New York City is known for its variety of dining experiences and world class cuisine. With over 24,000 restaurants throughout the 5 boroughs, it’s kind of hard to imagine something new, yet that’s the story of NYC. Like and with time, neighborhoods change, people change, and subsequently, we get new restaurants and fresh, exciting places for date nights, solo dinners, and somewhere to show off to our tourist friends and family. Here are some of my latest favorites.
- Santa Panza
Brooklyn’s gastronomic offerings continue to rank among the city’s best. Santa Panza is no different. This authentic italian, sit down pizzeria on the Bed-Stuy-Bushwick border is exactly what you need but none of what you’d expect on the mainstrip of Broadway. Serving up some wood-fire oven pizza and a full bar at an affordable price, the cozy restaurant is worth the trip. It already boasts a perfect 5 stars on Yelp!
- Red Poke
Classically Hawaiian poke has been one of the more consistent food trends in the Big Apple. Poke is a raw fish salad, mostly served as appetizer in America’s 50th state. Red Poke wants to bring that joy to the rest of us, with a korean fusion approach that includes sides like miso soup and kimchi, in a fast casual setting. To add a bit more authenticity, the restaurant serves popular Japanese soft drinks as well.
- Chaan Teng
Chinese food is New York food. In fact, the popular General Tso Chicken entree was born in this city. Chaan Teng is more than an average takeout, however. For starters, its interior, located in Hell’s Kitchen part of midtown, is way more dressed up, with nice warm lighting, navy blues, metallics and traditionally chinese ornaments. Also, as expected, the presentation is more formal as well. The menu includes eggplant and sesame tofu as well as crab rangoon nachos, and cumin lamb ribs. And, yes, General Tso chicken.
Check out my latest presentation below, to see even more new additions to NYC.