Oct 24

Nathan’s Famous – Brooklyn, NY

1205 Riegelmann Boardwalk

Brooklyn, NY 11224

Rating: ★★★☆☆ 

Located on the Coney Island Boardwalk, Nathan’s Famous serves up their classic hot dogs along with many other items at this convenient location. On this visit, my main goal was to order an original hot dog and some drinks, so I opted for an original Nathan’s hot dog along with a lemonade and orangeade. The hot dog had distinct crunch to it, but was quite smaller than a Costco hot dog. Unfortunately, I did not taste anything significant about the Nathan’s dog that made it particularly special at all. The lemonade was quite delicious and sweet, which was a great turn of events as I had a very bitter lemonade at Shake Shack the night before. The orangeade was even more delicious and sweet, which definitely quenched my thirst. Overall, Nathan’s seems like a great place to grab a bite, but there really isn’t anything special about the place. There is another location near the main road at Coney Island, which is the larger and most famous location, but I doubt my thoughts about the hot dog would be any different. In conclusion, I would not suggesting going out of your way to eat at Nathan’s if you have a closer option available. However, it was nice to enjoy a cold beverage at the beach.

Oct 17

Joe’s Pizza – New York, NY

1435 Broadway

New York, NY 10018

Rating: ★★½☆☆ 

Located just south of the heart of times square, Joe’s Pizza serves up New York style pizza to the masses. When we visited this location, there was not a lot of different pizza varieties to choose from, so we opted for two slices of classic cheese pizza as it came fresh out of the oven. At $3 per slice, it is pricier than the $1 slice places you see around, but we were hoping for quality. You definitely receive quantity because the slices were almost as big as Costco slices. The crust was fairly thin and the slice was loaded with sauce and cheese. Unfortunately, the bottoms of both slices were fairly burnt, especially near the edges. The sauce did taste fresh and there was plenty of cheese, but the burnt taste just really gets to you. Unfortunately, the burnt crust prevents me from recommending this pizzeria even with its new convenient Times Square location.

Oct 10

Amorino – New York, NY

721 8th Ave

New York, NY 10036

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

Located near the Theater District of Manhattan, Amorino serves up delicious gelato in decadent form on a cone. With numerous flavors to choose from, you can make your gelato cone as delicious and as pretty as you would like because you can choose as many flavors as you want for your cone. On one visit, we decided to order a large macaron cone with hazelnut, caramel, tiramisu, vanilla, and chocolate along with a caramel gelato macaron. The gelato flower came out looking amazing with the macaron on top. Each bite of the gelato was creamy and delicious. My favorite flavor out of the entire cone was the hazelnut. The macaron was crafted well and the caramel was very evident. On our second visit, we decided to go the sorbet route and order a large cone with strawberry and banana sorbet. The banana tasted delicious and flavorful, but the strawberry tasted pretty standard. I would suggest staying with the gelato instead of sorbet for richer flavors.

Overall, Amorino serves up delicious gelato in a well crafted form of a rose at decent prices. I would strongly recommend those looking for a pretty and tasty dessert to visit for a decadent cone.

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