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madamek

I am a packaging graphics designer for a food company based in the awesomest city of the world, New York. My favorite thing to do is going to concerts and having memorable meals before I go. Art is Life is Food is Music.

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  • Location: Rego Park
  • Favorite foods: Is it edible? Then chances are, I like it! Asking me what my favorite food is is like asking a mother who her favorite child is... the answer being "It all depends on my mood!"
  • Last bite on earth: A bite from the fruit of the tree of knowledge, and a swig of water from the fountain of youth

Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie From 'The Everyday Art of Gluten-Free'

I would love a solid reliable gluten-free rainbow cookie recipe, or a classic yellow cake with chocolate frosting.

The Local's Guide to Eating Well in Forest Hills, Queens's Sleeper Food Neighborhood

I just want to say thank you! I have hit up some of the places on this list as a Rego Park resident- but there are enough here that I haven't hit to go explore!

In Search of Georgian Cheese Bread in Rego Park

i love that you guys write up about my 'hood. thanks for the shout out!

AHT Giveaway: Tickets to NY Burger Week's Beer, Bowling & Burger Festival on May 3

Guiness OR Tröeggs Milk Stout!

Win Two VIP Tickets to STREETS International, May 1st

Dirty Water DAWGS right after a concert. with onions.

Valentine's Day Giveaway: Win This Prime Rib

Our 10 year running Valentine's Day tradition is,

NO CARDS, a Cheeseburger, and a Chocolate Milkshake at a diner, then a Horror, Sci-Fi, Cartoon, or Comedy while digesting. :)

Win Two VIP Tickets to Cochon 555 on February 10th

THE PORCHETTA PLATE FROM PORCHETTA!

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

I'd be most excited to see me and my fiancé there, eating!

Super Bowl Party Giveaway: Baby Back Ribs and Pulled Pork

This is my favorite personal BBQ related story, and while not directly about eating BBQ I think it bears significance:

I had surgery, and when I came out of anesthesia, my male nurse asked me how I felt, and, after being on an IV and no food or water for 3 days, my response was "How do I feel? I feel like eating a PULLED PORK SANDWICH, can you PLEASE get me one?!?"

True Story.

First Look: The Strand Smokehouse Brings Local Beer and Pastrami to Astoria

omdg. every picture is borderline inappropriate. i am seriously excited to try this place out.

@hungrychristel my sentiments exactly! ha

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Zingerman's Camp Bacon Gift Box

I enjoy eating bacon in the nude...
kidding!
(or am I?)

Behind the Scenes at Critz Farms, Home of Harvest Moon Cider

This is reminding me of Clyde's Cider Mill in Stonington CT! such a cool place, good cider- and good hard cider too! It's good to see someone using traditional methods! I will have to check out harvest moon!

The Nasty Bits: Spicy and Tingly Lamb's Face Salad from Xian Famous Foods

This just made me think of my mom's stories back in brooklyn in the late 50's when she'd visit her grandmother, and the Capozella (lamb's head) would be in the fridge waiting to be cooked up for dinner. ha- it used to make my mom scream & run when she'd see it in there, with its tongue hanging out and eyes bugging!

Win Two VIP Tickets to Let Us Eat Local on October 3rd

Anything that tells me what season it is! i.e. Apples & Cider for Fall...

AHT Giveaway: Case of Pat LaFrieda Burgers

I would put those burgers on ice, as if they were vital organs about to save a human life! I'd then rush them out to my parents home in Montauk. We would heat up my father's beloved weber, and- with as LITTLE handling as possible, we would grill those beautiful slabs of meat 'til medium rare, sprinkling perhaps a blend of salt, pepper, garlic, and onion on top as they spit and crackled with the heat. I'd make sure to have plenty of frosty beer at hand, as well as some jalapeño ketchup, some roasted corn on the cob, brioche buns, and some delectable cheeses to melt over those sexy patties of beef.

My entire family would then FEAST like the lords and ladies of lore, atop our own private Montauk manor in the hills, a cool breeze gusting as we heartily slurp our beer, slather our corn on the cob with butter & cayenne pepper, and shamelessly devour our grilled-to-perfection burgers! The joy of our full bellies would undoubtedly bring us to napping, dreaming of the perfection of the meal we had ingested.

AHT Giveaway: Case of Pat LaFrieda Burgers

Every Valentine's Day, for the last few years, my fiancé and I have made a tradition out of foregoing the absurd fine dining, flowers, and chocolate expectations of the holiday, and instead head straight to any given burger joint we can find, to indulge in A Cheeseburger & Milkshake. Nothing says "True Love" more than eating medium rare meat, and washing it down with a frosty chocolate shake- wiping the grease from our chins and smiling with sparkles in our eyes.

Win Two Extra Mooga Tickets to the Great GoogaMooga

Just SAYING "Great GoogaMooga" repeatedly is cause enough for excitement.

I assume "GreatGoogaMooga" will become my battle cry after Hall & Oates finish their set... and all the food & drink that I can cram into my facehole has been consumed.

GREAT GOOGAMOOGA!

Win Two Tickets to the Lucky Rice Grand Feast on May 4th

I just got to experience the bar at Robataya. I don't think I've ever had so much fun with food!

Date Night: Calyer

what a beautifully written little piece! thank you, i feel inspired to write, and eat!

Win Tickets to Dinner and a Coldplay Concert from BlackboardEats

Dinner at La Bernadin WITH Trent Reznor, then a private performance with him, and Nine Inch Nails at Le Poisson Rouge. Followed by our wedding- David Bowie is our officiant. (haha)

12 Brussels Sprout Dishes We Love in NYC

I really enjoyed the brussel sprouts at Kingswood, they were roasted, with bacon, maple syrup, lime, and a fried egg. They were well balanced between crunchy, nutty, sweet, and rich. Although I felt a little bit FATTER for eating them.

anybody else have them there?

Kenji's 8 Best Bites in New York From 2011

I just ate "Tears in Eyes" this afternoon for the first time. I had tears in my eyes... but not from heat!

Giveaway: Win a Free All-Natural Bell & Evans Turkey from Pat LaFrieda

Spaghetti Squash With Ricotta, Sage, And Pine Nuts sounds like a delish and "lighter" completment to my family's "24 hour gluttonous-pants-unfastened-to-compensate-for-our-massively-engorged-buddha-belly-food-fest" (Thanksgiving)! :-)

Philly Cheesesteaks in NYC?

awesome thanks!

Win Tickets to Raclette Dinner at Elsewhere, October 25

You mean BESIDES Raclette? ;-)

A sharp & salty pecorino romano.

Philly Cheesesteaks in NYC?

Hey Everyone,

My Fiancee is absolutely obsessed with Philly Cheesesteaks. We do not, sadly, have the time or finances to plan a trip to Philly, and EVEN WORSE the overnight philly cheesesteak company Fly Hoagie Fly that I placed an order with turned out to be defunct. :(

SO I wanted to take him out for his 30th birthday and get him some comprable Cheesesteaks here in NYC.

I know of a few places, but never ate at any of them.
Do you have any reccomendations??

Resto Recs near "Sleep No More" (W.27th b/w 10th & 11th)

Hi there,

I'm looking for a tasty place to take my friend from out of town before we run amok in The McKittrick Hotel at "Sleep No More" on 27th b/w 10th & 11th. The meal needs to be "quick" enough to happen between 530 and 7 pm- also, not TOO expensive... any reccomendations?

Thanks!
K

Post- Chase Corporate Challenge Dinner?

Every year my company participates in the Chase Corporate Challenge in Central Park-- and EVERY year we end up going to Dallas BBQ for dinner...

We're wondering if there are any other casual dining options that can accomodate a large group in the West 70s near Central Park?

Bar Eats: Alewife Queens

The pub masters behind neighborhood bars Lord Hobo in Cambridge, Mass., and the original Alewife in Baltimore have opened their latest venture, Alewife Queens, located in the residential recesses of Long Island City. The bar is one of their most ambitious yet, with nearly 30 beers on tap and dozens more by the bottle in labels that will delight even the most experienced beer aficionados. (How often do you see the Belgian Drie Fonteinen or Swedish Dugges around these parts?) More