That's some motivation for shopping on the headache-inducing Rt. 17.
High five to my fellow eaters of bread rolled into a tight ball. I liked to moisten the bread ball with some saliva before rolling it.
Great article! I like both styles, but if I had to choose one I'd go with "classic Italian." Maybe it's just because I grew up with it, but when I think to myself, "I could go for an espresso" (or simply un caffe'), the Italian scenario is the one I want.
And thank you for confirming my impression that it takes forever to get an espresso in the U.S. :)
This is really nerdy, but I remember learning to read with a box of Kix cereal: "Low in sugar." I sounded it out!
She was great! Too bad the ham sketch isn't online.
There was/is significant post-World War II immigration from Italy.
Late to the party here, but I just want to chime in and say that espresso to go annoys the hell out of me. Glad to see it on the list! However, why does it seem that baristas in the US, even in NYC, can't make an espresso as quickly as baristas (err baristi) in Italy? Maybe I'm imagining things. Anyone else notice this? Is it because in Italy, almost everyone is getting espresso, whereas the variety of orders in the US slows down the whole flow?
Cucharamama is great! I'm happy to hear both restaurants have reopened.
As a side note, be sure to buy *several* votive candles-- we had 3 during the power outage and could barely play cards. :)
One more suggestion for a future visit: Andrea's Salumeria in the Heights.
Great to see an article about Jersey City. You should return to visit other worthy destinations, such as 30 Acres, Sapthagiri, Dosa House, the (New) Park Tavern, Pecoraro's, and (when it opens) Cocoa Bakery.
Am I the only person with little to no interest in doing anything creative with the leftovers? I don't mind a repeat of a good meal, and of course it's a well-deserved break when you've been busy. Sometimes my family gets together again for a reheated leftovers dinner, so everything gets eaten by Friday night anyway!
Wow, Letley, thanks for all the info!
My local Italian deli, Andrea's in Jersey City, carries the imported Italian Nutella, so I make sure to buy it there. I bet lots of NYC-area delis sell it.
In addition to the superior recipe, I also prefer the glass jar to the plastic one. Maybe I've just come to associate the glass jar with the better Nutella, but I don't know, it seems to add to the experience.
With St. Joseph's Day not too far off (March 19), I'd like to point out zeppole (and sfingi) di San Giuseppe. I believe these are the cream-filled zeppole referred to above. They're very different from the street fair type.
Here's a WNYC piece about them:
There's a SE post on this very topic! That is, the *near* Penn Station part.
I love Kix, though I haven't had any in years. I learned to read the word "low" from Kix boxes-- "Low in sugar"
Sounds great. I bet that jar was like, 15 bucks though? All the more reason to try making it at home!
The archivist side of me feels the need to caution everyone that we have no evidence that this is *her* recipe. All we know is she wrote it down! :) For all we know, she never actually made it. OK, sorry, had to say that. It's still a really cool item.
Great post! I agree on all counts. I also hate chicken in pasta dishes, but that'd be a whole other article.
Wow, thanks for the photo of that salsa dispenser! And for clarifying the use of pineapple/tomato/onion in tacos al pastor. (Someone once told me al pastor used pineapple by definition, but I was pretty sure I'd had them without. On the other side of the fence is a friend who claimed the pineapple must be a yuppie addition.) Are the different methods based on region?
Whenever I buy a loaf of bread, I put about half of it in the freezer, in slices or sandwich-size lengths. I freeze fresh herbs; the frozen herbs are not as good as fresh but far better than dried. Also: pesto, tomato paste; portioned-out pancetta; sofrito in an ice cube tray; sometimes bananas and blueberries; leftover cake. Yay for the freezer.
Yeah, you must have seen the metal screens. I think they're common in various cheap pizza places. I don't know about the oiled surface, though.
Hot coffee all year round for me. I'll get an iced coffee maybe once or twice per summer, but never in the morning.
I like their coffee, croissants, and some of the soups and wraps.
However, I once tried a bagel, and it was literally the worst bagel I've ever had in my life. I didn't think it would be terrific; I figured it would be mediocre. But I was surprised (and frankly, pissed off) at just how horribly spongy it was.
Yes! I was pleasantly surprised to have a rather nice meal on Air France in 2009, in coach.
Thanks for this post! Hmm, I wonder what happened to that oven.
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