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Grub Street Podcast

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Grub Street’s editor and ‘New York’ Magazine’s chief restaurant critic discuss the most pressing, vital food-world issues.

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Grub Street’s editor and ‘New York’ Magazine’s chief restaurant critic discuss the most pressing, vital food-world issues.

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22 Ratings
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By young4552 - Nov 30 2016
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Adam Platt complains a lot. About everything. Plenty of people would be thrilled to have your job; why whine about it nonstop? Who cares? Alan is delightful.

Thoughtful and hilarious

By Midnight Perry - Dec 04 2015
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Two truly expert hosts who aren't afraid to laugh at themselves. Looking forward to more of these!

iTunes Ratings

22 Ratings
Average Ratings
19
0
2
0
1

Mixed greens

By young4552 - Nov 30 2016
Read more
Adam Platt complains a lot. About everything. Plenty of people would be thrilled to have your job; why whine about it nonstop? Who cares? Alan is delightful.

Thoughtful and hilarious

By Midnight Perry - Dec 04 2015
Read more
Two truly expert hosts who aren't afraid to laugh at themselves. Looking forward to more of these!
Cover image of Grub Street Podcast

Grub Street Podcast

Updated 2 days ago

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Grub Street’s editor and ‘New York’ Magazine’s chief restaurant critic discuss the most pressing, vital food-world issues.

Rank #1: Episode 15: The Five Best Restaurants in New York City

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Despite his persistent protestations that lists are lame, Platty is prodded into announcing his picks for NYC's five best dining spots.

Jun 17 2016

33mins

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Rank #2: Episode 3: Trends We're Tired of, 2015 Edition

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Adam Platt has had enough of several tiresome trends in the restaurant business, from the great California food bowl craze to over-use of the phrase "house-made." On the bright side, a handful of new restaurant openings in 2015 offer an exciting vision for New York's culinary future.

Dec 31 2015

25mins

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Rank #3: Episode 11: The Life of the Critic (With Mimi Sheraton)

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Platty (aka "Dr. Z"), the Admiral, and the legendary Mimi Sheraton share a downtown lunch and talk about the wonderful, often maddening life of the restaurant critic. Mimi, who began reviewing restaurants in the late 60's, has no shortage of stories from old New York, not to mention valuable insights about the risks and rewards of wearing disguises, why she never uses the word "tasty," and which foods she shouldn't be left alone in a room with.

Apr 22 2016

30mins

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Rank #4: Episode 2: The Martini

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Alan makes Adam his signature Sytsma Martini (or something approximating it, considering the limitations imposed by the recording studio). Over drinks, Adam explains the tempestuous era of the boutique cocktail, which is thankfully receding, and shares the storied history of the martini. Or, as E.B. White called it, "The Elixir of Quietude."

Dec 17 2015

16mins

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Rank #5: Episode 4: Chicken Sandwiches

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How in the world has this fast-food staple become a nationwide culinary phenomenon? Alan and Adam investigate, complete with a trip to one of the prime culprits: Chick-Fil-A.

Jan 14 2016

22mins

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Rank #6: Episode 7: Viral Foods

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Platty and the Admiral brave the interminable line for Black Tap milkshakes, discussing the phenomenon of viral food sensations while they wait. Eventually, Alan is able to swindle his way into the Black Tap dining room, where Black Tap founder Joe Isidori describes the philosophy behind his $15 shakes, which New Yorkers routinely wait up to three hours to try.

Feb 25 2016

30mins

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Rank #7: Episode 8: Progressive Chinese

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Platty and the Admiral investigate new frontiers of Chinese cooking at Fung Tu. Joined by owner Wilson Tang and chef Jonathan Wu, they taste eggrolls, noodles, and chicken that push the boundaries of what American Chinese food can be.

Mar 10 2016

24mins

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Rank #8: Episode 9: Third-Wave Coffee

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The Admiral lures Platty out to the wilds of Bushwick to taste the latest innovations in artisanal coffee at Supercrown, where they marvel at the intellectual and technological java advancements driving the market these days.

Mar 24 2016

23mins

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Rank #9: Episode 16: The Golden Age of the Burger

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Restaurants are realizing they can put themselves on the map with an innovative approach to the classic burger. But it's not as simple as it sounds to create a burger that truly creates what Platty calls "burger zombies." He and the Admiral once again venture to Brooklyn to sample the fare at Emily, which is ostensibly a pizza restaurant, but is best known for its burger, an incredible blend of dry-aged beef, caramelized onions, and the mysterious "Emmy Sauce."

Jun 30 2016

24mins

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Rank #10: Episode 12: Power Sushi

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A visit to Shuko, where chef Nick Kim explains the brilliance of the legendary Masa Takayama, under whom he apprenticed for over 10 years. Now he's one of the creative forces behind Shuko, along with GM Sarah Krathen and fellow Masa acolyte Jimmy Lau. Nick tells Platty and the Admiral wild tales of Masa's mysterious ways, as well as the ancient sushi traditions, and how they're evolving as restaurants like Shuko push the form in new directions.

May 05 2016

35mins

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