New York City Food Guides

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2006/01/11 18:17:02 (permalink)

New York City Food Guides

Sorry if I'm stepping on any toes mentioning the competition here, but I checked out or bought nearly every NYC-related food guide prior to my recent trip. Among them were the Chowhound book, the general guides from Rough Guide and Lonely Planet, "The Eclectic Gourmet Guide to Greater New York City" by Jim Leff, "Nosh New York" by Myra Alperson and the Zagat guide. In the end, I found that I mostly used the Zagat guide and, the best of all, "The Food Lover's Guide to the Best Ethnic Eating in New York City" by Robert Sietsema. This last is a real gem IMHO and to it I owe my discovery of the wonderful little Dumpling House and most of the other places I ended up trying. Not only does the book have lots of great ideas, I liked the way they were organised by type of food (ethnicity) along with explanatory side bars discussing subtle distinctions (such as among the various regional Chinese varieties or the types of Japanese places (noodle, sushi, full menu and so on). Check it out at http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/155970716X/qid=1137021329/sr=2-2/ref=pd_bbs_b_2_2/104-9484205-8448714?s=books&v=glance&n=283155
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    RE: New York City Food Guides 2006/01/11 22:34:32 (permalink)
    I found the Chowhound book to be unreadable and useless.
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