Bareburger: Wiki Wiki Burger

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It is very rare that I cover any kind of chain restaurant, even if they are a minor one, however, I will make an exception for Bareburger.

Bareburger has a wide variety of delicious sounding burgers, but on my first visit to the local burger joint, I decided to go with the delicious sounding Wiki Wiki Burger, which is made up of wild boar, Gouda, duck bacon, chickpea onions and grilled pineapple on a brioche bun.For my order however, I asked for no pineapple this time.

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This burger was absolutely delicious in every possible facet. While lacking in size, this burger seems bigger than it is due to the thickness of the meat inside.

Brioche bun was very soft, and was a nice rival texture to the thick, meaty wild boar; the duck bacon was thick as well, and very tasty. The chickpea onions were light and crispy, and the Gouda cheese, sweet and gooey.

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If you want a fantastic burger that goes in a different direction than the typical (albeit great) beef patty and pork bacon combination, the Wiki Wiki from Bareburger is a great option. As mentioned before, Bareburger is a chain, so if there happens to be one near you, you should definitely check it, and the Wiki Wiki out.

Doubleday’s Restaurant and Bar: Penne Vodka

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I have mentioned previously that the best location for Penne ala Vodka, Luca Bella, had shut down, making Sal’s pizza in White Plains the default best Penne ala Vodka in the county (having previously held a close number two spot). That being said I am always on the lookout for great Penne Vodka, not only because I love the dish, but also because I want to see if anyone else can even come close; well, Doubleday’s in Dobbs Ferry most certainly does.

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This Penne Vodka is very good. The serving size is quite large and could easily last you multiple meals if thats what you desire.

In terms of flavor and texture, the pasta is tender and has a decent amount of sauce on it. The sauce is creamy and carries a flavor of savory-sweet, not very salty in comparison with other Penne Vodka dishes, and interspersed in the pasta and sauce are some pretty nice pieces of pancetta.

All in all Doubleday’s serves a very good Penne Vodka and I have no qualms with recommending it to anyone who loves this dish.