Author Archives: Madeline Muzzi

The Tater-Tot Nachos at Rose’s Speak for Themselves

Source: Grub Street NY

Rose’s is known for having one of the best burgers in Brooklyn, but that definitely does not make it a burger joint — in fact, some of the other menu items are the bar and grill’s true stars. Take, for example, the tater-tot nachos (a.k.a. “tachos”) that tick all …

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Here’s What Makes Hanoi House’s Pho So Uniquely Fantastic

Source: Grub Street NY

The year-old East Village restaurant Hanoi House has quickly developed a devoted following thanks in large part to its menu full of expertly executed Vietnamese specialties. The restaurant’s top-selling dish is, of course, its version of pho — a unique bowl based on the funkier, more savory style found …

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Watch: How a Crown Heights Bar Combines Booze, Cake, and Politics

Source: Eater NY

They have sprinkles, blinkles, and a mission

Keavy Landreth and Allison Kave’s vision for their bar and bakery was simple: create the kind of place they’ve always wanted to hang out. The result is Butter & Scotch, a small, brightly colored, dimly lit bar where sprinkles are the law of the land.

Sugar may play an integral role at Butter & Scotch, but that doesn’t mean the bar needs to be sweet to the core. After the presidential election in November, owners Landreth and Kave felt that silence wasn’t an option so they used their business to raise ...

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Taking a Tour of Sahadi’s, a Middle Eastern Favorite in Brooklyn

Source: Eater NY

The classic grocer’s cookbook is in the works

Sahadi’s has been a staple of Brooklyn’s Atlantic Avenue since the 1940s and recently landed national recognition as the recipient of an America’s Classics award from James Beard. The store has long charmed neighborhood residents with its wide selection of affordable bulk items like candy and dried fruits, housemade savory pies and hummus, along with an in-house deli serving Middle Eastern favorites for an unstoppable lunch.

Now helmed by siblings Christine Whelan and Ron Sahadi who took over the store 2016, the duo has grown up in the business. Eater stopped by ...

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Where To Try Wine in NYC

Source: Eater NY

The best shops, restaurants, and bars that pour tastes

No matter how much you know about wine, the best way to avoid purchasing a bad bottle is to taste it first. Fortunately, many shops, bars, and restaurants around the city offer chances to try it before committing to a purchase. Don’t feel obligated to buy the bottle if you don’t care for it (or even if you do), and make sure to ask a few questions while you’re there. You’ll get a and drink and an education. And half of the time it will be totally free.

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13 Ferocious French Fries to Try in New York City

Source: Eater NY

Not all spuds are created equal — here are the ones worth seeking out.

French fries aren’t just a side dish. If they’re crispy and salty enough, fries are delightful in their own right (or maybe next to a drink). Here’s a map of 12 great fry options in NYC — including curly, shoestring, and waffle-shaped varieties.

Restaurants are listed geographically — south through north in Manhattan, and north to south in Brooklyn.

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