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Fat Food Quest : Mahattan Edition

An odd query but I'm starting a diet which requires me to consume an excessive amount of fat on the first two days of my regiment and I would love help in finding the fattiest flavorfilled foods in New York

Today is the first day of the Chub Load and I have intentions of taking full advantage of this odd requirement by attempting to eat all sorts of blubbery business.

The obvious includes: burgers, fried chicken, doughnuts, french fries, milkshake but I am looking for more delicious and utterly indulgent suggestions. Ramen? Pork Belly? Cassoulet? I'm taking thoughts on all fronts so feel free to have me act as your lipid loving liaison.

Right now I'm heading to Traif in Brooklyn for bacon doughnuts and hopefully something else offering porcine pudgery.
Greasy pudgy fingers crossed...

I've posted on the Outer Boroughs board as well so feel free to add your advice there if you'd be so kind.

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  1. Go to one of the Bukharan restaurants that serves fried lamb fat. Post on the outer boroughs board.

    1. Cercle Rouge serves an excellent cassoulet.

      Cercle Rouge photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391...

      If you can snag a reservation at Maialino, there's the maialino al forno. Of course, it is enough to feed 3 or 4, but if you have the appetite.... There's also a suckling pig's foot on the menu. It's available in both the trattoria and the bar (where you don't need a reservation).

      Maialino photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391...


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      1. re: RGR

        Here's a thought. Tomorrow morning, consider starting your day by taking my famous self-guided LES eating tour. It's actually perfect for someone looking to pig out (though there isn't any pig on it) on fatty foods since it contains plenty of it. Add on a stop at Sugar Sweet Sunshine + Saxelby Cheese and Roni-Sue Chocolates in the Essex Street Market.

        LES Gustatory Tour: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/493333


      2. Cassoulet?

        Pretty much the discerning Chowhound favorite and fast becoming the runaway best cassoulet in NYC is at La Sirene.

        While waiting for your cassoulet at La Sirene, start out with the fantastic sauteed Duck Liver and greens appetizer. If that's not enough, order the Escargot in Butter sauce and sop up that delicious sauce with bread.

        Your fat needs are in good hands.

        La Sirene
        558 Broome Street, New York, NY 10013

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        1. re: RCC

          Yes, La Sirene can totally overwhelm you in fat, if you wish. The whole place just smells like butter!

          You should also go to the Breslin and have that oh-so-rich lamb burger with duck fat French fries.

          La Sirene
          558 Broome Street, New York, NY 10013

          The Breslin
          20 W 29th St, New York, NY 10001

        2. Get some Lardo at Eataly and spread it on some toasted cheese brioche or a slice of pizza.

          200 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010

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          1. bone marrow on toast at Quality Meats (or Prune or Blue Ribbon); korean blood sausage at gam mee oak--they also have the pork belly w/oysters dish if you like the pork more firm than melt in your mouth.

            Quality Meats
            57 W 58th St, New York, NY 10019

            1. Sliced pork belly with chili garlic soy at Szechuan Gourmet on 39th St (appetizer) followed by their "water-cooked" fish or beef (braised beef filets with napa & roasted chili) that's served in about a pint of hot oil, perhaps? Tea-smoked duck? And some dry (actually deep-) fried green beans as a veg?

              Szechuan Gourmet
              21 W 39th St, New York, NY 10018

              1. Well I did it.

                And my, have the past two days been real.

                Triple creme brie, some reblochon and a huge piece of crumb cake from the farmers market for breakfast at home yesterday/ Pork belly sliders, fried chicken n biscuits, bacon doughnuts and bloody Marys at Traif the day before.

                Chocolate covered Meiji Macadamia nuts, City Bakery hot chocolate (the prepared version was a gift that I've had in my fridge since Valentines day and as a side review I'd say it holds up very well -consistency, taste and enjoyment-wise- to the original,) Youngs double chocolate stout, and City bakery Pretzel Croissant for snacks.
                Soho House's surprisingly super Mac and Cheese (creamy but not at all soupy, good tangy cheeseness, a little salty with great breadcrumb crunch and good crust) as a late night nibble.

                So MUCH MORE cheese for lunch.

                My first ever Starbucks Breve Chocolate Java Frappucino which was foul but unrivaled on the fattening front.

                And dinners that consisted of what remains New York City's most delicious and flat-out best damn burger: at Diner in Brooklyn... (Stout but crunchy fries and unctuous unearthly home-made mayo only adding to the awesomeness.)
                And Escargot, Duck Liver salad, and that luscious and longed for Cassoulet: at La Sirene. Which really fit the bill. The fact that we were finally able to bring that '85 cab I got as a gift (and which being past its prime needed badly to be drunk) made the feasting feel that much more regal and certainly more refined than my earlier frappucino faux pas.

                Thank you all for the suggestions and for helping me make great chubby choices!

                Warning: Do not try this at home

                City Bakery
                3 W 18th St, New York, NY 10011

                La Sirene
                558 Broome Street, New York, NY 10013

                1. go to 2nd ave deli for some fried chicken skin and super fatty deli meats, with lots of mayo

                  Second Avenue Deli
                  162 E 33rd St, New York, NY 10016