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Mar 12, 2011 09:52 AM

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:

      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:

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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:

      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