Entries Categorized as 'BROOKLYN'

NYC Best Nachos: A Cheese Sauce Worth Traveling For at River Styx in Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Date February 10, 2014

You know you’re either a very dedicated eater or just plain crazy when you’re walking through a light snowstorm to the edge of Greenpoint, Brooklyn on the East River for a plate of nachos.  Fortunately, my cheese-covered self loathing was tempered by the presence of my brother and fellow intrepid eater Craig, aka Lil NYC [...]

Brooklyn Pizza: Creative Neapolitan Pies, Homemade Mozzarella, Fresh Pastas & S’mores Calzones at Emily in Clinton Hill

Date January 31, 2014

My lovely date and I emerged from the C train Clinton/Washington Street subway stop on to Fulton Street and walked one and a half blocks to “Emily,” a cozy and friendly Neapolitan pizza restaurant owned by husband and wife Matt and Emily Hyland.    After training under Luca Arrigoni of Sottocasa (Boerum Hill), a disciple [...]

NYC Sandwiches: Is the Freshly Fried Buttermilk Chicken Sandwich at Van Horn & Company in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn worth $15 with tax and tip?

Date October 24, 2013

Looks good doesn’t it?  Well this food porn perfection cost me $15 including tip ($12 without tip).  And while this sandwich is tasty – a big piece of juicy, freshly fried buttermilk chicken topped with crisp cabbage slaw all inside a perfectly toasted sesame seed bun – it is a bit under-seasoned.  If I’m in [...]

Gratuitous Food Porn: Gargiulo Burger at Brennan and Carr in Gravesend, Brooklyn

Date September 27, 2013

This gutbomb will only set you back $6.45.
Forget bacon, this burger is topped with freshly sliced roast beef, grilled onions and melted American cheese. It’s on the take-out menu but not on the placemat menu inside.  Fret not, just make sure to order a side of jus, slice your burger in half, dunk, wait for [...]

NYC Food Guy Video: A few of the most exciting savory & sweet options at Smorgasburg

Date September 23, 2013

“Good things to those who wait.”  Or so they say.  When it comes to sweet food videos, however, there’s no time like the present. Smorgasburg is a food festival unlike any other in New York City. It crashes into the Brooklyn coast each weekend through November – Saturdays in Williamsburg and Sundays in DUMBO [...]

NYC Best Burgers: Six Dream-Worthy Burgers From All Around Manhattan

Date September 13, 2013

Clockwise from top left:
Coppelia, Blue Collar, The National, Bayard Ale House, Brindle Room, Full Shilling
“I not only think about food all day,” said Henry Miller in “Tropic of Cancer,” “but I dream about it at night.” NYC Food Guy, he dreams about cheeseburgers. Big, dinner plate-sized sandwiches filled with juicy beef patties [...]

NYC Ice Cream: “Salted Crack Caramel” at Ample Hills Creamery Well Worth the Wait in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn

Date September 5, 2013

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Among my crew of fellow foodies, Ample Hills Creamery gets talked about more than Miley’s twerkin. The flavor everyone raves about is the aptly named “Salted Crack Caramel,” because once you start eating, it’s very hard to stop. If you love the intersection of salty and [...]

NYC Mexican Food: Good value & Big Flavor at Pequena in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn

Date September 4, 2013

Clockwise from top: Mushroom tacos, chips and guacamole and stewed pork tostada. My favorite bite of the night is not pictured: the black bean and sweet plantain cheese quesadilla. It hit the salty-sweet, melty-crispy notes in all the right ways. Overall, not life changing Mexican food and definitely not destination worthy, but if you’re in [...]

Sausage w/ slaw and fries at Hot House in Bed Stuy, Brooklyn

Date September 1, 2013

Looks better than it tasted. Mustard and French fries make everything better.
Hot House Website

What to do this weekend: Bark Hot Dogs, Sixpoint Beer and Beautiful Sunsets at Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6

Date June 22, 2012

If you haven’t been yet, it’s time.  Everyone knows Brooklyn Bridge Pier 1, and rightfully so, it’s beautiful; the bridge, River Cafe and the carousel set an epic New York City scene.  But if you walk 10 minutes south along the river, away from Pier 1 toward Brooklyn Heights and Cobble Hill, you’ll eventually arrive [...]

What to eat this weekend: Cemita’s Mexican Sandwiches at Smorgasburg in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Date October 28, 2011

The cemita is the Rolls Royce of Mexican sandwiches; no extravagance is spared. From bottom to top: black beans, mayo, meat, lettuce, tomato, pickled onion, stringy Mexican white cheese, avocado, papalo – a pungent Mexican herb whose strength puts cilantro to shame – and a spread of stewed chipotle pepper, all enclosed in a [...]

Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn Sandwiches: The Delight at Court Street Grocers

Date October 11, 2011

All great sandwich makers hold a certain truth to be self-evident: success depends on ingredients and construction. Each layer of the sandwich must be fresh and placed in accordance with how it complements the next closest ingredient. Perfection in simplicity and creativity are equally hard to achieve but supremely valued when accomplished. [...]

Best Bite of The Week: First Prize Pies S’Mores Pie at Fatty Cue (plus the full recipe)

Date May 21, 2010

What’s better than BBQ and pie? How about when the pie is arguably better than the BBQ? This was the thought running through my mind upon tasting First Prize Pies S’Mores Pie ($6/slice) last week at Fatty Cue. All of the Southeast Asian-inspired BBQ was spot on, but when someone can take a foolproof [...]

What to Drink This Weekend: Brand New “Tong Po” Pickle Back Shot at Fatty Cue

Date May 14, 2010

It’s pretty cool being the first person to try a new drink.  Thursday night at Fatty Cue, NYC Food Guy received this honor alongside Hagan the Wandering Foodie and Andy from Wined & Dined.  Adam the bartender calls his $8, Thai-inspired pickle back “Tong Po,” a reference to the pony-tailed villain from the 1989 Jean-Claude [...]

First Taste: Newark Double & Chocolate Truffles at St. Anselm in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Date May 10, 2010

Like a baseball scout keeping tabs on an up-and-coming prospect, I’ve become a fried food scout.  I first read about St. Anselm’s Newark Double in August 2009 and I’ve been craving it ever since.  Much more than just another New Jersey sandwich overstuffed with fried food, this bad boy features two deep fried, custom made [...]