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15 Salads We Love in NYC

Try the kale salad at Beecher's Cheese in Flatiron - it's got roasted brussel sprouts, roasted mushrooms, slivered almonds, shredded flagship cheese, and the most amazingly light dressing.

What Are the Best Nachos in New York?

I haven't eaten a lot of nachos in NYC, but Rodeo Bar in Murray Hill has pretty good ones

Open Thread: What's Your Favorite Boxed Mix Trick?

I always add a few teaspoons of cinnamon to my brownie mix - cinnamon is my secret ingredient in all baked goods (boxed and scratch).

Pizza Is...

impressive, the rhythm and rhyme are just right

Staff Picks: Our Favorite Thanksgiving Dishes

I totally agree with Ed - putting food in pie form just makes it better, especially at Thanksgiving!

The 2011 Big Apple BBQ Block Party: New York's Annual Moment in Barbecue

Was only able to try Dinosaur BBQ's pulled pork sandwich but it was really good. Even better was the baked beans that came on the side!

Sugar Rush: Marshmallows from Butter Baked Goods

a couple months ago I bought Butter Baked Goods pumpkin spice marshmallows from Dean and Deluca, they were amazing! I wish it was a year round flavor.

Travelers: What's Your Favorite Airport Food?

agree with a previous post about Auntie Anne's pretzels!

Now Accepting Nominations for the Second Annual Serious Eats People's Choice Awards

Best burger: Shake Shack
Best pizza (NY-style): La Pizzaria
Best pizza (other styles): Otto
Best hot dog: Westville
Best French fries: 7A
Best barbecue restaurant: Hill Country
Best all-around sandwich shop: Pret a Manger
Best dumplings: Vanessa's Dumpling House
Best bagel: Gramercy Bagel
Best new-school food truck: Rickshaw Dumpling Truck
Best ice cream or gelato: Kyotofu (soft-serve)
Best chocolate shop: LA Burdick
Best pie: Yura
Best all-around bakery: City Bakery
Best coffee shop: Dunkin Donuts
Best restaurant breakfast: 7A
Best new restaurant: ABC Kitchen

The Best and Worst of Halloween Candy

Favorites: Swedish fish, Three Musketeers, Crunch, Tootsie Rolls, Whoppers, Dots, Red Vines, Peanut M&Ms...

Least favorites: Smarties, cheap hard candies (like those yellow butterscotch ones), plain raisins, candy corn, Peeps, Pixie Stix, Good & Plenty (anything licorice flavored), Dum Dums...

Though I love fruity gummy candy, I agree with the comment that the worst chocolate candy is better than the best non-chocolate. There's a lot of crappy non-chocolate candy out there.

Chain Gang -- Do you secretly love a chain restaurant??

california pizza kitchen!! soups, pizzas, pastas, appetizers and especially the salads - all so good! it's family friendly, affordable, and you never have to make a reservation ahead of time.

East Village sushi (affordable)

sushi lounge on 7th st. and ave A. cheap!

Poll: Ice Cream, Gelato, or Frozen Custard?

frozen yogurt like pinkberry! i think it tastes much more refreshing, especially with fruit toppings.

Regional BBQ Types

I didn't know there was so much variety, maybe I should look up those books instead!

Regional BBQ Types

I'm curious about what the different bbq sauces taste like in the different regions. I've heard there is a difference between Texas, the Carolinas, Tennessee, Kansas, Florida, and probably more areas. Is there a recommended guide that details the differences?

How Serious Are You About What You Pack For Lunch?

I like to change it up and try new things for dinner but for lunch I have the same thing everyday: turkey and cheese on whole wheat, side salad, grapes and yogurt. I feel like I can have whatever for dinner because I eat healthy at breakfast and lunch!

Is there one thing you *must* order if you see it on a menu?

desserts with apple, appetizers and entrees with raw/seared tuna, chickpeas, eggs, and/or any kind of crumbled cheese (goat, feta, blue, etc.)

Double Down Throwdown: Our Homemade Version Takes on KFC's

great post! you are right that the double down is really just like a chicken cordon bleu. i'd be interested to see a recipe for a grilled version!

The Pillsbury Bake-Off makes me sad...

I was pretty surprised at this years winner. recipe was totally unoriginal – she didn't combine the ingredients in an interesting way. It probably tasted good though.

I think it all has to do with promoting Pillsbury's premade products. The company probably makes more money through those products rather than the basic flour or shortening.

What time do you eat dinner ?

between 8 - 9 at night, depending when I get back from work. I don't have kids so every meal seems to be shifted later by a few hours. I eat breakfast around 11 am and lunch around 3 pm.

Kid-friendly restaurants in Manhattan

looking for a dinner place, thanks for all the suggestions!