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Eating my way through the Big Apple and around the world.

Always in favor of extraordinary flavor versus saving a few calories, I’m constantly seeking the best restaurants, recipes, and random little food finds. This blog chronicles my discoveries, most of which are located in New York City, the foodie heaven I am fortunate to call home.

I am an editor at Zagat, but all opinions on this blog are mine and have nothing to do with my employer.

I take my photos with a point-and-shoot Canon PowerShot SD850. Which goes to show that if you're passionate about photography but can't afford fancy camera equipment, you can still take quality photos.

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23 October 2012
Fried Mac and Cheese Balls
Friedman’s Lunch, Chelsea

Fried Mac and Cheese Balls

Friedman’s Lunch, Chelsea

23 January 2012
Brown has got to be the best tasting color. 
Pies ‘n’ Thighs; Williamsburg, Brooklyn 

Brown has got to be the best tasting color. 

Pies ‘n’ Thighs; Williamsburg, Brooklyn 

31 October 2010
Perfect fall day and perfect fall food at the Central Park Boathouse.

Perfect fall day and perfect fall food at the Central Park Boathouse.

2 August 2010

The Commodore, Williamsburg

   

Hot damn. Sorry, but that best sums up my reaction to this place. Actually, I think my exact words were, “This is the best day of my life.”

After reading this article in NY Mag, I knew I had found my mecca (especially since the chef described it as “Applebees, but better.” Bottom line: best fried chicken I ever had, biscuits with honey butter, perfect fries, potato salad that had a smokey paprika after bite, and the adult grilled cheese (pimento-and-poblano ooey gooey goodness). All that grub (much too much) and two-for-one beers (times two) til seven, and we were out of there just $36 short. Are you kidding me!?!


18 March 2010
Obligatory first day above 60 degrees Shake Shack outing!
Coffee and Donuts is the custard of the month on Thursdays. Don’t miss it!

Obligatory first day above 60 degrees Shake Shack outing!

Coffee and Donuts is the custard of the month on Thursdays. Don’t miss it!

23 October 2009
Tags: NYCcomfort
8 October 2009
Yankee Stadium, The Bronx
In honor of the Twins playing at Yankee Stadium, here’s a shot of the garlic cheese fries I devoured there last week.
Whenever I go to baseball games, fairs, Coney Island, etc., I find the most disgustingly delicious food item to chow down. These fries were it, although I was hoping to also take down a Nathan’s dog (eyes > stomach). None of this newfangled sushi and gourmet deli stuff. The closest I’ll get to fancy baseball food is the buffalo chicken sliders I spotted someone carrying.
For a full list of Yankee Stadium food options, visit serious eats.

Yankee Stadium, The Bronx

In honor of the Twins playing at Yankee Stadium, here’s a shot of the garlic cheese fries I devoured there last week.

Whenever I go to baseball games, fairs, Coney Island, etc., I find the most disgustingly delicious food item to chow down. These fries were it, although I was hoping to also take down a Nathan’s dog (eyes > stomach). None of this newfangled sushi and gourmet deli stuff. The closest I’ll get to fancy baseball food is the buffalo chicken sliders I spotted someone carrying.

For a full list of Yankee Stadium food options, visit serious eats.

Tags: NYCcomfort
14 July 2009
On Sunday I biked to Coney Island. The trip was fantastic, and obviously well worth a Nathan’s hot dog.

On Sunday I biked to Coney Island. The trip was fantastic, and obviously well worth a Nathan’s hot dog.

30 June 2009
Tags: NYCcomfort
29 May 2009
This just 100% made me want a lobster roll. Excited to check out these restaurants soon.

List’d: Paul Liebrandt Picks the Best Downtown NYC Lobster Roll
Mary’s Fish Camp
Pearl Oyster Bar (pictured above in my grubby paw circa ‘07)
Lure Fishbar
Ditch Plains
Ed’s Lobster Bar
Urban Lobster Shack
The Lobster Place
(via NY Mag)
I’ve always been torn between Mary’s and Pearl and it’s not surprising to me that they are at 1 and 2. The last 2 visits I’ve been more into Pearl but that is likely because at Mary’s I find myself craving the delicious trout BLT (yumm yumm YUMM!) or shrimp tacos. The menu at Mary’s is definitely more robust whereas at Pearl the oysters and lobster roll are the only reason to go…but notably a damn good reason.
I refuse to go to Ed’s because of the rumors that he borrowed liberally from the lovely folks at Pearl. But I can say that Lure’s roll is also outstanding, Ditch Plains is okay, Urban Lobster is pretty bland I think, and the other one I’d never heard of.
And for those of you who don’t know who Paul Liebrandt is, he is the man who created the awesome grilled cheese frequently featured on Gossip Girl at his restaurant Gilt which is in the NY Palace Hotel aka Serena’s home. He also owns Corton, one of the best new restaurants according to James Beard.
Do any of you have other lobster roll favs that should’ve been on this list?

This just 100% made me want a lobster roll. Excited to check out these restaurants soon.

List’d: Paul Liebrandt Picks the Best Downtown NYC Lobster Roll

  1. Mary’s Fish Camp
  2. Pearl Oyster Bar (pictured above in my grubby paw circa ‘07)
  3. Lure Fishbar
  4. Ditch Plains
  5. Ed’s Lobster Bar
  6. Urban Lobster Shack
  7. The Lobster Place

(via NY Mag)

I’ve always been torn between Mary’s and Pearl and it’s not surprising to me that they are at 1 and 2. The last 2 visits I’ve been more into Pearl but that is likely because at Mary’s I find myself craving the delicious trout BLT (yumm yumm YUMM!) or shrimp tacos. The menu at Mary’s is definitely more robust whereas at Pearl the oysters and lobster roll are the only reason to go…but notably a damn good reason.

I refuse to go to Ed’s because of the rumors that he borrowed liberally from the lovely folks at Pearl. But I can say that Lure’s roll is also outstanding, Ditch Plains is okay, Urban Lobster is pretty bland I think, and the other one I’d never heard of.

And for those of you who don’t know who Paul Liebrandt is, he is the man who created the awesome grilled cheese frequently featured on Gossip Girl at his restaurant Gilt which is in the NY Palace Hotel aka Serena’s home. He also owns Corton, one of the best new restaurants according to James Beard.

Do any of you have other lobster roll favs that should’ve been on this list?

Reblogged: mascarah

Tags: NYCcomfort
Themed by Hunson. Originally by Josh