Gallery: This Week in Eating Out

A Sandwich a Day: Roasted Ribeye at LuLu & Me (NYC)
A Sandwich a Day: Roasted Ribeye at LuLu & Me (NYC)
This elevated roast beef sandwich has meat sliced deli style, but thick enough to retain that satisfying sink-your-teeth-into-it feeling. Read more here »

[Photograph: Robyn Lee]

A Sandwich a Day: Spam Egg Sandwich at Uncle Mike's Place (Chicago)
A Sandwich a Day: Spam Egg Sandwich at Uncle Mike's Place (Chicago)
The neutral flavor of the egg, with its creamy, runny yolk, balances out the more aggressively flavored spam. Read more here »

[Photograph: Debbie Carlos]

A Sandwich A Day: Roasted Pear and Brie Melt at Satsuma Cafe (New Orleans)
A Sandwich A Day: Roasted Pear and Brie Melt at Satsuma Cafe (New Orleans)
The cheese has just the right amount of funk and the pears are tender and sweet, but not mushy, giving the sandwich a nice, chewy bite. Read more here »

[Photograph: Abby McCartney]

A Sandwich A Day: Cook's Sandwich at Hillside Farmacy (Austin, TX)
A Sandwich A Day: Cook's Sandwich at Hillside Farmacy (Austin, TX)
Featuring sliced pâté, bacon, mustard, pickles, arugula, and goat cheese it might sound unbearably tangy and salty, but it's actually surprisingly subtle. Read more here »

[Photograph: Meredith Bethune]

A Sandwich a Day: Calamari Pita at Taboonette (NYC)
A Sandwich a Day: Calamari Pita at Taboonette (NYC)
It's stuffed with sautéed calamari, tzaziki, chimichuri, hummus, olive oil, and a salad of cherry tomato, watercress, and arugula with herbs. Read more here »

[Photograph: Robyn Lee]

A Sandwich a Day: Turkey Shawarma Shrock from Nesh Mediterranean Grill (Chicago)
A Sandwich a Day: Turkey Shawarma Shrock from Nesh Mediterranean Grill (Chicago)
The deeper poultry flavor of the turkey is wonderful with the tzatziki sauce, which brings a lighter, more refreshing, and less bitter taste than classic tahini. Read more here »

[Photograph: Dennis Lee]

A Sandwich a Day: Korean Grilled Steak Sandwich at Pei Wei Asian Market (Chicago)
A Sandwich a Day: Korean Grilled Steak Sandwich at Pei Wei Asian Market (Chicago)
Although it can't stand up to the average Korean barbecue joint in town, it balances sweet and spicy well. Read more here »

[Photograph: Nick Kindelsperger]

A Sandwich a Day: Crispy Branzino at Perla (NYC)
A Sandwich a Day: Crispy Branzino at Perla (NYC)
The sandwich is far more evocative of seaside fish shack eating than you'd expect from a classy restaurant on Minetta Lane. Read more here »

[Photograph: Robyn Lee]

A Sandwich a Day: Il Trapizzino from Broken English at Madison Square Eats (NYC)
A Sandwich a Day: Il Trapizzino from Broken English at Madison Square Eats (NYC)
The pizza bianca in each sandwich is very fresh, spongy within and crispy without, capable of soaking up all the juices from the fillings. Read more here »

[Photograph: Robyn Lee]

A Sandwich a Day: Pulled Pork Sandwich at The Smoke Daddy (Chicago)
A Sandwich a Day: Pulled Pork Sandwich at The Smoke Daddy (Chicago)
The goodness starts with a heap of pulled pork and the "Daddy" addition of a smattering of brisket. Read more here »

[Photograph: Josh Conley]

A Sandwich a Day: The Lomo at Marcona (Los Angeles)
A Sandwich a Day: The Lomo at Marcona (Los Angeles)
It features large pieces of fatty pulled pork jammed between slices of crusty, toasted ciabatta. Read more here »

[Photograph: Sarah Woo]

A Sandwich A Day: Grilled Cheese at Paulie's Place
A Sandwich A Day: Grilled Cheese at Paulie's Place
It's nicely grilled, with a good amount of gooey yellow American cheese on sliced whole wheat. Read more here »

[Photograph: Robyn Lee]

A Sandwich a Day: Blackened Shrimp Po'boy from Jemil's Big Easy (Seattle)
A Sandwich a Day: Blackened Shrimp Po'boy from Jemil's Big Easy (Seattle)
Pickles push back at the sweetness of the shrimp, while the overly chewy bread makes everything squirt out the bottom of the sandwich. Read more here »

[Photograph: Naomi Bishop]

A Sandwich a Day: The Fidel at Palador (Chicago)
A Sandwich a Day: The Fidel at Palador (Chicago)
The pulled pork is tender but not mushy, and the sauce is tangy and tart. Read more here »

[Photograph: Nick Kindelsperger]

An Excellent Mexican Burger at Border Grill (Los Angeles)
An Excellent Mexican Burger at Border Grill (Los Angeles)
The addition of a cheese-stuffed pepper to this burger fiesta is just the beginning of why this is such an excellent riff on the American standard. Read more here »

[Photograph: Damon Gambuto]

Bellevue: El Gaucho's Tribute Burger, the 410 (Seattle, WA)
Bellevue: El Gaucho's Tribute Burger, the 410 (Seattle, WA)
It's charcoal grilled beef patty that comes out juicy with the heady flavor of dry-aged sirloin and a little smokiness from the grill. Read more here »

[Photograph: Denise Sakaki]

Burger City Guides: Adam Sobel's Favorite Burgers (Washington, D.C.)
Burger City Guides: Adam Sobel's Favorite Burgers (Washington, D.C.)
As the executive chef of Georgetown's Bourbon Steak, Adam know where to find good burgers in D.C., like this burger from Good Stuff Eatery. Read more here »

[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Chain Reaction: California Dreaming
Chain Reaction: California Dreaming
Cooked to order, this burger is solid considering it comes from a chain restaurant. Read more here »

[Photograph: Todd Brock]

Harry's for Fine Burgers, Great Value (Providence, RI)
Harry's for Fine Burgers, Great Value (Providence, RI)
With the combination of a fresh, well-seasoned burger blend and intelligent toppings, this is one of the best burgers on College Hill. Read more here »

[Photograph: Emily Gilbert]

Choppers, Home of the Choppak (Chicago)
Choppers, Home of the Choppak (Chicago)
The patties are cooked over a high flame, charring the periphery of the patties to the point where they taste like charcoal. Read more here »

[Photograph: Dennis Lee]

Classic Sliders at Blue Circle (Bristol, TN)
Classic Sliders at Blue Circle (Bristol, TN)
It tastes more like steamy bread and onion than meat. Read more here »

[Photograph: Jed Portman]

The Overwhelmingly Juicy Marrow Burger at Goose and Gander (St. Helena, CA)
The Overwhelmingly Juicy Marrow Burger at Goose and Gander (St. Helena, CA)
The locally sourced crispy Manhattan-style pickles added the crunch and saltiness that was missing from the patty. Read more here »

[Photograph: Wes Rowe]

Overdue Impressions of DC Staple 2Amys (Washington D.C.)
Overdue Impressions of DC Staple 2Amys (Washington D.C.)
The tomato sauce is balanced and applied sparingly, the buffalo mozzarella is light and creamy, and the basil is fresh, but the real star here is the crust. Read more here »

[Photograph: Brian Oh]

Daily Slice: Tony Tutto Pizza (Mill Valley, CA)
Daily Slice: Tony Tutto Pizza (Mill Valley, CA)
It's a finely orchestrated blend of domestic mozzarella, an Italian fontina-ish cheese, and an imported secret weapon. Read more here »

[Photograph: Kelly Bone]

Check Your Pizza Expectations at the Door at Panino's Pizzeria (Chicago)
Check Your Pizza Expectations at the Door at Panino's Pizzeria (Chicago)
This version of a Margherita features a bright and acidic sauce, along with salty and creamy fresh mozzarella. Read more here »

[Photograph: Nick Kindelsperger]

Tartufo Brings a Taste of Europe (and Africa) to Buckhead (Atlanta)
Tartufo Brings a Taste of Europe (and Africa) to Buckhead (Atlanta)
It's loaded with roasted mushrooms, fresh mozzarella, and homemade meatballs. Read more here »

[Photograph: Todd Brock]

Cocoron Soba Opens Second Location in Nolita (And It's Good!) (NYC)
Cocoron Soba Opens Second Location in Nolita (And It's Good!) (NYC)
Their noodles are bouncy and resilient, with a deep, roasty buckwheat flavor. Read more here »

[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Slurped: Rice Rolls at New Spring Garden (NYC)
Slurped: Rice Rolls at New Spring Garden (NYC)
The rice rolls are wrapped around you tiao, those foot-long fried cruellers of dough, often eaten for breakfast in China. Read more here »

[Photograph: Robyn Lee]

Date Night: What's South African Food? Find Out at Madiba (NYC)
Date Night: What's South African Food? Find Out at Madiba (NYC)
This salmon cake is pan fried, then stacked atop papaya, greens, and onions, alongside a tiny spoonful of caviar and several squirts of pepperdew mayo. Read more here »

[Photograph: Garrett Ziegler]

Lunch in the Loop: Taquero Fusion Food Truck (Chicago)
Lunch in the Loop: Taquero Fusion Food Truck (Chicago)
Their veggie taco is basically a fajita with mushrooms instead of meat. Read more here »

[Photograph: Dennis Lee]

Mexican Eats: Barrio Chino's Impenetrable Mole (NYC)
Mexican Eats: Barrio Chino's Impenetrable Mole (NYC)
It's a different breed than many of the moles in town, barely spicy, heavy on the sesame, peanut, and cinnamon, with bitter notes and sweetness that tug at both ends. Read more here »

[Photograph: Scarlett Lindeman]

Sausage City: Vincent's Housemade Breakfast Sausage (Chicago)
Sausage City: Vincent's Housemade Breakfast Sausage (Chicago)
They make a very honest sausage—a straightforward porky flavor that's not heavily spiced with sage and black pepper like breakfast sausage often is. Read more here »

[Photograph: Blake Royer]

Ramen Yebisu Brings Sapporo-Style Ramen to Williamsburg (NYC)
Ramen Yebisu Brings Sapporo-Style Ramen to Williamsburg (NYC)
The noodles have a resilient chew like good Chinese egg noodles, with a faint funk that comes from a 48 hour fermentation period. Read more here »

[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Taste Test: The 53rd and 6th Halal Street Food Showdown (NYC)
Taste Test: The 53rd and 6th Halal Street Food Showdown (NYC)
The 53rd and 6th Famous Halal Guys are the stuff of New York street food legend, but how does its copycat cart compare? Read more here »

[Photograph: Robyn Lee]

Deep Fried Chicago: Phờ Xe Tăng, aka, Tank Noodle Restaurant
Deep Fried Chicago: Phờ Xe Tăng, aka, Tank Noodle Restaurant
Lightly battered calamari pieces and gently stir-fried scallions and dried red pepper sit on top of a bed of lettuce slightly wilted from the heat. Read more here »

[Photograph: Joe Roy]

The Vegetarian Option: Basil Gnocchi at Webster's Wine Bar (Chicago)
The Vegetarian Option: Basil Gnocchi at Webster's Wine Bar (Chicago)
The gnocci themselves are dense and robust but not heavy, striking a pleasing balance between a starchy bite and an airy, pillowy fluff. Read more here »

[Photograph: Roger Kamholz]

The Vegetarian Option: Jacob's Pickles, House-Made Style on the Upper West Side (NYC)
The Vegetarian Option: Jacob's Pickles, House-Made Style on the Upper West Side (NYC)
The pickles are expertly made—slightly acidic, slightly sweet, with a buttery flavor and a nice burn at the back of the throat. Read more here »

[Photograph: Howard Walfish]

Chicago Tacos: 2 Amigos
Chicago Tacos: 2 Amigos
Their chorizo is milder and more subtly flavored than most, making it balanced enough to fly solo. Read more here »

[Photograph: Nick Kindelsperger]

Afternoon Snack: Spanakopita and Chickpea Salad from Boubouki (NYC)
Afternoon Snack: Spanakopita and Chickpea Salad from Boubouki (NYC)
The spinach in the pie is as tender as it should be, but so bright with spinach flavor it tastes barely cooked at all. Read more here »

[Photograph: Robyn Lee]

Standing Room Only: Bill Kim's BQ2GO (Chicago)
Standing Room Only: Bill Kim's BQ2GO (Chicago)
The few wraps on the menu are little more than composed salads in handheld form. Read more here »

[Photograph: Nick Kindelsperger]

Excellent Pork Ribs and Brisket at Gatlin's Barbecue (Houston)
Excellent Pork Ribs and Brisket at Gatlin's Barbecue (Houston)
Meticulously butchered and sliced, every rib you get is thick and meaty with a smoke ring that extends nearly all the way to the center, its flavor intensified by a powerful dry rub. Read more here »

[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

TGI Fry-Day: Soft Shell Crab Taco at Big & Little's (Chicago)
TGI Fry-Day: Soft Shell Crab Taco at Big & Little's (Chicago)
The batter is crispy, but not too thick as to cover up the sweet crab. Read more here »

[Photograph: Nick Kindelsperger]

Sugar Rush: Green Tea Mille Crêpes at Lady M (NYC)
Sugar Rush: Green Tea Mille Crêpes at Lady M (NYC)
There's at least twenty of lacy, golden crêpes, each separated by a brush of green tea infused whipped cream. Read more here »

[Photograph: Kathy YL Chan]

Chips And Dip For Dessert? We Try The New Waffle Chip Dippers from Baskin-Robbins
Chips And Dip For Dessert? We Try The New Waffle Chip Dippers from Baskin-Robbins
It's hard to scoop up the soft-serve ice cream with the chips in this desserpetizer. Read more here »

[Photograph: Todd Brock]

Sugar Rush: Nutella Gelato at Fresco Gelato (NYC)
Sugar Rush: Nutella Gelato at Fresco Gelato (NYC)
Texture-wise, the gelato runs fluffy, significantly more airy than classic gelato. Read more here »

[Photograph: Kathy YL Chan]

First Look: New Fall Dessert Menu at Fifth Floor (San Francisco)
First Look: New Fall Dessert Menu at Fifth Floor (San Francisco)
They serve this sake sorbet with salted plum caviar and powder to refresh your palate between the dinner and dessert courses. Read more here »

[Photograph: Carrie Vasios]

Sugar Rush: Melon Shaved Ice at Fóumami Asian Sandwich Bar (Boston)
Sugar Rush: Melon Shaved Ice at Fóumami Asian Sandwich Bar (Boston)
Whole lychees and grapes in addition to mandarin orange segments are all perched on top the shaved ice. Read more here »

[Photograph: Kate Shannon]

Sugar Rush: Salted Caramel Macaroons from Danny Macaroons (NYC)
Sugar Rush: Salted Caramel Macaroons from Danny Macaroons (NYC)
The macaroons boast a crunchy exterior and consistently moist, borderline creamy interior, so fresh and never too sweet. Read more here »

[Photograph: Kathy YL Chan]

Sugar Rush: Tiramisu Delicious at Sugar Sweet Sunshine (NYC)
Sugar Rush: Tiramisu Delicious at Sugar Sweet Sunshine (NYC)
The cookies get all soft after an overnight rest in the pudding, and the whole thing is lightened with an airy whipped cream infused with coffee. Read more here »

[Photograph: Kathy YL Chan]

Sugar Rush: Honey Toast at Up 2 You Café (San Diego, CA)
Sugar Rush: Honey Toast at Up 2 You Café (San Diego, CA)
Sweet and soft Japanese-style white bread is scored, toasted, and brushed with butter and honey. Read more here »

[Photograph: Erin Jackson]

Sugar Rush: Caramel at Il Laboratorio del Gelato (NYC)
Sugar Rush: Caramel at Il Laboratorio del Gelato (NYC)
The caramel here is especially memorable because of the dark, nearly burnt caramel swirled into the buttery smooth gelato. Read more here »

[Photograph: Kathy YL Chan]

First Look: Cocktails at Imperial (Portland, OR)
First Look: Cocktails at Imperial (Portland, OR)
There is an extensive non-alcoholic selection in addition to cocktails on draft, featuring one classic and one original with plans to regularly rotate. Read more here »

[Photograph: Katie Burnett]

First Look: Sassafras Saloon Works Its Root (Hollywood)
First Look: Sassafras Saloon Works Its Root (Hollywood)
This bar's desire for "familiar Southern flavors" is embodied by the peaches, pecans, and molasses that lace some of Sassafras' house cocktails such as the Grilled Peach Punch, Toasted Pecan Julep, and Blackstrap Old Fashioned. Read more here »

[Photograph: Marvin Gapultos]

College Tours: Where to Eat Near UNC-Chapel Hill
College Tours: Where to Eat Near UNC-Chapel Hill
With Franklin Street and Carrboro close to campus, Tarheels are lucky when it comes to eating out. Read more here »

[Photograph: Eric Mine]

College Tours: Where to Eat Near North Carolina State University
College Tours: Where to Eat Near North Carolina State University
There are many awesome eateries near campus or in downtown Raleigh to satisfy hungry students. Read more here »

[Photograph: Sarah Mine]

Serious Eats Neighborhood Guides: Jessamyn Rodriguez's East Harlem (NYC)
Serious Eats Neighborhood Guides: Jessamyn Rodriguez's East Harlem (NYC)
The Daniel bread baker shares her favorite places to eat in East Harlem like this carnitas cemita from Café Ollin. Read more here »

[Photograph: Scarlett Lindeman]

College Tours: Where to Eat Near Portland State University
College Tours: Where to Eat Near Portland State University
Students can get great bites to eat around campus or use Portland's awesome public transport system to venture further out. Read more here »

[Photograph: Laurie Wolf]

College Tours: Where to Eat Near Reed College (Portland)
College Tours: Where to Eat Near Reed College (Portland)
There are many tasty bites for Reed students to eat, such as this goat cheese and smoked turkey sandwich from Eastmoreland Kitchen. Read more here »

[Photograph: Laurie Wolf]

College Tours: Where To Eat Near Fordham University (NYC)
College Tours: Where To Eat Near Fordham University (NYC)
Our complete guide to eating well near and around Fordham University in the Bronx. Read more here »

[Photograph: Chris Crowley]