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That Delectable Crust

Socarrat Chelsea

Hold the dessert.

Socarrat is the spanish word for that crunchy yummy crust that forms at the bottom of a pan of rice. The word is derived from the verb socarrar which, translated, can mean “to singe” or “to burn.” According to Food Republic, “true paella is cooked in a wide, shallow metal pan so that rice is thinly spread and touching the bottom: prime conditions for rice crust formation.”

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Defending the American Table

Bubby’s Highline

Biscuits, biscuits, biscuits.
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Grapefruit Toddy | $14

I love biscuits. I love bread. I love basically any baked carb (ask my friends and they’ll confirm this).

But biscuits…

But biscuits are my weakness. Whenever I see that word on a menu, I order it, no questions asked. If I see it in a description of another dish, I’ll ask if they can put a biscuit on the side, even if I’m already eating fries. I eat too many carbs. Sue me.

In fact, biscuits are one of the reasons I discovered Bubby’s. Bubby’s may actually be the first official brunch I ever had in NYC. I can’t remember, nor do I really care to remember. All I remember are the biscuits. The flaky, buttery, utterly-delectable biscuits of Bubby’s.

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