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The Best Thing I Ever Done

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We did a post about one of our favorite pizza places awhile back. Now check out this short documentary The Best Thing I Ever Done to get to know the "Godfather of Brooklyn Pizza." He works morning til night seven days a week year-round, so this might be one of the few chances you get to hear his story from his own mouth. The amount of dedication, care, and love he puts into every single pizza he makes is unmatchable. Everyone should have the Di Fara experience at least once in their life - waiting, lines, and all - it's the rare moment when you see New Yorkers slow down a bit and be patient in his presence. This doc about the dom is part of the Brooklyn Film Festival, which just kicked off.

Via Serious Eats.

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Kogi Korean BBQ Taco Truck

not your typical taco truck. the short rib taco. a messy-masterpiece.

the calamari taco with a nice-spice kick.

stay up & stay golden

We've been wanting to try Kogi Korean BBQ Truck for years. We love tacos, love both Korean and Mexican food, and also wanted to see if the food actually lived up to the Kogi mania. So when we were in L.A. last week, this was one of the first places on our list to check out.  Before we talk about the food, we want to start off by saying it's really important to see their twitter updates in addition to the schedule on their website. When we didn't see their truck parked at the location/time they said they'd be at, we started to drive away, but a last minute twitter check on our phone showed they were running about 40 minutes late, so we turned back around and there they finally were. We were especially happy that we were one of the first customers, which meant no insane lines.

We did 3 tacos + 1 drink combo for $7 and got the short rib tacos. We're happy to report that these tacos are indeed worth the chasing around. The short rib (Kalbi) tacos were phenomenal. They didn't skimp on the meat, which was tender and moist, and the vegetables were surprisingly fresh. But really it's all about their sauce: vinegary, sweet and spicy goodness. This sauce will be all over your hands, arms, and face, but that's not such a bad thing. Although not as good as the short rib tacos, the calamari was also very tender, served with a much punchier sauce.

They also have sliders, burritos, and desserts like a Sriracha Bar on their menu. If you're in L.A., go find them. You won't be disappointed.

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Zucco Tiny, unpretentious French diner in the heart of the Lower East Side. Quirky owner, good music, hardworking kitchen staff working in a "kitchen" the size of a closet, and most importantly good food.

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a slice of life

Di Fara Pizza is not fast food. It's been called the BEST pizza in New York by pizza connoisseurs, Zagat, the Village Voice, New York Magazine, New York Times, chefs like Anthony Bourdain, and your average New Yorker that loves pizza. People from all over New York and around the world make the journey to this hole in the wall pizza joint in the predominantly Jewish neighborhood of Midwood, Brooklyn. The average cost and wait time for a pizza is $25.00 for a basic pie that takes 2.5 hours or if you want a slice to go it will cost you $5.00 (the most expensive slice in NYC).

*note the painting of mr. demarco behind mr. demarco. look familiar ?

Di Fara has been owned and operated by Domenico DeMarco since 1964 after DeMarco moved to New York from Caserta, Italy in 1959. DeMarco is the only person that makes each pizza pie (not even his children are allowed to make it). When he's not available to make the pizza, Di Fara shuts its doors. Mr. DeMarco insists on using only fresh dough, on importing his tomatos from Salerno and his Mozzarella from Caserta, and bringing in his fresh basil from Israel. He alone makes the pizza. He works hard. He looks proud of what he does. And it shows.

Di Fara is a New York Pizza Instituion and Domencio DeMarco is a pizza legend in his own right. The trek takes 30 minutes on the Q line from Union Square. And yes it sucks to have to wait almost three hours for pizza, it's almost absurd in any other instance, but it's worth it. The time you spend waiting and watching is a pizza event.

A few things we recommend: eat before you step foot into Di Fara (you're not going to get your lunch or dinner during lunch or dinner time), order the regular pie (you don't need the extras like pepperoni or mushrooms), and eat it when it's hot. There's some great articles on Di Fara that you should read: A great 2004 New York Times article on the hard work that goes into making a Di Fara pizza, New York Time's article on the $5 price, and a Di Fara tutorial on Slice Pizza blog. Heaven!

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