Archive for the ‘DINERS’ Category

NYC Late Night Food: Specialty Sandwiches & Whole Wheat Honey Pancakes at Galaxy Diner in Hell’s Kitchen

February 17, 2009

I’m willing to cause controversy by declaring NYC’s best falafel, but when it comes to diners, there are so many in this city that it’s impossible to applaud only one as “the best.”  But therein lies NYC Food Guy’s motivation to find diners that are a cut above the rest.   Galaxy Diner, on 46th Street and 9th Avenue, is a great spot for late night dining thanks to their mouth-watering “specialty sandwich” menu and their walnut and strawberry-filled whole wheat honey pancakes.  Read on for more food porn and a taste of some other delicious options.

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NYC Best Diner: Stick with Ukrainian Classics at Veselka

January 29, 2009

There are certain dining experiences that just make you feel like a New Yorker. Sitting at Veselka’s counter sipping coffee and dipping chalah into a bowl of soup exemplifies this notion 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Originally opened as a candy store in the mainly Ukrainian East Village of the 1950s, “Veselka,” Ukrainian for “rainbow,” has been spreading cheer amidst an ever-changing neighborhood by sticking to its roots: authentic and affordable Ukrainian food in an unhurried atmosphere.

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Wisdom teaches us to stick with the food that made Veselka famous. The burger may be delicious, but read on to find out which three Ukrainian dishes NYC Food Guy always includes on a trip to Veselka…
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NYC Food Guy Recommends… Cheap Late Night Eats… With one worthy exception

April 18, 2008

NYC Food Guy loves nothing more than ending a night on the town with a delicious meal. Everyone has their late night pizza spot or diner, but sometimes you need to think bigger and better. I’m here to make that very easy for you by shedding light on places that stay open past bedtime or way past last call.

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Big Daddy’s Diner: Grease on Steroids Falls Short

April 3, 2008

Nothing like a nice pile of grease for breakfast. That’s what Big Daddy’s Diner presented one morning in the form of their “What About Bob” breakfast sandwich. This self proclaimed “best breakfast sandwich on the planet” falls a little short of that if you’re looking to start your day off right. This would be a great hangover cure if the restaurant wasn’t so cheesey and bright. And speaking of cheese, they make one of the cheesiest grilled cheeses I’ve ever encountered. One of their locations is also 24 hours on weekends. Curious yet?

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Will NYC Food Guy return? Read on to find out…

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Vynl Bacon Cheeseburger & Pad Thai: Good effort, poor delivery

December 7, 2007

Despite looking cool from the outside, Vynl, a trendy diner with 4 locations in NYC (Hell’s Kitchen pictured), is just that: A cool place with a contemporary menu that serves everything from eggs all day to meatloaf and mashed potatoes to red Thai curry with jasmine rice.

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My friends Lindsay and Teresa recommended the Chicken Pad Thai and the Turkey Burger, respectively, but NYC Food Guy doesn’t eat Turkey burgers. He eats Bacon Cheeseburgers, made of beef.

Despite Vynl’s admirable efforts, they came up big on glitz but fell short on delivery.

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Both the bacon cheeseburger & the chicken pad Thai failed to impress. Find out why after the jump.

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