Why choose one restaurant for dinner when you could choose dozens? There’s a food hall and farmer’s market renaissance happening around the country, and if you visit any of these locations, you’ll want to make sure you start with an empty stomach.
You may love checking out the latest restaurant to open in your neighborhood, but these historic inns, restaurants, and taverns beat the new kids in town any day.
Filet mignon and roast chicken have their place, but for more adventurous diners, it’s all about the offal.
Sandy’s Deli & Roti, 12110 Liberty Avenue, South Richmond Hill, Queens
Buss-up-shut, a Trinidadian flatbread, resembles a tattered, busted-up shirt (or shut in West Indian parlance) — thus the name. Try pairing it with the Pumpkin Curry, seasoned lightly with onion and garlic, and a side of Tomato Choka (roasted tomatoes tossed with raw onion). It’s a soothing, filling meal.
Are you up for a night of dimly-lit merrymaking and great drinks to boot? Adventure across every drinking scene imaginable with me as I explore the underbelly of the New York City nightlife, checking in and drinking up all the best speakeasy bars Manhattan has to offer. (more…)
I recently received a phone call from a friend of mine whose son had just started an entry-level job in the Manhattan office of our firm. He said he needed me to do a personal favor. I presumed the favor involved some kind of personnel issue, but that turned out not to be the case. Instead, he said that his son called desperately after he had gone to the office eatery downstairs and found, to his horror, that a fruit cup cost $8. At that rate, he couldn’t afford to eat out and would have to bring both his lunch and dinner to work every day.
I told my friend not to worry. The good thing about being Chinese or liking Chinese food is that the Chinese revere food so much that they believe even poor people deserve to eat delicious food, an unspoken corollary to our recent article on the lack of upscale Chinese food. Yes, the cost of living in Manhattan is very high, and Manhattan Chinatown is by far the poorest Chinese community in the United States. Nevertheless, you can get good and inexpensive Chinese food in Manhattan Chinatown, cheaper than any other Chinese community in the US, if you know where to look. (more…)
Featuring fresh ingredients and creative interpretations from the skilled hands of sushi masters, today’s post features five of the best sushi spots in New York City. With recommendations from popular food bloggers Malini Horiuchi of The Restaurant Fairy, Yvo of Feisty Foodie, Jean-Philippe of I Just Want to Eat, and Michael of New York Food Journal, you won’t have any doubts about how delicious the food will be. From Sasabune to Sushi Yasuda, here are the top five picks:
Need to add a little sweetness into your day? Here are five New York City eateries with desserts worth dying for! With recommendations from Jean-Philippe of I Just Want To Eat, Phil of The Regular Guy, and Rose of Tuesday Special, you’ll find yourself in dessert heaven at any one of these spots. From French pastries to banana cream pie, indulge yourself at New York City’s best dessert spots:
In my previous series on finding Chinese food, I named Flushing as one of several sources of Chinese food in New York City. However, Flushing deserves a separate write-up of its own, as it may well be the most vibrant urban Chinatown in North America today. Yes, the Stockton Avenue shopping district in San Francisco is almost impassable during the day, but the sidewalks roll up around 6 or 7 pm. And East Broadway in Manhattan Chinatown is a madhouse on Fujianese Mondays when restaurant workers from all over the country arrive to spend their Mondays off. But for sheer continuous activity, Flushing has them both beat. Even as the 10 P.M. closing time approaches, the New World Mall Food Court on Main Street and Roosevelt Avenue in Flushing is as packed as at lunch time. And even as midnight approaches, there is still a lot of activity on the streets of Flushing’s Chinatown. (more…)
New York City’s Thai food offerings are a true testament to the city’s diversity. From curry to chocolate ribs, you’ll find all of your favorite Thai dishes and more! In our search to find the city’s best Thai restaurants, we utilized the expertise of popular New York City food bloggers: Jean-Philippe of I Just Want to Eat, Yvo of Feisty Foodie, Malini Sood Horiuchi of The Restaurant Fairy, and The Right Pick. Ranging from authentic fare to fusion dishes, here are New York City’s best Thai restaurants: