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Bryna Jun 8, 2010 07:25 AM

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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    bookhound Jun 8, 2010 08:02 AM

    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.

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

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

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      nyctripper Jun 8, 2010 08:17 AM

      I suggest Keste and Motorino for pizza.

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      Motorino
      349 E 12th St, New York, NY 10003

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        RGR Jun 8, 2010 01:43 PM

        Motorino vs Co.

        Motorino photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391@N03/4581516807/in/set-72157623999255016/

        Co. photo. http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391...

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          gutsofsteel Jun 8, 2010 07:54 PM

          Totally different styles. Should be Motorino vs Keste

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          Motorino
          349 E 12th St, New York, NY 10003

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        glutton08 Jun 8, 2010 11:46 AM

        or Katz's vs. 2nd Ave Deli

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          RGR Jun 8, 2010 01:36 PM

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

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          RGR Jun 8, 2010 01:39 PM

          Pearl vs Luke's Lobster

          Photo of lobster roll at Pearl: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391@N03/3768488246/in/set-72157621756115621/

          Photo of lobster roll at Luke's: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391...

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          fm1963 Jun 8, 2010 09:18 AM

          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)

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

          Babbo
          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

          Scarpetta
          355 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10014

          Convivio
          45 Tudor City Place, New York, NY 10017

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

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            gutsofsteel Jun 8, 2010 10:07 AM

            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...

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

            Teuscher
            620 5th Ave, New York, NY 10020

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

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              bookhound Jun 8, 2010 10:11 AM

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

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              Ippudo
              65 4th Ave, New York, NY 10003

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                gutsofsteel Jun 8, 2010 12:58 PM

                Wait until Totto Ramen is in full swing...

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

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                  Cpalms Jun 8, 2010 02:52 PM

                  gray's papaya vs papaya king

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                    hotdoglover Jun 10, 2010 04:42 AM

                    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.

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

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                    Cpalms Jun 8, 2010 02:56 PM

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

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                      gutsofsteel Jun 8, 2010 07:53 PM

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

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                        ESNY Jun 10, 2010 06:41 AM

                        I'd throw Modern in there, as well.

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                      Cpalms Jun 8, 2010 02:58 PM

                      Otto gelato vs Il Labratorio gelato vs Grom Gelato

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                      Grom
                      233 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014

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                        Cpalms Jun 8, 2010 03:00 PM

                        RUB BBQ vs Dinosaur vs Hill Country vs Daisy Mae

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

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

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

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                          Cpalms Jun 8, 2010 03:02 PM

                          Tourist Pizza

                          John's vs Lombardi's

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                            Cpalms Jun 8, 2010 03:03 PM

                            Joel Robuchon vs Alain Ducasse adour

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                              Cpalms Jun 8, 2010 03:03 PM

                              Marea vs Esca

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                              Esca
                              402 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036

                              Marea
                              240 Central Park South, New York, NY 10019

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