The Best of NYC FOOD and DRINK

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08/05/2009 4:00 AM |

BEST NEW AUTHENTIC TACO SPOT RUN BY WHITE GUYS: Calexico

BEST NYC FOOD TREND THAT WAS TOTALLY RUINED BY COPYCAT RESTAURATEURS AND FOLKS LIKE US WRITING ABOUT IT WAY TOO MUCH: Banh Mi

BEST PLACE TO CATCH A SHOW WHILE ALSO BOWLING AND EATING KITCHIFIED BAR FOOD FROM BLUE RIBBON: Brooklyn Bowl

BEST HIGH-END SAUSAGE DEALER CAPITALIZING ON A BYGONE DOWNTOWN PUNK INSTITUTION:
DBGBs

BEST PLACE TO ENJOY TINY ARTISANAL COCKTAILS WHICH MAY OR MAY NOT TASTE LIKE SMOKED MEAT: Mayahuel

BEST NEW COFFEE SHOP SERVING TRENDY BADGE OF COFFEE CREDIBILITY, STUMPTOWN:
Café Pedlar

BEST NEW COFFEE SHOP NOT SERVING TRENDY BADGE OF COFFEE CREDIBILITY, STUMPTOWN:
Café Grumpy

BEST KEG SERVICE: Superdive

BEST PLACE TO FEEL LIKE A TOTAL CREEP: Second Floor Bar at the Cooper Square Hotel

BEST OLD-SCHOOL-IS-NEW-SCHOOL TREND: Bitters

BEST REASON TO BE EVEN SURLIER ON MONDAY MORNING: “Sunday Funday” at Peggy O’Neill’s

BEST PLACE FOR YOUR MAD MEN-THEMED BIRTHDAY PARTY: Grand Central Oyster Bar

BEST CLASSIC DIVE BAR WITH FREE HOT DOGS IN DANGER OF SHUTTING DOWN: Rudy’s

BEST LATE-NIGHT NORTHERN ITALIAN: Atlas Café

WORST THING TO EVER HAPPEN TO THE STAFF OF THE L MAGAZINE: 120 Days of Nothing

BEST PLACE TO GET BRUNCH AT NIGHT WITHOUT HAVING TO GO TO A DINER WHERE ONLY UGLY PEOPLE HANG OUT: Permanent Brunch

BEST (OK, PROBABLY WORST) DRINK ONLY NEW YORKERS HAVE ACCESS TO: Carbonated Milk

BEST TORTILLERIA: Nixtamal

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2 Comment

  • So timely just when i was getting bored after an exhausting restaurant week. Lovely list that should keep me happy and not hungry for the rest of summer! Thank you!

  • Also check out Variety on Graham at Conselyea in the ‘burg. Best damn americano I’ve ever had…