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25 Pork Sandwiches We Love in NYC

It's hard not to love a pork sandwich. Chicken is great, but nothing matches pork's flavor, fat and versatility (pulled! smoked! cured!). Whether it's juicy barbecue or salty soppressata, pork is kind of our favorite thing to see between two slices of bread. We combed through our sandwiches archives for 25 pork sandwiches that we salivate just to think about. More

Staff Picks: Early Spring Dishes We Love in New York City

Spring is happening in New York, and we couldn't be more excited (no, really look at slide 1—we're really excited). Tender, green vegetables are the order of the day, and we've already started chowing down. Of course Spring still has a long way to go, so we haven't devoured all our favorite veggies yet, but these have made a fine start to the season. Click through the slideshow to see all the early seasonal dishes we've loved lately. More

We Chat With: Chef April Bloomfield

April Bloomfield's first book, A Girl and Her Pig, just came out on April 10th, and it's a beauty. It's filled with the rich recipes that make diners at The Spotted Pig, The Breslin and The John Dory swoon, and is specked with personal stories of her journey. You'll be a better cook for reading it, even before you pick up a knife. We chatted with Bloomfield about making the book, and about how a chef from Birmingham, England won over the stomachs of New Yorkers. More

FergusStock 2011: Fergus Henderson at The Spotted Pig, The Breslin, and The John Dory

For the fourth year in a row, Chef Fergus Henderson of London's St. John Restaurant is teaming up with April Bloomfield and Ken Friedman to bring New Yorkers a taste of his wares. Though people around the world have been eating offal since the dawn of meat eaters, Henderson's St. John is arguably the archetype for the current nose-to-tail dining movement and has done a great deal to advance the popularity of British food around the world. There probably wouldn't be a Spotted Pig without a St. John. The two restaurants also happen to be two of my favorite in the world. Get both chefs under one roof, and good things can happen. More

Partly Cloudy

A riff on a Dark and Stormy; the resemblance comes in the pairing of ginger and rum (and, well, the name). At the Spotted Pig, bar manager Ryan Gannon makes his own falernum: a sweet syrup that uses allspice and ginger and clove and lime zest steeped in over-proof rum "until it gets nice and happy," when it's combined with simple syrup with almond extract; in the drink, it commingles with lime and grapefruit juice along with Mount Gay rum, Aperol, and ginger beer. More

Brunch at the Spotted Pig: Deep-Fried Eggs, Burgers, and More

Perhaps it's because we've so often found ourselves at The Spotted Pig well after midnight that it's never occurred to us as a destination for brunch the next morning. (Even though we're the kind of people who often start dreaming about meals a day before.) But once we were struck by the idea of a Spotted Pig brunch, we couldn't get it out of our heads. For a weekend day's kickoff meal, we usually want (or, well, need) something fatty and salty and gut-satisfyingly delicious, and that's just the kind of food the Spotted Pig excels at. More

The Burger Lab: Recreating the Spotted Pig's Chargrilled Burger at Home

On paper, April Bloomfield's burger at The Spotted Pig is the near antithesis of my ideal burger. I like them griddled. Hers is grilled. I like mine small. Hers is a whopping half pound. I like my buns soft, squishy, and mass-produced. She bakes her own. I like American cheese. She goes for stinky Roquefort. Yet it's a burger that snuck up on me from out of nowhere, took me by surprise, and practically forced me to fall in love with it. So this week, I decided to put the Pig's burger through the Burger Lab treatment, deconstructing it and analyzing it so that we can all enjoy its grandeur in our own backyards. More

My Five Favorite Burgers

A burger from Shake Shack My top five burgers in New York City: -->Peter Luger, but only when they can figure out how to serve a burger medium-rare. -->Shake Shack: I know it's a cliché, but nobody gets the... More

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