The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday: Vinegared Octopus, Pork Fried Dumplings, Roasted Chicken


Welcome to The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday, where we endeavor to remember the very best thing we stuffed down our gullets over the past 24 hours. Why? Because the only thing better than enjoying a meal is wallowing in the memory of one savored in the recent past.

Today’s fond reminiscences …


Robert Sietsema: Vinegared octopus garnished with purple and green onions at Rockmeisha (11 Barrow Street, 212-675-7775).

Lauren Shockey: Pork fried dumplings from Inexpensive Delicacies Company, formerly known as Fried Dumpling (99 Allen Street, 212-925-2625).

Rebecca Marx: Bananimal gelato from Stellina (95 Allen Street, 212-274-9555).

Chantal Martineau: Roasted all-natural half chicken “Raised Right” with fregola at Olea (171 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, 718-643-7003).