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Win a Serious Eats Edition KettlePizza Baking Steel Combo for Father's Day!

Mushrooms, green peppers, onions, Italian herbs, mozzarella, and a light drizzle of good olive oil.

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Counter Culture Coffee Subscription

Good coffee should be consumed like wine - unadulterated and often.

Good Bread: Parisi Bakery

Is this bakery at all associated with the Parisi Bros. Bakery in Astoria?

Cook the Book: 'The Occasional Vegetarian'

Sauteed kale over rice pilaf. Hits the spot every time!

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Korin Knife

I have a 10" wide Wusthof chef's knife and I couldn't imagine cooking without. I actually bought if after taking the knife skills course at ICE after the instructor merely teased us with that knife and made us use the lame 6". Who's cooking now!

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Counter Culture Coffee Subscription

Black - coffee at it's purest.
There's no point in drinking great coffee if you can't actually taste the coffee.

Video: Serious Eats Bikes Brooklyn and Queens for Tacos (and Some Non-Taco Detours)

Awesome! Can you give a list with locations of the tacos you enjoyed?

Giveaway: Enter to Win This Panasonic Breadmaker

Gluten free bread! Without a breadmaker this can be a very time consuming task.

Win Tickets to a Crab Boil at The Little Owl, Monday August 29

Corn, veggies, and shark filets grilled over aged oak. All paired with one of my mom's famous cocktails.

Date Night: Cafe Moto

Great brunch spot! I have dreams about their date cake with toffee sauce.

1 Week in New York-Where to eat cheap?!

For lunch and dinner I like Veselka, even spotted Jon Stewart there once:

For lunch in St. Marks there are some awesome dishes ($5/$6) at Xi'an Famous Foods. Love the Lamb Burger, Lamp noodles, cold skin noodles, and the cold buckwheat noodles. So good! So cheap! If it's nice out take a walk to the park.

Pizza, sandwiches, dumplings, pork buns, etc. If you just navigate this site a bit you'll find tons of suggestions.

If You Were Going to be on a Bus for 4 hours....

@ Simon - it's not complicated, it's just interesting to get new ideas to make a trip less boring. I wouldn't have thought of the apricot and havarti sandwich mentioned above, but now I have it on my mind and may try it.

The search for Crepes

Though it's in Astoria, Cafe Triskell's crepes are really delicious. It's a cute little french restaurant, just a few blocks from the N/Q train.

If You Were Going to be on a Bus for 4 hours....

Alright, the beef jerky might win out... since I never buy it. I'm thinking I'll forgo the coffee until I get there but I'd like something tasty to get me through the trip.

Anyone have a favorite juice/drink?

If You Were Going to be on a Bus for 4 hours....

I was wondering whether I should bring coffee or not... I think a nap might be in order once on the bus (which will hopefully be quiet and empty). And I would like to avoid using the bus restroom, since they are always less than appealing. I'm thinking... a super fresh bagel with cream cheese, water, and some yogurt covered raisins. And then insist I'm greeted in Boston with a giant cup of coffee.

Thanks all!!! You're awesome!

Unique food-related birthday experience?

These are great ideas! I think I'm leaning towards to food-tour idea. I might start out at Kyotofu for a cute brunch (I haven't been here yet), then make our way to Steve's in Brooklyn for Key Lime Pie (my favorite) but other then those 2 stops I'm not too sure yet... Maybe a stop at Urban Glass if they have a workshop... any ideas?

Unique food-related birthday experience?

These are great ideas! My one obstacle is my non-meat eating partner. He'll do fish, but none of the land animals. Too bad too, I'd love to eat a whole pig... I mean share a whole pig. Yes, share....

Bar Eats: Sweet Afton

@thesteveroller- I completely agree about the pickles. I went there thinking I'd get southern-style fried pickles and these little fried dough balls come out. The sweetness of the dough and the salty of the pickle just don't work, I was actually really turned off by these.

Unique food-related birthday experience?

Thanks for the great ideas!
I like the idea of the tasting tour... hmm...

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Truffle Lovers Pasta

I have only had white truffle oil on french fries, and that was quite the luxury.

Cook the Book: 'The Essential New York Times Cookbook'

My family cookbook with recipes from the women in my family. From spaghetti sauce to our family apple pie, it's always open on my counter!