5 Napkin Burger and Captain Lawrence are joining forces to help you shake those winter blues with a three course food and beer paring. 5 Napkin Burger classics will be paired with Captain Lawrence brews – 3 courses, 3 beers. The events will be held on February 9th at the Union Square location and on February 11th at the Yonkers location. Purchase tickets before they sell out!
Get ready, New York City. This Saturday is the inaugural Donut Fest. Some of New York City’s best restaurants and bakeries will compete to take the title of the best donut in the city. Participating establishments include, Dun-Well Doughnuts, Erin McKenna’s Bakery, Du Jour Bakery, Mike’s Donuts, The Doughnut Project, Clementine Bakery, Glaze Donuts, Carpe Donuts, Irving Farm Coffee Roasters, Cafe Grumpy, Brooklyn Roasting Company and D’Amico Coffee Roasters.
The Daily Meal has announced its third annual list of the 50 best steakhouses throughout the U.S. New York City has more than its fair share of spots in the list – Keen’s, Peter Luger, Sparks, Porter House, Gallagher’s and Old Homestead.
Did your favorite steakhouse make the cut?
|2||Keens||New York City|
|4||Peter Luger||New York City|
|9||Pappas Bros. Steakhouse||Dallas and Houston|
|10||Cattlemen’s Steakhouse||Oklahoma City|
|11||Bazaar Meat||Las Vegas|
|12||Cattleman’s Steakhouse||Fabens, TX|
|13||Killen’s Steakhouse||Pearland, TX|
|14||Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse||Chicago|
|15||Perini Ranch||Buffalo Gap, TX|
|16||Bavette’s Bar & Boeuf||Chicago|
|19||Pacific Dining Car||Los Angeles|
|21||Plaza III||Kansas City|
|22||John Howie Steak||Seattle|
|25||Sparks||New York City|
|26||Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse||New Orleans|
|27||Porter House||New York City|
|29||St. Elmo Steak House||Indianapolis|
|30||Gallaghers||New York City|
|31||Osso Steakhouse||San Francisco|
|33||Duane’s Prime||Riverside, CA|
|35||Gene & Georgetti||Chicago|
|37||Golden Steer||Las Vegas|
|38||The Hitching Post II||Buellton, CA|
|39||Kevin Rathbun Steak||Atlanta|
|41||Alexander’s Steakhouse||San Francisco|
|44||Old Homestead||New York City|
|45||Jess & Jim’s||Kansas City, MO|
|46||Red Prime||Oklahoma City|
|48||Oliver’s Prime||Los Angeles|
|49||The Buckhorn Exchange||Denver|
|50||Taste of Texas||Houston, TX|
This is pretty cool so check it out. No longer will you have to wait on long, 15-25 minute lines for places like Chipotle, sweetgreen, indikitch, etc. Arcade has simplified the lunch experience down to a single text message exchange. People can order lunch by simply texting “Yes”, taking all of 30 seconds of their day.
Each work day, Arcade offers users a single meal option from more than 150 New York restaurants. At 10 a.m., Arcade sends users a text with a description of the “dish of the day.” Users simply text “Yes” before 11 a.m. if they want to place an order, and Arcade guarantees delivery by 1 p.m. Arcade delivers made-to-order meals south of 59th Street. To sign up for the service, users simply text ARCADE to 22105.
As an added incentive to try them out, you can get 50% off your first order with promo code BARTONSBITES.
Today, Arcade is launching their first in-person pick-up location and all orders are only $3. Users can text MENU to 22105 for the daily menu and they will be able to place their order right there, through SMS. Lunch will be ready for pickup between 12-2pm in NYC’s Flatiron District (13 E. 27th Street).
If you’re craving some key lime pie and don’t feel like hopping on a three hour flight down to Key West, jet over to Red Hook, Brooklyn, follow the signs and end up at Steve’s Authentic Key Lime Pie.
This Brooklyn outpost is mainly a commercial bakery but they’ve opened their doors to serve visitors craving some lime goodness.
The shop is modest and eccentric. Scattered among tons of knick-knacks and a lovable shop dog, there are a few signs detailing your order options. There are only a handful of choices, and they’re all mainly variations of one thing – key lime pie – you’re not getting anything else here so don’t try to ask. Be prepared to grab your pie and take a walk too. There aren’t any tables or chairs, but there is a scenic pier nearby that is the perfect eating spot.
In general, key lime pie doesn’t rank high on my list of favorite types of pie (hello apple and pecan). Steve’s may have me changing my tune though. It had just the right amount of tartness and sweetness, with a buttery graham cracker crust. These key lime pies are made from real limes and they’re the real deal.
Sorry Chick-Fil-A lovers, New York City’s first fast food fried chicken joint closed over the holidays due to 59 Department of Health violations. We’re talking things like flies buzzing around the food, improper refrigeration, etc. In other words, a ‘C’ health grade.
Don’t worry though fried chicken fans, the store should reopen for breakfast tomorrow, January 4th with hopefully some new health checks put in place.
2015 was another food-filled year. Below are three of the best and worst of 2015. If you’re looking for that place to try in 2016 or more importantly, that place to avoid, this is a good starting point to help point you in the right direction.
- Fox Bros BBQ – Easily some of the best brisket I’ve ever had. If you’re ever in Atlanta it’s a must-visit.
- Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival – 1,000 different beers from 150 breweries across the country. Plus, pretzel necklaces.
- Burger and Lobster – For $20 you get your choice of a lobster, lobster roll or burger. What’s not to love?
- Marleey’s – OK food, terrible lighting, incorrect spelling on their menu and waiters that didn’t understand what they were serving.
- Treat House – Innovative Rice Crispies treats, but lacking flavor and leaving a bland taste in your mouth.
- Joe’s Bar – Nothing overly wrong with Joe’s except they tried to outdo themselves at their grand opening. Think step and repeat and inviting D-List celebrities.
One of the newest cheesesteak spots to hit the Philly scene, Jimmy G’s is only a few years old. It’s located in the Spring Garden area of Philly and has a sleek shiny steel interior and outdoor seating area. This place has also fully embraced social media, with TV screens and billboards showcasing recent Yelp reviews and photos.
After devouring a cheesesteak with Cheez Whiz and onions and some fries, I have to say Jimmy G’s can compete with the best of them. The bread was extremely fresh, the meat well-seasoned and nothing beats Cheez Whiz. Check them out next time you’re looking for something that’s a little less crowded than the usual spots.
Want to have an Italian feast with a few hundred of your closest friends? Head to Patrizia’s of Brooklyn and you too can experience the party that takes place in Williamsburg.
This place is amazing and ideal for large groups. It’s a celebration all night with diners waving their napkins in the air as table after table celebrates a birthday, anniversary or just a fun night out on the town.
Come hungry. A family-style menu is available for around $55 per person that includes an all-you-can-drink feast with multiple courses of cheeses, veggies, pizzas, pastas, seafood, meats and desserts. There’s so much food that it never seems to stop – course after course after course comes out. Luckily, you have endless amounts of wine and beer to wash it all down.
I highly recommend Patrizia’s of Brooklyn. I definitely will be going back and encourage you to check them out for your next celebration!