Food

Of course I had to try some famous New York style thin crust pizza on my last day in New York.

My brother told me that there are a lot of places in New York touting themselves as Ray’s Pizza, but he said this one is the best.

Per my brother’s girlfriend’s recommendation, I ordered a white slice. Instead of tomato sauce, there is a white sauce with prominent garlic flavor and the slice is topped with mozzarella and ricotta cheeses. The crust was crisp and chewy and my brother insisted that I eat it folded like a true New Yorker. Which I did, and a ton of oil dripped off. This was really good and now that I’m back home, I’ve been trying to find a comparable thin crust pizza, but to no avail so far.

The Famous Ray’s Pizza

465 Ave of the Americas

New York, NY 10011

212-243-2253

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Ronnybrook Farms

by Alyssa on February 24, 2011

in Food, Restaurant Reviews

While visiting Chelsea Market to pick up some food gifts, my brother asked me if I wanted a milkshake. Truthfully, I didn’t really want a milkshake, but then my brother insisted I try one, so we went to Ronnybrook Farms where my brother proceeded to open one of the refrigerator cases and pulled out a bottle of chocolate milk.

These aren’t milkshakes, I told him, it’s milk. Fresh milk, he insisted, it’s really thick. Okay, so I bought a Chocolate Creamline Milk and took a swig. This milk was really thick! The chocolate flavor was very rich and the milk was somehow very thick and creamy, just like a smooth milkshake. And it was also really cold. Success!

Ronnybrook Farms

75 Ninth Ave.

New York, NY 10011

212-741-6455

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Shake Shack

February 22, 2011

Touted as the New York version of In-N-Out, Shake Shack was a must stop on my eating tour of New York. Fries, burgers, shakes, and hot dogs made to order (in addition to shakes and concretes), the line at the Shake Shack can get pretty long (equivalent to the drive-thru lines at In-N-Outs), which is […]

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Max Brenner

February 17, 2011

After dinner at Momofuku Noodle Bar, then dessert at the Dessert Truck, it only made sense to have second dessert at Max Brenner. I had never heard of Max Brenner, but as soon as we walked into the restaurant, I knew it would be a good end to the night. One of the first things […]

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Dessert Truck

February 16, 2011

I wanted to try the roving Dessert Truck while I was in New York, but since it is on wheels, I wasn’t sure we would be anywhere near it. Fortunately, after we stepped out of Momofuku Noodle Bar, my brother located the Dessert Truck right around the corner. As soon as I saw the menu, […]

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Momofuku Noodle Bar

February 15, 2011

Thanks to New York-based food websites that I read, such as Serious Eats and The Girl Who Ate Everything, I had heard a lot (a lot) about David Chang and his widely popular empire consisting of Momofuku Noodle Bar, Momofuku Ssam Bar, Momofuku Ko, Ma Peche, and Milk Bar. The specialty at Momofuku is the […]

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Balthazar Bakery

February 14, 2011

Wandering through the streets of New York with my brother, we stumbled upon Balthazar Bakery. Having experienced the wonderful pastries of Paris, but unable to find any equivalent delicacies in the United States, I had to see how Balthazar Bakery compared. How could I resist all those delicious carbs displayed in the window? Entering the […]

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Mamoun’s Falafel

February 10, 2011

I definitely wanted some falafel while I was visiting New York, perhaps from a street cart vendor? My brother suggested I try Mamoun’s Falafel, known more for its cheap price than for its food. Mamoun’s Falafel is a tiny restaurant that I otherwise would have passed right by without seeing if my brother hadn’t directed […]

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