New York's Best Bagel Comes From a Department Store. Here's How It's Made.

How I Built a Barbecue Restaurant in Brooklyn: On Writing a Menu

@Ocean I don't care about tradition. There's not enough fat. I've never had a smoked bird that wasn't dry. Maybe wings but otherwise I don't think it's worth the effort.

How I Built a Barbecue Restaurant in Brooklyn: On Writing a Menu

No barbecue place should bother with chicken.

Manner Matters: Can I Bring My Own Tonic Water?

I'm with heddylamar.

Taste Test: 1 Day, 23 Pop-Tart Flavors

I too am a proud member of the brown sugar party.

Manner Matters: How to Order Pizza for a Group

There are some awesome cheese free pizzas out there and I love me some dairy and meat products.

The Best Ice Cream, Gelato, and Soft Serve in NYC

Otto is my favorite. I agree about Nicoletta. That ice cream is great but it's the only thing worth eating there.

8 Must-Visit Restaurants in Rome

@Makanmata I wouldn't get so worked up over it. When I saw it I just assumed it was a blatant troll for page views. I'd never heard of her blog before it.

A Closer Look at Your Italian Bakery's Cookie Case

I have no self control with Italian cookies. I will eat them until I am sick or my wife scolds me. Rainbow and pignoli are the best.

We Try all of Rick Bayless's Frontera Salsas

I'm a big fan of these salsas. Chipotle is my favorite I think. I like these because a lot of other salsas are just chopped up tomatoes with some stuff added. These are much more interesting.

Taste Test: Should I Use Filtered or Bottled Water for Tea?

Interesting because to me Evian is the worst bottled water available. I'd rather drink tap. I always joke to my wife that it tastes like lacks a soul.

A Brief Ode to Fried Clams, the Best Fried Food in the World

@Maryann and @Waxbrain although I probably wouldn't eat them today I too have fond childhood memories of HOJO's clam strips.

Does Refrigeration Really Ruin Bread?

That top loaf is Mazzola lard bread isn't it? No danger of that going stale. At our house that wouldn't last an hour.

The Best Deep Dish Pizza in Chicago

@mfrapp I've never seen such an extensive review based on a single reheated slice. Seriously!?

The Best Deep Dish Pizza in Chicago

I just had Pequod's for the first time last week. It was awesome.

The Food Lab Turbo: How to Make The Best Egg Salad

I always take some of the yolks out and mix them separately with my dressing. Also, put some bacon in there!

Easy Home Bar: 5 Fun 2-Ingredient Drinks

Can't wait to try the ferrari.

Win Two Tickets to the Big Apple Barbecue Block Party

The Best Way to Grill Hot Dogs

@wildbluehugh There is a cost vs value decision that has to be made for every marginal improvement. People that don't understand this are what is wrong with the world.

The Best Way to Grill Hot Dogs

@Sleepy will I agree with you. This one just took it a little to far for me.

The Best Way to Grill Hot Dogs

It's a hot dog. There's no way I'm going to simmer it in some liquid and then char it. Sometimes you guys take things too far for miniscule marginal improvements.

Ask a Cicerone: What's Your Ultimate Beer and Burger Pairing?

Bell's Two Hearted Ale is awesome. I'm so glad they're selling it in NYC now.

Manner Matters: Bagel Brouhaha and the Rules of Cohabitation

Everyone in this story needs to go their separate ways. Find new friends and new SOs.

Get Smart About Your Pasta Shapes

The two ends of the NYC pasta spectrum. That trofie nero is amazing. It's also $36. The Taccozzette con stracotto is also very good. It's $11.

How to Make the Best Fudgy Brownies

Cake brownies shouldn't even be a thing. Choose one or the other.

Paula Deen is pantsless

Paula Deen drops her trousers for the audience. Possibly NSFW and make sure you've already eaten.

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