Culinary excursion to the East Village/LES/Chinatown
I am interested in going on a culinary journey through the lower regions of Manhattan this Saturday night. I am interested in going to a couple of "cheap" places that make 1 or 2 things exceptionally well. Examples would be: Dumpling Man( very good Dumplings),S'MAC(Mac n'Cheese) or Pomme Frites (Very Good French Fries). could anyone suggest some more restaurants that are designed for 1 thing and 1 thing only?
2. cheese plates
4. ???? I'm having a really tough time thinking of food
Thanks for the help,
P.S. This started when I was in college up at Columbia. We used to go to this place for really good grilled cheese(now closed), then pomme frites, and then the great American milkshake company (now closed).
Second RGR's LES tour. Might be better in the late afternoon than at night.
1. There is a tiny place for crepes in LES. The Creperie, 135 Ludlow, btw Rivington & Stanton, per menupages.com $. I defer to other hounds since I have not been.
3. Relatively new pizza place in LES, Pala, 198 Allen, btw Stanton & Houston, $$. I went when they first opened.
Casa Adela on Avenue C, btw 4th & 5th in the EV does baccalau well (Puerto Rican style). No ambience, $$. Their rotisserie chicken smells and looks amazing but I have not tried it yet.
You can check out the menus/prices on menupages.com. You may want to do a search by neighborhood as well.
Go to Cecel Crepe Cafe for more interesting crepes. It's in the East Village.
For pizza, I'd do a slice at Rosario's or Vinny Vincenz.
Nicky's Vietnamese Sandwiches
Crif Dogs or Dash Dogs
Sugar Sweet Sunshine Bakery
Tkettle (dumplings, bubble tea)
Fried Dumpling (or any other dumpling spot)
Katz's Deli/Russ & Daughter/Yonah Schimmel's/Doughnut Plant/Il Laboratorio de Gelato (all detailed on LES food tour by RGR)