On the Upper East Side, where can you drink a digestif out of this crazy glass, which seems bent on demonstrating a scientific principle?
Four years ago Fork in the Road inaugurated the Our 10 Best guides, and we’ve never looked back. They’ve proved so popular that readers have asked for some sort of index to the series. Well, here it is: a reverse-chronological list of the neighborhood-based guides, most in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Click on each headline and be magically transported to the corresponding 10 Best list. Sometimes, you even get 11, or 13. Note that the most elderly of these guides is around three years old, so check to make sure a particular place is still open before you go. And look for future indexes to guides based on a single foodstuff or dining concept.
All photos by Robert Sietsema unless otherwise noted
The goong chae nampla, a Siamese ceviche of raw shrimp, at Thai Market
Aamanns-Copenhagen‘s stunning beef tartare, crunchy with tiny potato chips
The perfect Southern fried chicken at Mitchell’s
Bread dumplings and goulash at Czech restaurant Hospoda
Who doesn’t love a Bark’s hot dog with onion rings before or after the Nets game?
The coconut-laced shrimp baiano at the secretively Brazilian diner Coffee Shop
How about a schnitzel or a steak at Prime Meats?
The earthy chicken mole enchiladas taste of chocolate and chiles at Tulcingo del Valle.
Next: More guides! More restaurants!
A dinner selection from secret Ukrainian kitchen Streecha
Danny Meyer’s West End Bar and Grill
The wonderful sardines at Japanese gastropub Rockmeisha
The fiery chicken guajillo enchiladas at Downtown Bakery
Comforting chicken and mashed potatoes at Jones Wood Foundry
Mushrooms take center stage at Birreria
Israeli mallawah press toast at Creperie
The mofongo de camarones comes poured over fried plantains at old-timer La Fe
Next: Tired yet? Many more guides and restaurants to follow!
Sugar Sweet Sunshine‘s banana pudding
The vegetarian arepa from Guacuco
Taco salad at vegan food stall One Lucky Duck
Junior’s fabled cheesecake is available at Grand Central Station
Birdbath‘s twisted pretzel croissant
Grandma slice at Rosa’s Pizza
Broth is served on the side with A-Wah‘s Hong Kong lo mein
Nepalese sel roti at Mustang Thakali Kitchen
Next: Phew! Almost done. One more page from the past
The spicy miso ramen at Ramen Setagaya will set your mouth on fire.
You’re always a hero at Defonte’s
The sirloin special at old-timer Tad’s Steaks
You could get a little something from the “salad bar” at Smiler’s
Some of the excellent sushi from En Japanese Brasserie
The Oaxacan tamale at Tacos Nuevo Mexico
‘inoteca is a great place for a glass of wine and an Italian snack.
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