This Week In Eating Out
A Hidden Gem: Adam Kuban discovers some of the best pizza in the U.S. behind an unremarkable facade at Tomatoes Apizza in Farmington Hills, MI. The New Haven-style pies have a great crust: "thin, crunchy-chewy, flavorful, and strong enough to stand up to the generous amount of sauce ladled on and mozzarella cheese laid atop it."
A Great Burger In Mexico?: Apparently so. Rev. Dave Ciancio of Burger Conquest unearthed a great burger at Wicky's in Playa del Carmen. The huge patty, covered with avocado, pepper jack, and chipotle mayo was a great break from his original eating plan: "tacos, followed by more tacos."
Non-Kosher Small Plates: Appropriate given the Yiddish meaning of the restaurant's name, Traif's small plates involve a lot of pork, cheese, and shellfish. J. Kenji Lopez-Alt raved about the "well seasoned and perfectly crisp" sweet potato fries (best he's ever had), but felt that the mozzarella-stuffed squash blossoms were nothing more than "expensive mozzarella sticks."
Overcooked Burgers: The inventive toppings, ranging from smoked cheddar to Hatch chili, on the H Burger at H Burger Co. in Denver, CO, unfortunately couldn't save the overcooked, bland Angus patty.