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

Fish Ball Soup at SHU JIAO FU ZHOU

In Chinatown, it’s always the places you’re least likely to wander into that are worth wondering into. All the incredibly cheap dishes (nothing was over $4) at Shu Jia Fu Zhou were worth much more than I paid. I even liked the scary sounding fish ball soup/ The clear broth that the fish balls were floating in was as delicate and complex as anything I’ve had at any high-end restaurant. Its subtle scallion and celery notes gave the tender fish balls a perfect bath. Price: $2

SHU JIAO FU ZHOU
118 Eldridge Street (at Broome Street),
Chinatown
(212) 625-2532

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

Ash Reshteh at TASTE OF PERSIA

I have been completely seduced by Persian food this year. Keep your eyes peeled for a video all about my adventures discovering this aromatic cuisine. My favorite place to eat it is at Taste of Persia where every dish is intoxicating. Always on the menu is the deeply flavored ash reshteh, a bean stew with noodles, spinach, and lots of unique spices. It’s topped with kashk (similar to a yogurt) and lots of crispy garlic and fried shallots. Once you taste it, there’s no going back.

TASTE OF PERSIA
12 West 18th Street (between Fifth and Sixth Avenue),
Flatiron District
(917) 592-3467
facebook.com/TasteOfPersiaNYC

Come back every Wednesday for another funny, informative video documenting my inept food adventures.

It’s been a long time since I’ve released a full-on webisode of Eat This. For the latest episode, I decided to hit the road. Below is the first Eat This episode outside of New York.

Brian gets a call to come to Boston to audition for a new food show. Problem is he can’t get his mind off of the food in New York, despite some amazing local clam chowder.


Category: Travel, Video

I bring my sense of food adventure with me on the road, searching for the most authentic, iconic, and delicious dishes of a different region…

Fight to the DeathI knew I’d have my fair share of seafood in Boston, but I didn’t realize it would practically be my entire diet for a week. I like to eat the local, iconic food in a city and what else is there really to eat in Boston?

That was my dilemma when researching the possibility of filming an Eat This episode in Beantown (the episode launches tomorrow). Not to bring up a sore subject, but New York has very obvious iconic food. Boston?  Not so much. Even when I asked people from Boston what “the food” of that city is, it took some serious thinking to come up with an answer. Chowder, roast beef, Italian food, what?

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Category: Travel

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

BRODO, 200 First Avenue (between East 12th and East 13th Street), East VillageI just don’t get food trends. I think it must be some conspiratorial marketing campaign that the food world (restaurants, media, producers) perpetuates. I mean, how did kale and beets get to be so cool? They’re just vegetables. I like them, but I also like other vegetables. How is one vegetable cooler than another? What is this, vegetable grade school?

For instance, the newest and hippest dish of the moment is bone broth. I guess it has a fun alliteration, but it’s just soup that has been made from an otherwise unusuable animal part. Isn’t that just something everybody does with their leftover chicken?

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Come back every Wednesday for another funny, informative video documenting my inept food adventures.

The only reason Super Bowl Sunday is exciting for me is because all the popular restaurants will be empty and I can get in anywhere I want. I’m not even sure who’s playing the little football game this year.

But I didn’t want to miss out on all the fun. So I attended my own Super Bowl, where I pitted two ramen restaurants on 52nd Street against each other. Who needs football when you can watch the Super Bowl… of Ramen!

The Real Super Bowl


Category: Video

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