'Fairway' on Serious Eats

Staff Picks: NYC Food Institutions We Can't Live Without

We've been talking and reading about the imminent closing of Hinsch's, the Bay Ridge institution—and reading our share of odes to the place. Which got us thinking about our own beloved New York icons: which ones can we just not live without? And if they were to close, would New York still be our New York? Here are our picks for the food institutions that help define our city. More

Last Week's Poll Results: Favorite Grocery Stores

[Flickr: Comp4Me] Here are the results to last week's poll: What's Your Favorite Grocery Store? » Trader Joe's 33% Wegmans 23% Whole Foods 18% Publix 8% Central Market 8% Safeway 5% Fairway 4% Giant 2 % Fred Meyer 2% Stew Leonard's 2% It was a controversial topic but Trader Joe (or Jose, Ming, Giotto, Johann, or Joe-San, depending on the product) wins it! Honorable mentions go out to all the markets we couldn't squeeze into the poll, including: New Seasons, Copps, C-Town, Piggly Wiggly, Market Basket, Hannaford, Nugget, Cub Foods, Harris Teeter, H-Mart, Byerly's, Dierbergs, Buehler's, and Henry's.... More

Serious Eats Finds New York's Best Cheesecake

In the pantheon of iconic New York foods, not much outranks the proud cheesecake. Whether after dinner at Luger's, by the round at Eileen's, or shipped across the country by Junior's, New York cheesecakes are a force to be reckoned with. After countless miles traveled, bites considered, and calories consumed, we've arrived at our winners. More

Sugar Rush: Berkshire Bark

Stacked between credit card bills and piles of magazines I'll never get around to reading, I received something in the mail last week that had me truly excited. Chocolate. More specifically, a sampling of chocolate bars from Berkshire Bark.... More

Cook the Book: 'The Food Life'

Here in New York, one of the most expensive cities in the world, good deals on food can be hard to find. After all, this is the home of the original World's Most Expensive Cocktail, not to mention a $1,000 ice cream sundae that is only available by appointment. Ask any Manhattanite or Brooklynite, however, and they are sure to tell you—in hushed tones, lest others find out—about their favorite place for a steal of a meal. My number one bargain buy? The lobster roll at the Fairway Café in Red Hook, Brooklyn. For just $7.99, you get a buttery bun filled with big, sweet chunks of lobster meat (light on the mayo), chips, coleslaw, and a snappy deli pickle.... More

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