Saturday, August 28, 2010

Review: Dolci Cafe

Impressive little place on Franklin Avenue in Garden City. It's a bakery and sandwich shop, with a number of interesting sandwiches and wraps. If you enter in the rear (snicker), where all the parking is, the door's by the tuxedo shop.

I've probably tried most of the sandwiches by now. All of them are good, though the chicken parm is just OK. It's better at pizza places. The bread is pretty good. Some sandwiches come as panini

The only problem has been the roast beef sandwich with bacon, lettuce, and tomato. I call it the "Roast Beef Surprise" because it's always a surprise what ingredients they're going to forget. One time it was just roast beef, cheese, and mayonnaise.

On the other hand, I've only ordered it on Fridays. Fridays there seem to be a problem.

I don't have much of a sweet tooth, but hot secretary advises that the pastries (of which there are many) are tasty. I'm sure they don't make them in house since the place is so small. They also have gelato, which was sweet and creamy.

For you dudes, it always seems to be pretty girls working in there. I'm sure it's just a coincidence.

When I was there one day some guy came in just to buy a red bull and bottle of water. The cashier knew him by name, so I imagine he goes in there every day to buy an overpriced red bull and water just so he can drool over some girl who in reality couldn't give a shit about him. Good times.

The average price for sandwiches is around $7.00. Pretty cheap for lunch in Garden City.

Some pics:

3 out of 5 stars

Dolci Cafe
953 Franklin Ave
Garden City, NY 11530

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Thanks Bon Appétit

The August issue of Bon Appétit has a recipe for using up the cold cuts in your fridge:  End-of-the-Week Deli Sandwich.

Here's the recipe:  take the cold cuts in your fridge; put them between bread; and put on some other stuff like cheese and mayonnaise. 

The people at Bon Appétit call this "clever."  And say it takes 30 minutes.

Thanks, geniuses.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Something No One Here Cares About

But it's my blog, so I'm going to talk about it anyway. Maybe I get can more nasty remarks from Indiana readers like for my St. Elmo's review.

Man v. Food this Wednesday is in Indianapolis, the land of chain restaurants. Supposedly he was in the area around Memorial Day (Indy 500 time).

From the previews it looks like he was at a place called Gray Brothers Cafeteria (known as Gray's), which is in Mooresville, maybe 30 min. south of Indianapolis. It's a cafeteria, like a school cafeteria, which there aren't really a lot of on Long Island (none that I've been to). You go in, get a tray, silverware, etc., and move down the line. The food is behind glass, and you tell a server (there are like 10) what you want. They plop it on a warm plate and hand it to you. At the end of the line you pay.

I've been there a hundred times and have gone there since I was a kid. Looks like chunky was eating the meatloaf, which I've never had. They have great fried chicken and chicken and noodles. I've really never had anything bad there.

It's good old country cookin. Think Cracker Barrel. But it kicks Cracker Barrel's ass.

The place is very popular. Always long lines stretching out the giant wooden doors. And always a bunch of oldies. Like a nursing home. So you also know it's cheap if a lot of geezers eat there.

I was last there in September '09 and took the pic below. It's the chicken and noodles (with green beans and corn obviously). Yum. Never thought I'd have an excuse to post it.

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

McDonald's in Mineola

Whatever town that is. It's just off of Glen Cove Road, north of Old Country Road.

I just have to say what a bunch of fucking stupid fucktards.