Eating My Way Through Manhattan
I’ve been to NYC at least 4-5 times over the course of this year and we are just half-way through. I love visiting NYC. You can’t find a city more alive and full of delicious possibilities. This visit was for a beloved friend’s bachelorette party. I celebrated her upcoming nuptials by taking in what NYC has to offer.
DBGB – The bachelorette weekend happened to fall on Gay Pride which meant I couldn’t stay over at my cousin’s place due to out of town visitors coming in for the occasion. I stayed with a friend who is arguably a bigger foodie than I am. She picked DBGB for dinner. We ordered a heck of a lot of food but I’ll give a quick overview of what I tasted.
DBGB is known for making house-made sausages. I went with the Tunisienne which was a lamb sausage served on a bun with mint yogurt, cucumber, and red onion. I died and went to heaven with this bad boy and I almost ordered another one.
We also decided to share one of the specials for the night which was the Roasted Pig that was accompanied by asparagus, potatoes, and grilled corn.
The pork was so tender and flavorful, and eating some of the skin was literally transcendent. Oh, and I almost forgot the most interesting part… Order the orange wine. I had never heard of it but it’s an interesting taste and not to be missed. A new restaurant has been added to my NYC repertoire.
Patsy’s Pizza – Like any full blooded Italian, I love a good pizza and let’s face it, NYC has some of the best outside of my mom’s kitchen and Italy. The bride-to-be suggested ordering pizza to the hotel as all the girls were getting ready for the big extravaganza. Being a former New Yorker, she knew to order from Patsy’s. We kept it simple and only ordered the classic margarita pizza but believe me, that’s all you need. This was the BEST New York style pizza I have ever had. The ingredients were fresh, the sauce had a slight sweetness, and the basil created a nice contrast in taste and textures against the mozzarella. LOVE!!
Chicken over Rice (Halal Guys 53rd and 6th) – I’ve been coming to NYC for years and even lived in NYC for a month at one point and NEVER heard of chicken over rice until speaking with a coworker a couple months back. The concept seems so simple: a street vendor, some rice, and some chicken… It’s not rocket science but how could it really be THAT good?
After stuffing our faces at DBGB and having some adult beverages at some of New York’s finest watering holes, it was finally time to head home for the night, but not before a stop to get some chicken over rice. We waited in line to get the full experience and took our orders to go. I was stuffed and didn’t think I would touch it. I was wrong. This stuff is phenomenal!
Six bucks gets you a heaping mound of food. We got the combo with half gyro meat and half chicken. I actually preferred the gyro. The white sauce that comes with it is out of this world. Be warned, go easy on the hot sauce. I have no idea what makes this so good but it’s addicting and a must-try.
My fifth trip to NYC this year proved successful and I left with a happy stomach.
I can’t wait till I have another try to eat through Manhattan.
Till next time, peace out food ninjas!