Meat, meat, and more meat. That’s what Korean BBQs are all about. At Picnic Garden in Flushing, you’re in for a real treat. The buffet comprises a wide range of meat and other condiments such as congee, kimchi, vegetables, fried chicken, soup and more. Be warned that getting a table during lunch or dinner time is no picnic.
Upon entering, your nostrils are greeted by the strong aroma of meat sizzling on the grills. Think about all the meat you can devour, from marinated pork to beef to chicken. You’re encouraged to help yourself to as much meat or condiments as you want at the long buffet table.
If you recycle and carry your groceries in a tote bag, keep in mind that reducing meat consumption is an essential part a sustainable lifestyle, according to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). As much as recycling helps, it is meat consumption that is doing the most damage. Here are three BIG reasons to quit meat for good:
Open since 1949, House of Prime Rib's delicious prime rib makes it one of San Francisco's culinary landmarks. The owners take pride in selecting and preparing the best possible cuts of beef.
Your own personal cut is carved tableside from the iconic stainless steel serving cart. They offer four different types of cuts: The City Cut, the smallest slice; House of Prime Rib Cut, a rather large portion of beef; The English Cut, a thinner slice but still rather hearty; and the King Henry VIII Cut, the biggest and thickest slice for those in need of a lot of beef. A children’s dinner is also available for guests under eight. If you're not a meat-lover, a fresh fish option is available daily.
The renowned Broadway has been famous for theatre, its inclusion in songs, Time’s Square and well, just being Broadway. Now it seems it has a whole new claim to fame with the opening of Eataly in the flatiron district. The 50,000 square foot (yes. fifty thousand!) market includes multiple eateries, each with a different focus and a surplus of Italian groceries, produce, and wines.
The architectural details alone are a marvel in their own right, but the inclusion of a fishmonger, a butcher, and an oyster bar really push this place over the top. Eataly seems to be similar in concept to the Chelsea market with the benefit of being new.
It can be a challenge to accomplish much, however, due to the sheer volume of people that hurtle through the doors every day (parallels have been drawn with the subway at rush hour.) Nevertheless Eataly is a great new place to grab lunch, a bottle of wine, or groceries!
Lamonica’s has an old school look. Authentic NY memorabilia like license plates, subway signs, mural, maps, posters, Italian flags and old coke signs hang on the walls. The menu is straight forward with by the slice or small, large and extra large pies. They have white pizza, veggie, meat, and basic toppings. You can even go crazy with the pineapple, jalapeno and broccoli choices.
Where everything seems pizza shop basic, what makes Lamonica’s a New York pizza shop is their dough. Opened in 1980 Lamonica’s been making their pizza dough in Brooklyn, NY. They claim it is the New York City tap water that makes their thin crust so flavorful. Without a New Yorker to argue whether this is proper New York pizza how about just sitting back and enjoying a good, cheap pizza. Be prepared to bring paper money because this is a cash-only establishment and parking can be tough but you don't need to fly to New York for a delicious slice.
Lamonica’s NY Pizza
1066 Gayley Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90024
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Cirque du Soleil has already proved they can pay a fabulous acrobatic homage to music's greatest icons (LOVE, Viva Elvis) so it should come as no surprise that the French-Canadian circus troupe has teamed up with the Jackson estate.
Lyceum's Spring Food and Craft Market
When: Saturday, May 1st-Sunday May 2nd, 2010
Where: Brooklyn Lyceum
227 4th Avenue
(Btw. Union & Presidents Sts)
Brooklyn, NY 11215
If you missed the last Greenpoint Food Market, and do not want to wait a whole month until the next one, or you have become a food market junkie, head down to the Lyceum's Spring Food and Craft Market the first weekend in May. Occurring in Park Slope, Brooklyn, this food market, a lot more accessible than the one-train Greenpoint, will not be just food.
127 East 7th St.
(between 1st Ave. & Ave. A)
Riding the heels of Chef Didier Pawlicki's thirteen-year success at La Sirene, comes the highly-anticipated second child - Taureau - the newest date-night nook to hit the East Village. And get ready, because it's going to get hot - literally. It's a fondue joint with enough bubbling cheese and chocolate to send you into a taste frenzy of climactic proportions.