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The Art of the Perfect Grilled Cheese (Plus 20 Variations to Shake Things Up)

You have not lived until you've had a grilled cheese sandwich made with cream cheese. Yes, it's decadent. It's also amazing.

The Art of the Perfect Grilled Cheese (Plus 20 Variations to Shake Things Up)

You have not lived until you've had a grilled cheese sandwich made with cream cheese. Yes, it's decadent. It's also amazing.

The Real Deal With White Chocolate, Dessert's Delicious Underdog

Not sure if you've tried the white chocolate from Hotel Chocolat, since they closed their two US stores. It is worth a detour if you are ever in London, Copenhagen , or St. Lucia. Rich, buttery, clean mouthfeel. Two varieties: one with vanilla; one without.

What Does 'Single Origin' Coffee Really Mean?

Where is the best value for buying great beans? I used to pay Intelligentsia $14 for 16 Oz of coffee. Now it's $17 for 12 Oz. Yet, everyone seems to have these prices: Stumpy, Toby's, Joe, Grumpy, Klatch, Terroir, Ristretto, Handsome, and so on. Is there a great coffee out there that doesn't break the bank?

Ask the Critic: Non-Alcoholic Cocktails; Where to Eat in Ditmas Park and South Slope

Visit Coffee Mob on Newkirk & E 16th for some Toby's Estate (then go to the Dominican place near by for Oxtail stew)

More on Cortelyou: Cafe Madeline, San Remo Pizza (a classic Brooklyn pizza joint with pretty okay red-sauce Italian), Sycamore for drinks, music, and flowers. Oxcart on Newkirk for great burgers.

Welcome to the hood. Check out the DitmasParkCorner blog.

Open Thread: Best Places to Eat Outside in NYC?

Go to the Lobster Place in Chelsea Market and pick out a nice 2 1/2 - 3 lb "sea bug." They'll steam it, crack it, and serve it to you with lemon and butter, and with lots of wet naps.

While it's cooking you can round up wine, sides, bread, and dessert from the local provisioners.

Then take the whole passel up to the High Line and make the passersby jealous.

Ask the Critic: Best Murray Hill Eats; How Much Do I Tip a Bartender?

MH Eats: Todaro Bros. for Italian sandwiches and great housemade mozzarella. Bagels: Daniels on 3rd & 38th
Waterfront Ale House rocks
Gelato: Mia Gelato on 3rd & 27th
Pizza: There is no effing good pizza in MH. Sorry.

Valentine's Day Gift Guide: Where To Buy Chocolates In NYC

No Maribelle? Really?
No Michel Cluizel?
The brands you have are just the same-old. Neuhaus is fair at best. Vosages is all hype and bacon chocolate. If you're going to include those, then just list all the chocolate shops in NY (hey, why not have a google map for NY Chocolate? Include Lilac, Royce, Teucher, Godiva, and the M&M store

Best Single Bite in NYC

Go to Katz's. Tell the waitress, "I'll have what she's having."

The Scoop: On Pacojets

Ok Kenji, game on: when can we see your Pacojet hack? After all, you reduced the Sous Vide Supreme to a $19 beer cooler.

Grimaldi's Joins the Coney Island Pizza-scape

The Totonno's in Coney is incredibly delicious and worth the trek. The ones in Manhattan? Bad.

Omakase in New York

Are you looking for traditional Nigiri Sushi (e.g. Sushi Zen) or something more, er, modern with sauces and the like (e.g Gari)

Day Off in New York? 9 Food Adventure Ideas

Last I checked, Di Fara is closed on Monday AND Tuesday too. Also in the afternoon between lunch and dinner.

Perfect Apple Pie

Am curious that you choose cornstarch instead of tapioca flour...

Where to Take Tourist Visitors for NYC Pizza

one of the biggest challenges for me is getting tourist friends to just get a plain slice, and to leave the fru-fru toppings for, well, for the tourists.

And for great plain slices, just toodle over to sliceharvester and he'll give you a whole bunch to choose from.

Danish Pastry--Where do you get them?

Thank you!
@MMinNYC, I still grieve the loss of Sutters (mine was the Flatbush branch). And it was the closing of Leske's that started this quest. Good reminder about William Greenberg.

@Merstar, I'll try Moishe's, though I confess the name doesn't sound "Danish"

@BookMonger, I always thought of Lassen & Hennings as a sandwich shop. Do they make Danish?

The California & Denmark places sound yummy, but far. Jersey too.

@Lemonfair, which puff pastry do you recommend? I just might give it a whirl...

@jonfoxx, mail order? Wish I could plan that far ahead. For me, instant gratification isn't quite fast enough


The Coffee Bean finally arrives in Manhattan!

I peeked in and it seemed more like a Gloria Jeans than a 9th Street Espresso/Stumptown/Joe. How does it compare with the fabulous Culture Espresso, which is around the corner on 38th and 6th Ave?

Easy Pie Dough

Which blade of the processor do you use? (Does it matter?)
I would have assumed that you use the plastic dough blade, but in the photo I see the glint of metal.

Egg in Toast: What Do You Call It?

Mom called it "Moon over Miami"

I call it delicious!

Corner Slice: Southwest Corner of Washington Square Park

Pizza Box on Bleeker is consistently above average.

"Do yourself a favor and check it out one time won't you please!"

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Two Peter Luger Steaks

kansas city strip! (like a NY Strip, but with the bone in)

Coffee Chronicles: Serious Eats Office Coffee Meta-Makeover!

I've been using the AeroPress for about 5 years now. It makes wonderful coffee. It's easy to use. The coffee is intense, flavorful, and delicious.


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