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Truffle Cheesesteaks are a Delicious and Bougie Reality

When the prospect of decadent truffles topping your dish presents itself, you welcome that opportunity with eager, open arms and a mouth open even wider. Intro cacio e pepe and a cheesesteak sandwich to this party and what you get is a never before seen cheesesteak that’s made to be eaten with both pinkies up.

This level of self-indulgence is brought to you by Cheesesteaks by The Truffleist, a pop-up at open-air food market Smorgasburg in Los Angeles, California. Sourcing truffles and truffle products as The Truffleist based out in Long Island City, Queens, New York, the cheesesteaks that come to fruition here are borne from our deepest cravings and food fantasies. A burrata cheesesteak and cacio e pepe cheesesteak given a hailstorm of black truffle shavings are the realities being had here.

Death by truffle is a respectable and enviable way of going out, so let that happen via Cheesesteaks by The Truffleist every Sunday at Smorgasburg Los Angeles.


Ramen Burger to Set Up Shop in Crown Heights


Keizo Shimamoto, creator of the Ramen Burger a.k.a. one of the most popular food hybrids of 2013, is looking to expand from his humble Smorgasburg booth to a more permanent location. Eater reports that a Ramen. Co storefront recently popped up in the Financial District of New York but don’t get too excited yet, this might only be the base of operations for Shimamoto’s business.

The Ramen Burger Facebook page does state that Shimamoto will make Ramen Burger a “full-time operation” this year and it looks like it’ll be sooner rather than later. Berg’n, a new storefront located in Crown Heights, will feature Smorgasburg’s beer hall, Brooklyn’s Flea Market and a food court housing four of Smorgasburg’s favorite vendors: Mighty Quinn’s, Asiadog, Pizza Moto, and of course Ramen Burger. Berg’n is set to open this March which means New Yorkers only have a few more weeks before they can get their Ramen fix any day of the week.

H/T Eater, Facebook


New Ramen Burger Creations Include Pork Belly, Brisket, and Eggs


Ramen Burger creator Keizo Shimamoto is looking to tantalize hipster taste buds all over again with the introduction of new creations inspired by several of his fellow Smorgasburg neighbors. Shimamoto debuted three mouthwatering photos on his blog earlier this week detailing each new Ramen Burger.

The Adobo Shack Ramen Burger draws from filipino influence with the usual wagyu patty replaced with pork belly braised in soy sauce and vinegar. It also looks like there’s some cilantro tucked into the sammie along with some hot sauce and greens nestled between those signature ramen noodle buns.


The Lonestar Empire Ramen Burger is an East meets West fusion with a thick cut of brisket over barbecue sauce and some fatty sliced pickles.


Shimamoto’s original “what-if” idea was the Breakfast Ramen Burger made up of eggs, cheese and sausage. Drool. As crazy as it is genius it was this morning mashup that originally led him to collaborate with other Smorgaburg vendors. Not gonna lie, that Breakfast Ramen Burger looks like something out of my wildest food dreams. No word yet on when these new additions will make their Smorasburg debut but there’s no doubt they’ll be just as delicious as the O.G. Ramen Burger.

H/T Gothamist + PicThx Go Ramen