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

Egg sandwiches are so ubiquitous in New York that I probably should devote an entire journey to searching for the best of them. Each year I discover a new often hipster place upgrading our typical breakfast sandwich. This one is a juice and coffee bar in the heart of Williamsburg and their hefty egg sandwich is no joke. A sweet, buttery Parker roll holds up scrambled eggs and white cheddar cheese and then soaks up the smashed avocado and generous slathering of peppy spicy sriracha. Price: $6

SUMMERS BROOKLYN
155 South 4th Street (between Driggs and Bedford Avenue),
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
(347) 987-3558
summersbrooklyn.com

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

It doesn’t get trendier than avocado toast. It’s as simple as can be – smashed avocado maybe toasted with some lemon and chili flakes and placed on a thick piece of toast. No wonder it’s such a brunch sensation. Gotan adds a little salty feta, bright mint, and sweet cherry tomatoes for a complete midday experience. Price: $8

GOTAN
130 Franklin Street (between West Broadway and VArick Street),
Tribeca
(212) 431-5200
20 West 46th Street (between Fifth and Sixth Avenue),
Midtown West
(212) 300-4910
258 Wythe Avenue (between North 3rd Street and Metropolitan Avenue),
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
(718) 384-1872
gotannyc.com

 


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

THE GOOD BATCH, 936 Fulton Street, Clinton Hill, BrooklynThe Vendy Awards is my favorite day of the year. For the last eight years, I have done everything in my power to attend the festival dedicated to the best street food in the city. Not only is it a full day of eating, but it’s a day to support the Street Vendor Project and their advocacy work in fighting for better laws and rights of street vendors.

I am very invested in the day for many reasons: a) I lead food cart tours for Turnstile Tours, b) we’re sponsors of the event, c) I believe in the cause, and d) the food is undeniably delicious. And in years past, I have spent weeks documenting the nominees through a series of videos.

But this year, because I was in Europe for most of the summer, I was not able to dedicate as much time to meeting and documenting the vendors and their businesses. In fact, going into the Vendy Awards, I was only familiar with a handful of the nominees. Which meant I had to eat from every single one of the 26 nominees in less than four hours.

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

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Smorgasburg completely overwhelms me. I often stop by at the weekly Brooklyn food festival for a quick cheap bite before one of my tours. But it’s never quick and never cheap. It takes me a long time to navigate the crowds and find something interesting to eat in a sea of overpriced and predictable food vendors. (more…)


Category: Hot Dogs

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

NAM NAM, 109 Montrose Avenue (between Leonard Street and Manhattan Avenue), Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Nam Nam in Williamsburg doesn’t really feel like a restaurant. There is pretty much zero atmosphere, unless you count the bare bones kitchen with some makeshift places to sit. It’s a total dive. But if food is the most important thing, then it is worth ignoring the lack of comfort and just eating the Vietnamese food here.

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My search for the best ice cream in New York continues ….

ODDFELLOWS ICE CREAM CO., 175 Kent Avenue (between North 3rd and North 4th Street), Williamsburg, Brooklyn

We are in the midst of a very experimental time in ice cream. And I, for one, couldn’t be happier. I’ve always thought ice cream was one of the most diverse dishes in existence. If you can think of a flavor, odds are you can make it into ice cream.

In my days of making ice cream, I have experimented with all sorts of wacky combinations and flavors – everything from a very successful maple bacon to a horrifying turkey and candied sage. I have recently discovered that there is a shop in Los Angeles that makes Thanksgiving-inspired ice creams (including stuffing and mashed potatoes with gravy). Maybe they figured out how to make those flavors work.

So Hard to Decide

Here in New York, we have plenty of ice cream shops that shun vanilla and chocolate in favor of some exciting and innovative flavors. (more…)


Category: Ice Cream

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