Best Use of Flying Fish Roe - 2010
Russ & Daughters
While Russ & Daughters long ago secured a place in the city's culinary lexicon thanks to its impeccable smoked and cured salmon, its sandwich menu harbors some creations that are just as deserving of adulation. Chief among them is the Super Heebster: Whitefish and baked salmon salad is heaped on top of a bagel that has been smeared with horseradish cream cheese. On top of the salad goes a blob of wasabi-flavored flying-fish roe. The result is as satisfying as it is unexpected; as its name suggests, it's an inspired collision between the flavors of the Old World and the irreverence of the new.