It’s no secret that this city boasts a heck of a lot of fine restaurants and exciting food options. These are some of the dishes that everyone is talking about. From dinner to dessert, here are a few foodie highlights to try this weekend. By Siobhan Wallace.
The Hot Mess, Fort Reno BBQ
New York’s ‘cue scene is improving all the time. With plates like Fort Reno’s Hot Mess popping up, it’s only bound to get better. The dish is a mason jar filled with layers of Fort Reno’s sides — one spoonful can yield macaroni and cheese, corn bread, and chunks of tender pulled pork. Topped with hot pickles, it’s a meat-y take on a yogurt parfait. No barbecue fan will want to miss this.
Salt Cod Fried Rice, Mission Chinese Food
The opening of San Francisco’s Mission Chinese on our Lower East Side was a big moment in 2012. With that opening came their Salt Cod Fried Rice, a huge plate of fried rice filled with Chinese sausage, egg, and lettuce, and salt cod, of course.
Roasted Chicken, The NoMad Restaurant
It seems nearly all the good restaurants are in hotels now — like NoMad. The hotel restaurant, of the same name, whips up a stand-out dish in their Roasted Chicken: a bird for two, slightly filled with foie gras, and roasted to a golden crisp. The dish goes for $84, but it’s being billed as one of the best in the city.
Korean Fried Chicken, Talde
The other chicken dish being raved about is Talde’s Korean Fried Chicken. The twice-fried crispiness leaves a juicy interior that will make you forget all other fried chicken. The bonus points come from the spicy sauce and cherries it’s served with.
Foie Gras Doughnut, Do or Dine
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Do or Dine has been churning out crazy dishes for over a year now, with one of their highlights being the star of May’s Googa Mooga: the foie gras doughnut. The fluffy beauties where pumped full of foie gras and raspberry jelly making it more of a savory meal than a sweet treat.
Earthquake In A Fishbowl, Sugar & Plumm
Sugar & Plumm has recently brought over-the-top sweet treats to the kid-friendly Upper West Side, and one dish adults will love as well is called “Earthquake In A Fishbowl.” It’s only ice creams, sauces, and slices of cake mixed into one huge fishbowl of sweetness, and it’s like nothing around town. Ingredients include heaven/hell cake, cheesecake, key lime pie, brooklyn blackout cake, butterscotch pudding, vanilla, chocolate and salted caramel ice cream and whipped cream.
Siobhan Wallace is the co-founder of BlondieandBrownie.com.