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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

Come back every Wednesday for another funny, informative video documenting my inept food adventures.

Most people go out on an egg hunt once a year – to celebrate Easter. Here in New York City, that’s something we do every single weekend. It’s called brunch. Join me on my latest search for a modest plate of eggs. I discover something much more.

A Hunt for Eggsellence


Category: Video

This year, everywhere I turn, I feel a presence. Something is following me. It’s in every restaurant and café I visit. There is literally no escape from the madness. I captured the nightmarish reality in my newest Halloween video…


Category: Video

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

BLACK SEED BAGELS, 170 Elizabeth Street (between Spring and Kenmare Street), NolitaThere’s not usually much hoopla surrounding the opening of a new bagel shop. If I discover a new one, it’s usually by walking by or a friend tells me about a new shop in their neighborhood. It’s a bit different for pizza and ice cream shops – they’re always over-publicized and hyped to the point of excess.

Black Seed is a brand new bagel shop that not only opened to much fanfare and publicity, but also got more attention from the long line of food-obsessives who waited hours for a taste of these new bagels.

The Spreads

Part of the hype is due to the fact that this new shop in Nolita is a collboration between the owners of Mile End, a Montreal-style deli that has been blessed with lots of attention and praise (including on this blog) and The Smile, a popular brunch spot in the area. Black Seed is also distinct because the bagels made on-premises are much closer to the more compact honey-laced Montreal bagels than their doughy NYC brethren.

I’ve tried Montreal bagels once before at Mile End and really enjoyed them with some smoked salmon. But those were flown in from Canada. These are made right here in lower Manhattan. And so the crowds descened to get a taste of something new.

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Category: Bagels

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