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

At his stall in Vanderbilt UrbanSpace, Daniel Delaney has changed his fried chicken menu a number of times. First there were drumsticks then giant wings and finally spicy chicken sandwiches. The current offering is great with a sweet golden breading that is balanced by the fiery hot sauce, mayo, and pickles. Price: $8
DELANEY CHICKEN
UrbanSpace Vanderbilt Hall,
230 Park Avenue (at 45th Street),
Midtown East
(718) 701-8909
delaneychicken.com

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

PROVA PIZZABAR, Grand Central Terminal, 89 East 42nd Street (between Park Avenue and Vanderbilt Avenue), Midtown East
Not sure why but I expected more from Prova. I really had no good reason to since the new pizza stand is in the bottom of Grand Central Terminal (not always the best place for serious food), comes from Donnatella Arpaia (not my favorite person when it comes to pizza), and featured an array of slices for well above $4.
Menu at Prova PizzabarYet I still had rather high hopes. Those all came crashing down one after the other once I visited the stand and ordered a slice of pizza.

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

KANG HO DONG BAEKJEONG, 1 East 32nd Street (between Fifth and Madison Avenue), KoreatownThere are people out there who love a good steak but have never experienced Korean barbecue. If that’s the case, it’s time you stop what you’re doing (well, finish reading this first) and head over to a restaurant that specializes in Korean grilled beef. A good place to start would be the overly popular and excellent Kang Ho Dong Baekjeong. (more…)


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

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Once upon a time I learned it was a Japanese tradition to eat soba noodles on New Year’s Eve. It’s considered good luck and symbolizes the year passing. I always make sure to get my soba fix in between my cocktails on the last night of the year.

I also felt like keeping the custom alive a few days into the New Year and so we hit up Soba Totto, a cozy Japanese bar specializing in both cold and hot preparations of the buckwheat noodles.

This is a sister restaurant to Yakitori Totto, therefore skewers of grilled meat is naturally in their DNA. So after our bowls of sea urchin soba and an appetizer of housemade tofu, we decided to get a sample of one of their more rare yakitori. (more…)


Come back every Wednesday for another funny, informative video documenting my inept food adventures. In Locals Know, I explore a new city through the tours of Urban Adventures.

Beyond Broadway is New York Urban Adventures’ newest tour and it’s the perfect one to document in the first episode of what I hope to be a long-running webseries.

All over the world, Urban Adventures tours are all about getting away from the touristy areas and putting down the guide books in order to get a true, local flavor of a city. At first glance, it almost seems impossible to make that local experience a reality in the overcrowded tourist-filled neighborhood of Midtown, but we show you it’s possible.

Check out the video below that documents a bit of the tour and learn more about it here.


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I’m counting down the 100 best dishes I tasted in 2015…

Deli Wellington at SARGE'S DELI

I re-visited some Jewish delis this year for the Gothamist article I wrote. On my new journey, I discovered some other dishes outside my typical corned/beef pastrami sandwich. One in particular that I will not forget is the gutbomb known as a Deli Wellington.

Deli Wellington at SARGE'S DELI

The calorie ball is basically a thick layer of puff pastry wrapped around a giant ball of pastrami and corned beef mixed up with a potato hash. It’s mighty tasty, but incredibly dangerous. And this gigantic monster is even considered a nosh!! Price: $8.95

SARGE’S DELI
548 Third Avenue (between 36th and 37th Street),
Midtown East
(212) 679-0442
sargesdeli.com

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