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Umami Burger in NYC Misses the Point

Umami Burger just doesn't hold up against similar burgers in its price range. While the Manly Burger is a solid choice, the Original lacks balance and highlights the problems with making "umami" an end in itself. Like someone overloading a dish with bacon or fiery chilies, the end result is one-note and, frankly, misses the point. More

Brooklyn: Well-Crafted Burgers at Fritzl's Lunch Box in Bushwick

As a Bushwick resident, it's exciting to find any new restaurant in the neighborhood, let alone one that serves a burger as meticulously crafted as Fritzl's. At only $8 ($9 with cheese), it's a bargain. Patties are close to six 6 ounces; a combination of chuck and cheek, which chef Dan Ross-Leutwyler estimates to be about 75/25 meat to fat. Ross-Leutwyler grinds it himself, throwing slightly more chuck in the mix. More

24 Hours of Food and Drink in Bushwick

@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.

How I Built a Barbecue Restaurant in Brooklyn: The Trouble With Contractors

I'm deeply offended that you want to throw me in your smoker!

Robyn Lee Is Leaving Serious Eats a Mere 7 1/2 Years After She Got Here

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!

What's it Like to Open a Gentrifying Restaurant?

@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.

A Hefty Pastrami Burger for a Hefty Price at Jeffrey's Grocery in the West Village

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!

A Hefty Pastrami Burger for a Hefty Price at Jeffrey's Grocery in the West Village

@Paul no curing, just the pastrami seasoning blend. If you're looking for something along those lines, check out the burger at Mile End.

Market Tour: Sockerbit is New York's Sweetest Smörgåsbord

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.

Does Mission Cantina Make the Best Burritos in NYC?

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!

Does Mission Cantina Make the Best Burritos in NYC?

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.

Does Mission Cantina Make the Best Burritos in NYC?

Hamuda09: You can't just make a claim like that and then not back it up.

Every Bar Should Have 'Everything' Fried Pickles

Noooo! Love the idea, but yeah, fried pickle chips >>>>> spears.

The Monte Cristo Burger at Umami Burger Is Better Than You'd Expect

@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!

In Search of Georgian Cheese Bread in Rego Park

@atg117 no focus. I like Georgian food and this place happens to be kosher.

Arrogant Swine's Whole Hog Barbecue Opening in Brooklyn This Summer

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!

The Monte Cristo Burger at Umami Burger Is Better Than You'd Expect

@Kevin B. It was better than bad! It was acceptable.

Where to Eat and Drink in Williamsburg When St. Anselm Quotes a 2-Hour Wait

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.

The 10 Best Budget Bourbons

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...

Deep-Fried, Meatball-Stuffed, and More: 3 Ways to Play With Your Matzo Balls

@Max Ugh, too much skimming. Thanks.

Did the stuffed matzoh balls float?

Deep-Fried, Meatball-Stuffed, and More: 3 Ways to Play With Your Matzo Balls

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.

Sandy Dee Hall's Favorite Restaurants in Crown Heights

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.

The Great Big Plate of Rabbit at Uncle Zhou

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.

Sugar Rush: Pretzel Beignets at Senate Pub, Cincinnati

@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!

Sugar Rush: Pretzel Beignets at Senate Pub, Cincinnati

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?

A Day in the Life: Jamie Feldmar, Managing Editor

Zebusa makes some strong points...

I demand to know why this post wasn't called "Two Lunches with Jamie Feldmar."

A Jew and a Pit Master Walk Into a Bar: Sacred and Profane's Porky Comfort Food Dinner

@rthe_d Definitely planning on doing an all veg menu sometime soon!

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