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#937: Scottadito Osteria Toscana

I’ve had this place in mind for at least 5 years (the gmail evidence only goes back to 2012, but that doesn’t necessarily mean I hadn’t read about it before then and neglected to write it down). It offers a reasonably-for-this-city priced brunch with drinks, and…actually, that’s all I knew about it.

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Posted by on March 12, 2017 in Food/Drink

 

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#922: Yo-Burger

According to many reviewers of this place in the Bronx, it’s a combination between Shake Shack and In-and-Out.

I can’t speak to its In-and-Outness, since the one and only time I’ve been to the California chain was about a decade ago, but Yo-Burger does resemble Shake Shack in its prices. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on November 6, 2016 in Food/Drink

 

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#917: Underwest Donuts

I love festive celebrations, so I often take a trip to Sleepy Hollow during the fall. Last year, we tried to visit a restaurant I’d been to a couple years earlier, but it was so crowded we couldn’t even get on the list. This year, we decided to go at an in-between time to have a better chance.

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Posted by on October 16, 2016 in Food/Drink

 

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#901: Gato

When a friend of a visiting friend suggested this restaurant, I didn’t argue. Mostly because the train in front of mine had a “door malfunction” so I arrived at my friend’s hotel late and wasn’t there for the conversation.

Still, I had heard of Gato because I love the Food Network. I knew it was one of Bobby Flay’s restaurants, and I knew he was kind of a jerk. Not as much as, say, Aarón Sanchez or Anthony Bourdain (who is not a Food Network chef but seems like the biggest jerk of them all), but as much as you’d expect a New Yorker who knows he cooks good food to be. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on June 27, 2016 in Food/Drink

 

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#861: Neptune Diner

This diner is nothing special, probably, but the fact that I’ve lived close to it for over 3 years meant that I needed to visit it.

It’s big, and you see its sign when taking the bus to the airport through Astoria, and apparently David Bowie ate there in a movie, which may be the closest I’ll ever come to interacting with a celebrity, so that adds to its specialness, I suppose.

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Posted by on January 18, 2016 in Food/Drink

 

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#834: Burnside Biscuits

When this restaurant first opened in the spot that used to be–for years–a Greek neighborhood diner-esque spot, I thought there was no way it could stay in business.  The space is huge by NYC restaurant standards, and even as much as Astoria has begun to emulate the Brooklyn of 5-7 years ago, I thought the clientele who would flock to an overpriced biscuit establishment couldn’t possibly be enough to sustain the rent of the place.

Reviews weren’t very good.  Real people who went there said it was okay.  There was only one way to find out for sure, so that’s what I finally did.

And a half hour after ordering brunch, I had food in front of me. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on October 25, 2015 in Food/Drink

 

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#832: DuMont Burger

What kind of person goes to a notable burger restaurant and orders a turkey burger?

The eternally optimistic kind.

Because I know a turkey burger isn’t going to be nearly as delicious as a regular burger, but some small part of me occasionally spurs me to try one with the hope that maybe just once the healthier option will actually taste good.

It never does.

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Posted by on October 15, 2015 in Food/Drink

 

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