Supermarket Review: Amish Market

Details: Located at 731 9th Ave, New York, NY 10019. Official site is https://amishfinefood.com/

Came here to try their hot buffet line. It’s about ten dollars per pound. All I have to say is avoid this hot buffet. It’s pretty awful and I couldn’t finish what I bought. I’m pretty sure they just serve what’s left over from yesterday or the week before. It’s not fresh at all.

Score: 3.5/10

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Restaurant Review: Cascade Cafe

Details: Located at 900 8th Ave, New York, NY 10019. Official site is http://cascadecafe.net/

Came by for a sandwich. Ordered the Italian sandwich which cost around ten dollars. It was an average sandwich with some Italian meats overstuffed with shitty American ham. I do not recommend it.

I’ve also had pasta from the pasta bar. Everything is pre-cooked and they just reheat it in a pan. it costs $4.50 as a base, I think around two dollars more for sauce, and a dollar or more for toppings depending on whether they’re meat or vegetables. I got penne with al vodka sauce with sausage and it came out to about nine dollars after tax. It was okay.

Service is a coin flip. The person who made my sandwich was nice. The person who made my pasta was a dick. The cashier was nice.

Overall, I don’t know if I’d recommend this place. Maybe if you were desperate for some cheap pasta.

Score: 5/10

Restaurant Review: Gotham Pizza

Details: Located at 852 8th Ave, New York, NY 10019. Official site is http://www.gothampizza.com/

An average place for an average slice of pizza. I think it’s open late, so there’s that. A slice is $2.75. A grandma slice is not bad and over three dollars. There are multiple locations are Manhattan. There’s plenty of places to sit here.

Score: 6/10

Restaurant Review: Ninth Avenue Gourmet Deli

Details: Located at 769 9th Ave, New York, NY 10019. A claimed Yelp page can be found at https://www.yelp.com/biz/nineth-avenue-gourmet-deli-new-york

Ninth Avenue Gourmet Deli is a cheap place to get some decent deli food.

Breakfast sandwiches here are likely some of the cheapest you can get in the area are about as good as you’d expect from a cheap New York City deli. Obviously, the bacon egg and cheese and bagels are my go to breakfast stuff. The usually cost around three dollars.

What’s noteworthy is the hot lunch. Every day they have new hot lunch options that pretty much sell out by three in the afternoon. You get a meat option, beans and rice, and some vegetables for around eight dollars. Meat options include roast chicken, pork chops, and ribs. The ribs go especially fast.

Overall, this place is great. They also have shakes and juices for people into that sort of thing.

Score: 7/10

Video Game Review: Dishonored

Details: This is a review of the main game only, not of any of the downloadable content. Originally released in 2012. The Definitive Edition was released in 2015. I purchased Dishonored: Definitive Edition a long time ago for about $8.50 through bundlestars.com, who is now known as fanatical.com I think. The Definitive Edition comes with all the downloadable content. Beat the game in about eleven hours. Played on the PC through Steam.

Score: 7/10

Dishonored is a first person perspective stealth game. Think Assassin’s Creed from the first person perspective. While mostly fun, the game is a little bare and lacks the gameplay and narrative depth necessary to make this game more than satisfactory. It is still very fun despite its age.

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Restaurant Review: Poke Bowl

Details: Located at 840 8th Ave, New York, NY 10019. Official site is https://www.pokebowlny.com/

Score: 6/10

There is a lot of saturation in the NYC food market for poke bowls. It feels like there’s a new poke spot opening up every other day. Poke Bowl offers something slightly different, but not substantially so.

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Video Game Review: Metro 2033 Redux

Details: Purchased along with Metro Last Light Redux in the Metro Redux bundle for $5.39 from http://www.fanatical.com. Beat it in about seven hours. Played on the PC through Steam.

Score: 6.8/10

Metro 2033 Redux is an upgraded re-release of the original Metro 2033. The visuals are all upgraded and look pretty damn good. The game itself is a first person shooter horror game that takes place in a post apocalyptic Moscow.

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Restaurant Review: Red Poke

Details: Located at 885 8th Ave. New York, NY 10019. Official site is https://redpoke.com/

Score: 7.4/10

Red Poke is a chain of poke restaurants that just opened a new location near my office. I really like this place, more than I’ve liked other poke places and that’s because of the quality of food I’ve gotten here and because of the Korean spin they add to their poke.

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Restaurant Review: Esanation

Details: Located at 750 9th Ave, New York, NY 10019. Official site is http://www.esanation.com/

Esanation is a trendy Thai restaurant in Hell’s Kitchen. I came here for lunch.

I ordered the pad Thai lunch special which came with a choice of appetizer and a cold drink. I got the chicken dumplings and a Thai iced tea. In total, it cost about twelve dollars after tax. Pretty standard pad Thai. The portion was a little small. I did greatly appreciate the Thai iced tea.

Score: 6.9/10