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Eating at Shake Shack NYC
04/29/2012 (rev. 08/11/2012) by
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I only got a few more NYC eateries to blog about then I’ll be done for now.  Shake Shack is basically the west coast’s equivalent to In-N-Out.  The one we visited was the original Shake Shack that sits in the middle of some sort of park near Eleven Madison.  For a rather chilly day, there was still a long line of people that took approximately 30 minutes for us to get our food.  We had time to kill, so why not?

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Eating at Katz’s Deli NYC
04/28/2012 (rev. 08/11/2012) by
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Here in Los Angeles, we have a ton of pastrami places.  My favorite meat is in fact pastrami.  Not only do I enjoy the saltiness flavor in the cured meat, but I also enjoy how tender the meat is.  I’ve been to Johnny’s in Culver City, Canter’s Deli near West Hollywood, Jerry’s Famous Deli, Langer’s in Los Angeles, etc.  Compared to all those places, I prefer Kat’z Deli.

Katz’s pastrami is VERY tender, and there’s very little chewy fat in it.  The strips of meat are thick too.  However, you almost don’t need to chew because the meat falls and melts in your mouth.  At some of the places I’ve mentioned above, the cuts are thick but it’s a chore to chew.  If it wasn’t chewy then the meat is thinly sliced with lots of fat.  Katz’s pastrami has hardly any of that.

We also ordered fries and had sauerkraut and pickles served.  The pickles were probably the most detested item as they were very sour (and I like sour!) and something about them didn’t taste right.   Anyhow we weren’t here for that anyways.

All in all, Katz’s pastrami is by far the BEST I’ve had so far in my life.  The pastrami is so tender and so tasty.  It’ll run you about $15 for this, so it’s definitely not cheap.  However for those days I crave pastrami, I yearn to find something as good as this here in Los Angeles.

Visit: http://katzsdelicatessen.com

Eating at Luke’s Lobster East Village NYC
04/12/2012 (rev. 08/11/2012) by
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I had a pleasure of visiting Luke’s Lobster in East Village when I traveled to NYC from Los Angeles.  What you see here is the “Taste of Main” sample platter.  It consists of: half lobster sandwich, half shrimp sandwich, half crab sandwich, 2 crab claws, 1 bag of chips, and 1 bottle of pop. The only comparison I have for this is The Lobsta Truck here in Los Angeles.  For those that don’t know, it basically is a food truck that serves lobster sandwiches that are pretty small.

The bread used in these sandwiches tasted like it’s been buttered and slightly toasted.  All the sandwiches had sprinkles of thyme on top.  The lobster sandwich was delicious.  It was pretty sweet and pungent.  The crab meat was also very tasty and sweet.  The shrimp was probably my least favorite, but that’s simply because I’ve had shrimp sandwiches way too much to count and am usually not easily impressed by them. The crab claws were decent.  They had a lot of meat and were fairly sweet as well.  I was trying my best to dig for the meat inside the claw, but finally gave up.  Then I figured you were only suppose to much the meat that was visible.  Oh well 🙂

What I like about this particular deal was that they weren’t stingy with the meat.  They really loaded the bun with as much meat as they can, compacted such that it won’t fall out yet still touched the tip of the bread.  Total price was $22, and it was well worth it given I haven’t been to a place like this before.  I’m sure if you visit Boston or somewhere else that specializes very much in seafood on the east coast, it would give this a run for the money.  However compared to LA, this exceeded beyond my expectations.

Visit: http://www.lukeslobster.com/east-village/