Meet & Eat: Tom Colicchio

20080610-colicchio.jpgName: Tom Colicchio
Location: New York
Occupation: Chef and restaurant owner

Everyone has a go-to person they call for restaurant recommendations. Who's yours? No one in particular.

What is your favorite meal of the day and where do you go for it? Breakfast at home (peace and quiet).

Is there anything you wish you could cook better? Thai food.

Favorite comfort food? Sunday gravy.

Guilty pleasures? Ice cream.

Describe your perfect meal. There's no such thing.

Food you won't eat? Okra and sea cucumbers.

What would you like to try but haven't yet? Street food in Vietnam.

Most memorable New York City meal? My first fine-dining experience at Pierre au Tunnel, in 1982.

Best pizza in the city? Una Pizza Napoletana.

Favorite burger? The Schlow Burger at Radius, Boston, or chef Sang Yoon's burger at Father's Office in Santa Monica, California.

Favorite bagel? Ess-A-Bagel.

Best late-night eats? Spotted Pig

What is New York missing, foodwise? Street food.

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