I’m counting down the 100 best dishes I tasted in 2015…
Tacos al Pastor at EMPELLÓN AL PASTOREarlier this year, a temple to my favorite taco filling opened up in the East Village. There’s no better combination than marinated spiced pork and juicy tart pineapple. Empellón al Pastor specializes in these tacos (and others) and does it the traditional way – by shaving the pork off a rotating spit, just like the Lebanese immigrants did that introduced this preparation to Mexico. Price: $4

EMPELLÓN AL PASTOR
132 St. Marks Place (at Avenue A),
East Village
(646) 833-7039
empellon.com/al-pastor
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Brian Hoffman is a classically trained actor who is now a full-time tour guide, blogger, and food obsessive. He leads food and drink tours around New York City, which not only introduce tour-goers to delicious food, but gives them a historical context. He also writes food articles for Gothamist and Midtown Lunch in addition to overseeing this blog and a few food video series, including Eat This, Locals Know, and Around the World in One City.

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