Fast and feast are only a letter and a growling stomach apart, as anyone who observed Yom Kippur knows. We know it's kind of cruel to tempt you with these fantasies, but we don't print over the weekend and we want you to be well-equipped with ideas of where to take your appetite after the holiday ends on Saturday night. Even if you're not fasting, here are some good excuses to pig out.
Feast of San Gennaro
Currently ongoing, this annual festival takes over Little Italy for 11 days. When simple Italian family dinners are famed as events in their own right, you know the food for a feast has to be good. Food vendors and musicians abound, and the marquee cannoli-eating contest should satisfy any hunger.
The fact that Morningside Heights doesn't have a $1 pizza place is a profound mystery, and one which deserves to be resolved as soon as possible. Luckily, the rest of the city isn't so handicapped. Pretty much every other neighborhood has some glorious standing-only counter where you can burn your mouth on the best-tasting slice you've ever had... on a student budget.
Summer’s over (though you couldn’t tell from the weather), and no one has time to stand in a line for a genuine cronut anymore. So, get thee down to Crumbs, where they’re serving up their knockoff “Crumbnut.” If not that, try a concrete from Shake Shack or an Insomnia cookie or anything sweet. Seriously, can people even live that long without eating something that seems specifically designed to kill you?