Posts Tagged ‘Connecticut’

20 Burgers to Eat Before it’s Too Late

August 20th, 2019 by Lorelai Dunn

By Jane and Michael Stern Originally Published 2009 Gourmet Magazine One essential characteristic of any worthy hamburger is democracy of spirit—it should be accessible to all and not cost an arm and a leg. That’s why our list of the nation’s best burgers doesn’t include the foie-gras-filled one at DB Bistro Moderne, in New York … Continue reading 20 Burgers to Eat Before it’s Too Late

Monster Hash

August 15th, 2019 by Lorelai Dunn

By Jane and Michael Stern Originally Published 2006 Gourmet Magazine We’ve never met a cooked potato we didn’t like. Baked with butter, salt-boiled, fire-roasted, puréed with cream, au gratin, dauphinois, frittered, and french fried—all are surefire transformations of the homely starch into supertuber. But shallow-fried on a grill or in a skillet is the pinnacle of … Continue reading Monster Hash

Slicecapades

August 15th, 2019 by Lorelai Dunn

By Jane and Michael Stern Originally Published 2006 Gourmet Magazine The new Haven Trinity of Pepe’s, Sally’s, and Modern is rightly exalted for crisp-crust brick-oven pies, but those long-standing shrines are not alone in the pizza-rich state of Connecticut. There are a handful of lesser-known contenders that deserve their place in the pie pantheon. The … Continue reading Slicecapades

Fast Food Future

August 14th, 2019 by Lorelai Dunn

By Jane and Michael Stern Originally Published 2005 Gourmet Magazine Thirty years ago, when we started writing about the colorful, cheap, and unpretentious restaurants that anchored communities across the country, we suspected we were documenting the end of an era. Most of them had been around forever, and they served exemplary local specialties. But American … Continue reading Fast Food Future

Drive Ins

August 14th, 2019 by Lorelai Dunn

By Jane and Michael Stern Originally Published 2005 Gourmet Magazine For two-lane travelers, pulling into a parking lot perfumed by hamburgers and hot onion rings is as satisfying as any four-star dining experience. At a true classic drive-in, you never even need to undo your seatbelt. Ensconced behind the steering wheel, you order from a … Continue reading Drive Ins

Here’s the Scoop

August 8th, 2019 by Lorelai Dunn

By Jane and Michael Stern Originally Published 2002 Gourmet Magazine WITH THE EXCEPTION of the hot dog bun, there has never been an edible invention as useful as the ice cream cone. Eat it all and leave nothing behind but a napkin. No need to sit down, and only one hand is required. We’ve hardly … Continue reading Here’s the Scoop

This Must Be

August 8th, 2019 by Lorelai Dunn

By Jane and Michael Stern Originally Published 2002 Gourmet Magazine ONE COLD DAY in the mid-1940s, Harold “Whitey” Miller, a Connecticut clam digger who sold littlenecks off the back of a truck, laid some clams on a metal grate and put the grate over a hardwood fire he’d lit in an oil drum to keep … Continue reading This Must Be

Hungary Pangs

August 8th, 2019 by Lorelai Dunn

By Jane and Michael Stern Originally Published 2002 Gourmet Magazine MAGDI ACZEL punched Michael the second time we ate at her restaurant. Our first meals of beef goulash and chicken paprikash were so delicious that we were eager to come back. But, as much as we enjoyed the squiggly little dumplings called nockerli that accompanied … Continue reading Hungary Pangs

Top Dogs

August 7th, 2019 by Lorelai Dunn

By Jane and Michael Stern Originally Published 2001 Gourmet Magazine No introduction is necessary. These are America’s ten best hot dog joints By JANE and MICHAEL STERN  1 Walter’s is a pagoda-shaped roadside stand that has been serving incomparable hot dogs since 1919. A frank of beef, pork, and veal (made exclusively for Walter’s) is … Continue reading Top Dogs

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