Crowds in this city do not always correlate to good taste -- see the hordes that flock to the Tacos Morelos carts in Williamsburg or the East Village instead of the more venerable Jackson Heights restaurant from which the mobile vendors were born. Further proof is Tacos El Bronco (4324 Fourth Avenue ... More >>
No. 1: Burrata with sauteed wild mushrooms on toast from the Spotted Pig (314 West 11th Street, 212-620-0393) We end our countdown of dishes with an oldie but a goodie: a simple bite from an iconic New York spot.
No. 2: Fried clam roll from Sea Witch (703 5th Avenue, Brooklyn; 347-227-7166) A nautical-themed bar doles out crisp, clam-shaped New England justice.
At 2 a.m. on a Saturday, on the corner of East Second Street and Avenue A, there are at least 30 people standing around a Mexican food truck waiting for their $3 quesadillas and $7 burritos. The food truck business, you might think from this scene, is booming. But like every other story in this city ... More >>
In our frenetic metropolis, the taco evolves at the far ends of a dialectic, either highbrow with pinkies raised or street-level sloppy. But between the white tablecloths and the back-door bodegas is Felipe Mendez's Brooklyn-based empire--the perennially popular La Superior; the chandelier-studded b ... More >>
No. 15: Chilled egg drop soup from wd-50 More tongue-in-cheek tomfoolery from New York's original trailblazing progressive restaurant.
No. 16: Pastrami sandwich from Loeser's Deli (214 West 231st Street, Bronx, 718-548-9735) Come for the cultural time travel, stay for one of the city's timeless classics.
No. 45: Deep-fried squash blossoms from The Queens Kickshaw
No. 47: Handmade pierogies from The Grand
No. 49: Daal tadka from Bhojan
No. 50: Spicy crispy beef from RedFarm
No. 51: Chocolate gelato from Stella 34 Trattoria
No. 52: Pork chop pho from Pho Grand
No. 53: Beef tartare from Estela
No. 54: Green power smoothie from Terri
No. 55: Ma po tofu fries from King Noodle.
No. 56: Any doughnut from Dough.
No. 57: Jurgielewicz duck salad from Khe-Yo
No. 58: Curry red lentil soup from Num Pang
No. 59: Antipasto plate from Franny's
No. 60: Bloody Mary at Pine Box Rock Shop
No. 61: Loaded nachos from Pork Slope
No. 63: Spicy galbi jjim from Cho Dang Gol
No. 64: Burnt end baked beans from Mighty Quinn's
No. 64: Breakfast nachos from Shopsin's
No. 66: Burger (Bash or classic) from Burger & Barrel
While Danny Mena has worked hard to capture a real taste of his native Mexico City with Hecho en Dumbo, his six-year-old pop-up-turned-restaurant, he shies away from using the word "authentic" to describe his cuisine. "I hate using that word," he says. "If you take something out of its native land, ... More >>
Harefield Road is a dimly lit bar with a selection of two dozen draught brews deep enough to cater to the beer snob set, which is exactly what this spot does most nights of the week. But during weekend brunching hours (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.), the Irish-born, English-bred owner carries out the Sunday roa ... More >>
Ah, Friday! The weekend's so close you can taste it! Does it taste like the ocean? Because this weekend is full of tasty sea-centric events, and we've rounded up our favorites just for you.
The Big Easy
One pig a week in the Bronx
Brisket taco drenched with toppings Many people have been comparing the Flatiron's new Tres Carnes to the fast-casual model of Chipotle, with its assembly-line and infinitely customizable tacos and burritos. But a more astute comparison lies eight blocks South, at Dos Toros, which has brought in Me ... More >>
Home-style cooking on the Upper West Side
Today is National Bologna Day. We know, this rocks. Head on down to your local deli (or Katz's) and dig in to our guiltiest deli pleasure. Looking for a way to dress up this unfancy meat at home? Here are five suggestions:
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Get sloshed on a different kind of breast milk
Ever been dazzled by the taco-truck menu, at a loss what to order? Taco trucks serving fundamental southern Mexican antojitos have thankfully become commonplace in neighborhoods like the East Village, Williamsburg, and Chelsea, fulfilling a need for cheap, nutritious, and delicious meals and snack ... More >>
Nothing like a little crime report to get the morning started. Yes, you have plenty of burglaries and murders to sort through, but BuzzFeed has something even better: the 30 Best Taco-Related Crimes Ever. While you've got classic examples of taco aggression with scores of people throwing tacos in ot ... More >>
The bathtub-size Bloody Mary (called "Mamacita Maria") is probably enough for two to share. The offshoot of Manhattan casual Mexican La Esquina opened in midsummer, with a capacious side garden that became one of season's most relaxing sights in Northside Williamsburg (even though there seem to ha ... More >>
Notice the difference between this and the original place? If you're a fan of Dos Toros, like me, you'll be elated to hear that a new branch has appeared on Carmine Street in the West Village, not all that far from the original on the very short stretch of Fourth Avenue. If you're on a bike, ... More >>
In other defunct diner news today, it seems that plans are coming right along for La Esquina 2.0, or rather Café de la Esquina at Wythe Diner (it helps to say that three times fast).
The Pink Tea CupIt's the beginning of another chapter for the Pink Tea Cup, the storied Grove Street soul food restaurant that closed in January 2010 after 55 years of service and reopened in another location on Seventh Avenue South later that year. Since its reincarnation the restaurant has ... More >>
Chantal MartineauNew Mexican in Fort Verde.With all the fanfare most food trucks tend to launch with these days, it's amazing that this one has managed to slip in under the radar. The Jalapeño NYC truck has been seen parked outside Thirst Wine Merchants (Dekalb and Carlton Avenues) in Fort G ... More >>
As you may know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Wine Dinner Series, Cont'd Del Posto Wednesday, February 23 at 7 p.m. Looking for something to drop $325 on? How about a five-course meal prepared by Chef Mark Ladn ... More >>
zarela.comThe 10 p.m. seating last night at Zarela was the restaurant's last, after 23 years in business. The restaurant, run by chef Zarela Martinez, was one of the first eateries in the city to explore traditional Mexican food. But the $27,000 in rent proved too high for the restaurateur ... More >>
But don't spare the eyebrow plucking
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