Restaurant Review: Lucky’s Famous Burgers

Details: Located at 370 W 52nd St, New York, NY 10019. Official site is https://www.luckysfamousburgers.com/

Lucky’s Famous Burgers sells burgers. Duh. Unfortunately, with competitors like Shake Shack that sell a superior tasting burger at a lower price, there’s not reason to ever visit a place like Lucky’s unless you’re drunk and it’s the only place open nearby.

I ordered the number one combo, which was a cheddar burger with fries and a fountain soda for almost thirteen dollars after tax. The burger was fine. Fries were okay. It just cost a lot for something of this quality.

Overall, this place was fine, but really expensive for what it’s selling. If you want a quality burger, just go to Shake Shack.

Score: 6/10

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Restaurant Review: Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken

Details: Located at 749 9th Ave, New York, NY 10019. Official site is https://blueribbonfriedchicken.com/

Score: 6.5/10

Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken is essentially hipster fried chicken. It’s a place whose condiments include chipotle honey and wasabi honey. It’s very trendy.

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Restaurant Review: NY Fresh Pizza

Details: Located at 787 9th Ave, New York, NY 10019. Here’s an unclaimed Yelp page: https://www.yelp.com/biz/ny-fresh-pizza-new-york

There’s pizza places, and then there are the one dollar slice places. Like most of these places, the slice are smaller, mostly because they only cost a dollar. Pizza here is fine. I generally feel a little sick after eating at one of these cheap pizza places and that was certainly true here. It’s still cheap though. There’s no where to sit, but there’s counter to eat on.

Score: 5.5/10

Restaurant Review: Shun Won Chinese Restaurant

Details: 41-27 Main St, Flushing, NY 11355. Here an unclaimed Yelp site: https://www.yelp.com/biz/shun-won-chinese-restaurant-flushing

Shun Won is a very reasonably priced Cantonese restaurant with all your classic cheap Cantonese food, including some dim sum as well.

When I come here, I usually get something with Cantonese barbecue. Something like the roast pork noodles or soy chicken over rice. The congee is also pretty standard. Most dishes cost around ten dollars or less.

Overall, a great place to get cheap, decent quality Cantonese food. It is arguably one of the best places in Flushing to get Cantonese food.

Score: 7/10

Restaurant Review: Cote

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The above picture was taken before all the side dishes came out. There was much more food on the way.

Details: Located at 16 W 22nd St, New York, NY 10010. Official site is https://www.cotenyc.com/

Score: 7.8/10

Cote is the only Michelin starred Korean barbecue restaurant in New York City. It is very trendy at the moment and very much in demand. I had to make my reservation about a month in advance, though I was only looking for open weekend times. What differentiates Cote from your average Korean barbecue places is that the cuts of meat are ones usually used for high end American steaks and the service is exemplary.

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Soft Drink Review: Chinese Fruit Milk Drink from Youyang

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Details: I could not find a website for this thing. I tried all three flavors.

This is a fruity milk drink. It’s not a milk shake. It’s just dairy based, sweetened milk. It’s okay and kind of reminded me Yoohoo or Nesquik. It’s okay. It’s really fucking sweet though. I’m not sure I’d recommend it. I guess if you like Nesquik and want more fruit based flavors other than strawberry, then this is the drink for you.

Score: 6.9/10

 

Bubble Tea Review: Happy Lemon

Details: Located at 136-17 39th Ave, Unit #E, Flushing, NY 11354. Official site is http://www.happy-lemon.com

Happy Lemon is bubble tea company with locations located internationally. The one I went to was in Flushing.

It’s your average, modern bubble tea place. They have all your modern classics from tapioca to jelly and salted cream. I had the strawberry black tea with salted cheese for five dollars. I think it’s a summer promotion. It was pretty good and came with actual chunks of strawberry in it… which I didn’t like. Still good though.

Overall, a decent place to get bubble tea. Noteworthy about this specific location is that they only take cash.

Score: 6.7/10

Soft Drink Review: Calpico

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Details: Calpico is owned by Calpis. The official English site is http://calpisbeverageusa.com/

Calpico is likely the first or second most popular yogurt based soft drink in America next to Yakult. The drink is really good. I’ve tried a lot of the flavors and I’ve enjoyed them all. If you’re afraid of lactose intolerance or anything like that, don’t be.

Score: 7/10