Slideshow: This Week in Eating Out

A Sandwich a Day: Pan con Lechon at El Palacio de los Jugos (Miami)
A Sandwich a Day: Pan con Lechon at El Palacio de los Jugos (Miami)
The menu says it comes with "pierna desmenuzada, mojo y cebolla"--what you're getting is roast pork (shredded leg meat, specifically), mojo sauce, and diced onions on Cuban sandwich bread. Read more here >>
A Sandwich a Day: Cantal and Venison Salami at TasteBuds (NYC)
A Sandwich a Day: Cantal and Venison Salami at TasteBuds (NYC)
The salami within doesn't taste too strongly of venison, but it's pleasantly salty, well-cured, and not too fatty. It pairs well with the mild, cheddar-like Cantal, a French cheese with savory, nutty overtones. Read more here >>
A Sandwich a Day: The Ribeye Sandwich from Billy Goat Tavern (Chicago)
A Sandwich a Day: The Ribeye Sandwich from Billy Goat Tavern (Chicago)
The thinly sliced ribeye is served on that familiar chewy and slightly stale-tasting kaiser roll, which we have our gripes about, and is woefully underseasoned. Read more here >>
A Sandwich a Day: Lamb Neck Sloppy Joe at Red Door (Chicago)
A Sandwich a Day: Lamb Neck Sloppy Joe at Red Door (Chicago)
The waitress claimed that this was the most popular item on the menu, and it's easy to see why. Read more here >>
A Sandwich a Day: Two-Bagger from Lucky's Sandwich Co. (Chicago)
A Sandwich a Day: Two-Bagger from Lucky's Sandwich Co. (Chicago)
Lucky's biggest seller is the Two-Bagger ($7.50), an undoubtedly over-the-top, but surprisingly balanced sandwich. Read more here >>
A Sandwich A Day: Mighty Maple at Peanut Butter & Co. (NYC)
A Sandwich A Day: Mighty Maple at Peanut Butter & Co. (NYC)
The Mighty Maple ($6.50), a close cousin of The Elvis, forgoes the banana and adds some maple flavor instead. Read more here >>
A Sandwich a Day: Pulled Pork at The Commons Chelsea (NYC)
A Sandwich a Day: Pulled Pork at The Commons Chelsea (NYC)
The flavorful pork, a hair too dry, is topped with pickled carrots and onions, bib lettuce, and spicy mayo. Read more here >>
A Sandwich a Day: The Miami at Cafe Bolero (Chicago)
A Sandwich a Day: The Miami at Cafe Bolero (Chicago)
The restaurant puts an American spin on the classic Cuban sandwich with The Miami ($7.00). Think BLT, but south of Florida style. Read more here >>
A Sandwich A Day: Pizza Grill at The Grilled Cheese (Toronto)
A Sandwich A Day: Pizza Grill at The Grilled Cheese (Toronto)
Between slices of bread spread with basil pesto, a think blanket of provolone cheese covers crunchy bits of bacon, spinach, and bouncy cremini mushrooms tossed with pizza sauce. The end effect: a grilled cheese sandwich that tastes remarkably like pizza. Read more here >>
A Sandwich a Day: Kurobuta Pork Belly Banh Mi at Mendocino Farms in Los Angeles
A Sandwich a Day: Kurobuta Pork Belly Banh Mi at Mendocino Farms in Los Angeles
Mendocino Farms makes this faux-mi with ciabatta, yes, which seems wrong, but give it a chance. The fillings aren't necessarily authentic either, but it all adds up to a solid sandwich. Read more here >>
A Sandwich a Day: Saltimbocca Panini at Three Aces
A Sandwich a Day: Saltimbocca Panini at Three Aces
Light layers of prosciutto, mozzarella, and chicken, keep what could be a gut-bomb understated and tasty. Read more here >>
Dear AHT: Blackened Burger from Beach Haven Fishery (Long Beach, NJ)
Dear AHT: Blackened Burger from Beach Haven Fishery (Long Beach, NJ)
Reader Bill Cianci sent us his recommendation for this burger, citing the amazing combination of American and bleu cheeses, onion ring, chipotle mayo, and blackening seasoning. Read more here >>
Affordable Burger Greatness at Abby's Diner (Los Angeles)
Affordable Burger Greatness at Abby's Diner (Los Angeles)
The Abby's Diner cheeseburger isn't interested in re-imagining the cheeseburger. Rather, theirs is an exercise in burger traditionalism. Read more here >>
Reality Check: Fiery Ghost at Red Robin Packs No Ghost Pepper Punch
Reality Check: Fiery Ghost at Red Robin Packs No Ghost Pepper Punch
This is a Reality Check, so cue the sad trombone "womp-womp." These burgers sucked. "Ghost pepper ketchup"? Please. Taco Bell's fire sauce is hotter than this junk. Read more here >>
Food Trucks: Okay Beef Overshadowed by Great Toppings at Frites 'n' Meats (NYC)
Food Trucks: Okay Beef Overshadowed by Great Toppings at Frites 'n' Meats (NYC)
If you're craving a burger in a burgerless neighborhood, Frites 'n' Meats isn't going to insult your tastebuds--especially if you like your patties grilled. Read more here >>
Daily Slice: Downtown Pizza at Arlequino (Montreal)
Daily Slice: Downtown Pizza at Arlequino (Montreal)
Arlequino, which occupies prime real estate on rue Drummond near Ste-Catherine, boasts a wood-fired oven but overall disappointed with its overly corporate and thoughtless pies. Read more here >>
Learning to Love Pete & Elda's Cracker-Thin Crust (Neptune, NJ)
Learning to Love Pete & Elda's Cracker-Thin Crust (Neptune, NJ)
Don't arrive unprepared and expecting a traditional thin crust, and you'll be pleasantly surprised. Read more here >>
10 Incredible Mobile Pizza Operations
10 Incredible Mobile Pizza Operations
Here are ten incredible mobile pizza operations that not only demonstrate ingenuity and creativity in their designs, but turn out great pies that we can get behind. Read more here >>
Da Bologna Pizzeria's Mercedes is a Montreal Pizza Pacesetter
Da Bologna Pizzeria's Mercedes is a Montreal Pizza Pacesetter
Da Bologna isn't just what goes under Da Cheese on a cold-cut sandwich. It's also a legendary Montreal Italian restaurant with tasty pies made in the local style. The Mercedes Arrabbiata piles capicola, pepperoni, and hot peppers onto a crust that made our reviewer's heart sing. Read more here >>
So This Exists: Foie Gras Corn Dog at Urbana (Washington D.C.)
So This Exists: Foie Gras Corn Dog at Urbana (Washington D.C.)
Could this be one of the most clever interpretations of foie gras around? Executive chef John Critchley of Urbana's latest creation is definitely one of the most fun. Wanting to create a summery dish, Critchley introduced the foie gras corn dog ($10). Read more here >>
Breakfast at Bklyn Larder, Park Slope (NYC)
Breakfast at Bklyn Larder, Park Slope (NYC)
It's a very pleasant surprise that their breakfast menu is gently priced. What's not surprising: that it's all excellent. Read more here >>
Tasting the Rest of Burger King's Summer BBQ Menu
Tasting the Rest of Burger King's Summer BBQ Menu
The new flavors seem to work better with chicken than with Whoppers, but the new sweet potato fries are the best thing the King's come up with this summer. Read more here >>
The Vegetarian Option: Yusho (Chicago)
The Vegetarian Option: Yusho (Chicago)
Although the menu may be dominated with poultry and seafood, Yusho thoughtfully takes care of its vegetarian diners. Read more here >>
Mexican Eats: Genuine Home Cooking at The Bronx's Lovely Mexicocina (NYC)
Mexican Eats: Genuine Home Cooking at The Bronx's Lovely Mexicocina (NYC)
The large menu showcases all of the standard tacos, quesadillas, tortas, and antojitos, breakfasts of chilaquiles and eggs with cactus, and larger plates served with buckets of rice, plus a few treasures. Read more here >>
The 10 Best Jibaritos (Chicago)
The 10 Best Jibaritos (Chicago)
Created by Puerto Rican immigrants at Borinquen in Humboldt Park, this sandwich's most distinctive feature sets it apart from every other sandwich around: instead of bread, the foundation is made of smashed and fried plantains. Read more here >>
Bronx Eats: Discovering Cashew Apple Juice (and More) at Seis Vecinos in Mott Haven (NYC)
Bronx Eats: Discovering Cashew Apple Juice (and More) at Seis Vecinos in Mott Haven (NYC)
An easy lunch of some balaeadas and a couple glasses of marañón is a great way to beat the heat. Read more here >>
The Vegetarian Option: Hallo Berlin (NYC)
The Vegetarian Option: Hallo Berlin (NYC)
Although you may not immediately think "vegetarian" when you think of German food, lots of vegetables are used as side dishes. True, sometimes the potato salad contains bacon, but at Hallo Berlin in Hell's Kitchen, they make sure that the vegetable sides are actually vegetarian. Read more here >>
Flaco's Tacos (Chicago)
Flaco's Tacos (Chicago)
Do not visit Flaco's Tacos on $3 margarita night unless you: a) are still in college, b) love yelling as loud as you possibly can for extended periods of time, c) think of food mostly as a way to soak up alcohol. Read more here >>
Bar Eats: Raw Bar and Charcuterie at Hotel Delmano in Williamsburg (NYC)
Bar Eats: Raw Bar and Charcuterie at Hotel Delmano in Williamsburg (NYC)
The bar menu is simple: seafood from the raw bar, charcuterie, cheese, and a few small plates. Read more here >>
Standing Room Only: Brothers Beef Goes Big, But Still Comes Up Short
Standing Room Only: Brothers Beef Goes Big, But Still Comes Up Short
Lincoln Park's Brothers Beef looks like the kind of bare-bones joint where a person might be able to get a good Italian beef. The fries were alright, but the Italian beef was overloaded with grey, bun-dissolving meat that pretty well sunk the sandwich. Read more here >>
Peperoncino in Brooklyn: A Re-Visit
Peperoncino in Brooklyn: A Re-Visit
Back in 2004, Slice's Adam Kuban said that Peperoncino's pizzas "represent some of the best Neapolitan-style pies I've had lately." Eight years later, we went back to find that things at Peperoncino are more or less the same. Brooklyn's Neapolitan pizza joints, though, have gotten a whole lot better, making Peperoncino less remarkable by comparison. Read more here >>
Dallas: Maple & Motor's Big, Juicy Burgers Are Well Worth The Long Lines
Dallas: Maple & Motor's Big, Juicy Burgers Are Well Worth The Long Lines
Not even long lines and bad parking can ruin Maple & Motor's delicious (and affordable) burgers and fries. Read more here >>
Afternoon Snack: Chicken Bun from Double Crispy Bakery (NYC)
Afternoon Snack: Chicken Bun from Double Crispy Bakery (NYC)
This baked Chicken Bun ($.90) from Double Crispy Bakery in Chinatown isn't like your typical bakery bao--it's more like the Chinese rendition of a pot pie. Read more here >>
TGI Fry-Day: Kolokithokeftedes (Zucchini Pancakes) at Yefsi
TGI Fry-Day: Kolokithokeftedes (Zucchini Pancakes) at Yefsi
The kolokithokeftede is a little pancake with a long name. A rich blend of cheese, herbs, and zucchini couples well with a yogurt sauce that'll have you popping these fritters like candy. Read more here >>
Sugar Rush: S'more Tart at Craftbar (NYC)
Sugar Rush: S'more Tart at Craftbar (NYC)
This is not your average s'more: it's miles lighter, with a delicate custard. The secret weapon? Apple cider vinegar. You won't taste it, but it gives the custard a subtle lift and lightness. Read more here >>
15 Can't-Miss Ice Cream Sandwiches (NYC)
15 Can't-Miss Ice Cream Sandwiches (NYC)
Which ones are really worth your money? We gathered some old friends and our new favorites for the ice cream sandwiches you shouldn't miss: from classic chocolate chip to far out coconut curry with chili chocolate. Read more here >>
First Look: Craftsman & Wolves (San Francisco)
First Look: Craftsman & Wolves (San Francisco)
With its sleek glass pastry case, exposed bricks and beams, and black trim, Craftsman & Wolves isn't your typical, homey bakery. Read more here >>
Sugar Rush: Chocolate from Ada Street (Chicago)
Sugar Rush: Chocolate from Ada Street (Chicago)
In a menu full of items you eat with your hands, the simply titled Chocolate ($7) is a memorable indulgence. Read more here >>
Sugar Rush: Brownies and Lemonade at The Smile To Go and Hampton Chutney Company (NYC)
Sugar Rush: Brownies and Lemonade at The Smile To Go and Hampton Chutney Company (NYC)
A good brownie and an ice cold lemonade are one of our favorite summertime dessert pairings, and there are two (hopefully more!) options we've found in Soho. Read more here >>
Daily Scoop: Strawberry at Blue Marble (NYC)
Daily Scoop: Strawberry at Blue Marble (NYC)
A scoop of Strawberry ($4 for small) from Brooklyn creamery Blue Marble doesn't look like much in the cup, but don't be fooled by its understated facade--this is serious ice cream. Read more here >>
Sugar Rush: Croissant Bread Pudding at Pain D'Avignon (NYC)
Sugar Rush: Croissant Bread Pudding at Pain D'Avignon (NYC)
At Pain D'Avignon inside The Plaza Food Hall, Bread Pudding ($4.50) is baked in a long pan and sliced to order. It's a croissant bread pudding to be exact, textbook perfect with a handful of raisins on one occasion, and tender apples on another. Read more here >>
Daily Scoop: Corn Gelato at Cones (NYC)
Daily Scoop: Corn Gelato at Cones (NYC)
Argentinian gelato shop Cones is in a tough gelato neighborhood (and ice cream neighborhood in general). But even though we sometimes prefer L'Arte or Grom, Cones has a few killer flavors. Read more here >>
Sugar Rush: Apple Buckwheat Cake at Abraço (NYC)
Sugar Rush: Apple Buckwheat Cake at Abraço (NYC)
Plenty of apples keep this slice ($3.50) extra moist, and buckwheat gives it this homey, nutty essence we can't get enough of. Read more here >>
We Try Burgerville's Fresh Raspberry Milkshake
We Try Burgerville's Fresh Raspberry Milkshake
Burgerville, a chain based in the Pacific Northwest, prides itself on using fresh, local ingredients. This Raspberry milkshake, a seasonal offering featuring berries from Liepold Farms and vanilla ice cream from Portland's Sunshine Dairy, doesn't quite measure up in texture or taste to the chain's better strawberry milkshake. Read more here >>
Daily Scoop: Thai Fighter at Melt Bakery
Daily Scoop: Thai Fighter at Melt Bakery
Melt Bakery's Thai Fighter wrangles chili-chocolate ice cream and curry-coconut cookies into what may be "one of the best-fitting ice cream sandwich combinations out there." Read more here >>
We Try the New Chocolate Chip Frappé at McDonald's
We Try the New Chocolate Chip Frappé at McDonald's
We took a taste of the new McCafé Chocolate Chip Frappé currently being offered for a limited time by those unavoidable golden arches. Read more here >>
Where to Drink Beer Outside in Brooklyn (NYC)
Where to Drink Beer Outside in Brooklyn (NYC)
There's no shortage of outdoor spots to drink in New York, especially in Brooklyn, but we wanted to nail down the top porches, patios, and yards for craft beer in each borough. Check out the best spots we found. Read more here >>
First Look: Cocktails at Tradition (San Francisco)
First Look: Cocktails at Tradition (San Francisco)
Ian Scalzo and his partners at Tradition (the same folks behind Bourbon and Branch and Rickhouse in San Francisco) have been busy. Read more here >>
Serious Eats Neighborhood Guides: Justin Large's West Loop (Chicago)
Serious Eats Neighborhood Guides: Justin Large's West Loop (Chicago)
Large has been helming the popular Wicker Park joint Big Star since it opened, but he's kept his home in the West Loop, where he has lived there for the past three years. We chatted with him recently, and he highlighted some new favorites along with a few old standbys. Read more here >>
Cheap Eats Around Leicester Square (London)
Cheap Eats Around Leicester Square (London)
For under £20 a head for a proper sit-down meal (these days, it's hard to find less), here are our picks. Read more here >>