@Moonofmoons: I don't like Tres Hermanos either. Try Cocoyoc or Vinny and Ely near Myrtle Wyckoff. Also, the taco trucks and morning tamale lady outside the L/M subway stop are very good.
I'm deeply offended that you want to throw me in your smoker!
I'm really going to miss teaching and telling you about the filthiest things I can imagine! So excited for your next step-- you're the best!
@tarelka sure, there's lots of good Ecuadorean spots in the neighborhood (and some of my favorite Mexican), but that's not really the point of this article (though I would love to see someone beyond the great Dave Cook do a serious exploration of the Ecuadorean offerings in the area).
Also, I have to take issue with "half the size." The patty is 6oz, pretty standard
-- and very high quality beef. Pound for pound one of the best burgers in Brooklyn.
As we've discussed on this site time and time again, pictures of these burgers will sometimes appear rarer than they actually are. Sure, the burger leaned toward the rarer side, but was in no way raw, and was still very good (the picture, admittedly, does not do a great job of showing the sear).
If you still insist on criticizing doneness, I'd appreciate (and welcome) something more original than "that burger must still be mooing." Step up your game!
@Paul no curing, just the pastrami seasoning blend. If you're looking for something along those lines, check out the burger at Mile End.
This fucking place. I love it so much but I can't get out of here for less than $10 no matter how hard I try then I get 2/3 of the way through the bag in a single afternoon and feel compelled to finish it or else it will just taunt me from whatever hiding place I've stashed it in. I need help.
Hey @andeerew84: I guess I should be prepared to back that statement up! Used to eat at Dos Toros when the usq location first opened-- I always found it fine but liked Chipotle much better across the board (especially noticeable in terms of ingredient quality). Rice was always too soft and I really didn't get the steamed slice of cheese. Recently tried the w4th location and found the carnitas to be bland and w a lot of inedible bits.
I get that Dos Toros has fans and that it's apparently a faithful attempt at a mission style burrito-- maybe it's just not to my taste. Also, I grew up eating Chipotle, so I think I may have a soft spot for their burritos...
Anyway, I'm waiting on these secret, non-gringo places that pipokun's been researching!
I fully support using a Chipotle burrito as the national standard. The average NY burrito is certainly worse, but the problem is I've never had a "Mission-style" burrito in NY that was any better. Dos Toros is emphatically bad.
Hamuda09: You can't just make a claim like that and then not back it up.
Noooo! Love the idea, but yeah, fried pickle chips >>>>> spears.
@Dino this was the best burger I've had at umami! Overall, I just prefer simplicity in my burgers. And it's fun to disagree! The truffle burger is the only beef burger I have yet to try at Umami. If you are the real Starburns, I'll try it on your rec!
@atg117 no focus. I like Georgian food and this place happens to be kosher.
It's a 3 minute walk from the Morgan L stop. Less than 20 minutes from Union Square. That's about as easy as it gets in Brooklyn. Lots of other new bars and restaurants going in over there, too!
@Kevin B. It was better than bad! It was acceptable.
Post Office is so awesome. Food is good, too. The Hawaiian place on Havemeyer, Onomeia (sp?), isn't bad. Even in a worst case scenario, there's still Best Pizza.
Great picks. Weller is great and cheap (if you can find it). My go-to cheap bourbon is Ancient Age, which is also seemingly difficult to find in New York but I can manage to pick up a handle of it in Kentucky for under $20...
@Max Ugh, too much skimming. Thanks.
Did the stuffed matzoh balls float?
Interesting. When you said "pan-fried matzoh balls" I assumed they'd already been cooked. I like the idea of doing it with smaller uncooked ones. Will definitely experiment.
Also, scotch egg needs to happen.
Crown Inn is great. No love for Nostrand Ave, though? David's Brisket House, Trini Gul, Royal Roti House, Gloria's and Super Wings are all worthwhile. I've had some solid sandwiches at Glady's on Franklin, too.
Oh man, I love this dish. Every time I'm at Uncle Zhou, I insist on ordering it and I make sure to position myself closest to the dish.
@holly Loved Jacqueline's posts! French crust sounds great and I'm a big fan of Jean Robert. Kaze was fine, but I still need to try qan hapa, Bakersfield and a few other places. Thanks!
Oh fuck. I need to try these. Will be in Cincinnati for a week soon. Thanks for the rec.
Any new spots from your visit I need to try?
Zebusa makes some strong points...
I demand to know why this post wasn't called "Two Lunches with Jamie Feldmar."
@rthe_d Definitely planning on doing an all veg menu sometime soon!
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