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January 6, 2010 10:20 AM   Subscribe

[WageringWithFoodFilter] Bengals v. Jets...this time, it's for dinner.

I am a lifelong Bengals fan. My co-worker is a die hard Jets fan. We want to place a little wager on the game this Saturday. Don't worry, we don't work at Fidelity.

I suggested that instead of money, if the Jets win I would have some delectable Cincinnati-related food items sent to he and his wife, i.e. a box of Grater's ice cream, some Montgomery Ribs, LaRosa's pizza, Skyline chili, etc. from a site like this one. But we're at a bit of a loss for what NY foodstuffs he should have to pay up if (I mean, WHEN) the Bengals win.

We just got a big box of deli food from Katz's, so I'd say no deli deliveries (except I do love NY Bagels,) but other than that, New Yorkers, what are your favorite local restaurants/foodstuffs that can easily (either online or by phone) ship some tastiness to me in Los Angeles?
posted by buzzkillington to Food & Drink (16 answers total)
I think North Jersey food is the way to go for the Jets (because, you know, they play in North Jersey. Also, North Jersey food is awesome).

Unfortunately, I have absolutely no way of knowing how you could get Paterson-style chili dogs or Guernsy Crest ice cream via the mail. For chili dogs, though, I've heard Pinks in Hollywood has Jersey-style.

(Luckily, you won't have to worry about this, on account of the Jets winning and all.)
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 10:31 AM on January 6, 2010

What about a Russ & Daughter's (or similar) gift pack? Smoked fish, bagles, mmmmm
posted by jckll at 10:34 AM on January 6, 2010

w-w-wait...they don't have any Buskens on that site!!!!111!
posted by toodleydoodley at 10:36 AM on January 6, 2010

If it must be mail order, though, what about a NY cheesecake?
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 10:40 AM on January 6, 2010

Best answer: (1) We guarantee freshly baked bagels will be delivered to all 50 States... (2) Seems to require a call, but Papaya King. (3) Anything from Zabars.
posted by true at 10:52 AM on January 6, 2010

Response by poster: OK, then extra points for North Jersey food! Double extra points for pizza, because now I am craving it.

I live a few blocks from Pink's...I'd much rather have Papaya King! Bagels, yes. Cheesecake, not so much.

Yes, Toodley...there are MANY things they don't have on that site. I am content with Grater's and LaRosa's though. Thank GOD for frozen LaRosa's...though if they could figure out how to ship their provolone garlic bread I might just pass out.

Keep 'em coming, Jets fans! I can't wait to try some of your local favorites next week! :)
posted by buzzkillington at 11:02 AM on January 6, 2010

Junior's Cheesecake. Pickles from Guss. Bialys from Kossar's.
posted by bgrebs at 11:02 AM on January 6, 2010

Best answer: Here are some delicious NY style pizzas delivered through the mail, which you will never have a chance to eat. :)
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 11:09 AM on January 6, 2010

I think "Taylor Ham" aka Pork Roll definitely a requirement...
posted by Busmick at 12:28 PM on January 6, 2010

Here is a site that will ship it, although I have never used them.
posted by Busmick at 12:30 PM on January 6, 2010

Second Taylor Ham. . .it doesn't get more native to NJ than that!
posted by katie at 12:33 PM on January 6, 2010

Carnegie Deli Cheesecake is amazing.
posted by disillusioned at 12:40 PM on January 6, 2010

Response by poster: I think Pho is totally on the right track...I can't wait to try some of those tasty pizzas!

And really? Pork Roll? How have I never heard of this?

(Also hiding my disappointment at the lack of Bengals fans adding to the discussion...*sob*)
posted by buzzkillington at 12:46 PM on January 6, 2010

Wow, this is like a conversation my boyfriend (lifetime Jets fan) and I (lifetime Bengals fan) would have... and if by some unknown reason, the Jets win, you must request some delicious black and white cookies.

p.s. WHO DEY.

p.s.s. LaRosas? Pffft. DEWEYS!
posted by banannafish at 8:12 PM on January 6, 2010

Response by poster: Bananna...I've never even HEARD of Dewey's! I was out of Cincy by 1998 and I guess I missed the wave. I will check it out on my next trip back, but if it's as good as you say it is, I'm definitely not going to waste it on my Jets-fan coworker! :)

And Black and Whites will be involved. Done and done.
posted by buzzkillington at 9:12 AM on January 7, 2010

Response by poster: This question is now moot. Thanks for your help and congrats Jets fans!
posted by buzzkillington at 11:44 AM on January 10, 2010 [1 favorite]

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