The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday: Pecan Sticky Bun, Niman Ranch Hot Dog, Smoked Herring


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 …


Lauren Shockey: Pecan sticky bun at Peels (325 Bowery, 646-602-7015).

Victoria Bekiempis: Stir-fried cabbage, made at home.

Robert Sietsema: Thick Niman Ranch hot dog with grainy mustard and Brooklyn kraut at the Emerson (561 Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn, 347-763-1310).

Chantal Martineau: Octopus with fennel, mizuna, apple, and citrus-pickled onions at Colonie (127 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, 718-855-7500).

Rebecca Marx: Russ & Daughters smoked herring served on toast with chopped onions and dill at Jimmy’s No. 43 (43 East 7th Street, 212-982-3006).