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Lisa got the Vegetarian Ramen with cheese.

Mr. Coleman Can’t Compete With @momofuku Ramen

By     |    Jul 29, 2013
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We recently discovered Mind of a Chef on Netflix. The show is great, but there’s one big downside of watching it — it leaves you wanting to eat food you may not have easy access too. We don’t all have a noodle shop down the street to satiate the cravings the show creates. And packaged ramen can only do so much, a lesson we learned on the road. Luckily, we found […]

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The perfect New York fish fry from Doug's To Go.

This is How Your Fish Fry: Doug’s To Go

By     |    May 1, 2013
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The New York fish fry tradition is strong enough to warrant a mention on Wikipedia. Upstate New Yorkers love their breaded and fried haddock sandwiches. Lisa’s favorite? Doug’s in Cortland. Problem is, we’re never in Cortland. Luckily, there’s Doug’s To Go, a traveling fish fry-mobile that sets up all around the area. We tracked them down one day and this is what it looked like:    

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Bow down to your new false idol.

Shake Shack vs. Five Guys (vs. In-N-Out and Culver’s)

By     |    Mar 27, 2013
Posted in: Food, New York     |    2 Comments

In New York, we dined at Shake Shack, and when I say ‘dined,’ I mean we fought bitterly for a table to balance our drinks on while we shoved our food into our faces as fast as possible to escape the too-crowded restaurant. But some people love it. And then there’s Five Guys, another East Coast favorite. Could these guys compete with the Culver’s and In-N-Out? It’s time to find […]

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Eggs, bacon, potatoes.

$70 Breakfast at the Station Diner with a Side of Free Hotel

By     |    Mar 12, 2013
Posted in: Food, New York     |    5 Comments

Things are expensive in New York. We spent $70 on breakfast one day in Brooklyn at the Station Diner, plus tip. Insane? Or the best deal ever? You decide. Breakfast included all-you-can-drink coffee and a cup of orange juice. Options were limited, but I opted for eggs (over-easy), potatoes, and bacon, while Lisa went for the yogurt, granola, and fruit. Both were delicious. But there’s more. Breakfast begins the night […]

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Near the 30th Street entrance: new construction and empty lots.

Three Places to Stroll in New York

By     |    Feb 28, 2013
Posted in: New York     |    1 Comment

We love walking around New York. Every time we visit, we probably cover 8 miles a day. Or more. Here’s where we strolled on our last visit: The High Line Park The way-western side of Manhattan is interesting. There are empty lots. There’s new construction. It almost doesn’t feel like Manhattan, but the High Line has been written about in nearly every magazine we read and we had to see […]

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Cannot wait to try this.

The Greatest Website in Queens

By     |    Feb 27, 2013
Posted in: Food, New York     |    2 Comments

The greatest website in Queens is the Sunnyside Food blog maintained by our buddy Mikolaj. It’s so popular that there’s a Tumblr site that mocks it. Now, I can’t speak much about the rest of Queens, but I can testify that it exists as a borough of New York and that there are restaurants and that this blog is the greatest website ever created in the borough. Queens is both […]

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Papaya King and the Tourism Hype Machine

By     |    Feb 23, 2013
Posted in: Food, New York     |    5 Comments

Anthony Bourdain likes Papaya King. Kramer likes Papaya King. Ted from How I Met Your Mother likes Papaya King. Everybody likes Papaya King. But will I like Papaya King? I do like hot dogs. I liked the Mexican hot dogs I had in Tucson. I like Chicago-style hot dogs. I’ve liked the hot dogs I’ve eaten on the streets of New York. I pretty much always like hot dogs. But Papaya […]

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The Dinnertime Dance in New York

By     |    Feb 21, 2013
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It’s dinnertime in New York and we’ve got a plan. We’ll grab a glass of wine at Bar Jamón, then get dinner at either ABC Kitchen or Beecher’s or Cafe Mono. Easy. We jump in a cab and head to Gramercy Park. It’s still a little early, so we’re hoping the crowd isn’t too big yet at Bar Jamón. We walk up to the wine bar and find two men […]

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The History of the Half Moon / Black and White Cookie

By     |    Feb 19, 2013
Posted in: Food, New York     |    8 Comments

I grew up eating Half Moon cookies. But I had never had a NYC-style Half Moon cookie (OK, OK: a Black and White cookie) until last weekend. NYC is so good at so many things: bagels, pizza, overwhelming crowds of people. How could it get the Black and White cookie so wrong? I had to do a little research. I discovered that there’s surprisingly little information out there about Half Moon […]

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High Dive booze on the left, drink credit chalkboard on the right.

Three New York City Neighborhood Dive Bars

By     |    Feb 14, 2013
Posted in: Bars, Booze, Beer, Etc., New York     |    No Comments

It’s been a while since we visited New York. We’ve missed it. New York is a really great city. Times Square, however, is terrible and crowded. We managed to get stuck walking through Times Square three times even though we were committed to avoiding it. Whoops! If you’ve never been to New York, don’t judge it based on Times Square. Judge it based on its great neighborhood dive bars. Here are […]

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