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Serious Eats Neighborhood Guides: Nick Subic's Bushwick

Damnit he outed my Cuban coffee spot.

Beer Lovers: Win a Pair of Tickets to SAVOR in NYC

Terrapin!! I never see it up here and I drank it all the time when I lived in Nashville.

Power Potion

I drink a version of this every morning - same but with kale. If I'm feeling saucy I'll swap the carrot for pineapple & lemon.

Win Two Tickets to the Village Voice's Choice Eats on March 19th

Bob White - my friend's been raving about them for a year and I STILL haven't been!


If you swap half the butter for cream cheese the results are divine.

Serious Salads: Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Pecans and Maple-Balsamic Vinaigrette

So weird - I did roasted brussels last night with bacon, pecans, & a maple-chipotle vinaigrette. Great minds...

A Tour of the Essex Street Market with Dorie Greenspan

This is going to sound crazy, but as often as I go there to eat/snack/pick up pricey meats at Heritage, I've never actually considered doing my shopping there. This is clearly something I will have to change.

NYC Food Events for the Weekend and Beyond

Peck Slip Pickle Festival sounds like a weird (fun?) sex party.

Win Two VIP Tickets to the 2012 Vendy Awards on Saturday, September 15th

Endless Summer taco truck. Can't help it, their tacos are so juicy.

Cook the Book: 'The Mile End Cookbook'

I had the pleasure of meeting them at Meatopia this weekend - the smoked veal brisket was delicious, but at the sandwich shop I love the chopped liver with pickled egg. When I'm in Cobble Hill though, I have to get the asparagus with soft boiled egg.

8 Best Non-Pork Dishes at Memphis BBQ Joints

Tracks?! I haven't been there since I had a legal ID! Love it!

Ask a Bartender: What Cocktails Do You Make At Home?

I find myself looking forward to seeing Theo's answer (and picture) every week.

Where to Drink Beer Outside in Brooklyn

How did Crown Victoria not make this list? S 2nd & Wythe, with a Bocce court.

A Sandwich a Day: Las Tortugas Oreja de Elefante Torta in Memphis

@Ben Carter - I went to HHS, spent my fair share of time at Commissary & West. St, too. Not to mention CK's.

A Sandwich a Day: Las Tortugas Oreja de Elefante Torta in Memphis

I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU WENT TO TORTUGA'S!! I grew up around the corner and went there ALL the time in high school. :) Glad to see some hometown love.

Blueberry Moonshine Pops

Seriously, 10 pops? Who has a mold that has 10 thingies?

Rummy Bears Redux: Other Boozy Gummi Flavors?

Jack + Cola Bottles

Have You Tried Bottled Cocktails?

Looks like a great idea for a picnic!

What's On Your NYC Bucket List?

@James Boo - definitely the pie at Paulie Gee's! What was I thinking? Anything hellified!

What's On Your NYC Bucket List?

I'm really surprised this list isn't longer. Try to get out to Brooklyn Star on a weekend to try their Apple Johnnycakes with Bacon & Jalapeno. Out of this world. Also the tagliatelle with ragu at Locanda Vini e Olli. The burger at Diner. I have lots more on my to-try list, but these are things that I keep going back for.

Bake the Book: 'The Sugar Cube'

It would have to be late-night (4am) quesadillas in Williamsburg. The kind soul behind the grill hooked it up HARD for me and then let me pay with what I had, which was $2.

Daily Slice: Cold Cheese at Little Vincent's Pizza, Huntington

The flavor of the cheese is exactly what you'd expect from a late-night pizza joint, and it is just as weird as it sounds. Please note that I am not a LI native, I was passing through and the bartender insisted that the pizza with cold cheese on top absolutely should not be missed. I would have preferred a plain slice.

Cook the Book: 'A Girl and Her Pig'

A Sandwich a Day: Pork Belly at Cochon Butcher in New Orleans

I just got back from NOLA and I saved Cochon Butcher for the last - spent almost $100. Because obviously I had to get a sandwich and a cocktail there, plus a sandwich & cocktail to go, and hot sauce, 1 lb of deer sausage, a cookie, & a t-shirt... I'm actually proud of the way I restrained myself. The bacon melt damn near brought me to tears, as did The Pink Mustache.

Serious Eats Neighborhood Guides: Tom Colicchio's West Village

Seriously, Spice? Blech, there's gotta be better.

Airport Security...ugh!

I'm getting ready to fly from NYC to TN for a music festival/ weekend camp-out session. I am wanting to bring a few food items to contribute to the pot (heh - not that kind) as everyone else going is not flying in and bringing tons of food, drink, etc. and I don't want to be a total mooch. I've tried googling but can't seem to find any specific, consistent answers. 3.5 oz or less - OK. But what about marshmallows? Hand pies? Could I/ should I just pay $15 or however much to check a box of food items?

Can anyone help me?

Not cooking with olive oil

I read recently that Thomas Keller doesn't cook with olive oil because it's expensive and the flavor is ruined by heat. Instead he uses it like a finishing salt and cooks with canola or grapeseed oil.

As far as who it's coming from it's hard to ignore, but does any one else have strong thoughts one way or another? I buy the inexepensive stuff because of my budget, but I easily go through a really big bottle in a month or two, depending.

What can I do with Serrano ham trimmings?

I work at a restaurant that has a charcuterie station and the chef offered me the fat trimmings from the Serrano. Not one to turn down anything free, I took it, but now am at a bit of a loss as to what to do with it. Can I use it to flavor soups, beans, etc. like you would with salt pork or bacon?

Making Sausage

My valentine got me the meat grinder/sausage stuffer attachment for my KitchenAid mixer. I am so excited to use it but I don't know where to get sausage recipes! Can anyone recommend a good source? Books, websites, anything, please help!

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