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

After spending two weeks in Peru, I feel pretty justified in reviewing rotisserie chicken. So it’s safe to say the specimens at the new Baby Brasa counter in the Lower East Side is superb. The chicken is incredibly moist and bursting with flavor. Don’t miss the sidesand sauce too, especially the sweet potato fries and rocoto salsa. Price: $7/$13
SIMON SIPS
1185 Avenue of the Americas (between West 46th and 47th Street),
Midtown West
(212) 354-2100
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Come back every Wednesday for another funny, informative video documenting my inept food adventures. In Around the World in One City, I travel around the world and taste authentic dishes without ever leaving New York.
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I first fell in love with Peruvian food like most people do, through tasting moist, tender rotisserie chicken. But that is such a small part of the wide variety this incredible cuisine has to offer.

On the second episode of Around the World in One City, I get as close to visiting Peru as possible. My friend Pedro Alarcon, who I met years ago when we both worked at Apiary, is from the rainforest areas of Peru and is the perfect guide to introduce me to such dellicacies as anticuchos, tiradito, and leche de tigre. We start with some hearty breakfast dishes at Broadway Bakery before finishing with a well-balanced feast at Urubamba.

From coast to mountains to jungle, the food of Peru is widely diverse and satisfyingly delicious. I was lucky enough to have a chance to visit the country itself this past year and I can assure you, if you don’t feel like hiking up Machu Picchu, hiking to Queens is the next best thing. Save yourself some calories and check out the adventures below.


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

INCA'S GRILL PERUVIAN CUISINE, 2110 Clove Road (between Crist Street and Giles Place), Grasmere, Staten IslandIt’s been less than a month since I returned from my adventure in Peru and I still can’t get enough of the food. I even spent the last few weeks eating the diverse food again here in NYC for an article on Gothamist.

One of the uncovered Peruvian restaurants in the city sits in a suburban neighborhood of Staten Island. I had read about it and so just like all our travels in Peru, I decided to jump on a ferry and headed out to the most far-flung borough to visit Inca’s Grill. (more…)


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

Anticuchos at EL ANZUELO FINO

This was the year of the heart for me. I’ve enjoyed veal heart in a few different ways and while at one time I might have been hesitant to eat it, now I’m a seasoned pro. The Peruvians do it all the time. They’re called anticuchos and the marinated veal hearts are skewered and grilled. At El Anzuelo Fino, they are smoky and meaty. Honestly, you’d never know these were internal organs if I didn’t tell you. So sorry, but also, you’re welcome. Price: $10

EL ANZUELO FINO
86-01 Northern Boulevard (at 86th Street),
Jackson Heights, Queens
(718) 426-8660
98-01 Jamaica Avenue (at 78th Street),
Woodhaven, Queens
(718) 846-0909
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Every week, I document another dish that impressed and satiated me during my food adventures around New York City

BROADWAY BAKERY, 89-52 Elmhurst Avenue (at Case Street), Jackson Heights, Queens

You’d walk by Broadway Bakery without giving it a second glance. Maybe you’d run in for coffee or a slice of pizza, but you certainly wouldn’t think it was a place full of culinary delights. It doesn’t even have a single review on Yelp. Imagine that!

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

When it comes to sugary childhood treats, I like to seek out the homemade versions made the “right” way without all the preservatives and sugar. And so I did that for the most famous childhood treat of Valentine’s Day! No more chalky, blue and pink hearts with generic love quotes. I’ve gone back to basics and found a restaurant doing the real thing.

Have A Heart!


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