Most New Yorkers claim to be ready for adventure but when someone mentions Brooklyn, the typical response is “what a schlep!” Enough is enough, it’s time to hop on the L train and discover our neighbor to the east, Williamsburg, Brooklyn. A hood where family establishments stand along side the nouveau. There’s no better way to read a neighborhood’s pulse than by their sandwiches, the true barometer of people’s desire for value and delicious food. We’ve seen what comes out of Red Hook and Sunset Park so when my friend Charlie told me his cousin and Williamsburg expert, Andrea, was ready to open my eyes with a full tour of her hood, I gladly accepted. Part one offers NYCFoodGuy’s take on Bedford Cheese Shop and Marlow & Sons.
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NYC Food Guy’s 200th Post: Revolutionary Sandwich & Authentic Tacos on Sunset Park, Brooklyn Mexican Food TourApril 6, 2009
Pop the Cristal because it’s a celebration and the milestones are two fold. In just over a year NYC Food Guy has reached the 200 post plateau, a formidable task for one man with a limited budget and an unquenchable appetite. And what better way to bring in the bicentennial than with a delicious discovery: Authentic and affordable Mexican food is alive and well and it lives not in Manhattan but in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. It’s the best Mexican food I’ve had since the Red Hook Ball Fields. Read on for a revolutionary Mexican sandwich, awesome tacos and learn how to plan your own food tour in unfamiliar territory…
It’s about time Brooklyn gets some love from NYC Food Guy and what better way to start than with two foods I love: burgers and wings. Grand Canyon, a greasy spoon on 7th Avenue between 1st and 2nd Street, is the setting for our burger, which you can order griddled or charcoal grilled. Bonnie’s Grill, on 5th Avenue at Garfield Place, serves small, crispy wings that pack some big time heat. Read on to find out if the hunt for Brooklyn’s best continues…
Bacon, American Cheese and Fried Onion. There’s a burger under there somewhere.
Bonnie’s wings may look tame but a small bite packs a big punch.
Dave’s Bagel Stop delivers each of the 3 essentials NYC Food Guy requires for a great cold sub while offering a free can of soda when you buy a 12-inch hero ($5.50). All I need is a chewy, airy roll that’s light and sturdy, big portions of high quality, thin-cut cold cuts, and fresh, thinly sliced lettuce and tomato. I recommend you go for the lean and moist pastrami with provolone, lettuce, tomato, oil and vinegar, and mayo and mustard. Ask for the dressings on the side, because if you’re traveling with the sandwich they’ll soggy up the bread. Dave’s is down the block from the Sheepshead Bay Road/16th Street B/Q Subway station, so grab a meal on the go and know you’re being good to your stomach and great to your wallet.
718-648-7348 Hours: Mon – Fri 6AM to 8PM Sat – Sun 6AM to 5PM