Today on "Eat Cheap," our companion video series to New York Magazine's annual "Eat Cheap" issue, our intrepid hosts visit Jack's Wife Freda for matzo soup and shakshuka, stop by Bobwhite Counter for fried chicken, and end up at Mile End Sandwich for the veal sausage "burger" topped with a fried egg. If you're not full after all that, we send you out an extra course, just for today. Hungry? Click on through and check it out.
Breakfast burger from Mile End.
Here's the Spotted Pig chef taking you through her roast lamb shoulder braised with citrus, anchovy, and vegetables recipe. Also, a radish salad. The recipes are adapted from Bloomfield's A Girl and Her Pig, so you can make them at home. And if you spent a lot of time at home or away from home during the last week, craving a square meal and/or some good company, you'll probably be dialing up your butcher before the video's four minutes and 54 seconds are up. As well you should.
Vegetables fried in lamb fat, too.
Fort Defiance, before the hurricane.
Three years ago, when a health department hiccup closed the newly opened Red Hook restaurant Fort Defiance for having gas equipment but no gas service, owner St John Frizell just took it in stride and hung a sign on the restaurant's front door announcing the restaurant was "bloody, but unbowed," urging patrons to visit the neighborhood's other small businesses. Fort Defiance was again roughed up during last week's storm surge, Frizell writes today on Epicurious, but the restaurant remains unbowed.
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