Stewed Mushrooms from New Double Dragon (37 First Avenue, 212-598-0736).
Just a few quick notes about this pick, which at $9.25 per pint — which does look more like a quart — really is a bargain.
Double Dragon’s dish feels very similar to the anonymous mixed vegetables in brown sauce that appears on nearly every menu of restaurants featured in Year of the Takeout. However, the eatery does offer an impressive, three-mushroom combo that gives the gravy more of a stew-like vibe. It’s fungal and fun, as well as a good, non-soylent-tasting source of protein for vegs.