Monday, February 25, 2008
1424 Avenue J
(corner of East 15th St.)
Brooklyn NY 11230
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Remember your Aunt Brenda's meat loaf that was made of leftover ground beef, tomato paste, canned mushroom soup and those creepy fried onion sticks? Slathered with ketchup and served with a delicious vegetable medley straight from the 3 for a dollar section of the grocery store freezer?
Well things don't have to be that way. unless you're really nostalgic for biting into dry beef with giant chunks of green pepper and peas in it.
Get some sausage in there, ricotta cheese, wrap it in pancetta, hell you could make BBQ chicken meat loaf, cheesesteak meat loaf with whiz all over it, mexican meat loaf wrapped in tortillas and deep fried (uh.. let me know if this works)... It's just as easy as Aunt Brenda's. Basically mix some meat & junk together, mold it into a brick and put it in the oven. Just make sure there's some good stuff in there to keep it moist & delicious -eggs, milk, panko breadcrumbs, cheese, foie gras, fatback, whatever.
Serve that with a salad and you're good to go. Wedge of lettuce chopped into quarters with some herbs & stuff thrown on top, olive oil & lemon juice. salt.
Friday, February 22, 2008
The horrible truth is that while I blog about obscure sandwich shops and lamb brains mostly I just eat pizza. Often from Lazaros which is literally two blocks from my apartment. It's your average pizza joint, calzones, steaks, cheese fries, and above average salads. We ordered the "Jumbo" pizza one day and god damn this thing was huge. The box barely fit up my stairwell. Also hot & fresh since they are only two blocks away.
1743 South St
Monday, February 4, 2008
The debate over best pizza in the Northeast is as hot as the ovens they are cooked in. The exception to the rule of best pizza that normally is given to the large thin crusted slices in
Modern is a pretty normal looking pizza spot, booths line the walls and pitchers of beer are no problem. We ordered a large half sausage, half cheese and a small clam pie. The pizza was just as it should have been, gooey and with crispy thin crust. The sausage was soft and sweet and the clam pie had perfect cubes of roasted garlic and was served with lemon wedges. Yes, a squeeze of lemon set it off perfectly.Pair it all up with a nice lager and this meal ranks up there in the pizza books.