Me and the staff at Rye Roadhouse
New York state is home to far more than just Manhattan. Chefs are learning to love upstate New York as well as the boroughs, like Brooklyn and Queens. Even outside of the city you can find unique dining experiences. Hop on the Metro-North and explore the Hudson Valley.
In Harlem, Ayala’s desserts reign supreme. I had a great time in her tiny kitchen learning how to make what she calls a “pudgie.” I can see why she attracts so much attention from people throughout the city. It’s completely worth the trek. Get there early to get a seat at her communal table, or grab some dangerously delicious desserts to go.
Ben Grossman and Craig Samuel are no strangers to Brooklyn. They’re the masters of Southern comfort food and know just how to please the neighborhood and stay cutting-edge. Their ever-changing drink list can set up the evening for a culinary adventure in Brooklyn. You can’t go wrong with Grandma’s meatloaf!
Named after its location in Rye, New York, you would never expect to find such amazing Cajun food north of New York City. The guys at Rye Roadhouse took great care of me, as they do all of their patrons. This is a great spot to try some new dishes and hang out with the locals.
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This week on Hook, Line & Dinner, I head to the Big Apple to prove that New York City is really just one giant fishing village.
One key person in tonight’s episode is my good buddy Pastor Phil. To help you appreciate him, here’s a little background. One day while I was fishing from the North 5th Pier in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, I pulled some spark plugs out of the water. It was clear someone was trying a rig that involved using them as sinkers. This got me curious — I wanted to know who the man was behind this creative rig.
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Bringing in a Fish in New York
New York is not the first place you think of when it comes to seafood, surfing and fishing. In fact, when I moved there more than 12 years ago, I was quite sure my days as a waterman were over. But boy, was I wrong.
My first great discovery was surfing in Queens. One day, I ran into a guy carrying a surfboard on the L train in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. “Where are you going with that?”, I asked him, expecting him to tell me about an art installation he was working on. “I’m going surfing. Out at the Rock,” he said.
I dropped everything I had going on that day (including watching my friend’s gift shop) and headed out to the local surf break in Queens. From that day on, my life was changed forever.
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Mini Chocolate Cakes from Fay Da Bakery. Photo: Roberto Ferdman
Last week, I was lucky enough to be able to attend the Village Voice Choice Eats Annual Tasting in New York City. Featuring some of the best dishes from New York’s best chefs, the event took place at the 69th Regiment Armory and showcased the diverse and creative landscape of the city’s cuisine. From all-American classics like pulled pork sandwiches and sloppy joes to much fancier fare that included olive oil-filled chocolate bastoncinos and duck, pork and crawfish boudin, there was no shortage of variety.
While the leftovers have long since gone sour, there’s still plenty of food porn to feast your eyes on. Check out our favorite pics from the food fest.
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Intense debates over best flavors
Cooking Channel’s Ice Cream Truck is on the move and today we are in Boston, MA. Get the details and check out some sweet pictures from our weekend in New York…
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