Adrienne’s Pizza Bar — or is it Pizzabar? I don’t know. Regardless, it’s making one of the best grandma/nonna pizzas in NYC today. Of course at Adrienne’s, they call it the “old fashioned.” Whatever. All you need to call it is DELICIOUS. I don’t get to Adrienne’s often enough, because it’s a bit much to … Continue reading Weekly Pizza Lunch: Adrienne’s Pizza Bar
My #weeklypizzalunch/#Kubslunch this week was with my friend and former MSLO colleague Jennifer Jarett at Marta, Danny Meyer’s new Roman-style pizzeria in the “NoMad” neighborhood’s Martha Washington Hotel. The mushroom pizza here is OFF THE HOOK — if people still say that (I don’t think they do). I’d almost consider adding chanterelles to my own … Continue reading Weekly Pizza Lunch: Marta
The only reason you should ever leave Prince Street Pizza without ordering the Spicy Spring slice is if you’re veg(etari)an. Continue reading Weekly Pizza Lunch: The Spicy Spring at Prince Street Pizza
A casual lunchtime gem in Greenwich Village. Continue reading Weekly Pizza Lunch: The Marlonzola at Pizza Mezzaluna
I’ve probably eaten slices from Rose & Joe’s more than from anywhere else, and I can say from considerable experience that an edge (but not a corner), on a plate, no reheat is the way to go. It loses something in the reheat, and in fact is best somewhere between warm and not-straight-out-of-the-oven hot. I … Continue reading Weekly Pizza Lunch: Rose & Joe’s Italian Bakery
People often ask me to help with their pizza itineraries. For a fun Saturday, I have been recommending this route through Williamsburg and Greenpoint lately. Enjoy! Continue reading One-day self-guided pizza tour of Williamsburg & Greenpoint, Brooklyn
[via Instagram] Tufino is one of the few places in NYC making naturally leavened wood-fired pizza. I love Tufino, but I’m also a bit jealous. For years I’ve been saying that Astoria could use a good wood-oven joint. I’d even secretly thought of opening one myself. But, well, look what happens when you don’t act … Continue reading #weeklypizzalunch: The Nonna at Tufino in Astoria
One of the best New York–style slices and/or grandma slices in the city. Period. Continue reading OPP: Williamsburg Pizza — pardon my French, but the pizza here is f****** fantastic
Given how close my office is to Don Antonio by Starita (a five-minute walk), I don’t know why I don’t eat here more often. The pizza is great. Like Kesté, its sister pizzeria in Greenwich Village, this place is über Neapolitan. (Though I will say that the topping choices are a lot more expansive than … Continue reading Weekly Pizza Lunch: The Pistacchio e Salsiccia pie at Don Antonio by Starita
I’m combining two Weekly Pizza Lunch outings into one here. That’s because they’re practically the same place. —The Mgmt.
There’s a pizzeria mini chain in the heart of Manhattan that I think doesn’t get enough attention or praise.* Part of the blame may lie in its unusual naming convention. I mean, did you know that the pizzerias Gruppo, Posto, Spunto, Vezzo, and Tappo are all related and are pretty much the same thing? I know! You’d think they would have settled on one name and stuck with it. (Think of the efficiencies gained by maintaining one single website!)
Then again, avoiding the appearance of a chain has a certain advantage as well. Continue reading “Weekly Pizza Lunch: Vezzo and Tappo”
You know, you’re not going to go wrong adding toppings to a Totonno’s pizza, but when the joint is firing on all cylinders, like it was when I visited yesterday, you only need a plain pie for a satisfying meal.
Of course that didn’t stop me and my dining companion from getting another pizza topped with sausage. Continue reading “Weekly Pizza Lunch: Coney Island’s Totonno’s rises from the floodwaters”
Claire and I had dinner at the Queens Kickshaw for the first time last night. Preliminary report: great stuff. But what I want to draw your attention to is the fact that they have sparkling water on tap there — and it’s free.
Yes! We hadn’t yet tasted the food and already I loved this place.
Complimentary soda water. On tap. How often have you had that at a restaurant? It’s a small luxury that probably costs the Queens Kickshaw pennies.* Very classy — and smart. That cost is probably recouped a thousand times over from a customer loyalty standpoint. Continue reading “Sparkling water on tap, a simple luxury at the Queens Kickshaw”
This photo is part of my attempt to take at least one photograph a day in 2011. Inspired by SE’r PoorOldMama, we declared January 8 International Serious Eats Day and tried to spark a series of distributed, autonomous meet-ups of SE’rs across the U.S. and around the world. At the NYC meet-up at Radegast Hall … Continue reading 1/8/2011: Accidental creepiness
To say that this is not the most glamorous Date Night would be an understatement, but Claire had a craving for Mexican. We tossed around the idea of doing Taco Night at home with a box-taco mix, but we were slow getting out of the house. So down to the local Chinese Mexican place we … Continue reading 1/7/2011: Date night at Fresca Tortilla
Even if the English had been rendered correctly, “As old as the hills” would still make no sense as a slogan. Continue reading Funny English: ‘As Old as Hills’
The Space Between: New Camera, originally uploaded by Adam Kuban. This is the first “Space Between” photo taken with our new Canon S90. It’s a great little camera. Continue reading The Space Between: New Camera
It’s a question I asked just today on Facebook and was pleased to get an answer within minutes. From the New York Times‘s Christopher Gray in a March 1987 Cityscape story: The Queens Terra-Cotta building, built in 1892 as the first structure solely for offices of the growing concern, was designed by Francis H. Kimball, … Continue reading What is with the abandoned building on Vernon Boulevard under the Queensboro Bridge in Long Island City?
For the most part when we’ve done noodles in Chinatown, the ol’ lady and I have gone to Big Wong or Hong Kong Noodle Station. No more! Last night we went to Lam Zhou Handmade Noodles & Dumplings in the part of Chinatown just east of the Manhattan Bridge. Sure, that we were out in … Continue reading Lam Zhou Handmade Noodles & Dumplings
The production was pretty cool. With video projections and what not. The militaristic set—I think the Times described it as “equal parts abbatoir, hospital, and dungeon”—reminded me a lot of the Stargate planet Kelowna and the Stargate Atlantis civilization of the Genai—both militaristic people using technology and design reminiscent of the ’40s. Everything happened on … Continue reading On Seeing ‘MacBeth’ with Patrick Stewart
When: February 21 to March 21 Where: Max Lang Gallery, 229 Tenth Avenue, New York NY 10011 (b/n 23rd and 24th; map) Justin forwarded this exhibit info to me. Looks interesting. From the wankery art-speak press release: The artists in this unique exhibition are documenting and navigating this historic moment with open eyes and bold … Continue reading Art: ‘China Now, The Edge of Desire’