28 (food) reasons to love Manhattan

Welcome to new followers of this blog! Here is a re-post of a popular topic. Loyal readers, thanks for your indulgence as I work up an interesting new series called: “Inside the author’s mind.” And don’t worry, it’s not my mind we will be exploring. My interviewees for this creative-process exploration are a lot more interesting.

Trip dates: 9/15 – 10/13/12

Pushkin Brasserie (near Museum of Modern Art),

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Add to Pushkin Brasserie ambiance this and a spiked cappuccino and you’ll recover from exhausting museum going:

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Share these from Crumbs Bake Shop:

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Blackbottom cheesecake cupcake

(upper west side, 97th/Columbus.)

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Grasshopper (mint chocolate chip) to die for

“Wine-dark in a shallow lemon sea, pelted with capers, the curl of octopus ($16) looked messy and primeval, as if just plucked from the deep. It is the dish that a Greek restaurant lives or dies by, simple yet exacting. Tenderness should be victory enough. But the octopus at Boukiés had gone a step beyond, the flesh undoing itself, achieving a texture, at its core, close to nectar.” Ligaya Mishan, New York Times 9/21/12

Looked scary, tasted heavenly:

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Boukies (pronounced Boo KAY is) in Greenwich Village

For less money and a different though not lesser pleasure, a hot pretzel in Central Park:   Day4 Hot Pretzel

Do you love cheese? There’s a name for that.

Day 6 GV Turophilia

Cheese shop in Greenwich Village

Day 6 GV Cheese store

A choice of Schmears (upper west side, Broadway):Day 7 Shmear 2 Day 7 Shmear 3 Day 7 Shmear 4

Oyster bar in Grand Central Station:

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Spinach and kasha knishes from Yonah Shimmel’s Knishery on East Houston Street (lower east side):

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Pastrami and corned beef sandwiches at Katz’s Deli (near Yonah’s, lower east side):

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Tiny cupcake:

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Sugary Sweet Sunshine Bakery

Cappuccino in Tribeca:

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Comfort food at The Eatery after a show (The Phantom of the Opera).

Days 16 012 sesame seed crackers

Sesame seed crackers and champagne

Days 16 018 sweet italian sausage risotto croquettes

Sweet italian sausage risotto croquettes

Days 16 019 grilled camembert

Grilled camembert

Days 16 021 meat loaf ravioli mac and jack

Meat loaf, ravioli and “Mac and Jack” (macaroni and cheese with grilled onions on top)

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Elevation of a bagel:Days 16 Lisas bagel

Peruvian cuisine on the upper west side at Flor De Mayo (Broadway around 98th):

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Beef stew in a cilantro sauce with potatoes

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Roasted chicken and plaintains

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Aji Gallina Chicken with eggs on a bed of lettuce

Simple repast at The Boathouse (Central Park):Days 20 21 050 A Days 20 21 052 A Days 20 21 053 A

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12 thoughts on “28 (food) reasons to love Manhattan

  1. brickhousechick

    You are killing me, Nia! YUMNESS!!! Plantains??? Those are my all time faves since they remind me of home (Puerto Rico). I love them fried, sweet, mashed & made into chips. The desserts look amazing too. Can I hang out with you?

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    1. Nia Simone Post author

      Hi, Holistic Wayfarer! Love your handle! I’m glad I took you back. Perhaps I should re-do a few more Big Apple posts. Central Park was also popular. Thanks!

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