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

Every year I discover a new burger that changes the game for my view on the burger scene in New York.

Last year, I finally got to try Joe Jr. which I still recommend as a great classic burger in the city. In 2015, it was the Fedora Burger at the tiny Bar Sardine. And the now sadly closed Frtizl’s Lunch Box rocked my world in 2013. And this year, it is no doubt Café Altro Paradiso that I will be remembering when I write a similar post in 2018.

The burger at Café Altro Paradiso is a new addition to this classy Italian restaurant from the talent behind the nearby Estela. I hadn’t been to Altro Paradiso before because they only served dinner which has become tough for me with a newborn.

But now that they have opened up the place for weekday lunchers, I finally stopped by. And while I had always wanted to try one of their well-praised pasta dishes, this new burger was getting all sorts of attention. And I was craving a burger.

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

Due to my job and my new family responsibilities, I don’t find myself out to dinner nearly as often as I used to. So I’m one of the few out here who waits until the newest restaurants start serving lunch. Lunch is usually my time to go explore now.

So I always get frustrated when a restaurant decides to limit their options at lunch or not offer the full menu. And I understand the difficulties of doing that at some of the top fancy restaurants in the city, but at the new casual dumpling spots? (more…)


Category: Dumplings

Checking Out the Cheesecake

It’s strange writing a conclusion for cheesecake because I feel like I already did that. A few months back, I was asked to write an article for Gothamist about the best cheesecakes in the city. It sped up my journey and I kind of feel like I can now send people to that article when asking where the best is in the city.

But I still should have some sort of conclusion on this site. And so here it is.

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Category: Cheesecake

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

Quiche at MAMAN

Last year, I couldn’t get enough of Maman’s game-changing chocolate chip cookie. This year, I found myself at the trendy French café a bit earlier in the day. So instead of indulging on a cookie at 10am, I became slightly addicted to their housemade quiche. They offer quite a variety of fillings, but I always enjoyed the fresh mozzarella and prosciutto or the roasted leeks and Dijon mustard. The tops are always nicely caramelized and the pastry shell is absolute perfection. Price: $6

MAMAN
239 Centre Street
(between Broome and Grand Street),
Soho
(212) 226-0770
mamannyc.com

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

Spanakopita at PI BAKERIE

I was immediately transported back to Greece when I walked into the quaint little hidden bakery Pi in Soho. This was opened by a chef from Astoria, which is almost the equivalent of saying people got off the boat from Greece to bake these pastries. Their spanakopita (spinach pie) is exactly as I remember them from when I was in Greece – a buttery and flaky crust held together an eggy, herbal, cheesy spinach filling. Price: $8.50

PI BAKERY
512 Broome Street (between Thompson Street and West Broadway),
Soho
(212) 226-2701
pibakerie.com

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

EMMETT'S, 50 Macdougal Street (between Prince and Houston Street), Soho

When people ask me about the best pizza in New York, I always have to ask what style they want. Do they want a typical New York slice, wood-oven Neapolitan pies, thin grandma-style, Sicilian, Roman-style? We have all those styles in New York. But up until recently, I didn’t have a good answer as to where to get the best Chicago-style pizza in New York. Until now.

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Category: Pizza

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