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TGI Fry-Day: French Fries at Shopsin's

New York Carey Jones 3 comments

[Photo: Carey Jones] So crispy. So brown. And yet so potato-y. The skin-on French fries at Shopsin's are a fine reminder that a pile of fries can be a crunchy, oily, salty undertaking without losing their essential potato character.... More

Sunday Brunch: Fellini Eggs

Serious Eats Robin Bellinger 10 comments

[Photo: Robin Bellinger] In the nine years I lived in New York, I never ate at Shopsin's. I was busy, sure, but let's be honest: I was also chicken. What if I did something that pissed him off? (Owner Kenny... More

The SOS at Shopsin's

New York Carey Jones 5 comments

[Photo: Robyn Lee] The greatest thing about Shopsin's—well, one of the six or seven greatest things about Shopsin's—is that no matter how many times you return, there's always something you haven't yet attempted on their constantly revised tome of... More

Trying to Re-create Dishes from Restaurant Cookbooks, Including Shopsin's 'Slutty Cakes'

New York Erin Zimmer 5 comments

In the spirit of recessions, and not going hungry during them, we started a Friday morning feature on Serious Eats New York spotlighting recipes from the city's beloved (and oftentimes pricey) restaurants, like this "Eating in with Mario Batali: Spaghetti... More

Taste of Tandoor Is Like the Indian Shopsin's

New York Erin Zimmer Post a comment

Midtown Luncher Scott comments: "He’s like the Kenny Shopsin of Indian food," in reference to what looked like the manager of Taste of Tandoor. 149 Church Street, New York NY 10007 (map).... More

Kenny Shopsin Is Not Moving Uptown

New York Erin Zimmer 2 comments

We got confirmation from Kenny himself this morning that Shopsin's is not moving. But after this post on Talk yesterday, we were a little bewildered: Friends were down at the Essex Street Market for the inaugural Sunday opening, and claim... More

Serious Eats Inspires State Fair Plate at Shopsins

New York Adam Kuban Post a comment

Or, 'Chicken-Fried Eggs, Uncaged' The Wandering Eater We were all pleasantly surprised to open the New York Times Magazine last weekend and read that the notorious Kenny Shopsin was inspired to create his State Fair Plate (corn-dog sausage, s’mores pancakes,... More

Contest Winners: Cook the Book: 'Eat Me: The Food and Philosophy of Kenny Shopsin'

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Congrats to klp1965, zamboni, captunderp, Nicholas H, and verbafacio. Winners have been notified by email and also appear on our Contest Winners page. Thanks to everyone who entered last week's Cook the Book!... More

Paula Deen Threatens to Visit Shopsin's

New York Raphael 7 comments

Separated at birth? Random House's website promoting Kenny Shopsin's new book has a quote from Paula Deen, feeling that she's found a soul mate: I never thought I'd say this but Kenny Shopsin is the New York version of me!... More

Shopsin's Sliders Recipe

A Hamburger Today Adam Kuban Post a comment

Photograph by Nick Solares Kenny Shopsin's Slider Recipe, right this way »... More

Kenny Shopsin's Sliders

Serious Eats Allison Hemler 12 comments

Photograph by Nick Solares Kenny Shopsin wants you to know that sliders are not really hamburgers: "They might be made of the same components, but so is spaghetti and meatballs when you stop to think about it." The meat is... More

Cook the Book: Coconut Rice with Variations

Serious Eats Lucy Baker Post a comment

Soup with rice in it is not unusual. There's chicken rice, tomato rice, and turkey rice, to name just a few. But who's ever heard of soup with a side of rice? Probably no one, aside from those who regularly... More

Kenny Shopsin Is the New Dr. Spock

New York Adam Kuban 4 comments

That's Hodgman as in John Hodgman as in "And I'm a PC." As far as I know, Hodgman has no children. Which might be a good thing. I only hope that the "Mr. Rogers" he refers to here is... More

Cook the Book: 'Eat Me: The Food and Philosophy of Kenny Shopsin'

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"Grumpy." "Cantankerous." "Grouchy." "Unreasonable." "Foul-mouthed." These are just some of the pejorative terms often used to describe Kenny Shopsin, author of this week's Cook the Book selection, Eat Me: The Food and Philosophy of Kenny Shopsin. Nevertheless, I bet I would enjoy him. After all, how much can you dislike a man whose restaurant menu lists 76 varieties of waffles, 47 different milkshakes, and 24 kinds of grilled cheese sandwiches? Really, though, what I find most impressive about Kenny are the pearls of begrudging, licentious wisdom he dispenses throughout his culinary memoir-cookbook. Forget the recipes, which are usually nothing more than tongue-in-cheek instructions, and which often contain ingredients that would make food snobs shudder (Aunt Jemima pancake batter, Good Seasons... More

In Videos: Kenny Shopsin on 'Late Night with Conan O'Brien'

Raphael 13 comments

To ring in the release of his new book yesterday, Eat Me: The Food and Philosophy of Kenny Shopsin, restaurateur Kenny Shopsin was on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, and, like most chefs, did a cooking segment with O'Brien. On his best behavior, apparently Kenny Shopsin was warned to keep it clean. After using the word "goo" to describe the burnt edges of cheese on a grilled cheese sandwich, Shopsin said: "Usually I use a different term, but they told me not to." To our disappointment, not a single beep was heard. They made pancakes! Mac n' cheese pancakes, peanut butter and jelly pancakes, chocolate chip pancakes, S'mores pancakes, and the newest addition to the Shopsin's menu: the Conan... More

Kenny Shopsin's Memoir-Cookbook Out Today

Erin Zimmer 5 comments

Whether you love or can't stand Kenny Shopsin, his book comes out today, and it's a lot like him. "Profane, unreasonable, more than occasionally rude, charming, funny, and totally ridiculous," as Ed describes him. But always memorable. Read Ed's full take on Eat Me: The Food and Philosophy of Kenny Shopsin, and don't forget to watch Kenny on Conan tonight. If you're in New York, hit up the Strand bookstore tomorrow at 7 PM for a discussion. We'll be watching and counting how many times he gets bleeped out. Feel free to throw out guesses.... More

Kenny Shopsin Book Signing Tomorrow Night at the Strand

New York Carey Jones Post a comment

You already know about tonight's appearance on Conan, but if you want to see everyone’s favorite foul-mouthed short-order cook in the flesh, you'll want to head down to the Strand tomorrow night at 7 p.m, where Kenny Shopsin further undermines... More

Kenny Shopsin To Appear On Conan O'Brien Late Night Tomorrow

Allison Hemler 4 comments

Restauranteur Kenny Shopsin will be on Late Night with Conan O'Brien on Tuesday night, September 23, to ring in the release of his new book, Eat Me: The Food and Philosophy of Kenny Shopsin. We'll be watching to see how many times they'll bleep out his favorite word—the one he signed lovingly in Ed's copy. Set your DVR now. 12:35am ET, NBC. Related 'Eat Me: The Food and Philosophy of Kenny Shopsin' Sunday Brunch: Kenny Shopsin's Perfect Scrambled Eggs and Really Good Toast Talk: Shopsin's: Comical Rudeness... More

'Eat Me: The Food and Philosophy of Kenny Shopsin'

Ed Levine 21 comments

I loved the thread about Shopsin's, and the interesting thing is that every commenter is right on some level. I have known Kenny Shopsin for 25 years, and he is profane, unreasonable, more than occasionally rude, charming, funny, and totally ridiculous—sometimes all simultaneously. He's also a really good cook who can make me laugh, even while insulting me. Does that make me a masochist? I don't think so. So based on all the above, I was thrilled when we received an advance copy of Kenny's cookbook-memoir-philosophical tome, Eat Me: The Food and Philosophy of Kenny Shopsin. I knew it would be like Kenny, endlessly fascinating, sometimes infuriating, and totally engaging. Kenny Shopsin: Love Him or Can't Stand Him When it... More

Classic Shopsins: 'I'm Not Cooking For You. Eat at McDonald's.'

New York Zach Brooks 1 comment

No Shopsins for you! Photograph by Robyn Lee A hilarious-if-it's-not-happening-to-you story got posted in the Talk section of SE:NY yesterday involving a run in with "real New York treasure" Kenny Shopsin: I come in with a group of four... More

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