Where's the beef?
Posted 02 November 2003 - 09:54 AM
Please help this occasional NYC tourist become more untrapped... What restaurants do you relish in the big apple?
Best regards to Mrs. Cutlets and any lil nuggets.
Posted 02 November 2003 - 12:00 PM
Not to be a wiseguy, but it sounds to me like you need a copy of Meat Me in Manhattan! (Buy It!) You really need to think it though, because you only have a few meals. The best steakhouse in Manhattan, for my money, is Sparks. Brooklyn's Peter Luger is the gold standard, but because of the way they slice up the steak while still hot, it's sometimes not as enjoyable as Sparks, where the juices have time to reabsorb back into the meat. (Also, I like Sparks' hash browns more.)
Sammy's Rumanian is a must-visit, esp. for the Rumaninan tenderloin, the rib steak, the veal cutlet, and (especially) the chopped liver.
Katz's is the best deli, although the Carnegie is open later, easier to get to, and more reliable -- and nearly as good. Don't go to the Second Avenue Deli under any circumstances. It's a huge rip-off, and the sandwiches are little better than what you would get in a Las Vegas tribute restaurant.
Go to New York Noodletown for great char siu (roast pork), duck, and suckling pig over rice.
There are many great meats in Manhattan. And only one book is devoted to them!
Posted 02 November 2003 - 09:39 PM
Thank you for the recommendations. Of those you mentioned I have just been to Peter Luger's so far, and the steak was so good I have trouble ordering it out anymore.
I intend on buying your book, sounds great!
Posted 06 November 2003 - 06:06 PM
...Just a wonderin' what a Las Vegas tribute restaurant is....
Don't go to the Second Avenue Deli under any circumstances. It's a huge rip-off, and the sandwiches are little better than what you would get in a Las Vegas tribute restaurant.
Posted 06 November 2003 - 07:31 PM
Posted 07 November 2003 - 07:23 AM
Wow, I'm impressed...an answer without a plug to buy his book....
they're theme restaurants dedicated to aping their betters -- e.g. "cap'n mcallisters original chowder-house," "the New York Deli," "Old Sambo's BBQ," etc. etc. Second Avenue Deli is a self-parody, in other words. Head to Katz's.
(I'm buying it anyway...hope you will autograph it ...)