Snapshots From Turkey: Kenji's Best Bites From Istanbul

HOLY CRAP I am going to Istanbul in a month and I can't believe I found this.


A Taste of the Menu at 'Pork Slope,' Dale Talde's New Park Slope Bar

Good lord. It's been around a year and the cheeseburger went from $6.50 to $11? Do they not "love a cheap burger" anymore? Ack!

Flushing: At Hansol Nutrition Center, Healthy Korean Food Puts its Best Foot Forward

Hey! I've missed your Korean posts! Glad you are back.

(Can you get the scoop on when BCD Tofu House is opening back up in Ktown, btw?)

Fort Lee: Is BCD Tofu House a Little Too Clean?

I'm not familiar with the fermented quality of soondubu, unless it's specifically kimchi soondubu.

But more importantly: THEY'RE COMING BACK TO MANHATTAN! Have missed it to death. Do you know where? And by this month, do you mean November or December? And is this for real? They've promised to reopen in the past but the dates have come and gone...

Candy a Day: Warheads

Crybaby Tearjerker sour gum! That's the one!

Candy A Day: Sour Patch Kids

Sour straws, yes...AND I LOVE CRY BABIES! Does anyone remember those? With the insane sour, sandy coating, and the sweet sweet gum that turned to cement in 30 seconds?

First Bites at Ivan Orkin's Game-Changing Ramen With April Bloomfield

Can't wait. Any sense as to which borough/s he's looking for his restaurant?

A Sandwich a Day: Baked Eggs and Merguez at Café Gitane

Tragically overpriced. Not just the sandwich. Everything.

Win Two Spots at Dinner by April Bloomfield and Paul Virant, Sunday October 21st

David Chang, Alice Waters: pork and veggies, from East to West

The Best Korean Fried Chicken

This is pretty awesome. So...I thought the secret behind Korean fried chicken was the double-fry, where the first one cooks the meat partway, and then you shake off the extra crust with a wire strainer? Does this vodka-based batter make that unnecessary?

Sugar Rush: Caramel and Hot Fudge Sundae at Van Leeuwen

Sooo, be honest: did this sundae cost like, $25? Their ice cream is so expensive that I can't bring myself to buy any, even though their Brooklyn store is adorable and only 4 blocks from my house.

Though I have always been more of a savory girl, myself. (Yay, ChiChi!)

My Favorite Happy Hour: Discount Bottles of Wine

A couple of 1/2 price bottles every Monday, Tues, and Weds at Al Di La Vino!

Pok Pok: Chiang Mai Arrives in New York

The restaurant is a fairly leisurely 12-minute walk from the Bergen F/G station, so not quite 20 minutes. Though it can feel that way in summer heat.

Chichi's Chinese: Silken Tofu with Chili Oil

This looks awesome. I'm going to try it with the same tofu that's used in soondubu -- comes in a tube.

Any idea what additional stuff they might put in the soft tofu at Xi'an Famous Foods?

This Week at Serious Eats World Headquarters

Says a lot about Malcolm that he's the most delicious little thing in the Serious Eats office!

Also: How in the world does Chichi stay so thin?! She cooks/eats so much awesome stuff, the least she can do is get fat.

A Taste of the Menu at 'Pork Slope,' Dale Talde's New Park Slope Bar


Cannot wait.

Grilled Steak, Avocado, and Spicy Crema Sandwiches


(But don't let Kenji see that you didn't cut against the grain! :)

Takeout for a ~20 person party?

Don't overthink it: get a bunch of Popeyes and mumble something about "that new fried chicken place in Bushwick." Everyone will love you.

Maialino's Coppa Croccante: Perfect Poached Eggs Put to Use

"pork, eggs, and fried" = brilliant

Homemade Chick-Fil-A Sandwiches

I don't like deep-frying, because of all the oil it takes -- the photo makes it look as though it's something halfway between shallow- and deep-frying anyway. Can we do that in a pan, using much less than two quarts of oil?

Alcoholic Snow-Cone recipes?

@angrywane: Fortunately, I can keep my drinking at an acceptable level without the assistance of AA. But thanks for your input.

Alcoholic Snow-Cone recipes?

Thanks for your help, everyone!

Any good food in Berlin/Prague?

Thanks, everyone!

I love SeriousEats.

T.G.I. Friday's New Korean Steak Tacos

Sriracha isn't Korean, many Koreans can't stand the flavor of cilantro, I'm pretty sure citrus and basil don't play a role in Korean cuisine, and jasmine rice is not Korean.

There's nothing Korean about this except the name!

10 Instant Noodle Flavors That Are Actually Spicy

Love the Neoguri:

So so yummy and good spice. The noodles themselves are fatter and chewier than Shin Ramen.

Great list!!!

Bring back Red Baron Mexican pizzas.

Did anyone ever eat this kind of pizza when they were little? It was the best frozen pizza ever. They discontinued it for some reason.

People have tried to start up petitions to bring it back (it has a surprising number of fans), but nothing has worked so far. Does anyone have experience with successful "Bring X Back"-style petitions?

(I already wrote an email to them but I think they disregard these things. If you're a fan you should write them too:

Oh and please don't get on my case about liking frozen pizzas. I also appreciate Roberta's, Sottocasa, Neapolitan blah blah blah. But there's something about a perfect frozen pizza from my childhood that can't be replaced.

Alcoholic Snow-Cone recipes?

Heading to a party tomorrow where the hostess is making snow-cone cocktails. I wanted to bring a boozy mix to contribute to the snow-cones...does anyone have any ideas?

So far I've got a vanilla vodka/pineapple juice combo that sounds pretty good.


Any good food in Berlin/Prague?

The thing I probably look forward to the most when I travel is FOOD. My husband and I are going to Europe in September, but circumstances dictate that we'll be traveling mainly along the line from Prague to Berlin, neither of which is -- ahem -- known for its food. (No France, Spain, or Italy for us this time, boo.) Any suggestions for good restaurants? Ethnic food is fine, and I'm looking for cheap local favorites as well as a fancy restaurant or two.

(Great lodging suggestions and fun activities, bars, and sights also welcome.)

Thanks, you well-traveled, delicious people, you!

L & B Spumoni Gardens: A Rite of Passage in the Form of Pizza

L & B Spumoni Gardens 2725 86th Street Brooklyn, NY 11223; map); 718-449-1230; Pizza Style: New York–style and Sicilian-style Oven Type: Gas The Skinny? A unique version of Sicilian is served at this Brooklyn institution Price:Slice, square or round, $2.25 As the sun sets over Brooklyn, its last gasps of light streaking the sky in pink against a deep blue backdrop looking like camouflage as envisioned by Elio Fiorucci, they flock to L & B Spumoni Gardens. Just as they did last summer and the summer before that. And the same way that their parents and grandparents did... More