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

This year my favorite little hidden coffee shop jumped into the nitro game with Parlor Coffee cold brew pushed through a tap system with nitrogen. It creates a cream, silky texture and a slightly efferevescent finish. The coffee is incredible smooth, strong, and goes down a little too easily. And be prepared for looks while walking down the street and everyone assumes you are drinking a perfectly poured Guinness. Price: $4.50

SIMON SIPS
1185 Avenue of the Americas (between West 46th and 47th Street),
Midtown West
(212) 354-2100
simonsips.com

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

It doesn’t get trendier than avocado toast. It’s as simple as can be – smashed avocado maybe toasted with some lemon and chili flakes and placed on a thick piece of toast. No wonder it’s such a brunch sensation. Gotan adds a little salty feta, bright mint, and sweet cherry tomatoes for a complete midday experience. Price: $8

GOTAN
130 Franklin Street (between West Broadway and VArick Street),
Tribeca
(212) 431-5200
20 West 46th Street (between Fifth and Sixth Avenue),
Midtown West
(212) 300-4910
258 Wythe Avenue (between North 3rd Street and Metropolitan Avenue),
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
(718) 384-1872
gotannyc.com

 


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

GABRIEL KREUTHER, 41 West 42nd Street (between Fifth and Sixth Avenue), Midtown West

Gabriel Kreuther is a pretty well-known name in the groups I run in. First off, he is an established and highly praised Alasatian chef in the New York food world (Michelin stars and everything). And secondly, I used to work at The Modern, the restaurant for which he received 3 stars in the New York Times.

I worked alongside him every day, but we barely exchanged words and I rarely ate the food he cooked. I worked at the Bar Room, which was a more casual version of his Dining Room menu. He definitely oversaw the recipes, but the service was run by some of his sous chefs. That being said, I once had dinner at the Dining Room and he provided us with a fantastic meal.

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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…)


Come back every Wednesday for another funny, informative video documenting my inept food adventures. NYC Food Cart Tour is my exploration of the hard-working vendors feeding NYC’s population every day.

Biryani Cart is super famous in Midtown. Since 2004, Meru Sikder has been feeding the lunch crowds in Midtown with his signature kati rolls and spicy biryani dishes. Most recently, he has added a second location downtown on Greenwich Street. If you’ve never had a kati roll (think Indian burrito), this is the place to check them out. It’s worth the wait in line.

Biryani Cart


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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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