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. [...]
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May 30, 2008
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
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
May 16, 2008
There are few things more satisfying than excellent sandwiches. On nearly opposite ends of the West Village you’ll find the model Italian hero ($10) at Faicco’s Pork Store and a suped up, nearly perfect meatball hero ($6) at Crosby Connection inside the Parisi Bakery.
May 15, 2008
I was onto Bleecker Street Pizza way before Food Network called it the best in New York. I still think their Nonna Maria is one of the best specialty slices in Manhattan. Pass on their plain slices and instead opt for the Nonna, dotted with dollops of chunky, garlicky marinara, sprinkled with freshly [...]
May 15, 2008
Why change it up when I know I’ve found the best? With food, trying a new version of an old favorite ends in disappointment at least 9 out of 10 times. After Zach at Midtown Lunch tested out China Gourmet’s General Tso’s on my recommendation, I decided to follow suit, trying one of his readers [...]