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My search for the best beer in New York continues….

BRONX BREWERY, 856 East 136th Street (between Willow and Walnut Avenue), Port Morris, Bronx

Bronx Brewery is not a brand new brewery. Their beers have been circulating around the city for a few years now. But I think most people would be surprised to learn that it is only recently that they have been making beer in the Bronx. (more…)


Category: Beer

Checking Out the Cheesecake

It’s strange writing a conclusion for cheesecake because I feel like I already did that. A few months back, I was asked to write an article for Gothamist about the best cheesecakes in the city. It sped up my journey and I kind of feel like I can now send people to that article when asking where the best is in the city.

But I still should have some sort of conclusion on this site. And so here it is.

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Category: Cheesecake

I’m counting down the 100 best dishes I tasted in 2015…

Steak Sandwich at LOBEL'S AT YANKEE STADIUM

I’m not a sports guy, so when I find myself at a sporting event, I immediately do research to find the best possible food option at the stadium. It’s not always easy. At Yankee Stadium, there are a handful of decent options (among the usual overpriced hot dogs and nachos). I was actually blown away by Lobel’s, which has a small carving station at the stadium. They serve up an excellent hand-carved steak sandwich doused in rich and tasty au jus with horseradish cream on the side. While everyone else was cheering for the game, I was cheering for this sandwich. Price: $15

LOBEL’S AT YANKEE STADIUM
1 East 161st Street (between River Avenue and Macombs Dam Bridge),
Inside Yankee Stadium,
Section 134 and 322
Concourse Village, Bronx
(877) 783-4512
lobels.com

My search for the best corned beef/pastrami in New York continues….

LOESER'S KOSHER DELI, 214 West 231st Street (between Broadway and Godwin Terrace), Kingsbridge, BronxJewish delis have a certain look about them. Usually they’re bright with old photographs on the wall and lots of nostalgic kitsch. I was surprised when I walked into Loeser’s (one of two remaining delis in the Bronx). Behind the take-out counter was a makeshift dining room with a dark dingy feel to it. It definitely has that stuck-in-time vibe, but something was missing. I have yet to put my finger on it, but it didn’t feel like most Jewish delis. (more…)


My search for the best cheesecake in New York continues….

S & S CHEESECAKE, 222 West 238th Street (between Broadway and Review Place), Kingsbridge, Bronx

Picking up a cheesecake from S&S is a little like a scene from the Mission: Impossible series. Taking the subway all the way up to Kingsbridge in the Bronx is an adventure unto itself. But then making it inside the bakery is daunting.

I was eager to try this much-lauded cheesecake and I had called to confirm they would be open. You can’t reach an actual person; only an answering machine that says they are open for pick-up weekdays and Sundays until 3pm. I had arrived on a Thursday a little bit after 2pm. The gated door was not terribly welcoming. It almost looked like the business had shuttered. And the door itself was locked.

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Category: Cheesecake

Come back every Wednesday for another funny, informative video documenting my inept food adventures. NYC Food Cart Tour is my exploration of the hard-working vendors feeding NYC’s population every day.

The greatest day in mobile food vending is back. On September 12, the Vendy Awards will take place on Governor’s Island honoring the greatest in New York’s food vending community. Tickets are still available for purchase here. For the next few weeks, I’ll be documenting all of the nominees in three categories.

Rookie of the Year: The Shuka Truck

We have so many trucks selling pizza, Korean tacos, and lobster rolls. But nobody was attempting to make Middle Eastern shakshuka (eggs cooked in tomato sauce) from a mobile vehicle until Josh, Solomon, and Gabriel appeared on the scene earlier this year with The Shuka Truck. The three friends who were soldiers in the Israeli army together are now cooking up egg sandwiches and platters with the traditional red tomato sauce, mixed with hummus, or with their own colorful creations of veggie-laden green or a rich, earthy white sauce.

The Shuka Truck

Dessert of the Year: Butter & Scotch

At their Crown Heights cocktail and dessert bar, bakers Keavy Blueher and Allison Kave pair their inventive riffs on childhood treats (like s’more pies or maple bacon cupcakes) with boozy drinks. Sometimes the booze ends up in the desserts too. Even better. You can also find Butter & Scotch‘s delectable goodies at Smorgasburg on certain weekends.

Butter & Scotch

Market Vendor of the Year: Carnitas El Atoradero

Earlier this year, the food world mourned when Mexican favorite Carnitas El Atoradero announced they would be closing their Bronx eatery due to escalating rents. Immediately fans and customers rallied and owner Denisse Chavez found a new home at Vendy Plaza, where she sells her lovingly prepared homecooked delicacies, and will also be opening a new restaurant in Brooklyn.

Carnitas El Atoradero


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