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Need Something New! Unknown Neighborhood Places needed

I am looking for the undiscovered dish, meal, restaurant, etc. A neighborhood place anywhere for anything that has not been mentioned before. It can be new or your secret.

Anyone game?

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  1. If it's somebody's secret are they going to post it on CH ? :-)

    1. The Ramen ad Moco Global dining on 3rd ave

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      Moco
      516 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10016

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      1. re: princeofpork

        Is he still doing ramen at Moco since opening his own place?

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        Kuboya
        536 E 5th St, New York, NY 10009

        1. re: princeofpork

          I'm intrigued by this, could you please share a bit more? Thanks.

        2. DF I am looking to start a thread on our secret places that are either new or small or the chef is yet to be discovered by the hounds. gutsofsteel's point is valid. If it's special some people may not share it but I'm counting on those who will. Let's all give up one of our secret "special" places for our mutual pleasure.

          1. I don't hear very much about Takashi, a tiny beef sashimi and Korean-Japanese grill restaurant in the West Village. It's expensive, but the meat is incredibly high quality.

            Have any of your own to share, ragboys?

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            1. re: michelleats

              Phoenix Garden is a hole in the wall "Chinese" restaurant on E 40 St. Unusual, excellent offerings, comfortabe setting and attentive service.

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              Phoenix Garden
              242 E 40th St, New York, NY 10016

              1. re: michelleats

                Didn't Anthony Bourdain write about eating at Takashi with David Chang in Medium Raw?

                1. re: loratliff

                  Oh, possibly. I haven't read Medium Raw, yet... though I've heard some pretty alarming / fascinating things about the ortolan eating Mitterrand as described in that book. Takashi just doesn't seem to be discussed very often on this board and I think it ought to be.

                  1. re: michelleats

                    Haha, the ortolan part is very strange! But yes, I went back and looked and it is Takashi that Bourdain eats at. I had never heard of it until the book and your post refreshed my memory. Can't wait to try it!

              2. Tartine in the W. Village. Very good food, great value - BYO with no corking fee!

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                Tartine
                253 W 11th St, New York, NY 10014

                1. Well, there's different levels of "undiscovered" - there's the only-you-know-it hole-in-the-wall - there's the local-people-know-it - there's the you've-heard-of-it but it's kind of underreviewed, etc.

                  Thing is, the good neighborhoody places tend to go from unknown to known fairly quickly, in the era of the internet.