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Donatella's Review: Margherita Pizza at Donatella's

Blogging about food is sometimes weird in that I always wonder what my preferences say about me. For example on Slice, they really like Donatella's. Nick and Adam wrote that, "The pies are thinner, less puffy (but with no less life) and far drier. They will appeal, I think, not only to the purist but to those who did not think they cared for the form." Strong praise for two dudes that know and eat a lot of pizza. So the problem for me was that I walked away thinking, "It was aight." Now I've learned that when blogging about a pizza place, try to eat the margherita pie first. The margherita pizza at Donatella's is simple enough: san marzano tomatoes, mozzarella, parmigiano reggiano, and basil. They do the basil almost all in the middle unlike some places that spread it around. The pie is just...

A party and a harvest

Lately I've had this thing where things happen in bunches. But since I can't really have separate food events in their separate posts, they'll just both converge here. A few days ago I read about the Edible Manhattan magazine launch party. It sounded cool, and for $10 dollars, probably the cheapest party you could find with food and booze. And the second half of this post will focus on Harvest on the Square, which was a fund raiser for Union Square. The ticket for that was north of $100. I couldn't afford that one, but even from the outside, it was a good time. I haven't actually read Edible Manhattan magazine but the party had two things going for it. It featured food from vendors I normally would not visit and it was just $10 bucks. If you're doing the math at home, that's three...

I want more gentrification so I can eat more pizza

Emily is a pizza place that opened this year in Clinton Hill Brooklyn, and as of now, it has the distinction as 'that place where Adam Kuban is doing his pop up/preview of Margot's Pizza.' I suppose a pizza place could be known for worse things, so that's not so bad. I can sum up Emily in about one sentence: it's fairly decent for a neighborhood place in its neighborhood which has no other good pizza places, but most of you probably shouldn't rush out to Clinton Hill just to try Emily. Emily makes good enough pizza that probably falls into a special niche for super pizza lovers. For normal people, it's good pizza but it's hard to place what kind of style it really is. It's not the Neapolitan style that has been popular the last few years. We tried their version of margherita, another...

Dumplings and my so called rant

"Is that what it's come to? We don't even need to have the TV on, or video games? We just play, 'Let's debate with Danny?'" My close friends and I were sitting in the living room. They tried to help me decipher why another friend (we'll call him UPenn because that's where he went to school), had crazy ideas. We talked about how change takes time and how impatient I am. This happens every four years because I'm one of those people that get really into the election. It's like how some people have regular refrigerators and they just open the door and stick their hand to pull in what they want. For me, presidential election is like my walk-in freezer. I gotta get all up in that shizzle and feel it. And I'm taking the long weekend as a chance to throw this post...

Murray's Bagel Review: Murray's Bagel Porn

What do you do at 2pm when you have not eaten all day and the fried chicken joint closed for kitchen problems? Um, you eat an everything bagel with cream cheese. And I think the everything bagel now supersedes onion bagel as my all time favorite provided it is from Murray's. As part of my ever growing collection of "photos other people really wish I would delete" series, we shall discover someone digging for...

Gotham Bar And Grill Review: Another great lunch deal at Gotham Bar and Grill

I'm way behind on posting, because I've been fixing bad code on my site for the last two weeks. Nothing beats debugging tiny errors. Thus my motivation to write is way way down. This lunch at Gotham Bar and Grill actually occurred during New York City's Restaurant Week, however they do run a $25 dollar greenmarket prix fixe lunch normally. The norm is to have two courses for that price, but during RW, they throw in the dessert. It was only by pure coincidence that Steph and I ended up going during Restaurant Week. For $25, it's a pretty good deal to hit up Gotham Bar and Grill if you get a chance for lunch. They give three choices for appetizer and entree, with one selection in each section being a 'Greenmarket' dish. I didn't care for that especially since a 'Greenmarket' appetizer was a tomato...