Best use of reindeer (2008)
Hey, foodie: Just where would you go in the five boroughs if you had an odd craving for reindeer meatballs? The gossamer potato bread called lefse? Or the unspeakably skanky fermented fish known as lutefisk? Bay Ridge, where decades ago the streets were thronged with merchant seamen wearing pea coats and wool watch caps, toting rucksacks. The only remaining culinary vestige of their presence—apart from dishes here and there on diner menus—is Nordic Delicacies. In addition to the products listed above, this grocery and carryout features fish balls, ginger-laced cookies, salty licorice, and the aforementioned reindeer meatballs.