Your favorite downscale food, from where?
For years, Burger Heaven's chicken salad sandwich (go figure) has been my yardstick for all others: totally fresh and tender white meat, just enough mayo to hold it together, on rye. Love the chicharonnes de pollo at Fonda Boricua and Tony Dragonis's food cart at Madison and 62nd St. has grilled chicken platters that could hold their own anywhere.
What's your favorite downscale item -- or guilty pleasure -- when you're not enjoying the fancier and pricier offerings this board is loaded with?
Snack Dragon - the nacharito ($3)
Veselka - sticky bun to take home and heat up later (20 sec on 50% power) ($2.75)
Caracas - anything delivered. I've never waited to eat there and find delivery pretty quick.
Pomme Frites when drinking at Bar 82.
Burritoville's dessert chimichanga - melted chocoate & banana inside.
Tako Yaki from that little place on 9th st (betw 2nd & 3rd aves)
Puerto Rican snacks: Cuchifritos Frituras
Chicharones: La Strada
Rotisserie Chicken: El Malecon No. 2
Fried ruffle fat: Bayan Cafe
Fried chicken: Popeye's
Soondae: Han Ah Reum
Hot dogs: Crif Dogs
Burgers: Five Guys
Deli subs: New York's Best (Water St.)
Indian take-away: Minar
Tiny Pork Buns: Moonhouse
Fish Balls: Cart outside the NRQW station on Centre and Canal
Buffalo Wings: 1849
Polish diner: Polish National Home