Pell St, near Bowery (Chinatown)
Deb for dinner at Famous Sichuan in Chinatown. Located across from Joe's Shanghai, it was much less crowded (but much more delicious). After looking through the extensive menu we picked the Chengdu Mungbean Nooles. Thick and short with a spicy sauce, these were served cold. Deliciously salty and good for whetting the appetite.
All in all, delicious. And cheap! Very comparable to Spicy & Tasty (the chef used to work there). So if you are in the mood for some great Sichuan and don't want to go all the way out to Flushing, this is a great option.
After leaving we looked at the people lining up at Joe's Shanghai and shook our heads. That's what you get for reading the Zagat guide!