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Gourmet Live · Top 10 Guide · created about 3 years ago

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    Polpettine alla Siciliana at Morandi Restaurant in New York, NY

    A good meatball is hard to find, but we've fallen in love with Morandi's Sicilian take on traditional polpettine that are made with savory pine nuts and sweet raisins.

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    Fried Green Tomatoes at Dinosaur Barbeque in New York, New York

    Fried Green Tomatoes at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que are a southern staple that's a culinary standout in the heart of Harlem.

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    Raviolo al Uovo at Maialino At Gramercy Park in New York, NY

    While any of the pasta dishes are a standout at Danny Meyer's Maialino, we can't resist the Raviolo al Uovo that features one giant ravioli stuffed with ricotta, egg yolk and fresh sage and drizzled with warm brown butter.

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    Lamb Meatball Sliders at Locanda Verde in New York, NY

    Executive Chef Andrew Carmellini takes classic sliders to new heights with his Lamb Meatball Sliders that are topped with Caprino cheese and crisp cucumber.

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    Salted Caramel Sundae at ABC Kitchen in New York, NY

    While the farm to table flagship offers endless entree options, we can't leave our seats until we've indulged in the sundae with salted caramel ice cream, candied peanuts and popcorn, whipped cream and chocolate sauce. It's the perfect combination of sweet and savory tastes.

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    Black Spaghetti at Babbo in New York, NY

    A stellar standout on Mario Batali's menu is the Black Spaghetti that's dyed with squid ink and tossed with rock shrimp, spicy salami Calabrese, green chiles and jalapeño pesto.

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    Peking Duck at Peking Duck House Restaurant in New York, NY

    Head to Chinatown for a Peking Duck delicacy that's carved tableside, topped with cucumber and scallion slices, drizzled with Hoisin sauce and rolled into a soft pancake.

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    Artichoke Pizza at Artichoke Basille's Pizza & Brewery in New York, NY

    When we're looking to indulge in Italian eats, we head for the signature pie at Artichoke Basilles Pizza. Hearty artichokes mix with a creamy cheese sauce atop the most wonderfully crisp, yet doughy crust.

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    Dos Enchiladas at Dos Caminos Park in New York, NY

    Double the enchiladas, double the sauce. What's not to love? When we're craving enchiladas we head straight to Dos Caminos for their Dos Enchiladas, which includes two corn tortillas stuffed with roasted chicken and Chihuahua cheese and smothered with mole poblano and tomatillo verde sauces.

  • Chili Rellenos at Garcia's Mexican Cafe in Forest Hills, New York

    It's a Mexican staple that we can't live without. Garcia's Chili Rellenos includes two whole roasted peppers stuffed with your choice of meats and cheeses.

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    Crispy Brussels Sprouts at Alta Restaurant in New York, NY

    The tapas hotspot has a long list of tasty bites, but we can't resist their Crispy Brussels Sprouts served with fuji apples, crème fraiche and pistachio nuts.

  • 5 Napkin Veggie Burger at Five Napkin Burger in New York, NY

    This vegetarian delight is served on a multi-grain roll and topped off with housemade 5N sauce, bread and butter pickles, lettuce and tomato. Vegetables have never tasted so good.

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    Hot Potato Chips with Blue Cheese Sauce at Bar Americain in New York, NY

    Bobby Flay's signature contemporary American hangout in the heart of New York City serves up some of the best seafood and steaks, but the can't-miss dish is the Hot Potato Chips with Blue Cheese Sauce. One order won't be enough.

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    Sour Cream Pancakes at Bubby's Restaurant Bar-Bakery in New York, NY

    Bubby's is the ultimate brunch spot, and you definitely won't be disappointed by their baked goods, hearty sandwiches and unbeatable Sour Cream Pancakes are served up hot with maple syrup.

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    Crab Cakes at Del Frisco's Steakhouse in New York, NY

    A steakhouse known for its seafood? You bet. You can't go wrong with Del Frisco's signature seafood dish, a baked lump crab meat cake served atop a bed of Cajun lobster sauce and garnished with fresh scallions.

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    Amelia Cocktail at Employees Only in New York, NY

    Shaken or stirred, this trendy Hudson Street spot serves up some of the best original cocktails in the city. The Amelia is a mix of Russian Standard Vodka and St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur that's shaken with pureed blackberries and lemon juice. Cheers!

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    Chicken Tenders at Hill Country Chicken in New York, NY

    This Chelsea neighborhood hotspot is well worth the lines. You can't go wrong with their classic chicken tenders dunked in homemade Ranch dressing or sweet and tangy barbecue.

  • Dobos Torte at Hungarian Pastry Shop in New York, NY

    Indulge in this classic Hungarian pastry that stacks layer after layer of sponge cake and rich chocolate buttercream, and is topped off with the classic hard caramel glaze.

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    Stracciatella Gelato at Grom in New York, NY

    The Stracciatella Gelato is this fine Italian gelato shop's take on traditional Chocolate Chip. With bittersweet chocolate chunks and a creamy vanilla base, you really can't go wrong. Opt for a cone, rather than a cup, and top it off with a dollop of their homemade whipped cream.