I have posted here and there about some of my favorite restaurants in NYC but never done a full dining guide, per se.
This also is not a dining guide – too overwhelming. Plus I’m a somewhat picky eater and not what anyone would call a food expert. It is decidedly not a trendy list–look elsewhere for that.
But I do have my favorites so here are some of them.
Best square pie
GG’s in the East Village. I just love this little spot. From its delicious pizza to its charming pressed tin ceiling to the always-fun playlists, GG’s is a go-to. And the cocktail list is terrific.
Best fried chicken
Root & Bone, it’s yours. I have never been disappointed. Plus the service is so thoughtful.
Best quick breakfast in Midtown Manhattan
Little Collins or Ground Central. I wish Little Collins were a bit more spacious, and I wish Ground Central were quieter, but both are gems in an area dominated by chains.
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Once I zeroed in on Williamsburg during my apartment search, I used Fatty Cue as a spot to regroup and refuel.
I loved this beef brisket sandwich.
And this cocktail, the Malay michelada.
I was bummed when the restaurant suddenly closed, and stay closed for a long time.
But Fatty Cue is back. Yay!
Here’s a preview of the reopened spot by Maryse Chevriere on Serious Eats.
UPDATE below. And another on January 22, 2015
This is the creepiest story I have heard in a long time.
Would-Be Cannibal Cop
The suspect is a married cop with an OK Cupid profile, no less.
Via Gawker, the would-be cannibal cop is a prison chef. Oddly, his mom seems proud:
“He has mastered making pizza,” his mother, Elizabeth Valle, told the Daily News. The pizza is so good, she said, even the jail guards like to eat it.
What the hell?
Apparently the would-be cannibal was on Match.com until recently when the company pulled his profile.
The highlights: he was looking for someone “non-judgmental” and a little kinky. He reportedly listed cooking as a favorite hobby.
OMG. Beware, women.