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pbisNOTmyname

I am an theatre person living in the Big City trying to eat the best food I can on a limited budget.

  • Location: New York City
  • Favorite foods: Peanut Butter, Pizza, green vegetables as a whole (haven't met one I haven't liked!), freshly baked bread, Chocolate, BBQ, French Fries, Hamburgers, Tacos, Salsa...
  • Last bite on earth: Grilled asparagus; jalopenos stuffed with diced tomatoes, onion, and cilantro; Pizza from the Flat Rock Bakery; Peanut Butter Chocolate Fudge... And if I had to choose a single bite, not a meal, a taco from Mi Tera in San Antonio. =)

The Best Ramen Shops in NYC

Jin is so good! However, only the 1 train hits that part of 125. The 2/3 is at 125 and Lennox.

Jin: Destination-Worthy Ramen in West Harlem

I'm sorry, I have to point this out because I live down the block from Jin: Jin took over the hair place's spot. The only places that have remained the same in my 5ish years of living here are the drugstore and the magazine shop.

Date Night: Gene's

@ccwhile It looks like they listed the lunch pricing and not the dinner pricing.

Candy a Day: Airheads

White mystery can be any of the Airheads flavors...they just haven't added food dye!

NYC: Get Great Sliders at Bill's Bar and Burger

@sdfishtaco Bills sources White Castle buns. They said nothing about where White Castle gets them.

Homemade fresh pasta....HELP!

@Jerzee: She does mention lasagna in the post, so I am imagining that she wants to know how to make lasagna noodles. She also said that she has a KA mixer and the pasta attachment(s).

Giveaway: Enter to Win This Panasonic Breadmaker

Pumpernickel... The receptionist at my office asked me why I always walk around with bagel shaped chocolates...I had to explain to her what pumpernickel is!

My Latest Obsession: Cheerwine, the Cherry-Flavored Pop

I have my mom's best friend (who is studying at Duke) bring me Cheerwine every time that she comes back.

Serious Eats is really making me miss my college town, between Cheerwine and Cook Out!

Chain Reaction: Cook-Out in North Carolina

I have fond memories of going to Cook Out after shows in college. The line at the drive thru at midnight would circle the building! Whenever I find myself in North Carolina, I have to stop at one.

Super Bowl Giveaway: Wings and More from Rack and Soul

On every Super Bowl Sunday, I root for the same team: Commercials.

Does This Food-By-State Map Look Accurate?

After living in Delaware for 18 years, I just have one question: What is a crab puff?

Now Accepting Nominations for the Second Annual Serious Eats People's Choice Awards

Best Bagel: Absolute Bagels
Best BBQ: Hill Country

Win a Free Organic D'Artagnan Turkey

Kenji's stuffing by far. I am a carb hound!

Serious Eats Staff Picks: Favorite Chocolate Candy Bars

Kinder Bueno. When I moved to New York and realized my bodega had them...wow.
My roommate in college used to bring me back Ritter Sport from Germany (this was in NC and Ritter wasn't sold there yet...or at least near us) whenever she'd go home. Those are tasty too!

Meet and Eat: Ethan Frisch and Ori Zohar, Guerrilla Ice Cream

@sugartoof I always assumed a profit was after all expenses, including paychecks, are paid. Isn't that what makes it profit?

The United States of Pizza: Delaware

@ephraim I completely forgot about Half Full. It is pretty tasty, especially if you ask for it well done.

Hey SE'ers-What do you do for a living?

Manager for a theatre company. Its pretty fun!

Delaware pizza recs needed

I always liked Louie's in Rehoboth and Nicolas in Rehoboth. I never really get pizza at Nicolas there, just a Nicoboli, but that is kind of like a folded over pizza!

donuts

If I am away from Donut Pub, then I choose hot Krispy Kremes (and I look forward to having one when I visit North Carolina in two weeks!).

Where can I find the "we are happy to serve you" cups?

If you need just a paper one, they have them at the bodega on 9th and 47th.

(Healthy) Vegetarian eating at Disney World?

My roommate (vegetarian) and I (will eat anything) just got back from a trip to Disney. At the sitdown restaurants, they made her anything. Absolutely anything. They are prepared for any kind of dietary restriction.

AHT Giveaway: Case of Pat La Frieda Burgers

Shake Shack. The park and burgers? Lovely!

Home for the Holidays: What's Your Must-Visit Hometown Haunt?

Rehoboth Beach, DE: Greenman for smoothies, salads, and french toast. Arena's for nachos and subs. Nicolas for a Nicoboli. Grotto's for pizza, although I hated it when I actually lived there, it just screams Delaware to me.

Limited Edition Strawberried Peanut Butter and Coconut M&Ms

@spartana07 The Duane Reade on 38th and 7th had them last week...

Universal Breakfast Program: Schools jumpstarting kids' day.

@tusti Snopes.com disproved the validity of the 1895 exam. Snopes.com

And that "Marxist health care joke" that is coming? Works quite well in other countries.

I personally think that giving kids free breakfast is good use of our tax dollars, as long as its healthy. New York City provides lunches to children during the summer, free of charge, and I think that is a great program as well.

Dining pre-Dark Knight in Midtown, NYC

Two of my friends and I are going to see The Dark Knight at the AMC Times Square (12:01 am showing!). We get off work at 8 (we work in the fashion district) and we forgot to choose a restaurant to eat dinner at before the show! Any suggestions? One is a vegetarian. Thanks!

Upper West Side, NYC

I'm moving to the Upper West Side of Manhattan next week (in the early 100s) and I had a few questions. Where is the best place to grocery shop, eat, grab an espresso, etc?

Convection Oven

I'm moving to a new apartment, and I need to get a convection oven due to a lack of a traditional oven. What brands are the best and what should I look for?

Farmers Market

I am looking for the Farmers Market (that is the name) in Delaware County, PA. My Asst. Manager says it has great produce, chocolates, etc. He can't really remember exactly where it is/what day/time it is open, and I want to go! Does anyone know where it is?

Granola Bars

About two years ago, there was a really soft, chewy granola bar that my boyfriend had when he lived in New York and now is looking for it. Does anyone remember this bar? It isn't Quaker.

Rosewater Hummus

When I visited London about a year ago I had the most fabulous rose water hummus. I have been looking all over for it, but to no avail. Any suggestions on where to find this treat?

Cook's Illustrated Thin-Crust Pizza

There's a recipe for thin-crust pizza in the latest issue of Cook's Illustrated (January/February 2011). In it, Andrew Janjigian (whose name you might recognize from a couple reviews on Slice) tackles the process of getting a good crust and flavorful sauce in a standard home kitchen. For those of you with Cook's Illustrated digital subscriptions, well, the recipe isn't up on the site yet, but there's a teaser video on the site's homepage. You can see that Andrew is using a food processor to start the dough, with a bit of post-processor kneading. He calls for a 1- to 3-day... More