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

One of the most anticipated openings this year was from Ken Friedman and April Bloomfield, the chef and brains behind such hits as The Spotted Pig and The Breslin. White Gold Butchers is something different. It’s a neighborhood butcher shop that supplies meat to the duo’s other restaurants and also offers fresh quality cuts to the local residents.

It’s also a restaurant itself with an array of meaty sandwiches and a dinner service. And the exciting part is you can eat your food while watching the butchers break down whole animals. If that’s your thing.

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

Did you ever crave something cold and sweet but feel guilty about your frozen yogurt addiction? Pressed Juicery figured it out for us. The California chain arrived in New York this year and are taking their cold pressed juices and turning them into a slushy health bomb you can eat with a spoon. Flavors are unique like Greens (apple, celery, cucumber, kale, lemon) and Roots (beets, carrots, apples, lemon). Who knew soft serve could be so good for you? Price: $4.95-$6.50
PRESSED JUICERY
2857 Broadway (between West 110th and West 111th Street),
Upper West Side

(212) 222-2279
100 Maiden Lane (between Pearl and William Street),
Financial District
(646) 998-4981
337 Park Avenue South (at East 25th Street),
Flatiron District
(646) 833-7150
pressedjuicery.com

 


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

JACOB'S PICKLES, 509 Amsterdam Avenue (between West 84th and West 85th Street), Upper West Side

I recently met up with an old friend from college and I thought he was going to laugh at me when I said we should meet at a bar that specializes in beer and pickles. Surprisingly, he said, “That place is around the corner from my apartment, I’m there all the time!”

Hanging with Some Pickles

Jacob’s Pickles is on the Upper West Side which is a true representation of old and new New York. There are definitely still some Jewish residents here and there a handful of hipsters moving in as well. So it makes sense that a neighborhood bar in this area would specialize in pickles.  (more…)


Category: Pickles

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

JEAN-GEORGES, 1 Central Park West (between West 61st Street and Columbus Circle), Upper West Side

My birthday, as it does every year, just came around. And while it means I get another year older, it also means I get to have a blow out meal and hit one of the high-end restaurants I wouldn’t dream of going to the rest of the year.

This year, it was Jean-Georges, which recently received a second round of four stars from the New York Times. Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten is one of the city’s most lauded restaurateurs with a range of restaurants around town. His namesake (and one of the few I have not been to) is in the Trump Tower just across from Central Park.

It’s a little different from most haughty French fine dining restaurants since the chef adds some international (mostly Asian) twists to the refined food. Also, service at these types of restaurants often strike me as stuffy, but the young lady who took care of us was genuinely helpful, considerate, and without any pretense. Along with the food, it made for an excellent birthday meal.

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

FAIRWAY MARKET, 2127 Broadway (at West 74th Street), Upper West Side

I never thought it would come to this, but I’m about to review a supermarket on this blog. Albeit the supermarket in question is a New York born company that is dedicated to the community and still a family-run business. In a way Fairway is truly iconic to New York. And it’s still only in the metro area with no more than 15 locations (at the moment).

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Category: Cheesecake

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

One of my go-to restaurants on the Upper West Side has always been the Greek restaurant Kefi. It’s since moved from its original location (to a larger one nearby) and in its place the same Chef Michael Psilakis has opened up a seafood restaurant (with some Greek influences) called Fish Tag. Add one more UWS go-to spot to the list!

Fish Tag


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