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

There was a lot of buzz around Dekalb Market when the giant trendy food court opened earlier this summer in downtown Brooklyn. My father in Florida even texted me asking if I had heard about it.
Understandably the biggest press went to the announcement of a new location of Katz’s and the expansion of the heralded Arepa Lady from Queens. Every article mentioned these and other exciting food vendors got attention, like Pierogi Bros, Steve’s Key Lime Pies, and Wilma Jean. But I didn’t read a single word about Guss’ Pickles.
So when I finally made it to the giant market, I was shocked to see a legendary pickle company hiding in the back corner.

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Category: Pickles

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

The newest food court to open in the city (there will probably be a new one by the time you read this) is an extension of Gotham West Market but now in Brooklyn. These are all new vendors and the strangely named Spatchcocked Chicken was so good it got me all spatchcocked (whatever that means!)

Price: $10/$17/$32

FLIP BIRD
Inside Gotham Market at The Ashland
590 Fulton Street (at Ashland Place),
Fort Greene, Brooklyn
(718) 624-7703
gothammarketashland.com/vendor/flip-bird/

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

GREAT NORTHERN FOOD HALL, inside Grand Central Terminal, 89 Vanderbilt Avenue (between 42nd and 45th Street), Midtown East

There have been a lot of fancy, trendy food halls that have opened in New York in the last few years. Most are just big spaces with a diverse option of over-priced gourmet local fast food. I’m mostly a fan of them and I understand this economy’s need for something like that. But Great Northern Food Hall is a little bit different.

This is one of a few ways that famous Danish chef Claus Mayer has practically taken over the culinary side of Grand Central Terminal. In addition to the new Nordic food hall, he has opened a high-end restaurant, a take-away grocer, and a hot dog stand – all within one of the world’s most famous transportation hubs.

I have to admit I was not anticipcating that the newest food hall in this town would be dedicated to Nordic food, but I’m glad to see this under-represented cuisine finally getting its due.

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

PAT LAFRIEDA MEAT PURVEYORS, Inside The Pennsy, 2 Pennsylvania Plaza (at West 33rd Street and Seventh Avenue), Midtown West

I find it very ironic that the best of the four dishes I tasted at Pat LaFrieda Meat Purveyors was one of their vegetarian sides. The meat sandwiches weren’t bad, but none served were as unique and surprising as a plate of polenta sticks. (more…)


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

EL COLMADO, Inside Gotham West Market, 600 Eleventh Avenue (between West 44th and 45th Street), Hell's Kitchen

I’m taking a much needed vacation this week to Portugal and Spain. Having never been to the Iberian peninsula, I’m super excited. This means a chance to try lots of tapas and to practice my Spanish (and Portuguese).

Recently, I visited the hip food court Gotham West Market before a show and I got a dish from the always-crowded tapas bar El Colmado. It was so good and I’m just hoping all my meals in Spain are as memorable.

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Buttermilk Fried Chicken Sandwich at GENUINE ROADSIDE

 

In a year of fried chicken sandwiches, this little fast food joint inside a hip food market sort of flew under the radar. Well, I caught it and it’s good! The juicy breast has a crunchy, salty exterior and is complemented by unexpected toppings like apple/celeriac slaw and a sweet and spocy sambal mayo. Price: $10.56

GENUINE ROADSIDE
600 Eleventh Avenue (between West 45th and West 44th Street),
Inside Gotham West Market
Hell’s Kitchen
(212) 343-7024
eatgenuine.com

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