Fratelli’s: The Other NYC Pizza

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When I think of pizza and New York City in the same sentence, I think of dollar slices in Chelsea, too-long lines at Grimaldi's, and pure bliss at Artichoke. The common denominator here is affordable, relatively fast, and thin crust (well, unless it's Artichoke). That's a New York slice, right? But then there are places like Fratelli Brick Oven Pizza and Wine Bar on the City's Upper East Side, a classy-casual respite from the goings-on of First Avenue. It's a joint that could pass as any other ...

Poblano Pizza, Please

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I'm officially convinced it's possible to find anything you are looking within the city limits of New York. Think of the most outlandish noun you can and I guarantee that somewhere in this metropolis, it exists. A park on an abandoned elevated railway? Check. A thrift store that donates all its profits to a human society? Check. A restaurant that sells thirty flavors of ketchup? Check. You want it, we got it. This phenomenon became especially clear to me as I was walking through my neighborhood the other ...

Flax Crust Pizza Bites, ‘Cuz Why Not?

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Sometimes when I step into the kitchen, I like to step out of the box. It's easy to whip up simple salads, tortizzas, or veggie-laden pasta dishes every night for dinner, but there are days I just don't feel like eating another darn tortizza. When it comes to healthful adaptations, I get excited to take dinner time a new direction. Let's be real--I get excited to take anything in a healthful new direction. From my experiences, making a wholesome leap is not always easy and often demands a ...

Tortizza

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If I've learned one thing in my three weeks as an editorial intern at Food Network Magazine, it's that being a successful food magazine editor demands an incredibly high level of creativity. When writing a publication that reaches over 5 million people per issue, you have to be exact, engaging, and original or you will lose readers' interest. I've been blown away by the talent and creativity of the editors I work with, and I'm pushed to step my own game up as a primarily research-focused intern. For example, I ...

The Best Darn Pizza You Will Ever Eat*

*It will only be the best if my mother is the chef. Other attempts to recreate such a masterpiece are welcome, but if you want to taste this creation in its prime, I suggest you befriend my mother, or me, or find a way to break into my mom's fridge after the leftovers are stored. Seriously, I wouldn't be mad if you did--you need to get a cut of this. -This is the most requested meal in my parents' household. Whenever someone returns from college, or ...

A Foodie’s Day Trip to Chicago

Whenever I travel, I have a tendency to plan my trips around food. I could easily spend an hour researching the best eating options in a given neighborhood, and I'd be tickled to make a day of  hopping from one eatery to the next grabbing little bites along the way. It's a foodie kind of fantasy. Yesterday's day trip to Chicago was no different. It started with a rich hot chocolate to beat the early morning chills on the train ride in from the 'burbs where we ...