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Visiting NYC? Where to Eat (and Avoid) in Little Italy and Chinatown

New York Max Falkowitz 34 comments

If you're visiting Little Italy in Chinatown in New York, get ready to eat well. But you have to know where to eat—and just as importantly, where to avoid. This guide aims to break it all down for you, handy printable map included. More

30 NYC Sandwiches We Loved in 2012

New York The Serious Eats Team 3 comments

It's been a great year for sandwiches in this city. We found new loves in pastrami and patty melts. We celebrated grilled cheese in all its oozy forms. We even hacked a few sandwiches of our own. Here are 30 standout sandwiches we had this year. More

30 Great Vegetarian Sandwiches in NYC

New York Hally Wolhandler 14 comments

Vegetables can be incredibly tasty when done right, and yet when most people go out to eat, they tend not to order a vegetarian dish unless they're, well, a vegetarian. Here are 30 examples to make you reconsider. More

25 Beef Sandwiches We Love in NYC

New York Hally Wolhandler 9 comments

Beef, that delicious master of forms. We love it cured into salty pink pastrami and layered on rye. We love it ground with Parmesan, shaped into meatballs, and lined up on a saucy sub. We love tender short ribs and grizzly burnt ends, stringy brisket and tangy corned beef. It's just so tasty in all its outfits; here are 25 to get you drooling. More

Rubirosa's Caprese Makes the Most of Tomatoes in Season

Slice Michael Berman 3 comments

Rubirosa's Caprese pizza is offered year round, typically with cherry tomatoes. But right now they are layering it with slices of juicy red, green, and yellow tomatoes and this is one pizza that is worth having! If you know of other pizzas featuring peak-of-the-season tomatoes, tell us in the comments. More

Top This: Prosciutto and Fig Pizza (à la Rubirosa)

Slice Erin Mosbaugh 4 comments

At the beginning of fig season, Chef Al Di Meglio debuted his salty-sweet prosciutto and fig pie as a special at Soho's Rubirosa. Customers were so smitten with the pizza, they wouldn't let Al take it off the menu. More

18 Great Chicken Sandwiches in NYC

New York Molly Goldman 15 comments

A really good chicken sandwich can be hard to find; so many are dry or stringy or downright boring. But great chicken—juicy, flavorful, maybe with some crisp skin in the mix—is perfect sandwich fodder. You can't really beat fried chicken on a bun, but it's just as good grilled and stacked with avocado, roasted and slicked with fat...or, well, we'll let this list of chicken sandwich stars speak for itself. More

A Sandwich A Day: Vegetable & Goat Cheese Panino at Rubirosa

New York Sam Levison Post a comment

We've enjoyed Rubirosa's killer Italian sandwiches several times before, so when we heard that they were adding a couple new friends to the lunch menu, we were eager to try them out. More

Daily Slice: Vodka Slice at Rubirosa

Slice Sam Levison 4 comments

For everything the neighboring Pomodoro does wrong on its Vodka slice, Rubirosa does right on its rendition. More

A Sandwich A Day: Rubirosa Sandwich at Rubirosa

New York Sam Levison Post a comment

Chicken sandwiches, often filled with overcooked white meat and weak toppings, tend to be boring or, at worst, nearly inedible. The Rubirosa Sandwich ($12) at our neighborhood favorite Rubirosa is fortunately several notches above the archetypal poultry-between-bread ordeal. More

Where to Eat Pizza in NYC: The Ultimate 15 Pizzeria Itinerary

Slice Lance Roberts 42 comments

Lance Roberts is known around Slice for his pizza pilgrimages. On his most recent tear through NYC, the LA Slice'r tackled the most epic pizza tourism itinerary to date, clocking 40 slices from NYC pizzerias in just three days. Here's how he did it. More

Behind The Scenes: Rubirosa's Eggplant Parmesan

New York Laura Togut 1 comment

We're big fans of the eggplant parmesan at Rubirosa, so chef Al Di Meglio let us into the kitchen to show us how they make it—from start to finish. More

11 Eggplant Dishes We Love in NYC

New York Carey Jones 8 comments

Eggplant is one of those culinary chameleons that can take on the flavors of just about any cuisine. Italian? Bring on the mozzarella. Japanese? Hello, miso. Indian? Israeli? Sichuan? Azerbaijani? All good. The humble eggplant has an awful lot of stamps in its passport. So let's look at our favorite eggplant dishes in the city. More

13 Great Bites at Meatball Madness

New York Lauren Sloss Post a comment

Meatball Madness was a hot ticket at this year's New York City Wine & Food Festival, as evidenced by the sold-out tickets and by the long line stretching far down Mercer Street. We understand; after all, who doesn't love meatballs? Particularly when they're being made by New York's hottest chefs. With our discerning meatball palates on high alert, we wove our way through the crowd of food-lovers and Food Network lovers alike (Giada De Laurentiis was the evening's host, and Guy Fieri made an appearance), sampling all sorts of meat- (and meatless!) balls. More

Video: Happy San Gennaro, from Rubirosa!

Slice Meredith Smith 1 comment

Hey, it's the next to last day of San Gennaro. In honor of that, here's a video is by the folks at Rubirosa. There's some pretty sweet moves and a delicious looking pie or two! More

Daily Slice: Is It Just Me or Does Rubirosa Keep Getting Better?

Slice J. Kenji López-Alt 3 comments

As impressed as we were by Rubirosa when it first opened, now that our office is just a few blocks away, I make it out there for a slice or two pretty regularly during the week. And I've gotta say, it just keeps getting better and better. More

SE Staff Picks: Our Favorite Recent Sandwich Finds in NYC

New York The Serious Eats Team 7 comments

We write about a different sandwich every day on Serious Eats: New York. (And we eat even more than we write about!) But let's be honest: some sandwiches are much better than others. In our daily eating adventures, we come across plenty of good sandwiches, but just a few that are truly memorable. Here's a look at some of the sandwiches we're still dreaming about—our favorite recent finds in the city. More

Lunch Today: Pizza and Salad at Rubirosa

New York Robyn Lee 2 comments

If you're looking for a chill restaurant in Nolita for a group lunch, Rubirosa is a great choice. My party of five had no problem getting a table at 1 p.m. on a Wednesday afternoon (they can seat larger parties in their back room). Their made-for-sharing pizzas come in large (eight slices) and small (six slices). We ordered two large pies and still had a few slices left over when we were done, despite the pizza's seemingly not-that-filling thin crust. More

12 Spots in New York Where Tourists Should Go

New York The Serious Eats Team 16 comments

As we've seen, there are some tourist-frequented spots that really do serve good food. But where do we think tourists should go? Here are a dozen places that we think visitors to our fair city shouldn't miss. (Pizza, bagels, burgers, Italian-American spots, picks for Food Network and Top Chef fans, and the best way to get into great restaurants for less cash—it's all here.) More

A Sandwich A Day: The Braised Braciole at Rubirosa

New York J. Kenji López-Alt 4 comments

Braciole, the Italian dish of thinly sliced meat rolled around a cheese, herb, and bread-crumb stuffing, is a staple of the Italian-American sunday gravy. Made with garlic-and-Parmesan-stuffed beef, the tiny involtini get seared and braised in tomato sauce until rich and tender. Like the meatball before them, it was only a matter of time before they got reinvented in sandwich form, and what a sandwich they make! More

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