Murray's melts from Murray's Cheese (254 Bleecker Street, 212-243-3289), $3.99-$7.99 These fancy grilled cheese sandwiches offer an affordable taste of the top-notch Murray's dairy selection.
No processed cheese powder here
Unless you're a lactose-intolerant celiac, odds are you've got a soft spot for macaroni and cheese. Among the numerous dishes that make up the comfort food lexicon, the spruced up noodles hit that perfect balance of crisp crust and gooey interior, and the top renditions can be downright mesmerizing ... More >>
Long before David Hasselhoff became a Teutonic favorite, Germany gave us the cooked-meat puck known as the hamburger, and we think it's safe to say we came away the victors in that cultural trade-off. Yes, the hamburger is America's sandwich, and as an American, it's your Xenu-given right to stuff y ... More >>
Chefs get creative with the humble grilled cheese
It it's not broken, don't fix it - and if the shop specialty is drawing a following, there's no need for more munchies just to fill a menu. From sweets to sandwiches, there are a plethora of places that feature one distinctive dish or snack to satisfy diners with specific cravings.
The toasted cheese is perfectly executed, but expect to pay for it. Serving single products in general, and limiting oneself to toasted cheese sandwiches in particular, has been a common meme of urban dining, both in small storefronts and vended from trucks. So the menu of newly opened La Maison d ... More >>
[See More Taste Test: 5 Boozy Sweets Meant to Start a Buzz in New York | Porchetta's Lebanese Chicken Sandwich | Spring Garden: New Contender for Brooklyn's Best Dim Sum] If Halloumi was single and it had an online dating profile, it would probably say, "Hi, I'm a cheese from Cyprus. My friends des ... More >>
How much would you be willing to pay for the world's best cheese? As part of an auction held in Milwaukee to raise money for cheese producers, an Illinois company, Hoogwegt US Inc., paid $8,400 for a 24-pound wheel of Dutch cheese, according to the AP (via Bloomberg).
Balls! At Craftbar (900 Broadway, 212-461-4300), chef de cuisine Lauren Hirschberg has introduced a special prix fix menu to celebrate the restaurant's 10-year anniversary, including dishes such as white anchovy bruschetta with leek confit, soft-cooked egg and lemon aïoli, and Pecorino aranc ... More >>
For you, Big Boy Blue A good cheese plate can be a thing of beauty. You know, a plate containing one sheep, one goat, and one cow's milk cheese (a hard, a soft, and a semi-soft), plus a fruity counterpoint, maybe a few nuts and some bread. A cheese cart rolled to your tableside? That's even b ... More >>
Mastermaq / FlickrNice and meltyDid this week's review of Beecher's put you in the mood for a grilled cheese sandwich? Well, New York now has a plethora of options for gourmet grilled cheese. In addition to the Seattle-based emporium, you can check out Melt Shop, Queens Kickshaw, Noorman's ... More >>
Bedford Cheese ShopBrace yourself, Manhattan.We remember Bedford Cheese Shop in its infancy, when it was a wee little thing tucked between a coffee shop and a hair salon in the Williamsburg mini-mall. How times have changed: five years after growing into its very own Bedford Avenue storefront ... More >>
Tia Keenan is on the Make.In September 2009, curd nerds throughout the city reacted with shock and dismay to the news that Tia Keenan had left Caselulla. Called a "force to be reckoned with" by none other than Anne Saxelby, Keenan arguably put the Hell's Kitchen restaurant on the map thanks t ... More >>
amlamster/flickrRice balls!Arancine are a favorite in Sicily not only at Easter, but throughout the summer. They're a no-brainer: rice, cheese, deep-fried. Lou Di Palo of the eponymous Italian grocery in Little Italy shares his recipe for arancine. "The simplicity of our family recipes demon ... More >>
As you may know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Fondue for Two Little Cheese Pub Throughout February Inspired by V-Day, chef Daniel Angerer is offering two kinds of cheese fondue for two: an Alpine blend of Emmen ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyHark! The herald cheese Brie is an easy go-to for the holiday party, since it requires little work except garnishing with some nuts or baking in the oven until oozy, but it's worthwhile looking beyond the brie to another seasonal cheese, Vacherin Mont d'Or.
ilovecheese.comEight hours ago, I received the first of a massive wave of tweets adding to a list called #famouscheese. The first one was from Jonathan Gold (@thejgold), but I can't be sure he started it. The purpose of the list was to pun by merging cheese and celebrity names, and soon the t ... More >>
Un-Photoshopped Domino's pizza.Domino's has launched a Wisconsin-themed pizza with not three, not four, but six cheese toppings. It's the company's first new product rollout since the whole we-don't-suck-anymore campaign it debuted last year, which has since morphed into the we-don't-Photosho ... More >>
Daniel Zemans/SliceA panuozzo from Freddy's Pizza & Gelateria in Illinois.New York just can't seem to eat enough Italian carbohydrates, regardless of whether they hail from a wood-fired oven, a tiella, or the mind of a former Ogilvy adman. And now, thanks to San Matteo, a new restaurant on up ... More >>
Where curds and kimchi meet and mingle. For those of us who spent a certain portion of last summer consuming Anne Saxelby's grilled cheese sandwiches at the Brooklyn Flea, the news that she would not return for this season's market was cause for, if not mourning, then certainly disappointmen ... More >>
The Dutch boy burger: cheddar, crimini mushrooms, caramelized onions, beefAfter checking out newly opened Fultummy's sandwiches in Red Hook, we headed west to Crown Heights to check out Dutch Boy Burger.
photo by Nigel ParryEric Ripert's Goat Cheese ParfaitIs there anything better than cheese? Perhaps. But the list is surely a short one. In a Cheesemaker's Kitchen, released late last year by the Vermont Butter & Cheese Company, features recipes and anecdotes from such chefs as Michel Richard ... More >>
Thanks for the cheese, sheep "I stuffed figs with this the other day," said Anne Saxelby, as she handed me a taste of Old Chatham's Shaker Blue. "It's like butter." And it is--like butter crossed with one of the most completely delicious blue cheeses I've ever had.
This hunk of blue cheese looks scarily like a face, doesn't it? Blue cheeses are among the world's stinkiest, with an odor at once buttery, pungent, and almost rancid. These cheeses are made by injecting molds into the flesh of the cheese, resulting in blue or green veins. Oftentimes, you ca ... More >>
Cooks compete. You eat.
A group of American and Italian scientists have put their resources and expertise to good use studying the long-term effects of Pecorino Romano cheese on human health. One usually thinks of formaggio as a fatty indulgence, but, apparently, the researchers have found that small amounts of the ... More >>
midtownlunch.comWe noted earlier this month that Frites 'n' Meats would be joining the food truck fray. Today, amid the torrent of burger bashing and ballyhooing, Midtown Lunch reports that the new truck has set up shop in Tribeca, hoping to make a difference in burgerland. According to ML, " ... More >>
As many of you know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Slow U: Ice Cream, from Sugar and Snow Astor Center September 1, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Do you scream for ice cream? Find out where the summer treat comes from with th ... More >>
As many of you know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Arthur Avenue Walks Arthur Avenue August 7, 10 a.m. They call it New York's "real" Little Italy: Arthur Avenue in the Bronx is home to bakeries, fish markets, v ... More >>
As many of you know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Meet Mateo Kehler of The Cellars at Jasper Hill Murray's Cheese Shop July 1, 6:30-8 p.m. Mateo Kehler believes cheese is the future. Having created at least fiv ... More >>
As promised in our weekly dining newsletter, we bring you the recipe for Squash Blossoms With Buffalo Mozzarella & Anchovies from Riccardo Buitoni, the chef at the recently opened Emporio and the Aurora restaurants. Squash Blossoms with Buffalo Mozzarella & Anchovies Yield: 4 16 fresh squash blos ... More >>
Just as promised in our weekly dining newsletter, we bring you Sam Martinez's much lauded recipe for Baked Mac 'n Cheese, a light--but not too light!--and creamy version of the dish available at Elizabeth. 1/2 lb elbow pasta 1/2 cup chopped shallots 1 1/2 cups milk 1 1/2 cups heavy cream 6 oz grate ... More >>
Ft. Greene favorite General Greene (229 DeKalb Avenue) is now open on Mondays for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The neighborhood restaurant started a casual counter service for breakfast and lunch during the week last November, and they've recently fine tuned the menu for those times. They've ... More >>
The French Laundry's Timothy Hollingsworth isn't the only one representing Team USA in culinary competition. While Hollingsworth is participating in the Bocuse d'Or in Lyon, France today and tomorrow, cheese mongers from our very own Murrary's Cheese (254 Bleecker Street) participated in one of the ... More >>
King among bread bakers, Jim Lahey was a co-founder of Sullivan Street Bakery, but, apparently, he always longed to make pizza. You can get an excellent slice of pizza at the bakery, but it comes in big rectangular sheets (potato, mushroom, or the fabled pizza bianca), and is served at roo ... More >>
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