Mighty Quinn's: Has NYC Barbecue Come of Age?

Maybe I went on an off night but I was rather disappointed. The brisket was dry, the sausage was odd (couldn't wrap my head around a smoked, italian sausage), and the beef rib (my favorite thing in the world, and almost $25 for one) was dry and stringy. There was almost no smoke ring and it tasted slightly bitter. Almost as if their smoker was at too high a temp. I was so excited about eating there too, maybe I'll give it another shot.

Bake the Book: 'Entenmann's Big Book of Baking'

entenmann's crumb cake!

7 Ways To Spike Your Hot Chocolate

Bake the Book: 'The Butch Bakery Cookbook'

bourbon ice cream with maple glazed bacon chunks!

Bake the Book: 'Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams at Home'

the most memorable was the frozen nutella dessert at gotham bar and grill.

Bake the Book: 'Plum Gorgeous'

simply some honey sweetend ricotta with sliced peaches and plums. heaven in a dish.

Bake the Book: 'Miette: Recipes from San Francisco's Most Charming Pastry Shop'

Cookie Jar in Staten Island NY!

What'd you get/give for valentine's?

i got him his first knife (aww, he's just getting into cooking), a sushi rolling mat, and chop sticks. he hasnt given me my gift yet but he did send me flowers that he paid for but never came so he's trying to figure that out..

When did you realize you could really cook?

When my boyfriend took a bite of fried chicken, sat back, and said wow.

I knew I was a good baker when I was a kid. I had yeast breads down when i was around 13 or 14, and made my first wedding cake at 16. And I've always been pretty good at following recipes but I think my "moment" was when I decided to just cook what I wanted to eat without a recipe and my guests said it was the best thing they've ever eaten. Now that I have that confidence in cooking I feel like I can make anything.

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: La Quercia's Coppa Combo

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Russ & Daughters Brunch Package

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Two Peter Luger Steaks

going "fancy" definitely porterhouse.

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Southside Market Sausage

haven't been to many places, but i like hill county nyc.

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Russ & Daughters Brunch Package

biscuits and gravy or french toast!

Party hosting help!

I need some help from you awesome serious eaters. I'd like to host a surprise party for my father's 60th birthday coming up in a few months, but don't know where to begin to look for restaurants. I would like to stay out of the city and in either Brooklyn or Queens. It's going to be between 50 and 60 people. And I'd really like to stay below $4,000, all inclusive.

I'm completely drawing a blank! My dad's always been a very adventurous eater but some of my family is not. But he IS a big foody. So basically the requirements are, seat up to 60 people, less than $4k, and must have AWESOME food. Any ideas for me?


Served: Regulars: Young, Old, Wonderful, And Terrible

Mrs. P was one of our first regulars, back when we were a casual Argentinian/Italian spot. Her feedback was chronicled in impressively long emails to the owner, which were forwarded to me. Over time, our staff learned she expected bread on her table upon arrival (we usually wait until dinner is ordered), and she liked her guests' cosmos served before her own. More