All The Things I Eat

Eating at Regina’s Grocery: How Italian Sandwiches Should Be


Monday, April 15th, 2024 | 243 views

Regina's Grocery on Orchard Street in Manhattan serves up deli sandwiches

We were hungry and walking down the street when we came upon this deli that looks like its straight out of a vintage Italian American magazine. We decided to try it, and it was great.

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How We Eat: Examining Contemporary Restaurant Dining Through One Meal in Andrew Friedman’s The Dish


Wednesday, March 27th, 2024 | 741 views

Book by Andrew Friedman, The Dish: the Lives and Labor Behind One Plate of Food

A look at the Andrew Freidman’s The Dish: The Lives and Labor Behind One Plate of Food, a book chronicling one meal at a one restaurant.

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I Spent A Full Day Cooking A Philly Roast Pork Sandwich


Friday, February 9th, 2024 | 660 views

the Philly Italian pork sandwich with roast pork and broccoli rabe

The Philadelphia Italian Roast Pork sandwich doesn’t get as much attention as the Philly Cheesesteak, but it probably should. This Italian American hero–sorry, I mean hoagie–combines slow roasted pork, provolone cheese, and bitter greens like broccoli rabe on a crusty bread dripping with meat juices.

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I Made the Viral Don Angie Spiral Lasagna and I Survived — Just Barely.


Tuesday, December 12th, 2023 | 1,697 views

Spirals of baked lasagna

Spirals of baked lasagna form more crispy edges in the oven than a traditional tray of lasagna

Chefs Angie Rito and Scott Tacinelli founded Don Angie in 2017, a modern Italian American restaurant celebrating the red sauce cuisine synonymous with Italians in America. The restaurant has achieved plenty of acclaim, earning and then losing a Michelin star, publishing a popular cookbook under the title Italian American, and achieving fame on social media like TikTok. Perhaps no better symbol of their success is the famous spiral lasagna dish.

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Eating At Serra: When Italian Food Is Kind of Mid


Monday, December 4th, 2023 | 963 views

Serra on the roof of Eataly in the Flatiron district

Let me begin by saying we were in the Flatiron district. I know, those words sound silly even as I type them out. Why would anyone be there of all places? My wife was at a coworking space and we were meeting my brother who was coming from the Upper West Side, and suddenly it seemed like the easy place to meet.

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