6 Fun NYC Dishes To Try This Weekend

January 25, 2013 3:00 PM

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.

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(credit: Siobhan Wallace/BlondieandBrownie.com)

The Hot Mess, Fort Reno BBQ

669 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(347) 227-7777

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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.

(credit: Mission Chinese Food)

(credit: Mission Chinese Food)

Salt Cod Fried Rice, Mission Chinese Food

154 Orchard Street
New York City, NY 10002
(212) 529-8800

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.

(credit: Francesco Tonelli)

(credit: Francesco Tonelli)

Roasted Chicken, The NoMad Restaurant

1170 Broadway
New York City, NY 10001
(347) 472-5660

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.

(credit: Siobhan Wallace/BlondieandBrownie.com)

(credit: Siobhan Wallace/BlondieandBrownie.com)

Korean Fried Chicken, Talde

369 7th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(347) 916-0031

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.

(credit: Siobhan Wallace)

(credit: Siobhan Wallace)

Foie Gras Doughnut, Do or Dine

1108 Bedford Avnue
Brooklyn, NY 11216
(718) 684-2290

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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.

(credit: Siobhan Wallace/BlondieandBrownie.com)

(credit: Siobhan Wallace/BlondieandBrownie.com)

Earthquake In A Fishbowl, Sugar & Plumm

377 Amsterdam Avenue
New York City, NY 10024
(212) 787-8778

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.

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