>When it comes to Bistros in New York City, there is one that stands alone. No other can touch it. “Raoul’s” on Prince Street in Soho is far and above any other Bistro in all of New York. The total combined elements of Ambiance, Food, Music, Service, and combined Vibe, just can’t be beat. Raoul’s is just plain “Cool.” They serve some of the best Foe Gras in the city, along with a famous “Steak au Poive” and other Bistro Classics, along with the cool well-worn decor and the a great blend of music like; The Rolling Stones, Miles Davis, Edith Piaf, and Best of All, “No Hip Hop.”
At “Raoul’s” they know what they are doing. They should, they’ve been doing it for some 30 years, and the way the do things, we’re sure they’ll be around for a long time to come.
RAOUL’S 180 Prince Street, Soho NY, NY (212)966-3518 www.raouls.com
Pricing: on the Expensive Side
PORTO RICO COFFEE, ROCCO’S PASTRY,and FAICCO’S PORK STORE, all in GREENWICH VILLAGE, NEW YORK and all three are the “BEST’ of their prospective fields. Rocco’s pastry is without a doubt the Best Italian Pastry Shop in all of New York City. Their Cookies are Killer, as are their Pastries, and Cakes. Try the Lemon Cookies, Cannoli, and Rhum Babba. Tehy have Great Italian Ices as well and excellent coffee.
Speaking of EXCELLENT COFFEE, there is none better than PORTO RICO COFFEE with their Flagship and origianl store on Bleecker Street near 6 th Avenue, with a location on St. Marks Place in the East Village and another in Soho (pictured above) on Thompson Street. Porto Rico Coffee buy their own “Green Coffee Beans” and Roast all their Coffee themselves in the back of their Bleecker Street Store. They have a tremendous variety of diffent roast; Italian Espresso, French Roast, Mocha, Hazelnut, Danish Roast, Peter’s Blend, and a host of others, about 60 different varieties. Their prices are phenominal. “Cheap.” It’s a mazing, they often have coffee on sale for as low as $5.99 a pound. It really amazes me as to why anyone in their right mind would ever by coffee from Starbucks at $12.95 a pound when the coffee at Porto Rico Coffee is far Superior and tremendously cheaper. “Better and Cheaper?”
“Are people out of their minds, why buy an inferior Mass Produced Chain Coffee at close to twice the price of a product that is Superior, “PORTO RICO COFFEE is the BEST in New York,” and for less!!! “Dahhh!!???”
Speaking of the “BEST,” across the street from Rocco’s Pastry and 1 block West of Porto Rico’s main store, you have the Best Pork Store in New York, Faicco’s on Bleecker near Cornelia Street. You can get the most amazing fresh Italian Sweet and Hot Sausage, along with Sopressetta, Brociola, Pork Chops, Steaks, and Prosciutto di Parma and Parmigiano Reggiano. Everything at Faicco’s is of Superior Quality, You can’t get any better than Faicco’s, Rocco’s Pastry, or Porto Rico Coffee.
Also on the street with Faicco’s and Rocco’s is the famous Murray’s Cheese Shop and John’s Pizzweria for some of the “Best Pizza” on the Planet.