Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Joe's Shanghai vs. Joe's Ginger, the line

Last Saturday Mabel I went to Joe's Ginger with some of her Anesthesia collegues. I knew the line at Joe's Shanghai was going to be long at 8 pm, but this was ludicrous.


Compare that to the scene at Joe's Ginger.


I think we have a winner.

We were able to make a reservation for 16 people and they accommodated us well even considering that half the group was 30 minutes late and the last couple got there like 45 minutes late. I was initially envisioning a small, quick dinner, but I guess no one could resist the draw to soup dumplings, or something. Anyway, the more the merrier!


I don't know if I'll ever have the pleasure of ordering 16 orders of soup dumplings again. Our main waiter spoke very minimal English and was a little nervous about getting things right.

In the end, everything worked out. Mabel and I learned a while ago that we like eating 3 orders between the two of us. I think that's a little on the high side compared to the rest of this cohort, because I ate a lot more than that.

For some reason, I liked this bill.


Although it was all Chinese to me. Turned out to be $17 per person which included 14 beers. Can't complain about that.

Joe's Ginger
25 Pell St
New York, NY 10013

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