Jane and Michael Stern, creators of the Roadfood forum, have co-authored 43 books on food across the country and the newest one comes out today: 500 Things To Eat Before It’s Too Late. “New York is the hardest to write about,” Jane Stern told amNY. “It’s a bouillon cube of road food. You could spend a lifetime on one block.”
But if they had to pick four foods, they'd be: pizza at Patsy’s, gribenes (basically kosher pork rinds) at the Second Avenue Deli, New England clam chowder at Pearl Oyster Bar, and bialys at Kossar’s Bialys.