Posts Tagged ‘best food nyc’

NYC Food Guy’s 200th Post: Revolutionary Sandwich & Authentic Tacos on Sunset Park, Brooklyn Mexican Food Tour

April 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…

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West Village Dessert: Roasting Plant, Batch & Jack’s Stir Brew Coffee

February 10, 2009

If decadent desserts aren’t enough to pull you out of bed on a wintery day, you may have some issues.  Then again, maybe NYC Food Guy is the one with issues.  After all, who else decides to go on a West Village Dessert Tour when snow is blowing sideways? What would you do if cookie dough shots, chocolate croissants, cream-filled cupcakes, Ovaltine banana pudding with caramelized Rice Krispies, and Aunt Rosie’s Famous chocolate chip cookies were calling your name?

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Eat your heart out Mom, we no longer need your mixing spoon.

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Yes, that is caramel filling. And yes, it is smiling at you.

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NYC Best Falafel: Azuri Cafe beats Taim as NYC’s Best Falafel

February 5, 2009

New Yorkers desire the best and when it comes to food, NYC Food Guy delivers just that.  I’ve made the claim before about burgers, West Village slices, Midtown pizza, and french friesNow it’s time to deliver the best falafel crown to Azuri Cafe on 51st Street near 10th Avenue. The cozy Kosher cafe run by a Jerusalem native serves up the freshest and most flavorful falafel I’ve had in Manhattan.  And to prove it, I put Azuri’s falafel up against Taim, a place Serious Eats calls the best falafel in New York.  Read on to find out why Azuri Cafe beats Taim as NYC’s best falafel…

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There’s more than meets the eye when it comes to Azuri’s Falafel

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NYC Food Guy Gone For The Weekend, 24 Hour “Kool Bloo” Open for Takeout & Delivery in East Village, A Mission for NYC Food Guy’s Readers

January 30, 2009

Kool Bloo, a small chain of grease pits throughout Manhattan, just opened the 24 hour take out/delivery area of their new East Village location on 12th Street just off Avenue A.  Kool Bloo has the potential to become the go to late night dining spot once the main room opens but there’s two problems: 1) Everything is overpriced 2) Their menu is overwhelmingly large.  I attempted to play it safe by ordering something low key, but that didn’t prevent a disappointing experience. I ordered a chicken burger, which I thought would be grilled but instead arrived breaded and fried, on a roll with bacon, lettuce, tomato, and melted jack cheese.  I also picked up an order of seasoned curly fries.  Read on to find out where things went wrong…

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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 Best Wings, Harlem Edition: Just Wingin It’s “Super Nova” Sauce Burns Brightest

January 28, 2009

The quest for NYC’s best wings continues! For this post I joined Eating In Translation’s Dave Cook in Harlem where we followed his route from 110th street to 145th street trying wings at three take out spots.  This meant passing on soul food stalwarts Amy Ruth’s and Sylvia’s, but fear not, we’ll tackle those two on another adventure.  Of the 5 varieties of wings sampled, only one truly soared. Read on to learn which wings wowed and where you can find a place with 17 homemade sauce flavors.

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Are those wisps of smoke coming from the sauce or the wings?

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NYC Tacos: Don’t Try To Be Healthy at Pinche Taqueria, Order Nachos Instead

January 27, 2009

Sometimes it doesn’t pay to try and eat healthy.  After a greasy late night meal my heart was begging for something unfried at lunch the next day.  I hadn’t eaten at Pinche Taqueria’s second NYC outpost on Lafayette and Bleecker, so I decided to stop in for a Taco Salad, and of course, an al pastor taco.  Good thing my friend ordered nachos because it was the chips and melted cheese that saved the meal.  Don’t forget, this location of Pinche Taqueria is open until 4AM Wednesday through Saturday.

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NYC Chinese Food: $3 Scallion Pancakes Steal The Spotlight at Mee Noodle Shop

January 21, 2009

We came for the noodle soup, we left praising the scallion pancakes.  Mee Noodle Shop on 2nd Avenue near 30th street may have the best prices outside of Chinatown, but at this meal neither noodle soup with meat dumplings or General Tso’s chicken beat the heaping $3 pile of greasy, flaky and freshly fried scallion pancakes.  Read on for more scallion pancake porn and to find out why the noodles and General Tso’s fell short…

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East Village Bakery: Deciphering Deliciousness at Pinisi Bakery

January 20, 2009

NYC Food Guy loves bakeries that create unique and fresh desserts.  The only trouble is, when you find a place like this, it’s hard not getting one of everything. I’m taking it upon myself to make things easier for you by discovering what’s delicious at Pinisi Bakery on 4th Street near 1st Avenue.  Read on for a new take on red velvet cake, a surprisingly delicious cupcake and some chocolate filled treats.

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NYC Cheese Steaks: Wogie’s Doesn’t Take the Crown, But There’s Many Reasons to Return

January 15, 2009

The hunt for NYC’s best cheese steak continues! After eating Wogie’s version, I can’t award them the cheese steak crown, but everything was tasty and their menu is a grease lover’s dream.  Lil NYC Food Guy and I teamed with our cousin Doug to indulge in three different sandwiches, read on to find out which really impressed and what I’ll be ordering upon my next visit…

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3 “Break from the Norm” Burgers: Del Frisco’s, Ruby’s, Great Jones Cafe

January 12, 2009

In this “burger obssessed age“, where beef on a bun is the restaurant industry’s lone recession-proof dish, NYC Food Guy is here to shed some light on three burgers that are a break from the normal fare.  One’s both beauty and beast, one’s from Down Under and the last is just a heart-stopper.  Read on for three different takes on an American classic…

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NYC/Queens Best Pastrami: Ben’s Best Delivers A Classicaly Delicious Slice

January 5, 2009

The golden age of Kosher deli is long gone, but a slice of it, pun intended, is thriving at Ben’s Best in Rego Park, Queens. If the old school neon sign and the Hebrew National salamis in the window aren’t enough to prove you’ve found the genuine article, the spicy deli scent overtakes you the moment you enter the store. Read on to find out why Ben’s Best is worth the trip to Queens.

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Which dish is dearest to Doctor Dyspepsia’s heart? Would King of Ketchup rather eat Katz’s?

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Brooklyn’s Best Pizza Part 1: I’ll Take Lucali over Grimaldi’s & franny’s

December 22, 2008

If I could only eat one more food, everyday, for the rest of my life, it would be pizza. And I feel blessed to live in a city where there are so many pizza possibilities, the downside of which is an over-saturation of mediocre pizza within Manhattan. As a result, I focused my attention on Brooklyn and what better way to do it than by trying as many as pizzas as I can. I’m already on a mission for NYC’s best wings, so how about Brooklyn’s best pizza? And what better way to start than a mini pizza tour: three places, three people, three delicious pies. Which one is modeled after the famous DiFara’s? And on a day of pizza, did a 5-cheese, secret recipe calzone steal the show?

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NYC Best Wings Part 1: Blind Tiger Ale House Flies Ahead of the Pack

December 12, 2008

NYC Food Guy loves wings; high quality chicken, crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside, and doused in a fiery sauce. Astonishingly, there are no go to wings in New York City. Dinosaur BBQ never disappoints but it’s just one place, way uptown. That’s why I’ve made it my mission to find the city’s best wings in as many tours as it takes. Part One of my adventure features eight spots, only one of which truly impressed. Read on to find out about some great deals, some wings to avoid and whether or not the legend of Scruffy Duffy’s wings lives.

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Blind Tiger Ale House uses a unique cooking method to ensure a one of a kind wing experience

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