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Friday
Mar142014

Donde Dinner? - 95 First Avenue

Donde Dinner? aims to make your next dining experience an adventure. So every Friday we pick a restaurant and post its address for you. The catch is, that's all the information you get. No name, no type of cuisine, and no Googling. Before we post this week's address, here's last week's:

329 Greenwich Street = Telepan Local

In typical Donde Dinner? fashion, price, quality, and accessibility have all been taken into account. You won't be waiting at the bar for two hours with $16 cocktails and you never have to worry about a dress code. Just hop on the train, or your feet, or your bike, and head to:

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Friday
Mar072014

Donde Dinner? - 329 Greenwich Street

Donde Dinner? aims to make your next dining experience an adventure. So every Friday we pick a restaurant and post its address for you. The catch is, that's all the information you get. No name, no type of cuisine, and no Googling. Before we post this week's address, here's last week's:

80 Bayard Street = Bo Ky

In typical Donde Dinner? fashion, price, quality, and accessibility have all been taken into account. You won't be waiting at the bar for two hours with $16 cocktails and you never have to worry about a dress code. Just hop on the train, or your feet, or your bike, and head to:

329 Greenwich Street (map)

Friday
Feb282014

Donde Dinner? - 80 Bayard Street

Donde Dinner? aims to make your next dining experience an adventure. So every Friday we pick a restaurant and post its address for you. The catch is, that's all the information you get. No name, no type of cuisine, and no Googling. Before we post this week's address, here's last week's:

387 Court Street = Bergen Hill

In typical Donde Dinner? fashion, price, quality, and accessibility have all been taken into account. You won't be waiting at the bar for two hours with $16 cocktails and you never have to worry about a dress code. Just hop on the train, or your feet, or your bike, and head to:

80 Bayard Street (map)

Tuesday
Feb252014

We Make Lidia Bastianich's Malloreddus al Ragu

Lidia Bastianich makes extraordinarily delectable pastas. A lot of her recipes are rooted in her Istrian heritage, but many come from other parts of Italy. Malloreddus with sausage ragu is an example of the latter. The dish comes from the island of Sardinia off the west coast of Italy. We made it the other day and had such luck we decided to make it again and take pictures along the way. Lidia's malloreddus recipe in this case calls for saffron, but the dish can easily be made without. If you didn't want to make the semolina-based pasta from scratch, you could sub in orecchiette or mezze rigatoni, but that wouldn't be nearly as fun.

Pictures are after the recipe. Buon appetito.

RAGU:

2 tbsp olive oil

2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

1 medium onion, diced

1 32oz can whole peeled tomoatoes

6 sweet Italian sausage links, removed from casing

1/2 cup white wine

basil

salt, pepper, chili flake to taste

Pecorino

PASTA:

1 cup semolina flour

1/2 cup (will vary) water

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Friday
Feb212014

Donde Dinner? - 387 Court Street

Donde Dinner? aims to make your next dining experience an adventure. So every Friday we pick a restaurant and post its address for you. The catch is, that's all the information you get. No name, no type of cuisine, and no Googling. Before we post this week's address, here's last week's:

1393 Second Avenue = Cafe Mingala

In typical Donde Dinner? fashion, price, quality, and accessibility have all been taken into account. You won't be waiting at the bar for two hours with $16 cocktails and you never have to worry about a dress code. Just hop on the train, or your feet, or your bike, and head to:

387 Court Street (map)

Friday
Feb142014

Donde Dinner? - 1393 Second Avenue

Donde Dinner? aims to make your next dining experience an adventure. So every Friday we pick a restaurant and post its address for you. The catch is, that's all the information you get. No name, no type of cuisine, and no Googling. Before we post this week's address, here's last week's:

171 East Broadway = Rosette

In typical Donde Dinner? fashion, price, quality, and accessibility have all been taken into account. You won't be waiting at the bar for two hours with $16 cocktails and you never have to worry about a dress code. Just hop on the train, or your feet, or your bike, and head to:

1393 Second Avenue (map)

Friday
Feb072014

Donde Dinner? - 171 East Broadway

Donde Dinner? aims to make your next dining experience an adventure. So every Friday we pick a restaurant and post its address for you. The catch is, that's all the information you get. No name, no type of cuisine, and no Googling. Before we post this week's address, here's last week's:

163 Elizabeth Street = Little Rascal

In typical Donde Dinner? fashion, price, quality, and accessibility have all been taken into account. You won't be waiting at the bar for two hours with $16 cocktails and you never have to worry about a dress code. Just hop on the train, or your feet, or your bike, and head to:

171 East Broadway (map

Tuesday
Feb042014

The Things We Ate: Winter Camping in Stokes State Forest

Stokes State Forest is a two hour's drive from Brooklyn. Sure it was just January, but we hadn't been camping since California, and that doesn't bode well with us. So four of us rented a car, took 280 out of Jersey City, bought provisions at Dale's (and Kent's Liquor store) just off 206, and spent a beautiful 24 hours among tall trees and half frozen streams with nothing on our minds but maintaining a fire and what we'd eat next. Here's a look at the things we ate.

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