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The Elgin

The Elgin is a great midtown bar with international flare to the menu. My friend Sean, the chef who developed the menu here, recently invited me in to try some of the food, and, of course, to shoot some photos for Instagram. Here’s what we had:

Curry Hill Wings

These dry-rub wings are intensely flavorful and deliciously crisp, and they come with a nice tangy yogurt-based dipping sauce.

Detroit Style Pizza

Although these are more flatbread than Detroit, they are absolutely delicious. We tried the spicy sausage pizza.

Tuna Poke Nachos

These are incredible. This was by far my favorite dish of the night. Make sure you order this when you come here!

Burrata

Very nice. Super soft and flavorful, especially with the balance of sweet and savory coming from the tomatoes, blackberries and strawberries.

Lamb Burger

This thick patty beauty was so flavorful, and with the tzatziki style sauce, it really brought home those Greek comfort food flavors.

Southern Chicken Sandwich

Bacon and pimento cheese sauce with fried chicken? YES! So good. We actually liked this better than the burger.

I definitely cant wait to come back here to try more of the menu, especially the cocktails. We were stuffed! Likely because of the beer.

THE ELGIN
64 W 48th St
New York, NY 10036

Hill Country BBQ

It’s been a while since I went to Hill Country BBQ, home of my favorite BBQ links in NYC. They’re having a killer Superbowl menu this year, and to get all of this it’ll only cost you $65.

The “pre-game” consists of mini jalapeno cheese corn bread, as well as “Texas Trash” snack mix.

The kick off to the first quarter will feature chili nachos.

In the second quarter, you’ve got these amazing smoked wings with their house made ranch.

During half time and the third quarter, you’ll stuff your face with a platter featuring all of Hill Country’s BBQ meats (brisket, ribs, pulled pork, links, and smoked turkey).

That even comes with collared greens, mac & cheese, baked beans, and of course some white bread (Texas style).

For the fourth quarter, DESSERT! Banana pudding and mini pies.

I really hope you all can get there for this. They’ll also have their regular menu available if you need more food!

But if you can get there before this coming Sunday, you’ll also be able to get their Smoke Stack sandwich, in celebration of MEAT WEEK! This is basically a sandwich that features all of their BBQ!

HILL COUNTRY BBQ MARKET
30 W 26th St
New York, NY 10010

Oakdale Brew House

This joint has undergone some make-overs through the years, but the newest iteration, Oakdale Brew House, is definitely the best so far. They have a lot of great local beers on tap, and a nice selection of bar food, even live music.

Definitely worth parking your ass here instead of a place like Applebee’s or Friday’s if you’re out this way in the ‘burbs.

OAKDALE BREW HOUSE
927a Montauk Hwy
Oakdale, NY 11769

Irish Nachos

Happy St. Pat’s Day! This is a dish I first saw at a local Irish bar on Long Island, and it was actually the inspiration behind my Hillbilly Nachos dish. I was blown away by this shit, so I had to share it here. It’s really simple. Use this shit:

1) extra thick cut potato chips
2) crispy browned corned beef
3) Russian dressing
4) shredded swiss or cheddar
5) sautéed or griddled onions
6) minced chives
7) bacon crumbles
8) sour cream
9) jalapenos
10) coleslaw, sauerkraut or shredded cabbage

Create your layers and add each ingredient to taste. Be cautious with your cheese, sour cream and Russian dressing ratios; you don’t want to overdo it. I like just a drizzle of Russian dressing across the top, not gobs of it.

Hillbilly Nachos

Hillbilly Nachos:

  • Cheap ass BBQ flavored potato chips
  • Left over coleslaw from a fried chicken dinner
  • Bacon or bacon bits (depending on your budget)
  • Easy cheese (spray-can, whipped-cream style cheese)

You’re fucking welcome.

Oh you wanted pictures? Are you kidding me? Look at the ingredients. Ask yourself: What would it look like? Probably very similar to what it’d look like in the toilet bowl. No pics this time, folks.

Actually… with the benefit of post-publish-editing, I can present to you an actual photo of this shit. Rod Budget, over at Hungry Dads, tried this recipe out. The Easy Cheese didn’t sit well with him, and he was not a fan of how the flavor of that product worked with the other items (despite his love and affection for Easy Cheese, mind you), but the combination of chips, coleslaw and bacon were a success, in his view.

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