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Is This the Classiest McDonald's in America?

Max Falkowitz 26 comments

Head out to Long Island right to the edge of the city, then cross the Nassau County border on Jericho Turnpike, and you'll find what just might be the fanciest McDonald's in America. I don't mean a McDonald's where the seats aren't broken and the air doesn't have that smell; I mean a bona fide McDonald's mansion. More

A Sandwich a Day: 'Grilled Cheese' at Five Guys

A Sandwich a Day Carey Jones 15 comments

So I won't go so far as to say that vegetarians should seek out the grilled cheese sandwich ($2.95) at burger chain Five Guys. But it is better than an awful lot of meatless options out there. More

Chipotle's Chelsea Location: Best Quality-Per-Dollar Ratio In The City

J. Kenji López-Alt 43 comments

Walk through the front door of the Chipotle on 18th Street and 8th Avenue in New York's Chelsea neighborhood, and it doesn't look any different from any one of the chain's other 1,000-plus locations. But here's the thing: That Chipotle may have the best-kept secret menu in the city. And the kicker? It's not a secret at all. Let us explain. More

Shamrock Shake Sightings: Now Out in NYC

Chris E. Crowley 10 comments

Difficult and sometimes impossible to find in New York City, McDonald's Shamrock Shake inspires a peculiar cult following. These days, when people finally do get their hands on one they often find it to be more of a sham than anything else. In reality, it's just a vanilla milkshake blended (incompletely) with DayGlo-colored mint syrup. Decidedly artificial, the mint flavor has shades of low-quality, grainy mint chocolate chip ice cream. Still, this limited-time offering gets people excited. More

Fast Food International: Tim Hortons

Fast Food International Krista Garcia 8 comments

Editor's note: In "Fast Food International," Krista Garcia will take us around New York to the many international fast food chains that have landed in the five boroughs. Country of origin: Canada Locations worldwide: 3,596 in Canada and the U.S.... More

Fast Food International: Lizarran, Spanish Tapas in Soho

Fast Food International Krista Garcia 2 comments

Editor's note: In "Fast Food International," Krista Garcia will take us around New York to the many international fast food chains that have landed in the five boroughs. She blogs at goodiesfirst.com. Country of origin: Spain Locations worldwide: Around 200... More

Fast Food International: Pollo Campero

Fast Food International Krista Garcia 6 comments

Editor's note: In "Fast Food International," Krista Garcia will take us around New York to the many international fast food chains that have landed in the five boroughs. She blogs at goodiesfirst.com. Country of origin: Guatemala Locations worldwide: 300+ in... More

A Sandwich A Day: 'The Schumwich' from Subway

A Sandwich a Day Carey Jones 21 comments

The "Schumwich" is New York Senator Chuck Schumer's sandwich of choice, and, according to the Post, "an inside joke of sorts among the armies of political aides who have slaved away in Schumer's office." It's a roast beef sandwich on Italian bread, with mayo and mustard—plus banana peppers, pickled jalapeños, extra onions, extra tomatoes, and extra extra pickles: two full layer's worth. Clearly, we had to try this beast for ourselves. More

McDonald's Germany Introduces Cupcakes Named After NY Neighborhoods

Carey Jones 6 comments

File this under "Products Getting More Attention on New York Food Blogs Than In Their Own Countries." McDonald's Germany has just announced a line of cupcakes, and they've named each one after a New York neighborhood: the strawberry "Central Park," chocolate-chocolate "Chelsea," vanilla "Soho," and cappuccino "East Village." More

What's The Better Name: Muffy or Bogel?

Carey Jones 19 comments

At left: bogels; at right, a muffy. muf·fy n. A muffin top, sold as a single baked good at Panera. bog·el n. A chunk of Cinnamon Crunch bagel dough, fashioned into a bagel hole, sold in packs of six... More

Off the Beaten Path: Taking One for the Team at LQQM Kung Fu Bing in Chinatown

Joe DiStefano 22 comments

"Something I’d try again—if I happened to find myself in the area after smoking a blunt with Snoop Dogg." Normally when Zak Pelaccio recommends a spot, particularly an Asian one, I’m eager to try it out. But when he told... More

My McDonald's Shamrock Shake Journey: An Emotional Roller Coaster

Grace Kang 52 comments

I approached the counter and excitedly said, "One Shamrock Shake, please!" The cashier replied, "What?" I thought today was going to be a good day. I really did. Boosted by lard chips and Valrhona chocolate at Serious Eats HQ,... More

New Starbucks Breakfast 'Pairings' for $3.95: Better Than Airplane Food?

Ed Levine 20 comments

The basic problem is that Starbucks breakfast food is essentially airline food formulated by food scientists. So the Serious Eaters ventured to our local Starbucks to see if the new sandwiches were first, business, or coach class. More

Woodside's Jollibee Jam-Packed with Nostalgic Filipinos

Joe DiStefano 2 comments

The last time I saw this big a crowd at a fast-food joint on Roosevelt Avenue was back when Pollo Campero opened in Corona. So many people have been lining up outside the new Jollibee in Woodside that I'm... More

Philippines Fast-Food Giant Jollibee Makes East Coast Debut on Valentine's Day

Joe DiStefano 4 comments

White Castle turns into the “Love Castle,” this Valentine’s Day, but based on the throbbing castle graphic on their site, it’s unclear whether this involves white tablecloths and candlelight, as in years past, or bearskin rugs and a 70s... More

Chick-fil-A Opening in the East Village?

Adam Kuban 1 comment

The Eater blog is trafficking in self-admitted "unconfirmed reckless plywood rumormongering," but reports nonetheless that a large number of Chick-fil-A people were seen entering and exiting an empty storefront on East 6th Street between avenues A and B. Could it... More

Arby's Coming Back to NYC; 41 Locations to Open in Metro Area

Adam Kuban Post a comment

Nation's Restaurant News is reporting that the roast beef chain is heading back to the city. The last Arby's here closed in March. Says NRN: The deal calls for the restaurants to be opened over the next 10 years,... More

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