Taam-Tov in Manhattan's Diamond District?
- enrevanche Jun 23, 2006 05:40 PM
From a very fine article on the Diamond District in NYC, this little gem of culinary intelligence:
"For 58 years, 41 W. 47th St. was home to the Gotham Book Mart, a literary mecca sandwiched between diamond dealers. Since Gotham's high-profile relocation to 46th Street in 2004 (acquiescing to the swelling price of diamond district real estate, Gotham's owner, Andreas Brown, sold the five-story townhouse and bought another one two blocks away for $2 million less), 41 West now boasts a new jewelry exchange and, on the second floor, Manhattan's only Bukharan kosher eatery, Taam-Tov, where a devoted clientele of Central Asian Jews gather daily for traditional shish kebabs, platters of plov (rice pilaf), dense hummus, and thick, crusty bread."
My reaction: Whoa. Anybody been?
It's great, one of my favorite kosher lunch options. The kebabs are top notch and the bread is unreal.
And by khachapuri - which obviosuly would not be served as this place is kosher, I meant samsa. Which I believed may have been camca on the menu. But it had a very crisp dough and tasty lamb on the inside.
Thanks to all for their responses. I am definitely going to check this out next week; I have an appointment in midtown around lunchtime on Wednesday, and will go early or late.