Diamond Hill Cafe--The Asian Chipotle in Chinatown
Some of you may remember the Chinatown branch of Carnation Cafe, and particularly their sandwiches using Chinese pineapple buns as bread. When they closed down last year a hand scrawled sign popped up in front proclaiming the upcoming arrival of Diamond Hill Cafe, which I presumed would be another Chinatown dim sum bakery cafe. Imagine my surprise when I finally made it to Diamond Hill and found nothing of the sort. Rather it's a place offering build your own burritos and tacos with Chipotle like condiments but Asian fillings. Biting into my tofu burrito, I thought to myself "tastes like Chipotle." Other choices include Teriyaki chicken, Korean beef, and duck. Diamond Hill Cafe is at 147 Canal St.