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There's plenty of great food in NYC, here's a list of places that we frequent often:
 
There's plenty of great food in NYC, here's a list of places that we frequent often:
  
Chinese:
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== Chinese ==
 
* '''Han Dynasty''' With outlets on [http://handynasty.net/uws/ 85th and Broadway] on the Upper West Side as well as [http://handynasty.net/east-village/ East 12th and 3rd Ave] in the East Village you've got two locations to enjoy Dry Pepper Chicken, Dry Fry Pork, and string beans with minced pork. Han is mainly spicy food but has some menu items for wimps as well. Han also has a rotating selection of craft beer on tap.
 
* '''Han Dynasty''' With outlets on [http://handynasty.net/uws/ 85th and Broadway] on the Upper West Side as well as [http://handynasty.net/east-village/ East 12th and 3rd Ave] in the East Village you've got two locations to enjoy Dry Pepper Chicken, Dry Fry Pork, and string beans with minced pork. Han is mainly spicy food but has some menu items for wimps as well. Han also has a rotating selection of craft beer on tap.
 
* '''The Bao''' On St. Mark's between 2nd and 3rd in the East Village [https://www.seamless.com/menu/the-bao-13-st-marks-pl-new-york/309601 The Bao] is one of the best soup dumpling joints in town. The Sauteed Black Beans with Pork and Chives is an excellent complement.
 
* '''The Bao''' On St. Mark's between 2nd and 3rd in the East Village [https://www.seamless.com/menu/the-bao-13-st-marks-pl-new-york/309601 The Bao] is one of the best soup dumpling joints in town. The Sauteed Black Beans with Pork and Chives is an excellent complement.
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* '''Xi'an Famous Foods''' A delicious hand-pulled noodle shop with locations scattered throughout the city, [http://xianfoods.com/ Xi'an] is a great spot for a quick meal. The cumin lamb is often touted as their best dish, but I'd recommend getting the smaller lamb burger if you want to try it so you can enjoy the much more pure flavor of the N8 hot oil seared noodles.
 
* '''Xi'an Famous Foods''' A delicious hand-pulled noodle shop with locations scattered throughout the city, [http://xianfoods.com/ Xi'an] is a great spot for a quick meal. The cumin lamb is often touted as their best dish, but I'd recommend getting the smaller lamb burger if you want to try it so you can enjoy the much more pure flavor of the N8 hot oil seared noodles.
  
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== Italian ==
 
* '''Salumeria Rosi''' Right off the 72nd St subway at 73rd and Amsterdam [http://www.menupages.com/restaurants/salumeria-rosi/menu Rosi] is a small restaurant specializing in small dishes. Get the meat platter which has a rotating selection of cold cuts including at least on example of their best - prosciutto that doesn't need to be chewed but simply melts against the roof of your mouth.
 
* '''Salumeria Rosi''' Right off the 72nd St subway at 73rd and Amsterdam [http://www.menupages.com/restaurants/salumeria-rosi/menu Rosi] is a small restaurant specializing in small dishes. Get the meat platter which has a rotating selection of cold cuts including at least on example of their best - prosciutto that doesn't need to be chewed but simply melts against the roof of your mouth.
  
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== Sandwiches ==
 
* '''Hank's Juicy Beef''' On Chambers Street near Church and Broadway, [http://www.hanksjuicybeef.com/ Hank's] offers a Chicago-style Italian beef sandwich. Thinly shaved beef soaked in sauce with pickled veggies. The menu is short, but long on flavor!
 
* '''Hank's Juicy Beef''' On Chambers Street near Church and Broadway, [http://www.hanksjuicybeef.com/ Hank's] offers a Chicago-style Italian beef sandwich. Thinly shaved beef soaked in sauce with pickled veggies. The menu is short, but long on flavor!
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* '''Shake Shack''' Born in Madison Square Park but expanding globally, [https://www.shakeshack.com/ Shake Shack] serves up great "greaseball burgers." While that may not be the most flattering description, they really are a delicious mix of crisped ground beef, gooey cheese, and toppings (the SmokeStack is delicious!) along side freshly made shakes with a weekly rotation of special flavors.
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* '''Gray's Papaya''' An upgraded "dirty water dog" at the intersection of 72nd and Amsterdam, the [https://grayspapayanyc.com/ Gray's] incarnation of the salty meat stick on a bun is seared to provide a unique crispness.
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* '''White Gold Butchers''' Located on Amsterdam and 78th, [https://www.whitegoldbutchers.com/ White Gold] offers tasty lunches especially their salty chopped cheese (think a cheeseburger/Philly cheese steak hybrid monstrosity that should come with a free angiogram).
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== Barbecue ==
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* '''Mighty Quinn's BBQ''' With many [http://www.mightyquinnsbbq.com/locations.html locations] around town Mighty Quinn's offers consistently good BBQ (I prefer the burnt ends and pulled pork), large chicken sandwiches, and sides.

Revision as of 17:35, 17 June 2017

There's plenty of great food in NYC, here's a list of places that we frequent often:

Chinese

  • Han Dynasty With outlets on 85th and Broadway on the Upper West Side as well as East 12th and 3rd Ave in the East Village you've got two locations to enjoy Dry Pepper Chicken, Dry Fry Pork, and string beans with minced pork. Han is mainly spicy food but has some menu items for wimps as well. Han also has a rotating selection of craft beer on tap.
  • The Bao On St. Mark's between 2nd and 3rd in the East Village The Bao is one of the best soup dumpling joints in town. The Sauteed Black Beans with Pork and Chives is an excellent complement.
  • Kung Fu Little Steamed Buns Just off the C stop at 50th and 8th another excellent example of Shanghai-style soup dumplings but paired with tasty ramen. Try the cold sesame ramen and the shredded beef.
  • Xi'an Famous Foods A delicious hand-pulled noodle shop with locations scattered throughout the city, Xi'an is a great spot for a quick meal. The cumin lamb is often touted as their best dish, but I'd recommend getting the smaller lamb burger if you want to try it so you can enjoy the much more pure flavor of the N8 hot oil seared noodles.

Italian

  • Salumeria Rosi Right off the 72nd St subway at 73rd and Amsterdam Rosi is a small restaurant specializing in small dishes. Get the meat platter which has a rotating selection of cold cuts including at least on example of their best - prosciutto that doesn't need to be chewed but simply melts against the roof of your mouth.

Sandwiches

  • Hank's Juicy Beef On Chambers Street near Church and Broadway, Hank's offers a Chicago-style Italian beef sandwich. Thinly shaved beef soaked in sauce with pickled veggies. The menu is short, but long on flavor!
  • Shake Shack Born in Madison Square Park but expanding globally, Shake Shack serves up great "greaseball burgers." While that may not be the most flattering description, they really are a delicious mix of crisped ground beef, gooey cheese, and toppings (the SmokeStack is delicious!) along side freshly made shakes with a weekly rotation of special flavors.
  • Gray's Papaya An upgraded "dirty water dog" at the intersection of 72nd and Amsterdam, the Gray's incarnation of the salty meat stick on a bun is seared to provide a unique crispness.
  • White Gold Butchers Located on Amsterdam and 78th, White Gold offers tasty lunches especially their salty chopped cheese (think a cheeseburger/Philly cheese steak hybrid monstrosity that should come with a free angiogram).

Barbecue

  • Mighty Quinn's BBQ With many locations around town Mighty Quinn's offers consistently good BBQ (I prefer the burnt ends and pulled pork), large chicken sandwiches, and sides.