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Since I started the 2013 Best earlier last year. I figured I'd start the 2014 even earlier. Let's keep it going.
Nha Trang Centre: Pho Bo Satee
China Blue: 3 Cup Chicken
Po: Gnocchi w/ Pork Belly Ragu
Pig and Khao: Crispy Pata
Terroir: Veal Meatball Sandwich
Kori Tribeca: Japchae
Takahachi: Buu Pork Taco

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  1. We're only ten days into 2014 but so far I've enjoyed:

    Betony - sunchoke veloute with hazelnuts and granny smith apple

    Benoit - roast chicken with pommes puree

    Mission Cantina - chicken wings

    M. Wells Dinette - rabbit and foie terrine

    Moti Mahal - scallops appetizer with mango and celery puree

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    1. re: Scott_C

      I like the sound of that scallop dish and Ive never been to Moti Manal, so, i'm glad you posted.
      Doesn't matter if it's only ten days in, this way we can all get ideas of where to go in the future. Thanks again.

    2. I'll amuse myself by adding 2 more dishes.
      Fried Iwashi ( sardine) at Blue Ribbon Izakaya
      Tempura uni and scallop together w/side shishito pepper also at Blue Ribbon Izakaya ( photos)

       
       
      1. I've dined out only twice this year (so far), but the following dishes were outstanding:

        Atera: Matsutaki mushroom consommé with pine nut miso and foie gras; aged wagyu beef with shaved white truffle

        Heidelberg: potato latkes (not kidding).

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        1. re: ellenost

          Both dishes sound great. Ive never been to Atera, Also, I love potato latkes. I made some Trader Joe's latkes the other day and they were decent, but I'm sure Heidelberg's were much better. Thanks for New places for me to try.
          Today : Viet Cafe's vegetarian crabcakes, really crispy and delicious.

          1. re: ellenost

            Adding to my list:

            EMP: new hot pastrami with mustard on rye.

            1. re: ellenost

              The NoMad: chicken liver mousse.

              Betony: chicken liver mousse; lobster.

              Ma Peche: habanero fried chicken.

            2. re: ellenost

              Agreed on the aged wagyu beef with truffles, we had it a few days ago and we adored. It was my second time there and definitely want to go again. Here is a picture of the dish, but I also have a video on instagram @foodemotion

               
              1. re: Ffromsaopaulo

                Thanks for posting the photo; I had forgotten to take a photo until 1/4 way through the dish. Atera has become one of my favorite restaurants.

                1. re: ellenost

                  I loved going there again! A winner.

            3. The Dutch - fried chicken with honey butter biscuits

              Dominique Ansel - apple tarte tatin

              1. The foie dish at the NoMad was very good, different from every other foie gras terrine being served around town.

                It's marinated in cognac, and then apple wood smoked. It was incredible, almost cheese-like.

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                1. re: LucidInterval

                  That sounds like an interesting version of foie terrine. I recommend you try it at Paradou, they have 5 or 6 versions there.

                2. Here are my favorite dishes of 2014:

                  Carrots at Piora

                  ;)

                  P.S. Love the fried chicken at the Dutch. Is it still available for lunch only

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                  1. re: Ziggy41

                    I had the fried chicken at The Dutch during Sunday brunch. I don't think it's available for dinner.

                  2. The year is still young, but so far:

                    Chikalicious Dessert Club - Tiramisu mochi
                    Hakkasan - Sesame tong yuan dumplings in yuzu soup.

                    1. Elk Chops at Henry's End. Get there before winter ends for the Game Festival.

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                      1. re: Ziggy41

                        Henry's End has been serving that dish since they opened many years ago. I've had the Elk Chops probably 15 years ago, and they were really good.

                      2. Breads Bakery's chocolate babka ((when fresh from the oven.. amazing))
                        Uncle Boons.. many dishes from here are amazing..

                        1. Best dishes for January:

                          Lincoln - lughetti con sanguinaccio

                          Boulud Sud - short ribs with bone marrow

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                          1. re: Riverman500

                            I've never been to the Lincoln. I haven't been to Boulud Sud either been to DBGB, not sure if that is similar.
                            What is lughetti con sanguinaccio? I like the name, so I want to try it.

                            My latest top dish was at-
                            Telepan Local : Nantucket Bay Scallops black trumpet puree & garlic

                            1. re: foodwhisperer

                              The lughetti is hand cut spaghetti with blood sausage and a bit of grape and parmigiano in the sauce. Very unusual but I thought it was delicious. Lincoln is one of my favorite restaurants in part because the chef introduces new dishes on a regular basis.

                              Boulud Sud has a Mediterranean emphasis so it's not really comparable to DBGB. Higher price point too.

                              1. re: Riverman500

                                Boulud Sud isn't quite as loud/energetic, the food feels more precious with elegant plating- more emphasis on wines than beers. And pricier. Great when its nice enough to sit outside

                          2. January roundup

                            1. Louro - Preserved Sweet Red Pepper Ragu w/ Rigatoni
                            2. Aamans-Copenhagen - Whole Grain Porridge
                            3. Acme - Scallops
                            4. Toloache - Lechon Prensado
                            5. Cata - Deviled Eggs
                            6. Nom Wah Tea Parlor - Turnip Cake w/ XO Sauce
                            7. Bo Ky - Shrimp Roll
                            8. Bonne Saison (Queens) - Pad Prik Khing Moo
                            9. DBGB - Boudin Basque
                            10. Umami Burger - The Original
                            11. Alta - Bacon-Infused Trout Roe
                            12. Williamsburg Pizza (Brooklyn) - Calabrese Slice
                            13. Yemen Cafe (Brooklyn) - Fatah w/ Galabeh
                            14. Jeepney - Fried Rice w/ Crab Fat, Spam, Dried Shrimp
                            15. Ceetay (Bronx) - Tuna Bruschetta

                            1. Redfarm's Korean Rice Cakes with BBQ Pork and Chinese Sausage.

                              1. had the grilled mushrooms with manchego curds and brown butter vinaigrette at Casa Mono last week. the curds melted, and it basically became mushrooms in butter and cheese sauce. delicious.

                                1. Chocolate mousse at Benoit

                                  1. Blau Gans: Jaeger Schnitzel
                                    Blau Gans: Apple Strudel
                                    Telepan Local: Quail

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                                    1. re: foodwhisperer

                                      Need to schedule a return visit to Blaue Gans for their delicious Jaeger Schnitzel and Salzburger Nockerl.

                                      1. re: ellenost

                                        I had both the Jaeger Schnitzel and the Nocker tonite. I always seem to get the same thing there. The weissbier was delicious too :)

                                    2. Carnegie Deli-
                                      -hot pastrami sandwich
                                      -Hershey's chocolate and peanut butter cream pie

                                      1. February roundup:

                                        1. Motorino - Cherry Stone Clam Pizza
                                        2. Torrisi Italian Specialties - Clams Casino
                                        3. Jin Ramen - Spicy Tonkotsu Ramen
                                        4. Bamboo Garden (Brooklyn) - Garlic Crispy Bean Curd "Bay Phoon Town" Style
                                        5. Pig and Khao - Sizzling Sisig
                                        6. Henry's End (Brooklyn) - Herb Crusted Elk Chops
                                        7. Hot Kitchen - Assorted Spicy Wok
                                        8. L'Ecole - Sauteed Arctic Char with Curried Greek Yogurt Sauce
                                        9. New Malaysia - Fried Belacan Lady Finger
                                        10. Shanghai Heping - Bean Curd Skin with Preserved Vegetable and Green Bean
                                        11. Shake Shack - ShackBurger
                                        12. Txikito - Arroz w/ Chorizo & Snails

                                        1. February roundup:

                                          Ristorante Morini - tagliatelle with wild mushroom trifolati
                                          Boulud Sud - lamb burger
                                          RedFarm - lamb dumplings with miso shots
                                          Carnegie Deli - pastrami sandwich
                                          Benares - banarsi katchori
                                          Maison Kayser - chocolate caramel tart

                                          1. The pastrami on rye course at EMP for their interpretation of NY deli. I wish I could get that as a real sandwich.

                                            1. Jean-Georges lunch: Nishiki Risotto with Peekytoe Crab, Nori and Key Lime (actually the best risotto I've had in my life!)

                                               
                                              1. Deep fried short ribs (braised in XO sauce), glazed with apricots, served on the bone with carrots, scallions, and peanuts. Momofuku Ssam Bar.

                                                 
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                                                1. re: kathryn

                                                  Both yours and C Oliver's dishes look fantastic.

                                                  1. re: foodwhisperer

                                                    The new photo feature is GREAT!

                                                  2. re: kathryn

                                                    deep fried short ribs?? oh my....

                                                  3. Uni Tagliatelle at Cull and Pistol

                                                     
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                                                    1. re: Ziggy41

                                                      I almost tried that dish last night . I guess next time I will.
                                                      I did try the lobster roll ( cold not hot) just to compare to other places. I would say for the purists, you get a good portion of lobster meat. But the problem I had was it was lacking flavor. Although I do not like Pearl Oyster bar's lobster rolls because they are too runny with the "mayo or liquid" they have plenty of flavor. Cull and Pistol's were tasteless. Also, I didn't like that the pieces of lobster in the lobster roll were very big. Others might enjoy that , for me it was too much chewing.
                                                      The service was excellent, the oysters were excellent. So were the little necks.

                                                      1. re: foodwhisperer

                                                        Squab, guajillo and fennel earlier this month (it replaced the rabbit sausage I had in january which was good, but the squab was perfect) at Pearl and Ash

                                                         
                                                    2. Roasted pork belly with beets - M. Wells at MoMA PS1.

                                                      1. Palta del Inti @ Inti

                                                        1. March roundup:

                                                          1. SakaMai - Chicken Kara-age
                                                          2. Pearl & Ash - Fluke, Razor Clam, Beet, Dill
                                                          3. Mermaid Oyster Bar - Fried Clam & Coleslaw Slider
                                                          4. Bassanova Ramen - Tondaku Green Curry Ramen
                                                          5. Skal - Atlantic Cod Cheeks
                                                          6. Yuji Ramen - Salmon & Cheese Mazemen
                                                          7. Shopsin's - Mac 'n' Cheese Pancakes
                                                          8. Craftbar - Marinated Beet Salad
                                                          9. Erawan (Queens) - Khee Mao
                                                          10. A-Wah - House Special Chinese Sausage and Minced Pork Casserole

                                                          1. March roundup:

                                                            Lincoln - Tuscan fried chicken
                                                            Perla - fettuccine with oxtail ragu, porcini mushrooms, parmigiano reggiano
                                                            Cafe Boulud - artichoke agnolotti, nicoise olives, herbed breadcrumbs
                                                            M. Wells Dinette - chicken liver mousse with sliced apple, walnuts
                                                            Berlyn - cheese dumplings with sunchokes, watercress and mushroom goulash

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                                                            1. re: Riverman500

                                                              Can you describe the Tuscan fried chicken at Lincoln?

                                                              1. re: deepfry7

                                                                It wasnt on the menu today. Get the Strozzapreti

                                                                1. re: deepfry7

                                                                  It's a lightly breaded fried chicken filet served with a salad. Simple but good.

                                                                  See lunch menu (sorry for the caps):

                                                                  POLLO FRITTO CON INSALATA MISTA
                                                                  TUSCAN FRIED CHICKEN, CHICORIES
                                                                  http://www.lincolnristorante.com/rest...

                                                              2. Brontosaurus Rib @ Mighty Quinns
                                                                Scrambled Eggs @ Gato
                                                                Rice Cakes @ Ma Peche

                                                                Its not quite April roundup time yet but I have to share this strong dish of the year nominee I had today

                                                                Strozzapreti (invented I suppose when someone witnessed a priest being choked). Lobster Coral Pasta, Lobster Scallop Sausage (OMG!), Tarragon, Peas @ Lincoln

                                                                 
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                                                                1. re: Ziggy41

                                                                  The idea of strozzapreti is that it's so good, you would strangle a priest to get your hands on it.

                                                                  1. re: Ziggy41

                                                                    No the name comes from a story that the priest was so greedy that a choked while eating them too fast.

                                                                    1. re: swannee

                                                                      Ah I see. Thanks

                                                                      1. re: Ziggy41

                                                                        I've heard both explanations. Who really knows... maybe the priest, but we know where he is. †

                                                                  2. Empellon Cocina's guacamole with pistachios. Also loved the wagyu brisket with bone marrow tamal.

                                                                    1. April roundup:

                                                                      1. L'Apicio - Agnolotti w/ sweetbreads, mascarpone, condimento
                                                                      2. Fung Tu - Sweetbreads Manchuri w/ pickled cauliflower, bird chilies
                                                                      3. Ammos Estiatorio - Octapodi w/ capers, fennel, red wine vinaigrette
                                                                      4. Northern Spy Food Co. - Pork Jowl Terrine w/ beer-cheddar spread, apples, pickles
                                                                      5. Il Buco Alimentari e Vineria - Slow Roasted Quail w/ green strawberries, hazelnut praline
                                                                      6. Great NY Noodletown - Singapore Mai Fun
                                                                      7. Mission Cantina - Cumin Lamb Taco w/ smoked prune, herbed crema
                                                                      8. The Meatball Shop - Beef Meatball Hero w/ Classic Sauce
                                                                      9. Pinche Taqueria - Taco al Pastor
                                                                      10. Prune - Classic Eggs Benedict

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                                                                      1. re: BrickPM

                                                                        Great list. I want to try all of these dishes.

                                                                        1. re: BrickPM

                                                                          I like a lot of the meats you like so I am eager to try these places

                                                                        2. April roundup:

                                                                          Lincoln - lasagna di ortica

                                                                          Ristorante Morini - agnolotti: duck confit parcels, celery root, red wine

                                                                          Modern Bar Room - pork loin confit with sweet potatoes, brussels sprouts and pecans

                                                                          Ma Peche - habanero fried chicken (new recipe!)

                                                                          Bar Boulud - andouille saucisse with warm fingerling potatoes and mustard

                                                                          Benoit - crispy duck leg confit

                                                                          Atlantic Grill - charred octopus with chickpeas and carrot harissa vinaigrette

                                                                          Menkui Tei - rich pork broth ramen

                                                                          Pio Pio - Juanita's rotisserie chicken

                                                                          Boulud Sud - chocolate lemon tart: chocolate crémeux, lemon mousse, almond anglaise

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                                                                          1. re: Riverman500

                                                                            +1 for the habanero fried chicken at Ma Peche!

                                                                            1. re: ellenost

                                                                              It's so delicious.

                                                                              1. re: Riverman500

                                                                                The fried brussels sprouts – ginger-scallion, cherry, calabrian chili are wonderful too!

                                                                                Heading back to Ma Peche in 2 weeks for another dim sum dinner.

                                                                                1. re: ellenost

                                                                                  Yes I've had it before. Lobster fried rice and lamb rib were also very good.

                                                                                  1. re: Riverman500

                                                                                    Will try the lobster fried rice. Loved the lamb rib, lobster, black bass with foie gras, uni, trout roe and potato pancakes. Looking forward to trying the duck and the deep fried short rib.

                                                                                    1. re: ellenost

                                                                                      And don't forger about the rice cakes and the wings. The wings taste much much better than they look. Although now that I tasted them they look sort of perfect

                                                                                      1. re: Ziggy41

                                                                                        Will try the wings since I'm going to the theatre after dinner, I won't be able to take together other half of the fried chicken home with me this time. There are so many delicious things to choose from on the dim sum carts.

                                                                                  2. re: ellenost

                                                                                    Please please try to figure out the thin coating sauce on the brussel sprouts. Pretty please!

                                                                            2. The quail @ Rotisserie Georgette*

                                                                              (*The Ile Flottante, aka floating island dessert, is fucking great too.)

                                                                              1. Recent delicious meals (since every dish was incredible):

                                                                                Atera

                                                                                Jungsik (this restaurant needs more love since it was 2/3 empty last night (Friday) when I left at 8:30--hope it filled in later).

                                                                                1. Carrot Wellington @ Narcissa
                                                                                  Chettinad Chicken Kulambu @ Kokum
                                                                                  BBQ Shrimp @ Bevi Seafood in New Orelans (couldnt resist)

                                                                                   
                                                                                  1. May roundup:

                                                                                    Del Posto – lobster with burrata, grilled lamb with Swiss chard, grilled semolina cake with warm dates and coconut

                                                                                    Juni – hanger tenderloin with parmesan potato puree

                                                                                    Costata – garganelli alla fiamma

                                                                                    All’Onda – garganelli with crab, citrus and yuzu kosho

                                                                                    Alder – scotch quail eggs with pork sausage and ricotta

                                                                                    Ma Peche – lamb noodles, crispy fish buns

                                                                                    The Smith – pork chop with creamed kale and corn and bacon flapjacks

                                                                                    Roman’s (Brooklyn) – whole crispy sea bass with salsa verde and house made piadina, dark chocolate sorbet

                                                                                    Ivan Ramen – roasted garlic mazemen

                                                                                    The Dutch – Brooklyn blackout donut, banana cream pie with guava sorbet

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                                                                                    1. re: Riverman500

                                                                                      Nice list. I presume you mean Ivan @ Gotham West?

                                                                                      1. re: Ziggy41

                                                                                        Yes Gotham West. I haven't tried the Clinton Street location yet but hopefully that will be on my June list :)

                                                                                    2. BBQ Squid @ Annisa (picture)
                                                                                      Bun Co Ba @ Co Ba 53
                                                                                      Green Curry Ramen @ Bassanova
                                                                                      Kimchi Pork Bibimpop @ Danji
                                                                                      Pastrami Sandwich @ Mill Basin Deli (Brooklyn)
                                                                                      Zabzi Tagine @ Bar Bolonat

                                                                                       
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                                                                                      1. re: Ziggy41

                                                                                        re: Annisa, making me hungry for their bread pudding....

                                                                                        1. re: Pookipichu

                                                                                          Bread Pudding + Beignets. Best I've had since NOLA which was about a month before the visit ;)

                                                                                        2. re: Ziggy41

                                                                                          Egg on rice.

                                                                                          Totally underrated dish at Danji. And I think it's under $10 (or right around $10).

                                                                                          1. re: ipsedixit

                                                                                            Egg on rice? Besides containing (one assumes) egg and rice, can you say any more about it?

                                                                                            1. re: plf515

                                                                                              'eggs' over rice $13
                                                                                              spicy cod roe, quail yolk, seaweed & sesame seed

                                                                                              Dinner only which is why I never had it. The more lunches I have here, the more I want to try their dinner menu

                                                                                              1. re: Ziggy41

                                                                                                Thanks!

                                                                                                1. re: plf515

                                                                                                  Yeah, what Ziggy said.

                                                                                                  It's like Bibimbap on steroids.

                                                                                                  1. re: ipsedixit

                                                                                                    Mmmmmm, Bibimbap on steroids!

                                                                                                    1. re: Ziggy41

                                                                                                      Roasted beef and bone marrow at The NoMad last week

                                                                                                       
                                                                                        3. Rib eye cap at Momofuku Ko; this is my favorite beef dish this year.

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                                                                                          1. re: ellenost

                                                                                            ribeye cap is my favorite cut of beef

                                                                                            1. re: ipsedixit

                                                                                              You should definitely try for a dinner resy at Ko. I loved the rib eye cap so much that while I was still at the restaurant I checked their website for another resy, and lucky me, there was availability for this week.

                                                                                          2. Pastrami at EMP

                                                                                             
                                                                                            1. June roundup:

                                                                                              Picholine - risotto primavera with Greek bottarga, seared skate wing with white asparagus and morels

                                                                                              Lincoln - soft shell crab with almonds, ramps, picked fennel and lemon mayo, strozzapreti con aragosta (lobster pasta with lobster and scallop sausage, tarragon and peas)

                                                                                              Modern Bar Room - king crab with radishes, avocado, Meyer lemon and sprouts

                                                                                              Leopard at des Artistes - grilled pork chop with fruit mustard and grilled endive

                                                                                              Convivium Osteria (Brooklyn) - grilled boneless whole trout stuffed with prosciutto and fresh rosemary

                                                                                              Palm - Cajun ribeye

                                                                                              Atlantic Grill - pan seared sockeye salmon with asparagus and roasted carrots

                                                                                              Andanada - pan seared halibut with green pea soup and boar belly

                                                                                              Topaz - Isan grilled chicken

                                                                                              Ed's Chowder House - dark chocolate pudding

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                                                                                              1. re: Riverman500

                                                                                                Fried chicken at The Dutch

                                                                                                 
                                                                                                1. re: Ffromsaopaulo

                                                                                                  Is this brunch only or can you get it off-menu at other times?

                                                                                                  1. re: JungMann

                                                                                                    Brunch and lunch - not sure if you can request it during dinner.

                                                                                                    Also try the fried chicken at Ma Peche. It's my favorite.

                                                                                                    1. re: H Manning

                                                                                                      Is it anything like the chicken at Momofuku? I thought their fried chicken tasted like eating a handful of Old Bay.

                                                                                                      1. re: JungMann

                                                                                                        That's exactly what l thought about the fried chicken at Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken, but then l discovered that you can order it without the spice rub, in which case it comes to you straight from the frier, fresh as can be [same thing if you order french fries without salt].

                                                                                              2. Octopus at Marea

                                                                                                1. Vanessa's Dumpling House:
                                                                                                  -fried pork and chive dumplings
                                                                                                  -sesame pancake sandwich with grilled chicken

                                                                                                  1. Really "simple" dish but the clams in broth at The NoMad Bar are my recent addiction, have no idea why but I can't get enough of it; had it 3 times already.

                                                                                                    1. Banana Bread Pudding with Chocolate Sorbet @ Beatique

                                                                                                      I think I might give up sex for this dessert. At least for a day.

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                                                                                                      1. re: ipsedixit

                                                                                                        that sounds so good!

                                                                                                        1. re: ipsedixit

                                                                                                          Just curious. Are you in 20s?

                                                                                                          1. re: Monica

                                                                                                            Just curious. Are you in 20s?
                                                                                                            _______________________

                                                                                                            Come again?

                                                                                                            In terms of ... age? IQ? Something else?

                                                                                                            1. re: ipsedixit

                                                                                                              Pretty sure she means age. At some point giving up sex for a day becomes more like a reward. Like a paid vacation

                                                                                                              1. re: Ziggy41

                                                                                                                Pretty sure she means age. At some point giving up sex for a day becomes more like a reward. Like a paid vacation
                                                                                                                ______________

                                                                                                                Same is true when your IQ is in the 20s.

                                                                                                        2. Rabbit-stuffed ravioli (or cappellaccio) @ Ristorante Morini.

                                                                                                          1. Dirty rice @ Ivan Ramen

                                                                                                            (As an aside, one of the most disgusting things I've eaten, which I had to actually pay for, was the okonomiyaki @ Ivan.)

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                                                                                                            1. re: ipsedixit

                                                                                                              Loved the dirty rice a few hours ago. Looks ordinary, tastes nothing but. Great flavor and nice crunch from the toasty socarrat, reminded me of the gato paella a little.
                                                                                                              I would give up the next scheduled sex night for this!

                                                                                                              P.S. Nice cheese Mazeman as well

                                                                                                              1. re: Ziggy41

                                                                                                                Bacon & Egg mazeman at Yuji is really good.

                                                                                                            2. Smoked salmon buns at Momofuku Ssam Bar.

                                                                                                               
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                                                                                                              1. re: darren425

                                                                                                                Those look excellent. I've never seen those before there.

                                                                                                                1. re: Pan

                                                                                                                  They're on the brunch menu:
                                                                                                                  http://momofuku.com/new-york/ssam-bar...

                                                                                                              2. Deep fried short rib, peanut and bean sprout at Momofuku Ko. Ko hasn't had the short rib on their menu in more than a year. Today was its return to the menu (just missed the last of the rib eye cap, but love the short rib just as much).

                                                                                                                1. I wish there was a list or map of these places one could pull up while in the city. Would be pretty helpful. The list of so large that I don't know which restaurants belong in downtown (financial district) where I frequently visit

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                                                                                                                  1. re: eateat22

                                                                                                                    Chow used to have a venue directory function but that was removed a while ago.

                                                                                                                    You can quickly see where things are on Google.

                                                                                                                    I did a quick scan and zero of the places mentioned are in the financial district, which remains a hard place to find amazing food.

                                                                                                                    Some are in TriBeCa though: China Blue, Jungsik, Terroir, Blaue Gans.

                                                                                                                    1. re: eateat22

                                                                                                                      You can also use google maps to create a customized map with destinations and add notes to each destination by cutting and pasting from this thread....
                                                                                                                      Chinatown, tribeca, and w village are fairly easy to access from financial dist

                                                                                                                      1. re: eateat22

                                                                                                                        If you have an iPhone, check out Matchbook. It allows you to quickly store a list of restaurants that you love or want to try and will plot them on a map.

                                                                                                                      2. kathryn - you really seem to know these places and where they are well? Do you mind listing out just 2-3 which are close to penn station (8 and 34)

                                                                                                                        thx a lot!

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                                                                                                                        1. re: eateat22

                                                                                                                          You've chosen another food wasteland (my office just moved there).

                                                                                                                          Looking at the list above...The NoMad, Txikito, and Pio Pio are nearby, though, if you can expand your radius to plus/minus two block blocks. These are a 15-20 minute walk away.

                                                                                                                          1. re: eateat22

                                                                                                                            The Breslin
                                                                                                                            Keens
                                                                                                                            Ai Fiori

                                                                                                                            1. re: H Manning

                                                                                                                              Which dishes at each would make your best of 2014 list?

                                                                                                                            2. re: eateat22

                                                                                                                              The nakji bokkeum, jokbal and the soondae @ Bangia. All great.

                                                                                                                            3. could not agree more. My office has been the last 6 years and I've gotten mostly mediocre fare. Also, would you say most of the list below comprises of 3 and 4 $$ signs on yelp?

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                                                                                                                              1. re: eateat22

                                                                                                                                Not necessarily--there's a good mix but many of the more affordable places might be in Chinatown, etc