Taste Test: New Chobani Yogurt Flavors

PEAR?! That's my favorite flavor of Yoplait, and now I don't have to feel guilty eating it because Yoplait sucks. ;] Sign me up.

Reality Check: Hot Mess Burger at Jack in the Box

A MySpace page? Whose idea was that? Genius I tell you!

Super Bowl Sunday: Pizza HUT HUT HUT

This ISN'T an ad?

Reducing sauces

Feet. If you want any stock you are making to have that amazing mouth-feel, use feet. Chicken, cow, pork.

TGI Fry-Day: Nagoya Teba (Chicken Wings) at Hinomaru Ramen

@nycParkie I second the notion! Late at night, just before I fall asleep, I imagine what life would be like if Xi'an opened a store on Ditmars. That's a world I'd like to live in.

TGI Fry-Day: Nagoya Teba (Chicken Wings) at Hinomaru Ramen

The spicy miso ramen and the nagoya are my favorites there. The uni with parm is pretty amazing too. They are just another reason I love this neighborhood so much!

First Look: The Marrow, Harold Dieterle's Italian-German Eatery

I can't tell you how much respect I have for this guy. He is really a cook's cook.

Video: Watch Anthony Bourdain and Neil deGrasse Tyson Talk Food on 'StarTalk'

I love Bourdain, but I think "The Taste" is going to suck, bad.

First Look: Cocktails at The Lounge at Atera, NYC

"Lazer cut ice." Seriously? C'mon. Last time I tried that at home my cat ran into my ice cube so fast she knocked herself out cold.

14 Ways to Love Hummus and Tahini in NYC

Message: If you love hummus, move to Brooklyn.

A Sandwich a Day: Shawarma at Cedars Meat House

Max, I really have to tell you how much I dig the fact you do so many Astoria-centric reviews. I honestly believe this is the best food neighborhood in the city and I look forward to your posts as more reason to brag about where I live. Keep it up man.

The Nasty Bits: Turkey Gizzards

Do you have to trim the silver skin?

Our 18 Favorite Hangover Helpers

I second the full english. That sh(t could cure a broken leg.

Ask a Chef: Best Way to Make Turkey on Thanksgiving?

The only advice I'd take from Marcus is how to charge rich people lots of money for crappy food in a cheap-rent neighborhood.

Sandwiched: Marinated Anchovy Sandwiches with Tomato-Onion Sauce

@ Kenji

Will's effortless mix of highbrow and lowbrow is an inspiration to us all.

Sandwiched: Marinated Anchovy Sandwiches with Tomato-Onion Sauce

I totally agree @Lorenzo. I love these but I bet the amount in the picture would cost $15. That being said, I would love to try it!

A Sandwich a Day: Grilled Cheese at Astoria Bier and Cheese

How is it this place does't have a website yet?! I have been dying to try it for a few weeks, but haven't had the opportunity yet. My GF and I were just at Crescent and Vine last night. I'm sure this place stacks up quite well.

Snapshots from Israel: I'm Obsessed With Pomegranate Juice

Dude. Seriously.

First Look: The New Brunch Dishes at Union Square Cafe

Shouldn't this post have "Sponsored" in the title somewhere?

First Look: The New Brunch Dishes at Union Square Cafe

$18 for a sunny side egg and "Other meat scraps?" No thanks.

Shake Shack Now Required to List Calorie Counts at NYC Locations

More information is almost never a bad thing.

We Try Guy's American Kitchen and Bar, Guy Fieri's New Times Square Restaurant

I don't think Guy knows that what sounds "kewl" to him doesn't always make for tasty food. "Tequila Turkey Fettucini?" Honestly, how could that taste good? I really enjoy Triple D, but Guys Big Bite is Horrendous.

Food Artisans: Monks Meats

Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't dashi contain Bonito?

TGI Fry-Day: Panino Di Razza Fritta from La Piazza at Eataly

Everything at Eataly is SUCH a ripoff! That skate costs $4/lb ay my local fishmonger in Astoria and is incredibly fresh and beautiful. I go for the scene, but I very rarely buy anything.

A Sandwich a Day: Cevapi at Ukus in Astoria

Also, if you happen to be at the Quays down the street at the tail end of one too many Guinness, this sandwich will set you right as rain.

"The Tyranny of Tasting Menus."

With all the talk about this lately I was wondering- is a tasting menu kind of like when a band used to release an album of songs and you had to listen to them all- which gave the artist(s) a chance to grow and work through things that aren't hits, but are necessary for other hits to exist? Or is a al carte service just a sort of iTunes for restaurant dishes and chefs can't work through things and try new dishes because they are concerned no one will order them? What do you think?

Best Hard Cider Bar in NYC

As the weather turns, I as usual am jonesing for hard cider. You can normally find Magners or Strong Bow at most places, and I love City Swiggers, but I am looking for a bar-bar with some variety. So far my favorite cider is Crispin. Any suggestions? Anywhere is the 5 boros will do. Thanks!

Seasonal in the PNW??

I'm going to be spending the next week or so in Priest Lake ID and am taking care of the cooking while we are there. Any advice on whats in season? Anything I shouldn't miss in the area? I'm really psyched to try the local produce. Any help would be awesome. Also, and restaurant recco's would be great too. Thanks!

Full Irish Breakfast In Manhattan

Where is the best place to lay a base layer in Manhattan before the parade? We are coming in from Queens early and my GF has to walk a dog on the UES before hand. I really don't want to sit down to something that was just thrown together because of what day it is....Any suggestions on places that get it right year round and have practice? This will be my first and I want it to be a good memory!!


Dan Dan in NYC

My GF and I are pretty obsessed with Dan Dan Noodles and Szechuan food in general. We have had DDN at Wa Jeal, Szechuan Gourmet, Cafe China, Spicy and Tasty, Legend, and Land of Plenty and have decided that Wa Jeal has our favorite, not to mention they aren't afraid to give you what you ask for when you say you "Love it VERY spicy." Are there any other places we have missed? Who has your favorite Dan Dan?

P.S. We are pretty smitten with Wa Jeal. If you like Szechuan and haven't been, you need to go. Pretty much the only destination restaurant for us on the UES.

Good Butchery in Portland Oregon

I am heading there is a few days and will have been tasked with making Christmas dinner for my girlfriends family. I'm looking for a good spot to grab some quality meats such as a rack of pork. I know Portland is big on humanely raised animals. Any suggestions? Also, any ideas for dessert? I was thinking poached pears. What fruits are good in the NW this time of year? I really appreciate the help!

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