Prime Meats is the latest from the two Franks of Snail of Approval winner Frankies Spuntino, and with its somewhat German, somewhat Old New York feel is a departure from their home-cooked Italian style. But it’s not a departure from their commitment to local, sustainable agriculture—produce all comes directly from area farmers or Greenmarkets, and proteins from the likes of Bev Eggleston, Niman Ranch and Pat LaFrieda.
Rebecca Charles, owner and chef, has personally rescued an American regional cuisine—that of coastal New England—elevated it to heavenly status, and made of it a nationwide movement. While her exceptional lobster roll has garnered all the press, it is far from the only charm on Pearl’s menu: pristinely fried oysters and clams, each nestled on its own cushion of crunchy, creamy tartar sauce; chowder to die for; crab cakes that are all crab; and oh, that pan-fried fish sandwich and those shoestring fries!
What might you expect from a restaurant named for an heirloom apple native to New York State? The menu at Northern Spy is like a regional farm tour: For nibbling, Ted Blew's Oak Grove Plantation popcorn might precede Cato Corner Farm Bloomsday cheese accompanying an Edward's Surryano Ham sandwich, Cabot's Clothbound Cheddar on a kale salad, roasted locally raised pork from Josh Applestone of Fleischer's, roasted heritage Bo Bo chickens, Don Lewis' Wild Hive polenta, and, in season, vegetables from Zaid and Haifa Kurdieh's Norwich Meadows Farm and Keith Stewarts' Farm.
New Leaf, in Fort Tryon Park just north of the George Washington Bridge, is an enterprise of Bette Midler’s New York Restoration Project. Proceeds support NYRP’s mission of reclaiming New York City’s green spaces, so every dollar spent there does double duty for sustainability – it pays for all the fresh, seasonal ingredients chef Scott Campbell sources from Greenmarkets, local farms and community gardens, and it’s ploughed, so to speak, back into the mission of greening the city.
PRINT is one of New York City’s premiere farm-to-table dining experiences. Executive Chef Charles Rodriguez and Executive Pastry Chef Heather Carlucci-Rodriguez create dishes that are inspired from products grown in the region. PRINT’s full-time forager carefully procures ingredients that are brought in daily so guests can enjoy the best flavors that the season has to offer.
Ted & Honey is a sanctuary for food lovers, with a community-feel that the New York Times recently called "the spot where the entire neighborhood is starting its day." Our cheerful red exterior invites patrons to enjoy tasty edibles 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner. At dinner, the casual café transforms into a restaurant with a wine-bar feel, serving a vast array of local Brooklyn beers, like Six Point seasonal draft, and organic old-wine biodynamic wines Thursday – Sunday from 6pm – 10pm.
Local artwork, the occasional live band, a sunken bar, and an orange-felted free pool table draw as much of a neighborhood crowd as chef Laura Taylor's seasonal, Mediterranean-inspired menu, which changes daily and features fresh fish, savory house-made sausage, perfectly cooked vegetables, and entree-size salads. Green chiles imported from New Mexico give Sunday brunch a delectable southwestern spin. — Rob (NY Magazine)
Ever think that a real ‘mom & pop’ business could exist in NYC? Meet JoeDoe, the ‘modern day mom & pop’ restaurant in the East Village. JoeDoe opened in September 2008 and is owned and operated by Chef JoeDobias and Jill Schulster. JoeDoe restaurant is 26 seats with an open-air kitchen. Joe and Jill built JoeDoe with their own two hands and adorned the dining room with 19th century antiques and silverware collected from their parent’s houses.