The Three Best Things We Ate This Week
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We've spent another week feasting our way through New York City, discovering new dishes and rediscovering old favorites. Our favorite bites this week include a whole duck for two, a killer guacamole, and pork skewers we crave each year come spring.
Pork skewers at Souvlaki GR, 116 Stanton Street, 212-777-0116 Warmer weather means we're ready to eat a little lighter, and we find ourselves especially craving Greek fare. So we head on over to Souvlaki GR (or track down the truck) and order ourselves the pork skewers, deeply seasoned with oregano and crisped brown, which come wrapped in pita and drizzled with a little tzatziki (you can also get the skewers sided with those items, if that's more your speed). Match it to a feta-smacked tomato and cucumber salad, and pair your meal to a little Moschofilero, a dry white that sings of spring. -- Laura Shunk
Whole duck for two at Rotisserie Georgette, 14 East 60th Street, 212-390-8060 This isn't your average Duck a l'Orange. Daniel and Per Se alum Chad Brauze works under the guidance of owner Georgette Farkas to offer an off-menu whole duck that forgoes the sickly sweetness that characterizes the traditional dish. Instead, Brauze marinates the duck for 48 hours in a bitter orange glaze that brightens as the meat is charred to a tender medium-rare. It'll set you back a cool $99, but it's hefty: While the menu says it's meant for two, it easily feeds three. -- Jon Cheng
Guacamole at Rosa Mexicano, multiple locations Perhaps it's because we've been writing about what feels like bazillions of new Mexican restaurants this season, but we've been eating an inordinate amount of food from restaurants that celebrate our southern neighbor -- and we recently made a special trip for Rosa Mexicano's guacamole, a chunky avocado spread tuned tableside with jalapeños, tomatoes, onions, and, for us, tons of cilantro. We need a margarita or five, too, to wash it down. -- Laura Shunk
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