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 [...]
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 [...]
You heard it here first folks, if Stephan Pyles ever ends up on Top Chef, or one of these other competitive cooking shows, I guarantee we’ll find him deep into the finals. Inventive, fun and delicious, Pyles is runs his flagship at full bore out of the cradle of the burgeoning Dallas Arts District. Located in [...]
Talk about incredible! The Saratoga Club at the newly opened Parm is outrageous. Chicken salad, sweet cured bacon and an herbed mayo with sautéed thyme, packed with potato chips between griddled toast. Not surprisingly, this new addition to the Torrisi Italian Specialties family is easily on par with the smoked turkey sandwich featured earlier on [...]
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 [...]
Aside from hosting what is arguably one of the best prix fixe dinners in New York, Torrisi Italian Specialties is one hell of a deli by day. Offering just a select few sandwiches before they prepare for dinner at 4, the house smoked turkey sandwich with a signature spicy red pepper sauce stands above. Simple [...]