Shopping for a New York expat? Convincing a buddy to move here? You can't send New York attitude or that creeping feeling of paying godknowshowmuch for a studio apartment—but you can send proper pastrami. And smoked fish. And any number of the city's top cookies. Here are nine Only in New York food businesses—traditional and new—that will take care of all the shipping for you to deliver your gifts nationwide.
'rick's picks' on Serious Eats
We've long been fans of Rick's Picks, a New York-based pickler whose products have been a fixture at city Greenmarkets for years and are now sold across the country. But today there are so many kinds of pickles, we can't keep up with our own favorites. Do we prefer the smoked paprika Smokra? The Kool Gherks? Windy City Wasabeans? We felt it was due time we tried them all again. So here's our guide to just about the whole Rick's Picks line, in the slideshow above.
There's no better side for a sandwich than a pickle, which is why we're so excited our favorite pickle-maker—Rick's Picks—will be at the Serious Eats All-Star Sandwich Festival.
Since we last visited Rick Field in January 2009, this New York-based brinemaster has continued to rock the pickling world: expanding his distribution to retailers across the country; celebrating the company's sixth anniversary in March 2010; introducing two new pickle varieties (the People's Pickle, a deli-style garlic pickle, and Hotties, which include Sriracha and habanero powder in the brine); debuting the "Stickle," the Kool Gherk pickle on a stick at the New Amsterdam Market; and showing up on the Martha Stewart Show and in the pages of Oprah's O Magazine. We had a chance to chat with Rick about the creation of new pickles and what's in store for 2011.
"Pickled bacon—yay or nay? Absolutely. If there can be a bacon chocolate candy bar, why not? Let's remember that drying and curing meat, as in beef jerky, is another form of preservation." Name: Rick Field Location: Brooklyn, New York Occupation:...