Bobby Van’s is well established in Manhattan as one of the premier steakhouses, operating multiple locations throughout the city. I’ve dined at several of their locations over the years and have always been pleased with their service and fare. But it was in the summer of 2011 that I came across a wonderful new surprise [...]
$3.00… Just three, U.S. dollars for any of the hearty bruschetta choices at Rubirosa. In a word, mind-blowing, especially at this price. Here we have shredded braised duck, with sweet onions and Parmesan. Totally delicious. I’m thrilled to try the rest of the Bruschetta choices in this neighborhood spot, named for the famous bull-fighting playboy. [...]
Habana may be famous for its grilled corn and Cubano Sandwich, you can trust me there, but I’ve started to have quite a time exploring the rest of the menu. After a long night and a surprisingly early morning, I set forth in tackling this veggie behemoth. The Torta de Queso Blanco y Aguacate [...]
The recent launch of La Mar Cebicheria, South American celebrity chef Gaston Acurio’s temple to Peruvian ceviches, has much of the New York culinary scene interested in checking out the renovated colossus that formerly housed Tabla in Madison Square Park. And although I look forward to visiting Acurio’s latest establishment in a string of 8 successful restaurants, [...]
Trying out the Papas, Nopales and Chorizo, and Bistec tacos at La Esquina. Although I’m a big fan of several of their other varieties, I was a little underwhelmed by the high ratio of potatoes to chorizo and cactus, but the salsa verde adds some nice balance. The Bistec, with onions and cilantro (on the [...]
This sandwich is straight up legendary for Lower Manhattan. Pulled pork, sliced ham, pickles, cheese, and thousand island dressing in a pressed torta! Oh yeah, you can definitely split this baby between 2 people alongside the phenomenal grilled corn they serve up.
After four years at Richmond, I’ve happily journeyed through the entire menu of 18 specialty burgers at Carytown Burgers & Fries. They are all incredibly delicious. But my hands down favorite, both in name and taste, is easily The Rodeo. Topped with onion rings, BBQ sauce, lettuce, tomato, and bacon, this burger lives in the [...]