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ebecker Aug 16, 2011 06:58 AM

Native NYer moving to new neighborhood. Best eats, please, in the general vicinity of 118th and Pleasant. Yes, I love Patsy's. Waiting for the reopening of the Uptown Juice Bar to its new location. What else? Thank you!!

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Patsy's Pizzeria
2287 1st Ave, New York, NY 10035

  1. Motosport Aug 16, 2011 07:49 AM

    La Corsa Italian restaurant on E 110 St is fabulous. Creative entrees and excellent pizza. If the weather is nice sit outside on their patio. It's a nice family run operation.

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    La Corsa
    123 E 110th St, New York, NY 10029

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      kathryn Aug 16, 2011 08:00 AM

      There's some suggestions here, though possibly 10-15 blocks south of you:
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/748058
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/775684

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        gutsofsteel Aug 16, 2011 08:17 AM

        Taco Mix on 116th St. has great tacos.

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        Taco Mix
        234 E 116th St, New York, NY 10029

        1. rose water Aug 16, 2011 11:40 AM

          uptown juice bar is open again, but it has a new name, which escapes me. something like uptown juice. it's a block east of its old location, on the same block as the wild olive market (which is a pretty good little grocery store).
          i love moustache on lexington and 102. cafe ollin is frequently recommended and sounds great, but i have yet to make it over there. very sad to see that itzocan has closed. agree that taco mix is solid. on 118th and 5th is piatto d'oro which is a surprisingly decent homey little italian place (pizza not as good as pasta dishes).

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          Itzocan Bistro
          1575 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10029

          Piatto D'Oro II
          1 E 118th St, New York, NY 10035

          Taco Mix
          234 E 116th St, New York, NY 10029

          Uptown Veg
          14 E 125th St, New York, NY 10035

          Moustache
          1621 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10029

          Cafe Ollin
          339 E 108th St, New York, NY 10029

          Wild Olive Market
          10 E 125th St, New York, NY 10035

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          1. re: rose water
            JungMann Aug 16, 2011 12:08 PM

            I don't think Itzocan is closed. When I walked by this weekend they had an "Open" sign in their window and all the tables were set for service.

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              rose water Aug 16, 2011 12:19 PM

              I think I read that here, but now can't remember. I definitely don't want to be spreading rumors, and I'll go in for the huitlacoche souffle ASAP if they're open. Their website is up, but I just tried calling the phone number listed on their website, and it's disconnected. Anyone else know?

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                City Kid Aug 19, 2011 09:34 AM

                According to menupages and nymag that location is closed.
                http://menupages.com/restaurants/itzo...

            2. re: rose water
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              ebecker Aug 18, 2011 07:31 PM

              Thank for all the suggestions. (Keep 'em coming.) Rose Water--Wild Olive Market is the new venture of two brothers who own the wonderful Mani Market on W. 94th Street, where I lived for many years. (Like Fairway, but small and homey, with personal service.) I want to give a shout out to them and recommend Wild Olive, too.

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              Mani Market Place
              697 Columbus Ave, New York, NY 10025

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              UES Mayor Aug 19, 2011 04:39 AM

              My go to place in this nabe is El Nuevo Caridad on 115 and 2nd. Real homestyle Dominican (I think) eats. I love the chicken stew and always have a steaming bowl of mondongo-especially good on cold days!! Staff is real nice and this is such an unpretentious place.

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              El Nuevo Caridad
              2257 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10029

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                gutsofsteel Aug 19, 2011 04:56 AM

                I'll have to try the chicken stew - but I've had horrid luck with food at El Nuevo Caridad - tough shriveled roast chicken, shoe leather pork...overcooked dried out rice...

                (not the same 'hood, but there is a Dominican market on the corner of 116th & FDB, and in the back there is a hot food area with homestyle food which is different every day, and the woman cooking is very sweet and works her head off....)

                1. re: gutsofsteel
                  rose water Aug 19, 2011 09:06 AM

                  are you referring to the place called Stephanie?

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                  Stephanie Grocery
                  2154 8th Ave, New York, NY 10026

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                    gutsofsteel Aug 19, 2011 09:24 AM

                    El Nuevo Caridad

                    1. re: gutsofsteel
                      rose water Aug 19, 2011 07:03 PM

                      At 116th and FDB?

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                        gutsofsteel Aug 19, 2011 07:10 PM

                        El Nuevo Caridad (which I do not like) is on 116h & 2nd.

                        The Dominican grocery with the woman cooking homestyle food in the back is on 116th & FDB.

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                        El Nuevo Caridad
                        2257 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10029

                        1. re: gutsofsteel
                          squid kun Aug 20, 2011 10:33 AM

                          >The Dominican grocery with the woman cooking homestyle food in the back is on 116th & FDB.

                          And that's Stephanie, right? http://www.chow.com/restaurants/46419...

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                            gutsofsteel Aug 20, 2011 05:43 PM

                            I don't know the name. It's on the northeast corner.

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                              rose water Aug 20, 2011 07:34 PM

                              Actually, following this conversation, I paid more attention getting off the subway there yesterday, and the yellow/green Stephanie sign (at the NE corner) is gone. Didn't pay enough attention to catch the new name of the place.

              2. DaveCook Aug 23, 2011 10:24 PM

                If you're game for West African, consider Treichville, 339 East 118th St.; terrific thiebou djeun. I'll also amplify the recommendations for Cafe Ollin; I really like their tortas.

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                Treichville
                339 E 118th St, New York, NY 10035

                Cafe Ollin
                339 E 108th St, New York, NY 10029

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