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

Before Brooks Headley opened the vegan burger sensation Superiority Burger, he was the famed dessert chef of Michelin-rated Del Posto. And his soft serve/sorbet combo feels like one of his composed plated dessert but in a fast food atmosphere. Flavors range seasonally but the tangy sorbet (like concord grape) balances the rich creaminess of a gelato like vanilla labne and it’s all topped with some crunchy brittle-like garnish. Price: $5

SUPERIORITY BURGER
430 East 9th Street (between First Avenue and Avenue A),
East Village
(212) 256-1192
superiorityburger.com

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

Although it may sound strange to American tastes, buttery miso makes a very smart base for ice cream – especially when studded with sweet and slightly acidic cherry pieces. After tasting this, the concept of cherry vanilla becomes irrelevant. How come more people aren’t demanding Miso Cherry?
ODDFELLOWS ICE CREAM CO.
175 Kent Avenue (between North 3rd and North 4th Street),
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
(347) 599-0556
75 East 4th Street (between Bowery and Second Avenue),
East Village
(917) 475-1812
oddfellowsnyc.com

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

Don’t ignore the food menu at Mayahuel. While their expert tequila and mezcal cocktails may be distracting, their Mexican small plates are phenomenal. Every evening here must end with the crunchy, creamy, and cinnamony churros dipped into a decadent bowl of rich, dark chocolate. Price: $10
MAYAHUEL
304 East 6th Street (between First and Second Avenue),
East Village
(212) 253-58888
mayahuelny.com

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

One of my favorite meals of last year was at the clandestine East Village sushi temple Kura. Well I was stoked this year when the Kura folks opened a secret room of udon. On a winter night, I can’t think of anything more restorative than the thick toothsome noodles in a warm, clear complex seaweed broth. Price: $15
RAKU
342 East 6th Street (between First and Second Avenue),
East Village
(212) 228-1324
rakunyc.com

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

KAFANA, 116 Avenue C (between East 7th and East 8th Street), East Village

This summer I spent a few weeks travelling around Eastern Europe and I learned that the king of food in most countries is beer and sausage. Here in New York, I’ve only experienced a bit of the true Eastern European food at places in Astoria many years ago.  It’s a cuisine that is prevalent here, but it’s just a little more difficult to find.

And while Kafana is right in the heart of Alphabet City, few people know it outside of Serbians and Bosnians looking for a taste of home. For everyone else, it’s a hidden gem worth uncovering. (more…)


My search for the best hot dog in New York continues….

FELTMAN'S OF CONEY ISLAND, 80 St. Marks Place (between First and Second Avenue), East Village
It’s quite a bold statement to say you invented the hot dog. But there may be some validity to the story that Feltman’s provides.

Back in the year 1867, a German immigrant named Charles Feltman started a pushcart where he was the first to use a bun to serve sausages. Later he opened up a giant restaurant in Coney Island and one of his employees was a man named Nathan.

Nathan got the fame for his own hot dogs and the Feltman brand became a footnote in food history. Except Feltman’s is back with a vengeance.

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