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Sharing is caring? Not when it's crazy delicious.
When it comes to certain foods, we all have our selfish moments. Whether it's a rustic slice of carrot cake or the slightly more refined sea urchin toast, if someone tries to extend a fork in the general direction of your plate, they might well lose a finger - and a friend - in the process.
Now, back away slowly and no one gets forked.
Five Dishes I Won't Share with Anyone: John McDonald
It's pretty much a two biter, so there is zero chance at someone getting one of the two."
2. L'Entrecôte and fries at Le Relais de l'Entrecôte (Paris, France)
About half the time, I have to order a second full serving of the meat and always a chilled red to go along on a summer day."
3. Marinara pizza at Pizzeria Bianco (Phoenix, Arizona)
It's so light that its the perfect appetizer for one. Sometimes I get a side of prosciutto and throw it on top. There is always a wait for a table and it's in downtown Phoenix, but worth the trip and the wait."
4. Roast pork sandwich at Faicco's Pork Store (New York, New York)
These guys make sandwiches with both love and precision — never sloppy, never one side uneven with ingredients. It's a pretty big sandwich and it takes a good 20-minute session to finish it.
And if no pork is on that day, go with their rare roast beef, a close second."
5. Mutton chop at Keen's Chophouse (New York, New York)
For anyone that loves lamb and wants a new thing to put on rotation, this guy is the one. Special note: be sure to check out the collection of clay pipes, by the thousands, that hang on the ceiling of the main room and the notables that have signed them."
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