Shake Shack, Battery Park City

Battery Park is now a mini-Danny Meyer Empire, complete with Shake Shack, Blue Smoke and North End Grill.  Shake Shack was the first to arrive Memorial Day weekend of 2011. I am proud to say we’ve only succumbed to the food 3-4 times in that year!  Our first time was the Best Burgers in NYC Smackdown.  We had not previously gone to a Shake Shack because of our extreme aversion to waiting in line for … Continue reading

Chicago Specialty Foods

Mr Beef

Chicago is known for it’s growing fine dining and overall food scene.  And believe me, we sure checked that part out too.  But our afternoon plans involved trying Chicago Specialty Foods which include Italian Beef Sandwiches, Deep Dish Pizza and Chicago-Style Hot Dogs.  We stuffed ourselves and enjoyed every minute. Chicago Italian Beef Sandwiches In Chicago there is deep dish pizza and there are Chicago-style dogs, but many do not know that the real ‘beef’ … Continue reading

The Growler Bites & Brews – CLOSED now Underdog

Bar, Pub, Gastro-Pub 55 Stone Street – Financial District The Growler is located on historic Stone Street in downtown Manhattan.  It is a pedestrian-only cobblestone street lined with restaurants and bars.  In the summer, all of the establishments place tables out in the street.  It gets a bit packed.  Generally, this street is very busy on weeknights based on its close proximity to Wall Street.  Enough said there.  However, on the weekends, it is … Continue reading

Best Burgers In NYC

BLT Bar & Grill

Shake Shack – BPC We begin our burger journey right here in our hood with the newest outpost of Shake Shack on Murray Street by World Financial Center.  I’ve discovered a ‘slow time’ before 6pm, so decided to score some burgers on the way home from work.  This was a great place to begin.  The shake shack burger is a critically acclaimed burger we’ve always wanted to try but refused to do the line.  It’s … Continue reading

Best Hot Dogs NYC – A Dog Day Afternoon

hot dogs nyc

What are the best hot dogs in NYC?  There are more than one could possibly try in one day and after this NYC dog-tasting extravaganza we’ll likely try to balance one restaurant at a time!  We hope you enjoy our journey.  A word of advice – if you try this, eat ONE dog per restaurant and share! Hot Dogs are not the most sought after food.  They are more of an easy summer BBQ, picnic, … Continue reading