'shopsin's' on Serious Eats

Of Course Shopsins Makes Great Onion Rings

It's hard to make a good onion ring, at least the traditional way with the thick batter method. So I don't know why I'm the least bit surprised that Shopsins not only says "to hell with this" in their approach to onion rings, but that they make awesome stuff as a result. The Shopsins technique is simple: dredge, don't batter, and don't mind some grease if it does some good. More

Where to Eat with Vegetarians and Meat Lovers in NYC: An Omnivorous Guide to 60 Restaurants

Being a vegetarian in New York isn't the challenge it used to be, but that doesn't mean it's always easy. Sure, most restaurants these days offer one or two decent vegetarian options, but sometimes you don't want the pasta or a meal made cobbled together from side dishes. With that in mind, here are 60 recommendations for restaurants that accommodate vegetarians without disappointing carnivores. More

'I Like Killing Flies,' the Kenny Shopsin Documentary

In red suspenders and a black t-shirt, Kenny pontificates from behind the grill on subjects ranging from the "sexual friction" of fusion cooking to the existential issues of killing flies. These musings, along with the restaurant's story and incredibly inventive menu, make this film mandatory watching for anyone interested in diners, cooks, or quiet, compelling stories in general. More

9 Egg Dishes in NYC I Love

Soft-scrambled, perfectly poached, or fried, I can't resist a great egg dish. While chefs all over New York do crazy, creative things with them, each more impressive than the last, today I'm talking about simpler stuff—the kind I find myself craving, rather than admiring. Here are nine of my favorite egg dishes in New York; what are yours? More

A Sandwich A Day: 'Tiger Paws' at Shopsin's

There's one model of great egg sandwiches, not unlike one model of a great hamburger, that has totally melted cheese (there's nothing wrong with American), soft, fluffy eggs (if they're scrambled), and a squishy bun that's soft enough so nothing spills out when you bite it. That's what you get with the "Tiger Paws" at Shopsin's ($8, +$4 with bacon): three mini egg-sandwiches, served in a row slider-style. More

12 Spots in New York Where Tourists Should Go

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

The Brunch Dish: 'Poached Eggs, Cubed Toast' at Shopsin's

One of the great things about Shopsin's is that they not only have dishes unlike anyone else's; they have whole sections of their menu unlike anyone else's. While I'm always tempted by absurd stomach bombs like the Mo' Betta (eggs and sausage hugged by macaroni-and-cheese-pancakes), there are meals when I don't want an entire weekend's worth of food in one go. For those times, I've been exploring the "Poached Eggs, Cubed Toast" corner. Runny eggs over something carb-y is my favorite genre of brunch dish anyway; why not have the toast cut up for you? More

Heston Blumenthal Went To Shopsin's

Photo: NYT Wow. The NYT Diner's Journal blog took famed British chef Heston Blumenthal to Shopsin's—and escaped unscathed, with full bellies, no food thrown at them, and no coffee "accidentally" spilled on their offending camera. What did Blumenthal order? "A... More

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