New York City

Bruh! You Got Columbus-ed: Chopped Cheese Sandwich

I’ve lived in New York for a number of years but heard about the famed Chopped Cheese sandwich just a few months back. Known mostly in Harlem, Bronx and some of Queens, it features ground beef, peppers, onions, lettuce, tomato, American cheese and seasoning served on a hero. The beef is chopped up and mixed […]

12th Street Grocery: Mystery Meat Sandwich

The term mystery meat only has a negative connotation, evoking perhaps to American readers the sketchy stuff used in certain fast food chain tacos or perhaps school cafeteria meatloaf. I have here though, one positive spin on that term. One of the classic things to get for New Yorkers on the go are bacon, egg […]

RoodonFood’s Night out: Aussie Rolls, Happy Hour and Mudhoney

Yesterday, I was lucky enough to catch legendary Seattle band, Mudhoney at a favorite New York venue, the Bowery Ballroom. My girlfriend managed to score tickets so our name was added to the guest list. Now a bit of background is helpful here. We’re both habitual early birds and nervous nellies to boot. This means, […]

Restaurant Review: Abidjan (Brooklyn, Food of Ivory Coast)

New York City is home to a large West African population, most famously Little Ghana in the Bronx. Since I live nowhere near the Bronx, I did some searching and discovered several restaurants in Brooklyn. Abidjan, is located on an unassuming block under the elevated J line, next to an appliance repair shop. Stepping inside […]

Updated: Milan’s Restaurant Is Still Kicking (Park Slope, Brooklyn)

I wrote about Milan’s in Park Slope, Brooklyn a couple of years back and even interviewed the gracious owner. Back then, the restaurant looked like it was closing for good. I’m happy to report that for now at least, the long running Slovakian restaurant is still kicking. Yes, there are slicker restaurants with high-end pretentious […]

Snack Reviews: Anand Jack Fruit Chips (Product of India, 7oz/200g)

Jack fruit is the largest fruit tree in the world. Native to India, it also grows in other tropical climates such as Bangladesh. According to one study, they’re one of the most nutritious fruits including vitamin b, potassium and protein. Additionally, they’re low in calories. This is one of the reasons they’re promoting it in […]

Georgian Kharcho Soup (Vegan and Non, Georgian Food Month, Part 2)

Welcome to Part 2 of Georgian Food Month. Click here, if you want to check out part 1, phkali a walnut and spinach dip as well. After running, I’m often ravenous. During the cool down, my girlfriend and I like to ask each other “if you could have anything to eat in the world right […]