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

BAR SARDINE, 183 West 10th Street (between Seventh Avenue South and West 4th Street), West Village

When Gabe Stulman’s little restaurant on West 10th Street was called Chez Sardine and focused on Japanese pub food, I tasted the Miso-Maple Salmon Head and had an experience I’ll never forget.

Now that he’s changed the concept to more American bar food and changed the name to Bar Sardine, I found another dish that will forver live in my memory. And it’s just a burger.

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Phatty Melt at CHICKPEA & OLIVE

 

Someone finally figured out the veggie burger. Chef Daniel Strong has created a patty made of beets, brown rice, lentils, and mushrooms that is just as juicy and smoky as a beef burger. When it’s topped with lettuce, tomatoes and bacon in the form of thinly sliced charred eggplant on a Sullivan Street Bakery bun, you realize there is something to this whole vegan food movement. Find them at Smorgasburg! 

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

UMAMI BURGER, Hudson Eats at Brookfield Place, 2nd Floor, 225 Liberty Street (between West Street and North End Avenue), Battery Park

Turkey burgers have always been hit or miss. Even for the health conscious or those trying to avoid red meat, there’s no guarantee that when you order a turkey burger that you won’t find a dry hockey puck in its place.

In fact, Thanksgiving is the only time we really celebrate the turkey. So in its honor, I decided to see if I could find a worthwhile turkey burger. And I did – at Umami Burger.

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

MARIETTA, 285 Grand Avenue (between Lafayette Avenue and Clifton Place), Clinton Hill, BrooklynBurgers in this city are deceptively expensive. Oftentimes the price you see on the menu might be reasonable, but that’s without all the fix-in’s. You want cheese, fries, bacon, an egg, or chicken liver mousse? Probably, right? But it will cost you.

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The Vendys is just one day away. Tickets are old out, but you can get a good idea of the nominees from this series of short videos I’ve produced. Here are the final four:

Ramen Burger

The ramen burger is definitely one of the most famous dishes produced in the last few years. The lines of foodies form every weekend at Smorgasburg, but now you can also get a taste at Keizo Shimamoto’s permanent locations at Berg’n and in the Financial District. His innovative mash-up has earned him a Vendy nomination for Market Vendor of the year.

Craffles

A group of friends brought together two of the most popular street foods in the world and have put it on one truck. Craffles serves both gourmet French crepes and Belgian waffles to hungry New Yorkers. They come in both sweet and savory versions so you can have a craffle anytime of the day.

Dub Pies

In Australia and New Zealand, savory meat pies are as ubiquitous from mobile food vehicles as hot dogs and pretzels are in New York City. Gareth Hughes has expanded his Brooklyn shop to this Rookie of the Year nominated truck giving us a taste of down under.

Ricas Botanas Mexicanas

Outr in Corona, Queen, Claudia Lopez has been frying up Mexican snacks for twenty years. She’s finally honored with a Vendy Award nomination for Best Dessert for her amazingly fresh churros that are fried-to-order until crispy and light.


Category: Video

For the fourth year in a row, I present the 100 most exciting dishes I’ve consumed during my food adventures around the five boroughs. Look for another five dishes every few days.

People in the food world always love to claim each year as being the “year of the cupcake” or the “year of fried chicken” or the “year of something.” While many people might decalre 2013 the year of BBQ or the year of Nordic food in NYC, I became smitten with that old American favorite: the burger. I kept biting into one delicious meat bomb after another and here are five of my favorites (some old, some new, and one very unusual).

NUMBER 65: THE ORIGINAL at UMAMI BURGER

The Original at UMAMI BURGER

I’d heard about the legend of the Umami Burger long before they opened their first NYC location this year. Even my non food-obssessed friends on the West Coast were calling to tell me about this new burger joint that highlighted the mysterious undiscovered taste: umami. Used to describe savory, meaty notes, the word umami is thrown around a lot these days. But every component of the original Umami Burger showcases the often misunderstood word. The already-meaty beef blend is brushed with a special umami sauce (containing umami-rich ingredients like seaweed and miso), then seared and sandwiched together on a toasty Portuguese bun, along with caramelized onions, oven-roasted tomatoes, shiitake mushrooms, and a parmesan crisp. If you want to know what umami is, this burger will show you. Price: $12

UMAMI BURGER
432 Sixth Avenue (between 9th and 10th Street),
Greenwich Village
(212) 677-8626
umami.com

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