Once again, I am failing at posting on a timely basis. :( I have a post in the works that I should finish this weekend, if all goes well. Until then, here are a few recent posts I've done on Serious Eats:
Burger at Royal Tavern in Philadelphia: I went to Philadelphia last weekend—a very calorically dense weekend—to visit Alex, just two weeks after he visited me in NYC. Not that I've blogged about that visit yet. Um. I'm working on it.
Sugar Rush: Ovaltine from Chinatown: You already know about my Ovaltine drinking experience in Chinatown, but I made a quick post for it on Serious Eats in a desperate need for some sugary coverage. I'm still hitting the Ovaltine hard, man. (Also, the Milo and Holicks.)
Lan Zhou Handpull Noodle in Sunset Park: While wandering around Sunset Park after a birthday get-together at Amy's house, I ate dinner at Lan Zhou for a familiar buckette (that is, a small bucket, accent on the second syllable) of beef stew noodle soup. 'Twas a good, solitary meal, the only downside being that my one stomach couldn't fit in an order of dumplings to go with the noodles.
Grand Opening of Flip, a New Burger Joint in the Manhattan Bloomingdale's: I didn't mean to bash Flip on its opening day—my original plan was for the post to be mostly food porn without commentary—but I gave my honest opinion without trying to sound bash-y. However, after someone from the restaurant emailed my boss to say we had (unfairly) descended upon Flip shortly after the opening hour, I was like, "WTF, we got there after 1 p.m., not before noon." You can't argue with a photo's time stamp. I can't conjure much sympathy for a place located in a funny corner of a basement in a semi-pricey department store that has a $15 minimum during lunch hour and charges at least $12 for a burger. It's not like it was bad—it just didn't taste worth it for the price and location. Although I didn't expect perfection, I did expect more (like, more flavor) for the money. That's not unreasonable, is it?
Cucumber, Chicken, and More from Grand Sichuan: It may not look like much, but THOSE CUCUMBERS WERE SO DAMN GOOD. LIKE "I DREAM OF THESE CUKES" GOOD. Grand Sichuan = victory.