Best Brik New York 2001 - Epices Du Traiteur
A brik is a Tunisian pastry that wraps a savory stuffing in uncountable layers of flaky dough that's like a thicker version of filo. The most common filling marries potatoes with canned tuna and tops them with a raw egg, which becomes only partly cooked as the pastry is fried. Bite into it and yellow oozes out. Nevertheless, briks are delicious, and you can crawl from one end of town to the other and find no more than two or three examples. The best is at EPICES DU TRAITEUR, a bistro that has the good sense to include North African fare on its menu.