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Taqueria Tehuitzingo’s Pozole

I knew from past experience their tacos are outstanding.

I discovered their new tortas are also amazing.

Now I can share that Tehuitzingo’s pozole is incredible as well!

This is no small bowl of soup…

Pozole verde de cerdo…

Maize madness…

Packed with a porky punch…

The pozole also comes with a side of two tostadas…

All this for eight bucks!

What excuse do you have to not go and try Tehuitzingo’s now?

TAQUERIA TEHUITZINGO

578 9th Ave.. off 42nd St.

New York, NY 10036

646-707-3916

http://www.tehuitzingo.net

Filed under NYC Mexican pozole pork tostada

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Tipsy Parson, NYC

With the sun shining and temperatures climbing into the ’70s last weekend, Mutsumi and I decided to take a stroll through the city and see where the afternoon took us.

And where it took us was Tipsy Parson…

Needing a drink after our walk, their name pulled us in for further investigation. After seeing their full menu, we immediately asked for a table! Here’s a look…

A “Smoked” Bloody Mary to start…

Their signature “Biscuit Bomb”…

A buttermilk chive biscuit stuffed with sausage and smothered in cheddar cheese…

Fried chicken and waffles with jalapeno honey…

No skimping on the butter, which I always appreciate….

As much as we liked the chicken, this was our favorite dish…

House smoked salmon with snap peas, fennel and champagne mustard over “healthy toast”…

Outstanding!

Not sure how we’d never heard of Tipsy Parson before, but after the fantastic brunch we had, I want to make sure everyone is now in the know!

TIPSY PARSON

156 Ninth Ave.

NY, NY 10011

212-620-4545

http://tipsyparson.com

Filed under NYC brunch Chelsea Bloody Mary fried chicken waffles smoked salmon sausage biscuit

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Momofuku Ssäm, NYC

I’ve had plenty of good meals at Momofuku Ssäm, but last week’s menu really raised the bar! Here’s a quick look…

Washburn Island oysters with a plum mignonette…

Country ham platter with red eye gravy…

Striped bass crudo with lychee, rye guajillo bonji and cilantro…

Peekytoe crab with apple, mango and myoga…

Roasted baby beets with sunflower hozon, woodlands ham and raisins..

The new buffalo pork buns I’d been hearing so much about…

The pork belly is crisped and topped with hot sauce and blue cheese slaw! Just wonderful…

Possibly my favorite starter of the night though was the Heritage Farms crispy pig’s head with apricot, Thai basil and carrots…

Crisp on outside, soft and gooey and perfect on the inside…

Their classic spicy pork sausage with rice cakes…

Apologies to Korean moms everywhere, but no one does kimchi better than David Chang…

And the rotisserie duck with scallion pancakes as our main course…

It really does not get any better!

Momofuku Ssäm never rests on their laurels and constantly keeps upping their game!

MOMOFUKU SSAM BAR

207 2nd Ave.

New York, NY 10003

212-254-3500

http://momofuku.com/new-york/ssam-bar

Filed under NYC Momofuku David Chang duck oysters kimchi pig pork buns

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The Secret Five Guys Burgers & Fries Speakeasy

Yes, there is a somewhat secret speakeasy above the Bleecker St. Five Guys Burgers & Fries here in NYC called The Garrett.

To find it, you walk into the Five Guys and head past the counter, under the “Order Here” and “Pick Up Here” signs. Once you hit the Employees Only door and you really can’t go any farther, turn to your left and look behind you to find the staircase leading upstairs…

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Formerly the Bleecker Heights Tavern, the bar recently went through a makeover from a sports bar to a more refined watering hole offering custom cocktails, now renamed The Garrett. (I recommend having Luke make your drinks as he’s fantastic!) However, also as part of the change, you can no longer order at your table and have your burgers and fries delivered. You now need to go downstairs, order for yourself and bring your brown bag up.

Rumors say that just like PDT offers exclusive hot dogs from Crif’s next door, the Bleecker Street Tavern used to offer custom bar burgers, but Five Guys corporate unfortunately put a stop to that at The Garrett. (I hear one had pimento cheese.)

I had mine with a gimlet…

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Another fun feature about this bar that I love is their bathroom door, which was designed to confuse drunk customers…

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If you like cocktails with your burgers, this is a place worth checking out!

THE GARRETT

Inside Five Guys Burgers & Fries

296 Bleecker St.

NY, NY 10014

212-675-6157

http://bleeckerheights.com

Filed under NYC Five Guys burgers fries speakeasy bar

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Some friends from Disney Korea visiting the city for the first time wanted real New York pizza, so I took them out to Brooklyn to Juliana’s for one of Patsy Grimaldi’s famous pies! 
We went with their classic Margherita with pepperoni and fresh garlic.
And as an added bonus, Patsy himself was working last night!!

JULIANA’S PIZZA
19 Old Fulton St.  
Brooklyn, NY 11201
718-596-6700
http://www.julianaspizza.com/

Some friends from Disney Korea visiting the city for the first time wanted real New York pizza, so I took them out to Brooklyn to Juliana’s for one of Patsy Grimaldi’s famous pies!

We went with their classic Margherita with pepperoni and fresh garlic.

And as an added bonus, Patsy himself was working last night!!

JULIANA’S PIZZA

19 Old Fulton St. 

Brooklyn, NY 11201

718-596-6700

http://www.julianaspizza.com/

Filed under NYC Brooklyn pizza Margherita pepperoni garlic

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Torta Cubana at Tehuitzingo, NYC

Pastrami on rye at Katz’s.

The pork sandwich at Rocket Pig.

Cold turkey and tongue at Bloom’s.

These are probably my three favorite sandwiches in New York City.

But this one just moved to the top of the list…

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The Torta Cubana from the new Taqueria Tehuitzingo!

Tehuitzingo Grocery is over on 10th Avenue and sells fantastic tacos out of a little kitchen in the back. Now they’ve branched out and opened a full blown restaurant on 9th Ave. with an expanded menu, including this beautiful beast on a bun.

What’s on it, you ask?

They wrote it down for me…

A deep fried beef cultet (milaneza res)

Beef al pastor

Ham

Head cheese (queso de puerco)

Sausage (salchicha)

Cheese

Sliced avocado

Jalapenos

Lettuce

Mayo

It’s enormous and only costs eight bucks!

This is one sandwich worth making the trip to Port Authority for!!

Oh, and they’re open 24 hours…

TAQUERIA TEHUITZINGO

578 9th Ave.. off 42nd St.

New York, NY 10036

646-707-3916

http://www.tehuitzingo.net

Filed under NYC taqueria torta sandwich beef ham cheese