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NY Food Tour: What to Eat While NYC Food Guy’s on Vacation

Date August 13, 2008

Some might say I’ve been on vacation since July, and by the number of posts I’ve written, they’re right. But now I’m actually in California, traveling down the coast from San Francisco to San Diego. So I’m sending you on a delicious NY Food tour to keep you busy while I’m gone. Stay Tuned for [...]

NYCFoodGuy on SNY’s Daily News Live Thursday July 3rd!

Date July 3, 2008

Click the link below and scroll down to where it says “Daily List: Best Food for the Fourth”.
http://web.sny.tv/schedule/dnl.jsp
I wasn’t actually on the air but my list of the Top 5 Foods for July 4th were broadcast on SNY Thursday July 3rd. Tune in to Daily News Live, hosted by Chris Cotter, Monday to Friday at [...]

Big Apple Barbecue Block Party Rocks: Review to Come

Date June 9, 2008

I learned three things this weekend: Big Bob Gibson & Chris Lilly’s Pulled Pork is melt in your mouth amazing, Salt Lick Bar-B-Que’s Brisket is the best I’ve ever had and everything I thought I knew about Barbecue is nothing compared to what I have to learn. Enjoy the collage, review to [...]

Island Burgers and Shakes: Gluttony at its finest

Date May 30, 2008

65 varieties of flame-grilled burgers or grilled chicken sandwiches (called churascos). Sixty five! And that’s not counting your own creations. The possibilities are limitless, but once you decide on what you want, I went with a Tijuana ($9.25, pictured below), with bacon, jack, guacamole, and sauteed onions, you’re in for a heart-stopping treat. [...]

Carnegie John’s Chicken Kebab Sandwich

Date May 29, 2008

Carnegie John’s cheeseburger is delicious. It’s griddled, grilled, and griddled again before being adorned with American cheese, lettuce, and tomato and then sandwiched in a fluffy, white bun.  The Chicken Kebab sandwich ($4.50) is equally simple but not nearly as delicious.

Chunks of grilled marinated chicken tasting faintly of lemon are packed loosely into a ordinary [...]

Chelsea Market: Chelsea Thai, Ronnybrook Milk Bar, Amy’s Bread, Fat Witch Brownies & a Secret Sandwich Shop

Date May 28, 2008

If you haven’t been to Chelsea Market, on 9th Avenue between 15th & 16th street, then its questionable whether you can be called a New Yorker. The building which houses Major League Baseball.com and the Food Network is also home to some of the best and spiciest Chicken Pad Thai I’ve ever had. And [...]

Frankies Spuntino 17 Clinton Street: Ambiance & Service Make the Meal

Date May 27, 2008

As delicious as Italian food is, I rarely crave it, letting pizza and some of NYC’s more heart-stopping offerings fill the void. Frankies Spuntino 17 Clinton Street on the LES, has been on my radar for a while, namely for its heralded meatball sandwiches on Grandaisy rosemary bread and also for the homemade cavatelli [...]

Levain Bakery = Crazy Delicious

Date May 24, 2008

If you haven’t tried Levain Bakery’s Cookies, you haven’t lived. The chocolate chip walnut is the best cookie I’ve ever had and it’s the best $3.75 you can spend in this city. If things are slow in the small shop on 74th Street off Amsterdam Avenue, ask them to toss it back in the [...]

Chirping Chicken: Simply Delicious

Date May 23, 2008

Everything about Chirping Chicken screams simplicity. From their deliciously moist charbroiled chicken basted in nothing but chicken fat, garlic and salt to their website which displays nothing but their menu, phone number, 77th Street and Amsterdam Avenue address, and the fact that they’re open until 2AM seven days a week.

Midtown Lunch: Outdoor Eating Spots

Date May 23, 2008

With summer on the horizon, Midtowners should make every effort to get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather at lunchtime. Here’s a list of some great public outdoor spots (and recommended nearby eateries), between Sixth and Seventh Avenue and 49th and 55th street, where you can let the sunshine wash away the workday blues.

BXL: Rather Have a Beer

Date May 22, 2008

Unfortunately, this $15 bacon cheeseburger is not as good as it looks. It’s from BXL, a Belgian bar on 43rd St. b/t 6th & 7th Avenue, and while it looks damn tasty, a lot of credit is due the the perfectly crisp bacon. It’s fire-grilled, though you couldn’t really taste it, and comes [...]

Lenny’s G3 Hero: One Serious Sandwich

Date May 20, 2008

Lenny’s G3 is defined as “Grilled Roast Beef with crispy bacon, melted American cheese, grilled onions, lettuce, tomato, pickles, and A-1 Steak Sauce.” I’m not an A-1 fan so I replace it with Russian Dressing and there you have my go to sandwich at Lenny’s. The Smoked Chicken Deluxe is also delicious, but it lacks [...]

Belly Delly Deli: Guide the Counter Guys to a Great Sandwich

Date May 19, 2008

Belly Delly Deli’s sandwich menu is great in concept but the counter guys seem to be lost when it comes to preparing them as they’re listed. You’re there for a good sandwich so in a friendly manner, guide the counter guys in the right direction (e.g. when they try to slip your cheese covered [...]

Bella Napoli’s Grandma Slice is their best slice

Date May 19, 2008

If you’re looking for consistency at Bella Napoli, the slice joint/restaurant on 49th St. b/t 6th & 7th Avenue, in addition to their best ratio of cheese to sauce to crust, look no further than their Grandma Slice ($3 slice/$22 pie). It combines Bella Napoli’s best balance of cheese and sauce, in this case a [...]

good: Weekend-Only Banana Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast

Date May 16, 2008

Is your mouth watering yet? If there weren’t so many great brunch spots on my to do list I wouldn’t feel guilty going back to good for their deliciously sweet and decadent Banana Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast ($12.75).

Ah the woes of NYC Food Guy. What makes this dish even harder to pass up [...]