Hi! I'm new to NYC. Here for grad school. Got any tips? Food/cool places/coffee shops/things to do/anything?!/help im going to cry and go home. Thanks!
All I do is eat. That’s all I do in NYC. I mean, I go to drugstores for makeup and supermarkets for low sodium chicken broth and dive bars for 5 dollar gin and tonics with barely any ice, but mostly all I do (and want to do) is eat. So I’m going to list my favorite restaurants, because all I really WANT to do is eat:
L’Artusi (Italian, homemade pasta, try the olive oil cake)
Dirt Candy (all vegetarian, carrot merengue pie, broccoli hot dogs)
Momofuku Milk Bar (crack pie, Christina Tosi)
Talde (pretzel dumplings, bacon egg and cheese fried rice, very cool plates)
Carbone (most expensive meal I’ve ever loved, spicy vodka rigatoni, like the Godfather)
Motorino (meatballs, brussel sprout pizza, sparkling red wine)
Rubirosa (vodka sauce pizza pie, artichokes, thin crust like my grandma liked )
The Commodore (best nachos in the entire world, best green salad that has parsley and pickles, piña coladas)
Giovanni’s Brooklyn Eats (calamari, lady who sits by the bar and compliments you)
MP Taverna (hummus, octopus is one of my favorite foods, big windows, lots of rosé)
Bare Burger (the spot I went on my very first date, said I was sweaty, and then fell in love)
Charlie Bird (makes you feel cool, chicken liver, farro salad)
Momofuku Noodle Bar (salty, yummy, and the soft eggs!)
Perilla (farro risotto, spicy duck meatballs)
Prune (just had their coddled egg and now I am dreaming about their dinner)
Brooklyn Burro (favorite burrito ever)
The Lodge (my favorite brunch is a tempeh bacon sandwich with an over easy egg, tomato, fried okra, and some kind of pesto)
Shake Shack (when I finished my first book I sat alone in a booth and ate cheese fries)
EDIT TO SAY: WHAT are your favorite places to eat in NYC please tell me
So I went to one of my favorite restaurants today for brunch, I’d never been there for brunch before. It was amazing. I had this awesome farro risotto with asparagus, mushrooms and poached eggs and challah toast. And their coffee was mind-blowingly good.
But what’s going to get me back there ASAP is THIS.
THEY FUCKING BRING YOU A THING OF CEREAL AND THEN A CUP OF THIS BOOZY MILK TO POUR OVER IT. IT’S CEREAL WITH BOOZY MILK.
How lucky we are to be alive right now.
(If you live in Columbus, this restaurant is the Whitney House in Worthington).