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Welcome to 100 Dishes to Eat Now, Fork in the Road’s handy list of some of our favorite dishes — old standbys and new finds alike — compiled daily.
Today’s pick: ‘Cue Coriander Bacon ($11) at Fatty ‘Cue.
91 South 6th Street
Coriander-marinated and long-smoked over hardwoods, ‘Cue Coriander Bacon is tendered in thick swatches, unctuous and pungently flavored. It’s served with plain white bread toasts — recalling the Wonder Bread served at great Texas barbecues — and a taxicab-yellow curried custard that you’ll never quite figure out what to do with. You can spoon it up with the tiny spoon and eat it between bites of toast and bacon, or you can spread it on the bread, either with or without a piece of pork.
Fatty ‘Cue describes itself as a mash-up: the admixture of a doctinaire Central Texas barbecue with a Southeast Asian curry shop. You sit at the crux, a smile spreading across your face.
Next: More photos from Fatty ‘Cue …
Robbie Richter, the pitmaster at Fatty ‘Cue, shows us some of his pork ribs, lacquered with a sauce of palm syrup and smoked fish.
A bronze pig mascot chandelier hangs high above.
A couple of Fatty ‘Cue fans.
Standing in as the vegetable component of your meal, Smoked Eggplant Nam Prik is a seemingly random collection of herbs, vegetables, fried pig skin, and alliums, united in their capacity to taste really cool when dipped in the smoked-eggplant puree.
Next: Survey the entire countdown so far …
Previously in the countdown:
Dish No. 100: Zaragoza Grocery’s Flor de Calabaza Quesadilla
Dish No. 99: No. 7 Sub Shop’s General Tso’s Tofu Sandwich
Dish No. 98: Nigerian Goat Stew From Baku
Dish No. 97: The Captain’s Daughter From Saltie
Dish No. 96: Bun Bo Hue From Thanh Da
Dish No. 95: The Beauty From Mile End
Dish No. 94: Potato, Egg, and Provolone on a Roll at Torrisi Italian Specialties
Dish No. 93: The Terrine Board at the Breslin Bar and Dining Room
Dish No. 92: Sausage and Egg Breakfast at La Bonbonniere
Dish No. 91: Roasted Carrots at Porchettta
Dish No. 90: Spicy Miso Ramen at Ramen Setagaya
Dish No. 89: Peanut Butter Pretzel Pie From First Prize Pies
Dish No. 88: Brown Butter, Corn, and Mushroom Linguine at Buttermilk Channel
Dish No. 87: Katsudon at Ennju
Dish No. 86: Fried Chicken With Two Sides at Soul Fixins
Dish No. 85: Fried Lamb Intestines at El Quinto Pino
Dish No. 84: Kunafa From Nablus Sweets
Dish No. 83: Potato Flatbread at Sahadi’s
Dish No. 82: Chicken-Fried Chicken Livers at Cornbread Diner
Dish No. 81: Taleggio, Broccoli Rabe, and Sausage Panini at Bocca Lupo
Dish No. 80: Hamburger at M. Wells in Long Island City
Dish No. 79: Vanilla Malted at Brooklyn Farmacy
Dish No. 78: Seafood Combo With Hot Sauce From Randazzo’s Clam Bar
Dish No. 77: Fried Ipswich Clams at Ed’s Lobster Bar
Dish No. 76: Banh Uot Thit Nuong (Grilled Pork and Noodles) at Co Ba
Dish No. 75: Schiacciata con l’Uva at Sullivan Street Bakery
Dish No. 74: Cornish Pasty at Myers of Keswick
Dish No. 73: Baklava at Güllüoglu
Dish No. 72: Sauerkraut Noodles at 8th Avenue Noodles
Dish No. 71: The Super Heebster at Russ & Daughters
Dish No. 70: Grilled Octopus at Thistle Hill Tavern
Dish No. 69: Firefly Squid at Momokawa
Dish No. 68: Chicken Mole Enchiladas at Tulcingo Del Valle
Dish No. 67: Fish ‘n’ Chips at Sel de Mer
Dish No. 66: Whole Grilled Striped Bass at Okeanos
Dish No. 65: Spinach Pie at Paradis To-Go
Dish No. 64: Frisée aux Lardons With Tripe at Má Pêche
Dish No. 63: Pickle Dog at Bark Hot Dogs