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Fried Green Tomatoes?

Adrienne Apr 8, 2011 06:30 PM

A friend's European parents are visiting and she wants them to try Fried Green Tomatoes... is there anywhere in NYC to get great fried tomatoes with a traditional southern topping? (If not, I'm going to teach her to make it herself)

Thanks in advance.

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    small h Apr 8, 2011 06:48 PM

    Here's a list from menupages of restaurants that serve fried green tomatoes.

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

    I haven't had them in a restaurant, ever (I make my own), but I think you'll have a decent shot at happiness at Clinton St. Baking Company, 5 Ninth, B. Smith's, Mara's Homemade and Live Bait (all of which I've been to, and all of which could likely pull it off).

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    B. Smith's
    320 West 46th St., New York, NY 10036

    5 Ninth
    5 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10014

    Live Bait
    14 E 23rd St, New York, NY 10010

    Clinton Street Baking Co.
    4 Clinton St, New York, NY 10002

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      JMJD Apr 8, 2011 09:24 PM

      Dinosaur has good ones though I am no expert...and the rest of the food is pretty good too. Might be a fun experience for europeans

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      Dinosaur Bar-B-Que
      777 W. 125th Street, New York, NY 10027

      1. re: JMJD
        coasts Apr 9, 2011 07:04 PM

        very timely thread. i'm just home from Dinosaur and tried their fried green tomatoes for the first time. never had it before so i can't compare, but i didn't find them to be so special. everything else was excellent, as usual, but the chili remains the standout.

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        Mr Porkchop Apr 9, 2011 03:41 PM

        I believe Mara's has closed (or is closing), FYI.

        Looking at that list, I think the food at RUB is pretty great if you don't want to head all the way up to Dinosaur. The food at Delta Grill is definitely down market, but you could do worse in Hell's Kitchen, and they do a decent hurricane.

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

        Mara's Homemade
        342 East 6th Street, New York, NY 10003

        Delta Grill
        700 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036

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          small h Apr 9, 2011 06:17 PM

          Mara's is still taking reservations on OpenTable, but yes, they're closing at the end of the month, as per Eater.

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