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

If you spend time listening to the radio in and around NYC, you might have heard the slogan “…you go to B&H.” The restaurant I’m going to write about is not that B&H. The radio jingle refers to a giant electronic store which happens to be run and owned by a group of Hasidic Jews. It’s a pretty amazing place to go to buy headphones, speakers, cameras, or any of that.

The place I’m talking about is just as iconic to New York except much smaller and instead of microphones, you get bowls of matzo ball soup. (more…)


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

I haven’t had too many crullers in my day but I was pretty convinced I found the best I would ever taste at a cute little coffee shop called Lil’s Cafe in Kittery, Maine. It was utter perfection.

But I was wrong. I tasted another cruller more recently that now makes me think I have finally found the world’s best cruller. I didn’t even know I was looking for it.

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

When most Americans think of Thai food, they think of pad thai. In fact, I would bet most can only name one or two other dishes. That’s why in the last few years, many newer Thai restaurants in NYC have gotten away from the now ubiquitous and over-done dish.

But when the folks behind Uncle Boons decided to turn their meat and three Southern diner into an upscale Thai take-out restaurant, I imagine they knew they had to sell pad thai. It’s the king of Thai take-out.

Uncle Boons Sister, as the new spot is named, serves more than just this dish. The small menu runs the gamut from different curries to fried chicken to beef stir fry. And while I enjoyed the fiery crab curry and the cooling papaya salad, I just had to see how their pad thai (spelled phat thai here) stacks up.
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Every week, I document another dish that impressed and satiated me during my food adventures around New York City

Sometimes I worry that this blog gets repetitive. Sure, I write about pizza, dumplings, and bagels over and over again. That’s the point. But I’m talking more about the Dish of the Week each Thursday. And maybe it says more about the food scene in NYC. How many more ramen noodles or smoked fish dishes can I write about?

But I can guarantee (without even doing an official search through the archives) this is the very first time I’ll be writing about a dish where the star of the show is kohlrabi. (more…)


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

Chef Dan Kluger has a way with vegetables. He garnered lots of praise for his vegetable mastery at ABC Kitchen, which has become one of the trendiest NYC veggie-centric restaurants. And now he has his own place in Greenwich Village called Loring Place.

And just to be clear, these are not vegetarian restaurants. In fact Loring Place gets as much attention for their burger and roasted short rib as they do for their brussels sprouts pizza and leek & pear salad.

But there’s on question when dining at Loring Place, you want to make sure you eat your vegetables.

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

You might see posts on this blog about Shake Shack or Dos Toros even though they have become pretty recognizable chain restaurants. But they started in good old New York City and we still claim them as our own. Of course you will never see posts about McDonald’s or Chik-Fil-A on this blog. I don’t want to contribute to the chain-ifcation of New York. We have more and more of these businesses around the city and less and less of the local spots that make the city unique and diverse.

But I feel ok writing about places like Ikinari or Tim Ho Wan. They are chains that began in another country and their introduction to New York seems new and exciting. Until they start expanding to every neighborhood, I feel ok about it.

I knew Little Sheep was a restaurant that started with locations in China and one in Queens. What I didn’t know is that they now have 39 locations in North America. Everywhere from Seattle to Chicago to Houston. Spreading the hot pot love. (more…)


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