7 days ago | Italian
There's an old anecdote about Smoky Burgess, the 1950’s baseball player and catcher — if you woke him up in the middle of the night and asked him to pinch hit, he would send the first ball he saw into the outfield for a single. And watching Mario ...
13 days ago | 100 Favorite Dishes
Eating at Eisenberg's (174 5th Avenue, 212-675- 5096), which has one of the longest deli counters found anywhere, is a throwback to the New York days of old, when spots just like this dotted the entire city. The ultimate in no-frills, Eisenbergs i...
16 days ago | 100 Favorite Dishes
Eating a lobster roll by the water is a tradition that just about every sane person enjoys. And while a supermarket isn't usually the best place for lobster rolls, Fairway Market (480-500 Van Brunt Street, 718 254-0923) in Red Hook has one of the ...
21 days ago | Breakfast
I love Steely Dan, I really do, but after waiting an hour at Sadelle’s (463 West Broadway; 212- 776-4926) only to discover that our "table" was in fact two seats at the end of a large communal table, sandwiching us between the to-go counter and a ...
28 days ago | Jewish
It's just after eight o'clock and the line is getting long. A group of German tourists is looking confused, while some locals plan the best line of attack for reaching the high deli counter before everyone else. In between a constant stream of ord...
2 months ago | Eastern European
Marko Stefanovic, a third generation operator of Muncan Food Corporation (4309 Broadway, 718- 278-8847), greets incoming customers in Hungarian and Serbo-Croatian, while discussing the nearly 20 types of bacon his store produces. A cornucopia of s...