A Wise American Man Once Said, “Let There be Ramen.” And This is What Happened.

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A Jewish, white guy from Long Island walks into Tokyo. And opens a Ramen shop. This is what Ivan Orkin, chef & owner of Ivan Ramen did in 2007. And this is what he did again in 2010. And now … Continue reading

How to Make CAP’N CRUNCH COOKIE DOUGH ICE CREAM SANDWICHES!

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Wonderful, sugary cereals are very much underutilized. I decided to pick one and utilize it to its full potential. So I made CAP’N CRUNCH CHOCOLATE COOKIE DOUGH ICE CREAM SANDWICHES. Here’s how: JUST LOOK AT THEM! Basically, all I really did … Continue reading

Celebrating America with a Brontosaurus Rib (and Beer)

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Fourth of July is my favorite holiday for many reasons. Here is a very condensed list. 1) America 2) Bikinis 3) Patriotic outfits 4) Beer 5) Day drinking 6) Sunshine (Hurricane Arthur please spare us this year) 7) Fireworks 8) Burgers … Continue reading

What MAC & CHEESE PANCAKES Taste Like

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My NYC food bucket list is pretty long and complicated, but there is one item that has always been at the top: the mac & cheese pancakes from Shopsin’s. Last spring I wrote a piece about some of the most … Continue reading

I Ate Pride for Breakfast

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There’s no better breakfast than the rainbow. And pancakes. So I decided to eat both. Of course I’ve seen rainbow pancakes all over Pinterest and what not, but nothing is as good as being able to actually put the rainbow into your mouth, … Continue reading

Dulce de Leche Cheesecake Oatmeal Exists

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And so does truffle parmesan oatmeal. And so does pumpkin pie oatmeal. And so does banana, peanut butter and bacon oatmeal. And so do 20 other exotic oatmeal combinations that could make anyone feel excited. Where, you ask? Oatmeals How … Continue reading

How to Eat Fried Dough, Pork Buns, Chicken’s Feet …and More in One Sitting

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It’s called dim sum. The holy grail for financially unstable binge eaters who like Chinese food. And this is how it’s done. What I learned from this experience: Don’t order a personal plate of fried dough. It’s much better to share … Continue reading