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really good tripe or tongue anywhere between East 60s and Astor Place?

adorno Sep 21, 2011 06:57 PM

I have a fairly important doctors appointment Friday morning and want to reward myself afterwards with a lunch of either of my 2 favorite items, tripe and tongue. Normally, I'd just continue past my stop (Astor Place) to Chinatown for various tripe dishes but if there is anything between my doctor's office (east 60s and Astor) that is worth the stop, I'd love to know about it. I'm not that keen on sandwiches (so deli tongue is not the priority) but a good Chinese prep of tripe would be great. I already know the Grand Sichuan preps so am looking for something else. Any ideas?

  1. MWinston Sep 23, 2011 11:23 AM

    If you head east a bit towards Alphabet City there's lots of good Latino joints that serve Mondongo (Tripe Soup) such as La Isla on 14th and B or El Rinconcito on 10th and C.

    El Rinconcito
    408 E 10th St, New York, NY 10009

    La Isla
    542 E 14th St, New York, NY 10009

    1. plumpdumpling Sep 22, 2011 03:09 PM

      I've had the the grilled Kobe beef tongue at Soba Totto several times and have loved it, despite being a little squeamish about tongue. Everything at Totto is great in general, I think, so it might be worth the stop.

      Good luck with your appointment!

      Soba Totto
      211 E 43rd St, New York, NY 10017

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        kathryn Sep 21, 2011 07:33 PM

        There's also the Midtown Sichuan restaurants, like Szechuan Gourmet.

        Looking at some menus quickly, I see the following:

        Bar Room at the Modern
        Braised Tripe with chickpeas and harissa aïoli

        Casa Mono
        Tripe and Chickpeas with House-Made Morcilla

        Casa Mono
        52 Irving Place, New York, NY 10003

        The Modern
        9 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019

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

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