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For the fourth year in a row, I present the 100 most exciting dishes I’ve consumed during my food adventures around the five boroughs. Look for another five dishes every few days.

The state of bread has changed considerably in New York. Gone are the days that complimentary bread was served at every restaurant and was really just a foil to the main course. “Don’t fill up on bread” is no longer a concern. Today many restaurants have turned their bread course into a full-on appetizer. Here are five bread dishes that are worth paying for…

NUMBER 50: WHISKEY BREAD at GWYNETT ST.

SADLY, GWYNETT ST. IS NOW CLOSED.

Whiskey Bread at GWYNETT ST.

In the past, five dollars would have been an outrage to charge for bread and butter. But back then, nobody was serving Gwynett St.’s whiskey bread. Five bones is a steal for this plate of browned biscuit-like slices that have a lavish buttery texture and sweet, but potent whiskey flavor throughout. Served with housemade butter, complimentary bread baskets of the past are now hanging their heads in shame. Price: $5

GWYNETT ST.
312 Graham Avenue (between Ainslie and Devoe Street),
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
(347) 889-7002
gwynettst.com

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For the fourth year in a row, I present the 100 most exciting dishes I’ve consumed during my food adventures around the five boroughs. Look for another five dishes every few days.

While an occupation as a fisherman is not in my future, I owe much of my enjoyment to those hard workers. I’ll devour seafood in just about any form – raw, poached, smoked, fried, etc. The variety of flavors and textures from the ocean is immense and these five fish dishes just skims the surface.

NUMBER 75: SMOKED TROUT & WILD MUSHROOM SALAD at VAN HORN SANDWICH SHOP

Smoked Trout & Wild Mushroom Salad at VAN HORN SANDWICH SHOPWho’d have guessed that a Brooklyn restaurant known for their fried chicken and pulled pork sandwiches would make a healthy and flavorful salad? Amidst frisée and red cress lettuce are chunks of smoky, salty trout and warm marinated wild mushrooms. Some toasted hazelnuts are added for texture and a sweet ginger molasses dressing tops things off. This is the pescatarian’s version of surf and turf and it’s every bit as meaty and umami-loaded as one would hope. Price: $11

VAN HORN SANDWICH SHOP
231 Court Street (between Baltic and Warren Street),
Cobble Hill, Brooklyn
(718) 596-9707
vanhornbrooklyn.com

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