Contributor Stalking (The “Clam Pie” edition)

Do you wonder what the ML contributors do when they’re not eating lunch in Midtown? (We’re actually pretty easy to stalk!)

Zuppardi's White Clam Close Up

Blondie headed to Carroll Gardens for lunch at Frankie’s Spuntino 457, Brownie took to the road to get a famous New Haven-style clam pizza from Zuppardi’s Apizza, Brian picked some of his favorite desserts in New York, Donny had dinner at The Cannibal and asks who will eat half a pig’s head with him (I will!), Rachel cooked baked pasta with eggplant and I’m belatedly celebrating Halloween with a walk through Argentina’s Recoleta Cemetery.

Elsewhere in the ML universe… Zach obsessed over the best lunch at Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles in LA, Jamie ate half the menu at Uzbekistan in Northwest Philly and Andrea contemplates the quality of the lamb burger at Burger Burger in FiDi.


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    If you want an awesome clam pie without the drive to CT, check out The Roadhouse out on Staten Island. The pies are awesome!

  • I used to go to the road house as a kid. My mom and I decided to go back after they renovated recently (about 2 years ago). The clam pie was an inferior attempt at what they formerly excelled at. It was a serious letdown.

    If there is another clam pie in the NYC area, I’d love to know about it.

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    Adam- Agreed. My parents have fond memories of going their while at Wagner so we used to go when I was a kid as well. Then I went back last summer and ordered a pie to take to my parents. It has lost some of its luster but still a decent clam pie in the end.

  • Pepe’s (and Sally’s) are about an hour and a half from midtown. It’s taken me longer than that to get from the Upper West Side to the Williamsburgh. It’s worth the trip.

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    There’s a Pepe’s in Yonkers now, and the clam pie is out of this world.

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