Table Of Contents (all h2's added automatically) With over eight million people spread out across 150+ neighborhoods, New York City is a true melting pot. In addition to mom-and-pop spots serving foods from all around the world, you can find fine dining restaurants from local and international superstars, ancient chop houses, America's most influential pizzerias, legendary delicatessens, and outstanding new school barbecue parlors.
Sauvage ("wild" in French), the second restaurant from the team of Joshua Boissy and Krystof Zizka, with Lisa Giffen once again serving as chef, set down on the Greenpoint frontier a few months ago. Though sporting a formidable French wine list, it focused more on food than drink.
Walk through the restaurant and you'll find yourself in a true backyard. Six outdoor benches are arranged in a large U shape around the perimeter, the type of seating plan that tasting menu spots construct around an open kitchen. ("The cooks are the entertainment!") Here, the benches are situated in a tiny urban farm.
"Forty-five minutes to an hour," the host tells me around 7 p.m. on a Saturday night at Emmy Squared. Around 8 p.m. she's quoting two hours (during weeknights the wait is often under 30 minutes). There's your proof that New Yorkers aren't pizza isolationists. And there's your motivation to speed things up with takeout.
Seating is limited to a few stools along an orange Formica counter that angles around the interior - though most patrons opt for carryout or delivery. Pennants and other memorabilia for the Bills, Sabres, and more obscure sports teams provide decoration.
Baba's Pierogies: Even in the burgeoning restaurant belt of Gowanus, Baba's stands out. In this region of New American bistros, seafood shacks, barbecues, pie shops (well, one pie shop), and old Italian joints, Baba's is a rarity - an Eastern European café. The food is home-style Slovakian (once half of Czechoslovakia), centering on a menu of pierogis.
None of this is to say that a good story doesn't have its place at a restaurant. In our eye-rolling era of experiential eating and destination dining, chefs look to the spoken and written word to differentiate their wares from those of their bloodthirsty competitors on the annual World's 50 Best list.
When my vegetarian friends ask for dining advice I send them to American spots like Hearth, for hen of the woods mushrooms and gnocchi, or to to nouveau-Indian spots like Babu Ji for their bright yellow Punjabi curries.
Red Hook Lobster Pound : When you swing by Hometown Bar-B-Que on a Saturday night, the line is long, but you deal. You grab a beer, you queue up, you grab another beer 30 minutes later, and in about an hour's time you're eating the city's best brisket and listening to live music.
When Citi Field opened in 2009, it boasted a Shake Shack - New York's third one ever, which helped make the ballpark a true culinary destination. But now, Danny Meyer's burger stands are scattered throughout the U.S., the Middle East, Russia, and elsewhere - not to mention throughout New York, where they're approaching ubiquity.
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