Smoky mac & cheese from Westville (multiple locations), $8 A cold-weather favorite from a neighborhood staple.
Unless you're a lactose-intolerant celiac, odds are you've got a soft spot for macaroni and cheese. Among the numerous dishes that make up the comfort food lexicon, the spruced up noodles hit that perfect balance of crisp crust and gooey interior, and the top renditions can be downright mesmerizing ... More >>
With tens of thousands of brick-and-mortar restaurants and even more kiosks, delis, and roadside stands where you can grab a bite to eat, there's no place in the world like New York City when it comes to food and drink--you could spend your entire life eating and drinking here without conquering all ... More >>
No correct guesses yet to where I was eating this past week. It's not Westville or Pastis. The joint opened in 2010 and features an extensive beer menu and by-the-book pub snacks like spinach and artichoke dip and juicy sliders. [See Where Else I Ate: Babbo | Crif Dogs]
Rebecca Marx Westville East is our go-to for unassuming yet often very well-prepared comfort food. This is in part because of the restaurant's veggie burger, which is as idiosyncratic as it is delicious.
Rebecca Marx Along with barbecued pork ribs, egg foo young, and fried catfish, blueberry pie deserves pride of place on the menu of classic American dishes. Pie settled this country along with the Pilgrims, who adapted their recipes to incorporate the fruits and berries of their adopted home. ... More >>
At Gazala Place, Nice Matin, Gottino, and a host of other NYC restaurants
Rebecca MarxHillstone's meaty, beaty, big and bouncy veggie burger.Ah, veggie burgers. For so long regarded as the bête noire of vegetarian cuisine, they've been slowly but surely breaking free of their Morningstar-Boca shackles, thanks to a number of restaurants who have started to tre ... More >>
almostbourdain.blogspot.comThe plain Jane of poultryAnn C. Asks: Where should I go if I only like plain foods and chicken? Dear Ann: Only plain foods and chicken? That is a bit of a challenge, given the often ambitious culinary landscape in New York City. But here are a few places that mig ... More >>
Magnolia Bakery's walks were shoveled, but a shortage of workers kept the place closed. For restaurants in the West Village, digging out from the reported 20 inches of snow last night -- still blowing and drifting in a harsh wind gusting up to 40 mph -- opening the premises to foot traffic w ... More >>
The great regional frankfurters, in NYC