Monday, July 02, 2007

White Castle!!

Aaaaand, here's a fav of mine. For some reason I wasn't able to find this White Castle in some time. Even tho its been there the whole time on 8th. I think its between 36th and 37th. Eh, its right around there. There used to be one down by K-town, but has since been closed down due to renovations to the building it was in. Sooo, this is the only one left in the city. If you're really craving sliders, this is the only place to go. But, its not in the nicest part of town. And, you may get harassed by homeless/close to homeless or just annoying people. But, if you're craving the Castle, you got to do what you got to do.

Food: Come on, its White Castle.
Recommended: Bacon Cheeseburger, fish sandwich, and chicken rings.
Price: You can try the whole menu for about $10.
Environment: Best to eat and run.
Service: It's a fast food place...

Saturday, April 28, 2007


Here's a little place in Forest Hills, Queens. A little Japanese place. We were very hesitant on trying this place. We thought "how could a little place like this have good sushi?". But, after some time and craving for Japanese, we gave it a shot. To our great surprise, we loved it. And, you know that great feeling when you get when you get the check in Chinatown? Yep, you get that here. My favorite is the salmon sushi. They've got a pretty good version. It's no fatty salmon fresh from the fish markets of Japan at 7 in the AM, but its as good as any I've had in the city. It's as good as a Chinese owned Japanese restaurant can get. Yup, Chinese owned. But, they still deliver on the tasty. We've only started going there regularly not too long ago, so we're just starting to explore the many deals this place has to offer. But, if you're a fan of salmon, definitely take advantage of the dollar salmon sushi. And, we've been very pleased by this one dish we've tried recently. Panther. Yep, cheesy name, but seriously tasty. They have a large list of rolls that they've conjured up. Experimental and wacky at time, but totally worth the exploration. And, my girlfriend and I have been on this kick of checking out the fried ice cream where ever it is offered. This place, by far, has the best deal. Pictured below is the serving they give. Two balls of tempura ice cream. They offer three flavors. Vanilla, red bean, and green tea. All are very good. It may seem cheaper in quality than those that you may find in the city, but its a fraction of the price($2.50 versus the $6.50 you'd find in the city). And, it may even be store bought, who cares? As long as its good, right? And, that it is. So, if you're in the Forest Hills area and crave some Japanese cuisine at a great price, check it out. Enjoy! Above is a dish with four pieces salmon sushi, one spicey tuna roll, and the panther roll. And, this is the tempura ice cream they offer. YUM!

Food: As good as any other I've had in NYC.
Recommended: Salmon sushi, panther roll, and the tempura ice cream.
Price: Best I've come across around NYC.
Environment: Japanese done in a Chinese style.
Service: Friendly waitresses.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007


Okay, back by popular demand...... by one person. I'm finally updating my food blog. I'll try to be better about this. This is a post for my favorite BBQ place in NYC. I've tried a few others that some have claimed to be better, but sadly they do not compare. This place is located right off of Time Square on 44th St. 152 West 44th to be exact. My friend Warren likes to claim that he discovered the place. But, he likes to claim a lot of things that only take place in his mind. For example, like claiming that he won at billiards against me even tho he's won at most 5 games out of hundreds. It never fails. If you ever meet him, ask him. It's quite amusing. Anyway, back to Virgils. I'm not one to spend too much for a meal all the time. Especially, since I've picked up my own place. So, I stick with the sandwich section. Tho their dinner plates are very good too. I haven't had anything bad here. But, you have to be ready to stuff yourself... or be ready to take home a doggy bag. And, your arteries should be in a healthy condition. There are some dishes here that require a month to recover from, but they're so good.... if you like having that heavy delicious "bad for you" food once in a while. One of these dishes is the Train Wreak Fries. It's a plate of fries that is covered in chilli(I think), cheese, sour cream, bacon bits, jalapeno peppers, and scallions. YUM!! Make sure you have plenty of people to share it with. A good habit that Warren and I have developed from eating at Virgils pretty frequently is to walk at the very least to the 34th St. subway stations before even attempting to sit on a subway. We've made our way as far as the Canal St. N and R. It really helps move the digestion process along. :) This is where I'd usually include a picture of the food. But, my plate was empty before realizing that I had forgotten to take a picture. Sorry! I may add a picture later.

Food: Delicious, but be ready for some heavy food.
Recommended: Sweet tea, hush puppies(classic), train wreak fries(heavy!), catfish poboy, burgers, Virgils pig out(good for 2), peanut butter pie(best I've had), ice cream sandwich(yum!)
Price: I would say medium. Prepare to spend from $20 to $25 per person. That includes the sweet tea, main dish, and dessert.
Environment: Dimly lit wood structure with ads and pictures posted all over the walls. Usually, pretty crowded. Not good if you're in a hurry.
Service: Is usually very friendly. It may be a bit slow at busy times.