I’ve been back in NYC for the past week, catching up with friends and eating delicious meals all around town as New Yorkers are wont to do. I don’t think of myself as any real foodie but I just may have taken for granted the amazingness of the food here for the past 12 years. It tastes so good. Almost everywhere you go. In addition to the gourmet-level home cooked brunch I had on Sunday, these are some of the places I’ve been eating:
Sauce Restaurant - This is my neighborhood favorite! I will never turn down an Italian meal and the deliciousness pared with proximity to my apartment make it my regular go-to. The Pecorino Kale salad and soft polenta “Plank” with bolognese sauce make me happier than any meal I can conjure in my mind.
Emmett’s – A tiny and tasty neighborhood spot is one of the only new (to me) places I’ve eaten since being back in New York. The pizza was great, as was the playlist.
Satsko – If there ever was a bar where everyone knows your name, this is it! Satsko’s was a mainstay of my early years in NYC and has hosted many boozy nights since. The sake offerings are phenomenal, as is the Carriegiri sushi-esque roll of avocado, smoked salmon and melted mozzarella with a spicy mayo dipping sauce. Mouth-watering!
LIC Market – I don’t spend a lot of time in Long Island City, Queens, so after my first time at this restaurant, I make it my go-to when I’m in the neighborhood. This past weekend I was there for brunch and the complimentary pastry plate, complete with mini-chocolate croissants, was just as delicious as the rest of the meal.
Motorino Pizza – Oh, my! I wasn’t even this full on Thanksgiving! This pizza is just amazing. My friends and I split five pizza’s between four people and the flavors are fantastic! The Cherry Stone Clam white pizza is particularly special. This is some next level pizza.
And while I haven’t done much by way of cooking since I’ve been back but I did make a friend’s Blue Apron meal with her on Sunday night and it was also so good! All ingredients, in exact proportion, are delivered right to your door for a really reasonable price. This is the second Blue Apron meal I’ve helped prepare and I have to say, it’s pretty great.
[posted by Lauren]