I recently spent a long weekend eating my way through different districts of New York City. It was an incredible experience, and I can honestly say that I wasn’t disappointed with any of my meals.
Joe’s Lobster House in Staten Island
This meal was AMAZING. That’s the only word to describe it. The lobster was stuffed with a stuffing made of (if I remember correctly) shrimp, scallops and a bunch of other goodies. This was a recommendation from my good friends Amanda and Pete (who is a native Staten Islander).
stuffed lobster with a side of pasta and sweet sauce.
H K Wonton Garden in Chinatown
The first thing you should know is that the service is very …detached. I think that’s the only way to put it. However it’s not so unfriendly that we felt offended; it was actually really funny to us when the waiters just kind of slapped down our waters and food. BUT with that being said, the food was really good, and I would go back to order more dim sum.
Seafood lo mein & fried rice
Caffe Napoli in Little Italy
The desserts we ordered here was life-changing. I really think this cannoli has set the bar for any other cannoli I will ever have in my life. I was literally savoring each bite with teeny forkfuls to prolong the experience. My friend/travel buddy/emotional hostage Arianna ordered a tiramisu which was fantastic as well.
cannoli and american coffee
Meson Sevilla in Hell’s Kitchen
I forgot to take pictures of my sangria which was awesome, and our tapas (stuffed clams and roasted artichokes), but I highly recommend those too. This paella was brimming with seafood and was very good.
Junior’s in Brooklyn
I’m not ashamed to admit that I, like most people, am a Netflix-aholic. A few days before the trip, I was watching “The West Wing” when President Bartlett talked about how much he loved an egg cream. With that recommendation, who was I to ignore it? Funny enough, there are no eggs or creams in the drink, which kind of reminds me of Mike Meyer’s SNL character Linda Richman (“Egg creams are not made of eggs nor cream. Discuss!”). It tasted like a very yummy chocolate soda.
My steak burger was incredible, but I had to forgo the fries because I knew I had to leave room for cheesecake which the dessert for which Junior’s is known. P. Diddy made a people walk across the Brooklyn Bridge in “Making the Band” to pick one up for him. I took that endorsement seriously! =) Usually I only each cheesecake for the graham cracker crust, but this cheesecake was so smooth and rich I have been officially converted.
chocolate egg cream