Saturday, August 15, 2009

The Irish Cottage

108 -07 72nd Avenue
Forest Hills, NY 11375

This family owned Irish pub is in existence since 1960. I initially went to this place while exploring queens but now I may visit this place more than once a month !. You can always find a place to sit down and relax even on a weekend. Its a kind of a place where friends can meet, talk and have a good time. It doesn't pressure you into a dress code and doesn't have ear-deafening music which is so characteristic of so many places in NY especially on a weekend.
The portions of the fries, onion rings and buffalo wings are huge, one of which I always order with my beer.
One thing which will catch your eyes is an antique cash register which the owner considers as her good luck piece.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Chow Bar

230 W. 4th St.,
New York, NY

Three times and ready to go again.!!.Ambience good, staff knowledgeable, full bar, good cocktails, and the quantity nobody can complaint about.
Their Barbecued Spareribs are addictive. I had never tried crispy spinach with a golden curry sauce till I came here. Something unique. The Chow Chow Fun noodles with lobster have lots of basil which makes this dish my favourite. Some people have found the menu very limited. But I think that whatever they serve, is served well.
Reservation is recommended.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Kati Roll

1011 Avenues of America
New York, NY 10018

My first encounter with Kati Roll (aka known as Kathi Kabab) was in Delhi at Connaught Place. The place was called Nizam's Kathi Kabab. They served Kathi Kebab which were nothing but rumali roti (an Indian bread) which was cooked in such a way that it had a layer of egg attached to the inner surface and then filled with chicken/mutton/egg/paneer(cheese) with salad and sauce to make it into a roll. It was out of the world. I would visit that place everytime I got a chance. Now in NY, Kathi Kabab or for that matter Kati roll as known here is available at McDougal St. at the Kati Roll company. They are filling and ooze out fresh taste of lamb/chicken and paneer. The difference though is that you have to especially ask for the egg layer and the size of the roll is a bit smaller. But it is still worth it. They also have a branch in Central London at Oxford st.!!. Its amazing that as it gets late in night, it gets busier like the Chicken & Rice place at 53rd St. and Avenues of America. Check this place out and trust me you will visit the place again.!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Jackson Diner

37-47  74th St. Jackson Heights, NY 11372

The lunch buffet here is my favourite. Start with Tandoori Chicken, some Pudina Chutney and a chilled Kingfisher premium Indian beer. Nothing like it. Appetizers also include Aloo Tikki with Cholae. When ready for lunch, what could a punjabi ask for more, Butter Chicken (Chicken Makhani), Dal Makhani, Punjabi Curry, Naan and Pulao. They also have Plain and Masala Dosa made fresh in front of your eyes with some hot sambhar. I have always been a big fan of coconut chutney which they don't serve. Last but not the least, the dessert. Kheer it is. The best I have tried in NY. 

Sunday, February 22, 2009

The Fat Black Pussy Cat

130 W. 3rd St., New York, NY 10012 
Just as you get out of W 4th St station, cross the 6th Ave to FBPC. Close to Mc Donald's, this place cannot be missed. There is usually a long line to get in but worth the wait. As soon as you enter, you find this place crowded with a lot of young people. The beer is $5.50 even on a weekend is cheap as compared to all the other places where beer is not less than $10 on weekend. Inside, the Morrocan lounge is a nice place to have a small gathereing. Feel like dancing, the "Underground" basement dance floor rocks and the nicest thing is that you don't need to buy a bottle to take a table.