We were first introduced to porchetta last year by our friend Erich. Every weekend in the summer there is an outdoor flea market/food vendor event known as Smorgasboard. At this event you will find numerous restaurants schilling their signature dishes right on the shores of the East River. One of the attending restaurants is in fact named Porchetta, and their signature dish is a Porchetta Sandwich. Porchetta is a traditional Italian dish which consists of layering a pork belly with herbs spices and pork loin which is then rolled up and roasted in the oven.
Do not be afraid of meat in a jar, this spread is a unique Should Eat. All bacon lovers out there will love this product. It is a quick and easy way to get that intense bacon flavor without all of the mess. It is stored in the fridge so it will last a while and can be used for burgers, sandwiches or any other ideas you might come up with. If you are feeling brave order a jar and let us know what you think.
Quaker Creek is by far one of our favorite stores/resturants. They provide the best quality cuts of meat in all of Orange County. At Quaker Creek you can order almost any cut of meat you are looking for and if they do not have they will order it for you. The store is located in the heart of of the famed Black Dirt Region in Goshen, NY. As we have mentioned before the Black Dirt is named for it's noticeably deep black soil, which is extremely fertile. (click to keep reading)
Paulie Gee's is making not only traditional brick oven pizza but also some of the most unique brick oven pizzas you can find. Here you will find pizzas topped with golden raisins, fresh cherries, mounds of arugula and even chilie infused honey. Paulie Gee's is pushing the limits of accepted pizza toppings to the extreme. As a result you should be pushing the limits of what you expect on your pie. Paulie Gee's is a Should Eat thanks to their perfectly cooked dough and amazing selection of the most unique ingredients in New York. (Click to keep reading)
This recipes is both a unique dish which will really surprise all of your guests. It is not often you serve what appears to be eggplant pie. It sounds much classier as an Eggplant Timbale and is a Should Eat. This dish offers up huge flavors combined with classic Italian ingredients. If you love Eggplant and pasta, this dish is for you. (Click to continue reading)
Rutt's is home of the famous "ripper" and is a Should Eat for any hot dog lover. Rutt's may be a no frills intimidating place, but it's rough personality grows on you. You will come to appreciate it's charm and bring everyone you know. The "ripper" is one of the best hot dogs in the entire country, so be sure not to miss a chance to try it.
This salad has little bit of everything in it. The Arugula provides a nice strong pepper flavor, which is nice compared to tasteless traditional salad greens. The cantaloupe adds an intensely sweet flavor that works well inconjunction with the Arugula. The red onions provide a level a crunch to this dish as well as a bit of spice. Then the salad is finished off with toasted walnuts, that like the onions add a nice crunch. (click to continue reading)
requires is that you allow the natural flavors of the fresh ingredients to be the focal point of the dish. You are sure to wow anyone with this great combination of ingredients. The recipe is most certainly a Should Eat and we highly recommend visiting the Goshen Farmers Market to get your hands on some of these great mushrooms from Madura Farms. (Click to continue reading)
This recipe was almost perfect, the arepas were so close to tasting exactly as they do in the restaurant. The corn patties were super easy to make. A small amount of water mixed with the corn meal created this smooth corn dough that browned on the griddle. After they are cooked through the patties are good to eat even on their own. In some countries they are eaten split open and slathered with butter for breakfast. The patties also provide a perfect vehicle for delivery of all of the meat, vegetables and sauces to right to your taste buds.. They have a slightly salty corn flavor and absorb any excess sauce and juices. (Click to keep reading)
If you have been to Caracas Arepas then you know how addicting their secret sauce is. This recipe gives you the opportunity to have an almost perfect replica of the famous "Secret Sauce" in your fridge at all times. This recipes is a Should Eat and we would love to hear what things you have put it on.
Bellwether is one of the newest restaurants to join the Williamsburg food scene. It is owned by the husband and wife team Josh Cohen and Blair Papagni, whom over the past year have successfully opened both Calyer and St. Vitus. Manning the kitchen at Bellwether is head chef Andrés Julian Grundy, from the ever popular Fatty Cue. We first heard about Bellwether from a friend who told us that the menu had an array of unique food not found on many menus. Since we can't resist trying unique and unusual foods we jumped at the chance to visit Bellwether.
While this dish is not for the faint of heart it is a Should Eat Packed with huge flavor while adding a new twist on meatloaf it is sure to please the entire family. Take a day to cheat on your diet and make yourself a nice hearty home-style meal full of trouble.
We actually visited the Crown Victoria over the summer after hearing that they hosting weekly pig roasts on Sundays throughout the summer. Who doesn't love a pig roast?, well we do! We went there bright and early only to find out that the pig was still cooking and it would be about an hour until it was ready. (Click here to keep reading)
After a longer than anticipated break, Weatethat.com is back in action. With the ringing in of the New Year, our resolution is to bring our focus back to providing you with the reviews and recipes you have come to expect from us. Our first post of 2014 is on one of the best steakhouses in all of New York City. We present to you, Peter Luger Steakhouse. Any self-respecting steak lover should already know the name Peter Luger, but for the rest of you, get ready to find your next foodie destination.