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Man v. Food in NYC?

matt5150 Nov 11, 2010 04:38 AM

Are there any Man v Food type eateries in NYC or the outer boroughs?

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    selenster RE: matt5150 Nov 11, 2010 05:40 AM

    they went to buffalo cantina in williamsburg on havemeyer some time ago; the suicidal hot sauce for the wings is pretty ridiculously spicy.

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      selenster RE: matt5150 Nov 11, 2010 05:41 AM

      oh and the brick lane curry house place on e. 6th street - went there before i saw the episode and maybe the kitchen "dumbed down" our order of phaal because it was not at all spicy. we ate it with spoons over rice and said "this tastes like tomato sauce."

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        Pan RE: selenster Nov 11, 2010 02:23 PM

        I ate that years ago and it was aggressively hot and oily. I have a pretty high spice tolerance and couldn't quite finish it. Plus, I was up all night - my own fault!

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          selenster RE: Pan Nov 15, 2010 12:52 PM

          yikes, i can only imagine your pain!

          a friend went on another occasion and said it was extremely spicy and had no actual flavor other than "REALLY HOT." would you agree?

          unrelated: i watched a video of my friend eating two naga jolokia peppers on the internet yesterday. haha.

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            Pan RE: selenster Nov 15, 2010 04:37 PM

            I wouldn't go quite that far, but I more or less agree with your friend: It was extremely spicy but didn't have a very complex taste, otherwise.

      2. MWinston RE: matt5150 Nov 15, 2010 11:53 AM

        I don't remember where I found this, but here is a custom Google map with Man v. Food and Dinners, Drive-Ins, & Dives locations on it.


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          princeofpork RE: MWinston Nov 15, 2010 04:46 PM

          OK, that is the single greatest post in the history of CH.

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            MWinston RE: princeofpork Nov 19, 2010 10:08 AM

            Why thank you. I have many custom Google maps collected and made actually, including one of all my personal favorite cheap food and drinks in NYC.

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              selenster RE: MWinston Nov 22, 2010 01:00 PM

              care to share that map with us? i'd like to see what you enjoy on the cheap and find new places for me!

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                MWinston RE: selenster Nov 23, 2010 10:52 AM

                I'm not ready to post it fully publicly, but I'd send it to you if there's a way to. I don't see any Private Messaging system on Chow though.

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                  matt5150 RE: selenster Nov 23, 2010 04:02 PM

                  me too?

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                    MWinston RE: matt5150 Nov 24, 2010 07:53 AM

                    Alright, alright. Here it is. Blue means I've eaten there. Green means it's on my todo list so I cannot attest to it being awesome, but I'm betting yes. I update this pretty often. Certain places are on here only because they are super cheap but not that amazing (such as Vanessa's on 14th). Enjoy!


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            foodiepie RE: matt5150 Dec 28, 2011 11:44 PM

            In addition to the Brick Lane Curry House, Richman also went to...
            * Katz's Delicatessen (Pastrami Sandwich, Corned Beef Sandwich, Rueben)
            * Sylvia's Restaurant (Fried Chicken w/ Waffles, Spicy BBQ Ribs)
            * Wafels & Dinges (WMD--Wafel of Massive Deliciousness, BBQ Pulled Pork Wafel)
            * Amy Ruth's (The Rev. Al Sharpton--chicken & waffles)
            * Rack & Soul (Squealer Challenge)
            * La Fonda Boricua (Monfongaso)

            I've been to Katz's...best pastrami I've ever had; the Rueben was good, not great. WARNING: Don't lose that stupid ticket...it'll cost you $50 if you lose it...and they have a cop at the door to make sure you pay!!!

            In Brooklyn, he went to...
            * L&B Spumoni Gardens ("The Square"--Pizza, Spumoni)
            * Brennan & Carr (Gargiulo burger, Hot Beef Sandwich)
            * Buffalo Cantina (Suicide Six Wings Challenge)

            And in Long Island...
            * Ciao Baby (Nonna's Old World Meat Platter)
            * Nonna's Old World Meat Platter (Davy Jones' Locker Challenge)
            * International Delight Café ("The World")

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              princeofpork RE: foodiepie Dec 29, 2011 05:17 AM

              Didnt he also go to Mo Girrders in the BX for BBQ?

              Here is a Google Map of all the places in NY and NJ. Has the DIners Drive ins and Dives too.


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                foodiepie RE: princeofpork Dec 29, 2011 05:49 AM

                Adam Richman did not go there in either Man v. Food or Man v. Food Nation. But you are correct Guy Fieri did go there in his DDD - Worth the Trip episode.


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