'Blue Ribbon' on Serious Eats

The Vegetarian Option: Blue Ribbon Sushi

There's no denying it: sushi is all about the fish. But vegetarians who love their sushi do have one distinct advantage—it's much cheaper. Considering that top-quality sushi bars are never a bargain, this is definitely an advantage worth exploiting. With that in mind, I decided to explore the vegetarian rolls at one of the more popular (and not-so-cheap) downtown sushi restaurants, Blue Ribbon Sushi. More

Blue Ribbon's Excellent Matzo Ball Soup

Is Blue Ribbon's matzo ball soup better than either of my grandmother's? I'd rather not say. What I will say is that it lived up to the title of "excellent"—the stock was beautifully flavored, and the matzo balls were the ideal weight and density and tasted of chicken fat in the best possibly way. More

Blue Ribbon Bakery Market: The Toast of the Town

Blue Ribbon Bakery Market is the only toast bar that I know of. The owners conceived of it as a place where they could spread deliciousness on toast made from all the terrific breads they bake in a hundred-year-old coal oven. It turns out that a toast bar is a brilliant idea, one worthy of a MacArthur Genius Grant. More

Fried Chicken Redux

Lots coming in from the Serious Eats community on Fried Chicken in NYC: I myself went to Dirty Bird to Go (204 W. 14th St., 212-620-4836) on Friday and was very happy with my expensive four piece box ($10.99). The... More

The week's best bites

It was a week of memorable bites: The prosciutto balls at Joe's Superette on Smith Street in Carroll Gardens. There's still very little else on the shelves in the store, but those creamy, tangy, peppery, crunchy prosciutto balls rock. And... More

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