Category Archives: Casual restaurants

Wha… I just… wow.

Presented without comment, from Gawker:

Pizza Hut's Latest Caloric Monstrosity is a Pizza with a Crust Made of Pizza Cones

Just when you thought you couldn’t get any fatter.

From the people who brought you theCheese Burger Crust Pizza comes yet another gastrointestinal holocaust sure to make your primary care physician a very rich person.

Introducing the new Cone Crust Pizza from Pizza Hut Middle East.

Already loaded with cheese and all your favorite toppings, the novelty pie comes complete with a crust made of mini-pizza cones. Each conical food-bullet is lovingly encrusted with Parmesan and stuffed with either a polyp of cream cheese, a wad of honey mustard chicken, or both.

Because it’s not quite a pizza until it comes with twelve extra pizzas.

Frugal Friday — Foodswings, Brooklyn, NY

I recently took a trip out to Williamsburg, Brooklyn to check out Foodswings, the vegan fast food restaurant.  It was recommended to me by a friend, and I have to admit, I was intrigued by their menu, which has vegetarian spins on lots of things I usually can’t eat, like drumsticks, hot dogs, etc.  Overall, though, I wasn’t that impressed.  If you’re already in the area, I suppose you could swing by the place, but if you are looking for great vegetarian food in Brooklyn or even Williamsburg, don’t go out of your way to go to Foodswings. Continue reading

Don Antonio by Starita

Are you looking for the best pizza in New York City?  Well, today’s review takes us to Don Antonio by Starita, which New York Magazine recently named the best pizza in New York.  Don Antonio’s signature pizza is the “montanara”, which is made with a made with a crust that’s first deep-fried, then baked in a wood-fired oven.  Plus they make pizza for the Pope.  With a preview like that, how could I resist?

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Celsius — Citi Pond at Bryant Park

Today’s review takes us to Celsius, the restaurant by the Bryant Park ice-skating rink.  As many of your probably know, you can go ice-skating during the winter months at “Citi Pond at Bryant Park“.  Celsius is a pop-up restaurant just off of the ice-skating rink, where you can get lunch, dinner, or drinks in a nicely heated area while watching the much colder ice skaters below.  The menu was surprisingly vegetarian-friendly, but the food itself was rather disappointing.  Continue reading

El Chile (Austin, TX)

I was in Austin, Texas this past weekend for a friend’s wedding.  After the wedding and before my flight back to New York, I had a little time to explore the city.  I visited the LBJ Library and Museum and then had lunch at El Chile Cafe & Cantina, which was recommended to me by my friend.

I didn’t have high hopes for vegetarian food in Texas, and I hadn’t checked El Chile’s menu ahead of time.  (I just knew it was between the LBJ Library and the airport.)  I was pleasantly surprised. Continue reading