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Mrs. Dorsey’s Kitchen

(Written by Gabby Coles, The Hungry New Yorker contributor.) Next time you visit the Brooklyn Museum, The Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, or even Prospect Park, make Mrs. Dorsey's Kitchen (a.k.a MDK) your meal destination. Originally from Ohio, shop owner and chef Ron Johnson Jr. has been making homemade grilled cheese sandwiches since October of 2014. The small restaurant is named after his grandmother, whose good memories of eating at her house inspired him to open the restaurant. His dream to bring…

The beauty of crusty bread.

This is a safe place, the kind of place where you can express your love affair/obsession/addiction with the demon carb, bread. It's ok, I'll go first. Hello, my name is Kate and I'm addicted to crusty bread. These days people are scared of bread because of the demon gluten but really, when bread is made honestly and thoughtfully, it's not at all scary or horrible for you, and it's damned delicious. The best of breads you smell before it even…

Move over, Lobster. Langoustine is here.

For the longest time lobster was considered an indulgence, right up there with caviar and truffles. When cooked correctly it is sweet, succulent, and like most things, is made better drenched in butter. But now a new sea bug is in town, so move over, Lobster. The langoustine is here. Langoustines are very common in Europe, found in many Greek dishes. But only of late has the langoustine found it’s way into many high-end restaurants in New York. Confused about…

The Best Pizza and Where to Find It

Opinions on pizza run deep with people. New Yorkers say it’s in the water, Chicagoans like it deep, Brazilians eat it with a knife and fork and Italian’s wrote the book on it. There is such a thing as bad pizza and everyone has their preferred level of crispiness and choice of toppings. Here is my guide to pizza and where to find the best of each kind. Regular Dollar Slice These are the slices you inhale like a vacuum…

Cafe Zaiya: Japanese Cafe and Bookstore

Cafe Zaiya first started serving up fresh Japanese pastries in New Jersey, in 1990. Over a decade later, the brand has expanded to multiple locations in Manhattan. With the move, they have also broadened their menu, adding affordable and authentic savory Japanese dishes to their menu, such as Pork Katsudon, a rice dish with fried pork and vegetables, and triangular rice balls with various fillings called Onigiri. The best Cafe Zaiya location can be found across from Bryant Park, on…