+1 for the Vics preference. Even though Vics has supposedly lost it's crispy edge a bit, it still hits the spot the 1 or 2 times a year I have it. Although, it's just as crowded.
I go planks for zucchini/squash and discs for eggplant. olive oil, kosher salt, pepper, and a mindful eye to make sure grilled evenly. Make more than you need - great to have in the fridge for leftovers.
I hesitate to ask, but where does the lone east coast outpost of Wahoo fit on the continuum?
Firmly in the addict camp. Summer breakfast is Fage 0% or 2% plain with some berries. Maybe a sprinkle of good granola. I recently tried Costco's own Kirkland Greek Yogurt (of course they jumped on the bandwagon). Not too shabby.
Terminal C also has a Smashburger
@ kenji - Where exactly were you looking to pick apples near Orange? Sounds like a very convenient detour to me!
The portabello pie is a regular menu item. I'm going to throw in a plug for the eggplant pie as well - nice thin crispy slices along with a boatload of garlic. But you do need to make sure there's a pepperoni pie in the mix.
Thankfully so many other burger options than Jackson Hole. I lived next door to the former 85th/2nd location 20 years ago and still can't get the smell out of my hair
Oh, and pretty sure JFK used to be Idlewild, not LGA. LGA was North Beach airport or something like that
I'll put in my vote for Van Leeuwen. Love the non-green mint chip.
And I'll always have a Softee spot for a certain truck!
The UWS south of Sal & Carmine's is home to some incredibly mediocre slice joints. Rigoletto might get a mediocre+. I've pretty much stuck to standard plain, fresh mozz, or standard single topping and it's been fine.
Great review Tim. How would you rank against Ah Pizz? I'm in Montclair and this sounds worth the trip
Dean's (I think they're up to 2 or 3 location) is a cousin restaurant and serves similar pie.
A decent neighborhood proxy.
I grew up eating at Star and recently moved within dining/takeout distance so I'm eating it minimum once a week. If you like this kind of pizza, there is nothing better. And Adam, the pepperoni pie will also meet your expectations. Perfectly proportioned across the pie and each bite comes with a pepperoni crunch.
I do have the clam pie occassionally, but I'll throw out another fave. If you're an eggplant fan, hit up that pie for sure. Slivers of eggplant and carefully placed garlic cloves..
Let me know when the Slicers are coming back!
Since the demise of the All State, the picture is a bit bleak.
For pricey options, upstairs at Fairway or the Kobe Burger at Bistro Cassis
Although they're both in the ballpark of Big Daddy's it seems.
There are a couple places in Rockville Centre as well - Nick's (as in Forest Hills Nicks) and Blue Moon.
If you head back to Mother Kelly's try the Balsamic Chicken!
I will miss the pancakes and the burger..but not the indifferent service.
Thanks Ed. Like you, I would pass about 10-15 pie joints on the way from my apartment just to get one from Sal. Despite the ordinary ingredients, it was an extraordinary slice!
Just returned from Keste and it was a big hit. 6 of us split 5 and it was plenty. We had
2 Margherita, del Re, Salsicca, Vegatariana
We all thought it was great. Crust around the middle was firmer than anticipated.
I'd put Zabars a notch above NJR.
Believe it or not, the pre-packaged rugelach from Delancey Dessert Co. (available at Fairway and, I'm sure, other supermarkets) is very respectable (and delicious)
Wow - looks like I picked the wrong week to give up beverage inspired desserts...
Another great addition to the neighborhood. Can't wait to check it out.
Did Cesare bring his famous Tuscan Fries to the menu? They were the best at both Beppe and Maremma...
I have the UWS Fairway about 100 steps from my apartment. No place I'd rather get my daily (artisinal) bread.
I have some Wegmans experience from Jersey Shore summers - it is pretty great place once you figure out where everything is!
Great news Ed. When you throw that stone it probably hits my apartment. I love the short ribs at Ouest so can't wait to try this version.
Great news. Another nice addition to the neighborhood. I'm hoping his incredible Tuscan fries from Beppe and Maremma will be available.
As an UWS resident, I hope I won't have to wait too long for my fix. I have a feeling with the proximity to AMNH and Central Park, it will get its fair share of crowds on location alone.
Maybe all those brunchers across the street at Isabellas will munch on a Shack burger while they wait in line..
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