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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

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

Spicy Pepperoni Slice at PRINCE STREET PIZZA

Studded with crispy, spicy rounds of pepperoni, Prince Street Pizza makes a case for the best slice in Manhattan. This is a the replacement for the very original Ray’s (yes, the very original one) that closed a few years ago. And it is a worthy (if not superior) replacement. Their square slice is everything you want in a pizza – cheesy, charred, and chili-ed. Price: $3.75

PRINCE STREET PIZZA
27 Prince Street (between Mott and Elizabeth Street),
Nolita
(212) 966-4100

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

PRINCE STREET PIZZA, 27 Prince Street (between Mott and Elizabeth Street), Nolita

The legend of Ray’s Pizza is not as iconic as it used to be in New York. The city’s food scene is so well-versed in pizza styles that Ray’s rarely enters the conversation anymore. The saga took a blow in 2011 when the truly original Ray’s closed on Prince Street.

Fresh and Quality

In its place now sits Prince Street Pizza. The layout is about half the space that Ray’s used to occupy, but it seems fairly rooted in history. If the signs didn’t say otherwise, you would be excused for thinking this was the original tenant of this building dating back to the 1970’s.

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Category: Pizza

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