Gallery: This Week in Eating Out

A Sandwich a Day: Tartine Duo at Julius Meinl (Chicago)
A Sandwich a Day: Tartine Duo at Julius Meinl (Chicago)
While the butternut squash and pumpernickel bread tartine up front (and in focus) is certainly satisfying and looks beautiful, it is a mere warmup for the excessive cheesiness of the brie and pear on toasted walnut raisin bread. Read more here »

[Photograph: Nick Kindelsperger]

Mexikosher Is a Secret Burger Spot with a Mexican Problem (Los Angeles)
Mexikosher Is a Secret Burger Spot with a Mexican Problem (Los Angeles)
It features griddled and well-salted double patties with a spongy sesame seed bun, a slathering of house-made "secret sauce," and a few slices of processed, American-style vegan cheese. Read more here »

[Photograph: Farley Elliot]

Sugar Rush: Lemon-Ginger Mousse Coupe at Myers and Chang (Boston)
Sugar Rush: Lemon-Ginger Mousse Coupe at Myers and Chang (Boston)
The ginger is hot and fresh, a great match against all those eggs and cream, and there are bits of crystallized ginger scattered over the top. Read more here »

[Photograph: Elizabeth Bomze]

A Sandwich a Day: Chicken Shawarma at Duzan (NYC)
A Sandwich a Day: Chicken Shawarma at Duzan (NYC)
Your $5 pita comes stuffed with generously marinated spit-roasted chicken, tender and crisp with a rich flavor evocative of fresh coriander and turmeric. Read more here »

[Photograph: Max Falkowitz]

Providence: Maybe Plouf Plouf's Duck Burger Shouldn't Exist
Providence: Maybe Plouf Plouf's Duck Burger Shouldn't Exist
It features a grilled patty of coarse ground, loosely packed duck meat, and high quality toppings such as thick cut applewood bacon and actual wild mushrooms. Read more here »

[Photograph: Emily Gilbert]

Sugar Rush: Fig Galette at Balthazar Bakery (NYC)
Sugar Rush: Fig Galette at Balthazar Bakery (NYC)
It is well-browned, has layer upon layer of puff pastry, and is wonderful with thinly sliced and caramelized figs. Read more here »

[Photograph: Kathy YL Chan]

Lunch in the Loop: Salseria Grill (Chicago)
Lunch in the Loop: Salseria Grill (Chicago)
This monster is the burrito gordo, which means fat in Spanish, and it sure fits the description well considering it's filled with carnitas, cheese, beans, onions, sour cream and salsa, and topped with suizo. Read more here »

[Photograph: Dennis Lee]

Date Night: Dressed Up Hawker Fare at Singapura (NYC)
Date Night: Dressed Up Hawker Fare at Singapura (NYC)
The chili paneer most embodies the mingling of flavors mentioned on the menu: the rectangles of moist cheese were Indian, the basil Thai, the sticky, starchy sauce felt Chinese. Read more here »

[Photograph: Garrett Ziegler]

New Flavor at 16 Handles: American Apple Pie (NYC)
New Flavor at 16 Handles: American Apple Pie (NYC)
It is dense, creamy, and sweet but retains a good amount of true yogurt tang with a a subtle hint of warm cinnamon. Read more here »

[Photograph: Lauren Rothman]

Reality Check: Cheddar Bacon Onion Angus Burger from McDonald's
Reality Check: Cheddar Bacon Onion Angus Burger from McDonald's
McDonald's beef—Angus or otherwise—is boring and bland, with no juiciness about it at all. Read more here »

[Photograph: Todd Brock]

A Sandwich A Day: The Spicy Chopped Cheese From Uni One Gourmet Deli (NYC)
A Sandwich A Day: The Spicy Chopped Cheese From Uni One Gourmet Deli (NYC)
This thing is sloppy and delicious, hot and tangy, and when you consider there are places where $4 won't even get you a soda alone, pretty insanely cheap. Read more here »

[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Daily Slice: Roasted Tomatoes at The Churchill (Los Angeles)
Daily Slice: Roasted Tomatoes at The Churchill (Los Angeles)
Each bite is a packed with the bold flavor of tomatoes sweetly slow roasted in the wood fire oven. Read more here »

[Photograph: Kelly Bone]

A Sandwich a Day: Adana Sandwich at Cafe Orchid (Chicago)
A Sandwich a Day: Adana Sandwich at Cafe Orchid (Chicago)
It features a ground lamb kebab slightly charred on the grill wrapped with lettuce, tomato, red onion, love, and homemade lavash bread—but mostly love. Read more here »

[Photograph: Josh Conley]

Mexican Eats: The Chile Relleno at Tulcingo Del Valle (NYC)
Mexican Eats: The Chile Relleno at Tulcingo Del Valle (NYC)
The poblano pepper is roasted and peeled, stuffed with cheese, and dipped into a frothy egg white batter and then fried, slowly, until the cheese has time to return to soft curds. Read more here »

[Photograph: Scarlett Lindeman]

We Try Burger King's New Gingerbread Cookie Sundae
We Try Burger King's New Gingerbread Cookie Sundae
It features vanilla soft serve, gingerbread sauce, and gingersnap cookie crumbles. Read more here »

[Photograph: Todd Brock]

Sugar Rush: Nutella Crepe Cake at Du Jour Bakery (NYC)
Sugar Rush: Nutella Crepe Cake at Du Jour Bakery (NYC)
It features at least a dozen fresh crepe layers, each separated with cool Nutella cream. Read more here »

[Photograph: Kathy YL Chan]

Lulu and Po: Getting the New Brooklyn Restaurant Right (NYC)
Lulu and Po: Getting the New Brooklyn Restaurant Right (NYC)
It's an overflowing bowl of crisply fried little fish, lightly dusted in corn flour, cornstarch, and cayenne pepper, with a sriracha tartar sauce that doesn't actually taste like sriracha, just incorporating a gentle heat. Read more here »

[Photograph: Alice Gao]

Serious Eats Neighborhood Guides: Missy Robbins' West Village
Serious Eats Neighborhood Guides: Missy Robbins' West Village
The A Voce chef shares her favorite places to eat in her neighborhood, like The Spotted Pig where she can satisfy her burger cravings. Read more here »

[Photograph: Robyn Lee]

MessHall Cooks Up A Very Good Burger (Los Angeles)
MessHall Cooks Up A Very Good Burger (Los Angeles)
It's topped with slow-cooked onions, Vermont cheddar, bread and butter pickles, and what they describe as a smoky sauce. Read more here »

[Photograph: Damon Gambuto]

Urbano Pizza Bar Carves Out a Niche in the Middle (Los Angeles)
Urbano Pizza Bar Carves Out a Niche in the Middle (Los Angeles)
Along with the addition of fingerlings to the sprouts, they throw on thick cuts of bacon and roasted garlic over a Parmesan cream sauce. Read more here »

[Photograph: Lance Roberts]

A Sandwich a Day: French Dip at Iris Take Away (NYC)
A Sandwich a Day: French Dip at Iris Take Away (NYC)
The baguette, a little more chewy than crusty, softens and soaks up the sweet, meaty juice like a sponge, and the rare, mineral-rich beef gets the jolt of moisture it needs. Read more here »

[Photograph: Max Falkowitz]

First Look: The Nook at Red Rooster Harlem (NYC)
First Look: The Nook at Red Rooster Harlem (NYC)
Three cupcakes are currently on The Nook's eclectic menu: the Coconut Cloud Cupcake, made with coconut cake and frosted with meringue; the Red Rooster Velvet Cupcake, colored with beet juice, offering an earthier twist on the traditional red velvet cake; and the Dizzy Haze Cupcake, filled with gooey, hazelnut dulce de leche and topped with boozy, bourbon-soaked candied hazelnuts. Read more here »

[Photograph: Stef Shapira]

Daily Slice: Baby Doll Pizza (Portland, OR)
Daily Slice: Baby Doll Pizza (Portland, OR)
The hero of the slice was the sauce; a simple concoction that illuminated the flavor of chunky tomato bits, olive oil, and salt. Read more here »

[Photograph: Matthew DiTullo]

A Sandwich A Day: The Little Pecorino at Zaleski & Horvath MarketCafe (Chicago)
A Sandwich A Day: The Little Pecorino at Zaleski & Horvath MarketCafe (Chicago)
The turkey, which would be delicious on its own, is propelled forward by a great blend of pesto, mayo, roasted red peppers, and, of course, pecorino. Read more here »

[Photograph: Eric Singerman]

At Dim Sum Go Go, the Fried Dishes Trump the Steamed (NYC)
At Dim Sum Go Go, the Fried Dishes Trump the Steamed (NYC)
They're as hot and fresh as you could ask for, the sesame seed coating crisp, nutty, and grease-free, the lotus bean paste bright and sweet. Read more here »

[Photograph: Max Falkowitz]

Sugar Rush: Lemon Bichon at Dominique Ansel Bakery (NYC)
Sugar Rush: Lemon Bichon at Dominique Ansel Bakery (NYC)
It's like an apple turnover with fresh lemon curd in place of apples. Read more here »

[Photograph: Kathy YL Chan]

First Look: Bar Pastoral (Chicago)
First Look: Bar Pastoral (Chicago)
Lightly toasted mini English muffins form the base, with a dollop of quark from a local creamery, some orange marmalade, and a piece of crispy bacon. Read more here »

[Photograph: Chelsea Ross]

Top This: Bloomsdale Spinach Pizza (à la Stella Rossa) (NYC)
Top This: Bloomsdale Spinach Pizza (à la Stella Rossa) (NYC)
The curled leaves of purple kale and spinach—think kale chips on a pizza—laze in a pool intensely cheesy Parmesan sauce. Read more here »

[Photograph: Kelly Bone]

The Vegetarian Option: Homey Red Sauce Classics at Max in Tribeca (NYC)
The Vegetarian Option: Homey Red Sauce Classics at Max in Tribeca (NYC)
The eggplant is silky smooth, benefiting from a long, slow cooking process, and the tomato sauce is mild enough to let the flavor of the eggplant come through. Read more here »

[Photograph: Howard Walfish]

Chain Reaction: Luna Grill
Chain Reaction: Luna Grill
The bread-to-meat ratio is way off in this burger, with the top bun approximately two inches tall. Read more here »

[Photograph: Erin Jackson]

Deep Fried Chicago: Lee's Chop Suey
Deep Fried Chicago: Lee's Chop Suey
Their combination tray features Fried Shrimp, Egg Rolls, Fried Chicken, Crab Rangoon, and Fried Wontons. Read more here »

[Photograph: Joe Roy]

Slurped: On Finding the Ideal XO Noodle (NYC)
Slurped: On Finding the Ideal XO Noodle (NYC)
On top of the noodles, XO sauce and razor-thin strips of pickles are piled on—dark salty masses, almost furry in appearance due to the still-discernible slivers of dried scallops, shrimp, fish, ham. Read more here »

[Photograph: Robyn Lee]

A Sandwich a Day: Classic Grilled Cheese at Saxelby Cheese (NYC)
A Sandwich a Day: Classic Grilled Cheese at Saxelby Cheese (NYC)
The thick-cut country bread, brushed with tangy New York State butter, gets a crinkly, crispy crust from a generous sandwich press squeeze. Read more here »

[Photograph: Robyn Lee]

Daily Slice: Lydia Shire's Famous Lobster Pizza at Scampo (Boston)
Daily Slice: Lydia Shire's Famous Lobster Pizza at Scampo (Boston)
The 10-inch pie is ultra-thin with a blistered, bubbly, crackly-crisp edge, but the topping is anything but light: heavy cream, caramelized shallots and garlic, and the meat of a two-pound lobster, plus handfuls of ricotta salata and Parmesan. Read more here »

[Photograph: Elizabeth Bomze]

First Look: Capo's Chicago Pizza and Fine Italian Dinners (San Francisco)
First Look: Capo's Chicago Pizza and Fine Italian Dinners (San Francisco)
Two necked artichokes are fire-roasted and baked with provolone, artichoke cream, and garlic, and served with toasty slices of housemade baguette. Read more here »

[Photograph: Wes Rowe]

A Sandwich a Day: The New Yorker at JB's Deli (Chicago)
A Sandwich a Day: The New Yorker at JB's Deli (Chicago)
Well over a half-pound of thinly-sliced smoked turkey appropriately provides the majority of the girth (and flavor). Read more here »

[Photograph: Josh Conley]

Sugar Rush: Eccles Cakes at The John Dory Oyster Bar (NYC)
Sugar Rush: Eccles Cakes at The John Dory Oyster Bar (NYC)
Outfitted in a topping of demerara sugar, the pastry shell is flaky and well-browned with plenty of butter. Read more here »

[Photograph: Kathy YL Chan]

Down South: An Amazing Lunch at the Museum of Appalachia (Tennessee)
Down South: An Amazing Lunch at the Museum of Appalachia (Tennessee)
We tried everything: fried okra, fried green tomatoes, greens, green beans, pinto beans, coleslaw, macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes, cornbread, meatloaf, chicken and dumplings, banana pudding, fudge pie, and carrot cake. Read more here »

[Photograph: Jed Portman]

First Look: Fall Desserts at Nine-Ten (La Jolla, CA)
First Look: Fall Desserts at Nine-Ten (La Jolla, CA)
It's a rich and silky chocolate tart with mascarpone crema, coffee pastry cream, bittersweet chocolate tuile, shiso micro greens, and milk foam. Read more here »

[Photograph: Erin Jackson]

The Cheapskate's Guide to Chinatown, NYC: 13 Snacks for $2 and Under
The Cheapskate's Guide to Chinatown, NYC: 13 Snacks for $2 and Under
Hong-Kong style rice rolls—thin sheets of rice flour batter that are steamed in a giant sheet and mixed with some simple fillings like ground pork and scallion—are some of the best simple snack foods the city has to offer. Read more here »

[Photograph: Robyn Lee]

Pizza That Glitters at Ammazza (Atlanta, GA)
Pizza That Glitters at Ammazza (Atlanta, GA)
What in the world is glitter pizza? We investigate. Read more here »

[Photograph: Todd Brock]

Standing Room Only: Arami Go (Chicago)
Standing Room Only: Arami Go (Chicago)
The folks behind Arami try their hand at a quick-service joint. But Arami Go's ramen isn't quite there. Read more here »

[Photograph: Nick Kindelsperger]

A Sandwich a Day: Beet Sandwich at Ba'al Cafe & Falafel (NYC)
A Sandwich a Day: Beet Sandwich at Ba'al Cafe & Falafel (NYC)
A cheap sandwich option in Soho that won over one of us whose iffy on beets. Read more here »

[Photograph: Robyn Lee]

A Good Patty and a Great View at Sam's Anchor Cafe (Tiburon, CA)
A Good Patty and a Great View at Sam's Anchor Cafe (Tiburon, CA)
A really good, well-seasoned half-pound Niman Ranch patty on an ok bun with crispy, creamy fries. Read more here »

[Photograph: Lauren Sloss]

TGI Fry-Day: Salad Jumbo Prawns with Walnut at Amazing 66
TGI Fry-Day: Salad Jumbo Prawns with Walnut at Amazing 66
You just haven't experienced American cuisine in its fullness until you've had deep fried shrimp with mayo-based walnut sauce. Read more here »

[Photograph: Robyn Lee]

A Sandwich a Day: Falafel at Chickpea (Chicago)
A Sandwich a Day: Falafel at Chickpea (Chicago)
A solid falafel in West Town, a neighborhood that doesn't have many other options. Read more here »

[Photograph: Nick Kindelsperger]

Behind the Scenes: Making Crispy Cauliflower (San Diego, CA)
Behind the Scenes: Making Crispy Cauliflower (San Diego, CA)
Katherine Humphus' crispy brussel sprouts at BO-beau are already legendary in San Diego. We check out how they're made. Read more here »

[Photograph: Erin Jackson]

The 2012 Guide to Thanksgiving at the Union Square Greenmarket (NYC)
The 2012 Guide to Thanksgiving at the Union Square Greenmarket (NYC)
Thanksgiving is the most important home-cooked meal of the year. It holds, then, that you should be looking for the very best ingredients to cook with. Where better to go than the Greenmarket? Read more here »

[Photograph: Ben Fishner]

Sugar Rush (Thanksgiving Edition): Two Great Pie Spots in DC
Sugar Rush (Thanksgiving Edition): Two Great Pie Spots in DC
Two great spots in D.C. to get your pie fix, savory and sweet. Read more here »

[Photograph: Brian Oh]

Chain Reaction: Bertucci's New Fall Flavors
Chain Reaction: Bertucci's New Fall Flavors
One of the best pizza chains around (New England), Bertucci has revamped their specialty pie menu with four new fall items. We had to check them out. Read more here »

[Photograph: Meredith Smith]

Sugar Rush: Matcha Mousse at Soba Totto (NYC)
Sugar Rush: Matcha Mousse at Soba Totto (NYC)
The newest addition to the dessert menu at Soba Totto. Read more here »

[Photograph: Kathy YL Chan]