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I’m counting down the 100 best dishes I tasted in 2017…

Pasquale Jones is certainly not the first business to put clams on a pizza, but they have done justice to the tradition started at places like Lombardi’s and New Haven’s Frank Pepe. The hipster chefs here run an expert wood-fired oven crisping the sides to a nice charred pillow. This homage is richer than most with heavy cream standing in for mozzarella. Plump tender clams are plentiful playing beautifully with the bright lemon, garlic, parsley, and chopped broccoli rabe. Price: $24

PASQUALE JONES
187 Mulberry Street (at Kenmare Street),
Nolita
(917) 472-7230
pasqualejones.com

I’m counting down the 100 best dishes I tasted in 2017…

This is one of the dishes on my list that is no longer available in New York. But you could try it if you visit Johnny Noodle King in Detroit. Back in May, they were the featured ramen chefs at the constantly changing Ramen Lab. It’s too bad if you missed it because the springy noodles were gently mixed with an addicting smoked butter and brightened up with funky mustard greens and Korean chili pepper. This one might be worth flying to Detroit of all places. Price: $12

RAMEN LAB
70 Kenmare Street (between Mulberry and Mott Street),
Nolita
(646) 613-7522
ramen-lab.com

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

MIMI CHENG'S, 380 Broome Street (between Mulberry and Mott Street), Nolita
Sometimes I’m wrong – believe it or not. Food blogging is not always precise and many factors weigh in to how I feel about a meal.

So while it’s not always possible to return to a restaurant (there’s always a new place to try and believe it or not, my funds are limited), I do like to sometimes try again at a place that was less impressive to me to see what I may have missed.

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Category: Dumplings

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.

Of all the tours I lead, the one I have been giving more often than the others is the Tenements Tales and Tastes tour for Urban Adventures. It makes sense that this would be the one that people would want to take on their first visit to New York. Everyone can relate.

The tour, just like this city, is the story of the immigrants that came through to make this country what it is today. That includes customs, languages, but also food. And it’s the food that takes the focus on the newest episode of Locals Know. My guide Joe walks us through the Lower East Side from old Dutch New Amsterdam through Chinatown and Little Italy and then we end in Kleindeutschland with a German pretzel and beer.


Category: Travel, Video

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

SADLY, MR. DONAHUE’S IS NOW CLOSED.

MR. DONAHUE'S, 203 Mott Street (between Kenmare and Spring Street), N
When I was in Nashville years ago, I had a meal I will never forget at an old-school cafeteria called Arnold’s. It’s what’s known as a “meat-and-three”, an establishment that serves you hearty American food comprised of one meat and three sides of your choice.

While many American restaurants practice the same concept, it’s rarely done as simply or as well as at a place like Arnold’s. Now a new spot in NYC has tried to emulate that experience.

The chef and owner from Nolita Thai restaurant Uncle Boon’s are the brainchildren behind Mr. Donahue’s, a tiny nostalgic counter (the small storefront literally has 9 seats!!) that brands itself as a modern meat-and-three. It’s quite different from Arnold’s, but it’s great in its own way. (more…)


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

Pumpkin Miso Ramen at RAMEN LAB

Every month Ramen Lab brings in a different ramen chef to hone their craft. I was lucky enough to visit when Chef Luca Catalfamo was doling out bowls of noodle. He’s the chef behind Casa Ramen in Milan. I loved his unique veggie-friendly take on the noodles. The spring buckwheat noodles floated in a beautiful pool of vegetables and a game-changing pumpkin miso broth with a hint of truffle butter. It’s where Japan and Italy happily meet. Price: $15

RAMEN LAB
70 Kenmare Street (between Mulberry and Mott Street),
Nolita
(646) 613-7522
ramen-lab.com

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