The chile relleno, usually a soggy, leaden dish of wet crust and bland cheese, gets rectified at Tulcingo del Valle in Hell's Kitchen.
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Gannouri, a new Korean restaurant on the 39th Floor of 1250 Broadway in Koreatown, seeks to offer a fine dining atmosphere but its menu isn't jockeying for space with the new wave of high-end Korean restaurants. In fact, the eclectic selection of Korean pancakes, hearty stews, and meats grilled at your table may remind you of other ground floor K-town staples.
"We're not trying to reinvent the wheel here," says Chef Phil Conlon of his newest home. "I think of this as the kind of place I'd want to eat and drink at on my day off." Expect accessible, friendly food: bar snacks, charcuterie and salumi, and plenty of meaty (both literally and figuratively) entrées. Or, as he puts it, "things that taste good."
If you ever said to your plate of pancakes, "I wish this were more spherical, and bite-sized, and in 13 different flavors," dinkies might be just the thing for you. What exactly are dinkies? We tasted them all, from the cute to the WTF, to find out.
[Photograph: Kathy YL Chan] The Acai Cup at O Cafe is the type of treat you want to go for when the days are too hot and humid for an actual meal. It's essentially frozen acai and fresh bananas...
Whimsy & Spice's Honey-Lavender Shortbread is sold in packs of six, each shortbread a classy three-biter measuring a perfect two-inches in diameter. It comes very close to the ideal shortbread in that it's neither overly buttery nor too heavy with the flower.
I've never been a milk-and-cereal type of person. But müesli? Oh yes! I usually make it at home, or order it at restaurants on occasions. Peels, however, is one of the few places I know that makes a version you can just pick up to-go. It's pre-packed and stocked next to all those glorious pastries and cakes, $7 for a filling serving.
Mont Blanc generally has three elements: whipped cream, chestnut puree and and meringue. Lady M's version of the Mont Blanc ($9) omits the meringue, something which would ordinarily be unforgivable, but can be overlooked here simply because of the abundance of chestnut puree, an element most places are stingy with.
Browsing though the candy aisle at Sunrise Mart is one my favorite pastimes.
While Motorino holds the title of More
These big, chubby marshmallows are by Butter Baked Goods, sold by the set of ten for $8.99.
Stand on the corner of 28th and Lex, take ten steps in any direction, and you're likely to pass at least three or four Indian lunch specials. But few are as sophisticated (or as filling) as you'll find at...
The idea of great, accessible food in Central Park sounded promising—but the realities of execution left us wondering.
A banh mi (the word itself means baguette in Vietnamese) is essentially an Asian hero sandwich. The classic is filled with pâté, slices of what can only be described as pork loaf, pickled vegetables, fresh coriander, jalapeño slices. It's dressed with fish sauce, mayo, and hot sauce (usually Sriracha) and served on a warmed baguette. Could the chef-driven banh mi shop be a rising trend?