Paulie Gees - Explosive flavor combos
If you are as obsessed with finding great pizza as I am, you need to make the trek out to Paulie Gees in Greenpoint. The story behind this much-hyped Neopolitian joint is damn interesting - and the pizza does not disappoint. Paulie spent 30 years working some day job with computers, but now we know he was secretly dreaming of starting his own pizza restaurant. Obsessed with pizza, he went...
Korean Double-fried Chicken @ KyoChon
Problem: On my way to karaoke in K-town and needed to nosh. Solution: fast food, Korean style! The Korean chain KyoChon has locations in Midtown, Flushing, LA, and Korea (duh). These extra-tasty wings have a simple secret - extra frying. Fast and served with three sauces on the side (honey, garlic, jambalaya), you can’t go wrong. Except $6 for 5 wings is not exactly a bargain (and...
Poutine from Mile End
As promised, I returned to Mile End (this time with a friend) to try the matzah ball soup and the poutine (pictured above). As before, it smelled amazing, and I’m now convinced that’s the pastrami roasting. Contrary to the NYT, it wasn’t packed or impossible to get a seat - and this was Friday night at 7pm - but maybe that’s because it’s a little overpriced. Regardless, I’m no longer going to...
Sam Sifton's NYT review of Hunan Kitchen of Grand... →
What an absurd name for a restaurant! Like calling a place the Utah Kitchen of Grand Canyon. But you have to hand it to the New York Times and Sam Sifton. They do a great job of covering Chinese food in Flushing as a food beat in and of itself. A restaurant like this in China would probably advertise itself with the phrase “Chairman Mao’s Hometown Cooking” aka 毛主席家鄉菜 way more...
NYTIMES: Gottscheer Hall Tap Room GOOD spirits make for rousing dinners, but on the evening of the annual Jaegerball, they nearly crowded out our kassler rippchen and baked spaetzle. The local rod and gun club, joined by hundreds of friends and family, had assembled for dinner and dancing in the main ballroom of Gottscheer Hall. But many lingered in the public taproom, clustering near the...