Entries Categorized as 'SOHO'

NOW CLOSED – Disco Fries with Bacon Gravy and Melted Gruyere at Jo’s in SoHo

Date October 18, 2011

You would think the title of this post says it all. But in order to fully appreciate the greatness that is Jo’s Disco fries ($10 full order, $4 smaller side order), you have to understand the bacon gravy. The bacon flavor is so palpable, you’re left combing through strands of nutty, melted Gruyere looking [...]

Torrisi Italian Specialties: “I wish all turkey sandwiches tasted like this.”

Date September 12, 2011

I may have disappeared for a full year, but it was not without reason: I chose a job over my blog. But now I have a new employer and only one thing matters: NYC Food Guy is back!

The quote in the title of this post belongs to my lovely 20-year old sister Melissa. She knows [...]

Best Bite of the Week: Apple Turnover with Bacon Vanilla Ice Cream at Village Tart

Date April 9, 2010

This new weekly feature will focus on NYC Food Guy’s single best bite of the week. Tell everyone what your best bite of the week was in the comments section.

Thank you Pichet Ong.  Thank you for being willing to take risks when it comes to dessert.  And thank you for constantly reinventing [...]

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

Date 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 [...]

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

Date 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 [...]

NYC Tacos: Pinche Taqueria is Authentic & Flavorful

Date November 3, 2008

One of New York City’s ongoing arguments is the question of what constitutes a great taco. Can we all put our differences aside and simply focus on what’s delicious? Well NYC Food Guy can and I’m here to tell you that the tacos at Pinche Taqueria are tasty wherever you’re from. And if [...]

NYC Spanish Food: Chorizo & Chocolate-Dipped Churros at Despana

Date October 27, 2008

There’s been a lot of love for Spanish tapas lately but did you ever wonder where you could buy all those delicious meats, cheeses and desserts and have tapas at home? The answer is Despana, a Spanish specialty food shop in SoHo on Broome Street between Cleveland Place and Lafayette Street. Walking through the [...]

NYC Best Pizza: L’asso Takes Pizza & Toppings to a New Level

Date October 23, 2008

When is the last time you ate pizza that made you say “Wow, this is really good?” For the NYC Food Guy, this happened a few weeks back at L’asso on the corner of Mott Street & Kenmare Street.  “The Ace” in Italian, L’asso features wood-fired brick oven pies which strike the perfect balance between [...]

NY Food Tour: Cheap & Authentic Late Night Mexican Food at La Esquina

Date August 15, 2008

NYC Food Guy Note: I’m on vacation in California so I’m sending you on a NY Food Tour to keep your stomach happy while I’m gone. Enjoy the deliciousness.
What to Eat:
Quesadilla Simple ($5.00) filled with salty, stringy queso oaxaca and fresh pico de gallo. Delicious even without the side of salsa verde. Best quesadilla [...]