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Staten Island Farmer's Market to Open

The South Shore market is in the parking lot of Panera Bread by the Outerbridge, and it is not under the Greenmarket auspices. After a year of intending to go, I finally made it down there Sunday. It's basically the owner of Chez Laurent selling breads, tarts, salad dressings, jams, etc. and the Decker farm selling eggs from the farm, as well as cheese, produce, etc. from local and distant farms. Good stuff, but so far out of the way for most of us.

Chez Laurent
991 Bay St, Staten Island, NY 10305

Apr 27, 2010
StatenEats in Outer Boroughs

"The Landing" Hot Dog Cart, Columbia Heights/Dumbo

Does it happen to do Chicago beef sandwiches? Or does anyone know where in the area I might find one? I'm originally from Chicago, and I'm always craving them.

Sep 15, 2009
StatenEats in Outer Boroughs

Pine Honey?

What about lemon zest and rosemary? I have made this several times, and I enjoy the taste. But it's not a substitute for the honey made from the honeydew of an insect; it's a substitute for honey infused with pine needles. Check this out:

Sep 04, 2009
StatenEats in Home Cooking

What is the best pizza in Staten Island?

My favorite is Lee's Tavern, at the Dongan Hills train station. Always packed on Friday nights. They serve bar pies and regular-sized pies. Great white clam pie. I'm a fan of the sausage pie as well. Always well done - piping hot and crispy but not charred.

Regarding Salvatore's, I was there right after they opened, and found most of their pies to be charred. I thought perhaps it was because they had just opened, but I just read a review on seriouseats that mentioned and showed pictures of charred crust.

Lastly, any opinions on La Villa on Hylan Boulevard? I *think* I read that the owner also owns Justinos.

Jun 13, 2009
StatenEats in Outer Boroughs

Regional favorite that you just didn't get once you finally had a chance to try it

Beth, I am from San Diego and now in NYC. I could kill for a California burrito, a Rubio's fish taco and an In-and-Out burger.

May 06, 2009
StatenEats in General Topics

Butcher in Staten Island?

I second BMartin's comments. The fish monger at the St. George Greenmarket is great. Everything looks, smells and tastes as fresh as he says it is. I bought scallops, bluefish live crabs, etc. almost every Saturday last August through November. I'll be first in line May 2. And do check out the fish market at the Met at Hylan and Clove. I buy fish there too, and it's always good.

Apr 23, 2009
StatenEats in Outer Boroughs

Favorites in Staten Island

I will second Lee's Tavern and Chez Laurent.

Also, at the top of my list would be Basilio Inn, tucked away off of Lily Pond Avenue. The chef is from Italy I believe, but it's not your typical "red sauce" Italian-American food. The owner is always around. Many of the summer and fall vegetables are grown on site. While it no longer functions as an "inn," it still has that old-fashioned shore-resort feel inside.

Apr 16, 2009
StatenEats in Outer Boroughs

Does any place serve a clam and garlic pizza?

Lee's Tavern in Staten Island makes an amazing clam pie, red or white (or half red, half white, if you can't decide). I never ask for garlic, and it always tastes garlicky to me. I'm sure they'll put crushed garlic on it if you ask. Lee's is across the parking lot from the Dongan Hills station of the Staten Island Railroad. An old neighborhood institution.

Apr 07, 2009
StatenEats in Outer Boroughs

ginger beer in brooklyn?

Have you tried Bierkraft in Park Slope? I have only been in there a few times. They seem to have a lot.

Apr 07, 2009
StatenEats in Outer Boroughs