Rob Sobotnik

Photography major and Food Studies minor @ NYU.

  • Location: Manhattan, New York

We Raise Our Glass to Managing Editor Carey Jones!

ahhh carey it was a pleasure working with you! will certainly miss reading your reviews, good luck in whatever comes next!

Watermelon Sorbet

i like the play on watermelon seeds with the cocoa nibs. definitely trying this soon

Watermelon Sorbet

ooooh max this looks wonderful

The Scoop: Ben & Jerry's Oatmeal Cookie Chunk

as an avid fan of both ben & jerrys and oatmeal cookies, this was the one flavor that i vowed to never buy again. maybe it had melted and got refrozen somewhere along the way, but for some reason the ice cream was SO gritty. i had a feeling it might have something to do with the amount of cinnamon in the ice cream, or maybe even fine bits of cookie dough laced through the ice cream but i was really disappointed. again it could've been a storage mishap!

Mexican Eats: Where to Get the Best Fish Tacos in NYC

dorado on university and 12th does a mighty good job on fish tacos, and tacos in general. worth checking out!

Win Two Extra Mooga Tickets to the Great GoogaMooga

big gay ice cream disco party for obvious reasons...

Snapshots from the Sweetlife Food and Music Festival

d'awwww, wish I could've made it, hope everything ran smoothly!

A Taste of the Cheeseburger Crown Crust Pizza from Pizza Hut in the Middle East

this post made me very sad, not in the sense that i expect this to be good, but in the "where is mankind going" sort of way :(

Staff Picks: 9 Lamb Dishes We Love in New York

Food at the Sweetlife Festival: Serious Eats Muffuletta and Serious Sweets from Bouchon Bakery, Momofuku Milk Bar

ritual union- little dragon!

Who makes the best pickle plate in NYC?

The Queens Kickshaw in Astoria offers a Miso-Mustard Pickle plate, which actually comes in a mason jar, and has carrots, parsnips I believe, and some other veggie, as well as two pickled quail eggs. A cute little appetizer before some grilled cheese goodness. Also, the remaining liquid in the bottom of that jar may or may not have had a grilled cheese dipped into it....

Cook the Book: 'The Occasional Vegetarian'

a beet and goat cheese risotto i make pretty often especially in the colder months, or chana masala!

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: The Sriracha Lover's Ultimate Gift Pack

i had it on a carnitas quesadilla last night, couldn't have been a better match

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Recchiuti Chocolate Bars

dark chocolate with either sea salt, chili, or some type of nut, but definitely dark chocolate.

Cook the Book: 'Good Food to Share'

scones, muffins, cupcakes, brownies, any and all pastries

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: La Quercia's Cured Meat Experience

with figs, goat cheese, and balsamic syrup!

Cook the Book: 'Serious Eats'

avocado chocolate cake from cake spy

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: The Sriracha Lover's Ultimate Gift Pack

ever since i once put sriracha in a bowl of egg drop soup, i struggle eating it without sriracha nowadays

Bake the Book: 'The Butch Bakery Cookbook'

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: La Quercia's Cured Meat Experience

with roasted figs, goat cheese, and balsamic syrup

Cook the Book: Molto Batali

carnivores, i've cooked for too many vegetarians as of late

Cook the Book: 'Cook this Now'

Cook the Book: 'Purple Citrus & Sweet Perfume'

i'm a sucker for baba ghanouj

Cook the Book: 'The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook'

everytime rowling mentioned butterbeer in the harry potter novels i practically could taste the richest cream soda i could imagine. dying to go to the harry potter theme park because i believe they sell it there

Looking For the Best Hand-Pulled Noodles in Chinatown, NYC

i've had a really good un-soapy experience at super taste, bummer :(

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Video: Making of a Sacher Torte

Here at SE we've been known to mindlessly scarf down a hamburger or two, but that doesn't mean that we don't think that food can be a form of art. One look at the beautiful work of our own cake and sandwich recipe developer-food stylist Maria Del Mar Sacasa is all you need to know what we're talking about. Check out this video of the making of a Sacher Torte— it's as beautifully orchestrated as a ballet, but much more delicious. More

An Intro to Icelandic Food

"What exactly is Icelandic food?" was the most popular question I was asked after returning from a week in Iceland. (Second place goes to: "Did everyone look like Björk?") To answer the first, the basic diet hasn't changed too much from the Viking Age, though of course chefs have become more imaginative with preparations over the years. The mainstays include: lamb, skyr, potatoes, fish, and other seafood. A lot of seafood. Here's a primer for anyone visiting Iceland or wondering, what do they eat up there? More

Torrisi Italian Specialties, NYC: 20-Course $125 Tasting Menu That Manages To Be Flat-Out Fun

Fun is usually not the first thing that comes to mind when I think of tasting menus. Expensive? For sure. Exciting? I hope so. Tasty? Better be. Show-offy? Often. So when I went to Torrisi Italian Specialties for Rich Torrisi's freshly designed $125 twenty-course tasting menu, I couldn't help but wonder: could the chef's characteristic sense of humor make such a marathon meal a fun experience? More

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