Battery Harris' Baked Patties, One of Our 100 Favorite Dishes
Later this year, we'll pen our Best of New York issue, our annual love letter to what's great in this town. When that paper hits the streets, you'll find our picks for the very best this city has to offer when it comes to dozens of cuisines, restaurants, dishes and drinks. Until then, you can get a taste of our contenders as we count down, in no particular order, our 100 favorite dishes from around the boroughs, a list of laudable eats worth tracking down right now.
No. 76: Baked patties from Battery Harris
The large, breezy patio at this new Williamsburg eatery is an immensely pleasant place to spend a weekend afternoon, especially if you're nursing frozen dark 'n' stormies and selections from the sizable draft beer list. We doubt we'd need further reason to return to this joint, but the Caribbean-tinged menu from chef Richard Gibbs further installs the spot in our hearts. The jerk chicken, plantain chips, and jerk-seasoned fries are all worthy of attention, but we'll be tempted to forgo (or at least forestall) even those items next time for a massive platter of baked patties, Jamaican pastry pockets that are stuffed and fried. The half-moon-shaped treats come in three varieties at Battery Harris: traditional ground beef, piquant chicken, or a blend of turmeric-imbued vegetables, all encased in a flaky golden shell. At $3 a pop or three for $5, they make for excellent drinking snacks as well as solid starters to full meals.
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