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Author Topic: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread  (Read 696096 times)

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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #4020 on: February 09, 2024, 12:37:01 AM »

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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #4021 on: February 09, 2024, 11:37:01 AM »
Presumably Bingo's opening date. I also heard sometime next week, but I suspect that they will likely publisize it and make an event of it, and not rely on people learning about in on forusm.

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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #4022 on: February 09, 2024, 12:06:14 PM »

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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #4023 on: February 09, 2024, 01:43:38 PM »
Bingo is opening this Tuesday, Feb 13th, confirmed with manager.

Just remember, the only way to get the sale price is to buy the exact quantity. For "2 for $3", you must buy two. "8 for $3", you must buy 8 to get that price.

This store is much larger and nicer than their Brooklyn store. Also includes a Deli and Sushi department.

While in other local stores they have Israeli flags on certain items, I believe Bingo is primarily Israeli owned. It is a branch of Osher Ad and they carry more Israeli items than most Kosher supermarkets.

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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #4024 on: February 09, 2024, 02:42:24 PM »
Bingo is opening this Tuesday, Feb 13th, confirmed with manager.

Just remember, the only way to get the sale price is to buy the exact quantity. For "2 for $3", you must buy two. "8 for $3", you must buy 8 to get that price.

This store is much larger and nicer than their Brooklyn store. Also includes a Deli and Sushi department.

While in other local stores they have Israeli flags on certain items, I believe Bingo is primarily Israeli owned. It is a branch of Osher Ad and they carry more Israeli items than most Kosher supermarkets.


Supposedly it will also carry a lot of chalav stam which is unusual for them

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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #4025 on: February 09, 2024, 02:45:40 PM »
Presumably Bingo's opening date. I also heard sometime next week, but I suspect that they will likely publisize it and make an event of it, and not rely on people learning about in on forusm.
https://libn.com/2024/01/30/bingo-wholesale-opening-its-first-long-island-store/


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ďWe wonít spend money on a bunch of balloons or a big opening celebration. Instead, weíll give it back to the customer with lower prices and quality products with an abundance of private-label brands,Ē the spokesman said.

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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #4026 on: February 22, 2024, 11:38:14 PM »
Should I post a review/some pics from novo (new great restaurant on central) here or not?

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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #4027 on: February 22, 2024, 11:42:10 PM »
Should I post a review/some pics from novo (new great restaurant on central) here or not?

why not...?

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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #4028 on: February 23, 2024, 02:17:58 AM »
Should I post a review/some pics from novo (new great restaurant on central) here or not?
please do yes
Iím impressed with the variety of restaurants that seem to pop up from nowhere. Here I was thinking that central Ave area is basically full, but a bunch new places opened that I havenít gone to like barbacoa for ex
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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #4029 on: February 23, 2024, 04:19:23 AM »
if u donít like restaurant notes pls just scroll on to more posts about the vaad or whatever :).
Went to the new novo steakhouse that took over the mur space (this was a soft opening), and really impressed. They restructured the mur set up and itís very roomy and u can hear your spouse talking across the table (useful for some). Obv once they get busy they may add tables, but I counted main room seating now as about 84 seats which was nice. I found prices to be reasonable for a high class restaurant like this, and on some items a very good deal.

All in our meal was 235 and we were too full for dessert (for next time). Sadly no beer, I suggested getting beer on tap as other restaurants here donít have it and I kinda feel they could get some extra love with that/maybe more guys at the bar Thursday night.

We got our starters pretty quickly, had to ask for bread but it was good. And then after starters there was a big delay and lots of people seemed to be waiting/not so happy. We enjoyed the 40 minutes in the nice venue and knew there would be mishaps on the first night, and were happy at least the food was worth the wait.




Mushroom soup with a rice ball in middle (poured soup around it) was great, and I love when they pour things at the table and this chef seems to be big on that. I didnít see any truffle flakes but it didnít need it. reminded me of the porcini mushroom soup from solo (really good). Only had a pic half way done :) 9/10


The fish tacos were the highlight I think, maybe the best we have had in terms of all the flavors coming together in a flavored, crispy taco shell (and the mahi mahi tasted really fresh, no fishiness). 10/10



The Thursday special aged prime rib eye (22oz) for $72 was a steal, closer to $100 (or more) at most other top places, and perfectly seasoned and cooked. We had to wait a while for it, but it was worth it. I usually donít order steak, but at that value to share it may be a go to. I donít remember having a better steak outside of Manhattan. Note their normal 16oz ribeye is $71. 9.5/10



We got this skirt steak salad too, it wasnít actually skirt steak (could have been oyster or possibly part of a hanger) but very interesting with a guava sauce with a kick (may be too spicy for some). Could have used some more crunch, and I didnít love that the bowl had an internal lip so hard to scoop out/share. Prob wonít get this again. 4/10 (pic from elan kornblum)


Truffle fries were what they should be, but it REALLY hurts to order them for $14 but sometimes u gotta let the Mrs make a decisionÖ



Overall great, seems the chef is talented and now they just need to ramp up service. On that note though delayed service was great, waiters were wearing suits with black bow ties and they were attentive and refilled water etc.

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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #4030 on: February 23, 2024, 09:25:05 AM »
@shiframeir thanks! Great review

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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #4031 on: February 23, 2024, 09:32:22 AM »
So the mushroom soup with truffle chips didn't have truffle and the skirt salad didn't have skirt steak. Was the steak fleishigs or was it tofu?

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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #4032 on: February 23, 2024, 10:27:41 AM »
So the mushroom soup with truffle chips didn't have truffle and the skirt salad didn't have skirt steak. Was the steak fleishigs or was it tofu?
Actually DE but we ate it separately.

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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #4033 on: February 26, 2024, 01:03:56 AM »
Whoa and just like that mur is gone?
Didnít they just expand into the second store front section? Or was that all novoís expansion ?
What happened at mur?
@shiframeir is it under the vaad? (I promise Iím not opening a can of worms w this question Iím just curious !!)
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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #4034 on: February 26, 2024, 01:06:25 AM »
Whoa and just like that mur is gone?
Didnít they just expand into the second store front section? Or was that all novoís expansion ?
What happened at mur?
@shiframeir is it under the vaad? (I promise Iím not opening a can of worms w this question Iím just curious !!)
yes was told it was vaad but didnt see a sign. they expanded but place looked empty after all the investment and expansion and i assume they had to sell.

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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #4035 on: February 26, 2024, 01:25:06 PM »
Whoa and just like that mur is gone?
Didnít they just expand into the second store front section? Or was that all novoís expansion ?
What happened at mur?
@shiframeir is it under the vaad? (I promise Iím not opening a can of worms w this question Iím just curious !!)
a lot of new places opened/opening up. hard to imagine all of them making it

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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #4036 on: February 26, 2024, 03:41:11 PM »
Went to Anju last night...

Everything we had was very good, but nothing that Wowed me


Virgin Passionfruit drink was ok


Sesame Chicken 8.5/10


Wagyu Gyoza 7.5/10


Pastrami Eggroll 6/10 didnt taste pastrami, would skip


Sweet Maui Bistr steak 7.5/10


Yaki Ramen 7.5/10 points deducted for the beef beeing dry, everything else was excellent


Wagyu Fried Rice (with dumpling sauce on top) 9/10


Mochiko Brownie 7.5/10

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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #4037 on: February 29, 2024, 10:46:15 AM »
Looking for someone to replace a 8 in. Widespread bathroom faucet. I already have the new faucet, I just need someone to do the actual replacement. I reached out to one local plumber and said it's about $275! I may be naive and not with the times but to me that seems ridiculously high.
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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #4038 on: February 29, 2024, 11:02:29 AM »
Looking for someone to replace a 8 in. Widespread bathroom faucet. I already have the new faucet, I just need someone to do the actual replacement. I reached out to one local plumber and said it's about $275! I may be naive and not with the times but to me that seems ridiculously high.
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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #4039 on: February 29, 2024, 11:04:42 AM »
Looking for someone to replace a 8 in. Widespread bathroom faucet. I already have the new faucet, I just need someone to do the actual replacement. I reached out to one local plumber and said it's about $275! I may be naive and not with the times but to me that seems ridiculously high.
Do it yourself. Most plumbers arenít going to want to come to your house for less than that.
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