I’m counting down the 100 best dishes I tasted in 2017…

Translating to “little potato pan”, you can get a good sense of what these loaded skillets consist of. On their own, they are the best hash browns you’ll ever had with a generous portion of bacon and onions. It comes topped with your choice of hearty German meats. I was very happy with a pair of caraway-kissed Nürnberger bratwurst.Price: $15.95-$23.95
NÜRNBERGER BIERHAUS
817 Castleton Avenue (between Pelton Avenue and Davis Avenue),
West Brighton, Staten Island
(718) 816-7461
nurnbergerbierhalle.com

I’m counting down the 100 best dishes I tasted in 2017…

I thought the concept at Pig Bleecker was pretty ingenious. As far as I know, it’s the first restaurant to take components and techniques from American BBQ and incorporating them into other more refined dishes. Some dishes worked better than others, but by far the most successful were these delicate plump ravioli stuffed with tender smoky brisket. What you would not find at most pit houses is the addition of truffle butter and a sweet and acidic barolo reduction. Price: $24
PIG BLEECKER
155 Bleecker Street (at Thompson Street),
Greenwich Village
pigbleeckernyc.com

I’m counting down the 100 best dishes I tasted in 2017…

I’ve often sang the praises of the yeast bombs made by Dough – always slathered with a perfectly balanced flavored glaze (blood orange is king). But this year was the first time I had tried one of their stuffed doughnuts. and I don’t think I’ll ever go back. The inconspicuous cinnamon covered orb opens up to reveal a sweet, sticky chocolatey nutella interior that’s a perfect complement to all that dough. Price: $2.75
DOUGH
448 Lafayette Avenue (at Franklin Avenue),
Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn
(347) 5333-7544
14 West 19th Street (at Fifth Avenue),
Chelsea
(212) 243-6844
Inside UrbanSpace at Vanderbilt Hall,
230 Park Avenue (at 45th Street),
Midtown East
(646) 747-0806
Inside City Kitchen,
700 Eighth Avenue (between 44th and 45th Street),
Midtown West
doughdoughnuts.com

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

When I talk about falafel, I usually say if I was forced into becoming a vegetarian, this is the food I would eat all the time. But I realize that is a false statement. As much as I love falafel, I would end up being even healthier. Because my vegetarian food of choice would almost always be mushrooms.

It’s funny too because as a kid I couldn’t even stand the sight of mushrooms. Granted, I was only exposed to the soft bland white button mushrooms. As an adult, I’ve had the opportunity to try all sorts of wild mushrooms from chanterelles to porcini to morels. And I’ll take any one of them, especially when a chef knows how to bring out their delicate flavors.

And Chef Luis Jaramillo from Fifty seems to certainly know what he’s doing.

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Come back on Wednesdays for another funny, informative video documenting my inept food adventures. In Locals Know, I explore a new city through the tours of Urban Adventures.

I’ve been to Lisbon more than any other city in Europe. I have truly been seduced by the beauty, the food, and the people of this great historic capital. But it wasn’t until I took the Experience Lisbon Walk that I really got under the skin of this city.

My guide Sofia from Lisbon Urban Adventures uncovered all the secret spots from a local pastry shop to a miradouro with killer views to the best seafood restaurant on the other side of the river.  It’s featured on the latest episode of Locals Know. And after watching this video over and over again, I can’t wait to visit Lisbon one more time and experience it the way only a local can.


Category: Travel, Video

My search for the best pizza in New York continues….

The students at Fordham University in the Bronx are luckier than most college kids. Not only are they steps away from the most densely populated authentic Italian food mecca in NYC (Arthur Avenue), but they also get to have Pugsley as their local pizza joint.

I stopped by one day on my way back to the Metro North train from Arthur Avenue (where I often give food tours). I had heard about Pugsley and felt like I needed to find the best pizza in the area (look for other reviews to come soon) so that means it was my duty to check it out. (more…)


Category: Pizza

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