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zeppoles at San Gennaro Feast

nooyawka Sep 14, 2009 07:43 AM

Once again I was disappointed by the zeppoles at the Feast. I don't know why I keep punishing myself like this. I looked for a stand that was making them fresh out of the oil, which very few were (most had been sitting around), finally found such a stand off Mulberry, and asked for the fresh ones. They still came out uncooked inside. Why do they have to make them so darn big? It's harder to cook well and through. Do they think that bigger is better? When I was a kid, they used to be smaller and much better. Since the guy was making them, maybe I should have asked for them well-done. I give up.

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    fourunder RE: nooyawka Sep 14, 2009 08:45 AM

    I feel your pain and disappointment.....fwiw, I do not believe that quality has been associated with any food offerings at the San Gennaro Feast for quite some time. My problem with the Zeppoles is the overworked oil they use.

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    1. re: fourunder
      smokeandapancake RE: fourunder Sep 14, 2009 08:46 AM

      san gennaro isnt good for anything except the clown that throw out insults.

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        fourunder RE: smokeandapancake Sep 14, 2009 08:59 AM

        thanks for recognizing my day job.

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          2slices RE: fourunder Sep 17, 2009 01:51 PM

          thanks for keeping me up at night

        2. re: smokeandapancake
          nooyawka RE: smokeandapancake Sep 14, 2009 11:39 AM

          You left out the cool spigots that they add to the fire hydrants, which I only noticed this year. :)

      2. Sommelier RE: nooyawka Sep 14, 2009 02:39 PM

        Even worse, IMHO: the fried calamari. There's so much flour in the oil that it's being fried in roux, the oil is burnt from that flour and everything tastes scorched, and they're in such a rush that the squid is either overcooked & tough or undercooked and grainy from the flour.

        In Italy you are never served such crap at street festivals.

        1. bigjeff RE: nooyawka Sep 14, 2009 08:39 PM

          ya, that "feast" is garbage. never was good, never will be good.

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            DarthEater RE: bigjeff Sep 17, 2009 11:47 PM

            I do like the funnel cakes..

          2. guttergourmet RE: nooyawka Sep 15, 2009 09:53 AM

            Forget the zeppoles. Braciole is the way to go at SG. Also Artichoke Pizza is opening Led Zeppole on 14th street soon which sounds like it's gonna be Zeppoles made with ...wait for it...A Whole Lotta Love..

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              smokeandapancake RE: guttergourmet Sep 15, 2009 01:21 PM

              ive been hearing about that led zeppoli place for a while. where exactly on 14th? next to artichoke?

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                guttergourmet RE: smokeandapancake Sep 18, 2009 04:22 AM

                2 doors down. Signs are up but not opened yet.

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