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Morscher's Pork Store, a Multicultural Meat Shop in Ridgewood

Clara Inés Schuhmacher 3 comments

This European butcher has watched Ridgewood change and grow, wave after wave of immigrant. Over the years, it's come to stock items for every ethnic group that pass through the neighborhood. More

Sugar Rush: Coconut Tapioca Pudding at Bún-Ker

Sugar Rush Max Falkowitz Post a comment

If you find yourself in Ridgewood, this sweet soup at the new Vietnamese restaurant Bun-Ker is worth keeping on your radar. More

A Sandwich a Day: Chili Mackerel Banh Mi at Bún-Ker

A Sandwich a Day Max Falkowitz 3 comments

Bún-Ker opened about six weeks ago on a gloomy stretch of Metropolitan Avenue in Ridgewood, and while I wouldn't call it destination Vietnamese fare yet, it's already looking like a great addition to the neighborhood. Case in point: this spicy fish banh mi. More

Serious Eats Neighborhood Guides: Matt Fisher's Ridgewood

Neighborhood Guides Allegra Ben-Amotz 9 comments

Pitmaster Matt Fisher, half of the team behind Fletcher's Barbecue, lives in a neighborhood that respects tradition as much as the 'cue he practices. Click through to see what he eats at his home base in Ridgewood, Queens. More

Date Night: Old World German at Gottscheer Hall in Ridgewood, Queens

Date Night Jessica Allen and Garrett Ziegler 1 comment

Gottscheer Hall, home to one of the largest Gottschee organizations in the world, dates to 1924 and appears unchanged since the Eisenhower administration. But the past doesn't merely persist here: it thrives. More

Afternoon Snack: Burek at Muncan in Astoria and Ridgewood, Queens

Afternoon Snack Chris E. Crowley 4 comments

Four flavors ($4 a piece) are available daily. Ground beef and cheese are the traditional options, but there's also the more modern apple and recently introduced jumari varieties. More

Muncan Food Corp in Astoria and Ridgewood, Queens: Tradition, Family, and Smoked Meat

Chris E. Crowley 2 comments

On an otherwise nondescript stretch of Broadway in Astoria, Muncan is a food haven, a veritable cornucopia of house-cured and -smoked meats. Most famous for its intimidating selection of quality bacon, Muncan has become something of a Queens institution for Eastern European charcuterie. More

New Jersey Dispatch: Clover-Brewed Coffee in the Garden State

BrianYarvin 5 comments

The Lazy Bean in Teaneck is one of three coffee shops in New Jersey with a Clover single-cup brewing machine. After my experience at Zummo's in Scranton, Pennsylvania, I thought it would be worthwhile to spend a day visiting... More

Jersey Dispatch: Piccolo´s Gastronomia Italiana

BrianYarvin 1 comment

While almost every other Italian store in the state has converted (with varying degrees of success) to a deli or takeout shop, Franco Piccolo has kept his place focused on what actual Italians actually need to make the food of their homeland. More

Off the Beaten Path: Taste of Europe II

Joe DiStefano 2 comments

When I passed Taste of Europe II last week I was instantly drawn by the all-caps come-on for “Polish Pizza (You have to taste one)” and “lalidog (hmm…delicious).” Unfortunately meatier matters brought me to Ridgewood that day, so I... More

Hog Heaven at the Ridgewood Pork Store

Joe DiStefano 3 comments

As I approached the Ridgewood Pork Store I detected the heady smell of smoked pork from across the street. I floated across the intersection like a cartoon character drawn toward a mouthwatering aroma. Once inside I was like a... More

Sugar Rush: Van Dyke's Ice Cream

Sugar Rush Zach Brooks Post a comment

Editor's note: I don't know how things work at your office, but around this time of day, our collective sweet tooth starts acting up at Serious Eats HQ. Enter Sugar Rush. Every afternoon, we'll point you to something sweet—as an... More

Korean Tofu Stew Shines at Organic Tofu House in New Jersey

Robyn Lee 4 comments

Outside of Organic Tofu House, a bowl of pork tofu stew, kimchi banchan, and marinated beef Ridgewood, New Jersey has always been the place to go to for dinner while I was growing up in nearby Franklin Lakes. You'll... More

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