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Every week, I document another dish that impressed and satiated me during my food adventures around New York City

One of the reasons I’m not much of a brunch guy is because it always seems to be the same dishes over and over again. Sure, you can stuff some interesting ingredients inside an omlette or pancake, but generally you know what you’re going to get. It’s not usually a mind-blowing meal.

That’s part of why I loved my experience at the neighborhood favorite Gristmill one Sunday afternoon. The food was anything but typical and it was unbelievably good.

I was tempted by their wood-oven pizzas (I’ll have to save that for another visit and rate them accordingly), but am glad I stuck with two brunchier dishes.

The first dish, which I’ll get to in the next paragraph, was so good that I had to order something else. And the creatively named Loxness Knotster (a pastrami smoked salmon slider piled onto an everything garlic knot) was a very close second to that first dish. (more…)


Every week, I document another dish that impressed and satiated me during my food adventures around New York City

This might be a controversial post. This might even bring about some angry comments. But I’m ready for that. I don’t think anyone will have issue with the drink I will be talking about, but some may balk at the coffee shop that created it.

When I randomly peeked my head into Clever Blend, a new coffee shop in the old Gorilla space in Park Slope, I was taken by their Toasted Coconut Cold Brew. It’s funny because I was walking around feeling both tired and thirsty. I was craving both a coffee and a coconut drink at the exact same time. Clever Blend seemed to answer my very specific desire.

I didn’t realize that this coffee shop was the center of some controversy over the last few weeks. I had read about a coffee shop in Brooklyn that put up a questionable sign on their bathroom door but didn’t realize that was here until after I tried and enjoyed their unique iced coffee.

 

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

THE OWL FARM, 297 9th Street (between 4th and 5th Avenue), Park Slope, BrooklynWow, I have not put in a beer review in a long time. And that’s crazy because craft beer is more uniquitous to New York than ever before. There are now 27 breweries across all five boroughs and that number literally changes every week.
One of the newest to open has been making quite a splash at craft beer bars across Brooklyn. It’s called Interboro Spirits and Ales and they are not only making craft beer in their Bushwick facility, but will also be distilling whiskeys as well.

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

"No Carb" Pad Thai at SKYICE SWEET & SAVORY

How could a noodle dish be good without the noodles? Brilliantly, SkyIce (who are also known for their unique Thai ice creams) swaps out noodles for strips of papaya. They retain the same crunch and tenderness as the traditional noodles and with the rest of the sweet/sour flavors of pad thai, you’d never know the difference. This is a perfect option for people who are gluten-free, watching their weight, or prefer fruit to noodles. Price: $8.95

SKYICE SWEET & SAVORY
63 5th Avenue (at St. Marks Avenue),
Park Slope, Brooklyn
(718) 230-0910
facebook.com/SkyIceNYC

For the fourth year in a row, I present the 100 most exciting dishes I’ve consumed during my food adventures around the five boroughs. Look for another five dishes every few days.

Apologies to Lady Gaga, but meat sculptures were invented a long time ago. Maybe we didn’t wear them like the pop icon does, but as soon as people realized they could chop up meat and reform it into a tube, casing, or mold, we started eating them. And we’re still at it. Here are five meat shapes that tasted as good as they looked.

NUMBER 35: PIGS IN A BLANKET at BROOKLYN PIGGIES

Pigs in a Blanket at BROOKLYN PIGGIES

Just like every other childhood delight, the pig in a blanket has been reinvented by a Brooklyn-based company with good intentions. Brooklyn Piggies can be found at most of the summer food markets, like Smorgasburg, doling out little nuggets of deliciousness. These weenies are a smoky blend of beef and sausage wrapped in a buttery and tender puff pastry blanket. A dip into some spicy brown mustard, it’s a wonder we’ve suffered through mediocre microwaved cocktail nibbles for so long. Price: 3 pieces for $5

BROOKLYN PIGGIES
Available at Smorgasburg:
80 North 5th Street (at Wythe Avenue),
Williamsburg, Brooklyn (Winter Location: Saturdays and Sundays)
brooklynpiggies.com

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For the fourth year in a row, I present the 100 most exciting dishes I’ve consumed during my food adventures around the five boroughs. Look for another five dishes every few days.

I have to give credit where credit is due. While there are now many publications that release a 100 Best list each year, the one that gave me the inspiration was Time Out New York (Tony). I’ve been scouring and conquering their annual list for almost five years now. And although I didn’t officialy write about my journey this year, I still managed to eat most of their recommended dishes. Here are five that I never would have discovered without their guidance.

NUMBER 80: THE GODFATHER at GRAHAM AVENUE DELI & MEATS

Godfather Sandwich at GRAHAM AVENUE DELI & MEATS

When I first moved to New York and I could get an overstuffed sandwich at any corner deli for $5, I was impressed. Not so much 10 years later. It takes a special kind of deli sandwich to make me take notice. Graham Avenue Deli & Meats is that place. Established in 1985, this Italian butcher and deli makes killer (and I mean killer sandwiches). The Godfather is a soft seeded hoagie that has amazingly been soaked in oil and vinegar. Inside, the sandwich is stuffed with provolone cheese, mortadella, copocollo, spicy sopressata, spicy roasted peppers, and arugula. Drizzled with more oil, vinegar, basil, and parmesan, it’s a wonderful play on sweet and spicy and makes me excited about deli sandwiches once again. Price: $7.75

GRAHAM AVENUE DELI & MEATS
445 Graham Avenue (between Richardson and Frost Street),
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
(718) 389-9777
grahamavedeli.com

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