The two cities in US that I have always loved to visit and never got bored are NYC and Las Vegas. Beside the hustle and Bustle the food definitely is the main attraction. On this week long visit to NYC my boys upfront decided that highlight of this trip is going to be checking out several NYC restaurants.
I LOVE NY
Today was the best eating out experience in NYC.
Chef Boby Flay (Food TV Iron Chef)
102 5TH Ave
212 807 7400
Goat Cheese Queso Fundido with Blue Corn Chips was wonderful
Blue corn pancake stuffed with BBQ duck, habenaro chile - star anise sauce was outstanding
This shrimp tamale was the best....reminded me of Cayote Cafe of Mark Miller in new maxico
Smoked Shrimp Tacos were full of flavors with exotic sauces
Cornmeal crusted Chile Relleno stuffed with roasted eggplant and Manchego Cheese
Sweet Potato Ravioli with smoked chile and cilantro brown butter was great
Coconu Layer Cake with Coconut Sauce was outstanding
(this has won Booby a competition in a Food TV show)
We decided to get some Street Side food (Gyros) before catching a off broadway show :Blue Man: and we were gald we did. NYC street food are the best not only in taste but also in value.
Pre Theater food @
Street Food NYC
Rafiqi (Halal Gyro)
CHEF Mario Batali (Iron Chef America)
170 Thompson Street
between Houston St.
and Bleecker St.
New York, NY 10012
The atmosphere inside was warm and friendly. People were relaxed and having a good time. The setup was casual but elegant.
Sardines with Cracked Wheat
Octopus with Ceci & Sorrel
Spaghetti Aglio E Olio
Skate with Artichoke "alla Giudia
Apician Spiced Dates & Mascarpone
Except the Spaggeti (too salty) every thing was awsome. Specially the Skate was done just right and I never had Skate so tasty and well cooked. The Bacall (salted cod) was house made and was exceptional. Deserts were also very good. The Menu items are all italian names and was hard to know which was what. Though there was a glossary but our waiter was the best. He recommended all the dishes and we were very pleased.