Food, News

New York’s Finest Potatoes: Pommes Frites

Johnny Sanford :: Thursday, March 25th, 2010 2:15 pm

There are a few hidden gems within this town that will take you to a new level of deliciousness, and Pommes Frites is one of these places. The small hole-in-the-wall Belgian fries joint usually has a line out the door, and the homestyle fries are cooked to perfection. For anyone who hasn’t tried them, put down whatever you’re doing and head out the door. What really takes Pommes Frites to the next level is the list of 25 sauces that add a buck to the $4.50 price tag for a regular “cone.” Wasabi Mayo, Sweet Mango Chutney Mayo and Irish Curry are some of the more exciting ones. And don’t be afraid: regular mayo and these fries go extremely well together. Europeans have known this for years. MORE »


Bands, Food

Wilco Sandwich Shop Begs The Question: What Band Would You Eat?

Amy Rose Spiegel :: Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010 4:30 pm

After perusing the menu of Sky Blue Sky Sandwich Co., a new Wilco-themed sandwich shop in Toronto, and reading about Led Zeppole, a Village-based restaurant that celebrates both powdered confections and classic rock, I began thinking of how five of my favorite bands might be interpreted through food.  Below, a list of the music I want to sink my teeth into.


Food, Links

Confession: I’m A Vegetarian Who Loves Heart-Attack-y Food Blogs

Amy Rose Spiegel :: Friday, February 5th, 2010 5:00 pm

Recently, I decided to stop eating meat, which is huge for this meatloaf-and-gravy-lover.  My newfound vegetarianism basically means that I now eat only pizza and broccoli (never combined, I find that vegetables make pizza too soggy), my favorite meatless foods.  Truthfully, I can’t say I’m mad at that.  However, I love to live vicariously through food blogs that showcase record amounts of trans fats and what appears to be deep-fried lard.  If you’re also a reluctant vegetarian, or maybe just an unapologetically-indulgent eater, I’m sure you’ll love these links, too.



Food, Lists

Growler Prowler: A List

Amy Rose Spiegel :: Wednesday, January 27th, 2010 5:05 pm

It’s happened to everyone at some point or another.  You’re at a bar, innocently drinking with friends, when someone starts rattling off exactly why they love their beer in excruciating, technical detail.  “It’s the hoppiness that really makes that finish so divine,” or some such.

Yes, my friends, beer culture has essentially become wine culture, replete with its own jargon and condescension.  Usually, you can bullshit your way out of a long-winded history of microbreweries and their oh-so-vastly superior output if you mutter a few words to show that you’re in the know.  Real past responses I’ve used include:

“Unibroue is by far the best German export, I think.  Excuse me for a second, I need to pee.”

“Dogfish Head isn’t THAT overrated.  I think I see my friend over there.”

“Uh, yeah…IPAs.” [Don't judge me too harshly here.  I was slumped in a corner with no real exit strategy].