres
          285 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10023

          355 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10014

          45 Tudor City Place, New York, NY 10017

          The Breslin
          20 W 29th St, New York, NY 10001

          13 Replies
          1. re: fm1963

            Maison vs Teuscher for imported chocolates
            Torres vs Kee's for domestic chocolates
            Szechuan Gourmet vs Lan Sheng for szechuan

            Also add ramen to this...

            Szechuan Gourmet
            21 W 39th St, New York, NY 10018

            620 5th Ave, New York, NY 10020

            Lan Sheng
            60 W 39th St, New York, NY 10018

            1. re: gutsofsteel

              Is there any dispute that Ippudo is the top ramen place in the city?

              65 4th Ave, New York, NY 10003

              1. re: bookhound

                Wait until Totto Ramen is in full swing...

                Totto Ramen
                366 W 52nd St, New York, NY 10019

                  1. re: Cpalms

                    I would suggest Papaya King vs Nathan's. Papaya King and Gray's use the same brand of dog. Papaya King is the original and deserves to compete against Nathan's for the best beef dog in New York. I love both but prefer Papaya King.

                    Papaya King
                    179 E 86th St, New York, NY 10028

                  2. re: gutsofsteel

                    Pepe's (new haven) vs Difara (brooklyn)

                    1. re: Cpalms

                      That is not apples to apples - very different pizza styles. Better to do Pepe's vs Sally's.

                      1. re: gutsofsteel

                        I'd throw Modern in there, as well.

                    2. re: gutsofsteel

                      Otto gelato vs Il Labratorio gelato vs Grom Gelato

                      233 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014

                      1. re: gutsofsteel

                        RUB BBQ vs Dinosaur vs Hill Country vs Daisy Mae

                        ...maybe the styles are to different...

                        Hill Country
                        30 W 26th St, New York, NY 10010

                        RUB BBQ
                        208 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011

                        1. re: gutsofsteel

                          Tourist Pizza

                          John's vs Lombardi's

                          1. re: gutsofsteel

                            Joel Robuchon vs Alain Ducasse adour

                            1. re: gutsofsteel

                              Marea vs Esca

                              402 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036

                              240 Central Park South, New York, NY 10019