Insatiable Girl

BURBANK: Islands

Posted in food, los angeles, restaurants by sue on November 23, 2010

I got the Pipeline Burger (aka chili burger), pictured above. The burger was pretty good, but the fries were awful. The spinach and artichoke dip was okay, standard chain restaurant type stuff, nothing special.


NEW YORK: Schnipper’s Quality Kitchen

Posted in food, new york, restaurants by sue on November 12, 2010

No surprise that this place beat out Bobby Flay on Throwdown for their sloppy joes. Pictured above is their sloppy joe fries– think chili cheese fries, but sweet. The meat is great, but it was too heavy so I couldn’t finish even half of my fries.

The fish fry sandwich was good, but they need to use another type of bread. The ciabatta was overpowering because it was just too thick. Whatever they use to batter the fish was amazing though.

If you are in the area, I would give it a try. I’d probably check out their sloppy joe though or their fish and chips.

NEW YORK: Frying Pan

Posted in food, new york, restaurants by sue on July 17, 2010
205 12th Avenue, New York, NY 10001
212 989 6363

Price: Reasonable
Rating: Good atmosphere, bad food
Directions: CE to 23rd Street, but I suggest taking a cab
Reservations: Unnecessary
Must Get: White sangria

Looks are deceiving. This burger was one of the worst ones I’ve had in a while. It was dry and flavorless. The garlic fries weren’t even that garlicky! But I know, I know… This place isn’t known for their burgers; it’s known for its decor, location, atmosphere, and of course alcohol. That being said, I would love to come back here at night to try their seafood dishes…

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BROOKLYN: Roebling Tea Room

Posted in brooklyn, new york, restaurants by sue on July 11, 2010
143 Roebling Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211
718 963 0760

Price: Expensive
Rating: Eh
Directions: JMZ to Marcy, L to Bedford
Reservations: Unnecessary
Must Get: Nothing

Cute place. I’m sure it would have been better had I’d been eating there, but instead I was starving and waiting to get my food to go so I could watch the World Cup Finals. I waited thirty minutes for this simple burger… A medium cooked patty, melted american cheese, whopper sauce (aka thousand island with chopped onions), bread, and that’s it. No tomato, no lettuce Just a simple burger and fries and thirty minutes of my life. Half the time and it would have been worth it and I would probably go back if I were in the area.

p.s. I hope this half eaten burger picture doesn’t gross you out. Sometimes I forget to take a picture until after I had a bite or two!

NEW YORK: Paul’s

Posted in food, new york, restaurants by sue on July 4, 2010

131 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003
212 529 3033

Price: Cheap
Rating: Great
Directions: 6 to Astor, R to 8th St
Reservations: Unnecessary
Must Get: Burgers and cajun fries

Just straight up one of the best burgers in NYC. It’s cheap, juicy, and made the way you want it. There are so many varieties, but if you can’t find the one you want, you can just tell them your toppings. The only way to make this place better is by giving the customers more napkins! Be prepared the have hamburger juice run down your arm; you’ll be tempted to lick it off.

Go for their Cajun fries and skip the chili cheese fries unless you like cheese goo– I prefer shredded cheese and onions on my chili cheese fries.

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BROOKLYN: Water Street

Posted in food, new york, restaurants by sue on June 1, 2010

66 Water Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
718 625 9352

Price: Reasonable
Rating: Good
Directions: F to York, AC to High, or walk the Brooklyn Bridge
Reservations: You don’t need them
Must Get: Chipotle Mayo

This place is good, but it’s honestly nothing special outside its location and chipotle mayo. However, the chipotle mayo was so good Joe asked to take some home! This restaurant is so close to the Brooklyn Bridge Park, I know I’ll be back here multiple times before the summer is over.

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