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My search for the best hot dog in New York continues….

This really authentic and delicious Basque tapas bar just celebrated their third year anniversary in April. And as a celebration, they had all sorts of ridiculously cheap specials. How could I not sit at the bar and order a glass of vermouth for $3 (tip included!)??
Huertas is an exciting place with great Happy Hour specials and a traditional but modern vibe. I definitely need to come back for dinner.
But this month-long anniversary special is finally what lured me in. Vermouth and sherry weren’t the only $3 items – they were also offering up their popular Basque hot dog for three bones.

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Category: Hot Dogs

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.

Some of you know that I had an incredible journey this summer making videos and documenting tours in Europe for Urban Adventures. I went to 14 different cities and had amazing experiences in each one. And now you get to see the videos I created on the tours I took. And the best part is  when you are traveling to one of these cities, you can take the experience for yourself.

First up is a one-of-a-kind experience on the majestic island of Mallorca. This Spanish island is usually known for beaches and nightclubs. But I got a true local experience with Damiá who took us away from the tourists into the fields of the town of Esporles. There we discovered some herbs and leaves to use in making the traditional Mallorcan liqueur hierbas. And we closed the evening with some wine and sausage at his beautiful home. No question when you watch this video, yoou’ll be ready to book your trip to Mallorca.

 


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

 

I love when local neighborhood businesses work together. It’s the story of the Brownstone Brooklyn tour that I lead in the neighborhoods of Carroll Gardens/Cobble Hill. On the tour we visit cheese shops, coffee roasters, and bakeries. And they sell each other’s products. It’s a food eco-system and I love it!

Tekoå definitely practices that ethic. Last year, the bright all-day café moved into the former home of neighborhood favorite Ted & Honey. The latter closed for personal reasons but their neighbor, Alex Raij (who owns the adjacent La Vara) picked up where they left off.

The pastries and sandwiches are a bit more experimental than you would think. Chef Raij is inspired by ingredients from all over the world. And more immediately, from her neighbors.

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

We certainly eat with our eyes before anything else. And the presentation of the ham salad at Amada is proof of that. Even before I tasted the high-quality serrano ham wrapped around the bright salad of arugula, figs, spice almonds, and cabrales cheese, I knew this was going to be a dish worth remembering. And it does taste as good as it looks. Price: $15
AMADA
250 Vesey Street (between North End Avenue and West Street),
Inside Brookfield Place
Battery Park City
(212) 542-8947
newyork.amadarestaurant.com

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

img_0681 I’m doing something I’ve never done before on this blog. And that’s because I just came back from an adventure that was unlike anything I’ve ever done before in my life. For six weeks of the summer, I was travelling around Europe meeting wonderful locals and eating amazing food. And I got paid for it!!

The real reason I was there was to make videos on some Urban Adventure tours. Stay tuned for 14 new episodes of Locals Know. But until then, to whet your appetite (and for me to re-live my incredible dream-come-true journey), I’ve decided to document the food I ate in each city.

So instead of picking just one dish of the week this week, I’m going to pick 14 – one for each city I visited.

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

AMADA, 250 Vesey Street (between North End Avenue and West Street), Inside Brookfield Place, Battery Park City

There is one dish on the menu at the brand-spanking new Amada that is super super exciting. In fairness, many of the dishes are super exciting. There is an arugula salad wrapped in serrano ham, a gourmet artichoke empanada, and all sorts of grilled chorizo and sausages. But we have those dishes in one form or another at other Spanish tapas bars around the city. I’ve yet to encounter anything quite like the Ibérico Presa. (more…)


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