50 Best Things to Eat and Drink Near Halstead Property Offices
Restaurant Week has just begun here in New York City, and there sure is no better time to show our appreciation for delicious foods. Our local expert agents have directed us to go and try some of these dishes that are known to be the best in the country according to GQ Magazine’s list of The 50 Best Things to Eat and Drink Right Now. Be adventurous and see what all the hype is about when dining on these offerings located near our offices.
Deviled Eggs from The Whelk - Delicately prepared, the golden-brown, crispy fried oyster is the start to this scrumptious dish. The shellfish flavor and fried coating is perfectly balanced as it is placed on top of the surface of a cut egg white filled with a dressed up yolk. The yolk’s dressing gives it a creamy flavor and smoother texture. We especially enjoy the sweetness in the dish from the crunchy pickled onions placed on top.
575 Riverside Avenue, Westport, CT 06880
Howard Pickerell’s Hog’s Neck Oysters from the American Hotel Restaurant -There’s nothing that sets apart the flavor of oysters more than the freshness of the shellfish itself. At the American Hotel’s fine restaurant, freshness is a guarantee, as you eat oysters that are picked just a few hours before by Pickerell himself. Fully appreciate the quality taste by not adding any sauces or sides – we promise they will not leave you disappointed.
45 Main Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963
Brisket Taco from Briskettown - We had just the right start to the morning by ordering this divine breakfast taco. The flour tortilla captures the juiciness from the soft brisket and the spiciness from the hot sauce that is drizzled perfectly over the fluffy scrambled eggs and red-onion. Don’t miss out on one of the best BBQs in NYC.
359 Bedford Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Alcachofa from La Vara - Alcachofa, the Spanish word for artichoke, does not come close to describing what you’re about to get in the dish. Yes, the dish is made of artichoke, but the preparation is pure brilliance. The garlic-filled, creamy anchovy sauce is the best compliment to the thick artichoke chunks made tender and fried. By starting your meal with the Alcachofa, you will guarantee an enjoyable experience at this Spanish gem in Cobble Hill. (pictured above)
268 Clinton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Rye Bread from Runner & Stone - For us, excellence in the bread is the first step towards a quality, noteworthy sandwich. Our first bite into this rye bread gave us that smooth and chewy texture with tastes of coriander and fennel. The outer layer was perfectly prepared to a dark crunchy crust that made the bread even more tasteful. We were ready to indulge in the bread alone, but we decided to go ahead and add fresh grilled cheddar to the rye, having all warm flavors melting in our mouths at once.
285 Third Avenue, Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Whole Roasted Branzino from Talde -The banana leaf seals in the moisture as it lies underneath the fully stuffed, freshly roasted branzino topped with a juicy tomato jam. Put some of the lightly textured branzino in a rice-flour pancake to create an Asian inspired taco unlike any other.
369 7th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Ramen from Ivan Ramen - Ivan Orkin is coming to town and bringing his specialty to the city all the way from Tokyo. As a born New Yorker, Orkin is ready to show NYC what his noodles are all about at his new Lower East Side establishment. His trick is preparing his noodles slowly so that they approach the perfect thickness and texture and then proceeding to add tremendously flavorful sauces to the mix. Try the spicy sesame cold noodle dish that captures a peanut flavored spice that is incredibly refreshing on a summer day.
25 Clinton Street, New York, NY 10002
Cronut from Dominique Ansel Bakery - You better believe in the Cronut Craze because it has become an authentic NYC experience for visitors and residents. One bite of the fried, crunchy outside into a lightly layered inside filled with frosting and you will know why people line up 3 hours before opening to make sure they get one of these decadent half doughnut, half croissant pastries. Check out the creamy blackberry filling that is offered until the end of July!
189 Spring Street, SoHo, New York, NY 10012
Open-Faced Beef-Cheek Sandwich from Perla - Over the crunchy, thick slice of fresh filone bread lays a succulent slab of juicy tenderness from the beef cheek. That sounds tasty enough, but they also add a layer of two prepared eggs to include a salt and pepper flavor to the meat sandwich. We love the unique combination and how the open-faced sandwich allows for the bread to not overpower the great beef flavor of the dish.
24 Minetta Lane, West Village, New York, NY 10012
Candy from Sockerbit - One step into Sockerbit, and you will see that this isn’t your normal candy shop. In its chic white store, the pop of color comes from the abundance of sweet Scandinavian and Swedish candies that are uniquely named and flavored. Try our favorite, the Chokladnallar, which is a vanilla marshmallow gummy bear coated with a layer of delicious smooth milk chocolate that instantly melted in our mouths. We will definitely be back to try some of the original gummies and licorice.
89 Christopher Street, New York, NY 10014
The Shandy at Atera - This is one of the tastiest drinks to order in the city this summer. The crispy, cold Belgian beer is mixed with Meyer lemons to get a high quality, fruity tang. The mixed drink poured on top of the glass of crushed ice makes for a flavorful and cool refreshment to enjoy at any time of the day.
77 Worth Street, TriBeCa, New York, NY 10013
Grilled Scallops from Neta - Although Neta, which means the fresh ingredients of sushi, does live up to its name, we are suggesting you go beyond the sushi menu and try some of the tastiest grilled scallops you may ever have. The grilled shellfish went flawlessly with the fresh uni and seared foie gras and was topped impeccably with the smooth garlicky lime butter. Each bite was filled with a blast of melted goodness that had us coming back for more.
61 West 8th Street, New York, NY 10011
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(Image Courtesy: GQ)