One dish to die for
I've been trying to come up with suggestions that go beyond just the restaurants but focus on the meal you would most recommend at any of the usual suspects mentioned on this board.
For instance, those of you who love Applewood, what must I try if I go there only once. (Actually, I had brunch there about a year ago and the lobster omelet was excellent.)
Now, this is completely subjective and there are no wrong answers.
And it doesn't have to be the fanciest thing. It could be as pleasing as a falafel from David's on Kings Highway, for those who know.
What's you're favorite and where?
Glad to see this revived. Some of my non-mentioned favorites:
Green Pitza w/ merguez at Fatoosh
Classic bahn mi at Ba Xuyen
Special macadamia nut crusted chicken in grapefruit reduction at Henry's End
Roast lamb over hummus (lunchtime dish) at Yemen Cafe
Pataniscas De Bacalhau at Convivium
Those late, lamented chicken wings at Taku
Eggsalad sandwich at Tempo Presto
Rabbit w/ olives at Al Di La
Kimchee rice at Good Fork
Gyro sandwich w/ fries at Spartan Souvlaki
Ballfields, Ballfields, Ballfields
I don't have time today to do an exhaustive list - but, when I was reading this thread the only thing that came to my mind instantly, and made me salivate simultaneously was
The transcendentally delicious Spare Rib slider which sits on a bed of creamed spinach and is topped with a quail egg - all on an onion infused brioche bun - at Stone Park Cafe - best single dish in the Slope for sure.
Lots of great suggestions! I'd add:
-- The chocolate budoni at Chestnut
-- The "spicy" pickles they sell at Stinky Bklyn (which, I think, are made in Brooklyn)
-- The panna cotta (sometimes -- it depends on how much gelatin they use) at Queen
-- The eggplant caponata at Ferdinando's Foccerria
I would add the chicken liver appetizer at the Red Cafe, crab cakes at Downtown Atlantic, marrow bones with yummy candied garlic at Stone Park Cafe, and soft shell crabs (in season) at Henry's End. Also, for brunch, the Hangtown Fry and the breakfast quesadilla at Stone Park Cafe.
I'll add the casunzei ravioli at Al di La, stuffed with beets with a butter/parmesan/poppy sauce; the spicy sausage and broccoli rabe pasta at Frankies; the panelle special at Ferdinando's; the prosciutto balls at Joe's Superette; the foie gras at Saul; the monkfish liver at Taro
I'm dying for lard bread now!
huge porterhouse at Convivium
bruschetta (any of them!) at lunetta
chicken on a board at robin de bois
oxtail app or veal meatball/dumpling app at Applewood
eggs tabac at bar tabac
shephard's pie at chip shop
the basket of of biscuits/popovers/etc served at chestnut brunch
red wine braised pork w/ polenta and gorgonzola at paninoteca
pita pizza at zaytoons with merguez and tomato
falafel sandwich at sanaa restaurant
Getting hungry reading this thread! A few that haven't been mentioned:
The Capacolla, Peperonata, Provolone, Red Chili Mostarda panino at Panino'teca
The PLT at Bocca Lupo
The classic Bahn Mi at Hanco's, extra spicy
A pie with basil and pepperoni at Lucallie's
The red velvet cake at Baked
The pain au chocolat at Almondine
And this isn't quite a dish, but holy cow it's good: the lard bread at Mazzola
If you think the lard bread at Mazzola is great, you should try the Lard Bread at Cammereri's on Bath Ave. (and maybe--I hope, I hope, I hope-- at the soon to open Monteleone and Cammereri's on Court St.). Even better is the huge round lard bread at Napoli's on Metropolitan Ave. (like Joe's Perette's Prosciutto balls, this bread has to be made with crack, it is so addictive). BTW, when you go to Napoli's be sure to cross the street and get the world's best Mozzarella (and smoked mozzarella) at Tedone's.
the malfati at al di la
the roasted skewers at al di la
square slice at difara
venison chili nachos at pete's ale house
burger with blue cheese and bacon at pete's ale house
any pork dish at applewood
the roasted sweetbreads appetizer at applewood
the braised pork belly special at 360
the cato farms cheese plate at 360
The tripe at al di la.
The elk chops, turtle soup & fried chicken at Henry's End.
The square slice at DiFara.
The fried fennel at Queen.
The liver with onions at Noodle Pudding.
The pulled pork sandwich and the shrimp roll app at Downtown Atlantic.
The softshell crab app.(seasonal), the haystack shrimp app & the pork entree at Chestnut.
The fatoressa pizza at Savoia.
The tripe app. or the morcilla (blood sausage) tapas at La Mancha.
Steak for two at Lugers.
Duck Roll app. at Tempo.
Meatballs at Frankies.
Panelle at Ferdinandos.
Boullabaisse or Curried Seafood at La Boullabaisse. The poached pear too.