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Freedom

Baker, graphic designer

  • Location: Brooklyn
  • Favorite foods: The whole beast.
  • Last bite on earth: Depends on the day. Today? Duck liver paté, fresh bread, wine.

Slice Walk: Park Slope

Adam! I have been waiting for a post like this.

I live a block from Smiling and I have never liked it, the sauce is too candy-sweet for me.

But I have been ordering from Lenny's ever since I used to live a block away from that place. I was really pleased to see your green check mark on that map, a truly good NY slice. As soon as I read this I walked right on over—my mouth watering—to grab a slice.

I even tried Peppe's based on your review and I, too, found the crust too bland.

This was a really great idea, thanks again for such a great post. Can't wait to try Tomato & Basil.

Ps... Can we convince Ed to do a similar post focusing on sandwiches, map and all?

Mario Unclogged: Marinara Sauce

I was also fooled by the tomatoes pictured. I believe I saw a can once say "Product of Canada", either way, they are certainly not from Italy.

Favorite bottled BBQ Sauce?

Dinosaur Wango Tango

Question of the Day: What's the best cheese for your grilled cheese sandwich?

If I want a "grilled cheese", then it means American cheese.

Chipping Away

Kettle Chips (next to Zapp's - strangely missing) are some of my favorite chips out there. Their Salt & Fresh Ground Pepper being tops in my book.
I checked out their website, but I couldn't find the Aztec Chocolate, Royal Indian Curry, Dragon Five Spice or Twisted Chili Lime. Where'd you find those?

Also, in the Syracuse area, there are Terrell's, who makes a Dinosaur Bar-b-que flavor which is really good, different from most barbecue chips out there (in a good way).

Pizza Hack: Broil Your Pies

I have only recently discovered the magic of the broiler thanks to Mark Bittman's minimalism:
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/31/dining/31mini.html?ex=1327899600&en=a2554c37622f0cdc&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss
(the steak works extremely well)
have you tried a pizza stone under the broiler?
could be the best of both worlds.

Where do you find great wings?

I will have to respectfully disagree, I don't really like a sweet bbq sauce either and I don't think their sauce is too sweet.

Personally, I love to add their Garlic Chipotle Pepper Sauce over my bbq, they don't keep it on the tables for whatever reason, so you have to ask for it. My mouth waters just thinking about that hot sauce, it goes perfectly with meat, it is absolutely delicious.

ps... went to 'Ino last night and had the Truffled Egg Toast, and man, that was so FFFFing good! I also tried to go to Il Buco for the Porchetta Panino, but they are closed for renovations...

Sandwiches That Will Change Your Life

Oh man... the roast pork, broccoli rabe, and sharp provolone sandwich is a Philly classic!

Although I haven't YET made it to Tony Luke's, I am on my way today to get one from the Italian market.

Where do you find great wings?

Yes, the Dinosaur! The wings are great, and the bbq is some of the best I've ever had. I'll even go as far to say the best in the city.

Serious Eats Rorschach, Day 2

1) NY Thin

2) Buffalo Wings - favorite in the city are at Scruffy Duffy's or Acme

3) Ruffles - Kettle Chips Krinkle Cut Salt & Pepper are the favorite by a long shot, and for some reason, very hard to find in NYC

4) Toasted on the charcoal grill

5) can't stand processed coconut, unless we're talking about Girl Scout's Caramel DeLites

6) Gummi Bears - Haribo Gold Bears

7) Sparkling water

8) Hard tacos

First Annual Serious Eats Food Rorschach Test

Ben & Jerry's

Crunchy

Bialy

Whipped Cream Cheese

Sauerkraut

Dark Chocolate

Sweet Butter

Pastrami

French Fries

Espresso

Crispy

Dark Meat

My Top 10 New York Ice Cream Scooperies

No love for Ben & Jerry's??

Lunch spots: Flatiron District

So, we just moved offices to 20th & 5th from Broadway / Houston and we take our lunch seriously, as most Serious Eaters would. We have left a bunch of great lunch places behind (Dom's, Despana, Alidoro, La Esquina, Pepe Rosso, La Conquista, Blue Ribbon Market, Balthazar, DeMarco's, the list goes on).
As much as I want to eat Shake Shack everday, I need a bit more variety in life and lunch. We did have a great Reuben at Eisenberg's on Friday. Any other suggestions?

Where do you find great wings?

Ed, or anyone for that matter...

With all this talk of fried chicken and my upcoming trip to Buffalo, I got thinking of the other famous fried chicken treat, Buffalo wings. Where do you find great wings in the 5 boroughs?

The best I've found so far:

Scruffy Duffy's (743 8th Ave)

Acme (9 Great Jones St)

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