Go Go Curry – A Popular Japanese Chain Brings Their Curry To NYC

Go! Go! Curry! When people think about Japanese food often their minds go straight to sushi, then perhaps hibachi, but breaded fried pork cutlet or curry?  Probably not. In reality breaded fried pork cutlets (Tonkatsu) are extremely popular.  They can be served in sandwich form between two slices of bread, over rice or alone with …

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Mas (Farmhouse)

Mas (Farmhouse) Mas:  A traditional farmhouse in the Provence region of France.  It’s a self-sufficient economic unit, producing its own produce, grain, dairy, meat and more. What a cute and well thought out name for a restaurant that puts emphasis on using local and seasonal ingredients.  I can see it now.  An old stone farmhouse …

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Porchetta – The swine was just fine, but the sides were divine

Porchetta Ahhh the noble pig.  Prized by some cultures as a food of celebratory status.  Shunned by others as an untouchable protein.  And the stuff of everyday eats all across the globe.  Drive through the rural mountain roads of Puerto Rico and you’ll find whole pigs, spinning slowly on spits over a wood fire.  Perhaps …

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Butter – Alex Guarnaschelli’s sinfully named spot

Butter NYC’s summer restaurant week is upon us.  Sometimes, though, it feels like it’s always restaurant week in this city.  What a magical food town it is. For $38 participating restaurants offer a 3 course prix-fixe menu which can either be a deal or a rip off.  The key is choosing a place that’s well …

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Mile End Deli – Move over corned beef and pastrami…smoked meat is in the house

Mile End Deli My father always “knows a guy” or has “a very good friend” he refers me to each and every time I go anywhere or do anything new.  “Jessie.  I hear you’re going to Rome.  You know, I swim with a guy who’s a very close friend of the Pope.”  By very close …

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Ganso – Get To This New(ish) Ramen Joint Quickly, Before The Rest Of New York Does

If you live in New York you wait in lines.  A lot of them.  Get used to it.  If something is cheap there’s bound to be a line.  If something is good there’s bound to be a line.  And god help you if something is cheap AND good.  The line will appear to have no …

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The Meatball Shop – Feeding Hungry NYC Diners One Ball At A Time

We watched an old episode of The Sopranos last night…and the night before…and perhaps the night before that as well.  It’s a damn good show. I like the NJ references.  It takes me back to my childhood.  Nick loves the dialogue.  It’s almost poetic to him.  We both love the food.  The ricotta (ri-Got) pie.  …

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Crif Dogs – Taking The NY Hot Dog To Another Level

Drunk minds think alike, or at least so it seems.  After an evening of serious drinking you don’t often find yourself in an establishment surrounded by sober folks.  Drunks do as other drunks do and flock to certain types of food dispensing institutions.  Most often these institutions have a few things in common.  They’re cheap.  …

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Lioni Italian Heroes – Champions Of The Sandwich World

Wherever I live I learn to adapt.  Whether north, south, east or west I’m willing and eager to embrace local ways.  I’ll try calling soda pop.  The term fixin’ to becomes part of my everyday vocabulary.  I have not, however, been able to call a sandwich on an oblong bun anything other than a hoagie, …

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Café Katja – Schnitzel, Sausage and Much, Much More at this Austrian Gem

My husband and I spent some time in Austria last month.  To be completely honest we went to Austria because we were looking for the cheapest and easiest way to get close to Hungary.  Budapest was my real goal.  However once we experienced the beauty, history and food of Austria we considered ourselves lucky to …

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