Every week, I document another dish that impressed and satiated me during my food adventures around New York City

KIKI'S, 130 Divison Street (at Orchard Street), Lower East Side

For years I stopped eating potato chips at home and started eating vegetable chips, convincing myself that fried slivers of carrots and beets were somehow healthier. I like to fool myself like that.

I’ve moved past that naiveté and found another healthy crunchy at-home snack: cashews. No question they are better for my heart, but come on, we all know how delicious fried crunchy slivers can be.

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Every week, I document another dish that impressed and satiated me during my food adventures around New York City

BRUNO, 204 East 13th Street (between Second and Third Avenue), East Village

I love when a restaurant comes along and totally reconstructs something that we are all too familiar with. People deconstruct macaroni and cheese, s’mores, and steak tartare all the time. But I was shocked and elated to see someone try something innovative when it comes to margherita pizza.

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Every week, I document another dish that impressed and satiated me during my food adventures around New York City

NAM NAM, 109 Montrose Avenue (between Leonard Street and Manhattan Avenue), Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Nam Nam in Williamsburg doesn’t really feel like a restaurant. There is pretty much zero atmosphere, unless you count the bare bones kitchen with some makeshift places to sit. It’s a total dive. But if food is the most important thing, then it is worth ignoring the lack of comfort and just eating the Vietnamese food here.

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Every week, I document another dish that impressed and satiated me during my food adventures around New York City

COURT STREET GROCERS, 485 Court Street (between Luquer Street and Huntington Street), Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn

Breakfast sandwiches were one of the hottest dishes a few years ago. Every restaurant was doing them (as long as they were open for breakfast, of course). But now we’re so immersed in Instagram-friendly food that the simple breakfast sandwich has gotten a little less attention.

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Every week, I document another dish that impressed and satiated me during my food adventures around New York City

RASA, 25 West 8th Street (between Fifth Avenue and Macdougal Street), Greenwich Village

When I finally dined at Rasa, I was hoping to find a dish that would make its way to these pages, but I didn’t think beef rendang would be it. Rendang is one of the more common Malaysian dishes and it seems like a cliché to choose it as the one to write about. I almost think of it as the Pad Thai of Malaysian food. If there’s one dish you expect on the menu, it’s this one.

But this restaurant, which has been serving the changing crowds of 8th Street for three years now, serves a killer version. I’m happy to see a cute, homey Malaysian restaurant thriving on this strange restaurant street. All the other businesses seem to come and go so fast, but I hope this one sticks around for a long time. Especially because the food is so good. (more…)


Every week, I document another dish that impressed and satiated me during my food adventures around New York City

DOUGH, 305 Franklin Avenue (at Lafayette Avenue), Clinton Hill, Brooklyn

If you’d asked me to tell you about Dough, the growing New York business from chef Fany Gerson, I would have told you that they make the absolute best doughnuts in the city. Big, yeasty, and inventive – they’re everything you want a doughnut to be.

But if you asked me to talk more about their food, I would have looked at you with confusion. What else could Dough possibly do? (more…)


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