Monday, October 31, 2011
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Friday, October 28, 2011
This is no ordinary sandwich. For starters, it weighs about three pounds and contains roughly four regular sandwiches' worth of filling. The pork slices are massive and put Boar's Head to shame, with a thick, tender middle and addictively crispy strings of skin curling around the outside of each piece. The tender greens added an element of crispy bitterness to the sandwich and the mozzarella bound the entire sandwich together around the crispy, fluffy sandwich dough. What a phenomenal thing to eat. We each finished one of the four slices and took the rest home. Speaking from the point of view of the person who ate the remaining two slices for both lunch and dinner yesterday, this panuozzo got better each time I bit into a thick, savory slice. If I had my druthers and my stocks tied up in Hathaway A, I'd have one of these shipped in every day for lunch.
Monday, October 24, 2011
This time was different, though. I can't say that CPK will stay this good, but this time, they were pretty decent. Much like my inherent weakness for small succulent plants, roadside tacos, and tight pants, I feel the compulsive need to purchase every single new pizza they've put out, despite their failure time and time again. Then again, it could be because they keep slapping "limited edition" on all their freaking pizzas. Not this time, Roasted 15 Veggie. Not this time.
I liked this pizza. It seemed as though with every misconception I had about this came a rebuttal of the finest form that blew my argument right out of the water. There will be no bacon! Oh, wait, actually, there's a metric asston (not to be confused with the hogshead) of bacon and it's all ground up and crispy and delicious. Oh. Okay, well, the tomatoes will suck? Mmm, wrong again, they're actually pretty juicy, some are yellow, and they're cut up in small enough pieces to get a bunch in every bite.
This was the point in the consumption where I furrowed my brow. Might I have actually gone out and purchased a pizza from a store and tried to trick myself using magical thinking to pretend this was from CPK? But the box was in the trash. It's not like this was a perfect, magical pizza. The crust was, as always damningly thin and crispy, but worked better with this combination of flavors than it had in the past. It created a crisped open-faced panini effect on the pie and lent itself to sandwiching quite well. The main drawback with this was that it was incredibly salty, no doubt aided in part by the gluey ranch sauce adhering its components together. Thankfully, the chicken wasn't seasoned and was strangely quiet throughout the entire lunch. I don't think I've ever had a prepackaged food item, pizza or otherwise, where the amount of bacon outweighed the amount of other proteins. It was strange. And yet, so epic.
But damn it, CPK, your website still looks like a Geocities reject. Why is that? Y U no change that? And so upsettingly sparse in places. I want wine recommendations for my chicken bacon ranchathon, please.
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Ladies and gentlemen, your patience is noted and rewarded. I humbly present to you, Nobly Rotten,the latest and greatest from yours truly, a site that will focus on wine and wine gadget critiques with an emphasis on making all things oenological fascinating and approachable for all. And sexy. Don't forget sexy. Expect hubris. Expect hedonism. Expect the unexpected.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Murray’s Party in the Caves Contest
Who wouldn’t want to win a cheese tasting party with 9 of your closest friends…and a tour beneath Greenwich Village of Murray’s CHEESE CAVES? That’s what Murray’s is offering this month through a new online contest: all you need to do is enter to win by October 31, and the party could be yours. (winner picked at random, and can live anywhere in the US and be willing to travel to NYC)Enter online at http://wildfireapp.com/website/6/contests/155515 or through Facebook or Twitter.
Grand Prize: One lucky winner is invited to party at Murray’s Cheese in Greenwich Village along with rare cave aged cheeses, free-flowing wine and 9 of their closest friends. Includes cave tour and a wine & cheese tasting.
2nd Prize: Two seats in our popular Mystery of the Caves class in NYC that includes a guided tour of our subterranean cheese caves and a tasting class.
3rd Prize: A package of five delicious cave aged cheeses delivered to your door! (anywhere in the US)