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I’m counting down the 100 best dishes I tasted in 2016…

Steakhouses are tough in this city. And they should be medium rare. What I mean is, they are so expensive that it’s only possible for a special occasion (unless you are one of the lucky elite). Quality Eats is one of the few places I can regularly visit for steak and their food is actually really good. I’ve been three times now and my favorite is the charred hanger steak which comes with interesting pickled and grilled onions and a delicious bowl of corn brulée. Price: $27
QUALITY EATS
19 Greenwich Avenue (between West 10th and Christopher Street),
West Village
(212) 337-9988)
qualityeats.com

I’m counting down the 100 best dishes I tasted in 2016…

New Yorkers and Chicagoans spar over which pizza reigns supreme (we all know whose it is) but after Hank’s Juicy Beef opened in Tribeca, we can all agree who makes the better beef sandwich. The slow roasted beef sandwich lies somewhere between a Philly cheese steak and a wet French Dip sandwich. It’s sprinkled with provolone and dredged through the garden with sweet peppers and spicy pickled vegetables (giardiniera) for a healthy kick that plays with the juicy richness of the sliced beef. Price: $10.57
HANK’S JUICY BEEF
84 Chambers Street (between Church Street and Broadway),
Tribeca
(646) 828-8996
hanksjuicybeef.com

I’m counting down the 100 best dishes I tasted in 2016…

Chawanmushi is not a dish you see on many menus at hip, seasonal Brooklyn restaurants. But Olmsted is not your typical hip, seasonl Brooklyn restaurant. It’s the best restaurant I visited all year and the fact that Chef Greg Baxtrom is reinterpreting this Japanese egg custard is a win for everyone involved (the Japanese, the Brooklynites, and the diners). A rotating roster of seasonal ingredients (like earthy truffles or maitake mushrooms) come mixed with charred onions and that delicate creamy egg custard. Price: $16
OLMSTED
659 Vanderbilt Avenue (between Park Place and Prospect Place),
Prospect Heights, Brooklyn
(718) 0552-2610
olmstednyc.com

I’m counting down the 100 best dishes I tasted in 2016…

Most critics in New York agree that Olmsted is by far one of the best restaurants to open in the city this year. I was fortunate enough to eat there this summer and as you will notice from my 100 Best list, I tend to agree with the others. Perhaps most impressive was how fantastic and textured this frozen yogurt was. Lightly kissed with lavender honey, it’s about as far from cheap take-away fro yo as you can get. Price: $8

OLMSTED
659 Vanderbilt Avenue (between Park Place and Prospect Place),
Prospect Heights, Brooklyn
(718) 0552-2610
olmstednyc.com

I’m counting down the 100 best dishes I tasted in 2016…

A thickly sliced bacon appetizer is pretty standard at American steakhouses. But Quality Eats turns that on its head. The smoked cured meaty pork belly is fantastic but its what’s around it that really causes a stir. The meat sits on a rich sauce of crunchy peanut butter sauce and is topped with a sweet and peppery jalapeño jelly. It’s a twist on both the steakhouse specialty and our childhood lunches. Price: $17

QUALITY EATS
19 Greenwich Avenue (between West 10th and Christopher Street),
West Village
(212) 337-9988)
qualityeats.com

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

FOSTER SUNDRY, 215 Kinckerboxer Avenue (at Troutman Street), Bushwick, Brooklyn

I never rest – even on Thanksgiving. Maybe because especially on Thanksgiving there is a lot to eat. And I spent the last week trying to find some amazing dish that would be appropriate for the big day’s Dish of the Week.

In previous years, I found some great turkey burgers and turkey sandwiches. That would be the obvious thing, but this year I accidentally stumbled upon a sandwich that was crazier than I could even imagine.

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