The Kati Roll Company

Looking for a quick breakfast to-go, I ended up at The Kati Roll Company.  As the name suggests, this tiny, narrow cafe specializes in Kati Roll, an Indian street food.  

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The kati rolls came in a variety of fillings, from Chicken Tikka to Shrimp Masala. Since I had breakfast on my mind, I went with the Unda roll, which was just eggs with Indian spices rolled up in paratha flatbread. Simple, but totally yummy. 

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The Kati Roll Comapany
229 East 53rd Street (Between 2nd & 3rd Ave.) 
http://www.thekatirollcompany.com

A Carnivore's Heaven (@ Mighty Quinn's)

I grew up in Texas. I love my BBQ!  This counter-service BBQ joint is my favorite BBQ place in Manhattan.  

This place is usually packed with lines out the door…and they run out the good stuff if you get there too late!  My solution? Go in the late afternoon, after the lunch rush and before the dinner crowd.

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I got a glimpse of the smoker….drool! 

THE SMOKER

THE SMOKER

The Brisket is the most popular meat here.  

BRISKET SANDWICH

BRISKET SANDWICH

I have tried the entire menu and my favorite, hands down, is the Brontosaurus Rib!  It is ginormous!!  Before they serve it, they slather on some additional sauce and sprinkle on some sea salt.  It is the most divine piece of meat!  Super tender...falling off the bone. 

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YUP. IT REALLY IS THAT BIG!

YUP. IT REALLY IS THAT BIG!

Verdict: AAA 

Mighty Quinn's 
103 Second Avenue (@ 6th Street)
http://mightyquinnsbbq.com

Red's Eats

I was in Maine for a friend's wedding.  There were a lot of chatter amongst the wedding guests as to where to go for the best lobster roll.  Almost everyone noticed Red's Eats on the drive from Portland to Camden, the location of the wedding.  

There seems to be a constant queue at this little lobster shack in Wacasset.  We probably waited in line for 30-45 minutes.

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Small seating area with views of the water

Small seating area with views of the water

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As the sign noted, there's more than 1 whole lobster in each lobster roll.  My lobster roll had 2 lobster tails in it!  Red's is perfect for the lobster roll purists.  The rolls are stuffed with plain lobster meat and nothing else.  Warm melted butter and Mayo are served on the side only.  After inhaling the entire lobster roll, I still couldn't decide if I prefer my lobster with mayo or butter...

The lobster roll was super yummy and a huge bang for the buck at $14.95!  I do wish the lobster meat was cut into smaller pieces before being stuffed into the bun.  It was not easy to bite into a whole lobster tail.  Most people ended up eating the lobster roll with a fork and knife.  

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This shack is definitely a must on any road trip around Maine.

Cannibal

This little Beer & Butcher shop is really more of a neighborhood pub. One that's well-stocked with beers from around the world.  

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The long, narrow, dark bar opens up to a lovely garden with picnic tables and benches.  

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Meat is the name of the game here. For dinner, there's a slow roasted whole pig's head (for two) served Gyro Style for $65.  

For lunch, I got the pig's head sandwich.  There were only a few small pieces of the gelatinous pig's head in the sandwich. I could hardly taste it. The sandwich tasted more like a Cuban Sandwich than anything else.  

PIG HEAD, VERMONT HAM, GRUYERE, PICKLES

PIG HEAD, VERMONT HAM, GRUYERE, PICKLES

Verdict: I don't really consider this place a dining destination, but it is a nice spot to meet friends for drinks and nibble on some charcuterie , especially on a nice summer's day/eve.  

Cannibal
113 East 29th Street (Between Lexington & 3rd Avenue)
http://www.cannibalnyc.com

Breizh Café

This is my favorite crêperie in Paris. Its location is perfect for resting your feet after hours of shopping in the Marais. The restaurant offers continuous all-day service, which is pretty hard to come by in Paris.  It's also open on Sundays! 

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I enjoy their savory crepes more than their sweet ones. 

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Breizh Café
1109 Rue Vielle du Temple (3e)
http://www.breizhcafe.com/fr-breizh-cafe-paris.html

Hours: W-Sun 12pm - 10pm, Closed Monday & Tuesday
Verdict: AA